• French Open 2017: Nadal consoles Carreno Busta after injury withdrawal
French Open 2017: Nadal consoles Carreno Busta after injury withdrawal

In their 2015 meeting at the Rio Open , Nadal holding off Carreno Busta 7-5 6-3. Not only is Rafael Nadal duplicating that feat through four rounds, but Thiem got placed in the Novak Djokovic quarter, and his history with the Serb is one-sided.

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  • Apple unveils HomePod speaker, first new product in years, adds VR elements
Apple unveils HomePod speaker, first new product in years, adds VR elements

Dubbed HomePod , the new speaker features voice control and spatial awareness to adapt the sound to different rooms. Mr Frank Gillett, principal analyst at research firm Forrester Research, said: " Home speaker devices have become an important host for virtual assistants like Siri ".

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  • Red Sox aim for split with Orioles
Red Sox aim for split with Orioles

Boston grew its lead to 6-3 as Benintendi smacked his second homer in the seventh inning - marking the first multi-home run game of his career. He made a good block, the guy was off, and he was aggressive. It was his second quality start of the season. He was able to throw his cutter to both sides of the plate, he threw some really good fastballs i...

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  • Latvian teen to play in first Slam semifinal
Latvian teen to play in first Slam semifinal

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. At the moment, however, all she cares about is hitting the ball hard - very hard - and seeing where it gets her. Play has been halted in the women's quarterfinals at the French Open because of rain. Tuesday's matches both lasted just under two hours in duration b...

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  • Who will be celebrating after French Open semi-final?
Who will be celebrating after French Open semi-final?

Jelena Ostapenko became the first Latvian woman to reach a Grand Slam semifinal in the professional era after a shock win against Caroline Wozniacki . And sure enough Mladenovic - who trailed Jennifer Brady 3-0 in the third set in the first round and a second American, Shelby Rogers, 5-2 in the third set in the third round - temporarily lifted he...

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  • India are not invincible, says Kohli
India are not invincible, says Kohli

Sri Lanka defied the odds to win with eight balls to spare and they can qualify for the semi-finals if they beat Pakistan in their final group match in Cardiff on June 12. With Indian Opener Shikhar Dhawan's fantastic century, Rohit Sharma and Dhoni fifties, team India could score 321 in 50 overs against Sri Lanka .

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  • Durant's three sinks Cavaliers
Durant's three sinks Cavaliers

Forward Kevin Love went 1-9 from the field, including 1-7 from three, but did have six steals. Only eight teams have swept their opponents 4-0 in the NBA Finals - the last was San Antonio Spurs against Cleveland in the 2006-07 season.

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  • Murray faces Wawrinka in French Open semifinals
Murray faces Wawrinka in French Open semifinals

In fact, the 23-year-old remains the only player who owns a victory over Nadal during the 2017 clay-court season. Third-seeded Halep won 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, clinching the victory on the first of her two match points when Pliskova sent a return long.

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  • Stan Wawrinka pierces Andy Murray's armour to reach French Open final
Stan Wawrinka pierces Andy Murray's armour to reach French Open final

Wawrinka's victory avenged his defeat previous year, when Murray won in four sets before losing the final to Novak Djokovic. In Rome, I was not only exhausted from the match against Rafa, but also from before.Nadal has now recorded 100 best-of-five-set wins on clay from 102 matches - his only defeats coming at Roland Garros to Robin Soderling i...

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  • Durant dagger lifts Warriors past Cavs
Durant dagger lifts Warriors past Cavs

Friday night will present the Warriors with an opportunity to pull off the rarest of National Basketball Association feats, an opportunity to go 16-0 in an entire postseason. The Cavaliers converted just 19 of their 60 looks from three-point range in back-to-back lopsided losses, and to fight their way back into the best-of-seven series despite bei...

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  • Edith Fuller, 6, is National Spelling Bee's youngest-ever competitor
Edith Fuller, 6, is National Spelling Bee's youngest-ever competitor

She competed in the national bee three times from 2012 to 2014. Lourcey, who just finished eighth grade, said he prepared for the bee by skimming over the list of 400 words that spellers could get in the preliminary rounds. Edith was only 5 when she qualified for the National Spelling Bee by winning the Green Country Regional Spelling Bee i...

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" "Nashville Predators Marketing Manager hopes "#Smashville takes care of Crosby"

Crosby has played in 24 Cup final games over four appearances; Lemieux had 19 points over nine games over two appearances. The Pittsburgh Penguins struck first in Game 5 against the Nashville Predators with an early power play goal from Justin Schultz .

