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Mladenovic takes down Muguruza, Raonic upset


The 14-time Major victor is yet to drop a set, conceding just six games in the last two rounds, and he looks in formidable form in his quest to become the first player to win a single Major 10 times. "I'm going to be super happy to come back". Muguruza's coach, Sam Sumyk , took to Twitter to express his disappointment with the crowd. When a reporter asked if she could hear Mladenovic shouting "forza" (come on in Italian) every time she made an unforced error , Muguruza dropped her head ... Read More »

Frenchman believes Tottenham star Harry Kane will thrive as England captain

Everybody's different and has different leadership styles, has a different impact around the hotel, training ground and in meetings. "I know we have another match against France, but this is by far and away the most important one". I'm sorry, but if players don't have those qualities in their locker from the start, sending them to wallow in mud and climb over tall obstacles won't give it them. Read More »

Golden State Warriors play for record-breaking win

Yes, the NBA Finals are right where they were past year and could still end with the same result. Cleveland wasn't quite as prolific as a team in the second quarter, but Irving was even better. We just kept our composure. "So mentally and physically, I got to prepare myself for that". "You want to play extremely well and you understand that's a do-or-die game". Read More »

National Basketball Association players react to Cavs' insane win over Warriors in Game 4

PHOTOS: Warriors vs. Cavs in Game 4 of NBA FinalsBut until the Cavs did it a year ago, no team had ever rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the Finals. Those two teams are squaring off for the third straight season in the Finals, and unless the Cavaliers can salvage a game on their home court Friday, Golden State will claim their second win in the three-season (so far) series. Read More »

Goaltending a big key to Stanley Cup Final success for Penguins


Game 1 a year ago (2.28 HH rating; 4.081 million viewers). A mere 10 seconds into the third period , Bryan Rust fired a long-range shot that bounced off Rinne and onto Guentzel's stick for the game-winner. If he continued to play well against Pittsburgh , one could have argued Rinne had a shot to win playoff MVP even if the Penguins won the Cup. Pittsburgh stayed in it thanks to Matt Murray (37 saves ) and when Pittsburgh returned to the ice for the start of the third they, as ... Read More »

Penguins rout Predators 6-0 in Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final

It's not about blazing speed, though they have some of that, but about moving the puck quickly and forcing even the stingiest of defensive opponents to get back on their heels. "I think we're going to expect their best hockey in their rink", Predators forward James Neal said. That's normal at this time of year, as players usually get the choice of practicing the day before a game or skating on the morning of the game. Read More »

Steve Kerr cracks that old-timers would 'kill' Warriors

Think of how important two points would be worth right now if James chose to drive to the rim in Game 3 when the Cavaliers were up by four with 1 minute and 46 seconds left to play. Durant though has already come out in these playoffs and said he will structure any new deal in order to ensure the Warriors can bring back their core. Read More »

England turn to captain Kane for Scotland clash

I'll get excited once we get to a tournament and start doing well. "To do that, it isn't just individual". "I think this season he's demonstrated once again why he is one of the best players in the world ". The key is to develop the group of players and show them they're capable of leading. We know his mentality and that he wants to be one of the best in the world. Read More »

Cavs hand Warriors first playoffs loss, force Game 5

The Cavs were determined not to let the Warriors celebrate on their floor for the second time in three years, and it was Cleveland , not Golden State, which busted Finals scoring records in the first half. The streaky Cavaliers' point guard made 15 of his 27 shots, often slithering by and shedding sturdy Klay Thompson defense to drop insane shots from tough angles. Read More »

Resurgent Marquez fastest on new Catalan track


With all the pre-race talk regarding track safety following the tragic death of Moto2 rider Luis Salom nearly a year to the day, attention switched to events on the track for qualifying. Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo was second fastest at 0.405sec with German rookie Jonas Folger of Yamaha third 0.544sec. Marc Marquez grip troubles continued however, sliding out at turn 3. Read More »

Cespedes returns to Mets' lineup in 1st game of doubleheader


The 31-year-old Cespedes has not appeared in a game for the Mets since all the way back on April 20. "I think my elasticity will improve", Cespedes said. "We have to make sure that we don't stress Cespedes out in the beginning", Collins said Saturday morning. "Certainly, we've got to sit down and take a look at the long range, perhaps, in the next five or six days, who we're facing, who we should play against, who we shouldn't". Read More »

Cavs avoid elimination, top Warriors in Game 4

But Draymond Green said Golden State is eager to end this one back in the Bay. The top-seeded Warriors , who had won their first 15 games of the playoffs, will get another chance to close out the series in front of their own fans on Monday. Read More »

Apple confirms its rumored "Siri speaker", officially named HomePod

Following in Google's footsteps, Siri will also be able to translate and speak phrases from six languages , with more coming later, Apple said . Apple last updated the 9.7-inch iPad Pro in March 2016 and hasn't refreshed the larger 12.9-inch model since its November 2015 debut. The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro is slightly bigger than the existing 9.7-inch iPad Pro and has a new high-resolution screen that makes it easier to scroll and draw. Read More »

LeBron, Cavs end Warriors' perfect postseason run in Game 4

Their offensive eruption continued in the second quarter, as they maintained a double-digit lead over Golden State by hanging 86 points on them in the first half. It didn't seem possible that the Cavaliers had the personnel to match the Warriors basket for basket but in the highest scoring game of the series, it was the Cavaliers who were setting the pace. Read More »

No perfection: Cavs top Warriors to stay alive in NBA Finals

A James 3-pointer put Cleveland ahead 115-96 entering the fourth quarter. Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and LeBron James added 31 as the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers spoiled Golden State's bid for a ideal playoff championship run on Friday, downing the Warriors 137-116 in the NBA Finals . Read More »

Gareth Bale 'Happy' At Real Madrid Amid Manchester United Links


It was the only high point for Juventus on a night when the Italian champion was outclassed in its quest for a first European title in 21 years. The Wales worldwide told reporters as Madrid celebrated their latest Champions League triumph: "I don't see why we can't be in that company". Read More »

Nadal too strong for Thiem, to meet Wawrinka in Sunday's final

Thiem broke his opponent's serve in the first game of the match before Nadal repeated the trick in the following game. The world number one headed home from Paris after losing a five-setter to Stan Wawrinka in the semi-finals. I don t know why yet, so I have to find some reasons. That wrist propels his intimidating, topspin-heavy forehand, which might be the best shot in the game when at its best. Read More »

Nadal's no good with numbers? He seeks No. 10 at French Open

Nadal met promising sixth seed Dominic Thiem in the semifinal. Thiem had reached the semifinal without dropping a set and had trounced defending champion Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals, but after starting brightly in the early evening sunshine his challenge disappeared into the encroaching shadows. Read More »

Chelsea Hopeful of Signing Manchester United Target Next Week


The cold shoulder encouraged Chelsea to edge towards Lyon's Corentin Tolisso, who some believe is the better player, and that, in turn, seems to have given camp Bakayoko a slap around the face. Matic was a regular for Antonio Conte alongside N'Golo Kante but the signing of Bakayoko may mean fewer minutes for the Serbian. But with Bakayoko now set to join Chelsea, United will be expected to push on in their move for his Monaco team-mate Fabinho. Read More »