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Defending champion Garbine Muguruza upset at French Open

Add it all up, and it means that there will be a first-time major title victor at the end of the tournament. Honestly, no, I don't think it was unsportsmanlike or unfair or anything. "I love playing in front of you". This was Muguruza's first attempt at defending a Grand Slam championship, and she ran into a determined Mladenovic, who was backed by a vocal crowd of countrymen who chanted her nic... [Full Article...]

Andy Murray Pays Tribute To Manchester, London Terror Attack Victims

Andy Murray Pays Tribute To Manchester, London Terror Attack Victims He also stated that Novak Djokovic might beat Rafael Nadal in the Semis, to further strengthen Murray's chances for a first Roland Garros title. Nishikori, bidding to make the semi-finals for the first time, has endured a topsy-turvy French Open , needing five sets to beat Hyeon Chung and four against Fernando Verdasco . [Full Article...]

Warriors top Cavs to come within striking distance of NBA title

The Cleveland Cavaliers came into the third game of the NBA Finals in a dispiriting but familiar position after two Golden State blowouts. Rather than reach back to last year's championship comeback for a confidence boost, James' focus is on figuring out what Cleveland must do to change its fortunes against a Warriors team that is fresher and far more risky this year, thanks to the add... [Full Article...]

Green says LeBron is great, but Durant is 'a created player'

Dude's a perennial All-Star who always played hard but he's playing much harder with a Warriors team that would have been favored to win the 2017 title even had he not signed in the offseason. After two games, Durant has 71 points. "Game 3's (in the Finals) have been rough for us". "We played against good teams, and we came to the Finals undefeated, and here we are up 2-0, so we're playing unb... [Full Article...]

Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever

He looks more like a two-time MVP than the hobbled player he was in last year's Finals. Q: We could go through things that didn't go right here or there, but when you guys - overall I think we can all agree you guys played a great game and just didn't work out. [Full Article...]

Draymond Green gets technical after arguing play with official

Dude's a perennial All-Star who always played hard but he's playing much harder with a Warriors team that would have been favored to win the 2017 title even had he not signed in the offseason. Recalling the secret collab, Goodwin said "It was very good". Indeed, James is putting up 28.5 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in the series, but Cleveland has lost the first two games by a combi... [Full Article...]

Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals

Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals The other semi-final pits world No.1 Andy Murray against in-form Swiss Stan Wawrinka , the third seed. "Rafa" has now only dropped 22 games across his five matches while spending a mere 8 hours on court across the first week and a half. [Full Article...]

Troubled sleep, then a French Open dream for Bacsinszky

Troubled sleep, then a French Open dream for Bacsinszky But of course I didn't touch anything in her game because she's playing very aggressive and she has to keep doing this because that's the modern tennis being played right now. "She kept me on the back foot". "Much of that was down to Bacsinszky, who was the superior player, and now a semi-finalist for the second time in three years". [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes must solve tyre problem quickly to challenge Vettel

Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton is of the opinion that Ferrari wanted Sebastian Vettel to win Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix. Vettel moved 25 points clear of Hamilton in the title race after he recorded his third win of the season while the British driver finished only seventh in Monte Carlo . [Full Article...]

Simona Halep v Karolina Pliskova - player profiles

Of course, I let her a little bit back into the game, but she knows how to come back in the matches, and she always fights for every ball. "She played well. in the second round of the mixed doubles on Sunday. I didn't give up. Simona Halep did not realise she saved a match point as she completed one of the French Open's best comebacks to reach the semi-finals. [Full Article...]

Nadal through to French Open semis as Carreno Busta quits

Nadal through to French Open semis as Carreno Busta quits According to ESPN Stats & Info, the minus-7 differential was her second-worst set of the tournament (minus-8 in the second set of her first-round match against Jana Cepelova ). "And at the U.S. Open , I just was emotionally very flat and found myself in a situation that I hadn't faced before in (my) professional tennis career". [Full Article...]

Helped by key double-fault, Murray tops del Potro in Paris

Murray is bidding to reach the final of the French Open for the second year in a row. "I'm starting to feel better", Murray said. "I am playing very well at the moment but we all know how that can go in a grand slam". The third was plain sailing for the 30-year-old who had broken the spirit of his opponent, and although Del Potro nearly prevented the bagel in the final game of the contest, M... [Full Article...]

Kohli desperate to prove point in England

Kohli desperate to prove point in England With the Champions Trophy just a week away, the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) moved quickly to reassure all concerned of a "robust safety and security plan" in the aftermath of the suspected suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday. [Full Article...]

NBA Finals 2017: Steph Curry says, 'Why not take care of business?'

When the Warriors headed to OH with a 2-0 lead, I wondered whether the Cavaliers would muster a response. James knows his team have to play a flawless game on Friday or else they will be on the wrong end of a historic playoff run. The Cavaliers did a much better job attacking the paint, particularly LeBron and Irving, but the Cavs shot 7-of-25 from outside the paint so the Warriors could... [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal into semi-finals

Rafael Nadal into semi-finals Defending champion Djokovic , who recently split with his long-term coaching team and worked with former great Andre Agassi in the first week in Paris , crumbled to a 7-6 (5) 6-3 6-0 defeat by Austrian Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals. [Full Article...]

Belgium winger Hazard out with fractured right ankle

Belgium winger Hazard out with fractured right ankle The Belgian FA have since confirmed that the problem surfaced during training on Sunday and no other player was involved in the incident, but that will be of little consolation to Chelsea or the club's supporters. 'In football you never know, but at the moment it's not in my mind. Real are determined to sign a big star after the UEFA Champions League final, and it has been claimed that their... [Full Article...]

Caroline Wozniacki crashes out of French Open

There were two lengthy weather interruptions as two men's quarter-final matches were rescheduled for tonight. These included a quarter-final match between fourth seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain and his 20 seed compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta . [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo tops the world's highest-paid athletes in 2017

This figure is cumulative of his salary and match fees, amounting to three million United States dollars (Rs 19.27 crores), along with his endorsement earnings. NBA star James, reckoned to earn around $86.2 million, is highest among the other 32 basketball players on the list of 100. McGregor is the only mixed martial artist to make the list. [Full Article...]

Ederson joins City, looks to be solution to keeper issues

Ederson joins City, looks to be solution to keeper issues The deal makes the 23-year-old the second most expensive goalkeeper of all-time after Italian legend and Juventus icon Gianluigi Buffon. City did not release details of the transfer fee but media reports have placed the value of the deal at 34.7 million pounds ($44.92 million), which would be a British record fee for a goalkeeper. [Full Article...]

Gareth Bale pours could water on Manchester United rumour — In Focus

It was Christiano Ronaldo's son-Cristiano Ronaldo Jr-who grabbed all the limelights he tried out some free kicks and goal shootouts. It's the first time in the Champions League era (since 1992) that a team has won back-to-back titles. After winning his fourth Champions League title (three for Real and one for Manchester United ), Cristiano has global duty, representing Portugal in the 2017 ... [Full Article...]


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