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Nadal wary of Paire threat at the French Open
- May 27, 2017

With the French Open starting on Sunday, Murray doesn't have much time to rediscover his best form. Three more Brits have made the men's main draw with Kyle Edmund , Dan Evans and Aljaz Bedene going head-to-head with Gastao Elias , Tommy Robredo and Ryan Harrison respectively. (more...)
Cavs push past Celtics in Game 4
- May 26, 2017

Those missed shots, combined with a Kyrie Irving takeover in the third quarter, would prove to be part of the narrative for Game 4 - missed opportunities - as the Cavs rallied for a 112-99 Game 4 win. "You just try to add those up to win the game". Irving has played at this level since he entered the league and just because Lebron James is on the team doesn't mean Irving is the sidekick. (more...)
Misbah, Younis out cheaply as Pakistan slip to
- May 26, 2017

And they almost did, only for Yasir Shah to dismiss the last batsman Shannon Gabriel towards the end and give Pakistan their first Test series win in West Indies . "And this team, too, most of these players (said), 'You don't have to end like that". Reflecting on the same, Chase said he was glad to average more than 100 in the series against a quality attack, adding that he is hoping to display a similar kind of performance in the upcoming series against England. (more...)
Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss
- May 26, 2017

LeBron James will look to bounce back in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. It allowed them to stay a bit more at home on shooters and contest shots. Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas met with a hip specialist on Tuesday, the first in what's expected to be a series of visits created to determine the best rehabilitation plan after he was forced to shut down for the season during the Eastern Conference finals. (more...)
Europa League victory lifted Manchester - Ferguson
- May 26, 2017

The Jose Mourinho side is now the fifth team to claim the full quota of European trophies, joining the list with Ajax , Chelsea , Juventus and Bayern Munich. "These things are bad all over the world, in London and in Paris". We were not strong enough to win the Premier League but we were strong enough to win the Europa League and we are back in the Champions League . (more...)
Bradley hits last-second shot, Celtics stun Cavs 111-108 Bradley hits last-second shot, Celtics stun Cavs 111-108
- May 25, 2017

James' streak of scoring 30-plus points in eight straight games was snapped, as he managed just 11 on 4-of-13 shooting in 45 minutes of play. "I had a tough game-period". "We just have to realize it's a long game". But then, I didn't know Michael Jordan's first retirement was actually a "secret suspension" imposed by former Commissioner David Stern for gambling. (more...)
Silence, applause as Man Utd and Ajax honour Manchester victims Silence, applause as Man Utd and Ajax honour Manchester victims
- May 25, 2017

The former Sweden global was pleased to see his team add to the Community Shield and EFL Cup crowns they had already secured this season. Talk of trophies and the Champions League feels irrelevant compared to the disturbing events of Monday night . (more...)
Mata reveals Mourinho's fierce desire to win Europa Mata reveals Mourinho's fierce desire to win Europa
- May 24, 2017

Commenting on the club's summer plans, United's executive vice chairman, Ed Woodward, said: "The team has a good variety of games over the summer, playing in great stadiums and allowing a large number of our global family of fans to see live games across the world". (more...)
Predators looking to clinch series on home ice Monday
- May 24, 2017

Since the 2005 National Hockey League lockout, few teams have been as consistently successful as the two teams battling in the Western Conference finals, the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators . It has turned into a battle of attrition in the Western Conference Finals. Ryan Getzlaf - The Ducks' captain managed to avoid a suspension and then generated 11 shot attempts (6 SOG), but came up empty on the scoresheet and was on the wrong side of the ledger (15 for, 16 against, 48.4 CF%) ... (more...)
Manchester City, Liverpool clinch Champions League places; Arsenal misses out
- May 24, 2017

We have not to look there as well as an excuse, but I just say it's a fact - it doesn't help". Wenger has also hit out at the importance being placed on a top-four finish following years of criticism for delivering few other successes of note at Emirates Stadium. (more...)
Kylian Mbappe breaks two Champions League records in Monaco's defeat to Juventus Kylian Mbappe breaks two Champions League records in Monaco's defeat to Juventus
- May 24, 2017

