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Author: 0 Rafael Nadal secures 11th French Open title

Dejected but gracious in defeat, Thiem told Nadal and the Philippe Chatrier court that his extended record for the most men's Grand Slam wins at any tournament was "one of the most awesome things in sport". Nadal struck 26 winners to Thiem's 34 yet made only 24 unforced errors to Thiem's 42, with "unforced errors" a relative term in Nadal Roland Garros matches.

Sports LeBron James compares Warriors to Patriots and praises Kevin Durant - Explica®
Author: 0 LeBron James compares Warriors to Patriots and praises Kevin Durant - Explica®

Durant was +7 on the game and had 5 rebounds along with 2 assists. Between his absurd shot-making and his incredible passing in this series, Durant's impact on the Warriors offense has been invaluable. Though Draymond Green battled foul trouble (and his 5th technical of the postseason), the Warriors fiery leader made a dunk that gave the Warriors a 108-102 cushion with 25.2 seconds left.

Sports Pole Sitter Vettel Says ‘I could have been even faster’ in Qualifying
Author: 0 Pole Sitter Vettel Says ‘I could have been even faster’ in Qualifying

The Ferrari and Mercedes drivers will start the race on the ultrasoft Pirellis, having used that compound to set their fastest times in Q2, with Red Bull and the rest of the top 10 using hypersofts. Meanwhile, Hamilton attacked Ricciardo until the chequered flag, but he didn't deal with traffic as well as Ricciardo and ultimately had to settle for fifth.

Sports Harry Kane: Tottenham star signs new SIX-YEAR contract at the club
Author: 0 Harry Kane: Tottenham star signs new SIX-YEAR contract at the club

Tottenham are due to return to White Hart Lane next season, after a season as tenants at Wembley. He has passed 20 goals in each of the last four seasons. Despite England's 2-0 victory over Costa Rica, former England global Paul Mariner was not pleased with the team's uninspired performance. Kane can expect to take home more than double the £110,000 per week that he now earns at Tottenham, bringing him on par with some of the Premier League's best-paid stars.

Sports Arjun Tendulkar, Hyderabad’s Ajay in India u-19 team
Author: 0 Arjun Tendulkar, Hyderabad’s Ajay in India u-19 team

Unlike his illustrious father who initially aspired to be a fast bowler, Arjun is close to becoming one. In terms of swing, especially bringing the ball back into the right-hander, he's become a lot more accurate and hits the right areas. In September 2017, Arjun was picked in the one-day side for the JY Lele invitational tournament in Baroda. Coming to his cricketing exploits, he earned the call after his impressive performance for Mumbai U-19 team.

Sports 'Record': Ronaldo will leave Madrid
Author: 0 'Record': Ronaldo will leave Madrid

Debate regarding which of the two eternal rivals can be considered the best has raged for over a decade now, with high-profile figures from the sporting world and beyond having had their say. It will be interesting to see what the player does with regards to his future and the longer Madrid don't have a manager, there will be more such stories coming out.

Sports Steve Kerr cannot separate LeBron James and Michael Jordan
Author: 0 Steve Kerr cannot separate LeBron James and Michael Jordan

Game 4 was over by halftime. The 33-year-old went on to win two National Basketball Association titles with the Heat before entering free agency again in 2014. Hence, the smattering of boos. There was also plenty of reaction to James announcing he hurt his hand punching a locker-room blackboard after Game 1 (yes, the J.R.

Sports Third time the charm as Thiem books first grand slam final
Author: 0 Third time the charm as Thiem books first grand slam final

Clay court supremo Nadal and 10-time French Open champion Nadal admitted to bout of nerves during his hard=fought quarter-final win over Argentinian underdog Diego Schwartzman . The Italian succumbed quickly in the third set, sparing the French Open from a final in which his past match-fixing case would have been rehashed under a global spotlight.

Sports UFC 225 Results: Colby Covington Claims Interim Gold Against Rafael Dos Anjos
Author: 0 UFC 225 Results: Colby Covington Claims Interim Gold Against Rafael Dos Anjos

With all to fight for in the fifth and final round, Covington immediately attempted to take the fight back to the ground, once again pressuring dos Anjos against the cage and sapping his energy. A former NCAA All-American wrestler, Covington has embraced a pro wrestling shtick on social media and in interviews. On several occasions, the Chicago crowd chanted in unison, "Colby sucks".

