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Nadal cruises into Madrid final
- May 16, 2017

Murray beat Djokovic in last year's final... The Spaniard backed up the strong performance with another championship on Sunday. I was much, much better and much closer than in Barcelona. "This is a very emotional period of the season". I'm playing with a lot of joy. After that I went for it.”. I just try to focus. He's reached six finals this season and is coming off consecutive titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona. (more...)
Cavaliers to wear Goodyear logo on jerseys next season Cavaliers to wear Goodyear logo on jerseys next season
- May 16, 2017

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but an official announcement of the arrangement is expected to come later today (May 15). " Goodyear has always been connected to the Cavs, from our blimp coverage to the tremendous passion of our associates for this team, and we're excited to make this relationship even stronger". (more...)
Rafael Nadal sets up semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic in Madrid Rafael Nadal sets up semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic in Madrid
- May 15, 2017

Djokovic made the last four after Nishikori withdrew from their match with a wrist injury. Djokovic squeezed past Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 in his first match since parting with Vajda in the second round of the Madrid Masters on Wednesday. (more...)
Allegri hopes defeat will stir Juve from their slumber Allegri hopes defeat will stir Juve from their slumber
- May 15, 2017

However, Roma were looking to get back above Napoli, who had won 5-0 at Torino earlier on Sunday and also keep alive their own slim hopes of beating Juventus to the championship. Conte wants more centre-back options at the club with John Terry set to depart and Champions League football on the agenda for next season. With two rounds remaining, Genoa has 33 points, Empoli 32 and Crotone 31. (more...)
Nadal beats Thiem in Madrid, wins 3rd straight title Nadal beats Thiem in Madrid, wins 3rd straight title
- May 15, 2017

The Spaniard was as relentless as ever on Sunday, answering everything Dominic Thiem tossed at him during the Mutua Madrid Open final to overcome the Austrian 7-6 (8), 6-4 in La Caja Mágica. "I knew that I had to play well. I'm very happy at the moment", said Thiem. Djokovic fought back but Nadal stayed just ahead until the 10th game when the Spaniard lost two match points. (more...)
Spurs rout James Harden, Rockets 114-75 to win series Spurs rout James Harden, Rockets 114-75 to win series
- May 14, 2017

Harden said the Rockets did not take the Spurs lightly even though San Antonio were without Leonard due to an ankle injury. Before Thursday, the Rockets had been 17-5 at home when facing elimination over the past 25 postseasons, the best record in the National Basketball Association in that span. (more...)
Nadal snaps winless streak vs Djokovic to reach Madrid final
- May 14, 2017

Djokovic's game was getting better by this time. The Spaniard wasted little time in taking the fight to second seed Djokovic, who appeared nearly dumbfounded at the blistering pace with which his opponent took to their semi-final meeting. (more...)
Wizards forward Oubre ejected for bowling over Olynyk
- May 13, 2017

So what if Oubre is averaging just 6.3 points per game in the playoffs? "It's about playing for each other and we've been doing that all year". I'll keep saying it that this National Basketball Association playoff, besides the Hawks, has been a great one to watch. (more...)
Packers choose cornerback Kevin King as first pick in the NFL Draft
- May 13, 2017

Biegel also fits into the team's recent philosophy of drafting players with the potential to play multiple positions. According to Pro Football Talk , only $25,000 of the money was guaranteed. Among the most highly regarded players who fell out of the first round are Washington cornerbacks Kevin King and Sidney Jones , Kansas State pass rusher Jordan Willis, Houston pass rusher Tyus Bowser, Florida cornerback Quincy Wilson, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook and Oklahoma running ... (more...)
Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones official for July rematch Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones official for July rematch
- May 13, 2017

The former Invicta FC champion, who fights out of Huntington Beach, has been campaigning for a championship fight in her backyard at UFC 214 , whether it's against inaugural UFC 145-pound champion Germaine de Randamie or current Invicta FC champion Megan Anderson. (more...)
Arsenal must maintain focus during final games, says Wenger Arsenal must maintain focus during final games, says Wenger
- May 13, 2017

Asked about Arsenal finding their form at the right time , the Germany global replied: "Well I wish we found that before". After a boring first half, Sanchez produced a moment of magic to open the scoring when the Chilean wrong-footed two defenders in the box before calmly slotting home. (more...)
Capitals replace Holtby in goal for 3rd period of Game 2
- May 12, 2017