Brazilian Alves provided the cross for Mario Mandzukic to score the first goal in the second leg of the semi-final and then added one himself with an explosive strike to effectively finish off the tie by half-time. "They played really well and took their chances. But there aren't a lot of regrets to be had from our European campaign", he explained. "He is so fit that I think he could play two back-to-back games without stopping even for a minute", said his former coach at VfL Wolfsburg ... (more...)
ACC baseball teams head to Louisville for conference tourney ACC baseball teams head to Louisville for conference tourney
- May 23, 2017

The Tigers have earned the fifth seed in the tournament and will play in Pool D with fourth seed Virginia and ninth seed Duke. Originally scheduled to be played in Durham, North Carolina, the ACC moved the tournament last fall because of the state law restricting the rights of LGBT people. (more...)
Griezmann behind Atletico Madrid move, says Lacazette Griezmann behind Atletico Madrid move, says Lacazette
- May 23, 2017

Lacazette recently said during an interview with L'Equipe that Atlético is a club that he admires: "They are a very good team". The 25-year-old Frenchman has scored 20-plus goals in Ligue 1 in the last three seasons, which has attracted interest from a number of clubs across Europe. (more...)
Mourinho can't resist dig at Arsenal and Wenger following Man United defeat Mourinho can't resist dig at Arsenal and Wenger following Man United defeat
- May 22, 2017

It was not a gamble, but a effect of our situation. The trio were out since the start of April and had missed United's last seven games in the Premier League. "Slowly I think we became better and in the second half we controlled the game quite well", Wenger said. "Now we have a second game and we have to be ready because it will be a big game for us". (more...)
Svitolina surges to No. 1 with Italian Open title Svitolina surges to No. 1 with Italian Open title
- May 22, 2017

Svitolina had never advanced past the second round in Rome and was the undisputed underdog in the match. It wasn't pretty, as Svitolina hit 37 unforced errors to only 25 winners over the three sets. "It's going to be very tough for her and hopefully she will recover very quickly". However, considering her consistency and the state of the field, Svitolina has to be deemed one of the top choices at the French Open, behind Halep (if healthy) and past champions Svetlana Kuznetsova and ... (more...)
Royals-Twins washed out, with doubleheader set for Sunday Royals-Twins washed out, with doubleheader set for Sunday
- May 22, 2017

The Twins improved to 6-0 against the Royals this season courtesy of Friday's 4-3, 10-inning triumph, as pinch hitter Kennys Vargas belted a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth inning and Jorge Polanco ended it with a sacrifice fly in the 10th. (more...)
Wallabies await Rugby World Cup draw Wallabies await Rugby World Cup draw
- May 21, 2017

The Boks' world ranking dropped from third at the beginning of 2016 to seventh in March this year, which meant that they fell into band two for the draw. England received a horror draw for the second straight Rugby World Cup when they landed in a "Pool of Death" alongside France and Argentina in Pool C for the 2019 tournament yesterday. (more...)
IPL: 'Smith has infused win-or-nothing attitude in Rising Pune Supergiant'
- May 21, 2017

Young off-spinner Washington Sundar proved his mettle against a top class Mumbai line-up while the pace duo of Jaydev Unadkat and Shardul Thakur have come of age in the business end of the tournament. While Smith has been smart in executing plans, Dhoni has helped manoeuvre the field placements cleverly for his skipper and they have been a great team as "captains". (more...)
Ryan Jack Is Going To Rangers - Chris Sutton Ryan Jack Is Going To Rangers - Chris Sutton
- May 21, 2017

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has revealed he cleared the air with Aberdeen counterpart Derek McInnes over a glass of wine following their prolonged spat. "I think he's a player who can be replaced". The Dons had effectively sealed second spot before their midweek win over Rangers but McInnes is keen to better their 75-point haul of two seasons ago, which was a record for a club outside the Old Firm. (more...)
James scores 35, Cavs take 3-0 lead with 115-94 victory James scores 35, Cavs take 3-0 lead with 115-94 victory
- May 21, 2017

