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No. 1 Kerber out of French Open in first round

No. 1 Kerber out of French Open in first round

This resulted in the former Top 10 player earning triple break points in the opening game of the second set, which Makarova eventually converted as she opened up a comfortable set and a break lead. When we were thinking of playing here, I was telling my coaches that I really wanted to win my first match. It was not so much confidence that saw Petra Kvitova through her first match in nearly six months as sheer, unadulterated joy. Read More

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Warriors open as favorite over Cavs in NBA Finals

Who isn't consumed with this? For the third straight home game in the Eastern Conference finals , the Boston Celtics got off to a slow start against Cleveland and it cost them their season. LeBron James and company were unbeaten through 10 games before losing to the Celtics on a last-second 3-pointer in Sunday's Game 3. The question is, even as the favorites, what must the Warriors do to exact revenge on King James and the Cavs? Kyrie taking over the game also allowed for Kevin ... Read More

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Vettel wins in Monaco

The four-time world champion gained 19 points on the Briton, who was only seventh, and is now 25 points clear at the top. They chose to run him long and hope to gain from his speed once he got some clear air, as cars pulled in to make their pit stops. Read More

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Sarfraz confident of Pakistan's Champions Trophy chances

Kohli expects that the two senior pros - former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and stylish Yuvraj Singh will go out there and express themselves with a free mindset. I will regard them as the two strongest pillars of the team. Not only batting, Royal Challengers Bangalore led by Kohli had the worst performance in this IPL where they came last and a disastrous performance with bat against Kolkata Knight Riders in one of the losing matches. Read More

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Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton hits his 13th homer on Sunday

The Angels (26-27) have lost four of their past five games. MIAMI (AP ) - Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has sprained his left thumb stealing a base and is out of the game. LHP Jeff Locke (left shoulder tendinitis), who has been on a rehab assignment, is on the verge of joining the rotation and making his season debut, manager Don Mattingly said. Read More

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Man Utd and Liverpool target Cesc Fabregas says he could leave Chelsea

Unsurprisingly, Wenger is anxious about publicly discussing whether he expects the north London club to offer a new contract. "I thought I was playing very, very well in the last few months", he said . I accept to be criticised and I accept people don't agree with me. "Usually we have no saga", he said. He complained, with justification, that Alexis Sanchez's fourth-minute opener for Arsenal should not have been allowed to stand due to a "very clear" handball, but admitted his ... Read More

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No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals

It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the matchup the Cavaliers and Warriors wanted as well. That Game 1 trend is 3-9-1 O/U since the 2004 finals. James called the Warriors "the best team in our league the last three years". Internal improvement will help the Celtics on this front, but an offense predicated on hitting open 3s needs players who can reliably knock them down against a defense that has plenty of holes. Read More

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Scott Dixon escapes injury in spectacular Indy 500 crash

Dixon, who started on the pole and entered the race as the heavy favourite to win, ran into trouble when Jay Howard's auto hit the outside wall and came back down the track. "I let Ryan Hunter-Reay go, I was trying to be a nice guy, and when I tried to slot in behind him he tried to push me out into the marbles, and the rest is history". Read More

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Chelsea cancel victory parade after Manchester attack

We've got a new manager here who's willing to give everyone an opportunity. Our desire must be more than them. "I think I have a very good relationship with him". I never thought the club was thinking about sacking me. "We must be very cold to analyse the situation". It never got down to whether or not I wanted to go there, it was between the two clubs. Read More

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Rising Pune Supergiant march into IPL playoffs

Rising Pune Supergiant march into IPL playoffs

Because of his batting and bowling, the RPS got the opportunity to play in the Qualifier 1. Mumbai were comfortably placed at 41/1, when Sundar dismissed Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayadu in the same over. Also, the Ben Stokes is not available in the PRS, who performed in this IPL 2017 as better than the other players. Their bowling is also impressive with Jasprit Bumrah , Mitchell McCleanaghan, Harbhajan Singh and the two stylish all-rounders Hardik and Krunal Pandya pitching in ... Read More

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Stenson in touch with 1st-round leader Stenson at Wentworth

