Author: 0 Murray wins in straight sets

Murray and Del Potro will get underway at around 12pm. First they played each other virtually to a standstill in a pulsating battle for Olympic gold in Rio. ANDY MURRAY faces his toughest test yet in this year's French Open as he looks to win his first title at Roland Garros. Losing that set on a disputed line call cut the 28-year-old del Potro deep.

Author: 0 Simona Halep Beats Elina Svitolina To Reach Semi-Finals

Thirtieth seed Bacsinszky, who needed a bandage applied to her right thigh midway through the first set, looked the more likely victor at that point as she sought to celebrate her 28th birthday by surpassing her semi-final run of 2015. "I hope I can play better and win it". Ostapenko crunched 50 winners to Bacsinszky's 22 but her raw attacking instinct also brought 45 unforced errors to the Swiss counter-puncher's 19.

Sport Chelsea first opponents for Spurs at new 'home' Wembley
Author: 0 Chelsea first opponents for Spurs at new 'home' Wembley

Attention will now turn to the English Football League with fixtures being released on 21 June which both Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United supporters will be looking out for. Premier League champions Chelsea visit Anfield on November 25 with the return fixture at Stamford Bridge set to be the last away game of the season on May 5.

Sport Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea in doubt, claims report
Author: 0 Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea in doubt, claims report

It is said the manager feels he is "owed" a good transfer window after the club hasn't been able to deliver many of his primary targets during the two previous windows since his arrival past year. Bonucci and Koulibaly aren't the only players back on Chelsea's transfer radar. But deals for key targets like Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko have yet to be completed, although it is believed both players are on holiday.

Sport The Pittsburgh Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup
Author: 0 The Pittsburgh Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup

It was a curious move at the time. Back-to-back championships are no joke, folks. The Penguins topped the Predators by a final score of 2-0 and won their fifth Stanley Cup in the history of the franchise. "I think we gained a ton of experience from this run". This marked the 11th consecutive year Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire combined to call the Stanley Cup Final for NBC Sports Group.

Author: 0 Pakistan take on Sri Lanka for a spot in Champions Trophy semis

Prior to the Champions Trophy , South Africa had also lost the three-match ODI series against England 2-1. Our bowlers bowled really well and the fielders backed it up as well. Awaiting in the semifinal, is a resurgent Bangladesh , and Kohli was asked what he said in the change room after the defeat to Sri Lanka . South Africa then pressed the self-destruct button with two run-outs in quick succession.

Author: 0 How to watch Pittsburgh celebrate a Stanley Cup championship online

Having experienced the unrivaled feeling in the sport of winning the Stanley Cup , the Penguins certainly want to feel it again. One thing most people can agree on though is, with his 3rd Stanley Cup win before the age of 30 and back to back Conn Smythe wins, is it realistic to start the conversation that Sidney Crosby could be a top 10 player of all time? Phil Kessel, Stanley Cup champion and notorious hot dog enthusiast , is famous for his wild emotions both on and off the ice.

Sport Twins host Seattle for four game series
Author: 0 Twins host Seattle for four game series

Then they averaged eight runs a game for the next week. If Cruz catches that ball, the Nationals get no runs in the inning. In a sign of things to come, Bergman served up a solo homer to Max Kepler to start the frame and the Twins later took the lead for good on the first two-run homer from Rosario to make it 4-3.

Author: 0 Murray regroups to beat Nishikori

He said: "It was a really close two sets". It's going to be tough but I can learn some things from past year. So I expect him to play his best tennis. Murray went on to say he felt tennis, because of it's global nature, also had the power to unite people from all corners of the world. In the finals there is another top star.

Sport NHL turns to Vegas expansion draft, unpredictable offseason
Author: 0 NHL turns to Vegas expansion draft, unpredictable offseason

The Knights will select one player from each of the 30 teams. The back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins have to make a quick decision with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury ahead of the expansion draft because they can't afford to lose 23-year-old Matt Murray, who's 22-9 in consecutive title runs with a 1.95 goals-against average and.928 save percentage and is under contract for three more years.

