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Ostapenko eager to build on remarkable Roland Garros win

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Her home town of Riga got in the mood on Saturday when thousands of her compatriots watched her victory on a giant TV screen erected in front of the city's iconic Freedom Monument. And then the fearless Latvian, Jelena Ostapenko , blasted victor after winner past Halep and worked her way back into the match. I think nobody teached me. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins Win NHL Stanley Cup on NBC Sports

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He led the Final in scoring with one goal and six assists, including three in a 6-0 win in Game 5 that put the Penguins on the doorstep of another title. "When you talk about building off of something, you don't get to this point without investing an very bad lot, as individuals, as a team, and your personal life". Read More »

Sidney Crosby is THW's 2017 Playoff MVP

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Assuming this team keeps Johansen and its young but mature core continues to improve, Nashville is in position to contend for years to come. "I think there will be more Stanley Cups in their future. The Predators, who were 9-1 at Bridgestone Arena coming into Sunday's game, needed to set the tone after getting shut out in Game 5 . It's been a hard fought season as the Penguins racked up injuries, including a scary moment in the Washington Capitals series when Crosby was ... Read More »

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Pittsburgh and Nashville Gave us a Thriller

He has enjoyed an incredible run in the past 39 months, with an Olympic gold medal, a world championship, a World Cup title, the World Cup MVP award, and back-to-back Stanley Cups and Conn Smythes. With a roster heavy on players 27 and younger, many of who are under contract for several years, the roster is not likely to undergo significant changes. Read More »

It's just another game, says Junaid ahead of Pakistan-India clash

Both teams are set to feature several survivors from Bangladesh's 15-run win at Adelaide which condemned England to a woeful first-round exit from the last World Cup. India batted first and were put in a spot of bother due to some accurate bowling from Naved-ul-Hasan Rana with the new ball and a destructive mid-innings burst from Shoaib Akhtar. Read More »

Waiting game: Long day on tap for Mickelson's potential sub

After a week off, he plans to play three straight tournaments in Europe - the Irish Open (that he hosts), the Scottish Open and the British Open . Definitely like the golf courses up here. Day's best work usually plays quite well at the U.S. Open. Denied a special exemption, the 50-year-old Wisconsin native shot 10-under to qualify for the first U.S. Read More »

Pittsburgh parties as Penguins take Stanley Cup, again

It's been a hard fought season as the Penguins racked up injuries, including a scary moment in the Washington Capitals series when Crosby was cross-checked in the head and suffered yet another concussion. With Pekka Rinne pulled for an extra attacker, Carl Hagelin set off a bench celebration with an empty netter with 13.6 seconds left. That's what's going to drive us. Read More »

Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade will be held Wednesday

Like them or not, the Pens will be remembered as a dynasty in the salary-cap era. After Guentzel's spectacular start to this season (21 goals in 33 AHL games) and his quick transition out of college previous year, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach Clark Donatelli was not surprised to see the University of Nebraska-Omaha alum prove he belonged with Pittsburgh . Read More »

Walters: Score would have been different if Thurston played

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New South Wales 28 (James Maloney , Mitchell Pearce, James Tedesco , Andrew Fifita , Jarryd Hayne tries; Maloney 4 goals) def. Queensland 4 (Corey Oates try) at Suncorp Stadium. "He's okay. Just concussion". "I never thought anything like this was possible". The NSW and Cronulla wrecking ball reinforced why he is fast building a reputation as one of the NRL's premier big-game players after turning in a barnstormer in the Blues' State of Origin I win. Read More »

Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit

Iguodala hopes the Warriors do not. He also praised opponents Cleveland Cavaliers led by forward LeBron James and guard Kyrie Irving for a competitive series and not giving up. In 2011, he would return to the Finals as a member of the Heat, losing to the Dallas Mavericks in six games . The Cavs managed to stave off elimination once in this series with a 137-116 win in Game 4 at home but couldn't pull off another improbable comeback this year. Read More »

Golden State Warriors Win NBA Finals Over Cleveland Cavaliers

Throughout these years it seemed that Durant wants a championship ring not because of himself, but as a gift to his mother and all the sacrifices that she made in order to provide a future for her son. Their best chance was to roll the dice and pray a major piece in Cleveland or Golden State got hurt and gave them an opportunity. Ten years after becoming the No. Read More »

