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Nadal bat Thiem et vise un dixième titre

Le Suisse (ATP 3) a éliminé le N.1 mondial britannique Andy Murray 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7/3) et 6-1. Wawrinka tentera lui de prendre sa revanche sur Murray, qui l'avait dépossédé de sa couronne il y a un an au même stade de la compétition. Lire la suite »

Morgan hails brilliant England bowlers

Morgans men are through to the Champions Trophy semi-finals following their victory over New Zealand , but the same can not be said for the Aussies, who will be out of the tournament should England win. Liam Plunkett was the pick of the bowlers for England with figures of four for 55. "Another four-wicket haul to his name will give him massive confidence and so it should". Lire la suite »

The Penguins got everything they needed in Game 5 blowout win

He of four regular-season goals netted his second of the playoffs in the second period, giving the Penguins their 6-0 lead. The team is trying to take a 3-2 lead in a tied series, and is looking to head back to Nashville with the chance to clinch the series and their second-straight Stanley Cup title. Lire la suite »

The Night the NBA Finals Got Weird

Cleveland also set the record for most three-point shots made in an NBA Finals game with 24. Cleveland took Game 3 at home, lost Game 4 and then won the final three - Game 7 in Oakland - to capture the city's first sports championship since 1964. Lire la suite »

Penguin's prepare to take home Lord Stanley; Fluery or Murray?

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After an offensive onslaught, the Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from repeating as Stanley Cup champions. Evgeni Malkin had two points, including his third goal of the series, and Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists. The NHL reviewed Sissons' cross-check of Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta's face inside the final minute of Thursday night's 6-0 win by Pittsburgh . Lire la suite »

Une finale Nadal-Wawrinka — Roland-Garros

Nadal s'est qualifié en donnant une leçon en trois sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 et à peine plus de deux heures au jeune Autrichien Dominic Thiem , le seul joueur qui l'avait battu cette saison sur terre battue. Wawrinka est un puncheur dont le jeu est fondé sur la prise de risques tant avec son puissant coup droit qu'avec son magnifique revers à une main. Nadal peut continuer à rêver d'une 'Decima' à Paris. Lire la suite »

Gennett becomes first Reds player with four-home run game

Gennett became the 17th major leaguer - and the first Reds player - to hit four in a game. Wainwright lasted only 3⅔ innings and gave up nine runs for just the third time in his career . "It was big to go deep and give our horses in the bullpen a break". Wainwright had gone 26.1 innings, allowing only one run over four starts and going 6+ innings in each. Lire la suite »

Nola beats Braves, leads Phillies to fifth straight win

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Atlanta finally got on the board with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth when Matt Adams and Rio Ruiz scored on a Johan Camargo triple. He lasted only 2 2/3 innings against the San Francisco Giants on Friday and was chased after allowing five runs, four earned, on six hits and a career-high five walks. Lire la suite »

Argentina beats Brazil 1-0 in friendly before 95000 fans

Just under 100,000 watched Argentina defeat Brazil 1-0 in an worldwide friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Brazil continued to dominate possession and kept up the pressure but Sampaoli's influence was there for all to see as the Albiceleste impressively kept their discipline and hung on for a morale-boosting win. Lire la suite »

De Villiers excited about India clash

The 33-year-old's first golden duck in his long and successful ODI career came during South Africa's shock 19-run loss to Pakistan at Edgbaston on Wednesday. If AB de Villiers misfires again, the onus would be on Duminy, the second-most experienced ODI player in the squad , to make a match-winning contribution. Lire la suite »

Durant not feeling pressure of NBA Finals expectations

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And while forward-thinking teams have been praised for putting the player first, there is concern across the league that the approach threatens to alienate fans who pay to see their favorite players, aggravate network executives who paid billions to showcase games, and devalue the regular season. Lire la suite »

Vegas Play of the Day: Warriors at Cavaliers

Would Magic and Erving and all the other past great teams beat the Warriors if Golden State traveled back and time or if the past great teams traveled to the present? No team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit, and it doesn't appear any team is equipped to hang with these Warriors, who may go down as one of the best ever. Lire la suite »

Warriors look to finish off sweep of Cavaliers

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The Warriors are highly unlikely to even hint at a discount now that Curry can score a supermax deal for up to 35 percent of the team's cap for next season - netting roughly $205 million for a five-year commitment. But what's more exciting and colorful is how the Warriors are doing in the most destructive possible way. Love hit another 3-pointer late in the second to give the Cavs the record. Lire la suite »

