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Maria Sharapova to play Wimbledon qualifiers rather than requesting wildcard

However, the Russian says she will not wait for the announcement but enter into the qualifying tournament. The Russian, who was denied a place at the forthcoming French Open by the French Tennis Federation earlier this week, has earned enough ranking points since her return to the WTA Tour from a doping ban last month to take part in the preliminaries. [Full Article...]

Wenger blames hostile environment for top-four failure

Wenger blames hostile environment for top-four failure Most of the Chelsea players, as though warming up for the FA Cup final next Saturday, had a pop at the beleaguered Sunderland goal during the game. Arsenal started the season strongly and Wenger believes his side "were a force" in the title race alongside eventual winners Chelsea , Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham. [Full Article...]

Another reason for Predators' playoff success? A red hot penalty kill

Another reason for Predators' playoff success? A red hot penalty kill To have to play again just two days later seems insane to me. Whoever comes out on top will be going to the Stanley Cup Finals. With the Ducks on yet another power play in the third period, the 6-foo-5 Rinne did an imitation of an octopus as he got a right pad on a shot from Rickard Rakell and then immediately stretched into the splits to rob Getzlaf with a left pad save on the ensuing rebound. [Full Article...]

Mauricio Pochettino challenges Spurs striker Harry Kane to break 30-goal barrier

Golden Boot victor Harry Kane fired the visitors into the lead in the 11th minute, before adding a second goal just two minutes later. The players must feel they are part of us and want to share in our success. "It's the first time I've scored four goals and it was a good moment to do it", Kane said. "Now for us it is move on, rest, try to improve the squad and try to challenge next season". [Full Article...]

Zverev downplays French Open chances despite Rome victory

Zverev broke in Djokovic's opening service game as the Serb's serve looked uncharacteristically shaky. Zverev claimed his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title with a 6-4, 6-3 triumph in Rome . Zverev beat American veteran John Isner 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1 with tennis greats Rod Laver and Manolo Santana looking on at the Foro Italico. McEnroe may have calmed down since his "you can not be se... [Full Article...]

Padres put Jered Weaver on 10-day DL with ailing hip

Padres put Jered Weaver on 10-day DL with ailing hip Perdomo allowed a career-worsts of eight runs and 11 hits in three-plus innings - his second-shortest start - while walking one and striking out two. "To have those moments when you've fought so hard back from surgery - he had to go play for me in Double-A Mobile, Ala., to get back". [Full Article...]

Consistent Madrid deserved title, says captain Ramos

Consistent Madrid deserved title, says captain Ramos Kameni made a brilliant stop to prevent Ronaldo from scoring a second goal after 33 minutes, when Benzema's cross was allowed to run by Mikel Villanueva, and the Malaga goalkeeper blocked a low drive from Toni Kroos moments later. The players deserve it. The Spain worldwide started as Real Madrid dispatched Malaga by two goals to one sealing their 33rd La Liga title triumph in the proces... [Full Article...]

Turkish NBA star denied entry to Romania after passport canceled

Turkish NBA star denied entry to Romania after passport canceled Kanter said on his Twitter account that he would hold a news conference in NY on Sunday to discuss his situation. That movement has been in opposition to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, a man who recently won a disputed election in that country that gives him sweeping, nearly dictatorial powers (and he has a long history of human rights abuses, so that power is a bad combination). [Full Article...]

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard likely out for Game 4

But a Spurs team with Leonard doesn't have enough weapons or stoppers to handle the Warriors so one without him had no chance. Durant caught fire in the third quarter, scoring 19 points on 5-of-6 shooting, as the Warriors built as much as an 18-point lead before settling for a 100-88 advantage through three quarters. [Full Article...]

Liverpool book ticket to Champions League play-off stage

Liverpool book ticket to Champions League play-off stage Chelsea is chasing a double. Kane went into the final weekend with a two goal lead on Romelu Lukaku for the Premier League's top goal-scorer. Alexis Sanchez, who has been linked with major clubs in Europe, might not be willing to abandon the Champions League so quickly as well as Mesut Ozil. [Full Article...]

