• Thiem stuns Djokovic, sets date with Nadal in French Open semis
Thiem stuns Djokovic, sets date with Nadal in French Open semis

Britain's Jamie Murray has confidence in Wimbledon organisers and security arrangements. "Then maybe change something up and hope I play a good match ". Limiting court time on clay is so often a formula for winning, and especially with Djokovic's up and down fitness Thiem will carry the edge there.

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  • Murray ready to go all the way
Murray ready to go all the way

But that would prove the only game Nishikori would win in the set, with Murray joining his coach Ivan Lendl and Andre Agassi by making his fifth Roland Garros semi-final - the sixth best in the Open era. He said: "I'm a little bit sore". Murray, who coasted into the last eight with a straight-sets win over Russia's Karen Khachanov , knows Nishikor...

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  • Sri Lanka shock India
Sri Lanka shock India

Although India scored 321/6 on the back of a brilliant century from Shikhar Dhawan , Angelo Mathews' side managed to overhaul it courtesy of a match-winning 89 from Kusal Mendis and some handy contributions from Danushka Gunathilaka , Mathews, Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne .

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  • Kevin Durant drains ultimate game victor over LeBron James, helps seal win
Kevin Durant drains ultimate game victor over LeBron James, helps seal win

They moved to the brink of that with a 118-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals . Undoubtedly the presence of Durant makes Curry and the other Warriors better. But for Durant, it presented something more. "I've been working on that shot my whole life", said Durant, who has averaged 34 points throu...

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  • French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem
French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem

The third-seeded Swiss player fell and rolled into the net as he set up match point but he dusted himself down to win the match with an ace. Nadal has dropped just 22 games so far, a figure aided by compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta retiring through injury in the second set of their quarter-final.

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  • Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins take 3-2 lead over Nashville Predators
Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins take 3-2 lead over Nashville Predators

He played great in the back-to-back road losses. It was that, unlike the previous two games, it wasn't just a one-man show. It didn't help the Predators in the opening minutes as the Penguins controlled the play and drew the penalty. Crosby ended up on top of Subban and neither got immediately to his feet. Pittsburgh then scored on the ensu...

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  • John McEnroe slams Novak Djokovic for 'giving up' against Dominic Thiem
John McEnroe slams Novak Djokovic for 'giving up' against Dominic Thiem

Though he has played well in all three of the matches he's played against Nadal this year, he has lost two of them (which may give the fourth seed a slight psychological edge), and after his win over the Spaniard in Rome he suffered a complete let down in his semifinal clash, winning just one game against Djokovic; he absolutely can not afford ...

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  • Qatar FM rejects intervention in foreign policy
Qatar FM rejects intervention in foreign policy

It is inevitable that this noise will increase as the crisis continues, and the only thing we can say with any degree of certainty at this stage is that Sheikh Tamim's position will become increasingly uncomfortable the longer the dispute continues without resolution.

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  • Unseeded Latvian teen Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French
Unseeded Latvian teen Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French

Bacsinszky's opponent in the last four won't be former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki but rather the 2014 Wimbledon junior champion Jelena Ostapenko . She finally got on the scoreboard in the sixth game, though, as her aggressive game clicked and she began to boss the rallies with a whippy forehand that Wozniacki could not read.

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  • French Open, Day 10 highlights: Ostapenko's dancing, rain delays and more
French Open, Day 10 highlights: Ostapenko's dancing, rain delays and more

With the win, Ostapenko becomes the first Latvian player to reach a major final. "She has unbelievable timing", said Bacsinszky, born in the same city - Lausanne - as 2015 men's victor and this year's men's semifinalist Stan Wawrinka. Four years ago, after foot and abdominal injuries, she took a hiatus from tennis to work at restaurants with an...

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  • Penguins head home upbeat despite dropping pair in Nashville
Penguins head home upbeat despite dropping pair in Nashville

He skated in on Rinne, holding the puck before scoring behind the goalie's leg just 66 seconds later for his eighth goal and 24th point of the playoffs. The home team has won each of the first four games of the Cup Final. "It's a rollercoaster, it's an emotional ride", said Rinne, who has a 1.88 goals-against average and.932 save percentage in ...

