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Author: 0 Maria Sharapova must move on from French Open snub - Pam Shriver

Shriver said Sharapova needed to come to terms with what had happened and turn her attention to preparing for Wimbledon, where she is already one of the bookmakers' favourites for the title. She faces a battle to raise her ranking enough to qualify for the grasscourt Grand Slam by right and spare organisers the dilemma of whether to award her a wildcard into the main draw of the tournament she won in 2004.

Author: 0 We will see how Chelsea respond next season, says Arsene Wenger

He has invention in his head. Koscielny was forced to sit out Wednesday night's trip to Southampton after suffering a calf injury during our win over Manchester United last weekend. Arsenal have top four in their sights, but Stoke have always enjoyed beating the Gunners and will relish the chance to scupper their Champions League qualification hopes.

Author: 0 Celtics outlast Wizards in Game 7, advance to Eastern Conference finals

While the Wizards are heading home, the Celtics now get to host the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night. He scored 14 points in a span of 7:03 during the fourth quarter, finishing with an incredible 26 in the Celtics' 115-105 Game 7 win over the Wizards .

Sports How it works, odds of Lakers losing Top-3 pick
Author: 0 How it works, odds of Lakers losing Top-3 pick

Additionally, the 76ers will also get the Los Angeles Lakers' pick if it falls out of the top three thanks to a three-team trade in 2015 that included the Lakers' protected pick from the Steve Nash trade. 1964 - Willis Reed, C/F, Grambling StateBy far the Knicks' biggest success story with the eighth pick, Reed spent 10 seasons in the National Basketball Association, all with NY, was a seven-time All-Star and a member of two world championship teams.

Author: 0 Ryan, Senators shock Penguins in Game 1 of East final

Bobby Ryan , who had an extra gear all night, caught Maatta flat-footed in overtime, bursting past the Penguins defenceman to score the breakaway victor. The Penguins put eight shots on goal before the Senators got their first. Pittsburgh will need to get their offense rolling as they were held in check by Ottawa's stingy 1-3-1 defensive formation and great goaltending from Anderson but with the strength of Pittsburgh's special teams being a focus they know they will have to take ...

Sports Eagles sign RB Blount to one-year deal
Author: 0 Eagles sign RB Blount to one-year deal

The 6-0, 250-pound Blount joins a backfield with veterans Ryan Mathews, Wendell Smallwood, and Darren Sproles along with rookies Donnel Pumphrey and Corey Clement. In his first year in New England, Blount gained 772 yards and averaged 5 yards per carry. But he was released before the season began, and he's since played for the Buccaneers, Patriots and Steelers.

Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez is no longer a convicted murderer, judge rules

Despite being convicted two years ago for the 2013 first-degree murder of Odin Lloyd, Aaron Hernandez technically died an innocent man. Aaron Hernandez's conviction for murdering Odin Lloyd was vacated today by Judge E. The note was released Friday as a part of court documents filed by prosecutors as part of their efforts to convince a judge to deny the request to vacate the former National Football League star's murder conviction, CBS Boston reported.

Author: 0 Popovich Fires Shots At "Dirty" Zaza Pachulia

Golden State immediately responded with an 18-0 run to get back into the game. And the Spurs were drooping and dropping and missing and missing. So now, Tuesday night, it was Golden State 136, San Antonio 100 and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals, after surging back from a 25-point deficit to win Game 1 , after consecutive sweeps of the Jazz and the Blazers, until the question had become obvious for the Warriors.

Sports Maria Sharapova denied French Open wild card
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova denied French Open wild card

However, despite a much-hyped announcement on social media, a decision has been made to leave the two-time champion out of the reckoning for the event which begins later this month. But despite a semi-final run in Stuttgart in her first tournament earlier this month, her ranking, now at 211, was not high enough for her to gain an automatic place for Roland Garros, leaving the FFT with an awkward decision to make.

Author: 0 Tottenham v Manchester United: Mourinho set to match unwanted David Moyes record

In the League Cup I normally go far. Southampton host Manchester United at St Mary's in the Premier League on Wednesday evening, and will be determined to get a result as payback for February's EFL Cup final defeat. But the club have reported better numbers in terms of revenue and have raised their forecast to investors by £3om for the year. "In the league we set a new club Premier League record with 25 matches unbeaten within a single season".