Fleury hasn't been the Penguins' backbone, serving as the backup to Matt Murray during their Stanley Cup run past year and splitting the duties with the young goalie this season. That's as big a game as Washington will face as just 18 of the previous 87 teams to lose the first two in a best-of-seven series have come back to win, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. (more...)
Djokovic reaches Madrid Open quarterfinals
- May 12, 2017

Lopez argued to French umpire Damien Dumusois that Djokovic's apparent stoppage caused Lopez to not carry on playing the point but Dumusois disagreed saying that Djokovic had not called to the umpire saying the shot was long. But, as I said, it was quite a solid performance from both players, high quality. But I'm sure it's split a lot of opinion. Murray won his only title of the year in Dubai and had started the clay season trying to regain his form following a right elbow injury that ... (more...)
Magic won't get to interview Markelle Fultz at NBA Draft Combine
- May 12, 2017

It's just a matter of hitting the Ping-Pong jackpot in the draft lottery Tuesday to select those players. With the focus on the end of the first round, here are five players to keep tabs on at the NBA Draft Combine. The Philadelphia 76ers received the first overall pick in the 2016 draft. Listed as the 37th pick in Draft Express' mock, he has a 6-foot-11.25 wingspan - on par with many bigs - and 44.5-inch max vertical that's among the best ever tested. (more...)
Champions League: Real Madrid ousts Atletico in semis
- May 11, 2017

But is it now Antoine Griezmann's spot to lose? But in the 43rd minute, Isco scored a goal from close range to put Real Madrid in a strong position once again. Atleti persevered but there was little real hope in their second-half efforts, as they suffered European heartbreak against their city rivals for the fourth time in as many seasons. (more...)
Allardyce wants win over Burnley to secure Palace's Premier League place Allardyce wants win over Burnley to secure Palace's Premier League place
- May 11, 2017

Crystal Palace will be at Selhurst Park for this game and the home crowd is a big advantage for the team because it makes it nearly impossible for the away side to feel comfortable. We knew if we dug deep we'd get the goal. "We tried to do our best for him". We created chances and they didn't really have a shot. We've publicly put a £30m price-tag on his head and it looked like there'd be plenty of suitors following his superb form for the Eagles, but if he's out for the entire summer ... (more...)
India's Jhulan Goswami becomes leading wicket-taker in Women's ODI history India's Jhulan Goswami becomes leading wicket-taker in Women's ODI history
- May 10, 2017

Ahead of the match against hosts South Africa, Goswami was two wickets short of the record but she put on a starring performance and ended the innings with figures of 3 for 20 in 7.3 overs. She eclipsed the decade-long record in the name of Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick. She won the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year award in 2007. Her 181 wickets have come from 153 ODIs at an average of 21.76, with two five-wicket hauls to her name. (more...)
Penguins' Crosby passes concussion test, might play Game 5
- May 09, 2017

Are you kidding me? "I thought all of them responded", Trotz said. "I liked the response of our leadership". The Pittsburgh Penguins may not win on home ice Monday night, but Sidney Crosby seemed hellbent on making sure he dealt out some punishment to the Washington Capitals players. (more...)
Indians hold on for 3-2 victory over Tigers
- May 09, 2017

RHP Danny Salazar (2-2, 4.34) and Kansas City Royals RHP Jason Hammel (0-3, 6.65) will commence the weekend festivities on Friday at 8:15 p.m. ET from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Francona said that the righty has been dealing with back issues since the team's series in Arizona at the beginning of April, but that common thought was that the training staff and Kluber would be able to manage it. (more...)
Golden State Warriors Beat Utah Jazz, Advance To Western Conference Finals
- May 09, 2017

Still, Utah had just 10 bench points. In the 2nd half, Gordon Hayward caught fire along with Shelvin Mack . For a while, it appeared that Utah could finally solve the offensive puzzle that Golden State creates for opposing defenses. The Warriors are just too good and the Jazz aren't there yet. Thompson has been in a bit of a slump and was 1 for 9 Saturday. Unfortunately, the Warriors were able to turn the heat back up and push this thing to the end in the second half. (more...)
College football early signing period officially adopted College football early signing period officially adopted
- May 09, 2017

