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Mattek-Sands, Safarova win women's doubles at French Open

Mattek-Sands, Safarova win women's doubles at French Open The United States-Czech pair tamed unseeded Australians Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-1 in the final. The Australian duo, who were bidding for their first grand slam title together, struggled for the majority of the hour-long contest after their serve was broken three times in each set. [Full Article...]

Fan off hook for putting catfish on ice

Fan off hook for putting catfish on ice In a stunning surge - or collapse, depending where your allegiances lie - the Pittsburgh Penguins exploded for three goals in the first 3:28 of the third period to beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. [Full Article...]

Blaney wins 1st career NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway

Blaney wins 1st career NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway Blaney got there this time in the No. 21 Ford and without a working team radio. It was Blaney's first win in his 68th Cup start and the first in 122 races for the Wood Brothers, one of NASCAR's oldest teams. A vehicle failure led the No. 48 auto to slam into the wall around the first turn. However, one of them involved a violent crash into the wall by Johnson in Turn 1 after he had a majo... [Full Article...]

Unraveling the case of Draymond Green and the disappearing technical foul

All the little antics and stuff don't matter. Green and the officials may have been the only men during a 137-116 Cleveland win at Quicken Loans Arena to be fully aware of that. But Green stood stoically on the floor, then egged on the crowd to raise the decibel level of their jeers toward him. Everybody reading this knows what I'm talking about - Draymond Green was supposed to be ejected, but... [Full Article...]

Rumman Raees to replace injured Wahab Riaz in Champions Trophy

Rumman Raees to replace injured Wahab Riaz in Champions Trophy Left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz contributed to the team's loss against India in Champions Trophy by giving 87 runs, in 8.4 overs, with not a single wicket. They went on to thrash Pakistan by 124 runs. Rohit took some time going, but he's coming back from an injury, and global cricket is different to IPL. [Full Article...]

Tapwrit beats Irish War Cry to win Belmont Stakes

Trailing favorite Irish War Cry coming into the final turn at the monstrous track, Tapwrit exploded down the stretch. Pletcher is also the trainer for Patch , who finished third Saturday. The laceration goes through the skin, can be cleaned up and closed, and appears to be a very minor injury. Up front, Irish War Cry put away Meantime and appeared a likely victor at the top of Belmont's l... [Full Article...]

Louisville tops Kentucky 5-2 in NCAA super regional opener

Louisville tops Kentucky 5-2 in NCAA super regional opener Earlier this week on a rain-logged Cliff Hagan Stadium field, the Kentucky Wildcats (43-23) celebrated the ascendance of the program to new heights in the only way that makes sense in baseball: a dogpile. The Cards extended the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning when Ellis hit a three-run homer to left field, making it 5-0 Louisville . McClure struck our six batters and scattered just three... [Full Article...]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Manchester United departure confirmed

However, his season came to an early end after he suffered a knee injury - cruciate ligament - during United's Europa League match at the Old Trafford against Anderlecht in April. "He can play two more years and will stay in Europe, 100%". His injury aside, his year with United represents a highly successful one given the silverware he added to his collection and the way in which he defied h... [Full Article...]

Sebastian Vettel envisioned podium finish before slump to fourth in Montreal

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel believed a podium finish was possible in Canada after losing a significant haul of points to rival Lewis Hamilton in the title race. Shocker: Running in tenth place with just three laps remaining, Fernando Alonso had (you guessed it) a Honda engine failure. That promoted Valtteri Bottas into second and Mercedes had their desired 1-2. [Full Article...]

Andre Iguodala admits Steve Kerr and himself know the Warriors' weakness

Andre Iguodala admits Steve Kerr and himself know the Warriors' weakness This leaves the table for the remaining California-based National Basketball Association team not mentioned: the Los Angeles Lakers . The timing of this release is interesting as the Cavs look to stay alive, down 0-3 to the Warriors in the best-of-seven NBA Finals. [Full Article...]

