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Sports Special number 10 means so much to Nadal
Author: 0 Special number 10 means so much to Nadal

Nadal won the event in 2008. The feeling I have is impossible to describe. With the win, Nadal is now the first player in the Open era to win the same Grand Slam 10 times, a feat that has been dubbed La Decima . Wawrinka insisted a five-set semifinal win Friday over No. 1-ranked Andy Murray did not take anything out of him physically. Federer is in Stuttgart, preparing his carefully timed re-entry into tennis as he plays the grass court event there in the coming week.

Author: 0 Bairstow 'a chance' to replace Roy - Morgan

Morgan had been staunch in his support of Roy before the Champions Trophy started, saying: "The decision remains the same throughout the tournament.he'll definitely play". So I think his all-around ability is as good as we have in this squad. "So if he's not playing, that wouldn't be too bad". "Bairstow is a great player, and he came off the canvas against us past year [at Headingley ]".

Author: 0 What's on the line for Djokovic & Nadal at Roland Garros Day 8

UPSET ALERT: Clay isn't his best surface but Milos Raonic would have expected to beat 20th-seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta - 84 unforced errors later and the Canadian was beaten 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (8-6) 6-4 8-6 - by a player who had never previously taken a set from him in three matches .

Author: 0 Golden State Are 2017 NBA Champs, Rout Cavaliers 4-1

The 2017 NBA Finals MVP was brilliant in the series, averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 5.4 assists. "I'm not happy at all", said James , the first player in NBA Finals history to average a triple-double. Durant was once again the best player on the floor for the Warriors on Monday, hitting some timely three-pointers en route to a team-high 39 points .

Author: 0 LeBron James Plans To Watch WNBA and His Son This Summer

While many refuse to put LeBron on any level with Jordan, mainly because they dislike his fan base, it's hard to ignore what he's accomplished in his career and how many records he continues to break since breaking into the league straight out of high school.

Author: 0 Lakers rumors: Three reasons LA is a threat to get Klay Thompson

Kevin Durant , who was named Finals MVP, led the way with a Finals career-high 39 points (14-of-20 shooting) seven rebounds and five assists as the Warriors hoisted their second Larry O'Brien Trophy in three years. Additionally, Durant is only the third player to win Finals MVP in his first year with a team , joining Magic Johnson (1980 Lakers) and Moses Malone (1983 76ers).

Author: 0 NBA Finals 2017: Dethroned, LeBron James talks future after historic performance

Twelve of the Warriors' 16 playoff wins this postseason were by double digits. In last year's championship series the Cavs roared back from a 3-1 deficit to spoil the Warriors' record-setting 73-win season. Draymond Green stayed on the court in a game that featured three technicals on one play 3:08 before halftime. What made them great: An explosive perimeter attack meant they could score from way beyond the basket, while the versatile Green's defense allowed them to play small-ball lineups ...

Sports Tahir Stars As Proteas Thrash Sri Lanka
Author: 0 Tahir Stars As Proteas Thrash Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankas were ruled to be four overs short of their target after time allowances were taken into consideration. First De Villiers leapt to remove Kusal Mendis with a one-handed catch at mid-on, then, in Tahir's first over, the South Africa skipper produced a stunning swoop and throw to run out Dinesh Chandimal .

Sports Conte Eyes £45m Hazard Replacement
Author: 0 Conte Eyes £45m Hazard Replacement

The Sun is reporting that the west London side are braced for a big-money bid for Hazard from Real Madrid this summer and that the Blues are already keeping an eye on possible replacements. Insigne scored 18 goals in Serie A last season and registered another nine assists as Napoli finished just five points behind champions Juventus in third place.

Sports Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit
Author: 0 Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit

The Golden State Warriors were definitely in a partying mood after closing out the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked multiple times about President Trump this season, with Kerr last month calling him a " blowhard " and said he was "ill-suited" for the presidency.

Author: 0 Warriors championship parade set for Thursday in Oakland

Cavaliers' forward LeBron James had a game-high 41 points and guard Kyrie Irving hit tough shots all night but defensive breakdowns by Cleveland led to easy baskets late in the game for the Warriors , igniting a deafening crowd. "I work hard, I believe in the game, I respect the game". "Steph definitely took a backseat at the start the season until he realized we didn't need him to take a backseat", Green said .

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate

Roy Blunt, a Republican on the committee, asked Sessions about his interactions with former FBI Director James Comey following a meeting between Comey and President Trump . that we had problems there, and it was my best judgment that a fresh start at the Federal Bureau of Investigation was the appropriate thing to do". "The president can't not assert it, and you've testified that only the president can assert it and yet I just don't understand the legal basis for your refusal to answer".

