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Sports Wawrinka beats Murray to reach French Open final
Author: 0 Wawrinka beats Murray to reach French Open final

Rafael Nadal qualified for his 10th French Open final, having achieved the feat without dropping a set in six matches. Andy Murray left everything he had on the court in his French Open semi-final but still it was not enough to stop himself being ultimately overwhelmed by Stan Wawrinka .

Sports Kane to captain England against Scotland
Author: 0 Kane to captain England against Scotland

It's a great honour for a player and their family. "Who wouldn't want to win that big gold trophy?" "Ronaldo won La Liga and the Champions League and that is why he wins it. He added: "I want to be classed in that (world-class) bracket, but I know I'm not there yet". It seemed inevitable that Kane would eventually become England captain, succeeding Wayne Rooney , who has been eased out of the squad, but it has happened earlier than expected.

Author: 0 Brace yourselves: Warriors-Cavs 3-1 lead jokes are coming

They came out and handed it to us. The Golden State Warriors hold a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals over the Cleveland Cavaliers and can finish the sweep for their second title in three seasons with a win in Game 4 on Friday night. "We talked about it since the Finals last year that the last season was a very unique year, for a lot of different reasons, and we learned a lot", Curry said.

Author: 0 NZ into America's Cup challenger play-off with win over Britain

Team Japan is skippered by Dean Barker, who was sacked after Team New Zealand blew an 8-1 lead in the 2013 America's Cup and lost to Oracle Team USA . "The challenge continues, we will be back stronger". The British crew had suffered equipment failure on Monday when part of their wing controls broke, meaning they had to forfeit two races to their New Zealand opponents.

Sports Unseeded Ostapenko into French Open final
Author: 0 Unseeded Ostapenko into French Open final

The only real sign of nerves came at 3-3 in the second set, when she dropped serve from 40-0 and Bacsinszky went on to level the match. Pliskova would cut the deficit to 4-3 only to blaze a forehand long, leaving Halep to serve out the match after two hours.

Sports Nadal targets 10th French Open title against Wawrinka
Author: 0 Nadal targets 10th French Open title against Wawrinka

I started a little bit more nervous today than normal, but then I played well. However, Nadal comfortably took the first set 6-3 and the clinical Spaniard showed no signs of letting up in the second, breaking early to take it 6-4. "I turned my form around really well and ended up having a good tournament". I have to be proud of that. At 3-0 in the third to Wawrinka, things looked bleak for Murray, but he moved a little closer to the baseline while continuing to pull off some miraculous ...

Author: 0 LeBron James Will Leave Cavs, Finish Career In Los Angeles

James has been named the Finals MVP on three different occasions. If recent rumors prove true, the Lakers could really upgrade their roster during free agency. The Cavaliers are in the Finals for the third consecutive season, and would be the favorites to continue making the final round for as long as LeBron chooses to stay.

Author: 0 How to watch Game 4 of Cavs-Warriors

Irving missed again. LeBron had the ball and one last chance to get to 42 points for the game (he had 41 in both Games 5 and 6 a year ago), on a night when he also had 11 rebounds and nine assists; on a night when he had to feel as if he were playing for his season.

Sports Nadal just 1 step away from 'La Decima' in Paris
Author: 0 Nadal just 1 step away from 'La Decima' in Paris

Though he may take some time to recover from the effort of beating Murray 6-7 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-1, the two sets Wawrinka dropped to the Scot are the only two he has dropped here this fortnight. When Wawrinka drilled a forehand into the corner, it looked as if he had saved break point, but Murray scrambled a lob just inside the baseline and his frustrated opponent smashed it long.

Sports Patriots receive diamond-studded Super Bowl rings
Author: 0 Patriots receive diamond-studded Super Bowl rings

The New England Patriots celebrated the franchise's fifth Super Bowl victory with the presentation of championship rings on Friday night at the home of Robert Kraft, the National Football League team's owner. An image of the lighthouse and bridge, which form Gillette Stadium's view, are accented with the years of each of the Patriots' previous Super Bowl victories.

Sports Spalletti looking to bring back glory days to Inter Milan
Author: 0 Spalletti looking to bring back glory days to Inter Milan

The new coach, who has signed a two-year contract, will be unveiled at Suning Training Centre in memory of Angelo Moratti next Wednesday. "We must improve. Still, Spalletti appears to have suggested he'd rather not keep Perisic if he has been unsettled by United's interest, as he only wants players fully focused on the job at the San Siro.

