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Author: 0 French Open 2017: Top seed Kerber crashes out in opening round

The German's defeat ensured she became the first top seed in French Open history to lose in the opening round at Roland Garros. Kerber lost convincingly to Ekaterina Makarova , 6-2, 6-2 and is now out of the French Open . The 27-year-old had to undergo a four-hour operation to fix tendons and nerves in her left hand after sustaining knife wounds from an attacker at her home in Prostejov , Czech Republic, on December 20.

Author: 0 Coach Steve Kerr possible to return in NBA Finals, sources say

Getting ready for Game 1 had already become a more daunting task with what happened. Then the Cavs got their revenge a year ago when they rallied back to claim their city's first major team championship since 1964 with a Game 7 win in Oakland.

Author: 0 Tiger Woods: Medicine not alcohol led to DUI arrest

Woods failed his sobriety test but blew 0.0 on a Breathalyzer, later explaining an " unexpected reaction " to prescription medicine he had taken following back surgery five weeks ago. Fellow Australian Jason Day said his first reaction was one of relief that close friend Woods wasn't injured. "It has to be a controlled substance".

Sports Arsene Wenger signs two-year deal to stay at Arsenal
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger signs two-year deal to stay at Arsenal

Morgan also hit out at Wenger's supporters, adding: "To all Arsenal fans who've enabled Wenger's new deal with your simpering acceptance of mediocrity... While Wenger has been under intense public and media pressure this season, Petit said that the players had got off lightly and that Wenger should make sure they are always working as hard as they did in the cup final.

Author: 0 Previewing the NBA Finals with BangTheBook Radio

That's why this Finals was scheduled from the time Cleveland and Golden State ended a year ago and will be again as soon as the confetti stops falling after the next five games. But the Warriors' Draymond Green is even more versatile. He can score, defend and rebound. Wednesday, June 7: Golden State at Cleveland , 9 p.m.

Author: 0 Danny Lee shoots 64 for share of Colonial lead

Rahm had five birdies and five bogeys on his scorecard in round three. Simpson and Piercy carded 66s and Kisner signed for a 67. Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell is alone in ninth, two shots adrift. "I let Damon down today". Thus, the player who makes the quickest adjustment might very well have the advantage Sunday. "I felt those (competitive) nerves and I was just a couple of lipouts away from having a chance".

Author: 0 Predators fan has charges dropped after throwing catfish on ice

Some goals, like the ones Jake Guentzel and Scott Wilson somehow eked through Rinne's wickets, have just been frankly hard to explain for the goaltender that the Predators say has been their MVP. Subban. Skating one-on-one against Olli Maata, the Predators rookie turned Maata inside out on a deke and then cut towards the net and went upstairs on goalie Matt Murray.

Author: 0 Where to Watch Stanley Cup online

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel (59) celebrates his second goal of the ngiht against the Nashville Predators with teammates Scott Wilson, left, and Conor Sheary , center, during the third period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey. Pittsburgh was outshot throughout the first two rounds of the playoffs. But he scored the victor on Monday and moved up from the fourth line in Game 2 to play with Crosby, after responding to a conversation with coach Mike Sullivan.

Sports Emil Forsberg: Arsenal and Liverpool transfer boost as winger's agent speaks out
Author: 0 Emil Forsberg: Arsenal and Liverpool transfer boost as winger's agent speaks out

German champions Bayen are also said to be keeping tabs on Forsberg's situation but it's likely to take a huge deal in order to prize him away from the Red Bull Arena as he's contracted to the club until 2022. Of course, you know RB want to keep Emil, you need to constantly make sure to make Emil satisfied. With Leipzig being backed by the financial might of Red Bull, any offer to take Forsberg away from the club will likely have to be considerably higher than the 30-35 million Euro now on ...

