by | May 30, 2017 | 07:56

That trio's reasons for being absent? The 2017 French Open could still be awesome, but the two greatest players of all-time will not be taking part in it in Federer and Williams. Murray is 16-7 with one title; Kerber is 19-10 with no titles and an 0-7 record against top-20 players. Granollers barely threatened on Djokovic's serve, but the defending champion had to spend more time on the court in the heat than he would have liked due to his inability to put his opponent away quickly.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:57

So the Angels and their fans began holding their collective breath in the fifth inning, when Trout slid into second with a stolen base, and came up shaking his left hand, in obvious pain. Volquez signed with Miami after going 10-11 with a 5.37 ERA past year for Kansas City. Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton watches after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday , May 28, 2017, in Miami.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:55

The Penguins, the reigning Stanley Cup champions, hold home ice advantage in the Stanley Cup finals against the Predators. Nashville's signature aggressiveness was on display in the team's stingy blue-line showing in the middle of the game, and a two-goal run in the third had them on the verge of another entertaining comeback.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:51

Kerber, who ended Serena Williams' stay atop the WTA rankings a year ago, was gone from Roland Garros by lunchtime on Day 1, putting up little resistance while being beaten 6-2, 6-2 by 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:48

Silva has been Benfica Youth product before he joined Monaco on a loan followed by permanent signing for the French Club. Silva made 58 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring 11 goals and assisting 12 as Monaco clinched the Ligue 1 title in some style.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:43

Bernhard Langer, after winning the 2017 Senior PGA Championship , owns the record for the most senior major titles with nine. That was all the edge Langer needed to comfortably finish out the championship.This is the fourth time Langer has won multiple majors in the same season, which is absurd, and now he has the only major he had yet to conquer.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:45

The Cavs won, 117-104, and 130-86 in Boston before completing the demolition of TD Garden on May 25. Fittingly, he passed Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time leading scorer on a night the Cavaliers were so dominant. Bradley is in a similar situation age- and contract-wise, though in a lower category.Perhaps Lebron's hairline is more like the sands of time, giving us a scope of the timeline within the chase to catch the GOAT - stranger things have happened.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:42

The 32-year-old had played only 37 minutes all season after coming off the bench in last weekend's win against Everton. Wenger came under fire from sections of Arsenal's support during a Premier League campaign that concluded with his team failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:32

While Alonso says his priority is to be in a vehicle with the potential of winning the Formula 1 world championship, he still sees Indy as a challenge still to be completed. "I know that I can be as quick as anyone in an F1 vehicle, I didn't know if I can be as quick as anyone in an IndyCar ". It's a mixed feeling, yes, I'm upset.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:21

I don't feel like we're underdogs. ESPN's BPI says the Warriors have a 93 percent chance of winning the series. Are you SURE they're not the favorites? Steve Kerr all but ruled himself out of Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals , in a surprise visit with the media on Monday.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:15

Despite Diego Costa scoring for 10-man Chelsea on 76 minutes, Aaron Ramsey responded with the victor just three minutes later to to secure Arsenal a record 13th FA Cup . "We had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards". "This team has suffered, but they're united and they responded". He overtook George Ramsay, who won six FA Cups with Aston Villa between 1887 and 1920, as he secured his seventh success.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:16

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admits facing Juventus in the Champions League final will be special for him. By shots on target, their 7.0 average pushes them to second-best, with only Barcelona (7.1) ahead. After all, we played two games without conceding against Barcelona (with a 3-0 aggregate in this year's quarter-finals), which is very rare. "It's a wonderful event and we deserve to be here.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:16

Asked if his lack of game-time has made him think about leaving, he said: "Not necessarily, but in football you can never say never". "We are at the end of the season and a lot of players are exhausted and then there is a lot of pressure".

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:17

Rahul Tripathi was the only man to fall for Pune in their reply, losing his wicket after hitting 28 off 20. Martin Guptill (0) was dismissed by Jaydev Unadkat on the very first ball of the innings caught at short cover by Manoj Tiwary. "I think they were complaining that the wicket was a bit slow but when you play worldwide cricket so much, you should get used to playing on hard or good wickets", Sehwag, Kings' team director said.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:12

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on after the game against the Boston Celtics during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 25, 2017 at the TD Garden in Boston , Massachusetts. A final decision on Kerr's status will be made prior to Game 1 on Thursday . Maybe it was the way Pat Riley treated him or perhaps what that series taught James about his team.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:13

An embarrassing 10-2 drubbing by Bayern Munich in the first knockout round of this season's Champions League prompted renewed calls for the 67-year-old Frenchman to retire. "If Costa gets one in 90 minutes I've done my job", Holding said, as quoted by the London Evening Standard . "Honestly. I think that this goal (should have been) disallowed because there is a clear handball".

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:12

In this January 18, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry (30) knocks the ball loose from Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland . The team didn't score the rest of the game, and blew a 3-1 series lead. Mercifully, brutally, LeBron James scuttled them three straight times with his brute power and rascal finesse.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:11

Since then the Burnley defender has won two caps for England and become one of the best Premier League centre-backs. A new holding midfielder is required as Michael Carrick is out-of-contract and turns 36 in July and the Times claim that Mourinho has set his sights on Tottenham's Eric Dier .

