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Nadal, Djokovic cruise as Muguruza downs ex-champ

Nadal, Djokovic cruise as Muguruza downs ex-champ Defending champion Novak Djokovic enjoyed a winning French Open start under new coach Andre Agassi yesterday, cruising past Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the first round. "And in the third set when I had him on the ropes, I played very bad games on my serve". "It was really hard physically, but I found my best level on important points", Djokovic said. [Full Article...]

Mets to bring back Cespedes for Saturday's doubleheader

Mets to bring back Cespedes for Saturday's doubleheader The slugger will return after playing one game since resuming his minor league injury rehabilitation. Now, the Mets were in the process of trying to work with the 31-year old Cespedes to develop an off-field plan to help try and keep him healthy. [Full Article...]

Record First Half Performance From Cavs To Open Game 4

Record First Half Performance From Cavs To Open Game 4 Kevin Durant was the biggest prize of last year's offseason and on Wednesday he showed why the Warriors were so keen to get him, draining the shot of his career to put Golden State on the cusp of an unprecedented flawless postseason. "He's earned it. He has been in this league for a long time and he's, I think, at the top of his game at the biggest time ". "I want to win just as bad as the... [Full Article...]

Conte Defends Victor Moses, Insists He's Not a Cheat

Conte Defends Victor Moses, Insists He's Not a Cheat The 28-year-old Chile global opened the scoring for the Gunners on Saturday as they defeated Chelsea 2-1 to win the FA Cup at Wembley. He said more light would be shed on his situation on Wednesday or Thursday, but there seems little doubt Wenger is still held in high regard by the players. [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors chasing post-season perfection in NBA Finals

The Cavaliers , meanwhile, were swept out of the Finals 10 years ago this month. Curry hit a layup and after both James and Irving missed for the Cavs, Durant dropped his 3 - a shot that could be the one most remembered in this magnificent run by the Warriors . [Full Article...]

Stanislas Wawrinka beats Andy Murray to enter French Open 2017 final

Murray, always an excellent analyst in defeat, said that his relative lack of matches coming in might have been a factor, and that Wawrinka's level in the decider was just too hot to handle. "I lost my way a little bit at that period", Murray said. It's the moment I have to be very happy. "You need to be lucky, you need to play well, you need to be healthy for two weeks". [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors move one win away from record

One win away from 16-0 now, as we wait to see if LeBron and the Cavaliers have anything left after what happened to them over the last three minutes and nine seconds of Game 3 on Wednesday night. He's on the verge of going 1-2 against the Warriors in the Finals. "They came down and Steph, one ricocheted off the backboard, he got a tip in, K.D. [Full Article...]

Andy Murray faces Stan Wawrinka in French Open semifinals

Andy Murray faces Stan Wawrinka in French Open semifinals Nadal dropped 22 games in reaching the semi-finals - the lowest total in the professional era - but is unlikely to beat Bjorn Borg's record of dropping a mere 27 on his way to the 1978 final at Roland Garros . But we'll see. Obviously it's not an easy decision to make, but I will see how I feel after Roland Garros . Djokovic seemed to hit a wall during the match , instead of being the rock s... [Full Article...]

Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem in French Open semifinals

Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem in French Open semifinals Not bad for an old guy, huh? Stan Wawrinka had all sorts of leads against Andy Murray at the French Open but ultimately had to rally in a bruising five sets to reach a second final at Roland Garros . This time , Wawrinka wore down the seemingly tireless Murray, also a three-time major champion. Murray would break back to avoid the bagel, but Wawrinka closed the match out with one more ... [Full Article...]

Penguins thrash Predators in Game Five

Penguins thrash Predators in Game Five The Penguins and Predators have provided plenty of drama, from the roller-coaster play of Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne to the running feud between Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby and P.K. Not sure which local celebrity is going to sing the national anthem - our hope is Carrie Underwood - but with the Predators' season the line, the environment is going to be beyond raucous. [Full Article...]

