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by | June 08, 2017 | 17:47

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic might be cold during their French Open quarterfinals. Nadal reached the semi-finals after compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta retired due to injury in their quarter-final. "There are question marks for me are over where's Novak - especially after that performance". Former champion Stan Wawrinka will be the clear favorite when he takes on Marin Cilic as the top four looks set for a semi-final reunion.

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:55

Tune into talkSPORT from 8:30am on Saturday morning for LIVE and EXCLUSIVE commentary of The British and Irish Lions v Crusaders! Gatland said he would give all 41 members of his touring squad a chance to play in the first three matches of the Lions' New Zealand tour and would not reveal his test lineup until the fifth tour match against the New Zealand Maori, a week before the first test.

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:16

He hadn't been bageled in a Grand Slam set since 2005 and hadn't lost in straight sets in a major since his three-set loss to Andy Murray in the 2013 Wimbledon final. Another straight-set beatdown was issued, and this time it was Thiem coming out on the right end of a 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 scoreline. " He was dictating all the points in the first set, making me move a lot".

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:10

Fabian Johnson speaks to the USMNT's ability to comfortably play in two separate systems, and his midfield role on the wing. Trinidad & Tobago's Soca Warriors will take on the U.S. In team news, with the injury of John Brooks at centre-back, expect Matt Hedges to play alongside Geoff Cameron with the possible inclusion of Kellyn Acosta partnering up with Michael Bradley as the center midfielders.

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:19

But Bacsinszky broke back. She only needed one, winning with a crosscourt forehand victor. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic might be cold during their French Open quarterfinals. Djokovic had not conceded a set 6-0 at a grand slam since the 2005 US Open when he recovered to beat Gael Monfils in five. They later opened the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:10

A developer preview of watchOS 4 will be available for all Apple Watches starting today and users should be able to experience all the features later this year. How useful this feature will be in watchOS 4 will probably depend on the age of the equipment at your local gym. The Control Center also gets a new flashlight ability that can be used when outdoor or during night workouts.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:18

The possibilities seem endless for the Golden State Warriors when they are rolling. Durant has also been lethal in the playoffs, averaging 26.9 points, on 56 percent shooting from the floor, 44 percent from beyond the arc and 88 percent from the line.

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:13

Djokovic, who had brought in Andre Agassi as coach in an effort to boost his flagging career, hinted he may step back from the sport to regroup even with Wimbledon fast approaching. - Austria's Dominic Thiem , who is chasing his first grand slam, said after defeating Novak Djokovic in straight sets to reach the last four. It is the Austrian sixth seed's first victory over Djokovic and he will now play Rafael Nadal in the last four.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:23

Jude Classic has a really good week and moves past him. I thought it was the end of me playing competitive golf. Missed the cut here previous year but arrives in Memphis playing some very good golf - T6 at the Memorial and T4 at The Players.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:38

Wednesday's defeat to Thiem was Djokovic's first straight-sets loss at a major in four years and comes just 12 months after he completed the career Grand Slam in Paris . Although Thiem is the only man to have beaten Nadal on the red clay this season, he was quick to point out that playing the Spaniard at Roland Garros would be "the toughest match you can imagine".

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:31

The 2016 Forbes Fab 40 list , which establishes the world's most powerful and valuable sports brands, found that fellow tennis player Roger Federer has the most valuable athlete brand (worth $36m annually) - followed by football players Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:46

Maclin has significant ties to the Bills , and he could be a great fit in Buffalo due to a lack of high-end talent at wideout. Immediately after his release, Bills running back LeSean McCoy said he was "recruiting" his former teammate. The team also spent a fourth round pick on Dede Westbrook, so again Cruz would kind of be buried on the depth chart. Jets reaching out to teams on Eric Decker , Ravens among them.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:06

The 135-minute demolition catapulted the baseliner into elite company. Nadal and Thiem have locked horns three times on the clay already since April, Nadal winning twice. The seven-time major victor was deeply unimpressed with Djokovic's attitude as he was bagelled by the Austrian in the final set, which completed a straight sets rout on Suzanne-Lenglen.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:11

The defeat was Djokovic's first straight-sets loss at a major in four years and comes just 12 months after he completed the career Grand Slam in Paris . At 30, with one son and a second child on the way, Djokovic may be struggling for motivation but he says he will work to push himself back to the top.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:21

The 30-year-old Serb, who has prevailed in some of the sport's epic battles on the way to 12 major titles, was barely recognisable as he capitulated in a 7-6 (5) 6-3 6-0 defeat by Austrian Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals. Like Nadal and Thiem, Wawrinka has not lost a set on his way to a third successive semi-final at Roland Garros. The women's draw is side open and Caroline Garcia will hope to become the first French woman to reach the semi-finals since Marion Bartoli in 2011 when she ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:58

They're always one of the best in the league. But the Cavs may start the 26-year-old in a bid to try to slow down Warriors stars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant . "We're going to go home and watch the film to see how we can be better", James said. But that Warriors team had Harrison Barnes instead of Durant.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:36

We're not seeing the same Durant with this energetic Golden State team. Pluto says those players are key if the Cavs hope to win tonight. James showed in the 2015 Finals, when both Love and Irving were injured, that he is as capable as anyone of keeping his team in the game on his own.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:13

