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Author: 0 I thought I was done, Rafael Nadal reveals his hidden thought

Tournament organisers had rolled out a banner with the words "Bravo Rafa" and showed a video of all his ten victories on the big screen inside the stadium during the trophy ceremony. At that time, and with his ranking sliding, his grand slam-winning days seemed to be numbered. This season, Nadal has compiled an ATP-best 43-6 match record with four titles.

Sport Nadal and Wawrinka set for mouth-watering showdown
Author: 0 Nadal and Wawrinka set for mouth-watering showdown

The least number of games dropped by Nadal in his 10 title runs in Paris , although one of those wins was a 6-2, 2-0 (retired) match against compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta. "I think today, if you play Rafa, if you're not completely free with what you think and what you're gonna do and not completely relaxed the way you're gonna play, you have no chance".

Author: 0 Di María fined for Spanish tax fraud

Di Maria will not be spending any time behind bars despite being handed a prison sentence because any such sentences in Spain which are under two years in length are automatically suspended - providing the convcited party has no previous criminal record.

Author: 0 Suspected attacker drives into police auto on Champs-Elysees in Paris

The man, who died in the attack, was carrying in his vehicle an assault rifle, two pistols, ammunition and two large gas canisters, two police sources and the judicial official said. Footage from the scene, screened by broadcaster BFMTV, showed intense flames coming from the passenger compartment of a saloon vehicle and police apparently attempting to pull the driver out.

Author: 0 Portugal frustrated by late Mexican equaliser at Confederations Cup

Ronaldo's goal for Portugal should help distract him from the speculation surrounding the Real Madrid forward at club level. Since then, former Barcelona player Marquez has played only 22 minutes, coming on in Mexico's friendly against Ireland in New Jersey on June 1.

Author: 0 Halep into women's singles final at Roland Garros, faces Ostapenko next

Halep, who recovered from 3-6 1-5 in the quarter-finals against Elina Svitolina, was ecstatic after securing a place in her second French decider, having lost the final in 2104 to Maria Sharapova . For 30th-seeded Bacsinszky it was a second semi-final defeat in three years in Paris . French TV flashed up a great stat during Ostapenko's semifinal win Thursday over Timea Bacsinszky , showing the speed of various players' forehands during this year's tournament.

Sport Rafael Nadal Makes History With 10th French Open Title
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Makes History With 10th French Open Title

This title, a record 10th at a single grand slam in the professional era, was arguably the most impressive of his 15 majors, though, as it arrived three injury-plagued years after the last one when he beat Novak Djokovic here in 2014. Nadal won for the 16th time in 19 meetings with Wawrinka , who insisted there was plenty to be positive about following his recent performances. The weather is just the way Rafael Nadal likes it as he prepares to face Stan Wawrinka in the French Open ...

Sport Hamilton wins as Mercedes reel off one-two finish
Author: 0 Hamilton wins as Mercedes reel off one-two finish

McLaren and Fernando Alonso again suffered heartbreak after the Spaniard's Honda power unit failed with just two laps remaining in the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix Sunday. Mercedes also moved into the lead in the constructors' standings, passing Ferrari. Coming two weeks after Monaco, where he had qualified badly and finished seventh as Ferrari enjoyed their first one-two since 2010, it was the flawless weekend.

Sport David Harris reportedly has two-year deal with New England Patriots
Author: 0 David Harris reportedly has two-year deal with New England Patriots

Now, Lee will be asked to be a starter after being considered as one of the worst linebackers in the National Football League when he played last season. Now on the roster the Patriots have Harris, Shea McClellin , Dont'a Hightower , Rob Ninkovich , Elandon Roberts , and Kyle Van Noy filling out their LB room.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo starts but Portugal held by Mexico in Confederations Cup

He said: "As far as discussions are concerned I will not think about them until the end of the tournament. It was a great result for Mexican football". "We don't know how fit we are after a long and hard season", said Werner, 21. Mexico controlled possession and spent more time in Portugal's area, but the Euro 2016 champions were a constant threat on the counterattack in front of 34,372 fans at the Kazan Arena.

Author: 0 Best To Captain Lions Against Chiefs

With six players added to the touring party over weekend, from Wales and Scotland, and two lost to injury, Gatland now has 45 men to call on - nearly two squads. Cory Hill, Kristian Dacey, Gareth Davies and Tomas Francis of Wales, plus Finn Russell and Allan Dell of Scotland were added. The Lions' defence has been built on aggressive line speed, big hits and an increased ability to slow down opposition ruck ball, which was particularly evident in last Saturday's win over the Maori All ...