DQ Win Sees Boxer's Uncle Punching His Opponent

DQ Win Sees Boxer's Uncle Punching His Opponent Confusion spread around the MGM National Harbor arena in Maryland, as a scuffle broke out on the floor near Dirrell's corner. The vicious champion then spoke into the microphone and commented on the now-infamous brawl between Andre Dirrell's uncle and Jose Uzcategui . [Full Article...]

Europa League would cap an 'amazing' Manchester United season, Mkhitaryan claims

Europa League would cap an 'amazing' Manchester United season, Mkhitaryan claims Youngster Josh Harrop struck to grab the first goal of the game, hitting the back of the net inside 15 minutes. Only Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba, Wayne Rooney, and Jesse Lingard of the regular seniors started against Crystal Palace, with four academy graduates making their full debut. [Full Article...]

US earns late point against Ecuador at U20 World Cup

US earns late point against Ecuador at U20 World Cup Tab Ramos's side was hit with another deficit when Bryan Cabezas put Ecuador ahead with his second goal, in the 64th minute, but that set the stage for De La Torre, with the Fulham product cleaning up a failed clearance with a first-time effort that brought the US level. [Full Article...]

Pochettino: No Reason For Kane To Leave Spurs

Tottenham Hotspurs striker Harry Kane led his club to the second-highest point total in the entire English Premier League behind a total of 86 points. "Finishing the season with seven goals in two games is flawless, hopefully, I can continue it at the start of next season". "It's important to have good holidays and good rest for them and then good preparation to start the Premier League in the... [Full Article...]

Cech: Champions League exile not a problem for Arsenal

Both Sanchez and Ozil head into the close season with only one year left on their contracts at Arsenal and the pair are still to agree new deals. 'Alexis has been brilliant. "In the big games last season, we managed to have the most points out of the top six but in the head-to-head games we didn't do so well and that probably makes the difference because we gave points to our rivals and they too... [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema seal title for Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema seal title for Real Madrid But thanks to Zidane's rotation policy keeping him fresh he has roared into life in the last few weeks, setting up his team's title charge with a flurry of goals and looking as good as ever. Cristiano Ronaldo put Madrid on their way with a goal in just the second minute before Karim Benzema made the lead comfortable in the second half to give the visitors a first Spanish league trophy under manage... [Full Article...]

Cavs Rout Boston To Tie NBA Record 13th Straight Playoff Win

Sure he may sit out a few games each season, drawing the inevitable comparisons to MJ who "even played through the flu" and never wanted to come out of a game but come playoff time, look out, because James is on a mission and he will not stop. [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant: Kevin Durant scores 33 points in Game 3 win

Kevin Durant: Kevin Durant scores 33 points in Game 3 win Johnson started Game 3 but played only five minutes before missing the rest of the series. We excluded those blowouts that closed out a series because we're only interested in seeing how humiliated teams responded in the following game. In the Western Conference, it was much of the same. A day earlier, the Cavaliers grabbed a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern finals with an historic 130-86 win over t... [Full Article...]

Man United fans loved Josh Harrop's debut against Crystal Palace

Angel Gomes, 16, became United's youngest debutant in more than half a century after making his bow in the game and born on August 31, 2000, he is also the first player to play in the Premier League born this millennium. With just fifteen minutes gone, one of those debutants made a dream impact. With the pressure off, and driven by Pogba's dominance in midfield, the young Reds were playing w... [Full Article...]

Juventus into CL finals post 4-1 aggregate win over Monaco

Juventus into CL finals post 4-1 aggregate win over Monaco Monaco started brightly as they began the thankless task of trying to breach the Juve defence and the home side's 39-year-old keeper Buffon flapped at Bernardo Silva's cross in the first minute, although nobody was on hand to take advantage. [Full Article...]


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