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Murray in a hurry after straight-set victory

Del Potro is still working his way back to his rightful ranking after the wrist problems that nearly ended his career, and the big question was how he would pull up physically. "Too much frustration", said del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, who has endured a series of operations on his left wrist, making two-handed backhands problematic. Read More »

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

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Il est par ailleurs assuré de dépasser Nole au classement technique de l'ATP , où le Serbe se retrouvera 4e lundi: il conservera sa 3e place s'il s'incline en finale, et grimpera au 2e rang s'il s'offre sa deuxième Coupe des Mousquetaires! 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 gagnants d'un Stan Wawrinka qui n'a jamais douté. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Jasprit Bumrah says 'calm' India executed plans to perfection

In scenarios where the wickets are harder and the white ball tends to be benign in terms of lateral movement, Bhuvneshwar is banking on his ability to change the length of deliveries so that runs can be contained. We wanted to step up that intensity. They bowled well and we had a lot of soft dismissals and that didn't do us any favors. The wicket should stay the same throughout the game. Read More »

Unseeded, just 20, Ostapenko wins French Open for 1st title

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This was the first women's Grand Slam since the 1979 Australian Open where none of the quarterfinalists had won a major. Yet for much of the contest, hanging into rallies by her fingernails, it seemed Halep's steady approach would see her become only the second Romanian woman to win a grand slam title after her manager Virginia Ruzici's 1978 Roland Garros win. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins G Matt Murray to start Game 5 vs. Nashville Predators

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Subban. "It was just one of those games where they were going and we were trying to find it and didn't really get it going at any point", Rinne said. The three-time Vezina Trophy finalist allowed eight goals on just 36 shots during the first two games in Pittsburgh. Sure, technically Frederick Gaudreau and Jake Guentzel are rookies. Read More »

Hamilton: Vettel is clearly Ferrari's No.1 driver

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Hamilton put a fearless face on what has been a weekend to forget at the principality. But the triple world champion admitted he can ill-afford another off-colour weekend if he is to halt Vettel's charge. One more race like this and we'll be much further behind'. Ferrari have been accused of bringing team orders into play to help Vettel extend his World Championship lead as much as possible as Lewis Hamilton tried to limit the damage from starting P13 on the grid. Read More »

Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes by 2 lengths for Pletcher

While Always Dreaming sat out the Belmont, Tapwrit and Patch , who finished sixth and fourteenth, respectively, in the Kentucky Derby and sat out of the Preakness, stepped in. "We were hoping he had enough when it came to crunchtime", said Pletcher. One-eyed horse Patch, also trained by Pletcher, was third. Tapwrit , ridden by Jose Ortiz crosses the finish line to win the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Elmont, N.Y. Read More »

Hate group rallies against Islamic law in dozens of U.S. cities

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Demonstrators at small but raucous gatherings around the country expressed concerns that extremist interpretations of Islamic law might somehow spread across the U.S. Co-founder of Austin Texas Solidarity Matt Korn said anti-Muslim groups see all Muslims as terrorist not people. Marches against Islamic law are scheduled in more than two dozen cities across the United States. Read More »

Nadal remporte son 10e Roland-Garros

Pourtant menée 6-3, 5-1 par l'Ukrainienne Elina Svitolina, elle a bénéficié d'une énorme défaillance adverse pour refaire son retard et s'imposer en trois manches (3-6, 7-6, 6-0). " Mats Wilander , qui a remporté Roland Garros par trois fois dans sa carrière, n'a pas tari d'éloges au sujet de la prestation de Stan Wawrinka ". Read More »

Rafael Nadal remporte sa dixième victoire — Roland-Garros

L'Espagnol est à ce jour, l'unique joueur de l'histoire à avoir gagné dix fois le même tournoi du Grand Chelem . Il y a 12 ans, Rafael Nadal remportait son premier titre Porte d'Auteuil . Tout au long de ce tournoi 2017 de Roland-Garros, Rafael Nadal n'a pas perdu le moindre set. Nadal a été éblouissant de maîtrise. Il a été très solide au service, ne concédant aucun break et seulement une occasion au Suisse. Read More »

Nadal playing Wawrinka in French Open final

Key Stat: Two days after turning 19, Nadal became the youngest man to win a major title since Michael Chang was 17 at the 1989 French Open . He has never lost any French open final and he is the first victor to have 10 Grand Slam singles titles for the same tournament. Read More »

Nadal: 10th Roland Garros win is 'indescribable'

With the win, Nadal extended his head-to-head lead over Wawrinka to a stellar 16-3, and improves to a flawless 10-0 in French finals. "He's playing the best he's ever played", the third-seeded Wawrinka told a news conference after watching Nadal collect the trophy "He's the best ever on clay; it's always a tough challenge". Read More »

Gareth Southgate: England Under-20 glory has 'raised the bar for everybody'