Messi, Neymar and Barcelona congratulate NBA champions Warriors

James collected a game-high 13 rebounds and added eight assists to go while becoming the first player ever to average a triple-double in the Finals. After the defeat, Lebron addressed both his future and the future of the Warriors . The Warriors' organization is a cohesive unit, so it wouldn't be a shock to see the National Basketball Association champions skip the visit altogether. Read More »

Golden State Warriors Vote Unanimously to Skip White House Visit with Trump

The Bill Russell Finals MVP victor averaged 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 blocks in the five-game series and easily eclipsed the 50/40/90 percentages for field-goal, three-point and free-throw shooting. "A lot of guys cried because they wanted it bad", he said. Durant , who joined from the Oklahoma City Thunder last summer, was key to the Warriors' victory and their 16-1 postseason run - the best in the league's history . Read More »

Offense backs Montgomery's gem in series opener with Orioles — Yankees Postgame Notebook

They now own a awful 6.20 ERA as a unit over the last ten games after getting burned in the Bronx. The Orioles can only hope they're relevant in September. - The bullpen also crashed and burned in the bright lights of New York City. Given his spring training performance, assume that Bird will get the vast majority of starts at first base with Chris Carter (and maybe Matt Holliday ) occasionally filling in to get him some rest. Read More »

French crowd to sing God Save the Queen

England fans sang along with the French anthem before a friendly at Wembley in November, 2015, just four days after a series of attacks by Islamist militants in and around the French capital. England were breached a second time when they were hit on the break just before half-time as Dembele burst forward. It was not enough, however, to deny a spirited and daring French side. Read More »

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets to seal semis spot

Pumped by India in the opener, his side are through to the final four. The unsafe Dickwella departed for 73 as the middle-order collapsed at the feet of Amir and Junaid, leaving Sri Lanka now struggling at 167-7. It is a big ask for the Tigers to overcome the sub-continent's dominant nation and reach that first final but the 224-run partnership between Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan in the five-wicket win over the Kiwis showed they have the players capable of producing an upset. Read More »

Warburton admits he could miss first Test

Whatever the policing when the front-rows pack down however, Gatland remains confident the Lions have the versatility and the potency to cope at the set-piece. Obviously the attack. They need to keep working at that. One contentious point so far on this tour is how two referees from France - Pascal Gauzere and Mathieu Raynal - interpreted the laws, with the Crusaders the worst affected by Raynal's calls, especially in the scrums where they were penalised at least four times. Read More »

LeBron James spectacular again; his efforts not enough for Cavs

Their one title came a year ago when the Cavs became the first National Basketball Association team to rally from a 3-1 Finals deficit to deliver the city its first major championship since 1964. They easily have the best 2018 NBA Finals betting odds. James became the first player to ever average a triple-double in the Finals, and it wasn't almost enough to beat the league's best team . Read More »

LeBron James Doesn't Believe He Played For Superteams With Cavs, Heat

James countered by averaging the first triple-double in Finals history, with 33.6 points on 23.4 field goal attempts, 12 rebounds and 10 assists per game. "And it was fantastic to just see that all year, and right now, just to be here with these guys, it's unbelievable". Warriors point guard Stephen Curry said the experience of losing last year's Finals served them well this season. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 5, win NBA title

The opportunity to lead true dynasties don't come along frequently for players; the chance of another opportunity being more enticing than the one the Warriors present may not really exist. The Warriors won in 2015 before the Cavs made their historic comeback previous year. "And they waited until late to do it". "They're going to be the highest favorite we've ever had going into a season, any team in any sport", Jeff Sherman, NBA oddsmaker at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook , ... Read More »

Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors

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Then it was Golden State's time again, with Durant as the prized addition. Game 5 of the NBA Finals is off to a much more deliberate start than Game 4′s track meet. "I had a letdown a year ago", Green said. "You have to tip your hat to Cleveland", he added. In that moment when they embraced, James might have seen something of himself in Durant , another transcendent talent who had to endure years of frustration, and a change of scenery, before earning the validation that comes ... Read More »

Roland Garros : impitoyable, Nadal remporte sa " décima "

