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French Open final: Djokovic on cusp of greatness vs. Murray French Open final: Djokovic on cusp of greatness vs. Murray
- June 05, 2016

Or will Djokovic have enough energy left in the tank after playing four days in succession at the rain-ravaged claycourt grand slam to become the first man in nearly 50 years to hold all four majors at once? While Djokovic, the overwhelming pre-tournament favorite, has dominated Murray in their head-to-head contests, leading 23-10 and overall and 7-2 in Slam encounters, Murray is coming off an impressive victory over Djokovic on clay just three weeks ago in Rome and is playing, ... (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to join United Zlatan Ibrahimovic to join United
- June 05, 2016

Manchester United will sign Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer as new manager Jose Mourinho's first marquee deal at Old Trafford , Sky Sports has reported. Ibrahimovic, who also played under Guardiola at Barcelona, is at present on global duty in Stockholm, but will be given a brief exemption to fly to England to complete his transfer. (more...)
LeBron James salutes Raptors fans after Game 6
- June 05, 2016

Golden State is the defending National Basketball Association champion and defeated Cleveland in last year's Finals, but it trails the Western Conference finals three games to two. "We're learning", Casey said. "This is my sixth straight and it means everything", James said. It's only the third ever time the franchise has made it this far and they'll be hoping for better luck against either the Golden State Warriors or Oklahoma City Thunder. (more...)
National Basketball Association makes right decision in not suspending Draymond Green National Basketball Association makes right decision in not suspending Draymond Green
- June 05, 2016

The Golden State Warriors will have Draymond Green in their lineup in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference final tonight. In Game 3, referees called flagrant one foul on the play but after game reviews, NBA's official announcement upgraded the conduct to flagrant foul two that merits $25,000 fine but not suspension. (more...)
Stamina Key as Murray, Djokovic Head for French Open Showdown Stamina Key as Murray, Djokovic Head for French Open Showdown
- June 05, 2016

Djokovic is on the precipice of history once again at the French Open , reaching the final for the fourth time in five years at the only major tournament he hasn't won. Djokovic, the top seed, has been to the finals on the clay of the French Open a total of three times before Sunday. "I have had some issues, but, you know, it is what it is", Williams said. (more...)
England: Anderson celebrates 10 wickets as England thrash Sri Lanka England: Anderson celebrates 10 wickets as England thrash Sri Lanka
- June 05, 2016

That would see Stokes miss both the final two Tests against Sri Lanka and the subsequent five-match one-day global series with the islanders starting on June 21. At lunch, they were 77/2, still 130 runs behind, when rain forced an early lunch. It proved a minor master-stroke too, Moeen first having Mendis dropped again by Bairstow - another half-chance down the leg-side - before Dinesh Chandimal edged on, trying an ambitious cut at an off-break. (more...)
Djokovic, Murray in blockbuster final Djokovic, Murray in blockbuster final
- June 05, 2016

Djokovic , also seeking his first title in Paris to become the first man in nearly 50 years to hold all four majors at once, has played five hours and five sets fewer. Yes, he can. It's an intriguing battle because it's the two best players on the planet - by far. Hopefully we will give our best, there is small percentage in his favor but he is in a great form. (more...)
Djokovic, Murray set for blockbuster as French Open clock ticks Djokovic, Murray set for blockbuster as French Open clock ticks
- June 05, 2016

Andy Murray played the clay-court match of his life to reach the French Open final but the 29-year-old Scot may have to produce an even greater performance here tomorrow if he is to end Britain's 80-year wait for a male singles champion at Roland Garros. (more...)
Alastair overtakes Sachin, is youngest to score fastest 10K Alastair overtakes Sachin, is youngest to score fastest 10K
- June 05, 2016

Cook became the first Englishman to hit the 10,000-run milestone during the second Test against Sri Lanka on Monday, doing so at a younger age than any of the 11 other players to have achieved the feat. Sri Lanka had resumed on 5-309 and England's only success in the morning session was the dismissal of Milinda Siriwardana for 35, well caught by Alex Hales at third slip off James Anderson to end a sixth-wicket partnership of 92. (more...)
WHO to weigh Rio Olympics impact on Zika spread WHO to weigh Rio Olympics impact on Zika spread
- June 05, 2016

