Author: 0 Djokovic starts new era with win over Granollers

It was the flawless way to mark his 50th successive Grand Slam appearance but there is still work to do for the world number two whose form has dropped off since he completed the career Grand Slam in Paris 12 months ago. Garbine Muguruza and Novak Djokovic will start the defense of their titles at the French Open on Monday. Agassi remained largely impassive throughout the two hours and 27 minutes of the contest, although he did get a surprise during the third set when Djokovic's former ...

Author: 0 French Open 2017: Nadal, Djoko ease past Round One

The heavy favourite for the title looked in imperious form as he steamed through the first set in under half an hour. He was tested - playing almost two-and-a-half hours - but also went through in straight sets on a hot, blustery day in southwest Paris .

Author: 0 LaVar Ball accepts Ice Cube's 4-point challenge

If you can't make this shot, you're not a big baller. Former UCLA guard Bryce Alford shares his perspective on LaVar Ball's outspoken nature during Lonzo Ball's time with Bruins. That being said, it's also not likely to hurt Lonzo Ball much. This needed a second take. LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball, a projected top pick in this year's National Basketball Association draft, reportedly turned down offers from multiple sports brand giants such as Nike, ...

Sports Family affair: Dillon brings iconic No. 3 to victory lane
Author: 0 Family affair: Dillon brings iconic No. 3 to victory lane

Dillon and his crew had a little fun celebrating on the infield grass afterward. We made a lot of changes and some of them working pretty good. It was the first victory for the No. Dangling in front of Johnson with two laps to go in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the possible victory was ripped away when fuel tank sputtered off Turn 2.

Sports Nicky Hayden, champion motorcycle racer, dies in Italy
Author: 0 Nicky Hayden, champion motorcycle racer, dies in Italy

He was taken to a nearby hospital, and then transferred to a larger hospital in Cesena where it was confirmed he was in an "extremely critical" condition with multiple traumatic injuries with subsequent brain damage. Doctors had placed the 2006 MotoGP champion, known as "The Kentucky Kid", into a medically induced coma. After switching to the World Superbike championship previous year, Hayden finished fifth overall.

Author: 0 Wenger, Arsenal agree to new two-year contract

Wenger is due to discuss his future with the club's board on Tuesday before making a decision whether to extend his current contract amid significant levels of opposition to his management from the fans. Despite losing the English FA Cup final to Arsenal , Chelsea's manager Antonio Conte has put up a defence of his Nigerian wing-back Victor Moses who was red-carded for simulation.

Author: 0 Angels' Mike Trout sprains thumb sliding into second; X-rays negative

Fortunately for Trout , there was no fracture found in his thumb. Angels center fielder Mike Trout left Sunday's 9-2 loss in the sixth inning after jamming his left thumb into second base in the fifth inning. Riddle hit his third home run and drove in three runs. The solo home run gave the 27-year-old slugger his 34th RBI of the season. Cashner (2-4) gave up one run in seven innings.

Sports Denver Post writer fired after expressing discomfort at Japanese Indy 500 victor
Author: 0 Denver Post writer fired after expressing discomfort at Japanese Indy 500 victor

But that prompted further criticisms, including from @buijules, who tweeted: "Maybe next time, include why you're apologizing... i.e". In 2004, he collected his only F1 podium at the U.S. However, in spite of the failure to finish, Alonso was stoic in his post-race press conference, expressing positivity about skipping F1's Monaco Grand Prix to come to Indianapolis in the first place.

Author: 0 Kerr Says His Status Is 'Up In The Air' For Game 1

The Warriors seem to be everyone's favorites to win this series and will open with fairly slim betting odds as well. James took just three shots in that fourth quarter and missed them all. Each has been picked at least four times . There's no way Durant will get held to those sort of numbers. LeBron averaged almost a triple-double while limiting Durant to only two assists per game.

Sports Penguins coach Mike Sullivan 1st to use challenge in Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 Penguins coach Mike Sullivan 1st to use challenge in Stanley Cup Final

Game 2 is Wednesday night. The Penguins got a break after it appeared that P.K. Subban gave Nashville a 1-0 lead at 7:13 of the first period on a shot from the top of the right circle. His goals-against average is 1.83 and his save percentage is.934. May. The Penguins have not had a shot on Pekke Rinne since scoring their third goal with 17 seconds remaining in the first period .

Sports Detroit Lions announce signings of Bozick, Asiata
Author: 0 Detroit Lions announce signings of Bozick, Asiata

The terms of Asiata's and Bozick's signings were not released. The 6-foot, 219-pounder saw his most extensive action when Peterson was suspended for most of the 2014 season, making a career-high nine starts and rushing for 570 yards and nine touchdowns.