Author: 0 Sabathia wins 5th straight, leads Yankees over Red Sox 8-0

Red Sox and Yankees , at the Stadium, battling for first place in the AL East, and only four pitchers were used. It wasn't over the wall when the fan touched it, and Betts caught the ball anyway. Sabathia went on to retire the final 12 hitters he faced. Michael Pineda gets the call for NY on Thursday, looking to bounce back from a rough outing in Toronto last weekend when he was tagged for 10 hits and five earned runs over five innings in a 7-5 loss to the Blue Jays as -120 chalk.

Sports United States allies determined to sidestep Trump on climate
Author: 0 United States allies determined to sidestep Trump on climate

Alongside Syria and Nicaragua, the U.S.is now the only nation not participating in the accord. His absence was noticed by the other G7 members, which are Canada, France , Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. The other G-7 ministers expressed disappointment at President Donald Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the Paris Climate Accord, which seeks to limit carbon emissions and reduce the rising global temperatures.

Author: 0 Sparks fly at the beginning of Jeff Sessions hearing

Sessions is testifying in an extraordinary public session in which senators are grilling the nation's chief law enforcement officer on his prior contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and his involvement in the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey .

Sports Lions latest: 'Gutted' injured full-back Stuart Hogg is on the way home
Author: 0 Lions latest: 'Gutted' injured full-back Stuart Hogg is on the way home

While Halfpenny lacks the attacking spark Hogg possesses, the Welshman would offer a proven goal-kicking option having been the leading points scorer on the 2013 tour. " I'm disappointed to be leaving in this way but wish all the squad the best in the coming weeks and will be cheering them on from home ". 'At any level, that's not acceptable, ' said Best.

Sports Andy Murray fells del Potro in Paris
Author: 0 Andy Murray fells del Potro in Paris

The first set was the highlight of the whole tournament - tennis players battled for nearly half an hour, and the best was Murray who had to play a few set-Bolov. "Andy is one of the smartest guys on the circuit". The No. 7 seed Marin Cilic secured a last 16 spot in a much more comfortable manner, as he overcame Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 in one hour and 47 minutes.

Author: 0 Did Dennis Rodman help secure Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea jail?

In a tearful statement before his trial, Warmbier told a gathering of reporters in Pyongyang he was offered a used auto worth $10,000 if he could get a propaganda banner and was also told that if he was detained and didn't return, $200,000 would be paid to his mother in the form of a charitable donation.

Sports Tributes held at England football match over United Kingdom attacks
Author: 0 Tributes held at England football match over United Kingdom attacks

Stones , although undeniably blessed with technical ability, has had a mixed experience since his bank-breaking £47.5m move to City from Everton last summer, culminating in him missing the conclusion of the Premier League season with a muscle injury as well as being criticised for some of his defensive performances.

Sports Rafael Nadal wins men's French Open final
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal wins men's French Open final

Defeat by Austria's Dominic Thiem in Rome was a minor blip as Nadal went on to enjoy total domination at Roland Garros, emulating his 2008 and 2010 titles when he did not drop a set. Nadal immediately put Wawrinka in the same position on the next game. The third set proved to be too easy for Nadal and it looked like Wawrinka had given up.

Author: 0 Stevenson Ranch resident Greene goes No. 2 to the Reds

Lewis, who turned 18 on June 5, hit.429 as a senior with nine doubles and four home runs for JSerra Catholic High School in Orange County. He also brought home a gold medal as a part of the USA Baseball 18U National Team with a win over Cuba in the 2016 COP ABE Pan American AAA Championship.

Sports Tiger Woods' Failed Sobriety Tests Caught on Tape
Author: 0 Tiger Woods' Failed Sobriety Tests Caught on Tape

Woods failed the field sobriety test, with cops noting that it was "hard for him to walk" and "to keep his eyes open". Woods released a statement on Monday night apologising, and insisting there was no alcohol involved. And I wish him well. Pitch and Putt your way around our sexy Golf WAGS gallery, featuring a bunker of babes including Pollyanna Woodward and Lindsey Vonn, girlfriend of Tiger Woods .

