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French Open finals: Nadal vs. Wawrinka, Halep vs. Ostapenko

Stan Wawrinka plays a backhand against Andy Murray in Friday's semifinal match. The fourth set however is the one Murray will rue. The Spaniard, whose only defeat on the red dirt this year came against Thiem in Rome, then broke with a clubbing forehand and lost only three more points on serve as he wrapped up the second set. Read More »

Nadal sights French Open 10th title in Wawrinka duel

Wawrinka, Nadal and Murray in the semi-finals means it is only the third time that three men over the age of 30 years have made it to this stage. Stan Wawrinka beat top-ranked Andy Murray 6-7 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-1 to reach the French Open final. Read More »

Struggling Cardinals shuffle coaching staff, cut Peralta

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The Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Thursday to complete a four-game sweep. The 26-year-old Wong, who hasn't played since May 21 with an elbow injury, is hitting.278 with one homer and 16 RBIs over 41 games in 2017, his fifth season in St. Read More »

Devilish Dele Alli confronts his England demons

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Gareth Southgate has since restored optimism among the England squad - who recently took part in a Royal Marines boot camp - but not before the players came to terms with their failures previous year, according to Alli. "Who knows where I'm going to end up, but I'm enjoying the journey". "I know there are a lot of mixed opinions about it but that's the player I am and it's been in my game every since I was a youngster". Read More »

Griezmann commits to staying at Atletico Madrid next season

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That leaves them unable to sign new players until the January window, ending the club's bid to bring in the Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette , who was seen as a likely replacement for Griezmann . Both sides failed in their initial appeals to Federation Internationale de Football Association, but Real had their ban cut into half by CAS, while Atletico's suspension was upheld on Thursday, although their fine was reduced. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan's pride at stake against South Africa

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Fakhar Zaman has been given a debut today in place of Ahmed Shehzad , while Junaid is in for injured Wahab. Despite a fine hundred by South Africa's Hashim Amla , Sri Lanka were well-placed to chase down a target of 300 at 116 for two. They were, at times, appalling in their first game against India and certainly went into this battle low on confidence. The Green Shirts have lost both of their previous Champions Trophy matches against South Africa (2006 and 2013 editions). Read More »

Et de 12 pour le Real Madrid — Champions League

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Un scénario terrible pour la Juve , qui n'avait encaissé que 3 buts en C1 avant cette finale, tous sur coups de pied arrêtés. Pourtant, au terme des 45 premières minutes, la Juve semblait avoir un petit avantage. La Juventus veut elle gagner sa 3e Ligue des champions . Le Real Madrid a remporté ce soir la douzième C1 de son histoire, la deuxième consécutive battant ainsi encore de nombreux records. Read More »

England not to give Aussies easy ride: Buttler

Morgan feared England didn't have enough runs to play with after being sent into bat by Williamson. It therefore needed Wood and Co to step up, and Morgan said: "Guys like him are so valuable to the team - and you can't leave any of our bowlers out". Read More »

Golden State Warriors move one win away from record

The Warriors , now a year wiser, know the worst thing that can happen in this situation is a loss. "Came down to the stretch, and they made some big time plays", Irving, who finished the game with 38 points, six rebounds, and three asssits, said. Read More »

Inter Milan appoint ex-Roma boss Luciano Spalletti

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And sure, you can make the argument that had he shown more in training, he would have garnered more first team appearances, but he was only 19-years-old this season, new to the league, new to life in Europe and, let's face it, new to being an adult. Read More »

Mission: hug police officers in all 50 states

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Once an interview session was over, Rosalyn searched out more officers in the room for hugs and encouragement. She wanted to spread her love across the country. "She'd say I'm a little girl with a big heart but I can keep loving and hugging", Baldwin said. This week, she has already visited Missouri, Kansas and Iowa. Read More »

Rays' Kevin Kiermaier on DL with broken hip after slide

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He's got a hairline fracture in his hip region. This means the Rays will be without their speedy outfielder for at least six to eight weeks, with his return likely to be no earlier than August , MLB.com reports. He signed a six-year, $55-million extension before the start of the year and was expected to begin contributing more with his bat in addition to his stellar defense. Read More »

LeBron James not faulting Golden State Warriors for building super team

He could only watch as Kevin Durant of the Warriors sank a three-pointer over the top of him, one final jolt from which the Cavaliers could not recover. They are one win away, of course. It would be the starkest symbol of their dominance this season. Not team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit. In addition, the Warriors have not lost a game since April 10. Read More »

Nishikori rejoint Murray en quarts — Roland-Garros

Il a ensuite renversé la situation, infligeant à son tour une " roue de bicyclette " à Verdasco pour terminer la rencontre. Il avait perdu contre le Français Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Verdasco jouait son sixième huitième de finale à Paris. L'Espagnol, qui visait les premiers quarts de finale de sa carrière sur la terre battue parisienne, n'a plus jamais réussi à se relever. Read More »

Is Golden State's Durant the best player in the world?

