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Rafael Nadal Makes It to Madrid Open Final After Beating Novak Djokovic

The Spaniard has won the Madrid Masters for the fifth time with a 7-6, 6-4 victory over young Austrian Dominic Thiem . "I really enjoy these tournaments", Nadal said, as quoted by ATP's official website . In a rematch of the Barcelona Open final on April 30, Nadal was pushed much harder by his Austrian opponent but eventually prevailed as Thiem paid the price for making too many errors . [Full Article...]

Huge skill and quality - Guardiola talks up Donnarumma and James

Huge skill and quality - Guardiola talks up Donnarumma and James The latest development has alerted City and United, who are both on the lookout for a world-class goalkeeper this summer. Since then, there have been other stories, but the names Ederson Moraes and Jordan Pickford have been more commonly mentioned as Pep Guardiola's summer targets when he is expected to invest in a goalkeeper, with Claudio Bravo failing to impress since his move from FC Barcelon... [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal sets up semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic in Madrid

Rafael Nadal sets up semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic in Madrid Even though Nadal leads the head-to-head confrontations against Djokovic 14-7 in matches on clay, in their last meeting on the same surface, which was in Rome previous year, Djokovic beat Nadal in two straight sets. The Serb defeated Spaniard Feliciano Lopez on Thursday. Lopez, apparently thinking Djokovic was challenging the prior shot, stopped play and lost the point to face set poi... [Full Article...]

Manchester clubs get major boost in their pursuit of Gianluigi Donnarumma

Manchester clubs get major boost in their pursuit of Gianluigi Donnarumma With Joe Hart unlikely to have a future under Pep Guardiola, Willy Caballero will see his contract at the Etihad expire this summer while Claudio Bravo hasn't impressed this season after his summer move from Barcelona previous year. Donnarumma is viewed as the flawless goalkeeper to fill De Gea's large shoes and Jose Mourinho is desperate to bring him to Old Trafford. The report adds that City a... [Full Article...]

Eddie Lacy earns $55K bonus by weighing in at 253 pounds

Eddie Lacy earns $55K bonus by weighing in at 253 pounds As ESPN reported in March, Seattle wanted Lacy to reach 255 pounds in May and 250 pounds in June. According to his representation group, Lacy weighed in at 253 pounds on Monday - or two pounds under the 255-pound limit for his first weight incentive bonus to trigger with the Seahawks. [Full Article...]

The baseball community reacts to Derek Jeter's number retirement

The baseball community reacts to Derek Jeter's number retirement No other shortstop, however, gets the clear nod over Jeter. New York's bright future had arrived, sooner than anyone could have predicted. "You get chills watching some of those moments: the flip, the home runs, the jump throws in the hole", said Bregman, whose only disappointment was he did not get to meet Jeter. [Full Article...]

Pillar's walkoff homer lifts Blue Jays over Mariners; Toronto wins fifth straight

Marcus Stroman (3-2) gave up two earned runs but struck out nine over six innings. Kendrys Morales hit a solo shot in his first game back after missing three games with a strained left hamstring. "You don't score, you're not going to win", said Mariners manager Scott Servais. I was willing to pull Barnes when he went full count on Carlos Ruiz , after the two singles, but I was surprised he pu... [Full Article...]

Valtteri Bottas Snatches the Win in 2017 F1 Russian GP

Valtteri Bottas Snatches the Win in 2017 F1 Russian GP As the lights went out, Finn Valtteri Bottas enjoyed a ideal getaway to take the lead for Mercedes ahead of the two Ferraris before Grosjean of Haas colliced with Palmer's Renault. It is not that simple this year. "We will see in Barcelona and practice and then the race", added the Austrian. "With the backing off for the temperature, it was losing seven tenths, maybe a second a lap". [Full Article...]

Chelsea star reveals his Champions League ambitions

Michy Batshuayi struck his second league goal of the season for his side against Tony Pulis' men late on, sending Chelsea's travelling supporters and Conte delirious. "He works on every detail for hours and hours: even how players line up in the penalty area before corners". "I felt we had a hard week because we had to play Manchester United, go to Southampton and then Stoke, places where tradit... [Full Article...]

