by | June 10, 2017 | 12:54

While Murray , runner-up at Roland Garros previous year, will be pleased with his run to the last four, it is the Swiss player who advances to a second final in the French capital having beaten Novak Djokovic in 2015. It's not quite Bjorn Borg territory - the Swedish great lost just 27 games in 1978 before hammering Guillermo Vilas in the final - but it's pretty dominant.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:37

But he refocused and, crucially, began to tee off on his backhand during the second set, nailing a victor down the line to break at love in the seventh game. After tactical battle of cat and mouse, Wawrinka made the first inroads with a ripped forehand crosscourt to lead the first set 5-3. Hitting with more authority and controlling baseline exchanges, Wawrinka stepped around his backhand and smacked a forehand return down the line breaking for his fourth consecutive game to snatch the ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:04

The three-point dagger over James was exactly the type of play the Warriors must have had in mind when they signed Durant last July in hopes of avenging their 2016 NBA Finals loss to the Cavaliers . Some people may argue their greatness, but James won't. "I wear the number because of Mike", James said of the No. 23 on his uniform. "I played against some great teams but I don't think no team has had this kind of firepower.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:54

Negotiations with Real have been ongoing this week, with the LaLiga and Champions League winners asking for about £78 million. "It was a great season, but he wants to play more". "At a big club you are going to attract big players and that's what we want", he told Sky Sports . Manchester United's next number nine? 'I like Italy, but Madrid is my city and this is my team, and Juve is my second team, ' he revealed.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:21

Defending champion Djokovic suffered a stunning 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-0 quarterfinal defeat to Austria's Dominic Thiem in what was his earliest exit at Roland Garros in seven years. A further break apiece followed before Murray , with his trademark defensive skills in overdrive, edged back in front for 6-5 followed by the set-clinching hold.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:22

He said: "What we need to do is create an environment where both inward investment is both encouraged and supported, and the Brexit environment is crucial to that". Manfred Weber, chairman of the European People's Party (EPP), the largest grouping in the European Parliament, said Britain looked disorientated by the election result.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:17

With Wayne Rooney having again been overlooked, England do not now have a permanent captain and Southgate said Kane, 23, would wear the armband at Hampden Park. "We have several, more than several, players, a team, who aren't where they want to be individually but have got great potential and we are starting to tap in to that", he said.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:13

Batshuayi is fully aware of how important Hazard is for both club and country, as a domestic and worldwide team-mate. The goal will be remembered as one of the strikes of the season as Hazard helped Chelsea win the title in Antonio Conte's first season in charge at the club.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:27

After a crushing loss, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James spoke about the Golden State Warriors adding Kevin Durant last offseason. That LeBron James has been the only thing keeping Cleveland afloat in this series is readily apparent to all who watch.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:38

SoftBank Team Japan came into Thursday with a 3-1 lead, but took costly penalties in its first and third races of the day, and watched in the second race as Artemis simply sped away. We did that throughout the competition. "We're a new team in this game, we will be continuing the America's Cup and we will be stronger next time".

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:15

She said: "I'm really happy with my win today and it was a really tough match". The Latvian powered her way to a 7-6 (7/4) 3-6 6-3 victory to become as the youngest player to reach a grand slam final since Caroline Wozniacki in NY eight years ago.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:07

The third set was a roller-coaster affair with several breaks of serve before Murray took it 7-5. The last five matches between these two were decided in straight sets. In the semifinal match, Nadal converted 6 of 10 break points won 49% of points on reception, made 23 victor and made 21 unforced error. Bacsinszky and Ostapenko traded breaks early in the opening set, with Bacsinszky leading 2-1.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:20

Steve Kerr hasn't talked to any of the old-timers who say their teams would have beaten his Golden State Warriors . But leave Cleveland? Sure, James has made good on his promise to deliver a title to Believeland, but there is no doubt the competitor in James wants to see if he can get to the mountain top once more.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:14

Klay Thompson added 30 points and Stephen Curry had 26 for the Warriors . The Warriors' 15 straight Playoff wins are a postseason record in the four major professional team sports, breaking the mark of the National Hockey League franchise Pittsburgh Penguins from 1992 and 1993 (14).

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:33

The third set was remarkable, for Wawrinka was seemingly in the clear at 3-0 up but Murray roared back to level proceedings at 5-5, before crucially breaking the third-seeded Swiss and taking the set 7-5. The third was an absolute thriller as Murray dropped serve early to trail 0-3. "And I worked very hard in the match today". I didn't. And then that was it.

by | June 10, 2017 | 10:47

The team's social media accounts gave fans their first glimpse at the franchise's fifth championship ring as well as photos from the evening. Are super teams great for the league?Pippen says Warriors need to finish Cavs offPittsburgh feeling the pressure ahead of Game 5Dramatic Game 3 ends on KD's clutch triplesc Josh Kraft, the president of the Patriots Charitable Foundation, address.

by | June 10, 2017 | 10:29

Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving even went to the line and drained the technical free throw. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was as confused as the viewing public when it came to the referees' decision to assess him a technical foul that had originally been announced for Draymond Green in the first quarter of Game 4 on Friday.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:47

Although the showers did relent long enough to allow the umpires , Nigel Llong and Chris Gaffaney, to inspect at 8 pm and schedule a restart for 8.30 pm - with seven overs lost - rainfall returned nearly immediately, causing the groundstaff to cover the pitch again, to desultory cheers from the remaining Bangladesh fans in The Oval.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:03

