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Murray fights back to reach French Open semi-finals, to meet Wawrinka

Having levelled the match by winning the second set 6-1, Murray won the third set on a tie-break and romped home in the fourth, 6-1. Murray beat 53rd-ranked Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Court Philippe Chatrier while Wawrinka got the better of World No.15 Gael Monfils 7-5, 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Monday.

A few things to know about the Major League Baseball draft

Schmidt said he'll be home watching the draft with about 25 family and friends. If Hancock goes where he is projected, he would be slotted for a $285,800 signing bonus. Whether I sign or not, Georgia is a great place to be. The Canterbury High School product is a top 20 player in all of Florida. "That's a dream I've had since I was little".

Alun Wyn to captain Lions against Crusaders

It seems possible that Gatland believes the first as an article of faith, but even All Blacks coach Steve Hansen doubts he believes the second. Tour captain Sam Warburton has said they would not beat the All Blacks in the three-test series unless they scored more than 20 points per game.

Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos blasts drug cheat reports

The doctor can be heard saying in an undercover recording by ARD that he treated Roberto Carlos from the age of 15, especially in making his thighs stronger. It was me who made Roberto Carlos's thighs into what they are today'. "All my career I have fought for fairness and above all loyalty", the former Palmeiras, Corinthians and Fenerbahce left-back said.

Milwaukee Brewers call up pitching prospect Josh Hader

Originally sent from Baltimore to the Astros as part of the Bud Norris trade in 2013, Hader was shipped from Houston to Milwaukee as part of the package that sent Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers to the Astros at the 2015 deadline. Phillips was with Milwaukee earlier this week but was sent down when Shaw returned from the paternity list. Espino lasted four innings allowing three runs in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Angela Merkel congratulates Emmanuel Macron on 'great success' in parliamentary elections

France held the first round of the legislative election Sunday. FN leader Marine Le Pen lost the presidential election to Mr Macron last month. "It is neither healthy nor desirable for a president who gathered only 24 percent of the vote in the first round of the presidentials and who was elected in the second round only by the rejection of the extreme right should benefit from a monopoly of national representation", said Socialist Party leader Jean-Christophe Cambadelis as results ...

Reds batter Gennett belts 4 homers in rare Major League Baseball feat

Gennett's full box score against St. Louis was imposing: 5-for-5 with four home runs, 10 RBI and four runs scored, lifting his batting average from.270 to.302 and raising his OPS an incredible 156 points. Gennett's night began with a blooper RBI single in the first inning. "Guys do that now and then. He nearly beat us by himself tonight". Due to massive depth at the position in Milwaukee, Gennett found himself on the outside looking in for a roster spot at the end of spring training.

Cubs SS Addison Russell returns to lineup against Rockies

RANGERS 6, NATIONALS 3: At Washington, Robinson Chirinos almost put Texas ahead during a ninth-inning rally that tied it, then hit a three-run homer in the 11th that sent the Rangers over Washington. The Cubs' fifth starter has gone at least five innings in four of six starts this season. Hoffman's biggest pitch of the game was a 78 miles per hour curveball in the first that he used to strike out Ben Zobrist with two men on.

Deflated Wawrinka says he was too hesitant in French Open final

The feeling I have is impossible to describe. Nadal continued to hold serve easily and then, getting his groundstrokes right and playing with plenty of depth, broke on Wawrinka's very next service game to take the lead 4-2. Nadal was unable to convert four break points in the fourth game. The sun was shining, there was barely a trace of cloud in the bright blue sky and the temperature was about 85 degrees (30 Celsius).

Sebastian Telfair Arrested in Brooklyn

Two bags of marijuana were also allegedly found in the 2017 Ford F-150 pickup. Telfair and Thomas were arrested after police approached their auto, at which point they attempted to drive off. The Brooklyn native was a highly-touted prospect coming out of high school, when he chose to forgo his commitment to Louisville and jump straight to the National Basketball Association.

'King of Clay' Rafael Nadal wins record 10th title

Only Australia's Margaret Court has more victories at a single Grand Slam tournament, with 11 Australian Open wins between 1960 and 1973. Federer (8, Halle, Germany) and Argentine clay-court legend Guillermo Vilas (8, Buenos Aires) are the players with the next highest number of titles at a tournament below Grand Slam level.

