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Author: 0 Rafael Nadal demolishes Nikoloz Basilashvili

Djokovics opponent for the Round of 16 has not yet been set, but it will be interesting to see if they see this performance as a crack in the armor. He overcame a few tense moments to avoid becoming the first defending champion since Juan Carlos Ferrero in 2004 to lose prior to the Paris fourth round.

Sports Jet-lagged Lions limp to lacklustre opening tour win in New Zealand
Author: 0 Jet-lagged Lions limp to lacklustre opening tour win in New Zealand

While the Lions were making their debut as a unit, their opponents were also an unfamiliar outfit, a selection of the top players from outside the Super Rugby franchises coming together to take their shot at the men in red. 3 June 2017; Rory Best of the British & Irish Lions with supporters following the match between the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and the British & Irish Lions at Toll Stadium in Whangarei, New Zealand.

Author: 0 Twitter actually reacts positively to the release of Steph Curry's new shoe

Steph Curry has received plenty of slack for some of his past shoe releases with Under Armour , but he actually seems to have found himself a victor with the brand new Curry 4 . Take a look at some in-game shots of the Under Armour Curry 4 in the gallery above and stay tuned for more info and release details. When asked after the game about the adjustment, Curry had a classic response.

Author: 0 "Being Black in America" is Tough for LeBron James

James, the three-time National Basketball Association champion, is an African American. My family is safe. James, possibly the most influential person in the swing state of OH, endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, saying in an op-ed that "she will build on the legacy of my good friend, President Barack Obama".

Author: 0 Ballon d'Or in play as Cristiano Ronaldo bears down on Lionel Messi

He won the Champions League in 2008-09 and 2010-11 and again in 2014-15 with Barca when Juventus were their victims in the final. "What everyone who likes football wants to see is to see a great final - and I think we will see that". I scored some important goals but not as many as him'. "I'm not that conceited", Buffon said, when asked about challenging Ronaldo for the game's top individual accolade.

Author: 0 Kerr comeback possible but Brown coaching NBA Warriors for now

In a post-game interview, Durant denied staring Rihanna down after teammate Steven Curry told him not to get caught up in "that trap", Rolling Stone reported . Especially if the Warriors play like that again. The Cavs can put their three All-Stars up against Durant, Curry and Draymond Green if Thompson and his 22.3 points per game in the regular season are no longer the same threat.

Author: 0 Juventus bar Zidane's path to history with Real

The bookies are inclined to believe that "real" in a match with small number of goals to beat Juventus and will become the first club to defend the status of the current victor of the Champions League . Dani Alves jokes Real Madrid "will be scared" of his record against them and claims Los Blancos beat Juventus in 1998 "with an offside goal". Juventus is looking to win its first Champions League title since 1996 and third European crown in its history.

Sports ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Worst bowling performance, says Steve Smith
Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Worst bowling performance, says Steve Smith

The spinners will be complimented by what I feel is a more than capable seam bowling line-up led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami", he said. "So we perhaps got away with one there". New Zealand appeared on track for victory, despite rain causing delays during the team's innings. Broom (14), James Neesham (6) and Corey Anderson (8) went cheaply.

Author: 0 Cavaliers look to assert their physicality in Game 2

Cavs center Tristan Thompson , who is one of the Cavs' most physical players on the court, did not have much of an impact in Game 1. "We had 20 turnovers, and there's no way you're going to win a ballgame having 20 turnovers against this team on the road".

Author: 0 UEFA Champions League Final

Today I play in NY, so I'll watch once the game has started, but between keeping an eye on my phone and running home, I won't miss it. Unfortunately for me, I can't do that, but I am happy for them. However, the Spanish worldwide doesn't seem interested in depriving his teammate of a fifth Ballon d'Or to tie Messi's record . In contrast to Madrid's previous finals in recent seasons, though, Ronaldo arrives in Cardiff in his best form of the campaign having been spared for a series of league ...

Sports Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal win in French Open first round
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal win in French Open first round

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal launched his quest for a record 10th title with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 win over Frenchman Benoit Paire yesterday. "Coming to this tournament for first time as a defending champion gave me, probably more than anything else, relief, because the anticipation and the pressure and expectations that I had also for myself but all the other people around me in the last three, four, five years before 2016 Roland Garros trophy was really big", added Djokovic.

Author: 0 Root ton sets up England's 8-wicket win

If England's recent records are talked about, the team has won 10 out of 12 matches that they played last. Man-of-the-match Root finished the game with an unbeaten 133 off 129 deliveries, made with 11 fours and a six, while Morgan smashed eight fours and two sixes in his 61-ball 75-run innings.

