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Author: 0 With Agassi along for a bit, Djokovic opens defense in Paris

Serbia's Novak Djokovic and ball boys celebrate after his three set win, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, over Spain's Marcel Granollers in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris , France. Meanwhile, reigning women's champion Garbine Muguruza put aside her middling for this season to begin her Roland Garros defence with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over 2010 victor Francesca Schiavone .

Sports Manchester United are keen to signing Ryan Sessegnon
Author: 0 Manchester United are keen to signing Ryan Sessegnon

The Englishman, who made his Fulham debut aged just 16 against Leyton Orient back in August, has been on the radar of several Premier League clubs - including Man United - this season. Fulham fans... Do you think Manchester United is a realistic destination for Sessegnon this summer? City have been linked with a move for Monaco star Benjamin Mendy, as noted by The Sun , and so they may well be removed from the race in the coming weeks, while Jose Mourinho has had his troubles with ...

Author: 0 Tim Kawakami: With 12-0 record, Warriors set stage for flawless finish

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have made it clear the Golden State Warriors' sensational playoff form will count for nothing if they do not secure victory in the NBA Finals. The Spurs were missing Kawhi Leonard , Tony Parker , and David Lee. There also was a feeling among fans that we were robbed of a good series by the injury to Leonard (and the cheap play by Zaza Pachulia that caused it).

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

Jack Nicklaus Tuesday offered his thoughts on Tiger Woods' DUI arrest , voicing support and concern. "Tiger is a friend". (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File). Woods has won 14 majors to the 18 of Nicklaus. Famed pro golfer Jack Nicklaus said he was anxious for Woods. And the veteran has issued a plea for everyone involved in the sport to come together and help Woods in his hour of need.

Sports Steph Curry, Kevin Durant Amused By Reporter's Question About Staring Down Rihanna
Author: 0 Steph Curry, Kevin Durant Amused By Reporter's Question About Staring Down Rihanna

But this was far from a one-man show. Durant, No. 2 on that list, was too low. If the Cavs stand any chance against this powerful offense, James must take it upon himself to shut Durant down. "I'm cool. Have fun with that ". "Everything is at stake" and "much to play for" may sound like done-to-death cliches, but there is no other way to describe this matchup.

Author: 0 Brawl mars Nationals win over Giants

During Game 4, Harper stared down Strickland while round the bases as the Giants reliever had some choice words for him. Washington Nationals' Daniel Murphy (20) tries to restrain teammate Bryce Harper (34) after Harper charged San Francisco Giants' Hunter Strickland after being hit with a pitch in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 29, 2017 , in San Francisco.

Author: 0 Williamson scores century against Australia

This was both sides' first match of a tournament featuring the world's top eight ODI teams. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson raises his bat after reaching his century at Edgbaston. The rain first came down less than 10 overs into the match , after Williamson had elected to bat first. The redoubtable John Hastings did retain some control in the middle overs for his side, alongside the offspin of Travis Head and the experienced Victorian seamer ended the risky innings of Luke ...

Sports Rain saves Australia in ICC Champions Trophy opener
Author: 0 Rain saves Australia in ICC Champions Trophy opener

New Zealand's Kane Williamson (L) celebrates with New Zealand's Neil Broom after reaching his 100 during the ICC Champions trophy cricket match between Australia and New Zealand. L et's hope it's rust and let's hope it's gone. And Hazlewood finished things quickly in his next over with three wickets in four balls, running through Milne, Mitchell Santner and Boult.

Author: 0 We are focusing on being ruthless, says Virat Kohli

A litmus test for this English side, now ranked fifth in the world, will come prior to the Champions Trophy with a three-match Royal London Series against South Africa, the team now leading those rankings. "I have every confidence that we can not yield in any way to terrorists' intentions". From then to now, I have shown I am strong mentally. "When we went there last time (to the CT in England in 2013), we just wanted to enjoy as a young unit and we ended up winning the tournament", Kohli ...

Sports Root century sees England start ICC Champions Trophy with easy win
Author: 0 Root century sees England start ICC Champions Trophy with easy win

London [U.K], June 2 (ANI): England pacer Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the rest of the Champions Trophy tournament due to a side strain. Through their performances in the last week, Rubel Hossain and Mehedi have, in all likelihood, won individual battles ahead of Taskin Ahmed and Sunzamul Islam for the third seamer and second spinner slots.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant, Warriors roll to Game 1 win over Cavaliers

James won his first National Basketball Association title five years ago at Durant's expense, and now Durant tries to get his first playing against James. Simply put, Golden State has been straight dominant . Maybe , but as the teams gear up for Thursday night's series opener in Oakland , comments made by Warriors forward Draymond Green in October are reverberating around Cleveland.

