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Defeating French Open champ Garbine Muguruza salutes spectacular Francesca Schiavone

Defeating French Open champ Garbine Muguruza salutes spectacular Francesca Schiavone However, she made too many unforced errors to sustain any form of challenge.With new coach Andre Agassi watching from the stands, the second-seeded Serb dispatched clay-court specialist Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the second round of the clay-court major on Monday. [Full Article...]

Steve Kerr Warriors coach to miss NBA Finals opener

Steve Kerr Warriors coach to miss NBA Finals opener Each decision, each pass down the stretch was of extreme importance. POINT GUARD: Stephen Curry vs. "I'm not well enough to coach games, and I know that (because) I coached all 82 games and I did OK". So good are the Warriors , who have finished with the NBA's best record in each of the last three seasons and added four-times scoring champion Durant last offseason, that Van Gundy referred to ... [Full Article...]

Zinedine Zidane looking like a veteran at Madrid's helm

Zinedine Zidane looking like a veteran at Madrid's helm Zidane frequently rested Modric in the latter stages of the season and he is expected to arrive for the final fully fit. Winning the Coppa Italia for a third year running was insane, as was winning the Scudetto . He then took over Madrid's "B" team before earning the chance with the main squad. Just as in 2015, Juventus is now seeking a possible treble and it will be hoping for a differen... [Full Article...]

Juventus the final hurdle for Zidane's Real

Juventus the final hurdle for Zidane's Real In such a high-performing team, a weak link such as Danilo generates an imbalance that impacts the whole lineup, especially when Real Madrid's opponents in the final, Juventus , can send the likes of Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic to put serious pressure on him. [Full Article...]

LeBron James won't say Warriors are best team he's faced

LeBron James won't say Warriors are best team he's faced For the seventh year in a row, LeBron James will be appearing in the NBA Finals . Just don't try to tell them that. That's why I relate to him so much. Love has been sending some light trash talk back at the Warriors. Want Warriors news in your inbox? They're combined assault on the paint forces teams to collapse down and gives LeBron opportunities to find open shooters. [Full Article...]

Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup

And I don't mean to come off with this sort of meatballish take, but the reality is you would have never heard Michael Jordan say that. They played great basketball this year. Draymond Green , Golden State: Already a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year, Green could be the first player since Hakeem Olajuwon in 1994 to win Defensive Player of the Year and Finals MVP in the same season. [Full Article...]

Lonzo Ball to work out for Lakers next week

Ball led the Bruins to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament and has become a frontrunner to be the Lakers' selection at No. 2. "Like, so the original deals that Nike, adidas, Under Armour were going to offer Lonzo Ball were five years, $10 million - $2 million per year". [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr to miss NBA Finals opener

But it certainly appears Brown will be healthy enough to fill in if needed for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday against the Cleveland Cavaliers . It's the first time in National Basketball Association history that the same two teams will meet in the finals for three years in a row. With Korver on the floor, Cleveland's Offensive Rating has climbed to 121.5 during the playoffs, the fou... [Full Article...]

Diego Costa Would Only Leave Chelsea For One Club

Diego Costa Would Only Leave Chelsea For One Club Batshuayi may stay because he's young and I could be leaving'. I know it's not easy with the Spain squad but I'm still young so I either stay here or go back to Atletico'. 'There are possibilities if I carry on playing and scoring (at the highest level). Conte's relationship with Costa has never been smooth. Those talks will form part of a frenetic few weeks, with Michy Batshuayi , Nemanja M... [Full Article...]

Cubs' Hendricks on a roll as he faces Giants

Cubs' Hendricks on a roll as he faces Giants Only two of his nine outings this season have been quality starts, a sharp drop off from his solid 2016 season with the New York Mets. The White Sox hurler gave up eight runs off eight hits in just over four innings. Osuna and Adam Frazier led the Pirates' 14-hit attack with two hits and three RBIs apiece. "I made my point out there", said Maddon, who argued for several minutes that Heyward shou... [Full Article...]

