Author: 0 Costa not in Conte's plans

Conte said he did not count on me for next season", Costa was quoted as saying by The Telegraph on Wednesday. However the Stamford Bridge outfit have been heavily linked with a move for former striker Romelu Lukaku this summer and, according to Costa, his time at Chelsea has come to an end.

Author: 0 Murray Muddles Through; Nadal, Djokovic On Tap Friday at French Open

Murray came out on top of that one to claim his second successive Olympic title but Del Potro got his revenge when they clashed again in the Davis Cup semi-finals a month later. There was also joy for home favorite Alize Cornet, who recovered from 4-2 down in the first set to bag a 6-4 6-1 win over Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic.

Sport Huge upset as Novak Djokovic falls to Dominic Thiem
Author: 0 Huge upset as Novak Djokovic falls to Dominic Thiem

Novak Djokovic admits he was beaten by the "better player" on Wednesday afternoon after he was knocked out of the French Open in straight sets by Dominic Thiem . "He was definitely the better player on the court". And at the U.S. Open, I just was emotionally very flat and found myself in a situation that I hadn't faced before in the professional tennis career.

Author: 0 Novak Djokovic loses in French Open 2017 quarterfinals to Dominic Thiem

The women's draw is side open and Caroline Garcia will hope to become the first French woman to reach the semi-finals since Marion Bartoli in 2011 when she faces world number three Karolina Pliskova. The other semifinal has yet to be determined. On a rainy day at the French Open , Timea Bacsinszky, the 30th seed Swiss, reached the women's semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-4 win over local 13 seed Kristina Mladenovic.

Sport Gators fans - Good Bye Bob! Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops retires at 56
Author: 0 Gators fans - Good Bye Bob! Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops retires at 56

Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley , 33, is being promoted to head coach, making him the youngest head coach in FBS. Heading into his 19th season at Oklahoma , coach Bob Stoops has abruptly announced his retirement . Over the course of the next 18 seasons, Stoops earned the nickname "Big Game Bob" for his ability to get his football team to marquee postseason matchups.

Sport Kumble's chances of being the coach get stronger
Author: 0 Kumble's chances of being the coach get stronger

Shane Warne recently stated that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) could not afford him as a potential coach for India. "I was in a lift and was asked if I would put my hat in the ring I said "India can't afford me" tongue in cheek!" "I never said that to anyone, very disappointing journalism ", Warne added.

Author: 0 Red Sox aim for split with Orioles

Asher rebounded from a poor start at Houston last Sunday (six runs in two innings) and shut down Boston (29-25), giving up two runs on three hits. Really the only questions to be answered are whether Tillman will be able to complete at least five innings - he's not even averaging that much per start so far - and whether Sale will toss a no-hitter against the Orioles.

Sport Jerry Sullivan: LeBron, Cavs say they like the pace just fine
Author: 0 Jerry Sullivan: LeBron, Cavs say they like the pace just fine

I'm sure Tyronn Lue knows that, but he also knows the repercussions that could come from benching Smith for Shumpert . The TV ratings for the first two games of the NBA Finals were the highest since 1998, the year that Michael Jordan and the Bulls beat the Utah Jazz for the last of their six championships.

Author: 0 Kristina Mladenovic vs. Timea Bacsinszky 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

When Muguruzas complaints about the crowd were relayed to Mladenovic, she said she thought it was just as tough on her, because she had to deal with the burden of thousands counting on her to win. Mladenovic's quarter-final opponent, Swiss Timea Bascinszky is aware of the challenge ahead. The Frenchwoman threw in seven double faults in set three (and fourteen in the final two sets) but was able to save each of the three break points she faced and limited Muguruza to only three winners in the ...

Sport Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic
Author: 0 Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic

Nadal , aiming to become the first player to win the same grand slam 10 times, was due to face fellow-Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in the last eight on Tuesday, but poor weather in Paris ensured the match was put back. The 12-time Grand Slam victor had a complete overhaul of his coaching staff ahead of the second Grand Slam of the year, and said when asked that he would not rule anything out as he attempts to address a worrying slump in form.

Author: 0 LeBron James: Warriors Have More Firepower Than Any Team I've Ever Faced

But the Cavs did have the lead for most of the fourth quarter: They were up six at the 3-minute mark before the Warriors closed on an 11-0 run. But that still doesn't change the fact that, with 3:09 remaining, Cleveland held a 113-107 lead, and looked to be on its way to cutting Golden State's lead in this series in half.

Author: 0 Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

The Warriors are two wins from a title going into Game 3 at Cleveland on Wednesday night. And I think when you get guys playing 45, 44 minutes, basically attacking one-on-one the whole game, it's - you hope eventually it's going to take its toll.