Author: 0 Guentzel shines again as Pens surge to Game Two win

He got a long rebound of a shot by Bryan Rust and took advantage of an open quarter of the net to make it 2-1. Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray stopped 37 of 38 Nashville shots. The Penguins beat Rinne four times on just 11 shots in Game 1 and scored four goals on 25 shots Wednesday for their 2-0 series lead. They did it to Vezina Trophy favorite Sergei Bobrovsky in the first round.

Author: 0 Danny Ainge: 'handful of teams' Inquired on No. 1 Pick

The Celtics are going to be one of the deepest teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for years to come due to their treasure trove of assets. The Celtics should give up both of their Nets picks, including the #1, Jae Crowder , and some other piece to get Davis in green. They could also trade down in this draft to draft a center who they can build and in 2-3 years be a top center in the league.

Sports Isco, Bale may appear in Champions League final, says Zidane
Author: 0 Isco, Bale may appear in Champions League final, says Zidane

Ronaldo has scored 10 of them , and two more in the final would see him move above Barcelona's Lionel Messi to top this season's Champions League scoring chart. "It's been a very hard season for me", the 27-year-old Bale said. Gareth Bale fought through the pain, obliged to take pills to get him through training and matches, but he concedes that the Champions League final in his home city might still have come to soon for him to start.

Sports Chelsea star wants Mourinho reunion at Man United
Author: 0 Chelsea star wants Mourinho reunion at Man United

Bakayoko has been an integral member of the Monaco's set-up this season, helping them clinch the Ligue 1 championship in addition to a strong showing in the campaigns Champions League, managing to reach the semi-finals. . This could well be a ploy by Chelsea to bring in suitors for Matic. This would see him pair up alongside fellow Frenchman N'Golo Kante. Reports in France over recent hours confirm that Antonio Conte's new contract at Chelsea will have to be signed, sealed and delivered, ...

Author: 0 Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals

Lately, Curry and Durant have engaged in intense shooting competitions to stay sharp and have a little fun at the same time as the Warriors wait once more. The Warriors are a powerhouse, but the Cavs are 12-1 in the playoffs and give themselves a shot no matter who else does. Not surprisingly we came up with different answers.

Sports Dazed golf great Tiger Woods struggles to walk in police arrest video
Author: 0 Dazed golf great Tiger Woods struggles to walk in police arrest video

Later Woods tells another officer he is in Los Angeles and was heading to Orange County. The officer then asks: "Are you alright" before telling him he can do the test with his shoes off, seeing as he was struggling to tie his shoes. "I expect more from myself too", Woods said. A breath test registered a blood alcohol level of 0.00 percent. He said his disorientated condition was caused by an unexpected reaction to medication he was taking, following surgery on his back.

Sports Barcelona should have won La Liga instead of Real Madrid - ex-striker
Author: 0 Barcelona should have won La Liga instead of Real Madrid - ex-striker

He paced himself to arrive at the final stretch at his best, and it showed with key performances both in the Champions League and the Spanish league. Basking in Real's first league title since 2012, Ronaldo wasted no time in sitting down his critics in brutal fashion. "Happy? It may not seem like I am, but on the inside I'm very happy", Zidane said after the game.

Sports Tottenham fans won't be impressed with flop slating Pochettino, demanding answers
Author: 0 Tottenham fans won't be impressed with flop slating Pochettino, demanding answers

Sissoko has nevertheless been called up for France's friendlies against Paraguay and England next month. " We'll analyse everything and try to make the best choice ". "There was a misunderstanding between us, it settled". They know I am no longer a kid: I am 27 and I need to get to the World Cup. We will see if there are offers, but Ligue 1 is attractive.

Sports Police dashboard video shows disoriented Woods
Author: 0 Police dashboard video shows disoriented Woods

One of the reports said Woods had to be awakened and that his speech was slow and slurred but that he was "cooperative". In a separate dashcam video, when police first arrived on the scene, Woods' vehicle is stopped with its right turn signal on and mostly still in the right lane of the three-lane parkway.

