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Author: 0 Nadal skips Queen's to rest before Wimbledon

The 31-year-old earned 2,000 Emirates ATP Rankings points and €2,100,000 in prize money after beating Stan Wawrinka in straight sets to win the French Open title on Sunday, his tenth title in 12 years. 2 in the ATP rankings Monday. Head-to-head, Nadal also has the edge, 23-14. Nadal, never one to fuel the hype, warned against installing him as a favourite on the Wimbledon lawns where he has also lost three finals; especially as his recent record there is dismal.

Author: 0 Durant Stars As Warriors Beat Cavaliers In NBA Finals

Is it Michael Jordan? Future Hall of Famers on team: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson. Future Hall of Famers on team: Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Sam Jones, K.C. Smith. I'm just so happy Kevin has broken through. He wasn't as downtrodden as Jerry West after the Los Angeles Lakers lost the championship to the Boston Celtics in 1969.

Sport 'Kiki' Mladenovic taking it to another level against Muguruza
Author: 0 'Kiki' Mladenovic taking it to another level against Muguruza

If this year's Roland Garros was wide open , then Wimbledon could be the same, and Williams believes she can be the one to take advantage. Latvian teenager Jelena Ostapenko believes her love of ballroom dancing has helped her reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant named NBA Finals MVP in first championship run

He was accused of attempting to ride Stephen Curry's coattails to the NBA championship that had eluded him, that he simply wanted to play third fiddle on a team that was coming off a 73-win season and a narrow defeat in the NBA Finals .

Author: 0 Marc-Andre Fleury reportedly waives no-move clause for expansion draft

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators 2-0 in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. If he waives the former to be exposed to the Golden Knights, he will still have the latter as protection. More importantly for the Golden Knights, Fleury is the ideal face for a new franchise.

Author: 0 India thrash South Africa to reach ICC Champions Trophy semis

The Indian bowling was disciplined, the fielding exceptional with three run-outs, and then there was a professional batting performance. India will be overwhelmingly strong favourites to make it to the final, and we've seen from its record at tournaments previously that it nearly revel in the pressure of those occasions.

Author: 0 How do USMNT and Mexico look in World Cup Qualifying after draw?

The USMNT went down to Estadio Azteca on Sunday night and picked up a wonderful 1-1 result at the raucous, aggressive stadium against Mexico in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. "Chanting "puto" does not make you more Mexican", the statement read. They attack the gaps if you're playing a four-man backline. At this moment in time , Mexico is somewhat better than the U.S.

Sport France and England unite to honour Manchester and London victims
Author: 0 France and England unite to honour Manchester and London victims

Despite having a man-advantage, Gareth Southgate's side failed to impose themselves on the remainder of the game, with France looking the more likely to find a victor. "Equally Jack is coming back from a long lay-off". Harry Kane , who has been in simply blistering form since the turn of the year, finished a wonderfully flowing move started by his Tottenham teammate Dele Alli .

Sport Halep, Ostapenko to clash for French Open title
Author: 0 Halep, Ostapenko to clash for French Open title

The match on Thursday was also a joint birthday celebration for the pair but Ostapenko will have the better memories after holding her nerve on the biggest day of her career. "When I came here, I didn't expect I would be in the final", said Ostapenko. "I'm going to drink some beer, finally". But there was no real pressure on Halep after all as Pliskova surrendered the opening set when she hit a crosscourt forehand wide - her 24th unforced error as her favoured weapon, her whipping ...

Author: 0 Diego Costa: 'I will not fight for Chelsea place'

He said: "If you have a striker who scores important goals and many goals I think that's a good recipe. I could be loaned out", Costa said, after scoring in Spain's 2-1 win over FYR Macedonia in a World Cup qualifier. Following the climax to the campaign, Conte messaged Costa to tell him his days at Chelsea are over. With next year's World Cup finals in mind, that may put players off joining the Rojiblancos ahead of the new season, but Costa does not see it as an insurmountable problem for ...

Sport IK Kim wins 5th LPGA Tour title as Webb improves
Author: 0 IK Kim wins 5th LPGA Tour title as Webb improves

Staring at a pressure-packed 32-foot, 7-inch par putt, Dufner put the ball in the center of the cup. "I hit a lot of good-quality shots..." "You know, I really prepared for this". "I really prepared for this summer and I really didn't expect it right away but I knew my game was better than past year, so that's really all I could ask for", she said in a greenside interview, a broad smile on her face after being drenched in champagne.

