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Nadal just 1 step away from 'La Decima' in Paris

The disappointment was clear to see. Murray got within four points of victory in the fourth set but a misjudged dropshot helped Wawrinka grab the tiebreak and at the same time break Murray's resistance. Murray slipped 0-5 and triple break down in the final set, a harsh indicator of the sudden shift in the balance of power. It did not prevent the inevitable but it showed Murray in a new light. [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal targets unprecedented 10th French Open title

The Swiss then won the French Open in 2015, and past year added the US Open, leaving him tied with Murray on three majors and within reach of a career Grand Slam at Wimbledon. But despite Murray's heroics, he ran out a deserved victor. "I played a very good event, and today was not an exception". Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning against Austria's Dominic Thiem during their semifin... [Full Article...]

Bale: Madrid Can Get Better

Bale: Madrid Can Get Better This is only a positive thing for the team". Mario Mandzukic's stunning strike cancelled out Ronaldo's 20th-minute opener for Juventus to reach the break at 1-1. I think we can get better though. In the second half, we saw the best Madrid performance of the entire season'. With a third European title in four seasons, coach Zinedine Zidane has re-established Madrid as the premier team o... [Full Article...]

Cavaliers get physical to keep title hopes alive

The Warriors, leading the series 3-0, needed to win game four to clinch title glory and become the first ever side to go through the entire play-off campaign with a ideal record, but they came up against a Cavs team who were not ready to give up on their dream of retaining their crown. [Full Article...]

Steph Curry's revival, not Durant's brilliance, may be the Warriors' best weapon

As such, we should definitely appreciate what we're getting, even if Cleveland seems hopeless and even if it seems as if we're staring down the barrel of a dynasty. He has a great sense of humor. "I got out of the shower and my phone was buzzing". "I don't really focus on it too much". The Warriors had planned to party, to pay back Cleveland . [Full Article...]

Dillon Goes the Distance for 600 Upset

Austin Dillon , center, celebrates with his crew after winning the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Monday, May 29, 2017. CONCORD, N.C. NASCAR is trying to inject some excitement into Charlotte Motor Speedway, where recent races have been relatively predictable, even tiresome: When a lead auto breaks free from the pack, its been almost impossible to... [Full Article...]

LeBron James: 'I stunk in the first Finals. I don't stink anymore'

Using his great handles and his collection of dribble moves Kyrie got to the basket and was able to score 16 points in the third. Oh by the by, that's yet another milestone for James. But we all know better . "This was as close to a 48-minute game as we played in the postseason". The very basis of the NBA Finals. But he didn't get down on himself. [Full Article...]

Osuigwe wins all-American girls' final in Paris

Osuigwe wins all-American girls' final in Paris The ankle issue she picked up in the Rome final cleared up just in time and, if she wins the title, she will also become world No 1 for the first time . Ostapenko turned 20 on Thursday and fans on Court Philippe Chatrier sang "Happy Birthday" to her. The youngster then conceded her own serve in the very next game to give Halep the first set. [Full Article...]

Wawrinka fights back to reach French final

The third seed, at 32 the oldest man to reach the Roland Garros final since Niki Pilic finished runner-up in 1973, was frustrated by Murray but never lost faith despite seeing his opponent rally back from a break down in the first and third sets. [Full Article...]

Pakistan, Australia warm-up match abandoned due to rain

India's innings had started badly when Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane both dragged on to their own stumps, leaving the overwhelming favourites struggling at 21-2. The game features a match between crickets vs snails, which is a veiled reference to the fact that the game would work even on a slow networks including those on smartphones. [Full Article...]

Durant fires Warriors to brink of perfection

Durant fires Warriors to brink of perfection The Warriors recruited Kevin Durant from the Oklahoma City Thunder , who had lost to Golden State in the Western Conference Finals. The Golden State Warriors will attempt to become the first team in NBA history to go undefeated throughout the NBA Playoffs. [Full Article...]

Cavaliers stun Warriors to win Game 4

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said game four got out of hand against defending champions the Cleveland Cavaliers . "Cavs in 7! Cavs in 7!" As the final minutes ticked away Friday night, Quicken Loans Arena erupted with chants of "Cavs in 7". [Full Article...]

Harry Kane: 'I need to improve England record'

This "they're not bothered as much as us" does not wash with me". It's taken almost three complete seasons for the European stage to sit up and take notice of Harry Kane , but after scoring over 20 goals in each of those years, he's finally beginning to gain significant recognition, with £100m fees touted for those clubs linked with his signature. [Full Article...]

Morgan hails brilliant England bowlers

Morgan hails brilliant England bowlers The handsome win over the Kiwis means England are already through to the semi-finals of the tournament but they have the chance to knock out the Aussies when the two sides clash at Edgbaston in their Group A match. But certainly his confidence is high against their side. "We couldn't quite throw caution to the wind because we kept losing wickets, so I had to take that responsibility to bat until... [Full Article...]

Warriors' Durant not simply along for Finals ride

Curry, victor of the last two MVP awards, is fully healthy after struggling through last year's Finals. With Kerr back on the bench for the second straight game after battling back pain, Golden State, which made a record 9 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished 16 of 33 behind the arc, also got just what it needed from its reserves as Andre Iguodala had several big plays, none bigger than ... [Full Article...]

Cavs' Irving 'looking forward' to Game 4 challenge

Cavs' Irving 'looking forward' to Game 4 challenge Right now those really good things make a Cleveland victory very unlikely. Kyrie Irving attacked the rim all night, making one ridiculous finish after another, finishing with 38 points. He has won a road game in 29 consecutive series, another of his many National Basketball Association postseason records, but the challenge now is far greater than what the Cavs faced past year. [Full Article...]

Draymond Green: You could tell LeBron James 'was exhausted'

The Cavaliers still have plenty of work to do but they now trail 3-1 in the best-of-seven championship series - a deficit they overcame in last season's Finals. "We feel like that should be part of the game". They'll have to make history if they want to win the title this year. "I didn't envision anything but just being around good people and getting better every single day". [Full Article...]

Will Penguins hold a Game 6 watch party at PPG Paints Arena?

Facing elimination in Game 6, the Predators defenseman promised his team will play better in Nashville. When the Penguins had just three goals during the first three games of the Eastern Conference finals against Ottawa last month, they scored 10 over the next two to take control. [Full Article...]

Warriors One Game away from NBA Title

Warriors One Game away from NBA Title With two of the best shooters in the National Basketball Association in Durant and Curry, Golden State won a respectable 67 games in the regular season, including 15 in 16 games before the start of the playoffs. "I played against some great teams but I don't think no team has had this kind of firepower". Cleveland had looked like they might prevail when they were ahead by six points with t... [Full Article...]

Victor Lindelof to Manchester United Deal Close to Completion Claim Multiple Reports

Victor Lindelof to Manchester United Deal Close to Completion Claim Multiple Reports Earlier this season, striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was full of praise for his former Sweden worldwide team-mate. The Sweden global put pen to paper on a fresh four-and-a-half year back in March, and this did not diminish United's pursuit of his signature. [Full Article...]


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