Sport Golden Knights reveal brand new Adidas jerseys
Author: 0 Golden Knights reveal brand new Adidas jerseys

As we await the Vegas Golden Knights' final selections for their inaugural roster that will be announced at the NHL Awards show on Wednesday night, everyone has their own thoughts on what is now happening between closed doors. "We'll see what happens on Wednesday and whether we lose him or not". Vatanen, who will miss the start of the season after having shoulder surgery, and Josh Manson were the odd men out in Anaheim, because the Ducks couldn't protect their all their talented core ...

Author: 0 Champions Trophy final between India and Pak is most tweeted ODI ever

The Rising Kashmir had a headline on the front page, "Crackers go off as Pak pulls off stunning win over India". Jubilant photographs of Pakistan cricket fans dancing in the streets were plastered all over national newspapers Monday after their eighth-ranked team produced a thrilling win against arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final .

Author: 0 76ers officially trade for No. 1 pick

The team announced Monday it had acquired the No. 1 overall pick in a trade with the Boston Celtics . Boston, meanwhile, could potentially own the draft rights to seven first-round selections over the next three seasons. Croatian forward Saric was asked on Twitter about the young group melding into a championship team and replied, "It will be hard but I hope with young team we got big chance to be dominant".

Sport Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup
Author: 0 Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

Although Mexico had more possession, Ochoa was the busier of the two keepers and the Europeans could have taken all three points had the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) not controversially disallowed Nani's first-half goal for offside. "The Russian team is very cohesive, they all work hard and shorten spaces, we're preparing well and being humble", said the 34-year-old. Portugal has many good players along with Ronaldo.

Sport Lakers not likely to pass on Ball with No. 2 pick
Author: 0 Lakers not likely to pass on Ball with No. 2 pick

On Tuesday, Bleacher Report's Jonathan Abrams released a feature on De'Aaron Fox, and a quote from his father, Aaron, stood out above the rest. "[LaVar] can say what he wants to say". The Chicago Sun-Times interviewed the fathers of six prospects in the run-up to the draft, and one sentiment all shared was LaVar Ball seems to occupy a parenting world of his own.

Author: 0 United boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

It is understood that the Portuguese manager is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. A judge will decide whether the matter will go to court. Links to his former club United have obviously emerged, as they do nearly annually. The pupil sporting played 292 matches and scored 118 goals and won nine trophies, including three titles of champion of England, winning the Champions League and the Federation Internationale de Football Association club ...

Sport First female F1 team boss to leave Sauber
Author: 0 First female F1 team boss to leave Sauber

However with Sauber hitting financial troubles a year ago, a rescue deal was put in place by Longbow Finance which saw Kaltenborn relinquish her shareholding in the team, but she remained in charge. It is believed that lengthy talks were held between the two parties, but agreements could not be reached and the decision to part ways was mutual. Only the engine reliability plagued McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team sit below them in the constructor's standings, owing to the Japanese ...

Sport Herculean LeBron effort not enough for Cavs
Author: 0 Herculean LeBron effort not enough for Cavs

But then came those final 75 seconds of the Warriors' 118-113 win in Game 3, that surreal stretch in which Kevin Durant showcased why the rest of the National Basketball Association is terrified by this latest super team. Cleveland had collapsed in the third quarter of the first two games, letting the Warriors run away and hide. He's just going up against a better team.

Sport Dani Alves, Manchester City reach verbal agreement
Author: 0 Dani Alves, Manchester City reach verbal agreement

Whereas Monaco and Tottenham are keen to make as much money as possible for Mendy and Walker, Juve are thought to be requesting a relatively nominal fee for Alves . Alves created 31 chances in the Champions League last season, the highest amount in the Juventus squad, with Toni Kroos the only player to create more chances in the competition.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

The Portuguese coach, who lived in Spain whilst in charge of La Liga side Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, is said to have defrauded the Spanish government of £3m, something he staunchly refutes. It's unclear yet what a prosecution would mean for Mourinho. In a statement released on Tuesday, a prosecutor in Madrid said the Portuguese manager had committed two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, saying that "corporate structures were used by the accused in order to hide revenues generated ...

Author: 0 Did Danny Ainge just reveal that the Celtics are drafting Jayson Tatum?

The Celtics moved down two spots to No. 3 and picked up another first-round selection in either 2018 or 2019 - with Ainge saying the deal came at no cost to Boston whatsoever. The future of Russell with the Lakers is uncertain with the team expected to draft Lonzo Ball . More importantly, he can complement Ben Simmons playing off the ball when Simmons is running the point.

