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Djokovic makes winning French Open start on Agassi's watch
- May 30, 2017

Nadal said: "Robin and I know each other very well". Nadal kicked off his campaign with a straight-sets victory, beating France's Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-4, 6-1. Jack Sock was the biggest casualty in the men's draw to date, the 14th-seeded American eliminated by Czech Jiri Vesely 7-5 7-5 6-3. Sock hit 39 unforced errors and dropped serve six times . (more...)
Fabregas questions Chelsea axe: 'I was in great form'
- May 30, 2017

Fabregas had been introduced in place of Nemanja Matic just after the hour mark, with the Spain worldwide unhappy to have been given a watching brief beforehand. "I love my job and I love to win". For the trust from my team-mates and my manager because being sidelined for such a long time, I suffered a lot this season because you want to contribute on the pitch. (more...)
Hsieh looking to continue love affair with Paris Hsieh looking to continue love affair with Paris
- May 30, 2017

Hsieh had won just twice at tour level this year and appeared to be heading for a swift exit as Konta raced through the opening set. After a dominant first set, in the second on 5-5 Su-Wei Hsieh saved three break points in a row, and then in the next game didn't convert a set point. (more...)
Player guide for Champions League holder Real Madrid
- May 30, 2017

Buffon, Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli have combined to form one of the world's top rearguards despite all being in their 30s, and Chiellini hopes their time together will continue into the future. Real, meanwhile, won the trophy in 2014 and again last season, beating city rivals Atletico in the final on each occasion. Madrid are looking for their third Champions League crown in four years, while Juve last prevailed in 1996. (more...)
Late goal gives Penguins Game 1
- May 30, 2017

The Nashville disaster reached its climax with 16.1 seconds left as Bonino's one-hand flip shot was kicked by Rinne right off defneseman Mattias Ekholm and into the net for an own-goal that made it 3-0 and that was that. Yet for all the resiliency the Penguins have shown during their injury-marred title defense, they are taking nothing for granted heading into Game 1 tonight. (more...)
Jones omitted from US roster for World Cup qualifiers Jones omitted from US roster for World Cup qualifiers
- May 30, 2017

Arena brought his team to train in the thin, mile-high air of Colorado in an attempt to prepare the players for Mexico City, which is more than 2,000 feet higher than Denver. The national team has finally started to turn things around, winning a handful of crucial matches for the CONCACAF qualifying stage during the month of March. (more...)
Allegri not worried by Juventus final record
- May 30, 2017

Allegri also received questions about Zinedine Zidane's possible starting XI and, in particular, the questions of whether Gareth Bale or Isco , Madrid fans' player of the year , will be handed a starting berth. You have to play the final and I don't think there are differences between the two teams. "Whatever is best for the team is ultimately most important". (more...)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's future to be decided on Tuesday
- May 30, 2017

Arsenal legend Ian Wright fears Arsene Wenger would leave the Gunners "totally in the lurch" if he decides to quit the Premier League club this week. The title was a stunning triumph, with Arsenal overcoming a 13-point deficit to Manchester United in order to be crowned champions. Competitive in Europe was the masterplan after Wenger created a domestically strong force, but a 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in the Round of 16 was the source of a rising tide of overwhelming ... (more...)
LeBron James Says He Feels 'Very Good' About Chances vs. Warriors
- May 30, 2017

The shooting gap is wider for Stephen Curry , who is shooting 50 percent at home, but 44 percent on the road. It sailed wildly out of bounds. Cleveland and Golden State have split Finals series the previous two seasons. This time they had to play five games before eliminating the Boston Celtics at 4-1. His scoring was almost eight points below his season average, his field goal percentage was down 10 percent and his 3-point accuracy declined by 5 percent. (more...)
Astros rally for 11 runs in 8th inning, overwhelm Twins 16-8 Astros rally for 11 runs in 8th inning, overwhelm Twins 16-8
- May 30, 2017