Three-way tie at St Jude Classic as Rickie Fowler misses cut

The South African followed an opening-round 65 with a four-under 66 on Friday at TPC Southwind to join Chez Reavie and Sebastian Munoz in a share of the lead on nine under. First-round leader Suzann Petterson had a 68 and was in a three-way tie at 203. Aguilar had a three-stroke advantage but dropped a shot on the 18th to finish level par and remain 9-under for the tournament.

Cespedes hits grand slam in return, Mets beat Braves 6-1

Manager Terry Collins will wait to see how Cespedes adjusts before mapping out a plan for how much he will play over the next week. With all of the momentum in the world, the Mets will return to Citi Field for a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs .

Ruthless India cruise into semi-finals

Their campaign started with a miserable 124-run thrashing by arch-rivals and title-holders India , which saw Pakistan utterly outplayed in all aspects of the game to the dismay of their fans at a packed Edgbaston. The India captain claimed it was their best performance in this year's tournament and he felt their steely focus was the difference between the teams.

Trump dodges tapes question, denies seeking Comey loyalty

Trump cryptically refused to say whether those private exchanges were taped - a matter at the heart of the conflicting accounts of what passed between them at a time when Comey was leading an FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign.

India take on South Africa in knockout game

It has come down to one game - 50 overs both sides. In an interview to ICC, Sachin said, "My four candidates for semi-finals - I would stick to England Australia India and between Sri Lanka and Pakistan - it will be a tough call. It has nothing to do with the energy or the intensity or the belief in the team. In order to play the extra batsman and attacking with three pacers upfront, the Indian team management chose to leave Ashwin out of the playing XI.

Finally Wenger gets two-year Arsenal contract

We played against all the hard opponents, so we finished the season in a very strong way with a very strong dynamic. Gunners fans will be desperate for a league title challenge next year as they have not won the top flight since the 2003/04 season.

Irving, James lead Cavaliers over Warriors to avoid sweep

Yes, the NBA Finals are right where they were previous year and could still end with the same result. When Green picked up what appeared to be his second technical, the Cleveland crowd got even more boisterous and the obligatory arena songs for a player being ejected blared.

Chargers WR Mike Williams out with herniated disc

The Chargers announced Tuesday the seventh overall pick in the 2017 National Football League draft has a "mild disk herniation in his lower back". Two weeks ago, coach Anthony Lynn expressed concerns the rookie could fall behind the developmental curve.

The Nashville Predators Success All Hinges on the Play of Pekka Rinne

Two nights later, the Penguins used a three-minute stretch at the start of the third period to turn a tight Game Two into a runaway win. The Penguins won, 5-3, to take a 1-0 series lead. Rinne had another night to forget, now 0-5 all time in Pittsburgh with a.778 save percentage in the series - which is actually an improvement (!) from where it was on Monday.

Can LeBron James rain on the Warriors parade again?

In each of the first three games of this series, all of which the Warriors won, they started out strong, leading by an average of six points at the end of the first quarter. "When you have home court ideally you take care of business at home and get a split on the road". The Warriors are your likely 2017 (and perhaps 2018, 2019 and 2020) champions.

Nadal cruises into French Open quarters in style

The 14-time major victor has dropped just 20 games in four matches as he strives to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam . Next up against Nadal is 20th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta, who knocked off No. Elina Svitolina also produced a determined display to get past Magda Linette and into the last 16. But seemingly inspired by younger sister Serena's return to top form after her own major scare (she suffered a foot injury shortly after winning Wimbledon in 2010, which ...

Warriors got religion, says defensive guru Ron Adams

In the Game 4 victory, the former Rookie of the Year rattled off 28 points in the first half, scoring in a variety of ways ranging from shake-and-bake step-back jumpers to left-handed floaters over a top-notch defender - sorry Klay Thompson .

