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by | June 08, 2017 | 01:58

While nerves played a part as both women sought their best performance at a grand slam the big serve and powerful forehand of Garcia ultimately proved too much for Cornet to handle. "The last couple of tournaments I have had some great tournaments and it was unfortunate to finish Roland Garros in this way", Djokovic told reporters after his quarterfinal defeat by Austrian Dominic Thiem.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:55

I brought a pillow because I knew he had to sleep, you know, he has OTA's in the morning, he's been traveling all day. "It tells you about his commitment - both from our fans and Davon", McCarthy said Tuesday via ESPN . The round trip from Minneapolis to Green Bay and back is a little less than nine hours. Davon House's return to Green Bay in the wee hours of Tuesday morning will be the latest chapter in that relationship.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:45

He took over as an assistant coach for the Warriors in 2016 and began his interim gig when Kerr left the game in April 2017. The former MVP accounted for five of Golden State's seven blocks, three of their five steals and 11 defensive rebounds , a contribution that proved key with Defensive Player of the Year candidate Draymond Green racking up five personal fouls and having to be used sparingly.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:40

Louis, Gennett hit four home runs , becoming just the 15th player since the start of the 20th century - and 17th ever - to do so. The five-year veteran entered the game with just three home runs and 20 RBI. Cincinnati (27-30) has won nine of its past 14 meetings with St. Louis (26-30). Cingrani had been sidelined April 21 with a strained right oblique.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:32

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello throws to the Baltimore Orioles during a baseball game in Baltimore , Friday, June 2, 2017. "I think he's past that", Showalter said. Hardy struck out to end the inning. Sanchez's second homer saw him become the first player in Major League Baseball history with four multi-homer games as a catcher this early into his career (82nd game).

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:32

Immediately following Game 2 at Oracle Arena, a fight broke out in the stands and there was J.R. Smith, instinctively jumping in to shield King James. Smith called James "a prized jewel" and told USA Today Sports that it didn't matter if he got hurt. When Jefferson got out of the vehicle, the man said, "We're going to be partying on Saturday".

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:21

That historic run of success places them firmly in the greatest team of all-time conversation, where Johnson's Lakers have resided for many decades now. Riley said Magic would beat LeBron 1 on 1 in their prime. While it's hard to argue that the Magic-led Lakers wouldn't have given them a good run for their money, a sweep seems like a bit of a stretch, don't you think Magic ? I recently rewatched some of their games against the Mavericks while researching a book and saw just how ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:00

Third-seeded Simona Halep advanced to the quarterfinals of the French Open by beating No. 21 Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-1. The 30-year-old Scot now goes on to face Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka , who beat Marin Cilic 6-3 6-3 6-1. Wawrinka, who lifted the Musketeers Cup in 2015, ended Cilic's ordeal on his first match point with a second-serve ace. But he is a French Open junior champion and has two claycourt titles to his name, one of which came this year when he won the ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:49

Djokovic, who had brought in Andre Agassi as coach in an effort to boost his flagging career, hinted he may step back from the sport to regroup even with Wimbledon fast approaching. Since then, though, the highlight for Djokovic was a runner-up finish at the US Open. However, a shock second round loss at the Australian Open to world number 117 Denis Istomin illustrated all the old failings.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:47

Thiem has never beaten Djokovic in five previous meetings, with the Serbian also beating the No.6 seed in the French Open past year, when Thiem had no answer in a straight set loss in the semifinals. In total this season, Rafa has 46 matches and 40 wins, more than last season, when Nadal won only 39 bouts. His countryman Carreno Busta , who has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the last 18 months, going from a ranking of 67 at the start of 2016 to world No.21, sent Canadian world No.6 ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:42

Australia's opening game of the tournament on Friday was rained off with Smith's men on 53-3 in pursuit of a target of 235 in 33 overs against New Zealand . This was left-armer Starc's first match since the second Test against India in March and Smith backed his spearhead to come good in their second match of the one-day worldwide tournament against Bangladesh.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:41

Tiote, who only moved to the Chinese second division outfit four months ago, was said to have been taken to hospital on Monday after collapsing at a training session. Several footballers have died in similar circumstances including Cameroon's Marc-Vivien Foe, who collapsed during a Confederations Cup match in 2003 and died from a previously undiagnosed heart condition.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:39

A near-perfect first two shots on No. 17 set up another birdie, giving him a two-stroke lead with one hole remaining. To say that Dufner, 40, breathed a sigh of relief is not so much cliché as it was confirmation of the putting technique he disclosed this week that has him concentrating on oxygen intake as he stands over the ball on the green.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:32

But Indianapolis has always seemed to bring out something extra from Sato. Sato came close to winning the race five years ago when he slammed into a wall after attempting to pass Dario Franchitti . His victory should come with open arms, not closed fists. Former Indy victor Ryan Hunter-Reay, with arguably the best vehicle on race day, would have his engine blow.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:30

If he stays healthy, he'll help out the Patriots in ways that he didn't a year ago, when they won the Super Bowl while he was recovering from back surgery. I'm always motivated, no matter what the circumstances are. Speaking about his Patriots future on Tuesday, contract-year QB Jimmy Garoppolo said he "entertains any possibility".

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:27

Americans Stewart Cink (66) and Kevin Kisner (70) are tied for fourth while Spaniard Jon Rahm and American Sean O'Hair both shot 70 to finish at five-under 205, four shots back of Simpson. The 50-year-old shot a seven-under 63 to finish at seven under for the tournament. PGA European: Swedish golfer Alex Noren rediscovered his sensational form of 2016 in shooting a 10-under 62 to win the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:23

Sunday's Game 2 broadcast peaked with a 14.7 rating from 10-10:15 p.m. ET, according to Nielsen. A healthy Curry followed up a 28-point Game 1 with his first postseason triple-double on Sunday with 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds .

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:21

With one last day of round robin racing to come on Saturday, the challenger semi-finalists are now decided - New Zealand, Sweden, Britain's Land Rover BAR and Japan. New Zealand's victories over SoftBank Team Japan and France saw them surpass holders Oracle Team USA atop the standings with eight points. The New Zealand team will be looking to bounce back quickly from yesterday's demoralising loss to Team USA.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:20

Thiem has arguably been the second best player on clay this season after Nadal , and he would be looking to reach his second consecutive French Open semi-final. She has played in one previous major semifinal, also in Paris , losing to eventual champion Serena Williams two years ago. "That gave me a lot of confidence", Djokovic said in a courtside interview.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:20

After Game 1, the Cavs stressed how they could be competitive if they only cut down their turnovers. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said he is sticking with shooting guard J.R. Underlying the Warriors' offensive outburst were a few significant adjustments. Cleveland shot 3 of 20 on 3s in the first half and 8 for 29 total .

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:20

The Pittsburgh Penguins wanted no part in the Nashville Predators evening the series in Game 2 last night. In the Predators first three playoff matchups, he allowed just 28 goals in 16 games and had a save percentage over.925 in every series.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:18

I've hit the ball cleaner and started to find the right shots at the right moments. But by far Nishikori's most successful tournament is the US Open , where he beat Murray a year ago and reached the final in 2014. "Actually I'm very bad with the memories", Nishikori said sheepishly. "But I managed to push her back". Bacsinszky nearly dropped her serve but held on and won the match when Mladenovic hit a forehand wide.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:15

Monaco won their first title in 17 years this season and are set to offer him an improved contract to keep him at the club and reflect upon his status as the world's leading teenage centre-forward prospect. According to Spanish outlet AS, Mourinho submitted a bid of £113m the French teenager, which would comfortably top the world-record £89m that United paid for Paul Pogba 12 months' ago.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:14

James will head to the broom closet while Durant and Curry celebrate an NBA Finals win on his home court. So versatile with his length and ability to alter shots, he even played center during Sunday's Game 2 when Draymond Green dealt with foul trouble in the 132-113 victory.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:14

Frederick Gaudreau (#32) of the Nashville Predators scores a goal against Matt Murray (#30) of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period in Game Four of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2017 in Nashville , Tennessee.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:11

Kohli smashed a 68-delivery unbeaten 81 while Yuvraj played a scintillating knock of 53 off only 32 deliveries, helping India to win the game by 124 runs. "So a player who likes to play a long innings, and usually plays like that for the time, it becomes hard to find momentum every time you come back".

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:10

The second semi-finalist Roland Garros-2017 was 27-year-old tennis player from Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky , which two years ago had already reached this stage of the tournament. When the match ended, she smiled and shouted and pumped her fist. The last woman representing France to win the country's Grand Slam tournament was Mary Pierce in 2000.

by | June 07, 2017 | 13:10

The 4-1 win over Juventus allowed Madrid to become the first team to win back-to-back titles in the Champions League era. On June 3, Real Madrid won the Champions League for the 12th time. "My family is happy and I am happy so, yeah, we will continue what we are doing". "I'm not going to say that I'll be here for the rest of my life, that's doesn't exist", Zidane said.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:52

It was Australia's second consecutive no-result, and their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals now hang on Saturday's game against England at Edgbaston. Bangladesh took their time while Smith seemed even to turn down run-scoring opportunities in a bid to speed play up. Australia's second Champions Trophy washout on Monday left the team's chances of progressing in the balance and saved Bangladesh from elimination.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:49

Also, Joey Gallo hit a pop up that went 360 ft. for a home run. The shortstop struck out and Jay Bruce hit into a double play to end the game. The shot scored Adrian Beltre in the 10-8 Rangers win. The Mets (24-32) continued a spiral toward oblivion - they are 12 games behind the Nationals in the NL East, with the wild-card race not much rosier - a nine-game deficit separating the Mets from the wild-card leading Dodgers and Diamondbacks, both 35-25.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:51

She served out the match at love. But she missed a backhand, then put her hands on her hips and rolled her eyes. In another quarterfinal, Pliskova meets No. With chief threats Rafael Nadal , Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem lurking on the other half of the draw, Murray's potential path to the final is favourable with third seed Stan Wawrinka seemingly the biggest obstacle.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:39

Never the quickest of players between points, Nadal, pictured, often falls foul of the 20-second rule at grand slams. It's thanks to you that I fought for every point. Asked for her thoughts on the way things worked out, Williams replied: "I have no idea". "Theoretically the umpires are here to analyse the match and they are not here to use the stopwatch, otherwise we should have a stopwatch on the court", added Nadal, warming to his theme.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:23

If the Cavs don't respond at home, they'll likely soon be seeing Durant hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy. In Game 2, Curry shot a bold pull-up three-pointer that Love defended well. It's a focus that is sharpened by bitter memories of last June, even if some of the names have changed. They are averaging almost 119 points and winning by a record 16.9 per game in the postseason, and they've really picked it up lately.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:21

In truth, he hasn't changed that much. All smiles: Warriors forward Draymond Green . The question is no longer about whether James will go past Michael Jordan as the best player of all-time, but if losing this series will now damage his legacy? Whether it's a league-wide mandate, a Green-specific order or mere happenstance, officials aren't so quick to call technicals during these playoffs - and thank heaven for that.

by | June 07, 2017 | 12:15

He was held scoreless during his 14 minutes of playing time in Game 2, taking just two shots and seeming woefully out of rhythm. The fact he has just three defensive boards in two games, though, is an indication of just how poorly things have gone for the Cavs, who lost113-91 in Game 1 and 132-113 in Game 2.