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  • British shock: Prime Minister May's election gamble appears to backfire
British shock: Prime Minister May's election gamble appears to backfire

Conducted for a consortium of United Kingdom broadcasters by interviewing voters leaving polling stations, it is regarded as a directional, but not exact, indicator of the result. The poll predicted the Conservatives would win a mere 314 seats in the general election, putting it 12 seats short of an overall majority. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka...

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  • Australia will be ready for England showdown: Smith
Australia will be ready for England showdown: Smith

Twenty overs needed to be bowled for a result to stand under the Duckworth/Lewis system and Australia would have been well ahead of the 48 runs required, for the loss of one wicket, under a rain-affected target. The bright side for Smith is his bowlers were more effective against Bangladesh after struggling to find their rhythm against New Zea...

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  • Blowouts More Common Than Close Games In Stanley Cup Final
Blowouts More Common Than Close Games In Stanley Cup Final

Crosby also earned an assist on Kessel's goal, which gave the Penguins a five-goal lead. The home side added three more scores in the second where Phil Kessel notched his first goal of the Finals, with Conor Sheary and Ron Hainsey adding to the Penguins' tally.

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  • Djokovic crashes as Nadal, Murray move on to semi-finals
Djokovic crashes as Nadal, Murray move on to semi-finals

Murray will take on Wawrinka while Nadal will face Thiem in the men's singles semifinals , set to begin at 6 a.m. ET. He has the opportunity to become the first player in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam on ten occasions. "It's going to be the fourth match against him in, like, five or six weeks". Thiem must try to prosper where so many...

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  • Steve Kerr on Warriors as NBA Finals Favorites:
Steve Kerr on Warriors as NBA Finals Favorites: "Are You Kidding Me?"

That may sound like a lot of cash (and it is!) but it's much cheaper than the lowest-priced tickets during NBA Finals' games in Oakland in 2016 ($665) and 2015 ($594). The only person who could relate is James, whose struggles in his first Finals with Miami snowballed so furiously that Dallas took the title. These are the biggest differen...

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  • Chelsea monitoring Riyad Mahrez as Antonio Conte considers wide options
Chelsea monitoring Riyad Mahrez as Antonio Conte considers wide options

The Foxes believe Mahrez is worth £50m and though they have conceded he can leave the club to further his career, they are still insisting on holding out for the highest bidder. A real club, ' he said. Hazard is expected to miss the start of the Premier League season as he recovers from his setback, which occurred during training with the Belgian...

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  • Djokovic stunned by Thiem in quarters
Djokovic stunned by Thiem in quarters

He wrapped up the set in the ninth game with Djokovic managing just five winners. "I was a little bit lucky, I can say", said Halep, who grabbed the second set on a fortuitous net cord victor. He split from coaches Boris Becker and Marian Vajda and other members of his team, bringing aboard Andre Agassi for Week 1 of the French Open . Murray w...

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  • Chelsea Transfer Rumors 2017: Blues Interested in Centre-Back Leonardo Bonucci
Chelsea Transfer Rumors 2017: Blues Interested in Centre-Back Leonardo Bonucci

The Serbian midfielder joined Chelsea in 2009 and was included in the deal which saw them sign David Luiz from Benfica in January 2011. Los Blancos were impressed with the 30-year-old and they are thought to be one of the sides competing with Chelsea for Bonucci's signature, along with Manchester United and Manchester City .

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  • Chelsea Star Eden Hazard Injures Ankle On International Duty
Chelsea Star Eden Hazard Injures Ankle On International Duty

It is nearly exactly two months until Chelsea take on Arsenal in the Community Shield, on August 6, with the Premier League beginning just a week later. Chelsea may yet hold out hope of Hazard making a fast recovery so that his preparations are already underway by the time the Premier League season kicks off.

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  • NBA Finals Game 3: Open Thread
NBA Finals Game 3: Open Thread

The Warriors are up 2-0 and haven't seemed troubled by the Cavaliers in the slightest yet. It was a debate all of the 2015-16 National Basketball Association season-are the Warriors going for the regular-season wins record? The Warriors, already on the longest play-off win streak in National Basketball Association history, set the North America...

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  • Golden State Warriors eye historic 16-0, championship in Game 4
Golden State Warriors eye historic 16-0, championship in Game 4

Warriors: Golden State is the 13th team to take a 3-0 lead in Finals, and third since 1996. Friday night in Cleveland (9 p.m. ET, ABC) both teams will have an unprecedented goal in mind. Just keep asserting yourself. "We settled down and got some stops at the end". The Warriors added Durant last summer and made themselves unbeatable.