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Nadal plus que jamais le Roi de Roland-Garros en coiffant sa 10e couronne sur la terre battue parisienne. Wawrinka , le plus vieux finaliste à Paris, à 32 ans, depuis Niki Pilic en 1973, n'a jamais trouvé de solution. Il est pratiquement injouable sur terre (52 de ses 72 titres sur la surface ocre). Il va être très difficile à battre. Un record personnel qu'il n'aurait sans doute pas pu battre sans l'abandon de son compatriote Careno-Busta en quart-de-finale mais qui en dit long sur ... Read More »

Warriors wins National Basketball Association title after beating Cleveland Cavaliers

Newly minted Warriors star Kevin Durant , who scored 39 points in the game, was named the Finals most valuable player (MVP). These are the accomplishments of a team that should be considered among the all-time greats . The 1983 76ers and 2001 Lakers are the only other one-loss National Basketball Association champions in league history . That would be his mom, Wanda Durant , who he proclaimed was the "real MVP" immediately after winning the award of regular season MVP in ... Read More »

Mr Met gives fan the finger, employee out as team mascot

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His streak is the third-longest since 1900 by a reliever to start a season , trailing Aroldis Chapman's string of 37 in 2014 and 29 in 2012, the Elias Sports Bureau said. Neil Ramirez pitched the eighth and ninth innings, pitching like his typical wild self. "I was just bad tonight". It's not easy being a New York Mets fan right now. Read More »

England draw was one of the "most emotional games ever" for Strachan

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked to have set England on course for victory, only for Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths to level with a late free-kick and repeat the trick moments later. He said: "We're never going to blame each other, we're not that team - the bigger picture is far more important". Now, with Sam Allardyce having come and gone and with Southgate focused on taking the team to next year's World Cup in Russia, England do finally get the chance to run out at France's ... Read More »

India thrash Proteas to enter Champions Trophy semis in style

Dhawan smashed 12 boundaries and a six in the innings. "Yes, we had some of the days which were not nice, and I think the first game was one of those where we all tried our level-best but things didn t work for us", the 36-year-old top-order batsman and off-spinner added. Read More »

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza upset at French Open

Big match, which I was waiting for. You know, I just think it went to her side, and that's all. This is the first time that the 13th-seeded Mladenovic has reached the quarterfinals at her home Grand Slam. Mladenovic next will face Bacsinszky, and Wozniacki meets Ostapenko. The rain delay suited Kei Nishikori as he recovered to beat Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-6, 6-4 when their third round match resumed at the French Open . Read More »

Jose Mourinho's Man United promise to Alvaro Morata revealed

Benfica's Victor Lindelof should become a United player this week for £30.7m, while central midfield remains an area they wish to strengthen. Alvaro Morata has reportedly agreed to move from Real Madrid this summer and join Manchester United as both clubs are negotiating a fee. Read More »

Five matches to watch on day eight at French Open

Rafael Nadal returned to Roland Garros after his birthday celebrations and showed no signs of slowing up, railroading compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-2 6-2 in a fourth round performance that was also an emphatic statement. The French Open continues until next weekend. But both of the tennis heavyweights have been forced to wait because of rain, setting up a bumper Wednesday of quarter final action. Read More »

Golden State Warriors win the NBA Finals

The Cavs fought until the end. "Not one time did I feel like we were overmatched until probably like I looked up, there was like a minute and 20 (seconds), and we were down 13, I believe, or something at that point", James said, "and I was like, OK, we left everything on the floor, and it still wasn't enough". Read More »

Kyrie, Cavs Fall To Golden State 4-1

Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant finished with 39 points , seven rebounds, five assists and one steal during Monday's Game 5 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers . Throughout the regular season, it was the team's collective and overwhelming talent that made everything add up neatly; in the Finals it was Kevin Durant . Read More »

How Warriors took back the crown, and how National Basketball Association rivals can compete

This may have been one of the reasons Durant was motivated to come here after meeting with teammates and members of the organization. "I ain't got nothin' to say", Durant said, trophy in hand. “Im really proud where I am right now as a player and being as consistent every year as Ive been. Whenever he is asked about his own accomplishments, he is always quick to offer a reminder just as he did with a new National Basketball Association champions hat on his head: “Its a team sport.” He ... Read More »