Nine-time Roland Garros victor Nadal, who turned 31 on Saturday, equals the mark for last-eight appearances at the tournament held by Roger Federer . Djokovic now meets No. 6 Dominic Thiem , a 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 victor over Horacio Zeballos. If Carreno Busta does not rise to the occasion, he could be blown away by the greatest clay player of all time .
It marked a stirring return to the top for Nadal at the site he loves the most: He is 79-2 at the French Open , 102-2 in all best-of-five-set matches on clay. "But everything needs to be in place if he want to take home a couple of French Open titles". In terms of the French Open , Nadal narrowly failed to match Bjorn Borg's astonishing 1978 tournament, during which the Swede lost just 32 games - Nadal's total of 35 included a quarter-final that lasted only 10 games as opponent Pablo ...
Durant walked away with the NBA Finals MVP award by averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 boards and 5.4 assists per game. The Warriors have clearly established themselves as the best team in basketball, with two titles in three years, 140 regular season wins over the past two seasons, and a spectacular 16-1 run through the playoffs.
Gatland said that the penalty count was decisive following the loss, which was the Lions' second in four games of the tour, and added that his side must cut out fundamental errors. But he said he was disappointed to see Hogg leave. On the side's indiscipline, he told Sky Sports: "There was a string of four penalties in that second half when we were in decent territory, but we gave away four penalties in a row".
Her first word at the event being held in Washington D.C. was wambenger - a widely distributed Australian pouched mouse. Gabrielle correctly spelled the word "fauve" in the second round, according the organization's website. Spelling is important for all students because it helps get good scores on college entrance exams, helps in learning foreign languages and expands vocabularies, he said.
We're champions. And we're celebrating on our home court". The two embraced in 2012 and Durant, the 2017 NBA Finals MVP in his first season with the Warriors, found James to give him a hug and congratulate him on a great series. "We were really good tonight". KD figured out what he wanted, and he was going to employ any means necessary to get there, abiding by the motto attached to his Twitter bio: " I'm me, I do me, and I chill ".
Fleury and Murray were emotional during Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup celebration on Sunday night. But he was, for the most part, solid for the Penguins in the playoffs with Murray sidelined. Fleury will reportedly waive his no movement clause so he can be exposed in the upcoming expansion draft. As Pierre LeBrun mentioned , this doesn't mean that things can't change, but as it stands, the waive only applies to the Golden Knights.
The original Big Three of Bird, Parish and McHale started in the frontcourt, and former MVP Walton backed them up and won the Sixth Man of the Year award. "I'm pretty sure we'll be back and we'll be ready to battle again", he said, while sharing glowing remarks about James, who became the first ever player to average a triple-double in the finals (33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists).
But Fabinho, who is also represented by Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes, is not a player Ed Woodward has been asked to capture. The Brazilian star has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford with Jose Mourinho known to be keen on signing a defensive midfielder.
Lost in the uproar that greeted Durant's move to a Golden State team that won a record-breaking 73 games in the regular season and beat his previous employers, the Oklahoma City Thunder , in the Western Conference Finals past year, is that the core of this team has been built by the draft.
Durant - drafted as second-overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in 2007 - was an easy choice for the Finals MVP. He has been criticized occasionally in his career for struggling in the biggest of moments, but he has been devastating in these NBA Finals .
As a team , the Cavaliers knocked down 12 of their 20 looks from the field, while they limited the Warriors to nine of 19 in the third quarter. This year? Healthy enough to dunk four times. Durant has been criticized occasionally in his career for struggling in the biggest of moments, but he has been devastating in these NBA Finals. The hoards of Warriors fans outside Oracle Arena Monday night, celebrating after the team brought home the National Basketball Association championship, ...
According to ESPN's Doris Burke, the refs went to the scorer's table after the second technical foul and told the scorers that the first half technical was actually given to Steve Kerr and not Draymond, despite what the box score said. Before Game 4, he called Clevelanders "rude". "I knew because the first tech on Steve, which I didn't understand, Mike Callahan came up to John (Goble) and asked him who was the tech on and he said Kerr", Green said.
It was a fitting way to win a championship. To win his first championship Durant had to go through the game's greatest player in Cavaliers forward LeBron James , who he defended for most of the five games. "Steve will be our coach". In his absence, assistant Mike Brown served as the acting head coach and led the team to an 11-0 record. But given the physical discomfort and uncertainty he endured, this victory struck a cord with Kerr, perhaps more than the five titles he won as a ...
Chasing a moderate target of 183 runs, Australia were cruising at 83 for one from 16 overs. As the intensity of rain increased, the umpires took players off the field with four more overs needed to constitute a result. He took the wickets of Tamim Iqbal , Mashrafe Mortaza and Rubel Hossain. Umpires Nigel Llong and Chris Gaffaney walked off the ground with rain tumbling, following Australia's demolition of the Bangladesh side for 182.
The party began as soon as Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years . "I left everything on the floor every game, all five games", he said. Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, came up with his 2017 postseason-best 20 points off the bench.
