Sports 'He's with me': Mourning dad, American wins at French Open
Author: 0 'He's with me': Mourning dad, American wins at French Open

Johnson also had an emotional day. After a quickfire first set dominated by the Austrian, 25th seed Johnson fought back in the second, earning two set points in the 10th game that he failed to convert. "He raised me to be a competitor and a fighter until the last point. may not be the best tennis player but I will always fight". Johnson saved two set points at 4-6 and 5-6 in a fourth-set tiebreaker to get the job done 6-2, 7-6 (8), 3-6, 7-6 (6) after three hours and 50 minutes.

Sports Chiefs release Jeremy Maclin
Author: 0 Chiefs release Jeremy Maclin

Maclin quickly responded to the news with an appreciation tweet . "Crazy business this is...appreciate y'all #ChiefsKingdom ", Maclin wrote. "I shot him a note and I'll leave that between us", he said. With Steve Smith Sr . and Kamar Aiken gone from the team and Breshad Perriman not working out like the Ravens had hoped, Maclin could come in and be the weapon for Joe Flacco .

Sports 40/1 outsider, Wings of Eagles, wins Epsom Derby
Author: 0 40/1 outsider, Wings of Eagles, wins Epsom Derby

Cracksman held on for third a neck behind Cliffs of Moher and three-quarters of a length better than fourth place Eminent ( Frankel ). But with those two battling it out, Beggy showed no signs of debutant nerves as he powered Wings of Eagles to victory on the outside.

Sports Twins turn their first triple play since 2006
Author: 0 Twins turn their first triple play since 2006

I think all signs are pointing to another Minnesota win, as the Twins should be able to get to Shoemaker, especially if Santana is locked in. Meyer, in his sixth start of the season, gave up one run and five hits in six innings. Got into some bad counts and those guys hit some balls hard early and gave up those three home runs. "That's huge for a starting pitcher", Gibson said.

Sports Stevenson stops Fonfara in 2nd round in WBC title defense
Author: 0 Stevenson stops Fonfara in 2nd round in WBC title defense

But I'm going to go for the knockout. "But I definitely am going for the knockout". Stevenson (29-1) defended the title he won in 2013 and defeated Fonfara (29-5) for the second time, this time much more easily than his win by unanimous decision in 2014 that saw both fighters visit the canvas.

Sports French Open champion Muguruza drops 1st set
Author: 0 French Open champion Muguruza drops 1st set

The Spaniard looked in real trouble when Kontaveit, ranked 53rd in the world and in stellar form that has seen her reach the final in Biel and the quarter-finals in Rome, took a one-set and 2-0 lead. "I just fight with everything I have". Shelby was playing great tennis, but I had no doubt about it, because she played quarter-finals here previous year and she has a great game for clay.

Sports Narine shines as West Indies beat Afghanistan
Author: 0 Narine shines as West Indies beat Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN - Asghar Stanikzai (captain), Noor Ali Zadran, Javid Ahmadi, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Najeeb Zadran, Gulbaddin Naib, Rashid Khan Arman, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Shapoor Zadran, Amira Hamza Hotak, Farid Malik, Dawlat Zadran, Karim Janat.

Sports The big preview: All Blacks v British and Irish Lions
Author: 0 The big preview: All Blacks v British and Irish Lions

The All Blacks and the Springboks took a stranglehold on the game that remained intact until the 1955 tour of South Africa , when the Lions scraped a 2-2 test series draw. "I can not see many easy games for them in what is a full-on tour". The Lions arrive in New Zealand on Wednesday with the first of three tests taking place in Auckland on June 24.

Author: 0 Curry urged teammates to just be themselves vs Cavs

And then in the first half, again, I thought defensively the multiple effort wasn't quite there all the time. The Canadian also displayed that he was a capable matchup against Draymond Green , who's still the Warriors' most used option at centre.