Author: 0 Buffon and Alves determined to live Champions League dream

The roof became a major talking point during this year's Six Nations championship when England coach Eddie Jones insisted that it remained open for his side's clash with Wales. Bale's ankle and calf injuries have riddled his season, while Isco has come in and hit the best form of his career in the Welshman's absence. "I'm enjoying it all", Zidane said.

Sports Kohli rubbishes report of rift in Indian camp
Author: 0 Kohli rubbishes report of rift in Indian camp

When Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali described the huge clash with India as "just another game" - that certainly raised a few eyebrows and for many millions of people, that couldn't be further from the truth. "If it's not there, I won't speculate and even if I do, and I'm proved wrong then I'll tell that "Yes, I was wrong", Kohli reasoned. So, whether it was against South Africa or Sri Lanka , the intensity and the expectations certainly from myself as a coach and I am sure from the captain, ...

Sports Ramos ready for Real's date with destiny
Author: 0 Ramos ready for Real's date with destiny

And Real Madrid certainly go into the final with confidence in their abilities. And if the past is anything to be believed in, Real Madrid stand clear favourites. "Zidane and Ronaldo together in a team?" The 31-year-old Ramos is the defender who has scored the most goals in finals with Madrid . "He plays nearly as a sweeper and can see in advance what is going to happen".

Sports Dufner has another 65 and opens big lead at Memorial
Author: 0 Dufner has another 65 and opens big lead at Memorial

Overnight leader David Lingmerth is alongside Laird after the Swede slipped off the pace with a 74. Scott Hoch in 1987 and Rickie Fowler in 2010 previously shared the record at 13-under 131. The key to his great play was his putting, something Dufner rarely says. "So we'll just kind of go from there and see how it goes". "It's tough to change".

Author: 0 Hoffman scores tiebreaker as Senators force Game 7

Yes, the East final is going the distance. He has been out with an upper-body injury since Game 2 versus the Senators. May. When Friday rolls around, the 40-year-old will either wake up and discuss the Stanley Cup Final opponent Nashville and its goalie Pekka Rinne with his three sons or wonder if Game No.

Author: 0 Nashville hosts first-ever Stanley Cup Final game

But putting more pressure on Nashville in their opponent's defensive zone could do wonders for the still-banged-up Penguins, who were all but driven by Matt Murray 's stingy play until their third-period burst in Game 2. The 6-foot-5 Finn, a three-time Vezina Trophy finalist, has enjoyed the two-day break between games. "I feel like this postseason there's been plenty of time , a lot of games when we've been down and have come back from behind in the third period, and I feel like a lot ...

Sports Reporter Fired After Insensitive Tweet About Japanese Driver
Author: 0 Reporter Fired After Insensitive Tweet About Japanese Driver

Alonso was running eighth at the time he retired. He was ultimately classified 24th. The award is decided by selected media members, based off of four criteria. "I think it's good news". "This is really awesome. We showed finally a great result today". Sato narrowly missed out on victory in 2012 when he crashed out while dueling for the lead with Dario Franchitti .

Author: 0 Hunter Strickland Has to Go

But it's the first time the two have faced off since the 2014 NLDS. Bochy said he talked to Strickland after the game , essentially to tell him that the only score he cares about settling is on the scoreboard. Posey got a concussion last month from a beaning. 'There were some big guys tumbling around out there, ' he said . The fact that Posey didn't at least try to act as peacekeeper before Harper charged shows me that he was either anxious about his recent concussions, which is an ...

Sports Top NHL draft prospect takes medical issues in stride
Author: 0 Top NHL draft prospect takes medical issues in stride

One will be called to the podium on June 23 at the NHL Draft in Chicago as the first overall pick, with the Devils holding that selection. The two 18-year-old centers stood on opposite sides of the darkened trailer that serves as the NHL's mobile museum to meet the media on Friday, answering numerous same questions, then sat next to each other, signing autographs for a line of fans that proved longer than could be accommodated in the allotted time.

Author: 0 Champions League Final Preview

Marcelo will be fielded at left-back but because Real Madrid are likely to use a narrow midfield, he'll be asked to push forward regularly and provide left-sided width. "I feel better than in recent years". Juve were convincingly beaten by Barcelona in their last final appearance in 2015, but coach Massimiliano Allegri says none of his players will be thinking about the past.