Sports Eagles Uninvited to the White House
Author: 0 Eagles Uninvited to the White House

She thinks the entire Eagles team should have said they would attend the previously scheduled ceremony. While the White House has issued two statements about the decision to rescind an invitation to the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles , the team itself has stayed out of the fray by not releasing any official statements in response.

Sports Lyon pull plug on Fekir's Liverpool switch
Author: 0 Lyon pull plug on Fekir's Liverpool switch

However, reports in France suggested the delay may be down to Lyon's accountancy practices wanting the deal to be completed in the new financial year. " In this period of transfers where the slightest rumour is often presented as a reality, Olympique Lyonnais recalls that only the information disseminated by the club on its website is authentic ".

Sports Stephens has something juicy to tell semi-final foe Keys
Author: 0 Stephens has something juicy to tell semi-final foe Keys

At peace as she may be with past results, the 26-year-old didn't want to spend too much time reliving those defeats. Halep feels better equipped to finally break her duck in Paris . I'd love for both of us to be able to be in the position to play each other multiple times . Djokovic is bidding to reach his 32nd Grand Slam semi-final.

Sports UFC 225 Weigh-in Results: Yoel Romero Misses Weight for Title Fight
Author: 0 UFC 225 Weigh-in Results: Yoel Romero Misses Weight for Title Fight

The bout will go ahead as a nontitle fight. A win in Chicago, even without the belt on the line, should remove any doubts about his credentials as the undisputed king of the division. Now recovered from a staph infection and a nasty case of chickenpox, Whittaker is ready to get back in the Octagon with the "Soldier of God". The two fighters were introduced and faced off at the ceremonial weigh-ins later Friday.

Sports Warriors rout Cavaliers to complete NBA Finals sweep
Author: 0 Warriors rout Cavaliers to complete NBA Finals sweep

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James revealed that he played the last three games of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors with a "self-inflicted" injured hand. He has now scored at least 20 points in 28 straight playoff games, including all 21 this season. Now, as James said Thursday, "everyone is trying to figure out" how to assemble a team to knock off a dynasty.

Sports Kevin Durant responds to Stephen Curry not winning Finals MVP
Author: 0 Kevin Durant responds to Stephen Curry not winning Finals MVP

His eighth straight appearance didn't go well either, and now there's uncertainty where the superstar will play next. Should the Warriors sweep, Curry would seemingly need to have a huge outburst, combined with a slow night for Durant, if he wants to win the award for the first time .

Sports Halep beats Stephens to win maiden Grand Slam title
Author: 0 Halep beats Stephens to win maiden Grand Slam title

Another grand slam chance for Simona Halep . Top-ranked Simona Halep is up against 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza in the other semifinal match. Muguruza won the French Open in 2016, then Wimbledon past year. Sloane Stephens in action at the French Open. Stephens has now followed that up by once again defeating Keys to reach the final in Paris .

Sports Trump won't invite NBA champions to White House
Author: 0 Trump won't invite NBA champions to White House

If they don't want to be here, I don't want them", Trump said. Curry is referencing last year's controversy when the Warriors declined an invitation the White House. "I'm here. If they don't want to be here, I don't want them". This seems to be a never-ending battle, and won't be resolved until Trump is out of office.

Sports Welbeck: Southgate wants England to express themselves
Author: 0 Welbeck: Southgate wants England to express themselves

Costa Rica: Navas, Waston, Gonzalez, Calvo, Gamboa (Smith 71), Guzman (Tejeda 69), Borges, Oviedo (Matarrita 60), Venegas (Bolanos 60), Campbell, Urena. But against Costa Rica , Rashford looked relaxed and confident on the ball, utilising his electric pace in the right moments but also toying with defenders as he stood on the ball out wide.

Sports In youthful Dominic Thiem, Rafael Nadal faces a new French Open challenge
Author: 0 In youthful Dominic Thiem, Rafael Nadal faces a new French Open challenge

Nadal saved three break points at 1-all in the opening set and another three at 4-all. The Spanish world number one edged a tight first set but then simply blew fifth seed Del Potro away. "I couldn't play my best because of him", said del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion. Nadal will be chasing his 11th singles title on Sunday night (AEST), if rain does not push the final to next week.

