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Upset! Kerber 1st French Open top seed to lose in 1st round
- June 05, 2017

The two-time Wimbledon champion's comeback at the French Open ended in the second round Wednesday in a close match against qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who recorded her best result at a major in almost two years with a 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5) victory. (more...)
Murray Downs Del Potro in blockbuster match
- June 05, 2017

It looked a nightmare draw against a player falsely low in the rankings as he continues to work his way back up after wrist problems that nearly ended his career. The 30-year-old said: "I believe in myself, so even when things aren't going well, I believe I can turn it around". "I have been playing great points during the whole first set". (more...)
Klay Thompson makes up for shooting slump on defensive end
- June 05, 2017

These examples from Game 1 all have one thing in common, attacking a mismatch (and usually getting a good look), but also a lack of off-ball movement from the other Warriors . The Warriors played at an oxygen-requiring pace. Defensively, the Warriors were beasts. The Warriors are led by guard Stephen Curry , who averaged 25.3 ppg. (more...)
French Open to start with Petra Kvitova's return to court
- June 05, 2017

Get daily prep sports headlines from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. "I'm not here to sit and talk with you guys, but - that's nice, as well", a smiling Kvitova told reporters. Her goal of getting a career Grand Slam will have to wait, and it's now in jeopardy. Kerber of Germany was shocked at Roland Garros on the first day of the major tournament, losing 6-2, 6-2 to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation. (more...)
'Kiki' Mladenovic downs Muguruza as impressive run continues 'Kiki' Mladenovic downs Muguruza as impressive run continues
- June 05, 2017

Mladenovic often played to the fans, waving her arms to ask for more noise. To add another upbeat dimension to proceedings in Paris, the French crowd was guaranteed at least one home player in the quarter-finals as Caroline Garcia more than fulfilled her seeding to reach the fourth round-her best run at any Major thus far-and would meet the unseeded Alize Cornet, who put out both No20 seed Barbora Strycova and No9 seed Radwanska. (more...)
LeSean McCoy has $200k bet on Golden State Warriors LeSean McCoy has $200k bet on Golden State Warriors
- June 05, 2017

Speaking at his charity softball event on Sunday, McCoy said he has been recruiting his former Eagles teammate. I've been doing my recruiting already. Taylor, who is entering his third season as the Bills' starter, said he would love to have Maclin in a Bills uniform. "We texted about it, but want to get Maclin's number and try to reach out to him". (more...)
Near-perfect Kiwis take control of America's Cup qualifiers Near-perfect Kiwis take control of America's Cup qualifiers
- June 05, 2017

The Kiwis' decision was surprisingly pre-empted by U.S. skipper Jimmy Spithill, who appeared before the challenger teams at the press conference and announced that his "leak" in Team NZ had told him of the BAR preference. As such, they will take a bonus point with them into the best-of-13 Cup Match, effectively the regatta final, later in the month. Emirates Team New Zealand look the team most likely to loosen Oracle Team USA's grip on the America's Cup in Bermuda, but there are fears that ... (more...)
Summerhays takes advantage of Dufner collapse at Memorial Summerhays takes advantage of Dufner collapse at Memorial
- June 04, 2017

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, who won his first US PGA tour title at the Memorial in 2014, shook off a tough front nine with four birdies coming in en route to a two-under 70. One week after he finished a shot behind at Colonial, Spieth closed with a flourish of birdies at Muirfield Village and was among those at 66. Justin Thomas and Lucas Glover are tied for fifth at 5-under 67. (more...)
Rahal Wins First Dual in Detroit Race Rahal Wins First Dual in Detroit Race
- June 04, 2017

It marks the third pole position in Rahal's 11-year Indy vehicle career and first since he was the top qualifier at Kansas Speedway in April 2009. Leading 55 of 70 laps, Rahal dominated the race in the No. Pete and Phoenix, Rahal had another disappointing result last weekend at Indianapolis when he charged from 18th to third only to have a right rear tire go flat. (more...)
Marlins' Volquez throwing no-hitter through 7 versus Arizona Marlins' Volquez throwing no-hitter through 7 versus Arizona
- June 04, 2017

