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Author: 0 Rafael Nadal crushes Richard Gasquet to reach last 16

To the surprise of everyone inside the show court at Roland-Garros, Nadal, at the request of the post-match interviewer, made a Chatrier ball boy's dream of rallying with the Spaniard come true. There was another upset as unseeded Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko defeated 19th-seeded Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-4. Third-seeded Marin Cilic overcame a concentration lapse to advance to the third round with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 7-5 victory over Polish qualifier Hubert Hurkacz .

Sports Zverev, Thiem win to set up French Open quarter-final
Author: 0 Zverev, Thiem win to set up French Open quarter-final

Second seed Alexander Zverev was forced to save a match point before beating Damir Dzumhur in five sets to reach the fourth round of the French Open . "It's the best, a five-set match". An ace gave him another set point but he missed that one, too, putting a low volley into the net. I do think it is massively significant to him because he is asked every single time we approach a Grand Slam, 'why can't you get to the quarter-finals?' Zverev has youth on his side, but he has been ...

Sports Didier Deschamps: 'Paul Pogba has to raise his game for France'
Author: 0 Didier Deschamps: 'Paul Pogba has to raise his game for France'

Balotelli was born in Italy to Ghanaian immigrants. It was just a rehearsal for a similar move after the break, when the Barcelona striker this time curled another lovely shot into the top corner. He said he understands why former Italy coach Antonio Conte didn't use him - "I wasn't in great form" - but couldn't see why Gian Piero Ventura never called him up.

Author: 0 Woods recovers after shaky start at Memorial

Because an uneven number of players made the cut, Woods teed off Sunday morning as a single and shot 74. But on a day of low scoring at Gardagolf in Brescia, Willett compiled a bogey-free, six-under-par 65 to lie just two shots off the lead shared by fellow Englishmen Robert Rock and Laurie Canter and South Africa's Richard Sterne.

Sports Canadian Brooke Henderson withdraws from US Women's Open
Author: 0 Canadian Brooke Henderson withdraws from US Women's Open

Ko, who snapped a almost two-year drought by winning the Mediheal Championship last month, birdied holes three, six and 15 but was left to rue a late bogey on the 17th after her drive went into the deep rough to the left of the fairway, meaning she had to punch out of the trees.

Sports Lions clip Eagles wings in World Cup warm-up tie
Author: 0 Lions clip Eagles wings in World Cup warm-up tie

Southgate made numerous second half changes - Kane departed after 73 minutes, Dele Alli with 10 remaining while Danny Rose, Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck all had a run off the bench. Simon was initially ruled out of the World Cup by Head Coach Gernot Rohr after the player's first scan results confirmed he would be out of the tournament.

Sports Beware of flying barbs as Serena faces off with Sharapova
Author: 0 Beware of flying barbs as Serena faces off with Sharapova

Williams and Sharapova have won five French Open singles titles between them, and both have played extremely well over the first three rounds at Roland Garros . "I have cried in the locker room many times after a loss, and that's what I have seen a lot of people do". "And I think that as long as it's moving in the right direction, I know I will get there".

Sports Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward has surgery, will be ready for next season
Author: 0 Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward has surgery, will be ready for next season

But listen, we need Marcus. "Just for the things I do on the court that don't show up on the stat sheet". And how great Gordon was previous year on a 51-win team? For as loaded as the Celtics will be next season, with Irving and Hayward returning from injury, keeping their core together long term will be financially impossible unless a number of players take significant discounts.

Sports England gear up for World Cup with friendlies
Author: 0 England gear up for World Cup with friendlies

Southgate summoned Lingard for a touchline chat and moments later Kane, Sterling and Alli were chatting animatedly on halfway. Both of England's opponents have qualified for the World Cup and their differing styles will offer Southgate a glimpse at how his players will cope with the varied approaches they will face in Russian Federation.

