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Kiki set to get Roland Garros fired up

Rafael Nadal continued his near-flawless form in his favorite tournament as he blitzed compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-2 6-2 in the fourth round on Sunday. "I'm happy because Roberto is a very good player". No. 6 Dominic Thiem, with the winners facing off in the semifinals. The World No. 5 spoke following the match of being treated unfairly by crowds as well as unsportsmanlike behaviour by her rival Mladenovic, saying "The crowd was really tough today".

Andy Murray defeats Kei Nishikori to book semi-final place

The three-time Grand Slam champion, 32, cruised to a 6-3 6-3 6-1 win against the Croatian in an hour and 40 minutes. 31-year-old Anderson's best Grand Slam performance is reaching the quarter-finals at the 2015 US Open. "Maybe I was a little lucky but I didn't give up". Three days in a row. The match against Khachanov wasn't easy: it was pretty windy out there. I'm sure he will, as well.

Watch LeBron James Pass To Him Himself Off Backboard For Huge Dunk

The Cavaliers are no match for these Warriors , not even with arguably the best player on the planet in LeBron James. Through a half, the Cavs were shooting 61% from the field and just over 59% from three. The Warriors are 15-0 and can finish off the NBA's first flawless postseason with a victory here in Game 4 . If the Cavaliers can orchestrate another comeback they would become the first repeat champions since the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013.

Nadal and Wawrinka to meet in French Open final

He faces Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka in the final on Sunday. Alfie Hewett, meanwhile, will bid to become the first British player to win a French Open title in wheelchair singles when he takes on Argentinian defending champion Gustavo Fernandez.

Cleveland Cavaliers vow to 'give it everything' in Game 4 hype video

Kyrie Irving was the game's leading scorer with 40 points and Kevin Love chipped in with 23 points for the Cavs. Along with the chance to win their second NBA title in three years Friday night, the Golden State Warriors will look to do something that's never been done in the NBA: Finish the postseason a ideal 16-0.

LeBron James reveals how much Dan Gilbert's letter pissed him off

The Cleveland Cavaliers were up 113-107 with three minutes and nine seconds left after a J.R. Smith three-pointer. Cavs fans watched James and Kyrie Irving do some unbelievable things until they ran out of gas at the end and the Warriors , thanks in large part to Kevin Durant's 14 points in the fourth quarter, including his dagger transition three, put the best-of-seven series in a chokehold.

Griffins face Crunch in Game 4 tonight

Games 6 and 7, if necessary, would be at Grand Rapids next week. While Grand Rapids got to McKenna twice on 16 shots - marking the first time in the last 10 home periods that the Crunch allowed two goals - Coreau made 12 saves to blank Syracuse for a second straight period at the War Memorial, where the home squad had scored in 20 of the previous 21 frames prior to the third period in Game 3 on Wednesday.

Rain helps Pakistan shock South Africa by 19 runs

On the other hand, South Africa have a fearsome top-order, led by ever- dependable Hashim Amla , who has scored runs in all formats of the game. Pakistan , though, were always ahead of the eight ball and when the rain came down after 27 overs during their chase, Babar Azam (31* off 51 balls) and Shoaib Malik (16* off 14 balls) had guided them to 119-3, 19 runs ahead of the par score via the D/L/S method.

Cleveland Cavaliers top Golden State Warriors to stay alive in NBA finals

This is the third year in a row that the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have faced in the NBA Finals . Yes, the NBA Finals are right where they were past year and could still end with the same result. LeBron James and Kevin Durant got into it. It was announced at one point that Golden State's Draymond Green had been given his second technical foul and security came onto the floor to usher the volatile forward to the locker room.

Cavs stave off elimination in Game 4 win over Warriors

Forgive the Golden State Warriors if they stubbornly focus on winning the National Basketball Association crown instead of the chance they become the first champion with an undefeated playoff charge. "I think that was a much tougher transition because you're talking about two guys who generally in their careers to that point had been kind of point forward types, neither one was really a 3-point shooter at the time".

Blackcaps crash to heavy defeat to hosts England at Champions Trophy

However, the opportunity to dump the Aussies will be irresistible for England captain Eoin Morgan's men. Jake Ball, a disappointment in England's opening day win over Bangladesh , set the tone for England when he removed the risky Luke Ronchi in the first over of New Zealand's response.