An exit from Chelsea has always been on the cards for Costa, who has been the reported subject of a money-spinning offer from a Chinese Super League club. "If the coach doesn't want you in his team, Chelsea have to sell me, and in the sales". The 30-year-old was already a target for Conte during last summer's transfer window but he was convinced by the Turin club to stay for one more season.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:26

Australia looked set to clinch an easy win, making 83 for 1 at the end of 16 overs in their chase of 183, but rain did not let that happen. Regulations state 20 overs must be completed to activate the Duckworth-Lewis method, which would nearly certainly have ruled in Australia's favour, but only 16 were played meaning the spoils were shared.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:35

Curry, who has benefited more than any other player by Durant's arrival and is healthy in these Finals, added 13 rebounds and six assists. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving played their best games of these Finals, combining for 77 points, relentlessly attacking the rim.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:05

Government figures revealed that U.S. oil and product stockpiles jumped last week, wrong-footing traders who had been expecting a drop in crude inventories. Saudi Arabia port authorities say no vessels will be allowed coming from or going to Qatar, regardless of flag or owner nationality, Inchcape Shipping Services said on its website.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:44

A missed overhead smash left 2014 finalist Halep facing two break points in her first service game and, though she fought back to deuce, Svitolina did forge ahead 2-0. Thanks to the crowd for cheering me on. “I made a decision to give everything I had and stay strong mentally. "That's maybe why I won this match".

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:26

But the Penguins, who had needed just 12 shots to score five goals in Game 1 , continued to be opportunistic. But in Monday's opener, Pittsburgh scored three goals in a four-minute flurry late in the first period for a 3-0 lead and then went 37 minutes without getting a shot on goal before hanging on for a 5-3 victory .

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:03

But Madrid, inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo's brace, proved too hot for Juventus to handle. The title was Real Madrid's third Champions League triumph in four years. Cristiano Ronaldo says he feels as young as ever after guiding Real Madrid to a 4-1 win Champions League final win against Juventus . "The 12th of a Madrid for the ages", said El Mundo to hail Real's dominance of Europe's premier club competition.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:50

He only drove three times, all in transition, yielding four points. They are playing for a title. It starts with LeBron James guarding Kevin Durant and still being dominant offensively. LeBron was LeBron. It felt, if not quite natural , certainly at least somewhat reasonable to believe that they were actually going to take this one.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:53

While the only measure of success in New Zealand will be how the British and Irish Lions fare against the All Blacks, coach Warren Gatland knows Saturday's game against the Canterbury Crusaders could have huge implications for the remainder of the 10-match tour.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:15

Anthony Milford started at five-eighth for Queensland in Thurston's absence, and although he had his moments, he was never going to be able to fill the boots of one of the greatest halves to ever play the game. The NSW fullback might be struggling for form with the Wests Tigers but turned in a faultless display in Wednesday night's 28-4 State of Origin win over Queensland .

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:20

There was no controversy in this four-game series. "But winning the game, that's the No. 1 goal". "I want to get back to being efficient and getting a lot of early outs". David Price will make his second start of the season for the Boston Red Sox and the 250 of his career Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles , and the Red Sox are certainly happy to have one of their aces back.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:10

Captain Kieran Read is one of several players now recovering from injury included in the 33-man squad, prompting coach Steve Hansen to name five players on standby . Forwards: Dane Coles, Codie Taylor, Nathan Harris, Joe Moody, Owen Franks, Wyatt Crockett, Ofa Tu'ungafasi, Charlie Faumuina, Luke Romano, Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Sam Cane, Ardie Savea, Jerome Kaino, Liam Squire, Kieran Read (C).

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:40

Ederson will officially become a City player on July 1. "I like everything about Manchester City ", he told their website. This is a great club, they have awesome fans and they play splendid football . With that complete City were able to announce the Brazilian as Pep Guardiola's next addition to his squad following the £43million arrival of Monaco playmaker Bernardo Silva.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:09

Google Images The name hasn't been changed just yet. 'Now there is a person we can all celebrate'. Google Maps is now displaying Margaret Court Arena as " Evonne Goolagong Arena " after another tennis veteran, Evonne Goolagong Cawley - a seven-time Grand Slam champion who was the first Aboriginal player to become world number one.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:25

Amid much political and diplomatic fuss over the India-Pakistan bilateral series, Team India will start their campaign at the ICC Champions Trophy facing arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday. And in both the games, India managed to bundle out the opposition inside 40 overs. The right-hander's exploits at No.6, combined with Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja also chipping in with some aggressive knocks in the warm-up game against Bangladesh , has given Virat Kohli plenty of firepower ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:17

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops , left, and Texas head coach Charlie Strong, right, talk before the Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Saturday, Oct. Former Sooner quarterback and tight end Blake Bell says he was just as surprised as anyone else when he found out while with his current National Football League team, the San Francisco 49ers.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:28

Kapugedera's injury is the latest blow to Sri Lanka after stand-in captain Upul Tharanga, deputising for the injured Mathews, was banned for the remaining two group matches as punishment for his team's slow over rate against South Africa last weekend.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:08

Daniel Norris (3-3) took the loss, allowing four runs - three earned - five hits and three walks in six innings. Jesse Chavez pitched into the sixth and allowed two runs to earn the win, with Bud Norris notching the save. Verlander will be evaluated as the week progresses, and his next start is to be determined. DODGERS 2, NATIONALS 1: In Los Angeles, Clayton Kershaw outdueled Stephen Strasburg with seven sharp innings and Yasmani Grandal hit a tiebreaking RBI double, helping Los Angeles ...