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Sports Angelique Kerber suffers historic French Open defeat
Author: 0 Angelique Kerber suffers historic French Open defeat

There was nothing positive for Kerber to take from her 6-2 6-2 loss to Ekaterina Makarova as she became the first top seed in the women's draw to lose in the opening round at Roland Garros in the Open era. Kvitova said: "I think it doesn't really matter how I played but I won". Angelique Kerber is the first women's No. 1 seed to lose in the French Open's first round in the Open era.

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Author: 0 Arsene Wenger: "It's not about popularity, it's"

He complained, with justification, that Alexis Sanchez's fourth-minute opener for Arsenal should not have been allowed to stand due to a "very clear" handball, but admitted his team's start "wasn't good enough". "I am a forgiving man", he said. Having tried in his post-match press conference to talk in riddles about it coming down to that mutual decision, he finally let slip that, "you can not make 35 years in this profession without believing you are the right man for the job".

Sports McLaren 'not surprised' to be let down by Honda again
Author: 0 McLaren 'not surprised' to be let down by Honda again

On lap 193, Castroneves completed the pass for the lead. "Well, maybe it was meant to be that I'd win it a bunch of times as an owner". Before the battle over the final laps Sato made a daring move on Lap 179, going three wide through Turn 1 and moving from fourth to second.

Sports Rio Ferdinand sends message to Man United fans about Jose Mourinho impact
Author: 0 Rio Ferdinand sends message to Man United fans about Jose Mourinho impact

Although it was Mourinho and Man United that eventually ended the streak, Celta Vigo's exit at the semi-final stage of this season's Europa League meant that the run was going to come to an end one way or the other. Rooney made his own personal pledge alongside the £1 million collective donation by United and their neighbours Manchester City. "Ask Ed Woodward .

Sports Young drivers finish strong in star-studded Indy 500 field
Author: 0 Young drivers finish strong in star-studded Indy 500 field

While it didn't end the way Alonso hoped, seeing his number atop the famous scoring pylon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a thrill he won't forget. The margin of victory was 0.2011 seconds - and it was redemption for Sato, who crashed while trying to beat Dario Franchitti on the final lap of the 2012 race.

Sports ONLY ON AP: Bourdais determined to return for season finale
Author: 0 ONLY ON AP: Bourdais determined to return for season finale

Bourdais used crutches to get around the famed speedway before the Indy 500 . "We expect the fractures to heal in around eight weeks and he should be able to start putting weight on the right leg then". Bourdais, the 38-year-old four-time Indy auto champion, expressed his gratitude to everyone involved in his care from the time of the incident. It's just going to be a long process and there's no reason to rush.

Sports Vettel denies Monaco GP win result of team orders
Author: 0 Vettel denies Monaco GP win result of team orders

It was Ferrari's first one-two finish since 2010 and chairman Sergio Marchionne was quick to hail "a race which will be part of our history. a really exciting race where we saw the real scuderia (team)". "I still had a bit of a window so I pushed and I surprised myself after two laps that I was able to come out in front". I can understand Kimi is not entirely happy today.

Author: 0 Diego Costa says he'll only leave Chelsea for Atletico Madrid

Arsenal defender Rob Holding has admitted that he was "lost for words" following the club's memorable FA Cup final win over 10-man Chelsea this weekend. "The boys deserve it and I'm happy for the manager to get another FA Cup ". But once the game starts and you are a fan, you stand behind the team.

Sports Kevin Love Responds to Draymond Green Saying He Wants to 'Annihilate' Cavs
Author: 0 Kevin Love Responds to Draymond Green Saying He Wants to 'Annihilate' Cavs

Jordan scored 5,987 in his postseason career in 179 games from 1985-2003. Then, things almost got even worse toward the end of the third quarter when Kyrie Irving twisted his ankle while driving to the basket. Deron Williams , who had been quiet for most of the series, also got in on the act with a series-best 14 points for Cleveland. Other Things To NoteA class move by Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas as he comes out to congratulate LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

Author: 0 Everyone wrote me off - Critics inspired Mertesacker before Arsenal triumph

Fabregas had been introduced in place of Nemanja Matic just after the hour mark, with the Spain global unhappy to have been given a watching brief beforehand. "This team has suffered". It is between him and me. I love this competition. Speaking afterwards he said: "I just want to do well for this club".

Sports Sarfraz says Pakistan have 'nothing to lose' in Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Sarfraz says Pakistan have 'nothing to lose' in Champions Trophy

Before the match , Green Shirts conducted practice session at Edgbaston where batting and bowling combinations were tested. After a hectic six weeks of Indian Premier League , the two warm-up games will help the "Men In Blue" get back into the 50-over groove and the emphasis will be on team combination moving into the tournament-proper.