So Vespignani is working on a computer model for the USA government to predict how Zika will spread. Day and his wife have two children, a 3-year-old son Dash and a 7-month-old daughter Lucy. "I don't think this changes anything, but it shows you how elaborate the number of avenues of possible transmission can be", said Dr. William Schaffner, head of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical School, in an interview with the Times. (more...)
Michael Carrick: There will be 'good times ahead' under Jose Mourinho Michael Carrick: There will be 'good times ahead' under Jose Mourinho
- June 05, 2016

The former Chelsea manager, who was offically unveiled as United's new boss on Friday, said he was "ready" to take over at a "giant club" like Manchester United . Mourinho said an "empathy" had built up between him and the club's fans over the years in which he brought opposing teams to Old Trafford. "Jose is quite simply the best manager in the game today". (more...)
James AndersonEngland fast bowler tops test rankings after Sri Lanka success James AndersonEngland fast bowler tops test rankings after Sri Lanka success
- June 05, 2016

Become a subscriber to the Trinidad Express Newspapers for access to all our articles via our vNEWS. . The latter's successor Peter Moores lasted barely a year in his second tenure, leaving Cook questioning his own future as captain by the time his team suffered series defeat at home to Sri Lanka. (more...)
'Cavaliers at Raptors Game 4 - 5/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction' 'Cavaliers at Raptors Game 4 - 5/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction'
- June 05, 2016

We had to beat two teams, we had to play a regular season. "We have an opportunity to come out and play with pride, together and play in a positive atmosphere for us". According to Thompson, seeing the development of popularity for basketball in Canada can be attributed to the success of individual players, including two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Steve Nash (2005, 2006), the No. (more...)
Djokovic reaches 6th consecutive French Open SF Djokovic reaches 6th consecutive French Open SF
- June 05, 2016

It still appeared that Murray was the man in control but from 5-4, 40-15 he lost four straight points and Wawrinka roared in delight as he clinched the set. Williams nearly saw her hopes of winning a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam title in Paris blasted out of the water in a nervy 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 quarter-final win over lowly-ranked Yulia Putintseva. (more...)
Andy Murray bids to reach French Open semi-finals following rain delays Andy Murray bids to reach French Open semi-finals following rain delays
- June 05, 2016

By now of course the crowds were coming back and the crowd was getting behind their man. The second was a more even affair, Murray opening up a 5-3 lead with a break but failing to hold, Gasquet seizing the initiative to force the tiebreak. (more...)
Sanders hints at contested convention Sanders hints at contested convention
- June 05, 2016

The two candidates running even in California would have little effect on the overall delegate equation, which Clinton leads by almost 300 pledged delegates and 770 overall. Clinton now has 1,769 pledged delegates to Sanders' 1,501, however the media has largely been including the number of superdelegates who have already announced their intention to vote for her at the convention - she has received 544 endorsements from superdelegates, which brings her total delegate count to 2,313 if none of ... (more...)
LeBron James Goes to His 6th Straight NBA Final LeBron James Goes to His 6th Straight NBA Final
- June 05, 2016

The Cavs are back to the NBA Finals for the second straight season and they seem to be hungier than ever to give the organization it's first Larry O'Brient trophy and the city of Cleveland its first championship (at the professional level) in 52-years. (more...)
Sharks top Blues, advance to first Stanley Cup Final Sharks top Blues, advance to first Stanley Cup Final
- June 05, 2016

Sports fans and just regular folks that never paid attention to the Blues or hockey were suddenly watching games, buying tickets and t-shirts, living and dying with each goal. Give the San Jose Sharks plenty of credit here, too. San Jose has mostly hung on to a lot of its important pieces (Joe Thornton , Patrick Marleau , Joe Pavelski , Brent Burns , etc.), leading some to question why this team, with all these same pieces, could not make it to the Stanley Cup Final. (more...)
Djokovic, Murray have history on minds in Paris
- June 05, 2016

Murray beat Djokovic in May's Italian Open final, their most recent encounter on clay. Eyeing his first title at Roland Garros to complete a career Grand Slam, the No. At the French Open this year, Murray has taken the long road to the semifinals, battling through two five-setters on his way to the second week. The British number one kicked on from the positive start and some good work at the net, along with a number of brilliant winners, helped take the second set 6-2, leaving him on ... (more...)
Muguruza upsets Williams to win title
- June 05, 2016

She swung for the fences and was connecting, her big serve and forehand driving Williams behind the baseline. "She's a great player on any surface". Only Graf and Margaret Court, with 24, own more. The 22-year-old has become her country's first female champion at the French Open since Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in 1998. (more...)

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