Sebastian Vettel fastest in final practice

The celebrations didn't end there for Hamilton who was then presented with a race-worn Senna helmet, donated by the late Brazilian driver's family. But Hamilton claimed his first ever Grand Prix victory in Montreal back in 2007 and is determined to repeat the achievement at one of his favourite races. Lire la suite »

Une finale de trentenaires entre Nadal et Wawrinka — Roland-Garros

Au terme d'un premier set disputé, le gain du tie-break par l'Autrichien (7-5) a d'abord nourri les espoirs d'un succès en faveur de ce dernier. Viendront ensuite Rafael Nadal et Dominic Thiem . Il est pratiquement injouable à Roland-Garros. "Ce n'est pas évident de prendre ce genre de décision", a-t-il dit, assurant qu'il " adorait " encore le tennis . Lire la suite »

Nadal rejoint Wawrinka en finale — Roland-Garros

C'est le rendez-vous des amoureux de la terre battue. Ce Thiem-là, toujours sur un fil à vouloir frapper sans cesse plus fort (34 fautes directes, 21 en coup droit) et sans plan B, était finalement bien trop léger pour empêcher Rafael Nadal de se rapprocher à une victoire d'une légendaire decima . Lire la suite »

Halep and Svitolina advance to French Open quarterfinals

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His shaky form was expected to be challenged by Del Potro, a former world number four and semi-finalist at Roland Garros in 2009. Fernando Verdasco of Spain defeated 22nd-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 and will face the victor of the match between eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan and Hyeon Chung of South Korea. Lire la suite »

Thiem élimine Djokovic — Roland-Garros

Si Thiem a remporté le premier jeu sur le service de Nadal , le suspense s'est assez vite dégonflé. " C'est un fait, je suis loin de mon meilleur tennis en ce moment et j'en suis conscient". " C'est incroyable pour moi , a affirmé Thiem ". Le Serbe est assuré de se faire doubler par les deux finalistes de Roland-Garros, Rafael Nadal et Stan Wawrinka , au classement ATP. Lire la suite »

Tennis: Murray estime que Roland-Garros peut le "stimuler" pour Wimbledon

Le Vaudois jouera donc sa seconde finale à Roland-Garros dimanche, après son titre en 2015. Contre Murray, qui l'a embobiné tout du long au point de mener deux manches à une alors que le Suisse avait un break d'avance à chaque fois, Wawrinka a longtemps donné l'impression de pouvoir paumer un match qu'il avait dans sa raquette. Lire la suite »

De Silva replaces injured Perera in Sri Lanka squad

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Eight teams, therefore, kick-started the tournament that was tipped to be the mini-world cup, spread over 12 days. We've discussed those things, and yeah, I'm not going to reveal it now, but everything is possible. You get to test how good you are in situations like this. "That's unfortunately going to come down to the result again tomorrow. Hopefully, it will be a good one". Lire la suite »

Formula One: Vettel confident but says Hamilton was 'better man'

LEWIS HAMILTON blasted his way to a brilliant 65th pole position of his Formula One career to equal Ayrton Senna's record. Mercedes , meanwhile, continue to show they have the edge over Ferrari over a single lap - the team have secured the top spot in five of the seven meetings this season - but Ferrari have good race pace, with their straight-line speed looking to be more than a match for their rivals'. Lire la suite »

"Faire une pause? Une décision pas facile à prendre" — Novak Djokovic

Un autre défi l'attend désormais avec Rafael Nadal . Le choc de vendredi s'annonce donc musclé. Un an après sa première demi-finale à Paris, l'Autrichien de 23 ans a changé de stature. "Il jouait bien depuis le début du tournoi", a regretté l'Espagnol, qui a compris la décision de son adversaire d'abandonner à 6-2, 2-0. Le numéro un mondial a, certes, merveilleusement défendu en essayant de faire durer l'échange le plus longtemps possible, mais il a finalement plié sous les 87 coups ... Lire la suite »

Sharing power, Southgate gives Kane captaincy against Scots

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Asked how Kane had reacted to the news, Southgate replied: "He was pretty chuffed (pleased)". It's a great honour for a player and their family. "It's huge. "It was an eye-opening experience for us and we learned a lot from each other and had to trust each other in different activities", Lallana said. "I was in a tent, I haven't done that in a while". Lire la suite »