Author: 0 French Open Day 10: Ostapenko, Bacsinszky set up battle of the birthdays

Rain and bad weather robbed Roland Garros of nearly an entire day's play with only Jelena Ostapenko and Timea Bacsinszky winning their singles matches. She served out the set, fending off a break chance, with an ace, 6-4: It had taken a riveting 65 minutes. She didn't panic when the experienced Dane took the first set after coping with the blustery conditions much better than Ostapenko, whose flat groundstrokes have little margin for error .

Author: 0 Conor McGregor Made A Lot of Money In 2016

As far as combat sports, UFC superstar Conor McGregor picked up $34 million - sitting in the 24th position on Forbes' top 100. Thirty-two National Basketball Association players made the list this season, up from 18 a year ago. However, the gender inequality in sports may come to the fore now. Serena Williams , one of the greatest tennis players of all time , is the lone female star in this elite club.

Sports Halep stages huge comeback to make French Open semis
Author: 0 Halep stages huge comeback to make French Open semis

I'm really glad I made it. "I don't think we can ever see another guy like this", Kuerten said. No. 2 Karolina Pliskova beat No. 28 Caroline Garcia 7-6 (3), 6-4; No. The fearless strikes Ostapenko unloaded during her quarterfinal comeback conquest of former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki were on display from the outset.

Author: 0 India crush Bangladesh in warm-up; Guptill powers New Zealand

The Intel Falcon 8 Drone has been equipped with infrared and HD cameras to be used for pitch analysis during Champions Trophy matches . India are placed in Group B along with Pakistan , South Africa and Sri Lanka , and will start their campaign on June 4 against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston.

Sports Brown: McLaren, Honda nearing 'fork in the road'
Author: 0 Brown: McLaren, Honda nearing 'fork in the road'

Speaking to Reuters , Brown said: "The executive committee have now given us our marching orders". The executive director of McLaren , Zak Brown is still backing Honda's partnership with McLaren , but feels they have lost their way in terms of developments.

Author: 0 Dominic Thiem has huge potential: Rafael Nadal

Romanian third seed Halep trailed by a set and 5-1 against the hard-hitting fifth seed but somehow dug herself out of a hole before storming to victory to set up a semi-final against Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova . Thiem will now take on Nadal, who received a saloon passage through to the semi-finals when fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta retired with an abdominal injury with Nadal leading 6-2 2-0.

Sports Rhys Webb says Lions must stop Sonny Bill Williams
Author: 0 Rhys Webb says Lions must stop Sonny Bill Williams

After an unconvincing tour-opening win over the Provincial Barbarians, the Lions were beaten three tries to one by the Blues, who are in last place in the New Zealand Super Rugby conference. "We think Sonny Bill Williams is going to start (for the All Blacks)". But by pairing England star Farrell and Ireland scrum-half Murray here - along with slotting Ben Te'o alongside Wales centre Davies - the Crusaders clash is nearly a dry run for some key cogs of a potential Test XV.

Sports French Open semifinals: Halep-Pliskova, Bacsinszky-Ostapenko
Author: 0 French Open semifinals: Halep-Pliskova, Bacsinszky-Ostapenko

Ostapenko, who was the Wimbledon junior champion in 2014, lost in the opening round at all four Slams past year but is now one of the last four women standing at Roland Garros, where she is making only her second main draw appearance. A facility for changing the pace and creating angles helped Bacsinszky move her younger opponent-and withstand a pair of break points in the fifth game.

Author: 0 Kimi Raikkonen: Monaco result doesn't mean much

Starting 13th - also for the first time since that 2008 race in France - Hamilton was one of the few to make up places, getting up the inside of Stoffel Vandoorne off the line. In his final Grand Prix, Jenson Button crashed out when he flipped the Sauber of Pascal Wehrlein into the wall at Portier on lap 61. Four-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel has picked up the Driver of the Day award for the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix .

Sports Eagles Announce 2017 Training Camp Dates
Author: 0 Eagles Announce 2017 Training Camp Dates

Pederson: At this time, no. Listen, we're always constantly looking and obviously trying to better our roster at every position. We have some young talent with this group playing extremely well. I think it's good at that time of year, in training camp, specifically. [Your team has] been beating on each other for a few weeks, and then you get a chance to practice against somebody else in a controlled environment.

Author: 0 Iran intelligence chief: no evidence yet of Saudi involvement in Tehran attacks

The White House released a statement from Mr Trump condemning the terrorist attacks in Tehran and offering condolences, but also implying that Iran is itself a sponsor of terrorism. Tasmin news agency said there were unconfirmed reports that the attackers had taken four hostages inside the parliament building. They were later claimed by IS, the first the group has claimed inside Iran.

