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Author: 0 Qatar Rejects 'Interference' in Its Foreign Policy, Sees No 'Military Solution'

Al Jazeera is the flagship broadcaster for Qatar, which is in a stand-off with neighbouring Arab states over alleged ties to terrorism, a row which is endangering stability in the region. Meanwhile, Bahrain has joined the UAE in threatening jail terms for anyone voicing support for Qatar. Speaking yesterday , officials said these include university students studying in the Gulf and mixed Khaleeji families who have been torn apart by orders to leave their host countries.

Sports French Open Diary: Birthday girls already celebrating, legends roll back the years
Author: 0 French Open Diary: Birthday girls already celebrating, legends roll back the years

Bacsinszky recovered to grab the second set. "At first, the conditions were really tough", Ostapenko said. "I was just trying to be calm and. play my game", Ostapenko said, "and just enjoy every moment". Yesterday's scheduled men's quarter-finals involving Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were postponed until this morning. It looked like the same might happen in the third when Bacsinszky fought back from 3-1 to 3-3 but Ostapenko had learned her lesson and clinched victory with a ...

Sports Semi-finalist Bacsinszky wants birthday to remember
Author: 0 Semi-finalist Bacsinszky wants birthday to remember

Bacsinszky defeated Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals at Roland Garros for the second time in three years. Logic suggested the steady approach she adopted after losing the first-set tiebreak would get the job done for the experienced Swiss, not the white-knuckle rollercoaster tennis Ostapenko was playing.

Author: 0 Pittsburgh heads home upbeat despite 0-fer in Nashville

But he does believe they have an advantage with the series down to a best-of-three and two of the games of the road. Arvidsson made it a 3-1 Nashville lead with his first goal since the end of the first round, and Forsberg sealed the win with an empty-netter with 3:23 left.

Author: 0 Penguins clobber Predators to take lead in Stanley Cup Final

Crosby set up three of the first five Penguins' goals, got into a wrestling match with P.K. Subban that set the stage for Evgeni Malkin's back-breaking goal and also heaved a water bottle onto the ice to protest a slash on teammate Chris Kunitz from Predators' defenceman Mattias Ekholm .

Author: 0 Golden State takes 3-0 lead

No shot he or any Warriors player made was as big as that one Durant made to give Golden State the late lead in Game 3. Golden State won the game, 118-113, thanks to a complete choke job by Cleveland offensively and a dominant close-out performance by Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry , who combined to score the game's final 11 points.

Sports Nashville Predators Catfish Thrower's Charges To Be Dropped
Author: 0 Nashville Predators Catfish Thrower's Charges To Be Dropped

After the game, Subban promised the Nashville Predators , quickly down 2-0 in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final, would win Game 3 on home ice. However, at 15:32, Evgeni Malkin would score the first goal of the Stanley Cup Final, to officially switch momentum to Pittsburgh's side.

Sports Nadal storms into quarters, Pliskova through to last 16
Author: 0 Nadal storms into quarters, Pliskova through to last 16

Nadal will take on fellow Spaniard and 17th seed Roberto Bautista-Agut for a place in the last eight while defending champion Novak Djokovic faces Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Williams, seeded 10th and competing in her 20th French Open , fought back from 5-1 down rattling off six straight games to win the first set. "It is not an easy decision to make and I will see how I feel after Roland Garros and then decide what to do next".

Author: 0 Bonino missing third straight game for Penguins

The catfish have become the unofficial mascot of the series as Nashville fans have taken to throwing it like Detroit Red Wings fans with octopi. It didn't help the Predators in the opening minutes as the Penguins controlled the play and drew the penalty.

Author: 0 LeBron not faulting Warriors for building powerhouse team

James lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 Finals, his last with the Miami Heat , before coming back to Cleveland for a second stint. A game that featured, once again, a torrid pace of play in which the Golden State Warriors' unbelievably talented roster ended up outlasting Cleveland with an 11-0 closeout in the final three minutes to win by five.

Sports Tiger needs our help - Nicklaus
Author: 0 Tiger needs our help - Nicklaus

According to the arrest report he was found sitting in his black Mercedes with his seat belt on and sleeping behind the wheel. The police officer also had to wake him up. The mugshot of a dishevelled and tired-looking Woods published on Monday went viral on social media to deepen the dents of the golfer's badly battered public image.

Sports French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem
Author: 0 French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem

In the first men's semifinal at Roland Garros on Friday, No. 1 Andy Murray takes on No. 3-seed Stan Wawrinka . Neither Nadal nor Thiem have dropped a set in reaching the last four, with the Spaniard losing just 22 games through five matches .

Sports Ohio State targeting Mike Brown for head coaching position
Author: 0 Ohio State targeting Mike Brown for head coaching position

According to bleacherreport.com, the decision of who will take the helm has already been made. The interest from the Big Ten school comes after Holtmann led the Bulldogs to one of the most successful seasons in program history, as the team advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2011.

