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Sports Returning Petra Kvitova wins Roland Garros opener
Author: 0 Returning Petra Kvitova wins Roland Garros opener

Angelique Kerber , 6-2, . Prior to this Kerber loss, the earliest a top seed exited the French Open since 1968 was in the second round. "So I'm glad that I didn't make it", she said with a smile on Sunday. In December, Kvitova suffered injuries to her left hand but recover quicker than expected to play in Roland Garross. The 27-year-old Czech beat American Julia Boserup 6-3 6-2 in the first match of the day on the Philippe Chatrier Court .

Author: 0 Reading equipped to handle playoff final pressure: Stam

That doesn't mean we can't be damn proud of how we got there in the first place. David Wagner's charges missed another golden chance five minutes later as Isiah Brown somehow missed an open goal from two-yards out. And Jordan Obita's miss allowed Schindler to score the promotion clinching penalty. "It's probably the biggest game of my life so I'm just focusing on that, I'm not anxious about other stuff.

Sports Neil Warnock struggling to pick a victor in the Championship play-off final
Author: 0 Neil Warnock struggling to pick a victor in the Championship play-off final

And Wagner hit back at critics like QPR manager Ian Holloway, who tipped the Terriers to go down at the start of the season: "I'm happy we have proven that experience is not everything". "I think around Christmas I thought we have a real chance to come into the playoffs". Just 18 months after taking over as coach of a struggling Championship team German coach David Wagner has achieved the remarkable feat of leading Huddersfield Town into the Premier League .

Author: 0 Pat Riley on LeBron James: 'I love LeBron, we all do'

Okay, well, not exactly. Love was asked if the Cavs wanted the Warriors . As the Golden State Warriors approach Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals on Thursday, they'll continue to be without head coach Steve Kerr . The semi-forgotten member of the Warriors' Big 2, 3, 4, whatever you want to call them, Klay Thompson has been pretty silent throughout this year's National Basketball Association playoffs.

Author: 0 Ferrari has chosen its number one driver - Hamilton

Definitely a hard one. Ricciardo and team-mate Max Verstappen are usually good value for this kind of thing, but the pair of them spent their afternoons tangled up in traffic and unable to shrug off Valtteri Bottas . 'They've had the strongest auto all year, a little bit like our vehicle was last year. "It is one of those races when you hope to get more". "With the season we've had, the Ferrari fans and the Ferrari flags are increasing".

Author: 0 Kiwis win thriller on Swede penalty in America's Cup trials

With the French team struggling to make a real challenge, SoftBank team Japan eased to the finish line a whole 2 two minutes and 34 seconds ahead of their rivals to cap a magnificent performance. "We thought it was pretty tight but we're really happy with the outcome". Two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA won't go undefeated in this America's Cup regatta and Groupama Team France won't go winless.

Author: 0 Scott Dixon invovled in scary Indianapolis 500 crash

You're hoping Jay is going to stay against the wall. Former two-time Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso is scored in first place, followed by last year's Indy 500 victor, Alexander Rossi and Takuma Sato . There are unsafe jobs, and then there is being a professional driver in competitions such as Indy 500. Scott Dixon's horror crash at yesterday's Indianapolis 500 brought back memories of a similar incident that had devastating consequences but a lasting impact on the sport.

Author: 0 Kyrie Irving's monster night fuels Cavaliers in Game 4 comeback

But they displayed their superiority over the final two games to wrap up the series . I think we will use it as fuel, we will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? So it makes it even more hard. I take solace in this likelihood. That series could potentially provide some of the best basketball ever played, but whatever happens will only flash more proof of the colossal gap between those two clubs and everybody else.

Sports Juan Mata congratulates Arsenal on FA Cup win
Author: 0 Juan Mata congratulates Arsenal on FA Cup win

Just as the season reached its climax at Wembley Stadium, Arsenal turned in the type of tenacious display lacking so often, and against a side so commanding in the Premier League . "That's what I did not accept during the season and I will never accept it". Just three minutes later, a low cross from Giroud on the left wing found a free Aaron Ramsey in the box whose diving header restored the lead and score the victor for Arsenal this evening.