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin was the match-winner, scoring the only goal of the game in the first half - although Freddie Woodman deserves plenty of plaudits for saving Adalberto Penaranda's second half penalty. Woodman was awarded the Golden Glove, given to best goalkeeper of the tournament, BBC reports. Had it not been for injury, the likelihood is that the Rams would have had a World Cup victor on their books. Read More »

NBA Twitter Reacts To Thrilling Game 3 Of NBA Finals

Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball on offense against the Cleveland Cavaliers . This was answered with a definitive yes. "But now that we're in this situation, why not take care of business and finish the job?" They limited him in the 1st Half. The Warriors began to use the screen to get players like Kevin Durant open and it worked. Read More »

Cavs rely on survival mentality to extend Finals

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I know my teammates do as well. "I've won one on the road". But after scoring a basket - which gives the defense time to align itself properly - the Cavs defense was actually good, and tied for 10th in the National Basketball Association in defensive efficiency, according to Inpredictable, a site that specializes in advanced stats and win probabilities. Read More »

Mathews says Sri Lanka need to be at best to beat Pakistan

Earlier, an impressive bowling performance that was complemented by fantastic fielding effort, saw the holders skittle out South Africa for a paltry 191 in 44.3 overs after winning the toss. Pandya struck to snare of the wicket of Du Plessis (36) before Chris Morris (four) top-edged Jasprit Bumrah to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Kohli joined Dhawan and after surviving hostile spells from Morkel and Rabada the pair started to play with more freedom. Read More »

10e titre pour Rafael Nadal — Roland-Garros

Le sentiment que j'ai est indescriptible. Je ressens une telle tension ici, une telle adrénaline. "C'est le tournoi le plus important de ma carrière", a dit le joueur aux spectateurs du court Philippe-Chatrier. Read More »

L'évolution physique de Rafael Nadal

Le sentiment que j'ai est indescriptible. "C'est le tournoi le plus important de ma carrière", a dit le vainqueur aux spectateurs du Central. 4 Le nombre de titres glanés en 2017 par Rafael Nadal , meilleur total masculin devant le trio Roger Federer (Open d'Australie, Indian Wells, Miami), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Rotterdam, Marseille, Lyon) et Alexander Zverev (Montpellier, Munich, Rome). Read More »

Cavaliers explode for historic offensive night in overwhelming Warriors

In his 16th National Basketball Association season, Richard Jefferson went from not even seeing action in several of Cleveland's early playoff games to playing a prominent role off the bench in these Finals. And Kevin (Love ) shot the ball well . Steph Curry had a particularly unfocused night. "One game at a time", he said. "So it's all things that happen bad aren't that bad, when you take a step back and look at them". Read More »

Injury concerns are on Warren Gatland's mind after Crusaders win

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But not so. Instead, we saw a Lions side, perhaps galvanised by the criticism received after their defeat to the Blues, produce a gutsy display firmly in keeping with the jersey's glorious past. George Bridge knocked on with a try begging after the Crusaders bisected the Lions' 10-12 channel, and then the Lions won another big scrum penalty. Read More »

Deflated Wawrinka says he was too hesitant in French Open final

Nadal is 15-3 against Wawrinka but the Swiss has beaten his French Open finalist in a Grand Slam final before and has also defeated him on clay before. Telling Words: "I played at the maximum of my power, my strength, and my capability, but Rafa was the best player". Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic have won their third consecutive Grand Slam title in women's doubles, beating Australians Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-1 in ... Read More »

Wawrinka : "Nadal joue à un niveau incroyable"

Celles d'avant 2015, cette année de doute (vite oublié) qui avait fait courir l'idée d'un possible déclin, que "Rafa" a repoussé avec autant de classe et d'aisance que Roger Federer en début d'année à l'Open d'Australie. Le taureau de Manacor a profité de la moindre ouverture pour placer son adversaire sur la défensive. Dans ces conditions, le suspense n'a duré que cinq jeux, le temps pour l'Espagnol de prendre pour la première fois le service du Vaudois, puis d'enchaîner une série de sept ... Read More »

Wawrinka, destination finale — Roland-Garros

Il se souvient que Rafael Nadal avait souffert du dos dans cette finale. Installé dans le Top 10 (il est 7e mondial), il a connu une excellente préparation sur terre battue et une quinzaine impeccable jusqu'à ces demi-finales: aucun set perdu, et, surtout, un succès très convaincant face au N.2 mondial Novak Djokovic , tenant du titre, écarté sans ménagement en trois sets (7-6, 6-3, 6-0) en quarts de finale. Read More »

Nadal dominant in 10th French Open win

But Nadal seized control when they returned to the court, and the match ended anticlimactically with a double-fault by Djokovic. "It's truly incredible", Nadal told the crowd. This time it has been hard for me, but my relationship with this tournament is special . It was also his first major since winning the 2014 French Open , and the third time he's triumphed in Paris without dropping a set. Read More »