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Author: 0 Highlights of French Open 13th day

Facing a player who already had beaten him twice on clay, Nadal needed little more than two hours to secure his spot in Sunday's final, where he will face 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka . Wawrinka used his sublime one-handed backhand and hammer of a forehand to send Murray scrambling and sliding all over Court Philippe Chatrier. Murray used plenty of drop shots and lobs, often to great effect.

Author: 0 England win ODI series over South Africa

Just over two years since a defeat by Bangladesh in Adelaide sealed their embarrassing first-round exit from the 2015 World Cup, England face the Tigers in the Champions Trophy opener at The Oval on Thursday, with genuine optimism that they can at last win a first major one-day global tournament.

Author: 0 England Edge Out South Africa To Win ODI Series

Rabada was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while Parnell and Maharaj snapped up three wickets apiece. Finn returned to England's one-day worldwide fold on the successful tour of the West Indies two months ago - taking four wickets in that 3-0 series victory.

Sports Ostapenko in disbelief after remarkable triumph
Author: 0 Ostapenko in disbelief after remarkable triumph

Ostapenko will rise to a career-high mark of No 1 while Halep is left to reflect on her second runners-up finish in Paris after defeat to Maria Sharapova in 2014. Halep appeared on the way to a relative runaway, leading by a set and 3-0 in the second, then holding three break points for the chance to go ahead 4-0.

Author: 0 Clippers won't get LeBron in 2018 without CP3

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers made an incredible comeback to win against Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of 2017 NBA Finals . That is nearly as incredible as it is terrifying. What's important. Right. And he's he's he's and there are two he's in the count on the average to put them. Rose later added that this might not happen in the near future, in particular next summer, but he's pretty much sure Cleveland won't be LeBron's last stop before retiring.

Sports Jorge Sampaoli off to a winning start
Author: 0 Jorge Sampaoli off to a winning start

It was a dramatic end to an eventful night for the 20-year-old talent, who missed an open goal in a comical phase of play in the second half. The two-time world champions and second ranked team are struggling outside the automatic qualifying positions in fifth spot in the South American group with four games left while Brazil have already qualified for the World Cup finals in Russian Federation next year.

Author: 0 LeBron James Might Consider Leaving Cleveland For Los Angeles In 2018

Numerous people around the league reportedly believe LA could be the ideal landing spot for LeBron when he becomes a free agent in 2018. O'Connor also made reference to a almost year-old Yahoo article from Adrian Wojnarowski that said there was a belief throughout the league that James wouldn't remain in Cleveland for the remainder of his career.

Sports British and Irish Lions tour: Time to kick on, says George North
Author: 0 British and Irish Lions tour: Time to kick on, says George North

Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock , meanwhile, was disappointed with his side's showing as their ideal record in 2017 came to an end. Both the Ioane brothers and Kerr-Barlow will be released to play for the Maori All Blacks on June 17, while Waisake Naholo, Lima Sopoaga and Liam Squire will play for the Otago Highlanders against the tourists on June 13 in Dunedin.

Author: 0 Fit-again Mitchell Starc relishing return for Australia in ICC Champions Trophy

After winning comfortably against New Zealand , the Indians will hope to garner some more confidence before the tournament proper when they face Bangladesh on Tuesday. "In the nets, I am trying to play as close to the body as I can", he said. "We've all performed well for Australia before and we all want to perform again".

Author: 0 History as Ostapenko soars into Paris final

Dabrowski, who is from Canada, and her Indian partner rallied to beat Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Robert Farah of Colombia 2-6, 6-2, 12-10 for their first Grand Slam title. Now ranked 47th in the world, Ostapenko was able to get by the 11th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals, the 23rd-seeded Samantha Stosur , the unseeded Lesia Tsurenko, world number 40 Ekaterina Makarova and American Louisa Chirico in the opening round to reach the finals.

Sports Composure will be the biggest word for tomorrow's match: Virat Kohli
Author: 0 Composure will be the biggest word for tomorrow's match: Virat Kohli

Rohan further added that India's next game against South Africa is going to be an absolute cracker. "The bowling unit was fantastic from the first ball itself. Take a closer look, though, and there is an interesting dichotomy: in four innings where India have defended totals, Bumrah has three wickets at 57.33, and an economy rate of 5.93.

Sports Murray hopeful as he powers into French Open semi-finals
Author: 0 Murray hopeful as he powers into French Open semi-finals

A time violation helped kick Andy Murray into gear as he defeated Kei Nishikori to set up a French Open semi-final rematch against Stan Wawrinka . Kei missed a second-serve return, and then I think a good serve on the next point. The third seeds, who are unbeaten on clay this season, next face a tough test against top seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, who ousted unseeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy and Kirsten Flipkens of ...