Author: 0 It's not about the slam numbers - Murray on his tussle with Wawrinka

Japanese superstar Nishikori had outlasted Murray in a five-set classic at last year's US Open and looked set to get the better of the Scotsman after breezing through the opening set. Lendl said: "Obviously winning is better but I knew the reasons why he is struggling". Murray said: "Obviously for a couple of points after that I was sacked up, because I was frustrated at that moment".

Author: 0 Belichick brushes aside Brady concussion queries

But 2016 is in the past and Belichick will undoubtedly find a way to keep his team unsettled in the new year. "Yeah, and I think that's how it's been here for years, though, as far as the competition", McCourty said. The NFL responded by saying it examined its internal medical reports and found no evidence Brady suffered a concussion. Today we have been in contact with the NFLPA and will work together to gather more information from the club's medical staff and Mr.

Author: 0 LeBron James goes down after collision with Tristan Thompson

He was also one win away from returning to the Finals a year ago with Oklahoma City but they squandered a 3-1 series lead to Golden State , who he joined a little over a month later. This Warriors team has learnt its lessons from a year ago. "He's been an wonderful player in this league for a long time , and I think he's - he senses this is his time , his moment, his team".

Sports Nadal cruises into quarter-finals at Roland Garros
Author: 0 Nadal cruises into quarter-finals at Roland Garros

I think the last two matches he played, especially the one against Albert Ramos, made him earn confidence. Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal continued his strong performance in the ongoing French Open clash as he cruised to the quarter-finals of the tournament here on Sunday.

Author: 0 Djokovic falls at French Open

On his part, Swiss third seed Wawrinka had set up another Paris semi-final with Murray after breezing past seventh seed Cilic in the last eight. Next up is Romanian third seed Halep, a French Open finalist in 2014 who gave herself a second chance after saving a match point in her quarter-final win over Elina Svitolina .

Sports Big comeback puts Halep in French Open semi against Pliskova
Author: 0 Big comeback puts Halep in French Open semi against Pliskova

After beating Caroline Wozniacki 4-6 6-2 6-2, Ostapenko said of Bacsinszky: "Her game is very different". There are many similarities with the Serb who also relied on an all-out attacking style and Ostapenko is unlikely to reel in her game against the vastly more experienced Bacsinszky.

Author: 0 Sri Lanka wins toss, bowls against India in Champions Trophy

Defeat would nearly certainly end Sri Lanka's involvement in the final stages, but even should they lose this match will still have a key role to play in shaping the finals with Pakistan awaiting for their final group stage match . Expected playing XI : India: Rohit Sharma , Shikhar Dhawan , Virat Kohli (C), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav , Hardik Pandya , Ravindra Jadeja , Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Umesh Yadav , Jasprit Bumrah .

Author: 0 NBA Players React To Game 3 of the 2017 Finals

Then cold reality hit the whole city with that shot, the key to a closing 11-0 run. The Cavs , though, couldn't get far enough ahead to get comfortable and the Warriors kept chipping away before Durant's defining 3 - the shot that makes dreams come true.

Sports LeBron James to Get Over Game 2 With Food and Wine
Author: 0 LeBron James to Get Over Game 2 With Food and Wine

He is fourth highest paid on his own team and the Cavs have five players making more than him. And I think we are capable of doing that. Game 5: Cavaliers 112, Warriors 97. And I thought that gave them confidence, gave their crowd confidence. They very easily could be playing for a third straight championship. I can get my guys ready, get myself ready.

Author: 0 Golden State one win from title

The Warriors, down by six with less than two minutes remaining, scored the game's final 11 points. After the warp-speed Golden State Warriors overran the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first two games of the NBA Finals , with Durant averaging 35.5 points in the wins, one of the trending topics has been whether James is being worn down in trying guard the 7-footer.

Sports Pepe leaves Real Madrid
Author: 0 Pepe leaves Real Madrid

Real are set to make a healthy cash pot should they offload all six players, which will free them up to make a mega-money signing for one of their top transfer targets, possibly Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, who's expected to cost more than £100m to sign.

Sports Win over Pak emphatic to start title defence: Yuvi
Author: 0 Win over Pak emphatic to start title defence: Yuvi

Though Indian Skipper Virat Kohli said that they take it as just another match. Earlier, Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh stood out in an all-round batting effort, propelling India to 319 for three after rain halted proceedings twice in the marquee clash.

Author: 0 Murray unhappy with time violation rules

Thus, while a lot of hue and cry can be made about Murray admitting to replenishing his lagging morale and turning the match around, it is also important to weigh in the qualifier he used to describe the situation and his ensuing mindset. What has happened to his once-impervious play? Does he need a break from the grind of the tour? 'But I feel like I should, if I have been playing at that speed the whole tournament, be getting the warnings throughout the whole event and not just starting in ...

