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Sports Del Potro facing Wimbledon fitness battle after Queen's withdrawal
Author: 0 Del Potro facing Wimbledon fitness battle after Queen's withdrawal

The Aegon Championships field will be led by the World No.1 and defending champion Andy Murray , the reigning US Open champion Stan Wawrinka , 2014 victor Grigor Dimitrov, and last year's runner-up Milos Raonic . I would like to hope that I would continue to do that whilst I'm still enjoying it. I have a family now - I have more interests away from the court than I did in my early 20s or mid 20s - so obviously it will be sad to stop.

Sports Thames' ninth-inning HR sends Brewers past Cardinals
Author: 0 Thames' ninth-inning HR sends Brewers past Cardinals

Diaz is making his second appearance against the Brewers this season. They enter the weekend in third place in the NL Central with a 30-35 record, 4 1/2 games behind the division-leading Brewers . The over is 7-1-1 in San Diego last 9 overall and the over is 7-1-1 in San Diego last 9 on grass while San Diego are 16-39 in their last 55 road games.

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

Nadal's victory made him the first man in the Open Era to win the same grand slam on 10 separate occasions, enhancing his right to the nickname of "King of Clay". Murray will have to defend 2,500 points and with Nadal having skipped the grass a year ago, Rafa is in prime position to take the lead. To put that in perspective, Wawrinka , comfortably the second-best player this year at the French Open , lost 102 games over the course of seven matches.

Sports Modric reveals Zidane masterplan behind emphatic defeat of Juventus
Author: 0 Modric reveals Zidane masterplan behind emphatic defeat of Juventus

Gareth Bale says he is not interested in speculation linking him with a move away from Real Madrid in the transfer window. "It's very hard to reach the Champions League final two years running, but we did that". "We are disappointed. We played very well in the first half, we thought we had enough to win the game", the 39-year-old said. "Now we have to enjoy all of this", he said.

Author: 0 Russia unveils psychic cat ahead of Confederations Cup

In a bid to rid the World Cup of gay slurs, Federation Internationale de Football Association will get tough with Latin American fans in Russia. Russian Federation take on New Zealand in St. Chile's football federation has been fined a total of $210,000 and prevented from playing four games at its national stadium in Santiago. Fifa formally launched the initiative jointly with the game's law-making body Ifab (International Football Association Board) on Thursday as part of a strategy ...

Author: 0 French Open 2017: Andy Murray, Marin Cilic Advance to 4th Round

Del Potro has his chances in the first set, serving at 5-4 and eventually squandering four set points. "I'm playing way better than I was two weeks ago", he said. In the women's event, France have 3 women in the last 16 for the first time in 23 years. Cornet will now meet her compatriot Caroline Garcia in the last 16.

Author: 0 Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs, lows

Over the final few holes, with Justin Rose struggling to try to make the cut and McIlroy finally playing well, Day was simply trying to stay out of the way. Next up is a weekend without most of the biggest names in golf. The world number two h it just five of them to tie for last in the 156-man field in that category on day one, but still made four bogeys on Friday despite hitting 11 of 14 fairways.

Sports Coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open
Author: 0 Coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open

World number one and defending champion Dustin Johnson is among the late starters and will have to improve on Thursday's three-over effort if he hopes to take his title defence into the weekend. Jordan Spieth couldn't get anything going on the greens and finished with a 73. Jason Day has given himself the green light to go on a birdie blitz on day two of the US Open after his second-worst score at the majors.

Sports US Open 2017: Rory McIlroy, Jason Day to miss cut
Author: 0 US Open 2017: Rory McIlroy, Jason Day to miss cut

I got out of position, but it's the attitude, it's the grit that matters at the end of the week. No. 3 Jason Day had the toughest time of all, posting a 7-over 79 that included two triple bogeys as he made frequent visits to the knee-high fescue and the nasty erosion bunkers.

