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by | June 11, 2017 | 12:12

He's won the previous three: at Roland Garros two years ago, the U.S. Open last September and the Australian Open in 2014. The 31-year-old Spaniard will meet 2015 victor Stan Wawrinka in Sunday's final after the Swiss defeated top seed Andy Murray 6-7 (6) 6-3 5-7 7-6 (3) 6-1 in a high-octane contest that lasted four hours and 34 minutes.

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:41

One worry for England ahead of the looming Champions Trophy starting on Friday is that Stokes managed to bowl only three overs in the South African innings having injured his knee in the first ODI win, but he remained on the field. "We had a lot to play for today, and there are some encouraging signs", De Villiers said. Rabada took 4/39 with Parnell claiming 3/43 and Maharaj 3/25.

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:33

A rampant South African fast bowling attack, spearheaded by Kagiso Rabada , extinguished the England fire by taking six wickets in the first five overs and limited the hosts to a paltry 153 at Lord's in the third one-day worldwide yesterday.

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:23

With her signature powerful forehand, Ostapenko nailed 14 winners, also suffering 23 unforced errors . Halep looked to have ridden out the storm after twice coming back from a break down to take the first set, with Ostapenko giving it up with her 23rd error and swiping her racquet in frustration.

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:54

Brazil had several chances to score in the second half with Manchester City's Jesus and Willian both hitting either post in a flurry in Argentina's goal-mouth in the 62nd minute. But Brazil's team coordinator Edu Gaspar said Jesus had been given the all clear. In an interview with ESPN (h/t Barcelona's official website , via BBC Sport ), Messi had this to say on the subject of seeing out his playing days at the Camp Nou: "It's what I always dreamed and what I always wanted".

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:17

In the ESPN's debut episode of "The Shop", LeBron went into more depth on how deeply Gilbert's letter hurt him and how torn his family was about coming back to Cleveland in 2014. Just about any team with James is a title contender, but a lot has to happen before the Lakers or Clippers would be considered good enough to challenge the Warriors .

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:17

The Lions held a 9-3 lead at the break after three penalties off the boot of Owen Farrell , before Farrell added another in the second half to cap off a gritty win. Farrell played more than half of the game in the midfield after Jonathan Davies was replaced by first five-eighth Jonathan Sexton. "Sometimes it brings the best out of me as a competitor".

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:07

India scored 324 for the loss of seven wickets and in reply, Bangladesh were bundled out for just 84 runs. Apart from the duo, Mohammed Shami , Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya also chipped in with a wicket each. "We've come through the ranks together and played a lot against each other in the under-age ranks and in domestic cricket", Starc said. "These are the memories you make as sportsmen".

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:06

The world No. 47 will now jump inside the top-20 and can move up to world No. 12 if she wins the final. "I'm just happy with the way I celebrated my birthday", said Ostapenko after the match. With Serena Williams pregnant and firmly on the back nine of her 23-times major-winning career and Maria Sharapova returning from a doping ban, there is certainly room for another household name to adorn the women's scene.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:42

I like to compete and try and contribute in order for the team to win - AB de Villiers on Virat Kohli when asked about how he rates him as a fellow batsman. The bowlers then stepped up and bundled out Pakistan for a paltry 164 from 33.4 overs with Umesh Yadav (3/30) being the pick of the bowlers. The last seven completed matches between these sides have seen the victor alternate; the Proteas claiming victory in the last one (Mumbai, October 2015).

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:23

Britain's Andy Murray reached his fourth consecutive French Open semi-final with a four-set win over Kei Nishikori in Paris . "I'm sure he's going to be as motivated as ever, so I expect him to come out and really play his best", said Djokovic, who has won all five matches, and 11 of 12 sets, he's played against Thiem.

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:59

Mercedes set the pace in both the first parts of qualifying, with Hamilton leading Bottas by less than 0.07s in Q2. Hamilton displaced Vettel after 21 minutes before Raikkonen delivered his lap in 1:12.935 seconds to take over on top. Hamilton is a three-time world champion and a victor of 55 F1 races, but says being awarded something that belonged to his racing idol is something he prizes above all his previous accomplishments.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:26

After qualifying, Hamilton was presented in front of thousands of cheering fans with one of Senna's race-worn helmets - a gesture from the Brazilian driver's family that left him moved and momentarily stunned. "The vehicle was difficult at the beginning of yesterday (Friday) and I felt already that I was at the limit of the auto, but we sat down and studied it and worked hard to try and squeeze more juice from it".

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:28

Lionel Messi has invited all 21 of his club teammates to his wedding on June 30 but not former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique. The Argentina captain has been at Barcelona since he was 13. Barcelona's decision of roping former Athletic Bilbao manager Ernesto Valverde as their head coach has also been backed up by the City manager.

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:21

In an interview with ESPN , he was asked what the difference has been this time around. "I've been working on that shot my whole life", Durant said postgame. "We have been in this situation before. So tonight was who we are, we made shots, and defensively I thought we were pretty good". Cleveland avoided a sweep , preventing Golden State from achieving perfection in the playoffs.

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:28

Now the Cavaliers are trying to become the first team in National Basketball Association history to recover from a 0-3 deficit at any level of the playoffs. Some may say that this may be a repeat in history where the Cavaliers will bounce back after their game 4 victory. For a team suspected of dragging its tongues on the floor late in these games, the Cavs fixed all accusations of being exhausted by building a double-digit lead they couldn't blow.

