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Martic fights back from injury to reach French Open 4R

GETTING better and better, Andy Murray worked his way into the quarterfinals of the French Open for the fourth straight year by beating Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 yesterday. "Goran and I will not be working together anymore", Berdych said. "And whenever I got to that point, it was like, okay, one more month. I just try to find myself into this zone where I don't do much unforced errors and stil... [Full Article...]

Italy advances to U20 World Cup semifinals, beats Zambia 3-2

They led with two minutes remaining on the clock, but after Federico Dimarco powered home a brilliant free-kick to equalise, Luca Vido found a victor in extra-time. Italy played a man down for much of the match after Guiseppe Pezzella was sent off in the first half. After a prolonged wait, Zambrano was advised to show Pezzella a straight red card and award Zambia a free-kick just outside the... [Full Article...]

Mladenovic, Wozniacki high hopes for quarter-finals

I knew that she was going to try to fight her way back. Wozniacki also shared a photo wearing Lee's jersey and another picture of them walking away from the camera. "She's young, playing well". This will be the third meeting on clay. Like in all her matches, Ostapenko has to dictate play throughout the whole contest and constantly aim for the lines, moving her opponent around. [Full Article...]

Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 with 132-113 rout

Steve Kerr got a front-row seat again for the show, delighted to be back on the bench witnessing those signature moments he has seen so many times before. Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors will be looking to take a commanding 3-0 series lead after flexing their muscle in Game 2 . Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue says it's good to have Golden State coach Steve Kerr back on the sideline for the... [Full Article...]

Jason Dufner bounces back to win the Memorial

He made four straight bogeys on the front nine and lost his five-shot lead in five holes. Dufner was at 14-under 130, one better than the 36-hole score of Scott Hoch in 1987 and Fowler in 2010. Open. So did Tony Finau, who birdied his last three. After a three-year stretch that featured zero wins since his PGA Championship victory in 2013, Dufner's game has been slowly improving. [Full Article...]

LeBron's brilliance not enough in Game 2 loss to Warriors

All four Warriors All-Stars were clicking simultaneously and the results were devastating, with Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue pulling the plug while facing a 21-point deficit with nearly four minutes remaining. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue also was thrilled to hear Kerr was back on the opposite bench. The four-time scoring champ has changed these Finals with his Dikembe Mutombo act, blocking five shots ... [Full Article...]

Luck and perfect tennis sends Nishikori to French Open QF

Luck and perfect tennis sends Nishikori to French Open QF Open past year. "I am sure everyone will join me. we share our thoughts and prayers with everyone". "I played well today", Murray said after his match against the Russian. Murray dropped a set in each of his first two rounds in Paris and his form had did little to inspire belief that he might put his injury concerns behind and cast himself among the favorites. [Full Article...]

Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole

Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole While James has thrived so far and had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists to tie Magic Johnson's record with his eighth career Finals triple-double Sunday, he hasn't gotten almost enough help. LeBron James has been brilliant in the first two games of the NBA Finals, which still have been lopsided losses for his Cleveland Cavaliers . Klay Thompson looks like himself again. [Full Article...]

Svitolina advances to French Open quarterfinals

Svitolina advances to French Open quarterfinals At one point she was forced to lunge forward to strike a backhand and accordingly popped it into the net, her foot positioning all wrong. Former champion Stan Wawrinka was to play later Monday. Martic, ranked 290th, served for the match at 5-3 on Court Suzanne Lenglen but was broken by Svitolina. Ivanisevic, who won Wimbledon in 2001 and helped Marin Cilic win the US Open in 2014, joined Ber... [Full Article...]

Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State Matta led OSU to five Big Ten regular-season championships, four Big Ten tournament championships and nine NCAA Tournament appearances. It was time for a change. In March, he dismissed a report from Yahoo's Pat Forde that health issues were affecting his ability to coach, telling reporters "I'm fine". ESPN reported the move, terming it as "parting ways" rather than explicitly stating tha... [Full Article...]