Sport Unseeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko wins French Open title
Author: 0 Unseeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko wins French Open title

Ostapenko's nerves got the best of her in a 4-6, 6-0, 10-8 loss. "It was always my goal to win a Grand Slam title, now I want to win them all", said the 20-year-old Latvian, who stunned favourite and world No. Ostapenko described the American, a three-time champion in Paris, as "an idol". "If I am having a really good day and I'm hitting really well, I think anything is possible", she said.

Sport Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opens up on England career and his favoured position
Author: 0 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opens up on England career and his favoured position

Whilst the win percentage is higher with Oxlade-Chamberlain in the team, Arsenal's lose percentage is also increased when he is present, as it climbs from 19.6% to 24%. "Our results weren't good at that time, but I really enjoyed that and started to get some rhythm and to feel comfortable". With a deal for Naby Keita looking uncertain due to RB Leipzig's unwillingness to part with any of their first team squad this summer, Klopp could well look to get a deal for Oxlade-Chamberlain over the ...

Sport Ariya Jutanugarn is the first Thai golfer to reach No. 1
Author: 0 Ariya Jutanugarn is the first Thai golfer to reach No. 1

Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand won the Manulife LPGA Classic on Sunday with a birdie on the first playoff hole to beat American Lexi Thompson and South Korea's In Gee Chun. The top-ranked American has played consistently well in MI where she finished tied for fourth in 2016. If no one steps in to sponsor the event, that will mean there is only one LPGA Tour tournament in the country, the Canadian Open.

Sport Upal Tharanga suspended for two matches for 'serious' over-rate offence
Author: 0 Upal Tharanga suspended for two matches for 'serious' over-rate offence

South Africa may have lost their one-day worldwide series to England prior to the ICC Champions Trophy but AB de Villiers insists there are still reasons to be confident ahead of their tournament opener against Sri Lanka . "Against Sri Lanka , he bowled skilfully to both right and left handers and he bowls so few bad balls". Sri Lanka got off to a good start reaching 87 for one at the end of the tenth over, but the introduction of Tahir in the 18th over turned the game firmly in ...

Author: 0 Warriors aim to finish off Cavaliers in Game 5 Monday night

In fact, they may be on the fast track to becoming a dynasty. The Golden State Warriors have won their second National Basketball Association championship in three seasons, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 on Monday in Game five.

Sport Iran qualifies for 2018 World Cup after beating Uzbekistan
Author: 0 Iran qualifies for 2018 World Cup after beating Uzbekistan

Iran defeated Uzbekistan 2-0 to advance to successive FIFA World Cups for the first time in their history. Iran's second goal was secured by Mehdi Taremi in the 88th minute. And while a goal tally of eight in eight games doesn't promise a great deal in terms of attacking threat in Russian Federation next summer, it will take a good team to break down Iran's well set-up side.

Author: 0 Defensemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

They got goals from Justin Schultz , Bryan Rust , Evgeni Malkin , Conor Sheary, Phil Kessel and Ron Hainsey . The Penguins have again gotten to Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne . Kessel added two assists, Malkin and Hainsey one each. Rinne had struggled to start the series in Pittsburgh though, pegged for eight goals on only 36 shots at PPG Paints Arena.

Sport Qld Maroons name team for 2017 State of Origin 2
Author: 0 Qld Maroons name team for 2017 State of Origin 2

The most changes ever made to a Maroons line-up in the middle of a series is six, once in 1984 and again in 2002. Wallace must beat a shoulder charge citing at the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night if he is to play, as he otherwise faces a two-match ban.

Sport President Trump to Qatar: Stop Funding Extremist Ideology
Author: 0 President Trump to Qatar: Stop Funding Extremist Ideology

Mr Tillerson also said the blockade by Qatar's neighbours was "hindering USA military action in the region and the campaign against Isis ". "We call on Qatar to be responsive to the concerns of its neighbours", he said, speaking shortly after Saudi Arabia placed members of Qatar's royal family on a "terror list".

Author: 0 It's misery for defending champion Garbine Muguruza

There were a few concerns", Mladenovic said, before joking: "I made about 35 double-faults today, but everything's [okay]!" "The more matches I play - and tough victories - I think it gives you self-confidence, a successful feeling out there".

