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Sport Mattek-Sands and Safarova Claim 5th Major Title
Author: 0 Mattek-Sands and Safarova Claim 5th Major Title

The top seeds won 12 of 13 sets en route to the title, their second at Roland Garros. Safarova and Mattek-Sands began playing together only two years ago and have been dominating women's doubles recently. This year, the duo has now won the first two Grand Slam tournaments in the Australian and French Open , as well as Charleston. "It's kind of tough to even look back and to the future to what you could do and what you have done".

Author: 0 French Open 2017 | Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka to achieve "La Decima"

Rafael Nadal is one match away from a historic 10th French Open title after outclassing Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-4 6-0 at Roland Garros on Saturday (AEST). He has lost 15 of his 18 matches against Nadal but has won three of their last six meetings. Federer made 24 unforced errors with his backhand, which Nadal attacked with high-bouncing lefty forehands.

Author: 0 Draymond Green eyes Game 5 redemption, not technical KO

Green was initially announced as being ejected, as that would have marked his second technical foul after he appeared to have been charged with one in the first half for arguing with officials after being whistled for a personal foul. At the end of the day, we want to just try to put ourselves in position to play another game, and we did that and hopefully we can do it Monday night where we can come back here.

Author: 0 Houston Astros place ace Dallas Keuchel on disabled list again

McCullers faced the minimum number of batters the first five innings. Lorenzo Cain broke up the no hitter with one out int he seventh and later scored on a two-out single by Mike Moustakas . Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer in the eighth off Austin Brice. Martes was 0-2 with a 5.29 ERA in eight starts at Fresno. Elsewhere, the Baltimore Orioles edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5, the Boston Red Sox overcame the New York Yankees 5-4 and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal vs Stanislas Wawrinka, French Open 2017

In the process, he continued his winning streak in French Open finals to ten with the only time he's not won the title coming in 2009 (losing in fourth round to Robin Soderling ), 2015 (losing to Novak Djokovic in quarterfinal) and previous year retiring early due to a wrist issue.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton romps to Ayrton Senna-equalling pole in Canada

An emotional Hamilton was given a race-worn Senna helmet, provided by the Brazilian's family, which he held aloft in front of the thousands of fans at turn two. For me, on the second run in Q3 I tried to go faster, I went too deep into the hairpin so I could have got a bit more out of it. Vettel had a mishap on turn two on his final fast lap or he may have had a chance to nip Hamilton for the pole.

Author: 0 The Road to Larry O' Episode 9: Warriors Crumble in Game 4

SAN FRANCISCO-Kyrie Irving was close to morose mid-week, crushed by the loss the Cleveland Cavaliers had suffered in a pivotal Game 3 of the National Basketball Association final , a gut-wrenching and possibly season-ruining defeat that included his own missed three-pointer in the dying seconds.

Author: 0 De Villiers defiant as South Africa choke again

Yuvraj Singh finishes the innings with a six as India beat South Africa by 8 wickets to enter semis. South Africa has alternated between going out in the group stages and semi-finals across its last five appearances in the Champions Trophy; it progressed to the final four in 2013.

Author: 0 Health of Nashville defenceman Ryan Ellis still in question

That was on the heels of getting just one goal in each of the two previous games, in Nashville. Gonna to try to avoid the Crosby/Subban stuff now. Both players got minors for holding. When Hainsey, who waited 907 regular-season games before reaching the playoffs for the first time this season, tapped in a pass from Malkin to make it 6-0, the stage was set for the Penguins to return to familiar territory.

Author: 0 Will The Cavaliers Need Another Record Breaking Performance In Game 5?

For the first three games Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry , and Klay Thompson were producing at a high level for the Warriors . No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in the National Basketball Association playoffs. It was an explosive game, where the Cavs poured in 49 points in the first quarter, a new Finals record for most points in any quarter, while going 7-for-12 on 3-pointers.

Author: 0 Mossadek rocks New Zealand in must-win clash

But their fifth-wicket partnership of 224 ─ Bangladesh's highest ever one-day worldwide stand ─ transformed the match. Bangladesh beat New Zealand by five wickets in their Champions Trophy match on Friday. It was to be the introduction of third bowler Taskin Ahmed that turned the tide as his consistent line and length caused problems for the New Zealand batsmen as they failed to get bat to ball on numerous occasions.

Sport Champions Trophy: Best OPPO moments from England-Australia match
Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Best OPPO moments from England-Australia match

The victor of Sunday's clash will likely take on Bangladesh in their semi-final in Birmingham on Thursday, the first time the Tigers have reached the semis of a major tournament, while England will head to Cardiff to probably play the victor of Monday's match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Sport Keys to tonight's Stanley Cup Final Game 2
Author: 0 Keys to tonight's Stanley Cup Final Game 2

Golf star and Predators fan Brandt Snedeker was expected to attend Game 2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Arena and has previously teased being a catfish-tosser. "No, I can't translate for you". But before the start of the Final, and putting up the worst save percentage for any goalie facing 10+ shots in any playoff game ever, it was even better at.941.