Author: 0 Putting woes as Johnson stumbles at US Open

World number one Dustin Johnson is refusing to hit the panic button after his bid to become the first back-to-back victor of the US Open in almost three decades took a pounding with a wayward first round here Thursday. Open. After teeing off on the 10th and opening with four pars, the problems for Johnson began on the par-five 14th when he three-putted for a double-bogey seven.

Sports McDonald's ends Olympic sponsorship deal 3 years early
Author: 0 McDonald's ends Olympic sponsorship deal 3 years early

It became an official sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Committee in 1976 and has been linked to the Games ever since - stamping the Olympic rings on its soda cups and running familiar commercials promoting Team USA. McDonald's and the Olympic Games have a long history that dates back all the way to 1968. Local organizers serve coffee as well but McDonald's offered a classic version of their brew and specialty lattes and cappucinos.

Author: 0 McIlroy trying to make up ground at US Open

He was a long shot to make the cut Friday after opening with a 79, his worst score ever in a U.S. Open , and he removed any suspense when he hit a wedge over the green at No. Important results (first round): 65: Rickie Fowler (USA); 66: Paul Casey (Eng), Xander Schauffele (USA); 67: Brian Harman (USA), Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Brooks Koepka (USA); 68: Patrick Reed (USA), Kevin Na (USA), Marc Leishman (Aus), Adam Hadwin (Can); 69: Jamie Lovemark (USA), J.B.

Author: 0 TV ad rates rocket ahead of Pakistan, India final

Kohli once again praised Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for India's win against Bangladesh . India strolled to the winning post with 9.5 overs to spare, two years after coasting to a 109-run victory against the same opponent in a Cricket World Cup quarterfinal - a match that was the previous high point in Bangladeshi cricket.

Author: 0 Hamilton wins third straight Canadian GP; Canada's Stroll gets first points

Lewis Hamilton earned his third Canadian Grand Prix victory in a row on Sunday and he did it by thoroughly dominating the Formula One race at Circuit Gilles Villenueve in Montreal , Canada. "It's insane to think I had my first pole and win here 10 years ago". Hamilton said: " "Ferrari have done a fantastic job all year and I just think this performance was Mercedes at its best.

Sports E. coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open
Author: 0 E. coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open

Open . Paul Casey produced a brilliant fightback to remain in contention for a first major title as former champion Rory McIlroy missed the cut in the US Open for the second year running. The fans continued to shower Steve and his wife, Nicki, who is caddying for him, with cheers reserved most of the rest of the day for the top-ranked players in the field.

Author: 0 McIlroy, Day try to make up ground, make cut at US Open

A handful of fans at the U.S. Open also posted video on Twitter of the craft's descent. Jason Day also tangled with fierce fescue and had two triple bogeys in his round of 79. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. Four-over-par with four holes to play, Scott finished birdie-birdie-par-eagle to transform a bad round into an okay round.

Sports Johanna Konta through to semi-finals in Nottingham
Author: 0 Johanna Konta through to semi-finals in Nottingham

Konta is known for her refusal to look beyond the next game, but she does admit she is feeling good. "That is something that happens with every player, it takes time to get used to a surface. Cheered on by the home crowd, the world No8 eased through the first set but fell a break behind in the second before upping her game to avoid a decider.

Sports Champions League: Ramos shows ugly side before glorious celebration
Author: 0 Champions League: Ramos shows ugly side before glorious celebration

We won trophies. It's one of the best moments in my career. "The only criticism I could make is that after the second goal we should have stayed in the game mentally to make sure we still had chances". "The first half was hard, but in the second we were quickly superior". Now 32, most of the tricks are on show only in the warm up as he concentrates his efforts on that instinct and killer touch that all truly great strikers possess and that have helped him plunder at least 40 goals in each ...

Sports Sidney Crosby's Penguins Are The Best Penguins
Author: 0 Sidney Crosby's Penguins Are The Best Penguins

Fair or not, we demand so much from our hockey heroes, perhaps because of how high the bar had been set in the 25 years before Crosby entered the league. Another reason to give Crosby the trophy is the part he played in the emergence of rookie winger Jake Guentzel . Crosby did have some help. I think that the group being together for past year, too, that helped them.

