Author: 0 3-on-3 basketball added to 2020 Tokyo Olympic program

France's new President Emmanuel Macron has said he will come to the Olympic capital on July 11 and support the Paris lobbying effort. "My dream is not so much just to bring the Olympics here, but is to bring youth sports for free to every zip code", LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said last week in confirming talks with the International Olympic Committee to explore "what it would take" to agree which city would host first.

Sports Nadal sets sights on 10th French Open title in Wawrinka duel
Author: 0 Nadal sets sights on 10th French Open title in Wawrinka duel

In the semis, Nadal will now face Austria's sixth seed Dominic Thiem , who knocked out defending champion and world number two Novak Djokovic 7-6, 6-3, 6-0. "It's incredible to be in another Roland Garros final", said Wawrinka, the oldest finalist since 33-year-old Niki Pilic was runner-up in 1973. Wawrinka used his sublime one-handed backhand and hammer of a forehand to send Murray scrambling and sliding all over Court Philippe Chatrier.

Sports 'Stan the Man' vs. 9-time champ Nadal in French Open final
Author: 0 'Stan the Man' vs. 9-time champ Nadal in French Open final

Nadal is bidding to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam and leads the head-to-head with Wawrinka 15-3. He has been the second best player on clay this season, with the Austrian losing the final in both Barcelona and Madrid to Nadal before finally getting over the top of the world No.4 in Rome .

Author: 0 Warriors eyeing record after Game 3 win in Finals

The Warriors got no closer than 11 points after halftime. The Cleveland Cavaliers versus the Golden State Warriors championship series, the NBA Finals, the third in this trilogy, represents this divide. In the Finals, they won Game 1 by 22, Game 2 by 19 and Game 3 by five after coming from behind. They went on to win the championship, their first, in seven games .

Author: 0 Real Madrid | Real Madrid reject United's opening offer for Morata

Sky Sports reported that United goalkeeper David de Gea was not included in the offer, while Real Madrid are thought to want in the region of 78 million pound ($100.66 million) for the 24-year-old Morata. He has gone on to score 19 goals in 71 games for United, score on his England debut and collect winners' medals in the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Europa League .

Sports Wawrinka comes back to beat Murray, reach French Open final
Author: 0 Wawrinka comes back to beat Murray, reach French Open final

Former champion Stan Wawrinka is through to the semifinals of the French Open after beating seventh-seeded Marin Cilic in straight sets. After playing most of his career in his Swiss countryman Federer's considerable shadow, Wawrinka - at 32, the oldest men's finalist in Paris since 1973 - has blossomed lately.

Author: 0 Blowouts more common than close games in Stanley Cup Final

After letting up three goals on nine shots in the first period, he was pulled for Juuse Saros , who started the second. With Nashville playing a man short, Schultz's slap shot from the point, on a pass from Crosby, tipped off Calle Jarnkrok's stick and beat Rinne for the game's first goal at 1:31.

Author: 0 Brexit talks should start when Britain ready -EU negotiator

They will push against a special status for Northern Ireland to avoid a hard border with the Republic of Ireland, which is one of the red lines for the EU. Allen said she couldn't see May hanging on for "more than six months". He tweeted: "Looks like we might need a time-out in the Brexit negotiations".

Author: 0 Harry Kane: 'I need to improve England record'

It seemed inevitable that Kane would eventually become England captain, succeeding Wayne Rooney , who has been eased out of the squad, but it has happened earlier than expected. "We feel like we are as ready as ever and we're looking for three points to finish off our season nicely". What I do feel is we're culturally shifting to where we'd like to be: in terms of the way we work, the way we carry ourselves, to get the public proud of the team, but also in the way we play to excite the ...

Author: 0 Eden Hazard privately confirms worst injury fears ahead of surgery

Chelsea's star man Eden Hazard broke his ankle while training with Belgium - but there could be a silver lining for the Blues . Chelsea's pre-season plans have already been dealt a major blow, with talisman winger Eden Hazard returning to London for surgery on a broken ankle which he sustained while on global duty with Belgium .

