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Sport Novak Djokovic Knocked Out of French Open, Nadal Cruises
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic Knocked Out of French Open, Nadal Cruises

The result is also the first straight sets defeat the Serbian has endured since the 2013 Wimbledon final against Andy Murray , while this time a year ago he had just become the first man since 1969 to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.

Sport Blowouts more common than close games in Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 Blowouts more common than close games in Stanley Cup Final

It may not have been the outcome Nashville Predators fans were hoping for in Game 5, but that didn't stop many from greeting the team at the airport Thursday night. That, more broadly, is how Murray describes his ability to cooly handle the spotlight - "just worry about doing my job and trying to give the team the best chance to win".

Sport Mets to bring back Cespedes for Saturday's doubleheader
Author: 0 Mets to bring back Cespedes for Saturday's doubleheader

Team officials had hoped Cespedes would return to DH in Texas earlier this week, but that comeback was delayed. With so very little news provided from the team in these latest New York Mets rumors, it would be a guess to state when the team will activate Yoenis Cespedes from the disabled list.

Author: 0 NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from last year

Lebron James turned to an unexpected source for help. Without an National Basketball Association championship, the Cleveland Cavaliers' season would be a failure, according to forward Richard Jefferson. The Warriors feature two MVP award winners ( Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry ), four Olympic gold medalists (Andre Iguodala , Klay Thompson , Draymond Green , Durant), a 2017 defensive player of the year award finalist (Green), three players averaging over 20 points per game this season ...

Author: 0 LeBron Not Faulting Warriors For Building Super Team

The top-seeded and undefeated Warriors , who can close out a ideal postseason run on Saturday morning (HK time ), boast a slew of weapons, most notably two-time reigning league MVP Stephen Curry and four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant .

Author: 0 Andy Murray wasting no time looking ahead to Wimbledon

Murray absorbed everything Wawrinka threw at him for most of the four hour and 34 minute match but after winning a tense fourth set Wawrinka steamed ahead in the decider as Murray's armour was finally pierced. The set went into yet another tie-break, where three unforced errors from Murray and a couple of forehand winners helped Wawrinka force a fifth set.

Sport Struggling Andy Murray eyes dream final against Rafael Nadal
Author: 0 Struggling Andy Murray eyes dream final against Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic might be long gone, but three of the top four seeds - all multiple Grand Slam champions - are still in the French Open draw. At least Murray avoided the humiliation of a 6-0 final set after his heroic efforts, but this was a match and an opponent too far for him after his hard season.

Sport Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice for Portugal vs
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice for Portugal vs

However, they're still three points off the top spot, meaning they're now heading for a nervy intercontinental playoff to determine whether they make it to Russian Federation. The Southwestern European side is undefeated in its last four games in the World Cup qualifiers and has outscored their opponents 19-1 in this span. Marc Rebes scored the victor with a 26th-minute header from the far side of the area, sending the ball over the head of Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.

Sport 3-on-3 basketball added to 2020 Tokyo Olympic program
Author: 0 3-on-3 basketball added to 2020 Tokyo Olympic program

Fencing will also receive two additional team events to end the current practice where two miss out on a rotating basis. The IOC's executive board approved the new event program for Tokyo at its meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday.

Author: 0 Predators vs. Penguins, Game 5

After Pittsburgh's Game 4 loss on Monday, coach Mike Sullivan declined to say if Matt Murray would start between the pipes for Thursday's Game 5. "I think being here on the team since '08, the way that I've seen the game grow, our organization grow, our players stepping up and developing, I've at least gained a perspective that other people haven't.

Author: 0 Pittsburgh strikes early, 1-0 vs Preds in Game 5

The Penguins have the experience. We have four good lines, we have young guys, they fly, and I'm not exhausted myself. "It's not only us exhausted". It's only three games left. What's surprising is that all of that, plus announcer audio and some of the indoor and outdoor studio shows around the games, is being mixed by one person.

Author: 0 Clinical India run over hapless Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy

In fact, it never seemed that India was under any sort of pressure. Millions of supporters watched the game as teams fight for national pride at Edgbaston. The skipper said that he enjoys playing against Pakistan but wouldn't comment on whether he feels bilateral ties should be resumed. They were being economical but created absolutely no chance of taking a wicket.

Author: 0 Nashville reveals details for Stanley Cup watch parties

In addition, Kathryn Tappen and Paul Burmeister and will host coverage from an outdoor set outside PPG Paints Arena, alongside analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick, Brian Boucher, and Anson Carter. "Nobody feels good leaving the building playing the way we did". And how do the Pens become the first team since 1998 to win back-to-back championships? Also defenseman Ron Hainsey is turning into a liability on the ice.

Sport No change: Cavs not slowing, sticking to plan vs. Warriors
Author: 0 No change: Cavs not slowing, sticking to plan vs. Warriors

Smith has scored only three points in two games - opening the Finals scoring with a three-pointer - while averaging 21.1 minutes. Shump had 17 less minutes in the first game, and after his excellent play, he managed to outdo J.R.by 8 minutes in the second game.

