• Nadal into 10th French Open semi-final
Nadal into 10th French Open semi-final

He's very powerful on both sides, ' he said after his win over Carreno Busta. Nadal , who is bidding for his 10th Roland Garros title, broke his opponent four times in the opening set and was leading 6-2, 2-0 when Carreno Busta was forced to quit just after 51 minutes in the quarter-final clash of the men's singles event.

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  • Rain ruins Australia's run chase
Rain ruins Australia's run chase

Captain Steve Smith was frustrated by conditions at The Oval after Australia's Champions Trophy game against Bangladesh was abandoned. Having been rescued by the rain last week, London's inclement weather turned the tables on Australia and left them needing to win their last Group A match to avoid going out.

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  • Warriors Take 3-0 Lead Over Cavs
Warriors Take 3-0 Lead Over Cavs

According to ESPN's research, the first two games of the series were played at a faster pace - possessions per minute - than any of James' previous 212 playoff games. And then, just when it looked as if the trend - and these NBA Finals - would be extended, when James and Kyrie Irving were about to overcome the whole load of Warriors All-Stars, ...

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  • Liverpool have released a statement regarding their pursuit of Virgil van Dijk
Liverpool have released a statement regarding their pursuit of Virgil van Dijk

As a result, Liverpool's chase for the Netherlands global dramatically collapsed on Wednesday night, with the Merseyside giants releasing a statement and apologising for creating media speculation around the player. After missing out on Virgil van Dijk , who could Liverpool sign instead? Van Dijk has five years remaining on the six-year de...

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  • Which of these Barca stars would Arsenal fans swap for Bellerin?
Which of these Barca stars would Arsenal fans swap for Bellerin?

He said: "Don't believe everything you read..." He has since established himself as a regular starter at the Emirates Stadium, impressing with his speed, stamina and attacking confidence. "I do not know anything at the moment". "My family settled there with me [in London], although now for family matters they have had to return to Barcelona ",...

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  • Julian Edelman, Patriots reportedly agree to multi-year contract extension
Julian Edelman, Patriots reportedly agree to multi-year contract extension

He's been an absolute bargain for the Patriots since signing a four-year deal in 2014, making an average of just $4.25 million per year. Edelman has been Tom Brady's most frequent target over the last four years, reeling in 356 receptions for 3,826 yards and 20 touchdowns in that span.

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  • LeBron: Warriors Have the 'Most Firepower I've Played'
LeBron: Warriors Have the 'Most Firepower I've Played'

It was his 3-pointer with 45 seconds left - a "bomb in transition", said James, who waved a hand helplessly in defense - that proved to be the dagger, giving Golden State the 114-113 lead and likely sealing his MVP honors in these Finals. Told most people would consider a comeback this season to be impossible, James shrugged. Warriors coach Stev...

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  • Ton-up Dhawan takes India to 321/6 against Sri Lanka
Ton-up Dhawan takes India to 321/6 against Sri Lanka

Fit-again captain Angelo Mathews, playing his first one-day worldwide since August, saw his side home beside Asela Gunaratne. Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara has officially hosed down any suggestion he would come out of global retirement to aid his country's Champions Trophy campaign.

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  • Will consider if Real Madrid make an offer, says Chelsea's Eden Hazard
Will consider if Real Madrid make an offer, says Chelsea's Eden Hazard

If the club win - or at least come increasingly close to winning - the Champions League , Hazard may add a few years to his couple of years. Batshuayi is fully aware of how important Hazard is for both club and country, as a domestic and worldwide team-mate.

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  • Warriors win again for 3-0 lead on Cavs
Warriors win again for 3-0 lead on Cavs

You don't write off LeBron. James insisted at the outset of this series that Durant was the difference from past year to this, and the former MVP, who left Oklahoma City to join the Splash Brothers last summer, was the difference again Wednesday night.

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  • Buttler says England will be fired up for Australia
Buttler says England will be fired up for Australia

Both teams have a point apiece in the biennial ODI tournament after they were each comprehensively defeated by England , while their respective matches with Australia ended in rain-induced no results. "But, yeah, I guess those things happen and you let them go and move on". "He was excellent. He bowled a heavy ball and he can still get bet...

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  • Is Trump tweeting during the Comey hearing? No, but everyone else is
Is Trump tweeting during the Comey hearing? No, but everyone else is

Comey said he chose to write notes on each of their eight meetings as he felt he would need a record. A handful of Democrats have already begun suggesting Trump should be removed from office, though Democratic leaders in the House and Senate have so far kept their distance .

