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Author: 0 Nadal unstoppable on clay this year as he claims fifth Madrid title

Halep thanked much-criticized Fed Cup coach Ilie Nastase after the match , but the 70-year-old's role in the trophy presentation was labelled "irresponsible and unacceptable" by the WTA. And this 50th meeting was, of course, to be played both on clay and in front of an adoring Spanish Caja Magica. So far this year, Nadal has looked like his old, unbeatable self on clay.

Sport Spurs see off Man U in White Hart Lane finale
Author: 0 Spurs see off Man U in White Hart Lane finale

Local hero Harry Kane scored his 22nd league goal of the season to make it 2-0 shortly after the interval but United skipper Wayne Rooney halved the deficit with just under 20 minutes remaining. "We've got the team, we've got the belief, so next season hopefully it's our year". "That's got to be our aim and we've got to use this as motivation to get there".

Sport Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not want Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford
Author: 0 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not want Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford

Wenger's side kept alive their faint hopes of qualifying for Europe's elite club competition as Alexis Sanchez's double clinched a 2-0 win over relegated Sunderland on Tuesday. "It would be the first time you make 75 points and aren't in the top four". Normally in an ideal world you want to rely on your own results . I said, 'Why?' and they said it's because I put them under too much pressure.

Sport Pochettino Is Not for Moving
Author: 0 Pochettino Is Not for Moving

Tottenham Hotspur are on the cusp of finishing their most successful Premier League season in club history. But with another trophy-less season behind them, there'll be no shortage of interest in their stand-out talents from cash-rich clubs across the continent.

Author: 0 Fernando Alonso believes McLaren auto is 'right behind' Mercedes and Ferrari's

Alonso delighted his home crowd by claiming seventh on the Barcelona grid in a auto that had not previously reached Q3 this season. "So unless that situation changes, I don't want to contribute to rumours out there that are false and I think are damaging for Honda, and create hard standpoints from teams or other stakeholders".

Sport Cristiano Ronaldo present as Rafael Nadal defeats Djokovic
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo present as Rafael Nadal defeats Djokovic

The Austrian will play Rafael Nadal in Sunday's final after the Spaniard defeated Novak Djokovic earlier in the day. "It is a great result". His fourth win over Thiem in five meetings was confirmed after two hours and 17 minutes as his forehand began to fire in scenes reminiscent of his glory days of years gone by.

Sport Bayern wouldn't dominate Premier League - Klopp
Author: 0 Bayern wouldn't dominate Premier League - Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has drawn up a five-man Liverpool transfer wishlist ahead of the summer, according to reports. While breaking down deep-lying teams did become an issue towards the end of the season, Liverpool's Achilles heel has been in defence where they have looked shaky at set-pieces and struggled to close out games when on top.

Author: 0 3-way race for final Champions League places in EPL

They could be overtaken by both if they lose heavily at Watford, Arsenal win well at home to Everton, and Liverpool are victorious too. Arsenal maintained their late challenge with a classy 4-1 victory at Stoke City to keep the pressure on Liverpool who now sit just one point above the in-from Gunners.

Author: 0 Nike Runner Eliud Kipchoge Just Misses Breaking Two Hour Marathon

Half-marathon world-record holder Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea and Ethiopia's two-time Boston Marathon victor Lelisa Desisa, the other two athletes attempting the record, both dropped off the pace by around the halfway mark. The company hasn't said when its sponsored runners will try to set a new record, but its shoes will hit stores later this year. Is sub-two hours possible? Kipchoge turned that notion on its head, and the two-hour marathon will be run much sooner than anyone could ...

Sport Arsene Wenger rules out Arsenal swoop for Jordan Pickford
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger rules out Arsenal swoop for Jordan Pickford

Arsenal kept their Premier League top-four hopes alive heading into the final day of the season thanks to a 2-0 victory over Sunderland on Wednesday night. "We want to keep him with us because we know he is so important for our team". The Gunners have found their feet playing with a back three, however team captain Laurent Koscielny will miss out due to injury - as will Alex Oxlade Chamberlain.

