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Author: 0 French Open 2017: Jelena Ostapenko shocks Caroline Wozniacki

Latvia's teenage firecracker Jelena Ostapenko recovered from a terrible start to blaze past former world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki into the French Open semi-finals on Tuesday. Both matches lasted just under two hours in duration, but took the best part of six hours to complete after two rain delays - one that lasted for over three hours.

Author: 0 LeBron James Says He's Not Happy Kevin Durant Won 1st NBA Title

NBA Finals averages of 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game proved KD was on some next level "ish", a level that only a few of the great ones have been able to produce. Whoever wins this thing, there are no excuses. James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists and two steals. But the Cavs had cut into that chasm in Game 3 and 4, when some of Golden State's old habits had come back to haunt them.

Author: 0 Trump decries shooting of top Congressman, calls for unity

The officers did not sustain life-threatening injuries and are in good condition, according to Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa. A statement from Congressman Roger Williams' office said the Texas Republican was not wounded, but a member of his staff - later identified as legislative correspondent Zack Barth - was shot and taken to the hospital.

Author: 0 Judge does it again, blasts Yankees to 6th straight win

Rookie Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 19th home run and the New York Yankees connected five times in all, battering Chris Tillman and the Baltimore Orioles 16-3 Saturday night for their fourth straight win. Exit velocity: OMG. Launch angle: LOL. Smith led off the seventh with a bunt single and went to third after reliever Daniel Coulombe (0-1) was charged with an error for an errant throw to first that ended up in the right-field corner.

Sports Back to the drawing board for Southgate and England
Author: 0 Back to the drawing board for Southgate and England

Burnley stopper Heaton then kept out Kylian Mbappe's low effort with his feet, but again parried Dembele's shot into the path of Sidibe inside the area three minutes before the break, allowing the Monaco man to pounce on the rebound for 2-1.

Sports Champions Trophy: India Are Under More Pressure Than Us, Feels Mashrafe Mortaza
Author: 0 Champions Trophy: India Are Under More Pressure Than Us, Feels Mashrafe Mortaza

Two teams from the subcontinent- India and Bangladesh lock horns in the semi-finals of the 2017 Champions Trophy . The song is the extremely popular Bengali rendition "Amra Korbo Joy" of Pete Seeger's iconic "We Shall Overcome" The entire team joined in chorus and they uploaded the video on facebook, which acquired millions of hits.

Sports Going to a new course for US Open is nothing new
Author: 0 Going to a new course for US Open is nothing new

Erin Hills opened only 11 years ago, a massive course in Wisconsin farmland with generous fairways, elevation and shaved slopes around the green. Erin Hills, located about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, has no water hazards and only a few trees, its defense coming from intricate bunker complexes, tricky plateau greens and the traditionally thick U.S.

Sports Partisan crowds are part of sport, says Mladenovic
Author: 0 Partisan crowds are part of sport, says Mladenovic

It appeared there was no love lost between the players either, with Muguruza asked about Mladenovic's habit of shouting " forza " in Italian at key moments. Mladenovic was not at her best during her first last-16 match at Roland Garros but came up against an opponent who was performing even further below her own high standards.

Author: 0 Coach Tyronn Lue proud of 'resilient' Cleveland Cavaliers

Scorned and scrutinized from every angle for that decision, Durant triumphantly raised his arms and an MVP trophy Monday night all these months later- beaming as a first-time National Basketball Association champion , just as planned. In South Florida LeBron will always be appreciated for bringing two NBA titles to Miami and loathed for bolting to Cleveland and grumbled about for the two NBA Finals when he and Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh didn't win.

Sports Warriors Dominance over Cavs will Help the Celtics in the Long Run
Author: 0 Warriors Dominance over Cavs will Help the Celtics in the Long Run

But until the Cavs did it previous year, no team had ever rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the Finals. "No matter who I'm going against, if I'm going against four Hall of Famers ... "So I just told guys, I didn't stress anything besides just live in the moment". "All I was looking at was the bottom of the net", Durant said. "If I felt better, I was going to do it".

Author: 0 Resurgent Hasan starring for Pakistan at Champions Trophy

Hasan picked up his third consecutive three-wicket haul to stun England in their semi-final on Wednesday and move to the top of the tournament's wicket-taking list with 10 wickets at 17. England captain Eoin Morgan said Pakistan "played brilliantly" but he appeared unhappy with the wicket. "After the first loss, we were very down, but all the credit goes to the team management.

Sports Kane blames poor defence for loss to France
Author: 0 Kane blames poor defence for loss to France

Striker Harry Kane scored both goals for England , while defenders Samuel Umtiti and Djibril Sidibe got their first goals for France , as did Dembele. England were back in France for the first time since their disastrous Euro 2016 campaign, when they were humiliated by Iceland in the last 16. He plays up top on his own, he can play with his back to goal, is strong and uses everything he's got.

Sports 500000 fans may attend parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win
Author: 0 500000 fans may attend parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win

If you didn't know, the Stanley Cup is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise. He is not the first player to get questionable calls, but if you highlight the calls he gets, don't ignore the cross-checks he receives that keeps him out of playoff games due to concussion.