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas laughs off talk of Celtics being better without him

With the win, the Cavaliers closed the Eastern Conference portion of their bracket with a 12-1 mark, going undefeated in seven tries on the road. "I think throughout the course of the playoffs, I think each team wasn't going to be outdone, until we lost that game to Boston ", Lue said, referring to the Cavs' loss in Game 3 of the conference finals.

Author: 0 Hornqvist set to return for Pens, Fisher for Preds in Game 1

This goes down as the best trade in Nashville's recent history because they gave up nearly nothing in return for one of the best goal scorers on the current roster. Nashville has arguably the best defense of any Cup finalist in recent history, led by P.K. Subban, Roman Josi , Ryan Ellis and Mattias Ekholm .

Sports David Price to make season debut Monday
Author: 0 David Price to make season debut Monday

CHICAGO (AP ) - Red Sox lefty David Price had an uneven season debut while Melky Cabrera homered and drove in four runs, helping the Chicago White Sox rally past Boston 5-4 on Monday. His command issues were nonetheless clear. He didn't fare much better in his start before that, going two innings and allowing three runs on five hits.

Author: 0 CAVS: Defending champs ready to prove their worth in these winne

Love complimented Green's competitiveness and aimed a verbal volley at Northern California. "They're the champs. We're trying to take what they took from us previous year". They are now the first National Basketball Association team to go 12-0 in the postseason. No team has ever ever swept through the playoffs at 16-0 and the Warriors would be the first do so if they can.

Author: 0 Hazard Wins Chelsea Player of the Year Award

The France worldwide, who became only the second player to win back-to-back Premier League titles with two different sides, was honoured by his colleagues for his superhuman contribution to the cause. We will talk". "Whether we'll talk or not, we'll have to see". " If I sign a contract, maybe there won't be enough money left to get Romelu! " he told Het Nieuwsblad , as reported by Goal .

Sports Surging Dodgers use home runs to beat Cardinals
Author: 0 Surging Dodgers use home runs to beat Cardinals

Louis Cardinals Monday, May 29, 2017 , in St. Louis. Leake ran into more gopher-ball trouble an inning later when Cody Bellinger smacked a 3-0 pitch 429 feet to right for his 11th homer of the year and ninth of May, tying a franchise rookie record.

Sports Bryce Harper receives invite to swim at Stanford from Katie Ledecky
Author: 0 Bryce Harper receives invite to swim at Stanford from Katie Ledecky

Harper was hit in the right hip by Strickland's 98 miles per hour fastball in the eighth inning with Washington ahead 2-0. Harper didn't wait. The four-time All-Star pointed his bat at Strickland, yelled at him and took off. "It looks bad, it does", Bochy said. But like I said, in baseball you can carry grudges for a long time. "A baseball's a weapon, and to be able to use that to his advantage, what do you want to do in that situation? It was a pretty good pile".

Sports Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll charged with DWI
Author: 0 Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll charged with DWI

He was arrested after failing a field sobriety test. Carroll was booked into the Dallas County Jail and posted bond Monday afternoon, according to the Dallas Morning News citing jail spokeswoman Melinda Urbina said. He spent four seasons with the Dolphins before signing with Philadelphia. He is expected to replace Morris Claiborne in the starting lineup, although the team also added Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis in the National Football League draft.

Author: 0 Four-goal Kane shines as Tottenham hammer Leicester in PL clash

Hull City will want to win to give their fans a good farewell to the Premier League . "There has been a bit of build-up on the race for the Golden Boot and I wanted at least one or two to put the pressure on but to get four is incredible", Kane said.

Author: 0 Wenger in the dark as Arsenal verdict looms

Arsenal largely outplayed the Blues as Arsene Wenger won the FA Cup trophy for a record seventh time. It salvaged some pride for the beleaguered Wenger who has been on the brink of getting the boot after failing to secure a Champions League spot.

