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French Open action threatened by rain on Tuesday

French Open action threatened by rain on Tuesday The manner of the defeat was simply astonishing, with Djokovic admitting that it was a near disastrous display in the backend of the match, saying: 'The third set, obviously, nothing was going my way and everything his way. The defending champion from Serbia lost to sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. Former champion Mats Wilander thinks 23-year-old Thiem's easy ru... [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant's menacing defence leads the way for Warriors

The Cavaliers found themselves in a similar spot past year down two games as the series shifted to Cleveland - but they managed to rout the Warriors in Game 3 before working their way out of a 3-1 jam and winning the National Basketball Association title. [Full Article...]

Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic

Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic Marin Cilic . 7 seed, who was defeated in straight sets by Djokovic at the semi-final stage a year ago, fended off a couple of set points before taking the first in a tie-break, and an early break in the second was enough to see the world number seven take a deserved two-set lead. [Full Article...]

Scott gearing up for US Open

Scott gearing up for US Open Jude Classic has a really good week and moves past him. Our panel of ESPN and FantasyGolfInsider experts have put together the players they believe have the skills to succeed and provide big fantasy-point totals. Open next week in Wisconsin brought out a tough field, with Mickelson , Rickie Fowler and Brooks Koepka here along with Adam Scott , who is playing here for the first time in a ... [Full Article...]

Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals

Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals But his form has dipped considerably since then, and now he has gone four majors in a row without earning a trophy. "I just had a positive win-error statistic today that's very important". For Djokovic however, the shock defeat continues what has been a poor year for the former World No 1. After losing to Stan Wawrinka in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Arsene Wenger told to copy Jose Mourinho's Man Utd tactics

Arsene Wenger told to copy Jose Mourinho's Man Utd tactics He delivered one Ligue 1 title for Monaco in the 1987/1988 season and three in the Premier League for Arsenal in 1997/98, 2001/02 and 2003/04. Asked if the decision was easy or hard, Wenger said: " For me it's always easy on a loving affair because I identify myself so much with the club ". [Full Article...]

Bills host free-agent receiver Jeremy Maclin for a visit

But by releasing Maclin after June 1, they saved about $10 million that they can add to the roughly $3.5 million they had available. Combine that with the $2.1 million created by cutting cornerback Kyle Arrington and the Ravens have almost doubled their cap room in the span of one week. [Full Article...]

Kuerten says Nadal could win 15 titles in Paris

Novak Djokovic was accused of tanking by John McEnroe after Dominic Thiem beat the defending champion, while Karolina Pliskova was relieved not to feel the force of a hostile French Open crowd following her win Caroline Garcia on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

French Open roundup from day 11

French Open roundup from day 11 Djokovic was never able to settle in amid blustery conditions and, after losing a first set in which both men appeared to go for broke, Djokovic completely wilted in the French capital. Djokovic held two set points in the opener but couldn't convert either, then lost that in a tiebreaker 7-6 (5). Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to spectators as as he leaves the court after his opponent Spain's Pablo... [Full Article...]

Chilly but no rain for French Open men's quarterfinals

Chilly but no rain for French Open men's quarterfinals None of the women left at the French Open have won a Grand Slam title, while Garcia and Svitolina have never before reached the semifinals of a major. Nadal - bidding to become the first player in the Open Era to win the same major 10 times - and Carreno Busta hugged before the 14-time grand slam victor applauded his crestfallen friend off court. [Full Article...]

Cavaliers hope to feed off energy of Cleveland fans during Game 3

Cavaliers hope to feed off energy of Cleveland fans during Game 3 The possibilities seem endless for the Golden State Warriors when they are rolling. He finished second in the MVP voting three times (again to LeBron James); and finished second to LeBron James' Heat team in the 2012 NBA Finals (losing 4-games-to-1). [Full Article...]

Warriors top Cavaliers to move one win from perfection

James and the Cavs reconvened at practice Tuesday in search of answers. But if only one of the teams is excellent and the other one is only extraordinary, the entertainment value of the package doesn't drop all the way to "boring", does it? For the second straight game, it was Steph Curry and Kevin Durant leading the way for the team from Oakland on Sunday, with Curry coming away with his firs... [Full Article...]

Diego Costa: 'Chelsea no longer want me'

Diego Costa: 'Chelsea no longer want me' The 28-year-old striker played a huge role in Chelsea's title success, scoring 20 goals in 35 league appearances, making him the Premier League's fourth highest scorer last season. He has established himself as one of the most exciting young defenders in the world during his time with the Bundesliga outfit, and the natural next step for the Dane appears to be to join up with the Chelsea fi... [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy: Australia vs Bangladesh, match abandoned due to rain

It was Australia's second consecutive no-result, and their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals now hang on Saturday's game against England at Edgbaston. Finally, the on-field officials chose to call off the match for the rain wasn't going to slow down and split the one point each between the two teams . [Full Article...]

Cavs have been here before, but this Warriors team different

Harrison Barnes, the player Durant replaced in the Warriors' lineup, scored 65 for the whole series. One year after bad wheels undermined the mind-blowing agility that sets him apart, those physical gifts are on full display. Golden State won 118-113. "I think guys are locked in, like I've never seen before, understand the task ahead and know that this is going to be the hardest game of the seri... [Full Article...]

Kohli expects Team India to continue in same vein against Lanka

With India due to play their second Group B match against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Thursday, Kohli suggested Pandya is well on his way to become one of his country's finest players. On Wednesday, Pakistan recovered from their earlier drubbing by India to carry off a stunning, rain-aided victory over the world's top-ranked ODI side, South Africa , at Edgbaston in Birmingham . [Full Article...]

Oil prices continue to fall for third day

Oil prices continue to fall for third day The price signal reflected other signs that an effort led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) to curb production by nearly 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) was starting to impact actual supplies. "Disappointed that the oil cartel and Russian Federation could not come up with a bolder plan to reduce the global crude surplus, market participants have been selling int... [Full Article...]

Simona Halep mounts remarkable comeback against Elina Svitolina at French Open

She clinched the set when her forehand rattled the top of the tape and dropped over. Halep , who lost in the final at Roland Garros to Maria Sharapova in 2014, said: "I think my attitude helps me to see the game better and to be able to play relaxed and to play more positive". [Full Article...]

Ederson joins City, looks to be solution to keeper issues

Ederson joins City, looks to be solution to keeper issues Looking every inch the generic Football Manager re-gen, the 23-year-old put pen to paper at City today, signing a six-year contract. Having agreed a five-year deal, he played several games for Benfica B and was initially understudy to Brazil's national team first choice keeper Julio Cesar before becoming Benfica's first choice throughout the 2016/17 campaign as the Eagles secured a league and ... [Full Article...]

Steph Curry says he's ready for NBA Finals redemption

Steph Curry says he's ready for NBA Finals redemption During the 2017 NBA Finals, Curry can finally cement his legacy as one of the greatest point guards and players in Association history. Kevin Durant's first trip to the NBA Finals ended with him watching LeBron James celebrate his first title as Miami downed Oklahoma City for the 2012 crown. [Full Article...]


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