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Sports 'I almost destroyed wrist at French Open,' says Nadal
Author: 0 'I almost destroyed wrist at French Open,' says Nadal

Paire is ranked No. 45 and has never advanced out of the first round in Paris . "Right now I feel much better on the court", Djokovic said. After being written off in certain quarters following a fall from grace, Nadal will start as favorite in his attempt to become the first player in the Open Era to win the same Grand Slam 10 times.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton confused by "night and day" Mercedes

Hamilton could equal the mark of earning 65 pole positions, now held by the late great Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna , but he has down played down the significance of the achievement, which would move Hamilton second on the list of Formula 1 pole-sitters, three behind the legendary German racer Michael Schumacher .

Sports Novak Djokovic Hires Andre Agassi As New Coach
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic Hires Andre Agassi As New Coach

So he's gonna be there. "Then we'll see what happens in the future". The 20-year-old Zverev won 6-4 6-3 to become the youngest player to win an ATP 1000 tournament since Djokovic, aged 19 in Miami, a decade ago. Started the match very poorly. Yesterday was no wind and slow and I just couldn't find the proper rhythm, proper positioning on the court. He played very good.

Sports Ferguson: Man U's Europa League title gave Manchester a lift
Author: 0 Ferguson: Man U's Europa League title gave Manchester a lift

We were much stronger than them. "It's so hard to go all the way in this competition, but when you do win it, it is so satisfying", he said. Last week there was talk that this match would determine the success of Mourinho's first season in charge at Old Trafford.

Author: 0 It's a 'threematch' for the NBA Finals

It starts with James , who is in his seventh consecutive NBA Finals. "It's too stressful, and I'm not stressed right now". Golden State forward Kevin Durant is the favorite to win the NBA Finals MVP. "We've got a long way to go", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. James, 32, surpassed Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan as the all-time leading scorer in the play-offs.James calmly turned, flashed the No.

Author: 0 Pens return to Stanley Cup

The Penguins are trying to become the first team since the Detroit Red Wings in 1998 to win back-to-back titles. "I think it's beyond pride to be honest with you". "We didn't want it to end but they came up one shot better". The Senators forced a return trip to Pittsburgh — where they lost 7-0 in Game 5 on Sunday — by leaning heavily on Anderson in a 2-1 Game 6 victory.

Author: 0 Conte offers support for Wenger ahead of final showdown

Arsene Wenger has continued to dodge questions over his future ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday evening. Arsenal have won the FA Cup six times under Wenger's leadership and a record seventh would allow the Frenchman to go out on a high, following the disappointment of missing out on Champions League qualification.

Author: 0 Ferrari shows the pace at Monaco GP as Mercedes struggles

The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. The four-time champion threw down a gauntlet to his rivals in emphatic fashion by lapping nearly half a second clear of the chasing pack in Thursday's second practice while Briton Hamilton struggled to finish more than a second adrift down in eighth.

Author: 0 Arsenal's Mertesacker to make most of unexpected Cup final chance

Chelsea will give the proper sendoff to John Terry after it was announced he will leave the club at the end of the season earlier this year after 22 years of excellent service as Chelsea's most successful captain. We don't feel any pressure, we are just taking this game as it comes. "I'm hearing that Per Mertersacker might go into the coaching staff, then I'd let David Ospina , Mathieu Debuchy, Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs , Francis Coquelin and Olivier Giroud go to build up the ...

Author: 0 FRENCH OPEN '17: Djokovic, Muguruza try to defend titles

Novak Djokovic has been in a slump for almost a year (his last Grand Slam title came at the 2016 French Open , when he won his fourth major in a row) so he opted to shake things up. "Looking at the trophy again brings back lots of memories". Djokovic was out on court with 1999 champion Agassi today before the draw ceremony, where he was paired with Spaniard Marcel Granollers .

Sports Wenger admits future led to top-four failure
Author: 0 Wenger admits future led to top-four failure

Given how hard they battled to get into the Premier League, failing to retain their top-flight status was a bitter pill to swallow for Middlesbrough and Hull, while Sunderland fans had more or less long resigned themselves to life back outside the elite after several very close shaves in recent campaigns.

Sports An emotional victory for Manchester United
Author: 0 An emotional victory for Manchester United

An emotional evening in Stockholm began with a moment of silence and applause, in memory of those killed at a concert at Manchester Arena, before goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan clinched a 2-0 victory over Ajax . As Ajax's oldest player on the night, Schone was a big disappointment and was taken off with 20 minutes to go. "Honestly, I've said before, I don't know", Rooney told British media.