Author: 0 Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs 118-113

Kyrie Irving didn't need much time to answer the question. The Warriors controlled the first two quarters before Kyrie Irving took over pulled off two consecutive ankle-breaking bank shots on top of LeBron James' efforts to pull off a 6-0 run to take an 87-94 lead.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant: LeBron James 'Paved the Way' to Join Warriors

As far as the history of Big 2s in the National Basketball Association is concerned, what sets apart Kevin Durant and Steph Curry are their complementary skill sets. The one who'll make sure lightning doesn't strike twice for the Warriors. The Cavaliers don't have that luxury. The Cavs need to get those buckets, and Irving is going to be a big part of that.

Sport Nadal and Tim advanced to the semifinals of Roland Garros
Author: 0 Nadal and Tim advanced to the semifinals of Roland Garros

Andy Murray is playing against Kei Nishikori , and the victor of that event is going to play against the better from Stanislas Wawrinka and Marin Cilic . In the upper half of the standings for the semi-finals of Roland Garros-2017 argue Andy Murray - kei nishikori and Stan Wawrinka - Marin Cilic. Djokovic's mental and physical vulnerability was then ruthlessly exposed as Thiem took the second before emphatically sealing the third to love to take the match.

Sport Latvian teen Ostapenko faces Bacsinszky in French Open semi
Author: 0 Latvian teen Ostapenko faces Bacsinszky in French Open semi

Swiss 30th seed Timea Bacsinszky reached the French Open semi-finals for the second time with a rain-hit 6-4, 6-4 win over home hope Kristina Mladenovic . "We had a hurricane, a sandstorm and nearly snow", she said before adding that coming from Switzerland, it wasn't hard to adapt. With only four games on the board, Bacsinszky already had 10 errors to her name, but she would begin to manage the conditions better than Mladenovic to go on a tear of five points for the break, 3-2, and she ...

Author: 0 Hamilton: Ferrari is favouring Vettel

Sebastian Vettel has won the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix with team mate Kimmi Raikkonen taking second place for a Ferrari one-two. Jenson Button, replacing Fernando Alonso for this race only in the McLaren, was always towards the rear of the field before colliding with Pascal Wehrlein on lap 68.

Author: 0 Real rejects United's Morata bid, say reports

United hope promising a majority of the money upfront will convince Real president Florentino Perez to accept a smaller bid, according to the Guardian . "He wants to play more, which makes sense for a striker who scored 19 goals [in all competitions]". The Costa Rican global came under fire many times last season for his shaky displays but according to the report, his job between the posts is right now safe.

Sport Simona Halep advances to French Open quarterfinals
Author: 0 Simona Halep advances to French Open quarterfinals

I think I played exactly what I had to. " I don't really need to talk about this match as a bad experience ". Dabrowski, who is from Canada, and her Indian partner rallied to beat Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Robert Farah of Colombia 2-6, 6-2, 12-10.

Sport Djokovic loses to Theim at French Open
Author: 0 Djokovic loses to Theim at French Open

He then also held all four majors and became the first man to break the $100 million prize money barrier. It was first time Djokovic has lost a set to love at a Grand Slam since the US Open in 2005. The quarterfinal match between fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina and No. 3 Simona Halep at the French Open is going into a third set. Certainly, when you've lost the opening set and you're down 5-1 in the second (including match point!), you have as much chance to pull out a W as ...

Author: 0 French Open Day 7: Murray finds clay game

The pair traded blows in the second set with Murray creeping ahead. Previous year was the first time at the French Open that we stayed in a house near to the courts, and we're doing the same again this time. Alize Cornet and Caroline Garcia booked an all-French contest in round of 16, as the former shocked No. 9 seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-1, while the latter saw off Hsieh Su-Wei of Chinese Taipei 6-4, 4-6, 9-7.

Author: 0 NBA Finals Game 3: Open Thread

In Game One, the Warriors scored 35 points and in Game Two, they rang up 40. "We missed shots", he said. Golden State small forward Kevin Durant had zero interest in contesting James when he elevated above the rim. "He took over", Kerr said. "It's a dramatic situation to be in", James said. "It's something that I feel like is - that it's OK for me to kind of always go back and know that I can refocus".

Sport Champions trophy: 'Ruthless' India out to defend title
Author: 0 Champions trophy: 'Ruthless' India out to defend title

We prepare for it like it's any other game. Former Australian cricketer Michael Hussey warned against writing off Indian captain Virat Kohli on Friday, ahead of the upcoming Champions Trophy in England , reported PTI. When Kohli was asked if he was looking at the Champions Trophy as an opportunity to redeem himself, he flatly denied any such connotation. "They know how to build the match or how to win the match or how to deal with a hard situation.

Author: 0 Heavy rain wipes out French Open quarterfinals

In five matches at Roland Garros , Nadal has only spent eight hours on court . Pliskova beat Caroline Garcia 7-6 (3), 6-4. Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky was a set up on France's Kristina Mladenovic on Court Philippe Chatrier before the interruption.

