Author: 0 Top seed Angelique Kerber suffers shock exit

Germany's Angelique Kerber reacts during her first-round loss against Russia's Ekaterina Makarova at the French Open on Sunday. "The pressure is always there especially in the big tournaments and the Grand Slams", said Kerber, who won her first major at the Australian Open in 2016.

Author: 0 Royals boss reveals future ahead of play-off final

Sometimes when it is not working out it can be hard. "We have our holidays and after that we'll think about next season". "Of course you can feel it as players". Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle insisted his club had earned promotion "the right way" after overcoming Reading in a game reported to be worth as much as £290million if Town survive in the Premier League next season.

Author: 0 Seeded Kerber stunned in first round of French Open

The German failed to win a match in her last tournament - falling to unheralded Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit in the second round in Rome after being granted a first-round bye. Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Julia Boserup, of the U.S, in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Paris .

Sports Top seed Kerber suffers historic French Open defeat
Author: 0 Top seed Kerber suffers historic French Open defeat

The unseeded lefty is no stranger to recording big wins at Grand Slams. On Friday, Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza, the defending champions, were present to assist with the Roland Garros draw ceremony. Elsewhere on day one, Great Britain's Dan Evans, making his main draw debut at the French Open , claimed the first set against Tommy Robredo before struggling with the heat and losing in four.

Author: 0 Angels star Mike Trout jams left hand, leaves game at Miami

Fortunately for Trout , there was no fracture found in his thumb. Trout, a two-time American League MVP who leads the majors with 16 homers, sprained his left thumb in the fifth inning while stealing second base. Los Angeles totalled four hits, left the bases loaded in the third and fourth innings, and went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position. "And we need to come out and we need to do it again".

Author: 0 Cavs coach Lue says Celtics more hard to defend than Warriors

Finally, while a traditional NBA League Pass package is no longer available for purchase, there is NBA League Pass Audio. The Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to clinch the best-of-seven series 4-1. If that wasn't enough, he scored the final 14 points in the quarter and scored 19 points in the final 4:48 seconds. A championship win takes him off the list he headlines of current great players like Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony without a ring.

Sports Arsene Wenger's future to be decided later this week
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger's future to be decided later this week

Saturday's FA Cup triumph took Arsenal ahead of Manchester United as the most successful team in the history of the competition. "They played a good game", Courtois said after the game. Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal the lead in contentious fashion after only four minutes, when referee Antony Taylor overruled his assistant after he had flagged for offside against Aaron Ramsey .

Author: 0 Parthiv Patel slams fighting fifty for Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant

League leaders Mumbai Indians will be eager to avenge their double defeat against neighbours Rising Pune Supergiant in the league stage when the two teams lock horns in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday. Qualifier 1 is the only match in the playoffs that isn't do-or-die. All eyes will be on Pune's Rahane, Smith, and Unadkat - as both of them play well in front of team Mumbai .

Author: 0 LeBron James Likes Cavs' Chances in NBA Finals

June 26, 2003 - Is chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA's first round draft pick. "I'll take LeBron James , absolutely", Laimbeer said this month on " The Rematch " podcast. "Want the Warriors?" he said. "The best team in our league the last three years", James said of the Warriors. Fast forward to today and, amazingly, the Golden State community and diaspora not only survived the devastation but made it all the way back to where they were a year ago - top of the Western ...

Author: 0 Defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers aren't phased about 'underdog' label

But it all evaporated. Had he been given the chance, West said he would have taken the best player available, which is always his strategy. Here's hoping this NBA Finals is awesome. Like, am I the reason that they're not that good (laughs)? "We're just embracing that". "He's been the driving force, this entire playoff run, and all of us have just helped us along the way", Irving said.

Author: 0 Cavaliers embrace their role as underdogs

It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the matchup the Cavaliers and Warriors wanted as well. The win sets up a third consecutive match-up with Western Conference champion Golden State in the Finals. Lue knows how to squeeze the best out of his players when he needs them most, which is why the heavily favored Warriors can't afford to take anything for granted in the title decider.

Author: 0 Kevin Love Doesn't Understand the Concept of Underdogs, or He's Delusional

There's no touching the Warriors right now. A $100 bet on the Warriors would win $38.46; the same bet on the Cavaliers would win $220. The Cleveland Cavaliers completed their series against the Boston Celtics after the Cavs won Game 5 on Thursday night by the lopsided score of 132-102, but not before LeBron James made history.