Author: 0 Warriors trash Spurs in Game Two blowout

The Warriors treated their fans at Oracle Arena in Oakland to a dominant performance that pushed their postseason record to 10-0 this spring. Coach Gregg Popovich may look to surround Aldridge with several shooters on the perimeter. He had 19 points and made four 3-point shots. Curry also had 19 points in the third quarter to lead his to an impressive comeback. The Warriors were quickly into their familiar scoring groove, sprinting into a 33-16 lead by the end of the first quarter and ...

Sports Tony Parker to undergo season-ending surgery for ruptured left quadriceps tendon
Author: 0 Tony Parker to undergo season-ending surgery for ruptured left quadriceps tendon

The San Antonio Spurs hope to regain home court advantage with a victory and a 2-1 lead. It also doesn't hurt the Spurs if James Harden is the one switching onto Leonard. "We'll see, we don't know". "We just finished the game". Leonard made the free throw to make it 78-72. Jonathon Simmons hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to leave San Antonio up 72-66 entering the fourth quarter.

Sports Liverpool Thrash West Ham to Close in on Champions League
Author: 0 Liverpool Thrash West Ham to Close in on Champions League

Eight Premier League goals, including the victor in the 1-0 victory over Spurs, highlights his prowess in England's top-flight and it would represent excellent business for Everton. Pretty dire stuff apart from that game against Spurs, eh? Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho says speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona is flattering.

Sports Man Utd tipped to beat Liverpool and Everton to £25m defender
Author: 0 Man Utd tipped to beat Liverpool and Everton to £25m defender

Pogba, of course, left Manchester United in 2012 for free, before triumphantly returning last summer for a world record sum of £89m. It would no doubt raise further question marks about the transfer policy at Old Trafford, as they prepare to splash out on yet another former academy player.

Sports Judges focus on discrimination, Trump's powers in travel ban case
Author: 0 Judges focus on discrimination, Trump's powers in travel ban case

One week later, the Justice Department told the court that the Trump administration would revise the ban rather than continue to appeal the Seattle judge's injunction. Is there any justification for that part of the order, he asked Katyal? The statement was removed just before arguments before a different federal appeals court last week.

Author: 0 Draymond Green says Celtics' Kelly Olynyk is 'a dirty player'

As for the man himself, Olynyk predictably says he's not a dirty player. "They know who to target". Olynyk has a bit of a reputation as a dirty player, much of it stemming from the 2015 playoffs. Oubre said the lesson he took from it was "don't bee-line anybody anymore on the court". Not to put anything on Kelly, but he's just not like that. "We have to match it".

Sports Predators ride late goal to 2-1 series lead over Ducks
Author: 0 Predators ride late goal to 2-1 series lead over Ducks

The Ducks' style might be taking a toll on the Predators' power play. So ahead of Tuesday night's Game 3 between the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks, the Kesler vs. "He just blows my mind", Johansen told reporters, just getting started with his rather unflattering opinion of the 32-year-old Kesler. "I don't know what's going through his head over there".

Author: 0 Divock Origi says Middlesbrough crunch clash like cup final

The start was not that good, we changed the system obviously and the one thing that is then new is the situation on the wing. "I'm pretty sure they'll want to enjoy football at Anfield, they'll want to try anything and that makes life hard for us".

Author: 0 Andre Iguodala out for Warriors with soreness in left knee

Warriors fans took offense to the play, and drew comparisons to the most controversial play of Game 1 , when Kawhi Leonard injured himself after landing one of Zaza Pachulia's feet. San Antonio tried out LaMarcus Aldridge , its second-best player. Green was livid with McCaw, ordering him not to help on Aldridge. He couldn't regularly command a double-team.

Sports Spurs' Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Game 2 vs. Warriors
Author: 0 Spurs' Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Game 2 vs. Warriors

Twitter has been salty the last few days about Pachulia's move that forced Leonard's injury, but they were even more upset with how the first half of Game 2 went. "Big men chasing out to the line and putting the shooter in jeopardy "¦ occurs all the time. Well, the Warriors DID come back in this game, using a barrage of three point bombs from Steph Curry and Kevin Durant to eventually eke out a 103-101 win.

Author: 0 Maria Sharapova not given wild-card entry for French Open

Accepting the decision to bar her from the French Open without rancour would give the Russian a chance to rise above the furore, according to former world number three Pam Shriver. "I'm kind of exhausted answering these questions; she can answer questions for herself", she said. "So that feeling ultimately stays inside of you.

Author: 0 Kane's pride at scoring Tottenham's last goal at White Hart Lane

All of that has added further fuel to the fire that Walker could be heading for the exit door in the summer and moving to the Etihad Stadium. Valuable items, including signage, old shirts, trophies and images, from within the stadium have been placed in storage.