Sport Resilient Ducks vow stronger start to Game 2 against Predators
Author: 0 Resilient Ducks vow stronger start to Game 2 against Predators

Goalie Pekka Rinne continued his solid postseason by holding the Ducks scoreless over the final three minutes en route to the Preds 2-1 victory, giving them a similar 2-1 series lead over Anaheim . It was a valiant — if not foolish — decision, as McLeod received an penalty for instigating and was kicked out of the game. The Tennessee Titans also showed out in a big way, as quarterback Marcus Mariota and the offensive line pumped pumped up the fans and added to the atmosphere of Game Three.

Author: 0 Win more games yourself - Guardiola tells Wenger to stop complaining

David Moyes has lost 15 times to Arsene Wenger in the Premier League, his most defeats against a single manager in the competition. "You have to put yourself in a position where you depend on your own results only". "How he stays and how the structure would be at the club at that point is up for debate, but that represents good, solid progress for a season which was dogged by the negativity that surrounds his leadership of the club.

Sport Nadal dismisses talk of Djokovic 'slump'
Author: 0 Nadal dismisses talk of Djokovic 'slump'

Nadal progressed to the last four after withstanding a tough challenge from David Goffin 7-6 (3), 6-2 at the Madrid Open on Friday. Djokovic was, though, dominant on serve throughout, facing only one break point in the opening game of the second set.

Author: 0 Kim Si-woo makes history at The Players Championship

There are still three more majors and a World Golf Championship remaining among tournaments that offer big ranking points. Only last month, he thought he has lost his PGA Tour card only for a miscalculation in his earnings due to a medical dispensation.

Sport Harry Kane aims dig at West Ham style of play
Author: 0 Harry Kane aims dig at West Ham style of play

SPURS boss Mauricio Pochettino said he was "a lucky guy" as the club said goodbye to White Hart Lane in style with a 2-1 victory over Manchester United . "We've got to believe", Kane said of the transition. With two games remaining they could still end up with 86 points, five more than Leicester City managed when winning the Premier League last season.

Sport Arsenal, Liverpool target Lanzini is happy at West Ham
Author: 0 Arsenal, Liverpool target Lanzini is happy at West Ham

He won't be adding to that tally this weekend when West Ham travel to Burnley for the season finale and there is a feeling of exasperation once again from the terraces to the boardroom. The Hammers' poor home record never looked like getting any better against a Liverpool side pushing hard for a Champions League place at the end of the season.

Author: 0 Arsenal players keen on Sanchez stay, says Koscielny

After this victory, Arsenal are knocking on the door of Champions League qualification going into Super Sunday. But they still need Liverpool to drop points against Middlesbrough or Manchester City to fall to a big defeat against Watford to have any chance of getting in.

Sport LA produces 'compelling' Olympic transport plan: IOC
Author: 0 LA produces 'compelling' Olympic transport plan: IOC

Yoga instructor Michael Phillip poses with a Los Angeles 2024 sign outside Staples Center , Friday, May 12, 2017, in Los Angeles . Williams, the women's world number one, and Biles, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, bring to 99 the number of U.S.

Author: 0 Rampant Real Madrid on cusp of ending title drought

Real Madrid went into Wednesday night's game against Celta Vigo knowing that as long as they didn't lose, the destiny of the La Liga title would remain in their hands. 75th min: The moment Ronaldo should have sealed his hat-trick. "My miss? I opened the scoring and scored our second, that's the important thing".

Author: 0 LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Boston Celtics' Jae Crowder (99), Kelly Olynyk (41) and centre Al Horford (42). Love was showcased in Cleveland's offense and scored 32 points with 12 rebounds in 34 minutes, hitting six threes.