Author: 0 Brilliant Nadal makes it 10 French Open crowns with Wawrinka win

His thumping 6-2 6-3 6-1 victory over Stan Wawrinka meant he won the title without dropping a set during the whole tournament for the third time in his career having previously repeated the feat in 2008 and 2010. "Just for me, it's the most important event in my career, without a doubt". It seems rather likely that the 18-time Grand Slam champion will win Wimbledon - he has geared his entire year towards it after all - but Nadal will be the real victor in terms of the rankings.

Author: 0 Ronaldo ready to quit Spanish football over tax probe, according to reports

According to a report in Sky Sports , Cristiano Ronaldo is furious with the way that he has been treated by the tax authorities in Spain . Ronaldo signed a new five-year contract to stay at the Bernabeu in November 2016, declaring at the time he is ready to play on until his 41st birthday.

Author: 0 Trump restores some Cuba travel and economic restrictions, rejecting 'oppressors'

Trump isn't overturning Obama's decision to end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy that allowed most Cuban migrants who made it onto US soil to stay and eventually become legal permanent residents. Despite Trump's criticism of President Obama's 2014 Cuba deal, he is keeping large portions of it on the books. In Cuba, Granma , the official organ of the nation's Communist Party, covered Friday's speech in a real-time blog, saying "Trump's declarations are a return to imperialist rhetoric ...

Author: 0 Over 1 million expected at Warriors parade in Oakland

At the rally, Green mocked James' contention that James had never played for a super team. The Cavs absolutely dominated the Eastern Conference to the tune of a 12-1 record, as they made their way to the NBA Finals to face the Golden State Warriors for a third straight year.

Sports Does LeBron James still need help in Cleveland?
Author: 0 Does LeBron James still need help in Cleveland?

As the Warriors celebrated their National Basketball Association championship with their fans in the city of Oakland on Wednesday, James was busy trolling the hell out of Green on social media. Appearing in a new "Road Trippin" podcast with teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye , King James said he fully planned on going with the bald look.

Sports Beaten Bangladesh need to get mentally tougher says Mortaza
Author: 0 Beaten Bangladesh need to get mentally tougher says Mortaza

After opener Shikhar Dhawan got out at his individual score of 46, Sharma and Kohli shared an unbeaten 187-run partnership to help India cross the line, that too easily. The pacer, who shot to recognition from the Pakistan Super League previous year, credited bowling coach Azhar Mahmood for his success. Hasan Ali is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 10 while Junaid Khan is third on the list with seven.Although Ali took only one wicket against India and Khan did not play ...

Author: 0 Johnson agrees to 3-year extension with Hendrick Motorsports

In addition, Hendrick Motorsports announced that Lowe's Companies, Inc., agreed to extend the primary sponsorship of the team full-time through 2018. So, I'll keep leaning on him. But for Johnson, the competition is paramount, and any new performance standards he accomplishes, he wants to do with crew chief Chad Knaus, whose contract is up after next year.

Sports Ronaldo explains why he 'deserved' to win the Champions League
Author: 0 Ronaldo explains why he 'deserved' to win the Champions League

It caps a season (in which he was) champion of Spain and champion of Europe. Now a four-time Champions League victor, Ronaldo finished as the competition's top scorer for the fifth season running, substantially enhancing his chances of matching fierce rival Lionel Messi's tally of five Ballon d'Or crowns.

Author: 0 India beat Bangladesh, set up title clash with Pakistan

As expected, he was asked about the Pakistan game, and Kohli repeated what he had been saying all along. "Those two guys really dent the opposition mentally and you can come in and play your shorts", Kohli said. "As a captain, he was brilliant". "We have a good bowling attack". Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza said "We have some youngsters who have no experience, but we also have some experienced players".