Author: 0 Warriors vs. Cavs: Full 2017 NBA Finals Preview & Prediction

On ESPN , Stephen Curry , Draymond Green and Kevin Durant ( Golden State Warriors ) will meet LeBron James , Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love ( Cleveland Cavaliers ) on both linear pay-TV and the streaming platform, ESPN Play. After posting the best single-season record in NBA history and being one game away from a championship, Golden State added arguably the second-best player in basketball.

Author: 0 Dan Gilbert refused to say LeBron James after The Decision

The news conference was supposed to be about the start of the National Basketball Association finals Thursday - but the first question to LeBron James wasn't about dealing with the Warriors' Draymond Green . It was about dealing with racism, which James said "will always be a part of the world, a part of America". "And, you know, hate in America, especially for African Americans, is living every day", James said.

Author: 0 Champions League final: Bale hails Madrid's history boys

The Italians ended the game with ten men as Juan Cuadrado was sent off in the final five minutes for a second yellow card. By following up on their Champions League triumph previous year against Atletico Madrid, Real have also become the first European side to reach consecutive Club World Cups.

Sports Wrong number text leads to free Stanley Cup tickets
Author: 0 Wrong number text leads to free Stanley Cup tickets

If there's a team that knows something about overcoming a 2-0 hole in the championship series, it's Nashville's competition. While the NBA Finals would take 18 days to complete if the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers go seven, this Cup Final is an anomaly.

Sports Stanley Cup: Game 3 in Nashville tonight
Author: 0 Stanley Cup: Game 3 in Nashville tonight

The Penguins are scheduled to play the Nashville Predators in the third game of NHL Stanley Cup Finals in Nashville on Saturday. Rinne has struggled mightily in this series , allowing four goals in each of Games 1 and 2 as the Predators have fallen into a 0-2 hole against the Penguins.

Author: 0 Penguins take two-game lead over Predators in Stanley Cup Final

Allegheny County, Pa., prosecutors announced Wednesday they'll drop charges against Wadell, the Predators fan who threw a catfish on the ice at the Pittsburgh Penguins' home , PPG Paints Arena, during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, according to The Associated Press.

Author: 0 Pride and prejudice as India, Pakistan clash

If there is no pressure, you will be over-confident. Pakistan have the benefit of playing the warm-up games already at Edgbaston, Birmingham unlike their opponents and have a feel of the conditions, and Arthur also felt that the pitch could be a little different from the one used for the Australia-New Zealand game.

Sports Two-goal Ronaldo gives Real 12th European title
Author: 0 Two-goal Ronaldo gives Real 12th European title

Few of those will have matched Mario Mandzukic's spectacular equaliser for Juventus , which was in vain for the Italian side who had the best of the first half before being swept aside in the second. After Casemiro put the Spanish champions back in front in the 61st, Ronaldo turned in the third at the near post inside three minutes, and Marco Asensio wrapped up the scoring in the 90th.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo Finishes as 2016-17 UEFA Champions League Top Scorer
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo Finishes as 2016-17 UEFA Champions League Top Scorer

The last time the Bianconeri reached the Champions League final , they were thrashed 3-1 by Barcelona thanks to goals from Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez, and Neymar. Most of the players in the team have memories of winning the trophy, while those in Juventus only remember the disappointment they faced in Berlin against Barcelona.

Author: 0 Zidane revels in 'historic' Real Madrid Champions League win

I love football. I have the chance to be with this great club, with this great squad. "We won the (Spanish) league on the very last day. For me, that's the success and the key". Despite having his back to goal and seeing defenders closing him down, he somehow sent a remarkable, acrobatic right-footed strike looping over Real keeper Keylor Navas, and Juventus were level.

Author: 0 Near-perfect Kiwis take control of America's Cup qualifiers

SoftBank Team Japan opted for a radically different course to other new teams seeking to challenge Oracle Team USA in this month's 35th America's Cup. presented by Louis Vuitton. If Oracle wins the qualifiers, it will carry a one-point bonus into the first-to-seven America's Cup match beginning June 17.