Author: 0 Pilot seriously burned after blimp crashes at US Open

But not everyone left with a smile as the world's top six ranked players all failed to get into red numbers. Whatever cobwebs had accumulated in McIlroy's enforced absence from tournament play, as he recuperated from the reoccurrence of his rib injury, hadn't been cleaned away and the world number two ran up a horrid opening round of six-over-par 78.

Author: 0 Sabathia goes on disabled list; Bird's hurt ankle not right

In an unusual streak, the Angels improved to 11-0 on Tuesdays. After Shoemaker was forced to exit the game with no outs in the fourth, the Angels bullpen held the Yankees to one run over the last six innings. After winning six consecutive games, the Yankees dropped the last two and the series to the Angels. And he appeared well on his way to another fine showing in that one, allowing just one unearned run in his four innings before his removal.

Author: 0 US Open at a glance

It was a disgusting sight ... Coverage of the second round at Erin Hills at 8 a.m. ET on the Golf Channel, with live coverage of the 2017 U.S. Open's second round starting at 11 a.m. No one else was hurt as the craft went down in a field about a half-mile from the Erin Hills golf course in Erin, Wisconsin. Twitter user Adam Johnson wrote with a video of the blimp drifting toward the ground.

Sport Liverpool back to shopping at Southampton, eyeing deal for Dusan Tadic
Author: 0 Liverpool back to shopping at Southampton, eyeing deal for Dusan Tadic

Liverpool ended their pursuit of Van Dijk after the Saints threatened to make a complaint over suggestions that they had illegally begun negotiations with the Dutch worldwide and his agent but, in quotes published by the Liverpool Echo , Redknapp stated that the saga didn't have to be over just yet.

Author: 0 India maul Bangladesh to set up finale with Pakistan

He went on to say, "We all know what happens and what not, and I can't tell you how they have won the games, I can't name them". This is the first time that Pakistan have qualified for a Champions Trophy final . The star batsman added: "Going into a big game like this, we're going to treat it as how we treated the last game. I kept telling myself to bat as deep as possible".

Author: 0 Ex-Pakistani cricketers appreciate team for defeating England in semi-finals

Joe Root accepted England had missed a "golden chance" to end their long wait for a maiden one-day worldwide title after a crushing eight-wicket Champions Trophy semi-final defeat by Pakistan. Young Fakhar Zaman's second consecutive fifty in the tournament set the tone for Pakistan as they comfortably chased down a below-par score of 212 against England .

Author: 0 Yasiel Puig Suspended, Fined for Making Obscene Gesture at Indians Fans

Despite the Dodgers coughing up the lead, Hernandez played the role of hero as he stroked the go-ahead home run off Miller in the top of the eighth. Jason Vargas (9-3) allowed one run over seven innings to outpitch Ty Blach in a battle of left-handers. One of tonight's home runs came off of Andrew Miller , the first that the strikeout-machine reliever has allowed in more than 30 innings this season.

Author: 0 UN Secretary General cautions Israel over Palestine

Israeli authorities did not respond to requests for comment on the plans, which Peace Now said showed that "a two-state solution is not on [Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's] agenda". The current right-wing Israeli government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has resisted all U.S. and global efforts to restart talks while the Palestinian Authority, headed by President Mahmud Abbas, has refused to negotiate unless Israel halts colonisation, which is consuming land demanded by the ...

Sport Harry Kane: 'I want to be England captain full time'
Author: 0 Harry Kane: 'I want to be England captain full time'

To score that goal, it was a special feeling for me'. "I did not know whether the keeper was going to come, so when I saw him stay on his line. what a ball it was, and it was just a good side-foot into the net". Former Scotland global Steve Nicol laments England's last-gasp equaliser as "unprofessional" defending by Scotland . "Gareth told me just before training on Friday".

Sport Stan Wawrinka: 'Rafael Nadal is playing his best tennis ever'
Author: 0 Stan Wawrinka: 'Rafael Nadal is playing his best tennis ever'

Along with improving to 10-0 in finals at Roland Garros , Nadal increased his haul to 15 Grand Slam trophies, breaking a tie with Pete Sampras for second place in the history of men's tennis, behind only rival Roger Federer's 18. "For sure he's playing the best he's ever played , playing more aggressive, staying close to the [base] line". "When you play against Rafa, if you hesitate, it's no good".