Author: 0 LeBron says has beaten stacked teams like Warriors before

A day after Cavs forward Kevin Love proclaimed his team shouldn't be considered the underdogs, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr concurred, telling reporters Monday that Cleveland has the crown and should be the favorite. I know that because I coached all 82 games and I felt okay. It's tough for me to say that is the case. "I'm taking part in practices, helping with the messaging, taking part in coaching meetings, but I'm not on the sidelines during games".

Author: 0 Celtic scores 92nd-minute victor to complete undefeated treble season

Football supporters have been told that neither Aberdeen nor Celtic will hold Scottish Cup final trophy events following the Manchester bombing. "Not many players feel like this in their career - the invincibles last week and to win the treble this week is some feat". But, speaking exclusively to Jim White on talkSPORT on Friday, McInnes insisted he is happy at Aberdeen and his only focus is on beating Celtic this weekend.

Author: 0 Johnson key to Mumbai Indians success, says Sharma

Mumbai previously won the IPL in 2013 and 2015. If Bumrah, who headed to Ahmedabad from Hyderabad to spend a couple of nights at home before joining India's Champions Trophy squad in Mumbai on Wednesday, can continue in the same vein in England next week, it would boost India's chances of defending the coveted trophy.

Sports Mike Trout (thumb) inactive Monday for Angels, MRI pending
Author: 0 Mike Trout (thumb) inactive Monday for Angels, MRI pending

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is facing the possibility of surgery after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. Trout leads the American league in batting average and is second in home runs with 16 after Aaron Judge hit his 17th earlier Monday.

Sports Erie Otters Fall in Memorial Cup Final
Author: 0 Erie Otters Fall in Memorial Cup Final

But when the Coyotes sent Strome back to the Otters after seven National Hockey League games in November, he gave Erie an immediate lift, scoring at a two-points-per-game pace during the regular season while leading the Otters to the franchise's second OHL championship.

Sports NBA Conference Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics
Author: 0 NBA Conference Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics

In the 3 games that were played in Boston , the Celtics did not lead for a single possession, with only one tie occuring in those three games, early in today's game with the score tied at 3 - 3. Irving, who scored a career-playoff-high 42 points, rolled his left ankle with 1:49 left in his 21-point third quarter but is expected to play Thursday.

Author: 0 The best plays from the 2015 and 2016 NBA Finals

Due to the signing, and overall dominance of the two teams, all experts predicted that these two teams would reach the finals again. It's safe to say that the Golden State Warriors are revamped for this year's NBA Finals . Curry and Durant may be the two best players on the Warriors , but both refer to Draymond Green as the heart and soul of the team. And this year's Golden State team is far more unsafe than last year's version that won a record 73 regular-season games.

Sports Ronaldo: We Have To Attack Juventus' Weak Spot
Author: 0 Ronaldo: We Have To Attack Juventus' Weak Spot

What happens on Sunday remains to be seen, with Juve chasing history of their own as well, but with the league win and the Champions League final , Real have established themselves as the best team in Spain. It will be goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon's 108th Champions League match. Cristiano Ronaldo has pinned Real Madrid's incredible season on the "excellent work" done by manager Zinedine Zidane .

Sports Ciao, Schiavone? 2010 French Open champ unclear about future
Author: 0 Ciao, Schiavone? 2010 French Open champ unclear about future

Well Jankovic, lost in just 71 minutes, to Richel Hogenkamp, 6-2, 7-5, but Stosur sailed past Kristina Kucova, 7-5, 6-1, in an hour and 18 minutes. Taking Schiavone's topspin on the rise, Muguruza played declarative first-strike tennis powering through the first set.

Author: 0 Rabada sparks England slump in third ODI

Stokes, meanwhile, is hoping a second round of scans will explain the cause of pain in his knee, after initial checks proved inconclusive but indicated at least no recurrence of the injury which required surgery 12 months ago. Under a thick blanket of cloud, Jason Roy was the first to go, edging Kagiso Rabada to Hashim Amla at first slip. His onslaught was a constant feature in the partnership with Quinton de Kock.

