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French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem

French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem 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". Standing in his way is 23-year-old Austrian sensation Dominic Thiem , who shocked the tennis world Wednesday when he crushed defending champion Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the 2017 French Open quarter-final. [Full Article...]

Dabrowski-Bopanna win mixed doubles title

After all, while she was the runner-up to Kerber at the U.S. Open after beating Serena Williams in the semifinals, Pliskova has never had any success to speak of on clay. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta; defending champion Djokovic plays No. 6 Dominic Thiem in a rematch of a 2016 semifinal won by the Serb in straight sets. Look at the backhand victor. [Full Article...]

Kiwis beat British to reach America's Cup challenger finals

Kiwis beat British to reach America's Cup challenger finals The New Zealand boat rose on its hydrofoils rapidly just before the start and lost control, its bows plunging into the water before the boat flipped sideways, its massive fixed wing sail in the water. Ainslie said the Brits weren't able to catch up with established teams. It has been an incredible success for us both in terms of engineering collaboration and the launch of our new Discovery which i... [Full Article...]

Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5

Rinne gave way to Juuse Saros at the start of the second period after stopping just six of nine shots, continuing his wildly uneven play. "We found a different level (in Game 4 )", Crosby said. "Last game I think he (played his) best game in this series, and I see he is like ice, (but) he plays so hard, and I believe, I feel it (Thursday), he'll (play a) great game". [Full Article...]

'16 champ Djokovic in 'whole new situation' after Paris loss

'16 champ Djokovic in 'whole new situation' after Paris loss It recalls the fall from the golfing heights by Tiger Woods, or, in team terms, the 7-1 thrashing Brazil endured at the hands - or rather feet - of Germany in their home FIFA World Cup semi-final three years ago. I tried. I lost that crucial break in the beginning of the second, and he started serving better, backing it up with the first shot. "So, anyway, you can not avoid it all the time". [Full Article...]

Perfect shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead

Paul Pierce, who on Sunday called Durant the best player in the world, may be onto something. WITH ONE MINUTE to go in the third quarter of Game Three of the National Basketball Association finals overnight, Kyrie Irving scored to give the defending-champion Cleveland Cavaliers a seven-point lead. [Full Article...]

Motorcycling: British rider dies after Isle of Man TT race crash

Motorcycling: British rider dies after Isle of Man TT race crash There's no denying the Isle of Man TT race is extremely risky, but is considered to be rewarding by most racers. In 2016, four racers died in total and 32 riders have now lost their lives over the past decade. ACU Events confirmed Alan Bonner died following an incident at the 33rd Milestone on the Mountain Road during yesterday's qualifying. Bonner was a regular competitor at the Irish N... [Full Article...]

Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic

Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic As a result of the downpours, all four men's quarterfinals will be played on Wedneday with Andy Murray against Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka facing Marin Cilic . "I don't know how many games I lost this year, but I really don't care about this". His final tally of unforced errors was 35, with 18 winners compared to 38 for his opponent, who now faces nine-time champion Rafael Nadal . [Full Article...]

With yet another title, Madrid again the kings of Europe

With yet another title, Madrid again the kings of Europe It's another record for us and the players deserve it and so do I because I scored twice and I'm the top scorer in the Champions League . As fans celebrating on the streets of Cardiff proudly sang "Somos los reyes de Europa (We are the kings of Europe)", a traditional team chant, it was only fitting that one of the dignitaries congratulating players in the changing rooms was Spain's former King... [Full Article...]

Giants score four in 10th to down Brewers

Giants score four in 10th to down Brewers The Brewers could have had two easy outs on a double play if Arcia wasn't moving to cover Hernandez at second. They split the four-game series with the Brewers and moved to 12 games under.500. In Philadelphia to open this roadtrip, rookie outfielder Austin Slater collected the first base hit of his career, sneaking a single up the middle to drive in a run. [Full Article...]

