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Sport Italy's Dovizioso wins Catalan MotoGP
Author: 0 Italy's Dovizioso wins Catalan MotoGP

He maintains the championship lead, but now only by seven points over Dovizioso, with third-placed Marquez 23 adrift. Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo, who will start the race first and second, were 13th and 15th respectively. "I didn't expect to be competitive here and I won", Dovizioso said after the race. Petrucci crashed at Turn 5 on the penultimate lap, while Folger struggled late on heavily-worn tyres and was passed for fifth by Zarco, the pair split by just 0.083s crossing the line.

Sport Former Arsenal winger, Gnabry signs for Bayern Munich
Author: 0 Former Arsenal winger, Gnabry signs for Bayern Munich

The Germany worldwide, whose three goals for his country came in a hat-trick against San Marino, will sign a three-year deal and compete with players like Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Kingsley Coman and Thomas Muller for a starting spot next season.

Sport Nadal chasing title No. 10
Author: 0 Nadal chasing title No. 10

Nadal has won the French Open title nine times , while Wawrinka is a recent champion having won in 2015. Selecting a victor might seem straightforward, given Andy Murray stretched Wawrinka's total court time for the tournament by four hours and 34 minutes to 15 hours and 20 minutes in a fearless but doomed semi-final over five sets on Friday.

Author: 0 India opt to field, Ashwin replaces Umesh against Proteas

Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli gave due respect to the main strike bowling duo of Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel, before opening up against Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo . In India vs South Africa , it could be considered as one of the important point as well. If that run-out was unlucky, the next - which saw Miller depart for just one as both he and du Plessis ended up at the same end following a lack of communication between the pair.

Author: 0 Cavaliers were motivated for Game 4 by Warriors' celebration plans

The Warriors' 68 points were the most by a trailing team at halftime in the last 20 seasons. Prior to Friday night, the Cavaliers had made 18 three-pointers thrice - against the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics and the Warriors - and lost all three games.

Author: 0 9-time champ Nadal faces Wawrinka in French Open men's final

The Spaniard and the Swiss are the first pair of 30-somethings to contest a final at Roland Garros since 30-year-old Rod Laver beat 34-year-old Ken Rosewall in 1969. Wawrinka's game is all about aggression and raw power, as he showed in cracking 87 winners against Andy Murray in the semi-finals. "Guga" also won at Roland Garros in 2000 and 2001, was ranked No.

Sport Former Tiger Venus to Compete in French Open Final
Author: 0 Former Tiger Venus to Compete in French Open Final

New Zealander Michael Venus and his American partner Ryan Harrison have won the French Open men's doubles title with 7-6 (5) 6-7 (4) 6-3 win over Santiago Gonzalez and Donald Young . Venus overcame a patchy start, having had his opening service game broken. Venus and Harrison teamed up ahead of the clay-court season earlier this year and won their first ATP tournament in Estoril last month.

Author: 0 India vs South Africa ICC Champions Trophy Match 2017

Virtually every game is a quarter-final now. Coming to South Africa , they were outplayed by Pakistan in their last match , and they will be sure to make amends. Right, now to #INDvSA . "It is a must-win game, but we've played quite a few of them in the last 12 to 18 months and we've had a lot of success in those must-win games", added the 33-year-old.

Sport Seattle Mariners ink Jean Segura to $70M extension
Author: 0 Seattle Mariners ink Jean Segura to $70M extension

The deal reportedly includes a $17 million option for 2023. He is now on Seattle's 10-day disabled list with a high ankle sprain, but when he's been healthy he's been not just one of the Mariners' best offensive players, but one of the top hitters in the American League.

Sport Leeds United want Jaap Stam as Garry Monk replacement?
Author: 0 Leeds United want Jaap Stam as Garry Monk replacement?

Reading were impressive throughout the season and surprised many by finishing in the top six, after just staving off relegation the season before. Radrizzani, who was also interested in Huddersfield's David Wagner prior to Town's promotion, is now weighing up a decision over whether to approach Reading for permission to speak with the ex-Holland global.

Author: 0 Mr. Met Gives Fan The Finger, Employee Out As Team Mascot

A Mets official assured the AP that the one who donned Wednesday would not be doing so again and has been let go. When they're not going after fans, mascots often go after each other. The home plate umpire Roberto Ortiz initially called interference on the play, but crew chief Fieldin Culbreth overruled him. But the first time he tried it in a game, with fans going insane, he became a true beagle and just ran all over the field.

Author: 0 Cavaliers romp over Warriors to avoid sweep

LeBron, meanwhile, had 31 points, 11 assists , 10 rebounds , maintaining the triple-double average he already had in the series. Kevin Love added 23 points for Cleveland and J.R. Yes, you can add the population of Cleveland to the list of people Green is at odds with now, including the Cavaliers and the officials. With thirteen 3 Pointers in the 1st Half, they broke the most by a team in a half.