Author: 0 Smith denies tweeting 'Cavs in 7' after Game 3 loss

Ten of Golden State's players were already on the roster before Durant arrived, including the original core of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson , Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala . But you can't be afraid of that feeling, knowing that you prepared yourself with all the reps you put in in the gym shooting. "Gguys are loving the game, our fans love the game".

Author: 0 New Zealand boat capsizes throwing men overboard during America's Cup

The data allows crew members to make split second decisions when it matters most and has helped to push the boundaries of traditional America's Cup sailing. Despite Tuesday's mishap, Team NZ hold a 3-1 lead over Great Britain's Land Rover BAR in Bermuda in their best-of-nine series to face Team USA in the final.

Author: 0 Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason run in Game 4

No team in NBA history has recovered from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series, but then again, no team in NBA history had recovered from a 3-1 deficit to win the NBA Finals ... Would still be ahead 116-113 when the Cavs still had a chance to tie. We knew we were not going to keep them quiet from the 3-point line the whole series.

Author: 0 Ex-Penn State president will serve 2-month jail sentence

All three were also fined and sentenced to community service. Former athletic director Tim Curley , 63, received a sentence of seven to 23 months, with three in jail. In a statement he read to the judge, Spanier apologized to the victims, the Penn State community, and others impacted by his actions. He was one of the nation's highest-paid university presidents.

Sports Middlesbrough appoint Garry Monk as manager
Author: 0 Middlesbrough appoint Garry Monk as manager

The former Swansea City boss will take the reigns at the Riverside, just two weeks after he resigned as manager of Leeds United. " Middlesbrough FC are delighted to confirm the appointment of Garry Monk as the club's new manager". With 24-year-old centre-back Ben Gibson nearly certain to leave the Teesiders this summer, Bartley could be a flawless replacement for the England youth global, and Monk will be keen to maintain the quality in a back line that showed last season it can perform ...

Author: 0 Artemis Racing reaches America's Cup challenger finals

Elsewhere, Artemis Racing , led by Briton Iain Percy, produced a remarkable turnaround by winning all three races to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead heading into the final day of racing. New Zealand rower Joe Sullivan won gold in the double sculls in 2012, while cyclist Simon Van Velthooven picked up bronze in the Keirin event the same year.

Author: 0 After almost missing French Open, Halep could win 1st major

Lleyton Hewitt (2001 US Open), the youngest man to snare the season-ending world No 1, and Andre Agassi (2003 Australian Open), the oldest to reach No 1, excelled under Cahill. In a stunning coincidence, the amiable Brazilian secured the first of three victories here on the day Ostapenko was born. Led by the on-court presenter, the crowd serenaded her with a rendition of "Joyeux Anniversaire".

Sports Andy Murray knocked out of French Open by Stan Wawrinka
Author: 0 Andy Murray knocked out of French Open by Stan Wawrinka

Wawrinka made the first move with a break for 5-3, seizing on a tentative approach and flashing a cross-court victor past the despairing lunge of Murray at the net. After tactical battle of cat and mouse, Wawrinka made the first inroads with a ripped forehand crosscourt to lead the first set 5-3. The temperature was a refreshing 19C on another day of bright sunshine as the players walked out on to Court Philippe Chatrier.

Sports NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from last year
Author: 0 NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from last year

Durant scored seven of his 31 points in the Warriors' game-ending 11-0 run, the biggest of them a 3-pointer with 45 seconds remaining that put Golden State ahead to stay at 114-113. "We just - we knew we had to make it physical". Kevin Durant scored 35 points to lead the Warriors' offensive attack. The man is absolutely exhausted, which was something Draymond Green noticed even before the fourth quarter of Game 3 .

Sports Nadal crushes Thiem in French Open to set up Wawrinka showdown
Author: 0 Nadal crushes Thiem in French Open to set up Wawrinka showdown

An ill-advised Murray drop-shot gave Wawrinka a 4-2 lead in the tie-break and it was one he did not surrender - a scorching forehand return off a second serve levelling the match once more. But Murray insisted that there were plenty of positives to take into his Wimbledon title defence after arriving in France with a fever and in mediocre form.