Ironic that 11 years later it would happen again in Miami as Edinson Volquez pitched a magnificent game against a hapless Diamondbacks offense, going the full nine and only facing the minimum thanks to a pair of double play groundouts from Brandon Drury . (more...)
Defense fails Cavs in 113-91 Game 1 loss in NBA Finals
- June 03, 2017

But this was far from a one-man show. "The best thing about tonight, obviously, was just our defensive presence and effort for 48 minutes", Curry said ignoring the big numbers both he and Durant put up. "So I just tried to stay locked in on that , at the same time have some fun". "So I just tried to play as hard as I can and not make it about a matchup, it's about us, it's about the Golden State Warriors versus the Cleveland Cavaliers and we're only going to do it together". (more...)
Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91 Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91
- June 03, 2017

Late in the first half, the Warriors built a 10-point lead despite missing 15 (!) shots within a couple of feet of the basket. "We were excited to get it done for him", said Ryan Drew, vice president and general manager of Under Armour's global basketball business, adding that fewer than five pairs had been made at this point. (more...)
Rafael Nadal blows away Nikoloz Basilashvili to reach French Open fourth round Rafael Nadal blows away Nikoloz Basilashvili to reach French Open fourth round
- June 03, 2017

In addition to the Serbian, the bottom half of the draw also counts with extremely unsafe players such as Dominic Thiem , David Goffin, Grigor Dimitrov or even Milos Raonic . Nadal shrugged off the momentary blip to take a two-set lead, while he raced through the final set to win after one hour and 30 minutes on court. "I believe I played the best match since a while". (more...)
Richard Jefferson: LeBron James Was Sick For Games 3 & 4
- June 03, 2017

While they improved to 39 percent by the time the period had ended, the Cavs shot 64 percent in the same category and held a 43-27 lead at quarter's end. Love added a double double with 15 and 11, and Kyrie finished on 24 shooting 60%. But for now, it looks like they might just have to tip their cap to the Cavs. (more...)
Warriors come out to play against Cavaliers on ESPN, DirecTV in LATAM
- June 03, 2017

It's no wonder then that the wise guys have installed the Warriors as heavy favorites to beat the Cavs for the second time in three years and wrestle back the Larry O'Brien Trophy that slipped through their hands last June. Can Cleveland win a game or two in this series? SI's Mitch Goldich is also here with some. more lukewarm takes on Cavs-Warriors III. Close Modal Window Hang on for a minute.we're trying to find some more stories you might like. (more...)
Arsene Wenger's future to be decided later this week Arsene Wenger's future to be decided later this week
- June 03, 2017

Midfielder Ramsey, however, has made it clear he wants Wenger to stay and highlighted the Frenchman's switch to a three-man defence late in the season as the key to Arsenal's FA Cup glory. Referee Anthony Taylor consulted the linesman before awarding the goal to Arsenal . They didn't start with the intensity that was needed for the game and were never really able to get it out as Arsenal's momentum, combined with a great desire to win kept them at bay. (more...)
Durant makes his mark in Game 1 of NBA Finals for Warriors
- June 03, 2017

The Warriors improved their postseason record to an unprecedented 13-0 while the Cavaliers suffered just their second loss since the playoffs began in mid-April. The Cavaliers would get closer . "You know they're not going to give up at all", he said on court. Durant punished Cleveland for leaving him free, taking the ball to the hoop for emphatic dunks as a man on a mission to deliver what he came for: a championship. (more...)
Video shows Tiger Woods performing 2 breath tests at jail Video shows Tiger Woods performing 2 breath tests at jail
- June 03, 2017

The motor was running and the right blinker was flashing. Police say they found Woods asleep behind the wheel of his Mercedes, parked partially on the side of a highway. He was released on his own recognizance. "I feel bad for Tiger", Nicklaus told reporters at a news conference for The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio . (more...)
Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals
- June 02, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving shoots during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Cavaliers-Warriors Part III of their NBA Finals trilogy has begun and Golden State guard Stephen Curry is wearing a sleeve on his right arm in Game 1. (more...)
England bowl v Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener England bowl v Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener
- June 02, 2017