Sports Warriors without coach for opener
Author: 0 Warriors without coach for opener

Just don't try to tell them that. "We're trying to repeat, which is so hard to do. He's a guy who brings it every single night, so now with the way the Finals went down a year ago if I were in his shoes, I would want the same thing". "I've played against four Hall of Famers as well, too, with Manu (Ginobili), Kawhi (Leonard), Tony (Parker) and Timmy D ( Tim Duncan ) on the same team", said James, occasionally sniffling as he continues to fight a cold.

Sports Danilo Gallinari: Report: Gallinari will decline player option
Author: 0 Danilo Gallinari: Report: Gallinari will decline player option

Gallinari is part of a free-agent forward class that includes the Clippers' Blake Griffin , Utah's Gordon Hayward and Atlanta's Paul Millsap . Gallinari has been plagued by injuries since being traded to Denver in the Carmelo Anthony deal during the 2010-2011 season.

Author: 0 Wenger agrees two-year contract extension at Arsenal

Wenger took over at Arsenal in 1996 and has since won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups - the latter a record for a single manager. Arsenal reiterated that timetable today, saying the outcome of talks will be announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Sports NBA Finals: Steve Kerr not ready to coach Warriors
Author: 0 NBA Finals: Steve Kerr not ready to coach Warriors

No team has gone unbeaten in a single postseason. We're a better Cavaliers team and they're a better Warriors team, what does that mean? "It's tough to say that we didn't expect it; we knew they'd be right there". The individual. Philanthropist. The man LeBron James is better still than the basketball player is hard to believe. But 32 points from LeBron in OKC turned the tide, and the rest felt quite smooth and natural en route to a 1st Finals MVP and National Basketball Association ...

Author: 0 Was Raikkonen sacrificed for Vettel?

You had to go back to July 2010 for the last time that Ferrari had enjoyed an one-two finish in a grand prix before yesterday in Monaco . "We have definitely got to improve our understanding of the auto and see if we can do a better job", said Hamilton , who is due at Mercedes' Northamptonshire factory on Thursday.

Sports Carr says no extension if not done before training camp
Author: 0 Carr says no extension if not done before training camp

I had to tell him today, 'Sorry I shouldn't have done that.' And he continues to just encourage me and say, 'That's why we're doing it now.' It's a great learning opportunity". "That should get going real soon, I hope, because once training camp hits, I'm all football". Trust me: If it's not done by training camp, we won't be talking about it.

Sports Vincenzo Montella extends his contract as AC Milan coach
Author: 0 Vincenzo Montella extends his contract as AC Milan coach

Vincenzo Montella has renewed his contract Milan until 2019. The announcement was made live on Facebook with Montella, Milan CEO Marco Fassone and sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli. Also Tuesday, Milan announced the signing of Argentine-born center back Mateo Musacchio from Villarreal. "I'm very grateful for the confidence and for being allowed to continue to coach Milan and aim for new goals and triumphs that will grace the history of this club", he said in an official club video.

Sports Giroud curbs Arsenal exit rumours by airing Premier League title target
Author: 0 Giroud curbs Arsenal exit rumours by airing Premier League title target

The Brazilian's stunning second half free-kick helped seal a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Sunday night, booking the Reds a spot in next season's Champions League with a fourth place Premier League finish. We fly to Australia (on Monday evening), we have a game, then fly back and the holiday starts for all of us. "I think Alex Ferguson came out yesterday and said exactly how I feel: 20 years of how he's managed the club, he shouldn't be discarded by the fact we haven't qualified for ...

Author: 0 No French Open Wild Card for Sharapova

Maria Sharapova has issued a defiant response to the French Tennis Federation's (FFT) decision to deny her entry to Roland Garros and claims nothing will stop her from realising her dreams. It drew a withering response from Sharapova, although the Canadian won when the pair met in Madrid earlier this month. Sharapova's return has not been well received by many of her fellow professionals.

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Author: 0 Pochettino: "We will keep the players that we want to keep"

The English striker is the highest goalscorer in the English Premier League this season with 26 strikes. I don't know how long he had an injury but he's still scored 26 goals. After collapsing in the final furlong last season, Tottenham have largely handled the pressures of the title race better this time. "Playing with the national team is always different but Harry is in very good form and we hope he keeps that same form for the next few games".

Author: 0 Illini football dismisses Zarrian Holcombe, Darta Lee and Howard Watkins

IL football players Zarrian Holcombe , Darta Lee and Howard Watkins , who are jailed on armed robbery and home invasion charges, were all officially dismissed from the team Wednesday. Though none of the three were projected starters for the upcoming season, all were considered potential starters down the road and added depth to a team that didn't have much to begin with.

Author: 0 Wenger gets two-year extension at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger signed a new two-year contract as Arsenal manager on Tuesday. Arsenal last won the Premier League title in 2003/04, and Wenger will now reportedly get two more years in order to add his fourth league title to his cabinet.

