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Sports Defending champion Garbine Muguruza advances at French Open
Author: 0 Defending champion Garbine Muguruza advances at French Open

Muguruza lost to Kontaveit at Stuttgart in April, although the Estonian is through to the second round of a Grand Slam for just the second time. But Kvitova declared her comeback mission a success despite visibly lacking match practise as Mattek-Sands chased her across the court, switching between baseline and net play.

Sports Harper, Strickland trade blows, Nationals beat Giants 3-0
Author: 0 Harper, Strickland trade blows, Nationals beat Giants 3-0

We've more for you. It didn't take long for the benches to clear and a brawl quickly broke out. But Monday's was different, a brawl between two men, one of whom held a grudge, the other of whom is not afraid of a tussle. Jayson Werth was one of the first players to get to Harper in the middle of the fray. But he did note that his early arrival probably wasn't a coincidence.

Author: 0 Anderson's no-hit bid ended by Ahmed in the eighth inning

OUR PREDICTION: The Diamondbacks are 13-3 in their last 16 games overall, are 4-1 in their last five road games, and are 5-2 in their last seven games versus National League Central opponents. The Tigers tied it 6-6 in the top of the eighth when Jose Iglesias doubled off reliever Luke Gregerson (2-1) to drive in Andrew Romine. The right-hander made his fourth quality start.

Author: 0 Nadal launches French Open title bid

Should he achieve his dream of a "decima" the 30-year-old would become the first man to win 10 titles at any single grand slam event. "The rest of the things I am happy with". Under a hot sun, Djokovic was in a joyful mood on the showcase Philippe Chatrier court. It was really a special moment for me on the court, an important moment of my career.

Sports Wenger signs new two year contract with Arsenal
Author: 0 Wenger signs new two year contract with Arsenal

Wenger's future has been up for debate for majority of the season, and wiyh this being the first season they've not qualified for the UCL in 20 years, fans called for a new manager. "If the support is not forthcoming, we stand ready to step in and do everything we can to deliver success on and off the field". There was a tired look and sound to Arsene Wenger throughout most of the past season that hinted at an Arsenal manager no longer capable of the dynamism needed to be the best.

Author: 0 LeBron James entering the NBA Finals as the underdog … again

They're better than when they beat each other for the 2015 and 2016 championships. The Cavaliers are defending champions after James sparked the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history, rallying Cleveland from 3-1 down to win last year's best-of-seven series in a dramatic winner-take-all showdown at Oakland, California.

Sports PK80 Bracket Reveal: Georgetown, Butler learn first-round opponents
Author: 0 PK80 Bracket Reveal: Georgetown, Butler learn first-round opponents

UT is expected to rebound from a disastrous 2016-17 campaign that ranked as the school's worst since 1983-84, and a scoring a couple of big wins in OR would certainly boost the Longhorns' NCAA tournament résumé. The Spartans would face either UConn or OR that day in either the winner's or loser's bracket. In the "Motion" bracket , fans will get to see Gonzaga, Duke, Ohio State, Texas, Butler , Stanford, Florida and Portland State".

Author: 0 Jason Roy reassured of England place despite poor form

Former Pakistan pace ace and reverse swing pioneer Waqar Younis believed that Pakistan's traditionally unpredictable nature makes them a unsafe proposition in this edition of the ICC Champions Trophy . "They have had ups and downs but ultimately they have played in the fashion that we have played as a team and they have been very important to that".

Sports All Blacks boss Steve Hansen questions Lions' tour schedule
Author: 0 All Blacks boss Steve Hansen questions Lions' tour schedule

Not to mention the six matches Warren Gatland's men have before stepping out in Auckland for the series opener and another against the Hurricanes prior to the second Test in Wellington. Thankfully for the All Blacks, and Mains' coaching aspirations, the ABs saw off the challenge of the Lions in the third and final test, winning 30-13.

Sports Juventus v Real Madrid Betting Tips
Author: 0 Juventus v Real Madrid Betting Tips

Bale has declared himself fit after recovering from a calf injury, but Isco has excelled while deputising for the Wales global as Madrid claimed their first LaLiga title in five years. It is a hard decision. "He was one of the best players at the start of the season", said Madrid midfielder Luka Modric. Yet, the fact most of the road to Cardiff has been travelled without an injured Bale this season and that there is little desire in Madrid for him to be rushed back to face ...

Author: 0 Petra Kvitova knocked out by American

Angelique Kerber , 6-2, . Venus Williams got off to a sluggish start but quickly found her range to beat Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 6-1 and reach the third round of the French Open. I'm happy with the game, of course, but I mean, it wasn't really about the game. "I think that's the most important (for my loss)", she said. Kvitova is set to face the victor of the match between America's Bethanie Mattek-Sand and Russian Evgeniya Rodina .