England's captain Eoin Morgan sits next to the Champions Trophy during a press conference at the Oval cricket ground in London Wednesday May 31, 2017. On paper, England seems to be dominating Bangladesh by a mile. He along with skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (79) added 166 runs in 25.1 overs to hand a crucial advantage to the visitors. (more...)
Serena Williams's Absence Leaves a Giant Void at French Open Serena Williams's Absence Leaves a Giant Void at French Open
- June 01, 2017

She announced in late December that she was engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian . She was undecided until late last week whether to even try to play in the French Open . The post Serena Williams: Baby's gender revealed appeared first on The Nation Nigeria . Despite her senior citizen status, she is still a contender at the Slams as her run to the Australian Open final in January proved. (more...)
All Blacks unveil new strip ahead of Lions tour
- June 01, 2017

I asked him to give me all their calls and moves and he said "as long as you let me run through a big hole in the first few minutes I'd be happy with that". The tour begins on Saturday with a match against a provincial selection side in Whangarei. They play four of the five New Zealand Super Rugby franchises, a provincial Barbarians side and the New Zealand Maori before the first Test on June 24, and the Wellington Hurricanes before the second Test. (more...)
Sixers will pick third in 2017 NBA Draft Sixers will pick third in 2017 NBA Draft
- June 01, 2017

Game tomorrow against a tough Cleveland team. King will probably be mocked once again a year from now, when the Celtics - again - get Brooklyn's first-round pick. The Boston Celtics can benefit in a big way from trading two former champions, while the Los Angeles Lakers hope a failed trade for one point guard won't cost them a shot at another. (more...)
French Open 2017: Rafael Nadal seals victory as Robin Haase double faults
- June 01, 2017

Nadal hammered Benoit Paire in the first round and has now lost only one of 20 matches on clay this season after his latest Roland Garros masterclass in the Paris sun on Wednesday. "There has to be some collective responsibility, that is what I'm saying. the only way to beat these guys is to bring their level down", Wilander said. (more...)
Arsene Wenger's future at Arsenal set to be revealed on Wednesday
- June 01, 2017

They finished 18 points behind champions Chelsea , but beat the Blues 2-1 to win the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday. It was a success that added to his three Premier League titles, including two domestic doubles, and six Charity and Community Shields, ensuring he could play a strong hand in Monday's meeting with Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke that finally ended a tortuous, acrimonious period of uncertainty over his future. (more...)
Barcelona hires former player Valverde as coach
- May 31, 2017

Valverde won the Cup Winners' Cup and Copa del Rey in his two seasons at the Camp Nou from 1988 to 1990. He has also managed Villarreal , Valencia and Barça's city rivals Espanyol in a varied coaching career that included two years in Greece with Olympiakos. (more...)
Tigers turn off Hogs' power switch, win SEC title 4-2 Tigers turn off Hogs' power switch, win SEC title 4-2
- May 31, 2017

Arkansas, which went 3-2 in Hoover , was named as an NCAA regional host for the first time since 2010 Sunday evening. I just think Spanberger is playing on another planet right now. His performance helped ensure it didn't matter that LSU's bats finally settled down after scoring in double digits the first three games at Hoover Met. (more...)
Johanna Konta crashes out of French Open Johanna Konta crashes out of French Open
- May 31, 2017

Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei knocked British seventh seed Johanna Konta out of the French Open , registering her first victory over a top 10 player. The 18th seed, fired a total of 20 aces, including six in the first set alone, which he raced through in 30 minutes on Tuesday. (more...)
Dallas Cowboys: Nolan Carroll charged with DWI Dallas Cowboys: Nolan Carroll charged with DWI
- May 30, 2017

The Cowboys had not yet commented on the arrest. He was working with the Cowboys' first-team defense during organized team activities. It's a surprising arrest as the Cowboys organization actually provide a free auto service for players who feel they are too intoxicated to get behind the wheel. (more...)
Basebrawl! Harper, Strickland punch away, Nats-Giants fight Basebrawl! Harper, Strickland punch away, Nats-Giants fight
- May 30, 2017