Author: 0 Kane ready to take on Scotland in derby atmosphere

Kane's improvement has been borne out in the only currency that matters for players in his position. An explosive end to the campaign saw Kane collect the Golden Boot for the second successive season, but the striker is not resting on his laurels after finishing with 29 Premier League goals.

Author: 0 Spurs striker Harry Kane looking to kick on for England

I don't think it's too soon at 23 - I've been captain of Spurs a few times. Ronaldo scored twice in Real's 4-1 win over Juventus to secure the club's 12th Champions League victory earlier this month, and Kane believes the big-game consistency is what sets the Portugal captain apart.

Author: 0 Captain Smith admits frustration as rain foils Australia

If they win the game against archrivals England , they have nothing to worry, but if Bangladesh beat New Zealand and England win their two remaining matches , against Australia and New Zealand , the Aussies are out, with Bangladesh going through.

Sports LeBron Considering Leaving Cavs for Clippers, Lakers in 2018
Author: 0 LeBron Considering Leaving Cavs for Clippers, Lakers in 2018

The previous record for a first quarter was 43 - set twice in the 1967 Finals by Philadelphia, against the San Francisco Warriors. James and Irving were relentless in the second half and it appeared they had done enough to get Cleveland over the top and perhaps back in the series.

Author: 0 Cavs halt Warriors perfect postseason, party in Game 4

When the game was done, Cleveland finished with 24 3-pointers, 6 more than the previous record made by the Warriors earlier this series. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said game four got out of hand against defending champions the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Author: 0 Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

Babers-Green is known for being endearingly outspoken, and hey - the Warriors got in foul trouble early, a lot of weird stuff happened during the game, and people who think the National Basketball Association is rigged had a lot of fodder. "Don't seem to be the sharpest people around". No announcement was ever made correcting the error, not that Green was listening for one. "My goodness.

Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko prevails over 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki

Both of us will have the birthday, so I am really looking forward to the match.to play semi-final of Roland Garros on your birthday, I think it's really nice. "I'm really happy I still can't believe it", the world No 47 said. Wozniacki, playing in her second quarter-final at the French, had no solution once her opponent found her range.

Author: 0 Cavaliers 'highly agitated' about Stephen Curry squat

As you can see, Curry appears to make a mooning-like gesture that rubbed many the wrong way. "It was all spontaneous. I wish I could have a little bit more control over here", he told The Score. This could be a blessing in disguise for the Cavs. However, the apparently crude actions of Warriors point guard Stephen Curry just after teammate Kevin Durant's crucial 3-pointer in the final minute of Game 3 appear to have provided an extra motivating force, with numerous Cavs reportedly ...

Author: 0 Sri Lanka upset India

However, in a tournament that has been filled with one-sided thrashings and washouts, Sri Lanka bucked the trend brilliantly. That brought Kusal Mendis to the crease, and alongside Danushka Gunathilaka , they shared in a game-defining 159-run partnership which set the Sri Lankans up for the huge chase.

Sports What went right, wrong for Cavs, Warriors in Game 3
Author: 0 What went right, wrong for Cavs, Warriors in Game 3

Part of that was Golden State simply didn't miss many shots; they shot almost 50 percent from the field (48.5 percent to be exact). James paved the way for Durant by leaving Cleveland as a free agent in 2010 to play with All-Stars Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade in Miami, where the trio won back-to-back titles sandwiched between four straight Finals.

Author: 0 Final leg of Triple Crown is up for grabs

Even as Cloud Computing slipped past Classic Empire for a heart-stopping, don't-even-blink victory at Pimlico, that fact lingered in the background. The lukewarm, morning-line favorite is Irish War Cry , who has been tabbed at 7-2. It's a sport that derives much of its magic from legendary horses that have circled its tracks like Secretariat, Affirmed and most recently American Pharoah.

Author: 0 Sharp pulls into tie for 2nd round lead at Cambridge

She stumbled out of the blocks on Thursday afternoon, posting a bogey on her first hole after pulling an iron on her approach, and just never seemed to get going after that, carding three birdies to go along with two bogeys. Kongkraphan. To be frank, her season so far is the kind many LPGA Tour players would envy. But Sharp said hers was likely caused by dehydration. "Yesterday I hit like 17 greens and couldn't make any putts".