And when I came back [to Cleveland] we had to build something again. But better than LeBron? No. Two weeks ago we were comparing LeBron to Michael Jordan . Durant has bonded well with Curry as he once did with star Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City. It was a career defining sequence that will live on in Warriors' lore. Read More »

Walters: Thurston might not be back for Origin II

Beveridge was pictured in the Queensland rooms at Wednesday night's game, decked out in an official team polo shirt. NSW were simply magnificent. The Titans warhorse justified his selection, playing his ultra simple role perfectly in providing excellent service from the deck and making 53 tackles. Read More »

Yuvraj to miss first warm-up match against New Zealand due to illness

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London , May 28 India beat New Zealand in the opening warm-up game of the Champions Trophy by 45 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method. Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Latham , Martin Guptill , Ross Taylor , Luke Ronchi (wk), Neil Broom , Jimmy Neesham , Colin de Grandhomme , Corey Anderson , Mitchell Santner , Jeetan Patel, Adam Milne , Mitchell McClenaghan , Tim Southee , Trent Boult . Read More »

LeBron James Says | 'I gave everything I had to this game'

Added to the fact that he joined a Warriors team that won the National Basketball Association title in 2015 and followed that up by winning a record 73 games last season before falling to Cleveland in seven games, Durant was considered a villain by many. Read More »

Wawrinka de retour en finale deux ans après — Roland-Garros

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C'est dire que Stan Wawrinka sera difficile à arrêter, lui qui n'est jamais aussi redoutable que lorsqu'il accumule les succès. "Ma victoire à Genève m'a permis de retrouver la confiance". Thiem peut-il le (re) faire? La seconde demi-finale opposera en fin d'après-midi l'Espagnol Rafael Nadal (n°4) à l'Autrichien Dominic Thiem (n°6). Read More »

NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from a year ago

So mentally and physically, I got to prepare myself for that". I would drive left. Mama Durant has stood behind KD every step of the process this season and defended her son's critics who denounced his decision to leave for Golden State. So James had more to worry about than some criticisms that he passed on shooting. "I mean, listen: It happens", James said. "There's going to be some stuff and you just got to kind of persevere and get through it". Read More »

Australian Olympic Swimmer Handed 12-Month Ban For Missing Drug Tests

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His third strike was the most costly 10 minutes of his career, when he missed FINA testing agents after a dinner at his mother's house on the Gold Coast . Fraser-Holmes won the 200 metre freestyle at the Glasgow Commonwealth games - as well as competing in Rio in 2016. Groves missed her third test in San Diego in California when a FINA drug tester could not locate her on a Sunday afternoon at her accommodation. Read More »

Kumar Sangakkara inspired Sri Lanka stunner: Angelo Mathews

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. "It was very pleasing for us to give them a win because we had some bad times in the recent past, especially with losing a lot of lives due to floods and we are very grateful that we could give them (Sri Lankan people) a (reason to) smile", the soft-spoken Sri Lanka skipper said at the post-match conference here last night. Read More »

Le Portugal sans difficulté en Lettonie

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La situation est tendue pour la Selecao, qui reste toujours deuxième de ce groupe B, à 3 points de la Suisse. Il a inscrit là son 11e but dans ces éliminatoires, ce qui fait de lui - et de loin - le meilleur buteur de cette campagne qualificative. Read More »

Dufner has another 65 and opens big lead at Memorial

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On the resumption, Dufner failed to gouge his ball back to the fairway and managed to find the green with his third, and after playing partner Fowler had failed to apply the pressure when he pulled his short-iron second left of the green, Dufner calmly rolled in the par putt and earned the champions handshake from tournament host Jack Nicklaus . Read More »

O's Machado leaves game with 'left wrist soreness'

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He has both 12 home runs and 12 doubles, while having driven in 27 runs through his first 56 games. To make matters worse, the spike appeared to get tangled up in cloth tape around Machado's wrist, making it hard to wrangle free. The Orioles are seriously lacking depth in their infield. He was scheduled to lead off the fourth, and Ruben Tejada replaced him. The Orioles now sit in third place in the American League East, but things could get ugly in a hurry if Machado doesn't rebound ... Read More »