Sport Winds whip up intrigue for final round US Open
Author: 0 Winds whip up intrigue for final round US Open

He beat everyone at Erin Hills, and in the end, it wasn't even close. The 27-year-old played the early part of his career on the European Challenge Tour, then graduated to the European circuit before making his way onto the PGA Tour he now calls home.

Author: 0 Russian Federation start Confederations Cup with 2-0 win over New Zealand [GALLERY]

Mexico claimed a 2-2 draw with Portugal in their Confederations Cup opener on Sunday with a last-gasp equaliser by Hector Moreno. Two goals were given and two disallowed for offside as a result of the video reviews. Football's law-making body IFAB is expected to decide in March whether to authorise the use of VARs on a permanent basis. It took about 30 seconds for the decision to be announced.

Author: 0 F1 chairman says triple-header due to 2018 World Cup final

It will be held at the Paul Ricard circuit , which last hosted a F1 Championship round in 1990. Felipe Massa in a Ferrari won that race at Magny-Cours, when a major budget deficit was shouldered by the French state and local authorities.

Sport Golden Knights' uni reveal highlights debut of partnership between NHL, Adidas
Author: 0 Golden Knights' uni reveal highlights debut of partnership between NHL, Adidas

The curtain was lowered on the Golden Knights' uniform first. There will be some last-minute trades, some more side deals for the future, and because the Golden Knights have to choose one player from each team, “throwaway picks.”. Flames hold on to Ferland: Micheal Ferland's breakout 15-goal season must have really impressed executives with the Calgary Flames, who chose to protect the forward over more established players Troy Brouwer, Alex Chiasson and Matt Stajan.

Sport Red Bull duo Leipzig, Salzburg admitted into Champions League
Author: 0 Red Bull duo Leipzig, Salzburg admitted into Champions League

RB Leipzig finished runner-up to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich past year but their place in the Champions League was in doubt because of Red Bull's ownership of Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg . As champions, Red Bull Salzburg would have taken priority over second-placed Leipzig. "The fact that we managed to qualify directly for the group stage of the Champions League is fantastic for our club".

Sport Mason Crane will make England debut against South Africa
Author: 0 Mason Crane will make England debut against South Africa

The series also provides an opportunity for those few players in the South Africa T20 squad who are likely to play a part in the test series to get some more overs under their belt in English conditions. "He is still very young but we want to see what he is about", Morgan said. "I feel like I am playing very well". "It is easier to say that, within the series, everyone is going to get a game", he said when asked how numerous new players could play.

Author: 0 Pakistan 'pressure' got to India, says Kohli

India started its campaign by comprehensively defeating Pakistan and got so badly intoxicated with the triumph that when they needed to repeat the heroics in the final, the whole team crumbled like a pack of cards. In March, Giles Clarke, the president of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and head of the ICC's Pakistan task force had said that they want to give Pakistan fans the chance to see the world's best players in live action.

Author: 0 Pakistan Wins Its Maiden ICC Champions Trophy Title

Fakhar Zaman's maiden one-day worldwide century laid the foundations for Pakistan's formidable total of 338/4. In reply, India were bowled out for 158 in 30.3 overs and claimed their maiden Champions Trophy after beating India by 180 runs.

Sport Mourinho accused of tax fraud
Author: 0 Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are represented by Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes. Other Mendes charges being investigated for alleged tax evasion while playing in La Liga include Ricardo Carvalho, Ángel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao. Semedo has a €60m release clause, so that's what would protect Benfica in case they decide not to let him go. Mourinho, 54, who left Madrid in 2013, faces two counts of tax fraud.

Author: 0 Tamim in ICC Champions Trophy team

If most recently, it is Bumrah who bowled that illegal delivery in the crucial final against Pakistan of ICC Champions Trophy , it was Ashwin who overstepped the line in the semi-final of World T20 2016 against West Indies. Shadab picked up his second wicket when Kedar Jadhav, on nine, gave Sarfraz a simple catch and India appeared to be crumbling meekly at 72 for six.

Author: 0 FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

The midfield was among the strongest components on the Mexico team with players like Andres Guardado and Jonathan Dos Santos linking up the whole game for the Aztec side. The New Zealand defender threw himself at the ball in a desperate attempt to to deny Denis Glushakov's effort, but the All Whites player ended up in the goal with the ball, with Glushakov reeling off to celebrate with his teammates.

