She also denied Halep what would have been her first major championship and the No. 1 ranking. She's also the first unseeded woman to win the title in the Open Era. Four of the first six games went against the serve, creating a 3-3 score-line, during a period where Ostapenko might have regretted not building a lead.
Ryan Burnett says he is ready to take the world title in his hometown of Belfast. The 25-year-old Belfast native couldn't be happier with his home town billing and insists he is feeling no pressure ahead of his appearance at the Odyssey Arena in front of what is sure to be a partisan crowd.
The Warriors' 6-foot-9 small forward didn't survey the court. Overall, the Cleveland shot 44.4 percent from the field. After a timeout, the Cavaliers drew up a play to get LeBron James a corner 3. "Not something I'm thinking about or any of us are thinking about", Kerr said of the chance to run the table. They're a juggernaut of a team, do a great job of spacing out the floor, keeping a high tempo, and just made some big-time plays down the stretch.
Weary Del Potro , who beat Murray in the Davis Cup semi-finals a year ago to avenge his defeat in the Olympics final, managed just 11 points in the 3rd set. "Each day, I'm feeling a little bit better, so hopefully I can keep it going". I felt I was playing well. If you play a guy you don't really know, it's hard to get the right gameplan, so it also helps that I know Juan Martin's game very well.
That cut Golden State's lead to 3-1, but as usual Green's stats were only a small chapter of his story. Well, Draymond Green was their best player in the Finals. "And getting swept is something that you never want to have happen". But, at minimum, they can break up the Warriors' ideal postseason and stop them from popping champagne in Cleveland - which is where Golden State clinched the 2015 Finals.
Sir Ben Ainslie regained his sea legs after a few rough days in the America's Cup qualifiers on Bermuda's Great Sound. Also Thursday, Oracle overcame a penalty at the start and passed stablemate SoftBank Team Japan to win by 32 seconds.
This is the first-to-five-point series to determine who will face Americas Cup defender Oracle Team USA in the Match starting next Saturday. Artemis is trying to bounce back from the tragic death of British Olympic star Andrew "Bart" Simpson when its 72-foot catamaran broke apart while training on San Francisco Bay in 2013.
SIMON: Cavs were on fire last night, weren't they? Thompson had 11 total boards in the first three games of these Finals . Maybe he will. I don't know. "I don't like it", James said, drawing laughter after surpassing Magic Johnson in the record book with his ninth career Finals triple-double. SIMON:.You think the referees - yeah.
In spite of all that, Griezmann took to social media tonight to seemingly confirm that he is staying on at Atleti. Griezmann had been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United right through the 2016-17 season, but the Red Devils' interest has waned in recent weeks.
Giving him his debut at Real Madrid , it's no secret that José Mourinho is a staunch admirer of Alvaro Morata . As reported by the Telegraph , Morata has agreed to join United and is now waiting for the two clubs to agree a fee. He wants to play more. Chelsea have been keen on making a reunion happen with Lukaku for several months but both players are focusing on their worldwide matches and won't be involved in negotiations soon.
The Predators are down 2-0 to the Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final, but Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban is optimistic his team will right the ship back at home on Saturday. He's one of those guys that we have on our team that has the ability to make a difference in one or two shifts. If that happens, who then wins the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player in the playoffs? In Game 2 , they had as many shots in the first period (12) as they did total in the previous game.
Three-time semifinalist Pakistan chose to bowl but its fielding often let the team down, including Kohli being dropped by substitute Fakhar Zaman on 43 off Riaz, who went for around 10 an over to end on 0-87. "The worrying thing for me, and it has been for a period of time, is we just do the basics wrong". The 36-year-old strongly believes that the men in blue will be unstoppable if they continue to play this brand of cricket.
Stephen Curry is over your questions about squatting. "You gotta be better than that", Curry said in reply to the reporter . Curry squatted down just after Durant's basket, imitating someone defecating on the court. Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. "Are you serious right now?" "I like you, but you got to be better". Curry: "C'mon, man this is insane!" "You gotta be better than that".