Sport Mauricio Pochettino Urges Tottenham Players To Recharge Batteries
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino Urges Tottenham Players To Recharge Batteries

The premiership teams are beefing up their squads ahead of pre-season and the league but what should fans expect? Tottenham lost to Chelsea in an FA Cup semifinal match at Wembley last season, and also lost two of its three games at the national stadium in the group stage of the Champions League.

Author: 0 Mickelson officially withdraws from US Open

Open at Erin Hills. Considering that the school has already released a statement saying that it will not reschedule their graduation ceremony in California for the U.S. "I'd either hit it just high and lip it out or they went across the front edge of the hole". Though his longtime caddie, Jim "Bones" Mackay has been mapping the first-time venue just in case his boss gets a shot at the U.S.Open missing from his career Grand Slam resume.

Author: 0 Pakistan storm into final with stunning 8-wicket win over England

Eoin Morgan (33) and Root, who was the one England batsman to play fluently on the pitch, then added 48 runs for the third wicket before Root top edged a delivery from leg-spinner Shadab Khan through to keeper Sarfraz Ahmed . Most of the Pakistan batsmen have struggled during the group matches . Hasan Ali once again produced a clinical bowling performance in the tournament and finished his quota of 10 overs at an economy of 3.5 runs per over.

Sport Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 _ Team Scalise
Author: 0 Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 _ Team Scalise

The hospital said late Wednesday that Scalise was in critical condition after a gunshot wound to the hip. "The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and caused severe bleeding". Mika's family said the lobbyist was shot multiple times and was in critical condition following surgery. The House lurched back to business in a somber mood as law enforcement tracked the path the shooter traveled to his ballfield carnage.

Author: 0 Playing both sides: Fultz happy to land with Lakers, Celtics

The 2017 National Basketball Association draft will be held on June 22, 2017, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn , New York. Fox scored 39 points, a tournament record for a freshman, while Ball had 10 points, eight assists and four turnovers. The same thing could happen with the Kings, where the Lakers can get the fifth pick and have a shot at a few other players who may pique their interest.

Author: 0 'Lucky charm' Fakhar wants to face India in final

Sarfraz is confident about Pakistan's chances in their first Champions Trophy final on Sunday when they will face local rivals India or Bangladesh. Pakistan completely outplayed the tournament favourites and knocked them out of the competition thanks to their 8-wicket win at Cardiff . "While the ball was new we timed a few, but after that we hardly timed a ball", said Bayliss.

Author: 0 Kyrie, Cavs Fall To Golden State 4-1

The Golden State Warriors finally found redemption in the form of an NBA Finals trophy last night, after their 73-win season a year ago was ruined by a 3-1 Finals comeback by the Lebron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers . After coming up short to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a game seven last year, the Warriors got their redemption on their home court in game five to win their second title in three years over Cleveland.

Author: 0 Warriors: No decision made on White House

The Warriors are headed to San Francisco, where they broke ground this year on a new arena slated to open in 2019. Residents of Oakland, which recently learned it's losing one of its other beloved teams, the Raiders, to Las Vegas, are still reeling from a police scandal and mourning a deadly warehouse fire.

Sport Sheriff: Pilot in blimp crash seriously burned
Author: 0 Sheriff: Pilot in blimp crash seriously burned

Displaying command of all facets of his game, the American took best advantage of the rain-softened Erin Hills layout with seven birdies in a bogey-free round that tied the U.S. "I'm a Rickie Fowler fan", Casey said, "and the golf he composed this morning was handsome". Having a win this year at (the) Honda (Classic), being in contention at majors in the past, and having The Players win has definitely done a lot for me.

Author: 0 Trump says Scalise "in some trouble" as House gavels back in

Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip. "The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding", MedStar said in a statement put out by Scalise's office. "Pray for Steve!" Trump said in a tweet . In the wake of Wednesday's shooting , ticket sales "skyrocketed", according to game representatives, prompting the Washington Nationals to open up additional ticket sales.

