• It is Simona Halep vs Jelena Ostapenko in French Open Women's final
It is Simona Halep vs Jelena Ostapenko in French Open Women's final

Pliskova then broke to level the set but Halep broke straight back to leave the Romanian serving for the match. Ostapenko took advantage of Bacsinszky's vulnerable second serve to pull ahead in the tiebreaker and ultimately claim the first set.

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  • Penguins strike first in Game 5, lead Predators 1-0
Penguins strike first in Game 5, lead Predators 1-0

He allowed three goals on nine shots in the first period. "It all started with that start and got us going for the rest of the game". Rinne has a 5.41 goals-against average and.766 save percentage in parts of three road games this series. Malkin ripped a wrist shot over Rinne's glove on the ensuing 4-on-4 to make it 3-0 with just 10 seconds left in...

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  • Out-of-form De Villiers eyes redemption
Out-of-form De Villiers eyes redemption

Whichever team wins will top the group and will join India in the semi-finals with four points, while the loser will miss out with two points. In all three of the previous Champions Trophy meetings between these nations India have come out on top and captain Virat Kohli believes his side will handle the pressure.

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  • Lewis Hamilton snatches pole position in Montreal with stunning lap time
Lewis Hamilton snatches pole position in Montreal with stunning lap time

Three-time champion Hamilton, who said he was convinced Ferrari are favouring Vettel, has a chance to bounce back this weekend with champions Mercedes on a circuit where he has won five times, including his maiden triumph in 2007. He was the one who inspired me to be where I am today. It was Hamilton's sixth career Canadian Grand Prix pole ...

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  • Theresa May's top advisers quit over election results
Theresa May's top advisers quit over election results

Joey Jones, a former Sky News journalist who became Ms May's spokesman while she was Home Secretary, was speaking after the Prime Minister's joint chief of staffs, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , were forced to resign following the Tories' humiliating general election performance.

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  • Hamilton gets Senna helmet for matching poles
Hamilton gets Senna helmet for matching poles

Only Michael Schumacher has more pole positions to his name, and it's only three more - meaning the record could be broken before the end of the season. "It's was a sexy lap". "It was a great lap and I can't believe that it came together so well. The team did a fantastic job to learn from our mistakes at the last race (Monaco, where he finish...

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  • Argentine town braces for Messi's wedding
Argentine town braces for Messi's wedding

Messi has crossed all the limits that are required for a footballer to prove himself on a big stage. Lionel Messi is one of the most "gifted" athletes in history, believes former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola . Lionel Messi has invited every single one of his Barcelona teammates - 21 players in total - to his wedding in Rosario on June...

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  • NBA is reviewing several 'incidents' from Game 4 of NBA Finals
NBA is reviewing several 'incidents' from Game 4 of NBA Finals

As in, that's what players yell when they break the huddle, preoccupied with the offseason because hope has been extinguished. They slowed the game down. "Ain't no tech going to stop me from being me". Then you add some chatter in there, and that adds some extra motivation. "At the end of the day, we want to just try to put ourselves in position to...

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  • Have LeBron's NBA Finals opponents been better than MJ's?
Have LeBron's NBA Finals opponents been better than MJ's?

So what California-based National Basketball Association team will he play? On a recent episode of Uninterrupted's The Shop, LeBron James opened up about the infamous 2010 letter Cavs owner Dan Gilbert wrote about his departure for Miami.

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  • Twins pitcher Nik Turley finally gets chance at MLB debut
Twins pitcher Nik Turley finally gets chance at MLB debut

He added, "I've got to get better". Berrios (5-1) improved his road record to 4-0, allowing two runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. - Brandon Belt smoked a fastball into the cove in the first for the 73rd career Splash Hit. And it will happen in part because Turley struck out 15 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre batters while pitching for Rochester, the ...

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  • French Open takeaways: Ostapenko's fearlessness ruled the day
French Open takeaways: Ostapenko's fearlessness ruled the day

Halep said she had been sick with nerves in the 24 hours leading into the final, knowing what was at stake and how much of an opportunity it was to get her first Grand Slam title. "I'm so happy to win here, I can not believe it". The victor Saturday will be a first-time Grand Slam champion. So Ostapenko stepped into the considerable opening cre...

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  • Warriors make way for history with potential sweep of Cavaliers
Warriors make way for history with potential sweep of Cavaliers

However, the Cavs put on a 3-point clinic in Game 4 to avoid a sweep and get the Warriors right where they want them, 3-1. The Cavaliers scored 49 points in the first quarter, breaking an NBA Finals record for the most points scored in any quarter.