This, Hanson hopes, will mean that he will not be at a severe disadvantage compared to those players who have regularly headed to Virginia Water, in Surrey, come May each year. The condition of the greens also came in for criticism from the likes of Luke Donald and Justin Rose , with two-time victor Donald suggesting in 2015 they needed replacing for the second time in six years. Read More

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Horschel outduels Day to win Byron Nelson in playoff

His lead is hardly safe, however, with four players within three strokes of him, including Billy Horschel (11-under), Jason Day (10-under), Jason Kokrak (10-under) and Cameron Tringale (9-under). "I won, and I don't want to leave". But his advantage was down to one by time he finished his next hole, the par-3 5th, with a triple bogey. "I mean had a good line, pulled it a little bit and unfortunately when you're in the position like that you have to go for it, " he said. Read More

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Celtics' Thomas: Having surgery not top option

The Warriors have not yet lost a game in the playoffs, sweeping through the Western Conference and entering the finals at 12-0, the first team in history to achieve such a distinction. "When you're growing up and you're seeing Michael Jordan, it's nearly like a god, so I didn't ever believe I could be Mike", James said. "I mentioned not taking things for granted", Love said. Read More

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Arsenal beat Chelsea to win a Record 13th FA Cup

Arsenal beat Chelsea to win a Record 13th FA Cup

Arsenal salvaged some silverware from a traumatic season as they beat Premier League champion Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday thanks to Aaron Ramsey's late victor. He said: "No terrorist will stop me watching my beloved Chelsea ". "There is no flawless time to depart, I just want to do what is best for the club", he said. Read More

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Tottenham fullback Danny Rose calls for big name signing

Tottenham star Harry Kane has beat Chelsea pair N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard to the PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Season award. Though the 26-year-old Trippier has gained praise for his performances over recent weeks, his mistake against United during Tottenham's final match at White Hart Lane did allow Wayne Rooney to pull one back in the match, which Spurs ended up winning 2-1. Read More

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Nadal wary of Paire threat at the French Open

But Djokovic has enjoyed spending time with the 47-year-old, who knows all too well the ups and downs of a tennis career. Here are 10 other players to watch at Roland Garros . The 30-year-old's team can not put their finger on exactly what has led to the disappointments he suffered at the Italian Open, Indian Wells, Madrid and Monte Carlo and, as he heads into the French Open , they have been convinced it is not any one thing. Read More

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Button's F1 return gets off to a mixed start at Monaco GP

Team co-owner Bryan Herta captained Rossi's race from the pits a year ago. "It's the last 40 laps of the (200-lap) race , just around that last pit stop time". He said Thursday, however, that regardless of Sunday's result, the Indy experience will have been a positive one. "Once you secure the 'fast nine, ' it doesn't change too much - you know where you start. Read More

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It's a 'threematch' for the NBA Finals

When the Cavaliers ended the Celtics' season on Thursday night with a 135-102 rout at TD Garden, it set them on an NBA Finals collision course with the Warriors for the third straight season. Nearly immediately in the first round , both teams made it clear they have no equal in their respective conferences. "I've been very blessed the last few years to be a part of this league and play on the big stage", James said. Read More

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Zidane remains calm with Madrid one point away from the title

Zidane remains calm with Madrid one point away from the title

Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is happy with his reduced role at Real Madrid , who "are the best and want to be champions". The chances started to arrive very early, but they couldn't finished after the last pass. A big talking point arrived 40 minutes in when the ball popped up and hit Raphael Varane on the arm right on the edge of the penalty area, but the referee failed to spot it and instead booked Aspas for dissent. Read More

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Terry mulls retirement after Sunderland match

As Chelsea have wrapped up the league title with two games to spare, Terry is widely expected to start their final match of the season against relegated Sunderland . Chelsea's win over West Brom on Friday night confirmed them as English champions for the sixth time, and fifth in the Premier League era. It was the first time Chelsea had conceded three goals at home since a 3-0 loss to Manchester City in April 2016, but Fabregas's strike took them to 90 points for only the third ... Read More

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Jose Mourinho: Sergio Romero will start Europa League final - Eurosport.com AU

