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Top seed Angelique Kerber beaten

Angelique Kerber admitted the pressure of being World No. 1 was beginning to eat away at her fragile confidence after becoming the first top seed in French Open history to lose in the opening round. The 27-year-old was able to fend the attacker off, who then fled, and later said she was "shaken, but fortunate to be alive". Meanwhile, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova prevailed in ... [Full Article...]

Comfortable wins for Djokovic, Nadal at French Open

With Andre Agassi in his corner for the first time , the former world no. 1 sealed his win in two hours and 27 minutes as he attempts to play himself back into something resembling his best form after a turbulent start to 2017. He said it did not take much time to feel a new vibe with Agassi. The 18th-seeded Kyrgios hit 20 aces on his way to a 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory. On paper, Rafael ... [Full Article...]

Manuwa-Oezdemir clash added to UFC 214

Manuwa-Oezdemir clash added to UFC 214 It had already been known that the UFC were planning to have the No.3 ranked Manuwa feature on the card due to the fact that they could then use him as a back-up plan if either of the events headliners, Daniel Cormier or Jon Jones , had to pull out. [Full Article...]

Nicky Hayden remains 'very critical' in hospital

The 35-year-old from Owensboro, Kentucky, suffered head and chest injuries and was later transferred to the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena where he has since remained in the intensive care unit. 2006 was the best season for him as he won the MotoGP championship following a dramatic final race in Valencia. Hayden, who left MotoGP in 2016 to compete in World Superbike with Honda, was training on hi... [Full Article...]

NBA Finals preview with Kevin McHale

NBA Finals preview with Kevin McHale We've got to come out and play. Love's postseason success isn't new. Although Irving had just 11 points in Game 1, he scored 23, 29, 42 and 24 points. Lue blamed himself for Love's quiet series against IN and Toronto. Kerr said he expects to re-evaluate his fitness after Game 1 of the eagerly anticipated series, the third year in a row the Cavs and Warriors have met in the NBA Finals. [Full Article...]

Warriors do not need to be flawless to beat Cavs say pundits

Warriors do not need to be flawless to beat Cavs say pundits The Warriors are strong favorites, according to Las Vegas bookmakers. James carried the team on his back to help the Cavaliers become the first National Basketball Association team in Finals history to come back from a 3-1 deficit, and somehow he is playing even better now than he was a year ago when he was named Finals MVP. [Full Article...]

Kvitova completes emotional winning comeback at French Open

Kvitova completes emotional winning comeback at French Open But this year has been much more of a struggle: The German has a 19-13 record, losing 4 of her past 6 matches. She broke twice in the second, sealing victory when Boserup netted a forehand. Kvitova announced in April she would be on the entry list for Roland Garros but had been unsure even when she travelled to Paris on Wednesday whether she would play. [Full Article...]

Shot-shy Penguins claim Stanley Cup opener

Shot-shy Penguins claim Stanley Cup opener PITTSBURGH (AP ) - A Tennessee man is calling himself a "dumb redneck with a bad idea" after police filed charges against him for throwing a catfish onto the rink in Pittsburgh during the opening of the Stanley Cup Final. At the same time, no one was exactly happy with how Pittsburgh had won the game. And it was once again led by the baby-faced son of a coach who has no problem shouldering the r... [Full Article...]

Preds Confident In Ability To Bounce Back In Game 2

The Penguins beat the Predators, 5-3, in Monday night's Game 1 despite blowing a 3-0 first-period lead, being held without a shot in the second period, generating just 12 shots over the full 60 minutes and, in general, being thoroughly outplayed. [Full Article...]

Orioles' Jones hammers Tanaka and Yankees, 10-4

Orioles' Jones hammers Tanaka and Yankees, 10-4 Baltimore took two of three from the AL East leaders after coming in with a seven-game losing streak. Jones jumped on an 85-mph slider over the heart of the plate and laced it to left-center in the third, then hit a first-pitch sinker located almost at the same spot for the home run to right-center. [Full Article...]

Predators fan who threw catfish on ice during Game 1 facing charges

Predators fan who threw catfish on ice during Game 1 facing charges Because of it, chatter has run rampant of late that Guentzel has a shot at winning the Conn Smythe, the playoff MVP trophy, and he has been the feature of many profiles of late. He did hit the post at least six times in that series , but couldn't seem to find any luck around the net against the Senators. But two games into the final, he is now a reason why Nashville is down 2-0. [Full Article...]

Penguins chase Pekka Rinne with third period outburst

Penguins chase Pekka Rinne with third period outburst We scored five goals in game one. Penguins winger Jake Guentzel was such an unknown commodity that his own captain hardly knew who he was before the season began. He did hit the post at least six times in that series, but couldn't seem to find any luck around the net against the Senators. That's why a Nashville fan sneaked a dead catfish into the first game of the Stanley Cup Final in Pit... [Full Article...]

Steve Kerr insists Warriors will be fine whether he coaches or not

Steve Kerr insists Warriors will be fine whether he coaches or not The Golden State Warriors will march into their NBA Finals three-match with the Cleveland Cavaliers this week with their strongest team yet. The Cavaliers are scheduled to face off on Thursday against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, California. [Full Article...]

Mooy helps Huddersfield to Premier League promotion

Wagner said: "It's down to the wives, children and the players too because all together they have made this fairytale have a happy end". "It is a long season and you want players that want to get the maximum out of their careers". I think my heart rate was quite high!" "It's been wonderful, the support's been fantastic. Nobody for one moment at the start of the season thought we'd be here in a ... [Full Article...]

Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home LeBron James says a racial slur spray painted on the front gate of his home in Los Angeles "just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America". Police are investigating the vandalism, which occurred on the eve of the NBA Finals. He bought the home in 2015, but it is believed that he does not frequent the location. [Full Article...]

Warriors Beat Cavaliers in 2017 Says NBA 2K Simulation

Here is the important thing to remember. As far as totals go, it has gone under in six of these teams' last 10 games, according to the OddsShark NBA Database . If the Cavaliers want to upset the Warriors in back-to-back Finals , James , Irving , and Love will all have to play very well the entire series, along with help from the rest of the wine and gold as well. [Full Article...]

Another Golden State Warriors-Cleveland Cavaliers Finals clash not bad for NBA

Another Golden State Warriors-Cleveland Cavaliers Finals clash not bad for NBA The Cavaliers and Warriors , who have split the last two NBA Finals , will meet Thursday night for Game 1 of their rubber match. But this also may be the best all-around version of James , who is averaging 32.5 points on almost 57 percent shooting, and adding 8.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game. [Full Article...]

Milner warns 'disrespectful' stars not to bother joining Liverpool

We have to make steps and the step for us to be around the best teams in the world because we are one of the best clubs". Some Arsenal fans also voiced their frustration at majority owner Stan Kroenke. "I believe that since January we played in a very hard environment for different reasons", Wenger said. 'I hope that he's going to stay but he wants to be in the Champions League , he wants t... [Full Article...]

LeBron James speaks to media concerning vandalism of his home

Officers received a call about 6:44 a.m. regarding a spray painted racial slur at the residence, according to the LAPD Officer Aeron Jefferson. "My family is safe, and that's the most important". TMZ was told James was not home at the time of the incident. James spent several weeks in Los Angeles last summer working with his production company. [Full Article...]

Calling record 12th NBA Finals, Breen reflects on career, LeBron's evolution

Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson , who are part of the ABC/ESPN broadcast team for the Finals that start on June 1, say twice reigning league MVP Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are so good that the Warriors will not unravel even if other players have an off night. [Full Article...]


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