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Connections Still Targeting Belmont Stakes With Epicharis


McPeek revealed last night on our BlogTalkRadio show "Switching Leads" that Senior Investment had been clipping himself when running and has undergone acupuncture treatment, as well as some other tweaking. "She's the greatest owner to train for". With all that in mind, Epicharis was lured over from Japan. Epicharis is eligible for a $1 million bonus from the New York Racing Association if he wins the Belmont. Lire la suite »

Player profile - Jelena Ostapenko v Simona Halep


India's Rohan Bopanna and Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski saved two match points to claim their first Grand Slam title with victory in the French Open mixed doubles final . "I'm really happy, I love to be here", Ostapenko, the youngest woman to reach the French Open final since Ana Ivanovic in 2007, said after former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli and the crowd serenaded her with a chorus of "Happy Birthday". Lire la suite »

Halep moves one win from first Grand Slam title, World No.1


Sir Andy Murray of Great Britain, the world number one, will meet Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in a repeat of last year's semi-final in the other match. Logic suggested the steady approach she adopted after losing the first-set tiebreak would get the job done for the experienced Swiss, not the white-knuckle rollercoaster tennis Ostapenko was playing. Lire la suite »

You must be joking! All Blacks coach scoffs at Super jibe


It seems possible that Gatland believes the first as an article of faith, but even All Blacks coach Steve Hansen doubts he believes the second. "It's something that's really prevalent around our country and our teams, trying to keep the ball alive and keep that second-phase play going, get in behind teams - if you can't stop that, it's very hard when you're going backwards all the time ", Umaga said. Lire la suite »

Durant-led rally brings Warriors to brink of history


And now Curry will likely be able to do that in person if he wants. The Cavaliers are staring at a dire sporting situation: No team in any round of the playoffs has come back from a 3-0 deficit. The last time the Warriors lost with Kevin Durant healthy was February 13 in Denver, prior to the All-Star break. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were dominant for most of the game as they tried to will the Cavs to victory. Lire la suite »

Warriors come back to defeat Cavs in Game 3


LeBron James led the way for Cleveland with 39 points. That was what was happening late Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Durant led the Warriors with 31 points on 10-of-18 shooting, including a four-for-seven mark from three-point range. Lire la suite »

Cards, Cats begin Super Regional series


The victor of the best-of-three series advances to the College World Series. If necessary, the Sunday game also will take place at noon and be broadcast on one of those two networks. The Wildcats earned their first-ever ticket to the regional by winning the Lexington Regional with Monday night's 10-5 win over NC State. United Kingdom closed the NCAA Regional with three straight wins defeating IN on Sunday afternoon and knocking off NC State on Sunday night to setup the Monday night finale. Lire la suite »

LeBron James Rumored to Potentially Join Lakers, Clippers in 2018 Free Agency

The Los Angeles Lakers that played in the 1980's were defined by "Showtime". Jalen Rose recently said on ESPN's First Take this week that James will eventually ply his trade in California. The Los Angeles Lakers will open preseason play September 30 at Honda Center against the Minnesota Timberwolves and play two home preseason games at Staples Center. Lire la suite »

Willy Sagnol becomes assistant coach at Bayern Munich


Sagnol, 40, became a firm fans' favourite during nine years at the club, during which time he won the Bundesliga five times and the DFB Pokal four times as well as the Champions League and the Club World Cup. Bayern's assistant coach role has been vacant since Paul Clement left last December to take charge at Swansea City in the English Premier League. Lire la suite »

Les conservateurs accrochés — Elections législatives

Selon les premières projections, les conservateurs au pouvoir perdraient leur majorité absolue et le Labour (opposition) progresserait de plus de trente sièges. " Le grand pari de May échoue ", résumait le quotidien conservateur Times dans un titre barrant sa une. Mais M. Corbyn a mené une campagne plus réussie qu'attendu, multipliant les meetings au contact des électeurs et exploitant plusieurs faux-pas de Mme May, notamment sur la protection sociale. Lire la suite »

Arsenal 'confident Hector Bellerin is not seeking Barcelona transfer'


Barcelona , the club whom Bellerin left to join Arsenal six years ago, are on the lookout for a new right-back, but may have to look elsewhere to bring in a player in that position. However, his quotes this week caused some alarm among Arsenal's supporters as he hinted at an interest in rejoining Barca. 'I do not know anything at the moment. Lire la suite »

Anil Kumble will go to West Indies with Team India as coach


In case you didn't know . The CAC met in London on Thursday to kick-start the process of picking the coach before informing the BCCI it would need more time to come to a conclusion. With majority of the senior members including acting BCCI president CK Khanna and IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla against the hasty removal of Kumble, the chances of the spin legend getting an extension has increased manifold. Lire la suite »