Author: 0 Wawrinka crushes Cilic to reach French Open semis

Murray will hope to repeat his 2016 defeat of Wawrinka at Roland Garros . The 2015 title holder has not lost a set on his way to a 3rd successive semis in Paris . "Nothing was going my way", Djokovic said. The third-seeded Halep, who trailed 5-0 in the first set, was down 5-1 in the second. Then I lost a crucial break at the start of the second.

Sports Dominic Solanke takes England past Italy to Under-20 World Cup final
Author: 0 Dominic Solanke takes England past Italy to Under-20 World Cup final

And the Everton striker and his squad-mates now head to Suwon for Sunday's showpiece game against Venezuela brimming with confidence after a convincing victory. Previous under-20 sides hadn't won a single game in the tournament for the last 20 years! England have reached the final of the Under-20 World Cup for the first time in history after coming from a goal behind to beat Italy.

Author: 0 Spartan football players arraigned in sexual assault case

A third defendant, Demetric Vance , was arraigned yesterday . Robertson has a preliminary hearing in his case scheduled for June 22. Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon has charged players Josh King , Donnie Corley and Demetric Vannce with sexual assault involving the January incident.

Author: 0 Sarfraz hails 'home' crowd after stunning South Africa

Sarfraz praised the way the backroom staff led by South African coach Mickey Arthur had helped restore the side's self-belief. Pakistan were comfortably placed in their chase at 119 for three in 27 overs when rain interrupted the proceedings.

Sports Giants sign ex-Bills defensive tackle Corbin Bryant
Author: 0 Giants sign ex-Bills defensive tackle Corbin Bryant

He was originally an undrafted free agent out of Northwestern in 2011. He comes to the Giants as much-needed depth on the interior of the defensive line. The defensive tackle is entering his sixth season in the NFL . In 2015, he played in 16 games, starting 10 while registering 45 tackles. He spent a chunk of his time in Pittsburgh on the practice squad, but eventually worked his way into the mix the following season with the Bills.

Sports Pepe confirms Madrid exit, but PSG deal not done yet
Author: 0 Pepe confirms Madrid exit, but PSG deal not done yet

The Portuguese defender joined Real from FC Porto in 2007. Pepe won three LaLiga titles with Madrid and a hat-trick of Champions League winners' medals. He has been linked to Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan, and said he had at least one suitor "from England". Barcelona $3.64bn; 3. Real Madrid $3.58bn; 4.

Sports Twin Attacks Hit Iran's Parliament And Khomeini Mausoleum; ISIS Claims Responsibility
Author: 0 Twin Attacks Hit Iran's Parliament And Khomeini Mausoleum; ISIS Claims Responsibility

Trump had said he prayed for the victims of Wednesday's attacks that were claimed by Islamic State, but added that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote". "Iranian people reject such U.S. claims of friendship", Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted Thursday. Iran provides arms and funding to some terrorist groups, including the Shia group Hezbollah.

Author: 0 Perfect shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead

After a fantastic finish in Game 3, the Warriors put down maybe the crucial win of the season 118-113. The Warriors were aware of this fact, and Steve Kerr spoke about that after the match. "We've got one more to go". "I saw he (James) was playing his heels behind the 3-point line". An Irving miss led to another Warriors possession that ended with a pair of Durant free throws, for a 116-113 lead with 12.9 seconds remaining.

Author: 0 Murray sweeps past Klizan in Paris

The match was locked at 1-1 after Del Potro had taken the first set 6-3 before Almagro claimed the next by the same score. Del Potro, who had triple wrist surgery before returning to the tour past year following a lengthy absence, was struggling with a groin problem during the match on Thursday and said he felt lucky to make it into the third round, where he faces world No1 Andy Murray .

Author: 0 Facing Nadal? Toughest match to imagine, says Thiem

Djokovic, who is now assured of losing the number two spot in the ATP rankings, has suffered a dramatic dip in form since winning his maiden French Open title a year ago, the last of his overall 12 grand slam honours. "I think it was decided in the first set, I tried, but I lost a crucial break at the start of the second set". For Djokovic however, the shock defeat continues what has been a poor year for the former World No 1.

Sports Cavs repeat, Warriors dynasty at stake in Finals showdown
Author: 0 Cavs repeat, Warriors dynasty at stake in Finals showdown

The Cavaliers' big three was clicking on all cylinders in the last round against the Boston Celtics , and with stellar play also coming from the likes of Tristan Thompson and Kyle Korver, Cleveland is now the best version of itself it could possibly be, which will be needed against Golden State.

