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Unseeded Ostapenko faces Halep in French Open final

The French Open champion will be a first-time major victor while victory will also crown the Romanian third seed as the new world number one, replacing Angelique Kerber. The most unbelievable part of Vinci's participation in the final was that she stunned Serena Williams in the semifinals, ending the American's attempt to pull off a calendar-year Grand Slam.

How Draymond Green Helped Make Kevin Durant's Move to Golden State Happen

If not for their meltdown past year, the Warriors , whose record-setting 73-win season got lost in the Finals aftermath, would be looking for a third straight crown. If Green's numbers have been understated in the finals - he is averaging 9.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5 assists while shooting just 34.5 percent from the field - he is still having an outsize influence.

Sessions denies 3rd meeting with Russians

Sessions conspired with Russians to rig last year's election. At a separate hearing Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein declared he'd seen no basis for dismissing Mueller, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director he appointed as special counsel after Sessions' recusal.

Banks penalty gives Highlanders win over Lions

Warren Gatland's side scored tries through Jonathan Joseph, Tommy Seymour and captain Sam Warburton , with Dan Biggar adding two conversions and a penalty . "For some of these guys this will be the biggest rugby day of their careers, and it is a special moment in any rugby player's life to play against the Lions ", he told reporters.

Read Sessions' opening statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee

Franken has been persistent on one of the key pieces of the Russian Federation investigation. A February meeting between President Donald Trump and outsted FBI Director James Comey has turned into an high-stakes he-said-he-said, and detractors of the president are itching for proof that President Trump tried to interfere in the investigation of ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn .

Woods 'asleep at wheel' of stationary vehicle

Monday morning. "The subject was observed for at least 20 minutes prior to the administration of the breath test to ensure that the subject did not take anything orally and did not regurgitate". He has been charged with driving under the influence and is due to appear in court on July 5. Woods said in a blog post published last week that "it was instant nerve relief".

Don't talk of Blues Origin dynasty: Daley

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. There would be no Queensland comeback, as NSW crossed over through Pearce just before half-time. The Blues lost Pearce and Queensland Anthony Milford after some separate heavy contact in the same passage of play 30 minutes from full-time but it in no way slowed the unrelenting momentum of the ...

Cristiano Ronaldo denies wrongdoing over Spanish taxes

According to the statement, Ronaldo took advantage of what is known as "the Beckham law" in Spain, which allows foreign athletes to pay an income tax rate of 24 percent, rather than the 48 percent applied to Spanish nationals. A four-time Ballon d'Or victor, the 32-year-old Ronaldo is Europe's leading soccer player. Last year, he helped Portugal win its first European championship.

Tiger Woods Arrest: Dashcam Footage Released

At 2am (local time) on Monday (6pm NZT), Jupiter Police noticed a Mercedes pulled awkwardly to the side of the road with the engine running, the brake lights on and a right turn signal blinking. Woods, who has been rehabbing from back surgery, said he didn't realize the mix of medications would affect him so strongly. Woods received two citations - driving under the influence and illegal parking.

Murray and Wawrinka sweep into French Open last 16

Del Potro, whose career has been blighted by a recurring wrist injury, needed a good start against the world No.1 but when he lost a tight first set tiebreak, the stage was set. Stan Wawrinka , the 2015 champion, was a 7-6 (2), 6-0, 6-2 victor against 28th-seeded Fabio Fognini . Murray, who was the runner-up at Roland Garros a year ago , improved to 19-4 in Grand Slam matches after winning a first-set tiebreaker.

Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor have date in mind for boxing superfight

It's been widely assumed the bout matching Mayweather, the retired king of boxing, against the reigning UFC lightweight champion would be held at T-Mobile Arena, which might be the reason for the retraction. McGregor's head coach John Kavanagh confirmed the Irishman's intention to return to the Octagon by year's end in a recent interview with ESPN's Brett Okamoto .

May says minority government talks 'productive', Brexit negotiation starts next week

Days after May lost her parliamentary majority in a failed electoral gamble, the premier welcomed the leader of the DUP to Downing Street in a bid to gain the support of its 10 MPs . Barnier said: "The Irish question is one I'm very attentive to". The Daily Telegraph reported cabinet ministers have opened back channel talks to senior Labour lawmakers to secure a cross-party agreement on Brexit.