In the end, I think we had 10 new caps out there and to show poise and stick to what we needed to do in the circumstances was an unbelievable effort from the young guys. However, before Solomona received all the plaudits he was certainly the villain as he got caught out for two of Argentina's tries in the second half after making his introduction.
The Latvian turned 20 on Thursday and Marion Bartoli led the Court Philippe Chatrier crowd in singing "Happy Birthday", in French, to Ostapenko moments after her victory. At times during a match of 16 service breaks the impetuosity of youth betrayed her as she seemed on the verge of youthful tantrums in the hot sunshine, especially when she lost four games in a row to lose the second set.
Somewhere in between there - from thriving in the worst possible situation to breaking up the Warriors' party - the Cavs found what they needed to rout the Warriors 137-116 in Game 4 of the Finals . James averaged 21 points on 42.1 percent shooting in Games 1 and 2 last season. We continued to push. "We missed a golden opportunity, but we'll correct the things we didn't do right".
Since their superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unlikely to get a contract extension this summer , the Red Devils will need a replacement and are close to signing Morata . English fans struggle to put that label on their own, but 29 league goals from 30 appearances suggests it is accurate, with only four other players across Europe's top five divisions scoring more.
Crosby's Penguins were up big on the Nashville Predators in Game 5, leading 4-0 when the incident occurred. Murray, on the other hand, is coming off two consecutive losses and has never lost three in a row since e. While the team's shot generation and suppression trends are nearly the same in home versus road performances in these playoffs, the high-danger chance shares split quite a bit - the Penguins accounted for 53.0 percent (96 to 85) of the chances in games at home compared to 48.5 ...
Speaking on the steps of No 10 after an audience with the Queen, the prime minister said the parties had a "strong relationship" and that she meant to form a government which could "provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country".
You got the game [expletive] up with that one. But we were up 3-0. It would be epic if the Cavaliers did it, and forever taint this group of Warriors, who have lost just four times in the previous 34 games. In all, there were seven technicals in Game 4 after there were just three in the first three games. Ayesha Curry, Steph Curry's wife, was candid on Twitter all throughout the series previous year concerning the Cavaliers and how the National Basketball Association officials were ...
His first title of any sort, Kuerten winning the French Open that year - the first of his three titles in Paris - catapulted his name to great heights, even as it went on to establish an unending and enduring legacy at the venue. Because of all the incredible things she acheived in the span of one tournament, there's no reason to think she can't make a deep run, and possibly get another win, at the All England Club when Wimbeldon commences in less than a month.
Trying to explain the turnaround in his team's fortunes, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said: "We had a good bowling meeting". Depends on what the bowlers offer us. India have a solid team and their batsmen such as Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh have contributed. India and South Africa are aware that there will be nerves, considering this game being a do-or-die Champions Trophy encounter.
Football icon, Cristiano Ronaldo is celebrating the the birth of a boy and girl (twin) who were giving birth through a surrogate, for him. The boy and girl were born to a surrogate mum. "For me it is not a problem". Cristiano already has one child, 6-year-old Cristiano Jr, who is also believed to have been born to a surrogate. Cristiano has a dad, an unbelievable dad.
No one go on the court thinking he has no pressure. As for Nadal, he is well-aware of Wawrinka's power but believes he can stop him from dominating the way he likes to. It will be Nadal's 22nd Grand Slam final overall, breaking a tie with Novak Djokovic for second behind Roger Federer's 28. After reaching the semis a year ago, Thiem has really come of age this season.
Not to be outdone, Crosby had three assists which moves him to second all-time in Penguins points during the finals with 19. The Predators have zero players who have hoisted the cup and only one player who's ever played for a Cup. The Penguins are a win away from their second straight Stanley Cup and fifth overall. Consider the fact that since 2001, in a Stanley Cup Final that has been tied 2-2, the club that lost Game Five has rebounded to win it all in four of eight instances.
Ibrahimovic is recovering from an knee injury suffer in the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht in April. United fans will find out this Friday when the Premier League releases a list of all the players that have been released by their respective clubs.
