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Rafael Nadal speaks out on catching Roger Federer's Grand Slam haul

As Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem warmed up before the French Open final, the booming voice of an announcer at Court Philippe Chatrier called out each player's bona fides. 1 ranking, just ahead of Federer . Rain had blighted several days of the tournament to this point, but Sunday saw no showers as Nadal breezed to a victory in straight sets by a score of 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Read More »

Erasmus praises South Africa after win over England

All the stuff we had worked on, it started coming through'. I'm glad we attacked a lot better than we did against Wales. "When they named three flyhalves in their backline, I honestly thought they would kick a lot". "I guess we could look at what happened in two ways". "We will have to try a few things next week and we will have to make big calls going forward, which probably means we'll lose some matches, but we have to get players exposed to test rugby and see if they have what it takes ... Read More »

Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. placed on 7-day DL


But speaking on the matter, Toronto's director of player development, Gil Kim, noted that the organization is being cautious. Guerrero, a 19-year-old third baseman, was ranked as the No. "It's not expected to be anything serious". He hit a combined.323 with a.425 on-base percentage, a.485 slugging percentage, 13 homers and 76 RBIs in 119 games. Read More »

Rafael Nadal wins record-extending 11th French Open


And of course, with it being on clay, Nadal is an overwhelming favorite. And Nadal has admitted he will retire once he stops enjoying himself on the tour. "Bravo. To me it's been still great two weeks". The number of Grand Slam singles titles now held by Nadal , who is second on the all-time list among men in the Open Era, behind Federer (20), and ahead of Pete Sampras (14), Djokovic and Roy Emerson (12 each). Read More »

Mercedes delay new engine until after Canada


The 2018 rules allow only three power units during the entire season. With six Canadian Grand Prix wins Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have routinely flexed their muscles at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve but the Silver Arrows could be a little frail on Sunday with an engine suffering from a power shortage. Read More »

Rashid Khan show is still on , Afghanistan defeat Bangladesh in T20I series


The Tigers came agonisingly close to eking out a consolation win when they needed nine runs off the final over, chasing a target of 146 runs at the Rajeev Gandhi International Stadium. The Bangladeshi batting line-up has just not been able to amass those all-important runs in the crucial overs of the match which has cost them the series. Read More »

Vettel takes F1 title lead with Canada win


He also won it in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Lap 56: After closing to within three seconds of Vettel, Bottas makes a mistake at the first corner and runs off track to lose significant lap time to the Ferrari . I think I've had interesting races here, very entertaining races, fun races. But ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix , Verstappen made clear he was unimpressed by both those pleas for him to calm down, and by people pushing him more on what has happened this year. Read More »

Jimenez in the hunt for 22nd European Tour victory


Miguel Angel Jimenez leads a group in a tie for fourth at 7 under. The European Tour tournament is the first held on a major tour in which players are being timed on every shot in an effort to speed up play. "That was pretty good but I didn't feel as good hitting the golf ball today as I did yesterday so I'm very happy with the score", said Korhonen. "Everyone is so positive about it and how it's gone so far". Read More »

Horn Talks Being Champion & Underdog


Horn admits the use of the horsehair gloves will make the fight more "dangerous" but he isn't bothered by the Crawford camp's latest attempt to "shake us up". "I'm ready to go", Horn said. "He fights to win so you've got to tip your hat off to a guy that's willing to do any and everything to win". "He's viewing me as a small welterweight but I'm prepared for whatever he brings". Read More »

Trump says National Basketball Association champs won't get invite


What did Steph Curry say? Silver said "politics have always been part of players' lives", referencing when National Basketball Association legend Bill Russell stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. "Listen we have a lot of freedom in our country". "There is a lot of things we believe in as Americans that we don't feel that he is for. We're not going to invite either team", he said. Read More »

Messi: Barca need Griezmann for Champions League

France travel to the World Cup on the back of a surprising 1-1 draw with the U.S. in Lyon on Saturday night, but Griezmann reckons there's no need for his teammates to panic, and says their preparation for Australia starts now. Los Colchoneros are not alone in hoping to sign Lemar and thus the fee for his services is expected to surpass the club record 55 million euros (plus 10m euros in add-ons) they signed Diego Costa for last season. Read More »

Woakes out of Scotland one-dayer, England call up Curran


The all-rounder suffered the injury during a practice session ahead of the second Test against Pakistan , forcing him to sit out the match at Headingley. However, doubts remain over Woakes participation in the upcoming ODI series against Australia . Dawid Malan was added to the squad to face Scotland, while Sam Billings joins the party to take on Australia . Read More »