Author: 0 Ducks beat Oilers to reach NHL West finals

The Edmonton Oilers and Ducks will battle tonight for one last time this season in Anaheim, it's Game 7 of their second round Stanley Cup Playoff series. Nick Ritchie bagged the game-winner 3:21 into the third when his mid-range wrist shot eluded Talbot. The Nashville offense should be able to get some shots past Gibson, while Rinne continues to shine.

Author: 0 It's Over - Cavs eliminate Celtics

Kyrie Ball: Kyrie Irving took over early in the third quarter as he did in Game 4 when he scored the first 10 points of the third quarter for the Cavs as they built their lead. He also said he believes that the greatness conversation is discussed more often in the National Basketball Association than in other sports. "We owe our fans a better performance, and we know that, and we're going to play hard", Celtics guard Avery Bradley said.

Sports Chelsea boss Conte: Passion and desire will win FA Cup final
Author: 0 Chelsea boss Conte: Passion and desire will win FA Cup final

The Nigeria worldwide played 43 games in his first season with the Blues, scoring 10 goals, and was part of the 2013 Europa League-winning squad under interim manager Rafael Benitez. "For Chelsea it is very important to keep the right concentration", Conte said. "We have to finish this season and we've started to work for the next season", he said.

Author: 0 Silverman: Loss Of Defensive Focus Causing Problems For Cavaliers

While Boston's 111-108 Game 3 win over Cleveland doesn't exactly call for poppin' bottles to celebrate, it's still a time where the Celtics should rejoice in doing what no team had done previously in this playoff season - beat the Cavs. The Cavs, in the long run, likely aren't too anxious about losing a close Game 3, given the way they dominated in the first two games. A game we should have won, but they played hard.

Author: 0 Five things Celtics need to do to win Game 4

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) celebrates against Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) during the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Cleveland . "We're going be the toughest team". "He has so many different wrinkles, misdirection, thinking the ball is going this way, he has a misdirection going the other way".

Author: 0 Andy Murray sent packing from Madrid Open, Novak Djokovic eases into quarters

Wasn't playing well. I won a couple rounds and lost to Rafa. They only met twice in 2015 in the quarterfinals in Rome which Djokovic needed three sets to do so, and comprehensively, 6-1, 6-1 in their round robin encounter in London. He will next play against sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan , who defeated David Ferrer 6-4, 6-3 to deny the Spaniard his 700th career win. In his dip after Wimbledon, he won in Montreal.

Author: 0 'King' James reigns as Cavs book rubber match with Warriors

So I'd never believed I could beat Mike. LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan as the National Basketball Association career points leader in the postseason. With 2:44 left, the remaining Boston fans began a "Let's Go Celtics " chant that kept going until the final horn, cheering every basket as if the game was close.

Sports Harry Kane: 'Scoring winning goal in White Hart Lane finale is special'
Author: 0 Harry Kane: 'Scoring winning goal in White Hart Lane finale is special'

After the final whistle, fans poured on to the pitch to say their goodbyes. "We've got to use this as motivation to get there". "We have a very bright future, with a team and squad who are hungry to learn, win and get better". "It's special to go a whole season unbeaten at home". "However, it is also a sombre occasion upon which the club formally hands over its home of 118 years - one filled with so many special memories for us".

Author: 0 Europa League victory lifted Manchester: Alex Ferguson

An emotional evening in Stockholm began with a moment of silence and applause, in memory of those killed at a concert at Manchester Arena, before goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan clinched a 2-0 victory over Ajax . However, after concluding his maiden campaign with three trophies and securing Champions League football for next season, the former Real Madrid boss was happy to take aim at his detractors.

Author: 0 ESPN to film at Cleveland Hofbrauhaus during NBA Finals

According to recent odds by VegasInsider, the Warriors have 1/3 odds of capturing the title, while the Cavs have 11/5 odds. With the Golden State Warriors already having punched their ticket to the NBA Finals and the Cleveland Cavaliers likely on their way after going up 3-1 on the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, Warriors/Cavs III is just around the corner.

Author: 0 LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas share long hug after series

The Cavs just blasted the Boston Celtics in five games and are 12-1 in the playoffs so far. The 135 - 102 final scoreline flattered the Celtics immensely, who now take their (admittedly very talented) core and await the arrival of the number one draft pick that they somehow spirited away from Brooklyn several years ago.

Author: 0 Perfect Golden State Warriors reach NBA finals again

Later, Popovich explained that he started Ginobili "as a sign of respect" since he doesn't expect the crafty southpaw to return for another season. He had no idea what all the fuss was about. Leonard will be fine after some rest and rehabilitation. San Antonio were also without Danny Lee for the fourth fixture because of a torn patellar tendon in game three.