Sports Nadal ready to open bid for 11th French Open title
Author: 0 Nadal ready to open bid for 11th French Open title

On his way to triumphs in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Rome on his beloved clay, the 31-year-old recently set the men's record for most consecutive tennis sets won. Djokovic is the only man who has truly been able to hold a candle to the world No. 1 on a clay court and remains the sole owner of a straight-sets win over the Spaniard in a best-of-five match on his favoured surface.

Sports Oklahoma State, Alabama meet for NCAA title
Author: 0 Oklahoma State, Alabama meet for NCAA title

I really believe these are the two best teams in the country. "And so I remember talking to Coach Holder after we lost the Big 12, and I said, 'Coach, we're still the best team Oklahoma State has ever had.' He said, 'no, you're not.' But I told him, 'Hey, after we win the national championship, we'll go out to have lunch and we'll talk about it'".

Sports IPL 2018 betting: Salmans brother Arbaaz Khan confesses, lost Rs 275 mn
Author: 0 IPL 2018 betting: Salmans brother Arbaaz Khan confesses, lost Rs 275 mn

His confession came before a team of Thane Anti Extortion Cell which is probing the IPL betting scam since the past five-six years involving several billions of rupees, the sources said. During the investigation, a "connection" between Jalan and Arbaaz was established, said Pradeep Sharma , Senior Inspector and head of the AEC. Emerging from the interrogations, Arbaaz said he had replied to all the police queries and "was fully cooperating in the ongoing investigations".

Sports Chelsea turn attentions away from Sarri in search for new manager
Author: 0 Chelsea turn attentions away from Sarri in search for new manager

Football Italia have reported this evening that the Blues are unwilling to pay Sarri's €8m release clause. Since he left PSG in 2016, the former France global hasn't held a managerial position. Chelsea FC are set to battle it out with Paris Saint-Germain to sign Gonzalo Higuain, according to a report in Italy . "The pragmatic and maybe more banal reason is that Chelsea want to first get the next guy in and maybe leave themselves the possibly open of sticking with him if they can not ...

Sports Nigeria World Cup kit sells out in minutes, fans queue
Author: 0 Nigeria World Cup kit sells out in minutes, fans queue

Nike's social media pages have been inundated with questions about when new stock will become available, with two pairs of boots and a gym bag the only available items in the Nigeria team section as of Saturday. In the poll conducted by Sky Sports, the Nigeria jersey garnered over 40,000 votes to beat world champions Germany to second place with 21,000 votes.

Sports Nigeria need to play as a team: captain
Author: 0 Nigeria need to play as a team: captain

Coach of the Super eagles , Gernot Rohr , said the final result was not the most decisive factor in the match. "The nature of his injury is such that he won't be recovering quickly enough to make the World Cup", Rohr added. This declaration, plus Obi's assertion of the need for winning mentality, will propel the Eagles to give their all against a squad that almost grabbed a World Cup ticket for itself.

Sports West Indies thrash ICC World XI by 72 runs
Author: 0 West Indies thrash ICC World XI by 72 runs

The reigning ICC World T20 champions will take on a star-studded World XI side comprising cricketers from as many as eight nations in a bid to raise funds for a cause that is very crucial to not only the Caribbeans but the entire cricketing fraternity.

Sports Arsenal to sign 17-year-old on three-year contract
Author: 0 Arsenal to sign 17-year-old on three-year contract

Ramsey gave his thoughts after Wales drew 0-0 with Mexico Tuesday night in an worldwide friendly at the Rose Bowl Stadium in California, though the 27-year-old confessed he was nursing an injury throughout the match. Since then Ramsey has played 331 senior games for the Gunners in all competitions, scoring 59 goals . Would Arsenal sell him to a Premier League rival? Unai emery considers Aaron Ramsey the central figure to his style at Arsenal .

Sports 76ers GM denies using burner Twitter accounts to rip Embiid, others
Author: 0 76ers GM denies using burner Twitter accounts to rip Embiid, others

The accounts were also used to joust with members of the media and defend Colangelo from media and fan criticism. Colangelo acknowledged using one of the accounts to monitor the National Basketball Association industry and other current events but said he wasn't familiar with the four others.

