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French Open 2017: Jelena Ostapenko beats Timea Bacsinszky to reach final

Ostapenko, the world number 47, is the first unseeded player to reach the final at Roland Garros since Mima Jausovec in 1983. She will meet Ostapenko for the first time in the final on Saturday. But the Latvian took the challenge to Bacsinszky with her aggression, nipping ahead at 4-3 before the Swiss called for the trainer. As well as seeing off her opponent 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 in 2 hr 25min, it helped take her total number of winners to 245 for the tournament, 87 more than any other woman ... Lire la suite »

Murray hopes to carry momentum into grass court season


There is a telling statistic about 32-year-old Wawrinka - the oldest French Open finalist since Niki Pilic in 1973. There were moments when he might have shut Wawrinka down - especially after riding out a rough patch in mid-match to go 2-1 up in sets against the run of play - but the strongest man on the Tour would not stay down. Lire la suite »

3 reasons to sign LeBron James


This will surely raise more than a few eyebrows, but here goes. To start, James is definitely going to remain with the Cavs through the 2017-2018 season. One theory gaining tremendous steam is James will make a permanent move to Hollywood to join preferably the Los Angeles Lakers , with the Los Angeles Clippers serving as a fall back plan. Lire la suite »

Kyle Busch turns fastest lap at Pocono for 2nd straight pole


No chance of a mic drop. Busch could have made the boastful move with another outstanding qualifying effort. It is his second pole in 2017 and his third pole in 25 races at Pocono Raceway. "You have to have good personnel and Adam chooses all of that". This might be a theme at Pocono - big brother Kurt Busch won this race past year with his crew chief serving a one-race suspension. Lire la suite »

Warriors rally for 3-0 series lead

The Warriors were still up three points in Game 3 . "He's been an unbelievable player in this league for a long time , and he senses this is his time , his moment, his team". LeBron James recorded a triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and Cleveland outperformed the NBA's most electrifying offence in a testy Game 4 filled with technical fouls on Friday night, beating the Warriors 137-116 and ending their ideal post-season. Lire la suite »

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says Lions have to start winning


Ireland's Conor Murray is the scrumhalf in what will likely be the Lions preferred 9 and 10 combination for the Tests. "Jordie coming away with us past year has paid dividends", Hansen told reporters in Auckland. England are also out in Argentina with Sale Sharks twins Ben and Tom Curry part of Eddie Jones' squad. "The competition in the whole squad is very fierce". Lire la suite »

NBA Draft Rumors: Kings may trade up for De'Aaron Fox

According to ESPN's Chad Ford , the Kings are looking for suitors to package the fifth and tenth picks in the draft to ensure they land De'Aaron Fox. Ford reported, "There's talk inside the organization about combining picks No. Point guard Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball are expected to go off the board early as well , before the Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns select at picks Nos. Lire la suite »

Mladenovic sort Muguruza et file en quarts de finale — Roland-Garros

Contre la puissante espagnole, 5e mondiale, elle a relevé le défi du fond du court en réussissant de superbes coups gagnants, dans un match spectaculaires mais aussi émaillé de fautes, les plus grosses côté espagnol. Au terme d'un point splendide c'est la Française qui est venu conclure au filet. Elle donne maintenant rendez-vous dimanche à Muguruza. Son début de saison avec son titre à Saint-Pétersbourgh et ses deux finales sur terre battue à Stuttgart puis à Madrid avait laissé la porte ... Lire la suite »

Confusion Over Technical Fouls in Game 4 Mystifies Everyone But Draymond

Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving even went to the line and drained the technical free throw. We later learned that the first half technical was called on Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr . "I didn't get one", Green said. "And I said, "Well, it's right here on the sheet that it was on Draymond, and our scorers" people said the same thing'". Lire la suite »

Golden State souffre, mais arrache une 3e victoire consécutive — NBA

Smith. Dans le sillage de Durant, auteur de 31 points, Klay Thompson (30 points) et Stephen Curry (26 points et 13 rebonds) ont également livré un grand match. "C'est probablement l'équipe qui a la plus grosse puissance de feu que j'ai jamais affrontée dans ma carrière", a constaté LeBron James . A l'image des play-offs 2016/2017, les Finales NBA ne vont pas offrir le suspense que tout le monde attendait. Lire la suite »

Pliskova s'offre un premier quart à Paris


Cette année, Garcia a fait l'impasse sur la Fed Cup, pour privilégier sa carrière individuelle, et n'a plus depuis évolué à pareil niveau. "Dans les moments importants, Karolina a été capable d'être un peu plus agressive, d'attraper quelques lignes", avouait la Française. Lire la suite »

Real Madrid wins UEFA Champions League


A handful of top players were left out of Real's squad for the Juve game. Real Madrid star Isco has revealed he is on the verge of signing a new contract to keep him at the club. "I think I'll be here next year!" We are still quite young as a whole team and we have a great squad."The city have done an immaculate job in hosting such a great event and we thank everyone for that"."We are strong at the moment". Lire la suite »