Sports Golden State Warriors chasing post-season perfection in NBA Finals
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors chasing post-season perfection in NBA Finals

The crowd at Quicken Loans Arena shuffled to the exits in disbelief. "I think the whole thing was how fun it would be, because of the style of play, because of the individual talents", Kerr said. "I said it after we won the Eastern Conference finals that we're getting ready for a juggernaut", LeBron James said during Wednesday's postgame press conference.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo accused of $16.48 million tax fraud by Spanish prosecutor
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo accused of $16.48 million tax fraud by Spanish prosecutor

Ronaldo's guilt or innocence remains to be seen. The four counts of tax fraud were based on a report from Spain's tax agency, it said in a statement. Last year Ronaldo's rival, Lionel Messi from the Barcelona football team, was found guilty of defrauding Spain of €4.1 million ($4.5 million) in taxes and was handed a fine and 21-month prison sentence.

Sports The Pittsburgh Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup
Author: 0 The Pittsburgh Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup

The 1998 Red Wings were the last team to win a second consecutive Cup. Nothing splits up a potential dynasty more than the salary cap. NBC says when adding viewership from all TV platforms, including digital TV media platforms, the "Total Audience Delivery" of the entire 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs - 84 games on NBC/NBCSN/CNBC/USA Network - grew 11% to average 1.387 million viewers.

Author: 0 Women's four added to Olympic Games rowing programme, men's lightweight four scrapped

The Executive Board of the IOC announced its decision for the event programme for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Friday 9 June. "I stay out of the 1-on-1 matchups during our practice, the 2-on-2s and the 3-on-3s. I think that can be like that for 3-on-3. There is excitement among women boxers but an air of trepidation has crept into the men's camp after the IOC chose to increase weight categories for women and drop two divisions from the men's event of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Sports Watch Lonzo And LaVar Ball's Interview With Jimmy Kimmel
Author: 0 Watch Lonzo And LaVar Ball's Interview With Jimmy Kimmel

According to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News, the Lakers are bringing Lonzo Ball for a second workout, and in addition, are also bringing in Markelle Fultz for a separate workout. Jackson, who can play shooting guard and small forward, touted his versatility and ability to defend both positions . Fox, again has received interest from the Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers , which have the Nos.

Sports Clemens' son among familiar names on Day 2 of MLB draft
Author: 0 Clemens' son among familiar names on Day 2 of MLB draft

Bukauskas was selected by the Houston Astros with the 15th overall pick in the draft . "He really took a step forward in a number of facets: hit for more power, on-base, made strides defensively. Past year the Jays drafted fellow shortstop Bo Bichette, who is now producing in Single-A Lansing. His freshman year at Florida International University, he put up a 2.70 ERA in 33.1 innings of work as a reliever with 31K's and 12 BB.

Sports Pittsburgh Penguins goalie quandary: Murray vs Fleury - Game 5
Author: 0 Pittsburgh Penguins goalie quandary: Murray vs Fleury - Game 5

Justin Schultz , Bryan Rust , Conor Sheary and Ron Hainsey also found the back of the net in the decisive win and Matt Murray pitched a 24-save shutout, his third career in the playoffs. The Sens would go on to win the game 5-1, as Murray allowed only one goal on the next 20 shots. "Our focus has to be on that game and getting one win".

Sports Pakistan striving for consistency against England
Author: 0 Pakistan striving for consistency against England

Monday's meeting pitted two of cricket's heavyweights against one another in search of the last semi-final place, and although it produced great entertainment, it was, in some ways, for the wrong reasons. "Towards the end, where we let go of Sarfraz, it was very crucial". He did, however, provide Sri Lanka with two glorious chances late on but Perera shelled the simplest of chances at mid-on with 43 runs still required, while sub-fielder Seekugge Prasanna put down an admittedly tougher ...

Author: 0 Nike Celebrates Kevin Durant's First NBA Title With Ad Slamming His Critics

Durant , who lost in his only previous NBA Finals appearance in 2012, led the way for the Warriors with 39 points and was relieved after feeling pressure to deliver prior to the game. However, that idea fizzled fast when the Warriors opened with a pair of lopsided wins at home, fought back late to steal the next game in Cleveland and then, after dropping their first game of the post-season, closed out the series at home.

Sports Rizzo leads off, goes long; Happ hits slam as Cubs rout Mets
Author: 0 Rizzo leads off, goes long; Happ hits slam as Cubs rout Mets

The center fielder moved to third on Wilmer Flores' grounder to second for Cespedes , who hit a ground-rule double to left. Zack Wheeler wasn't really in any trouble in the second inning but with two outs, he managed to find plenty. "Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes has left tonight's game due to the game situation". Lester will bring a 4.13 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into a road start against the Mets next time he toes the rubber.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win Championship

It was the second time he and Durant had met in a finals series, following 2012 when James and the Miami Heat beat Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1. After missing their shot at a 16-0 playoff record, they returned to Oracle Arena and finally secured the clinching victory they couldn't pull off after winning three games against the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year's NBA Finals.