Durant shot 14 for 20 and Curry - the two-time reigning MVP who took a backseat as the new big star got acclimated - finished off a brilliant postseason. But the Warriors also had shooting that would have made them the envy of even some of the toughest teams of all-time. "You have to tip your hat to Cleveland", he said .
The U.S. men's national team went into Mexico on Sunday night in World Cup qualifying and secured an extremely valuable 1-1 draw against its arch rival. "We have made up some lost ground". The U.S. was 0-19-1 in Mexico City - getting outscored 81-14 - before a 1-0 exhibition win in 2012. Former LA Galaxy boss Arena raised some eyebrows pre-game after making seven changes to the team that beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 last time out.
Three months after the Redskins fired general manager Scot McCloughan - on the first day of free agency, no less - the team has elevated Doug Williams to senior vice president of player personnel. Williams has been in Washington's front office since February 2014 and won the head personnel job over more than a dozen internal and external candidates.
Which is normal for an attacker who has scored 19 goals. Milan's new Chinese owners had reportedly been targeting Morata as a signature signing for their new regime, but the former Juventus striker sounded less keen on the idea. The 24-year-old has been tipped with a £60m switch to Old Trafford, rising to £70m with add-ons, after growing frustrated by a lack of playing time in the Spanish capital.
Lewis Hamilton's love affair with the Canadian Grand Prix continued unabated on Sunday as he won the race for a sixth time and slashed Sebastian Vettel's Formula One championship lead to 12 points. "I knew we could recover position because the auto is quick, but you have to fight your way through the field which is a lot of work, and it's not easy".
ESPN spoke with seven Las Vegas bookmakers about the topic , and five of the six bookmakers had the Warriors favored in a game between this year's Golden State team and Michael Jordan's 1995-96 Bulls team . "They did a great job, their front office and their players, by doing that recruiting, the things that they did in the summertime, and obviously it paid dividends".
James wrapped his arm around Irving and simply said: "We'll be back, me and you". "Our perspective, being blessed to play on this stage three years in a row, it's for these fans, for our organisation, for these families". "But I'm going to celebrate this one for now". "So I've also realized that as far as becoming more of a team player, since my first year I've grown so much and I'm proud of myself in that area as well, but I've got a long ways to go".
I'm not playing golf, I'm not playing tennis. The carefree approach permeated this Warriors team and helped make adding Durant to this collection of talent a seamless transition that resulted in a title. "But once you get that first, no matter what anybody says from now on in your career, they can't take away from you being a champion". It's interesting when you look at championship teams, each player kind of has their own story.
The Golden State Warriors , led by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, beat the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night in Game Five of the National Basketball Association championship, nabbing their third victory. Stephen Curry and head coach Steve Kerr have also made public statements about President Trump's policies, so this looked to be an expected turn of events.
Pletcher took two of the year's three Triple Crown races, having saddled Always Dreaming to victory in the Derby. This year's topsy-turvy Triple Crown trail comes to an end in a Belmont Stakes without the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners or the expected favorite who dropped out.
With 300 now looking a reasonable target, Pakistan were desperate to find a breakthrough and it was premier bowler Mohammad Amir who came up with the goods, beating Mathews for pace as he dismissed the Sri Lankan captain for 39. But Pakistan broke through in the sixth over when Danushka Gunathilaka tamely chipped Khan to mid-off, where Shoaib Malik took an easy catch as the opener departed for 13 and left his team 26 for one.
I go back to the concession of free-kicks being the starting point. It remains to be seen whether Hart, who has amassed 71 caps since making his debut against Trinidad and Tobago in 2008, will be seen again in an England shirt. He added: " His contribution around the group has been excellent since I've been manager. "I think it is a significant goal but for many different reasons".
Pickford, who is now on worldwide duty with England's under-21 team, will become the third most expensive goalkeeper in football history should the deal go through. At first it appears baffling, but given the current market , it's no real surprise to see a 23-year-old with great potential being touted for such an amount.
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has continued his love affair with the ICC Champions Trophy by returning to the top-10. The left-hander returned into the top 10 by vaulting five places to the 10th spot following his magnificent knocks of 68 against Pakistan , 125 against Sri Lanka and 78 against South Africa .
His expectations on arriving in Paris were rather different to normal after a poor run of form on the clay, but Murray looked much more like his usual self in a straight-sets win over Juan Martin del Potro on Saturday. Croatian seventh seed Marin Cilic also advanced after sweeping aside Spain's Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the last 16 without dropping a set.
Durant was named finals MVP after scoring over 30 points in each of the five games as he averaged 35.2 per game across the series. Warriors guard Stephen Curry shot just 2-for-9 from beyond the arc but finished with 34 points and a team-high 10 assists.
On a sun-kissed Glasgow afternoon, England took the lead in the 70th minute when substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's left-foot strike beat home goalkeeper Craig Gordon's flimsy attempt at a save. "They didn't create many chances, we had half chances", he said of the balance of play. Kane had come close on several occasions as Scotland sat in with a 5-4-1 formation, although the hosts improved for a spell after Jake Livermore's deflected effort hit the post just after half-time.
