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Sports Djokovic still battling as he edges past Bautista Agut
Author: 0 Djokovic still battling as he edges past Bautista Agut

The 31-year-old looked to have found his rhythm when he eased 4-1 clear in the second, but Bautista Agut battled back and saved three set points before taking a tie-break. Djokovic took the first set, a slugfest of deuces which lasted nearly an hour, with a solitary break of serve. Djokovic won the next two sets in a manner akin to the dominance he enjoyed prior to an elbow injury and loss of motivation, which took a huge toll on his form.

Sports Djokovic, Zverev eye semi-finals, USA hope for double
Author: 0 Djokovic, Zverev eye semi-finals, USA hope for double

Keys, the US Open runner-up previous year, will face either Czech 26th seed Barbora Strycova or Yulia Putintseva , the 98th-ranked Kazakh, for a place in the semi-finals. Keys had always struggled on clay before this year, but has now reached the last eight at all four Grand Slams after impressively cruising through the draw without dropping a set.

Sports Paul Pogba Needs To Raise His Game - Didier Deschamps
Author: 0 Paul Pogba Needs To Raise His Game - Didier Deschamps

Griezmann was one of the stars of that competition, and with 20 goals in 53 caps for Les Bleus is expected to be one of their leaders in Russian Federation. The France worldwide continued his good form on Friday night, converting a penalty against Italy . It was just a rehearsal for a similar move after the break, when the Barcelona forward curled another shot into the top corner.

Sports Warriors find motivation to join National Basketball Association elite
Author: 0 Warriors find motivation to join National Basketball Association elite

The play happened with about four minutes remaining in the quarter while Golden State held an 81-73 lead over the Cavaliers. "You can't be anxious about that". Thompson also took exception to a question about feeling "helpless" when having to guard Curry, who set an NBA Finals record with nine three-pointers in the win.

Sports Serena Williams withdraws from French Open
Author: 0 Serena Williams withdraws from French Open

Sharapova is seeded for the first time at a Grand Slam since her suspension following her confession and is playing her first French Open since 2015 after being refused a wildcard by tournament organisers a year ago. "I just feel like it's only going to do better". "Right now I can't actually serve so it's kind of hard to play". In 2015, one reporter questioned why she wasn't smiling after winning a match .

Sports Alexander Zverev comes back to reach French Open 4th round
Author: 0 Alexander Zverev comes back to reach French Open 4th round

Alexander Zverev's finally secured his first win over a top-50 player at a Grand Slam in dramatic fashion, as he was taken to five sets for the second match in a row. Former world number one Djokovic will face Italian surprise package Marco Cecchinato in his 40th major quarter-final. Djokovic , seeded 20 after struggling to find his best form since returning from an elbow injury, will take on Fernando Verdasco for a last-eight place after the Spaniard knocked out fourth seed Grigor ...

Sports Sane cut from Germany squad for World Cup
Author: 0 Sane cut from Germany squad for World Cup

Head coach Joachim Löw has chose to leave the winger out of the squad despite enjoying a breakout season in Manchester as Man City swept to the Premier League title. Leroy has a huge talent. "He will be back again from Sept", Low said. " Julian Brandt had some good games at the Confederations Cup and was also very good in training, it was close".

Sports Juventus set to cash in on Higuain
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Juventus have been recently linked with an interest in the striker, but it has been claimed that Inter are facing the serious threat of losing Icardi to the Premier League this summer. Asked if he wanted Conte to stay, Cahill added: "Listen, he's been good for me". He tells me how things have gone, then there are some things which are done that don't depend on us.

Author: 0 Tiger Woods in contention at Memorial Tournament

Woods played the last five holes of the front nine in 5 under, starting with his second eagle of the week. Byeong Hun An played bogey-free for a 69 and was two shots behind, while Justin Rose dropped two shots over the last three holes for a 69 and was four back.