Author: 0 India crush Bangladesh in warm-up; Guptill powers New Zealand

After taking on India , Pakistan will play South Africa (in Birmingham on June 7) and Sri Lanka (in Cardiff on June 12). "To celebrate the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy , we're inviting everyone to tap/click and take a swing at our pocket-size game!" Laxman also said that the much-awaited match against Pakistan will be a high profile one because of the fact that India rarely play against their arch-rivals.

Author: 0 Through gritted tweet: Barcelona congratulate Champions League winners Real Madrid

The Spanish champs beat the Serie A champions 4-1 on Saturday evening in a much anticipated final match at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to emerge the European champions for a record 12th time. If Real Madrid is known for their attack and scoring goals, then Juventus , on the other hand, is famous for their defending abilities. AC Milan were the last to do so in Europe's elite club competition in 1990 and Isco, who now has three European titles by the age of 25, hailed Madrid's ...

Sports Defending champ Nordqvist shoots 7-under 64 for LPGA lead
Author: 0 Defending champ Nordqvist shoots 7-under 64 for LPGA lead

I hit some really good shots, so I was just happy to get it going early and make the turn a couple under and then just keep it going from there", said Nordqvist. Creamer posted five birdies and a bogey, and kept her share of the lead with an up and down for par at her final hole, the ninth - where her second shot landed left of the green and she took an unplayable lie.

Sports Schwarber's grand slam rallies Cubs to a 5-3 win over Cards
Author: 0 Schwarber's grand slam rallies Cubs to a 5-3 win over Cards

Rizzo led off the eighth with a double over the head of rookie left fielder Magneuris Sierra . It didn't help that he went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts and was lifted for a pinch hitter in the sixth. Obviously, [I] have a pretty long career and a reputation as a strike thrower. Player narratives are so all-consuming that the notion of Lester's "yips" has translated to the belief that teams can run wild on him (despite Contreras throwing out 8 of 14 attempts).

Author: 0 Ron & Don: Predators-Ducks Game 5 'most vicious' game ever seen

If he's able to play, the Predators likely will try to test his movement. "We have an opportunity to seal the deal, and we're going to make the most of it", Nashville defenseman Mattias Ekholm told Joe Rexrode of USA Today . "At this point, we can't make an excuse", Wagner said. "We have a lot of areas of concern off our performance tonight", Carlyle said. The Anaheim Ducks host the Nashville Predators in game five of the NHL Western Conference finals at 7:15pm EST on May ...

Author: 0 Haqqani Militant Network behind Kabul Attack: Aghan Gov't

The Afghan intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), in a statement alleged that the blast was carried out by the Haqqani Network with the "direct help of the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI". Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for the city police, said the explosives were hidden in a sewage tanker. Among the dead were two Afghan media workers, two Afghan guards at the German Embassy and nine security guards at a base for foreign forces in the area.

Sports Nationals and Giants brawl in Major League Baseball
Author: 0 Nationals and Giants brawl in Major League Baseball

Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland had just struck Harper in the hip with what was surely a ferociously painful 98 miles per hour pitch when Harper came for him, hurling his batting helmet as he ran. "Obviously, I got in a little too far". 'He's taken advantage of that, so I went inside. "So, be a little unsafe to get in there sometimes". "It's go time.

Sports Bale hails Real Madrid's history boys
Author: 0 Bale hails Real Madrid's history boys

Madrid found the opener in the 20th minute as Ronaldo played Dani Carvajal into space, before neatly placing the fullback's cut-back beyond a fully outstretched Gigi Buffon. One of the most popular shirts among Real Madrid fans has " Sergio Ramos " and "93" on it. We won the league, the Champions League . Real Madrid will take on Juventus at 2:45 p.m.

Sports Follow all the action from UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway
Author: 0 Follow all the action from UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway

It's also a chance to take on Aldo, the longtime King in the 145-pound division, and an idol who Holloway has watched since he was 17. Considering the circumstances of both fighters entering Sunday's (Manila time ) fight, pundits and observers said there is much to be excited about it.

