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'La Decima' Nadal replaces Djokovic at second spot in ATP Rankings

Nadal received 2,000 Emirates ATP Rankings points and €2,100,000 in prize money after crushing Stan Wawrinka in the French Open Final on Sunday, to lift his tenth title in 12 years, since he made his debut at Roland Garros in 2005. And he stays flawless in French Open finals at 10-0 (20-0 when he makes the French semifinals). Roger Federer is still No. 5 after missing the French Open for the second year in a row. Lire la suite »

Begovic touts Terry for Bournmouth move

That said, I'm not sure these can really be called transfer rumors in the strictest sense, since John Terry is practically a free agent - incidentally, so is Alex Bruce - and he's free to sign with whomever he pleases. Villa finished in 13th place in the Championship last season, and with club looking to make a huge improvement in their promotion push this time around, one would think Terry is the ideal character to give a boost on the pitch and in the dressing room. Lire la suite »

French Open 2017: Nadal, Djoko ease past Round One


Djokovic, 30, found little resistance from Granollers, grabbing two breaks early on in the first set and powering to a 6-3 6-4 6-2 victory. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic eased past their first round matches this afternoon. "I think I played well in nearly every event that I was in", Nadal said. "It's not only about Grand Slams , tennis". Arch-rival Rafael Nadal launched his quest for a record 10th French Open title with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 win over Frenchman Benoit Paire yesterday. Lire la suite »

Captain Kane rescues England


It's a big moment for the team. "The questions around us centre on character and the ability to withstand events that go against you". Amin Younes and Julian Brandt also scored their first global goals while Julian Draxler and Shkodran Mustafi shared the others as Germany maintained their 100 percent record after six games in European Group C. Lire la suite »

Banks penalty gives Highlanders win over Lions


Having gone close out on either flank, and with a penalty advantage in their pocket, the Lions went straight for the posts through captain Sam Warburton . Hogg, the player of the Six Nations in the last two campaigns, saw four specialists before the decision was made to send him home from the tour. Two-times Lion Hogg has a facial bone fracture after a collision with team-mate Connor Murray during the match against Crusaders at the weekend. Lire la suite »

CR 2017: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 96 runs

The 33-year-old, playing his first one-day global since November 2015, seemed to lose his balance as he stepped backwards onto the rope, and then in diving forward he somehow failed to get a hand onto the ball. Tharanga pleaded guilty, so there was no formal hearing. Sri Lanka would play India and Pakistan on June 8 and June 12 respectively and he would not be available for the team. Lire la suite »

Golden State Warriors win the NBA Finals

Durant even hugged James . The Cavs made a push in the third quarter, closing to within three at one point, but every time the got going, Durant or Iguodala or Thompson or Curry would made a play to reestablish control for the Warriors . Lire la suite »

La Decima: Rafael Nadal reflects on first-round match

I've been working a lot to be where I am today. It was the third time Nadal won the event without dropping a set, and he did it surrendering just 35 games. "But that's clearly his best he ever play". The Spaniard had won the French-Wimbledon double in 2008 and 2010 and he is likely to complete a third French-Wimbledon double this time around. Lire la suite »

Time ticking at Arsenal as Wenger ponders virtues of selling Sanchez


Lately, the North Londoners have been heavily linked with a move to sign French worldwide Alexandre Lacazette . Lacazette enhanced his reputation as one of Europe's most lethal strikers after scoring 37 goals in all competitions for Lyon last season and it's led to plenty of interest from the Premier League. Lire la suite »

Conor McGregor mocks Floyd Mayweather's age with Instagram post

At 40 years of age, questions have been raised as to whether Mayweather can still compete, whilst on the flipside, many believe McGregor's inexperience as a boxer will mean a one-sided fight for "Money" opposite the 28 year-old MMA star. "Floyd did all his business with the MGM", Mayweather continued, discussing the MGM Grand as a possible location rather than the T-Mobile Arena. According to the current schedule at T-Mobile Arena, August 12 and 19 are now open as well as September 9. Lire la suite »

Alvaro Morata's agent says Man United waiting on Real Madrid's decision


It has been suggested that Manchester United are close to agreeing a €73m fee with Real Madrid for Morata and the player is expected to arrive in England next week to complete the move. Morata looks set for a summer transfer to Manchester United . He wants to play more. Which is normal for an attacker who has scored 19 goals. The player will take a clear and definitive decision in the coming days. Lire la suite »

Safeco Field no more: Mariners stadium to get new name


Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather said in the press release, "Safeco Insurance has been a great partner of the Mariners dating back to the earliest days of the franchise, including the ballpark naming rights for the last 20 years". However, other properties created for the World's Fair - the Monorail, the Armory (formerly the Center House), etc. - were renamed in 2012 at the city's cost for the 50 anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair. Lire la suite »

