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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...]

Final berth the icing on the cake for birthday girl

Final berth the icing on the cake for birthday girl The last unseeded player to reach the final at Roland Garros was Mima Jausovec , who lost to seven-time French Open champion Chris Evert in 1983. "You've got Ostapenko, who's young, fiery and exciting". Ostapenko, whose average forehand speed of 76 miles per hour this tournament has eclipsed that of Andy Murray (73), continued to let fly with a bombardment of winners and errors . [Full Article...]

French Open finals: Nadal vs. Wawrinka, Halep vs. Ostapenko

Thiem, however, is the only player to defeat Nadal on clay this season. Murray is still not quite at the same level as he was a year ago, when he played probably his best clay-court match to defeat Wawrinka and then went on to dominate the second half of the season. [Full Article...]

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson: 'Indyref2 is dead'

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson: 'Indyref2 is dead' Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon's continued support for a second independence referendum appears to be backfiring. In the early hours of Friday morning, Sturgeon admitted the poor results meant she would need to "reflect" on the appetite for a referendum. [Full Article...]

Sailing-Barker bows out of another America's Cup with pride

Barker helmed the fifth and final race for Team New Zealand, when it successfully defended the America's Cup in Auckland in 2000. Team Japan had the early lead but Outteridge outmaneuvered Dean Barker on the third leg and sailed into the lead. [Full Article...]

Wawrinka battles past Murray to reach French Open final

The 31-year-old Spaniard, ready to reclaim his Roland Garros crown after a two-year hiatus, dispatched the sixth seed in little more than two hours and is on the verge of becoming the first player to win the same grand slam tournament 10 times. [Full Article...]

Penguins strike first in Game 5, lead Predators 1-0

Both of Wilson's goals in these playoffs have come on the power play. He's now 13-2 all-time at home in the playoffs, including 5-0 this postseason. The Penguins had so many odd man rushes and breakaways, but Rinne was able to stand tall and keep his team in the game. The team's stars had been chirping and exchanging shots throughout the series, which escalated to an angry exchange late in Game ... [Full Article...]

Penguins up 2 in Cup chase

Penguins up 2 in Cup chase Penguins Game 2 from 2016 . Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne entered the Stanley Cup Final as the favorite to win the Conn Smythe Trophy. The Predators are 2/7 on the powerplay, while the Penguins powerplay has struggled, going 1/10. The Pittsburgh Penguins are now two wins away from repeating as Stanley Cup champions. [Full Article...]

LeBron James not faulting Warriors for building super team

Of its dozen polyester cords, looping through the iron rim, many near the front and side are frayed to a handful of intact fibers, and the rear two cords - right where a dead-eye swish would connect - are on life support, barely hanging on. [Full Article...]

Ken Owens Captains Side As Lions Team Named For Blues Clash

Ken Owens Captains Side As Lions Team Named For Blues Clash Owens added: "It's unbelievable". Warren Gatland asked me last night - it was a bit of a shock, but a huge honour. "It's a massive honour for myself, and a challenge I'm relishing for Wednesday night". "We had a group of players that came through Wales that ended up being pretty big and physical players". "Look, a few years ago, Brian Smith coined a phrase "Warrenball", I don't know whether ... [Full Article...]

Thiem thrash Djokovic in French Open quarterfinals

Thiem thrash Djokovic in French Open quarterfinals The second semi-final pits nine-time champion Rafael Nadal against Dominic Thiem , fresh from his upset of defending champion Novak Djokovic . "Don't put Andre in the midst of this, " Djokovic said firmly. The second-seeded Djokovic had two set points in the opener but couldn't convert either. Thiem pounced on his lifeline, taking the set after 73 minutes when the Serb dumped a backhan... [Full Article...]

Novak Djokovic Considering Break from Tennis After French Open Loss

Novak Djokovic Considering Break from Tennis After French Open Loss He wasted two set points in the opener. "I have never had any issues with him before", Murray said. "And at the U.S. Open, I just was emotionally very flat and found myself in a situation that I hadn't faced before in (my) professional tennis career". [Full Article...]


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