In contrasting fashion, Djokovic, Muguruza advance in Paris

In contrasting fashion, Djokovic, Muguruza advance in Paris As a result, this year's tournament is guaranteed to produce a first-time victor. For almost 4 full hours Wednesday, Johnson stayed the course, over and over, even as the on-court particulars grew complicated. "I keep getting the same questions over and over again, 'are you under pressure?' and everything". "It was really hard for me past year", Nadal said. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid players Troll Barcelona's Gerard Pique during La Liga title celebrations

Zinedine Zidane claimed on Sunday winning La Liga as Real Madrid coach surpasses his stellar achievements as a player and even lifting the UEFA Champions League in his debut season as a coach past year. On-field footage shows Luka Modric in a state of disbelief over not getting a chance to lift the trophy, while Cristiano Ronaldo bluntly says to Gareth Bale , "It's a f***ing joke". [Full Article...]

Gareth Bale expected to remain at Real Madrid, says Guillem Balague

Gareth Bale expected to remain at Real Madrid, says Guillem Balague However, the 27-year-old picked up his third Champions League trophy in the space of four years with a late cameo off the bench during Madrid's 4-1 win over Juventus on Saturday and he appeared to dismiss any suggestions that he could be on the verge of leaving. [Full Article...]

Griezmann commits to staying at Atletico Madrid next season

Griezmann commits to staying at Atletico Madrid next season In January 2016, Atleti were fined and banned from registering players for two consecutive transfer windows after being found guilty of breaching Federation Internationale de Football Association rules relating to the signing of minors. Atletico can not recruit. With my sporting adviser, Eric Olhats , we chose to stay. Atletico, together with city rivals Real Madrid , were in July 2016 banned ... [Full Article...]

Same starters for Game 2 of the NBA Finals

Same starters for Game 2 of the NBA Finals Game Three is in Cleveland on Wednesday (Thursday NZT). The team announced on its Twitter account that it will wear its famed black, sleeved alternative uniforms in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Durant not fussed by Cleveland's in-your-face defence

Even scarier for Cleveland? Both star players finished with triple-doubles: Curry with 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. It is Thompson's shooting, though, that provides a different dimension to the Warriors on offense. Not as much freedom of movement at the point of attack. That's two teams combining to win almost two-thirds of all NBA Finals played since 1999. Ward (a Bay Area na... [Full Article...]

Zinedine Zidane Can 'Stay For Life' At Real Madrid -Florentino Perez

With that in mind, Madrid's bid to win a 12th European Cup served as a referendum on Ronaldo's right to be mentioned in the same breath as immortals like Alfredo Di Stefano, Johan Cruyff and his old rival Lionel Messi, who all played their best with the biggest prize at stake. [Full Article...]

Power-play breakthrough helps Senators force Game 7

He knows that's not exactly the case. "I think you've got to be prepared for anything, stay in the moment as best you can". Ottawa has relied on a bit of both during its deepest playoff run in a decade and Anderson helped force Game 7 Thursday night. [Full Article...]

Cavs want JR Smith to shoot more

You have to play hard to a level where it's past the thermostat. Do the Cavs have to change what you do? "Implore them to win it for me because it's not important for them to win it for themselves". Q: And you still lost by 19 . Thompson added that even if he cannot secure rebounds in Game 2, he has to focus on at least getting in position to potentially tip the loose ball out to a teammate so... [Full Article...]

Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ

Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ Seven-time major champion Venus Williams is bidding for a quarterfinal spot against No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky . New Zealand doubles player Michael Venus has won through to the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time. Kuznetsova will face either 11th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki or American CiCi Bellis in the fourth round. Next up against Nadal is 20th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta, who kn... [Full Article...]

Suarez cruises into 4th round at French Open

Suarez cruises into 4th round at French Open Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Germany's Tatjana Maria during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Thursday, June 1, 2017 in Paris . If you want to win a Grand Slam, you have to be able to play on the big courts". "I am extremely satisfied, especially with how I have been playing the last couple of months", Cilic said. [Full Article...]

Australia face Bangladesh in must-win contest

Australia face Bangladesh in must-win contest But his run out sparked a slump that saw the Blackcaps lose their last seven wickets for 37 runs in 35 balls on the way to a total of 291 all out. "They haven't got a big 145 (kph) plus bowler or a trick spinner that some of the other teams maybe do and we can target that and go after them". [Full Article...]

Donaldson homer helps Blue Jays earn split with Yankees

Donaldson homer helps Blue Jays earn split with Yankees The 23-year-old righthander, who came in 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA over his previous five starts, struck out seven and walked one. The Yankees (32-22), off on Monday, finished this seven-game trip 3-4. Kendrys Morales singled with two outs in the bottom half and Smoak hit his team-leading 14th homer, a drive into the center-field party deck that ended Toronto's 15-inning scoreless streak. [Full Article...]

Champions League glory a huge step for Madrid youngster Asensio

I obviously came back way too early from my surgery and I suffered a bit and obviously we were considering having more at one point. Although the first-half appeared the two teams were equally matched, the second half proved a different story as Juventus had no answer for a dominating Madrid squad. [Full Article...]

Murray ousts del Potro and his 'very manly grunt' at French Open

Murray ousts del Potro and his 'very manly grunt' at French Open I knew that if I stayed behind the baseline, he can only do so much. Both Frenchman are now 30 years old, and after setting a record of 30 over-30s in the second round of a Grand Slam, this Roland Garros was still boasting a remarkable 13 of them in the third round-more than half the remaining players. [Full Article...]

Goffin retires from match at French Open

Goffin retires from match at French Open Caroline Wozniacki , with two slam finals now the most experienced player left, continued her fine year with a surprise 6-1 4-6 6-2 victory over 2009 victor Kuznetsova, one of the title favourites. Kvitova threw her racket in frustration after double-faulting on match point, but the players warmly embraced at the net. 24-year-old Mladenovic was clearly excited following her win over the reigni... [Full Article...]

Mumbai Indians claim IPL title after dramatic finish against Pune

I personally felt at the start of the tournament, it's always good to have a five-bowler theory", he said. Pune, who ended seventh in the eight-team Twenty20 tournament previous year, had a mixed start this season only to pick up momentum towards the business end. [Full Article...]

Jason Dufner bounces back to win the Memorial

Jason Dufner bounces back to win the Memorial Dufner saved his best golf for the back nine. And he wound up winning by three shots over Rickie Fowler and Anirban Lahiri . Dufner got back into the mix quickly when Summerhays lost his three-shot lead after four holes. Ariya Jutanugarn took over the No. 1 spot in the world rankings without hitting a shot, but it was Paula Creamer and In-Kyung Kim who topped the ShopRite LPGA Classic le... [Full Article...]

Eight PKK militants killed in eastern Turkey - Anadolu

The Turkish government considers the Syrian Kurdish force a terrorist group, and is anxious that the weapons will be used to support Turkish Kurdish militants who have been battling for autonomy for more than three decades. U.S. Army Colonel Ryan S. Dillon, a spokesman for the U.S. -backed coalition against Islamic State, said the Syrian Democratic Forces who would lead the offensive had closed a ... [Full Article...]

Arsenal face centre back crisis ahead of FA Cup final

Arsenal face centre back crisis ahead of FA Cup final Bellerin has branded the Frenchman "a player who is very important", and the full-back has claimed that Arsenal face a tough challenge to beat Chelsea without their vice-captain. The post FA Cup final not about me but Arsenal - Wenger appeared first on Vanguard News . "I don't know", was Wenger's response when asked for a prognosis. [Full Article...]

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