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  • Sooner surprise: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops retires at 56
Sooner surprise: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops retires at 56

He made the decision his gut told him to make, when he wanted to make it, and everyone else would have to live with it. After going 7-5 in his first year in Oklahoma, Stoops pulled everything together in his second season with a 13-0 campaign that brought the 2000 national championship to Oklahoma when the Sooners finished the job with a 13-2 victo...

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  • Korea fires multiple anti-ship missiles: S. Korean military
Korea fires multiple anti-ship missiles: S. Korean military

The number of missiles fired is believed to be four. "I think this might be what was used today". With Thursday's test, North Korea has performed its 11 ballistic missile firings since Donald Trump became President of the United States, with eight successful and three failed tests.

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  • Durant's shot sends flawless Warriors over Cavs in Finals
Durant's shot sends flawless Warriors over Cavs in Finals

Were the Warriors preoccupied with chasing a 73-9 record, moreso than winning the NBA Finals? The 18 three-pointers were six more than the Warriors buried in Game 1. "He's been an awesome player in this league for a long time , and I think he senses this is his moment, his team". "No, it doesn't change anything", James said.

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  • Nishikori's erratic loss to Murray reflects his French Open
Nishikori's erratic loss to Murray reflects his French Open

Wawrinka demolished Marin Cilic 6-3 6-3 6-1 while Nadal has lost just 22 games in five matches after opponent Pablo Carreno Busta retired with an abdominal injury when trailing 6-2 2-0. The underdog called for a trainer at the end of the first set and left the court for treatment as Nadal tried to keep warm in brisk conditions on his courtside...

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  • Titans' DeMarco Murray, Tajae Sharpe recovering from minor surgeries
Titans' DeMarco Murray, Tajae Sharpe recovering from minor surgeries

Mularkey said Sharpe will be out until the beginning of training camp. "He wants to work next week", Mularkey said. He opted to have the surgery now so he'd have time to recover. As a result, the lawsuit says Satterfield "suffered a concussion, broken bones in the face, massive facial bruising, a perforated eardrum, among other injuries".

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  • John McEnroe blasts Novak Djokovic, says he 'gave up' in French Open
John McEnroe blasts Novak Djokovic, says he 'gave up' in French Open

World No. 1 Murray came back from 6-2 down in the first set against Asian top-ranked Kei Nishikori to set it 6-1, 7-6 (0), 6-1 in the following three sets. "To beat him for a first time in the quarters of the French Open is a dream". Nadal beat the Austrian to lift the trophy in both Madrid and Barcelona, but Thiem exacted a measure of reveng...

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  • LeBron James gives Iguodala the Draymond treatment with kick to groin
LeBron James gives Iguodala the Draymond treatment with kick to groin

Cleveland's J.R. Smith sank a 3-pointer to give the Cavaliers a 113-107 lead, but the Warriors scored 11 points in the final 2 minutes 20 seconds for the fightback triumph. If not for their meltdown a year ago, the Warriors, whose record-setting 73-win season got lost in the Finals aftermath, would be looking for a third straight crown.

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  • Red Sox at Orioles
Red Sox at Orioles

Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday after re-injuring his knee on a fall from the bullpen mound. Like Sale, Tillman is coming off a rocky and abbreviated outing, lasting only 2 2/3 innings while yielding five runs and seven hits - three homers - in a loss to the New York Yankees .

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  • Golden State one win away from National Basketball Association glory after downing Cavs again
Golden State one win away from National Basketball Association glory after downing Cavs again

The Warriors, who blew a 3-1 Finals lead to the Cavs last year, can clinch their second championship in three years with a victory Friday night in Cleveland. Warriors: Golden State is the 13th team to take a 3-0 lead in Finals, and third since 1996. "I thought our team scrapped and competed", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said.

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  • Iman Shumpert required IV for cramping after Game 2
Iman Shumpert required IV for cramping after Game 2

While defending Curry, Irving has to both worry about keeping up with the super-quick Curry on screens and trying to prevent Curry from breaking him down off-the-dribble. The space in this small-ball unit will give Williams and Smith space to attack off-the-dribble and if Channing Frye plays with this unit rather than Tristan Thompson , the Cavs...

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  • Stephen Curry putting together best NBA Finals performance of his career
Stephen Curry putting together best NBA Finals performance of his career

Kevin Durant became the third player in National Basketball Association history to score at least 25 points in each of his first eight career National Basketball Association finals games (Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal are the others) - but he saved most of his heroics for late in Wednesday's contest.