Sport Chaos!! Kickboxer Attacked By Fans After Vicious KO of Opponent
Author: 0 Chaos!! Kickboxer Attacked By Fans After Vicious KO of Opponent

Although the knockout was perfectly legal, the brutality of the finish coupled with the fact that Hrigorian was not defending himself at the time led to fans completely losing the run of themselves. Glory kickboxing announcer Todd Grisham shared video of the fan punching Groenhart. "I was in the corner and I saw these guys coming out", Groenhart said of the attackers.

Author: 0 National Basketball Association 'reviewing Several Incidents' From Game 4

Also: A second quarter Irving 3 that best exemplifies the Warriors' inconsistent defensive effort on this night, at times playing with the urgency of a mid-January back-to-back, not a Finals game. "(But) I don't think there was any concern or thoughts about history. "We like the fact that we can correct a lot of things going into Game 5 and just put a better foot forward, especially in that first quarter and not lose the game right there", Curry said.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup Finals: Defensemen help Penguins play fast

The Predators will rally strong, and Pittsburgh does not want this to go to a Game 7. "The real hockey starts now", Subban said. You try to work so hard. The score had been predicted by Malkin and it came just seconds after Crosby threw a water bottle onto the ice as the play went by Pittsburgh's bench, a move he told referees was unintentional.

Sport Man Utd's bid for Real forward Morata rejected
Author: 0 Man Utd's bid for Real forward Morata rejected

While their neighbors Manchester City have been making all the noise in the transfer market thus far, #Manchester United have been fairly quiet. Real Madrid haven't offered Morata the role he had hoped at the club after they re-signed him from Juventus and he is keen to leave despite recently winning the Champions League .

Author: 0 Not Even The Referee Noticed Joe Hart's Blunder vs Scotland

England manager Gareth Southgate insists that his side are working towards being able to produce their best form in big games following their 2-2 draw with Scotland . Despite pressure from England , Scotland held on and the game went into the break at 0 -0. A rash headed intervention from Craig Gordon after a lofted pass from Dier presented Kane with another good chance, but this time his chipped effort was headed off the line by Kieran Tierney and Marcus Rashford failed to ...

Author: 0 Hamilton equals hero Senna with pole in Canada

Hamilton would not be drawn on his prospects for matching Michael Schumacher's record of 68 poles, and said, "I plan on getting there, that will be an honour in itself at that moment, but I'm happy to live in this moment and that is all ifs and buts".

Author: 0 Preds' Colton Sissons cleared for Game 6 after match penalty

The Predators goalie, who gave up two goals in as many games in Nashville , surrended two goals in his first six minutes Thursday. Entering Thursday, Wilson has played 12 playoff games this season with two goals and two assists. If it goes to a Game 7, however, the Predators might have a more hard decision on their hands. Rinne chopped his stick against a goalpost not once, but twice after giving up a fifth and final goal a year ago when Nashville was ousted from the playoffs.

Sport COA will not contest CAC's head coach choice
Author: 0 COA will not contest CAC's head coach choice

A former office-bearer of the cricketing body said that "According to Dalmiya, BCCI only gave members of panels a daily allowance, accommodation and a vehicle on days of meetings, but no remuneration". According to media reports, the CAC has chose to retain incumbent Anil Kumble for the post but the decision will now be ratified in a June 26 Special General Meeting (SGM) in Mumbai.

Author: 0 Ostapenko mounts comeback against Halep to win French Open

She hit a staggering 245 winners on her way to the final and blasted 54 to Halep's eight, and matched it however with 54 unforced errors on her way to the title. She put the secret of her success as the errors mounted to letting go some of the anxiety she felt before the match. Jakovleva has taken a step back and watched half of the tournament on TV at home before travelling to Paris .

Sport 'I almost fainted when they said split decision' - champion Burnett
Author: 0 'I almost fainted when they said split decision' - champion Burnett

He excelled in beating Bristol's 33-year-old Haskins more convincingly than any other, but Hearn explained: "Apparently the judge asked one of the photographers, "Which one's Lee Haskins?' and the photographer said 'In the red corner". The slight tweak in style has been incorporated following the addition of Adam Booth as his chief trainer, and the man who introduced David Haye and George Groves into the world of boxing is hoping his new star can become another world champion.

Author: 0 Warriors' Draymond Green embraces role of NBA Finals heel

Kerr said he thought the first technical was called on Green - though said he thought he deserved it - and believed his power forward was going to have to leave the floor when the one was called in the third quarter. "They don't seem to be the sharpest people around". There was confusion abound in the third quarter when officials took a technical foul away from Green , and after this explanation, there might be even more.

