Author: 0 Ostapenko reaches first Grand Slam final on 20th birthday at French Open

RIPPING a screaming forehand straight through the tennis textbook, Latvian Jelena Ostapenko blazed into the French Open final with a 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3 win over Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in a battle of the birthday girls on Thursday. "During one of the rain delays (on Tuesday) she said "I'm young, I have nothing to lose, I have a lot of Roland Garros to play so I'm going to play free" and that's a very good mentality that she thinks that and just goes on the court and just plays free".

Sport King Dunlap retires after nine seasons with Eagles and Chargers
Author: 0 King Dunlap retires after nine seasons with Eagles and Chargers

The 31-year-old left tackle who was scheduled to earn just under $ 6 million in 2017 made a decision to call it a career on Monday after being released by the team on March 13. Dunlap missed four games in 2016 - two early in the season because of migraines and two more to close the season because of a knee injury. He replaced an injured Jason Peters, starting 12 games during Andy Reid's final season in Philadelphia and attracted the attention of the Chargers.

Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko prevails over 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki

Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland returns the ball to France's Kristina Mladenovic during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Paris . In the second set the match was suspended on 1-all break point for Bacsinszky. When they returned, Mladenovic raced into a 3-2 lead, but was unable to back it up and Bacsinszky took the next four games to stretch to what proved to be a crucial 5-3 lead.

Sport Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title
Author: 0 Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

Whatever the case, there's no sign the internet will stop talking about it given that Friday may be the final nail in the coffin for the Cavaliers if the Warriors outscore their opponent as they have in the last three games. The black upper is then contrasted by a white midsole sole unit with Steph's "SC" logo in gold. Either way, people were on the lookout for Squatting Curry in Game 4, and it seems he appeared to do it again to some.

Sport Wasteful Lions sing the Blues after 1st Tour loss
Author: 0 Wasteful Lions sing the Blues after 1st Tour loss

The start wasn't auspicious, as the Blues settled the quicker and took the lead through an unconverted try from the hugely impressive Ioane, but the Lions were quick to force their way back into the game. The Lions will be desperate to atone for Wednesday's 22-16 loss to the Blues in Christchurch this weekend, but will face down a Crusaders outfit boasting 14 wins from 14 Super Rugby encounters.

Author: 0 Mayor promises Stanley Cup parade, but plans unclear so far

According to The Hockey News , the Stanley Cup ran out of room for names in 1992 when it turned 100 years old. "I would have to believe that with what Sid has been able to accomplish in his career to this point would put him in the company of the all-time greats", said Penguins coach Mike Sullivan .

Author: 0 Diego Costa resigned to Chelsea exit but keen on rejoining Atletico Madrid

Having been told by Blues Coach Antonio Conte he was no longer in first-team plans at Stamford Bridge, the Spanish worldwide had said he could re-join Atletico Madrid this summer and be immediately loaned out. The fight for the place has to be fair to stay and fight, but the fight is not fair and I have to leave. Diego Costa 's agent Jorge Mendes has refused to rule out the prospect of the Chelsea striker joining AC Milan this summer.

Sport Pitcher? Hitter? Both? MLB draft marked by two-way players
Author: 0 Pitcher? Hitter? Both? MLB draft marked by two-way players

The Darlington, Pennsylvania native separated himself in 2017 as not only the best two-way player in the country, but as the nation's top collegiate baseball player overall having already received a pair of National Player of the Year honors from Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Sport Liverpool in last ditch Oxlade-Chamberlain approach
Author: 0 Liverpool in last ditch Oxlade-Chamberlain approach

In your opinion, should Klopp sign Oxlade-Chamberlain or Salah? "You heard (Southgate) say there "we need a clear identity on the way we want to go forward", he said. "I enjoyed them all for different reasons, " Oxlade-Chamberlain said of his positional switches. But it's up to the players, likewise, to make sure the managers have no choice but to play them'.

Sport Jutanugarn wins LPGA event with monster birdie putt in playoff
Author: 0 Jutanugarn wins LPGA event with monster birdie putt in playoff

Thompson couldn't even find the putting surface from 90 yards out. Chun, who started the round in third place at 15 under, shot a 2-under 70 to get into the playoff. One putt a round can be the gulf that separates a regular victor and chronic also-ran. "I'll still play the same next week", Jutanugarn said. "Putts starting to fall - that's usually who the victor is ..." After three runner-up finishes this season, she was thrilled to finally clinch a victory in 2017.

Sport Sri Lanka set 300 to win by South Africa at the Oval
Author: 0 Sri Lanka set 300 to win by South Africa at the Oval

South Africa may have lost their one-day global 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 . As Imran Tahir 4-27 in 8.3 overs, which coincided as his eighth fourth wicket haul in One Day Cricket. Captain AB de Villiers welcomed the duo's return, particularly Tahir who is the Proteas' highest wicket-taker in the a year ago with 35 scalps at an average of ...

Author: 0 Warriors Win 2017 NBA Championship

Durant, who will likely be crowned Finals MVP, finished with a team-high 39 points on 14-of-20 shooting. LeBron James had 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in 46 minutes of action. And Kevin Durant will be out there too. Cleveland is by far the best team in the East and as long as LeBron stays healthy they are a contender. The Cavaliers are still alive and have a chance to do what no other team has ever done in the National Basketball Association playoffs - rally from a 3-0 ...