Sports New England Patriots to receive Super Bowl rings in private ceremony
Author: 0 New England Patriots to receive Super Bowl rings in private ceremony

Surrounding the custom sapphire corundum is another perimeter row of diamonds, bringing the total to more than 280 diamonds. A lighthouse and bridge with the years of the previous Super Bowl wins are also on the side. A Jostens representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this year's rings. The best part of the whole ring is the true bling of it all, as its loaded with 283 diamonds, in honor of the score that the Patriots came back from beginning in the third ...

Sports Halep keeps calm ahead of French Open final
Author: 0 Halep keeps calm ahead of French Open final

Mixed in with her scintillating winners, including forehands faster than anything men's world number one Andy Murray has managed here so far, were 45 unforced errors, some of which could have embellished a video nasty. 4th - Bopanna became the fourth Indian to a win a Grand Slam. "It was a really tough match". I think I have the game. "I say always that I play well with the pressure, but now I don't need it", said Halep.

Author: 0 Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

Can't be ejected when you never got a tech in the first place, right? However, after being suspended from Game 5 of last year's Finals, the Warriors forward has made it his mission to receive fewer techs. "Don't seem to be the sharpest people around". Kerr said almost the same thing as Lue - that he didn't know exactly what was going on until it was explained to him - while adding that he thought the first tech should've been called on him.

Sports Mets to bring back Cespedes for Saturday's doubleheader
Author: 0 Mets to bring back Cespedes for Saturday's doubleheader

Pinch-hitter Rio Ruiz had the first game-ending hit of his career Friday night, scoring another rookie for the Atlanta Braves' third walk-off victory of the season. "We think he's ready". As the offense is about to receive a boost, the Mets' starting rotation will also get help this weekend with Matz and Lugo returning.

Author: 0 Steve Smith frustrated after second-straight washout

While the Aussies would have considered themselves fortunate to have got a point against New Zealand , they will be disappointed that they weren't able to get a result here as they looked in complete control of the match . Mashrafe Mortaza praised Tamim Iqbal for his brilliant 95-run knock. Despite the washout, Smith was buoyed by the performance of his bowlers, particularly Mitch Starc, who was ultra-impressive taking the final four wickets of the Bangladesh innings in nine balls.

Author: 0 Durant's late heroics power Warriors over Cavaliers

Guard Stephen Curry recorded a double-double, 26 points and 13 rebounds for Golden State. Golden State is now 15-0 this postseason for the longest winning streak in the playoffs in any major professional sport. And they're playing like one of the best teams once again. "Then go on to the next game", Jefferson said, "and then go on to the next game and see what happens".

Author: 0 Sharp pulls into tie for lead after 2nd round at Cambridge

Sharp said her ball moved ever so slightly as she went to address a chip shot . I don't think I completely grounded my club, but the way the rule reads... At 10-under 134 were China's Shanshan Feng, a victor two weeks ago at the Volvik LPGA Championship, along with Minjee Lee of Australia and Bronte Law of England.

Sports Porte takes Dauphine lead in the mountains
Author: 0 Porte takes Dauphine lead in the mountains

Australia's Richie Porte of BMC romped to victory over a 23.5km individual time-trial at the Criterium du Dauphine on Wednesday, leaving key rivals counting lost seconds. Ahead of tonight's fifth stage from La Tour-de-Salvagny to Mâcon, Porte had moved to second overall, 27 seconds behind Belgian Thomas de Gendt. Whoever comes out on top by Sunday will be confident of victory at the Tour, which begins on July 1.

Author: 0 Several Cavs Players Pissed Off at Warriors Guard Stephen Curry

Despite being on the verge of a 16-0 run through the NBA Playoffs, the Golden State Warriors have to keep hearing NBA legends talk about how they wouldn't have won back in the day. well, see for yourself . I even dropped my mouth piece because I was so uncoordinated with that. "It is what it is". Prior to the January 2016 regular-season matchup between the two teams at Quicken Loans Arena, Curry asked if the visitor's locker room still smelled like champagne.

