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Resilient Halep sets up final date with Jelena Ostapenko

It was her 50th victor of the match, which also saw her make 45 errors . The second-seeded Czech fended off three break points on her way to claiming the second set 6-3, clinching it with a forehand victor on her second set point. On this occasion, Ostapenko would not hit straight back, with the Latvian missing some glorious opportunities and eventually tossing her racquet to the ground. Read More »

Farrell boots British and Irish Lions to crucial victory against Crusaders

Henry was Lions coach in Australia in 2001 and Warren Gatland cited his mistakes as an example of what not to do with the touring team, as he divided the squad into two groups - test players and the rest. All eyes will be on their offensive combinations when they take on the Highlanders on Tuesday morning. We have Rory Best , Iain Henderson , O'Brien, Henshaw and Payne watching that First Test, in Auckland, in their civvies but two weeks is a long time in sport. Read More »

Golden Knights Ask Fans for Input on Which Blackhawks Player to Pick

McPhee said Sunday. "It certainly changed today; it's a different phase". It would be, do we have too many players (to choose from). The list of players drafted by Vegas will be made public on Wednesday night during the National Hockey League awards and can be watched live on NBCSN at 8 pm ET. Read More »

Golden State Warriors win NBA Finals Game 3

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Cleveland improbably took Golden State to six games behind a historic effort by James , but the team never really had a chance to win the series without the injured Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love . There was a real reason for hope in Cleveland because this looked like the Cavs team that came back to get a ring previous year. Before we head into Friday's matchup, let's have a recap of Warriors vs. Read More »

Tony DiCicco, coach of Women's World Cup champs, dies at 68

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DiCicco led the US women to their first Olympic gold medal at the 1996 games in Atlanta. DiCicco has the most wins in United States history, leading the team to a 105-8-8 record. "The impact he had at the beginning of our women's national team program will be felt for generations to come". His association with U.S. Soccer dates to the late 1980s and he was the goalkeeper coach working for Anson Dorrance on the first Women's World Cup championship team in 1991. Read More »

OJ Simpson getting July 20 parole hearing date in Nevada

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He was sentenced to a 33-year prison term. As for the memorabilia, a judge ordered in 2009 that several items be returned to Simpson. The parole board will reportedly weigh 11 factors in the parol decision, including Simpson's behavior in prison, his age, and the crime he was convicted for. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. to welcome Conor McGregor to the ring Aug. 26

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Soon after, both Mayweather and McGregor took to social media to confirm the fight will take place , a move that will send shockwaves through both boxing and MMA . Mayweather , 40, retired in November 2015, after he knocked out Andre Berto to run his career record to 49-0. Weight limit: McGregor and Mayweather will fight at 154 pounds. Read More »

Former Patriots Player Comes Out as Gay

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Ryan O'Callaghan devoted most of his life to playing football, but his dedication to the sport was really just a ploy to hide from his true identity. He owned a number of guns at his small cabin outside of Kansas City and had a suicide note ready to leave at the scene. Read More »

It's not about the slam numbers - Murray on his tussle with Wawrinka

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For his part Nishikori has only ever beaten Murray twice but one of those wins came at last year's US Open when Nishikori got home in five sets 1-6 6-4 4-6 6-1 7-5. The win boosts his record to 84-2 against players ranked outside the top 50 in the world, and he hasn't lost such a match since the 2006 Australian Open, a streak of 83 wins. Read More »

Justin Gilbert suspended for one year

Now NFL Media's Ian Rapoport says Gilbert has been suspended a year. Little has gone right during cornerback Justin Gilbert's career since the Browns made him a first-round pick in the 2014 draft and that won't be changing in 2017. After being shipped to Pittsburgh, he played 12 games for the black-and-yellow previous year, before he was released in February. Because any team that might sign him would have to wait a full season before Gilbert could play, the year-long ban might be a ... Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

The Real Madrid superstar has reportedly let it be known he is ready to quit the Champions League winners following what he perceives as a lack of club support over allegations of a £13m tax fraud. Ronaldo's silence has only fuelled talk of a return to Old Trafford, where he became a fans' favourite having flourished under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson before joining Madrid in a world-record deal eight years ago. Read More »

Question of the day: Should Detroit Pistons trade for Russell?