Sports Cavs clinch third consecutive Eastern Conference Title in dominating fashion
Author: 0 Cavs clinch third consecutive Eastern Conference Title in dominating fashion

He's about to play in his seventh straight NBA Finals. We'll need all the help we can get if we hope to extend this series and put off the offseason. It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the National Basketball Association playoffs before the Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason.

Sports Margaret Court can't bring herself to be inclusive
Author: 0 Margaret Court can't bring herself to be inclusive

She then said "Your statement leaves me no option but to use other airlines where possible for my extensive travelling". She wrote the comment alongside a screenshot of a letter Court wrote into a newspaper, in which she expressed her dismay that Dellacqua's newborn baby has 'seemingly been deprived of a father'.

Author: 0 Horschel Wins Byron Nelson on First Playoff Hole

World number three Jason Day believes he is rediscovering his best form after just missing out on victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson . It will move to Trinity Forest Golf Club near Dallas. Ken Duke (Arkadelphia, Henderson State) finished in a tie for 66th at 5 over and won $15,375. Thompson was 20 under in breaking the tournament record for best total score in relation to par, topping Annika Soranstam's 19 under in 2008.

Sports Noren shoots 10-under 62, wins BMW PGA Championship
Author: 0 Noren shoots 10-under 62, wins BMW PGA Championship

The 34-year-old began seven shots off the 54-hole lead shared by Australian Andrew Dodt and South African Branden Grace . Forty minutes or so later Noren's finish meant he was free to carry on his day, and the most fleeting of records had gone.

Sports Gophers Eliminated From Big Ten Tournament
Author: 0 Gophers Eliminated From Big Ten Tournament

The Hawkeyes had two winning seasons from 1997-2013. The regional round of the NCAA Tournament begins Friday. "I am proud of our guys, it was a hard fought game", said UI head coach Rick Heller. "There was some goals that were clearly met and some goals that weren't met with our group this year", Wasikowski said shortly after the game, when Purdue's attempt at a ninth-inning rally fell short.

Sports Pedroia exits game early with wrist sprain
Author: 0 Pedroia exits game early with wrist sprain

He even underwent surgery on his left wrist in September 2014, when he had a first dorsal compartment release and a tenosynovectomy, a procedure to remove an inflamed part of the tendon. His wrist is swollen and tender, and the Red Sox are expecting a DL stint will be necessary no matter how the MRI results come back. "We'll just wait and see what happens".

Author: 0 Ferarri's Vettel wins Monaco GP, Raikonen finishes at close second

Ferrari , though, will surely take this as a big win. Devote and at the chicane after the tunnel, both requiring co-operation - this was hardly welcome news for those hoping for something other than a processional contest decided by pit stops or reliability.

Sports Gonzalez pitches White Sox over Tigers 7-3
Author: 0 Gonzalez pitches White Sox over Tigers 7-3

Gonzalez said he took a no-hitter into the ninth inning of a Mexican League game, but he never has finished a job like he started Sunday. "It was getting quiet", Gonzalez said. The long ball support came in bunches for Gonzalez, as Melky Cabrera, Todd Frazier and Matt Davidson went yard. "I think if you work hard in between your starts you have a pretty good chance of getting back on track and that's how I felt today".

Sports Celtics get top pick; Knicks eighth
Author: 0 Celtics get top pick; Knicks eighth

The Los Angeles Lakers will get the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft , which is a fine return for a shit-filled season of tanking that very almost went up in flames thanks to an inexplicable five-game winning streak at the end of the year.

Author: 0 Rain plays spoilsport for Australia and Pakistan

The ICC Champions Trophy warm-up match between Australia and Pakistan was washed out here Monday. Australia and Pakistan were both involved in close clashes in their opening warm-ups against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh respectively before ending on the right side of the result, and would have liked some game time in what was their last warm-up fixture before the tournament begins.