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Lions bite back at critics

Farrell thought he had booted the Lions into a 12-3 lead early in the second half with a simple kick. Both sides had chances to score tries in the second half, with the Lions fluffing two clear opportunities, but neither could cross the line as a fourth Farrell penalty gave Warren Gatland's side a much-needed win. Read More »

Deflated Wawrinka says he was too hesitant in French Open final

In this Sunday June 5, 2005, file image Spain's Rafael Nadal kisses the trophy after defeating Argentina's Mariano Puerta in their final match of the French Open tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris . "I'm a little emotional", Nadal said before getting to clamp his jaws on La Coupe des Mousquetaires . " I think since the beginning of the year, you can see he's playing more aggressive, staying more close from the line". Read More »

Nadal dumps Wawrinka to win 10th French Open title


As the 2017 edition at Roland Garros began, Nadal's drought without a Grand Slam title was stretching to three full years. In the final, Puerta served for the fourth set while leading 5-4. Telling Words: "He's definitely (the) best player in history ... on this surface". "In this final, to win the Decima is very, very special". The reasons for the nerves: Djokovic had run off eight games in a row before the break. Read More »

England have won the Under-20 World Cup

In addition, Shaikh Salman said that the U-20 World Cup had provided a true test for the Asian teams who had participated and done their utmost to once again enhance Asian football's excellent reputation. Venezuela's Sergio Cordova looked certain to score his fifth goal of the tournament six minutes into the second half, but Woodman came out quickly to block his attempt. Read More »

Ostapenko's Historic French Open Win


Later, Ostapenko was asked in a news conference if when she plays at her best, does she think anyone can stop her. The French Open may have been her first WTA title, but I doubt it will be her last. Even with the gorgeous 54 winners, the Latvian produced 54 unforced errors , but what spectators responded to was her belief. Bombarding Halep from the back-court, Ostapenko continued to land winners - but even more unforced errors and quickly lapsed to 0-3 (0-40). Read More »

Mats Point - Wawrinka backhand can withstand Nadal, says Wilander

Margaret Court is the only player in history to have won 10 or more titles at one Grand Slam event, winning the Australian title on 11 occasions in 1960-66, 1969-71, and 1973. He is still a great defender who can make balls that would be beyond most other players, but he is also a better server and a more aggressive player than he used to be. Read More »

Draymond Green stays in as tensions escalate in Warriors-Cavs Game 4

With 6:18 left in the third quarter and the Cavaliers leading 99-85, Green was apparently assessed another technical foul after complaining about a call. For Green, nothing would be more satisfying to win in Cleveland again. The only team to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the Finals, LeBron James and his buddies are basketball's high-wire, high-risk act with no net to break their fall. Read More »

Royals end Astros' streak, Gennett hits four home runs

Kennedy has had success against the Astros , going 4-0 with a 1.01 ERA in four career starts. He is coming off a complete game shutout of the Indians last week. Instead, he did exactly what he tries to do far too often: hit 700-foot home runs onto I-70 and fail epically in the process. Patrick Corbin (5-6) improved to 5-0 in six home starts, allowing three runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts and three walks. Read More »

Ostapenko wins battle of birthdays to reach French Open final

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia will face third seed Simona Halep of Romania in the final of the women's singles at the French Open . "It s an awesome feeling right now", said 25-year-old Halep after her fifth win in six meetings against Pliskova, the world number three. Read More »

Draymond Green doesn't regret saying Cleveland fans aren't sharp

And the feeling is probably mutual. During Game 4, Green was booed soundly at times, and fans chanted, " Draymond sucks" more than once. "I don't pay much attention to anybody in Cleveland, honestly", Green said. Needless to say, Green was not afraid to call out the referees and overall game officiating that got out of hand. The officials acknowledged after the game they did not handle the situation very well. Read More »

Nadal playing Wawrinka in French Open final

Turned out he could, and he did, as masterful as at any time . He made his 10th final appearance at Roland Garros , with the nine previous all turning out into the trophy. Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua cruised through the women's doubles semi-finals to set up a final clash with the 2017 Australian Open champions Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova . Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: England elects to bowl against Australia


I never feel I get too high and I never feel I get too low about things. "We just didn't turn up the way I would have liked after the (rain) break". His match-winning 103 from 63 balls against Gujarat Lions on May 1 after coming in at 9-3 was arguably the best performance seen in the IPL this season. Read More »

