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by | June 01, 2017 | 02:01

Last year, he withdrew from the tournament ahead of his third-round match because of a wrist injury. World No.1 Angelique Kerber's nightmare season has hit a new low after being dumped out of the French Open 6-2 6-2 by 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova .

by | June 01, 2017 | 02:02

The idea was partially a brainchild of MSU AD Mark Hollis, so naturally MSU is involved. Michigan State will play Georgetown in the opening round of the 16-team PK80 Tournament on November 23-26 in Portland, Ore . The PK80 field boasts 24 national titles, including 10 of the past 14 winners. Together, the venues serve as homes to the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, WHL's Portland Winterhawks and AFL's Portland Steel, in addition to a wide variety of concerts, family shows and other events.

by | June 01, 2017 | 02:03

The second quarter offered little relief for Boston. This game will mark the sixth time this season that Cleveland is a double-digit road favorite. LeBron joined the fray in the second half where Cleveland outscored Boston, 65-42. But if this series has become a chess match, the move is once again Brad Stevens' as Tyronn Lue and the Cavs countered.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:59

It is now widely believed that the decision was made following a feedback from Kohli and the outspoken Indian skipper is said to have described Kumble's method of coaching as 'intimidating'. "It can not happen because the coach is invariably somebody who has played in an earlier generation, so their attitude will always be slightly different", Gavaskar said.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:54

Wenger will also be present at the meeting. "The best presentation is to watch the game", he said. "I expect myself to perform at that level every single week", he said. However, it is now believed that he will continue his stay in north London as the club look to get back into the Champions League , be it through winning the Europa League or a top-four finish.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:55

Djokovic, who has not dropped a set through two rounds, will face Argentine clay-court specialist Diego Schwartzman for a spot in the fourth round. Defending champion Novak Djokovic and nine-time victor Rafael Nadal moved into the third round of the French Open with identical wins in straight sets on Wednesday.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:54

Guardiola said the game would give fans the opportunity to say farewell to long-serving fullback Pablo Zabaleta , who joined City in 2008 and will leave at the end of the season. Zabaleta's departure marks the end of an era for the team. Victory will all but assure they retain their spot in Europe's elite competition for a seventh consecutive season, but Guardiola expects no favours from a Baggies side who made Chelsea work hard for a title-clinching 1-0 win at The Hawthorns last Friday.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:53

Wenger has presided over a gruelling season, which saw his team fail to qualify for the Champions League , but masterminded a stunning FA Cup final win over Chelsea last weekend. Sky Bet offer that Wenger wins a major trophy (Champions League, Europa League, Premier League, FA Cup , EFL Cup) during that period. He said: "That [the contract] is a decision we wanted to think very deeply about: is this the right decision, both for Arsene and for the club, but above all for the club".

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:43

Poor Rinne, after suddenly transitioning from protect mode when P.K. Subban's opening goal was called back, had one shot deflect off his own teammate and into the net, so his Game 1 was not all bad. The game was stopped until the fish was removed from the ice. They could chuckle about it afterward because, however ugly, the Pittsburgh Penguins managed to come away with a win.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:37

He went 3 for 4 with a walk and three RBIs. On this night though, the hits just kept on coming - 23 of them in total, just two shy of the club record and the third most in club history. Manager John Gibbons had hoped Bolsinger could carry the team deep into the game in what was likely his final start for now. "It was a battle, I expected that, the first time getting back out there", Happ said.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:37

The regional begins Friday in Tallahassee, FL. "We were five hours away in Hoover and there were 15,000 there so back here in Baton Rouge is unbelievable, it was unbelievable past year so I'm excited to see everybody in purple and gold back at home again", said Greg Deichmann.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:33

SB Nation noted that although his alcohol level was 0.000, Woods reportedly "failed other sobriety tests" and allegedly had "extremely slow and slurred speech". "And I wish him well", Nicklaus said. Woods returned to competitive golf in 2010, but it quickly became clear he wasn't the same player. "Hopefully he's OK.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:31

Apart from the Indian team, Pathan has also tipped the Australian team as serious contenders for the tournament. This year the team is a lot fitter, the cricketers are a lot more mature because that was a very young group four years ago. England, who are now gearing-up for their June 1 tournament opener against Bangladesh at the Oval with one-day global clashes against the Proteas, are considered by many as the team to beat this time around.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:27

After averaging 15 snaps as a rookie, his playing time dipped almost 60 percent in 2016. While the Detroit Lions continue Organized Team Activities this week, the team is also making moves off the field. Burton appeared in 15 games with the Lions last season, but didn't do much in the way of offensive contribution with the ball in his hands. Bozick (6-5, 320) joins the Lions following a four-year career at DE (2013-16), where he was a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:28

And the sour note on Saturday must have remained fresh in the memory when he walked down the aisle a day later in London to Wednesday his long-term girlfriend. Wenger said Arsenal would only look to sign "top, top quality" players and said having a "very heavy squad" meant "we might lose some players". Disappointed goalkeeper Petr Cech deserves credit for his professionalism after the final whistle as he ran straight to the keeper that replaced him and celebrated the win.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:26

And although the two-time Wimbledon champion fell prematurely on her return, Kvitova said it was "mission complete" after overcoming severe injuries to her left playing hand suffered while fighting off a knife-wielding burglar. The 15th seed, who had only returned this week after a five-month injury absence following a stabbing by a burglar previous year, littered the court with errors to lose 7-6, 7-6.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:24

Athletic conceded 65 goals in the season before Valverde's comeback and in 2013-14 they shipped just 39 and finished fourth after finishing 12th a year earlier. It won the first leg of that final 4-0 with an inspiring performance at its San Mames Stadium. He started his procareer as a head coach with Athletic in 2003 up to 2005.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:21

Despite the loss, four Celtics starters reached double figures in points. That's all the the Cleveland Cavaliers need to clinch their third straight trip to the NBA Finals, where they would, for the third time in a row, face the Golden State Warriors .