Sports Mets' Collins tossed after odd play with bat boy
Author: 0 Mets' Collins tossed after odd play with bat boy

The social media wags will soon have a new online piñata to whack, and Mets fans will focus on the current season-a disappointing campaign or a thrilling second-half turnaround. This is a queasy observation in light of potential parallels to our authoritarian president and his ennobled base, but Mr. Met had suddenly transformed from antiquated merchandise shill into something of a dashing and defiant leader.

Sports Broken arm fear for Tottenham's Son in Qatar
Author: 0 Broken arm fear for Tottenham's Son in Qatar

The 62-year-old former Germany midfielder had already been under pressure after two defeats in four qualifiers going into Tuesday's match, where the team's once all-but impenetrable defence was breached three times. Team Korea will play Iran in Seoul on August 31st and Uzbekistan in Tashkent on September fifth. The Taeguk Warriors weren't the only team to drop points in Tuesday's qualifiers, with Japan also conceding a late equaliser in their 1-1 draw with Iraq.

Author: 0 Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26

Mayweather (49-0) had initially retired from boxing, but the potential fight with McGregor presented an opportunity that even he couldn't turn down. Those who have been following the build up to this fight should know that McGregor has referred to Mayweather Jr.as Mayweather Sr.

Sports Manchester United target Morata 'likes' post linking him with Old Trafford move
Author: 0 Manchester United target Morata 'likes' post linking him with Old Trafford move

Mourinho knows Morata well from their time together at Madrid and it was the Portuguese coach who gave the striker his full debut so he obviously rates him very highly. Real are looking to recoup more than four times the £15.8m they paid Juventus a year ago but Morata's pedigree in front of goal makes him an ideal potential signing.

Sports Chelsea start title defence against Burnley
Author: 0 Chelsea start title defence against Burnley

Also, things won't be easy for those promoted from the Championship, with Brighton's first game in the Premier League coming at home to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City . This game was not a classic like those below but it did feature the first Premier League goal . "We will all have extra motivation for that game, but it will be a very tough start too because Spurs showed how good they are last season".

Sports Johnson arrives for US Open after birth of child
Author: 0 Johnson arrives for US Open after birth of child

FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson . Oakmont now seems like far more than a year ago. "I think it's very nice to introduce golf to all people and get them all involved", said Ethan Draeger, 13-year-old golfer. Yet, according to Rory McIlroy , that's exactly what Kevin Na and other would-be contenders this week at Erin Hills have done by lamenting how gosh darn tough the rough is on the Wisconsin track.

Author: 0 Coleman: Wales have no room left for error

They remain third in their group, still four points behind Serbia and the Republic of Ireland with four games left. Wales take on Austria at home in their next fixture, while Ireland travel to Georgia and Serbia take on Moldova. I will tell you what can happen. Wales set out to frustrate the Serbians, and shackle the most risky attacking formation in the group with 12 goals in fourfive games, and they succeeded in doing that throughout a highly accomplished first-half performance.

Sports Premier League 2017-18 fixtures released, Chelsea begin title defence at Burnley
Author: 0 Premier League 2017-18 fixtures released, Chelsea begin title defence at Burnley

The 2017-18 Premier League fixtures were released this morning and we have taken it upon ourselves to predict the results of all the early matches involving the Big Six. Arsenal , meanwhile, will kick off the new season with a home game against Leicester City. Jurgen Klopp's side travel to Goodison Park on April 7, 2018 before facing three teams from the bottom half of last season's table in their final five games.

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson defends US Open title after birth of second child

Johnson, the top-ranked player in the World Rankings and FedEx Cup standings, didn't play in the Masters after suffering a deep bruise in his lower back the Wednesday before the opening round. Gretzky, 28, and Johnson, 32, were engaged in August 2013 after having dated since before the start of the 2013 PGA Tour season. Johnson confirmed he has played practice rounds at the venue as he looks to win a second major.

Sports Ostapenko blasts back to claim stunning French title
Author: 0 Ostapenko blasts back to claim stunning French title

The 20-year-old Ostapenko fought back from 3-0 down in the set and the Latvian wrapped it up with a forehand down the line, her 36th victor of the match. A fortunate net cord gave her the crucial break of serve at 3-3, prompting Halep's coach Darren Cahill to look to the sky in disbelief, but the Latvian was on a roll.

Sports Warriors: We Haven't Been Invited to the White House
Author: 0 Warriors: We Haven't Been Invited to the White House

Following the locker room celebration is the grand parade to honor the team. Some members of the New England Patriots were absent from the team's visit to the White House in April, after the team won the Super Bowl the month before, according to ABC .

Sports Nadal: 10th Roland Garros win is 'indescribable'
Author: 0 Nadal: 10th Roland Garros win is 'indescribable'

Nadal improved to 79-2 lifetime at Roland Garros and lifted the trophy for the first time since 2014 after disposing of Wawrinka in just two hours and five minutes. I come back and see people I have a good relationship with and it's very special. Nothing could extinguish Nadal's fire though and he surged two breaks ahead in the third set despite the best efforts of Wawrinka to try and extend the contest.