Author: 0 Wozniacki suffers at the hands of teenage star Jelena

Ostapenko converted her second match point with a forehand attack, her 50th victor of the match. "To play a semifinal of Roland Garros on your birthday, I think it's really nice", said Ostapenko, who lost first round previous year. Timea Bacsinszky reached the French Open women's semifinals, beating Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-4 in their rain-interrupted quarterfinal here on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Reds batter Gennett belts 4 homers in rare Major League Baseball feat

No major leaguer had ever gotten five hits, four homers and 10 RBIs in a game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Gennett made a pair of curtain calls and returned to left field in the ninth inning to a standing ovation and chants of "Scoo-ter" from the 18,620 fans in attendance.

Sports Late Hugo Lloris howler hands France shock WCQ defeat in Sweden
Author: 0 Late Hugo Lloris howler hands France shock WCQ defeat in Sweden

France and Sweden now sit in first and second place respectively in the group. Didier Deschamps threw on Thomas Lemar and Kylian Mbappe for Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet in the 76th minute. The two sides appeared destined to end the match in a 1-1 draw before France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a massive mistake. Toivonen stepped into the ball's pathway and booted it from midfield into the back of the net.

Author: 0 Wawrinka beats Murray in five-set thriller to enter finals

Andy Murray was "proud" of his effort after losing in five sets to Stan Wawrinka at the French Open - and hoped it would boost his Wimbledon challenge. - "With an atmosphere like the one today, you can not help but give your all". After the two players forced into a decider, Wawrinka geared him up for five games in a row.

Sports Argentina beats Brazil 1-0 in friendly before 95000 fans
Author: 0 Argentina beats Brazil 1-0 in friendly before 95000 fans

The presence of Lionel Messi helped shift tickets, and there will be a special curiosity to see how the Sampaoli system suits the Argentine captain. "The objective of today's training was collective play and ball recovery after losing it. Domination is required". A flawless end od Brazilian coach Tite finished, and after nine straight wins, his national team lost.

Author: 0 Gunathilaka, Mendis shine as Sri Lanka stun India

The other game between Asian rivals Pakistan and Sri Lanka will decide the other semifinalists from the pool. Danushka Gunathilaka (76) and Kusal Mendis (89) added 159 runs for the second Sri Lankan wicket, before both were run out, but Mathews (52 not out), Kusal Perera (47) and Asela Gunaratne (34no) maintained the momentum to secure a famous victory.

Sports Did Sidney Crosby Get Away With A Dirty Play?
Author: 0 Did Sidney Crosby Get Away With A Dirty Play?

The opening faceoff was delayed a few seconds after someone threw a catfish onto the ice - a Predators thing. Boswell tweeted late Thursday that he'd been kicked out of the game by security after pounding on the glass following a fight in Pittsburgh's 6-0 win.

Author: 0 Irish War Cry top choice in depleted Belmont Stakes horse race

The Japanese horse was expected to bring a bit of star power and intrigue to a Belmont lacking for marketability. Epicharis follows in the hoofprints of Lani, the wild and recalcitrant 2016 UAE Derby victor, who blazed an unlikely trail through the Triple Crown last season finishing ninth in the Kentucky Derby, fifth in the Preakness Stakes and third at the NY racecourse.

Sports Andy Murray the odd one out in Roland Garros semifinals
Author: 0 Andy Murray the odd one out in Roland Garros semifinals

The other semi-final sees the nine-times champion, Rafael Nadal , taking on the young Austrian, Dominic Thiem . Did he give up in the last set? Can he summon that again? "Well, I think he's back, and he's a favourite, as he was a favourite during his best years".

Sports Whataburger trolls Cavaliers after devastating Game 3 loss
Author: 0 Whataburger trolls Cavaliers after devastating Game 3 loss

With their 15th straight win, the Warriors have the longest postseason streak for any team in the four major professional sports. In contrast, 6-foot-3 Stephen Curry had 13 rebounds, and is averaging almost 10 for the series. James has been prolific in reaching the finals, the only man to get two teams there 4 times, but has struggled to hoist the trophies. The Warriors trailed by six with three minutes left before Durant, criticized for leaving Oklahoma City last summer to chase a ...