Cleveland put on an offensive showcase in Game 2 , racking up 28 assists on 41 field goals. "Tonight, we did that once again". You've read all the takes already suggesting why this was the case. It's about the fight, the scratch, the want to, to grind it out. The Raptors lost, and are now down 3-0 in the best-of-seven series. "It's the bunker mentality of knowing it's 15 guys plus the coaching staff and whoever is there that's traveled with us against the whole state and the whole city". (more...)
McGirt grabs early lead at Sawgrass
- May 21, 2017

Beginning his day at the 10th hole, Fowler made the turn at 4-under par. Scott followed by spinning a shot off the bank and into the water for a double bogey, and he compounded that with another double bogey. World number one Dustin Johnson tops a large group at 71 that also includes German Bernhard Langer, who at 59 is the oldest player in the tournament. (more...)
Klopp: Liverpool Must Not Slip Up Vs Boro, UCL Important Klopp: Liverpool Must Not Slip Up Vs Boro, UCL Important
- May 21, 2017

Chelsea and Tottenham are confirmed to finish first and second, leaving Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal to battle for third and fourth. Klopp told the Liverpool Echo that he believes stock in the Liverpool name has gone up over the a year ago. (more...)
Lahm, Alonso Bid Farewell To The Game Lahm, Alonso Bid Farewell To The Game
- May 21, 2017

They say good things come in small packages, the diminutive defensive player measuring just 5.7 foot in height not only kept the midfield at bay but was also responsible for holding the team's backline against some unpredictable attackers. Lahm, with 516 appearances to his name for Die Roten, has amassed an incredible trophy haul during his 12 years as part of the Bayern first team. "My wife is thrilled". (more...)
Canada to play for third straight gold medal Canada to play for third straight gold medal
- May 21, 2017

Mark Scheifele began Canada's revival on a power play, Nate MacKinnon equalized with less than four minutes remaining, Ryan O'Reilly scored the game-winner a minute later, and Sean Couturier made sure with an empty net goal. Josh Morrissey played a big role in Canada's go ahead goal in the third period, and had four shots on goal of his own in 11:23 of ice time. Canada came out flying for the third period to turn the game around. (more...)
Liverpool bid €75million for Monaco teenage sensation — In Focus Liverpool bid €75million for Monaco teenage sensation — In Focus
- May 20, 2017

Monaco have sealed the Ligue 1 title after beating Saint-Etienne 2-0 on Wednesday evening. 31 - Monaco have scored in their last 31 games in Ligue 1, best run for a team during a single L1 season. French champions Monaco are holding out for 100m euros for 18-year-old star Kylian Mbappe and have rejected a bid from Liverpool 75m euros for the French forward. (more...)
Fed-up Walter Mazzarri relieved with Watford axing
- May 20, 2017

Silva is a free agent this summer after failing to keep Hull in the Premier League, which would have triggered an automatic 12-month extension to his £40,000-a-week deal. There was a point where half of the squad was injured. Despite Mazzarri taking English lessons to communicate with his players better, he constantly found himself barking orders from the touchline in Italian, a language that numerous players did not understand. (more...)
Record-setting rain in Los Angeles delays completion of Chargers & Rams stadium Record-setting rain in Los Angeles delays completion of Chargers & Rams stadium
- May 20, 2017

According to Rams COO Kevin Demoff, also via the Times , the two teams didn't want to risk pushing the schedule and having to cut any corners. "Stan's decision on this was based on delivering a world-class stadium at the highest quality possible, and that was the only basis for this decision". (more...)
Rainy practices makes pole favorites hard to find at Indy
- May 20, 2017

Sato, who has been an IndyCar driver since 2010, believes Alonso has mastered giving technical feedback on ovals during this week of practice at Indianapolis. 49 Lazier Racing-Stalk It-Tivoli Lodge Chevrolet. It's clearly fantastic for INDYCAR - that's easy for everyone to see - but it's also great for Fernando and great for Formula One. (more...)
Paul George left off all-NBA Team, loses out on $30M Paul George left off all-NBA Team, loses out on $30M
- May 20, 2017

Unfortunately for the Pacers, George's exclusion from one of this season's All-NBA teams could hurt their ability to lock up the 27-year-old this summer. That designation would've allowed the Pacers to offer George the richest contract in National Basketball Association history - and add up to five years and approximately $210 million to his contract. (more...)
Lexi Thompson shoots 65 to lead Kingsmill Championship Lexi Thompson shoots 65 to lead Kingsmill Championship
- May 20, 2017