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  • Penguins rout Predators to take 3-2 Stanley Cup lead
Penguins rout Predators to take 3-2 Stanley Cup lead

Expect Rinne to be back in net for Game 6 in Nashville. The Predators now trail in a series for the first time in the playoffs and now face playoff elimination for the first time as well. Nashville has been a better team at home, in that howling barn: Goaltender Pekka Rinne has been especially better there. On his first shift, Crosby split N...

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  • Warriors rally for 3-0 series lead
Warriors rally for 3-0 series lead

Although No. 35 was on the Oklahoma City Thunder at the time , the Warriors blew a 3-1 series lead in last year's Finals to this same Cavaliers squad even though they won a record 73 games during the regular season. The Cavaliers had the Golden State Warriors right where they wanted them in the fourth quarter. And maybe fatigue played a part...

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  • Penguins chase Pekka Rinne with third period outburst
Penguins chase Pekka Rinne with third period outburst

The 23-year-old Aberg beat Pittsburgh defenseman Olli Maatta to a puck in the Penguins zone, passed it through Maatta to himself and then patiently drew Murray out of the net before flipping it by the sprawled goaltender. Nashville posted a 16.3 local rating, the market's second-best ever for a Predators game on NBCSN, trailing only Game 6 vs. An...

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  • Djokovic, Nadal on course for French Open semi-final collision
Djokovic, Nadal on course for French Open semi-final collision

The nine-times champion beat fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the last eight but was twice warned by umpire Carlos Ramos for slow play, before being docked a serve after beaching the mandated 25-second limit between points.

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  • What nerves? Rookies making an impact in Stanley Cup Final
What nerves? Rookies making an impact in Stanley Cup Final

There have been 24 previous best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final series tied after four games. ABOUT THE PREDATORS: Franchise goaltender Pekka Rinne silenced critics by turning aside 50 of 52 shots in his last two games to improve to 9-1 at home in the postseason, but his play in Pittsburgh leaves plenty to be desired.

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  • NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from last year
NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from last year

Kevin Durant has been nothing short of remarkable in this year's NBA Finals . In the final three minutes they were 0-for-8 and now they're facing 0-for-126 - the number of teams who have faced and failed in this spot. "We settled down and got some stops at the end". I mean, if you have the opportunity to do that - is it fair that the (Dallas) C...

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  • Woods was asleep on wheel
Woods was asleep on wheel

According to the report , Woods' speech was "slow, sluggish, very slurred" when he was found. Woods reportedly told the arresting officer that he was coming from playing golf in Los Angeles, though he was arrested approximately 8 miles from his $54 million Jupiter mansion.

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  • Austrian Thiem ousts Djokovic for Nadal test
Austrian Thiem ousts Djokovic for Nadal test

Thiem has put in some scintillating displays at Roland Garros this year and, like Nadal has yet to drop a set at the tournament. "He's won five matches and I'm hoping he can win one more tomorrow". "Trust me, I'm thinking about many things, especially in the last couple months", he responded when asked whether a break from the sport was im...

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  • Butler's Chris Holtmann lead candidate in Ohio State search
Butler's Chris Holtmann lead candidate in Ohio State search

The report confirms a press conference will be conducted to announce Holtmann as coach. Ohio State is one of college basketball's 15 best jobs, a school with a fertile recruiting base, an ample budget, strong regional brand recognition and a football-first fan base with lower expectations than nearby hoops hotbeds.

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  • First women's semifinal underway in Paris
First women's semifinal underway in Paris

After lifting his first title at Roland Garros last year, to become the first man in 47 years to hold all four Grand Slam titles, Djokovic has struggled for form and results on all courts. With the career resurgence of Nadal and Roger Federer , and the play of Andy Murray , it appears Djokovic has been the odd man out of men's tennis big four...

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  • Murray wary of in-form Wawrinka ahead of French Open semi-final showdown
Murray wary of in-form Wawrinka ahead of French Open semi-final showdown

Friday's men's semis at Roland Garros are filled with intrigue, major players and historic implications. Nadal , who tackles Dominic Thiem , the conqueror of defending champion Djokovic , is bidding to become the first man to capture the same major on 10 occasions.

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

To see that go in, that was liberating, man. "They have thrown their game plan out there, what they're going to allow me to do, and now I've got to figure out what to do". Cavs coach Tyronn Lue chose to save the timeout and Irving chose to isolate on Klay Thompson . Right? The Cavs were a minute away from making this a 2-1 series and putting all...