King of Clay: Rafael Nadal wins record 11th French Open title


Rafael Nadal , the 10-time champion only stands in the Austrian's path of winning a major in his first ever slam final. As he powered his way to victory, Nadal sported the Nike Air Zoom Cage 3 sneaker. Ken Rosewall, who won the title in 1953 and 1968, presented Nadal with the trophy. They should name the stadium after him at this point. The emotional Spaniard wiped away tears as he held on to the Coupe de Mousquetaires. Read More »

LeBron James compares Warriors to Patriots and praises Kevin Durant - Explica®


It was the third-most points ever scored in a Finals game by a player who also recorded at least 10 rebounds and five assists. His 43-point, 13-rebound, 7-assist performance is ideal for Basketball-Reference Play Index bingo. The Golden State Warriors are now up 3-0 on the Cleveland Cavaliers . Between his absurd shot-making and his incredible passing in this series, Durant's impact on the Warriors offense has been invaluable. Read More »

Virginia Tech QB Jackson has academic issue

Head coach Justin Fuente was back in the office Friday, but neither Fuente nor Jackson was available for comment. "Josh has more than proved his ability to handle the toughness it takes and all that sort of stuff it takes running the ball and all that kind of good stuff". Read More »

Everton eye £35m bid for Manchester United's Victor Lindelof


Toby Alderweireld, Raphael Varane and Clement Lenglet have all been linked with moves to the Red Devils this summer as Mourinho eyes a mini-clearout at the back. Victor Lindelof has opened up a bit about his first season at Manchester United and is happy with how it's gone so far. The Toffees also have the likes of Mason Holgate, Michael Keane and Ramiro Funes Mori on their books as options in the centre of their defence. Read More »

Criterium du Dauphine: Stage 4 highlights


His Team Sky teammate Gianni Moscon , who held the lead after Stage 4 , slipped to third spot in general classification after finishing over a minute behind the leaders. In the final steep climb Martin, trailing the overall leaders by nearly three minutes, was allowed to escape as the overall contenders eyed each-other. Read More »

West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic refuses to shut down Man Utd talk


He told Sky Sports: 'I am happy with my job. Arnautovic only joined West Ham for a club-record £20 million ($27m) fee in the summer of 2017 and is tied to a contract through to 2022. West Ham fans will hope to see the Austrian in claret and blue when the new season kicks off in August, as they look forward to new beginnings under Manuel Pellegrini. Read More »

Smith-Pelly to skip White House visit if Caps win Cup


He singled out series MVP Alex Ovechkin as "a true Superstar" and said the city is "popping" after the Capitals won the team's first Stanley Cup championship. Smith-Pelly had seven goals and one assist for eight points in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Lars Eller scored the Cup-winning goal 2:31 later. "Whether it's a blocked shot or whatever". Read More »

Nadal Eyes 11th Title As Thiem Shrugs Off Expectations

Djokovic sprinted out to 5-2 but was reeled back in to 5-5, having squandered three points for a double break in the sixth game. He came into the tournament as a lucky loser after he lost the final match of the qualifying round. It was his most one-sided final win since allowing Federer just four games in the 2008 final. Thiem was considered the stiffest test for Nadal at the French Open and understandably so. Read More »

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win record 11th Roland Garros title

The other three are Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall and Federer, all of whom have won four each. Sunday's victory guaranteed that he will remain No. 1 in the rankings. Just 45 percent of Thiem's first serves went in, compared to Nadal's 65 percent. Thiem making unforced errors . The world No. 8, too, was the last man to overcome Nadal on clay, last month in Madrid. Read More »

LaVar Ball supports Warriors avoiding Donald Trump, White House

Trump also said he won't invite potential National Basketball Association champs the San Francisco Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers to the White House - days after they said they wouldn't show up anyway. Meanwhile, the most recent sports champions to be crowned are the Washington Capitals , who wrapped up the Stanley Cup championship this week. "I'm not surprised. Read More »

Nick Saban: 'I take a bath in the lake every day'


Saban says he will take baths in the lake . "Everybody kills me over that, (because) people don't take baths in the lake (anymore)". Nick Saban said he takes baths in the lake during the summer with Ivory soap "because it floats". "It was the fuel pump". And that's when the Alabama football coach may have had a TMI moment. This was the first time Holcombe focused fully on baseball during the spring. Read More »

