• Nadal launches French Open title bid
Nadal launches French Open title bid

The Spaniard took the final set in 31 minutes. "He is not an opponent you want to play against in the first round". Djokovic will now face either compatriot Janko Tipsarevic or Portugal's Joao Sousa in the second round. Schiavone, the 2010 champion, showed her usual fighting spirit and saved three match points before going down when she...

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  • Kane embracing senior role in England squad
Kane embracing senior role in England squad

Morrison hopes that crucial victory, which came via a late Chris Martin strike, will help in what he accepts will be a much tougher task. Gareth Southgate's side have won four of their five qualifying games so far to sit top of Group F and they will take another huge step towards qualification for Russian Federation 2018 if they come away with ...

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  • Manchester City confirm Bernardo Silva signing
Manchester City confirm Bernardo Silva signing

The 22-year-old Silva, who began his career at Portuguese giants Benfica before initially moving to Monaco on a season-long loan, will wear the number 22 jersey. After a very disappointing season by his very own standards and the standards set before his arrival, Pep Guardiola looks to rebuild his team as he prepares for next season.

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  • New Zealand fined for slow over-rate in England defeat
New Zealand fined for slow over-rate in England defeat

Yet Martin Guptill and captain Kane Williamson slowly hauled the Kiwis back into contention with a partnership of 62. England leads the group after beating Bangladesh by eight wickets. The captain top-scored with an impressive 64 - his 32nd score above fifty in 85 ODIs - as England posted an all-out score of 310 after being put in to ba...

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  • Steve Kerr marvels at Kevin Durant's 'amazing' defense
Steve Kerr marvels at Kevin Durant's 'amazing' defense

The action didn't stop after the final buzzer of Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday. The offensive talent is so great that even against good defense (which the Cavs haven't played), they can reliably turn broken plays into efficient offense.

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  • Rinne's 'soccer save' sticks it to Penguins' top line
Rinne's 'soccer save' sticks it to Penguins' top line

After losing two straight games in Nashville, the Penguins have a litany of changes they could make to their lineup in preparation for Game 5 back in Pittsburgh. "It's just the first shift of the game, that's it". A rare horn sounded mid-game and the Predators were awarded a goal , their game-winner to be precise.

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: Shoaib Malik's experience is vital for Pakistan
Champions Trophy 2017: Shoaib Malik's experience is vital for Pakistan

India are placed in Group B along with Pakistan , South Africa and Sri Lanka , and will start their campaign on June 4 against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston. We also have got some exciting young players like Sabbir [Rahman], Mustafizur [Rahman], Mehedi [Hasan] and Taskin [Ahmed]. India had an ideal start in their defence of the tit...

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  • Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool could have done with new winger in January
Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool could have done with new winger in January

Martins, who can play on both flanks but predominantly on the right wing, scored seven goals and contributed 14 assists in all competitions this season. The Italian side are keen to bag 40 million pounds for Salah and Martins would be considerably cheaper. The Telegraph report Liverpool are ready to eclipse the Salah deal by committing to an ...

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  • Rafael Nadal hits out at umpire Carlos Ramos over slow play claim
Rafael Nadal hits out at umpire Carlos Ramos over slow play claim

The 14-time major victor is yet to drop a set, conceding just six games in the last two rounds as he strives to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam . The 22-year-old victor of the Taipei, Dubai, Istanbul and Rome tournaments will play the next round against Croatian Petra Martic, who defeated Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, ...

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  • Curry: Warriors' defense 'amazing' in NBA Finals
Curry: Warriors' defense 'amazing' in NBA Finals

But if you've watched this series closely, the idea has emerged that no matter what the Cavaliers do, it won't be enough, even with LeBron James generating triple-doubles, as he did in Game 2. The parallel tracks of the last two NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers run similarly. " It's fresh in our minds ".

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  • How not to tame Golden State
How not to tame Golden State

For the week of May 29-June 4, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NBA Finals: Cleveland vs. That's a 33-point swing (90-57) in favour of Golden State. Smith in the starting lineup despite his struggles. Cleveland shot just 19-for-60 from 3-point territory (31.6 percent) in the two games at Oracle Arena, nowhere near the 38.4 p...

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  • Kvitova victorious in first action since attack
Kvitova victorious in first action since attack

Get daily prep sports headlines from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. That's what I told her at the end of the match, too. I'm disappointed, for sure. Angelique Kerber became the first top seed to lose in the opening round at Roland Garros as tearful Petra Kvitova swept to victory in her first match since surviving a knif...