Sports What Warriors and Cavaliers are saying ahead of historic rematch
Author: 0 What Warriors and Cavaliers are saying ahead of historic rematch

James shot 19 for 32 to go with eight assists and eight rebounds in the opener of his eighth straight NBA Finals and ninth overall, as well as Cavs-Warriors Take IV. LeBron James' 51 finals-high points still weren't enough to get Cleveland over the line in a game that didn't get the finish it deserved. Long tom artist Stephen Curry became the first player to have been awarded the MVP unanimously in 2015 and despite the Warriors loss in 2016, took the honor back-to-back.

Sports Gareth Southgate full of praise for Jesse Lingard ahead of World Cup
Author: 0 Gareth Southgate full of praise for Jesse Lingard ahead of World Cup

The Chelsea defender, who was in and out of the Blues' team during the 2017/18 season, rose highest to meet a Kieran Trippier cross, heading into the top right corner to reward England's bright start. Gary Cahill and Harry Kane put England ahead after findng the net in the seven and 35 minutes of the first half. "The most important thing I do over the next six weeks is protect the players and [make sure] they respect each other and they understand how important it is that we support ...

Sports Serena Williams Turns Things Around Against Ashleigh Barty
Author: 0 Serena Williams Turns Things Around Against Ashleigh Barty

In the victory, Sharapova won 62 percent of her first serve points and 51 percent of her second serve points. Still, it was an intriguing contest. The sixth-seed had few take away on the day, if any, tallying one ace and four doublefaults from her hour on Chatrier.

Sports IPL betting racket: Actor Arbaaz Khan appears before Thane police
Author: 0 IPL betting racket: Actor Arbaaz Khan appears before Thane police

Bollywood actor and film- maker Arbaaz Khan had arrived in Thane today (Saturday, May 2) for recording his statement before the police in connection with an alleged IPL racket, an official said . Are more big names involved? Jalan met the person to know about the investigation into the IPL case. An officer said that on going through diaries that Jalan kept, they had found records of several people who had placed large bets.

Sports Full-Time: England 2 - 1 Nigeria: Fans Boo Dele Alli
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With Nigeria putting the pressure on in the second half, this may not have been absolutely the ideal evening for him but there is no question the 32-year-old has put himself back in the frame for a starting spot in Russian Federation. The Manchester City man is earmarked for a key role and the shame for England's roving No 10 was that he marred an otherwise encouraging performance with his diving, which earned him a yellow card, and shooting, spurning the chances to score just a third ...

Sports Serena shows plenty of fight to subdue Barty
Author: 0 Serena shows plenty of fight to subdue Barty

Fabio Fognini beat Kyle Edmund 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, while Maximilian Marterer won 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 against Jurgen Zopp. But the 36-year-old's serve remains a formidable weapon, helping her take the first set after a tie-break. "I definitely feel like it is an opportunity for me to inspire a whole different group of wonderful women and kids". "Then Serena came out". But when Serena slammed a crosscourt forehand victor into an open court to break back in the next game, the roar that rocked ...

Sports 'Play fair and clean, win': Buhari tells Nigeria's Super Eagles
Author: 0 'Play fair and clean, win': Buhari tells Nigeria's Super Eagles

Nigeria have been drawn in Group D alongside Argentina, who they beat 4-2 in a friendly in November, Croatia and Iceland at Russian Federation 2018. The 22-year-old forward scored twice in the Super Eagles' qualification campaign for the tournament and looked set to figure in the plans of head coach Salisu Yusuf.

Sports Lewis leads the way as West Indies star in T20 fundraiser
Author: 0 Lewis leads the way as West Indies star in T20 fundraiser

A fundraising one for all the devastation caused in the cricketing venues in the Caribbean Islands. The World X1 won the toss and sent the West Indies in to bat with the Caribbean side getting to 199-4 off their 20 overs. In the Hurricane Relief T-20 Challenge, West Indies set a victory target of 200 runs for ICC World XI . "There won't be any half-measures on my behalf, whether in a captain capacity or as a player, and I think I speak for the rest of the team when I say we're going ...