Sport Kyle Busch turns fastest lap at Pocono for 2nd straight pole
Author: 0 Kyle Busch turns fastest lap at Pocono for 2nd straight pole

Still, Wallace recovered to finish 26th. "It's nice to be part of this younger group of drivers". It's exciting we had a fast race auto. "Patting myself on the back for that". I was able to get the gas down and it was really well off of turn three. "We talked about it right after we climbed out from the first run, but you get so fixated on those Xfinity cars and those things are all about momentum, so I was just kind of waiting for that thing to turn and get down to the bottom and get it all ...

Sport Saudi Arabia and allies release Qatar 'terror list'
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia and allies release Qatar 'terror list'

Tillerson said the blockade was "impairing United States and other worldwide business activities in the region", and had also caused inadvertent humanitarian consequences. In addition to the humanitarian and military effects, Tillerson said the blockade is affecting US and global companies' abilities to operate in the region.

Author: 0 United States official wishes Rodman well in North Korea

NBA Hall-of-Famer and former "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Dennis Rodman is on his way back to North Korea, CNN reports. Asked about US citizens detained in North Korea, Rodman told reporters at Beijing's worldwide airport that he thinks he can "make something happen".

Author: 0 Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller

England's breakthrough would arrive with 70 minutes on the clock and just shortly after he was introduced to replace Rashford, Oxlade-Chamberlain darted into the box from the right flank. "We don't beat England very much", said the Scotland great. "It is about standing up and being counted and we did that today". But one lapse of concentration has cost us in the end and instead of getting three points we got one .

Author: 0 England defeats Venezuela to win U20 World Cup

Solanke found Everton forward Lookman with a attractive pass in the 22nd minute but his rasping shot only won the English team a corner as Venuezeula goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez pushed the ball out. England though, had been the better of the two sides and were good value for their lead, earned by Calvert-Lewin. England arrived in South Korea without winning a game in this competition in 20 years, and leave as the surprising champion.

Sport Ostapenko's Historic French Open Win
Author: 0 Ostapenko's Historic French Open Win

The tally of Ostapenko's unforced errors for the final was 54. "I'm looking forward to Wimbledon because grass is one of my favourite surfaces", she said. Ostapenko's idol growing up, Serena Williams , is taking the rest of the season off while pregnant. The fearlessness may change over time as the magnitude of matches and situations increases, depending on the stage of her career, but for now, Ostapenko is hugely risky and though she is capable of losing in the first round, she will ...

Author: 0 Fan paid $133000 for tickets to Game 5 of the NBA Finals

They came out there and took it to us. Somehow, though, Irving not only got the shot away but turned it into a flawless three-pointer, off balance. Cleveland took a whopping 22 free throws in the first quarter of Game 1, and had it not made just 14, would have scored well over 50 points.

Sport Another step in Jets purge: WR Decker released
Author: 0 Another step in Jets purge: WR Decker released

Decker's release continues the trend of the Jets dumping contracts. With other teams wanting the Jets to eat some of Decker's salary, NY could not make the numbers work for trade, the source said. His first two years were marked my production as Decker paced his new club with 74 receptions, 962 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions. He was a highly productive player for the Jets in 2015, catching 80 passes for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Sport Penguins Beat Predators 2-0 For Second Consecutive Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Penguins Beat Predators 2-0 For Second Consecutive Stanley Cup

The Penguins won their fifth title - all of them clinched on the road - to tie the Wayne Gretzky-Mark Messier-era Edmonton Oilers for sixth on the all-time list. He finished the regular season with 44 goals and 89 points, good for second in the National Hockey League. A Team Canada teammate and National Hockey League rival, Jonathan Toews was amazed at Crosby's level at that point last fall, how he seemed to pick right up from the Cup and Conn Smythe wins from three months earlier.

Sport Verratti agent rules out Serie A return
Author: 0 Verratti agent rules out Serie A return

However, Barcelona are in the driving seat as they look for a swift return to the No.1 spot in Europe after losing both La Liga in the Champions League . Given the Italy global is one of PSG's most important players and has a contract with the club to 2021, Barcelona could find it hard to prise Verratti away.

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

They're going to make adjustments. They broke scoring records in a stunning 137-116 victory that shoved this "Three-match" between new-school rivals to the West Coast for Game 5 on Monday. But in Game 4, Cleveland controlled the tempo by shooting 53 percent from the field, which limited the Warriors to just 12 transition points. The Cavs also found effective ways to remain physical with Steph Curry when they have the ball.

Sport Torino president Cairo convinced Belotti wants to stay
Author: 0 Torino president Cairo convinced Belotti wants to stay

And while president Cairo accepts that United could afford the 23-year-old, he suggests that Belotti could reject a move to Old Trafford either way. "We'll see how things go, but our objective would be to keep him". Should Manchester fail to sign Morata, their plan B would be Belotti. Apart from the Red Devils, Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea have also shown interest in signing Belotti.

Sport Golden State Warriors: Three keys to winning Game 5
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors: Three keys to winning Game 5

Stack up the odds, Cleveland conquers them. Yes, the NBA Finals are right where they were previous year and could still end with the same result. Over the past three years since James returned from Miami, the Cavs have handled injuries, constant scrutiny, drama - much of it self-inflicted- and even a midseason coaching change.