Lionel Messi agrees to new deal with Barcelona

Lionel Messi agrees to new deal with Barcelona The five-time Ballon d'Or victor is believed to now have a release clause of €400 million (R5.7 billion) - a mammoth amount that is nearly four times the current world record transfer fee. Messi, undoubtedly one of the greatest players in the world, did not have a bad season by any means past year. They lost 0-3 on aggregate in the Champions League quarter-finals to eventual beaten finalists Ju... [Full Article...]

Paul Simpson out to make history with Three Lions

Paul Simpson out to make history with Three Lions I said to the players before we left the pitch, "Enjoy this, but let's get our heads on the final now". I don't just want to make the numbers up, We always thought we had a chance to go to the final. Right-back Jonjoe Kenny dragged an effort just wide before substitute Sheyi Ojo made an instant impact when his cross evaded everyone, including Azzurri goalkeeper Andrea Zaccagno , before clip... [Full Article...]

French Open Day 10: Three things to watch out for today

She might lead the tournament in terms of double faults, having served 40 of them since it started - 16 yesterday. 'I think the crowd today was a little bit obviously tough for me , ' the defending champion explained in press conference just after the loss. [Full Article...]

Rain postpones men's French Open quarters, delays women's

Rain postpones men's French Open quarters, delays women's Djokovic then had two chances to take the set at 15-40 on Thiem's serve in the 10th game but the 23-year-old saved them both in convincing fashion. His defeat by Thiem was his first in six meetings with the young Austrian. It is the fewest games the 31-year-old Nadal has lost on his way to the last four on the Paris clay. [Full Article...]

Halep Defeats Pliskova to Reach Second Roland Garros Final

The Latvian teenager, ranked 47th in the world , did not wilt after dropping the first set to the 26-year-old Wozniacki, the world No. 12, who has played in two Grand Slam finals. Halep rejected a mid-match comeback attempt from Pliskova to emerge the 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victor, a feat replicated by Ostapenko as she ousted Bacsinszky with a 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3 scoreline. [Full Article...]

Julian Edelman agrees new two-year deal with New England Patriots

Julian Edelman agrees new two-year deal with New England Patriots Edelman has been with the team his entire career, notching 98 receptions and 1,103 yards in the 2016 season and helping the Patriots win Super Bowl LI. Say he gets injured this season, his stock would drop considerably, as who would want to pay a 32-year-old free agent receiver coming off an injury who is already injury-prone as it is? The Patriots star wide receiver will earn roughly $15.... [Full Article...]

5 best players in the Bob Stoops era

5 best players in the Bob Stoops era Although he claimed health wasn't the deciding factor, he's also been quoted as saying he wouldn't coach past age 55. Stoops said he wouldn't have retired if he didn't believe the program would be in good hands. Lehman said Stoops has taught him a lot over the years, many things he still carries with him. In 1995, he went on to become the assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator. [Full Article...]

New Zealand fined for slow over-rate in England defeat

Stokes (48) and Jos Buttler (61 not out) kept the scoreboard ticking over before England were dismissed in the 50th over for 310, probably 30 runs short of expectations. And when Taylor (39) holed out off Ball to midwicket, New Zealand were 168 for four in the 34th over. 'They say it's roughly a four-to six-week injury, and it's more likely to be towards the six when I am back playing comp... [Full Article...]

Bopanna-Dabrowski Clinch French Open Mixed Doubles Title

Bhupathi achieved the feat for a second time in 2012 with Sania Mirza before Paes partnered Swiss star Martina Hingis to win the title past year. Seven years to be precise, since when he and (then) partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi made their first run to the final of a Major, at the US Open in 2010 before losing to the eventual champions, the Bryan brothers. [Full Article...]

Murray is out to make amends for past misery in US Open

Murray is out to make amends for past misery in US Open Murray went down in the first set but responded by taking the second easily and stormed through a third-set tie-break before finishing off a tiring Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-1. While Nishikori has no recollection about the victory, Murray had no problems remembering the match. "Whereas in Madrid (where he lost his second match to Borna Coric), I didn't know which shots to play". [Full Article...]


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