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by | June 07, 2017 | 16:03

Back at the bargaining table after seeing an initial offer of £28mil rejected for the Egyptian global, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp seems to be intent on sealing the deal sooner rather than later and is prepared to make him the joint most expensive signing in the club's history with a renewed offer of £35mil matching what the Anfield outfit spent to bring Andy Carroll to Merseyside six years ago.

by | June 07, 2017 | 16:20

His Golden State Warriors have routed James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first two games of the best-of-seven series. They hope the atmosphere back home at Quicken Loans Arena will make a difference Wednesday night and in Game 4 on Friday.

by | June 07, 2017 | 16:39

They lost in Houston, lost in Portland, lost in Oklahoma City and lost a year ago in Cleveland in game three. Nowhere was the quest for history more apparent than during the 2016-2017 season when the Warriors were very public about their desire to set a new National Basketball Association regular season win record of 73 games.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:58

But this year has been much more of a struggle: The German has a 19-13 record, losing 4 of her past 6 matches. Last year, she reached the finals at Wimbledon and won the US Open . Petra Kvitova said she is eagerly looking ahead to returning to Wimbledon after her "fairytale" French Open comeback ended in the second round.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:40

That retirement sent Nadal into his record 10th Roland Garros semifinal and 25th Grand Slam semifinal, overall. The game was in the second set after Nadal had won the first set 6-2. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic might be cold during their French Open quarterfinals. Fourth seed Nadal recorded his 100th best-of-five-sets victory on clay - from just 102 matches - as the Spaniard hunts a first major title since the 2014 French Open.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:53

He said: "I don't know for sure but there is a lot of attention in this moment". "I don't mind facing criticism from supporters or from journalists, I will always try to answer it if I can, but once the game starts you should stand behind your team".

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:54

After he committed eight turnovers in Game 1 , James vowed to be better in Game 2 , and he was, recording his eighth career triple-double in the NBA Finals, tying Magic Johnson for the most all time. Durant has faced much less backlash for his move than James did, and the Warriors star hopes more players become comfortable following the path he and James have walked and choose not to listen to the outside noise.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:41

Everton's star striker Romelu Lukaku has asserted that staying at the city-based football club next season is not an option and he is exploring possibilities to move to a more reputed club in England . Likewise, Chelsea can compete with United financially and he could have a desire to go back there and prove himself after being cast aside without given much of an opportunity to prove himself-they too could be the club in question.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:16

Victory against the Kiwi's will them in the semi-final. As for New Zealand , it's a crucial match for them if they want to continue their Champions Trophy campaign but if there another no result in Cardiff , it will mean New Zealand face a must-win against Bangladesh in its final league match.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:21

Heavy rain forced the players off the field, however, and after delaying a decision over whether to wait for the downpours to pass it was decided that the points would have to be shared. 'It was backing up consistency in selection and trying to get guys together as a group that we've showed trust in over the last couple of years, ' Morgan said when asked about Finn's call-up.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:03

Ramos, leader of the team on the pitch, also took charge of the incredible atmosphere. "We have won three Champions Leagues in four seasons so we have to be in that category", he said. "I don't think many players have won the Champions League in their home city where they were born, so it's a great memory to have". 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.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:27

Things turned out OK for the Cavs in 2016. I think playing slower would make the Cavaliers less likely to embarrassed, but continuing to play fast would give them best chance to win the series. Smith has scored just three points in two games on 1 of 6 shooting. Fighting the same back pain, Kerr also missed the first 43 games of the 2015-16 regular season, with assistant Luke Walton compiling a 39-4 record in his absence.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:00

He said last year's Finals would have little bearing on his outlook, even from an encouragement standpoint. Kevin Durant is growing a little exhausted of questions about his ability to play defense. "They won their first two games like they're supposed to. I didn't know Durant was going to be there too, but they were here for six or seven hours and recorded a couple of songs".

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:58

Regis Hotel this morning to head to Cleveland with two losses following him home. "Running around and chasing Steph and Klay (Thompson) and having to be on alert, it takes a lot out of you offensively". "We know that. We have to give them something to cheer for". Sharpshooter Kyle Korver is just 1 of 6 on 3s, backup point guard Deron Williams is scoreless in 33 minutes and Richard Jefferson, two weeks shy of his 37th birthday, is the only reserve contributing more than expected.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:38

The supreme claycourter, Nadal has managed to lift his level even higher this year. The 14-time major victor believes that some umpires are stricter than others who may afford a player more leeway especially in the red-hot atmosphere of a Grand Slam .

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:33

They were coming off a 110-77 spanking of the Cavs in Oakland's Oracle Arena. And I'm confident that we can play that way, and we did it a year ago. The Warriors bounced back to win Game 4 at The Q to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. Coquilla also said that the Cavs' homecourt advantage will just lessen the margin but won't be able to save them from an upcoming 0-3 deficit.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:36

One of his former managers at Newcastle, Steve McClaren, told BBC Sport , that the Ivory Coast global had "the most lovely smile in football". Tiote was capped 52 times by Ivory Coast and was in their squads for both the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:26

Frei apologized to the Denver Post and Sato in his statement . That didn't go over well either . The Denver Post tweeted its own apology on Sunday night and indicated that Frei's tweet "does not reflect the standards and value of our organization".