Author: 0 Nashville Predators fans go insane for 'Rocky Top' during Stanley Cup Final

Kessel hasn't played with Crosby at even strength during the playoffs. On Nashville's side, goalkeeper Pekka Rinne has been a drastically different player at Bridgestone Arena than at PPG Paints Arena . They showed how dominant they are at home, but they now need to bring that same edge to Pittsburgh. To his point, three missed the net, another three were blocked and only two found their way to Pekka Rinne - both of which were stopped.

Author: 0 LeBron doesn't begrudge stacked Warriors adding Durant

Game 3 of the NBA Finals drew 20.5 million viewers on ABC , an increase of 22 percent from last season. The Cavaliers guard scored 16 points Wednesday in a 118-113 Game 3 loss to the Golden State Warriors . Jordan's six National Basketball Association titles are twice as many as James and Jordan leads in Most Valuable Player awards five to four. This year, those assessments likely began during the second half of Game 1 , and they all were likely variations on a single theme: We're ...

Sports Bacsinszky evens match in French Open semifinals
Author: 0 Bacsinszky evens match in French Open semifinals

His opponent in the semifinals, No. 6 Dominic Thiem , entered the year's second Grand Slam tournament with some success on the surface, too, reaching a pair of finals and handing Nadal that lone loss. In Rome, I was not only exhausted from the match against Rafa, but also from before. Two more victories, however, starting with his semi-final against 2015 victor Stan Wawrinka , would make him the first Briton to lift the men's trophy since Fred Perry 82 years ago.

Author: 0 LeBron James: Warriors' super team is 'great' for the National Basketball Association

The Warriors are a flawless 14-0 so far in the postseason, and they seem intent on revenge after giving up a 3-1 lead to the Cavs in last year's Finals. After the game, I was bitter. The Lakers lost the opening game of the finals to the Sixers but went on to win four straight games. Thompson missed the only shot he took and pulled down only three rebounds.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: Rain washes out Australia-Bangladesh tie

Australia now have two points from as many matches and they will now have to win their last Group A match against England on June 10 to qualify for the semifinals. With Australia teetering on the brink of elimination, Starc is not only looking to help his side triumph in their final group stage match , but also send a message to England ahead of the highly-anticipated Ashes series in November.

Author: 0 Red Sox place Eduardo Rodriguez on 10-day DL

He did get up and throw another ten in the bullpen after he regrouped out there. Orioles: C Welington Castillo could end up spending the minimum time on DL after sustaining a testicular injury Tuesday night. Boston INF Josh Rutledge was available after being scratched the previous night because of dehydration. Smith homered to lead off the first, and Machado added a 465-foot blast, No.

Sports French Open 2017: Storms hit Roland Garros, quarter-final action under threat
Author: 0 French Open 2017: Storms hit Roland Garros, quarter-final action under threat

It took Petra Martic three hours and nine minutes to complete her epic 7-6 (3), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5) final qualifying round win over Maryna Zanevska. I don't visualise that ever. "I am not playing close to my best and everyone knows that". "Even though I have played for many years, I still want to do well". 'Sometimes I feel I'm under pressure during the whole match , ' complained Nadal.

Author: 0 JR Smith denies he tweeted 'Cavs in 7,' Cleveland police dis Warriors

Imagine, then, how the Golden State Warriors coach will feel if his team completes a sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday to go four-four-four-four through the gauntlet of the National Basketball Association playoffs. The grand prize in the National Basketball Association is a championship ring, and players will sacrifice everything possible to get one. The Bucks announced that their new NBA Developmental League team in Oshkosh will be known as the Wisconsin Herd.

Sports 'Garbage' man Murray, red hot Nadal eye dream final
Author: 0 'Garbage' man Murray, red hot Nadal eye dream final

Andy Murray , bidding to be the first British men's champion in 82 years, faces 2015 victor Stan Wawrinka. For the first time in 7 years, Djokovic failed to make back-to-back Grand Slam semi-finals and this defeat to Thiem evocated some other features we not often seen in Novak's Grand Slam adventures.

Author: 0 Durant's late 3 lifts Warriors

The Warriors had the league's best record even while losing Durant late in the season to a knee injury, and really turned it on in the playoffs. The Cavaliers had a chance to get back in the series in Game 3, but after taking a 113-107 lead with 3:09 left, they never scored again.

Author: 0 NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from last year

The Warriors now lead the Finals, 3-0, and no team, in 12 previous Finals circumstances, ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit. The 2017 Warriors boast of four All-Stars and four-All NBA players in Stephen Curry , Kevin Durant , Draymond Green and Klay Thompson .