Attorney: ex-NFL star Irvin innocent of sex battery claims


The 51-year-old Irvin was a star receiver for the University of Miami and the Dallas Cowboys. "This has been the most hard period my family and I have ever had to endure". "This is an ongoing case that the State Attorney's Office first received from police investigators on May 31, just nine business days ago", the state attorney's office said in a statement Tuesday. Lire la suite »

Judge clouts 22nd homer, propels Yankees past Angels 5-3

You could miss something epic. He holds the record for the top 4 hardest hit balls this season, including the hardest hit ball in the Statcast era, a home run on Saturday night with an exit velocity of 121.1 miles per hour. When asked a question about himself, Judge almost always turns it into praise for his teammates. While watching the Indians-White Sox game on Fox SportsTime Ohio, I changed the channel and happened to see Judge's blast off Verrett on MLB Network via YES Network. Lire la suite »

Matt Murray remains Penguins starter for Game 5


He wrestled with P.K. Subban at the end of the first - both received minor penalties - and then set up his second goal moments into the middle period. Murray allowed eight goals on 58 shots (.862 save percentage) in dropping Games 3 and 4 to the Predators in Nashville. The total has gone over in just six of Nashville's last 20 playoff games with seven pushes, according to the OddsShark NHL Database . Lire la suite »

Former Michigan State forward Draymond Green wins second National Basketball Association championship


Kevin Durant has 21 points and Steph Curry has 20 for the Warriors, who are two quarters away from their second championship in three years. "I just had to trust in it, we were really good tonight", Durant said after the game. 3 on the all-time Finals scoring list. Durant would go on to be named finals MVP. The win is the Warriors second title in three years while on the other side, James goes to three wins and five losses in the NBA Finals . Lire la suite »

Nadal into French Open quarter-finals after Bautista Agut win

Djokovic found himself up against the man who came into the tournament with more clay-court wins than any other player this season, including a career-best victory over Andy Murray in Monte Carlo. She lost in the first or second round each of the previous three years. World number 290 and qualifier Petra Martic reached the last 16 with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Latvian 17th seed Anastasija Sevastova. Lire la suite »

Rafael Nadal winning 10 French Open titles is unbelievable, says uncle Toni

But he has responded this year by making the final of the Australian Open and dominating the clay court season, losing just one match to Dominic Thiem in Rome while sweeping to titles in Monte Carlo , Barcelona and Madrid . "The nerves, the adrenaline, I feel on the court are impossible to compare to another feeling". "Winning these kind of titles, then you have chances to become any number on the ranking". Lire la suite »

Imran Khan re-elected as PTI Chairman


The Insaf Panel has won the intra-party polls of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), according to the party's chief election commissioner, Azam Swati. The other newly elected office bearers includes Central Punjab president Aleem Khan, Sindh president Arif Rehman Alvi, Balochistan president Yar Muhammad Rind, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa South president Ali Amin Gandapur. Lire la suite »

Sunderland in talks with Aberdeen over compensation for Derek McInnes


McInnes has been heavily linked with the post since last month after fellow Scot Davie Moyes left the club following relegation to the Championship. Martin Bain, Sunderland's chief executive, who has led the search for a successor to Moyes, has been finalising a £1 million compensation package with Stewart Milne, the Aberdeen chairman, which would see McInnes and Tony Docherty, his assistant, leave Pittodrie. Lire la suite »

Overwhelming Favorite Warriors Win NBA Finals


When it was over, James went straight to congratulate Durant , who got revenge for losing the title with Oklahoma City to James' Miami Heat five years ago. The Warriors won in 2015 before Cleveland made its historic comeback a year ago. 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala scored 20 points off the bench. Lire la suite »

Warren Gatland on Lions' poor results so far


Numerous side which played today will not be involved when it comes to Test match selection so you would expect a much more disciplined and assured performance from the Lions when their best players take to the field. The Lions produced a brilliant try to Joseph in which their backs at last showed finishing skill. The Highlanders responded with a penalty to reduce the deficit to 15-13 before the Lions crossed for their third try of the game, with captain Sam Warburton ... Lire la suite »

Paramountcy, stephanotis stump area students in national spelling bee


Her first word at the event being held in Washington D.C. was wambenger - a widely distributed Australian pouched mouse. Spellers can earn three points for a word spelled correctly in each round, for a total of 36 points. Here's some footage from her qualifying rounds; watch as she spells "sasparilla" easily and knocks "Croesus" out of the park, too. At the national competition, she was ousted in the third round by the word "ballotage". Lire la suite »