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:52

Garcia and fellow Spaniard Jon Rahm (69), England's Paul Casey (66) and American Sean O'Hair (68) are tied for fifth at five under 135. Rahm had the best chance to force extra holes but missed a 10-foot birdie putt at the last. The 50-year-old shot a seven-under 63 to finish at seven under for the tournament. Simpson, the 2012 U.S. Open victor, was the 54-hole leader by two strokes, but started the final round with an unusual bogey at the par-5 first hole.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:29

The Warriors followed with a 16-4 run that included 3-pointers from Curry and Thompson, a three-point play from Durant in transition and four points from Shaun Livingston. Curry had his first playoff triple-double in the Warriors' 132-113 Game 2 victory Sunday night at Oracle Arena, but that was a mere footnote compared to the series of dipsy-do moves he used on James before scoring a third-quarter layup in the process of breaking the game open.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:15

The world number three - who is yet to drop a set at this year's tournament - will be favourite to topple Cilic in the quarter-finals, with a last-four clash against either Andy Murray or Kei Nishikori awaiting the victor. As for his opponent, Čilić made history as he became the first Croatian since Mario Ancic and Ivan Ljubicic in 2006 to reach the quarter-final stage in the French Open .

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:41

It led to the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history. For a team that was motivated to set the record for regular-season wins in 2015-16 when they went 73-9, you know they want to avenge last year's Finals meltdown by being the first to go a ideal 16-0 in the playoffs.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:40

Oracle sailed away for a 29 second win and now take a bonus point for winning the qualifying series into the America's Cup match. As the highest scoring challenger during the qualifier round which ended on Saturday, Emirates Team New Zealand chose Ainslie's team as their semi-final opponents, leaving Sweden's Artemis Racing and SoftBank Team Japan to compete in the other.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:27

RAFAEL Nadal and Novak Djokovic can set up a semifinal showdown at Roland Garros . Even as Nadal continues his running for la decima , all eyes will be on the other match - between Djokovic and sixth-seed Dominic Thiem . "I will talk to my coach, to my team". "Of course, it's good to have conserved your energy, but for Thiem I think I'd have liked to see him answer a few more questions", the Swede, in Paris as a presenter for Eurosport's daily flagship show "Game, Set and ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:17

Thompson's 22-point effort was his highest total since he scored 21 in the series-clincher against the Utah Jazz two rounds and nearly a full month ago. "They're both just very naturally unselfish and relatively quiet", Kerr said. Turnovers: 9 (James 4, Irving 3, Love, Smith). Curry and Durant combined for 35 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists in the second-half alone, eventually combining for 65 points, 23 rebounds and 17 assists on the night.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:39

In 2015, Nishikori reached the quarterfinals at the major tournament. World No 1 Murray , the runner-up in Paris to Novak Djokovic in 2016, brushed aside Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. The Japanese can not afford a repeat of that performance against Murray if he wants to make it to the next round. "Sometimes", she added, "(fans) should be a little bit more respectful".

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:11

So who is better, Kevin Durant or LeBron James? They do now and are playing much better basketball than this time previous year. "I don't think it ends the argument". "We just need our supporting group to be themselves as much as possible", Irving said. The Cavaliers said they won't change their lineup or their schemes, insisting they want to play fast even though that's exactly the way the Warriors like it.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:08

Two games into the NBA Finals, the biggest names on the marquee are living up to the billing, though Warriors superstar Kevin Durant is making an impressive case for being equal to, and maybe above, Cavaliers superstar LeBron James .

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:53

The Nashville Predators are a hanging on to a two-goal lead against Pittsburgh late in in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final , a few minutes away from evening the series at 2-2. Apparently, the fans didn't get the message from coach Peter Laviolette . The series has so far played out almost along this line. "He's done it very well".

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:52

Virat supported him well and also played some delightful strokes and ended up scoring 81 off 68 balls with 6 fours and 3 massive sixes, one among which was a attractive inside out shot over the covers. "So a player who likes to play a long innings, and usually plays like that for the time, it becomes hard to find momentum every time you come back".

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:48

Ostapenko, who had defeated Australian Samantha Stosur in the last 16, said: "When I came here I didn't expect I am going to be in the semis, but I was playing better and better every match so if I keep it up, I think anything can happen".

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:26

It is also the first time Real have won both LaLiga and the Champions League in the same season for 59 years. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has now won the Champions League twice as a manager. Three minutes later it was game over as Ronaldo netted his 12th goal in this season's tournament, moving a goal clear of Messi, and 105th overall. I'm sorry we lost so badly because if you only lose narrowly, you feel you were on their level, but this means we were messy and that is an impression ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:51

The "no result " benefited Bangladesh as a loss against Australia would have knocked them out of the tournament. "I think that brings the best out of a lot of our players, so I think everyone's looking forward to this fixture". "There was a drinks break at the end of that over which probably didn't help". After stroking a fine century against England , he struck a crucial 95 against Australia .

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:24

They lost a massive 11-1 game to Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. DeGrom began the year as a sleeper Cy Young Award candidate and looked the part in April, but his recent production has been more in line with a No. At a time when the Mets are ready to welcome back two fellow starting pitchers to the rotation, it may not mean much if they can not sort out what is wrong with deGrom.

by | June 07, 2017 | 14:18

Eden Hazard's resurgence last season helped Chelsea win the English Premier League last season in the first season of Antonio Conte. Hazard added that he had not spoken to Chelsea about extending his contract and that he was only concentrating on Belgium's upcoming World Cup qualifier against Estonia for the moment.