Golden State looks to finish off sweep of Cavaliers

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored 40 points on 15-of-27 shooting, including a seven-of-12 performance from three-point range, which came on the heels of an 0-for-7 showing from long distance in the Game 3 loss Wednesday night. Has that been a goal for this Golden State team, who won 73 games last season but didn't win a championship? And yes, the 'Dubs waited until this week's finals matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers to unleash their most potent offense and make the league look ...

Warriors rally to win Game 3 against Cavaliers

The only 2001 playoff loss by the Lakers came in the first game of the finals against Philadelphia. "For me personally , when I made a decision to go back to Cleveland , I had to decide like, because our owner when I left chose to put out this article that we all know about where he bashed me and disrespected not only me as an individual, but disrespected my name".

Cavs player says if team doesn't win title 'season was unsuccessful'

The Golden State Warriors have dominated the National Basketball Association 2017 Playoffs like no other. The Warriors were on the brink of their second straight championship with a three games to one lead over the Cavaliers . "Obviously you never know what's going to happen, but as it stands right now, they look pretty good as far as the future". "It's not in terms of 16-0 and what that means historically ..." And now we want 16 wins; it doesn't matter how we get there.

Nobody's perfect - Cavaliers thump Warriors to avoid sweep

James had 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in 45 minutes, tiring at the end as even his indomitable will was found wanting when guarding Durant on a pivotal 3-pointer with 45 seconds remaining that gave Golden State the lead for good.

Comeback Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason in Game 4

With a 49-point performance in the first quarter, the Cavaliers set an NBA Finals record for most points in a quarter. Kevin Love made six 3-pointers and added 23 points and J.R. The game also was the chippiest so far of the series, with physical play, technical fouls, near flagrant fouls, and a face-to-face between LeBron James and Kevin Durant .

Wawrinka outlasts Murray in marathon semifinal

Nadal is bidding to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam and leads the head-to-head with Wawrinka 15-3. Nadal started off with shaky start before reeling off the next sets in his favour. Wawrinka booked his place in his fourth Slam final with another stylish backhand down the line victor. The transition completed, the fifth set was Stan all the way as he raced to a 5-0 lead, breaking the exhausted Murray thrice to set up a chance to serve out the match.

Texas children dead after being left in auto overnight

The investigation that led to the arrest started after Hawkins and a 16-year-old boy showed up at Peterson Regional Medical Center with the two toddlers , both of whom were in grave condition , Hierholzer said. Hawkins faces two charges of abandoning and endangering. After searching the home, the mother began looking outside, where she eventually found them locked inside the vehicle.

Kyle Busch gets his second straight pole

The No. 18 Toyota looked powerfully strong as it has in recent weeks. Busch posted the fastest lap of the third round of qualifying Friday afternoon. Busch crew chief Adams Stevens, tire carrier Kenny Barber and tire changer Jake Seminara were suspended four races for the infraction and will not be at Pocono.

Cavs avoid elimination, beat Warriors in NBA Finals Game 4

He recorded 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists for tonight's win, and surpassed Magic Johnson for most triple-doubles on the all-time NBA Finals list. "Sixteen and one sounds pretty damn good anyway", Thompson said. Forget about that undefeated talk. It's time to put on a show for our fans in Oakland and the rest of the Bay.

4 share lead after 1st round at St Jude Classic

Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen is one behind him after carding a four-under 66. "I was kind of due for one", said the two-time PGA Tour victor who has made only two cuts all season and is without a single top-60 finish. "I identified the problem and switched putters, thought about all the things I did as a junior". The 44-year-old Cink is in good position to get his first victory since winning the 2009 British Open.

Here's what the New England Patriots 2017 Super Bowl ring looks like

The NFL covers the cost of 150 rings for Super Bowl franchises, which are doled out to players, coaches, staff members and team executives. "We celebrated our first Super Bowl ring ceremony 15 years ago to the day", said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft.

Mendoza: Don't look now but only Durant can stop James

LeBron James also left the franchise that drafted him to join a super team in Miami. However, it is premature to overthrow King James and appoint Durant as the new ruler. And the Clippers do have one big advantage, which is that Paul can re-sign with them for the mega-max (a rule he pushed through the CBA for himself).

Warriors one win away from elite circle

Smith. It's happening just like he hoped it would when he left Oklahoma City to sign with the stacked Golden State Warriors last offseason. They will make the first unbeaten play-off run in National Basketball Association history with a victory in game four on Friday in Cleveland.