Sports Neymar Reveals The One Coach He Wants To Work With
Author: 0 Neymar Reveals The One Coach He Wants To Work With

Despite quitting Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in a £200million deal last summer, Neymar has consistently been linked with his next move. Nothing can stop me from doing so. That will come with time. Neymar has not played a match since the injury but hopes to be on the pitch again in Brazil's friendly against Croatia on June 3 in Liverpool .

Sports Mauricio Pochettino opens door to move to Real Madrid
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino opens door to move to Real Madrid

If I don't think that we can keep winning then it's time. "It would've been easy to force the exit, but the players made a pact for the Scudetto and I chose to accept the decision. Real finished three points ahead of Barcelona as they won their first league title since 2012 before crushing Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final to become the first side to win the competition in its current format in back-to-back seasons.

Sports Watch LeBron James’ Tense Exchange With Reporter Over J.R. Smith Gaffe
Author: 0 Watch LeBron James’ Tense Exchange With Reporter Over J.R. Smith Gaffe

The entire night had been his. And you knew when overtime arrived, it was going to be the Golden State Warriors' game. His moves had put Kevin Durant on his heels and Kevon Looney on his back. This was an all-time great performance against an all-time great opponent. James , playing in his eighth successive finals, claimed his best play-off points haul - the highest since Michael Jordan scored 55 in 1993.

Sports LeBron Repeatedly Asked About JR's Blunder, Leaves Press Conference
Author: 0 LeBron Repeatedly Asked About JR's Blunder, Leaves Press Conference

James: No, they asked me if I talked to JR about it. "He thought it was over". "He thought it was over, he thought we were up one", Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue confirmed in his postgame press conference. "This game is over and done with". George Hill went to the free throw line with 4.7 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and the Cavs trailing 107-106.

Sports Cavaliers and LeBron James Hit a Roadblock: Marcus Morris
Author: 0 Cavaliers and LeBron James Hit a Roadblock: Marcus Morris

Regardless, we're in for a treat when game two rolls around. Things got a little tense when Cleveland cut a 28-point deficit to 14 entering the fourth quarter. LeBron James drives into the paint against Al Horford . That's one reason the Cavaliers are not panicking as they prepare for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 15 in Boston .

Author: 0 LeBron James left in disbelief after stellar Game 1 performance

Throughout the season, the Golden State Warriors have developed a habit of blowing teams away in the third quarter of games by going on insane runs. from the Los Angeles Lakers . After the game, Draymond Green called Smith out for his mistake. "We can enjoy one without tearing down one", the retired five-time National Basketball Association champion tweeted.

Sports Chelsea shelve plans for new stadium
Author: 0 Chelsea shelve plans for new stadium

This comes following the news that Roman Abramovich had lost his visa and subsequently has no right to live and work in the UK. Chelsea said: "No further pre-construction design and planning work will occur. Chelsea's new stadium plans had been given the go-ahead by Hammersmith and Fulham Council as well as Sadiq Khan , Mayor of London, but had run into a number of difficulties surrounding the proposed build and associated costs.

Sports Serena Williams ‘still has to deal with’ trauma of hard birth
Author: 0 Serena Williams ‘still has to deal with’ trauma of hard birth

Nadal will be looking forward to taking on old junior rival Gasquet, having beaten the Frenchman 15 times from as many meetings in the pro ranks. Serena can win despite not playing her best. Then, out of nowhere, it was as if a switch had flipped. So how much more hard is it for a mother than a father to play top level tennis? "No matter what, that's my priority", Williams said after her 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win over Pliskova.

Sports Gareth Bale: Real Madrid star's agent to meet club over future
Author: 0 Gareth Bale: Real Madrid star's agent to meet club over future

Cristiano Ronaldo last season for the sixth time in a row became the best scorer of the Champions League and became the only five-time victor of the tournament. Los Blancos attacker Gareth Bale is reportedly anxious if he would adapt to Jose Mourinho's style of play at Manchester United. The Porto keeper said there is nothing worst that seeing a fellow goalkeeper suffer an "earth, please swallow me" moment but added that it is an occupational hazard that goes with the job - something ...

