by | June 09, 2017 | 09:50

Valverde began his coaching career with Athletic's youth set-up and is the Basque club's longest serving coach, overseeing 308 games over six years in two different spells. Valverde's backroom staff will include Jon Aspiazu with whom he has worked for 15 years and fitness coach Jose Antonio Pozanco. Valverde didn't hide that he will be hoping Barcelona wins the Copa del Rey title this weekend, which would guarantee Athletic a spot in the Europa League next season.

by | June 09, 2017 | 08:27

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed Thursday promised no let-ups in the final match against Sri Lanka after upsetting the world number one South Africa to keep their hopes alive in the Champions trophy . South African coach Russell Domingo has put his bet on their star campaigner AB de Villiers ahead of the D-day. The other teams that are a part of the same group are India , South Africa and Sri Lanka.

by | June 09, 2017 | 09:23

It was another heart-breaking result for Australia after their opening encounter against New Zealand also ended without any result due to rain. "Although it is a little bit frustrating"."We were playing some good cricket and it would have been good to see how the game unfolded".

by | June 09, 2017 | 08:32

After spectacular performances in both Game 1 and Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers , Durant is the odds-on favorite to win the 2017 NBA Finals MVP award. Golden State's defense has been remarkable in the way it has closed out on Cleveland's 3-point shooters, holding the league's best long-range bombers (43.5 percent) through three playoff rounds (and No.

by | June 09, 2017 | 08:34

We'll see. Obviously it's not an easy decision to make, but I will see how I feel, anyway, after Roland Garros ". - Austria's Dominic Thiem , who is chasing his first grand slam, said after defeating Novak Djokovic in straight sets to reach the last four.

by | June 09, 2017 | 08:15

Hit a game-winner at the buzzer that rolls around the rim for 12 seconds or win by 20 points. LeBron James has had problems with Boston's defense during the current series . The playoffs started out rocky as well, as the Cavs were a C.J. Miles jumper away from losing Game 1 at home to IN, then fell behind by 25 at halftime of Game 3 before rallying for a historic victory.

by | June 09, 2017 | 07:42

He has praised Kane's " leadership qualities " and despite his relatively tender years, the Spurs hotshot says he is ready to carry the responsibility that comes with the armband. Yet Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee played down the idea of the Marines helping England , proclaiming: "We like to think that we train our players tougher than the Royal Marines, so I don't think that's one over on us".

by | June 09, 2017 | 09:31

Bacsinszky battled back after losing the first set tiebreak but the 30th seed was eventually overwhelmed by her 20-year-old Latvian opponent, who prevailed 7-6 (4) 3-6 6-3. And in 2013, Bartoli was 15th when she beat Sabine Lisicki, who was 23rd; that marked only the second time in the Open era that two women without a Grand Slam trophy met for the Wimbledon championship.

by | June 09, 2017 | 07:59

The 19-year-old, ranked 47 and playing in the French Open main draw for only the second time, gave up the opening five games of a rain-ravaged match but recovered in stunning fashion to win 16 of the last 21 games for a 4-6 6-2 6-2 victory.

by | June 09, 2017 | 08:06

His offense roughed up Brewers reliever Jacob Barnes (1-1) for five hits and four runs. The Brewers could have had two easy outs on a double play if Arcia wasn't moving to cover Hernandez at second. Louis to complete a four-game sweep. "You keep doing that and we'll get this turned around". But umpires ruled it was a ground-rule double, sending Thames back to third and that call was confirmed after a one-minute, 38-second review.

by | June 09, 2017 | 08:59

On a more encouraging note, Petra Kvitova pulled off a convincing routing of Julia Boserup 6-3, 6-2 on her return from a devastating injury. “I think it doesnt really matter how I played, ” but I won, Kvitova said. Kerber is not performing to the standards usually associated with the highest ranked player in the game after she won her first two Grand Slam titles at the Australian and US Opens previous year.