Sport Holmberg, Abreu leads White Sox past Indians 5-3
Author: 0 Holmberg, Abreu leads White Sox past Indians 5-3

The Indians trailed 3-2 entering the fifth inning. Tomlin allowed four runs (three earned) and nine hits, with no strikeouts or walks. David Robertson pitched the eighth and ninth innings to pick up his 10th save. Chicago's aggressiveness resulted in the White Sox making five outs on the bases, three at third base, and two at home. Yan Gomes had a two-run single while Michael Brantley , Lonnie Chisenhall and Bradley Zimmer added RBIs.

Sport Defencemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 Defencemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) tangles with Nashville Predators' P.K. Subban (76) during the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh. Ellis plays with Roman Josi on Nashville's top defensive pair and is tied for third with 13 points this postseason. Hainsey turned Nashville's James Neal inside out in Pittsburgh's end after the former Penguin whiffed on a big-hit attempt, then headed up ice and eventually finished off a ...

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton fastest in 1st practice at Canadian GP

Q1 ended in disappointment for a lot of drivers who were trying to improve their times and get through to Q2 when Sauber's Pascal Wehrlein crashed into the barrier at turn one at the end of the session after catching a wheel on the grass and spinning off.

Sport NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from past year
Author: 0 NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from past year

Flawless as in not turning the ball over. However the Cavaliers shot 60.9% on two-point field goals, which forced the Warriors' defense to collapse in the paint on numerous occasions, often leaving a weak-side shooter wide open. Irving can't be much better than that. It would be a fitting ending to what has been a remarkable season, and the culmination of everything this team was supposed to be from the moment Kevin Durant chose to join the core of a roster that had already won 73 ...

Sport Pakistan stun South Africa in Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Pakistan stun South Africa in Champions Trophy

AB de Villiers is "due" a big score against Champions Trophy title-holders India according to fellow South Africa batsman David Miller after the Proteas skipper suffered the first golden duck of his one-day worldwide career. The top-ranked South Africa seems well poised and prepared to take on Pakistan with more authority following a 96-run victory over Sri Lanka at The Oval on June 3.

Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez set to dump Arsenal for Manchester City

And, in all likelihood, his next destination seems to be the Etihad Stadium, with the report quoting reliable Chilean journalist Fernando Solabarrieta , who has claimed that the player is on his way to Manchester City . "If Sanchez wants to go to Bayern fine, as long as we get Lewandowski", said Wright. In Barcelona maybe I didn't help him too much because he played wide.

Author: 0 Kiwis advance to America's Cup challenger finals

Burling didn't think Artemis would be ahead 2-1 if Outteridge hadn't gone into the drink, saying the team's cycling grinders were still on top of their game. "We were really thankful that no-one was hurt", he said. "I was just looking for something to grab onto", said Outteridge, an Australian who has won Olympic gold and silver medals.

Sport Jake Guentzel, Matt Murray lead Penguins to more thievery
Author: 0 Jake Guentzel, Matt Murray lead Penguins to more thievery

Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins on NBC Sports Network was the second-most watched Game 2 since 2002 and the most-watched cable program Wednesday night. There was a disallowed goal due to a successful offside challenge - though it was Pittsburgh that had a tally wiped out this time, with Nashville doing the wiping - and there was another short, furious burst of scoring.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Beats Stan Wawrinka To Win His 10th Title

The Spaniard, now a 15-time Grand Slam victor, eased to victory in the French capital to the delight of those in attendance. Nadal, who fired 27 winners, won all 12 service games, saving the lone break point he faced and making just 12 unforced errors.

Author: 0 Sweden beat New Zealand to level America's Cup duel

Artemis is trying to bounce back from the tragic death of British Olympic star Andrew "Bart" Simpson when its 72-foot catamaran broke apart while training on San Francisco Bay in 2013. "It certainly helps, and that's why we've been pivotal in supporting the framework agreement that Martin Whitmarsh has put forward", said Ainslie. Despite nailing the start and leading around the first two marks, the Swedes ultimately tacked onto the team's line and forced a luff, slowing the Japanese boat ...

Sport America's Cup: Peter Burling explains that thrilling finish
Author: 0 America's Cup: Peter Burling explains that thrilling finish

Trailing 2-1 from Saturday, the Swedish team took Sunday's first race in Bermuda by 15 seconds to level matters. Team New Zealand are one win away from a place in the America's Cup match. The result takes Team New Zealand once step closer to a Cup Match with Team USA, with a ideal showing on Sunday - in the lighter breezes forecast for Bermuda - enough to send them through.