Sports Vettel: Hamilton was the better man today
Author: 0 Vettel: Hamilton was the better man today

It was Hamilton's sixth career Canadian Grand Prix pole position, one short of Schumacher's record. I lost a bit into Turn 2, and then lost two tenths out of the second corner and then I knew I had to catch up, which I did until the end of the lap which I did to get the same as before.

Author: 0 Messi agrees to new deal with Barcelona

Messi has been linked with Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester City during protracted talks with Barca, as the five-time Ballon d'Or victor have delayed accepting a new contract at Nou Camp. A source in the city hall told AFP it was considering security measures for the crowd of major football stars visiting."Messi always moves around naturally in the city, but we have to gauge the implications of the arrival of world football stars in Rosario ", the source said.

Sports Reassigned Cardinals snap losing streak with win over Phillies
Author: 0 Reassigned Cardinals snap losing streak with win over Phillies

He balked home a run. The last Phillies starter to go 16 straight starts with fewer than five strikeouts was Kyle Kendrick , who went 43 straight September 2009 to July 2011. One of the hits was an infield hit. St. Louis activated INF Kolten Wong from the DL. "Those two runs got us back after being down two", St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said.

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

This technical however was given to Warriors coach Steve Kerr , and Green remained in the game. Everyone wants to win. "We have to come back home", he said. A lot of them were contested, but we still made them. "Listen, at the end of the day, we want to just try to put ourselves in position to play another game, and we did that tonight and hopefully we can do it Monday night where we can come back here".

Author: 0 'Epic week': Hockey, country music collide in Nashville

Nashville is also a comfortable 9-1 in the playoffs at home , and teams that lost Game 5 of a tied Final have won the Stanley Cup four of the last eight times , including Pittsburgh in 2009. "We just have to do a better job in front of him". We played all 60 minutes. Another performance like Game 5, however, and it might be. "But I promise you, in 10 years when we're talking about this to our kids, our friends, our grandkids, we're not going to be complaining about where we parked or ...

Sports Sebastian Vettel fastest in final practice
Author: 0 Sebastian Vettel fastest in final practice

The souvenir: A helmet worn by Ayrton Senna , whose family sent it in anticipation of one three-time Formula One champion matching another by claiming his 65th career pole position on Saturday at the Canadian Grand Prix . It will be a major challenge for Hamilton to hold him off in the race. "They have been very quick". Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas was third-fastest in qualifying and will start from the second row beside Raikkonen.

Author: 0 Tapwrit rallies in stretch to win Belmont Stakes

Tapwrit upset Irish War Cry to win Belmont Stakes 2017 on Saturday, June 10, at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The Belmont Stakes , for 3-year-olds covering 1-1/2 miles, is the third jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown . "It's a feeling I can't explain I'm very happy right now", jockey Jose Ortiz said guiding Tapwrit to victory at 5-1 odds in the 11-horse field.

Author: 0 Health of Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis still in question

One that can't get back to the creature comforts of Smashville fast enough. The Penguins scored three goals in both the first and second period, so we can't necessarily blame fans for choosing to be miserable at home on a Thursday night instead.

Author: 0 May's top aides resign after United Kingdom election fiasco

In a final humiliation , the Conservatives lost the safe west London seat of Kensington, Britain's wealthiest constituency, to Labour by a mere 20 votes after a campaign that targeted the incumbent MP for her pro-Brexit stance. As the Conservative leadership begins formal negotiations with the DUP, disquiet is being expressed in some quarters about the move. The EU's priority is to conduct the talks in as orderly a fashion as possible, and not to allow any deal to weaken its own legal order ...

Sports Team New Zealand 2-1 up
Author: 0 Team New Zealand 2-1 up

America's Cup action was postponed due to high winds on Wednesday with all four challenger play-off semi-final races moved back to Thursday in Bermuda . “It was disappointing falling overboard, ” Outteridge said. With Artemis ruling the start box in all three races, the Kiwis found themselves playing catch up all day.

Author: 0 Draymond Green eyes Game 5 redemption, not technical KO

He needs to give the Warriors the versatile All-Star who is their defensive anchor. Nearly exactly one year removed from his groin shot to LeBron James , the power forward picked up a tech for arguing a call - after everybody thought he already had one due to a mix-up with the officials - and then slammed down on Tristan Thompson's head during a reckless block attempt.

Sports Captain Kane rescues England against Scotland
Author: 0 Captain Kane rescues England against Scotland

But Leigh Griffiths broke his worldwide duck in sensational fashion as he curled home a 25-yard free-kick in the 87th minute - and then repeated the feat three minutes later. "It was one of the most emotional games in my managerial career", he said. "When he worked with us for the first time for the under-21s, he wasn't in Tottenham's first team but he had great self-belief even then and he has grown to be an outstanding player".