Author: 0 Iran minister calls Trump's condolences for attacks 'repugnant'

Rare terror siege lasts for 5 hours, all holed-up gunmen killed. IS released a video of the attackers from inside the building via its Amaq propaganda agency - a rare claim of responsibility while an attack was still going on, suggesting a degree of coordination.

Author: 0 Djokovic crashes out in quarter final

Murray dropped the opening game of the fourth set on his serve and then swept Nishikori aside, beating the Japanese player for the ninth time in 11 career meetings. Carreno Busta, seeded 20th, needed seven match points to clinch a thrilling 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 8-6 win over the fifth-seeded Raonic. A review of Sunday's men's singles action at the French Open as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic remain on collision course.

Author: 0 Timea Bacsinszky, Jelena Ostapenko advance to French Open semis

She was, though, up against a teenager for the third time this tournament, and she had needed three sets to come through the previous two, Jaimee Fourlis and Catherine Bellis. The French Open is headed into its final weekend with just four players left in each draw. Next came perhaps the game of the match, a 12-minute triumph of quality and touch over adversity.

Sport No clear timeline for Eden Hazard and fractured ankle
Author: 0 No clear timeline for Eden Hazard and fractured ankle

The Belgian forward requires surgery on his ankle and is likely to be out for two to three months. The new season starts August 12, with Chelsea's Champions League campaign kicking off a month later on September 12 or 13. Hazard picked up the injury in training with Belgium in Tubize on Sunday. "I just want to keep going, maintain this intensity and continue to win trophies".

Sport These 3 new WhatsApp features will make chatting more fun - Know
Author: 0 These 3 new WhatsApp features will make chatting more fun - Know

WhatsApp has introduced a number of new features for iPhone owners. Using filter option like black, white, pop, chrome, cool and film users can add new photo or video or existing one for filters. It is possible for users to open the album and swipe through the different images. This will be a useful feature especially for group chats where lots of questions get embedded into one another.

Author: 0 Virat Kohli in Forbes Highest Paid Players List

Also Kohli has broken so many records and was declared captain of Indian Team in 2015 which is a great achievement at a young age. In its report, Forbes introduces Virat as "Indian cricket phenom" who has already drawn comparisons to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar "for good reason".

Sport Champions Trophy 2017: England vs New Zealand match
Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: England vs New Zealand match

But this decisive win was a measure of England s progress in the 50-over format since that chastening defeat. Williamson's dismissal marked New Zealand's downfall as Taylor departed soon caught by Root off Ball. "We weren't that pleased with it at the halfway stage, we thought we were 15 or 20 (runs) short of par", said Morgan. "It was very tough out there but credit to the way they went about their business".

Sport All Blacks Announce Scary 33-Man Squad To Face The Lions
Author: 0 All Blacks Announce Scary 33-Man Squad To Face The Lions

As a result, there was no space in Hansen's squad for the likes of Malakai Fekitoa, George Moala, Nehe Milner-Skudder or Damian McKenzie, nor for Elliot Dixon, Patrick Tuipulotu or the departing Steven Luatua. "Ngani too has been impressive throughout the Super season and has forced his way in through commanding performances". "Twelve months ago we were struggling to find enough midfielders , and people like Mala have been great servants to the All Blacks", Hansen said following the ...

Sport Cavaliers weigh moving Shumpert into starting lineup
Author: 0 Cavaliers weigh moving Shumpert into starting lineup

There's no way the Cavs were going to shoot 40 percent over a series. The Cavs will not make significant changes to their rotation or style. Actually, James was so upset with the way Smith and Kyrie Irving played at the start of the 2016 Finals that he pushed for them to be benched.

Sport Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals
Author: 0 Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals

Thiem downed Djokovic for his first win in six matches against the Serb and is through to just his second semi-final at a major. Record 9 times French Open victor Rafael Nadal reached the semifinal of the tournament after getting a walkover in his quarterfinal clash against compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta .

Author: 0 Rain pushes Nadal, Djokovic quarter-finals back to Wednesday

He was definitely the better player on the court today. That was only the second time that Djokovic lost a final set by the score of 6-0 in his 937 career tour-level matches . Since then, he has lost in the third round at Wimbledon, suffered defeat in the US Open final, and lost in round two at the Australian Open. "I am healthy and I am playing well", the nine-time Roland Garros champion assessed.

Sport Halep reaches semifinals of French Open
Author: 0 Halep reaches semifinals of French Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal looks at rain clouds in his quarterfinal match against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris , France. That came in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open last month. Thiem took over after that, winning the third set in only 20 minutes. World No. 1 Andy Murray and 2015 victor Stan Wawrinka will square off in the semifinals for the second straight year after the Scot eliminated Japan's Kei ...