But for Kevin Durant, there was no denying how this felt, as he grabbed a rebound and loped up the court, the ball in his hand, the game on the line, and LeBron James , the four-time MVP and reigning King, standing in his way. "Just because 16-0 means we're champs". "Then go on to the next game", Jefferson said, "and then go on to the next game and see what happens". "I think we have grown and matured just mentally of how to just pace yourself through this long year and take every day as a ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:17

I wish I could have a little bit more control over here", he told The Score. The reactions in certain situations ... He wanted everyone to know what he thought about Cleveland coming back in last year's Finals and "stealing" the championship that was rightfully his.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:43

Also, she can change the rhythm and everything. Mladenovic tried to look on the positives of her French Open campaign, which at one point had been in doubt because of a back problem. Bacsinszky or Ostapenko can make it a double celebration when they meet on Thursday as both women celebrate their birthdays. Those last three words might as well be printed on posters to commemorate the 2017 French Open.

by | June 10, 2017 | 10:47

A goal from Sevilla defender Gabriel Mercado just before half-time proved the eventual victor as Argentina gained a morale-boosting victory under new manager Jorge Sampaoli . "Now Messi's absence can not be explained, especially to the fans who have paid some of the highest ticket prices to see the world's best player". Who do you think will win this Superclasico between Brazil and Argentina? "We didn't deserve the victory".

by | June 10, 2017 | 10:58

Their 159-run stand for the second wicket wasn't quite chanceless - both saw hard chances go down but they made the most of the reprieve and capitalized. If the Lankan batsmen come out and play like that and everyone plays well, you have to give credit to the opposition as well. "It was my first game against India and I'm happy to have contributed".

by | June 10, 2017 | 09:35

What does that mean? "It's wide open", Baffert said. The lukewarm, morning-line favorite is Irish War Cry , who has been tabbed at 7-2. Trained by Graham Motion , the Curlin chestnut, Irish War Cry was an impressive victor of the Grade 2 Wood Memorial April 8 at Aqueduct and Grade 2 Holy Bull February 4 at Gulfstream Park.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:46

The team released second-year defensive back Tyvis Powell . Being cut by the Cleveland Browns , of all teams, is even worse. The Browns are deep at the position, after trading for Calvin Pryor and drafting Jabrill Peppers . If Powell would have remained in a Browns uniform, he was expected to see the majority of his playing time in the same role for head coach Hue Jackson .

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:25

And although it appears James, playing in his seventh straight Finals, will again fall short of a championship, Cleveland's superstar isn't faulting the Warriors for adding Kevin Durant to a 73-win team. With two of the best shooters in the National Basketball Association in Durant and Curry, Golden State won a respectable 67 games in the regular season, including 15 in 16 games before the start of the playoffs.

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:00

Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) celebrates his team's 6-0 victory over the Nashville Predators with goalie Matt Murray (30) after Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh . There are more statistics floating around now than in any point in the history of the National Hockey League. The Senators won Game 6, 2-1, at Ottawa and the Penguins needed double overtime to beat the Senators, 3-2, in Game 7 at Pittsburgh .

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:53

For now, the Mets will happily welcome Cespedes back from the disabled list. The good news about these New York Mets rumors is that Yoenis Cespedes is one step closer to rejoining the team. Monday (June 12), when the Mets begin a home series against the Chicago Cubs, could be a possibility, but so could sometime this weekend against the Atlanta Braves .

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:58

The NBA Finals on ABC continues with Game 4 on Friday, June 9, at 9 p.m. (coverage starts at 8:30 p.m.). But the fact is that the Warriors benefited from a combination of factors - them drafting Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green and hiring Coach Steve Kerr and General Manager Bob Myers and the new television deal leading to a one year jump of roughly $24 million in the salary cap - that allowed them to sign Durant as a free agent while keeping their core intact.

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:01

That firepower allowed Golden State to overcome a six-point deficit in the final minutes of Wednesday's 118-113 triumph, capped by Kevin Durant's deep 3-pointer over James with 45 seconds to play. The Cavaliers might have beaten anybody else the way they played, just as they did in Game 3 of last year's Finals and as they did while rolling into the Finals with a 12-1 record.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:20

Wawrinka broke down Murray's formidable defences to reach a second Roland Garros final in three years with a 6-7 (6) 6-3 5-7 7-6 (3) 6-1 victory in four hours and 34 minutes. After all, the duo tallied the most victories on clay this season and Thiem is one of the rare players to have toppled the Spaniard twice on dirt. Starting the fifth set, Wawrinka shot away to take a stranglehold, winning six straight games and finishing the marathon effort with a ripping backhand victor down the line.

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:26

That did not happen; instead the Serb seemed to lose it completely after losing his service game at the very outset of the third set courtesy a netted forehand, the player on court was less than a shadow of the man who had won a career Slam on these premises previous year.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:38

However, they're still three points off the top spot, meaning they're now heading for a nervy intercontinental playoff to determine whether they make it to Russian Federation. Among the defeats of the Latvians are the lost matches against the Faroe Islands , Hungary , Portugal and Switzerland. Marc Rebes scored the victor with a 26th-minute header from the far side of the area, sending the ball over the head of Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:53

Three-a-side basketball, an urban sport where the teams aim for the same hoop, was introduced at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore 2010 and Nanjing in 2014. It is undeniably acrobatic but traditionalists may wonder how it fits into a more formal gymnastics programme, and some in the parkour community have claimed the International Federation of Gymnastics and IOC are trying to hijack the sport.

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:00

Wawrinka was beaten by eventual runner-up Murray in the last four in 2016 but came out on top in a five-set epic at the same stage this time around, securing a 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 victory on Court Philippe Chatrier. When Wawrinka hit a reflex volley passing victor off a blink-and-you-miss-it exchange with both men at the net, he held a set point at 6-5 in the first-set tiebreaker.