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Simona Halep defeats Karolina Pliskova in French Open semifinals

Pliskova struck the ball ferociously, but paid the price for 55 unforced errors after being put under huge pressure by a relentless and vibrant Halep . I hope to win this time. It really is all to play for! The Romanian's resilience does not just show on court. Halep was down 5-1 in the second set (having lost the first) and looked to be heading home. [Full Article...]

Blimp operator: Pilot 'OK' after US Open crash

Open first-round record in a relation to par. Hale Irwin, the 7-over-par survivor who took home the trophy at the U.S. Open's 1974 Massacre at Winged Foot, was asked when Bethpage Black debuted as an Open venue in 2002 if he saw any similarities between the courses. [Full Article...]

Red Sox Place Brian Johnson On DL With Shoulder Impingement

Red Sox Place Brian Johnson On DL With Shoulder Impingement Benintendi had the game-winning hit and may just have prevented the winning run from crossing the plate in the eighth. Both home runs were solos - one in the fourth inning and one in the ninth for his team's final two runs of the night. The Boston bullpen has now gone 21⅓ consecutive innings without allowing a run. He will be reevaluated in Boston Friday. Johnson said he started to feel tightn... [Full Article...]

Pitino suspended for Louisville sex scandal

The NCAA handed down sanctions to Louisville on Thursday that included a five-game suspension for head basketball coach Rick Pitino . In addition, the Cardinals men's basketball program will be on probation for four years, and have scholarship reductions and recruiting restrictions in place. [Full Article...]

French Open 2017: Ostapenko stuns Halep for first major title

Halep , who also lost the 2014 final to Serena Williams , said: " I am sick in the stomach with emotions but hopefully I can win this one in the future ". Ostapenko continued her feast or starvation style but watched two break points flash by as Halep withstood a sustained assault. Ostapenko's carefree attacking tennis ultimately proved too strong for the consistency and experience of Halep, wi... [Full Article...]

Everton fans delighted with club-record Jordan Pickford deal

Everton fans delighted with club-record Jordan Pickford deal The 23-year-old, who impressed last season despite the Black Cats' relegation from the Premier League , has signed a long-term five-year deal at Goodison Park . Speaking of his delight to sign the player, Koeman told EvertonFC.com: "I'm delighted we've been able to bring Davy to Everton ". "But what I think he's got which is a massive plus for him, is his mentality". [Full Article...]

Lions Trade For Former 2nd Overall Pick Greg Robinson

Lions Trade For Former 2nd Overall Pick Greg Robinson He was a healthy scratch in November, and the Rams declined his fifth-year option in May. Right tackle isn't a problem with the big signing of Rick Wagner at the start of free agency , and Robinson has proven himself to not be a solution at left tackle. [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant's move to Golden State rewarded with MVP

That was confirmed last night when the Warriors finished off the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in three years but needed every one of Durant's 35 points a night in the Finals to finish the deal with a 129-120 victory. Speaking in an interview after the game, Kevin Durant said: "We prevailed". His five games in a row with 30 points is the first in a finals since Shaquille O'Neal ... [Full Article...]

India squad for West Indies tour revealed, Rohit Sharma, Bumrah notable omission

India squad for West Indies tour revealed, Rohit Sharma, Bumrah notable omission Virat Kohli-led India play Windies (Cricket West Indies has renamed the national team) in the five-match ODI series starting on June 23 and a lone Twenty20 match on July 9 . Given the high stakes as defending champions, the three wise men opted for experience over new faces. The chairman of selectors, MSK Prasad, had called them players for the future. [Full Article...]

Pakistan punish errant England to enter maiden CT final

We made a decision to adapt to conditions, we knew if we could restrict them to 250-60, we could chase it. "We just motivated the guys - "don't worry about the India match, it's gone. "Whenever he comes on he's getting wickets". "Every partnership we had started behind the rate, which put us under the pump a little bit, and none of our batsmen seemed to get away". [Full Article...]

