Author: 0 Rafael Nadal sets up Novak Djokovic semi-final at Madrid Open

The Scot was defeated in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 by unseeded 20-year-old Croatian Borna Coric in what is arguably the best result of his career. His run to the Monte Carlo semi-final looked to set the scene for his clay court season, although he was bounced out of Barcelona a little early.

Sports Giants will sign Duke Ihenacho, Devin Taylor
Author: 0 Giants will sign Duke Ihenacho, Devin Taylor

He lingered on the market longer than expected, but he now has landed with a new team. Just 27 years old, it's entirely possible Taylor finds another level-and the Giants love big defensive ends. Ihenacho, 27, is a five-year National Football League veteran whom the Giants took a look at Wednesday. The Giants have players returning from injuries at both positions.

Author: 0 Warriors sweep Spurs to make NBA Finals on 12-0 roll

Following their Game 4 win over the Spurs , Joe Lacob was asked how much redemption is on his mind. The fans saw the handwriting on the wall after the Game 3 loss and seized the moment to honor their team as the season finale crept to a close.

Sports AS Monaco clinch Ligue 1 title!
Author: 0 AS Monaco clinch Ligue 1 title!

Monaco move six points clear of deposed champions PSG and will finish the season with 95 points if they win their last game of the campaign at Rennes on Saturday. Monaco's chief executive has stated the club will resist all offers for France worldwide Mbappe this summer. The second half lacked intensity as Saint-Etienne seemed resigned to its fate, despite a good effort from Veretout that was intercepted by Monaco defender Kamil Glik near the hour mark.

Author: 0 Agassi confirmed as Djokovic coach

Djokovic announced Sunday that Agassi will coach him at the French Open, which starts next Sunday. "So he's going to be there". We will see how this partnership develops, and also, we are monitoring the young Zverev. "Andre is someone that I have tremendous respect for as a person and as a player". He has been through everything that I m going through. On the court he understands the game amazingly well.

Sports W. Virginia rolls past Baylor 11-1 in Big 12 tourney
Author: 0 W. Virginia rolls past Baylor 11-1 in Big 12 tourney

Teel allowed a leadoff single in the seventh inning before starting a 1-6-3 double play and striking out three of the final four batters he faced. Texas Tech was retired in order and that was the offense's story for the rest of the game, the second time it was shutout since a Texas A&M earned a 9-0 win back on March 3 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic in Houston.

Author: 0 Third straight title sees Nadal tie Djokovic with 30th Masters crown

Nadal tied Novak Djokovic for the all-time lead in Masters 1000 titles with 30. In game 7 Novak saved a set point with a service victor and he managed to hold and reduce the deficit to 5-2, starting to play a little bit better and imposing his shots to shake off the pressure from his back.

Sports Chelsea wish Christian Atsu the 'best of luck'
Author: 0 Chelsea wish Christian Atsu the 'best of luck'

The Ghanaian joined Chelsea in 2013, and was named the Player of the Tournament at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, also scoring the Goal of the Tournament. However according to the club's official website , the transfer is subject to the Ghanaian worldwide re-applying for a work permit. "We are happy to sign a good player", Benitez told his club's official website .

Sports Ellsbury hurt crashing into wall; Yanks beat Royals 3-0
Author: 0 Ellsbury hurt crashing into wall; Yanks beat Royals 3-0

Luis Severino put forth a sterling performance Wednesday night in the Bronx, spinning eight shutout innings in the Yankees 3-0 win over the Royals , arguably the best start of the 23-year-old's season, the kind of outing that represents hope for the Yankees of the righthander becoming a long-term ace.

Author: 0 Larson takes pole for All-Star race after Busch blunder

Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Truck series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, May 19, 2017 . But Busch ended any potential drama by steadily driving away on the restart. Denny Hamlin will start ninth after turning to a backup vehicle in qualifying following a wreck in practice.

Sports Bunker mentality: Osweiler wants to be Browns' starting QB
Author: 0 Bunker mentality: Osweiler wants to be Browns' starting QB

Even that is a long way from the start of the regular season in a home game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's great that Osweiler still has confidence in himself, but saying the proof is in the film from the past two years doesn't really help his case.

Author: 0 Manchester Police Say Bombing Investigation Involves 'A Network'

The UK police have identified a man they suspect of having perpetrated the attacker as 22-year-old Salman Abedi . He told reporters: "Very sadly I can confirm one of the victims is a serving police officer". Ms Rudd said the move was temporary but refused to be drawn on how long the heightened state of alert would remain in place. Asked if the United States authorities had compromised the investigation, she said: "I wouldn't go that far".

Sports Yates, Evernham lead NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Author: 0 Yates, Evernham lead NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Won 1948 season championship. He left the team to lead Dodge's return to NASCAR Cup competition in 2001. Won 1949 title in Strictly Stock, precursor to today's Cup Series. In 1999, France founded Grand-Am Road Racing; and in 2012, he was the driving force behind the merger of Grand-Am and the American Le Mans Series. France now still works as the chairman of the board for the International Speedway Committee, having been named to the Board of Directors back in 2000.