Sports Neil Warnock struggling to pick a winner in the Championship play-off final
Author: 0 Neil Warnock struggling to pick a winner in the Championship play-off final

Dean Hoyle, the Huddersfield chairman, is understood to have already discussed the prospect of a bumper new deal with Wagner and his representatives. Reading [3.45] were the most profitable team to back in the Championship this season due to their abominable performance data but the Royals have now W8-D1-L2 following their 2-1 aggregate success against Fulham and do appear a little underrated in a one-off cup clash on neutral turf.

Sports Honda validates engine trouble by winning Indianapolis 500
Author: 0 Honda validates engine trouble by winning Indianapolis 500

The Andretti family has struggled for decades to win this race, but as a auto owner, Michael Andretti certainly knows the way to victory lane. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 , holding off three-time race victor Helio Castroneves over the final hectic laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sports French Open at a glance: Kerber loses, Kvitova wins
Author: 0 French Open at a glance: Kerber loses, Kvitova wins

Kerber was not in this at all. In the loss, the German hit a whopping 79 winners and an even more astounding 90 unforced errors . "And the expectations are also from me really big, of course, because I know what I can do, what I did a year ago", said Kerber, who won two of the three major finals she reached in 2016.

Sports Andretti rules Indy _ and other takeaways from the 500
Author: 0 Andretti rules Indy _ and other takeaways from the 500

Sato said he didn't know he would win the race with three laps remaining running side-by-side with Castroneves. If anyone expected his ardour to be dampened by such a crash, Dixon quickly dispelled all doubts, saying, "I can't wait to come back next year".

Sports Bottas cost Vettel 'an very bad lot of time'
Author: 0 Bottas cost Vettel 'an very bad lot of time'

It is Hamilton's first win in Barcelona since 2014 and just the second of the Briton's career at this circuit , closing the gap to championship leader Vettel to just six points. "I don't know if we touched but I managed to stay ahead so it was really close". "I stayed ahead and then got into a nice rhythm". "If we had had the same tires on, it probably wouldn't have been as exciting" Hamilton said.

Sports Dhoni's cameo, Washington wonder propel Pune to IPL final
Author: 0 Dhoni's cameo, Washington wonder propel Pune to IPL final

The loser of this game will have another shot at making it to the final, but both teams will be eager to avoid that extra game which will only add to the pressure. The ace all-rounder left an indelible impact at IPL 10 with his all-round performance and the team is having 316 runs and 12 wickets to his credit in 11 games before joining England for a series of the match against South Africa.

Sports MI set IPL-X summit date with RPS
Author: 0 MI set IPL-X summit date with RPS

Asked was there any pressure on him justify his selection over Harbhajan Singh, the Railways leg-break bowler said that the decision is not in his hands and gets motivated by the thought of performing well and winning match for the team. Unfortunately, we were 10 runs short. Today, the eliminator round will be played between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru .

Sports Crosby, Penguins chasing back-to-back Cups
Author: 0 Crosby, Penguins chasing back-to-back Cups

For example, the Los Angeles Kings hoisted the Cup as one back in 2012. 1893 - The Montreal Amateur Athletic Association wins the first Stanley Cup . The Predators and their Stanley Cup opponent have been the most opportunistic teams and that's why they're both in the Final. The L.A. Kings have two Cups since 2012 but also were unable to return to the Finals with a chance to defend.

Author: 0 Pole-sitter Raikkonen ready for Monaco GP

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner explained during the race that the teams were aware of this possibility, and that depending on tyre degradation it could have gone either way for the guys who pitted first. "There is no reason to lie, I am very happy", said Vettel. When it came and then when I came out ahead of Kimi even, I was surprised myself. At some point I was really uncomfortable with the rear tires, they were sliding quite a bit.

Sports Arsene Wenger hopes Arsenal's top-four rivals face final-day challenge
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger hopes Arsenal's top-four rivals face final-day challenge

It could be a possibility that he recovers for tomorrow. "I made the decision to start him at 4pm", Wenger said . "We cannot find the good clinical edge", said Puel. Arsenal were runners-up to surprise champions Leicester last season but could end this campaign outside the top four despite the prospect of collecting more points than 12 months ago.

Sports Ranked Kerber loses 1st set at French Open
Author: 0 Ranked Kerber loses 1st set at French Open

And the expectations are also from me really big because I know what I can do, what I did past year. Five months after a burglar stuck a knife through her playing hand, Czech 15th seed Kvitova became the first player to advance to the second round with a 6-3 6-2 win against American Julia Boserup .

