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Author: 0 French Open Odds: Rafael Nadal favored to win men's title 5/26/17

They are the owners of a combined six titles at Roland Garros and 46 Grand Slam singles trophies in all and the three most marketable athletes in tennis. Previous year he retired at the third round stage. Djokovic , who lost his No. 1 ranking to Murray a year ago, has won only one of his last 11 tournaments.

Author: 0 Corbyn to cheer on Arsenal at FA Cup final

Only Arsenal and Manchester United have done the double a few times (on three occasions each) and the chance to join that very exclusive club will provide the Blues with an added incentive on Saturday evening. The two sides each won their home Premier League fixtures, with Arsenal winning 3-0 on September 24 and Chelsea claiming a 3-1 victory on February 4.

Author: 0 Mercedes has a lot of work to do in Monaco, says Hamilton

Then we improved the vehicle for the afternoon and the conditions improved too. Vettel, a four times world champion with Red Bull who leads Hamilton by six points after five races, was second and a mere 0.196 slower than the Briton with a time of 1:13.621.

Author: 0 Nadal wary of Paire threat at the French Open

The world number one defeated the Russian at the US Open in 2014, winning 6-1 7-5 4-6 6-2, before triumphing again in Beijing previous year, running out a comfortable 6-2 6-1 victor. Who knows? The champions from 2010 to 2015 - Serena Williams (2013 and 2015), Maria Sharapova (2012 and 2014), Li Na (2011) and Francesca Schiavone (2010) - are absent.

Author: 0 Leonard to miss Game 4 with Spurs on brink of elimination

Jonathon Simmons had 13 while LaMarcus Aldridge struggled with only 8 points, shooting 4-of-11 from the floor. "When you lose by an average of 20 points per game in the last three games, you look at them in the eyes and say, "Congratulations, man, you beat us fair and square".

Author: 0 Hamilton: I sensed Vettel was angry

And with the combination of a tow and DRS he sailed around the outside of Vettel at turn one to reclaim the lead he had lost at the start. Daniel Ricciardo was able to come home in third, as his team-mate Max Verstappen and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen crashed out on the first lap.

Sport Mike Fisher: Mike Fisher skates in Thursday's practice
Author: 0 Mike Fisher: Mike Fisher skates in Thursday's practice

But they found a way to overcome adversity and win. He hasn't played since May 18 after leaving during the third period of Game 4 against the Ducks, but Predators Captain Mike Fisher plans on being ready for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Sport FRENCH OPEN '17: From Agassi-Nole to US teen, what to watch
Author: 0 FRENCH OPEN '17: From Agassi-Nole to US teen, what to watch

The last of Nadal's 14 grand slam titles came on a drizzly day in Paris in 2014 when he beat David Ferrer and there have been times since then when his major-winning days looked over. Justine Henin won her fourth and her last French Open title by defeating Serbia's Ana Ivanovic. - Another in-form player, Dominic Thiem , has reached the last 16 in three of his last four grand slam appearances - including a run to the semi-finals at Roland Garros in 2016.

Author: 0 LeBron James reigns as Cavs book place in NBA Finals

With 40 more points, James could also become the first player in National Basketball Association history to score 6,000 points in the playoffs. James said he embraced Isaiah Thomas , who sat out the last three games of the series after playing the first two with a hip injury, later paying tribute to Boston's little big man.

Sport NFL Owners Approve Three More Rule Changes
Author: 0 NFL Owners Approve Three More Rule Changes

In years past, teams had three rounds of roster cuts to get to the league mandated 53 man roster. The result could be more games ending in ties. The NFL has announced four rule changes for the 2017 season. Overtime was also changed to a shorter period. While most sports fans probably agree that excessively choreographed celebrations are stupid, simply showing emotions isn't a bad thing.

Author: 0 Arsenal vs Chelsea FA Cup final 2017

Wenger again refused to confirm whether he will still be Arsenal's manager next season and was keen to emphasise this weekend's Wembley showdown with Chelsea will not affect his future. "It is important but it's not everything". Who do you get in to keep that club the way they are for the next 20 years?' "I've got the final to look forward to this season, so it's something that I'm going to enjoy".