Sports Zidane steps down as Real Madrid Coach
Author: 0 Zidane steps down as Real Madrid Coach

In the two and a half years he has managed the club, the Frenchman has overseen an unprecedented era of sustained success. "The delegation of the national team was briefed on the recovery programme for the player, who is walking well and aims to join the squad in the World Cup , as well as the determination of the great player to catch up with his team-mates".

Sports Browns safety's Cavaliers tweet could cost him millions
Author: 0 Browns safety's Cavaliers tweet could cost him millions

While the Cavaliers will have one of the greatest basketball players of all time for them, LeBron James , in the series the odds are stacked against them. The 25-year-old has made just over $6 million over his three-year National Football League career, so he'll need to borrow some money if he's going to follow through.

Sports Daryl Morey on Chris Paul's emotional state after Game 7
Author: 0 Daryl Morey on Chris Paul's emotional state after Game 7

Come Game 7, Paul still wasn't cleared to play. The Warriors sure could use his presence against King James, who is making an eighth straight Finals appearance. "I can't wait until it all starts and just have fun doing it". The Warriors got the better of the injury-depleted Cavs in the 2015 Finals, winning that series, 4-2.

Sports National Basketball Association reacts to 76ers Bryan Colangelo burner accounts
Author: 0 National Basketball Association reacts to 76ers Bryan Colangelo burner accounts

The accounts posted from April 2016 to last week and criticized players like Jahlil Okafor and Markelle Fultz , coach Brett Brown and executives such as Sam Hinkie . "If true, though, that would be really bad". The Sixers had at least 20 impostor accounts shut down this season with people pretending to be Colangelo, a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the probe is not over.

Sports MARC to run trains after Stanley Cup Games 3 and 4
Author: 0 MARC to run trains after Stanley Cup Games 3 and 4

The Capitals and Golden Knights will meet in game two of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night. Game two of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final will go tonight. "I know what the rule is and all that". NBC says Game 5 of the Western Conference Final against the Jets was second, at 17.9. Melrose said he was surprised they were this good this fast during the regular season, but that regular season performance meant this playoff run hasn't shocked him.

Sports Buttler, Bess resist Pakistan's victory bid over England
Author: 0 Buttler, Bess resist Pakistan's victory bid over England

Pakistan's Mohammad Abbas, right celebrates after taking the wicket of England's Stuart Broad, caught behind left who walks from the pitch during the fourth day of play of the first test cricket match between England and Pakistan at Lord's cricket ground in London , Sunday, May 27, 2018 .

Sports Golden State's Iguodala still struggling with bruised knee
Author: 0 Golden State's Iguodala still struggling with bruised knee

He looks pretty smart now. And with that, the Rockets head home to Houston with a 95-92 victory to tie the WCF series at 2-2. Though the pressure to perform is heightened for Harden and Paul, Rockets players and D'Antoni agree that they can't get it done without plenty of help from Houston's supporting cast.

Sports Liverpool and Real Madrid lock horns in battle for Allison
Author: 0 Liverpool and Real Madrid lock horns in battle for Allison

Moreover, given Gareth Bale's situation as well, if United do decide to invest in a forward, they could go for the Welshman rather than Ronaldo. Bale dropped a bomb after his match winning performance in the Champions League final at the weekend when he insisted that he needs to be playing every week next season.

Sports Sixers launch investigation into Colangelo claims
Author: 0 Sixers launch investigation into Colangelo claims

The team is investigating the report's claims. These allegations are serious. "We will report the results of that investigation as soon as it is concluded". The tweets also raised the question of whether Colangelo used the anonymous accounts to divulge team strategy and details about players' medical conditions.