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  • Champions Trophy: Australia vs Bangladesh, match abandoned due to rain
Champions Trophy: Australia vs Bangladesh, match abandoned due to rain

At the time , the Aussies were on the right side of the Duckworth Lewis equation, requiring just a further four overs to be bowled in order to constitute a match as they were left stranded at 1-83. Australia would have to bring the momentum from their late bowling revival against New Zealand whereas Bangladesh would now have to lift themsel...

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  • Orioles top Red Sox, Sanchez makes history
Orioles top Red Sox, Sanchez makes history

Jackie Bradley Jr. provided a 2-0 lead with a two-out, bases-loaded single in the first inning. In the finale, just Schoop and Machado had more than one hit, while the team stranded six runners. Certainly he gets a little frustrated but you don't see it outwardly. "I just tried to be too quick, tried to put a flawless throw, and I messed it up r...

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  • French Open Day 9: Match Points
French Open Day 9: Match Points

I play a great match or two in a row, and then I play a completely opposite match . "I only care that I am in the semi-finals", said Nadal. The Austrian sixth seed swept aside Horacio Zeballos 6-1 6-3 6-1 to book a last-eight clash with Novak Djokovic .

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  • Warriors set to stake claim as NBA's best ever
Warriors set to stake claim as NBA's best ever

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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  • 'Garbage' man Murray, Nadal eye dream final
'Garbage' man Murray, Nadal eye dream final

This time past year, he left Roland Garros in possession of all four tennis grand slams and having become the first player to break the $100 million (89 million euro) prize money barrier. Austrian sixth seed Thiem is the only man to beat Nadal on clay this year - his Rome quarter-final success offsetting losses in the final in Barcelona and Mad...

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  • Smith denies tweeting 'Cavs in 7' after Game 3 loss
Smith denies tweeting 'Cavs in 7' after Game 3 loss

With a win Friday in Cleveland , the Warriors can become the only professional sports team of the big four sports to go 16-0 in a playoff season. The Warriors trailed by six with three minutes left before Durant, who signed with Golden State last summer to win a championship, brought them back, scoring 14 in the fourth.

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  • Durant heroics power Warriors over Cavs
Durant heroics power Warriors over Cavs

The Golden State Warriors banked on an 11-0 run in the final three minutes to score a 118-113 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland . Kerr was a five-time champion as a player - three with the Bulls and two with the Spurs - and played for some of the greatest teams of all time. In a game of incred...

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  • Warriors stun Cavs, go up 3-0
Warriors stun Cavs, go up 3-0

The final score of the game was 118-113 . He has to start evening out the three-point advantage the Warriors are now enjoying in the series. Not the one as National Basketball Association champions. That changed the game early. "We have a huge hurdle to get over", Warriors guard Stephen Curry said of their visit to the Quicken Loans Arena....

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  • Cincinnati's Scooter Gennett Ties MLB Record with Four Homers
Cincinnati's Scooter Gennett Ties MLB Record with Four Homers

He's also the 17th player in Major League Baseball history to accomplish the feat and the first to collect five hits, four runs and 10 RBI in one game. He had only hit three homers this season before playing against the Cardinals . "It's good to see you again". However, the Cardinals haven't shown me anything over the last week to warrant ...

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  • Durant-led Warriors rally for 3-0 NBA Finals lead
Durant-led Warriors rally for 3-0 NBA Finals lead

James , a turnaround jumper. With the 3-0 lead in the series, the Warriors are just one win away from capturing the 2017 NBA Championship trophy. "I saw he (James) was playing his heels behind the 3-point line". Neither will turn 30 until next year, while Thompson and Green are only 27. James passed Sam Jones (1,143 points), Bill Russell (1,1...

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  • LeBron James May Consider Leaving Cavs For LA Team In 2018
LeBron James May Consider Leaving Cavs For LA Team In 2018

LeBron James is off to a fast start as well, which is nothing new. So James is in the midst of his own dynasty, albeit in two cities, at age 32 and with three championships to his name. The victor in that case was the San Antonio Spurs, who had won titles in 2003 and 2005 before picking up another by taking all four games from the Cavs in 2007.

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  • Andre Iguodala on LeBron James kick: 'I did not feel it'
Andre Iguodala on LeBron James kick: 'I did not feel it'

And then , quite suddenly, it wasn't. And, in doing so, Durant created the kind of moment - his pullup three-pointer with James guarding him that gave the Warriors the lead for good with 45 seconds remaining - that his career has otherwise lacked.

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