Author: 0 French Open draw 2017

Andre Agassi has admitted that he initially rejected Novak Djokovic's proposal to coach him but that his wife, Steffi Graf , persuaded him to take the job. Djokovic is the defending French Open champ, defeating Murray in four sets in last year's final. Worth keeping an eye on some of the up-and-coming younger guys in Paris , such as Alexander Zverev , Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios.

Sport Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time top scorer in Europe´s big five leagues
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time top scorer in Europe´s big five leagues

Last night, Barcelona fans around the globe, had their fingers crossed that Celta Vigo could do us a huge favour. "My miss? I opened the scoring and scored our second, that's the important thing". "We're happy with that, but we're only thinking about tomorrow's match and he'll not travel to Vigo". "We are giving our absolute all in every game, every move, giving everything".

Author: 0 Ben Stokes to have further assessment on knee injury

It was a target that always looked to much for AB De Villiers' team, even if half-centuries from Hashim Amla and Faf Du Plessis threatened to make the chase interesting. "Couldn't get a partnership going [with the bat] and at the end of the day we were outplayed". They dominated the bowling and manipulated us, probably 20-30 above par and we didn't bat well enough.

Sport Roy Nelson Signs Multi-Fight Contract With Bellator MMA
Author: 0 Roy Nelson Signs Multi-Fight Contract With Bellator MMA

ESPN's Brett Okamoto confirmed Nelson's signing, adding that his debut fight with the promotion is still to be determined. Nelson became a free agent after dropping a decision to Alexander Volkov in April at UFC on FOX 24 . His most notable wins in the UFC came against Stefan Struve , Mirko Cro Cop, Matt Mitrione , Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira , Antonio Silva, and Kimbo Slice.

Author: 0 French Open 2017 Draw: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray Upcoming Matches

World number one Andy Murray , who has been struggling this season, will play Russian Andrey Kuznetsov and faces a potential third-round with either claycourt specialist Nicolas Almagro or Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro . But what I see on the court, I don't like. "This is not going to be easy obviously for him". "I asked for his contact number to thank him for talking nicely about me in the press", Djokovic said.

Author: 0 Formula One Ricciardo inspired by bad Monaco memory

A red flag triggered after Canadian rookie Lance Stroll had crashed his Williams going into Casino Square as the one-hour mark neared, was in some measure a factor in Mercedes' unhappy afternoon. "We committed to the set-up as it takes longer than a session to change and we chose to push through and collect some data", he told Sky Sports television.

Author: 0 No easy starts for top guns at the French Open

This comes after a knife attack a year ago at her home. Thiem has constantly maintained his spot in the top 10 rankings since June 2016 and made it to the semis of Roland Garros past year, which makes him even more unsafe this time around.

Author: 0 Andre Agassi to coach Novak Djokovic at French Open 2017

Up to the end of 2016, Djokovic was being coached by another legend, six-time major victor Boris Becker . Agassi, an eight-time Grand Slam champion, is regarded as one of the finest players in the history of tennis and his total of four Australian Open titles was a record until Djokovic won for a fifth time in Melbourne, in 2015.

Sport Rooney close to revealing decision on future
Author: 0 Rooney close to revealing decision on future

Paper Round's view: United's qualification for next season's Champions League was always going to result in a big transfer splurge and it's evident that Mourinho feels the team still need a lot of additions. Beaten coach Peter Bosz said United "only played long balls and didn't take any risks", turning Ajax's first European final in 21 years into what he called "a boring game".

Author: 0 Stokes fit to play in second ODI against South Africa

But the Durham and Rising Pune Supergiants star was passed fit on Friday and will be available to bowl at Southampton. "If you didn't have him in any team, you'd be disappointed", the Yorkshire quick added. There are no significant signs of an injury but we will assess it over the next few days. England look strong contenders for the Champions Trophy this year and their performance at Leeds would have sent a strong message to the other teams in the race.

Author: 0 Mertesacker primed to answer Arsenal SOS

Per Mertesacker wants Arsene Wenger to remain in charge of Arsenal beyond the end of the season. "So let's see what's going on there but we are ready to win". Laurent Koscielny offered little resistance at Stamford Bridge and is suspended following his dismissal against Everton. Shkodran Mustafi is a doubt due to concussion.