Sport France knocked out of America's Cup sailing by dominant New Zealand
Author: 0 France knocked out of America's Cup sailing by dominant New Zealand

The French loss and another win for Artemis Racing in the last race of the day against SoftBank Team Japan means that Emirates Team New Zealand, Britain's Land Rover BAR and the Swedish and Japanese crews will advance to the semi-finals. "I have to be really honest, we're not too unhappy about the situation right now", he said. "The boys sailed a great race it, said Burling". Despite having won only three of eight races, Ainslie's boat is just a point behind Team NZ because of the ...

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors - 6/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

LeBron James , trying to become the first player to average a Finals triple-double, is playing in his seventh straight Finals, eighth overall. "We showed that tonight". Smith said he walked into the locker room before Friday's game and it was "pretty mellow". "Thank God I get to play in game five". It's hard to imagine anything less than a Curry masterpiece in Game 5, replete with pull-up three-pointers, clever steals, bullet passes and did-you-see-that expeditions to the hoop.

Author: 0 Griezmann commits to staying at Atletico Madrid next season

According to reports , Zlatan Ibrahimovic's injury, which will rule him out until next year, has forced United to re-evaluate their transfer plans for the summer. Griezmann, 26, scored 26 goals during the 2016-17 season and placed third in the Ballon d'Or voting in December. That leaves them unable to sign new players until the January window, ending the club's bid to bring in the Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, who was seen as a likely replacement for Griezmann.

Sport Man United confident of landing Real Madrid's Morata
Author: 0 Man United confident of landing Real Madrid's Morata

Speaking afterwards, Morata says he hopes to play alongside James once more in 2017-18 and suggested that he would like them both to stay with the European champions. The Swede scored 28 goals before a devastating injury to two knee ligaments ruled him out for the remainder of next season as well as a huge chunk of next season.

Sport Rinne: From Conn Smythe to collapse as Predators down 2-0
Author: 0 Rinne: From Conn Smythe to collapse as Predators down 2-0

It's hard to see anything changing should Rinne remain the starting goaltender, and if the Predators fall behind 3-0 in the series , they'd be facing a near-impossible mountain to climb to win their first Stanley Cup . Pittsburgh would add an empty netter and win the game 5-3, taking a 1-0 series lead. The Pittsburgh Penguins got the best of the Nashville Predators , but not without a fight.

Author: 0 UK premier strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

Numerous party members are also uncomfortable with the kind of deal that will have to be struck with the DUP, a socially conservative party that takes an opposing stance on issues such as abortion and same sex marriages. Instead, the result has sown confusion and division in British ranks, just days before negotiations are due to start on June 19. The DUP had campaigned for Brexit in the June 2016 referendum but are considered against a so-called "hard Brexit", which would see Britain ...

Sport Halep, Ostapenko to battle it out for French Open title
Author: 0 Halep, Ostapenko to battle it out for French Open title

Pliskova then broke to level the set but Halep broke straight back to leave the Romanian serving for the match. "Didn't have my weapons on my side and the movement was awful", Pliskova, who next faces former French Open runner-up Simona Halep , told a news conference.

Author: 0 Draymond Green tech-foul fiasco part of tension-filled Game 4

Green said he believed that Davis, the referee who called the technical in the third quarter, did think it was Green's second technical foul and was prepared to eject him for a relatively mild reaction to a foul. "They don't seem to be the sharpest people around". "I thought I deserved it". But Green stood stoically on the floor, then egged on the crowd to raise the decibel level of their jeers toward him.

Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko fights back in fairytale final

An ultra-aggressive style again reaped rewards for the 20-year-old Latvian, whose respective victor and unforced error tallies (54 and 54) dwarfed the respective numbers of her opponent (eight and 10). If Ostapenko, who is a former junior Wimbledon title, can maintain this kind of form, then she may just take some stopping when she gets to the All England Club in three weeks' time.

Author: 0 India bowl against South Africa

Sri Lanka , who face Pakistan in a must-win clash, have already suffered a blow as batsman Kusal Perera has been ruled out to due to a hamstring injury. And like the Indian cricket team fans, Kohli will want his batting to fire one more time in a crunch game of this magnitude. " South Africa captain AB de Villiers , on the other hand, said that although they too would have opted to bowl first, they are looking forward to post a good total on the scoreboard".

Author: 0 Stan Wawrinka beats Andy Murray in five-set thriller to enter finals

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their French Open semifinal on Friday in Paris . Wawrinka conquered Nadal in their only meeting in a Grand Slam final at the Australian Open in 2014. But make no mistake: Wawrinka does not discourage easily. "That was a very high intensity match". The Scot won five of the last six games to take the set, and looked favourite to claim the fourth with Wawrinka showing his frustration.

