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Mats Point: Wilander tells it straight on Day Four at Roland Garros

Russian Kuznetsov, ranked 73, would not normally have been seen as a major danger but the usual expectations around Murray have been significantly tempered. - Hsieh will next play American Taylor Townsend, who beat Japanese qualifier Miyu Kato 6-4 6-0. "It wasn't particularly easy after Geneva... but I feel good", Wawrinka said courtside. [Full Article...]

LeBron James' L.A. Home Vandalized With Racist Graffiti

Golden State will face off against the defending champions Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals , which starts Friday. Now we're here, a day away from Game 1 of the Finals, and everybody's prediction came true. Under Armour. And then there's Big Baller. "It's definitely exciting. I feel blessed to be in this position to compete for a championship". Tyronn Lue vs. [Full Article...]

French Open 2017: Petra Kvitova wins opening match after lengthy lay-off

She had originally targeted a return at Wimbledon , but made quicker progress than anyone had dared hope. Of course going as a victor from the center court was much better than stepping on the court. ( Czech for "Come on!") emblazoned on black t-shirts worn by her entourage, who she pointed to afterwards. The two-time Grand Slam champion was unable to win three consecutive titles at the Porsc... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police stop sharing info on Manchester attack with USA after leaks

United Kingdom police stop sharing info on Manchester attack with USA after leaks However, A woman arrested in the Blackley area of Manchester was released without charge. The Islamic State (IS, banned in Russia) terror organization has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack. Earlier, two men were arrested by counter-terror police in Greater Manchester in connection with the attack, bringing the number in United Kingdom custody to eight. [Full Article...]

Tyronn Lue: Cavs' Kyrie Irving feeling "good" after Game 4 ankle injury

He had never previously had so many first-half fouls in his 14-year career, and Cleveland trailed 33-46 at that stage. LeBron James bounced back from only scoring 11 points in the game-three loss hitting 34 points. The C's couldn't capitalize with James out, and when the third quarter rolled around, Kyrie Irving was ready to step up in a huge way. But beyond James' foul trouble, the Cavs ... [Full Article...]

Depth a key factor now for Ducks, Predators in West finals

General manager David Poile detailed Johansen's condition in a statement Sunday, two days after Nashville announced the top scorer's season had been ended by a thigh injury after Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. In February, he scored back-to-back hat tricks as part of a stretch with 10 goals in five games. In his next shift, he scored the game-winning goal and never returned to play... [Full Article...]

George North excited by potential of Lions squad to tour New Zealand

George North excited by potential of Lions squad to tour New Zealand A private tour organised by three professional cricketers, while in Australia they played 19 Australian Rules matches. The tourists of 1971 and 1974 developed their aura simply because they were such rare examples of success in countries where the southern pupils had long since been teaching lessons to their erstwhile northern masters. [Full Article...]

Petra Kvitova in French Open second round

Petra Kvitova in French Open second round Petra Kvitova and Bethanie Mattek-Sands meet in the second round of the 2017 French Open . Petra Kvitova had already won simply by walking on court for her match against Julia Boserup but victory and a place in the second round was an added bonus. [Full Article...]

Washington Nationals brawl: Bryce Harper charges mound after HBP

Worthiness: Both players were justified in taking their anger out on the perpetrators of malicious fast balls. Add to the Posey situation the fact that three of his teammates had to pry him away from the fight and carry him into the dugout, and the optics for Strickland are not playing well. [Full Article...]

LeBron James' LA home vandalized and spray-painted with N-word

A view of a gate that was vandalized in front of LeBron James Los Angeles home . "Hate in America, especially for African-Americans, it's living everyday". It is 9,440 square feet. As LeBron James prepares to defend his National Basketball Association championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers , he's dealing with a racist incident at his home. [Full Article...]

Top seed Kerber loses opener while Kvitova wins return

Mattek-Sands, a doubles champion at Roland Garros two years ago, is back in the third round of the French Open for the first time since 2013 and will next face Samantha Stosur. Despite regaining the number one status earlier this year, Kerber has struggled for form recently, losing early in Madrid and Rome . She hailed the win as her second of the season, with the first being her actual ret... [Full Article...]

Charges against Predators fan who threw catfish withdrawn

The first period of their first Stanley Cup Final game was a rough one for the Nashville Predators . It was going to be an upswing for the Penguins - breaking the parallels - but then Pontus Aberg's attractive goal gave Nashville a 1-0 lead. [Full Article...]

Kyrie Irving tweaks ankle in Game 4, remains in game

The way they responded Tuesday night - particularly on the defensive end - is a good sign for their prospects of wrapping up their third straight Eastern Conference crown on Thursday . "We got to the locker room at halftime and said, 'We have to respect these guys, ' " Kevin Love said. It was no exaggeration to say the next 24 minutes could define the Eastern Conference finals and, by extension... [Full Article...]

After Crazy Game, Preds In Series Hole For First Time

Of Nashville's five losses this postseason, two have been in Game 2 . At the same time, the Penguins know they need to be stronger in their puck battles, especially along the boards, and, in general, moving their skates better. I like what I heard from Predators head coach Peter Laviolette after Game 1: "We hate the result but we'll move forward". The Penguins are used to getting outshot in... [Full Article...]

Langer wins record ninth Champions Tour major

When play resumed after the delay, Langer grinded out three straight pars in the teeth of the wind before starting his birdie run. Standing just off the green to greet Langer was his daughter, Christina, who flew to the tournament from Seattle to surprise her father and watch him win his 32nd event on the Champions Tour. [Full Article...]

I hope Arsene Wenger stays on as Arsenal manager - Aaron Ramsey

Wenger, who has won three Premier League titles and a record seven FA Cups with the Gunners, will attend an Arsenal board meeting on Tuesday when the contract should be rubber-stamped. "The first half we didn't start well, we didn't have the right approach and we suffered in first 25 minutes". " Next season for sure we must pay great attention to understand that we have to improve ", he sa... [Full Article...]

Alexis Sanchez has 'a great opportunity' to join Bayern - Vidal

Alexis Sanchez has 'a great opportunity' to join Bayern - Vidal As news breaks of a reported new two-year contract for Wenger, Stewart Robson doesn't shy away from his criticisms. Arsene Wenger has warned Arsenal's wantaway players that there is no guarantee they will fare better elsewhere. Arturo Vidal has revealed he urged Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal this summer in order to join a "big team" such as Bayern Munich . "I told him [Sanchez] tha... [Full Article...]

Previewing the NBA Finals with BangTheBook Radio

Because of the dominance of these two great teams, the NBA Playoffs haven't been too thrilling to watch. Even though the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will meet in the NBA Finals for a third straight season beginning Thursday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver doesn't consider either franchise a dynasty yet. [Full Article...]

Grades: Billy Horschel wins Byron Nelson playoff after Jason Day putting miscue

So, I played good today. Horschel's birdie on the 16th helped him to a one-under-par 69, setting up the play-off with the 29 Australian as both men parred the final two holes to end up on 12-under-par. Five players, including Scott Brown (65), Scott Piercy (66), Grayson Murray (68), Chad Campbell (68) and Byeong Hun An of South Korea (69), are at 203 and within striking distance. [Full Article...]

Pens, Preds could have same lineups for Game 2 of Cup Final

Pens, Preds could have same lineups for Game 2 of Cup Final Such is the case for the Nashville Predators fans and their affinity for throwing catfish onto the ice . Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne allowed four goals on 11 shots. But they have to be better in the big moments against an explosive Penguins' attack that led the National Hockey League in scoring and has been in these Stanley Cup Final battles before. [Full Article...]


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