Sports Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead
Author: 0 Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead

He sat out Game 6 of the last round against Houston, a 39-point, series-clinching win on Thursday, after injuring the ankle in a Game 5 overtime victory. Filling in for Leonard at small forward, Simmons led the Spurs with 22 points. Everyone else? Well, they didn't - and that included the team's other star, big man LaMarcus Aldridge.

Sports 3-way race for final Champions League places in EPL
Author: 0 3-way race for final Champions League places in EPL

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta bid an emotional farewell to the Etihad Stadium . They could even secure Champions League qualification if Arsenal drop points against Sunderland on the same night, but their tight battle with the Gunners and Liverpool for two spaces could go to the final weekend.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho already has Europa League final squad in mind

The clash in Stockholm will be United's 64th match of an epic season - and Mourinho admits it has been hard to get through the year amid a succession of injuries to the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly , Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo.

Author: 0 Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win

He has made it abundantly clear he wants his son on the Lakers and he is one step closer from that actually happening in June. Which of these teams will end up with the No. 1 pick in this draft". Keep in mind that the Philadelphia 76ers have a caveat with this draft order. "I wish we would have gotten the No. 1 pick, but we trust the process and it's going to be exciting to see what we're going for".

Sports Rampant Spurs down Rockets to seal Conference Finals spot
Author: 0 Rampant Spurs down Rockets to seal Conference Finals spot

Coach Gregg Popovich didn't provide many details about Leonard's injury on Thursday. Per NBA.com , after Game 1 , the Rockets scored 102.2 points per 100 possessions in the series, a mark that would have ranked them in the bottom five during the regular season.

Author: 0 City moves closer to coveted top-four finish

Yaya Toure, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Willy Caballero and Jesus Navas are also out of contract at the end of the season. The Argentine, has made well over 300 appearances in a Manchester City shirt since his move from Espanyol back in 2008, the same summer the club was taken over by Sheikh Mansour.

Author: 0 Real's Ramos: Sparks will fly in UCL final

Atletico had threatened an incredible comeback, Saul Niguez's powerful header and Antoine Griezmann's penalty inside 16 minutes cutting Real's aggregate lead to a solitary goal . This season, Real Madrid won against Sevilla the UEFA Super Cup and they also knocked out them in the Copa del Rey. "It's not hard for us to go out and say thank you, because, at the end of the day, everything we do is for them".

Sports Top 5 greatest moments of Derek Jeter's career
Author: 0 Top 5 greatest moments of Derek Jeter's career

Jeter, 42, and his wife took some time to pose for photos alongside a replica of his newly unveiled dedication plaque. YES's coverage from 6-7:30 p.m. 'There isn't a person or player I would trade places with that's playing now or ever , ' he explained. The former UConn All-American is a clubhouse favorite amongst his teammates, much like he was during his days as a Husky.

Sports Ritchie strikes again as Ducks even series
Author: 0 Ritchie strikes again as Ducks even series

But like their team, they moved on when the puck was dropped, and eventually the inevitable payback arrived in the form of fourth-line Ducks winger Chris Wagner, who took an offensive zone high-sticking penalty with 3:55 to play. Gibson's athletic ability has drawn comparisons to Rinne's and to Gibson's crosstown rival, two-time Stanley Cup champion Jonathan Quick . Gibson took the bait.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger not giving up on top-four finish

Arsenal may have returned to form at just the right time as they look to secure a fifth win in six league matches. "He's gone through a hard period when he came back from his ankle injury but I never questioned his attitude and I think he has a great spirit".

Sports John Terry ponders retirement, is concentrating on coaching badges
Author: 0 John Terry ponders retirement, is concentrating on coaching badges

Chelsea come into the match hoping to secure a domestic league and cup double, having wrapped up the Premier League title up early, while Arsenal look destined to finish without a place in next season's Champions League, and may need the competition to save their dismal campaign.

Sports India to travel to West Indies after Champions Trophy
Author: 0 India to travel to West Indies after Champions Trophy

The Champions Trophy ends on June 18 and if in case India makes it to the final, the team will have only five days gap between the two assignments. The tour will run from June 23 to July 6 , with the lone Twenty20 worldwide scheduled for July 9 , the Indian Cricket Board confirmed on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Sharapova cruises past McHale in Italian Open

She will come to know about her wildcard entry for the French Open on Tuesday. I read the articles and the CAS ruling to reduce her sanction. "In some tournaments, she's going to get that help in wild card and invitation; some not. Her second-round opponent will be Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, whom she beat in the Madrid tournament last week before losing a grudge match against Eugenie Bouchard.