Clemens' son among names on Day 2

The organization drafted Kacy Clemens, son of Roger Clemens , in the eighth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft Tuesday. The first baseman finished the year batting.305 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI, plus 10 stolen bases. Greene is one of a handful of legitimate two-way players in this year's draft. Pearson, a six-foot-six, 245-pound 20-year-old from Tampa, Fla., was 5-2 with a 1.56 earned-run average through 13 starts for the Patriots this year, striking out 118 over 81 innings.

Charges against catfish-thrower may be too harsh, Pittsburgh mayor says

He has found his touch at the right time for Pittsburgh , which leads the Final 1-0. In Monday night's contest , the Pittsburgh Penguins had the fewest number of shots Rinne has faced in any of his 65 playoff starts - by five. Matt Murray played spectacularly at times through the first two periods, buying his teammates enough time to find their footing and get to Rinne. Rookie Jake Guentzel fired a shot by Nashville's Pekka Rinne with 3:17 left in regulation to put the Penguins ...

Washington promotes former QB Doug Williams to Senior VP of Player Personnel

Team president Bruce Allen spearheaded the team's draft and offseason signings. He will not interfere with those areas, but is hopeful that he and Gruden will work well as a team. -Two other veterans skipped OTAs, but returned for minicamp as expected: Tight end Jordan Reed and left tackle Trent Williams. Eager to build on his legacy in Washington, Williams is thankful that the team promoted him.

Warriors wins NBA title after beating Cleveland Cavaliers

Hand it to Doris Burke, ABC/ESPN sideline reporter. The X factor was Kevin Durant , who won the first championship of his illustrious career and was crowned Finals MVP , recording more than 30 points in each game of the series. He still has two years left on his contract with Golden State, and the Dubs will definitely benefit from having him waiting in the wings to sink more crucial buckets rather than seeking out better options on the market in his place this offseason.

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant lead Warriors to NBA title

The 25-year-old clearly looks to James as a role model, and The King has helped Irving develop into one of the NBA's best point guards. "To be back here and bring gold Larry (O'Brien trophy) back home, I'm just excited to be a part of this group and accomplish something special".

Golden State Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland

Ho hum. At the same time , Andre Iguodala played 38 minutes. Well, he got paid in IN before he started chasing a title first in San Antonio for the veteran's minimum and then in Golden State for the same reduced salary. "If KD was the consolation prize to lose, thanks for that loss, and we're champs this year". One narrative - that meshing an alpha talent like Durant with an already established team of dominant personalities would be hard - is laughed at by Golden State coach Steve ...

OR jobless rate dips to 3.6 percent

Oregon's May unemployment rate is lower than the national average by 0.7 percentage points. Another unemployment measure, known as U-6, fell to 7.7 percent in May — down from 10.5 percent a year ago. The developments reflect an upturn in the country's exports. "Nearly all numbers are good, led by a boom in the construction, real estate, and wholesale and retail sectors", said Bin Hyun-joon, head of the agency's employment statistics division.

Los Angeles Lakers Having Josh Jackson In For Second Workout

Fox clearly outplayed Ball, scoring 39 points to Ball's 10. "We know exactly what the pressures are, what to bring and what to expect", Humphries said . You don't judge a player on just one game, obviously. He made just 24.6% of his three-pointers at Kentucky . During his one season in Lexington, the 6-foot-3 Fox averaged 16.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

Highlanders fightback to defeat the Lions

The Lions showed attacking intent, with captain Sam Warburton among the try-scorers as he fights to secure his Test spot after a run of injuries. Gatland is anxious the Lions can not stop giving away needless penalties and admitted they "shot themselves in the foot" in Dunedin losing 23-22 to the Highlanders from 22-13 ahead.

North Korea releases jailed American student

Warmbier was about to board a flight home when he was arrested. Warmbier was en route to Beijing to do a study-abroad program, but instead was charged with " hostile acts against the state ", in a trial in March, 2016. According to CNN , Warmbier's release leaves three United States citizens now known to be held in North Korea: accounting professor Kim Sang Duk, businessman Kim Dong Chul and Pyongyang University worker Kim Hak-Song.

Warriors fans celebrate NBA title with street party

During her father Steph's post-game interview following the Warriors' championship victory, Riley waved her adorably small arms and shook her hips from side to side as her dad struggled to keep a straight face while talking to National Basketball Association reporter Doris Burke.