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  • Individuals can win games but team work can win titles: Rohit
Individuals can win games but team work can win titles: Rohit

According to our IPL finals predictions, Mumbai Indians will win tonight and lift the IPL trophy as they have strong bowling lineup and opening batsmen when compared to Pune team. Among the many fans and cricket experts who thought Mumbai Indians hadn't put up enough of a score to defend, was - no, you don't say! - rock god and a founding mem...

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  • Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye ideal title run
Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye ideal title run

It's a different game altogether. Although the Cavaliers played much more physical defense than in Game 1 with some first-half success, they couldn't sustain it against so much firepower. "They have a number of playmakers on that team, and their coaching staff has done a good job of putting those guys in positions". A bonus for the Warriors i...

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers search for production outside of
Cleveland Cavaliers search for production outside of "Big Three"

Reigning MVP Curry posted the first triple-double of his playoff career with 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds , while Durant had 33 points and 13 rebounds in a double-double display. And while forward Kevin Love made a decent contribution with 27 points, James did not get much help from guard Kyrie Irving , the other member of the "Big T...

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  • Arsenal star trolls 'expert' media over wrong FA Cup final predictions
Arsenal star trolls 'expert' media over wrong FA Cup final predictions

Chelsea were chasing a Premier League and FA Cup Double, but instead the double was Arsenal's: a record 13th FA Cup win and an unprecedented seventh triumph in the FA Cup for Wenger . "We had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards". I refused to give up hope and so did my team. For this reason, the best way for me is t...

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  • Warriors react to Steph putting LeBron in a blender
Warriors react to Steph putting LeBron in a blender

It felt like the wine and gold were constantly trying to close a 10-point gap. "He's a big piece of our success and they know that, so they have neutralized that in the first two games". He's done that many times in a great career, yet that's a lot to ask against a team the caliber of the Warriors. Additionally, he's had to cover for Thompson by ...

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  • England ease past New Zealand and into semi-finals
England ease past New Zealand and into semi-finals

England's run rate though was always steady, as after the first Powerplay, they were 50/1 while after 30 overs when drinks was called for, they had reached 166/3 with Root looking good on 61 and Stokes joining him at the crease on 19. At one time, the Kiwis were right in the hunt at 158/2, as Williamson and Taylor were going really well, after Ron...

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  • Rain ends Australian victory hopes again in ICC Champions Trophy
Rain ends Australian victory hopes again in ICC Champions Trophy

However, the only defeat which New Zealand had to suffer at the hands of England came in ICC Champions Trophy 2013 at Cardiff , the same venue where they will meet again today. Coming in at No.3 for England , Joe Root played a similar role for England with an unbeaten 133 in their eight-wicket win over Bangladesh .

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  • I thought it was our time to win, says Juve's Bonucci
I thought it was our time to win, says Juve's Bonucci

After watching yesterday's final , it seems that the Real Madrid striker will receive his fifth Golden Ball because he is now the best player in the world. "But with all their resources, Manchester United in particular would be able to match - even better - his income were they to sign him, and there are no guarantees he will play week in, w...

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  • LeBron James Gets Snippy With Reporter Over Dumb NBA Finals Question
LeBron James Gets Snippy With Reporter Over Dumb NBA Finals Question

This series looks dead as Dillinger, and it has led to all sorts of worries that the Warriors have solved the league, that the National Basketball Association isn't going to be competitive for another five years, and that we already know what team is going to win every championship.

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  • Rain postpones men's French Open quarters, delays women's
Rain postpones men's French Open quarters, delays women's

Nadal is already one of the undisputed best players ever on clay, which has resulted in a startling nine titles at Roland Garros . Rafael Nadal powered into a record-equalling 11th French Open quarter-final with a 6-1 6-2 6-2 win over Spanish compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut on Sunday.

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  • Sportswriter apologizes for 'racist' tweet about Indy 500 victor
Sportswriter apologizes for 'racist' tweet about Indy 500 victor

How else to explain a championship racer such as Michael Andretti never winning Indy in 16 starts. Alonso put on a thrilling show and even led 27 laps but he was sent to the paddock when his engine blew with 20 laps remaining. SO, ABOUT ALO: The two-time F1 champion had a auto capable of winning, but Alonso took the blown engine that cost him a cha...