Author: 0 Del Potro consoles injured foe, doing 'what my heart feels'

Argentine tennis ace Juan Martin Del Potro got through to the Round of 32 of French Open 2017 when his opponent Nicolas Almagro retired in the third set of their Round 2 tie. I am sure we will get a good atmosphere". Andy is one of the favorites to win this tournament. "I tried to play a solid match, I hit deeper the longer the match went on and tried to dictate the points".

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Finals Game 1

It's the same thing they did a year ago when they ended up losing the series to the Cavs. One source said, "The moment was huge and it got to us". Two weeks later, the Cavs were crowned NBA Champions. The Warriors are without question the best team they've faced in the playoffs and a formidable foe that will not go away easily, though, so it now becomes a matter of Cleveland playing to its highest level, pushed harder than at any time this season.

Author: 0 Fans travel to Cardiff for CL final

Members of Real Madrid's first team received 800 tickets to give away to guests for the final. "When you are a Madrid player, you are always under pressure", he said. A fiery encounter boiled over with the dismissals of Madrid's Brazilian star Ronaldo and Juve's Alessio Tacchinardi. Arturo Vidal opened the scoring in the first leg but the Bayern midfielder missed a penalty just before halftime and Madrid eventually rallied for the victory.

Sports Revenue Estimates Analysis Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)
Author: 0 Revenue Estimates Analysis Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)

Price to Sale ratio of KMI stands at 3.09 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 1.19. Princeton Alpha Management LP boosted its stake in Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) by 21.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC.

Author: 0 Does Trump believe in climate change or not? Aides won't say

Opponents of the pullout - said to include Trump's daughter Ivanka - had warned Washington's global leadership role was at stake, along with the environment. Baker and Scott last month urged Trump to continue the U.S. commitment to the climate agreement. The Paris Agreement sets different standards for developed and developing countries and Mr Trump's requirement that "burdens [of carbon emissions reductions].[are] equally shared by countries all around the world" shows an apparent lack of ...

Author: 0 National Doughnut Day 2017: Where to snag free treats around San Antonio

Some websites say the women were called "doughgirls" others say they were know as "Lassies", but either way, the tradition that has continued. The entire operation was a huge morale boost for those serving overseas. Receive a free classic doughnut with any beverage purchase. Enter to win a year's supply of free donuts from Entenmann's . Find your location here.

Author: 0 Nadal cruises into fourth round of French Open

Only two rounds into the tournament, the top four teams all already are out of men's doubles. The Serbian great has suffered an alarming slump since completing a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros previous year, struggling to maintain his drive after claiming an elusive title in Paris .

Author: 0 Zverev stuns Djokovic to win Rome Masters

Agassi's first task will be to restore Djokovic's confidence after it took another hit with a 6-4 6-3 defeat to 20-year-old rising star Zverev. "We don t have any long-term commitment". Zverev's victory made the tall 20-year-old the youngest ATP Masters 1000 finalist since a 19-year-old Novak Djokovic in Miami in 2007. Djokovic's frustrations boiled over when he was handed a warning for an audible obscenity in the eighth game of the second set before he was broken again in the ninth as ...

Sports Mumbai, Pune into IPL final
Author: 0 Mumbai, Pune into IPL final

Coulter-Nile finally broke the 54-run partnership between Rohit and Krunal when he grabbed the captain's wicket. Asked was there any pressure on him justify his selection over Harbhajan Singh, the Railways leg-break bowler said that the decision is not in his hands and gets motivated by the thought of performing well and winning match for the team.

Sports Bryn Gatland tops father Warren at Lions' opening match
Author: 0 Bryn Gatland tops father Warren at Lions' opening match

The first game of the tour is always a hiding to nothing, but eventually even in they initially struggle the Lions usually give the opposition a proper hiding. "He caused us a few problems, especially with his kicking game". Warburton captained the Lions four years ago in their series win in Australia , but missed the start of the tour due to knee trouble.

Sports Spelling bee champ asked to spell 'covfefe,' gets it wrong
Author: 0 Spelling bee champ asked to spell 'covfefe,' gets it wrong

She seized the opportunity when Rohan flubbed a simple-looking but obscure Scandinavian-derived word, "marram", which means a beach grass. Her score on the written spelling and vocabulary test would have been high enough to make the top 50 previous year, but she missed a relatively easy word, "multivalent", on stage.