Sports Kevin Love Cleared To Play For Game 1
Author: 0 Kevin Love Cleared To Play For Game 1

But there is a real desire for the league's best player to take his talents to Houston. If the now injured Andre Iguodala returns to play at some point in this series, he'll be one of just eight players to have played in all four Cavaliers-Warriors Finals ( Stephen Curry , Draymond Green , Klay Thompson, Shaun Livingston , JR Smith , Tristan Thompson and James are the others).

Sports Arbaaz Khan in connection with an alleged online betting scam in IPL
Author: 0 Arbaaz Khan in connection with an alleged online betting scam in IPL

The actor was asked to appear before the police after a bookie, Sonu Jalan, was arrested by the Thane anti-extortion cell from Kalyan on charges of betting, on Tuesday. Jalan allegedly ran his betting racket from Dombivli in Thane district. But we are, in a way, trying to trace his underworld connections to Dawood Ibrahim.

Sports Eoin Morgan will be ready for England ODIs despite broken finger
Author: 0 Eoin Morgan will be ready for England ODIs despite broken finger

Pakistan's flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi will lead the ICC World XI in an exhibition Twenty20 global against West Indies after Eoin Morgan was ruled out of the May 31 game with a fractured finger. Shahid Afridi is all set to lead ICC World XI, certainly a huge honour for the retired cricketer. The T20I takes place on May 31 and all the proceeds from the match will be used to redevelop stadiums in the Caribbean damaged due to hurricanes a year ago.

Sports Jorginho close to Man City move, says agent
Author: 0 Jorginho close to Man City move, says agent

Yesterday, his agent confirmed City have lodged a formal bid and the two parties are close to an agreement. The agent of Arsenal target Jorginho will be in the United Kingdom to conclude talks over a £42million move to Manchester City , the Manchester Evening News has revealed.

Sports Serena Williams rocks a catsuit at the French Open
Author: 0 Serena Williams rocks a catsuit at the French Open

She confirmed she will play at warm-up tournaments in Nottingham, Birmingham and Eastbourne before the season's third Grand Slam at Wimbledon. "I think, you know, I think she's not quite at the level she was when she was at her best, but that's normal".

Sports Chief doctor: Duvernay-Tardif graduates med school
Author: 0 Chief doctor: Duvernay-Tardif graduates med school

However, he never stopped pursuing his doctorate, which he began working towards eight years ago, and he's now the first active player in National Football League history to have earned a medical degree. I want to focus and see how good I can be. You get to change things, you get to treat people. "And when I told him I passed the exam, he took a half hour to ask me about how it went and was seriously interested in what happened".

Sports Germany's Joachim Low rules himself out of Real Madrid running
Author: 0 Germany's Joachim Low rules himself out of Real Madrid running

The Guardian and the Daily Express , meanwhile, believe the Spanish club will turn to Mauricio Pochettino to replace its former manager. The 52-year-old then took over at PSG and although he delivered domestic domination in France he was unable to make a mark in the Champions League , and left the club in 2016 to be replaced by now Arsenal boss Unai Emery.

Sports NBA Cavs May Face Suspensions for Game 1 Altercation vs Warriors
Author: 0 NBA Cavs May Face Suspensions for Game 1 Altercation vs Warriors

The foul brought players from both teams together for some heated words, and it escalated when Thompson shoved the ball in Green's face. Yahoo Sports first reported that Kevin Love has been spared by the NBA's disciplinary committee. It means the Cavs will use the lineup from most of their run through the Eastern Conference finals of Love and Thompson in the front court, LeBron James on the wing, and George Hill and JR Smith at guard.

Author: 0 Bryan Colangelo likely to be fired, report says

The discovery of these Disqus comments is the latest turn in an endlessly weird saga that began Tuesday night when The Ringer presented compelling evidence that five burner Twitter accounts, some of which had tweeted sensitive information, all were linked to Colangelo.