Warren Gatland still considering Lions XV to face New Zealand

But, for now, Gatland insists: "We haven't spoken about a Test combination". Gatland's critics say his teams play "Warrenball", using big centres who burst into opposition territory and draw in defenders to create space for the backs. They are a quality side, they've got strengths all over, and you only need to look at the team they've announced to see that". "Coming up against what's probably the best pack in Super Rugby, it's an opportunity for us to lay a marker down", George said.

Michigan St players charged in campus sexual assault case

King faces the most serious charge of 1st degree sexual assault while Corley and Vance are both charged with 3rd degree sexual assault. The alleged incident eventually led to sexual assault charges against King, Corley and Vance, authorized by Judge Richard Ball Tuesday from East Lansing's 54-B District Court.

Roger Federer to play veteran Tommy Haas at Stuttgart Open

If anyone missed Roger Federer from the clay season, they will be happy to know that the Australian Open champion is all in for the rest of the year. For me it's about getting back to winning ways, where I left off in Miami. "It maybe had something to do with Murray having a bit of a letdown after his great finish to previous year and Novak not playing his absolute best".

Off The Tee: 2017 US Open Preview

So surprise, surprise: The players already are complaining about the rough they will be dealing with at this week's U.S. Open at Erin Hills , where play will begin with Thursday's opening round. While FOX has announced further integration of augmented reality and aerial drones, the USGA announced a digital suite to supplement the fan experience at the 117th US Open Championship, which will be held June 15-18 at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

Kevin Durant sends love to Rihanna after Warriors win title

Throughout the playoffs coach Steve Kerr encouraged his team to enjoy the ride, to "play with joy". Durant, who was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, became the first player with five consecutive 30-point performances in the NBA Finals since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000.

Arsene Wenger the "best man" for Arsenal - Stan Kroenke

Kroenke has been accused of failing to back Wenger financially, with Arsenal regularly missing out on the world's best players due to their strict wage structure and apparent unwillingness to pay above "market value". Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has admitted he "prayed" for Arsene Wenger to quit after the FA Cup final and warned his now-extended tenure as manager could "end in tears".

Mr. Met returns, and the fans welcome him back

The Brewers lost 5-4 in 12 innings. "Tonight is on me", deGrom said . "They both just made him work really hard". Flores homered off Jacob Barnes leading off the eighth before Barnes retired the next three batters he faced. D'backs 3, Marlins 2 • Zack Greinke allowed one earned run in seven innings to earn his seventh victory, and visiting Arizona rallied to snap Miami's four-game winning streak.

MSU dismisses King, Corley, Vance after sexual assault charges

Vance and Donnie L. Corley Jr.in relation to an incident that occurred January 16 on campus. Josh King, Donnie Corley and Demetric Vance were named and charged on Tuesday with sexual assault. A Title IX investigation completed last month found that the trio violated Michigan State's relationship violence and sexual misconduct policy. The report said Dantonio and members of the athletic department handled the allegations against Corley, King and Vance appropriately and promptly.

Le'Veon Bell not attending minicamp

Fantasy Impact Since Bell has yet to sign his franchise tag , he is "not allowed" to attend mandatory minicamp, per Schefter. Villanueva, who served as an Army Ranger after playing football at West Point, told Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Media that he is at minicamp out of " respect " for offensive line coach Mike Munchak and because the team has " given me so much ", including an education about how to play football.

LeBron's finals triple double history doesn't ease loss

Brown doesn't seem like the vengeance type so he's probably just happy to win a title and couldn't care less about who it was against. The Cleveland Cavaliers faced elimination in Game 4 of the NBA Finals but Kyrie Irving stepped up and played the game of his life.

Bellator Signs Mauro Ranallo & Mike Goldberg

Bellator president Scott Coker revealed that longtime UFC commentator Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo , a veteran of numerous promotions, would join the current broadcast team that consists of Jimmy Smith , Jenn Brown, and Chael Sonnen .

Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 lead

But if Cleveland can find its three-point shot to help take some of the pressure on offense off LeBron James , it could at least avoid a sweep and send this series back to Golden State. "I think it was we played a desperate team on their home floor, a great team, with great players, and they came out and handed it to us". LeBron and Irving were laboring heading into the fourth, and even with their individual brilliance, the margin of error against this Warriors team is so thin, that over 48 ...