Author: 0 Big man leads Celtics to big win in series decider

The Boston Celtics host the Washington Wizards in Game 7 of an NBA Eastern Conference semifinals series Monday night at TD Garden in Boston , Massachusetts. "Throughout the series, the home team's bench seemed to play really well". They'll need to keep it rolling to have a chance against LeBron and the Cavs.

Sport Sanchez defends Wenger but unsure over future
Author: 0 Sanchez defends Wenger but unsure over future

Wenger's future at the club is uncertain. Arsene Wenger is the king of finishing in the top four, but it's proving harder than ever this season. They have not always dealt too well with pressure either, so I think their final game at home to Middlesborough could be a tricky one, especially if no early goal comes and the Anfield crowd gets nervous.

Author: 0 Arsenal must not underestimate Europa League, says Cech

Manchester City enjoyed a huge let-off in their quest for a top-four finish in the Premier League while Arsenal edged to within a point of fourth-placed Liverpool with an impressive victory yesterday. "We had the mentality to win at all costs and we won and we won well". Protests reached a head on Tuesday night when supporters boycotted the game against Sunderland with tens of thousands of seats left empty.

Author: 0 Celtics win National Basketball Association draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

They beat Washington in Game 7 of the second round on Monday and open the Eastern Conference finals at home today against Cleveland. Phoenix had the second-best odds (56%) of landing in the top three. Sacramento actually moved up into the top three, but the 76ers had the right to swap with them through terms of a past trade. While Brandon Ingram still has the potential to develop into a game-changing player for the Lakers, both Julius Randle and D'Angelo Russell - the two other lottery ...

Sport NBA Playoffs 2017: Kyle Lowry 'probably doubtful' for Game 4 against Cavs
Author: 0 NBA Playoffs 2017: Kyle Lowry 'probably doubtful' for Game 4 against Cavs

Lowry sprained his left ankle in the third quarter of Game 2 and did not practice Thursday. For most of last night's eventual 115-94 runaway victory, the Cleveland Cavaliers looked as if they were only mildly interested in taking advantage of Kyle Lowry's absence and ending the Toronto Raptors' misery in this series sooner rather than later.

Author: 0 Ian Poulter accepts invite for BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

But the South African ran up a double bogey on the fourth and dropped another shot on the ninth, before following an eagle on the 11th with further bogeys on the 13th and 14th. Si Woo Kim may have just announced his name on the world stage by winning the Players Championship, but that could be the last we'll hear from him in a while .

Author: 0 Alvarez sleepwalks through Chavez, Golovkin next

We still have one important detail to settle, and that's where the fight will be held. But boxing has benefited from several good fights this year, including last week when Anthony Joshua stopped Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round of what was billed as the biggest heavyweight fight in British history.

Author: 0 Boks get the All Blacks

The Springboks won their biggest cup match, the 1995 final that was portrayed in the movie "Invictus", but the All Blacks have won their last two cup matches, including in the 2015 semifinals. "You can plan the lay of the land, know the teams you're playing, know who the potential cross-over teams are, you can do the homework but at the end of the day it's all about how we play", he said.

Sport Arsenal were lucky but we don't care - Mourinho
Author: 0 Arsenal were lucky but we don't care - Mourinho

And Mourinho again highlighted his supporters' efforts ahead of the crucial continental clash, lamenting a lack of atmosphere at their previous Europa League game against Anderlecht, in comparison to their recent Premier League win over champions-elect Chelsea.

Sport That's Sanchez - Wenger hails Arsenal match-winner
Author: 0 That's Sanchez - Wenger hails Arsenal match-winner

Neither side looked like scoring in the opening 20 minutes of the second half. All Arsenal can do is keep winning and with four victories in their last five league matches they are enjoying their usual strong finish to the season. So it's all about perception, I think, and maybe a little bit of realistic understanding of where we are. And although the victory in the last round over Manchester United in his field was already the third in the last 4 rounds, Arsenal still remains only on ...

