Ranked Angelique Kerber knocked out of French Open in first round

Ranked Angelique Kerber knocked out of French Open in first round World No1 Angelique Kerber is on a mission to "find herself again" after she crashed out of the French Open first round for a fifth time in her career, falling 6-2, 6-2 to Russian world No40 Ekaterina Makarova on Sunday. With Serena Williams being out for the year with her pregnancy, Kerber was supposed to take the mantle up, but she has only won one tournament all year. [Full Article...]

Kerber suffers shocking first round exit at Roland Garros

Seeded losers in the women's first round: No. 1 Angelique Kerber, No. 22 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, No. 31 Roberta Vinci . Kerber, who ended Serena Williams' stay atop the WTA rankings previous year, was gone from Roland Garros by lunchtime on Day 1, putting up little resistance while being beaten 6-2, 6-2 by 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

LaVar Ball Reportedly Declined $10 Million Lonzo Shoe Deal

The 6-foot-6, 190-pound Ball is also considering working out for the Philadelphia 76ers , who own the third pick, and the Phoenix Suns (No. 4). Well, a recent report claims that Mr. LaVar Ball has been very outspoken about his son Lonzo. LA should look at all of its options with a pivotal pick in hand after lucking out on lottery night, but it's hard to imagine the Lakers passing on Lonzo at... [Full Article...]

Zinedine Zidane looking like a veteran at Madrid's helm

Zinedine Zidane looking like a veteran at Madrid's helm Many in Spain have since advised Zidane to not risk Bale in the Champions League final even if the Welshman is fully fit to play - as they believe that Real Madrid look more balanced with an extra midfielder while playing with a 4-4-2 formation. [Full Article...]

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 'set to sign new two-year deal'

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 'set to sign new two-year deal' The goalkeeper, however, tried to adopt a positive approach and said the Chelsea players will try harder to win the FA Cup next year. Saving their best for last, Alexis Sanchez put Arsenal ahead with a controversial early opener that was allowed to stand despite an apparent handball. [Full Article...]

Rangers sign Portugal defender Bruno Alves to two-year deal

Rangers sign Portugal defender Bruno Alves to two-year deal His addition is a big capture by Rangers , and shows their commitment to adding Scottish players despite the number of Portuguese players new manager Pedro Caixinha is linked with recruiting. He said: "I want to be champion again". "All the people that come here, they will never forget about what they see and what they experience here". [Full Article...]

Andy Murray advances to second round of French Open

The longer format has been held up as a key reason behind the dominance of the big four of Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal , Novak Djokovic and, to a lesser extent, Murray at the slams. It creates a bit of a buzz around tennis . Murray said he did not know Klizan well and had no idea whether the world No 50 had been faking injury but added that "tanking sets is not good for the fans or anyone ... [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors Are In The Finals

The Warriors became the first team in league history to open the playoffs 12-0, which gives them a week of rest before their third straight finals appearance. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said Ginobili was put into the starting lineup for Monday's game out of respect. But the Warriors are stronger, more talented and healthier than they were a year ago, and the proof is that they've barel... [Full Article...]

Andrew Strauss says more England gain than pain in IPL

If England bat first then they are capable of amassing totals of 350-400 and blowing teams away with their batting line-up. Morgan cited Roy's role in helping England reach the final of last year's World Twenty20 in India - where they lost to the West Indies in Kolkata - as proof of how he could come good in a tournament. [Full Article...]

England advances at U20 World Cup, Germany loses to Zambia

England advances at U20 World Cup, Germany loses to Zambia The former Charlton man scored both his side's goals to see them through to the tournament's quarter finals with a 2-1 win over Costa Rica . For the first, he controlled a low cross from Jonjoe Kenny before scoring past Erick Pineda in the Costa Rica goal. [Full Article...]

When does the Stanley Cup Final start?

