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Stuttering Murray faces Del Potro test in Paris

The match was suspended a night earlier after the first set because of rain. "It's slow and heavy and coming back in these conditions is hard". With Del Potro having admitted to suffering a groin injury in the last round, Murray was soon testing his court coverage out, hitting a drop shot with the first point of the match. Read More »

West Ham reschedule opening home game against Southampton

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West Ham's toughest month looks set to be December, a month in which we could see Slaven Bilic's job tested, with Everton , Manchester City , Chelsea , Arsenal all in the space of two weeks. His model must take into account league demands that for every five matches a team must have two home games and three away games, or vice versa and that no club should have two consecutive fixtures home and away - although this is not always possible. Read More »

Faf backs AB as Proteas skipper

South Africa have chose to rest their regular skipper Faf du Plessis for the T20I series. Set 322 to win, Sri Lanka knocked off the runs with eight balls to spare thanks to contributions from Kusal Mendis (89), Danushka Gunathilaka (76) and all-rounder Mathews (52). Read More »

Murray says need to learn from US Open defeat to Nishikori

Nishikori, who advanced through a five-set thriller on Sunday, had to come back from one set down to see off Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0. Past year I was playing really well. However, instead of discussing the match in the traditional on-court TV interview, Murray took the microphone to remember the 29 people who died in the recent outrages in London and Manchester. Read More »

Finals MVP Durant celebrates with fans outside Oracle Arena

The NBA trade rumors connecting Paul George to the Cleveland Cavaliers are heating up in the wake of Cleveland's loss in the NBA Finals , with reports that Kevin Love may be headed to in to give the Cavs the missing piece needed to beat the Golden State Warriors . Read More »

Pilot in blimp crash severely burned, say police

Winged Foot is where he made a double bogey on the final hole to lose by one. Those wide-as-a-highway fairways. He never saw it coming. The 44 players who broke par in the opening round set a U.S. Open on Thursday, shooting a 7-under-par 65 that put him in prime position to join his contemporaries as a major victor. A statement from the US Golf Association confirming details of the crash said the blimp was not affiliated with the tournament or the US Open broadcast. Read More »

Bangladesh slowed by Jadhav, posts 264-7 in Champs Trophy

The Tigers were ticking along nicely in the middle overs of Thursday's ICC Champions Trophy semi-final at Edgbaston with Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim well set in a century stand for the third wicket. Talking about India rematch in the final, he said, "Both teams ( India and Bangladesh ) are playing well, so we will play whoever gets through". Read More »

Golden State Warriors turn down traditional champion meeting with USA president

Talib also suggested that LeBron James and the Cavaliers should build a super team of their own. Curry , Durant, 3-point sharpshooter Klay Thompson and forward Draymond Green are all under 30 and formidable starters. Durant might be asked to do the same - take less than he might command elsewhere to allow Golden State to keep Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston without salary cap issues . Read More »

Pocono 400 live stream — NASCAR Cup Series

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Still, All NASCAR eyes will be on Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr., who qualified an impressive 18th on the grid at the 2.5-mile Pocono oval. "I'd like to get through practice (Saturday) and see how we can change our balance and get better", he said. Read More »

Stephen Curry: 'We're Just Getting Started'

After shooting 55.6 percent and contributing 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists to the five-game domination, he now has a new title. But nobody cared, as long as we won. " You can talk about whatever happens on the outside, but inside those lines, I come to bring it every day". And when your support is averaging nearly 28 points a night, you know you're going to be in pretty good shape. Read More »

Warriors undecided on whether to visit White House

The Warriors shifted the way the game was played, but as is the business of trailblazing, sometimes you get blazed yourself. What made them great: Just missed following through on Malone's "Fo', fo', fo'" vow while delivering Erving's long-awaited first National Basketball Association championship. Read More »

Blimp operator: Pilot 'OK' after US Open crash

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Open in tournament history, Koepka was not only long but accurate, hitting 13-of-14 fairways and 16-of-18 greens in regulation. He hit seven birdies on the day and did not shoot under par on any of the holes on Thursday. Erin Hills must have felt like another planet, not the same state. Earlier Thursday morning, AirSign tweeted a photo of the blimp that reportedly crashed. Read More »

Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History

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On clay, against Nadal, whose 10 French Open titles may only ever be beaten if he wins again next year, the indecision was deadly. But the thing that I am more proud of in my career probably is 2013. Wawrinka , a powerful 32-year-old from Switzerland, had never lost in his three previous Grand Slam singles finals. As a tired Wawrinka sliced a volley into the net on match point Nadal collapsed on his back on the baseline. Read More »

Blimp catches fire and crashes near US Open, injuring pilot, reports say

But if I just make one or two of the good looks I have, it's a couple under. It would be nice to get rid of that tag at some point. More startling than the low scores was smoke rising from about a half-mile away when a commercial blimp, not affiliated with the tournament, crashed into a field and burst into flames. Read More »

Blimp goes down at US Open; witnesses report skydiving pilot

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The company does not know what caused the crash, which occurred as the blimp was advertising for a client near the U.S. Open, Maynard said . The four-day tournament started Thursday. Erin Hills' fescue took on all comers on Thursday, regardless of pedigree. The USGA is going to make things more hard to ensure the victor doesn't approach 20-under or better as the early returns would suggest. Read More »

Major takeaways from Golden State Warriors' 2017 NBA championship

The Warriors lured him to Golden State last summer with promises of creating an everlasting dynasty, and there's no real reason to believe they won't. "There's probably more to come on that". Durant might be asked to do the same-take less than he might command elsewhere to allow Golden State to keep Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston without salary cap issues. Read More »

Takkarist McKinley predicted Warriors would win NBA Finals in 5 games

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On Monday night at Oracle Arena, Durant had 39 points-the difference-maker in the Finals as teammate Draymond Green had predicted-and walked off as Finals MVP . That is because the Warriors boast an intimidating starting lineup featuring four All-Stars in their 20s who are likely to be with the team for years to come. Read More »

Blimp Crashes at US Open at Erin Hills

The par-3 ninth hole seems to be a love/hate proposition. Several bystanders at the Erin Hills golf course posted footage of the falling blimp to Twitter . World No 5 Jordan Spieth , the 2015 US Open victor at then rookie host Chambers Bay, has dropped to at one-over (through 15). Spieth first went with an 8-iron. Read More »

Mickelson withdraws from US Open

The Spaniard, 10th in the World Golf Ranking and a popular pick at the U.S. Open, is 3-over par through his first five holes and has yet to hit a green in regulation. It's more than worth the trouble for the 30-year-old Mexico native who now lives in SC and plays most of his golf on the Web.com Tour. "Knowing Phil and knowing how much he wants to play, it wouldn't surprise me if he left [California even] if rain wasn't in the forecast", Mackay told Fox Sports . Read More »

Wasteful Lions sing the Blues after 1st Tour loss

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Farrell, rated "one of the top players in northern hemisphere rugby" by Lions coach Warren Gatland , begins the game alongside Conor Murray at half-back, with Ben Te'o and Jonathan Davies the centre pairing. Robertson predicted Ireland's Connor Murray and Englishman Owen Farrell would be in the Lions halves hours before it was named. While Wednesday's defeat to the Blues was far from ideal, Gatland said the squad was on the right track. Read More »

Washington tunes in for Congressional Baseball Game

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Democrats easily defeated Republicans 11-2 in the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game , in an annual tradition that has taken on renewed importance in the wake of Wednesday's shooting in Alexandria, Virginia. When asked about GOP suggestions that the rhetoric on the left was to blame for today's political atmosphere, Rep . Cedric Richmond, D-La., chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said "I would quote the late great singer Michael Jackson that if you want to make a change, start with ... Read More »

Stars want to keep Warriors together

Golden State star Stephen Curry has also criticised the President publicly, calling Trump an asset "if you remove the et" in response to public backing from the Under Armour CEO. If you are driving down to the Bay Area to catch BART, the trains are expected to be filled with both Warriors fans and regular morning commuters. Read More »