Sports New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals
Author: 0 New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals

Montgomery allowed a solo homer to Lorenzo Cain with one out in the seventh, and retired Eric Hosmer for the second out. "Because our bullpen, at times, is fairly taxed". Royals will send left-hander Jason Vargas to make the start in the opener of four-game road series against the Yankees on Monday. The Yankees led 3-2 with two outs in the seventh with Adam Warren pitching.

Sports Zambia, Uruguay advance at Under-20 World Cup
Author: 0 Zambia, Uruguay advance at Under-20 World Cup

Shin said he will not take too much risk against England and made a decision to rest South Korea's two key players, Lee Seung-woo and Paik Seung-ho. England, meanwhile, played to a 1-1 draw with Guinea earlier Tuesday. Find us on Facebook too! A breath-taking revival by Zambia saw them move into the next round of the Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, coming from two down to beat Iran 4-2.

Sports Bills cut Cyrus Kouandjio to make room for Rod Streater
Author: 0 Bills cut Cyrus Kouandjio to make room for Rod Streater

After signing with Kansas City last offseason, he was traded to San Francisco for a swap of conditional seventh-round picks. With rookie Zay Jones sidelined by a knee injury and Sammy Watkins recovering from foot surgery, the Bills needed more bodies at wide receiver.

Author: 0 No blame for LeBron after Celtics no-show, says Lue

Irving finished with a playoff-high 42 points, including a deep heat-check 3-pointer before the end of the half . The Cavs took their foot off the gas pedal and got caught in a momentum avalanche. Smith, who said star team-mate James was not aggressive or confident enough during that game. "Those are all plays that Brad makes, and then it's our job to go out there and make sure that we make the next right play"."We understand the goal out here and we want to accomplish something ...

Sports Indy 500 pole sitter Dixon wary of Alonso threat
Author: 0 Indy 500 pole sitter Dixon wary of Alonso threat

A total of 2,705 laps were completed by the 33 entries in the session that featured large groups of cars running together in full race trim, dicing and passing all around the circuit . "It's a weapon, that engine, to put in there". "When we announced to come here one month ago, we did it without knowing how competitive we could be, if I was able to adapt to oval racing, to these cars".

Sports Manchester attack scars Europa League final
Author: 0 Manchester attack scars Europa League final

We have won a trophy the club has never won so we are really happy". "There is a chance that public order will be disturbed and that cans, glasses and bottles will be thrown, vandalism will happen. What football or any sport has the power to do is bring a bit of joy during sadness, and Manchester United will certainly have that extra motivation now - of bringing some happiness, even the slightest hint, to the families that have been hit by the bad terrorist attack.

Sports Super Bowl LV Moved From LA To Tampa
Author: 0 Super Bowl LV Moved From LA To Tampa

The Rams' new Inglewood stadium was originally slated to open in 2019, but after construction was delayed by almost 60 days due to heavy rain from November to February the opening was pushed back to 2020. The NFL would have needed to waive a rule that prohibits a Super Bowl being played at a stadium before it has hosted two full regular seasons. But record rainfall in the region caused construction delays, up to 15 feet of water flooding the excavation site, forcing delays that put the project ...

Author: 0 Chelsea: Conte - We can not overlook Arsenal

We are sure our fans will understand this decision. The Blues have been celebrating their Premier League title triumph in recent days after Conte enjoyed a sparkling debut campaign in England. While Chelsea are one win away from the Double, Arsenal are desperately trying to end the season on a high after finishing fifth in the Premier League - their lowest finish since Arsene Wenger arrived in north London in 1996.

Sports Mertesacker: Wenger's Uncertainty Not An Excuse
Author: 0 Mertesacker: Wenger's Uncertainty Not An Excuse

At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea celebrated their title and captain John Terry's last game with a 5-1 defeat of relegated Sunderland on Sunday, bringing their season's Premier League win tally to a record 30 games. Arsenal are short of defenders after Gabriel sustained a knee injury against Everton and Wenger confirmed the Brazilian would be out for six to eight weeks.

Author: 0 James, Cavaliers aim to rebound in Game 4 vs. Celtics

It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the National Basketball Association playoffs before the Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this post-season. "We have to go in with a bunker mentality that we had in Game 1 and Game 2 , to go out and do what we do, but we have to defend", James said. Irving also rolled an ankle on a drive and bucket with 1:47 left in the third but was able to stay in the game.

Author: 0 LaVar Ball: Lonzo only working out for Lakers

They are expected to draft either Ball or Fultz depending on Boston Celtics' No. 1 overall selection . Of course, Boston could also explore trade opportunities if they feel like that helps to improve the team more than any player in this year's draft.

Sports Ed Woodward: Manchester United players
Author: 0 Ed Woodward: Manchester United players "numb" after arena attack

Beyond lunacy. Beyond evil. A United statement read: "Everyone at Manchester United is deeply shocked by last night's awful events at the Manchester Arena". Paul Pogba (Twitter): Targeting children and innocents is beyond my knowledge. Also sending their condolenses to the families of those who lost their lives were Manchester United , Manchester City and Ajax.