Sports Kevin Durant Stares Down Hecklers Who Said His Alma Mater Was 'Butt'
Author: 0 Kevin Durant Stares Down Hecklers Who Said His Alma Mater Was 'Butt'

Last year , we were up two, and he pulled up pretty much right at the 3-point line and I got a great contest, but he made it. "I thought we played a good first half", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. You know, he's an assassin, and that was one of those assassin plays right there". Durant went to the University of Texas, and you could call the school "butt", since in 2017, it came in at 9th in the BIG 12.

Sports Marcus Rashford Scores An Absolute Beauty For England
Author: 0 Marcus Rashford Scores An Absolute Beauty For England

Alexander-Arnold debuted, and Henderson, who will play the pivot with Dier, showed his strength from the beginning. The right wing-back, the youngest member of England's World Cup squad, looked comfortable in his new surroundings, confident and assured in possession (and when on free-kicks) and alert when defending.

Sports Russian Federation drop to World Cup low in Fifa rankings
Author: 0 Russian Federation drop to World Cup low in Fifa rankings

As of June 2, Vietnam was the only country among 220 members of World Football Federation FIFA without a contract to broadcast the matches, according to FIFA. He called it a good helper to the referees, saying they were entitled to assistance if an opportunity for it existed while the introduction of VAR would definitely add fairness to the game.

Sports Capitals vs. Golden Knights, Game 5
Author: 0 Capitals vs. Golden Knights, Game 5

After 43 seasons, the Washington Capitals are finally sitting on top of hockey. This was their 43rd season. If they can get the win it would secure their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Caps went up 4-0 on a John Carlson goal 15:23 into the second period. Jakub Vrana opened the scoring with a snipe off the rush at 7:21 before Nate Schmidt tied it up with a shot that banked off the right skate of Capitals defenceman Matt Niskanen and in.

Sports Capitals beat Golden Knights 4-3 to win Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Capitals beat Golden Knights 4-3 to win Stanley Cup

In the Stanley Cup Final the Capitals scored in every third period but one and that was a Game 2 victory. Entering this year's playoffs, the Capitals had fallen in nine of the previous 10 playoff series against the Penguins. This is the song the Capitals play after the intro video when they come out onto the ice . Why? Because this fan went out and got a tattoo celebrating the team winning the Cup this year.

Sports Kuznetsov's wizardry brings Capitals within 1 win of first Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Kuznetsov's wizardry brings Capitals within 1 win of first Stanley Cup

Make them move the puck sooner than they want to, hold the blue line, make them dump it and then you have numbers back for good breakouts. "And then you shoot it and you're like, 'Oh!"' What Kuznetsov is doing now is exactly what Golden Knights GM George McPhee envisioned when selecting him 26th overall in 2010.

Sports Portugal beats Algeria 3-0 in final warmup before World Cup
Author: 0 Portugal beats Algeria 3-0 in final warmup before World Cup

Portugal's Goncalo Guedes scores the opening goal against Algeria . "We are not where we want to be but we will be improving during the tournament". Neymar moving to the Bernabeu in the future is inevitable, according to Marcelo, who linked up with his Brazil team-mate this week in London before the squad head out to Russian Federation for the World Cup.

Sports Antoine Griezmann puts Premier League suitors on alert
Author: 0 Antoine Griezmann puts Premier League suitors on alert

Griezmann has been linked with a move to Barcelona throughout much of the year after another memorable campaign in the Spanish capital. The Barcelona man told Mundo Deportivo he hoped Real Madrid's pursuit of Paris Saint Germain striker Neymar would come to nothing.

Sports Kevin Durant, Cavs scrub had freaky 'f-k you' exchange
Author: 0 Kevin Durant, Cavs scrub had freaky 'f-k you' exchange

It was undoubtedly one of the greatest performances in Finals history, one in which Durant put his team on his back. A verbal altercation ensued between the two before the formers teammates LeBron James and Tristan Thompson separated them.

Sports Liverpool want Nabil Fekir deal done before World Cup
Author: 0 Liverpool want Nabil Fekir deal done before World Cup

The French club's president Jean-Michel Aulas had hoped a bidding war would ensue for Fekir. Fekir is understood to be keen to move to Merseyside, and there is an acceptance at Lyon that he will be leaving the club this summer. "The deal is at a standstill". There is no deal yet in place between the relevant parties, but Liverpool are expected to try to finalise an agreement before Saturday.

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