For college coaches, however, the new early signing period creates a new layer of complication. The NCAA announced on Monday that it has officially adopted an early signing period for football recruits following the approval by the Collegiate Commissioners Association, the governing body for the National Letter of Intent program. (more...)
LeBron leads Cavs in sweeping Pacers
- May 08, 2017

Isaiah put up 33 points as top seeds the Celtics claimed back-to-back wins over the Bulls in Chicago. Things got physical and painful Sunday. Below is a hype video for Game 4. The Cavaliers squandered a 96-83 lead in the fourth quarter and trailed 102-100 before James hit his only trey of the game. They were incomplete. LeBron James saw a field that the team could improve in. (more...)
Mets suspend Harvey for violating team rules; Wilk to start
- May 08, 2017

Inside the Mets' clubhouse, players milled about on what was otherwise a typical sleepy Sunday, as surprised by the suspension as those who came streaming through Citi Field's gates. He is coming off two of the worst starts of his career, allowing 12 runs over 9 2/3 innings with eight walks in a pair of losses to Atlanta. "With Ces out and now with Cabby out, we've got to spread the wealth around and we've got to get everybody to chip in", Collins said. (more...)
Rangers top Senators 4-1, tie series 2-2
- May 08, 2017

He finally found the back of the net, delivering the final blow for the Capitals in a 4-2 win over the Penguins. Meanwhile, a woman says she was sexually assaulted in a bathroom during Game 4 of the Penguins-Capitals series in Pittsburgh. (more...)
Smith and Blixt take Zurich Classic title Smith and Blixt take Zurich Classic title
- May 08, 2017

The overall takeaway from the first team event on the PGA Tour since 1981 was that it was a smashing success . The round finished in barely playable darkness because of a more than six-hour delay cause by thunderstorms. It was further stroke back to former world number one Jordan Spieth and fellow Texan Ryan Palmer, who carded a 64 for 266. With the victory, both Blixt and Smith get two-year exemptions and Smith qualified for the Tournament Players Championship in two weeks. (more...)
Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk
- May 08, 2017

It will now be in Stevens' hands to make adjustments for Game 4 before heading back to Boston with a tied series. After dropping the first two games of the series, the Wizards left the Celtics to 27 points unanswered for. The Rockets had been killed on the offensive glass the last couple games and that slowed down their attack. Beal, who was 11 of 16 from the floor, said the conversation at halftime revolved around knowing the defense wasn't up to Washington's standards. (more...)
Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby
- May 07, 2017

Starting from the No. 5 post position, Always Dreaming had become a bettors' favorite based on his stellar performance in the April 1 Florida Derby and his strong workouts in the wake of that victory. Pletcher won his first Derby in 2010 with Super Saver; Velazquez won the following year with Animal Kingdom. The dark brown colt then fulfilled a dream come true for a multitude of people by winning the marquee race going away on Saturday. (more...)
Green shows range, leads Warriors past Jazz for 2-0 lead Green shows range, leads Warriors past Jazz for 2-0 lead
- May 07, 2017

But for the most part, we did a good job of keeping our men in front and helping each other". Sacramento's native Matt Barnes warms up with his Golden State Warriors before the team took on the Utah Jazz at the Oracle on May 4, 2017. (more...)
Orioles LHP Miley hit by 2 consecutive liners, leaves game Orioles LHP Miley hit by 2 consecutive liners, leaves game
- May 07, 2017

The Orioles gave me the opportunity, but now I'm with the White Sox and I'm doing a good job. "He's pitching. He's got a objective to everything he's doing". Gonzalez plunked Jonathan Schoop with the bases loaded in the first inning and gave up a solo shot to Davis in the third. Abreu (2-for-4) has 24 hits, including five homers, in his last 15 games and has raised his average to.294. (more...)
Piscotty & Fowler Injured in Cardinals 5-4 Loss to Brewers Piscotty & Fowler Injured in Cardinals 5-4 Loss to Brewers
- May 06, 2017

Louis Post-Dispatch ). Aguilar had registered just one hit in his last 22 plate appearances, but he deposited an 86 miles per hour slider from Matt Bowman over the fence in left field to give Milwaukee a 5-4 lead. He is 1-2 with a 5.34 ERA. Peralta (4-2) fell to 0-9 in his last 11 starts against the Cardinals . Fortunately there was the all-important "window" that allowed the two teams to take the field and get a complete game in. (more...)
1st ODI: Ireland opt to bat against England 1st ODI: Ireland opt to bat against England
- May 06, 2017