Sports Peru captain Paolo Guerrero cleared to play at Russia World Cup 2018
Author: 0 Peru captain Paolo Guerrero cleared to play at Russia World Cup 2018

The Peru forward and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) both later appealed to CAS with Guerrero hoping for the ban to be fully lifted and WADA asking for the penalty to be extended. In the latest twist to a long-running saga which has kept the Andean nation on tenterhooks, the Swiss Federal Tribunal acknowledged that it would be harsh for Guerrero to miss what is likely to be his only chance to play at the tournament.

Sports Serena Williams Opens Up About Her Battle With Postpartum Depression
Author: 0 Serena Williams Opens Up About Her Battle With Postpartum Depression

Williams returned to Grand Slam tennis this month for the first time since her victory a year ago at the Australian Open, a tournament she won while eight weeks pregnant. I just didn't make any shots. While some had doubts about whether the new mom would return to the game at all, the Grand Slam queen proved her doubters wrong and made her comeback yesterday in the most epic way imaginable.

Sports JR Smith Lied Instead Of Admitting Mistake In Cavs' Game 1 Loss
Author: 0 JR Smith Lied Instead Of Admitting Mistake In Cavs' Game 1 Loss

JR Smith explained post match that he thought LeBron James was trying to call a time out after initially failing to find space to pull off a shot. The referee crew elected to review the play, an option afforded to them by the National Basketball Association rulebook, to examine whether James was situated fully outside the restricted area.

Sports Zidane departs Real Madrid
Author: 0 Zidane departs Real Madrid

Speaking to reporters after the defeat, Salah said he was confident he would be fit in time for the World Cup , tweeting : "It was a very tough night, but I'm a fighter". The 45-year-old coach won nine trophies since taking over from Rafa Benitez in January 2016. A year later he led Real to their first European Cup and LaLiga double in 59 years.

Sports Warriors withstand James' 51 points to win NBA Finals Game 1
Author: 0 Warriors withstand James' 51 points to win NBA Finals Game 1

Not only did Durant shoot 8-for-22 from the field, and 1-of-7 on three-pointers, but he played poorly offensively late in the game, and then somehow let JR Smith collect an offensive rebound in the closing seconds. LeBron was in a forgiving mood regarding his teammates. "I'll pick his brain about some things. some tendencies of LeBron, the fact of the switches or small things like that to help me out", Looney said.

Sports LeBron James: I Have Zero Level Of Concern After Game 1
Author: 0 LeBron James: I Have Zero Level Of Concern After Game 1

Love was able to early in the first quarter of Game 1 when the Celtics switched Morris onto him, but he was less of a factor as the game progressed. And while Boston's offense was clicking, their smothering defense held Cleveland to a mere 32 percent from the field. After 24 points against IN in Game 1, he bounced back with 46 points on 17-for-24 shooting, and after 22 points IN Game 6 of the same series he came out and scored 45 points to accompany eight boards, seven assists and ...

Sports Warriors confirm Iguodala to miss NBA Finals opener
Author: 0 Warriors confirm Iguodala to miss NBA Finals opener

I'm going to assume that the Cavs stay with their "big" lineup to kick off the series, even if Kevin Love returns for Game 1. Iguodala has averaged 7.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists a game in the playoffs. That means Cleveland has to take really good care of the basketball, and that Thompson, Love, and LeBron need to snag every single 50/50 rebound they possibly can.

Sports UA Curry 5 NBA Finals Takeover Edition Release Date
Author: 0 UA Curry 5 NBA Finals Takeover Edition Release Date

Here are the five questions whose answer will determine the victor of the NBA Finals . The Warriors , should they defeat the Cavaliers in the series, will have won their third National Basketball Association title in four years. The Warriors are unquestionably the more talented team in this series - for the Cavaliers to have any shot the Warriors have to be party to their own demise.

