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Simona Halep romps into the Madrid Open semi-finals

Simona Halep romps into the Madrid Open semi-finals A few hours after this victory, Halep and her team mate Irina Begu also managed to qualify into the doubles semifinals, beating two of the favorites, namely Indian Sania Mirza and Kazakh Yaroslava Shvedova. "In the last five weeks I feel different". When I finish a match like yesterday, where it was really tough, I didn't feel exhausted. Also Kristina Mladenovic reached the semifinals in straig... [Full Article...]

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo: We knew a goal would kill Atletico Madrid

The first half of Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final second leg was absolutely outstanding to watch. "I am delighted to reach the final", said Real boss Zinedine Zidane. Karim Benzema had wriggled his way past three defenders from the right flank and he found Toni Kroos whose shot was palmed towards Isco's path for an easy tap in. [Full Article...]

Dillier wins stage 6 of the Giro, Canada's Woods fifth

Dillier wins stage 6 of the Giro, Canada's Woods fifth Trek-Segafredo's Jasper Stuyven was second place on the day, and Lukas Pöstlberger, victor of stage 1, came home third. Luxembourg's Bob Jungels of Quick-Step retained the overall lead with an eighth-place finish today. "I'm happy with these two victories". British rider Adam Yates, riding for the Australian Orica-Scott team, is second six seconds behind with fellow Briton Geraint Thomas (Team... [Full Article...]

Spurs listing Leonard as questionable for G6

But nothing to worry about - Danny Green and Ginobili made up for it. Those averages go down to 18.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists on 14 shots in the Spurs' two defeats. "The Klaw" is also a two-time Defensive Player of the Year victor. "I just tried to be aggressive and do the best that I can and help my team ". Tim MacMahon from ESPN wrote about Harden's defensive efforts throughou... [Full Article...]

Arsenal must maintain focus during final games, says Wenger

They're three points adrift of Man City and four off Liverpool but the game in hand they have over the Reds is against Sunderland, so Wenger will fancy saving face and nicking that fourth spot. It's a good opportunity to show your character, how you come back and how you recover from that. But let's not go too quickly to conclusions. Despite the influential Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain going off in... [Full Article...]

Team expected to interview with Washington's Markelle Fultz

Oliver said in the interview that he tries to model his game after Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green. "That's the feedback that I got a year ago, that you got to shoot the ball more consistently to play at this level and I took that extremely serious", Jackson said Thursday. [Full Article...]

Kawhi Leonard is game-time decision for Game 6 vs. Rockets

In this video posted to YouTube, you can witness the coffee cup transform into an eye-popping rendering of Manu Ginobili's epic block on James Harden . Leonard's scoring has taken on greater importance with Tony Parker's injury, and Leonard's defense on James Harden has been instrumental. Both teams were executing well and the period ended with a 32-29 lead for the Spurs . [Full Article...]

Team India Champions Trophy Squad Declared; Shami And Aswin Makes A Comeback

Team India Champions Trophy Squad Declared; Shami And Aswin Makes A Comeback Rohit Sharma has made a comeback after injury. Some of the other names that were discussed seriously were keeper-batsmen Rishabh Pant , Dinesh Karthik, Shardul Thakur and Suresh Raina. Anil Kumble, who took over as head coach past year, chose to keep them on his staff. India have made it a point, under new coach Anil Kumble, to test their injured players in domestic cricket before picking th... [Full Article...]

Juve's Higuain: Alves assist was 'beautiful'

Juve's Higuain: Alves assist was 'beautiful' He received the Argentinian's return pass just inside the box and, holding off Kamil Glik, he too backheeled the ball across the penalty area for Higuain to steer into the bottom corner. Juventus, who are unbeaten in 11 Champions League games this season, have not conceded a goal since the group stage - a run of 621 minutes, the fifth-longest streak in the history of the competition. [Full Article...]