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  • Texas Republicans dismiss Comey's testimony, defend Trump
Texas Republicans dismiss Comey's testimony, defend Trump

In that testimony , Comey said that Trump demanded his "loyalty" and directly pushed him to "lift the cloud" of investigation by declaring publicly the president was not a target of the FBI probe into his campaign's Russian Federation ties.

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  • Real Madrid receive €60 million offer from Manchester United
Real Madrid receive €60 million offer from Manchester United

The Spain worldwide, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United among others, scored 19 goals in all competitions for Madrid last term, but made just 14 starts in La Liga and played only five minutes across the club's Champions League semifinal and final encounters.

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  • Sidney Crosby involved in water bottle incident during Game 5
Sidney Crosby involved in water bottle incident during Game 5

A major is only called when Crosby is hit (see Caps series), and Subban is apparently immune to concussions. I don't know why hockey people even bother with the relocation bluff anymore. Three points in in Game 5 and he could have easily had that many if his teammates would have buried anything in Game 4. In fact, Milbury said Subban "had it comi...

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  • Nadal faces Thiem in French Open semifinals
Nadal faces Thiem in French Open semifinals

Wawrinka came back strongly in the second set, taking it 6-3 during a six-game winning streak. However, Wawrinka quickly hit back, breaking first again for 4-3 in the second set and again in the ninth game to level the semi-final, running around a second serve to bury a forehand victor.

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  • 5 highlights of India Pakistan cricket match in Champions trophy
5 highlights of India Pakistan cricket match in Champions trophy

Yuvi just took all the pressure off me. "For us to have a performance as tentative as that right from the start is a worry and the only thing I can think of is the magnitude of the occasion got to them". To beat Pakistan is a big achievement in itself; and to thrash them by more than 100 runs is just awesome! Due to diplomatic tensions between I...

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  • South Africa off to steady start against Pakistan
South Africa off to steady start against Pakistan

Just three days after suffering a humiliating 124-run defeat by title-holders India at Edgbaston in their opening group match, with former skipper Shahid Afridi among those slamming a "clueless" display, Pakistan's return to the Birmingham ground saw them make a mockery of the rankings which had them bottom and South Africa top in this eigh...

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  • Olympics: IOC approves five new sports for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
Olympics: IOC approves five new sports for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

The IOC said the process of changing the Summer Games programme began after Rio, when sports federations were able to review data on the appeal of their sports and specific events, before requesting changes for Tokyo. IOC chief Thomas Bach added in a statement that the "new events that we approved today, together with the five new sports that were ...

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  • Golden State Warriors on verge of making sports history
Golden State Warriors on verge of making sports history

Durant led the Warriors to a comeback victory during Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals . CLEVELAND - Count LeBron James among those who have no issue with Kevin Durant joining the Warriors. No NBA team have ever found their way back after losing the first three games of a best-of-seven series but James was not ready to admit defeat. In his p...

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  • Bale staying put as Ronaldo laps up adulation
Bale staying put as Ronaldo laps up adulation

He taught me many things. "I think we feel like an wonderful team, and we need to just keep doing what we are doing, because I think we can win many more titles in the future". In the second half, we saw the best Madrid [performance] of the entire season. Manager Zinedine Zidane praised his players after becoming the first manager to retain...

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  • Halep to face unseeded Ostapenko in French Open women's singles final
Halep to face unseeded Ostapenko in French Open women's singles final

Simona Halep reached her second French Open final with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over Karolina Pliskova , taking her to within touching distance of a first Grand Slam title and the world No 1 spot. Logic suggested the steady approach she adopted after losing a topsy-turvy first set in a tiebreak would get the job done for the experienced Swiss, n...

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  • LeBron James on guarding Kevin Durant, 'I'm averaging a triple-double'
LeBron James on guarding Kevin Durant, 'I'm averaging a triple-double'

Durant finished 31 points and eight rebounds, with guard Klay Thompson adding 30 points in a breakout performance after two weak games to start the series. Of course, the prospect of a financial loss isn't going to keep the Warriors from trying to win Game 4 on Friday. They played with urgency, effort and passion for nearly the entire game, and ...

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  • Penguins stick with Murray for Game 5
Penguins stick with Murray for Game 5

The Penguins will try to close it out in game six on Sunday in Nashville . In particular, the Penguins need more from Kessel, who had 10 goals and 12 assists over 24 games in the Penguins' run to the Cup in 2016 and who had seven goals and 12 assists through the first three rounds of these playoffs.

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