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:18

Credit to the Hall of Fame writer, as he went out thanking his former co-workers on his way out the door. In a e recent tweet, ESPN ombudsman (i.e., public editor) Jim Brady asserted that ESPN's financial challenges are mainly result of cable unbundling, but politics also factors into the scenario as a secondary cause.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:17

The Italian saved three break points in the ninth game before surrendering his serve two games later. Olivo , however, converted his next chance with a forehand crosscourt victor. It's the paradox of tennis. Olivo had only ever played three Grand Slam matches - all at the Australian Open . The Frenchman had seen the match halted last night with his opponent 5-4 up in the fourth set, just one game away from a potential upset.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:13

A harsh score, perhaps, bearing in mind he finished seventh having worked his way up the pack after that awful qualifying, but seventh place and its ensuing points is no good for the Brit when the championship leader is enjoying comfortable wins.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:11

And with that, fans waited and waited and waited as the two squads tore through their respective conferences, and this Thursday will finally tip-off what's expected to be the first competitive series either team has faced in the 2017 playoffs.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:11

The 18-year-old has scored five goals in just four Champions League starts, in addition to netting 14 in Ligue 1, inning accordance with WhoScored.com. I must give my compliments to the team following this opening match in Monaco - it was not easy. We work every day to be ready to face big players, so this is a valuable learning experience and will help us to progress faster.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:11

Raiola continued: "He can be a valuable asset for some other top clubs also". The Manchester United star's agent has claimed that the striker wants to remain in England, should West Ham try their luck? Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic likes using his Instagram account to sometimes fool his followers somewhat.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:05

I'm excited about the quality and depth of the squad. They begin their tour with a match against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians on Saturday in Whangarei. "I can't believe the Hurricanes were/are considering playing Barrett against the under-threat, non-threatening Force in Perth this weekend, or that New Zealand Rugby would even let them".

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:05

Why will the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in the three-match of the NBA Finals? Imagine Kevin Durant as a skinny, timid teen being told to shoot by his middle school point guard who saw so much potential all those years ago.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:02

Caroline Wozniacki dished out a chastening 6-0, 6-0 thrashing to Canadian qualifier Francoise Abanda in just 52 minutes. Muguruza's form since winning the French Open past year has been inconsistent. Spain's Muguruza, who has been in mediocre form on clay this season, could face the embarrassment of becoming only the second defending champion since Anastasia Myskina in 2005 to lose in the women's first round.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:00

You know, I want to play the kind of tennis that's consistent and aggressive, inspired. I wish he was following along. "Just so emotional. It's hard to describe". A big crowd roared with laughter after the chair umpire jumped down to check a mark in the clay at a key moment in the second set of Garbine Muguruza's win over Anett Kontaveit and went sprawling on the red stuff.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:03

After securing a double break in the second set, Djokovic began showing signs of frustration, which climaxed after missing a forehand to be broken that saw him thump the ball into the net in vast anger. Djokovic, who completed a career Grand Slam in Paris past year but has been struggling with form and confidence since, was watched by new coach Andre Agassi as he begins his bid to become the first man in the Open era - and only the third in history - to win each of the Grand Slams twice.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:00

Those guys are going to challenge me, they're going to challenge our ballclub ...[Durant's] one of the most risky guys we have in the world already. Lose here, or you win a game here, it's like, 'All right, cool. "So it's the even-keel mentality about our coach and it definitely helps us as players when we're going out into a war".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:53

Thomas injured the hip in March and aggravated it in the second-round series against Washington. During that time , the average Warriors' home game ticket price was $497 (not including the Finals ), compared to $632 and $524 for the 2016 and 2015 playoffs, respectively, according to TicketIQ .

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:42

Big money deals for Gervinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mikel Arteta did little to placate fans after the departure of Fabregas - and their fears were borne out by a 8-2 defeat to Manchester United. Asked if the decision was easy or hard, Wenger said: "For me it's always easy on a loving affair because I identify myself so much with the club".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:43

The Celtics made 11 of 22 second-half 3-point attempts, none bigger than the final one by Avery Bradley - that took three bounces on the rim to finally go down - with:00.1 left on the clock. If you were wondering whether the Celtics' shocking win over the Cavaliers in Game 3 would affect their odds of winning Game 4, the answer is ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:44

In the opening round against Columbus, they faced a gang of aggressive forecheckers who looked like they just had been released from a cage. His fourth game-winning goal of the playoffs, coming Monday against Nashville in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final , equalled an National Hockey League rookie record and pushed the Penguins closer to a second straight crown.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:42

A ruling on Strickland's appeal of his six-game suspension has not yet been made. Harper reportedly will begin serving his suspension Wednesday night when the Nationals again face the Giants, making him eligible to return Sunday when Washington wraps up a three-game series against the Athletics in Oakland.