Cavaliers avoid a sweep with offensive outburst, 137-116

The Cavaliers' biggest lead in the second quarter was 22 points, but it was cut to 18 at the half when Durant hit a three-pointer at the buzzer. The Cleveland Cavaliers are headed back to Cali, hopefully to postpone the Warriors celebration for good .

Luciano Spalletti Leaves Roma After Record-Breaking Season

Roma recovered from the early blow of elimination in the Champions League play-offs to take the Serie A title race until the penultimate day of the season when many expected Juventus to wrap it up much earlier. De Rossi's deal was due to expire next month, but he has now penned a two-year extension to commit his future to the Stadio Olimpico side. All-in-all, Totti is the fifth-highest scoring Italian in all competitions, with 316 goals.

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving keep Cleveland Cavaliers alive

They won a championship, and previous year it was the greatest regular-season team we had played, probably one of the best postseason teams that everybody's ever seen as well, but we were just able to overcome that. The Cleveland Cavaliers were so much better than in the previous two games. If the first assertion isn't true, the second one most certainly is.

Cavs prevent NBA Finals sweep, end Warriors perfect postseason run

And they just might be able to, because the Cavaliers gave the Warriors their very best shot and still came up empty. But history turned to infamy when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers, the biggest collapse in NBA Finals history. It didn't even require a spectacular performance from the visitors. "I saw he (James) was playing his heels behind the 3-point line". It was Durant.

Ostapenko outclasses Wozniacki to reach French semi-finals

The 27-year-old player will now play unseeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko , who stunned Danish 11 seed Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 for a place in the semi-finals. Chants of "Kiki-Kiki-Kiki" resonated around Court Philippe-Chatrier yesterday, but the echoes of that sonic support are all that remain of France's big hope for a French Open champion.

Irving, James lead Cavaliers over Warriors to avoid Finals sweep

Anything less, and maybe the Cavs don't win. "It shows me how important I am to them". Irving finished with 40 points, while James had a triple-double with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. "This has been the best team in our league the last three years". Only this time, he missed short. For the crowd, silenced by Durant's make, it may have already been over.

Warriors pull off late comeback to shock the Cavaliers

Golden State is on the verge of National Basketball Association history, attempting to become the first team to finish the playoffs undefeated. The Warriors could very well win this game to complete the sweep. Asked before the second quarter what his team needed to do to slow down the Cavaliers, Warriors coach Steve Kerr told ESPN: "Defense". The Cavaliers' lead fluctuated up and down in the third quarter but they held a double-digit advantage throughout the quarter, ending with a 115-96 ...

Ostapenko beats Bacsinszky to reach French Open final

Handling it with a smile on your face, playing like you are enjoying a friendly knock-up on some idle afternoon with your mates yet performing like it means the world to you is another thing altogether. Among the four men's semifinalists at the French Open, Gustavo Kuerten picks Rafael Nadal to win a record 10th title in Paris . Halep won a long game to break for 3-1 with a brilliant running forehand pass and then fought off two break points in the following game.

Cavaliers stun Warriors to win Game 4

An NBA Finals-record 19 3-pointers by the Cavs. The Cavs came out aggressive in a must-win game against the Warriors to stay alive. "We just kept our composure", James said. LeBron James has 29 points and Kevin Love has 23 for Cleveland , which has already set a Finals record with 20 3-pointers. The home team was dominating on both ends of the court, forcing the Warriors into bad shots, and hustling for second chances on the offensive end.

Cavaliers Avoid Sweep Thanks to Referees, Record-Setting 3-Point Shooting

Kevin Love had 13 rebounds and six steals. Game five is back in Oakland on Monday. We know every possession counts and we must get to their shooters, force them off the three-point line and make twos. But they still lost, as the Warriors had too many weapons and a well-oiled and honed machine that took advantage of the slightest foibles and mistakes made by the Cavaliers on defence.

Chelsea's brilliant possible XI next season with Riyad Mahrez

Sandro is capable of playing at left-back or as a left wing-back so he'll give Conte the option to switch systems next season as the Blues boss is keen to build a squad comfortable playing both 4-2-4 and 3-4-3. If Conte is looking for a tricky player who has proven that he has the final product too, then he would do a lot worse than to make a move for Mahrez.