Author: 0 IndyCar race at Texas red-flagged after big crash

Charlie Kimball (83); Tristan Vautier (18) of France; Tony Kanaan (10) of Brazil; Josef Newgarden (2); Scott Dixon (9) of New Zealand; and Ed Carpenter (20) race into Turn 2 during the IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway , Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Sport Thierry Henry reacts to Wenger's new two-year deal
Author: 0 Thierry Henry reacts to Wenger's new two-year deal

Despite that, Wenger was offered a renewal and Henry hopes his change in formation will help win the title. By 2001, he was building the team that would become known as the "Invincibles" " one that went through the 2003-04 league season unbeaten.

Author: 0 England show their 'character' as Kane snatches late draw against Scotland

England , who were not impressive overall, remain top of Group F on 14 points while Scotland are in fourth spot on eight points. Younes got a goal of his own in the first half following a corner, and Shkodran Mustafi made it 5-0 two minutes into the second half, again coming after a corner.

Sport Kohli calls for India to stay calm against South Africa
Author: 0 Kohli calls for India to stay calm against South Africa

India crushed South Africa by eight wickets on Sunday to reach the Champions Trophy semi-finals and knock the world's top-ranked team out of the tournament. The duo added 24 runs in next 23 balls and it seemed as if the innings was finally getting the much-needed momentum. "All of the bowlers executed their plan so well in such a big game and to be able to bowl like that against a batting line up of their ability, we can feel confident and would like to take it forward into the semis".

Author: 0 Nadal shrugs off perfect 10

To achieve this on Sunday Nadal will have to face the challenge of Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, victor 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7/3) and 6-1 over the number one of the world ranking, British Andy Murray . "It's incredible to be back to the finals here again", Wawrinka said. "When I watch him on TV I will be just as happy". If Wawrinka can bring the variety he showed against Murray , then whatever happens we should be in for a treat of a men's final.

Sport Stokes smashes century after lucky start as England make 330
Author: 0 Stokes smashes century after lucky start as England make 330

Yet in a match where the Proteas dropped six chances in all, they were still on course for a morale-boosting win ahead of the start of next week's Champions Trophy ODI tournament in England . We're a long way off what we can be. "We couldn't play shots like that early this morning", he reasoned. No side in the history of one-day worldwide cricket has lost as many wickets in as few deliveries as England did here, after losing the toss.

Author: 0 Harry Kane comes to England's rescue against Scotland

There is great potential, a desire on their part and a desperation to do well for the shirt but of course we've got an enormous journey to go to match teams that have won World Cups and European Championships with players who perform in the Champions League regularly".

Author: 0 Perfect 10: Nadal routs Wawrinka for record 10th French Open

Not only did Nadal win every set he played in the tournament, he dropped a total of only 35 games, the second fewest by any man on the way to any title at a major tournament with all matches being best-of-five-sets in the Open era, which dates to 1968.

Author: 0 Morgan hails brilliant England bowlers

When Liam Plunkett, who took four for 55, ended the match, the Black Caps had been dismissed for 223. I thought they did an outstanding job. A win in their final Group A game at Edgbaston on Saturday would put their old rivals on a plane home, but if England let them off the hook they could face them in the final at The Ovalon Sunday week.

Author: 0 Halep beats Pliskova to reach French Open final

Celebrating her 20th birthday on the same day opponent and friend Timea Bacsinszky turned 28, Ostapenko swept into the title match, 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-3. "In the third set, everything was through the long rally, which is better for her and she's winning on a higher percentage definitely", Pliskova pointed out.

Author: 0 Australia denied victory over Bangladesh by washout at The Oval

With heavy rain forecasted, Australia were expected to race out of the blocks but David Warner and Aaron Finch showed restraint to reach 40 unbeaten after seven overs. But the umpires are there to make a decision. They would also miss out, regardless of a win over New Zealand , if England beat New Zealand on Tuesday and Australia beat England on Saturday in which case both England and Australia would end the group stage on four points.

Author: 0 French Open 2017 men's final live stream, TV, time, watch onlne

The fourteen-time grand slam champion was forced to miss seven months of action between 2012 and 2013 due to a left knee injury and then a stomach virus. Wawrinka has only beaten Nadal once on clay in six meetings. His fearless play has earned him the nickname "Stanimal" and here are the reasons why he's a big threat come Sunday.

Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alvaro Morata, Wayne Rooney and Andrea Belotti

Morata has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent days as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen his attacking line-up ahead of next season. "I'd be insane if I didn't want to stay, if I thought about playing more, I'd dedicate myself to chess or tennis". Morata was restricted to appearances from the bench in Madrid last season, with manager Zinedine Zidane often opting for Karim Benzema despite the Frenchman's poor campaign by his standards.