Author: 0 Relentless Nadal moves closer to semi-final collision with Djokovic

The Serb struggled in the opening set, twice fighting back from a break down to claim it on a tie-break. But this continued what has become something of a 12-month downward slide for him since he finally grabbed ahold of the French Open championship he had so long sought.

Sports America's Cup: Outteridge, Jensen turn tables on Lake Macquarie mate
Author: 0 America's Cup: Outteridge, Jensen turn tables on Lake Macquarie mate

The mishap occurred during the days third and final match with Artemis barely ahead of the charging Kiwis by four metres as the teams closed in on the weather mark. "We will be back next time and with support already in place I know we will be stronger". "I was just looking for something to grab onto", he said.

Author: 0 Kiki dumped, Bacsinszky meets Ostapenko in semis

PARIS Two birthdays, one present. The weather interruptions forced Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's quarter-finals to be pushed back until Wednesday, drawing a deafening chorus of boos from the Paris crowd. 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.

Sports Alvaro Morata Wants To Stay With James Rodriguez
Author: 0 Alvaro Morata Wants To Stay With James Rodriguez

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has agreed to join Manchester United , leaving the clubs in negotiation of a transfer fee ahead of a summer move, The Telegraph reports. Despite his obvious quality, the 25-year old has found himself in the starting XI for a surprisingly small number of matches since the Primera Division champions activated the buyback clause which saw him return to Madrid from Juventus at the start of the 2016/17 season.

Author: 0 Penguins trending up, Predators down as Stanley Cup finale nears

The Nashville Predators' improbable run to the Stanley Cup Finals has blurred the dividing line between music and sports, a convergence that's expected to hit a crescendo in Tennessee's capital city this weekend. "I thought tonight of all nights, we generated the most chances of the highest quality"."No, we're not rested". "We were really jumping and playing our game, playing fast".

Sports Thiem rested and in form ahead of rematch with Djokovic
Author: 0 Thiem rested and in form ahead of rematch with Djokovic

Nine-time champion Nadal has dropped just 20 games in four rounds so far, just one more than he lost at the same stage in 2012. There may a decent debate about who presents a greater challenge for Nadal, who will face his friend Pablo Carreno Busta after PCB edged Milos Raonic in a physical 8-6-in-the-fifth level marathon, except that debate is unanswerable.

Author: 0 Penguins pummel Predators to go up 3-2

So do the Predators, who can't get back to Smashville fast enough. "There are things that we can do to support our goaltender better". "It's a good chance to again lead the series". Seemingly upset about no penalty being called on Mattias Ekholm for a slash, Crosby and the rest of the Penguins' bench got up to protest. Ellis plays with Roman Josi on Nashville's top defensive pair and is tied for third with 13 points this postseason.

Author: 0 Sidney Crosby 'dribbles' PK Subban's head on ice, throws things from bench

Subban's head on the ice near the end of the first period and an flip of a water bottle onto the ice during play. Hainsey turned Nashville's James Neal inside-out in Pittsburgh's end after the former Penguin whiffed on a big-hit attempt, then headed up ice and eventually finished off a feed from Malkin for a 6-0 lead at 16:40 of the second.

Author: 0 Steve Smith frustrated after second-straight washout

The New Zealand and Australian cricket teams abandoned the Champion Trophy match due to rainfall. Australia will be cursing their luck as they were also frustrated by bad weather when their opening group fixture against New Zealand was abandoned, although on that occasion they were in a less commanding position.

Sports Formula One Canadian Grand Prix preview
Author: 0 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix preview

An emotional Lewis Hamilton hailed a near-perfect lap after he matched the pole position tally of his childhood hero Ayrton Senna in Canada on Saturday. who complained he had less power than in Q1 and actually set a time 0.024s slower than his best from the opening section of qualifying. Exacerbating his pain, title rival Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari one-two, the Italian team's first since 2010, to open up a hefty 25-point advantage over Hamilton in the championship standings.

Author: 0 Penguins Pummel Predators To Go Up 3-2 In Stanley Cup Finals

Five catfish, several towels, a stuffed penguin and a cowboy hat hit the ice Saturday night in the Predators' 5-1 win over Pittsburgh , which pulled Nashville within 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. "We were on our toes tonight", Schultz said. We've seen fans develop really creative social graphics and make their own Listerine signs to bring into the games.

Sports Louisville, Texas A&M 1st entries in College World Series
Author: 0 Louisville, Texas A&M 1st entries in College World Series

Choruby added to the early lead with another double, this one scoring two and giving A&M a 3-0 lead about the same time an early drizzle was clearing out. Texas A&M fans seemed to rattle Davidson reliever Allen Barry after he intentionally walked pinch hitter Jorge Gutierrez in the bottom of the 11th inning.