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  • Penguins thrash Predators, take control of Stanley Cup Final
Penguins thrash Predators, take control of Stanley Cup Final

You go back and you watch the game and the way it was played, and we made mistakes in front of him. "He sees the opportunity in front of us, and he's doing everything within his power to try to help us be successful". On Wednesday, Malkin guaranteed that Kessel would score in Game 5 and added that "it's time" for his own best game to arrive, too. ...

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  • Record-breaking Cavs hit back
Record-breaking Cavs hit back

Although Draymond Green might disagree - the Warriors forward did, after all, suggest that folks in Cleveland "don't seem to be the sharpest people around" - Cavs fans presumably can count to four, which means Golden State is one victory shy of their second National Basketball Association championship in three years.

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  • Health of Nashville defenceman Ryan Ellis still in question
Health of Nashville defenceman Ryan Ellis still in question

Pittsburgh can win the Cup Sunday in Music City. A healthy dislike has sprouted between Nashville and Pittsburgh, which also extends to individual feuds. It was Crosby who sent the message — with his vision, his creativity and, oddly, his fists. Ellis missed most of the second and third periods in Thursday night's 6-0 loss in the Stanley Cup Fina...

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  • The boys put a good shift in — England's George Ford
The boys put a good shift in — England's George Ford

Each side scored four tries in a thrilling game, which the home side led 17-13 at halftime. His miss was soon forgotten as the Pumas went ahead on eight minutes when a grubber kick from the pivot sent debutant winger Emiliano Boffelli over and the flyhalf converted.

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  • Emotional Hamilton lost for words with Senna helmet
Emotional Hamilton lost for words with Senna helmet

But for now, his more immediate focus was on that of emulating Senna, who died a little more than 24 hours after he clinched his 65th and final pole at the fateful San Marino Grand Prix in 1994, aged just 34. The fact that I have now reached him, I just can't believe it. "It's a place I love and I really do love this track". "The problem was when...

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  • Penguins on brink of repeat after blowout win
Penguins on brink of repeat after blowout win

After combining for zero points in Games 3 and 4, Malkin had a goal and an assist and Kessel a goal and two assists. Josh Archibald, who made his Stanley Cup Final debut in Game 4, was back in the press box. 2 wild-card position in the Western Conference. Game 6 is Sunday in Nashville. Now that the Penguins have a better grasp on how to play ...

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  • Japanese horse Epicharis scratched from Belmont Stakes
Japanese horse Epicharis scratched from Belmont Stakes

This highly regarded 3-year-old, owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Robert V. LaPenta and Bridlewood Farm, finished a disappointing fifth in the Blue Grass Stakes in April and sixth in the Kentucky Derby . "The two-week turnaround from the Derby to the Preakness is a really short time for a horse but a pretty long time for a horse train...

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  • Predators confident with Pekka Rinne at home in Game 6
Predators confident with Pekka Rinne at home in Game 6

As far as "legacy-defining games" go, Sidney Crosby delivered a masterpiece in Game 5, a three assist triumph that led the Penguins to a 6-0 drubbing over Nashville. And then Ron Hainsey , an unlikely offensive source, scored from in close eight minutes later, because why not? The Penguins chased Pekka Rinne with a three-goal barrage in the first ...

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  • Theresa May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party
Theresa May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party

Mrs May was working on a Cabinet reshuffle, although the election result makes it less likely she will risk alienating colleagues by making wholesale changes as she can not afford to have disgruntled former ministers sniping at her from the backbenches.

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  • Preds leaning on Rinne to force Penguins back to Pittsburgh
Preds leaning on Rinne to force Penguins back to Pittsburgh

Phil Kessel scored his eighth of the playoffs and added two assists, while Sidney Crosby tallied three assists. For the first time in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Nashville Predators are facing elimination. His teammates played better in Nashville, too, averaging 4.5 goals per game. There was his scrum behind the Nashville net late i...

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  • Preds' Colton Sissons cleared for Game 6 after match penalty
Preds' Colton Sissons cleared for Game 6 after match penalty

The last time we checked, the Nashville Predators did not have a Sidney Crosby in their lineup. "I don't understand it", Laviolette said after Pittsburgh's 6-0 win. "Two teams that skate well up and down the ice", Rinne said Wednesday from the team hotel. "It's a big game". "We're playing really well these four games".

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  • Land Rover Bar Move Closer To America's Cup Final
Land Rover Bar Move Closer To America's Cup Final

Team New Zealand had a pitch-pole loss and two of their wins over BAR came because of a breakdown on the British boat. "The Kiwi boat ate steadily into the British lead before swooping past on the second upwind leg en route to a 31" win and a 4-1 lead in the first to five series.