Kim becomes youngest to win The Players Championship

Kim Si-Woo, at 21, has become the youngest champion in Players history. Scott was the previous youngest victor in the US PGA Tour's flagship event in 2004, when he won aged 23 years, 8 months, and 12 days, while Kim doesn't celebrate his 22nd birthday until June 28. [Full Article...]

Celtics seek top pick, Lakers aim to keep theirs in lottery

Obviously it would be silly not to think that the draft order would change just a little bit during the lottery, but every once and awhile, insane things happen at the craziest times and to the craziest teams. At the 2015 National Basketball Association trade deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers acquired the Los Angeles Lakers' conditional first round pick for the following draft. [Full Article...]

Leonard's injury spotlights a debated and dangerous NBA play

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after scoring against the San Antonio Spurs. They jumped on a shell-shocked, out-of-rhythm Warriors team, making the easy passes hard, turning the hard passes into turnovers and holding one of the best offenses in league history to 16 first quarter points, while turning them over eight times and bolting up by as many as 25 in the first half. [Full Article...]

Darmian: Let's win Europa for hurt players

Darmian: Let's win Europa for hurt players Marouane Fellaini has warned his Manchester United team-mates that they are in for a stern test when they take on Ajax in the Europa League final later this month. Mourinho's men made a hard work out of what it looked like to be a walk in the park. "Because we don't fight, we know it's a big objective, we know that if we lose the final we don't play Champions League, we know that. [Full Article...]

Long gets first Republic of Ireland call-up

Long gets first Republic of Ireland call-up Among the 38 names - and alongside club mates Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward - was Burnley defender Kevin Long. Burnley defender Kevin Long is included, with the former Cork City defender having just broken into the Burnley starting lineup. [Full Article...]

Nike Runner Eliud Kipchoge Just Misses Breaking Two Hour Marathon

Speaking trackside to Britain's Paula Radcliffe, a former three-time victor of the London marathon, Kipchoge said: "I hope next time ... but I can say it's closer (possible) for a human to run under the two-hour mark". Kimetto's World Record remains intact though. The duo still completed the 17½ laps of the 1½-mile Monza track with Tadese shaving almost four minutes off his personal best wit... [Full Article...]

Eoin Morgan glad to see Adil Rashid leave Ireland in a spin

Eoin Morgan glad to see Adil Rashid leave Ireland in a spin After being put in under initially cloudy skies, England exercised caution through the middle overs - in the Indian Premier League-enforced absence here of three of the players who give their first-choice one-day worldwide line-up such envied power and depth. [Full Article...]

Bobby Ryan scores victor, Senators beat Penguins in overtime in Game 1

There's no other way to put it. Watching the Ottawa Senators win Game 1 over the Pittsburgh Penguins was fantastic. Craig Anderson finished with 27 saves for the Senators , who improved to 6-1 in overtime in the playoffs. The Penguins only managed 17 shots in five-on-five situations, compared to 32 by Ottawa . Captain Sidney Crosby, despite missing Game 4 with a concussion, had a personal ni... [Full Article...]

D-backs' Iannetta out after taking pitch to face

Cienega is in the state championship game, Sahuaro must win to reach the Final against the Bobcats and Tucson's season is over. "They've got to figure things out on their own". Kuhl (1-3) has one career start against the Nationals, when he gave up one hit in six innings last July. Iannetta joined the Diamondbacks this season. [Full Article...]

Beth Mowins to become second woman to call National Football League regular-season game

Beth Mowins to become second woman to call National Football League regular-season game In 1987, Gayle Sirens called a late-season game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Kansas City Chiefs. Former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan will be the color commentator. Mowins and her agent have not yet confirmed the move. Plus, Mowins will be following in Chris Berman's footsteps, and his skills as a play-by-play announcer were far from renowned. [Full Article...]

National Hockey League playoff schedule 2017: It's a Game 7 doubleheader

Oshie, who opened the scoring with a first-period power-play goal. Sullivan also moved rookie Guentzel alongside Malkin and put Conor Sheary with Sidney Crosby. The fourth is a player exhibiting a "blank or vacant look". That would appear to match the "slow to get up" criterion in the league's list. "Ice" as compared to "boards" is in there for a reason. [Full Article...]


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