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:12

Having finished outside the top four in England and lost striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to a serious knee injury, United are now depending on victory at the Friends Arena in Stockholm to get them into next season's Champions League. "This season I've thoroughly enjoyed it under him". "I would rather have had them in the semi-final", he was quoted. Joel Pereira, Scott McTominay and Demetri Mitchell all produced solid displays on their full debut, while Harrop marked his first start with a goal ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:09

Cleveland blew out the Celtics 135-102 in game five to advance to the NBA Finals for the third straight year. They clinched their sweep of the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals Monday, which means they'll go 240 hours in between playing meaningful basketball.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:04

Mike Brown , filling in as head coach for the Golden State Warriors for the stricken Steve Kerr , has an interesting perspective on the coming National Basketball Association finals between the two teams. "I can't lie. I went when I was 23 years old and it felt like the Western Conference Finals was nearly like the championship", he said. They've been super-impressive.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:02

Mladenovic left the court for treatment after losing the first three games and cried at the end having finally served out the victory at the third time of asking. Rather than drawing strength from her achievements of 12 months ago, Muguruza is trying to put it out of her mind. Not only that but Francesca is a legend and I was very excited to play on Philippe Chatrier court with her.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:04

Cleveland's strong finish to the third was a striking contrast to how the game began. "I'm proud of our group. We still have to keep growing as a group and getting better". "He put the team on his back", said Tristan Thompson, regarding Irving's play. What more does this guy need to do to be considered world class? That hasn't been the case for Boston's youth though.

by | May 30, 2017 | 07:01

When asked how he handled not seeing an Ottawa Senators shot for about 15 minutes, Marc-Andre Fleury simply said that the only thing he does is "Wait". The Senators defense is often stingy, and that was certainly the case Saturday night. Puck Possession - The early stages of game one were filled with a plethora of Anaheim turnovers, which gave the Predators a series of early chances and the game's first lead.

by | May 30, 2017 | 06:57

The first two games of the Portland series, whatever happened, things got worse. "I address the team quite a bit", Kerr said. Game one will start on Thursday, June 1, at 9 p.m. Prior to Monday, the last time Kerr spoke to members of the media was in between Games 2 and 3 of the opening round. "Once we get to Game 1 it might be a good time to make a decision one way or another", continued Kerr.

by | May 30, 2017 | 06:54

Nadal's reward for reaching round two is a clash with experienced Dutchman Robin Haase . Rafael Nadal began his quest for tenth French Open title in resounding fashion. But before the final, it is going to leave one of then at semi-final. "I just say thanks to them for everything that they do for me, and I feel great every time that I have the chance to be back here and to see all of them".

by | May 30, 2017 | 06:52

Under a hot sun, Djokovic was in a joyful mood on the showcase Philippe Chatrier court. Nadal lost this year's Australian Open final in a five-set epic to Roger Federer , but the 30-year-old has marked himself out as the favourite on his preferred surface.

by | May 30, 2017 | 06:49

Raikkonen, the 2007 world champion, had started on pole position but as a result of strategy ended up anchoring Ferrari's first one-two since 2010 instead of standing on top of the podium. The most lap time we lost behind the lapped traffic, but that's about it. "I did what I came to do today, didn't make any silly mistakes, didn't damage the auto, got those points and I'd like to think at the end of the season those points are going to be valuable".

by | May 30, 2017 | 06:50

Last week, she made a last-minute decision to play at Roland Garros and says she doesn't feel much pain when playing. Kerber was not in this at all. Venus Williams marks her Roland Garros 20th anniversary later Sunday. It just matters that she is back and can compete at all. Kvitova, 27, bested American Julia Boserup , 6-3, 6-2, to advance to the second round of Roland Garros.

by | May 30, 2017 | 06:49

Huddersfield's promotion is worth at least £170 million ($218 million, 195 million euros) across the next three seasons and that figure could rise to in excess of £ 290 million if the club avoid relegation next season. Stam, a treble victor as a Manchester United defender, has been linked with several bigger clubs and admits his ambitions may one day lie away from the Madejski Stadium.

by | May 30, 2017 | 06:46

He said of his decisive contribution: "The heart rate was pretty high". Both teams have had memorable campaigns but Reading's has ended in heartache, whereas Huddersfield can look forward to life in the Premier League after securing a 4-3 penalty shootout triumph after 120 goalless minutes at Wembley .

by | May 30, 2017 | 06:44

The back-to-back MVP was considered by many the best basketball player alive past year. "I've played against four Hall of Famers as well, too, with Manu (Ginobili), Kawhi (Leonard), Tony (Parker ) and Timmy D (Tim Duncan) on the same team", said James, occasionally sniffling as he continues to fight a cold.

by | May 30, 2017 | 06:43

Horner was even promising more improvement to come for the Canadian Grand Prix on June 11, although given Red Bull's stop-start momentum so far this year it could yet to prove another false dawn. "Twenty-five points is a long way away, it's hard to get just six points, but bit by bit we will try and chip away". Lewis Hamilton believes he can not afford another poor weekend if he wants to beat Formula One title rival Sebastian Vettel to this year's world championship.

by | May 30, 2017 | 06:43

The Celtics made some noise near the end of the first half, but Irving scored Cleveland's first 11 points in the first 3:18 of the second half before two baskets by James ballooned the lead to 25 with 6:39 left in the third quarter. James was quick to shut down any residual feelings about his tepid performance as Cleveland practiced ahead of Tuesday's game four, with the Cavs leading 2-1 in the series.

by | May 30, 2017 | 06:40

The Artemis crew were fuming as they approached the finish line first but had to let New Zealand cross before them after the Swedish boat was penalized for not giving their opponents enough room to maneuver when they had right of way. "Like any sport, you've got to play to the whistle". That was one of the big questions of the day, and other teams will be poring over the footage in their post-race briefings as they recalibrate the odds.