Author: 0 LeBron James: "Racism will always be a part of...America"

After Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was the target of racial slurs while playing against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, James said , "Racism, we know, exists". Los Angeles Police Department Officer Aeron Jefferson reveals the slur had already been covered up by the time cops arrived to inspect the damage.

Sports Atletico Madrid lose CAS appeal against FIFA transfer ban
Author: 0 Atletico Madrid lose CAS appeal against FIFA transfer ban

Furthermore, the club Atlético de Madrid has been given a period of 90 days in which to regularise the situation of all minor players concerned. The club also appeared to reference the case of neighbours Real, with the recently crowned Spanish champions able to sign players once again this summer after serving their reduced ban during the January transfer window.

Sports Charges against Predators fan who threw catfish withdrawn
Author: 0 Charges against Predators fan who threw catfish withdrawn

Waddell also staked out PPG Paints Arena , trying to find the ideal spot to toss the fish. The Pittsburgh Penguins rarely tested the hottest goaltender in the playoffs in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against Nashville. The gulf actually stretched 37 minutes in all, which sounds like a ideal way for the opponent to win. Scott Wilson (3:13) and Evgeni Malkin (3:28) followed with goals to chase starting goalie Pekka Rinne .

Author: 0 LeBron James' LA home vandalized with racial slur

Golden State Warriors' JaVale McGee dribbles during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Durant took his former Oklahoma City Thunder team to the NBA Finals in 2012, where they fell in five games to a Miami Heat squad that featured current Cavaliers forward LeBron James .

Author: 0 Arsenal to stick with Wenger

Wenger, 67, is set to sign a new two-year deal to extend his stay at Arsenal until 2019, with an official announcement expected from the club on 31 May. "We live in a very competitive world where you need the support of the owner as well. We have played some games in a hostile environment and I never accept that".

Sports Penguins, Predators tied 1-1 after 2 in Game 2
Author: 0 Penguins, Predators tied 1-1 after 2 in Game 2

Rinne gave up four goals on 25 shots and was outclassed again by Matt Murray , who stopped 37-of-38 shots. The last team to lead 2-0 and take home the Stanley Cup? "As a goalie, it's important that you feel good going into the night". Those five goals are more than every Nashville forward has except for Filip Forsberg and Colton Sissons. But the biggest takeaway on this night was that the Penguins are the most explosive team in hockey, at times breathtaking with their quick-strike ...

Author: 0 Third time should be charming for Cavaliers or Warriors

The Warriors, by virtue of having compiled the best record in the league during the regular season, will host Game 1. Rarely does a best-on-best match up actually come to fruition at the final stage of a professional season. Basketball fans were fortunate to get this matchup. He plays, his team wins, he gets enough fame and more than enough money; all seems pretty right in his world.

Author: 0 Durant gets chance to follow LeBron's path to title

Fox Sports predicted that in the National Basketball Association 2017 Finals there will be plenty of moments between LeBron James and Kevin Durant . Even though they have numerous same key players as the last two years, it is a bit hard for anyone other than hard-core Warrior fans to root for a Death Star.

Author: 0 Billy Horschel beats Jason Day in Byron Nelson playoff

Because of early morning rain that delayed the start Sunday, threesomes were used instead of the usual weekend twosomes. Hahn, 35, made sure to throw one final punch at the leaders. Leishman lost an average of nearly a shot and a half per day to the field on the greens but still finished T13 at 6-under for the week. Hahn, who damaged his playoff chances with three consecutive bogeys at Nos.

Author: 0 Wenger to accept two-year deal at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger is out of contract at Arsenal , but believes he is still the right man for the job as the board prepares for the big decision on Tuesday. It is 13 years since Wenger's "Invincibles" won the last of his three Premier League titles, a golden period when the bond between the Arsenal manager and his supporters seemed unbreakable.