Author: 0 Vettel wins in Monaco to extend his F1 lead

By contrast Hamilton, having cut the gap to Vettel to six with victory in Barcelona last time out, saw his chances of a big points haul on the tight streets of Monte Carlo severely limited by having to line up 13th on the grid. When he was asked directly if he thought Ferrari's strategy had cost him victory, he added: "I haven't seen what happened, I only know what happened when I was in the auto but I haven't seen the bigger piucture".

Sports Rodgers hails 'historic' Cup winners Celtic
Author: 0 Rodgers hails 'historic' Cup winners Celtic

McGregor and his teammates became only the fourth Celtic side to complete the treble when they defeated Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday. "They travel week in, week out, cheering everybody's name and they get right behind us". "Given the situation and the pressure on police and security resources, we know our supporters will fully understand these measures which have been taken".

Author: 0 Ramsey urges Wenger to extend contract at Arsenal

Wenger has been under a lot of criticism during the season, and after 21 years at the club, many vocal Arsenal supporters believe it is time for a change. Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? The Arsenal board meets on Tuesday in the United Kingdom and the fans are likely to know one way or another whether the most successful manager in the club's history will stay put, work alongside a technical director or in fact become technical director ...

Author: 0 Ranking LeBron James Top 5 Finals Moments

Thomas aggravated a right hip injury in the second game of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers and missed the rest of the series . "It's a tribute to what I've been able to do with this game". But there's no denying that his accolades are putting him in the orbit of Jordan, his boyhood idol.

Author: 0 CT17: Bangladesh set mammoth total vs Pakistan in warm up match

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza is convinced that his team can take its form of the past two years on to one of the sport's greatest stage as it gears up for the ICC Champions Trophy beginning on June 1 in England and Wales . "This tournament is going to be very hard for us and we know that". "Once you're playing for your country, you always have some pressure". They come to England with a different mindset, the prospect of global success on its mind in the quest for a first ...

Sports MOTORSPORTS: Sato steals the show at Indy 500
Author: 0 MOTORSPORTS: Sato steals the show at Indy 500

Alexander Rossi leads Fernando Alonso , of Spain, into the first turn during the running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway , Sunday, May 28, 2017 , in Indianapolis . "It just didn't suck in". He was not that strong at all at the Indy 500 , and he was unable to come away with a great finish, finishing in 13th place .

Sports Pedroia exits game early with wrist sprain
Author: 0 Pedroia exits game early with wrist sprain

Pedroia stayed in the game to play defense in the bottom of the first, but was replaced by Josh Rutledge in the second. Abreu slid foot first and Pedroia tumbled over him, landing awkwardly on his left wrist as he fell forward. The team is expected to provide more clarity on the extent of Pedroia's injury prior to Tuesday's contest, but he should be viewed as day-to-day for the time being.

Author: 0 FA Cup final: Wenger will stay at Arsenal - Ramsey

A ideal way to say goodbye? Welbeck said: " The manager is his own man and he makes his own decision and the board will make the right decision.You can't read him". The long-running saga that has been Arsene Wenger's future at Arsenal finally looks to be entering its final chapter, with the Gunners boss revealing after his side's FA Cup final victory over Chelsea the exact time he will disclose what he's to do next.

Sports Arsene Wenger hails Arsenal's 'spectacular' FA Cup triumph
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger hails Arsenal's 'spectacular' FA Cup triumph

Wenger's current contract is nearing its conclusion, with a decision on his future set to be announced next week following a board meeting. "They showed strength and unity and played spectacular football today". Asked whether the memory of a punishing loss might have a negative impact on Chelsea's Premier League defence, Conte was quick to point towards the paucity of the situation he inherited at Stamford Bridge less than a year ago.

Sports Rowney and Pens advance to Stanley Cup finals
Author: 0 Rowney and Pens advance to Stanley Cup finals

However, the Predators have regularly paid out as underdogs in these playoffs, going 4-2 while sporting positive odds according to the OddsShark NHL Database , halting a 10-game run during which they claimed an upset win on just three occasions.

Author: 0 Warriors, Cavs to square off in third straight NBA Finals

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas , left, and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James speak after Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals , on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Boston . "I'm going to be honest", James told reporters in Boston on Thursday. "King" James surpassed National Basketball Association icon Michael Jordan as the league's all-time leading playoff scorer.

Sports AC Milan loses 2-1 at Cagliari in Serie A finale
Author: 0 AC Milan loses 2-1 at Cagliari in Serie A finale

Having broken into the Milan team during the 2015/16 season, Donnarumma is now firmly established as the club's first-choice goalkeeper and produced some excellent displays this campaign, making an average of 3.14 saves per goal conceded and having an average claim success rate of 97%.

