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Ostapenko wins birthday battle with Bacsinszky to reach French Open final

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On the day she turned 20 the free-swinging world number 47 launched a fusillade of winners to become the first unseeded player to reach the women's singles final at Roland Garros since Mima Jausovec lost to Chris Evert in 1983. "She is young and reckless, in a sense". A scruffy game followed from Ostapenko as a huge opportunity appeared to go begging, though she made amends in the tie-break. Lire la suite »

Another major trophy in Zidane's young coaching career

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Cristiano Ronaldo bagged twice and there were goals for Casemiro and Marco Asensio as they comfortably beat their opponents. Real Madrid also became the first team to win the competition back-to-back, after winning it in 2016. He finally won the Champions League as a Madrid player in 2002, scoring an fantastic volley in the final against Bayer Leverkusen in Glasgow, Scotland. Lire la suite »

Australian cricket team out of the 2017 ICC Champions!

After a 40-minute delay Morgan, king of the counter-punch, crashed the first two balls after the restart from Starc for four through the covers, and soon Australia were on the back foot as the sun briefly shone and England's classy left-handers put their old foes to the sword. Lire la suite »

Halep, Teenager Ostapenko Advance to French Final, No. 1 on the Line

The first women's semifinal match at the French Open is underway. "I will go there and give my everything, for sure". I felt like that on court, and I felt that I have to run for every ball. She is not one to back down. And she's not one to hide her emotions, either. But the Latvian took the challenge to Bacsinszky with her aggression, nipping ahead at 4-3 before the Swiss called for the trainer. Lire la suite »

Google Celebrates Champions Trophy 2017 with an interactive game

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Young gun Fahim Ashraf's blitzkrieg knock of 64 not out off 30 balls powered Pakistan to an unlikely, two-wicket win over Bangladesh in their first warm-up game on Saturday. We play all our opponents with the same intensity. It is the crowd which creates the environment. "We are taking it as a normal game and like any other worldwide game which isn't easy for you and you have to work hard for it, same is against India ", he added. Lire la suite »

England's Woakes out of Champions Trophy

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Steven Finn will replace the injured Chris Woakes in England's Champions Trophy squad, the International Cricket Council has confirmed. Finn's call-up has been approved by the Event Technical Committee of the Champions Trophy and he is available for Tueaday's match against New Zealand in Cardiff. Lire la suite »

Antoine Griezmann: 'It would be dirty to leave Atletico Madrid now'

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However, it looks like the deal for the Frenchman could be off. Atletico are facing a transfer ban when the window opens in a few weeks, which means the club cannot replace the attacker. It would be a dirty move to leave now. But, in an interview with Sunday morning programme Telefoot , Griezmann said: "The CAS sanction has come in". Lire la suite »

Real Madrid reject Man Utd's 52m Morata bid

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Jose Mourinho is in the market for a new top class front-man after releasing Zlatan Ibrahimovic today and Morata has emerged as a prime target after United missed out on Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann . Morata also set rumour pages alight by following several United players on Instagram which, in modern football terms, is as good as the old fashioned "Come and get me plea". Lire la suite »

Title-chasing Thiem gears up for tough Nadal test

Djokovic has now reached the quarter-final of the ongoing French Open where he will play Dominic Thiem on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). He will now face Pablo Carreno Busta , who beat Milos Raonic , in the quarter-finals where victory will be his 100th in best-of-five-set matches on his beloved clay. Lire la suite »

Padres Bullpen Blasted by Royals

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Chacin allowed only three hits and two walks with six strikeouts in seven innings, although one of the hits was a two-run, game-tying homer by catcher Salvador Perez in the fifth. "That's the bread and butter right there, so if you don't get ahead you're going to get hit and that's what happened". The next inning, Alex Gordon lined a 95 miles per hour fastball to center for a leadoff single, Kennedy worked a walk out of the nine hole and Diaz's next offering to Whit Merrifield was a 96 ... Lire la suite »

Runs Help Twins Win

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The Twins stayed atop the division thanks to a 3-2 win at San Francisco on Saturday for win number three in a row. He was good. When a pitcher is that good, he just makes you look flat. Belt has seven of those blasts, tying him with 3B Pablo Sandoval for second among Giants. At AT&T Park, they are averaging 3.07 runs per game this season. Lire la suite »

Roland-Garros : Rafael Nadal en finale !