Sports Cleveland Browns waive backup safety Tyvis Powell
Author: 0 Cleveland Browns waive backup safety Tyvis Powell

He appeared in eight games with the Seahawks and signed with Cleveland after clearing waivers in February. Powell being cut by the team isn't especially news breaking, but there is one unfortunate twist with the timing. Hopefully it won't be too uncomfortable for Powell or the Indians. The Browns apparently were unaware of Powell's plans to throw out the first pitch.

Sports Golden State Warriors come back to take 3-0 lead
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors come back to take 3-0 lead

ABC will broadcast the game live beginning at 8 p.m. According to a new story by ESPN's Zach Lowe , immediately following Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals , Draymond Green made two phone calls from the parking lot at Oracle Arena to begin recruiting Kevin Durant .

Author: 0 Crosby has Penguins closing in on repeat Stanley Cup

And the rout was on. The Preds , who lived on the forecheck in the first four games, barely established one in Game 5. Nashville doesn't use its bottom pair much, as Matt Irwin was averaging 11:22 and Yannick Weber was at 10:19 through four games, so it stands to reason coach Peter Laviolette could feel comfortable pushing the 28-minute range, and maybe even higher, for his top four because recovery time will be at hand.

Sports Mets to bring back Cespedes for Saturday's doubleheader
Author: 0 Mets to bring back Cespedes for Saturday's doubleheader

He'll play one game of a double-header on Saturday against the Braves . The Mets haven't made a roster move yet, but will need to on Sunday. Cespedes is batting third and playing in the outfield for St. Walker was held out of in Wednesday's 4-3 win against Texas after his left knee swelled up following the game on Tuesday. It is a tough injury to deal with, as there is no clear timetable for each player.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors on the brink of history

Steve Kerr hasn't talked to any of the old-timers who say their teams would have beaten his Golden State Warriors . By contrast, when James left the Cavs for the Heat in 2010 and was joined by Chris Bosh arriving from Toronto, Miami was coming off a 47-win regular season, a first-round playoff loss and didn't have many pieces in place other than superstar Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers and Udonis Haslem.

Author: 0 Warriors set to stake claim as NBA's best ever

But coming back from 3-0 deficit against an even more talented Warriors team than the one they needed seven games to beat previous year is a different story. "And I'm not one to judge and say if it's fair or not if guys are adding players to their team". It's left the league essentially with two super powers in the Warriors and Cavs and has fans around the league resigned to the fact that a title shot isn't realistic (which is basically what Warriors fans felt for two decades before this ...

Sports Andy Murray proud of French Open campaign following semi-final exit
Author: 0 Andy Murray proud of French Open campaign following semi-final exit

However, Wawrinka quickly hit back, breaking first again for 4-3 in the second set and again in the ninth game to level the semi-final, running around a second serve to bury a forehand victor. It can not be called an upset considering that while Murray is yet to win at Roland Garros, Wawrinka already has a title under his belt in Paris . Over and over again, Murray would lean, or even lunge, and somehow manage to put his racket strings on seemingly unreachable shots.

Sports Andy Murray faces Stan Wawrinka in French Open semifinals
Author: 0 Andy Murray faces Stan Wawrinka in French Open semifinals

In the end a 6-6 result meant that the fate of the marathon set would be decided by a tiebreak. Wimbledon starts July 3 at the All England Club. When Wawrinka drilled a forehand into the corner, it looked as if he had saved break point, but Murray scrambled a lob just inside the baseline and his frustrated opponent smashed it long.

Sports Two-goal Ronaldo leads Portugal to 3-0 win in Latvia
Author: 0 Two-goal Ronaldo leads Portugal to 3-0 win in Latvia

Ronaldo took his tally in the World Cup qualifiers to 11, to help Portugal claim a somewhat flattering but important 3-0 win away to Latvia . June 9, 2017 at 21:45, as part of the qualification for the upcoming World Cup match in Riga at the stadium "Skonto", in which the Latvian team will play against the national team of Portugal .