Author: 0 Pakistan reach ICC Champions Trophy final after surprise victory over England

There is no reason for you (Sarfraz) to be so happy. "We knew that we were going to play on a used wicket at some stage in this tournament, and we found out the other day that today was going to be on a used wicket". "That is one of the reasons we will keep competing". Former opener Aamer Sohail has clarified that his statement with regard to alleged match-fixing by Pakistan was completely misunderstood.

Sports Draymond Tries to Troll Cavs at Warriors Parade, Gets Trolled by LeBron
Author: 0 Draymond Tries to Troll Cavs at Warriors Parade, Gets Trolled by LeBron

Unsurprisingly, after the Warriors defeated the Cavs in this year's NBA Finals , Draymond Green got his revenge on LeBron . After seeing the Quickie shirt, James was quick to fire back using Instagram as his platform and light-heartedly calling into question Green's bedroom performance by using a " that's what she said " joke in his caption.

Sports Seeking first major, Fowler takes lead at US Open
Author: 0 Seeking first major, Fowler takes lead at US Open

Instead, the U.S. Open began under sunshine and with practically no threat of bad weather all day. Day, who won the 2015 PGA Championship up the road at Whistling Straits, had to birdie his last hole Thursday to break 80. "I think at the end of the day, it's competitive rounds and get the card in my hand", McIlroy said. Some of the world's top-ranked players and pre-tournament favourites look poised to miss the cut.

Author: 0 30-Second Stretch Shows Why Lebron James is Better Than Everyone Else

James signed a three-year, $100 million contract with the Cavaliers last summer. Curiously, LeBron added that the Cleveland Cavaliers are indeed a superteam. For the part of Cavs general manager David Griffin, he admitted the possibility of James' leaving the team. Lebron was asked a series of dumb questions and did as well as he could with them.

Author: 0 Rickie Fowler leads US Open

Open at Medinah in 1990 where 39 players were under par after the first round. Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf shot 7-under 63s at Baltustrol Golf Club in 1980. The bad stretch has Johnson tied for 102nd. "A couple seconds later he said he heard another rip sound". "I'm playing good - the golf course, you've got to hit it in the fairway", Johnson said.

Author: 0 Abbas urges Pakistan to take revenge against India

Pakistan has requested ICC to postpone the match so that team gets more time to prepare for players' safety. "Today, I was being guided a lot by MS Dhoni and just by eye contact I knew what lengths to bowl". "We need to protect him going further because later half of the year we have massive tours coming up, and his batting contribution will be a huge factor for us", Kohli's answer was an indicator that some real plans are in place for the elegant Mumbai right-hander.

Sports Pocono 400 live stream — NASCAR Cup Series
Author: 0 Pocono 400 live stream — NASCAR Cup Series

Team New Zealand won two of three races Sunday and needs one more win to set up a rematch with Oracle Team USA. "I know my family is going to be hard on me after this, not to be so hard on myself, but I'm competitive and I want to win races and I want to lead laps", Wallace said.

Author: 0 Pakistan ready to 'change history' against India

Pakistan continued their fairytale run by upsetting hosts England to secure their maiden final berth in the tourney. Not only have wickets been claimed, but Hasan has also been miserly - between them England, Sri Lanka and South Africa have managed to send him for only 3.64 runs per over.

Sports Tahir spins South Africa to big win over Sri Lanka
Author: 0 Tahir spins South Africa to big win over Sri Lanka

Lasith Malinga will be key to that, while Nuwan Kulasekara might also get into the playing XI owing to that reason at the expense of Suranga Lakmal. But Faf du Plessis (75 off 70) batted beautifully and positively influenced Amla as they added 145 for the second wicket.

Author: 0 Aamer Sohail backtracks on match-fixing allegations against Pak team

Speaking on a Pakistani news channel ahead of the big finale between India and Pakistan , the 50-year old former cricketer openly levelled allegations against Pakistan skipper - Sarfraz Ahmed . England's squad for the first Test against South Africa at Lord's is due to be named after that round of Championship matches. "I thought we bowled OK but certainly defending 200 we have to produce a well above-par bowling performance".