Sport Argentina beats Brazil 1-0 in friendly before 95000 fans
Author: 0 Argentina beats Brazil 1-0 in friendly before 95000 fans

But Brazil's team coordinator Edu Gaspar said Jesus had been given the all clear. "It's important for us to follow the team and learn about the team, and Australia is the same". Although Tite was disappointed with the loss to their rivals, he was pleased with their efforts. Gabriel was taken off the field on a stretcher late in the game after being hit by a stray elbow during an aerial challenge with club teammate Nicolas Otamendi .

Sport Young England side snatch dramatic late win in Argentina test
Author: 0 Young England side snatch dramatic late win in Argentina test

The former Super League record-breaking winger was introduced for his debut 10 minutes into the second half with England leading 23-17. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the performance from an English point of view was how Eddie Jones' young side did not falter when they received setback after setback throughout the game - they kept going and were led by the brilliant George Ford .

Sport French Open takeaways: Ostapenko's fearlessness ruled the day
Author: 0 French Open takeaways: Ostapenko's fearlessness ruled the day

Yes, she was ranked only 47th. Ostapenko , who will rise to world number 12 from 47 following Saturday's win, also worked a lot on her forehand, which was then her weakest shot. "I'm really happy, I have no words, it's my dream, I'm just really, really happy". I was very close to take the first Grand Slam and also No. 1 in the world.

Author: 0 India will thrive under pressure against SA: Virat Kohli

Having dismissed South Africa for 191, two-time champions India cruised home with 12 overs to spare at The Oval. South Africa also have one win from their two matches and can reach the last four with a victory in south London , making it a victor takes all clash.

Sport Mahindra Racing snatches maiden Formula E win in Berlin
Author: 0 Mahindra Racing snatches maiden Formula E win in Berlin

A strong in-lap from Rosenqvist doubled his advantage but he nearly hit disaster - and the pitting Heidfeld - when he pulled away in his second auto as his team-mate came into the garage. As a team, we came into this race a lot calmer. "My engineer gave me the go and I saw he was a bit tight on energy on his in-lap, so I thought I might give it a go and it worked out.

Sport Brad Keselowski Turns Last-Lap Pass into XFINITY Victory at Pocono
Author: 0 Brad Keselowski Turns Last-Lap Pass into XFINITY Victory at Pocono

I just pushed as hard as I could". This is the first time Allgaier has led the Xfinity points since the second race of the 2013 season. But on the final lap, Keselowski made the winning move to power to the victory. "A couple guys made mistakes, a couple guys we just caught at the right place, ideal timing". "I got the [Nos.] 7 and 42 about a half-dozen of laps.

Author: 0 Light winds cancel semi-final openers

SoftBank Team Japan has three points while Sweden's Artemis Racing and Groupama Team France have two apiece Those three teams will fight for the final two spots in the challenger semis. Emirates Team New Zealand sailed a flawless race, only coming off their foils as they crossed the finish line after extending all the way around the race course.

Sport Gatland praises defence as Lions down Crusaders
Author: 0 Gatland praises defence as Lions down Crusaders

The 22-16 loss to the Blues last Wednesday didn't do much to change the assessment of the team after the wobbly start against the previously unknown Provincial Barbarians, although the tourists had better control of the proceedings than they did in the opener.

Sport India set 192 to beat South Africa in Champs Trophy showdown
Author: 0 India set 192 to beat South Africa in Champs Trophy showdown

Pakistan is set to face Sri Lanka in a do or die match on Sunday where the victor of the match will reach the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. The toss might have had its own effect on the match with India captain Virat Kohli always willing to chase first. Now, the task in hand for Virat Kohli will be to get the right combination for this game.

Author: 0 Chelsea's Eden Hazard out for three months after ankle operation

Eden Hazard is back in London and will have surgery on his fractured ankle on Monday. Chelsea star Eden Hazard's pre-season preparations will be affected after it was confirmed he's suffered a serious injury while on global duty with Belgium .

Sport Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming & Scores Champions Trophy 2017
Author: 0 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming & Scores Champions Trophy 2017

Virat Kohli-led Team India , which incurred contrasting fates in the previous two encounters - a 124-run win against arch rivals Pakistan in the opening clash and a 7-wicket defeat against the islanders Sri Lanka in the second - a slip up today would result into a premature end to the defending champions' journey in England.

Author: 0 England defeats Venezuela to win U20 World Cup

Playing against the favourites, Paul Simpson's talented side did well to keep attacking at every chance they got until a goal materialised. Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin notched the only goal of an absorbing contest 10 minutes before the interval.

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