Selected by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2010 June Draft, the 2013 World Series champion has 40 games of regular season major league experience (18 starts), going 7-13 with a 4.99 ERA (73 ER/131.2 IP) and 119 strikeouts. Asher also recorded a scoreless inning of relief in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox on April 23. Porcello allowed just one more run over the next five innings before departing.
The Predators have one at least one road game in every series so far. Subban, who claimed Crosby was complaining about Subban's breath during a Game 3 run-in, just kind of sat there and took it. One more win gives the Penguins the franchise's fifth Stanley Cup, tying them with Edmonton for sixth all-time. Former NBA All-Star turned TV commentator Charles Barkley joined National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman in watching the game from a skybox in sold-out Bridgestone Arena .
Although for those tuning into the baseball game between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants on Monday, they got a little something extra. But it looks bad", Bochy said. "He's not a punching bag". "Like I said, I left the ball over the plate a couple times to him". You have two guys who don't care for each other too much.
A Belmont Stakes that felt nearly more notable for those who were missing than those who actually turned up went to Tapwrit as the Todd Pletcher-trained colt outstayed Irish War Cry to claim a gritty victory in the final leg of the Triple Crown by two lengths under Jose Ortiz .
To rub salt into the wound for the 18 year old, his Williams teammate Felipe Massa was seventh fastest, with his best qualifying time 1.3 seconds faster than what Stroll could muster. Vandoorne had been pushing hard - brushing the wall at Turn 7 during one flying lap - but missed out by just 0.1s behind Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz .
Morgan was the initial aggressor and hit five leg-side sixes in his 81-ball innings, while Stokes took a liking to Pat Cummins in a typically powerful knock that featured 15 boundaries. Said Williamson: "It's important we use these experiences to learn and be better because they are tough tournaments and they do put you under pressure".
The Penguins obviously had a great game, but have struggled to continue their dominant play on the road. What separates Crosby is an ability to raise his play in lockstep with the stakes. "We made mistakes in front of him", Laviolette said. "He's pretty inspirational when he plays that way and he gets to a level that not many guys can get to".
The 114th meeting of worldwide football's oldest foes was a naturally tense affair, with the hosts looking to keep their dreams of reaching Russian Federation alive as Gareth Southgate's men attempted to tighten their grip on top spot. Griffiths scored his first-ever goal for Scotland today from a lovely free kick and immediately scored another one in three minutes' time for a stunning late show at Hampden Park.
I'm so happy we've shown this is possible, that we've brought this fairy tale to a happy conclusion". Ward added: "It still hasn't quite sunk in". But despite the increase in attractive fixtures the chairman has chose to reward their fans by putting season tickets on sale for £199, or just £100 for fans who have held season tickets since 2009.
CT against Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Donald Young of the United States. "This is unbelievable. Coming in to this I hadn't won a set here so I'm just so excited to be here", he said. Venus overcame a patchy start, having had his opening service game broken. A double fault from Young on the second break point in the eight game gave Harrison and Venus a 5-3 lead, who then went on to serve out for the title.
After watching Irving beat himself up after Wednesday's Game 3 loss - when he missed all seven of his three-point attempts - and hearing him speak of the pain the defeat created and the lost opportunity it represented, it was hard to imagine he'd rebound like he did.
Upon approaching the vehicle, the police discovered that both wheels on the driver's side had been twisted, while the respective tires were flat, indicating that Woods had recently hit something - you'll find the photos of the damaged auto in the lower part of the gallery to your right.
At the end of the 16th over, however, a drinks break coincided with the umpires finally deciding to send the players off. If the game had just carried on, perhaps they may have had a different opinion. Bangladesh who was trashed by the host in the tournament opener have to win the match or else they will be heading home earlier than expected. But, asked if their lack of time at the crease could undermine them against England , Australia captain Smith said: "I'm sure they will be okay".
Of the four batsmen that came to the crease as India piled up 319 for three in their rain-reduced 48 overs, three Rohit Sharma (91), Kohli (81 not out) and Shikhar Dhawan (68) all made more than Yuvraj's 53. An exasperated Arthur could barely hide his disappointment with his players, who floundered in nearly every aspect of the game. "I congratulate everyone for this win", another fan said .