Sports Chelsea's Eden Hazard refuses to rule out a move to Real Madrid
Author: 0 Chelsea's Eden Hazard refuses to rule out a move to Real Madrid

Hazard was instrumental in helping Chelsea regain the Premiere League title this season scoring 16 goals in the process. "If I would ever join Real Madrid , I could end up on the bench too". Asked if he would like to see an offer, Hazard said: "Of course, I would consider it if Madrid made an offer ". "We all have our dreams. I just want the best solution for myself".

Author: 0 Rain delays Nadal, Djokovic quarter-finals

Djokovic then had two chances to take the set at 15-40 on Thiem's serve in the 10th game but the 23-year-old saved them both in convincing fashion. Following a tight opener and a competitive second, Djokovic seemed to have lost all focus by the final set and in the end was well beaten by the Austrian.

Sports Barrett brothers named in All Blacks squad
Author: 0 Barrett brothers named in All Blacks squad

Less than 24 hours after Gatland's Lions suffered the first defeat of their 10-match tour, Hansen gave them a taste of things to come. Forwards: Kieran Read (captain), Liam Squire, Sam Cane, Ardie Savea, Jerome Kaino, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Luke Romano, Scott Barrett, Owen Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Ofa Tu'ungafasi, Wyatt Crockett, Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Codie Taylor, Nathan Harris.

Author: 0 England v Scotland betting tips, latest odds and best offers

But Mulgrew insists the Scots are "feeling good" after some hard training sessions before the Hampden Park match. It's not just this campaign where England have been strong at the back though, should they keep Scotland at bay in this game it'll be 10 consecutive qualifiers since they conceded a goal.

Author: 0 Greatest Ever? Warriors Beat Cavaliers to Move One Win From Perfection

For 45 minutes in Game 3 of the NBA Finals , the Cleveland Cavaliers did plenty of good things. The Golden State Warriors rallied late for a 118-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday to grab a commanding 3-0 National Basketball Association ( NBA ) Finals lead and move within one game of post-season perfection.

Sports Lionel Messi wants to see out his career with Barcelona
Author: 0 Lionel Messi wants to see out his career with Barcelona

It is understood Messi's new pay packet will vary from year to year based on numerous factors. His contract extension also reportedly sees a big rise in his release clause which increases from €250m to €400m, enough to ward off interest from anywhere.

Sports Easy French Open wins for Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic
Author: 0 Easy French Open wins for Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic

For us this is a great way to start off our collaboration and friendship and to get to know each other and then see where it takes us". "Everything he says is very useful and it definitely makes sense, so I'm trying to implement certain things on the court".

Author: 0 Addison Russell blasted by wife Melisa on Instagram

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell walks back to the dugout after a strikeout in the Cubs' 6-0 loss to the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLCS. After an All-Star season for the championship Cubs last season, Russell is struggling this year. During Wednesday night's Cubs game against the Marlins, in which Russell did not play, Melisa Russell posted a photo of herself in a bathing suit in a body of water.

Sports Pepe to PSG is a done deal - Capello
Author: 0 Pepe to PSG is a done deal - Capello

Barcelona and Real Madrid topped this list with an annual average of $233 million and $216 million respectively. If you're Real Madrid , billions of dollars should be enough to snare some of the world's best players along with a Champions League trophy, or several.

Sports Nadal reaches French Open semis as Carreno Busta retires
Author: 0 Nadal reaches French Open semis as Carreno Busta retires

Known as the King of Clay, Nadal is seeking his 10th French Open title. Djokovic held two set points in the opener but couldn't convert either, then lost that in a tiebreaker 7-6 (5). Djokovic, however, has been struggling for consistency and the 23-year-old Thiem is expected to provide a tough challenge even if the Austrian has won only one set in their five previous encounters.

Author: 0 LeBron James destroys Kevin Durant with transition slam

But history turned to infamy when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers , the biggest collapse in NBA Finals history. They won't change the starting lineup or slow the tempo, but the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers are counting on a momentum-changing victory in Wednesday's, June7 (Thursday in Manila) third game of the NBA Finals .

Sports Cavs sticking to game plan down 2-0
Author: 0 Cavs sticking to game plan down 2-0

The TV ratings for the first two games of the NBA Finals were the highest since 1998, the year that Michael Jordan and the Bulls beat the Utah Jazz for the last of their six championships. This continues what has largely been a nightmare season for Smith. He has nearly twice as many fouls (5) as he does points. He and Smith engaged in a spirited game of 1-on-1 during the portion of the practice that was open to the media and Shumpert could be heard encouraging Smith to bring the same mindset ...

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: VVS Laxman is confident of India's win over Pakistan

Kedar Jadhav (31) also got some batting time while Ravindra Jadeja (32) chipped in with useful contribution. "The bowlers were just outstanding in the two games". "Both games we got what we wanted. It will be the same for both teams and I think fans will enjoy the game", he said. "You know it's very important when you are playing in English conditions to play close to your body and play late".