Le Japonais Kei Nishikori, 9e joueur mondial, a surmonté un faux départ et s'est qualifié pour les quarts de finale de Roland-Garros pour la deuxième fois en battant lundi l'Espagnol Fernando Verdasco (37e), 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0. Mais Nadal, s'il n'est encore que quatrième mondial, est le n°1 sur sa surface préféré. Il s'est effondré dans le dernier set. Alors que j'étais un peu à la peine au début du tournoi, je peux être fier de ce que j'ai réalisé. Lire la suite »

Jos Buttler's incredible six helps England to Champions Trophy win

In reply, New Zealand struggled to overcome the first over loss of Luke Ronchi for a golden duck and, although Kane Williamson struck an assured 87, his team mates were picked off by England's impressive attack. The duo appeared to be taking the game away from England but Morgan kept faith in his bowlers to provide breakthrough to which they delivered. Then paceman Liam Plunkett (4/55) bowled brilliantly as New Zealand were bundled out for 223 in 44.3 overs. Lire la suite »

Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 Highlights

He gave up two goals in the first 6:43 of the game and it never improved from there as h started the second period on the bench. What's next: Game 6 in Sunday night in Nashville, where the Predators are 9-1 in the playoffs. Still, Rinne is 0-5 in his career in Pittsburgh . Crosby then started hitting Subban in the head repeatedly, eventually drawing a roughing penalty while Subban - who quipped that Crosby was complaining about Subban's bad breath during a Game 3 exchange - went off for ... Lire la suite »

Sidney Crosby has Penguins closing in on repeat Stanley Cup

The Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins players started one of the ugliest incidents seen on the ice, with Crosby mashing a prone Subban's helmet into the ice for about five seconds before finally relenting. Sheary, Kessel and Hainsey put the game away in the second period. Nashville will attempt to tie the series on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET and force a decisive Game 7. Lire la suite »

Defender Brad Smith out of Australia squad for Confeds Cup

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Football Federation Australia were still waiting on official confirmation of Smith's unavailabilty for the tournament but believed it to be the case. Smith's position in the Socceroos' starting XI has at times been questioned given he made only five English Premier League appearances for Bournemouth last season. Lire la suite »

Health of Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis still in question

Six different players scored goals in the Penguins' rout of the Nashville Predators on Thursday night in Pittsburgh . Pittsburgh can win the Cup Sunday in Music City. "What I've really grown to admire and respect about Sid is not only is he a talented player, because there's a lot of talented players, I just think he has such a drive to be the best, and he's willing to do what it takes". Lire la suite »

Jones hails England win as one of the best of his career

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Argentina were maddened by England's refusal to go away, even after Juan Martin Hernandez's drop goal with three minutes left had seemingly secured victory. Sanchez added the hard conversion to put his side into a 7-0 lead and the Pumas , urged on by an expectant near-capacity 25,000 crowd, were full of energy and enthusiasm. Lire la suite »

Marlins star Stanton leaves game after being hit in hand

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Dee Gordon went 3 for 5 with two doubles as the Marlins posted a season high in runs behind 18 hits. Johnny Vander Meer remains the only pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters, doing so in 1938 for the Cincinnati Reds . "I have to turn it around". The Pirates recalled RHP Dovydas Neverauskas from Triple-A Indianapolis and he pitched one scoreless inning. Pirates: RHP Jameson Taillon will return to the starting rotation next week against Colorado, just a month removed from ... Lire la suite »

Even JR Smith can't believe LeBron James' dunk from Game 4

Tristan Thompson had almost as many rebounds in Game 4 (10) as he had in Games 1-3 combined (11). The Cavs and Warriors go at it in Game 3 of The Finals tonight in Cleveland, with tipoff scheduled for 9 p.m. After an offensive rebound, he got two more shots at the line, and missed those too. "You think so, right?" Kobe's signature moment in the 2000 playoffs came in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals when he tossed a signature alley-oop to Shaquille O'Neal in the final minute ... Lire la suite »

England win ODI series over South Africa

Although the scans were inconclusive, Stokes still took a limited part in England's practice session on Friday at the Ageas Bowl , the headquarters of south coast club Hampshire and the venue for the second ODI. South Africa really should've won from that position. But Buttler and Moeen Ali shared a rapid 78-run stand off the last 40 deliveries that included 22 runs in one over from seamer Andile Phehlukwayo (1-74). Lire la suite »

Perfect shot; Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 finals lead

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There was still time left on the clock when James walked off the court in frustration. The free throws that sealed the deal. Durant (seven) and Stephen Curry (four) scored all the points during that span. Please please please stop criticizing LeBron for passing to one of the three greatest shooters ever in crunch time . In the final moments, James passed up a shot, instead finding Kyle Korver , who missed a three-pointer. Lire la suite »

NBA Finals Interrupted By Bizarre Controversy

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The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the the Golden State Warriors on their home turf - 137 to 116 - and will move on to Game 5 in Oakland on Monday. They did it staring elimination in the face and needing a ideal game to overcome the Warriors and they just about delivered the flawless game in a 137-116 win that extended an NBA Finals most had destined for a sweep. Lire la suite »

Cavaliers end Warriors run to keep NBA Finals alive

In the first half on Friday, the Cavaliers scored 86 points on 61% shooting. Yes, in order for the Golden State Warriors to collapse this season, all those scenarios must take place. It's hilarious that he just knows/asssumes it was Green who said it. They had more rebounds , assists and steals, and fewer turnovers. "Glad that we got the monkey off our back in terms of just getting one win in this series in terms of going against this great team". Lire la suite »