Adil Rashid took his first five-wicket haul in ODIs as England skittled Ireland for 126 to win by seven wickets in Bristol . Once captain William Porterfield was taken out by Joe Root for 13, Rashid wreaked havoc on the middle and lower order as Ireland went from 90/4 to being bundled out for 126. (more...)
Thomas scores 53, Celtics beat Wizards 129-119 in OT Thomas scores 53, Celtics beat Wizards 129-119 in OT
- May 03, 2017

I made a decision to play and I just tried to give it all I got for my team, and we came out with the win". Comparing one player's stats to an entire team is always impressive when they are almost identical. He is the fifth player in the history of the NBA's most-decorated franchise to score 50 or more points in a postseason game, missing John Havlicek's team record by one point. (more...)
Bruins Eliminated From Playoffs With 3-2 Loss to Senators in OT Bruins Eliminated From Playoffs With 3-2 Loss to Senators in OT
- May 03, 2017

Capitals winger Justin Williams scored 64 seconds into overtime as Washington won a 2-1 thriller over the Toronto Maple Leafs to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series . "It's too late now". "I think it was apparent to everybody that we weren't at full strength, and guys had to step up, and we talked about it". The move was a gutsy one by Cassidy, who is also from Ottawa . (more...)
Emre Can scores outrageous goal for Liverpool
- May 02, 2017

The game stuttered along for the majority of the half with very little incident until Adam Lallana, Coutinho's replacement, hit the bar with a looping effort. But we worked hard for it. Lucas lifts a cross into the penalty area where Can takes off and rifles in a goal with a ridiculous bicycle-kick. "It's always disappointing to lose at home, " he said ". (more...)
Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves in a 3-0 series hole
- May 02, 2017

Guentzel had a hat trick in the 5-4 Pittsburgh win Sunday. Starting slower than the Penguins would like has not necessarily been an issue confined to the post-season. "So we're expecting, obviously, a pushback from them and we know we're going to see their best the next game". His club-record 102nd playoff appearance looked an bad lot like his 101st, when he held the Blue Jackets in check during an early push then waited for NHL's best offense to find its footing. (more...)
Cincinnati TV station calls for Bengals boycott over Joe Mixon pick Cincinnati TV station calls for Bengals boycott over Joe Mixon pick
- May 02, 2017

Mixon's draft spot had been speculated since immediately after he declared for early entry. Drafting Mixon shows that at least one team - our hometown team - has learned nothing from the Ray Rice incident. That same year, a district court judge in Charlotte convicted Greg Hardy of beating his then-girlfriend and threatening to kill her. The Cowboys went on to sign Hardy before Deadspin published graphic photos of the victim's injuries, and those photos-combined with Hardy's issues in ... (more...)
Nashville Predators Win Game 3 In Series Against St. Louis Blues
- May 02, 2017

Louis. The... The Blues took 13 minutes to get their first shot of the period, but Alexander Steen got it to bounce by Pekka Rinne to cut the lead to 2-1. Tarasenko now ranks third on the Blues all-time franchise list with 22 postseason goals. "We'll keep doing those things". "I think we've got to the point where we're over that now". (more...)
Scores game-winner in Game 2
- May 02, 2017

Nashville Predators right wing James Neal (18) and defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, battle St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson (4), also of Sweden, and right wing Ryan Reaves (75) for the puck during the second period in Game 3 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn . (more...)
Real Madrid should have been smarter - Zidane
- April 30, 2017

With the result, Barca and Madrid moved level on points, though the latter have a game in hand in their pursuit of a first LaLiga title since 2012 and Marcelo was in a positive mood post-match. Messi had cancelled out Casemiro's opener before half-time. The high tackle on Leo Messi could warrant very little else from referee Alejandro Hernández. (more...)
Michigan DT Chris Wormley drafted No. 74 by Baltimore Ravens Michigan DT Chris Wormley drafted No. 74 by Baltimore Ravens
- April 30, 2017

After finishing 8-8 and missing the playoffs for a second straight year, Baltimore lost Zachary Orr, who retired because of a spinal condition. The selection added depth to a Ravens secondary that has already welcomed some much-needed reinforcements via free agency this offseason. (more...)