Tottenham forward Kane aspires to win Ballon d'Or

An explosive end to the campaign saw Kane collect the Golden Boot for the second successive season after finishing with 29 goals in the Premier League . "But look, it is down to Gareth". "To do that, it isn't just individual, I think it's part of a team thing as well, winning team trophies". That's something he is trying to get across: whoever is captain is captain but there are plenty of other leaders out there who can talk and help each other out on the pitch. Lire la suite »

Confident Harry Kane is aiming for a Hampden hat-trick

We've got a lot of leaders in this team and I think that's important and that's something we're trying to get across that whoever is captain is captain. "You always get judged on the big games and the big moments", he added. "You can only look at players like that and try to use that to your advantage". Lire la suite »

Australia will be ready for England showdown: Smith

As Australia had not faced 20 overs in their innings, the match was abandoned with no result with both sides earning a point. Warner and Smith were reluctant to leave the field and felt they could have played through the rain for at least another two overs. Lire la suite »

Whataburger trolls Cavaliers after devastating Game 3 loss


Thompson had 30 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists as Steph Curry posted a double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds. James was been sensational again for Cleveland , scoring 27 points on 11-for-14 shooting. On the back of a Durant masterclass, the Warriors would score the last ten points to turn a deficit into a five-point win during the final minute. No team in NBA playoff history has ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a series, although the Cavaliers did become the first team ... Lire la suite »

Georges St-Pierre still optimistic about fighting Michael Bisping


Both St-Pierre and Bisping have publicly stated that the next loss in their careers will likely result in retirement. "I want to be the one that retires him", St-Pierre said. St-Pierre doesn't deny Bisping is the most desirable matchup for him at this stage, and he said "The Count" feels the same way. "Whether or not I win my next fight, which I plan on winning and believe I will, then I want to have one last fight in England, hopefully defending my belt for the third time and then I'll ... Lire la suite »

Cavaliers enjoy record-setting points totals in first half vs. Warriors

Cleveland , determined not to watch the Warriors celebrate a championship on their home court for the second time in three seasons, came out flying with a record 86 points in the first half to lead by 18. In the first quarter, the referees called so many fouls on the Warriors, the Cavs shot a record 22 free throws. In one floor fight over a loose ball, Warriors' center Zaza Pachulia punched Iman Shumpert in the groin. Lire la suite »

Cavs stunning Warriors at half

Durant's shot was part of an 11-0 Golden State run in the final 3:09 of the game, a spurt that provided them with a 3-0 stranglehold on the series that they can wrap up Friday night here. The game was the most physical yet of the Finals and saw James and Durant come face-to-face at midcourt for a heated argument while a play was being reviewed. Lire la suite »

Bacsinszky, Ostapenko advance to French Open semis

Ostapenko started dictating the points, and in the third set from 2-1 Wozniacki , she won five games in a row. The Swiss won a 22-stroke rally with a backhand smash, Mladenovic came back from two break points with another wonderful rally, and would battle though four deuces and another break point before Bacsinszky fired a cracking backhand victor to edge the break. Lire la suite »

Steve Kerr possible to return in Finals, sources say


This season, at age 32, James averaged 26.4 points plus career highs of 8.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists as well as a league-high 37.8 minutes on the court a game. "And hopefully we keep it going, but we fully respect and are aware that this team that we're playing, they're the champions and we're not", Kerr said. Lire la suite »

Bacsinszky et Ostapenko s'offrent un beau cadeau d'anniversaire — Roland-Garros

Kei Nishikori s'est lui fait une sacrée frayeur, puisque le Japonais a eu besoin de deux jours et 5 sets pour écarter le vivace Coréen Hyeon Chung (7-5, 6-4, 6-7, 0-6, 6-4). Au terme d'un point splendide c'est la Française qui est venu conclure au filet. Au final, dans cette manche, Mladenovic aura laissé quelque filer, par ses seules erreurs personnelles, six balles de jeu... Lire la suite »

NSW claim first blood in State of Origin opener

And Milford would not be protected. "I've got a lot of respect for Queensland ", he said. "Collectively as a team if we don't put in the effort then we are going to lose". Despite losing 10 of the last 11 series , the Blues were backed by many to prevail at Suncorp Stadium, particularly with inspirational Maroons half-back Johnathan Thurston missing his first Origin match since 2004 due to injury. Lire la suite »

What time, channel is Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game 4 (6/9/17)? NBA Playoffs


Of course, no team had ever come back from a 3-1 deficit to capture a championship until the Cavs did it a year ago. And if that win comes tonight, it will cap off a remarkable, flawless 16-0 postseason. The Cavs led the Warriors by six with 3:09 remaining before Golden State closed on an 11-0 run, led by Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant . Thompson missed the only shot he took and pulled down only three rebounds. Lire la suite »