Chargers sign Melvin Ingram to huge contract extension

With an average salary of $16.5 million per season, that only leaves Ingram behind Von Miller ($19 million) and Justin Houston ($16.8 million) among linebackers on a per-year basis. The 6-foot-2, 247-pound pass rusher dealt with multiple injuries early in his career, including a torn ACL in 2013, but has battled back and not missed a game in the past two seasons.

Hawaii law aligns state with Paris climate pact

Excepting the call with May, which focused mainly on security threats following the recent attack in London, each conversation was about charting the path forward on climate change, worldwide trade and sustainable development. Hawaii is the only state that has taken legal action. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupsi, who joined former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's " We Are Still In " campaign, along with mayors of Houston, Atlanta and hundreds of other local leaders, cited the economics ...

Nadal races into 11th French Open quarter-final

The 31-year-old Spaniard is looking to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam event. It is the 11th time he has reached the quarter-finals at the French Open - a record shared with Roger Federer. 13 Kristina Mladenovic of France on Court Suzanne Lenglen after Nadal's match. Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived his first stern test at the French Open on Friday, as he came from two sets to one down to overcome world number 41 Diego Schwartzman 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, ...

Kohli calls for India to stay calm against South Africa

While chasing the mere target of 192 runs, India started off brilliantly as Rohit Sharma fire some quick runs to give the start his team needed. In his 83-ball knock, Dhawan smashed 12 boundaries and a six while the swashbuckling Indian skipper accumulated 7 fours and a six in his 101-ball inning.

Golden State Warriors: Three keys to winning Game 5

The Warriors had won the title in 2015, then lost a repeat title by squandering a 3-1 series lead to Cleveland in the Finals. The Cavs now trail the Warriors 3-1, a familiar situation they were in previous year, when they became the first team ever to come back from being down 3-1 in the NBA Finals to win a championship.

Highlights: Ostapenko overcomes Wozniacki to reach semi-finals

On the cusp of 28, Bacsinszky has been through enough to have some perspective, and she spoke thoughtfully about the privilege she feels as an elite tennis player. ― Reuters picPARIS, June 7 ― French Open semi-finalists Timea Bacsinszky and Jelena Ostapenko both celebrate their birthdays tomorrow but the Swiss star insists she'll be happy to ruin the party for her close friend.

Penguins demolish Predators in Game 5 blowout win

Moments earlier, a Predators fan had thrown a catfish on to the ice. Ron Hainsey avoiding a big hit and carrying the puck from end to end isn't what the Pittsburgh Penguins ask of him or any other defenseman not named Kris Letang. By the end of the 20 minutes, he'd allowed three goals on only nine shots with Malkin adding the third marker with 10 seconds left. Rinne stopped 50 of 52 shots he faced back home in Games 3 and 4.

Unseeded Ostapenko Beats Bacsinszky to Reach Final

A year after losing in the first round at Roland Garros, the 17th-seeded Schiavone became the first woman from Italy to reach a Grand Slam final - and then won the title, too, shortly before turning 30. "I am really happy". The firebrand baseliner is the youngest player to reach a major final since Caroline Wozniacki's advance as a 19-year-old at the 2009 US Open decider.

Jelena Ostapenko to take French Open glory in her stride

While Konta's own campaign in Paris was far more modest, as she went out in the first round, the Briton says the quality is beginning to shine through. "It's hard to compare me to Serena because she won so many grand slam titles and I won only one", she said, "so I hope there are more to come". So bring on the grass at the All England Club, where Ostapenko's presence could be key.

Champions Trophy: India bowl Proteas out for paltry 191

From therein it was just a quintessential South Africa "choke" as Indians kept landing one blow after another. Sri Lanka too suffered an nearly as heavy a loss in going down by 96 runs to South Africa first up in a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide teams.

Anti-Sharia law march downtown draws counter protest

No violence was reported in New York City, where about 500 people gathered in Foley Square, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said. Concerns within the Muslim American community have risen since the election of Donald Trump, whose campaign routinely drew upon Islamophobic comments.

Nadal destroys Wawrinka to claim record-extending 10th French Open title

Wawrinka actually had the first break point in the third game in a scratchy start to the match but soon he was the one under pressure. Nadal, who has now closed back to within three of Federer's all-time record with a 15th slam title, said in halting French: "It's truly incredible".