For the second time in three seasons, the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to secure the league title. After answering one final question following an extended stay at the podium, the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) felt like he might have said more than he should.
The Warriors secured a 129-120 victory on Monday to take their second title in three seasons and cap a near-perfect run through the play-offs. Deron Williams missed a 3-pointer that would have cut the deficit to two points and rookie Patrick McCaw scored two big buckets in the final two minutes of the period to give Golden State just a little bit of breathing room.
Kevin Durant had 39 points on 20 shots, plus had seven rebounds. The Warriors swept the Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs to earn their NBA Finals berth. Game 5 was no different, as Bleacher Report breathlessly pointed out. Kerr returned to full-time coaching for the Final's second game. LeBron James has 12 points and so does Kyrie Irving for the Cavs.
However, Blues coach Laurie Daley seems to think that's all mind games from his opposite number Walters and is sure JT will definitely play in game two. Daley said NSW would be keeping a lid on expectations despite the rare chance to seal a series win at home. If these big guys can really muscle up and overpower Queensland then it will allow James Maloney and Mitchell Pearce just to play fast over the advantage line and it will allow our strike weapons to really see some football ...
He eventually finished fourth. If I brake later I run into Lewis. "He ran over my front wheel but you don't do that on goal because you can get a puncture". I hope this can continue throughout the year. And Esteban had a bit of a wobble and I reacted to that and it was really slippery on the inside, so it was quite tricky.
Durant led the Warriors in scoring with 39 points, followed by Curry who had 34 points and 10 assists. Durant's 176 points in the Finals were the second-most ever in an NBA Finals series lasting five games. I hope we're a little more nervous. As players from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors warmed up for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, members of the musical Hamilton offered a preview of their national anthem set for a few hours later.
It is the Wood Brothers' first win at Pocono since Neil Bonnett in the Coca-Cola 500 in July 1980. Harvick took second two laps later and closed in on Blaney to battle for the win. "It'll actually be going on all night, so she's got plenty of time to get here". "Having to hold off Kevin was really tough", Blaney said. "That was our only weakness".
Would the Oklahoma City Thunder have supplanted them as the Western Conference kings, a scenario that looked so possible when they took the Warriors to seven games in the conference finals a year ago? Kevin Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted National Basketball Association championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get, scoring 39 points in a fast-and-furious, Finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and ...
Jake Lamb drove in four runs with a double and single. Eric Hosmer leads the Royals with 69 hits and 21 RBI while Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain have combined for 111 hits and 47 RBI. Scott Feldman (5-4) limited the Cardinals' slumping lineup to four singles in seven shutout innings. Martes was 0-2 with a 5.29 ERA in eight starts at Fresno.
Halep will become world number one if she defeats her polar opposite Ostapenko, as well as the first Romanian woman to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Virginia Ruzici in 1978. "I created myself some opportunities, but on the other side of the net she was playing quite well , and she was defending very well everything I was proposing".
Aside from the lone run he surrendered, Darvish did not allow a runner to reach scoring position. He retired the first seven before walking Bregman with one out in the third. He allowed four hits and four runs in 3 2/3 innings of relief on Friday in his big-league debut. Musgrove was lifted after 75 pitches tonight. Not a long stint on the DL? "I usually stay with my strength and I go with my stuff, what I've got on the day", he said through a translator.
Kylie wasn't the only member of her family on the list; older sister Kim came in at #47, with $45.5 million, making the two nearly neck-and-neck. She narrowly edged out Canadian hip-hop star Drake , Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and Canadian R&B sensation The Weeknd .
Though the USA said the North had not been successful, it announced in March that it had developed nuclear warheads small enough to fit onto missiles. The weapon's test came after a day of celebration for North Korea's Eternal President Kim II-sung. "In early 2017, it is highly likely that Pyongyang will detonate another nuclear device and launch a long-range ballistic missile to reiterate its status as a nuclear power.
The abandonment means Australia have two points to their name from two Group A matches , while Bangladesh have just one following their opening loss to England and would have been eliminated with a defeat in London . Bangladesh vs Australia: Venue? "I think everyone was on the phone just letting their loved ones back home know that everything was okay with everyone involved in our team".
Golden State Warriors edged past Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in a closely fought fifth game of the National Basketball Association finals to win 2017 National Basketball Association title on Tuesday. "It's a situation where they're going to try to get a Game 6 and open things up to create some more revenue for the league". The game-changing spurt ended with a scuffle when Golden State's David West shoved Irving as he tried to grab the ball away.
The Warriors became the first Bay Area team to capture a championship at home since the A's finished the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1974 World Series. "I work hard, I believe in myself, I believe in the game, I respect the game, I love the game, and I knew at some point in my life that it will come around for me".
Led by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving , the Cavaliers looked to find the extra gear they'd been missing in the opening three matches, threatening to exploit mental ghosts that accompanied a Warriors 3-1 finals lead from the 2015/16 season.