Author: 0 Ostapenko celebrates birthday with French Open final berth

Ostapenko , who is the first unseeded player to reach the women's singles final since Mima Jausovec lost to Chris Evert in 1983, will not be changing her style against the 2014 runner-up Halep . In the final set, Halep broke through early in the fourth game to take a 3-1 lead. The Romanian came into the tournament as the favourite despite concerns over an ankle injury and knows a great opportunity awaits her.

Sport British Cycling inquiry denies 'whitewash' allegations
Author: 0 British Cycling inquiry denies 'whitewash' allegations

If you have a report commissioned by the British Cycling federation which reaches its own finding that the board have discriminated against somebody then it's certainly helpful to have that evidence available, even though it's not conclusive in any claim.

Author: 0 Spirited Pakistan rewrite history books to reach Champions Trophy final

Ali was complimented well by Juniad Khan and debutant Rumman Raees, who chipped in with two wickets each. Chasing 237 against Sri Lanka , Pakistan looked comfortable at 92 for one but once again the middle order collapse nearly costed them a chance in the semi-final and were reduced to 162 for seven before Sarfraz and Mohammad Amir took them past the line with a spirited eighth wicket stand.

Sport 650000 celebrate at Penguins Stanley Cup parade
Author: 0 650000 celebrate at Penguins Stanley Cup parade

If the Predators fans had done their homework, they would have realized that comebacks are the rule, rather than the exception with the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey club. Only time will tell. While Crosby is loath to talk about his "legacy" - he won't turn 30 until August - the way he describes the only franchise he's ever known sounds an very bad lot like a "dynasty".

Sport Penguins Stanley Cup parade planning underway in Pittsburgh
Author: 0 Penguins Stanley Cup parade planning underway in Pittsburgh

But as insane as the tradition has gotten, Pittsburgh fans took the catfish theme to the darkest timeline on Sunday night after the Penguins late victory in Game 6 brought the Cup back their city for a second straight year. Officials huddled, but the goal was not allowed. No team in their league had repeated as champion in almost two decades. They won three Game 7s, including two this year, and swept exactly none of their eight series.

Author: 0 Warriors heavy favorites to win 2018 National Basketball Association title

James, who in 2012 with Miami beat the Thunder in Durant's only other Finals, wound up with 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists . The Golden State Warriors will not visit the White House to visit President Trump if they are invited, according to several rumors circulating today.

Author: 0 Pakistan bowl out England for 211 in first semis

Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez (R) and Pakistan's Babar Azam walks back to the pavilion after Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final cricket match between England and Pakistan in Cardiff yesterday. Of the 15 fours, only three were hit in the last 20 overs and just one in the last ten overs. England captain Eoin Morgan , who made 87 against Australia, fell for 19 when, charging down the pitch to a wide ball from Hasan, he edged behind.

Author: 0 USGA says blimp crash at Open came in open field

But 30 minutes later, fans, players and caddies at Erin Hills were seen pointing to the sky as the blimp plunged beyond nearby trees and into a farmer's field off of Highway 83. What he understands, though, is that winning a major championship has no expiration date. The 37-year-old world number seven hopes to draw on his Masters win in the season's second major.

Sport Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Warriors title
Author: 0 Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Warriors title

A insane theory that once again circulated is that the Cavaliers were allowed to win Game 4 in Cleveland of this championship series, sending it back to Oakland because the National Basketball Association and television network ABC/ESPN would lose too much money if either team, in this case Golden State, won four games in a row, sweeping the series, leaving millions of dollars of revenue on the table from Games 5-7.

Sport Blimp crashes at US Open, pilot taken to hospital
Author: 0 Blimp crashes at US Open, pilot taken to hospital

And it's a bit of a mystery to those players from around the world who will tee it up beginning Thursday. And given his luck with major championship rental homes this year, this activity could be construed as hazardous. Johnson, who is in relaxed mood after the birth of his second son on Monday, is aiming to become the first man since Curtis Strange in 1989 to clinch back-to-back titles at the major often billed as the toughest test in golf .