Author: 0 Basketball season ends as Warriors romp to NBA title

The Warriors won the title in 2015 in six games, while the Cavaliers dramatically won in 2016 in seven, becoming the first team in National Basketball Association history to win a series trailing 3-1. "Well I'm not happy he won his first, I'm not happy at all", James said. LeBron James has 27 points, but has played 35 of the 36 minutes. "Doesn't get much better than that".

Author: 0 Warriors beat Cavaliers to take NBA title

The streak continued as he scored 30 points in game 3 and went 6-11 from beyond the arc. I tried to challenge him. "I don't need to be out on the court", James said. West, Thompson and J.R. Smith received technicals after a replay review. Having added Durant last off-season to the talents of Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green among others, it was perhaps hardly surprising they should sweep all before them.

Sports Summerhays storms into lead as struggling Dufner shoots 77
Author: 0 Summerhays storms into lead as struggling Dufner shoots 77

And it was a memorable one, because it did not come easily for Dufner, who had to endure not one but two 77-minute weather delays - the second one an excruciating wait after he'd teed off on the 18th hole and left his drive short in the rough with a poor lie.

Author: 0 Josh Jackson reportedly canceled his workout with the Celtics

What if they turn to another of the prospects? The Los Angeles Lakers worked out former UCLA star point guard Lonzo Ball last Wednesday ahead of this year's National Basketball Association draft and Ball may work out with his possible future employer once more before the draft.

Sports Aaron Ramsey scores Panenka in same stadium it was first made famous
Author: 0 Aaron Ramsey scores Panenka in same stadium it was first made famous

Ramsey's 35th-minute Panenka penalty could not have come at a more apposite venue. 'I felt calm, I felt confident in the situation. Thankfully it went in. 'I think this team is fantastic. "It was only a recce, but I had butterflies in my stomach", he said. "But I had no doubt he'd score because he's playing with such confidence at the moment".

Sports Waiting game: Long day on tap for Mickelson's potential sub
Author: 0 Waiting game: Long day on tap for Mickelson's potential sub

The decision came a day after Kevin Na posted a video to social media complaining about the thickness of the fescue. Rory McIlroy believes it is "imperative" that he gets off to a flying start in the US Open as he looks to overcome an injury-hit campaign and win a fifth major title at Erin Hills .

Author: 0 Michigan State players charged with sexual assault

The three former Michigan State football players accused of sexual assault this week have pleaded not guilty to those charges in an East Lansing courtroom during the course of the past two days. He was one of 15 players - along with Corley and King - who did not participate in the team's annual spring game back in early April. Karen Truszkowski, an attorney for the accuser, told The Associated Press that the three are football players.

Sports Wood strikes key blow as England reach Champions Trophy semi-finals
Author: 0 Wood strikes key blow as England reach Champions Trophy semi-finals

Jake Ball , a disappointment in England's opening day win over Bangladesh, set the tone for England when he removed the risky Luke Ronchi in the first over of New Zealand's response. The match was effected by rain but overs were not reduced in either innings. "Every game in this tournament is big, but we have a side with a few youngsters coming in and gradually getting towards strengthening their careers for India", he said.

Author: 0 What Is Dennis Rodman Doing In North Korea?

Nauert said the last consular visit to Warmbier, by Swedish diplomats, was March 2. "With tensions as high as they are, we felt that we needed to talk about Otto and put a face on the person", Cindy Warmbier said. On this trip, he has already been roundly criticized by some for visiting during a time of high tensions between the USA and North Korea over its weapons programs and recent missile launches.

Author: 0 LeBron unbelievable, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

Would the Golden State Warriors team that won 73 games without him last season come back better than ever, perhaps avenging their Finals loss to the rival Cleveland Cavaliers? Durant led Golden State with 39 points, seven rebounds , and five assists and was named NBA Finals MVP in a unanimous vote.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal : Player eyes 10th French Open with injury misery in mind

The Spaniard notched his memorable success on a second match point when three-time Grand Slam victor Wawrinka sent a backhand into the net. Nadal has not had to wait as long as Real Madrid did for a 10th European title but, for a man who won nine titles in 10 years, two years without one was virtually an eternity.

Sports Rafael Nadal through to quarter-finals at French Open
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal through to quarter-finals at French Open

That year, Mary Pierce, the last Frenchwoman to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup in 2000, reached the final, losing to Spaniard Arantxa Sanchez. Mladenovic came to the French Open after a stellar claycourt season in which she reached the finals in Stuttgart and Madrid and has won over the crowd with her spirited performances in Paris .