by | June 09, 2017 | 06:47

Thursday's encounter also falls on the day when Ostapenko turns 20 and Bacsinszky is 28. The 19-year-old, playing in the main draw in Paris for only the second time, is the first teenager to get to the semifinals at Roland Garros since Ana Ivanovic in 2007.

by | June 09, 2017 | 06:50

The Red Devils finished sixth in the Premier League this season, but Mourinho won the Community Shield, EFL Cup and Europa League in his first season at the club. Mourinho had seemingly gone to spend some time with his family, before popping on his tracksuit and heading to training. Mourinho stated after United's 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday that Woodward has known the names of the players the manager wants to sign for the last two months.

by | June 09, 2017 | 05:59

Babers-Green tweeted Thursday that she isn't going to hold a grudge, but just like her son, threw a little shade in the direction of Cleveland fans. The altercation appeared to get physical only when others stepped in between Babers and the Cavs fan. If they would watch the game and enjoy it instead of worshipping it.

by | June 09, 2017 | 05:33

Every country in the cricketing world dreams of having a Virat Kohli by their side and Pakistan's abject surrender in their first match of Champions trophy 2017 forced Pak fans to demand Virat Kohli in their national team. "Let's not forget the upcoming game is extremely crucial from Sri Lanka's point of view because the team has already lost to South Africa and faces a must-win situation against the defending champion", he added.

by | June 09, 2017 | 06:22

It looked a nightmare draw against a player falsely low in the rankings as he continues to work his way back up after wrist problems that nearly ended his career. Before the start of the third, Gasquet had a trainer work on his upper right leg. Gasquet got a massage and then his thigh was taped up. But boosted by the return of coach Ivan Lendl to his player's box, Murray's form has surged - with his third-round defeat of Juan Martin del Potro suggesting he could go deep in Paris.

by | June 09, 2017 | 06:17

With his vision badly impaired, the Englishman could no longer continue, leading the referee to wave the bout off at 1-47 of the round. Spence, who is the first United States boxer to dethrone an Englishman on British soil in almost a decade, looked brilliant.

by | June 09, 2017 | 05:17

Noren started the final day seven shots behind before getting round in a 10 under 62 to finish 11 under overall. Italy's Francesco Molinari birdied the final two holes to finish second on nine under, a shot ahead of Stenson, Tanihara and Nicolas Colsaerts , who also eagled the 18th in his 65.

by | June 09, 2017 | 04:05

His 2 phenomenal goals contributed in Real Madrid's victory and they won the title for the 12th time here on Saturday night. - became the first player to score in three finals in the Champions League era, adding to his strikes in the 2008 and 2014 showpieces.

by | June 09, 2017 | 04:25

Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) are also provisional qualifying leaders at the ninth of 24 events on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. Drag racing almost had a historical trifecta during the finals of the professional categories at the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, NH. Super Stock - Byron Worner, Chevy Camaro, 9.736, 136.68 def.

by | June 09, 2017 | 05:01

And after hinting on Twitter this week he could stay at Atletico, Griezmann has now confirmed the club's transfer ban means he will definitely not leave the Vicente Calderon this summer. He told French TV programme Telefoot : "The CAS sanction has come in". Atletico can't make any signings. "Together with my agent, Eric Olhats , we made a decision to stay".

by | June 09, 2017 | 04:41

Kevin Durant is growing a little exhausted of questions about his ability to play defense. Klay Thompson is an All-Star. The defensive wizard picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter, but he is so important to what these Warriors do that coach Steve Kerr kept him in the game.

by | June 09, 2017 | 03:49

The telecast peaked with 23.1 million viewers. According to USA Today, fans have tuned in at a rate 7 percent higher than past year, despite the fact the first two games of the finals have been colossal blowouts. Cavaliers players were 29 in the National Basketball Association in average speed during the regular season at 4.03 miles per hour, slightly ahead of the Los Angeles Clippers at 4.02.