Sport Marian Hossa's Career Could Be Over
Author: 0 Marian Hossa's Career Could Be Over

His agent, Ritch Winter, was not available for comment either. According to several sources, there is a legitimate possibility Hossa has played his final National Hockey League game. Hossa was already taking medication for the allergy this past season, which seems to give some optimism for a return, although it will be a situation to monitor over the offseason.

Author: 0 Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Perez has dismissed speculation that Ronaldo is trying to put pressure on Real so that they will bear some of the burden of an eventual fine for tax evasion as Barcelona did for Lionel Messi . Gestifute, the agency that represents Mourinho, said on Tuesday that neither Spain's tax agency nor the prosecution have contacted him regarding the allegations.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton cuts Sebastian Vettel's lead with victory in Canada

Hamilton had become the first man to break the 1min 12sec barrier at the circuit and had to trim his time to 1:11.459 seconds to resist the challenge of championship leading Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel , who qualified second. "We came here with a much better understanding of the auto and we delivered a real blow to the Ferrari's". "I can't believe that it came together so well", he said.

Sport Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez 'not contemplating' Cristiano Ronaldo exit
Author: 0 Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez 'not contemplating' Cristiano Ronaldo exit

Ronaldo is now at the Confederations Cup with Portugal in Russian Federation. Even so, Perez said he was convinced Ronaldo would stay and affirmed that his Real contract was protected by a one billion euro release clause. De Gea is said to be keen on a return to Madrid, but the speculation has waned and Perez's admission that he is happy with his options at the La Liga club look like meaning a move this summer is unlikely.

Author: 0 Spain court calls Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in $16mn tax fraud case

The agency reiterated that Mourinho established residency in Spain between June 2010 and May 2013 and "paid more than €26m in taxes" taxed at a rate of more than 41 percent. The Portugal global has since been linked with a return to United, who he left to join Real for £80m in 2009. The player is accused of defrauding tax authorities of €14.7m, by also hiding his income from image rights.

Sport Cup repeat for Penguins
Author: 0 Cup repeat for Penguins

The Penguins are the first team in 20 years to go back-to-back. Other details were still being finalized Monday and will be announced later. With Pekka Rinne pulled for an extra attacker, Carl Hagelin set off a bench celebration with an empty netter with 13.6 seconds left.

Author: 0 Lakers, Pacers engaged in Paul George trade talks

That would take the Pacers not finding a deal ahead of the draft, but would allow the Clippers to do a sign-and-trade that sent Blake Griffin , Chris Paul or J.J. During the 2016-17 campaign, when bidding teams would have won George's services for a year and a half, Pacers president Larry Bird received multiple significant offers for the four-time All-Star.

Sport Tottenham Hotspur FC denied permission to reduce Wembley pitch
Author: 0 Tottenham Hotspur FC denied permission to reduce Wembley pitch

Spurs will play their home games at Wembley Stadium next season, while White Hart Lane undergoes redevelopment to turn it into a 61,000 seater arena. Tottenham played four European games in Wembley last season, winning just once. The size of the pitch at Spurs' long-term home, White Hart Lane 2.0, is something that the stadium's developers, Populous, are taking extremely seriously.

Author: 0 GM Griffin, Cavs part ways after title, 3 straight NBA Finals

The team has been working on potential deals with the Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls to acquire either Paul George or Jimmy Butler . Right now the team is still trying to negotiate trades with Assitant GM Koby Altman and Gilbert running the show.

Author: 0 Ronaldo kept away from media spotlight after Portugal draw with Mexico

Mexico performed well against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in their opening game, and their head coach believes they can reach the final in Saint Petersburg on July 2. Although Mexico had more possession, Ochoa was the busier of the two goalkeepers. A look at the best bets ahead of more Confederations Cup action.

Author: 0 Perez distances Real from De Gea move, backs goalkeepers

Manchester United have faced a fight to keep our Spanish goalkeeper , David de Gea for the best part of 2 years, and it seems we have finally won that fight. "I like Keylor Navas ." he added. De Gea is said to be keen on a return to Madrid, but the speculation has waned and Perez's admission that he is happy with his options at the La Liga club look like meaning a move this summer is unlikely.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo to appear in court over tax evasion on July 31

Ronaldo has helped Real win the UEFA Champions League thrice, scoring twice in last month's final. A transfer for Ronaldo would smash the world-record transfer fee of $116 million that Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba last summer, and it's not an offer you quickly make.

Author: 0 Halep to Meet Ostapenko for Roland Garros Title

In the open era, the only Swiss woman to make a Grand Slam Final has been Martina Hingis. "For me, it's a whole new situation that I'm facing". - Romanian Simona Halep reached her second final at Roland Garros with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory over Karolina Pliskova .

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