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:25

Facing elimination in game six, the Predators defenseman insisted his team will play better in Nashville . It's safe to say Sidney Crosby and PK Subban won't be on each other's Christmas lists any time soon judging by the brawl between the two during Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:57

It was made to the same specification as a race helmet and was painted by Sid Mosca and his son Alan - who are the only people who ever painted helmets for Senna in F1. "It should be really good in the race". The auto should be very good in the race. "It's all about tomorrow". Drivers said the track in Montreal is usually more slippery for the early sessions, before accumulating rubber from the tires and before dirt and debris from a long period of inactivity is driven off.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:36

The victor, Tapwrit , may have done most of his racing in Florida, but he lives here. Owners (by post position): 1, Cobra Farm, Inc. Many fans weren't happy when Always Dreaming faltered in the Preakness three weeks ago, which meant that there would be no Triple Crown attempt in NY.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:50

Crosby contributed to the impressive performance with three assists, while also making his presence felt on the ice in a few controversial ways. Country music fan Darlene Dye, who planned her trip from Dayton, Ohio, months before the Predators' playoff run, said she's enjoyed seeing the team embraced by country stars.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:41

In the second race, a flawless Swedish performance handed them a 15-second victory, before Outteridge's third-race blunder put Team New Zealand on the ascendancy. And although Britain's Ben Ainslie , the most successful Olympic sailor ever, counts for almost 1 in five of the medals with his four and one silver, the other America's Cup Olympians have amassed another 22 between them, a Reuters survey shows.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:49

Green now has four technical fouls in these playoffs and is three away from a mandatory one game suspension. The confusion led to Green being ejected before the call was then overturned. And so, when the second one was announced, a crowd already in a celebratory mood inside Quicken Loans Arena thanks to a scintillating offensive performance from the Cavaliers realized what was happening and erupted in celebration.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:42

And their fears were nearly realised when one fan threw the bottle following a climatic end to a largely uneventful match. "Harry Kane will captain the side on Saturday", Southgate told a media conference. However, Scotland gave the ball away and it was soon returned into the box by substitute Raheem Sterling, whose ball found Kane unmarked to cushion a volley home.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:29

In the quarterfinals, Nadal will face Pablo Carreno Busta , while Djokovic meets Dominic Thiem . Thiem has put in some scintillating displays at Roland Garros this year and, like Nadalm has yet to drop a set at the tournament. The match will begin around 2.30pm BST (depending on the length of the earlier match ) on court Philippe Chatrier. The Swiss star, crowned French Open champion two years ago, heads into their latest showdown on a seven-match winning streak against the Croat.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:38

We got the two outs and then when Fryer dropped the ball, I was like 'oh no, they're going to take me out.' I looked to the dugout and he didn't do anything, so I stayed in there. Phillies: 2B Cesar Hernandez was not in the lineup Saturday after experiencing tightness in his side during Friday's game. Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola (3-3, 4.28) tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits, in his only previous start against the Cardinals .

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:51

It wasn't just any man overboard Saturday. Devoid of their captain, the Swedes gave up the ghost in Bermuda's Great Sound and retired, allowing the Kiwis to freely sail to victory. Artemis had been almost flawless in Race 2, leading wire-to-wire and staying on its hydrofoils the whole way. The teams will alternate their side of entry, with Artemis having a port-tack entry for their first start of the day.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:30

At 191/8, Sri Lanka were pretty much done and dusted. Needing 300 runs to win, Sri Lanka who were playing in the absence of their regular captain Angelo Matthews, started well but the middle order could not maintain the start and lost wickets at crucial stages of the match which eventually cost them the game.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:34

But even after falling behind 3-1 in the second set, Bacsinszky didn't wilt and won five of the final six games to finish off Mladenovic and return to the semis. World number one Andy Murray plays number eight seed Kei Nishikori of Japan, and third seed Stan Wawrinka takes on Croatia's Marin Cilic. Caroline Wozniacki crashed out at the quarter-final stage of the French Open after a three-set defeat to Latvian teenager Jelena Ostapenko .

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:02

The United manager opened up to Portuguese weekly Expresso: "I seem to pick team who want to win, but who are a thousand miles away from winning anything". He does not want to do a season like this again. The striker, who scored in Spain's 2-2 friendly draw against Colombia is Mourinho's primary attacking target in the transfer window.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:12

On his next shift, Crosby stole the puck from Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne behind Nashville's net and created another quality chance. Sidney Crosby's teammates keep saying nothing ever changes with the Pittsburgh Penguins captain. It was Crosby who sent the message - with his vision, his creativity and, oddly, his fists. Crosby's eventful night included becoming the franchise's all-time leading scorer in the Stanley Cup Final, a two-minute roughing penalty for trying to dribble ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:21

The Serb's new supercoach has left Paris for other previous engagements but there was no visible withdrawal symptoms for Djokovic , who battled early and cruised late to notch a 7-6 (5), 6-1, 6-3 victory over Spaniard southpaw Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:55

It is reported that the bid has been rejected as Madrid are holding out for as much as £78 million. Manchester United need to sign a proven quality center forward in the summer transfer window to strengthen their attack and recent reports are heavily linking them with Spanish star Alvaro Morata .

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:00

He also isn't anxious about the Penguins getting overconfident with a chance to win the Stanley Cup on Sunday night. The Predators are 5-5 when forced to wear the road whites, including a Game 5 victory against Anaheim in the West finals.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:12

Subban's head on the ice near the end of the first period and an flip of a water bottle onto the ice during play. Predators fans didn't have a Cup Final to host on Friday, so they sold out Bridgestone Arena to watch Game 5 on the jumbotron .

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:16

Smith and his men will be extremely frustrated at being denied victory by the weather, particularly because they had appeared a completely different side to the one that took the field against New Zealand . Bangladesh were eventually bowled out for 182 with Starc being the pick of Australian bowlers with a four wicket haul while Adam Zampa (2-13) had two wickets in four overs as well.