Sport Home Sports 'Poets don't win Titles' - Mourinho Slays Critics after Europa Triumph
Author: 0 Home Sports 'Poets don't win Titles' - Mourinho Slays Critics after Europa Triumph

Mourinho said: "It is so unfair what happened to him". "For me, it is the most important trophy of my career because it is the last", Mourinho said, having added to this season's Community Shield and EFL Cup successes. "But he played. He played outside with crutches with the other guys, Marcos Rojo , Luke Shaw, Ashley Young , Eric Bailly , they were playing behind the bench shouting, they were doing everything".

Author: 0 Vettel fastest in second practice at Monaco Grand Prix

Ricciardo got all the proof he needed once on track with his second-fastest 1:13.207 proving better than Kimi Raikkonen who was another tenth back in third in the second Ferrari , and the Toro Rossos of Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz impressed in fourth and fifth.

Sport FA Cup final: How the weather gives Arsenal a chance against Chelsea
Author: 0 FA Cup final: How the weather gives Arsenal a chance against Chelsea

I owe this to this team and to this club. The new contract will also contain a compensation fee worth €20m which the Italian will be entitled to if Chelsea sack him during the duration of the deal. We will focus on ourselves and train hard. "If we have this in the same proportion as Arsenal or more, we have the possibility to win or do the double".

Author: 0 Nadal gets a tricky draw, to start against Paire

Novak Djokovic has been in a slump for almost a year (his last Grand Slam title came at the 2016 French Open , when he won his fourth major in a row) so he opted to shake things up. Murray was diagnosed with shingles on his return home from the Australian Open and was laid low by a virus in March before having to pull out of the Miami Open with an elbow injury.

Sport Klopp's current side is the worst Liverpool team I've played against - Barton
Author: 0 Klopp's current side is the worst Liverpool team I've played against - Barton

A 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on the final day of the Premier League season ensured Arsenal could not catch them in fourth place despite their own victory over Everton. "Maybe [we are more attractive] but it's one thing saying you're coming to play in the Champions League and another proving you're good enough to play in it".

Sport Paul Pogba Would Be Happy With Champions League Win For Juventus
Author: 0 Paul Pogba Would Be Happy With Champions League Win For Juventus

We only got second balls. Do you think Mourinho should snap up one of the biggest talents in the game? The League Cup and the Europa League were probably at the bottom of United's wishlist at the beginning of the season, but circumstance - read: United's fairly miserable league campaign - meant that the latter became absolutely crucial.

Author: 0 What to Watch for: Can Ducks' young blue line match powerhouse Preds?

P.K. Subban got the puck at the left point after defense partner Mattias Ekholm drove to the net with the puck and sent it back to Subban from the corner after a scramble in front. The Preds also won a 2011 First Round meeting between the two teams. "No guy will use the short turnaround from Game 7 as an excuse", Thompson said.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers beat Boston Celtics to advance to NBA Finals

But he said both he and his teammates continue to be inspired by their leader. Despite being the clear underdog, the Celtics have shown they have life left. It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the National Basketball Association playoffs before the Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics

The Cavaliers are 14.5 favorites to get back on track and take a 3-1 series lead with a chance to close it out on May 25 in Boston. It speaks to just how weird Game 3 was that Jerebko nearly had as many points as LeBron James , who had a shockingly ineffective performance.

Author: 0 LeBron James exchanges words with heckling fan after Game 3 loss

The Cavaliers lead the series, 2-1. Despite Sunday night's heroics, which ended a three-game SU road losing streak, the Celtics continue to trail badly on the series prices, sitting as +1,600 underdogs to knock off the defending champions and advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010.

Author: 0 Nishikori to meet Djokovic in quarter-finals

But it's something that is getting better day after day". The world No.2 is through to the third round of the tournament in the Spanish capital after a 6-1 4-6 7-5 victory and afterwards the Serb star said he's "already used to" not having his long-standing coach Marian Vajda , fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic by his side.

Author: 0 Tottenham were ideal against Manchester United - Pochettino

Mourinho has been careful to say the least with his squad line-up since winning the Europa League was prioritised but, while fans have been a bit understanding of this, the style of play has a few riled up. "We know what we are doing", he added. For us it's more important to win titles than to finish top four. The boys at Exploding Heads get deep and heavy into the emotions surrounding the Premier League matches in the penultimate matchweek.