Author: 0 Cardiff pitch gave 'home advantage' to Pakistan: Eoin Morgan

Fakhar, who replaced Ahmed Shehzad after Pakistan's defeat to India and went on to score 31, 50 and 57 in all successive matches, can rightly be called a "lucky charm" for the Green Shirts . "I know people had us favourites for this competition but that wasn't the opinion of the team and it was not my point of view, either". England allowed their concerns over the pitch to get to them and " batted themselves into a hole" amid uncertainty about how many runs they needed, says ...

Author: 0 Blimp goes down at US Open, pilot okay

Open winners. The U.S. Open will be played next year at Shinnecock Hills, where Mickelson was in position to win in 1995 and 2004. Fleetwood also an enjoyed a error-free trip while Koepka was the only one among the leaders to card a bogey in his 67.

Sport British & Irish Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks
Author: 0 British & Irish Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks

He still seems short of match fitness and Sean O'Brien has been selected ahead of Warburton on the openside flank. Hansen said Fifita and Jordie Barrett were both like to get game time with the prospect of three Barrett brothers on the field at the same time.

Sport May stands over calling election as Corbyn is heckled on nuclear stance
Author: 0 May stands over calling election as Corbyn is heckled on nuclear stance

Ipsos Mori's Political Monitor showed the gap closing to five points with the Tories on 45% - down four on two weeks ago - while Labour are up six on 40%. The Observer said the poll suggested May still looked on course for a substantial majority in Parliament. "The most likely outcome here is a Tory (Conservative) victory, but a Tory victory no longer certain of an increased majority", she said.

Author: 0 Warriors reclaim their throne by finishing off Cavs in Game 5

Kevin Durant led the team with 39 points while Steph Curry added another 34 points. It was only a week ago that Rasheed Wallace said that his 2003-04 National Basketball Association champion Detroit Pistons squad would "run through" this year's Golden State Warriors team.

Author: 0 Charlie Kimball: "I'm really excited to be on pole"

On the restart, Carpenter had light contact with Vautier on the front straightaway. A common thought coming in was that the racing in Fort Worth would be single-file and that cars would not be able to race on the outside groove. " I'm really excited to be on pole ". "Got a penalty, paid a penalty, and we finished second". Dixon, who qualified on-pole for the 101st Indianapolis 500 last month, is competing with a left ankle injured in a grinding crash during the race on May 28.

Sport Rafael Nadal Next Opponent
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Next Opponent

The nine-time champion matched Roger Federer's record for quarter-final appearances at Roland Garros . After completing a career Grand Slam past year, defeating Andy Murray in the final, Djokovic is now looking to become the first man in the Open Era and just the third man in history to win each of the four Grand Slam titles twice, behind Rod Laver and Roy Emerson .

Author: 0 Nishikori recovers from nightmare first set to book meeting with Murray

It is a repeat of last year's semi-final, which Murray won in four sets before going on to lose in the final match to Novak Djokovic. Even so, Murray indicated more will be needed to record a second straight French Open semi-final victory over the red-hot Wawrinka, who has not lost a set in reaching the final four for the third straight year.

Author: 0 Tapwrit beats Irish War Cry to win Belmont Stakes

Epicharis was eligible for a $1 million bonus by the New York Racing Association's attempt to lure a Japanese horse to compete. His trainer, Kiyoshi Hagiwara, didn't speak to the media. His trainer Chad Brown has 20-1 shot Twisted Tom, who brings a three-race winning streak into the race on his home track. The Belmont Stakes was first held at Jerome Park racetrack in the Bronx in 1867 - six years before the inaugural Preakness, eight years before the Kentucky Derby - before switching to ...

Sport Blimp crashes at US Open. Condition of the pilot is unknown
Author: 0 Blimp crashes at US Open. Condition of the pilot is unknown

Plus, he has the personality for the U.S. Open. Par-4 4th: The second shot at the 439-yard test will be a blind uphill approach to perhaps the most hard green on the course. Koepka, Harman and Fleetwood all shot 67, while Patrick Reed also made it to 5 under at one stage but gave one shot back to finish. A PenFed blimp deflated, burst into flames and crashed late Thursday morning near the U.S.

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