She leads a trio of American players at 5 under, including Gerina Piller, Brittany Lincicome and Angel Yin . Her bogey-free round today - she remedied that 1st round bogey on the par-3 17th with a 2nd round birdie - further increased her lead over the chasing pack. (more...)
Djokovic beats Bautista Agut to reach Italian Open QFs
- May 20, 2017

The Spaniard was too strong and too clever for Jack Sock, winning 6-3 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals. However, he regained his composure and found a way through and will now face either Kei Nishikori or Juan Martin del Potro in the quarter-finals, with several high-profile stars already into the last-eight. (more...)
Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win
- May 19, 2017

After the lottery ended, Pierce wrote on twitter: "And look what I leave behind for the Celts on my way out #1 pick". Standing alongside Lakers rep Magic Johnson and 76ers rep Joel Embiid , Celtics CEO, governor and co-owner Wyc Grousbeck smiled from ear-to-ear as it was announced that Boston drew No.1. (more...)
Anyone see the newest comments by the sideshow that is LaVar Ball Anyone see the newest comments by the sideshow that is LaVar Ball
- May 18, 2017

Now that it has attracted plenty of attention, it will be interesting to see if Big Baller Brand adapts its approach to compete more directly with signature shoes from Nike, Adidas and Under Armour. This isn't the first time that LaVar has gotten into a verbal spar. "Stay in your lane", Ball responded, dismissively putting his hand up in Leahy's direction and turning to Cowherd . (more...)
Manchester United's 'crazy' schedule taking its toll on Jose Mourinho's players
- May 18, 2017

The Red Devils will face Ajax in that competition's final in Stockholm on 25 May, with the victor admitted into the Champions League . "We're approaching the end of a compelling season - our first with Jose Mourinho as manager and one which I believe we've made tremendous progress, both on and off the pitch", he said. (more...)
Zinedine Zidane Madrid manager warns, 'We have won nothing yet' Zinedine Zidane Madrid manager warns, 'We have won nothing yet'
- May 18, 2017

Shrugging off questions on the futures of James Rodriguez and Keylor Navas, players linked with departures from Madrid by reports in Spain , Zidane said the team were focused on the clash in Vigo. His last summer was consumed by helping Portugal reach the Euro 2016 final, only to suffer a debilitating injury in the title game. Nacho's goal was hotly disputed, though, with furious Sevilla players - who had no time to build a defensive wall or get organised - surrounding the referee ... (more...)
Betts plays leading role in Red Sox victory Betts plays leading role in Red Sox victory
- May 18, 2017

Here's how it all went down. Following a leadoff walk in the fifth, Jedd Gyorko's error gave Boston runners on first and second with no outs. The Red Sox have since finished in last place twice before reclaiming the AL East crown in 2016. (more...)
Mourinho did not care about losing to Arsenal - he was smiling! Mourinho did not care about losing to Arsenal - he was smiling!
- May 16, 2017

United, who will reveal their third quarter financial results on May 16, received £34.4m from the Champions League pot following their group-stage elimination under Louis van Gaal last season, plus a further £3.4m after reaching the round of 16 of the Europa League. (more...)
ICC Champions Trophy: SWOT Analysis of India's squad
- May 16, 2017

The defending champions will be led by Virat Kohli, under whom India have not lost a series yet. India retained the middle order they had drafted against England earlier in 2017. R Ashwin , who is now recovering from a sports hernia, and Ravindra Jadeja can perhaps expect part-time assistance from Yuvraj Singh , who kept his spot after his ODI career was given a re-start in the series against England in January. (more...)
Warriors want to 'destroy everything' and limit Jazz rallies Warriors want to 'destroy everything' and limit Jazz rallies
- May 16, 2017

The Jazz guard was 4 for 13 and 0 for 5 from behind the arc in Game 2 . With a 3-0 series lead, the Warriors have all but secured a berth in the Western Conference Finals. When Gobert shoved him an elbow in the fourth quarter, Durant shoved back - and paid for it. He also deserves a lot of credit for not turning the ball over once all night. (more...)
Rich fans don't influence me, says Arsenal gaffer Arsene Wenger
- May 16, 2017