Sports Cavaliers need heart, fewer mistakes to recover in NBA Finals
Author: 0 Cavaliers need heart, fewer mistakes to recover in NBA Finals

Let's clear up a misconception: Golden State's biggest undoing on the way to blowing that 3-1 lead in last season's NBA Finals was not Draymond Green's Game 5 suspension for connecting with LeBron James' midsection. "The best thing was just our defensive presence and effort for 48 minutes". Despite that , the Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers have won 12 out of 14 postseason games this season.

Author: 0 Family tradition: Dillon puts No. 3 back in Victory Lane

No one, Alexander reasoned, would outrun Truex's auto with fresh tires and lots of gas, so their best chance was to not give up position. Sunday night marks Dillon's first Cup win in 133 starts. 3 auto had enough fuel to make it the rest of the way. (27) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, Rear End, 242. 37. "To put my grandson in that auto was unbelievable", Childress said.

Sports 5 adjustments for Game 2 of 2017 NBA Finals
Author: 0 5 adjustments for Game 2 of 2017 NBA Finals

Even when the Cavs upset the Warriors a year ago, they dropped the first two games of the finals by a combined 48 points. In fact, LeBron James has lost Game 1 in each of his last five Finals , going on to win the series three times .

Sports Rihanna: LeBron James 'is still the King' after Game 1 loss
Author: 0 Rihanna: LeBron James 'is still the King' after Game 1 loss

Cleveland has lost the opener in the Finals to Golden State for three straight years but did rally to win the championship in seven games last year. At the same time, the unusual extra day between two games played in the same city gives teams a chance to rest tired bodies and prepare a game plan.

Author: 0 Rihanna Can Heckle with the Best of N.B.A. Fans

Golden State had 11 first-half dunks in all, the most of any team in any Finals half in 20 years, Durant leading the way. "They won't have 20 turnovers next game , so we can't rely heavily on that ", Warriors guard Klay Thompson said Friday on a media teleconference.

Author: 0 Putin likens US election allegations to anti-Semitism

Russian Federation is a signatory of the Paris Agreement, and the Kremlin said this week it would remain in the accord. "And we will continue the appropriate dialogue with the new US President Trump and the new administration", Putin said at the Russia-US Business Dialogue, which is taking place during the St.

Sports Alan Jackson Performing Before Game Three Of Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 Alan Jackson Performing Before Game Three Of Stanley Cup Final

Then, there were goals like this that should have been stopped without much trouble. That includes a 3-0 record in Game 3s, with a 1.22 goals-against average and a.949 save percentage. After being tied since the first period, the Penguins scored three goals in the first 3:28 of that third period to get the win. In the salary-cap era, it's imperative to build from within, and the Penguins and Predators have done just that.

Author: 0 Rain has final say after Williamson's 100 against Australia

But just nine overs in, the rain came back and this time it proved to be the end of the match , with Australia on 53-3 when the abandonment was confirmed. For much of New Zealand's innings it seemed that Williamson had made the better assessment as he amassed a century and a hefty total loomed, but a late collapse and six-wicket haul from Josh Hazlewood kept Australia firmly in the contest.

Author: 0 Hoosiers in a battle of wits at 90th National Spelling Bee

This is the first time Rajeev has made it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee but was the national championship victor at the Association of Christian Schools International spelling bee past year. More than 11 million youths competed in earlier spelling bees in all 50 USA states, US territories from Puerto Rico to Guam, and several nations, from Jamaica to Japan, contest officials said.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema seal title for Real Madrid
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema seal title for Real Madrid

However, Benzema made sure of the title early in the second half when he swept home the loose ball after Kameni had saved Ramos's first effort. The play looked easy in the opening. Winning the Spanish league is very tough, it's the strongest league in the world. Real needed just a point to be assured of the title and any lingering nerves were dispelled within seconds.

Author: 0 Zidane: Ronaldo would have been the star if we had played together

Real, crowned La Liga champions for the first time since 2012 last week, are the favourites after banging in 32 goals in 12 games in the competition this season. The Real Madrid team choose a suave blue suit for their trip to Wales while Juventus players were in semi-casual in plain blue shirts. Real Madrid have won all of their last five European finals and would make it three wins in the last four years with victory in Cardiff , while Juventus are on a terrible run of four ...

Author: 0 Google Doodle celebrates ICC Champions Trophy

Meanwhile Root suffered a calf injury while batting. "Ten, 15 runs more would have been ideal", Tamim said. Adding, "To celebrate the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy , we're inviting everyone to tap/click and take a swing at our pocket-size game!We know that cricket is loved worldwide, so we wanted to make sure our Doodle works for everyone, including those on slower mobile networks".