The 13 runs allowed by the bullpen on Monday represent a Twins record. The Astros started a comeback in the eighth inning and there was a 10-plus minute rain delay that could have possibly killed the Astros momentum, but it didn't. Both runs scored in the fourth inning, but Santana left in position for the win after the Twins scored seven runs in the fifth inning. George Springer went 1 for 3 at the dish with a 2-run homer, while Marwin Gonzalez and Yuli Gurriel each had 2 RBI games of ... (more...)
National Football League loses 75-man roster cutdown before last preseason game National Football League loses 75-man roster cutdown before last preseason game
- May 30, 2017

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell said the changes would give players "more freedom to be able to express themselves and celebrate their athletic achievements", reports USA Today . "I never knew what the rule was in the first place, so I definitely don't know what it is now". This will make teams more competitive later in the year, making the overall product better. (more...)
Scott qualifies for NCAA meet in second event Scott qualifies for NCAA meet in second event
- May 30, 2017

Sophomore Grant Fisher, Pac-12 1,500-meter champion, punched his ticket with a win in his 5,000 sections at regionals. Fisher was sixth in the NCAA 5,000 as a freshman past year. The women's relay, headed by Sara Limp, Marika Brown, Taylor Rockwell and Maygen Smith, qualified based on time, allowing them the No. 10 overall spot. (more...)
French Open 2017 highlights: Muguruza sees off Schiavone
- May 30, 2017

Portugal's Joao Sousa was docked a point for swearing in his match against Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic and briefly refused to play while the supervisor was called. The Serbian recovered from a set down to defeat Andy Murray and complete the Grand Slam of major titles in Paris a year ago. Kristina Mladenovic of France celebrates winning her first round match against Jennifer Brady on day two of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris . (more...)
Fabregas unhappy at FA Cup snub
- May 30, 2017

Sanchez could feature for his national team when they take on Burkina Faso in an worldwide friendly game on 3 June. "We had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards", the out-of-contract 67-year-old, who said his future will become clearer next week, said. (more...)
Dillon joins the pack of NASCAR young guns on the rise Dillon joins the pack of NASCAR young guns on the rise
- May 30, 2017

As posted on the official NASCAR website, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 will take place on Sunday, May 28 at 6 p.m., capping off the racing weekend. He beat Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on the restart and held off Kyle Busch to win the stage. It is meant to be a test of mental skill, along with who has the fastest auto. (more...)
Lue says Celtics sans Thomas more hard to defend than Warriors Lue says Celtics sans Thomas more hard to defend than Warriors
- May 30, 2017

With LeBron James mired in foul trouble , Kyrie Irving picked up the slack and led a 40-23 third quarter onslaught that catapulted the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 112-99 triumph over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena. (more...)
Arsene Wenger 'verbally agrees new two-year contract at Arsenal'
- May 30, 2017

He would've had to go to from club to club. But if he does walk out, Wright, Arsenal's second-highest goalscorer of all time, says it has been total incompetence from the club's hierarchy to have allowed this situation to have arisen. The 28-year-old Chilean, though, has made it clear to be a great player you need to win trophies on a regular basis - two Copas America have sated his global appetite - hence why Bayern Munich's apparent interest in him could turn his head. (more...)
LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as all-time playoff scorer LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as all-time playoff scorer
- May 30, 2017

The Cleveland Cavaliers , fueled by another milestone night for LeBron James , powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors with a dominant 135-102 win over the Celtics in Boston on Thursday, May 25 (Friday Manila time ). (more...)
Man City sign Bernardo Silva from French champ Monaco Man City sign Bernardo Silva from French champ Monaco
- May 30, 2017

Silva was integral to the Monaco side that reached the semi-finals, suffering eventual defeat to Juventus , who play Real Madrid in the final on Saturday, 3 June. The Portugal global finished the 2016-17 campaign with 11 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, and he propelled the principality club to their first championship in French football's top flight since 2000. (more...)
Eddie Howe hails Eddie Howe hails "outstanding" Asmir Begovic capture
- May 30, 2017

Chelsea's title-winner Asmir Begovic is reportedly undergoing a medical at Bournemouth , as Eddie Howe's first signing of this summer. Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction... "I want to show people what I am capable of", Begovic said. The 29-year-old Begovic said "being part of a title-winning team at Chelsea was unbelievable, but I felt now was the right time to move on because I want to be playing regular football ". (more...)