When does the Stanley Cup Final start? He failed to score in Games 3 and 4 against the Ottawa Senators , but in the past two games, he has a goal and four points. That's what's on the table for the Ottawa Senators as they prepare for a do-or-die Game 7 against the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night at the PPG Paints Arena . [Full Article...]

Nadal, Djokovic march on as Muguruza survives

Nadal, Djokovic march on as Muguruza survives Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam victor, goes on to face Argentine Diego Schwartzman while 14-time Grand Slam champion Nadal takes on Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia. Tournament favourite Nadal too won in straight sets producing identical scoreline as Djokovic. Reigning champion Muguruza survived another tough examination from 53rd-ranked Anett Kontaveit, who beat the Spaniard in Stuttgart last mo... [Full Article...]

Roma coach Spalletti quits

Roma coach Spalletti quits Roma coach Luciano Spalletti has left the Italian Serie A side by mutual agreement on Tuesday, an official statement on the club's website read. Sassuolo coach Eusebio Di Francesco , an ex-Roma player, is reportedly the top choice to replace Spalletti. Diego Perotti struck at the death as Roma handed club icon Francesco Totti a farewell to remember with a thrilling 3-2 win at home t... [Full Article...]

Giovinazzi torna in pista. Con Haas nelle libere di 7 GP

Giovinazzi torna in pista. Con Haas nelle libere di 7 GP Pertanto il 23enne pugliese potrà essere valutato dagli uomini della squadra stelle e strisce e, forse, nel 2018 potrebbe diventare pilota titolare in casa americana. "In un anno già pieno di grandi opportunità - ha commentato Giovinazzi -, sono orgoglioso di averne un'altra con il Team Haas F1 ". "Ha dato grande mostra di se nel karting e in GP2 (ora Formula 2), ha avuto una bella opportun... [Full Article...]

'He's with me': Mourning dad, American wins at French Open

'He's with me': Mourning dad, American wins at French Open Johnson Sr. served as one of his son's early coaches, and the younger athlete told the BBC that he will be playing in the French Open with his father on his mind. He just always taught me to be a fighter and a competitor so that's what I'm going to do day in and day out. You know, my dad he was such a big part of my tennis life, just an emotional time. [Full Article...]

Tennis podcast: Petra Kvitova 'wins French Open' on opening day

The American, ranked 117, then recovered from 4-2 down to win the tie-break before taking a 10-minute break for treatment to her thigh. "And the expectations are also, from me, really big, of course, because I know what I can do, what I did previous year", Kerber said. [Full Article...]

John Terry 'could not care less' about criticism over staged Chelsea farewell

Sunderland were heavily criticised for their part in the tribute, with David Moyes confirming that they had deliberately kicked the ball out play in order to allow the change to happen. Conte can become the second manager to win the double in his first season after fellow Italian Carlo Ancelotti achieved the feat in the 2009-10 campaign. [Full Article...]

LeBron James' Cavaliers embracing underdog status in NBA Finals rematch with Warriors

Meanwhile, the average "get-in" price for the NBA Finals hosted in Cleveland hasn't changed much over the past three years: It's up slightly to $344 this year, compared to $339 in 2016 and $327 in 2015. The two teams collectively lost a total of one game between them over the last two months. In a matchup of teams undefeated (13-0) on the road in the playoffs, Taco Bell is offering "Steal a Ga... [Full Article...]

Wenger signs new two-year deal with Arsenal

There was a tired look and sound to Arsene Wenger throughout most of the past season that hinted at an Arsenal manager no longer capable of the dynamism needed to be the best. "At some point, of course, we will have to transition to the era beyond Arsene", Gazidis said, "and that is not a sentimental connection that we have, that is a connection that is driven by what is best for the footb... [Full Article...]

Giro: Quintana nuova maglia rosa

Movistar e Bahrain Merida ancora una volta hanno fatto tutto al meglio, i loro capitani però meno perché forse mancano le forze, magari manca pure il coraggio ma in definitiva a due giorni dalla fine sono rimasti in sei, Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2R La Mondiale) compreso in un minuto e mezzo. [Full Article...]

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