Author: 0 'Kiki' Mladenovic feeds off home crowd to advance

Ostapenko, who will face either former US Open champion Samantha Stosur or Bethanie Mattek-Sands for a quarter-final spot at Roland Garros , will not be intimidated by the challenge. After a back-and-forth first set, the No. 4 seed Spaniard broke the 27th-seeded Russian's serve three times in the second on Court Philippe-Chatrier in Paris .

Author: 0 Champions League final: Juventus will beat Real Madrid - Gary Lineker

No side has retained the Champion League in its current format, while Zidane looks to complete a domestic and European double for the first time since 1958. Ramos also scored a crucial late equalizer in a 1-1 draw against rival Barcelona in the Spanish league in December, finding the net in the 90th minute to keep Madrid in front in the standings and on track for its first La Liga title in five years.

Sports PK Subban: Predators will beat Penguins in Game 3
Author: 0 PK Subban: Predators will beat Penguins in Game 3

Jake Guentzel scored 10 seconds into the third period to put Pittsburgh in front. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pittsburgh center Nick Bonino was wearing a walking boot on his left foot and using crutches Friday, raising the possibility that he will not play in Nashville in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Author: 0 Marcus Rashford's Form Has Dipped Believes Bryan Robson

While Sanchez would be a terrific addition to any Premier League side, United probably are looking for an out-an-out striker. He says that Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez would be a great signing for United. 'Marcus has scored at every level he's come into. 'Young lads do that - they have a little bit of a dip. It is unlikely that Ibrahimovic will have the same impact next season as he continues to recover from a serious knee injury, which could result in him not taking up the option ...

Author: 0 Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy

In the all-rounder's absence England successfully chased down their 306-run target with 16 balls to spare to kick off with a victory - Joe Root's unbeaten 133 pivotal in their success. 10 and 11 - for his highest ODI score, off 129 balls. The veteran batsman also praised Kohli for his attacking game and said its good to see him playing like this.

Sports Durant powers Warriors rout over Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener
Author: 0 Durant powers Warriors rout over Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener

Durant, seeking his first National Basketball Association crown after leaving Oklahoma City for Golden State last July, hit 14-of-26 from the floor and added eight rebounds and eight assists, his early domination including six first-half dunks, more than in any prior full playoff game.

Author: 0 Ronaldo? Zidane? Real Madrid boss names the ultimate Galactico

We know what this club is. But he still appears to want more. His hat-trick against Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals made him the first man to score more than 100 Champions League goals . Zidane's side have scored 169 goals in all competitions this season and possess the current Ballon d'Or holder in Cristiano Ronaldo . Then there is what you expect from your No.

Sports Warriors Blow Out Cavs In Game 1 Of NBA Finals
Author: 0 Warriors Blow Out Cavs In Game 1 Of NBA Finals

This NBA Finals is in uncharted territory. Curry is fully healthy this postseason and ready to reclaim that championship that got away last June as the Finals began with Thursday's Game 1 . Curry sported a fresh haircut for the occasion and the two-time reigning MVP initially wore a black sleeve on his shooting arm to protect a tender elbow that still had some swelling, but he quickly removed it and found his stroke.

Author: 0 Warriors expect a different Cavaliers team in Game 2

The 16 turnover differential between the two teams was also the widest in Finals history. Game 2 of The Finals is on Sunday night. Someone painted a racial slur - the N-word - on the gate of his Los Angeles home, leaving James to address racism rather than his seventh straight Finals appearance or stopping KD.

Sports Germany's Angela Merkel vows 'more decisive action than ever' on climate
Author: 0 Germany's Angela Merkel vows 'more decisive action than ever' on climate

This is an enormous change in political rhetoric. Many other countries-China and Russian Federation chief among them-would like to see an worldwide order based on different norms and values than the ones the West has supported. "There's a long-term shift in United States interests, and the trans-Atlantic relationship has changed", Christian Mölling of the German Council on Foreign Relations told DW.

Sports Woakes ruled out for remainder of Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Woakes ruled out for remainder of Champions Trophy

England plays New Zealand next on Tuesday in Group A. The New Zealanders face Australia on Friday. England captain Eoin Morgan insisted Woakes had not been hurried back into action, with there being no hint of a side problem before the paceman suffered his tournament-ending injury.