Author: 0 Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1: Courtois explains why Alexis Sanchez goal was wrong

Courtois asserted that the goal should have been disallowed as Sanchez had committed a handball and his fellow Arsenal forward Aaron Ramsey, who was interfering with play, was in an offside position. "At the end of the day everyone trusted me and supported me throughout the season and the manager gave me the opportunity". Arsenal became the most successful club in the 154-year FA Cup history after lifting the trophy for a record 13th time with a victory over recently crowned English ...

Author: 0 Wenger set for two more years at Arsenal

Arsenal are "further behind than Arsene Wenger thinks", says Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker. He has yet to announce publicly whether he will be in charge at the Emirates Stadium next season, but did admit his future would become clear following a pre-arranged meeting.

Sports Mbappe to consult Deschamps over future amid Madrid links
Author: 0 Mbappe to consult Deschamps over future amid Madrid links

The young striker is now away on worldwide duty ahead of France's fixtures against Paraguay, Sweden and England next month. But speaking at France training camp, he clarified that he was only speaking about Zidane's playing days. But there's plenty of time to think about all this. Reports suggest Madrid, as well as Chelsea and Manchester United are eyeing summer moves, but Mbappe insists he's fully focused on France's upcoming matches against Paraguay, Sweden and England.

Sports Orioles edge Yankees, snap seven-game losing streak
Author: 0 Orioles edge Yankees, snap seven-game losing streak

Darren O'Day pitches a flawless eighth inning against the Yankees on Monday. "They're going to be close ". The defense was turning double plays and catching all the balls in the air, so, it was a good day. "You feel like you've got a pretty good chance". SCHOOP'S BIG HIT: Second baseman Jonathan Schoop had a two-run double in the third that put the Orioles ahead, 3-1.

Sports Cavaliers-Warriors set for ultimate Finals rubber match
Author: 0 Cavaliers-Warriors set for ultimate Finals rubber match

Kerr, 51, traveled with the team for the final two games of the Western Conference Finals in San Antonio, the first time he joined the Warriors on the road since taking his indefinite leave on April 23. Unsurprisingly, the most expensive ticket for this year's NBA Finals is for Game 7 in Oakland, assuming such a game needs to be played (as soon as one team wins four games, the series is over).

Sports Arsene Wenger to sign new Arsenal deal on Wednesday
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger to sign new Arsenal deal on Wednesday

He added: "Look, this season, I think usually we have no sagas". Anti-Wenger banners were held aloft by Gunners fans in the closing stages of a 3-1 defeat at West Brom on 18 March, while in the first half two planes towed banners over the ground - one criticising the manager and the other supporting him.

Author: 0 World's Most Expensive Footballer, Pogba visits Mecca

The midfielder, dressed in white, is expected to adhere to the religious festival of Ramadan - which will see him fast until June 24. Pogba is reported to have visited Makkah at least once before, when he performed the Hajj. Manchester United stunned the footballing world last summer when they paid Juventus £89million to bring Pogba back to Old Trafford . The France global is taking some time off before returning for pre-season.

Author: 0 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 'set to sign new two-year deal'

Sanchez - who scored Arsenal's first goal in the Cup final - will be offered £275,000-a-week to remain at the club with Ozil set to pick up a £280,000-a-week if he agrees to stay on. Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League but managed to beat Chelsea in a surprisingly resilient and determined performance. Fans staged protest marches, flew planes over Arsenal matches trailing banners calling for Wenger to go and even stayed away in droves when the Gunners faces Sunderland in their ...

Author: 0 Langer leads halfway through Senior PGA on Trump course

In 2015 at French Lick he finished eight behind Colin Montgomerie, stumbling on the final day and a year earlier he couldn't come close to catching Monty's closing round 65 at Benton Harbor. Singh's birdie on the par-5 18th merely sliced the final margin.Langer shot a 4-under 68 on Sunday to ward off Singh, who kept up with him for most of the day.

Author: 0 Novak Djokovic wants to develop something special with coach Andre Agassi

It was his first game under new coach and 1999 French Open champion Agassi as the Serb world no 2, broken four times by the world no 77, looks to halt a wretched run of form since lifting the trophy in Paris a year ago. The 12-time Grand Slam champion was similarly efficient when the pair last met at Roland Garros in 2014 as he won 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. - The Spaniard has only ever been beaten twice at the tournament, against Robin Soderling in 2009 and Novak Djokovic in 2015.

Author: 0 Djokovic, Nadal, Muguruza ease into French Open 2nd round

Djokovic was speaking after booking his place in the second round of the French Open with a comfortable 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over Marcel Granollers at Roland Garros . "I know how to do this really", Nadal said. Trading baseline rallies, they exchanged breaks to leave the Frenchman leading 4-3. "Last year, I started to feel I had to change something", Djokovic told French sports daily L'Equipe.