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  • Stress test: High-wire Cavaliers still alive in NBA Finals
Stress test: High-wire Cavaliers still alive in NBA Finals

Chaos ensued, however, when the referees declared that an earlier technical in the first half was actually supposed to have been charged to Steve Kerr but was instead give to Green by the official scorer. Draymond Green needs to play in this Game 5. Ain't no tech going to stop me from being me. There's nothing malicious or we didn't say anythin...

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  • England Snatch A Point In Scotland
England Snatch A Point In Scotland

England were heading for a first qualifying defeat since October 2009 after Leigh Griffiths struck two glorious late free-kicks to wipe out substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's 70th-minute opener. The Spurs man was named captain for the day and responded with a crucial leveller after Leigh Griffiths' quick-fire free-kick double had turned th...

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  • Kane rescues England as hat tricks light up Euro qualifiers
Kane rescues England as hat tricks light up Euro qualifiers

A tense Group F encounter burst into life in the closing stages as Leigh Griffiths scored two late free-kicks to put Scotland into a 2-1 lead after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had opened the scoring. We feel like we are as ready as ever and we're looking for three points to finish off our season nicely". It was a huge moment for the team. "Overal...

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  • Novak Djokovic implodes as stunning win sees Dominic Thiem reach semi-finals
Novak Djokovic implodes as stunning win sees Dominic Thiem reach semi-finals

Djokovic was left on his knees, and soon he would be out of the tournament entirely. When she returned, she was asked again whether the "forza" calls had been annoying, and replied: "No, I think she speaks like 25 languages, I heard". "Austrian sixth seed Thiem is the only man to beat Nadal on clay this year - his Rome quarter-final success offs...

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  • Martinez dominates Philly in 7-0 victory
Martinez dominates Philly in 7-0 victory

Wacha , who had not been able to finish five innings in each of his last three starts, struck out two in his third win of the season. "I saw the ball. Aledmys Diaz hit a solo home run, and Michael Wacha pitched six strong innings as the St. Louis Cardinals snapped a seven-game losing streak in a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on F...

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  • Real Madrid celebrations: Champions League trophy paraded at Bernabeu
Real Madrid celebrations: Champions League trophy paraded at Bernabeu

He also managed to score his 600th career goal on the night, a brace for Real Madrid , and pick up the Man of the Match award to boot. Ronaldo's first strike at Millennium Stadium was canceled out by Mario Mandzukic's exquisite 27th-minute hook shot.

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  • STANLEY CUP FINAL: Rinne meets his match -- again
STANLEY CUP FINAL: Rinne meets his match -- again

They beat Pekka Rinne anyway. During the game, which the Penguins won 5-3, Waddell pulled the fish from his trousers in the toilet but kept it concealed until the second period. Clearing attempts were knocked down or outright swiped, tilting the ice heavily in front of Murray. "We're going to feed off that energy and we're going to be ready...

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  • Emirates Team New Zealand 2-1 up on Day 1
Emirates Team New Zealand 2-1 up on Day 1

Devoid of their captain, the Swedes gave up the ghost in Bermuda's Great Sound and retired, allowing the Kiwis to freely sail to victory. We have taken a lot of criticism, so I'm very proud of how the team has pulled through that and the gains we have made.

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  • South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Amla century helps Proteas to comfortable victory
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Amla century helps Proteas to comfortable victory

Although there were some hiccups, it was a clinical performance in the end from South Africa as they got the better of Sri Lanka in their Group B encounter in the ICC Champions Trophy on Saturday. By the time he returned to the dressing room, Sri Lanka had already made 69 from just 50 deliveries. The return of Malinga, whose unorthodox, s...

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  • Addison Russell returns to Cubs following abuse allegation
Addison Russell returns to Cubs following abuse allegation

The posts have been deleted. "Any allegation I have abused my wife is false and hurtful", Russell said in a statement, via Big League Stew . "In a situation like this where it's very easy to be accusatory, I choose not to be. Several of Russell's teammates spoke in support of him on Thursday. "I talked to him last night - he sounded really...

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  • French Open Day 10: Ostapenko, Bacsinszky set up battle of the birthdays
French Open Day 10: Ostapenko, Bacsinszky set up battle of the birthdays

She ended the contest on her first match point with an unreturnable serve to reach her second French Open final. A couple of her fellow 1997-born players have perhaps had better results sooner than her at the Slams but she has caught up and gone even further.

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