Colangelo resigns as president of basketball operations with 76ers


The Sixers now will have to find a replacement and names such as former Cavs general manager David Griffin have came up but what has happened now with Bryan Colangelo is something that any team and the National Basketball Association can not allow to happen again and Bryan Colangelo whether he did It or his wife did It, he needed to go and now the Sixers front office must move on from this. Read More »

Lynx use trip to Washington for day of service

The president later rescinded the invitation to the White House. So instead of spending time at the White House, Moore and the rest of the team went to Payne Elementary School in southeast Washington, D.C., where they donated several Jordan brand shoes to hundreds of elementary school kids. Read More »

Bangladesh women surprise India


In other league matches, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 23 runs while Thailand thrashed Malaysia by nine wickets. A massive 93-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Fargana Hoque and Rumana Ahmed helped Bangladesh chase down a competitive target of 142 to comprehensively beat India by seven wickets at the Kinrara Academy Oval. Read More »

Pep Guardiola: I will never coach Barcelona again


Guardiola initially refused to say anything when quizzed about the interview by Spanish reporters, but in an interview with TV3 has made his first comments on the allegations. "As long as a success-based bonus system is in place". That, of course, opens the door to a potential cross-city move for Toure, who could join United and work under Jose Mourinho. Read More »

Bangladesh beat India in women’s Asia Cup final


India will be hoping for a stronger batting show and the onus to get the runs will be on the unsafe trio of Raj, Mandhana, and Kaur. Batting first, India openers Mithali Raj and Smriti Madhana got off to cautious start on the slow track at the Kinrara Oval. Read More »

Anderson out of action for six weeks to address shoulder trouble


It has troubled him ever since. During the winter's Ashes series, he said the injury was a constant battle and sometimes caused him pain when he put on a t-shirt or brushed his teeth. Australia's problems are self-induced, with the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa ensuring their two best batsmen will be missing from the series against India. Read More »

Mithali breaches 2000 T20I-run mark


Raj became the seventh woman cricketer to achieve the T20I feat today. The ace Indian ODI captain scored 23 off 33 balls in India's seven-wicket win over the opponent team and reached her milestone, leaving fans happy and proud. Mithali Raj reach the 2000-run milestone in T20 Internationals on June 7. "Congratulations to @ M_Raj03 on reaching 2,000 T20I runs - the first player to reach the landmark for @BCCIWomen #INDvSL #WAC2018", ICC wrote on its twitter handle. Read More »

Manchester United include Marouane Fellaini with offer on retained list


The midfielder, who has hit 37 goals in 78 games for the Turkish club, has an £18.4m option to buy Talisca but it is thought that he sees his future away from Turkish football. The Premier League published their released and retained lists on Friday, with United's indicating Fellaini still has an offer to stay at Old Trafford. Read More »

Bagley III on 2018 NBA Draft: 'You want to be first'


You always put the work in to be great and to get to that next level. That question was answered with resounding, yes, Friday afternoon. Fans in Phoenix have known about Bagley for years. "Some years, to be honest with you, probably don't have any guys who deserve it but somebody has to go one". Bagley certainly has the credentials. Mohamed Bamba (4) of the Texas Longhorns stands on the court during the game with the Kansas Jayhawks at the Frank Erwin Center on December 29, 2017 in ... Read More »

Arsenal 'in for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira'

According to Gianluca di Marzio , Arsenal have opened talks with Sampdoria over a deal for midfielder Lucas Torreira - a player who has been heavily linked with Everton for the past few weeks. The 22-year-old has developed in to one of the best defensive midfielders in Serie A since joining Sampdoria from Pescara two years ago and he's been named in the Uruguay squad ahead of this summers World Cup finals in Russian Federation. Read More »

Griezmann: My future will be announced this week

Griezmann, 27, continues to be linked with a move to LaLiga champions Barcelona after another fine season at Atlético. After the game against the U.S., the Barça target didn't confirm where his future lies but did say an announcment can be expected this week: stay at Atletico or move to Camp Nou. Read More »

Virat Kohli to receive Polly Umrigar Award


While Virat gets top honours in the men's category, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana are set to be maiden recipients of the award for best worldwide cricketer (women) for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 season , respectively. Meanwhile, Indian women players will also make their debut at the annual awards of the Indian board. "We are proud of their achievements and this is our small way of acknowledging their on-field efforts" Vinod Rai, Committee of Administrators Chairman cited. Read More »