Sports Real Madrid coach Zidane calls surprise press conference
Author: 0 Real Madrid coach Zidane calls surprise press conference

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez expresses his love for Zinedine Zidane and wishes he was able to change his resignation decision. He leaves the club as the second-most successful manager in its history, with only Miguel Munoz having won more titles at Real (14).

Sports LaLiga president Tebas: We can handle Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid
Author: 0 LaLiga president Tebas: We can handle Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid

He also netted a spectacular overhead kick in the Champions League final to seal Real Madrid's triumph in a row - a record. The news became more breaking when Real Madrid revealed the upcoming season's kit, with pictures of all the players posing in the new shirt except for Cristiano Ronaldo .

Author: 0 Zidane steps down as Real Madrid coach

Zinedine Zidane has resigned from his position as Real Madrid coach. "I love this club, I love the president who has given me the chance to come as a player and then a manager and I am eternally grateful to him. Zidane had raised eyebrows on Thursday after calling for a previously unannounced press conference at 11.00 GMT just days after winning the Champions League for the third year in a row.

Sports Froome wins Giro d'Italia to complete Triple Crown
Author: 0 Froome wins Giro d'Italia to complete Triple Crown

It's been a long way from Tipperary to Grand Tour stage wins for Bennett though, as illness and crashes forced him to hobble through his Tour de France debut in 2016 and his Giro debut last year, even if he did show he had what it takes with three podium places in Italy last year despite feeling well below-par.

Sports Damarious Randall offers to buy everyone a jersey if Cavaliers beat Warriors
Author: 0 Damarious Randall offers to buy everyone a jersey if Cavaliers beat Warriors

I definitely didn't think the Cleveland fan base would go this insane about it. "I definitely didn't think the Cleveland fan base would go this insane about it", Randall said, via ESPN's Pat McManamon. "Just to know how passionate this fan base is, it is really encouraging". As a result, Randall will probably not be attending Games 3 and 4 in Cleveland.

Sports Pakistan thrash England to win first Test
Author: 0 Pakistan thrash England to win first Test

England were 179 runs behind on first innings after Pakistan were bowled out for 363 early on Saturday, with Babar Azam unable to add to his 68 after retiring hurt Friday with a broken forearm while facing Ben Stokes. But after a stand of 60, the stoic Malan fell to Mohammad Amir straight after drinks - with an edge behind, where Sarfraz Ahmed took an excellent catch diving one-handed low to his left.

Sports Bryan Colangelo on Burner Account Allegations: 'Someone's Out to Get Me'
Author: 0 Bryan Colangelo on Burner Account Allegations: 'Someone's Out to Get Me'

With evidence mounting and the results of the team's investigation looming, one National Basketball Association player said there's no way he sees Colangelo continuing as the Sixers general manager. Colangelo won the NBA Executive of the Year Award in 2004-05 when he was with the Phoenix Suns and in 2006-07 when he was with the Toronto Raptors .

Sports How to watch Capitals vs. Golden Knights Game 2
Author: 0 How to watch Capitals vs. Golden Knights Game 2

This is a great hockey team, it's not a carnival act, it's not a question on a game show. "I think it's good entertainment", the team's starting goalie, Marc-Andre Fleury , said Monday . But when asked whether Vegas was the fastest team in the NHL, Washington's Evgeny Kuznetsov flatly said no. Not everyone appreciated that the Golden Knights brought out Michael "Let's get ready to rumble" Buffer to handle the player introductions, which because of his elongated vocal delivery seemed to ...

Sports Balotelli praised for reacting to racist Italy fans’ banner
Author: 0 Balotelli praised for reacting to racist Italy fans’ banner

He scored a goal, which is important for a striker, but of course he can do more". Balotelli found a way through with a low drive under the outstretched arms of Saudi goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais for his 14th goal in 34 appearances. Leganes winger Al-Shehri picked up a Salem Al Dawsari flick and fired past the outrushing Donnarumma into an empty net. Neymar is "calm and confident" as he continues his return from injury ahead of the World Cup, according to Brazil captain Thiago Silva.