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French Open 2017: Champion Garbine Muguruza survives scare to reach third round

French Open 2017: Champion Garbine Muguruza survives scare to reach third round Garbine Muguruza's first attempt at defending a Grand Slam title did not last beyond the fourth round, where she ran into a determined Kristina Mladenovic backed by a vocal crowd of countrymen at Roland Garros. The 23-year-old will now play Yulia Putintseva, seeded 27. Kvitova threw her racket in frustration after she double-faulted on match point, but the players warmly embraced at the net. [Full Article...]

Pakistan set tough 324-run target by India under D/L method

Pakistan set tough 324-run target by India under D/L method Hardik Pandya hit the first three balls of Imad Wasim's last over of the innings for six on his way to 20 not out. His departure had freed India up for a run-feast, Yuvraj (53) and Kohli putting on 93 at nearly 10 an over as all notion of Pakistani discipline evaporated. [Full Article...]

Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to 33rd La Liga title

Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to 33rd La Liga title Ronaldo got the Spanish giants off to a ideal start after just two minutes before Karim Benzema's close-range finish sealed the title 10 minutes into the second half. "People say things about me without knowing a thing and it bothers me". Real Madrid rounded off a fine 2016/17 LaLiga season at La Rosaleda on Sunday night . [Full Article...]

He was in agony - Del Potro saddened by Almagro injury

Of his opponent's dynamism, he added: "He goes for huge shots and he can hit winners from anywhere on the court". VETERANS Tomas Berdych and David Ferrer have fallen foul of the tennis gods, departing the French Open prematurely, but Juan Martin del Potro has finally caught a Roland Garros break. [Full Article...]

Nadal motors into quarters, champion Muguruza exits

The 31-year-old Nadal is seeking his 10th French Open title and 15th Grand Slam title. That happened less than an hour after defending champion Garbine Muguruza was beaten 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 by 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic at Court Suzanne Lenglen. [Full Article...]

Oracle makes its point against Kiwis at America's Cup

Oracle makes its point against Kiwis at America's Cup In Saturday's second race, Land Rover BAR won a thrilling duel against SoftBank Team Japan, with the British boat getting the better of Dean Barker's crew at the start. “We believe with the forecasts over the coming week that it represents our best chance of progressing through, ” said Burling, who took the opportunity to pass on his condolences to the family of New Zealander Mary Elizabeth McKe... [Full Article...]

India make 319-3 against Pakistan in Champions Trophy

It was leg spinner Shadab Khan who earned the breakthrough for Pakistan , claiming the much needed wicket of Dhawan in the 25th over. Defending champion India effectively put the game out of reach for a poor Pakistan batting lineup by hitting 72 runs in the last four overs, with Pandya ending on 20 off six deliveries after being promoted up the order. [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal through to quarterfinals at French Open

He has also dropped just 20 games in the tournament so far and remains overwhelming favourite to win the Grand Slam yet again. The fourth seed will face either Canada's Milos Raonic or Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta for a place in the semi-finals. [Full Article...]

Andy Murray beats Juan Martin Del Potro to reach fourth round

But you then have another 15 to 20 seconds to either calm yourself down and think about the next one, or spend that time thinking about what just happened - "why did I just get broken serving for the set?" Eventually, del Potro went to his sideline seat and covered his face with a white towel. [Full Article...]

'Kiki' Kristina Mladenovic taking it to another level against Garbine Muguruza

'Kiki' Kristina Mladenovic taking it to another level against Garbine Muguruza That's the word I'm going to use, because I still don't know how I won that match", said Mladenovic. Mladenovic often played to the fans, waving her arms to ask for more noise. Third seed Stan Wawrinka, the 2015 champion, faces a tricky match against Italian 28th seed Fabio Fognini and Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori is expected to advance at the expense of South Korea's Chung Hyeon. [Full Article...]

No differences with Anil Kumble, says Virat kohli

No differences with Anil Kumble, says Virat kohli It's easy to believe we are back in the 1990s. This picture of the captain and the coach converging to discuss the nature of the pitch would hardly get a mention under normal circumstances. The biggest possible game, all the drama that comes with it and surrounds it, and it could all come down to selecting the right playing XI. And with several promising young players beginning to settle int... [Full Article...]

