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Author: 0 Djokovic, Nadal, Muguruza ease into French Open 2nd round

Victory for the 12-time major victor was the flawless way to mark his 50th successive Grand Slam appearance but the world No 2 will need to improve if he is to defend his Roland Garros title. Fifth seed Milos Raonic also made light work of his Belgium opponent Steve Darcis , cruising to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory. Rafael Nadal celebrates his French Open first round win over Benoit Paire .

Author: 0 Depth a key factor now for Ducks, Predators in West finals

Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne made a glove save, but couldn't hold onto the puck. Throw Pontus Aberg onto the list. "It's for both teams, though". The Predators still haven't lost back-to-back games at any point in what's looking like a charmed playoff run for an 18-season-old franchise that's finally one game from playing for the Stanley Cup .

Sports Penguins explode in third, take 2-0 series lead on Preds
Author: 0 Penguins explode in third, take 2-0 series lead on Preds

The Penguins had a second-period stretch in which they didn't get a shot on goal for just over nine minutes, which was not almost as disastrous as the series opener, in which they went a record 37 minutes without a shot. Chris Kunitz had two assists for the Penguins for a second game in a row. The game started well for the visitors when a strong individual effort by Aberg gave Nashville a 1-0 lead at 12:57 of the first.

Sports NBA Finals Full TV Schedule, Where To Watch
Author: 0 NBA Finals Full TV Schedule, Where To Watch

Question is, which team has more at stake entering the 2017 NBA Finals? . Irving has played great through the Cavs' walloping of the Eastern Conference, as has Kevin Love , who is having his best postseason campaign since joining Cleveland .

Sports Memorial Tournament: Dustin Johnson struggles mightily at Muirfield Village
Author: 0 Memorial Tournament: Dustin Johnson struggles mightily at Muirfield Village

Gaining strokes on approach shots is an absolute must for players to contend. Muirfield's greens can create flag locations that are incredibly hard to get near. Funk, who made his pro debut at the Swing Thought Tour's event in Greensboro, N.C., said unless he qualifies for the Web.com Tour through Monday qualifiers and subsequent high finishes - or during the national qualifiers - he will journey to Europe in December to attempt to get his European Tour card.

Author: 0 Penguins vs. Senators: Game 7 prediction

Ottawa Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf (2), Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) and Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot (3) celebrate after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in game six of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Sports Woods 'asleep at the wheel' of vehicle before arrest
Author: 0 Woods 'asleep at the wheel' of vehicle before arrest

The report said his Mercedes was parked on the right side of the road with the engine running, the brake lights on and the blinker flashing. "Woods had extremely slow and slurred speech". He then asked how far he was from his house. "I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions", Woods said. Woods was arrested about 3 a.m.

Author: 0 Kevin Kisner holds on to win PGA's Dean & Deluca Invitational

Playing alongside a surging Rahm who appeared to be attempting to overpower the historic Colonial layout, Kisner seemed to let nerves get the better of him as he made bogey at the par-3 16 hole, and the 33-year-old must have felt déjà vu coming on, after already having finished runner-up twice in 2017.

Sports Ravens CB Tavon Young tears ACL in practice
Author: 0 Ravens CB Tavon Young tears ACL in practice

Young is coming off a promising rookie season in which he made 44 tackles, intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble. Young was visibly in pain and was helped off the field with his arms draped over trainers. Young tore his ACL after colliding with another player after getting an interception. With the regular season still three months away, Young has a lot of time to recover, and the Ravens have time to think about alternatives should they run into the worst-case scenario.

Author: 0 Morgan backs Roy to fire on the eve of Champions Trophy opener

For good measure, England's Test wicketkeeper proved with 174 for Yorkshire against Durham at the start of this month that he can also do it at the top of the order and so might be a feasible alternative to Roy. To the English, though, this is natural, and expected to such an extent that they remain unfazed. He was out when a skyed pull off Plunkett was held by wicket-keeper Jos Buttler.

Author: 0 The Show Is Set - Cavaliers Are In The Finals

They have the No. 1 pick; we'll see what they do with that. Down 3-1 in their Eastern Conference Finals matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers , the Celtics are in do-or-die mode, needing a victory to extend their series . In Game 5, the Cavaliers put the finishing touches on the Celtics. Where: TD Garden, Boston, Mass. Jordan scored 5,987 in his postseason career in 179 games from 1985-2003.

Author: 0 Wenger signs new two year contract with Arsenal

He was the first foreign-born manager to achieve the double. With no Champions League football next season, the Gunners will have to offer bigger wages to lure top players. There is nothing new for me or at Arsenal . Aspirations lowered at the Emirates. By 2013, Arsenal's title drought extended to eight years and Wenger would soon be labeled a "specialist in failure" by managerial rival Jose Mourinho.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger signs new two-year deal to stay at Arsenal

However, they beat Chelsea on Saturday to win the FA Cup , making Wenger the most successful manager - and Arsenal the most successful team - in the competition's history. Both Gazidis and Wenger talked about mounting a "sustained league challenge". "I am grateful to have the support of the board and Stan in doing everything we can to win more trophies".