Dana White not involved in further Mayweather-McGregor negotiations


McGregor talks are complete BS. The twists and turns continue to pour through in the saga between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr . The UFC honcho was at Mastro's in Bev Hills on Thursday when we asked about a Los Angeles Times article that says it's the UFC's ownership group (WME-IMG) and NOT White now involved in negotiations. Lire la suite »

Josh Kraft Roasts Jets During Patriots Charitable Foundation Banquet


Surely Kraft's comment was in jest and intended exclusively for the pleasure of Patriots fans touring the franchise's Hall of Fame on Thursday. The Jets don't have a Hall of Fame. Their names are displayed throughout MetLife Stadium on game day. They also lost Brandon Marshall in the offseason. They might have the least-talented roster in the NFL . Lire la suite »

French Open Day 11: Match Points

Given the weather delays, it took Bacsinszky almost six hours, per Ben Rothenberg of New York Times , to reach her second French Open semifinal, beating Mladenovic 6-4, 6-4. The second seeded Czech player, Karolina Pliskova, will go against Caroline Garcia of France. The potential for a Nadal vs. Djokovic semifinal-with the victor of that matchup possibly to face Murray in the final-is tantalizing for tennis fans. Lire la suite »

Golden State one win from title

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant , center, celebrates with teammates after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 Wednesday night in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland . "It wasn't our smartest game that we have played all year, but it was maybe our toughest in terms of our ability to just hang in there". "But game four, I look forward to it", Irving said. Lire la suite »

Will consider if Real Madrid make an offer, says Chelsea's Eden Hazard


Asked if he watched Real's Champions League win against Juventus, Hazard continued: "Yes, but if I ever wanted to go to Real, I could get there (and be) on the bench". Hazard sustained a fractured ankle during a training session with Belgium , ruling him out of Monday's friendly against Czech Republic and the World Cup qualifier with Estonia on Friday. Lire la suite »

Nadal marches on in pursuit of 10th French Open title


The 23-year-old Austrian has reached the quarter-final without dropping a set and will be hoping to replicate his run to the semi-finals at Roland Garros last year. Carreno Busta , who is ranked No. 21, should give Nadal the toughest test of the tournament. Rafael Nadal wants tennis players to be given more time between points after he was punished for his tardiness at the French Open . Lire la suite »

Ivanisevic: 'Mentally weak' Nishikori won't beat Murray

At the US Open a year ago, it was Nishikori who came from 1-2 down to beat Murray in the quarter-finals but, after his uneven win against Fernando Verdasco in the third round, it was still a surprise to see him start so fast here. Nishikori said: "We have been playing so many times". I think he's struggling a little bit since the beginning of the year, but he's in the semifinal. Lire la suite »

India lose first Champions Trophy game since 2009

Sri Lanka defied the odds to win with eight balls to spare and they can qualify for the semi-finals if they beat Pakistan in their final group match in Cardiff on June 12. He could only bat and not bowl. They reached half-centuries with sixes over midwicket. Their run rate between the 25th and the 40th overs was 5.33. "It was my first game against India and I'm happy to have contributed". Lire la suite »

Durant's shot sends perfect Warriors over Cavs

Kevin Durant might have a 2-0 lead over LeBron James in the NBA Finals, but James still has an edge over Durant when it comes to money. Oh, you forgot? When the series switched to Cleveland following a pair of lopsided Golden State wins, Irving went nuts and scored 30 points in an easy Cavs' decision in Game 3. Lire la suite »

How to watch the French Open


The second semi-final pits nine-time champion Rafael Nadal against Dominic Thiem , fresh from his upset of defending champion Novak Djokovic . Pliskova reached the U.S. You can watch French Open Men's Semi Final on FuboTV live online. Zverev, who has joined Thiem in the top-10 this month, has failed to get beyond the third round of a Slam - although he is the youngest of the trio and did take Nadal to five at the Australian Open at the start of this year. Lire la suite »

Paul Merson: Manchester United should sign Harry Kane, not Alvaro Morata

They need to be going for Premier League titles."Kane has topped the Premier League goal scoring charts for two consecutive seasons with Tottenham now, bagging a very fine 54 goals in 68 league appearances across the two campaigns". "I think he is a better all-round footballer". Ronald Koeman already in tussle with Chelsea to keep striker Romelu Lukaku Could Gueye possibly follow Lukaku to Stamford Bridge? "I think Morata fits them better and I think Lukaku fits Man Utd better, ... Lire la suite »

Finalist Halep watching French Open semifinals


The Swiss third seed, who won the title in 2015, has not lost a set on his way to a third successive semi-final in Paris .The 32-year-old is the oldest man to make the last four at Roland Garros since Jimmy Connors in 1985. Thiem has attracted many admirers with his play during this clay season and has certainly lived up to his billing so far, not dropping a set on his way to the last four. Lire la suite »