Sports Bucket list: Earnhardt seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory
Author: 0 Bucket list: Earnhardt seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory

After a brief break with last week's All-Star Race, the NASCAR season is back on with the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night from Charlotte Motor Speedway , the 12th of 36 races in the 2017 season. (FS1), race, 1 p.m., FS1. I know all the teams hate it. Harvick tested the upper groove in an Xfinity Series vehicle Thursday but had not tried it in the Cup auto.

Sports Cavaliers dispatch Celtics, set up NBA Finals showdown with Warriors
Author: 0 Cavaliers dispatch Celtics, set up NBA Finals showdown with Warriors

That's not a bad mark, but becoming a more reliable long-distance shooter will open up more opportunities for him to use his rapid first step and athleticism to drive to the basket. Also, the Warriors are home to the only unanimous MVP victor ever in Stephen Curry , again only Golden State can claim to that. Too much had happened in the Cavs' 135-102 Game 5 victory over the Boston Celtics .

Sports Vettel emulates Schumacher in Ferrari 1-2 at Monaco
Author: 0 Vettel emulates Schumacher in Ferrari 1-2 at Monaco

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, in front of Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland sprays champagne on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco , Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Sports Virat Kohli Picks The Strongest Side In ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Author: 0 Virat Kohli Picks The Strongest Side In ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Williamson and other Black Caps stars are arriving in London - after their Indian Premier League exertions - for the eight-team tournament starting on June 1. And I'm sure all the guys on the team think in that manner as well. "I was also part of that side and I feel that the Indian squad of today are strong contenders to become champions".

Sports Earnhardt hoping to check win at Coca-Cola 600 off bucket list
Author: 0 Earnhardt hoping to check win at Coca-Cola 600 off bucket list

And when he ran out, I figured I'd go back in and save where I was lifting and it worked out. "I could have done a lot better job with the front side of the run to put us in a better position". Harvick went down a lap because of an unscheduled stop for a loose left rear wheel on lap 125, but got the free pass to get back onto the lead lap during the DiBenedetto caution.

Sports Favourite Rafael Nadal To Take On Benoit Paire In French Open
Author: 0 Favourite Rafael Nadal To Take On Benoit Paire In French Open

Prediction: The Americans overall will hold their own, but no one will be holding a trophy in two weeks' time . Stan Wawrinka , who won the French Open in 2015 and reached the semis a year ago, is always a big threat in Paris . He then lost in the first round at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, reached the final of the U.S. Open, and lost early again at the Australian Open . Defending champ Novak Djokovic has enlisted Andre Agassi to help lift himself out of a slump.

Author: 0 Seeding for men in French Open show staying power

Thiem, the 23-year-old world No. 9, has already faced Nadal three times on clay in the past few months - losing in the finals in Barcelona and Madrid before gaining revenge in the quarter-finals in Rome. "It's an unbelievable feeling to be back and to look at this trophy". "They say, OK, it's very open". Other than Nadal's resurgence, the most intriguing storyline is the pairing of the slumping former No.

Sports Chelsea 'hungry' to win UCL - Courtois
Author: 0 Chelsea 'hungry' to win UCL - Courtois

Though Chelsea will undoubtedly be able to attract some of the biggest stars in world football, their struggles may come through keeping hold of the likes of Diego Costa , Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard . "And all the other teams behind, other than Tottenham, have been disappointing, and they will be back stronger". "For this I want to thank my players because they trusted in new work and a new philosophy".

Author: 0 Dillon wins Coca-Cola 600 in for first NASCAR Cup victory

The race victor was the only non-Toyota driver in the top-five. The Coca-Cola 600 was red-flagged with 257 laps remaining in the 400-lap race because of lightning in the area and the cars were taken off the track. Busch retook the lead from Truex inside the final 10 laps of the opening stage. Pole sitter Kevin Harvick led the most laps (42), but Busch passed him late in the first stage for the playoff points.

Author: 0 Ferarri's Vettel wins Monaco GP, Raikonen finishes at close second

Mercedes failed to score a podium today, Bottas had the best finish while Hamilton came home in P7 after starting from P13. Briton Jenson Button , back for one race to replace two-time champion Fernando Alonso, racing at the Indianapolis 500 later Sunday, retired his McLaren fter a collision with Pascal Wehrlein's Sauber.

Sports LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as No. 1 all-time postseason scorer
Author: 0 LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as No. 1 all-time postseason scorer

They were crowned National Basketball Association champions in 2015 but were defeated last year as Cleveland's 52-year wait for a major sporting title came to an end. Game 5 was his 125th career postseason game, while Jordan played 179 playoff games in his career. It has nothing to do with passing the rings, passing the points, passing MVPs.

