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Ominous Nadal back on court in Paris


The last time Djokovic suffered a bagel set at a slam was in the first round of the 2005 US Open, and even then he came back to beat Gael Monfils in five sets. Djokovic had appeared in a record six consecutive semifinals in Paris . "He deserved to win", Djokovic said in his post-match press conference, via The Guardian . Read More »

NBA Finals 2017: Photos from Warriors vs. Cavs Game 3

Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue decided not to change his starting lineup for Game 3 , sticking with the slumping Smith at shooting guard. After hitting his first shot of Game 1, the Cavaliers sharpshooter had not made a shot in only five attempts over the next 95 minutes of game action. Read More »

Bacsinszky evens match in French Open semifinals

Why was Nadal the No. 4 seed again? Carreno Busta would retire mid-way through the second set. Cepede Royg had a chance to pull off the upset, holding a break point while ahead 4-3 in the third set. Workers cover the clay court as rain suspended the quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament, June 6 . At one point, Novak had an impressive 28 Grand Slam quarter-final appearances in a row and also 24 semi-finals in 25 events (18 finals in 23 consecutive tournaments), which is ... Read More »

Mladenovic, Nadal et Djokovic visent les demies — Roland Garros


Mladenovic est en train de tenir les promesses de sa bonne préparation, où elle avait joué deux finales à Stuttgart et Madrid. Sans succès. Bacsinszky s'imposait 6-4, 6-4, après 1h49 de jeu. À Paris, elle faisait son retour en quarts de finale, sept ans après avoir découvert ce niveau de la compétition sans le dépasser. Rafael Nadal sera favori face à son compatriote Pablo Carreño. Read More »

Juventus coach Allegri extends contract through 2020


Allegri's deal with the club was set to expire in June 2018, but on Wednesday he agreed to the two-year extension that will see him remain at the helm until 2020. After spending almost 20 years on the pitch himself, Allegri moved to management in 2003, spending time with Aglianese, Real SPAL, Grosseto, Sassuolo, and Cagliari before taking over for Milan in 2010. Read More »

NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's last title in 1998

The television in the Zulgad abode might have been on an National Basketball Association game for one quarter total through the opening three rounds of the playoffs, while the NHL postseason was viewed on a regular basis. The final two buckets - Jonas Jerebko's jumper and Avery Bradley's game-winner - were both a result of the Cavs losing Bradley on a screen, because one player switched and his teammate didn't. Read More »

Thompson, Curry help Warriors take 39-32 lead

James and Irving combined for 77 points, and both shot over 50 percent from the floor. The "firepower" starts with Kevin Durant , the 2014 NBA MVP who of course wasn't here for the Finals previous year. Irving bounced back from a rough Game 2 with 38 points, including a couple of dazzling layups where he juked around multiple Warriors. "If at first you don't succeed, stack your team, and try, try again-" a reference to the Warriors signing future Hall of Famer Durant after coming up just ... Read More »

Il touche le jackpot avec le FC Barcelone — Lionel Messi


Sauf retournement de situation, Lionel Messi devrait prolonger prochainement son contrat avec le FC Barcelone . Selon Marca , l'Argentin est tout proche d'une signature. Une clause de 400 M€. Bien évidemment, le vice-champion d'Espagne aurait également profité de cette occasion pour assurer ses arrières. Pour retenir l'un des deux meilleurs joueurs du monde, il faut mettre le paquet! L'affaire a tenu le FC Barcelone en haleine des mois durant. Read More »

Golden State Warriors take 3-0 Finals lead against Cleveland Cavaliers

You don't write off LeBron. In the final moments, James passed up a shot, instead finding Kyle Korver , who missed a three-pointer. He calmly floated down the court, pulled up just before the three-point line, just before James and the fingertips of his outstretched hand, and set himself for the shot ... Read More »

Cavaliers weigh moving Shumpert into starting lineup


Lue is adamant if the Cavs stay with their game plan and play better they can get back in the series. In both games, the Cleveland Cavaliers have played better with Shumpert on the court. We got to this point playing our way. This is, 'We're going to get it. Lue said that would also extend to rotations that may not have been used much during the regular season or the Cavs' 12-3 playoff run. Read More »

Mathews wins toss, invites India to bat

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the only bowler to pick up a wicket and ended with figures of 1 for 54. Ravindra Jadeja had conceded 13 runs off his first two overs. The end of that fascinating 159-run association between Gunathilaka and another run out of Mendis 26 runs later injected fresh life into the Indians, who sensed a turnaround. Read More »

Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski wins mixed doubles title at French Open

Bopanna featured in the final of a Grand Slam tournament after a gap of seven years. "Hopefully you've enjoyed that final, there were lots of efforts on both sides", said Dabrowski, the first Canadian woman to win a Grand Slam title. The second-seeded Czech fended off three break points on her way to claiming the second set 6-3, clinching it with a forehand victor on her second set point. Read More »

Real Madrid reject United's opening offer for Morata


However, some other sources say that he has already signed a contract with AC Milan to become the star of the Italian club. Alvaro Morata came off the bench to equalise for Spain against Colombia in their global friendly. It was a brilliant season for Real Madrid , they won so many titles. Morata was speaking after Spain's friendly with Colombia on Wednesday, in which he scored a late header to rescue La Roja a 2-2 draw and faced Madrid teammate James. Read More »

Thiem stuns Djokovic in French Open quarter finals

Men's singles semifinal 2 at 5 a.m. ET (NBC) No. 1 Andy Murray vs. At the same time , I have responsibility to the game itself, towards others. Djokovic piled on the pressure when Thiem served at 4-5 and he had his man in trouble at 15-40. Read More »

Iran says attackers were IS members, had been to Iraq, Syria strongholds

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday vowed revenge for twin attacks by the Islamic State group in Tehran , and said Washington and Riyadh were "involved". The twin attacks on Wednesday were directed at Iran's Parliament building and the mausoleum of the late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said that as the Iran legislation moves forward, lawmakers will have an opportunity to offer amendments that would authorize new ... Read More »

Plus aucun Français en lice — Roland Garros

Il faut reconnaître que Pliskova a très bien joué, elle a très bien servi, notamment au deuxième set". La première demi-finale dames opposera la Lettone Jelena Ostapenko à la Suissesse Timea Bacsinszky . Elle a su se hisser jusqu'en finale, écartant avec autorité Jana Cepelova, Tatjana Maria, Daria Kasatkina, Carla Suarez-Navarro, avant de vivre le match de toutes les émotions contre Elina Svitolina . Read More »

Has a team ever blown a 3-0 NBA Finals lead?


Wednesday night marked the first time the Cavs lost when both LeBron and Irving scored at least 30 points. Quicken Loans Arena was popping. When the first half was over, James had 27 points and the Warriors had committed 12 turnovers, and yet Golden State still led 67-61. Read More »

Gunathilaka replaces injured Kapugedera in Sri Lanka's squad


Middle-order batsman Chamara Kapugedera will probably be ruled out after injuring himself during the practice. Though they got first use of a green-tinged surface on a cloudy London day, Sri Lanka's bowling effort was modest. Shikhar Dhawan led the India charge with a blistering 125 as the holders piled up 321 for six against Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy on Thursday. Read More »

70 ME pour James Rodriguez, Paris aux premières loges — PSG


Mais il a progressivement perdu son statut de titulaire avec la nomination de l'entraîneur français Zinédine Zidane en janvier 2016. Le PSG se serait positionné sur l'ancien monégasque, mais le Real Madrid souhaiterait obtenir 75 millions d'euros dans la transaction, soit à peu près le prix déboursé à l'été 2014. Read More »

Penguins head home upbeat despite 0-fer in Nashville


Timely goals, composed. You know, he definitely belongs. "It's nearly like they weren't going to let that happen". "Sure we do", Sullivan said. "I honestly felt really sharp, my movements were good and I was finding pucks through traffic pretty well", he said. Read More »

Pepe leaves Real Madrid with barb for coach Zidane


Forbes ranks Spanish giants Barcelona second ahead of Real Madrid , though Real won the Champions League . Milan have insisted that they see Donnarumma as a cornerstone of their new project after the recent takeover, but will not allow the player's contract to run down and he will be sold this summer unless an agreement can be reached. Read More »

Pepe says goodbye to Real Madrid fans


There are ways of talking and negotiating. He is a born victor, as he has shown in his Real Madrid career. Pepe's message to Real Madrid's supporters:The day has come. "It's time for me to bid farewell to this city that has called home over the years, where I witnessed the birth and growth of my daughters". "I am very proud of my years spent at this club, giving it my heart and soul", Pepe said. Read More »

New Zealand bat against Australia in Champions Trophy


Australia face New Zealand at Edgbaston but won't make a decision on the make-up of their team until just before the game. Electing to bat first, New Zealand made a solid start to their innings before opener Martin Guptill was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood for 26. Read More »