Author: 0 LeBron James defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'

He continued, "So I think that helped shape my game". "If you're able to pass Michael Jordan on this kind of stage, in this playoff magnitude, it just means LeBron's been doing a lot of winning", Cavs coach Ty Lue said. Not the way we wanted to finish, but we came a long ways from the beginning of the year, came together. "It was a matchup that we were all looking forward to, and I'm glad that we prevailed", Irving said.

Author: 0 Manchester United won Europa League

Manchester United remain relaxed about Rooney's situation, with the club happy for him to stay but also prepared to offload his high earnings onto a new recruit. They are only the fifth side to win the three main European club trophies along with the UEFA Super Cup. I don't care about football for now. "It means a lot for me, it means a lot for the club and for the boys, and for the supporters too I believe".

Author: 0 Cavaliers blow 21-point lead in Game 3 as LeBron James disappears

LeBron James struggled in a Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, however, most feel it is still a foregone conclusion that the Cleveland Cavaliers will reach the Finals. Johnson was replaced in the starting lineup for Game 2 by Gerald Green , but after a 44-point loss and with Thomas out, Stevens went back to Johnson in Game 3.

Author: 0 LeBron James tops Michael Jordan as all-time playoffs scoring leader

Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love chipped in 15 and Deron Williams added 14 off the bench for Cleveland , who led by as many as 39 points. Boston didn't even know what hit them and were playing from behind the rest of the way. "It doesn't matter how you get those four wins, as long as you get them, and that's our goal".

Author: 0 Warriors sweep Spurs, enter NBA Finals 12-0

Green says even without Kerr fully engaged his presence has an impact. Spurs GM R.C. Buford told ESPN's Zach Lowe that Ginobili's willingness to come off the bench helped create a culture in San Antonio . Without their leader and down 0-3 in the series, morale among the Spurs was likely low ahead of Game 4, and a series sweep seemed inevitable. This is Durant's second NBA Finals appearance and his first with the Warriors after leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder this past summer.

Sport LeBron James Just Did Something He's Never Done Before
Author: 0 LeBron James Just Did Something He's Never Done Before

Avery Bradley , whose three-pointer from 26 feet with a tenth of a second remaining was the winning basket, said the Cavs should expect to see from the Celtics more of that same desperate basketball James mentioned. But he said both he and his teammates continue to be inspired by their leader. Whether that happens could be determined by how James responds in Game 4.

Author: 0 Button's F1 return gets off to a mixed start at Monaco GP

Neither expects that to be the case, but they are realistic and understand the inevitable is coming sooner rather than later. Can Scott Dixon seal the deal and secure his second Indy 500 victory? The Penske Racing fixture is looking to tie A.J.

Sport Cavs and Warriors go at it again for title
Author: 0 Cavs and Warriors go at it again for title

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says that Kyrie Irving's left ankle is feeling "good" in advance of Cleveland's Game 5 matchup Thursday night with the Celtics. Cleveland will face the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association finals for the third successive year after the Cavaliers completed their series victory against the Boston Celtics .

Author: 0 Pakistan all out for 376 on second day against Windies

It was a heart-warming scene - Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan embracing as their team-mates celebrated a historic series-winning triumph at the Windsor Park in Dominica on Sunday. Congratulating Misbah and Younis on their fantastic careers, former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardena wished the Pakistan duo a great future ahead.

Sport Warriors throttle Spurs to take 2-0 lead
Author: 0 Warriors throttle Spurs to take 2-0 lead

Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant led a Lakers team that swept Portland, Sacramento and San Antonio in the Western Conference playoffs. Sparked by Stephen Curry's four 3-pointers, the Warriors led 33-16 after one quarter. Draymond Green did a bit of everything in contributing 13 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. Gregg Popovich's fiery comments and a 36-point Game 2 loss did little to calm Spurs fans' minds.

Sport Petr Cech in line to start FA Cup final for Arsenal
Author: 0 Petr Cech in line to start FA Cup final for Arsenal

Arsenal have also indicated they will not hold a victory parade should they emerge from the final victorious. " Per Mertesacker is available after his long-term knee injury but the 37 minutes he played after coming on as a substitute against Everton last week is the only action he has seen all season".

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