Author: 0 Ernie Els does right thing - penalizes himself 2 shots

He consulted with a European Tour rules official, who explained that Els and Els alone knew what the original lie was and whether or not he had adequately replaced it. He added: "Well, I'm hoping to win this week and then I'm in". "It's a tournament I really enjoy", said Rose, who was forced to miss the event previous year due to a back injury.

Author: 0 Browns top pick Myles Garrett not practicing

Garrett said he expected to be back at practice when he spoke last week. The Cleveland Browns are counting on improvement from 2016 first-round pick Corey Coleman to bolster a questionable group of wide receivers, but an unlikely injury is holding up his offseason progress.

Sports Piers Morgan Makes Brave Promise After Arsene Wenger Signs New Arsenal Deal
Author: 0 Piers Morgan Makes Brave Promise After Arsene Wenger Signs New Arsenal Deal

He and club owner Stan Kroenke (who also owns the Los Angeles Rams) have already made winning the Premier League title a priority as Arsenal will attempt to break a 13-year top-flight drought. Arsenal missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years and were thrashed 10-2 on aggregate by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16.

Sports Cavaliers end Celtics playoff run with win at the Garden
Author: 0 Cavaliers end Celtics playoff run with win at the Garden

Smith wrote. Deron Williams played 18 minutes after sustaining a shoulder "stinger" in Game 3. The Cleveland Cavaliers , fueled by another milestone night for LeBron James , powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors with a dominant 135-102 win over the Celtics in Boston on Thursday.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger has signed new deal: BBC report

Speculation over the Frenchman's future has been rife in recent months but despite a backdrop of supporter unrest, he has now committed to the club with a fresh deal that will extend his reign to nearly 23 years. The news that Wenger will stay ends a whole year of uncertainty that by the manager's own admission has damaged the team this season. Mohamed Elneny's team has just triumphed few days ago over Chelsea to win the FA Cup , with Wenger lifting the domestic cup for a record ...

Author: 0 Denver Post cuts ties with sportswriter over Indy 500 tweet

Sato is the first Asian driver to ever win the prestigious event held on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. Sato also spoke for the first time since Terry Frei , a veteran sports writer for The Denver Post , was sacked for posting on Twitter that he was "uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend".

Author: 0 Ernesto Valverde replaces Luis Enrique as Barca coach

Having coached an array of sides, including Olympiacos and La Liga clubs Espanyol , Villarreal and Valencia, Valverde joins after four years at Bilbao, leading them to a seventh-place finish in the league this season. Valverde spent two seasons as a player at Barca , winning the Cup Winners' Cup in 1989 and Copa del Rey in 1990. " It will be wonderful for me and I think for the players and the team too ", the Spaniard stated.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh struggles but holds off Predators in Game 1

Waddell, who had to sneak down into the lower bowl to get close enough to throw it, also told a local radio station that he removed the catfish's spine and ran it over several times with his truck to help "flatten" it before it was stuffed into his shorts.

Author: 0 By the numbers at the NBA Finals

And three of those clubs then lost the finals. No one's going to blame you for picking the Cavs or picking James to win Finals MVP regardless of outcome. Cleveland's Kevin Love ranks second after a 34-point first quarter against Portland on November 23, 2016. Key Matchup: Kevin Durant vs. LeBron James .

Author: 0 Kohli: Pakistan clash like any other game

During a game, when Kohli stood by the boundary line watching the game, a commentator said "You must be gutted to have missed out on this great competition" and Kohli immediately piped up "The priority is playing for India ". When we played the tournament the last time, we just wanted to enjoy ourselves as a young unit. As far as the mindset was concerned, it made me realise that I cannot do everything in every game.

Author: 0 Arsenal set to rubber-stamp new Arsène Wenger contract

With Arsenal 1-0 ahead halfway into the second half, Moses went down inside the Arsenal box close to Oxlade-Chamberlain but instead of awarding a spot-kick the referee showed the Chelsea wing-back a second yellow card for diving. The Gunners were fifth in the Premier League this season, the first time they have finished outside the top four since the Frenchman joined in 1996.

Sports Report details Texans WR Mumphery punishment at Michigan St
Author: 0 Report details Texans WR Mumphery punishment at Michigan St

The sexual misconduct violation stems from a incident in March of 2015, when Memphery allegedly sexually assaulted a female student in her dorm room; the victim reported the crime to campus authorities later that evening. MSU police requested third-degree sexual conduct charges, but assistant prosecutor Steve Kwasnik declined to press charges because the case could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, according to the police report.

Author: 0 Kerber crashes out of French Open

Makarovas take when informed of the history made by her victory? She will be left ruing her latest premature exit, particularly given that it comes at a major where there is no clear women's singles favourite with Serena Williams awaiting the arrival of her first child and Maria Sharapova controversially denied a wildcard by French Tennis Federation president (FFT) Bernard Giudicelli.