Jose Mourinho: Sergio Romero will start Europa League final - Eurosport.com AU

The Times on Tuesday reveal how much United will pay out in bonuses if they win the Europa League . Especially because he played two Europa League matches, so if we win, he wins the trophy. A nervy performance against Celta Vigo at Old Trafford saw United progress to the final, where they will play Dutch side, Ajax. The United manager is adamant his decision to go with Romero - who has started 16 games this season but only one in the Premier League - is one De Gea accepts. Read More

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Arsenal looking for redemption against Chelsea in FA Cup final

Arsenal looking for redemption against Chelsea in FA Cup final

I was winning everything in Paris. "I love to win and I want to do well for my club". "At the start of the season, if you'd said we could qualify for the Champions League, I'd have signed for that". The Brazil global reportedly took a pay cut to return to Stamford Bridge last summer in what was a surprise move. The Italian was asked whether John Terry will be playing in the final, and possibly lift the trophy at the end of the game. Read More

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Premier League champion Chelsea calls off victory parade

But following consultation with the authorities - and with the terror threat raised to "critical" - it has been determined "it would be inappropriate" for Chelsea's parade to go ahead. Along with Manchester United and Manchester City, Chelsea are also making a donation to a fund supporting victims over the attack in Manchester. Arsenal have also cancelled a parade should they win against trophy. Read More

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A disgrace I will never forget - Wenger savages Arsenal critics

A disgrace I will never forget - Wenger savages Arsenal critics

Arsene Wenger has reportedly chose to drop Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech in favour of David Ospina for the FA Cup final on Saturday. "It's not about me, it's about us winning the trophy and giving everything to achieve it". "Everything should go on as normal. and not change anything that we do". Here's to hope we can overcome our problems and come out with a major win, in what could be Wengers final game. Read More

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Irving scores 42, leads Cavaliers to a win from Warriors rematch

Irving scores 42, leads Cavaliers to a win from Warriors rematch

It was James' lowest point total in the playoffs since he scored seven for Miami in the 2014 conference finals against in, and before Boston's comeback, James was 49-0 in playoff games his team led by at last 20 points. But he said both he and his teammates continue to be inspired by their leader. "That's just how the game be played". "No blame. We're all to blame", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Tuesday (AEDT), a day after his team was stunned 111-108 by the Celtics. Read More

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Manchester United Became the UEFA Europa League Champion

The Europa League joins the Community Shield and EFL Cup in Mourinho's trophy cabinet after his first season at Old Trafford and he will look to build on that success in the Champions League next season. "I said last time (in March) that he was a bit short of matches ― he's had some matches now but we've got players that have done really, really well for us in Adam Lallana and Dele Alli". Read More

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Medals don't matter to Wenger ahead of FA Cup final

Arsene Wenger is into his 21st year as Arsenal manager but the Frenchman is yet to confirm his plans for next season. "It is an important game, but I don't want to forget what happened in Manchester". "In this game I think we must focus on ourselves and be very focused". Arsenal are aiming to salvage an bad season by lifting the storied trophy for a record 13th time , while Chelsea could complete a double in Antonio Conte's debut campaign in England. Read More

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Golden State Warriors must avoid complacency before Finals begin

Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs . But now the season begins, and in the pass-fail world of the NBA Finals, this is the one that will define the Warriors for the ages. So, heading into potentially the final game of his career, Gregg Popovich made a rare change-up - he chose to start Ginobili. We wanted to come out and close it out on the road and the guys have been just focused and energised from the beginning, and we're going to need that from the very start in the next series. Read More

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Warriors favoured over LeBron and Cavaliers in the Finals

He will draw the assignment of holding off James for large chunks of each game, and he is one of the few in the league that has the combination of strength, quickness and smarts to do a credible job on that front. Thomas said there is not a timetable until more tests can be run, but he has full confidence knowing Celtics coach Brad Stevens and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge will keep in mind the best path to his long-term health. Read More

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Arsenal wins FA Cup after upset victory over Chelsea

When pressed further by a reporter about whether he feels he is the right man for the club, he said, "Look, I believe because you can not make 30-35 years at the top level if you don't believe you're the right man to do the job". Chelsea were resurgent at the start of the second half, with Kante and Moses both testing Ospina within five minutes of the restart. Moses then inexplicably got himself sent off for diving, having earlier picked up a yellow card for a foul on Welbeck. Read More

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