French Open champion Rafael Nadal

But a five-set semifinal win Friday over No. 1-ranked Andy Murray must have taken something out of the 32-year-old from Switzerland, the oldest French Open finalist since 1973. "It's true that 10 is a attractive number, but actually my favorite is nine", Nadal said before facing Wawrinka, the 2015 French Open victor. For the second time in a row, the most important match at the most important clay-court tournament was being contested without him. Read More »

Murray hopeful as he powers into French Open semi-finals


On the women's side, Simona Halep made a dramatic recovery from a set and 5-1 down, showing fighting spirit in a 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-0 defeat of Elina Svitolina for a place in the semifinals. "I'll need to take it to him and hopefully play some good tennis to win that one". Kei missed a second-serve return, and then I think a good serve on the next point. Read More »

Hamilton: Senna helmet tribute the 'greatest honour'

Ferrari have great single-lap pace but very, very strong always, as they have shown in the races. "To equal him; I just can't believe it". What he feels is a lack of grip in the auto and what we see, and what we talk about afterwards, is that the grip is there but it's ever so easy to overstep it and pay quite a heavy penalty in lap time as a outcome. Read More »

England Snatch A Point In Scotland


A punch-drunk Gordon Strachan reached for the boxing metaphors after admitting his emotions took a pounding in an extraordinary conclusion to Scotland's 2-2 draw with England . They dug deep and found a goal out of nothing, really, so that's what it's about. It was Griffith's first goals for his country and he admitted afterwards that he was happy to get off the mark. Read More »

De Silva replaces injured Perera in Sri Lanka squad

Pitch Report: 'It's a virtual quarterfinal. The toss might have had its own effect on the match with India captain Virat Kohli always willing to chase first. Coming in at No.8, Crookes batted steadily and added 37 runs for the seventh wicket along with Hansie Cronje to take South Africa past the finish line. Read More »

Nobody's flawless - Cavaliers thump Warriors to avoid sweep

Irving scored 40 points while James added 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists and Kevin Love contributed 23 points as the defending champion Cavaliers snapped Golden State's NBA-record post-season win streak at 15 games . James' stat line is basically set in stone at this point, and his greatness has become so commonplace that it's easy to overlook what's been one of the best individual Finals performances of all time. Read More »

Mathews likely to Lanka's Champions Trophy opener


A strong performance from Kusal Perera kept Sri Lanka pushing towards their target, but the South African bowlers were just too hot to handle. Tahir and paceman Chris Morris (2/32) were the best performers. The moment @amlahash brought up his 25th ODI century! Despite Kusal Perera (44no) doing his part with the bat, he saw his partners fall one after the other without making much impact on the scoreboard as the side crumbled for 203. Read More »

Preds fall behind early, will face elimination in Game 6

It wasn't a good game for Nashville, but they now it's about a series win, one game. So it makes flawless sense, in that isolated context, that Peter Laviolette pulled his franchise goaltender after a mere period of the Penguins' eventual 6-0 pounding of his Predators . Read More »

Injured Kusal Perera out of Champions Trophy

He had a significant hand in India lifting the Champions Trophy in 2013, taking six wickets in five matches, averaging 22.83 and giving away just 3.91 an over. He had made16 runs off 12 balls but was caught out of his ground as he dived to beat Pandya's throw, only to come up short as Dhoni whipped off the bails. Read More »

Preds look to Rinne to force a 7th game


Through four games, the 2017 Stanley Cup Final is averaging a TAD of 4.231 million viewers, up 24% vs. 2016 (3.414 million). Crosby shoved Subban's head into the ice several times. "Players understand the opportunity that's in front of them, but I think it's very important that we exercise a certain discipline to stay in the moment, and these guys have done that", Sullivan said. Read More »

New Zealand held to 265-8 by Bangladesh in Champions Trophy

For Bangladesh , two of their most experienced all-rounders, Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan smashed a record 224-run partnership for the fifth wicket and made the impossible look easy. Bangladesh unexpectedly qualified for the Champions Trophy semifinal as Australia lost their final Group A match against England on Saturday. Read More »

Warriors have LeBron, Cavs on ropes after going up 3-0


Maybe LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were a little worn out. Durant was 10-for-18 from the field, including 4-for-7 from beyond the arc. Curry has hit at least one 3-pointer in all 73 career postseason games. "Even when you're playing well, you got to play like A plus plus, because they're going to make runs and they're going to make shots and they have guys that are going to make plays", he said. Read More »