Sports Timberwolves To Target Derrick Rose In Free Agency
Author: 0 Timberwolves To Target Derrick Rose In Free Agency

Before the February trade deadline, the Knicks discussed a trade with Minnesota that would have sent Rose, 28, to Minnesota in exchange for point guard Ricky Rubio . This offseason, one of the biggest questions for the Knicks is what will happen with point guard Derrick Rose . During the 2011 season, Thibodeau was awarded the NBA's Coach of the Year.

Author: 0 Oil prices steady as market await USA data, extended output cut

Iraq, OPEC's second-largest producer that only reluctantly agreed a year ago to cut output, had previously favored prolonging the historic deal by just six months. Zanganeh is due in Vienna later on May 24. But another unresolved issue is Iran, which effectively has been exempt from restraint as its ceiling under the deal of just under 3.8 million bpd is above its current output capacity.

Author: 0 Predators Continue Home Winning Streak, Beat Ducks 2-1 In Game 3

Not only are the Predators the hottest team going, but this franchise - and it mostly has been this same roster over the past two postseasons - enters Game 3 on Tuesday having won nine in a row in the playoffs at Bridgestone Arena . "I don't know what's going through his head over there". The victor would come off the stick of Ritchie, another shot from a distance that needed to be stopped.

Sports Griezmann for Manchester United?
Author: 0 Griezmann for Manchester United?

The club has failed to challenge for the title since they last won it in 2014, before Griezmann's arrival. The France forward has increased speculation over his future this week by telling L'Equipe he is " ready to go " if a suitable move arises as well as rating the prospects of a move to Old Trafford at six out of 10 on the " Quotidien " television programme.

Sports Ottawa Senators grab big advantage with Game 1 win
Author: 0 Ottawa Senators grab big advantage with Game 1 win

The Senators opened the Eastern Conference final according to coach Guy Boucher's plan by frustrating the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins - including holding them to 0-for-5 on the power play - as Bobby Ryan scored the victor to give Ottawa 2-1 overtime victory at the PPG Paints Arena.

Author: 0 Arsenal owner Kroenke says his shares in club not for sale

The American, who also owns National Football League franchise Los Angeles Rams and MLS outfit Colorado Rapids, increased his shareholding at the Gunners to 67.05 per cent in May 2016 through his company Kroenke Sports Enterprise's purchase of 23 ordinary shares.

Sports UFC cancels middleweight fight between St. Pierre, Bisping
Author: 0 UFC cancels middleweight fight between St. Pierre, Bisping

Despite his obvious disappointment at the way things are turning out, St-Pierre admitted that he understood why other leading contenders in the 185lb class had grown frustrated with the fact that the title was being put on hold for so long, though he stopped short of apologizing for it.

Sports Mourinho walks out of interview after loss to Spurs
Author: 0 Mourinho walks out of interview after loss to Spurs

United put in an underwhelming performance at White Hart Lane , but Mourinho was nonetheless pleased with what he saw. United are 1-0 up ahead of the home leg of their Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo on Thursday and with victory in the tournament yielding a Champions League slot, Mourinho says his choices were entirely rational.

Sports UFC 211: Joanna Jedrzejczyk dominates Andrade to retain SW title
Author: 0 UFC 211: Joanna Jedrzejczyk dominates Andrade to retain SW title

Andrade, 25, continued to blitz forward with flurries - and even had some success doing so in the final round - but Jedrzejczyk easily sidestepped most of her advances. "Championship rounds are different and not so numerous fighters can stand this", said Jedrzejczyk said. She has now won four of her last five fights, and although she's only 24, she seems to have matured as a fighter, quicker than expected.

Sports Kings XI Punjab look to stay afloat
Author: 0 Kings XI Punjab look to stay afloat

Batsmen have held sway here in IPL10 with the average first innings total hovering around the 163 mark. The Indian off-spinner has quietly gone about his work, but that doesn't take away from the fact that he has been one of the main reasons for Mumbai's success this season .

Sports Southampton beats Middlesbrough 2-1, into top 10 in EPL
Author: 0 Southampton beats Middlesbrough 2-1, into top 10 in EPL

I recall that in the match of the first round of the current championship, dated December 11 past year, Southampton in his field won with a score of 1: 0. Think you can do better than Lawro? For now the Riverside has waved goodbye to the Premier League let's hope that situation is temporary. We should have more resource going into next season than any other club.

Sports Penguins To Start Matt Murray In Goal
Author: 0 Penguins To Start Matt Murray In Goal

Game 5 will be played in Pittsburgh on Sunday. May. Maybe, unlike what we've seen from seemingly stable leads in this year's playoffs, they could hang on and win in regulation? John Gibson made 32 saves for Anaheim, which was the last team to beat the Predators in Nashville in the playoffs last spring in Game 4 of their first-round series .