Sports Wenger agrees two-year contract with Arsenal
Author: 0 Wenger agrees two-year contract with Arsenal

Roy Hodgson wants the chance to succeed Sam Allardyce as Crystal Palace manager, according to The Sun . The main difference, of course, being that Ferguson was delivering Premier League titles until the very end of his tenure while Wenger has not topped the table in 13 years.

Author: 0 No. 1 Kerber out of French Open in 1st round

I maybe thought that, you know, I would cry when I step on the court , but I didn't today, which actually I was happy, because normally I can control my emotion on the court, so I'm happy that I kind of did it, as well, this time. “I think it doesnt really matter how I played, ” but I won, Kvitova said. She explained: "Yesterday I was thinking how everything will be, and I couldn't really imagine how that's going to be.

Author: 0 Petra Kvitova ousted in French Open second round

Yielding 0:2 with break, Les issued a stunning series of eight won games in a row. And the expectations are also from me really big because I know what I can do, what I did past year. She had surgery on her left hand - the one she plays tennis with - after the knife attack in the Czech Republic . The two-time Wimbledon champion's comeback at the French Open ended in the second round Wednesday in a close match against qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who recorded her best result at a ...

Author: 0 Trump says privately he will leave Paris climate agreement

Scientists predict that the exit could lead to an additional 3 billion tons of carbon dioxide annually, enough to ensure that the ice sheets and glaciers would melt faster and weather would become more extreme. But it came into force only after being ratified by 55 countries, which between them produce 55% of global carbon emissions. The model showed that, by the end of the century, the country will have contributed a 0.3° C (32.54° F) temperature rise.

Author: 0 Another Golden State Warriors-Cleveland Cavaliers Finals clash not bad for NBA

The Golden State Warriors are so flush with talent they can unseat the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals even if they are not firing on all cylinders, TV pundits said on Tuesday. The closest he could do was acknowledge the very big challenge posed by the All-Star-studded Warriors, packing a great wallop behind Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green .

Sports Texas A&M's Woodward says Coach Sumlin knows he has to win
Author: 0 Texas A&M's Woodward says Coach Sumlin knows he has to win

Woodward is wrapping up his first full year in Aggieland after being hired in January of 2016. Sumlin has a team that will, once again, have a new starting quarterback and has to replace No. Texas A&M was outscored 88-53 by SEC West rivals Alabama and LSU in 2016, and the Aggies would lose a bowl game for a second consecutive season under Sumlin.

Sports Bellerin admits Arsenal will miss Koscielny in FA Cup final
Author: 0 Bellerin admits Arsenal will miss Koscielny in FA Cup final

Wenger added: "We have to do our job, we are professionals and want to win". "Would it be a nice farewell? We have to find solutions and hopefully I can find those solutions". Speaking to the press ahead of the game against the Blues, Wenger confirmed the news surrounding his defensive stars. "It's not all about money, football ", he said .

Sports Wenger stays, signs two-year deal with Arsenal
Author: 0 Wenger stays, signs two-year deal with Arsenal

According to reports, the contract will be formally ratified at a board meeting today after Wenger was given assurances that any structural changes to the club will not affect his ability to make key decisions. "We already face a season in the Europa League - and things could get a lot worse before they start to get better". Arsenal's Wembley win against Chelsea gave them a third FA Cup in four seasons and made Wenger the first manager in history to have won the tournament seven ...

Author: 0 Predators hoping to advance to first-ever Stanley Cup Final

Rookie Freddie Gaudreau played his first ever National Hockey League playoff game on Saturday after Ryan Johansen and Fisher were both out with injuries. Wilson stepped up big in this game and his hard work paid off, coming up huge on the power play with a backhand that found a tiny hole, bounced off the post and in to tie the game with one of those "back-breaker" late period goals.

Author: 0 BBC report: Wenger has signed new deal

However, the Gunners finished the season on a high when they beat champions Chelsea in the FA Cup final to secure their third title in four years. He said following the FA Cup final success: "I just want to do well for this club and apart from that after that it is down to the board members am I the right man to take this club further and for me to decide if I'm the right man, that is it".

Author: 0 Cool Hand Lue: Cavs coach keeps NBA champs cool amid chaos

He'll play in his seventh straight NBA Finals starting June 1. This should be a championship round for the ages. SHOOTING GUARD: Klay Thompson vs. Deron Williams has played better for Cleveland than he has in years, and is hitting an absurd 50% of his triples in the playoffs. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr .

Author: 0 LeBron James Wants To Follow Michael Jordan Again Into NBA Ownership

Cleveland is second in point differential to Golden State (plus-16.3 compared to plus-13.6), and the Warriors are first in opponent field goal percentage with the Cavs third. So it's not easy, but he's obviously doing a good job. "There seems to be a theme when I'm out, I think the team is like 108-2". A year after losing to the Cavs in seven games, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr doesn't understand the perception around the series , either.

Sports LeBron James' California home vandalized, spray-painted with racial slur
Author: 0 LeBron James' California home vandalized, spray-painted with racial slur

Police were called to the residence early Wednesday morning, and by then, the epithet was no longer visible. Lebron James just had his home in Los Angeles defaced with N-word Graffiti. The slur had been covered up by the time officers arrived shortly after 6:45 a.m., the spokeswoman said. James' agent, Rich Paul, declined to comment.

Sports Manchester City sign off with romp past pitiful Watford
Author: 0 Manchester City sign off with romp past pitiful Watford

Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 16, 2017.

Sports New York Islanders name Scott Gomez an assistant coach
Author: 0 New York Islanders name Scott Gomez an assistant coach

Gomez had a 16-year National Hockey League career that began with the Devils , with whom he won the Calder Trophy in 2000 along with the first of two Stanley Cup championships. Over his career, Gomez compiled 756 points in 1,079 games with seven total teams. He had worked in the media following his playing career as an analyst on the NHL Network and, for one game last season, as a between-the-benches reporter for the Devils' radio broadcast.

Author: 0 PBT Podcast: NBA Finals preview with Dan Feldman

They flow much better when he is on the floor. LeBron and Kyrie Staying Aggressive: Cleveland is at their best when their two best players are in attack mode. With three-times National Basketball Association champion James in the best playoff form of his career and the Warriors on a revenge path, even the most casual fans may find it hard to turn away when the series begins on Thursday in Oakland.

Author: 0 Defending champions Djokovic, Muguruza make second round

Rafa has proved himself a champion again, when, with profound humility, he said, "No, I feel a very lucky person in what I do". Nadal, a 14-time Grand slam victor, will meet Dutchman Robin Haase in the second round. "During the second set, I was careful to hit at his forehand, but then my forehand crosscourt is my best shot, and I realised that I could use this type of shot, as well".

Author: 0 The Epic Cavs-Warriors Rivalry Is Rooted in Lucky Breaks. Really

Frye averaged 14.3 minutes, 8.9 points and 2.1 rebounds a game over the first two series of the postseason. Golden State hadn't won in 40 years. Last year, they did not have a one-on-one scorer. That the teams have split the last two Finals is largely due to the efforts of Curry and Irving. Both teams want to win the title this year in the worst way.

Author: 0 Huddersfield Town wins promotion to Premier League, Patrick Stewart celebrates

We've been fantastic all season, everyone in the club. Speaking to talkSPORT following the final defeat, Stam was asked whether he will still be at the Madejski Stadium next season. "It needs to strengthen you". He's able to decelerate when necessary or accelerate the game if you need it. "The good players do that". "I thank David, these guys (players), the backroom staff, people that have worked at the club for 30-odd years".

Author: 0 The top 10 players with the most consecutive NBA Finals appearances

But Lue, once a journeyman point guard who steered the Cavs to an National Basketball Association championship last season, has grown more accepting of his frontman role. But Golden State also has an elite player, Steph Curry, and an equally if not stronger supporting cast, led by the aforementioned Durant . "We just went out and did what we were supposed to do and took care of business".

Sports Muguruza not thinking about French Open title defence
Author: 0 Muguruza not thinking about French Open title defence

A tumble from the chair umpire eased the tension for a moment or two during what was a high quality second set and the standard remained high in the third, with Muguruza getting the break to lead 4-2 after putting Kontaveit on the back foot as she went on to complete a great escape.

Author: 0 Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal sweep into second round at French Open

The fourth-seeded Nadal played some brilliant shots but had to survive a minor scare in the second set on his way to a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 victory. The match marked the Serb's first contest under the tutelage of Andre Agassi and he confirmed that he is already benefiting from working alongside the eight-time Grand Slam victor.

Sports Major League Baseball suspends Harper 4 games, Strickland 6
Author: 0 Major League Baseball suspends Harper 4 games, Strickland 6

If he did have a problem with it, he could have talked with me during BP (batting practice) and say, 'I didn't like the way you went about it.' That's not human nature, I guess". Arrieta added that as long as a fight is fair, players should be allowed to engage without immediate interference. "I thought it was awesome", Arrieta said.

Author: 0 Jack Nicklaus: Tiger Woods 'needs our help'

He's been great for the game of golf and I think he needs all our help. Woods was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence and later released on his own recognizance. I expect more from myself too. But he's taking Vicodin? Will he ever play competitive golf again? In his most recent comment about his health, he wrote that the surgery had relieved awful pain and that he hadn't " felt this good in years ".