by | June 09, 2017 | 04:26

Halep had a horror start to the match, losing the first five games on the trot before the 2014 French Open finalist recovered to win the next four games, but it wasn't enough as Svitolina hung on to take the opener 6-3. "I'm really glad I made it". "They gave me the energy to fight". I can not. Because I don't know what to say.' 'It a good match for me' , a calm Svitolina said.

by | June 09, 2017 | 02:55

Upul Tharanga , who had captained Sri Lanka against South Africa , in Mathews' absence, had to serve a two-match ban for Sri Lanka's abysmal over rate in that match. Sent into bat, India set 322 runs target for Sri Lanka in stipulated overs. Sri Lanka are still a team in transition, and it would be a hard one as they look for in able replacements for Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.

by | June 09, 2017 | 04:08

The Warriors trailed by six with three minutes left before Durant, criticized for leaving Oklahoma City last summer to chase a championship, brought them back, scoring 14 in the fourth. But I was able to get second and third and fourth winds. It was one of the more aggressive games I can remember seeing. Now they have a shot at sweeping the Cavs Friday in Game 4 and finish the playoffs a ideal 16-0.

by | June 09, 2017 | 03:43

According to the police, the passenger bought his plane ticket only hours after being released from a psychiatric hospital in Melbourne . The Sri Lankan national was overpowered by crew members and passengers who used belts from their trousers to tie his hands as the airliner returned to Melbourne .

by | June 09, 2017 | 04:17

Defending champion Novak Djokovic made a winning French Open start under new coach Andre Agassi, cruising past Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-4 6-2 in the first round. Venezuelan-born Spaniard Muguruza was similarly comfortable despite facing another former French Open victor in 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy.

by | June 09, 2017 | 03:55

Pakistan defeated South Africa by 19 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method at the Edgbaston on Wednesday. After the spinners did the initial damage, paceman Hasan Ali took three for 24 in eight overs. Pakistan Playing 11: Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman , Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed*†, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan , Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan.

by | June 09, 2017 | 03:48

The first woman from her country to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal - beating 2016 Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig and 2010 French Open finalist Samantha Stosur en route - the 47th-ranked Ostapenko has not yet won a title on the WTA circuit.

by | June 09, 2017 | 03:52

Golden State is now 15-0 this postseason. Warriors reserve Andre Iguodala has watched both men maximize their skills this season. "Closeout games are always the toughest". The victory is also the Warriors' 30th in their last 31 games, dating to the regular season. Irving has attempted at least seven threes 114 times in his career (regular season or playoffs) and this was the second time in those 114 games that he didn't make any of them.

by | June 09, 2017 | 03:59

The Warriors trailed by six with three minutes left before Durant, criticized for leaving Oklahoma City last summer to chase a championship, brought them back, scoring 14 in the fourth. They botched a 2-for-1, found themselves down 3, then LeBron lost the ball in the corner, and the Warriors miraculously covered the spread. The Warriors spent the better part of the past 72 hours re-living that to ensure it wouldn't happen again.

by | June 09, 2017 | 03:29

Representatives from both clubs will meet face-to-face on Thursday for a Premier League board meeting but the saga surrounding the Dutch defender will now not be brought up. In 2012, the form of Clint Dempsey peaked Liverpool's interest in the then Fulham forward. Who do you think Liverpool should target instead of van Dijk if they miss out on him? Another player strongly linked with Chelsea last season, Koulibaly would cost every bit as much as Van Dijk would have should ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 02:21

The video was shot by Jimmy Chin (who also photographed the climb) for an upcoming documentary by National Geographic . But while Honnold is best known for his renowned mountaineering stunts, we're spotlighting the rock climber for a different reason: his diet.

by | June 09, 2017 | 01:54

She will face Timea Bacsinszky in the last four on Thursday, the day of her 20th birthday, after the Swiss completed a 6-4 6-4 win over French hope Kristina Mladenovic in the day's other quarter-final. She fought off break point to hold at the start of the second set and then immediately broke. "I'm really happy, I can not believe it still", said Ostapenko.