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  • Gronk confident he's ready for 2017 season
Gronk confident he's ready for 2017 season

The last time he appeared in all 16 regular-season games was 2011. "It is what it was and now I'm good to go". "It's always important whenever I get a little setback like that that happened, just get back to where I need to be and I feel like I am, doing everything out here, and competing".

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  • Stubborn Cavaliers must slow down the tempo to survive Game 3
Stubborn Cavaliers must slow down the tempo to survive Game 3

Unless something changes, Quicken Loans Arena is about to be home away from home for Kevin Durant and the Splash Brothers. No team has ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win an National Basketball Association play-off series. This time, though, the hole feels deeper mostly because Kevin Durant is now leading a team seeking revenge after blowing...

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  • New Zealand pick Ainslie's British crew as next America's Cup opponent
New Zealand pick Ainslie's British crew as next America's Cup opponent

Emirates Team New Zealand, Land Rover BAR, Artemis Racing and SoftBank Team Japan all secured their progression through to the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs, while Groupama Team France bow out of the 35th America's Cup with their heads held high.

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  • Cavaliers aim to turn around Finals like a year ago
Cavaliers aim to turn around Finals like a year ago

Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson scored his first points of the series on a driving dunk midway through the first quarter. Golden State improved to 14-0 this postseason to keep alive a chance of becoming the first group to go unbeaten all the way to a title.

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  • Rain pushes Nadal, Djokovic quarter-finals back to Wednesday
Rain pushes Nadal, Djokovic quarter-finals back to Wednesday

The sixth seed's single-handed backhand ranks as one of the best shots in men's tennis but so far it has been feeble against Djokovic who he has scraped one set against in five matches and who thrashed him 6-1 6-0 in the Rome semi-finals.

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  • All-Star promise: Subban says Preds will win Game 3 vs. Pens
All-Star promise: Subban says Preds will win Game 3 vs. Pens

The Pens rolled by Nashville 4-1 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final . The Malkin fight, the loss, the first two games in Pittsburgh that didn't generate a win, that's all in the past now for Subban and the Predators . After Wholey's Fish Market in Pittsburgh refused to sell catfish to Tennessee residents, Little's Fish Company in Nashville is...

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  • Need to learn from US Open defeat to Nishikori, says Murray
Need to learn from US Open defeat to Nishikori, says Murray

Murray's match on Court Philippe Chatrier, however, is not the highlight for the local fans, with Frenchman Gael Monfils taking on third-seed Stanlisas Wawrinka in their fourth round clash. "It was windy, tough conditions". "You know, after that 3-0 down in fourth set, the delay gave me a little bit of luck". He did not even have to complete his ...

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  • Cavs not looking to slow down pace of Finals with Warriors
Cavs not looking to slow down pace of Finals with Warriors

Sure, but can they afford to continue to try to run with the Warriors? "We don't play slow-down basketball". While the Golden State Warriors are sitting on a postseason record 14 straight wins, it has left basketball fans to wonder whether the team is capable of going a flawless 16-0.

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  • Thoughts on the NBA Finals
Thoughts on the NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant , left, drives on Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 4, 2017. No one to this point, other than James and perhaps Kevin Love , has played to his capabilities. "But heading to Cleveland we're goi...

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  • Predators beat Penguins, ties Stanley Cup Finals at 2-2
Predators beat Penguins, ties Stanley Cup Finals at 2-2

For now, he insists he is happy enough just to sit on the floor as long as he plays. If nothing else, it gives them something to build on moving into Game 5. While it was not an overly busy night for him, Rinne still made 23 save on 24 shots. But the Predators clamped down after that. Rinne kept it tied in the early minutes of the second first ...

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  • Kohli in awe of Yuvraj's performance against Pakistan
Kohli in awe of Yuvraj's performance against Pakistan

Umesh Yadav wiped out the tail with two wickets as Pakistan ended their innings with just 164 runs on the board giving India a 124-run win. "It was disappointing to see Pakistan struggling in a 50-over match", he said . And I'll take the blame, me, I'll take it. The chase by Pakistan started with few more rain breaks and thus, confusing ...

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  • French Open 2017 results: Wozniacki falls, Bacsinszky, Ostapenko set for semis
French Open 2017 results: Wozniacki falls, Bacsinszky, Ostapenko set for semis

In the end of the day, I'm just looking at it in this certain match. The Swiss had quit tennis , worked in a restaurant at a hotel, but returned with a bang, making the semis at Roland Garros two years ago. In the Open championship of France on tennis has come it is time decisive matches. Djokovic is the defending champion after beating Murr...

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