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Nadal, Djokovic can set up French Open semifinal showdown

Dominic Thiem remains the only player to beat Rafael Nadal on clay this season, but the Austrian's shock win at the Rome Masters was swiftly followed by a 6-1, 6-0 humiliation against Djokovic . Nadal is in a record-equalling 11th quarter-final at Roland Garros and 31st at all the majors. "Of course, it's good to have conserved your energy, but for Thiem I think I'd have liked to see him answer a few more questions", the Swede, in Paris as a presenter for Eurosport's daily flagship ... Read More »

Southgate and Kane on Scotland draw


But Harry Kane struck deep into added time to snatch a draw for England , ensuring they remain top of Group F and on course to qualify for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation. Northern Ireland improved their grip on second place as the Czech Republic dropped four points behind after being held to a 1-1 draw in Norway . Read More »

Cavaliers Win Game 4 with Three-Point Explosion


Draymond Green appeared to be ejected in the second half after a second technical foul, but the officials rescinded Green's first half technical and awarded it to head coach Steve Kerr to the knowledge of nobody (both said after the game that the calls were confusing). Read More »

Nadal shrugs off perfect 10 as history beckons

In women's doubles, Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the USA and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic are one victory away from their second French Open women's doubles title and fifth major championship overall. It worked in Wawrinka's favor (as did his opponent's bad back at the time ) when he beat Nadal in the 2014 Australian Open final. "When I arrive in a big match, it's like closing, switching off everything in my body except my brain which I put in winning mode". Read More »

Champions League trophy paraded at Bernabeu — Real Madrid celebrations


Ronaldo isn't immune to criticism and when asked about how certain fans in the Bernabeu have reacted to him this season, he simply said that the "numbers don't lie". I scored twice and once again I'm top scorer in the Champions League! It was impossible to ignore Ronaldo, as his team mate Toni Kroos was quick to point out. Read More »

Cavaliers snatch Game 4

Cleveland set Finals scoring records in the first half with 86 - after 49 in the first quarter - during a dizzying opening 24 minutes that left players and fans gasping for air. "Sixteen and one sounds pretty damn good anyway", Thompson said. James said that, in response to the Warriors, he told his teammates to "live in the moment". Read More »

Stanley Cup Final: Five keys to Game 3


Nashville coach Peter Laviolette also said some time at home should help his club. "But he cares so much about the Pittsburgh Penguins and helping them win". It was the quickest goal to start a period in Penguins playoff history. Last night's game was the third-most streamed game of the 2017 playoffs so far, behind only the Game 7s of the Ottawa-Pittsburgh and Washington-Pittsburgh series . Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Sri Lanka Vs South Africa


In response, both Sri Lankan openers got starts but they couldn't quite capitalise and after two wickets fell in Imran Tahir's first over, SL never quite recovered and they were eventually bowled out for 203, losing by 96 runs despite a disciplined bowling performance. Read More »

Rising America's Cup demands draw Olympic pedigree

Nathan Outteridge (right) fell off his Artemis Racing boat. "If there is an opportunity I will", he said. The first-to-five final match-up sees Emirates Team New Zealand holding a 2-1 lead, but only after watching their opponents lose their helmsman under pressure in the final race. Read More »

Cubs' Addison Russell calls wife abuse allegation 'false'


John catches up with WGN Radio Sports Reporter Mark Carman after an investigation launches on Chicago Cubs Infielder Addison Russell . Russell denies the allegation. To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. "I love Addison. We've had some really good memories together". Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko prevails over 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki

Before this, she had never been beyond the third round at a major. Ostapenko is not looking beyond her clash with Bacsinszky as she revels in an unexpected challenge for the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen. When the match ended, she smiled and shouted and pumped her fist. Prior to Roland Garros, her best Slam showings had been two mixed doubles quarterfinals and two women's doubles third rounds - she equalled the latter here as well, partnering Xu Yifan. Read More »

Real Madrid celebrations: Champions League trophy paraded at Bernabeu

That has fuelled rumours that United could turn to Bale after cooling their approach for Antoine Griezmann after the Frenchman confirmed on Sunday that he would not be leaving Atlético Madrid this summer after the Spanish club's transfer ban was upheld by Federation Internationale de Football Association. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Sehwag Can't Wait for India-Pakistan Clash

Cricket being a loved game worldwide the tech giant through the doodle says that it will work on slower mobile networks also. The journey began seven years ago, from No. Jadhav did not get to bat in India's opening warm-up against New Zealand on Sunday, but watching the others bat was a learning experience for him. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Finn replaces injured Woakes


Hosts England were dealt with a major blow when following their win in the opening encounter of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 , it was revealed that Chris Wokes has been ruled out of the tournament with a side strain. While England decide who will be Woakes' injury replacement, Plunkett has delivered an assurance that he is up for the challenge of leading England's attack over the next two-and-a-half weeks. Read More »

Atletico Madrid lose transfer ban appeal


Diego Simeone's side won't be able to sign players for two transfer windows. The France worldwide said he had made a decision to stay at the Spanish side after discussing with his sporting advisor Eric Olhats . But, in an interview with Sunday morning programme Telefoot , Griezmann said: "The CAS sanction has come in". He even said in one television interview that a move was "possible", with United having been ready to pay a release clause in his contract reportedly of more than 100 ... Read More »

England pacer Jake Ball cherishes New Zealand haul

But after Mark Wood found extra bounce to remove Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson for 87, it began a collapse that saw New Zealand lose their last eight wickets for 65 runs. "Ben Stokes is fit to bowl 10 overs, it's the best he's felt for a long time", added Morgan of the all-rounder, who has been hampered in his delivery stride by a knee problem. Read More »

Cavs end Warriors ideal postseason run in Game 4

But he sarcastically responded to them Friday before Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers , saying they were right and "they would all kill us". "No", he said. "They got us where they want us". With the Warriors unbeaten in the postseason and a victory away from a second title in three years, a number of former players have said their teams would have beaten them. Read More »

Camera Catches Saddest Predators Watch Party During Game 5 Loss To Penguins

Game 5 made it two straight games that the Penguins felt they played well, as Sullivan liked what he saw in Game 4 despite the 4-1 loss. "Nothing's done yet and we've got a lot of work ahead of ourselves". "I watched it play out", Laviolette said (per Gulitti). "I don't know what he was trying to do to my ankle". I was in some kind of lock there. "I don't know what that was". Read More »

Unseeded Ostapenko stuns Halep to win French Open title

All of 20, she has now become a pioneer for tennis in her country. Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko has won the French Open , beating No. 3 Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to claim her first tour-level title. What was most remarkable was how Ostapenko defied her lack of experience to fight back from a seemingly hopeless position. As far as first-ever tournament wins, Jelena Ostapenko probably will take it. Read More »

Penguins Cruise By Predators To Win Game 5

Game 6 will be played Sunday night in Nashville, where the Penguins will try to be the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997-98. Thursday, it escalated from an alleged accusation of bad breath to actual bad blood when the two tangled behind the Pittsburgh Penguins net late in the first period. Read More »