He and Strickland have previous, with Monday's clash the first time the two had met since Harper hit two home runs off the pitcher during the 2014 National League Division Series between the Nats and Giants . "I don't want to go on a baseball field and try to fight somebody", Harper said. I don't even think he should be thinking about what happened in the first round. (more...)
Rabada, Parnell set up convincing victory for South Africa at Lord's Rabada, Parnell set up convincing victory for South Africa at Lord's
- May 30, 2017

Earlier, South Africa won the toss and chose to field first. A collapse of four wickets in seven balls, spearheaded by Rabada's pace and clever seam bowling from left-armer Parnell, meant England made their worst start to a one-day innings at Lord's. (more...)
Warriors strongly favored in Las Vegas over Cavs for NBA Finals
- May 29, 2017

Jordan has had a slightly tougher road because of a more brutal Eastern Conference in the 1990s, but James' matchups in The Finals explain why he is just 3-4 and still chasing Jordan's six rings. But going into the Finals , you have to have a lot more confidence in Love than you did this time a year ago. He and the Cavs will have their hands full as they face Durant and the Warriors' high-powered offense. (more...)
Exeter becomes English rugby champion for first time Exeter becomes English rugby champion for first time
- May 29, 2017

I just had to go through my processes and my technique and hopefully it would stand up firm. England wing Nowell, who scored Exeter's opening try in a pulsating 23-20 victory over Wasps that was only decided after 20 minutes of extra-time, barely had time to celebrate before switching his thoughts from domestic glory to British and Irish Lions business in New Zealand as the squad assembled a day ahead of departure. (more...)
United facing a defining moment - Jones United facing a defining moment - Jones
- May 28, 2017

Ander Herrera has thanked Gary Neville and credited the former Manchester United star for inspiring the Spain star to turn himself into a mainstay of Jose Mourinho's side. The Spain worldwide pipped top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and world record signing Paul Pogba to United's Player of the Season award in his third campaign at the club, in which he has grown into one of Mourinho's most loyal disciples. (more...)
Armed police guarding FA Cup final after Manchester bomb
- May 28, 2017

Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny and Arsenal's Spanish defender Nacho Monreal lift the FA Cup trophy as Arsenal players celebrate their victory over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017 . (more...)
Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery
- May 28, 2017

The Cavaliers completed the regular season in a somnambulatory state, counting on their ability to improve their level of play when it mattered most. "We just kept grinding". "Like I have an extra bone or something, like doctor talk", Thomas said. We will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? Simple as that. (more...)
Dodt leads EPGA golf event by one shot
- May 28, 2017

The Italian finished strongly, with back-to-back birdies at 17 and 18 moving him level at the summit. Dodt bogeyed his fourth hole but then played the next 14 holes in five-under as he closed in on a third European Tour victory and becoming the first Australian to win the prestigious event since 1990 when Mike Harwood reigned supreme. (more...)
Moussa Dembele declared fit to play in Scottish Cup final
- May 28, 2017

We had our 208th session today of which in the main the players have been available for majority. You could never of sat down - any manager - coming in at the beginning of the season and wrote down what we would have done. "To be honest, Scott Brown has taken up a hell of a position, so I don't think I could have played it anywhere else". We also put a lot of pressure on them but they also showed in the last game what they are capable of and we have to focus on that to make sure we are ... (more...)
Ander Herrera says Ibrahimovic can help Manchester United to Europa League win Ander Herrera says Ibrahimovic can help Manchester United to Europa League win
- May 27, 2017

Ibrahimovic arrived at the Red Devils from Paris Saint-Germain on a 12-month contract at the start of the season amid doubts about his age and whether he would be able to keep up with the speed of the Premier League . He is 100 percent sure he will be back because he can not stop winning. And, because of the fact he will turn 36 in October, Mourinho thinks there is no guarantee that he will come back from his injury at his brilliant best. (more...)
James says Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness
- May 27, 2017

For four straight quarters in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cavaliers were plagued by turnovers, and that led to a second-half collapse against the Celtics in Game 3 and a sluggish start to Game 4. "And Brad (Stevens has) got them moving and cutting and playing with pace and everybody is a threat". "I think that allowed us to outscore them by 17 in the third". (more...)