Halep through to 2nd round at French Open

He said: "I don't think he's anxious at all about anyone in this tournament, to be fair". Nadal won titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid in the run-up to the tournament, his only blip a quarter-final defeat to Dominic Thiem in Rome. [Full Article...]

Benfica goalkeeper Ederson in England today for Man City deal

Benfica goalkeeper Ederson in England today for Man City deal The fee surpasses the £33m that Juventus paid for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001, a world record no other club has come close to breaking in the 16 years since. He has a reputation for being both a considered passer of the ball and, when the time comes, a huge kicker. Whatever the fee that is eventually paid for the Ederson , 50% will be owed to Rio Ave , with 20% of Ave's share subsequent... [Full Article...]

Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid win Champions League title

Bale was also asked if he saw his future at the club he joined from Tottenham in 2013. Few of those will have matched Mario Mandzukic's spectacular overhead equaliser for Juventus , which was eventually in vain for the Italian side who had the best of the first half before being swept aside in the second. [Full Article...]

Fans in near-stampede in Turin after Champions League match

Fans in near-stampede in Turin after Champions League match During the second half of the match, which local club Juventus went on to lose 1-4 to Real Madrid, video cameras show a sudden rush in the middle of the crowd that caused a surge that flung people against barriers. At a certain point, hundreds ran from the center after some reported hearing a loud sound, an explosion or a shot, said Associated Press journalist Brian Hendrie, who was in the square. [Full Article...]

Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 lead with 132-113 rout

Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 lead with 132-113 rout Tristan Thompson , perhaps the Cavs' most physically imposing player, was rendered largely ineffective in Game 1 . Cleveland Cavaliers' forward Kevin Love said he is eager to avenge his team's blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game One of the NBA Finals but also sees the upside of having two days off prior to the next meeting on Sunday . [Full Article...]

All so difficult for Djokovic, easy for Nadal at French Open

All so difficult for Djokovic, easy for Nadal at French Open Djokovic is last on Court Philippe Chatrier, against No. 19 Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain, while the fifth-seeded Muguruza plays No. 13 Kristina Mladenovic of France on Court Suzanne Lenglen after Rafael Nadal plays Spanish compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut. [Full Article...]

Murray has to work to book meeting with familiar foe Del Potro

Del Potro then helped him off the court and sat on the sidelines with Almagro to comfort him further. The two-time Wimbledon champion lost the first-set 7-6 but that seemed to kick him into gear as he rattled off the next two sets 6-2, taking a 2-1 lead to put him on the verge of the third round. [Full Article...]

Cavaliers, Warriors clear leaders on NBA Conference odds boards

Cavaliers, Warriors clear leaders on NBA Conference odds boards The NBA Finals begin with Game 1 on Thursday night. This will be the third straight year Golden State and Cleveland have met in the NBA Finals . I didn't make a pick in The Plain Dealer a year ago, but I did pick Golden State in seven games when interviewed on the West Coast, which probably violates several rules of handicapping. [Full Article...]

India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy: Fans enjoy India-Pakistan cricket carnival

India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy: Fans enjoy India-Pakistan cricket carnival But the real damage was done to Pakistan during a blistering third-wicket stand of 93 in 59 deliveries between India captain Virat Kohli (81 not out) and Yuvraj Singh (53), with both batsmen dropped. If you play dot balls then the game doesn't go anywhere, you try a few shots and you lose wickets. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said he had "no regrets" over his decision to field firs... [Full Article...]

Pederson leaves game after frightening collision with Puig

Pederson leaves game after frightening collision with Puig Pederson was crashed into hard by Puig on the warning track, and the momentum caused him to hit his head on the base of the wall. Puig made the catch, held up his glove before clutching his left side and falling to the ground in pain. Both Pederson and Puig have underperformed this season, but are still integral parts of the Dodgers outfield alignment. Pederson doesn't figure to miss extended ... [Full Article...]


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