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by | May 31, 2017 | 13:49

Nine-time Roland Garros champion Nadal takes on Dutchman Robin Haase on Philippe Chatrier Court with the Spanish fourth seed having seen off Benoit Paire easily in his Paris opener. The Serbian recovered from a set down to defeat Andy Murray and complete the Grand Slam of major titles in Paris previous year. The Serb's campaign began in similarly ominous fashion as he took just under two-and-a-half hours to win 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on the showpiece court, Philippe Chatrier, against ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:24

Each has taken turns scoring in this series but not frequently enough to keep up with the more balanced (and healthy) Senators attack in this series , where they've been outscored 7-2. Defensively, the Senators may not be playing the most attractive style of hockey but it is getting results for them. Murray was a revelation previous year as he helped lead the Penguins to a Stanley Cup, but is this an overreaction to be being utterly and thoroughly outcoached? The older Penguins, ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:14

LeBron has the ability to make everybody on his team better. "Last October Draymond Green , the suspended Warrior in last year's Game Five, said: "[If we are given the chance again]... You saw me in the fourth quarter of Game 2 , I could not sit still in my chair, it was that much pain. Assistant Mike Brown has been leading the team since then, and Golden State has gone undefeated.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:39

The owner is keen to run her and has set up a charity. "At the end of the day it's the owner's decision", Jenkins said. "I'll be donating my riding fee, plus any prize-money that comes our way". Cracksman beat Permian in the Derby Trial in April. Finn McCool is still in the mix but unlikely to run. Permian has been supplemented at a cost of £85,000 for trainer Mark Johnston and he runs in Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's silver silks.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:48

It will be a tough, hard-fought, back-and-forth series , but ultimately, Golden State's overall talent advantage will win out. Will J.R. Smith get hot from three one game? Klay has to get over the metaphorical hump of no longer being second in line for touches that didn't seem to bother him all that much during the regular season.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:09

Kisner shot a 4-under 66 to finish at 10-under 270, including a clutch par save on the 18th hole after a wayward tee shot and an approach that was off the back side of the green and well below the hole. At 9-under 201, Simpson was two strokes ahead of Paul Casey (68) and Danny Lee (69) after both of them made long birdie putts at the 18th hole. His maiden Tour win came two years ago, when he won the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:20

They got there with four-game sweeps of Portland, Utah and San Antonio in the Western Conference playoffs, thus becoming the first team in National Basketball Association history to carry a 12-0 record into the finals. 1 option". He echoed Curry's views, adding: "It's good that we're here now, obviously we want to take that to the next series and try to be great".

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:20

Zidane, however, has proved fiercely loyal to Bale, whose fourth season with Real has been blighted by a serious ankle injury and recurring muscle problems and said only he would decide who makes the starting line-up. "He was one of the best players at the start of the season and it's not nice for him that he has suffered since", said the Croatian worldwide, who also played with Bale at Tottenham Hotspur.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:52

The singing, acting and directing legend, 75, said "we cherish every moment of the 14 years we had with her". "Jason took this pic of me holding Sammie on Mother's Day", Barbra captioned the photo, referring to her son Jason Gould. In 2013, she spoke to The Independent about her dog, equating her to a child. "At home in Malibu, he followed her around wherever she went". "Or she'll just look at me with those eyes and then she wants a treat".

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:25

The 35 year-old defender, who's been capped 89 times for Portugal and won Euro 2016 last summer, is now with Italian side Cagliari . He completed the move last summer after graduating from Benfica's academy set-up as a youngster and has thrived since his transfer.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:17

South Africa, Australia, India and New Zealand have won the Champions Trophy previously except England, who are yet to open their title account. He achieved this milestone in the third ODI against England at Lord's. In the seventh over of third ODI, he reached the landmark of 7000 runs. Meanwhile, other players to gain in the rankings after the England-South Africa series include Quinton de Kock (up two places to fourth) and Eoin Morgan (up five places to 17th) among batsmen and Liam ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:06

The elder statesman of New Zealand cricket , known for poking out his tongue on reaching a century, has stamped his mark on the game over 11 illustrious years at the top. When the team requires cool heads, Pandya is someone who can deliver the goods. "It can be both ways". With Hardik set to play, it is likely that he will be taking the no.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:48

He has only a few days to regroup as the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to the Motor City for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear this weekend. "But we saw the same big puff of smoke come out the back". "I hope someone took a picture of it, because I want it at my home, " he said. Sato's win marked Andretti's second consecutive win as Alexander Rossi made it first to the finish line past year.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:22

Sequels seldom live up to the original, much less top it ("Godfather II" is an exception), but "Cavs-Warriors II" a year ago was the blockbuster we'd always been waiting for, and certainly was the feel-good hit of the summer. The Warriors came up short a year ago. "But we are both better". The point guard sacrificed some scoring early in the season while Durant got acclimated, but is averaging 28.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists in the postseason while shooting.502 from the field, ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:14

The outcome is unclear but the decision rests exclusively with Wenger and Kroenke and will be relayed to directors at a Tuesday board meeting. Wenger has come under increased pressure from supporters this season as the Gunners slipped to a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League that saw them miss out on qualification for the Champions League for the first time since Wenger took charge in 1996.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:21

Arsenal are planning to make an announcement and release an interview with Wenger on Wednesday. Arsène Wenger has agreed a new two-year contract at Arsenal , bringing months of uncertainly to an end that even he admitted was damaging to the club over this past season.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:52

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright fears Arsene Wenger could leave the Gunners "totally in the lurch" by walking away this week - and believes the Premier League club only have themselves to blame. Arsenal suffered a humiliating 10-2 aggregate defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League , leading to months of protests from supporters calling for Wenger to end his 21-year reign.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:07