Sport Longoria hits long homer; Rays hold off Red Sox 5-4
Author: 0 Longoria hits long homer; Rays hold off Red Sox 5-4

In a game that started less than 13 hours after Friday's 17-inning marathon ended past midnight, the Giants won a second straight after dropping the series opener to the Reds on Thursday. Devon Travis became the first player to steal home for the Blue Jays since June 2, 2015, scoring on a double steal in the eighth. With starter Matt Andriese leaving after the first two batters of the sixth reached and what was then a one-run lead looking shaky, the Rays used a quartet of relievers to get ...

Sport Mourinho sweating over Fellaini injury after Southampton draw
Author: 0 Mourinho sweating over Fellaini injury after Southampton draw

The rest of period went by without much to shout or scream about, but the Saints had the final say in terms of an opportunity with a minute to play in normal time. "I think we deserved to score". "He's gone from this very charismatic guy to very dour, and I think it's to do with the size and scale of the Manchester United job - that brings its own set of pressures".

Author: 0 Arsenal will decide my future, not me - Sanchez

Do you think the forward will leave the Gunners at the end of this season? Alexis Sanchez insists that the fan protests against the long-serving Arsenal manager are "very bad" and disrespectful. Alexis Sanchez has slammed the Arsenal fans who are protesting against manager Arsene Wenger , saying the Gunners boss is "the creator" of everything at the club.

Sport Derek Jeter, a dream fulfilled
Author: 0 Derek Jeter, a dream fulfilled

Sunday marked the 22nd time a Yankee's number was retired, but Jeter's one-of-a-kind career made the evening's festivities that much more special for everyone in attendance. She was raised on Long Island in East Islip, rooted for the Yankees and named the family's dog, a Labrador Retriever, after Jeter. I didn't want to prepare a speech tonight because whenever I do, if I forget a part of it, none of it makes any sense.

Author: 0 Antonio Conte urges Chelsea players to turn great season into fantastic season

Chelsea had a mixed start to the season but rocketed clear at the top of the table once Conte switched to a 3-4-3 formation in October. Chelsea now prepare for their FA Cup final against Arsenal in a bid to complete the double. "My substitution was very good!" "Of course, these players are giving me a lot of satisfaction - they are giving everything and trying their best".

Sport I put trophies above finishing top four - Mourinho takes swipe at Wenger
Author: 0 I put trophies above finishing top four - Mourinho takes swipe at Wenger

United know they can not break into the top four on the strength of their final two Premier League games against Southampton and Crystal Palace, as they trail Liverpool by eight points with only six left up for grabs. "You learn from defeats and eventually down the line you hope to turn those defeats into victories", said the former Argentina defender. "I say always that I work hard from the first day of the season to be ready when the manager gives me a possibility".

Author: 0 Spurs chances of EPL title 'nearly impossible,' says Dier

As they had done for most of the game, the Hammers nullified every attempt by Tottenham to breach their defence after that, and could have won by a bigger margin had they been more clinical. "It's disappointing. We were on a fantastic run". Tottenham's despair was in stark contrast to West Ham who not only put a huge dent in their local rivals' hopes of a first title since 1961, but also guaranteed their own safety.

Sport Arsenal playing in Europa League would not be so bad, insists Cech
Author: 0 Arsenal playing in Europa League would not be so bad, insists Cech

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech insists the Europa League is worth taking seriously because of the automatic Champions League qualification spot now afforded to the winners. We will also be making the UEFA Champions League final available live via multiple 360°cameras. He said: "We believe that VR can offer our viewers an immersive second screen view which will enhance our coverage".

Sport NBA Executive Thinks James Harden Might Have Been Concussed Vs. Spurs
Author: 0 NBA Executive Thinks James Harden Might Have Been Concussed Vs. Spurs

Rebounding has been a dominant theme for the Warriors ever since they learned San Antonio would be their finals opponent, and Curry picked up the beat in the final practice before Game 1 . Thanks to one of the worst nights of James Harden's career and a much-needed big game from LaMarcus Aldridge , though, the Spurs eliminated the Rockets from the 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs with a 114-75 beatdown.