Author: 0 LeBron James speaks out on racism after graffiti attack

Warriors won in 2015, and Cavaliers clinched it the next year. Those were back in 2012, when he went 4-1 ATS as the Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the NBA Championship in five games over the Oklahoma City Thunder and last season when he led the Cavs back from down 3-1, to win in seven games , going 4-3 ATS in the process.

Sports All Blacks legend predicts tight tussle with British and Irish Lions
Author: 0 All Blacks legend predicts tight tussle with British and Irish Lions

The Lions face a gruelling 10-match schedule that includes three Tests and seven tour matches against New Zealand's top rugby teams. "It's really nice to get the ball rolling", Warburton said. "Warren's coaching style is very strong, very detailed", said Laidlaw, a late call-up to replace Ben Youngs , who withdrew after his sister-in-law's diagnosis of terminal cancer.

Author: 0 Arsenal hands Wenger new contract after review of struggles

We have created a dynamic that is very positive and we want to build on that and transfer that positive end of season [form] to the new season. "We gave him a bit of a free ride previous year because he released £100million to Wenger , which he spent to take us from second to fifth".

Author: 0 Chelsea's Antonio Conte: Moses is 'an honest player'

Arsene Wenger will attend an Arsenal board meeting created to resolve his future on Tuesday having already agreed the terms of a new two-year contract at the club as long ago as November, sources have told ESPN FC. "So that means it's a special night for me". "I invite you to live with me one day and one thing you can not question is my commitment". Wenger's future seems as though it ought to be at the top of the agenda, since the subject has dominated the season, but vying for ...

Author: 0 Mats Point - Wilander tells it straight on Day Four at Roland Garros

This is while, Djokovic is hoping to Win at Roland-Garros for a 2nd Successive year, and to become only the 3rd man in history, to win each of the grand slams twice. Venus Williams got off to a sluggish start but quickly found her range to beat Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 6-1 and reach the third round of the French Open .

Sports Sampaoli keen to build around 'very excited' Messi
Author: 0 Sampaoli keen to build around 'very excited' Messi

There's a new man in charge of the Argentina men's national team. "We need to have a starring role". Sampaoli replaced the sacked Bauza to ensure Argentina's form improves and they reach the 2018 World Cup. "I spoke with Leo yesterday and we are both excited about this project". He said : "This is a very important time for our football". With that received on Thursday, Sampaoli was released from his contract and allowed to be formally announced as the new Argentina coach in a ...

Sports Writer receives backlash after tweet about Japanese Indy 500 victor
Author: 0 Writer receives backlash after tweet about Japanese Indy 500 victor

The two-time Formula One champion skipped the Monaco Grand Prix to compete in America's most famous face. Takuma Sato picked up a check for more than $2.45 million for winning Sunday's Indianapolis 500 . " Japan is still struggling to recover (from the disaster) so I hope I can give the children something to dream about". "Obviously disappointed not to finish the race", Alonso said, but added that "this has been one of the best experiences in my career".

Sports JaVale McGee arrives at arena wearing Shaq hat
Author: 0 JaVale McGee arrives at arena wearing Shaq hat

McGee said Wednesday. "That's even if it's true". "I don't know who said it and they don't know who said it either", McGee said Wednesday of the quote that recently came out from ESPN's Dave McMenamin that knocked the Warriors' reserve center.

Author: 0 Wenger to extend Arsenal reign

To win the Premier League , the Champions League and a top competition, you really need at least two or three top players added to do that. Gazidis also said that the club remains convinced that Wenger is the right man to lead the team towards a Premier League title challenge.

Sports Penguins shuffle lines for Game 2 of Cup Final
Author: 0 Penguins shuffle lines for Game 2 of Cup Final

Laviolette defended Rinne's play throughout the playoffs, which included a three-goal first round against Chicago, but wouldn't go as far as to confirm him for Game 3 - the first Stanley Cup home game in Nashville's history and one P.K. Rinne appeared porous on Guentzel's tying goal, then kicked out a fat rebound directly to the rookie for his second of the night. Malkin has nine goals and leads the playoffs in points with 26.

Author: 0 Durant not feeling pressure of NBA decider

Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors dunks the ball in the first half against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Four of the 2017 NBA Western Conference Finals at AT&T Center on May 22, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. In preparation for the series , Sportsmail spoke with two men who know all about the NBA's biggest stage - Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy. "I got a promotion when I got to the 30s".