Cleveland put Boston on the brink of elimination following a 112-99 win over the Celtics in Game 4. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens knows in order to steal another win, his team has to play nearly ideal basketball. But that was nothing compared to what Irving did in the third quarter. The 93 points produced together by Irving, James and Love are the most they have amassed as a group and the second highest for a trio in team playoff history.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:59

Ainslie took to Twitter immediately after the race to say: "Not our finest race but very well sailed by Groupama Team France ". Emirates Team New Zealand posted two wins to climb into a tie with Land Rover BAR. New Zealand finished the first round robin with four points, one behind two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA . Ainslie would be in real trouble if not for bringing in two bonus points earned during preliminary regattas.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:43

In the first race, the British team was slightly faster than Artemis Racing from the start and built an impressive lead over Artemis Racing. Two races remain today with Oracle racing Team France before Artemis are back on the water to take on Team BAR.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:29

LeBron James scored 35 points to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader - surpassing Michael Jordan. "I told our guys: 'We made a lot of great strides, but this pain is part of the path to what we ultimately want to be'". Tonight, the United Kingdom sportsbook has posted its odds in favor of a big Cavs win at 1.041, while the Celtics are an underdog bettor dream at 13.00.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:55

Uncle Drew, Kyrie Irving slowed down in this game deliverin24points and 7 assists, but Kevin Love maintained his double-double streak, with 15 points and 11 rebounds. He passed Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan in steals . Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue recently made a splash by saying that the Boston Celtics were harder to defend than the Golden State Warriors .

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:19

Green will be more impactful, but barring an injury or a meteor strike LeBron will be more impactful than Durant. The Warriors win despite a Herculean turn from LeBron James? J.R. 2,000 3-pointers attempted). If Love continues to play well that greatly improves Cleveland's chances of back-to-back titles. He should be able to hold Thompson in check, given Klay's struggles over the last month and a half.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:16

Still, the Warriors will not be able to play 48 minutes with their four All-Stars plus the former Finals MVP. "Mike's been awesome. It's an awkward situation, again this is so unique", Kerr said. But it's a problem the Cavs will have to solve if they want to repeat as champs. "I think they'll be in the same situation as past year, up 3-1 coming home".

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:04

They weren't a decent opponent to the Cavaliers , and one fact shows that. James spoke Thursday during the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers play the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. The Los Angeles Lakers had set the previous record of 12 straight wins in potential elimination games from 2000-2004. He ended the series with a 23-point, four-rebound performance in Game 5.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:31

He is one of the best players in the paint in the league. One of the reasons cited is the strategic rest days given to star players sporadically through the long regular season. "I'm looking forward to that". They're a great team. They like to see them out there. Taylor said there were also concerns after the league started a 10-year, $24 billion television deal with Turner and ABC/ESPN.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:08

Failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1996 increased the pressure, before Arsenal and Wenger won the FA Cup by beating Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday. Manager Arsene Wenger held a meeting with Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke on Monday, at which the Frenchman's future was expected to be decided. The Arsenal playmaker was in jubilant mood after the weekend, and he cheekily took a pop at some of the writers at the newspaper.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:42

Pittsburgh didn't manage a shot on net in the second period , the first time it's happened in a playoff game in franchise history - and the first such period by any team in a Final game since the National Hockey League began tracking shots on goal in 1958.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:20

In 2015, the Warriors won their first championship in 40 years, needing six games to knock off the Cavaliers, who were without the injured Irving and fellow all-star Kevin Love . Even more incredibly, the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead past year to lose the title - a wound which will still be raw. But he and his Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves the underdogs as they clash for an unprecedented third straight season with Golden State .

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:32

Bangladesh recently rose to No. 6 in the ICC rankings - their highest mark. "That's how it goes, you know", Tamim said. The countries are known for their passion for the game of cricket. We have to keep improving and that's what we are looking for. The 31-year-old medium-pacer has however fought his way back into Australia's squad for the upcoming Champions Trophy , but the tournament looked a long way away when Hastings injured his knee playing for Victoria in December last year.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:49

Alonso is over competing at the Indy 500 and Button , who is McLaren- Honda's reserve driver , stepped up to the plate in his absence. The Briton, in his one-off return to F1 to replace Fernando Alonso , admitted it was "horrible" to see Wehrlein's vehicle stuck against the wall.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:32

The long-serving Frenchman has faced protests against his reign this season, but Goal has confirmed that a two-year contract extension is to be signed . "I've played until the end of my contract, which is today basically", Wenger said. The Gunners have endured a largely hard season in the Premier League, with their fifth-place finish ensuring that they missed out on Champions League qualification.

by | May 31, 2017 | 11:19

So it's a little different now, obviously. The trick to this particular bet is to decide which team you believe is going to win before the series begins. Cleveland won by one point on Christmas Day and Golden State prevailed by 35 points on January 16. In those last three games , Irving averaged 30 points and shot.523 from the field (and.529 from 3-point range).

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:50

Tiger Woods was sleeping at the wheel of his auto and did not know where he was when he was arrested on Monday, according to police in Florida. In a blog post last week, Woods provided an optimistic update on his rehabilitation process and vowed a return to the PGA Tour as soon as physically possible.

by | May 31, 2017 | 12:34

Costa, who joined Chelsea from Atletico in 2014, added of his future: "I'm very calm, the only conversation I've had is with the club, for them to call my people to know what's going to happen". "I haven't spoken with Atleti". "I thought I was playing very, very well in the last few months", he said. China? No. People talk too much about that.