Author: 0 Diego Costa Still Waiting for Chelsea's Decision

That's the type of person I am, I always want to do better. "But now it's all easier, because if the coach doesn't want you in the team, Chelsea will have to sell me no matter what, and at a discount". However, it was still quite the news story when Costa shared the contents of a text message from Conte with the Spanish media late last week, as that text confirmed his days with Chelsea being through .

Sports Golfers get in final practice shots at US Open at Erin Hills
Author: 0 Golfers get in final practice shots at US Open at Erin Hills

It's a very long golf course, big greens and a little different to what it usually plays. If one guy pulls out, I'll be in. "It means I can go out and play". "Really? We have 60 yards from left line to right line", an exasperated McIlroy said. If you hit a good tee ball you've got the option of going out, playing the angles.

Sports Kevin Durant Says Kyrie Irving Is Better Than Allen Iverson
Author: 0 Kevin Durant Says Kyrie Irving Is Better Than Allen Iverson

In fact, during the podcast, towards the end (around 35:03), KD may have divulged that skill-to-skill, Kyrie is better than A.I. "Skill for skill, his handle is better". "I was telling some of my friends after Game 2, Kyrie just makes you happy when you watch him play", Durant said. KD didn't disagree. KD's business manager, Rich Kleiman was in the background and you can hear him say something like "What about AI?" "You just smile when you watch him play".

Author: 0 Competent Bangladesh stands between India and final

Hence, in the semi-finals, if these players click then we may well witness a new chapter in cricketing history. While most would accept that they have enjoyed a little fortune on the way to the semi-final - rain came to their rescue against Australia - the general impression remains: Bangladesh are a growing force in global cricket.

Sports Mbappe drops telling hint on future; responds to Real Madrid talk
Author: 0 Mbappe drops telling hint on future; responds to Real Madrid talk

The remaining four matches in the qualifiers should be used to iron out the chinks in the armour if England have to retain any realistic hopes of finally rising above expectations at the World Cup. The interest in the Monaco striker is certain to have peaked after he starred for France during their friendly 3-2 win over England on Tuesday (13 June).

Author: 0 Republican congressman shot in Virginia gun attack

Hodgkinson, the IL man who is suspected of shooting a Republican Congressman and four other people in Virginia this morning, had a record of social media postings attacking the Republican Party and President Donald Trump . The gunman is in custody. One source said the Republican lawmaker was wounded in the hip area. "I wanted to get to Steve Scalise, laying out there in the field, but while there were bullets flying overhead, I couldn't", he said, adding that the shooting went on for "ten ...

Author: 0 Pakistan beat England to reach ICC Champions Trophy final

Eoin Morgan's men struggled after being put in on a used pitch as Hasan Ali (three for 35) bowled admirably, and Pakistan were not made to pay heavily for a series of early fielding lapses - or the absence of Mohammad Amir with a back spasm.

Author: 0 LeBron's title window may have been shut by Warriors

That stung ever since, and even Durant understood, because he gave up the same lead to the Warriors a round earlier with Oklahoma City. "That's what you have to do when you're going against LeBron", said Cavaliers forward James Jones , who has been with James since he went to Miami and won his first two titles.

Sports Practice king Roger Federer ready for competitive return
Author: 0 Practice king Roger Federer ready for competitive return

I think all the setbacks ignite the fire more again to prove myself, my fans, family and team that I can still do it. "I definitely was not as sharp as I was hoping to be in maybe the big moments, or the moment when I had the lead and where I feel I should have been cruising from that moment on".

Sports Manchester United close in on Victor Lindelof
Author: 0 Manchester United close in on Victor Lindelof

With the player expected at Carrington on Wednesday morning, fans remain hopeful that a first unveiling of the summer could take place before the end of the day. Although he didn't stay with them for too long, Lindelof did help his team get promoted into the second highest league in Sweden despite it being his debut season.

Sports France 3-2 England
Author: 0 France 3-2 England

Speaking on the eve of his side's season-ending friendly against France , Southgate confirmed Harry Kane would retain the captaincy and promised goalkeepers Tom Heaton and Jack Butland 45 minutes each in place of Joe Hart - while also announcing the latter was still his "number one".

Sports Eleven-hit output in nightcap keys doubleheader split with Cardinals
Author: 0 Eleven-hit output in nightcap keys doubleheader split with Cardinals

Lefthander Brett Cecil , a disappointment much of the season for the Cardinals after signing a four-year, $30.5 million free-agent deal, turned in a strong outing in relief Tuesday night as the Cardinals continued to trail the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 in the sixth inning of the second game of a day-night doubleheader.

Author: 0 Wawrinka ready for Murray rematch

He'll play 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in the last four tomorrow - as he did at the same stage past year. "I played one of my best clay-court matches past year to get the win against him". Former British No.1 Greg Rusedski, commentating on Eurosport, said Murray always responds well when there is something to get annoyed about. "It felt to me like it was a unusual decision.