Author: 0 Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs in Game 3

ABC has the TV coverage, and viewers can watch a free live stream online with WatchESPN . Durant had yet another good game in the series. In the third quarter of Games 1 and 2, the Cavaliers settled in the third quarter, but not Wednesday.

Sport Thiem dumps second seed Djokovic out of French Open
Author: 0 Thiem dumps second seed Djokovic out of French Open

Rafael Nadal qualified for the French Open semi-finals for the 10th time on Wednesday after compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta retired with injury while trailing 6-2, 2-0. While Thiem's part in Djokovic's downfall should not be overlooked, it was the Serbian world No.2's astonishing collapse that was the talk of Roland Garros.

Author: 0 Ominous Nadal back on court in Paris

Nadal will face title-holder Novak Djokovic for a place in the final if the world number two gets past Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem in his quarter-final. In the upper half of the standings for the semi-finals of Roland Garros-2017 argue Andy Murray - kei nishikori and Stan Wawrinka - Marin Cilic .

Sport Tyronn Lue says no major changes for Cavs for Game 3
Author: 0 Tyronn Lue says no major changes for Cavs for Game 3

Another Cleveland consistency is playing at a fast pace despite the obvious advantages it provides the Warriors. That's who we are. After going through the comforts of home spiel - familiar routine, familiar locker room, familiar accessories within the locker room - Jefferson got down to the guts of what it means to play at home telling a story about being at a gas station earlier in the day when a fan out of the blue walked up to his auto to offer his support.

Author: 0 Soccer superstar invites girl disqualified from game to soccer academy

Mili Hernandez , a young player from Nebraska , plays on the Omaha Azzuri Cachorros . So eight-year-old Mili Hernandez put thought into it before going to the hairdresser. How terrible. To make matters worse, Mili's family tried to prove her gender by showing her insurance card. Wambach has reached out to an 8-year-old Nebraska girl who says her team was disqualified from a tournament because she "looks like a boy ".

Sport Steve Hansen rejects Warren Gatland claim as New Zealand squad is revealed
Author: 0 Steve Hansen rejects Warren Gatland claim as New Zealand squad is revealed

All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty will definitely miss the Canterbury Crusaders' clash against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday but it remains too early to make a decision on his availability for the test series. He held to that course Thursday in selecting his squad to take on a Crusaders team which is unbeaten in 14 Super Rugby matches this season and will be the toughest opponent the Lions will have faced on the tour to date.

Sport Defending champion Novak Djokovic loses in French Open quarterfinals
Author: 0 Defending champion Novak Djokovic loses in French Open quarterfinals

And I was winning in the beginning, when I made the set. "I am in semi-finals with a very positive feelings", Nadal said. “It was just not there for me today. First, he let go his coach, Boris Becker, with whom he had won six of the 12 Grand Slam titles. Thiem will next face Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.

Author: 0 Socceroos vs Saudi Arabia from Adelaide Oval, Australia

The top-two teams will progress to Russian Federation 2018, with the third-placed nation forced into a play-offs. Robbie Kruse spoke ahead of Australia's match against Saudi Arabia about their style of play. We're used to it, " Postecoglou said. So is it time to press the big red hyperbole button marked "must-win", or do we save it for the Japan game? Saudi Arabia coach Bert van Marwijk , who led his native Holland to the 2010 World Cup final, has built an impressively solid team ...

Sport Wawrinka crushes Cilic to reach French Open semis
Author: 0 Wawrinka crushes Cilic to reach French Open semis

Murray said he would need to be at his best if he was to beat Wawrinka , who defeated Marin Cilic 6-3 6-3 6-1 in his quarter-final. He trails Murray in head-to-head meetings 10-7 and lost to the Briton in four sets in the semi-finals previous year.

Sport Finn replacing Woakes in England squad for Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Finn replacing Woakes in England squad for Champions Trophy

He hasn't got the opportunity to bowl since his last nine one-day matches but he feels, at some stage of the tournament he will get a chance to show his bowling skills. Steven Finn is in line to go straight into England's Champions Trophy team tomorrow against New Zealand after replacing the injured Chris Woakes .

Author: 0 One of our worst bowling displays says Steve Smith

Corey Anderson launched him for an almighty six over long leg, before skying the next ball to deep backward point, and Hazlewood came within a whisker of a hat-trick as the last seven wickets fell for 37 in 5.5 overs amid a flurry of slogs.

Author: 0 Durant's menacing defense leads way for Warriors

I don't contribute as losing this game because we got exhausted. Both coach Tyronn Lue and star forward LeBron James insist the Cavaliers won't try to slow down play and will stick with the style they prefer. Pluto also notes that LeBron James' has offered one big reason for the Warriors' success so far: Kevin Durant joined Golden State this year. "So even when you're playing well, you got to play like A plus-plus".

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