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  • Euro dips after report claims European Central Bank to cut inflation outlook
Euro dips after report claims European Central Bank to cut inflation outlook

ECB President Mario Draghi has been cautious in recent days, stressing that the economy still needs support, especially when it comes to inflation , which is still below what the bank considers ideal. The 19-nation economy maintained its robust growth momentum in the first quarter, expanding 0.5 percent, the same as in the previous three mont...

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  • Wawrinka reaches semifinals of French Open
Wawrinka reaches semifinals of French Open

The game was in the second set after Nadal had won the first set 6-2. After beating Thiem on five previous occasions, Djokovic had no answer for the 23-year-old Austrian, who progressed in the tournament to set up a date with Rafael Nadal in Friday's semi-final.

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  • NBA's Warriors on brink of making pro sports history
NBA's Warriors on brink of making pro sports history

The 2017 NBA Finals continue Wednesday evening with Game 3 tipping off at 6 p.m. PT. He played 41 minute and finished with a plus/minus of 0. Having already shoved aside the Showtime Lakers, Stephen Curry the Golden State Warriors are trying to move past one of hockey's powerhouses.

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  • Unseeded Ostapenko into French Open final
Unseeded Ostapenko into French Open final

The Swiss absolutely flattened Marin Cilic yesterday 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 and has yet to drop a set. If there is a time for the world No. 8 to win the title at Roland Garros , it is now. The third seed deserves enormous credit for the way she clung on against Svitolina. This means there will be a new French Open finalist this Saturday night (AEST...

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  • Kellogg takes Australian tennis player to court over 'Special K' nickname
Kellogg takes Australian tennis player to court over 'Special K' nickname

The hearing began in Adelaide today (Thursday). Kokkinakis tweet suggested that along with his followers, he too is quite amused by the news. "Special K is obviously an iconic cereal brand for Kellogg's in Australia and a favourite breakfast cereal of Australia", a spokeswoman for the company's Australian division told the newspaper.

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  • Durant exceeding Warriors expectations in NBA Finals
Durant exceeding Warriors expectations in NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors are on the brink of winning the National Basketball Association finals with an unprecedented ideal record after a late comeback victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers gave them a 3-0 series lead. Curry has hit at least one 3-pointer in all 73 career postseason games. Klay Thompson , after starting the series going 3-f...

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  • NBA Finals Game 3 preview
NBA Finals Game 3 preview

Of course they are wrong. "So even when you're playing well, you got to play like A-plus-plus, because they're going to make runs and they're going to make shots and they got guys that's going to make plays". It was a cruel ending for Irving after he made the third quarter - that period the Warriors tend to dominate - into his own personal playgr...

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  • Golden State Warriors move one win away from record
Golden State Warriors move one win away from record

We missed some shots, and they made some". He played the role of the third Splash Brother in this one. Paul Pierce caused quite a stir when he said that Kevin Durant may be the best basketball player in the world earlier following the Golden State Warriors' win in Game 2 of the Finals a few days ago.

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  • LeBron James on 2017 Warriors: 'Most firepower I've ever seen'
LeBron James on 2017 Warriors: 'Most firepower I've ever seen'

And when you give everything you have out there, it will take a toll on you. It'll be tough for them to summon a similar physical effort on Friday. And now they're calling for James to be suspended in the same way Draymond Green was shut down for Game 5 of last year's Finals.

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  • Iman Shumpert may start Game 3 for Cavaliers
Iman Shumpert may start Game 3 for Cavaliers

Smith. The veteran marksman played only 14 minutes in Game 2 , but was exploited defensively - allowing 10-of-11 shots to go in the basket through his stint in these Finals - the highest combined field goal percentage allowed in this series by a mile.

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  • CT2017: Sri Lanka opt to field against India
CT2017: Sri Lanka opt to field against India

His timing was as sweet as a rasgullah. Malinga comes back however, with some tight deliveries. A decent start for India . He was supposed to pick wickets but he leaked runs for India . There is fresh grass, which means the pace bowlers will get some lateral movement. It's a must-win game ( Sri Lanka against Pakistan, and India versus South Af...

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  • Bopanna and Gabriela win French Open 2017
Bopanna and Gabriela win French Open 2017

The pair only teamed up at the US Open past year and made the quarter-finals at the Australian Open. "I think that's what made these matches more special". "I'm just happy with the way I celebrated my birthday". "At the US Open, I put my name on the looking list, and Rohan texted me. She trusted her instinct and hit a great backhand", Bopanna s...

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