More than 1500 injured in panic after soccer game

Video footage emerged showing fans rushing forward and leaping over railings to escape an incident that occurred further back in the square. It has been claimed that many became frightened that the loud bangs could have been as a result of a terrorist attack in the square. [Full Article...]

Arsenal shareholder Usmanov demands 'full support' for Wenger

Arsene Wenger needs to sign Alexandre Lacazette, Virgil van Dijk and a defensive midfielder if Arsenal are to challenge for the title next season, according to Charlie Nicholas. The Frenchman believes Arsenal are now in a strong position to challenge next year. American majority owner Kroenke said the Gunners' ambition was to win the Premier League and "other major trophies in Europe" und... [Full Article...]

Amla's classy ton helps SA see off Sri Lanka

Amla's classy ton helps SA see off Sri Lanka There were no boundaries in the first six overs and Sri Lanka - which suffered a huge blow before the start of play when captain Angelo Mathews was ruled out with a calf strain - contained it to 32 runs in the first 10 overs. Without much risk, South Africa reached 163 after 30 overs, adding 131 runs between overs 10 and 30. Imran Tahir picked up four wickets in a wonderful spell of bowling and wa... [Full Article...]

LeBron James embarrassed on defense by Steph Curry, Kevin Durant

LeBron James embarrassed on defense by Steph Curry, Kevin Durant James and Kyrie Irving shot 19 for 42 between them but the sloppy ball handling allowed the Warriors to take almost as many shots - 106 - as they had points, and 20 more attempts than the Cavs' 86. Despite their best efforts, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving couldn't will their team to victory. "Some of them were from aggression", James said. "So I'm glad that we got Game 1 out of the way, and ... [Full Article...]

1000 injured during Turin stampede, Italian police say

1000 injured during Turin stampede, Italian police say With just 10 minutes of the second half remaining, people started rushing out of the centre of Piazza San Carlo , one of the Italian city's main public squares. "This is a city that lives with anxiety and panic is something that is very hard to control", said Turin Prefect Renato Saccone . Following the stampede, bags and lost shoes littered the square while people were seen limping and lookin... [Full Article...]

How to watch Game 1 of Cavs-Warriors

Instead NBA commissioner Adam Silver hands black teenagers million-dollar deals and ESPN then projects that as a normal image of black life across the globe creating apathy for Black America's truly dire financial straits. Till, a black teenager, was lynched by two white men in MS in 1955 when he was 14 years old. His mother, Mamie Till, insisted on a public, open-casket funeral to show the br... [Full Article...]

Stanley Cup Finals: Penguins Take 2-0 Series Lead

We're leaving them odd-man rushes. Jake Guentzel scored twice and Matt Murray made 37 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Predators goalie Pekka Rinne and moved two wins away from a second consecutive title. The score was knotted at 1-1 through two periods after goals from Pontus Aberg and Guentzel. "It's insane", said Guentzel, who has an National Hockey League rookie record ... [Full Article...]

Real Madrid Wins Champions League Battle With a 4-1 Victory

Real Madrid Wins Champions League Battle With a 4-1 Victory In total, his 600 goals have come from a remarkable 855 games. "It's been a spectacular year, you couldn't dream of anything better", said Real coach Zinedine Zidane . That was certainly the case as Ronaldo struck Madrid's first goal and inflicted further damage with his second. The goals came in a natural way. The second half was better. [Full Article...]

Tyronn Lue turns to sarcasm: Warriors 'best I've ever seen'

Tyronn Lue turns to sarcasm: Warriors 'best I've ever seen' We saw Curry crack under pressure in the Finals past year when pressure got tight. On the Warriors side, they did not win 73 games again, but they come in with four All Stars in their starting lineup in Curry, Green, Durant and Thompson, all coming in averaging above 10 points a game, to go with at least 5 assists for Curry and Green, as well as 5 rebounds for Durant. [Full Article...]


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