Sport Iwobi Returns As Arsenal Beat Sunderland
Author: 0 Iwobi Returns As Arsenal Beat Sunderland

Wenger was speaking after Alexis Sanchez's double secured a 2-0 win over Sunderland on Tuesday night at a half-empty Emirates Stadium . Arsenal will welcome Everton on Sunday, while Liverpool face Middlesbrough at home and City head to Watford, but for now Wenger was just happy to get the win.

Author: 0 Eddie Jones dismisses pool of death fears after England are drawn against

Wales once again find themselves in direct competition with Australia , a country they have consistently struggled to beat during head coach Warren Gatland's nine-year coaching reign. The ninth Rugby World Cup in Japan starts in September, 2019. " England are going to be a force". "I'm going to visit the temples because I need to pray now", the Australian told reporters.

Author: 0 Allardyce echoes Mourinho's criticism of the Premier League

Manchester United will set a new low in wins in a Premier League season when the club close out their 2016-17 campaign Sunday. "It's a great shame that we are not like other countries, who will bend over in fixture terms to help their teams win European competitions".

Sport Morgan Schneiderlin wants Everton to enjoy life on the road next season
Author: 0 Morgan Schneiderlin wants Everton to enjoy life on the road next season

Certainly for Everton they need a bit more freshness in their team and maybe Ross does, in terms of getting a new club, having to earn a place in a team and not have the comforts of being at home and living in his hometown. "When a new manager comes in there is always a period of adaptation but I think the team has done well since the start of the season", he added. "I don't imagine he will get the games he needs", he told talkSPORT .

Sport National Hockey League roundup: Senators topple Rangers in overtime, 5-4
Author: 0 National Hockey League roundup: Senators topple Rangers in overtime, 5-4

Lindberg also scored in Game 3 of this series but before that hadn't scored since April 2. Despite the fireworks towards the end of the game and the Senators frustrations the Rangers must stay the course and play the game they have played in games 3 and 4 in order to take the lead and bring it back home for game 6 scheduled for Tuesday and a possible advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Author: 0 Arsenal fighting to stave off Champions League 'disappointment'

Giroud was the culprit after flicking the ball goal wards with his arm, and the Arsenal striker wasted a chance to redeem himself moments later when his close-range effort was pushed away by Pickford. A draw, and they would be overtaken by an Arsenal win. Lose by two goals and it goes to goals scored and a possible playoff . Liverpool failed to sustain a challenge for the Premier League title this season, while they also fell short in the FA and EFL Cups .

Author: 0 Alonso targets McLaren's first points of season after stunning qualifying lap

But nobody at McLaren or Honda dare confirm or deny that. Alonso said he would be open to offers for next year if by late summer he had not been convinced that McLaren-Honda could provide a winning vehicle. But there, yet again, was the German's innate caution. "I think it surprised everybody", said the Spaniard's former Ferrari team mate Felipe Massa, who qualified his Williams two places behind.

Sport Three into two won't go in Champions League race
Author: 0 Three into two won't go in Champions League race

A Europa League place awaits whoever finishes fifth. They could be overtaken by both if they lose heavily at Watford, Arsenal win well at home to Everton, and Liverpool are victorious too. Guardiola's City are now two points above Liverpool with a superior goal difference, so if they can only draw at Watford and Liverpool win at home to Middlesbrough, there is a chance the clubs could tie for third and face a play-off for the spot in the Champions League group stage.

Sport SNAPPED: Chelsea boss Conte jokes about Diego Costa buffet jaunt
Author: 0 SNAPPED: Chelsea boss Conte jokes about Diego Costa buffet jaunt

I had good answers from the game. Conte added: "This is the right final for John". The Spain worldwide got himself an orange before returning to the bench, but Conte was more interested in something sweet and joked he was not happy to see Costa return without a treat.