Im not a young man, Im a very young man: Arsene Wenger

By signing a new contract, Wenger - who had been earning £8.9 million per year - extends his Gunners tenure to 23 years. He said: "Wenger came to the club in 1996 and he wasn't particularly well known". It is believed there will be an official announcement on Wednesday regarding Wenger's future. "I had a good discussion with the chairman last summer and we agreed at that time that I wo... [Full Article...]

Paul Lambert leaves Wolves after six months as head coach

Paul Lambert leaves Wolves after six months as head coach I'd like to thank the Board and everyone at the club, from the Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground to Molineux Stadium, for their hard work and efforts in supporting the first team this year. "As part of the coaching restructure, the club are now in discussions with Pat Mountain regarding the possibility of him taking up a role within the Academy". [Full Article...]

Stanley Cup final opener rises above Bettman remarks, offside controversy

The term "rope-a-dope" was coined to describe the tactic, and it's hard to think of a better description than that for what the Penguins are doing right now. Rinne leaned the wrong way, leaving Sheary half the net to score his first goal of the playoffs. With the two-man advantage, Evgeni Malkin continued to make a case for the Conn Smythe Trophy by blasting a slap shot through Pekka Rinne's ... [Full Article...]

Aidan O'Brien to have six Derby runners

Aidan O'Brien to have six Derby runners The daughter of Yeats is a 1,500-1 shot for the world's most famous Flat race having finished down the field on her only two starts to date. "When that didn't happen, the owner made a decision to send her back to me and all being well she'll run on Saturday". [Full Article...]

Mercurial Kyrgios marches past Kohlschreiber in French Open

Mercurial Kyrgios marches past Kohlschreiber in French Open Third-seeded Swiss Stan Wawrinka stopped Slovakian qualifier Jozef Kovalik , 6-2, 7-6 (6), 6-3, to reach the second round. After connecting well with a backhand to take the final point, a sigh of relief as he approached the net suggested he was glad to put the encounter - lasting a shade under two hours and in which he made 33 unforced errors - behind him. [Full Article...]

Hockey fan who threw dead catfish onto ice during game faces charges

Jake Guentzel scored the game-winning goal with 3:17 remaining in regulation time as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators 5-3 to take Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Notah Begay, a roommate of Woods when they played at Stanford, was empathetic. Even on nights when they blow a three-goal lead, they go an entire period (and then some) without registering a single shot a... [Full Article...]

Colin Kaepernick's former teammate: 'You can't get over a protest?'

Colin Kaepernick's former teammate: 'You can't get over a protest?' It is widely believed that Kaepernick has not been signed because he knelt during the national anthem before 49ers games last season to protest what he deems the oppression of minorities in this country. He staged a protest. "It just doesn't make sense". The NFL has famously turned the other cheek, or has acted questionably when it has come to off-field issues like domestic volence. [Full Article...]

Bernhard Langer regains Senior PGA lead with late birdie run

Bernhard Langer regains Senior PGA lead with late birdie run President Donald Trump's course about 25 miles outside Washington is exposed to the wind in part because Trump made a decision to cut down more than 450 trees to create scenic riverfront holes. Singh broke the mark set by Colin Montgomerie as the best 72-hole score to par by a non-winner. "I found a way now that I feel reasonably comfortable most of the time, not always", Langer said. [Full Article...]

Predators' Peter Laviolette Says Disallowed Goal 'Changed the Course' of Game 1

An ice worker removes a fish during the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators , Monday , May 29, 2017, in Pittsburgh . No one expected us to get here. Throw a dead fish on the ice as a road fan and it's not going to go well for you. "We're just going to need more of that..." But the hockey gods had ot... [Full Article...]

Preds mount late comeback, but Pens take Game 1

On the surface, it appeared Nashville were off to an early lead. P.K. Subban almost had the first goal of the game, but the referees disallowed it after replay showed that Filip Forsberg was offsides. Murray checked with a team trainer near the bench at the next TV timeout but remained in the game. Save for a bumpy stretch near the end of the first period where the Penguins scored three time... [Full Article...]


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