Author: 0 Gary Neville opens up about Chelsea under Antonio Conte

Me and them have an unbelievable rapport - and we have for 22 years. I work hard in training, I try to give my best and I work with so many very good players; that's why we won the league two times . It enabled Chelsea fans and Terry's team-mates to show their appreciation for the skipper. "It's been football, football, football and I need to get away and be clear and know it's the right thing I'm doing.

Sports Celtics' 2013 trade with Nets pays off with No. 1 pick
Author: 0 Celtics' 2013 trade with Nets pays off with No. 1 pick

Knicks president Phil Jackson said after the lottery. "Kids are coming into this league". So eighth we'll live with. "Obviously we would have loved to move up, but this isn't a two- or three-player draft". "We have plenty of time to decide what to do, but I would imagine we'll make the pick", Grousbeck said. "And look what I leave behind for the Celts on my way out #1 pick", the now-retired Paul Pierce tweeted.

Author: 0 Penguins vs. Senators: Game 7 prediction

He'll make you pay for it". This goes without question, but Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin must show up Thursday night. Nevertheless, the first two meetings ended with 3 goals only. "When you're in the moment, you're just worrying about the next shift". "Really a lucky goal". In Game 6, he dominated, recording a game-high seven shots and 13 faceoff wins, giving him a 72.2 percent success rate at the dot.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Australia-Pakistan warm-up match washed out

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav started the proceedings in defence of 325. "If we want to repeat the result again, we have to be on top of our game in all departments because England is a very, very strong team", he added. Earlier I wanted Pakistan to win but now it is India . The highlights of the day for India were Dhawan-Karthik's form, Pandya's finishing skills and the pace battery's domination on consecutive matches.

Author: 0 Terry: I still haven't decided anything

It was an emotional weekend for Terry, who cleared his locker at the training ground, endured his final game as a Chelsea player from the bench and said farewell at the club's awards dinner. He leaves with another title under his belt, the fifth of a remarkable career that has also delivered five FA Cup wins, three League Cups, the Europa League and a Champions League crown.

Author: 0 Scott Dixon robbed at gunpoint in Taco Bell

The No. 18 will start from the back of the field after failing to make a qualifying attempt after Bourdais' frightening crash Saturday. After winning the Indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, Scott Dixon tried to relax.

Sports Del Potro wins 1st match at French Open since 2012
Author: 0 Del Potro wins 1st match at French Open since 2012

That summed up ninth seed Alexander Zverev after a dizzying 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 defeat by Fernando Verdasco . So when a player who lost at the French Open rebuffed his opponent's attempt at the ritual Tuesday, it became the talk of the tournament.

Sports Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for NBA Finals
Author: 0 Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for NBA Finals

What Lue and his staff ultimately come up with to defend the Warriors may ultimately decide who wins the title this year. The folks in Las Vegas may be skeptical of the Cavs' chances to repeat last year's stunning title victory. "They have a good thing going" is maybe the understatement of the year. With the salary cap steadily rising, Chicago would likely have to pay significantly more than that if they traded for say, Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley , who each hit free agency in the ...

Sports Warriors coach Steve Kerr 'surprised' Cavs are considered underdogs
Author: 0 Warriors coach Steve Kerr 'surprised' Cavs are considered underdogs

Every day he wakes up with new plans to become better as a human and as a player training in the basketball court continuously and working hard to achieve his goal. "It's just his level of calmness no matter what's going on", LeBron James said following practice. "I look at it as an owner for my fans". Durant , who previously faced James in the 2012 Finals with Oklahoma City, has taken a great team and elevated it to a almost unstoppable level.

Sports Isaiah Brown: 'Huddersfield Town promotion down to hard work'
Author: 0 Isaiah Brown: 'Huddersfield Town promotion down to hard work'

After helping Huddersfield secure promotion, Australia global Mooy, 26, will be aiming to take the next step in his career by playing in the Premier League next season. It's not the first time prices have dropped at the Kirklees Stadium. Reading needed to improve significantly and John Swift nearly gave them the ideal start to the second half when he raced onto George Evans' defense-splitting pass and drilled in a low strike that Danny Ward pushed away.

Sports Penguins Survive 37-Minute Shotless Drought To Beat Predators In Game 1
Author: 0 Penguins Survive 37-Minute Shotless Drought To Beat Predators In Game 1

Four victories against the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final would make Pittsburgh the first franchise to win back-to-back championships in almost 20 years and the first in the parity-driven salary cap era. "You know, I'd rather be up 1-0 and having my guys say we stole". I don't think anyone is going to ask us how we came out with wins at this time of year.