Mathews rues missed chances as Sri Lanka bow out

It was an unexpectedly one-sided semifinal as two-time finalist England continues its quest for a global 50-over title in any tournament. England checked out of the Champions Trophy with an embarrassing whimper in an eight-wicket semi-final trouncing at the hands of Pakistan in Cardiff . Read More »

Curry to pass on White House celebration visit

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While the Warriors' collection of talent is something the league hasn't seen before, they also had more than their fair share of luck along the way. Durant may have a point: He's the only top-three draft pick on the Warriors' roster. But with a less competitive series and ratings for live sports experiencing declines across the board, growth of any kind is welcome news for the National Basketball Association and its television partners - and indicative of the league's growing value in the ... Read More »

Kohli fastest to 8000 ODI runs

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Someone who did plenty of good for India's cause on Thursday was Kedar Jadhav . That's why the missed opportunity will hurt Bangladesh . Together with Mushfiqur, Tamim took the game to India with some aggressive batting, taking calculated risks and scoring at a brisk pace as they brought up the century partnership off 104 balls with 10 fours and one six. Read More »

England bowled out for 211 by Pakistan in first semis

It was a major disappointment for England , who won all three group matches in their bid to claim a first global 50-over title and had beaten Pakistan in 12 of their last 14 one-day internationals. After the India game, the credit goes to the team management how they boosted us. "The seamers for Pakistan bowled superbly, you couldn't really argue that". Read More »

Lakers brass to spend time with Ball Friday

I'm going to be humble. When I knew Lonzo in high school, I'd never seen his dad before. "So, what you get with him", Calipari said, "(is) an unbelievable personality, will be great in the locker room, knows how to be a great teammate, is willing to share, will defer to someone else who has it going (and) has a tough wiriness to him. Read More »

Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on top

Warriors were expected to come out guns blazing since they were back home and they did that up to a point in the first quarter as Cleveland were determined to keep their season alive, winning the first quarter and turning the Oracle Arena into a silent collection of golden T-shirts. Read More »

A quick look at the French Open

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Thiem has definitely looked better this tournament, but anytime Djokovic has been pushed up against a wall this week he played incredibly, so I really can't say for sure who I think will win. Nadal can't face both of them, and many don't even expect Thiem to take a set off of the defending champ, let alone dethrone him. Most recently, Djokovic thumped Thiem 6-1, 6-0 in the semi-finals of the Rome Masters. Read More »

Pilot seriously burned after blimp crashes at US Open

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The company later tweeted: " Thanks to everyone for your concerns, the blimp pilot is being taken to the hospital but is expected to be ok. "It was a lot easier said than done". It was a disgusting start for anyone entrusted with protecting par , which made pros wary late yesterday. "I didn't play that bad", said Johnson. "I've been able to tighten things up". Read More »

Blimp goes down at US Open golf tournament in Wisconsin

They were among eight players posting rounds in the 60s in the morning wave. A birdie followed on the 16th but Johnson was soon back in trouble on the 17th, twice finding the rough for this third bogey of the day. "It just gives you a whole new perspective on things", he said Wednesday. Woods, who recently underwent his fourth back surgery, has not played a PGA Tour event since January at Torrey Pines, the site of the last of his 14 major wins in 2008. Read More »

Yankees @ Angels (Judge Not)

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It was his longest homer, and the catcher became the sixth Yankee to reach double digits in long balls. He drove in the Yankees' first two runs with two-out, RBI singles in the third and fifth innings. We needed it. Here's hoping he brings something similar to Oakland. First, the team perspective. Meyer gave up just three base hits (all singles) but did walk four batters while registering the nine punchouts. Read More »

Halep and Ostapenko to meet in Roland Garros final

Pliskova would replace Angelique Kerber atop the rankings by making it to Saturday's final in Paris . Both Halep and Pliskova knew that-for all intents-the victor of this match would take over the No. Ostapenko has been creating history throughout the week, as she became the first Latvian to reach a Grand Slam semifinal on Tuesday when she bounced 11th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Read More »