Author: 0 LeBron James Not Tired from Guarding Kevin Durant

Playing in his first NBA Finals , the Cavaliers' sharpshooter has struggled with his shot through the first two games, going 2 of 7 from the field - 1 of 6 3-pointers. "They're just both very naturally unselfish and relatively quiet", he said. Thank you for taking us on this journey, Darren. "He's got great one-on-one moves, the best in the world", Thompson said.

Author: 0 Scooter Gennett makes Major League Baseball history with 5 hit, 4-homer game

Cleats, pants, jersey, hat. Afterward, he changed out of his uniform - it's headed for Cooperstown for a temporary display - did countless interviews, and went home with his wife and a close friend who is visiting. He had only one prior multi-homer game, during a 22-game stretch in which he hit.429 with 33 hits. "I didn't even think about it, because I didn't know exactly where he was in the order", he said.

Author: 0 Warriors Take 3-0 Lead Over Cavs

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals on Sunday in Oakland, California. Watching the clip in its entirety, it mostly looks like LeBron is focused and collected, and definitely not about to admit to fatigue or hand out compliments to his opponents just hours before Game 3.

Sports NBA Finals Game 3 preview
Author: 0 NBA Finals Game 3 preview

Because if they play at the level they've been playing at through three games, this is a four-game sweep and the Warriors become the first team in National Basketball Association history to run the playoff table at a flawless 16-0. He has a great sense of humor. "And I would see Kyle Korver in the corner, one of the greatest three-point shooters in this league's history, and give him an opportunity in the short corner".

Sports Bale staying put as Ronaldo laps up adulation
Author: 0 Bale staying put as Ronaldo laps up adulation

Juve were deservedly level at half-time after Mario Mandzukic's wonder goal cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo's opener, but the Serie A champions produced a listless display after the break to allow Zinedine Zidane's side to cruise to victory through further goals from Casemiro, Ronaldo and Marco Asensio.

Sports Amazon devices chief: HomePod and Echo ain't the same thing
Author: 0 Amazon devices chief: HomePod and Echo ain't the same thing

Apple has the advantage of using advanced automatic room-sensing technology that allows HomePod to quickly learn its position in a room, whether it's in a corner, on a table or in a bookshelf. Security and privacy are fundamental to the design of Apple hardware, software and services. The companies said Amazon shows will be available on Apple TV later this year, but did not specify a date.

Author: 0 Scratch Hainsey? Or watch him turn into Bobby Orr for a shift?

The PPG PAINTS Arena and the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Nashville Predators in game five of the Stanley Cup in NHL hockey action Thursday. The Penguins captain slashed through the Nashville defence on his first shift, drew a penalty and then set up Justin Schultz for the first goal in a 6-0 Thursday night thumping.

Author: 0 Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 6/11/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

What's better than speedy forwards? Credit Phil Kessel for making this goal happen. Put it another way: Sidney Crosby is second on the Penguins in ice time in the first four games. With the series tied at two, and both teams defensing their home rinks, the Pens and Preds know that the victor tonight gets a huge upper hand in the chase for the Stanley Cup .

Author: 0 Penguins need spark as series returns to Pittsburgh

Crosby then started hitting Subban in the head repeatedly, eventually drawing a roughing penalty while Subban - who quipped that Crosby was complaining about Subban's bad breath during a Game 3 exchange - went off for holding. Evgeni Malkin all but pointed to the bleachers on Wednesday - and called a home run for the stars of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney Crosby had three assists, and goaltender Matt Murray had 24 stops in the shutout.

Sports India Beat Pakistan by 124 Runs, Man of the Match Yuvaraj Singh
Author: 0 India Beat Pakistan by 124 Runs, Man of the Match Yuvaraj Singh

Hopefully we'll take this confidence into the next game against Sri Lanka", Yuvraj pointed out. "Unless your spin options are really effective, you can not use one to open the attack against a nation that thrives against spinners", he added, reminding that it was this particular decision that set the depressing tone for the rest of the day.

Sports Cavs considering lineup changes for Game 3
Author: 0 Cavs considering lineup changes for Game 3

Smith is a shooter, of course, but Tuesday he claimed his priority has to be defensively as the Cavs try to stave off a 3-0 hole against a Warriors bunch that has averaged 122.5 points in two games. Going home could be a key for Smith finding his shooting stroke, as he shot almost 15 percent better from deep at home compared to on the road during the regular season.

Author: 0 Warriors Durant not simply along for Finals ride

According to James, the Warriors, who have not lost four consecutive games since 2013, have all the pieces needed to dominate the National Basketball Association for years to come. With rumors already swirling that James would consider changing teams again when he hits free agency, the Cavs are going to have to get creative.

Author: 0 Will the Golden State Warriors finish off the sweep?