Hamilton wins F1 Canadian GP, picks up points on Vettel

Kimi Raikkonen had to settle for seventh in his Ferrari , with brake problems 10 laps from the end dropping him behind Vettel and out of the battle for third. Both drivers spoke to NBCSN's Will Buxton after the race. That moved Ocon up into fifth behind teammate Perez, who was having trouble closing the gap to Ricciardo - despite being on different compounds, Perez's super-softs were just one ... [Full Article...]

Cleveland Cavaliers top Golden State Warriors to stay alive

Cleveland Cavaliers top Golden State Warriors to stay alive Golden State's ideal post-season is over. Golden State closed on an 11-0 run and shut out Cleveland after J.R. Smith stuck a 3-pointer at 3:09 for a six-point Cavs lead. I mean, listen. It happens. Last year, they became the first team with 73 victories in a season. Forward LeBron James (left) drives to the basket while Golden State forward Draymond Green defends in the third quarter. [Full Article...]

India hammer South Africa to ease into Champions Trophy semi-finals

Earlier, the Men in Blue came out with a brilliant performance, both with the ball and in the field, to bowl out South Africa for a paltry 191 in 44.3 overs. Pandya struck to snare of the wicket of du Plessis (36), who dragged on to leave South Africa teetering on 157 for five. Quinton de Kock's 53 gives South Africa hope of pinning India back but there were failures for skipper AB de Vi... [Full Article...]

British & Irish Lions team to face Otago Highlanders

Scrumhalf Conor Murray and Farrell both sent strong messages that they should be the starting Lions halfback combination for the first Test in Auckland on June 24 with their attacking kicking game putting vast pressure on the Crusaders . [Full Article...]

Blaney claims first NASCAR Cup win at Pocono

Blaney claims first NASCAR Cup win at Pocono However, through 13 races this season, Busch , Hamlin, Kenseth and rookie Daniel Suarez - who replaced the retired Edwards - are winless. There was nothing in his Cup resume that suggested Buescher would sniff the lead, even under gloomy conditions. [Full Article...]

Penguins dominate Predators, win Game 5 6-0

Penguins dominate Predators, win Game 5 6-0 The Pittsburgh Penguins will stick with Matt Murray for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final. A shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin gets past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) for a goal during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh. [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy: India face Proteas challenge in do-or-die clash

Champions Trophy: India face Proteas challenge in do-or-die clash As the duo went closer to 192, Imran Tahir provided the break to South Africa and dismissed Dhawan. Dhawan finally departed in the 31st over for 78, with 12 fours and one six. Pakistan bowlers, except for Mohammad Amir, were hammered by the top-order Indian batsmen but they made amends against South Africa whose batting line-up has several match-winners like A B de Villiers and Hashim Amla. [Full Article...]

Yoenis Cespedes to Be Activated from DL After Hamstring Injury

LHP Sean Newcomb will make his major league debut as the starter of the first game for the Braves . Mets manager Terry Collins said the team plans to get Cespedes' input on how much he plays during the next week. "It was another good job". The Mets need a spark to turn their season around. The Mets took a 3-0 lead in the fifth inning when Bruce hit a three-run shot, his 16th hom... [Full Article...]

Mats Point: Nadal now favourite for Wimbledon with Federer, says Wilander

The Spaniard dropped just 35 games on his way to his 10th French Open title to become the first player in the Open Era to enter double figures in terms of wins at a single major. The break was enough for Nadal to seal the set 6-3. A backhand which sailed long gave Nadal the first set with the Spaniard having crunched 10 winners to Wawrinka's four while committing half the unforced errors. [Full Article...]

Nadal wins, Ostapenko claims first Grand Slam title

Nadal withdrew before the third round with an injured left wrist. If you have no doubts, then you are very arrogant. This is Nadal's 53rd claycourt title - more than any other man. Nadal, who had taken the first set 6-2, broke early in the second and stretched his winning run of games to seven before Wawrinka managed to get on the board again. [Full Article...]


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