Author: 0 RugbyL: NSW rock Queensland with big win in Origin opener

Now looking to make the win go their way, the Blues are going to take the field tonight with a line-up that for the first time is deemed as a much stronger outfit than the ones before. Jarryd Hayne rounded out the try-scoring in his first Origin appearance since 2014. "You just want them to referee the same they do in the NRL, that's all we've asked".

Sports Blues come of age in thumping Origin win
Author: 0 Blues come of age in thumping Origin win

Pearce, in particular, won't have brushed off his critics entirely, with some poor kick options during his time on the field. When the Maroons are at their best, their game is often described as clinical or surgical. "I didn't make any real errors, defensively I was really happy with it". Walters, how had teared up at the press conference to announce the team and that Slater had been overlooked, said they wouldn't be making any rash decisions.

Author: 0 Denver newspaper fires sportswriter after racially insensitive tweet about Indy 500 victor

Takuma Sato , center, the 2017 Indianapolis 500 victor, watches his photos projected on the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square after ringing the opening bell, in New York, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. He had one previous victory, the 2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, and had developed a reputation for crashing. Sato started fourth in the Indy 500's 33-car field.

Author: 0 Sports With Littlefield: LeBron James Takes on Michael Jordan's Legacy08:34

In doing so, the Cavs could switch pick and rolls more frequently, putting the much bigger James on Stephen Curry . But you've got to enjoy everything, man. "Any time someone beats you, you'd love to play them", Green said. Forward Draymond Green is whatever the Warriors need. The Dubs had to rally from a 3-1 series deficit in the Western Conference Finals against Kevin Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder .

Author: 0 Cavs-Warriors meet in a trilogy

Those that didn't truly missed something special. This is the first time in NBA history that the same two teams are in three consecutive NBA Finals. Spurs fans believe that a healthy Spurs teams would have beaten any team that came out of the East. Cavs center Tristan Thompson is better than the Warriors combo in the middle of Zaza Pachulia and JaVale Magee.

Author: 0 Penguins offense on alert after 'bizarre' win

By then the game resembled a WWE Smackdown, not a Stanley Cup Final game. "Play the game the right way, winning puck battles on the wall and playing with what the game gives you". That was on full display in the third period when the Pens scored three goals in the first 3:28, sucking the life out of the Predators on the way to a 4-1 win in a game that was tied 1-1 after two.

Author: 0 Catfish watch is on for Game 2 of Cup Final

He has found his touch at the right time for Pittsburgh , which leads the Final 1-0. Unlike Rinne, Murray was stellar in Game 2 with 37 saves on 38 shots. Even if Hagelin doesn't add much offensively, he's an important cog to the Pittsburgh penalty kill, which all the sudden needs mending after Monday .

Author: 0 Penguins score three quick goals to start third in Game 2 win

Nashville Predators' Craig Smith (15) jokes with teammate Brad Hunt during NHL hockey practice before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh , Wednesday, May 31, 2017 . They weren't just like highlight reel-goals, but he's scoring in the dirty areas and stuff. It hasn't been easy against Pittsburgh . Murray, who had the crowed chanting his name after stretching out to rob Filip Forsberg of a sure-fire goal, redeemed himself as the game wore on.

Author: 0 Government says 'No' to bilateral cricket with Pakistan

Najam Sethi is in line to become the new Pakistan Cricket Board chairman after a unanimous decision was made at their Annual General Meeting to elect him for the position. "I will try to watch India-Pakistan on Sunday from Kashmir", the 32-year old, who played for Kings XI Punjab in the just-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL), said.

Author: 0 The last, and quite likely worst, 'Keys to the NBA Finals'

Russillo: Lonzo Ball is specialBruschi: Cowboys coaches shouldn't "get cute" with offenseTristan Thompson doesn't need game plan to excelR. I think we can all agree that last year's NBA Finals was one of the best sports things to ever happen, and that it would be maximally good if the same thing-by "same thing" I mean LeBron and the Cavs banishing the Warriors to hell-happened again this year.