Author: 0 Warriors fans celebrate, with expectations of more to come

The Warriors are headed to San Francisco, where they broke ground this year on a new arena slated to open in 2019. But Thursday the city will make headlines for good news. James teamed up with All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat to win his first championship in 2012. At the rally, Green mocked James' contention that James had never played for a super team.

Author: 0 Red Sox lefty headed to DL after bullpen slip

As the short end of the platoon, Rickard has gotten just 83 plate appearances in 2017. Price lasted five innings in his first start of the season on May 29 against the Chicago White Sox but needed 88 pitches to work through it. Red Sox rookie OF Andrew Benintendi ended an 0-for-19 skid with a sixth-inning single. It was a highly encouraging start for Price, and it makes me feel a little better about this rotation with Rodriguez out and Porcello not looking quite like the Porcello ...

Author: 0 Stephen A. Smith apologizes to Durant's mother after Warriors win title

A longtime Cavaliers fan, Rihanna shared a video of The Lion King where she reinterprets the cast by depicting LeBron James as Mufasa, herself as Simba, and Kevin Durant as evil Scar. "I credit our guys". According to ESPN's The Undefeated , while the team is all about "celebrating our championship", the Dubs "will make those decisions when and if necessary".

Author: 0 US Open social round-up: Fowler stars as blimp crashes near Erin Hills

But as soon as you get out of position on this golf course, you're really struggling and suffering for par". Then after a long pause he added, "But it would be nice to get rid of that at some point". He would drop two further shots although a birdie at his 17th hole saw him finish with 75. "For a long time it looked like I was playing my way out of the tournament, but now I'm right back in it", he said.

Author: 0 Sidney Crosby wins back-to-back Conn Smythe Award trophies

It marks the third time that the Penguins have won the Cup in the Sidney Crosby era, and the franchise's fifth championship overall. After both teams went scoreless for nearly all of regulation, Pittsburgh was finally able to draw first blood when Patric Hornqvist scored with just over a minute and a half left in the game.

Author: 0 Ronaldo may leave Real Madrid after tax fraud accusation

A source close to the player claims the "outraged" Portugal global "feels great indignation" following the public speculation about his tax affairs and a sense of "injustice" at the allegations - which he contests - and he has made a decision to leave the country.

Sports Monta Ellis, Reggie Bullock Suspended 5 Games for Violating Drug Policy
Author: 0 Monta Ellis, Reggie Bullock Suspended 5 Games for Violating Drug Policy

The suspension will be served at the beginning of the 2017-18 season and include only games Ellis is physically able to play. "Monta's suspension is a very serious matter to our franchise and it will be dealt with accordingly". In this June 16, 2017 episode of Preachin' Pistons, Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy joins Vince Ellis to chat about how to catch the Warriors and Cavs, the upcoming National Basketball Association draft, the Pistons' future and his special-needs dog ...

Sports Vikings player Floyd denies reports of flagged alcohol tests
Author: 0 Vikings player Floyd denies reports of flagged alcohol tests

Paul native who signed with Minnesota last month is now serving a three-month house arrest sentence after a very bad and very public DWI arrest in Phoenix late a year ago. "Everything I've been through was eye-opening", Floyd said last month. "You can't believe everything TMZ says". He was picked up by the New England Patriots just a few days later, and went on to win the Super Bowl, though he was inactive for the game itself.

Author: 0 No one thought Pakistan will reach the final, says proud Sarfraz

It was an outcome which confounded nearly all predictions after England had breezed through the group stages - while Pakistan began their campaign with a landslide defeat against India and sneaked into the last four only when they beat Sri Lanka by three wickets at this same venue three days ago.

Author: 0 Warriors undecided on whether to visit White House

The Golden State Warriors celebrate after winning the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers . And he looks forward to the nice payday. Fans hold up a banner during the second half in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland , California.