Sports Fabregas unhappy at FA Cup snub
Author: 0 Fabregas unhappy at FA Cup snub

Arsene Wenger insists he will head into Tuesday's board meeting to discuss his Arsenal future perfectly equipped with all he needs to secure a new contract - namely a replay of Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup final win over 10-man Chelsea . Iwobi who was an unused substitute in the game joined in the on-pitch celebration after the FA Cup trophy presentation. It's the board who has to decide who will lead the club in the future.

Sports Takuma Sato Becomes First Japanese to Win the Indy 500
Author: 0 Takuma Sato Becomes First Japanese to Win the Indy 500

Takuma Sato , a journeyman driver , became the first Japanese victor of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday when he held off three-time champion Helio Castroneves in a 230-mph wheel-rubbing duel to the finish. Castroneves had passed Chilton with seven laps to go to move into first place, and it looked like victory was in his grasp, but Sato was relentless in his effort to get to the lead, and he did not fail when he had the opportunity.

Author: 0 Antoine Griezmann to Man Utd up to Ed Woodward - Mourinho

In the 48th minute of the second half, Hanif Machitorian scored a lovely the current season of Europa league it was 6th score out of 11 matches by Machitorian. Play the video at the top of the page as Mourinho discusses his holiday from football, rumours Manchester United want to sign Antoine Griezmann, and Monaco.

Author: 0 Alonso Says He 'Didn't Miss Monaco,' Enjoys Some Post-Race Milk Anyway

How else to explain the last two Indy 500 winners - Sato and Alexander Rossi - only have a combined three career victories, with two of them in the biggest race in the world. "I have to thank to the Michael for that". After starting 19th, the Penske Racing driver moved smoothly through the field and got good track position after his team put him on a different pit strategy.

Sports Mertesacker returns to inspire Arsenal's Cup glory
Author: 0 Mertesacker returns to inspire Arsenal's Cup glory

Conte said the second-half sending off of wing-back Victor Moses , after he received a second yellow card from Taylor for diving, was another turning point in the match although he did not know whether there had been contact between Moses and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Sports Reporter Out At Denver Post After 'Unacceptable' Tweet About Indy 500 victor
Author: 0 Reporter Out At Denver Post After 'Unacceptable' Tweet About Indy 500 victor

Terry Frei , a sports reporter for the Denver Post , fired off a questionable tweet shortly after Japanese race vehicle driver Takuma Sato hailed victory in the illustrious Indy 500 over the weekend. The Denver Post apologized as well, saying on Twitter that Frei's words do "not reflect the standards and values of our organization" and that the paper will not comment further at this time as the incident is being treated as a "personnel issue".

Sports Takuma Sato Wins 101st Indianapolis 500
Author: 0 Takuma Sato Wins 101st Indianapolis 500

It was the first attempt at the historic race by Alonso , the two-time Formula One world champion. He took the lead on lap 37 and was near the front for much of the race. "Today, (it) was not possible". "Anyway, was a great experience, the last two weeks". "If I come back here, at least I know how everything is", Alonso said.

Author: 0 Tyronn Lue Says Celtics Offense Harder To Defend Than Warriors

Cleveland, stunned by Boston in Game 3 after romping two blowout wins in the opening two games of the Eastern Conference series, looked to be heading for another shock as the Celtics dominated the first half. Kevin Love has been playing much more comfortably in his role this season in Cleveland and his play has shown that, but most recently he's been playing at a level similar to his time in Minnesota that saw him make the All-Star game three times.

Author: 0 How to watch Celtics vs. Cavs Game 4

In fact, it's probably larger than anyone thought it was going into the lopsided series that saw LeBron James and Kyrie Irving dominate as though they were superheroes against the mere mortals wearing Celtics' uniforms. "Because I think we saw it first hand, especially in these home games". So I'd never believed I could beat Mike. "That's all I can give you right now, because I'm happy and I don't want to be stressed".

Sports Djokovic eases into 2nd round at French Open
Author: 0 Djokovic eases into 2nd round at French Open

Djokovic , who completed a career Grand Slam in Paris a year ago but has been struggling with form and confidence since, was watched by new coach Andre Agassi as he begins his bid to become the first man in the Open era - and only the third in history - to win each of the Grand Slams twice.