Sports Arsenal join the race for £50m striker
Author: 0 Arsenal join the race for £50m striker

Alvaro Morata looks all set to leave Real Madrid at the end of this season, according to reports in Spain. It was Antonio Conte who was in charge when the Spaniard moved to Juventus in 2014, albeit only briefly before taking charge of the Italian national team, and the Premier League leaders are considered favourites.

Sports Pune stun Mumbai to reach IPL final
Author: 0 Pune stun Mumbai to reach IPL final

Rising Pune have done the double against Mumbai this season. Little did they realise that a 17-year-old kid from Chennai, who answers to the unique name of Washington Sundar, would perform that role with the same poise that the star Indian off-spinner usually shows.

Author: 0 Kipchoge leads attempt to run sub 2-hour marathon

The attempt at Monza's Formula One race course did not go down as an official world record, sanctioned by the IAAF , due to variables like pacers entering mid-race and drinks being given to runners via mopeds. The attempt was held on the 63rd anniversary of Roger Bannister breaking the 4-minute mile in 1954. "But I've never seen anything like what we saw today", says Nike CEO Mark Parker after the race.

Sports Banged-up Penguins march on vs. Senators as injuries mount
Author: 0 Banged-up Penguins march on vs. Senators as injuries mount

Pittsburgh has also been without Kris Letang all postseason because of a neck injury. There were times during Game 2 where you had to wonder if the Senators were even going to get a chance to score a goal let alone get one. Brian Dumoulin led the way with 26:08 of ice time. When the players spoke on Tuesday, it seemed nearly as if they were a bit wistful about lost opportunities and a system that may, in fact, have failed them this time.

Author: 0 White Hart Lane redevelopment begins hours after last Tottenham Hotspur match

The north London club were a win away from securing the second place and they achieved the feat by defeating Jose Mourinho's side. It wasn't so memorable for the "Special One", with Mourinho's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League with United now resting on beating Ajax in the Europa League final later this month.

Author: 0 India name squad for Champions Trophy

The BBCI have called off their threat not to send a team to the Champions Trophy, however, where they will seek to defend their title. Manish Pandey and Mohammad Shami have also been successful to make it to the 15-member squad for the Champions Trophy which will be played in England.

Sports Derek Jeter's No. 2 retired by Yankees in pregame ceremony
Author: 0 Derek Jeter's No. 2 retired by Yankees in pregame ceremony

Before their matchup against the Houston Astros, the Yankees honored Derek Jeter by retiring his legendary #2 number. Sunday finally became the day Yankee fans had been predicting and expecting since the turn of the century; Derek Jeter taking his rightful place in amongst the Yankee legends in Monument Park.

Author: 0 Unstoppable Ronaldo aims to take Real to brink of title

This is it! This is the game in hand Real Madrid have had for some time on Barcelona and they need to cash it all on for a point or two to secure the La Liga title! Since then Las Palmas have won just one game and suffered defeats to sides such as Sporting Gijon and Leganes, while conceding five goals against both Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao.

Sports Hull relegated, Crystal Palace secures Premier League status
Author: 0 Hull relegated, Crystal Palace secures Premier League status

Here is the story they've chosen to tell. If Walter Mazzarri does leave then the Sun says Silva would be in the running and he would certainly have plenty to improve on, with Watford on course to finish as low as 17th this campaign. For City, who knew that nothing short of a win would keep them up, it was the worst possible start. "When you prepare for a final and you give one goal away in the first minutes, it's very hard".

Sports Antonio Conte urges Chelsea legend John Terry not to retire
Author: 0 Antonio Conte urges Chelsea legend John Terry not to retire

They're strong and they've got really good players. "But it has certainly served me well for the future when hopefully one day I become a manager". The Chelsea captain, poised to end his 22-year association with the club at the end of the season, revealed he may now scrap his plans to play elsewhere.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger not giving up hope of Champions League qualification

Behind champions Chelsea and Tottenham, Liverpool (73 points, one match remaining), City (72 points, two matches remaining) and Arsenal (69 points, two matches remaining) are chasing the final two top-four spots. Arsene Wenger claims champions Chelsea have never had it so easy after a season without European football. Regardless of the outcome in the race for the Champions League, Wenger does not expect Arsenal's task of continually reaching the top four to become any easier.