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Lopez averaged 20.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last season while hitting 34.6 percent of his 5.2 three-point attempts per game. However, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical is reporting that the organization isn't looking to move Timofey Mozgov or Luol Deng in any packaged deals at the cost of any young talent or picks being involved. Read More »

Stan Wawrinka: Rafa's Playing The Best He's Ever Played

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The results: Finals: Men: 4-Rafael Nadal bt 3-Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1. Rafael Nadal , bidding to win the French Open for the 10th time, faces 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka . He had beaten Nadal in a Grand Slam final before, after all - and the Swiss had just produced his best tennis Friday to beat world No. 1 Andy Murray in the semifinals. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

When they did have to discuss their star player, they kept it general. My dedication and commitment will always be there as I seek to maintain the club's values and secure as many pieces of silverware as possible. Ronaldo, 32, has denied the charges and is threatening to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities. Re-elected Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has described the uncertainty surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo's future as "very strange". Read More »

Boston Celtics Make Trade Of No.1 Pick Official, Ainge Excited

Washington point guard Markelle Fultz has always been widely regarded as the best draft prospect, who Philadelphia is now expected to pick, but Ainge indicated Monday that his team's evaluation was not so clear-cut. But the Sixers undoubtedly view their successful trade with the Celtics in which the Sixers have nabbed the No. 1 overall pick from Boston , as their biggest one yet. Read More »

Perez distances Real from De Gea move, backs goalkeepers

Madrid were on the verge of signing the United and Spain 'keeper in 2015 before an infamous paperwork mix-up on deadline day - but Perez insists the club are happy with current No 1 Keylor Navas . "That he's one with great quality". "He was four months out injured but he has given us many things in the three seasons", he told reporters. He said: " Of course we would have loved to have had Messi at Madrid ". Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

With time running out, Southampton right-back Cedric pounced on a loose ball and slammed home Portugal's second goal. The four-time Ballon d'Or victor has protested his innocence and threatened to leave Real over the matter. A few minutes later, Mexico had a chance to take the lead right before halftime, but Hernandez sailed the ball over the goal frame. But with just moments remaining in the encounter, Hector Moreno nodded home the equaliser to earn a hard-fought 2-2 draw for Mexico . Read More »

Cink tied for lead in Memphis, Fowler struggles

Stewart Cink - who shared the first-round lead along with Matt Every, Scott Brown and Munoz - was one stroke back after his 68 at the PGA Tour's final event before the U.S. "I thought there was no chance this could be my week, but apparently it was". Charl Schwartzel was not even supposed to play the St. Jude Classic this week. Read More »

Liverpool backs off van Dijk after Southampton threats

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According to the publication, Liverpool are expected to offer up to £60 million for van Dijk to lure him away from St. Mary's. Van Dijk had seemed certain to move to Anfield, with multiple reports stating that he had chosen Liverpool and that the clubs only had to agree a fee. Read More »

Timea Bacsinszky and Jelena Ostapenko to contest French Open semi-final

The names of the other two semifinalists of Roland Garros-2017 will be known tomorrow - for tickets to the next stage of the tournament will play Elina Svitolina, Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Garcia. "It was tough because we had to go away two times from the court". Ostapenko sent shots toward the lines and put them right where she wanted often enough to deliver 38 winners - 32 more than the defensive-minded Wozniacki, a two-time runner-up at majors. Read More »

Sixers GM takes jab at Danny Ainge following trade

And well . He predicted that if Fultz grew some - OK, maybe a lot - he'd become not only an National Basketball Association player, but an All-Star. Philadelphia and Boston completed their trade of draft picks on Monday, the 76ers acquiring the No. Read More »