Whether or not they finish in the top four and secure a spot in UEFA Champions League, however, is no longer in the Gunners' hands - they sit in fifth place, four points behind Liverpool, with a game in hand and two more Premier League matches to play. (more...)
Tottenham's Pochettino, Son scoop monthly awards Tottenham's Pochettino, Son scoop monthly awards
- May 16, 2017

If the Camp Nou faithful were to be canvassed on who they'd like to take over from the departing Luis Enrique, I suspect the name of Mauricio Pochettino would feature. That is the easy way. "He's a very passionate guy, an unbelievable manager". "Today we all realise at the club that we can build something special in a different way that other clubs are building". (more...)
Iannetta beaned, more bad blood as Dbacks top Pirates 11-4
- May 15, 2017

Barbato and Iannetta exchanged texts after the incident and the Diamondbacks catcher said there are no hard feelings between them. Iannetta immediately began pouring blood from his face and it was evident that his injuries were severe. Walker's final line was four runs, three earned, over six innings on eight hits - he walked as many as he struck out, with three of each. Pirates starter Tyler Glasnow (1-3) lasted just 2 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs on seven hits with a pair of walks and ... (more...)
Before Game 1 vs Warriors, Popovich blasts Trump: 'It's embarrassing'
- May 15, 2017

The Warriors may have to play more of an inside-out game than usual to free up the likes of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. "Usually things happen in the world, and you go to work, you know, and you've got your family and you've got your friends and you do what you do, but to this day I feel like there's a cloud, a pall over the whole country - in a paranoid, surreal sort of way". (more...)
Petr Cech urges Arsenal fight for top 4 to finish
- May 15, 2017

Manager Arsene Wenger has never finished outside the top four in a full season in charge and is optimistic that the Gunners can qualify again this season despite a run that saw them lose six out of 11 league games. "It was an open game but then in the second half we managed to come out and just keep playing our game, waiting and being patient until the opportunity came". (more...)
Masters champion Garcia returns to action at The Players Masters champion Garcia returns to action at The Players
- May 14, 2017

None more so than his Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy, who admitted he was reduced to tears. "But to walk on what I think is the best stadium in the world, the Bernabeu, in a Classico against Barcelona, which is probably the biggest football game that exists in this world, and to have 90,000 people chanting your name, that was extremely special". (more...)
UK working to restore hospital systems after cyberattack UK working to restore hospital systems after cyberattack
- May 14, 2017

Here's everything you need to know about the cyber attack. Hospitals and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in London , Blackpool, Hertfordshire and Derbyshire were among those to report problems. No NHS Trusts reported paying a ransom or informed law enforcement of the attacks; all preferred to deal with the attacks internally, said SentinelOne, which received responses from 94 of 129 NHS Trusts. (more...)
James Neal wins Game 1 in OT for Nashville Predators
- May 14, 2017

The Ducks got just one shot on goal in the first 13 minutes of Game 1, but Silfverberg put it into Rinne's far top corner for his eighth goal in 12 games this spring, matching his goal total in 48 games over his previous six trips to the postseason. (more...)
Rangers top Senators 4-1, tie series 2-2 Rangers top Senators 4-1, tie series 2-2
- May 13, 2017

This applies mostly to the Senators for the remainder of the second round, but if NY is able to play its game - as in, bank on its scoring prowess more than anything - as it did in Game 3 and again on Thursday, Ottawa is in serious trouble. (more...)
Man Utd guarantee: Arsenal and Tottenham can expect this from Mourinho - Carragher
- May 13, 2017

The battle between the Manchester sides this year has been intriguing on a number of levels, not least due to the presence of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola in the dugouts, but the rewards were supposed to be grander than a top-four finish. (more...)
McIlroy to undergo test on troublesome back
- May 13, 2017

NBC Sports' popular cable-suspended "Supra Cam" returns to The Players Championship this year, flying for 150 yards over the body of water between the 16th- and 17th-hole greens. What thrilled the Spaniard even more was the number on his card - 1. Hughes had a solid round of five birdies and no bogeys. Garcia said it was 12th ace in competition. (more...)