Sport Warriors take 3-0 series lead on Cavaliers
Author: 0 Warriors take 3-0 series lead on Cavaliers

It was basketball at its best. But history turned to infamy when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers , the biggest collapse in NBA Finals history. It would be the starkest symbol of their dominance this season. "Close out games are always the hardest, but 16-0 would be a great feat." Yes, the thinnest player on the floor is getting nearly 10 rebounds a game.

Sport Eden Hazard makes strong Chelsea Champions League claim
Author: 0 Eden Hazard makes strong Chelsea Champions League claim

Hazard was initially believed to have twisted his ankle as he was ruled out of Belgium's friendly against the Czech Republic on Monday and the World Cup Qualifier in Estonia on June 9th. I haven't spoken to Chelsea yet. "In football you never know, but at the moment it's not in my mind". It remains to be seen if Chelsea will bulge anytime soon but all indications point to the fact that they will want to keep their Player's Player of the season at the club for another year running.

Author: 0 Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5

Or, the home team will win again and the Stanley Cup Final will have its first Game 7 since 2011. Despite playing on the same basic 200 foot ice sheet, the home teams have won every game in this series. Rinne is now 1-8-2 lifetime against the Penguins - his lone win came in relief at Nashville - and he owns a career 5.15 goals-against average and.822 save percentage in Pittsburgh.

Sport Wolff: Ferrari win was not 'orchestrated'
Author: 0 Wolff: Ferrari win was not 'orchestrated'

In what turned out to be a hard weekend for Mercedes , Valtteri Bottas' fourth place finish was the best the reigning world champions could manage, as Hamilton recovered from 13th on the grid to cross the line seventh, following his early qualifying exit.

Author: 0 Durant's late heroics power Warriors over Cavaliers

I don't know. I can't remember. They are averaging almost 119 points and winning by a record 16.9 per game in the postseason, and they've really picked it up lately. He fails to get specific about what sorts of operating costs would eat into that $22 million-the only costs he makes note of are the fees the team would have to pay to food vendors-but he's correct in noting that the National Basketball Association only taking 25 percent of ticket sales, instead of 45 percent they used to take, ...

Author: 0 Penguins Rout Predators 6-0 to Take 3-2 Cup Lead

The Predators certainly looked ready in games three and four, outscoring the Penguins 9-2. Guentzel's assist moved him into a tie with Dino Ciccarelli and Ville Leino for the most playoff points by a rookie in National Hockey League history (21).

Author: 0 Warriors eyeing record after Game 3 win in Finals

Within minutes of getting back to the Cavs locker room, Smith whipped out his phone and tweeted, "Cavs in 7". "I thought it was in". The Cavaliers , though, couldn't get far enough ahead in the fourth to get comfortable and the Warriors kept chipping into their lead before Durant's defining 3-pointer.

Author: 0 LeBron: Warriors Have the 'Most Firepower I've Played'

He may be the all-time leading scorer in postseason history, but James also pushes back against the "scorer" label whenever he's given a chance. That's a lifetime ago. Having already shoved aside the Showtime Lakers, Stephen Curry the Golden State Warriors are trying to move past one of hockey's powerhouses. "I said after we won the Eastern Conference Finals that we're getting ready for a juggernaut", he said.

Author: 0 Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final

No, the reason why the Pittsburgh Penguins headed into Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final having blown a 2-0 series lead to the Nashville Predators was because of the players surrounding Crosby. The Penguins took a 2-0 lead on home ice before they were swept in Nashville, where the Predators played host to their first National Hockey League championship home games in franchise history.

Author: 0 Huddersfield Town's Premier League odds

Jonathan Hogg was instrumental in one of the most famous goals in Watford history before suffering Wembley Stadium disappointment four years ago, but the midfielder is now celebrating after Huddersfield Town secured promotion to the Premier League .

Sport Venus Williams, Dominic Thiem enter Round 2
Author: 0 Venus Williams, Dominic Thiem enter Round 2

And for everybody, I think he's a top three player on clay now. "Last year I played awful on clay and I played very well on grass". "I like my chances out here". "He killed me from the start, from the 2-All game, and that's why he's been playing so well". Of course last year I got exhausted at the end of the year, but it was also the first time for me.

Author: 0 Chelsea striker Costa told to find new club by coach Conte

Since arriving at Chelsea in 2014, Costa has scored 52 goals while also tallying 16 assists. Moreover, Costa seems to have put his unnecessary aggression to bed this year, with Conte managing to tame the beast and encourage him to focus exclusively on football.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup Final turns into a sprint

If they are able to add another Thursday, they will have an opportunity to win the Stanley Cup on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena , where they've won 13 of their past 14 playoff games. "We know we can play better in this building". Rinne's defense has been up to the task in the last two contests , but P.K. Subban's availability for Game 5 could be in question as the blue-liner was not on the ice to begin practice Wednesday after blocking Evgeni Malkin's shot late the third period in Game 4.

Author: 0 LeBron James: Warriors' super team is 'great' for the National Basketball Association

James understood the potential of this Golden State goliath with more firepower than perhaps anything the National Basketball Association has seen before. But the Warriors are aiming for much more than a title. At that time, it felt like a title was far away for James. "I didn't envision anything but just being around good people and getting better every single day".