Author: 0 Andy Murray vs Stan Wawrinka

Thiem, the sixth-seeded Austrian was the only man to beat Nadal on clay this season. With clay being so brutal to play on, it will have kept Murray relatively fresh. "It's incredible to be in another Roland Garros final", said Wawrinka, the oldest finalist since 33-year-old Niki Pilic was runner-up in 1973. Murray could not hold his following service game either, and a perfectly-hit inside-out forehand gave Wawrinka the second set.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: India Crushes Pak

Kohli has been a firm backer of Yuvraj, who he believes has the game suited for big occasions like Sunday. "The guys tried as hard as they could". "My issue is fear. We're trying every day. "He performed poorly and I'll take the blame ". "The way we played and the confidence we showed was very pleasing, the guys were raring to go and willing to take up the pressure", said Kohli.

Sports Sam Sumyk: 'French crowd is pathetic, no class'
Author: 0 Sam Sumyk: 'French crowd is pathetic, no class'

Paris: French 13th seed Kristina Mladenovic defeated defending Roland Garros champion Garbine Muguruza 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Sunday to reach the quarter-finals. Big match, which I was waiting for. "I obviously was a little bit nervous", Muguruza said. "I'm very independent [but] she is completely controlled by her father", said Mladenovic.

Sports Dallas Keuchel could improve to 10-0 tonight
Author: 0 Dallas Keuchel could improve to 10-0 tonight

After giving up just six homers all of a year ago, he's allowed seven this season and was charged with four runs. McCullers carried a no-hitter into the seventh, and ultimately ended the outing having allowed 2 hits, 1 run and 2 walks while punching out 8 in a no-decision.

Author: 0 Senate GOP Pushes Forward on an Uncertain Health Care Bill

Democratic aides are preparing for several tactics that Senate Republicans could employ to get moderates to support the bill. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), a member of GOP leadership, who added that the Senate's legislation would not have the "abrupt cut-off" for Medicaid expansion included in the House bill.

Author: 0 Milos Raonic falls, Djokovic and others advance at French Open

The Scot set up a semi-final rematch with third seed Wawrinka after beating the Swiss in four sets at the same stage a year ago. Djokovic is coming off his cleanest match of the tournament in which he had just 30 unforced errors and was broken three times .

Author: 0 After almost missing French Open, Halep could win 1st major

Halep improves to 18-2 on clay this season. Pliskova refused to go down without a fight and broke back to trail 4-3 with yet more strong hitting, but Halep was on a mission and regained her advantage courtesy of another stray forehand from the Czech before serving out the match.

Author: 0 Artemis Racing reaches America's Cup challenger finals

Artemis will now battle it out against Emirates Team New Zealand in the final series beginning Saturday to decide which team will face defending champions Oracle Team USA . While SoftBank Team Japan is new to the America's Cup , Artemis Racing is one of the most established teams, backed financially by Tornqvist, the Swedish co-founder of oil trading giant Gunvor.

Sports 9-time champ Nadal in French Open final
Author: 0 9-time champ Nadal in French Open final

The No. 3-seeded Wawrinka, a 32-year-old from Switzerland, reached the fourth Grand Slam final of his career. With a combination of inspired defence and some of the best attacking play he has shown all fortnight, Murray won five of the last six games to steal the set from under Wawrinka's nose.

Author: 0 Kabul Blast: 90 dead, 11 US Citizens Injured

In a statement , members of the United Nations Security Council condemned the attack, calling it cowardly and heinous. The burials come amid growing public anger at the government's failure to prevent yet another deadly attack in the heart of the Afghan capital .

Author: 0 Tick-tock: European Union says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks

Two days after unveiling a multi-billion euro plan to help fund European defence research, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said it was time to integrate militaries and defence industries, seizing on the strong backing from France's new president and Britain's decision to leave the bloc.

Sports Conte blames Chelsea's slow start and match ref
Author: 0 Conte blames Chelsea's slow start and match ref

Though the anger of Chelsea's fans towards their defender was justified in that Moses' blatant dive was fully deserving of a second yellow, Italian tactician Conte has taken the time to defend his surprise star of the season, suggesting that fatigue may have played a significant role in the actions of Moses.

Sports Porte claims time trial win at the Criterium du Dauphine
Author: 0 Porte claims time trial win at the Criterium du Dauphine

Italian Fabio Aru (Astana), who was first atop the demanding ascent up the Mont du Chat (8.7 kilometres at 10.3 per cent gradient) after attacking some four kilometres from the top, was caught in the descent by Tour de France champion Froome, Porte and his teammate Fuglsang.