Author: 0 England beat South Africa by 72 runs in first ODI

England captain Eoin Morgan is unsure of the extent of Ben Stokes' knee injury but says "a couple of days with ice on it will do him good". But soon after he'd deposited Parnell into the stands with a huge six he chased a wide loosener from Andile Phehlukwayo and nicked behind for 61.

Author: 0 Yuvraj, Rohit to miss warm-up tie against New Zealand

While Yuvraj is suffering from a viral fever and has "no major health concerns" , Rohit will join the team in England today. The first of the two matches will be played against New Zealand on Sunday. The Black Caps, led by Kane Williamson , have a good mix of players- both experienced and young blood- who will look to gain confidence from the match against India.

Author: 0 South Africa's Rabada and Parnell dismiss England for 153

The horror outing could have been worst if Jonny Bairstow wouldn't have chipped in with a gritty fifty. South Africa brought Morne Morkel into their lineup for the first time in the series with Wayne Parnell and JP Duminy also returning.

Author: 0 Rooney considering Man Utd future and Everton return

Manchester United's Paul Pogba took a step towards helping repay his world record transfer fee with the opening goal in their Europa League win over Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday which gave them a place in next season's lucrative Champions League .

Author: 0 Warriors 'too stressful' for LeBron James to discuss Finals rematch

It's tough for me to say that is the case. "They cause a lot of stress, and I'll get to that point when we start to prepare for them". That didn't happen, and not only did no one on the Celtics step up, but instead it was the Cavs who got a surprise performance, as Deron Williams came off the bench to fire in 14 points in the first half, giving Cleveland a big boost as they jumped out to a 75-57 lead.

Author: 0 French Open 2017: Makarova shock for Kerber

Kerber spoke of her confidence issues during the clay tune-up season, and that was never more manifest than Sunday, when the German, who won two Grand Slam titles a season ago, fell in just 1 hour, 22 minutes. I mean, the pressure is always there. "Of course I'm disappointed that the clay court season was not so good". Leading 5-2 into her service, Makarova sealed the victory with a powerful forehand to deny Kerber's quest for the Suzanne Lenglen trophy.

Author: 0 Ferrari didn't orchestrate Vettel win - Wolff

Sebastian Vettel beat Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen to victory and extended his lead over Hamilton to 25 points in the Formula 1 world championship. There might be some things along the way positioning wise which, at some stage, become valuable, but - who knows? - it might go the other way and I might need to give Valtteri the upper hand.

Author: 0 No-name Penguins defense faces unheralded Predators centers

Nashville allows the fewest goals per game. These guys are skilled and hard to play against. Nashville's Fisher (0), Sissons (10), Calle Jarnkrok (3) and Vernon Fiddler (2) have accrued 15. He was icy-cool during the Game 7 overtime periods versus Ottawa. But with the injuries on defense, the Penguins have redefined the phrase 'defense by committee.' Players, coaches and general managers from both clubs patiently, and at times light-heartedly, provided answers for the swarms of reporters ...

Author: 0 Celtics' Jaylen Brown (hip) questionable for Game 5

James scored 35 points and added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals, and Kyrie Irving posted 24 points and seven assists to power the Cavaliers to a 135-102 blowout of the Boston Celtics in Game 5 to clinch the Eastern Conference title on Thursday night.

Sports Gay player wants Margaret Court stripped of Aussie stadium title
Author: 0 Gay player wants Margaret Court stripped of Aussie stadium title

And one of the twitterati Phil Branagan, made an interesting point: "Using the same logic, Ms Court will surely understand if one was to boycott the stadium named in her honour due to her social intolerance". Mr Barr said Ms Court was free to hold and express her conservative views but said "equally, those of us who disagree are free to express our views".

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo better than Lionel Messi this season, says Brazilian legend Ronaldo
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo better than Lionel Messi this season, says Brazilian legend Ronaldo

Ronaldo has enjoyed yet another stellar campaign, scoring 25 top-flight goals to help Madrid to their first LaLiga title since 2012, while surpassing 100 Champions League strikes en route to the final against Juventus. They are people that want to be better every day. "I would never choose between them". The Spanish midfield sensation has two goals and two assists in 31 appearances with Betis and has imposed himself as one of the most promising La Liga midfielders and the interest ...

Sports Golden State NBA's first 'threematch'
Author: 0 Golden State NBA's first 'threematch'

There are a handful of superstars who can drag their teams to the finals . James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have been dominant this postseason, going 12-1 to advance to the Finals , sweeping their first two opponents. And by average win margin, it also ranked among the least competitive playoffs ever. Two series went five games and five series went four games .