The 2017 Warriors boast of four All-Stars and four-All NBA players in Stephen Curry , Kevin Durant , Draymond Green and Klay Thompson . Curry, who has benefited more than any other player by Durant's arrival and is healthy in these NBA Finals , added 13 rebounds and six assists.

Sports Soccer association investigating tournament
Author: 0 Soccer association investigating tournament

Hernandez told WOWT that she was "not happy" that officials disqualified her team because of her appearance. "Those who made Mili feel bad, disqualified the team and ignored whatever proof we provided, they should apologize", said Edgar Tovar, who coaches the team and is a friend of the family of Milagros "Mili" Hernandez, who is 8.

Author: 0 Chelsea expect Eden Hazard to miss three months after ankle surgery

The winger's 16 goals proved crucial in him winning the Player's Player of the Year, but his plans and fitness for the beginning of next season has been thrown into some doubt with this latest setback. Eden Hazard may miss the beginning of Chelsea's title defence next season after fracturing his right ankle. My agent knows what is going to happen and I know as well.

Author: 0 Sidney Crosby was everywhere in Game 5, both good and bad

Gaudreau is also just the third rookie to score game-winning goals in consecutive games in the Stanley Cup Final since the National Hockey League took over sole possession of the trophy in 1926-27. Murray allowed eight goals on 58 shots (.862 save percentage) in dropping Games 3 and 4 to the Predators in Nashville. He has taken this team with a first defence pairing of Ron Hainsey and Brian Dumoulin and has found a way to be playing a 24th playoff game Thursday night here at the ...

Sports No team orders from Ferrari, insists Sebastian Vettel
Author: 0 No team orders from Ferrari, insists Sebastian Vettel

Taking full advantage of generous support from his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen , who led from pole position to the start of the pit-stops, the four-time champion came home 3.1 seconds clear of the Finn in glorious Mediterranean sunshine.

Author: 0 Thompson, Curry help Warriors take 39-32 lead

And with a victory in Game 4 on Friday night, Golden State can exorcise those haunting demons from last June when the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals to the Cavaliers. Now Game 4 is setting up to be a coronation for the greatest team in National Basketball Association postseason history. They entered the 2000-2001 Finals 11-0 due to the then best-of-five format but then dropped Game 1 to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins take 3-2 lead over Nashville Predators

Pittsburgh will have a chance to become the first franchise to win back-to-back championships since Detroit in 1998 when the series shifts back to Nashville for Game 6 on Sunday night. Much has been said about the Crosby-P.K. Subban exchange of words and jabs throughout the series. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan, as he has for each of the last two springs when his team finds itself in a tight spot, pushed all the right buttons again.

Author: 0 KD's late heroics carry Warriors over Cavs

The Warriors won 118-113. "The best thing with Golden State's situation is a lot of their guys are drafted". When they met last summer in NY to discuss the biggest decision of his career , neither side even focused on winning titles. He has also taken pressure off of Stephen Curry , who struggled in the first two Finals series against Cleveland but has been brilliant this time around.

Author: 0 Durant's late heroics power Warriors over Cavaliers

This term they have become the first team from the United States' four major professional sports leagues - the NFL, NBA , MLB and NHL - to win 15 successive post-season games. I don't contribute as losing this game because we got exhausted. It was his 3-pointer with 45 seconds left - a "bomb in transition", said James, who waved a hand helplessly in defense - that proved to be the dagger, giving Golden State the 114-113 lead and likely sealing his MVP honors in these Finals.

Author: 0 Raikkonen: I'm free to race Vettel

If it is increasing like NASCAR, which has 40 or 50 races, it isn't for me". He was running at or near the front until his engine blew late in the race. "We were just focusing on this race, and after the last race we had some information for them to be working on", he said. "I had an wonderful experience back in 2007 and remember standing on the podium, looking down at my dad and just seeing the biggest smile I'd ever seen in my life across his face, which was a very proud moment".

Author: 0 LeBron James not faulting Warriors for building super team

So that's what you want to do. What would you say to your critics? "I think we just stayed with [our defence] and [it] finally kicked in", he said, explaining how the Warriors managed to overcome the Cavaliers in the fourth quarter. And last night, it was another one of those instances. "It's the most firepower I've played in my career", said James, who played all but two minutes.

Author: 0 Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, stops a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, June 5, 2017, in Nashvill.

Sports Top ranking and French final in touching distance for Pliskova
Author: 0 Top ranking and French final in touching distance for Pliskova

She sealed her place in the final with a forehand winner - her 50th winner of the encounter - and minutes later "Happy Birthday" was being sung in French, led by interviewer and former Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli. Pierce, who won the 2000 French Open, said: "The most impressive thing was that Ostapenko lost the first set and fought back". Following the match, Ostapenko, who fired 38 winners and improved to 4-0 lifetime against Wozniacki , spoke about a number of topic on her run in ...