Author: 0 Rodriguez has potential to play for Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo

The world player of the year was a regular visitor to the stadium in Cardiff during his Manchester United career. Ramos scored a 93rd-minute equalizer in the 2014 final against Atletico Madrid to extend the game into extra time. "In training one day, I saw something in Dybala that I had seen before in Messi", Juventus right back Dani Alves, a former Barcelona player, wrote in a column Friday on The Players' Tribune website.

Sports Rafa Demolishes Opponent At 2017 French Open
Author: 0 Rafa Demolishes Opponent At 2017 French Open

Nadal turns 30 on Saturday and will have a rest day after cruising through his third round clash at the French Open with a stunning 6-0 6-1 6-0 win over Nikoloz Basilashvili . David Goffin was forced out with an injured right ankle against Horacio Zeballos. He raced out to a 4-0 advantage in the fourth set and completely dominated the final two to advantage past the 41st ranked Schwartzman.

Author: 0 Did Kevin Durant Stare Down Rihanna During Game 1? Twitter Reacts

James was excellent, 28 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 assists, but he also had 8 turnovers. Someone painted a racial slur - the N-word - on the gate of his Los Angeles home, leaving James to address racism rather than his seventh straight Finals appearance or stopping KD.

Sports Cubs stop 6-game slide with 3-2 win over Cardinals
Author: 0 Cubs stop 6-game slide with 3-2 win over Cardinals

Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo presented the ring to Fowler in a pregame ceremony, which included a standing ovation from the Wrigley Field faithful. Lynn surrendered an RBI ground out to Alexi Amarista in the second inning to put the Cardinals behind 1-0, but it was a three-run homer yielded to Gerardo Parra in the fourth inning which truly put them behind the eight-ball.

Sports Kohli: The Chastened Skipper Of India
Author: 0 Kohli: The Chastened Skipper Of India

I think those could go on to be the most competitive games you could be part of before a tournament like the Champions Trophy. I think that's the biggest challenge in Champions Trophy and something that all the players love playing for sure.

Author: 0 Ernesto Valverde named as new Barcelona manager

Valverde, who will be officially unveiled on Thursday, played for Barcelona as a forward between 1988 and 1990 under Johan Cruyff and is one of numerous Dutchman's former pupils to have turned to coaching upon retiring from playing. "He will be presented on Thursday". Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? Athletic conceded 65 goals in the season before Valverde's comeback and in 2013-14 they shipped just 39 and finished fourth after finishing 12th ...

Author: 0 Pollard, Simmons fail to shine but Mumbai crowned champions

They needed four to win, and three to tie. Supergiant needed 11 runs off the last over but Johnson dismissed Manoj Tiway and top-scorer Steve Smith (51) off successive deliveries after conceding a boundary off the first ball. "He (Smith) was trying to use the pace of the bowler". He had to hit against the wind. "We wanted to score somewhere between 140 and 160 on this track because if we batted out coming in with 180 in mind, we might have bowled out for just 100".

Author: 0 Djokovic takes five against Schwartzman

The world No. 4 rolled through one service game after another in his first match this year in the French Open's main stadium, Philippe-Chatrier Court, remarkably winning an even higher percentage of second-serve points (85 per cent) than first-serve points (76 per cent).

Author: 0 Manchester United defeats Ajax to win Europa League

Jose Mourinho makes history in this win He made two consecutive Champions League and Europa League unbeaten titles as the first coach. Rooney has been a bit-part player at United this season, starting just 15 Premier League games , and the 31-year-old has looked a long way short of his former self.

Author: 0 Ramos, Madrid's 93rd-minute man, again a threat in CL final

Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid are accustomed to the pressure that comes with a final. "In that sense we're motivated and excited about being the first team to win two Champions Leagues in a row". Juve are good enough to get to the summer spectacle again, before Buffon retires, but he may never have a better chance. "Certainly the emotions that I can have are different to any other lad who is younger than me, like Dani [Alves], who have already won this and have another four or five ...

Author: 0 Novak Djokovic struggles as Rafael Nadal eases through at French Open

It was the first time the Spaniard had done so in a completed match at Roland Garros , and he had now played here 77 times-and won 75. "I don't know if it was perfection", said Nadal, who turns 31 on Saturday. Williams is a seven-time major champion and was the runner-up at Roland Garros in 2002. Basilashvili , ranked No. 63, finally won a game at 6-0 5-0.

Author: 0 Here's Who Rihanna Was Sitting Courtside With During Game 1 Last Night

This year, the teams are coming in with a combined 24-1 record during the postseason and are winning by a combined 15 points per game . Someone painted a racial slur - the N-word - on the gate of his Los Angeles home, leaving James to address racism rather than his seventh straight Finals appearance or stopping KD.