Sport Defense Helping Pens Play Fast
Author: 0 Defense Helping Pens Play Fast

One that can't get back to the creature comforts of Smashville fast enough. The referees were occupied with action on the other end of the ice and didn't seem to notice or ignored Crosby keeping Subban down for so long. The Penguins defense looked much more comfortable in Game 5, which prevented the Predators from being able to reclaim any momentum in the first period.

Sport Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'I can play for two more years'
Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'I can play for two more years'

The 35-year-old suffered knee ligament damage in the Europa League quarter-final with Anderlecht on April 20 that required surgery in May in the US. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been released by Manchester United after one season at the club. Ibrahimovic's release means a new No. 9 is high on United's list of priorities this summer and a £60 million (S$108 million) offer for Alvaro Morata is expected to be submitted.

Author: 0 Orioles top Red Sox, Sanchez makes history

Rodriguez (4-2) surrendered seven runs in 5 2/3 innings, and the four homers tied a career high. Benintendi, who has seven home runs, also had an RBI single in the ninth that rounded out the scoring. It's never all that unlikely on any given day, them being them, but on a day where Chris Sale , who has struck out 110 batters in 78 innings, is pitching for the Red Sox, it's even less unlikely.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup Final tightens up

The Predators have one at least one road game in every series so far. He'll start despite allowing eight goals on 58 shots in losing Games 3 and 4 at Bridgestone Arena , including three on 25 shots in a 4-1 loss in Game 4 on Monday. "We know it's not going to be easy". Not that the Penguins gave them much of a chance. The defending champions provided an emphatic reminder of why they're on the cusp of history with a 6-0 demolition of the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of the Stanley ...

Author: 0 Tapwrit rallies in stretch to win Belmont Stakes

Tapwrit won the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, defeating favorite Irish War Cry in the race's final stretch in Belmont Park , New York . Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Robert LaPenta's Tapwrit closed out the 2017 Triple Crown series in style, capturing the $1.5 million NYRABets Belmont Stakes (GI) by two lengths over a field of nine sophomores that mostly represented a group of what amounted to the last men standing after a grueling sophomore ...

Author: 0 Crosby's wild night puts Penguins one win from Cup

I think you'll see we'll be ready for it". "At the end of the day, I just gotta play the game". Justin Schultz has given the Penguins a 1-0 lead on the Predators with a power-play goal just 1:31 into Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. One more loss away from the season being over, the "C" word kept coming up again and again heading into a must-win Game 6. During play it certainly looked like someone threw the water bottle onto the ice, and still does to me, but Crosby is adamant that it ...

Author: 0 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix 3rd and final free practice session

Hamilton was in sensational form as he captured his sixth Montreal pole - which was also his 65th career pole in F1, moving him level with Senna for a share of second place in the record books, behind only Michael Schumacher on 68. The Senna family took possession of the helmet in 1994, and since then it has been used in special events and exhibitions organised by the Ayrton Senna Institute.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: England elect to field against Australia

After washouts against New Zealand and Bangladesh , Australia's destiny was in their own hands in their final group match with a win ensuring they would progress to the semi-finals and, while late rain curtailed the match, by then England had comprehensively outplayed an Australian side which collapsed in the final overs with the bat and then wilted in the glare of a Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan onslaught.

Author: 0 Tottenham Hotspur: Kane late strike rescues England at Hampden

The Tottenham striker was captaining his country for the first time and felt it was testament to their quality that his team-mates did not let their heads drop after falling behind late in the World Cup Qualifier. Northern Ireland improved their grip on second place as the Czech Republic dropped four points behind after being held to a 1-1 draw in Norway .

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers Take A Win Against Warriors — Saturday Sports

Kevin Durant's decision to come to Golden State has tipped the scales in the Cavaliers-Warriors rivalry, and also the balance of power in the league. "(It was a) loose ball. "So I'll just leave it at that". "Just waited until the ref made a call". SIMON: Tempers seemed short last night, which puzzled me.

Author: 0 Australia captain Steve Smith says diligence key in light of attack

Smith was frustrated but understanding after rain ruined Australia's attempts to chase a target of less than four an over, which was set up by Mitchell Starc's four-wicket haul that saw Bangladesh dismissed for 182 in 44.3 overs. Replays later showed there was a slim edge on to the pad. "We have to beat England and I think then we're through", the skipper said. The high chance of rain affecting the England-New Zealand match in Cardiff on Tuesday may add to the intrigue.

Author: 0 Sri Lanka's De Silva replaces Perera at Champions Trophy

We are not invincible", Kohli said at the post-match media conference here last night. "We're not invincible. We're playing against other sides who are also champion sides". "But in this case where team selection and all these things come into play, he's very professional". Others had gone a step further and said it is one more practise game for India .

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