Sports F1 2017: Sebastian Vettel Wins Monaco GP Ahead Of Kimi Raikkonen
Author: 0 F1 2017: Sebastian Vettel Wins Monaco GP Ahead Of Kimi Raikkonen

Schumacher , the sport's most successful driver who won five of his seven titles with Ferrari from 2000-2004, famously built a team around him and was seen as the clear number one at Maranello. Finally, on lap 60, Button saw an opportunity to pass as they were lapped by Raikkonen and dived down the inside of Wehrlein's vehicle at the Portier corner.

Author: 0 Arsneal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win record 13th FA Cup

Fresh from winning a record 7th FA Cup title with Arsenal on Saturday, Arsene Wenger was buzzing after masterminding a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Chelsea . We knew they would play well as they have the last weeks. "If the club really want to sell me and there is an offer from a different club, I will stay", he said.

Sports Shy Sato braces for spotlight after Indy 500 win
Author: 0 Shy Sato braces for spotlight after Indy 500 win

Sato , from Tokyo, and Castroneves had a battle for the last 10 laps of the race, exchanging the lead in a white-knuckle finish. The victory was a popular one with the fans and marked Sato's second career win with the Verizon IndyCar Series and first on an oval.

Sports Monaco GP: Bottas 4th, Hamilton 7th as Ferrari grabs 1-2
Author: 0 Monaco GP: Bottas 4th, Hamilton 7th as Ferrari grabs 1-2

It was the 82nd 1-2 in the team's history and celebrated noisily by the tifosi who had thronged into the circuit overnight. Championship leader Vettel trailed pole-sitter Kimi Raikkonen for the opening phase of the race, but emerged from his one and only pit stop ahead of his Ferrari teammate after stopping later.

Sports Cleveland's LeBron James dominates, locks up seventh straight NBA Finals berth
Author: 0 Cleveland's LeBron James dominates, locks up seventh straight NBA Finals berth

But they also showed how badly they need him. James took over the crown with with a deep 3-pointer from the left wing with 2:40 left in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals . The first one came on the opening possession of the second half, and it was awfully reminiscent of the Game 7 dagger over Curry. Then, after spending much of his free time flying cross-country to be with his family, Thomas had a tooth knocked out in Game 1 of the conference semifinals ...

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Author: 0 The "threematch": It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

In Game 2, he scored 53 points - one shy of John Havlicek's franchise record. Meanwhile, Avery Bradley scored 14 points of his own. Cleveland won the three road games in the series by a combined 90 points, the last two by a total of 77. "But right now, I can't say that he's going to be coaching". "I wear the number [23] because of Mike". He then added, "We all gave our heart every single night".

Author: 0 AB de Villiers upset over ball-tampering allegations

England insist their actions are precautionary and that all three should be fine when their bid to finally win a global 50-over title begins later this week but it must be a concern that three important players are carrying knocks. England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said that he is hoping to "get a clearer picture" of the injury sustained to his left knee after undergoing a scan.

Author: 0 Vettel ends Ferrari's long wait for Monaco victory

Ferrari kept Vettel out in front until he had a big enough margin over Raikkonen to pit and resume in the lead, which he successfully managed on lap 39. "It is the first time for a long, long time that it has worked here", Vettel told Sky F1. "I am OK", he said on team radio. "The strategists said P10 was probably the maximum today, so it feels great to have beaten that target".

Sports Cavs' Kevin Love: We're defending champs, not Finals underdogs
Author: 0 Cavs' Kevin Love: We're defending champs, not Finals underdogs

I don't feel like we're underdogs. Those guys are going to challenge me. Love comes into the Finals this year playing at a much higher level than that, having averaged 22.6 points, 12.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per game in the Cavs' Eastern Conference finals win over the Boston Celtics .

Sports Jason Kokrak has career-best 62, leads Byron Nelson by 5
Author: 0 Jason Kokrak has career-best 62, leads Byron Nelson by 5

Hahn tapped in to match Day's birdie at the 10th and slotted in a 15-footer at the next, before all three players dropped a shot at the par-four 12th. Kokrak went into the weekend with a five-stroke lead, the largest ever after 36 holes at the Nelson. Jutanugarn, defending the first of her five tour victories past year, had a 70 to also reach 4 under.

Author: 0 Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix ahead of Raikkonen

Ferrari , though, will surely take this as a big win. "When you see the guys singing the national anthem it's impossible not to get goosebumps". Red Bull driver Max Verstappen managed to finish in this Monaco GP, and in fifth to boot.

Sports Olynyk shows Celts the way past Wizards, into conference finals
Author: 0 Olynyk shows Celts the way past Wizards, into conference finals

Wall's go-ahead 3-pointer lifted him to 26 points with eight assists in Game 6 after shooting just 1-for-9 with three points in the first half. "We needed it", Olynyk said. If Wall and Beal are playing well, the rebounds and second chance opportunities the Washington big men are getting may give the Wizards the little extra they need.