Sports Phil Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation
Author: 0 Phil Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation

Six times a runner-up at the U.S. Open, most recently in 2013, the tournament represents all that's standing in Mickelson's way of a majors Grand Slam. Mickelson, who turns 47 on the day of the second round, said if the tournament were delayed due to weather or if the ceremony were changed - unlikely scenarios, he said - then he'd try to make it from Southern California to Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

Sports Bill Maher's use of racial slur on HBO show draws criticism
Author: 0 Bill Maher's use of racial slur on HBO show draws criticism

Black Lives Matter leader Deray McKesson tweeted "But really, @billmaher has got to go". The host said , "It was a joke ", picking up on the awkward reaction. If you're confused about the "bleached a**holes" comment, it was the site's way of referring to Bill Maher having maligned hate-monger Milo Yiannopoulos on his show and airing Yiannopoulos's offensive ravings to millions of people.

Sports Bale:
Author: 0 Bale: "To win at home is a dream come true"

Italian side Juventus are looking to win the crown for the third time , while Real can extend their own record. The Spain defender is a tremendous defender but he is also a cheat. We're not favourites, nor are Juventus . It is 50-50. But we are in the final again, and everything is possible. "Whether he or I start, we'll both be cheering each other on".

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo breaks UNBELIEVABLE Champions League record

The Italian champions had substitute Juan Cuadrado sent off after he was shown a second yellow card for a gentle push on Sergio Ramos that drew a lamentable overreaction from the Madrid skipper. "But Real Madrid have important players and when they have a player who wins the Ballon d'Or (Ronaldo) it's a huge advantage". "We hope not too many people were injured and we hope they get better soon".

Sports Rahal wins Detroit IndyCar opening race
Author: 0 Rahal wins Detroit IndyCar opening race

Rahal's margin of victory was 6.14 seconds. Indianapolis 500 victor Takuma Sato continued his recent good form to qualify third for Andretti Autosport ahead of team-mate Alexander Rossi, while James Hinchcliffe will start fifth on the grid alongside Scott Dixon .

Sports Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation
Author: 0 Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation

The five-time major victor who has never won the U.S. Open said he's been aware of the conflict for about six months. Mickelson said he had notified the US Golf Association of his decision well in advance so that the organising body as well as his replacement would not be caught off guard.

Author: 0 Atletico Madrid lose CAS appeal against FIFA transfer ban

It is not inconceivable that Griezmann could still join Manchester United , but expect the name of Real Madrid forward Alvrano Morata and Torino's Andrea Belotti linked with United once again in the coming days and weeks. Back in January of a year ago, Atleti (along with rivals Real Madrid) were banned from signing players for two consecutive transfer windows for breaching Federation Internationale de Football Association regulations over the registration of minors.

Sports Cloud Computing wins 142nd Preakness
Author: 0 Cloud Computing wins 142nd Preakness

Always Dreaming's trainer Todd Pletcher did not think the Preakness pace was too fast. Sano said Gunnevera would be vanned back to Gulfstream Park West on Monday and freshened for a summer campaign in Saratoga, where last summer he won the Grade 2 Saratoga Special.

Author: 0 Djokovic, Muguzura, Nadal in action at French Open

The top four teams here already are out of men's doubles. "Celebrate? Of course. This is Roland-Garros". His lone loss came to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open . Andre Agassi has revealed he is happy to work as an unpaid coach for Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon in July. - She will face defending champion Garbine Muguruza in the next round.

Author: 0 Don't panic if LeBron James loses opener -- Terry Pluto

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry dribbles during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland , Calif. There seemed to be fewer nights this year when I felt like I had to turn on the Warriors immediately. Curry and KD will make sure of that (and then they will both return to Golden State over the summer, as Charlotte fans pining for the return of the golden child get disappointed once again).

Author: 0 This is Juve's moment - Zambrotta backs Buffon for European glory

The Champions League final is always a highlight in the football calendar but the showpiece game for the competition this year has the potential to be an absolute cracker. Four teams ( AC Milan , Ajax, Juventus and Manchester United ) have tried in the past to win the UCL in consecutive years and all four of them have failed.