Sports Wawrinka eases into third round at French Open
Author: 0 Wawrinka eases into third round at French Open

The 32-year-old Wawrinka, aiming to become only the third man in the professional era to win three or more slams after turning 30, squeezed in another break to snatch the first set with a fierce backhand down the line. Their first-round clash began on Monday with both players winning a set before bad light stopped play, much to the ire of the fans on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Author: 0 Mr Met gives fan the finger, employee done with mascot duty

Albert Pujols hit his 599th career homer during the Los Angeles Angels' nine-run third inning in a 9-3 victory over struggling Bartolo Colon and the Atlanta Braves. The ball caromed off a combination of the bat boy, the stool and Flores. Right-hander Junior Guerra (1-0) cruised to the win by allowing four hits and three walks while striking out four over six shutout innings.

Sports Alan Jackson to perform free concert for hockey fans
Author: 0 Alan Jackson to perform free concert for hockey fans

A third-period eruption knocked Pekka Rinne from the net and gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-0 series advantage in the Stanley Cup final . The Penguins, despite several shot droughts in the first two games, have simply found ways to score - and to win.

Sports Browns trade LB Demario Davis to Jets for DB Calvin Pryor
Author: 0 Browns trade LB Demario Davis to Jets for DB Calvin Pryor

On Tuesday, he was demoted to third string. Pryor started 38 of his 44 career games since being drafted 18th overall by NY in 2014. Pryor saw his playtime fall last season after having a solid 2015 campaign with 69 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble in 13 games.

Sports Ronaldo at his best ahead of Champions League final
Author: 0 Ronaldo at his best ahead of Champions League final

They like to stay close to their opponents, just like Atlético Madrid . "The last six or seven weeks have enabled me to rest my ankle a bit and really try to get it a bit better, and obviously recover from the injury which it caused". "If Zidane could win the Liga regularly, that would be more important to me than the Champions League - and he's done it in his first season". For the first time ever Real went through an entire La Liga season scoring in every game they played, netting ...

Author: 0 French Open at a glance: Kerber loses, Kvitova wins

As the first woman to go out in the first round of French Open history is the top pick. She added: "Do I think I had a chance [to have won at Roland Garros]?" The 25-year-old Wang built a 4-2 lead in the first set, before the seven-time Grand Slam singles victor used her experience to seal the set at 6-4.

Sports Murray, Wawrinka, Pliskova in action at French Open
Author: 0 Murray, Wawrinka, Pliskova in action at French Open

So it's something that I knew I needed to do, and I thought I was able to execute that very well today". "I haven't really put together any good training in the last couple weeks". Kyrgios said he needs to rest and practice well at the same time: 'I haven't been hitting enough tennis balls. I only played three sets and my shoulder was sore.

Author: 0 Warburton keen for action as Lions begin tough quest

The side will be captained by Wales flanker Sam Warburton . "Some of the guys playing next week will have their first hit-out against one of the best club sides in the world", said Warburton in reference to the ensuing Wednesday and Saturday games against the Auckland Blues and unbeaten Crusaders.

Sports Predators fan has charges dropped after throwing catfish on ice
Author: 0 Predators fan has charges dropped after throwing catfish on ice

Guentzel set a new rookie record with his fifth-game-winning goal of the playoffs and Chris Kunitz added two assists. He now leads the National Hockey League with 12 goals this postseason (three more than any other player) and an nearly unbelievable five game-winning goals.

Author: 0 Young gun Zverev schools Djokovic in Rome triumph

Zverev now has four career titles, three of which have come this year while Djokovic was denied what would have been a record 31st Masters title. He will also rise from number 17 to number 10 in the ATP rankings, which will be updated tomorrow.

Sports Pens strike back, 1-1 in Game 2 vs Pens
Author: 0 Pens strike back, 1-1 in Game 2 vs Pens

Pittsburgh Penguins fans from all over headed to the game and the big screens outside of PPG Paints Arena. Murray is now 5-1 with a 1.54 GAA and.943 save percentage since returning to the lineup after suffering a lower-body injury in warmups for Game 1 of the Penguins' first-round series against the Blue Jackets.

Author: 0 LeBron James: Looking back at his seven NBA Finals appearances

The Dubs are better than last year's team, quicker to rack up points and simply more skilled. He's been mentioned on a level with Michael Jordan - I've chimed in on that subject - and for the most part it's deserved. The Cavaliers fell just short of matching Golden State's 12-0 SU run through the playoffs, instead going 12-1 SU and 7-4-2 ATS in the team's dominant run through the East.

Author: 0 Warriors sweep away Spurs, make NBA Finals again

Golden State is shooting 50 percent from the field while averaging 118.3 points in 12 playoff games, while holding San Antonio , Utah and Portland to 102 points a game. Ginobili missed his first 15 shots of the 2017 NBA Playoffs , only to connect on each of his last three, possibly the final few shots of his career.