Author: 0 Gianluigi Buffon desperate to seize missing Champions League medal

We know a final anything can happen. Real Madrid eliminated Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid, while Juventus took care of Barcelona and AS Monaco . "I have to exclude this possibility as far as I am concerned, so, yes, it will be much more special for me". "I'm pleased the media see the game as a challenge between myself and Cristiano , but it's not reality".

Sports Lions need six-game preparation for first New Zealand Test - Ian McGeechan
Author: 0 Lions need six-game preparation for first New Zealand Test - Ian McGeechan

The reality is that they just do it better than any other side in Test rugby. The 70-year-old says that's the way he always feels when he sees a Lions touring team for the first time . The Lions arrive in New Zealand on Wednesday with the first of three tests taking place in Auckland on June 24. "The warm-up matches will be full on and nearly like Tests", said Thrush.

Author: 0 Real Madrid vs Juventus head-to-head

Victory will mark a Treble for Juve . Today I play in NY, so I'll watch once the game has started, but between keeping an eye on my phone and running home, I won't miss it. If you have a very good game, they say you're a fantastic player. "He's not somebody who when he achieves something, thinks "OK I can stop now, or I can go easy".

Author: 0 Late drop goal keeps Crusaders perfect, Crotty injured

Waisake Naholo scored two tries for the Highlanders while Richard Buckman scored one try. Smith, the All Blacks vice-captain, did not return after a concussion test, while Crotty, the inside center, suffered a rib injury. By all accounts, it was an incredibly exciting game and it looked like the Christchurch-based outfit were about to lose their winning record as the sides were tied 22-22 with 82 minutes on the clock.

Sports Michigan's Perry back with football team as he awaits trial
Author: 0 Michigan's Perry back with football team as he awaits trial

Michigan's statement in December was that Perry, 20, would remain "immediately and indefinitely suspended from all team activities until the legal process is completed". I don't know if I'm at liberty to say. In other news, Harbaugh said U-M will wear an alternate uniform at some point this year. "I don't want to steal somebody else's thunder".

Author: 0 History awaits Madrid and Juventus - Ramos

If Madrid lifts the trophy for the record-extending 12th time , a team will finally have defended a Champions League title. Zidane had a hand in Madrid's ninth, 10th and 11th European triumphs - as a player, assistant coach and head coach - and the quest for the "Duodecima" (12th) brings him up against an old flame.

Author: 0 2000 police officers deployed for Champions League final

Allegri has guided the Bianconeri to three consecutive Serie A and Coppa Italia doubles, but all that matters to him now is crowning one of the most successful eras in the Italian club's history by clinching European football's greatest honour.

Sports Putin asks USA business chiefs to help improve ties
Author: 0 Putin asks USA business chiefs to help improve ties

The Russian president added that this "attempt to solve internal political issues using instruments of foreign policy" was damaging global relations. He asks Putin whether, as a former KGB agent, he despises Snowden - who was given refuge in Russian Federation after he initiated one of the largest data leaks in United States history.

Author: 0 Real Madrid Vs. Juventus Live Stream

Alves suggested Pedja Mijatovic's victor in the 98 Champions League Final was offside and that Madrid should be "scared" of his winning record against them, but Marcelo was in no mood to entertain the former Barcelona right-back's mind games.

Author: 0 Barcelona appoints Ernesto Valverde as coach

Athletic Club coach Ernesto Valverde will replace Luis Enrique in the Barcelona dugout, according to Basque newspaper El Correa . Barcelona have announced that Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde will take over at the Camp Nou next season.

Author: 0 The Nashville Predators Success All Hinges on the Play of Pekka Rinne

Mike Sullivan needs to get his players to generate shots, while Peter Laviolette , must work his goaltender back into his usual form. Rinne allowed four goals on 11 shots in Game One and has allowed 20 goals over his past six games after conceding just 16 over his first 11 playoff games.

Author: 0 Pens' Bonino a GTD for Game 3

If you see two teams make it to a championship series , you scour their rosters to see what traits might have propelled them along their way. "Even when you're in college or juniors, you get calls and texts from the assistant GMs and player development guys on a regular basis checking in and giving tips".

Author: 0 Zidane 'Cristiano Ronaldo better than me'

Spanish global Isco shone in Bale's absence as Real secured their first LaLiga title since 2012, and manager Zidane remained coy on his selection headache at his final pre-match press conference in Cardiff . "What s most important for me is he wants to win". "Probably the emotions I might feel might be different to any other guy who is younger than me or any other player like Dani", Buffon said, sat next to three-time Champions League victor Dani Alves at the pre-match press conference.