Author: 0 Who Are Celtics Fans Rooting For In The NBA Finals?

Curry and Durant have won the past three regular season MVP awards, and Thompson is one of the best two-way players in the National Basketball Association. "I think we have to also look at it now that he's not the best player on either team". According to TicketIQ , the average price for the Cavaliers over the first 3 rounds was $188, a 29 percent decrease from 2016 ($265) and a 40 percent decrease from 2015 ($314).

Author: 0 How the Boston Celtics can survive Game 5

After an uneven performance - from a scoring perspective - in the first three games against the Raptors in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Irving took over in the fourth quarter of Game 4, attacking the defense off the bounce. Irving was moving around and putting up shots during the Cavs' morning shootaround. Cleveland jumped to a quick 14-5 lead and were up by 43-27 after the first quarter - posting a franchise record for points in a quarter of a playoff game.

Author: 0 We're getting better too: Bangla captain

India , who are the defending champions , will begin their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston on Sunday. Despite qualifying for the tournament ahead of reigning World T20 champions West Indies by virtue of a better ICC ODI ranking, the Mashrafe Mortaza-led side is expected to find the going hard having been grouped alongside Australia and New Zealand apart from Eoin Morgan's side.

Author: 0 Thousands pack streets of Huddersfield to celebrate promotion

This is a big, big achievement and I am so so happy for my players, my group, the whole town who helped Huddersfield take these steps forward. "I am happy for everyone who has helped us make this big, big achievement, and especially for the chairman who has backed almost all of my ideas - even when they seemed ridiculous", added the 45-year-old.

Sports Arsene Wenger Drops Major Hint About His Arsenal Future
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger Drops Major Hint About His Arsenal Future

The long-standing uncertainty over Wenger's future at the club led to planes carrying anti-Wenger slogans, boycotts of home games and signs and banners being displayed inside stadiums during away games. Coquelin said: "I think it's a pleasure for everyone to offer this trophy to the coach". I have nothing against Antonio, he has done a fantastic job.

Author: 0 National Football League relaxes rules on celebrations

Another notable rule change is overtime being shortened from a 15-minute period down to a 10-minute period, according to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports . While the rules will be more lenient, it won't be an "anything goes" situation, either. But the league isn't getting carried away either - it will still penalize any celebration deemed offensive or in bad taste, including those that embarrass opponents or mimic the use of weapons.

Sports LeBron James speaks out on racism after graffiti attack
Author: 0 LeBron James speaks out on racism after graffiti attack

SI's Mitch Goldich is also here with some. more lukewarm takes on Cavs-Warriors III. The Cavaliers are scheduled to face off on Thursday against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, California. Yes, that is how special the 2017 NBA Finals will be. According to the website, the LAPD and neighborhood patrol responded early Wednesday morning to James' home , where the word "n-r" was spray-painted on the front gate.

Sports Arsene Wenger in numbers
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger in numbers

His side are the only team to win the Premier League in an unbeaten season where they chalked up 26 wins and 12 draws. Wenger has been heavily criticised this season , with Arsenal fans calling for his resignation after their team failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years .

Author: 0 Mr Met gives fan the finger, employee done with mascot duty

The dysfunctional organization in Queens was at it again on Wednesday, thanks to its mascot, Mr. Met. It was unclear what, if anything, the fans said to the mascot before he made the gesture. NY had many distractions off of the field even before Mr. Met's latest antics. In early May, the team tweeted out a photo featuring a sex toy sitting in one of its player's lockers.

Author: 0 Atletico Madrid's transfer ban upheld

Atletico Madrid officials have denied Antoine Griezmann has asked to leave the club this summer - as the player made a further announcement on his future. Griezmann could still reject a move to United, even if they activate his release clause. The France star recently admitted he was ready to move on in a bid to win titles and, with United qualifying for the Champions League, that deal appears to be in the works with Jose Mourinho keen to have him in place before pre-season.