Author: 0 Halep confident of French Open triumph

Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko celebrates with her trophy after winning her final tennis match against Romania's Simona Halep at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 10, 2017 in Paris . Even if the sample size if small, Ostapenko looks like she relishes the moment. "That's how it is and I think it's a good fight for world number one".

Author: 0 Defensemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one game away from a second consecutive Stanley Cup championship. We got to be ready to be at our best. The Predators need to come out fast, and strong. Predators backup goaltender Juuse Saros has allowed three goals on 10 shots after replacing Pekka Rinne , who allowed three goals on nine shots before getting the hook.

Sports Mr. Met, the latest mischievous mascot
Author: 0 Mr. Met, the latest mischievous mascot

Met " or was it the old " Mr. Met " who was relieved of his duties Wednesday night after inappropriate behavior of pointing a finger in the wrong direction. To all you Mets fans out there, I wish you all the best. I was one of two students to transform into Sparty during the 1993-94 season when I was also an aspiring journalist - out of costume, of course.

Author: 0 Cavs avoid sweep in game 5 of National Basketball Association finals

We were just talking. Listen, at the end of the day, we want to just try to put ourselves in position to play another game, and we did that tonight and hopefully we can do it Monday night where we can come back here. Lebron James had another near ideal [VIDEO] half scoring 22 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists , #Kevin Love shot 4 for 5 from the 3 point line scoring 16 points, and Thompson showed up with 6 rebounds , the most rebounds he has had since game 1 of the finals and its only ...

Author: 0 Northern Ireland's DUP says could help Britain's May reach majority

This was likely to involve an arrangement in which the DUP would support a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament but not form a formal coalition. "With a weak negotiating partner, there's a danger that the negotiations will turn out badly for both sides". Commenting on Brexit , he said Labour would not attempt to delay any negotiations with the European Union, which he hopes to start within two weeks as planned.

Sports Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to join LA Galaxy following Manchester United release
Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to join LA Galaxy following Manchester United release

The former Sweden worldwide joined United as a free agent on a one-year deal, with the option of a second season. They sent a message to the Puskas Award victor, asking "Ibra, how many RTs for you to sign for Chamois?", which has so far garnered over 1,300 retweets from football fans wanting to see Ibrahimovic turn out in their all-blue strip.

Author: 0 LeBron James throws pass to himself off the backboard for a dunk

He was averaging nearly triple-doubles per night. Nine straight points for Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant put the Warriors up three with 12 seconds to go. At the media session that began the Finals last week in Oakland, the first question asked to LeBron James was the major difference between this year's Warriors team and last year's.

Sports Saratogian on the Record Belmont Stakes preview podcast
Author: 0 Saratogian on the Record Belmont Stakes preview podcast

It just takes a little thing like a foot abscess. "They're animals, and things can go wrong at any time". Gormley, ninth in the Derby, finished fourth Saturday. "I think that's always an advantage". The colt was the 4-1 second choice for the $1.5 million race. "At the eighth pole, I thought was might be home free", Motion said, "but it's the Belmont".

Sports Tapwrit beats Irish War Cry to win Belmont Stakes
Author: 0 Tapwrit beats Irish War Cry to win Belmont Stakes

He left his base in Fair Hill, Maryland, early in the day and by the time he arrived in NY, his colt was the favorite in the 12-horse field for Saturday's race. ET. "If there's no pace at all, he can lead or he can sit in second position". He had been unable to train each of the last two days before the mile-and-a-half race.

Sports 5 things we learned from British and Irish Lions win over Crusaders
Author: 0 5 things we learned from British and Irish Lions win over Crusaders

Even if Sam Warburton starts the Tests and captains the Lions from the back-row, Alun Wyn Jones will offer another level of leadership at lock. Lions head coach Warren Gatland was absolutely delighted that his side bounced back from the midweek loss to Auckland Blues and he noted one familiar Ireland star when asked about the Test Series against the All Blacks .

Sports Mercedes no nearer to understanding poor Monaco showing
Author: 0 Mercedes no nearer to understanding poor Monaco showing

After starting from pole position, he led comfortably until he was surprisingly called in for an early pit-stop that handed the initiative to Vettel who romped to the scarlet scuderia's first win since the halcyon days of seven-time champion German Michael Schumacher in 2001.

Author: 0 Samba enthusiast Ostapenko finds feet at French Open

I saw her in the gym just right after our matches today, and we both said mutually to each other, 'Well done.' We hugged each other, because she's a really nice girl. Eleventh seed Wozniacki's wait for a first grand slam continues on after she was dumped out six hours after the quarter-final started as poor weather led to one lengthy delay at the end of the second set and another soon after the players had resumed.