Deontay Wilder arrested on posession of marijuana charge during traffic stop

Deontay Wilder arrested on posession of marijuana charge during traffic stop During the search a "small amount of marijuana was detected" and Wilder was arrested for "misdemeanour possession" according to attorney Paul Patterson . Wilder has several friends and associates who had access to the Escalade when he was out of town, Patterson said. Wilder has never lost a professional fight with an incredible 38-0 record and 37 KOs. [Full Article...]

Buffalo Sabres hire Phil Housley as head coach

Buffalo Sabres hire Phil Housley as head coach Housley's hiring completes an offseason overhaul for the Sabres in replacing coach Dan Bylsma , who was sacked along with general manager Tim Murray in April. He had just returned to the lineup and played two games after missing 10 because of a rib injury. Housley has head-coaching experience but not at the National Hockey League level. [Full Article...]

Blimp goes down at US Open golf tournament in Wisconsin

Open, was expected to add to that hard-man reputation. I wasn't immediately sure what the object was because it was deflated. It was a blimp, it was on fire, and it was pointed nose-down. I've never seen a plane crash, blimp crash, anything like that. "It was pretty terrible". "I used to not be a very good bunker player, and now I feel like I have a lot of confidence. [Full Article...]

Draymond Green trolls LeBron James with 'Quickie' shirt

Competitors. Champions. Frenemies. The unending troll battle between Draymond Green and Lebron James has become the sport's goofiest sideshow. Warning: Green uses profanity at the beginning of the clip. "I had a insane idea for a shirt, and I waited too long to try to get somebody to draw it up. It was a bit much though". He gave an interview today to Sports Illustrated that you can hear... [Full Article...]

O'Mahony brings 'Munster mongrel' to Lions

O'Mahony brings 'Munster mongrel' to Lions Farrell had shown imperious form in the Lions' fine 12-3 win over much-vaunted Super Rugby leaders the Crusaders in Christchurch last weekend. "It's pretty simple to break the boundaries - you know, the first thing is that we're bound by blood, automatically we come in as a group", Messam said. [Full Article...]

Morgan unbowed as England fluff their lines

Morgan unbowed as England fluff their lines Openers Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) then helped knock off the inadequate total with nearly 13 overs and eight wickets to spare as England bowed out of their own tournament at the semi-final stage. The kind of performance they gave was wonderful to watch. Meanwhile Ahmed said the way Arthur and the South African's backroom staff had boosted morale after the India defeat had been cent... [Full Article...]

India vs Bangladesh Prediction: Who Will Win The Second Semifinal?

The tournament in England and Wales has not followed the script in the past week and a half. Bangladesh have lost 26 times in 32 games against India . "Obviously he's our main bowler". The Tigers failed to get partnerships as India were taking wickets at regular intervals. "Credit goes to the bowlers". [Full Article...]

CT 17:Sarfraz leads by example, takes Pakistan to the semis

England's tactics already looked predictable by the time Azhar miscued a pull off Stokes' first ball in the 13th over for six more , going on to reach his fifty off 68 balls - 19 more than the flamboyant Fakhar who finally fell stumped while looking to launch Rashid. [Full Article...]

Virat Kohli Vows no Let-ups in Champions Trophy Semifinal

Virat Kohli Vows no Let-ups in Champions Trophy Semifinal While on the subject of silliness, film posters have been morphed by India's Bollywood faithful: India are preparing for Lagaan, or Border in the final, goes the meme. "We are going to treat it like how we treated the last game and our mindset does not differ", he said. That was the last time the teams met in the ODI format. [Full Article...]

La Decima: Nadal's 10th French Open title in numbers

La Decima: Nadal's 10th French Open title in numbers It is a first grand slam final defeat for the Swiss, who won the Australian Open in 2014 , here two years ago and the US Open last summer. Rafael Nadal is the first player to win 10 championships at the same Grand Slam in the Open era. [Full Article...]


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