Draymond ridicules Cleveland fans for harassing his mom

Draymond ridicules Cleveland fans for harassing his mom As the Cleveland Cavaliers endured a shocking 118-113 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, one Cavs fan chose to take his frustrations out on opposing forward Draymond Green's mother. "If they would watch the game and enjoy it instead of worshipping it". That probably gives you a decent idea of what she's like during a game, just a few rows back from the court. [Full Article...]

Belmont Stakes up for grabs to end uneven Triple Crown

Belmont Stakes up for grabs to end uneven Triple Crown The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. Lookin at Lee , the only horse to run in all three Triple Crown races, is the third choice at 5-1. "He's got a good rhythm to the way he runs and I think that's important going that far". And when neither the Derby nor the Preakness champ contest the Belmont - as will be the case Saturday afternoon - more lust... [Full Article...]

Reporter Out At Denver Post After 'Unacceptable' Tweet About Indy 500 victor

Reporter Out At Denver Post After 'Unacceptable' Tweet About Indy 500 victor It's only unfortunate that Fernando Alonso's Indianapolis 500 run had to end in a retirement. It's the third win for Andretti Autosport in the past four Indy 500s. "There are still 250,000 people living in temporary housing, so this is definitely a great acceleration to support them", said Sato, who normally has worn a special helmet for the Indy 500 that he would later auction to raise mone... [Full Article...]

Wawrinka stuns Murray to become oldest French Open finalist in 44 years

His only win against one of his biggest rivals at a slam since beating Novak Djokovic in the 2013 Wimbledon final came in Paris past year when he edged out Wawrinka in the semis. Admittedly Murray lost to Djokovic again in the final, but it launched him into a ground-breaking season of nine titles that culminated in the No1 ranking. [Full Article...]

Flyers sign D Gostisbehere to multiyear contract extension

Flyers sign D Gostisbehere to multiyear contract extension On the day he got Gostisbehere signed to a contract extension (with an annual $4.5 million cap hit) Flyers general manager Ron Hextall defended his coach for his decisions to bench the talented blue liner, and defended his coach's relationship with younger players in general. [Full Article...]

The poster for 'Black Panther' lands, teaser due later today

The poster for 'Black Panther' lands, teaser due later today The action-packed trailer gives viewers more of the cat-like stunts Chadwick Boseman brought to the screen as T'Challa in 2016's Captain America: Civil War . It's hard to ignore the similar design to the Wakandan throne room in this poster, and there's a danger that, if we don't get enough context in the movie , Wakanda will similarly feel very artificial. [Full Article...]

Wawrinka wears shoes with symbols at French Open

Wawrinka wears shoes with symbols at French Open You need to, as I say, keep pushing yourself". The 23-year-old Austrian beat Nadal last month in Rome in the Spaniard's only loss on clay this season. Novak Djokovic's French Open title defense is in real trouble. By the anticlimactic close of what Murray termed "a very high-intensity match", he was complaining aloud about having "no legs". [Full Article...]

Ronaldo shines for Portugal, while Lloris dims French hopes

Ronaldo shines for Portugal, while Lloris dims French hopes Indeed, a draw would have kept France atop the standings and there was clearly no cause for such late urgency from Lloris. The freak goal sent the massed ranks of yellow clad fans in Stockholm into a wild frenzy, but more importantly with four games to go it sent Sweden top of Group A, level on 13 points with France. [Full Article...]

Europa League: Winning trophy has given Manchester "a lift" - Sir Alex Ferguson

Europa League: Winning trophy has given Manchester With three trophies in his maiden campaign, the former Chelsea manager was happy to take aim at his many critics this season. He added: "You know, it is really hard that is why we didn't want to have the press conference on Tuesday because we had to prepare ourselves to do our job and to try to organise events that are much more important than our job but the world goes on and does not stop and ... [Full Article...]

Stan Wawrinka battles past Andy Murray in five sets

Stan Wawrinka battles past Andy Murray in five sets Wawrinka won the 2015 clay-court major in Paris, beating Novak Djokovic, and also counts triumphs at the 2014 Australian Open and U.S. Open a year ago in his Grand Slam haul. "It is more like I didn't have enough weight on my shot at the end to put him under any real pressure". "When I play Andy, I always want to dictate the game, be aggressive, play in the court, go up to the net". [Full Article...]


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