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French Open 2017: Women's semifinal to take centrestage today

French Open 2017: Women's semifinal to take centrestage today She'll take on the victor between No.2 seed Karolina Pliskova and No.3 seed Simona Halep for a shot at the French Open title. Pliskova was gasping for air after the longer points, but saved three break-back points in the next game and another forehand victor ensured both semi-finals would go the distance. [Full Article...]

Jelena Ostapenko wins the French Open

Jelena Ostapenko: "I can not believe I am champion at 20 years old". Recalling her first experience of grass aged 15, she said: "When I first played on it, I didn't like it at all". Boris Becker called Ostapenko the new princess of Roland Garros. Some doubt whether such an approach can seriously upset Halep, especially in the pressure-cooker atmosphere of a French Open final. [Full Article...]

Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves

His selection likely signals the end of Nikola Mirotic's Bulls' career as he has a similar game to Markkanen but is six years older and a restricted free agent this summer. Chicago could have tried to build with Butler . Markkanen, who played only one year in Tucson, was expected to be a top-10 pick after his record-breaking season. [Full Article...]

Mourinho Convinces Morata to Join Manchester United

That man is Harry Kane . English fans struggle to put that label on their own, but 29 league goals from 30 appearances suggests it is accurate, with only four other players across Europe's top five divisions scoring more. "I would like to stay at Real Madrid , and the only club for me in Italy are Juventus ". Morata scored 15 goals in La Liga previous year - second only to Cristiano Ronald... [Full Article...]

It's time for the trash talking to stop - Lions boss Warren Gatland

The 27 year old is expected to line up versus New Zealand as a blind-side flanker to counteract the Kiwi threat at the breakdown. "We know we have got to be courageous coming here, we've got to be bold and play some positive rugby". In acknowledging that the All Blacks are the best team in the world and haven't been beaten at Eden park since 1994, Gatland added of the two teams: "A lot of pe... [Full Article...]

Nate Diaz's former agents suing him for more than $1 million

According to the complaint, which ESPN obtained a copy of, the plaintiffs seek monetary relief in excess of $1 million. There's only one fight on Diaz' mind, however, so when McGregor does return to the UFC if he does, a third fight with Diaz for the belt is one of and perhaps the biggest fight the UFC could schedule. [Full Article...]

Poland International Having Medical at Elland Road Ahead of Leeds Transfer

Poland International Having Medical at Elland Road Ahead of Leeds Transfer The 27-year-old has jumped between Germany and Holland several times over the last four years, representing VfL Wolfsburg and 1.FC Kaiserslautern in Germany as well as FC Twente and PEC Zwolle in the Eredivisie. Leeds have faced stiff competition in the race to win Klich's signature. Leeds will start work under Christiansen and his new backroom team at Thorp Arch on Monday; their first game of... [Full Article...]

Clippers exploring trade market for DeAndre Jordan

Clippers exploring trade market for DeAndre Jordan Haynes says the team talked with the Phoenix Suns about a swap involving Jordan for Tyson Chandler and Phoenix's No. 4 pick in the draft. Reportedly, the Clippers were offering the All-Star big man to the #Phoenix Suns. With Chris Paul and Blake Griffin set to receive new contracts this summer, they could both choose to leave Los Angeles . Well, unless they can convince a top free agent or ... [Full Article...]

Cleveland Cavaliers Mess, Effect on Chicago Bulls & Jimmy Butler

Cleveland Cavaliers Mess, Effect on Chicago Bulls & Jimmy Butler Butler has befriended both players over the years, at All-Star Games as well as with Team USA, and has actively been selling the idea of joining him in Chicago. Lonzo Ball, the likely No.2 pick on Thursday night, looks certain to be taken by the Lakers . How much longer will Kyrie Irving and LeBron James last as Cavs teammates? Butler's potential fit with the Cavaliers is particularly intrigu... [Full Article...]

Kings select Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox with 5th pick

Kings select Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox with 5th pick According to NBA .com, Fox's strengths include speed, an advanced mid-range game and good passing. The Kings took North Carolina forward Justin Jackson with the No. His 2.63 made three-pointers per game in 2016-17 rank as the second-best mark in school history. The Kings worked Giles out and were confident in his health. [Full Article...]