Sport Ravens sign Maclin to two-year deal
Author: 0 Ravens sign Maclin to two-year deal

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (19) catches a pass as Tennessee Titans defensive back Valentino Blake (47) defends during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Ravens are still waiting on Brashad Perriman , a first-round pick in 2015, to make a significant impact. He served as their number-one receiver each of the last two seasons.

Author: 0 Dennis Rodman, personal friend of Trump's, is heading back to North Korea

The one-time National Basketball Association great has visited the nation on four separate occasions, CNN noted, but has never traveled in any official capacity for the United States. The trip comes amid high tensions between Washington and Pyongyang - which is now detaining four Americans - following a string of weapons tests by the North, which have prompted successive rounds of sanctions and caused the USA to step up its own muscle-flexing in the region.

Sport Houck drafted 24th overall in MLB Draft by Boston
Author: 0 Houck drafted 24th overall in MLB Draft by Boston

We'll have much more on Brannen in the morning, but for now it is past my bedtime. Houck requires at least some open-mindedness. He was an All-SEC freshman selection, going 8-5 with a 3.49 ERA as the Saturday starter for the Tigers from the moment he set foot on campus.

Author: 0 Harry Kane's equaliser 'huge moment' for England - Gareth Southgate

Gordon Strachan's men were now in touching distance of a massive win before captain Harry Kane netted deep into injury-time from a Raheem Sterling centre. " Scotland is no easy place to come, and especially when you are 2-1 down in stoppage time , it makes it that much sweeter". "I've also played under Hugo Lloris , France's captain who I will see on Tuesday".

Sport Eric Decker officially released by the Jets
Author: 0 Eric Decker officially released by the Jets

If they do so, it is hard to tell where the cap space could come from given how tight the team is against the limit, but a potential release of a player like Benjamin Watson could free up several million dollars in space to maybe pursue Decker.

Sport Alexis Sanchez completes move from Arsenal to Manchester City?
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez completes move from Arsenal to Manchester City?

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has reportedly finalised a move to Manchester City . Now under contract with Arsenal till next summer, contract talks between Sanchez and the normally-tight-fisted Gunners have reportedly stalled. The silver lining for the disastrous season was the FA Cup victory where they defeated the league champions, Chelsea. City have already splashed out £78m on signing Emerson and Bernardo Silva and are prepared to break the bank once again for Sanchez.

Sport Alexis Sanchez completes move from Arsenal to Manchester City?
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez completes move from Arsenal to Manchester City?

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has reportedly finalised a move to Manchester City . Now under contract with Arsenal till next summer, contract talks between Sanchez and the normally-tight-fisted Gunners have reportedly stalled. The silver lining for the disastrous season was the FA Cup victory where they defeated the league champions, Chelsea. City have already splashed out £78m on signing Emerson and Bernardo Silva and are prepared to break the bank once again for Sanchez.

Author: 0 Officials explain Draymond Green technical foul mishap

But I thought I heard the PA announcer say the first was on Draymond. And Green is again teetering on the line between emotional leader and the vehicle to implosion. Nearly exactly one year removed from his groin shot to LeBron James , the power forward picked up a tech for arguing a call - after everybody thought he already had one due to a mix-up with the officials - and then slammed down on Tristan Thompson's head during a reckless block attempt.

Sport Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup is returning to Pittsburgh after Patric Hornqvist scored the go-ahead goal on a bad-angle shot with 95 seconds left in a 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 6. "He is in total control and it's fantastic to witness", Brisson said in an email. Of course, Sid being the best player in the world again and winning the Conn Smythe.

Sport €100M Marco Verratti Bid Expected Amid Latest Rumours
Author: 0 €100M Marco Verratti Bid Expected Amid Latest Rumours

Verratti wants to join a club that is looking to challenge for the domestic league as well as in the European competition. His agent, Donato Di Campli, has been sending out warning signals for months that simply winning the French title was not enough anymore.

Author: 0 IndyCar race at Texas red-flagged after big crash

ET, NBCSN). Australia's Will Power has won a wild IndyCar race under caution at a repaved and reconfigured Forth Worth, Texas track as only eight of the 22-car field managed to finish. He lost control and somehow kept the auto close to the wall and those trailing avoided hitting him. Rossi lost control, spinning relatively slowly toward the outside wall.

Author: 0 Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination

ET on Monday night. "I think when I have the ball in my hands, I just got to be a little bit more aggressive than I was in Game 4", Curry said. "I said that over and over again, that he's always been built for the biggest moments, and tonight he showed that once again".