Sports Barcelona wants Man Utd midfielder
Author: 0 Barcelona wants Man Utd midfielder

Valverde worked with Herrera for one season at Athletic Bilbao before the midfielder joined United in 2014 and is understood to be an admirer . Herrera has been a mainstay of the Manchester United side that has flattered to deceive in the EPL but has accumulated three trophies this season - Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League.

Author: 0 Here we go, Cavaliers-Warriors 3

If LeBron James was even a shell of his usual self in Game 3 against the Boston Celtics , the Cleveland Cavaliers would be up 3-0 in the conference finals and beginning to size up the Golden State Warriors for what would be an NBA Finals rematch.

Sports Klopp to get £100m to spend in the summer
Author: 0 Klopp to get £100m to spend in the summer

Speaking in Dublin this morning, former Arsenal midfielder Brady defended Wenger and said his achievements as manager since 1996 shouldn't be discarded on the back of one season. "It's very unusual because for 75 points we are one point short and of course you can look everywhere where we did drop points". For the first time since 1997 Wenger's team have missed out on Europe's elite competition and the fans inside the stadium turned on Stan Kroenke, the majority shareholder, chanting ...

Sports Cleveland Cavaliers 108-111 Boston: Celtics cut the lead
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers 108-111 Boston: Celtics cut the lead

Sunday's game marked the first time in LeBron's postseason career that his team lost after leading by 20 points or more. Among the Cavaliers , Kyrie Irving was outstanding with 29 points and seven assists, Kevin Love scored another double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds, while Tristan Thompson dominated the paint again, with 13 rebounds and 18 points, but that just wasn't enough for the home team to secure the win tonight.

Author: 0 F1 champ Alonso adds intrigue to Indy 500

Indianapolis 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon and former driver Dario Franchitti were held up at gunpoint in a late-night robbery at a fast food restaurant, police confirmed Monday. "I'm about where I need to be", Andretti said. "There are many factors you need to address while you are driving 230 miles per hour". It was the busiest practice day this year, even though the track was open for only 3.5 hours compared to the six hours available on practice days last week.

Sports LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as all-time playoff scorer
Author: 0 LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as all-time playoff scorer

It's one-all at the moment between these two super teams, with the Warriors claiming the 2015 title, 4-2, before the Cavaliers fought back from 3-1 down to turn the tables on Golden State last season. For Boston , guard Avery Bradley was the only player to get anything going, with most of his 23 points coming in the first half. James broke Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record in the fourth quarter and is on his way to the NBA Finals for the seventh consecutive season - third straight ...

Author: 0 James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with win

Normally fundamentally sound, James committed six turnovers, stole only one pass and blocked just one shot. Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Cleveland , which led by 14 points after one quarter, by 72-31 at the half and by 46 after three.

Author: 0 I almost destroyed wrist at French Open: Nadal

Andy Murray and his fellow title contenders will learn the path they must take to French Open glory on Friday as Roland Garros prepares to host the second grand slam of the year. Simona Halep , the 2014 runner-up, established herself as arguably the leading challenger by winning the Madrid Open before reaching the Rome final, but an ankle injury has cast doubt over her status.

Author: 0 Stokes gets all clear to bowl

Moeen hit five sixes, and as many fours, in his 51-ball innings as he and captain Eoin Morgan shared a crucial century stand after a mid-innings stumble to 198 for five. At Leeds we got ourselves in a position where we could have possibly won the game with the bat... and with our strong middle order we should have done better.

Author: 0 Pakistan in dominant position after day four against Windies

In an interview with BBC Urdu, Mashal said that the contract is being finalised and they are considering the demands made by the 39-year-old, as reported Tribune. I said to the guys that I was extremely proud of the way we fought. "A lot of frustrations, no-ball wickets, a couple of chances here and there, but I think you enjoy wins like that much more than straightforward wins".

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: We're in a ` very hard` group, says Mortaza

There is plenty of reason to be cautious as Bangladesh are in the proverbial group of death with England, Australia and New Zealand. With September 30, 2017 being the cut-off date for direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Bangladesh are in a strong position to be one of the seven automatic qualifiers apart from hosts England to make it to the pinnacle event.

Sports Warriors wallop Spurs to take 2-0 series lead
Author: 0 Warriors wallop Spurs to take 2-0 series lead

Kevin Durant added 16 points. The Spurs high-scorer was Jonathan Simmons , with a career-high 22 points. "It looked pretty collective to me". "I don't know if the only, but one of the very few who came to play... His Spurs had just fallen into a two-games-to-none deficit with Game 3 coming Saturday night. Since then, the Spurs have been outscored 194-133 by the Warriors, who hold a 2-0 series lead.

Author: 0 Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed at Taco Bell drive-thru

Dixon admits it is a good feeling to take the pole position but knows that next weekend's 500-mile race is where it all counts, although the points earned from qualifying has seen him move to the top of the championship standings. But that apparently didn't deter the teens, who were reportedly captured on camera driving into the parking lot, before parking off the restaurant's property and walking back to the drive-thru.