Iwundu, Mason taken back-to-back in NBA Draft 2nd Round

He could be moved along with one of their second round picks as the Magic already have a crowded frontcourt with two quality big men in Nikola Vucevic and Bismack Biyombo. Iwudnu, a 6'7 guard, was drafted 33rd by the Orlando Magic . "Maybe I would have loved to be drafted by a NY team so I could come home, but it is kind of home for me". [Full Article...]

Duke's Luke Kennard selected in the draft by Detroit

Duke's Luke Kennard selected in the draft by Detroit Then he pointed to someone else. ESPN's Jay Bilas is a believer as well, as he told Reid Forgrave of Bleacher Report . Franklin native and Duke basketball standout Luke Kennard was officially drafted by the Detroit Pistons Thursday at the Barclays Center. [Full Article...]

Team NZ take charge of America's Cup final

ORACLE TEAM USA is looking to win its third consecutive America's Cup , a feat last achieved by the same team in the 1930s. "We had a little issue on board during the first start", said Spithill. Spithill has never lacked confidence, whether it was as the 20-year-old skipper of a bare-bones Aussie challenge in the 2000 America's Cup , or at age 30 becoming the youngest skipper to win sailing's... [Full Article...]

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia He was a amusing immature, caring guy, gonna miss you and your sick jokes! Simpson's cause of death has not been confirmed, but a number of media outlets are reporting his death is related to a long battle with alcohol addiction. He went on to train with some of the best chefs in the world before moving to Sydney to become Head Chef of Aqua Luna Bar and Restaurant at Sydney's East Circular Qua... [Full Article...]

McLaren duo set for Baku grid penalties

The majority of problems for engine partner, Honda , this season have come in the form of MGU-H problems. Both two-time world champion Alonso and Vandoorne will be using their sixth turbocharger, and other parts, this year and collect likely 15-place grid penalties. [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo remains coy about his Real Madrid CF future

Goals from Peralta and Raul Jimenez saw Mexico move to the top of Group A later in the day, above Portugal on goals scored, and knock New Zealand out of the competition . Ronaldo's eighth-minute header settled an entertaining contest at the Spartak Stadium and, although the European champions' captain did not have his finest evening, he was still named man of the match by a star struc... [Full Article...]

Elina Svitolina eliminated at Aegon Classic

Elina Svitolina eliminated at Aegon Classic So it's going to be a very tough decision what I'm going to do, but for the moment I will take time to think about it, to see physio and think with my team what's the best, because you know, big picture that's what I consider is. Svitolina was not the only seeded player to lose Thursday, as American CoCo Vandeweghe eliminated fourth-seeded hometown favorite Johanna Konta of Great Britain easil... [Full Article...]

Marin Cilic races through to Queen's Club quarter-finals

Marin Cilic races through to Queen's Club quarter-finals But I still have to work to improve some areas of my game and maybe get better day after day". Big-serving American Querrey, victor in 2010, cut short a dream week for Australian Jordan Thompson with a 7-6 (3) 3-6 6-3 victory. With Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov having already progressed, three former champions are among the last eight at the prestigious pre-Wimbledon grasscourt event at Queen's Club... [Full Article...]

Johanna Konta loses to Coco Vandeweghe at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham

Johanna Konta loses to Coco Vandeweghe at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham The Briton will now play at Eastbourne where she will hope for a good run in the last event before Wimbledon starts. Vandeweghe , who has added the 1987 men's Wimbledon champion Pat Cash to her team, set up a clash against GarbiƱe Muguruza in the next round. [Full Article...]

NBA Free Agents: Houston Rockets Joining Super Team Craze, Already Headhunting

NBA Free Agents: Houston Rockets Joining Super Team Craze, Already Headhunting Among these stars, it is Paul who the Rockets are seriously going to pursue. The All-Star playmaker is expected to re-sign with Los Angeles or join the San Antonio Spurs this offseason. If the Jazz can keep their roster intact, he would fit well with Utah's core players on both ends of the floor. Adding Beverley should alleviate Utah's perpetually problematic backup point guard spot. [Full Article...]


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