Major League Baseball reportedly will not suspend Chris Sale for throwing behind Manny Machado

Major League Baseball reportedly will not suspend Chris Sale for throwing behind Manny Machado This comes after the Boston Red Sox addressed two separate incidents at Fenway Park this week. Another fan was removed and banned for life from Fenway Park the next day for making a racist remark, and other black players throughout the big leagues said it is a common occurrence to be subjected to such behavior by fans. [Full Article...]

Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud send Arsenal F.C

The goal was his 20th in the league and makes him the first Arsenal player to reach the figure since Robin van Persie scored 30 five years ago. The Gunners secured a vital 2-0 win in this game in hand to leapfrog Manchester United into fifth and now sit three points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City. [Full Article...]

Michael Owen: 'Manchester United better with Marcus Rashford'

Michael Owen: 'Manchester United better with Marcus Rashford' And after the crucial away goal put Jose Mourinho's side one step from the final, Lingard revealed how his fellow academy graduate has been training at set-pieces leading up to the memorable strike at Balaidos. He's going to learn. "You've just got to focus on the next game and he's bounced back with that goal". " I think everyone is confident ", he said. [Full Article...]

U of Illinois football players arrested in alleged robbery

U of Illinois football players arrested in alleged robbery All three players have be suspended indefinitely from the team. A spokesman has already informed Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner that the team is still gathering information on the arrests, and that the program is "allowing the process to play out". [Full Article...]

TaylorMade sold to KPS Capital Partners for $425 million

TaylorMade sold to KPS Capital Partners for $425 million The announcement comes less than a week after Adidas revealed that it had chose to enter negotiations with interested parties to sell parts of its golf business. The world's second largest sport apparel company's income from continuing operations rose 30% to $497 million. In 2016, it saw sales decrease 1 percent to 892 million euros, accounting for 5 percent of group sales and down by a third fr... [Full Article...]

Kelly Oubre was on pictured Game 4 tickets

Kelly Oubre was on pictured Game 4 tickets Draymond Green's penchant for kicking opponents below the belt has earned him a reputation as one of the league's dirtiest players. Olynyk falls in the latter category, Green said . "... It's a joke that he said that". Olynk is a player that has a history of performing shenanigans like he did in Game 3. Team doctors are prepared to replace them again, if necessary. [Full Article...]

United gives up on league as Mourinho's caution backfires

United gives up on league as Mourinho's caution backfires The Gunners could still sneak a win but don't be surprised if there aren't many goals in this one. With Liverpool dropping points to Southampton, Mourinho had the chance to make sure a top four finish was in his team's hands, he passed up that opportunity, now he must hope his players stand up and deliver in Europe and in doing so turn a forgettable season into a truly memorable one. [Full Article...]

Gary Cahill in confident mood for Chelsea's title run

Matic told Chelsea TV: " After every bad game we always recover very quickly, we always respond very well and win ". "Now we are very close but we need to take another step". Gary Cahill has insisted Chelsea are not getting complacent as they edge ever closer to the Premier League title . The 25-year-old has scored once and provided three assists in eight Super League games for Shanghai SIPG. [Full Article...]

Bradley sends Celtics over Wizards in Game 5

The Celtics are one win away from advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2012 as they slammed the Wizards , 123-101, Wednesday night at TD Garden in Boston . The Boston Celtics have won five of their last seven home games. As it turns out, Oubre said his time at Kansas prepared him for what awaits him in Boston . [Full Article...]

Who was sacked today — ESPN layoffs

Who was sacked today — ESPN layoffs Long-time National Football League reporter Ed Werder announced that he's been let go by the network after decades of work. It was not immediately clear who was losing their jobs. Estimates are that ESPN lost about 10 million subscribers since 2008 with its ad-support and subscriber-fee based model, falling below 88 million homes, as it also has been tied up with deals worth $15 billion to ... [Full Article...]

Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami Return To Indian Squad For ICC Champions Trophy

Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami Return To Indian Squad For ICC Champions Trophy It is a mix of seniors and youngsters. The national selectors discussed the names of Rishabh Pant , Suresh Raina, Shradul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik and Kuldeep Yadav during the selection committee meeting here, but they weren't considered for the final selection. [Full Article...]


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