Sports FA Cup Mertesacker primed to answer Arsenal final SOS
Author: 0 FA Cup Mertesacker primed to answer Arsenal final SOS

Mustafi missed the Everton game with an illness and Wenger said "we still have some worries about" the Germany worldwide. However, he is also among the Gunners' quickest centre-backs, good in the air and a composed passer of the ball.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal 'I almost destroyed wrist at French Open'

It makes me happy to feel myself competitive and play well in every event that I played. Novak Djokovic revealed Friday that a chance telephone call sparked his decision to hire U.S. Roger Federer will not be participating in the French Open . "Tennis has changed in the last 15 years. since they slowed down surfaces and there is not much difference in speeds of the surfaces", said Patrick Mouratoglou, Williams' coach.

Author: 0 Milos Raonic's path at French Open runs through Rafael Nadal

The 30-year-old Nadal , who retired last year before his third round match with a wrist injury, has a 72-2 record at the clay-court major and is the only player with nine trophies from one Grand Slam tournament. Open, and lost early again at the Australian Open. Not since Pete Sampras in 1999 has a world number one had a worse start to a year, with Murray's win percentage at a fairly modest 70.8 percent.

Author: 0 No easy starts for top guns at the French Open

The clear tournament favourite, Rafael Nadal , reaching for his 10th title here, is heading for a semi-final against Djokovic but starts with a tricky match against Benoît Paire. The 30-year-old has already reached the magical 10 titles number this year at the claycourt events in Monte Carlo and Barcelona . For good measure, he also won Madrid for a fifth time, ending a seven-match losing streak, stretching back over two years against Djokovic in the process.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho: Manchester United would exchange Europa League title for victims' lives

He said: "I am happy but I want to dedicate this to the victims". "It's so unfair what happened to him but life and football sometimes are", said Mourinho . Rooney could not say if the game would be his last in a Manchester United shirt. "There's lots of offers on the table, both in England and overseas, and really that's what I have to decide on", Rooney, United's all-time goals leader, said following the team's 2-0 win over Ajax in Stockholm .

Author: 0 Charlotte and the Indianapolis 500 connection

In the year since, Rossi alternately defends his Indy victory as no fluke, while educating race fans about himself. After the hectic weekend of qualifying, Veach said he was able to leave the track and catch a movie at his apartment. Alonso , of course, has never handled an IndyCar among other drivers , but has impressed all month and was fifth-fastest in qualifying. "Not in a bad way, it's just what we do here".

Author: 0 Kim becomes youngest victor in Players Championship history

While no male Korean golfers were able to crack their way into the top 30 in the world ranking previous year, there were five Koreans ranked in the top 10 of the Rolex Ranking, a ranking system for female golfers. "I wasn't nervous at all because I was leading", he said. His last hurdle was getting by the final two holes where not even his two-shot lead was safe - the island green at the par-3 17th and a closing hole with water all the way down the left side.

Sports Arsenal Reduce Ticket Prices After Missing Champions League
Author: 0 Arsenal Reduce Ticket Prices After Missing Champions League

I think it does. Giroud has struggled for regular first-team starts under Arsene Wenger this season, despite three goals in his last three appearances heading into Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea . Wenger has come under increasing pressure from fans during the season to leave the position he was appointed to more than 20 years ago. Coutinho signed a long-term contract, believed to run until 2022, in January but reports of interest from Barca have remained persistent, with ...

Sports KKR hungry for win against Mumbai Indians: Gautam Gambhir
Author: 0 KKR hungry for win against Mumbai Indians: Gautam Gambhir

Friday's qualifier was all about Mumbai's bowling, as Indians limited Kolkata to a total of just 107. If Gautam Gambhir feels the need for an extra bowling option, he could bring Kuldeep Yadav back in, with either Jaggi or Suryakumar sitting out.

Author: 0 LeBron becomes playoff scorng leader as Cavs knock out Celtics

Vincent-St. James played in his 212th career postseason game on Thursday night, when the Cavaliers met the Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. "I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike". Love continued to knock down shots from the outside, Irving sliced his way into the lane to the rim and James got free for several of his one-handed, tomahawk dunks.

Author: 0 Morgan century leads England to -run win over South Africa

Neither of their returning danger men made much of an impression, Stokes (25) drilling Kagiso Rabada down David Miller's throat and Buttler (seven) flicking Chris Morris obligingly to short fine-leg. "We're only 1-0 up with two games to go, but it's a great start to the summer". Moeen Ali thanks a last-minute tutorial with coach Paul Farbrace for helping him get back on track as a one-day global batsman against South Africa .