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Rafael Nadal tops Dominic Thiem to claim fifth Madrid Open title

I take, as I say, more positives than negatives into the next week in Rome. I mean, I made a lot of unforced errors, especially first set. The 14-time grand-slam victor broke in the opening game of the second set and saved a break point in the next, maintaining a two-game advantage until a thrilling 10th game.

Juventus And Real Madrid Deserve Champions League Final Spots Admits Andres Iniesta

Real Madrid headed the long list of European giants keen to take Dybala off of Juventus' hands until he signed new five-year deal last month and while he may have no intention of playing under Zidane, Dybala says that he would would love to play "with" him.

Dugan injury sours Kangaroos' rout of Kiwis in Anzac Test

The New Zealand players have been nowhere to be seen", wrote Meninga in the Courier Mail . It was the first of four rugby league internationals this weekend in Australia , where National Rugby League teams are getting the weekend off.

Title chase slip-up left us demoralised, says Spurs' Pochettino

Sunday was the 2,533rd and final match at White Hart Lane. White Hart Lane is due to be demolished when the season ends to pave way for Spurs' new state-of-the-art stadium. "In that moment I remember trying to give 200 per cent because I felt the club needed me. We were united, very strong". Spurs are unbeaten at home in the league this season, collecting a league-high 50 points from 18 games.

Spurs fans brace themselves for emotional final day at White Hart Lane

Dawson, who turned out for Tottenham between 2005 and 2014, said that he will forever love the club. "It's sad and exciting". As for Manchester United, they could still make the top four, but Jose Mourinho doesn't seem bothered about that.

Spanish Grand Prix: Hamilton takes pole ahead of Vettel

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his auto during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Sunday, May 14, 2017. With two wins in four races, Vettel has a 13-point advantage over Hamilton in the standings. After two sectors of his final flying effort in Q3, the Ferrari star was on course to jump ahead of Lewis Hamilton and into P1, but after locking-up at the final chicane Vettel ended up crossing the line 0.051s down ...

Lewis Hamilton edges Vettel to take pole in Barcelona

Reflecting on that change, Vettel replied: "A busy morning, big thank-you to the team because we had to change the engine last minute and the auto was just about finished so today is really for the mechanics - also from Kimi's vehicle that helped out, so grazie".

Eastern Conference Finals Schedule: NBA Playoffs 2017

It may not have mattered - and the Celtics probably don't want to hear it - but Boston should have had another second to get a potential series-winning shot off in Game 6 against the Wizards on Friday night, the National Basketball Association acknowledged in its Last Two Minute Report ( via the Boston Globe ).

Murray Pam's playoff wrap-up: Senators-Penguins, Game 1

Pekka Rinne made 27 saves for the Predators, who continued their dominant surge through these Stanley Cup playoffs with a strong start and a gritty overtime effort after Hampus Lindholm's first playoff goal in two years tied it for the Ducks.

McIlroy set for scan after back pain

J.B. Holmes hits from the ninth tee during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla . You know, like I say, I've played well, and it's odd not to think about that I haven't won on US soil. It's a big deal. "Two good yardages, two good shots and two good putts", he said after becoming the sixth player to record two eagles on the back nine in the same round at The Players.

Wenger: "It was a very convincing win"

Wenger was forced into a change as the impressive Oxlade-Chamberlain went off with what appeared to be a hamstring issue - Hector Bellerin on in his place. "All we can do is to keep winning our games and we will need another strong performance at Stoke on Saturday". "We were dynamic, quick going forward, well organised".

Pillar hits winning homer in 9th, Jays beat Mariners 3-2

Jean Segura hit a double to shallow right field, pushing Carlos Ruiz to third. Kevin Pillar hit a walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Blue Jays over the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Sunday for Toronto's fifth consecutive win.

Preds ready for Game 2 against Ducks in Anaheim

Take the three won by Southern California's two National Hockey League teams. The Kings motored through the 2012 postseason, falling just four times . It doesn't mean that he'll be worked back into the defense mix for Game 2 - or possibly beyond in this matchup with the Predators. "We gotta get going here,"Andrew Cogliano said to reporters yesterday.

James Harden Takes Blame For Rockets' Playoff Exit

Leonard hurt his ankle in Game 5 of the conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, dribbles as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela defends during the first half in Game 6 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Hou.

Coach Kerr attends Warriors practice

But Kerr could soon be back, as he has been present for coaches meetings the past two days and spoke with Brown following Saturday's practice. Interim coach Mike Brown told ESPN that Kerr plans to watch the game from the Warriors' locker room.

Gregg Popovich says Kawhi Leonard will play in Game 1 vs. Warriors

The Spurs know that limiting Golden State's 3-point shooting will be a key in the next round, just as slowing Houston from long range was in the conference semifinals. It is believed that Kawhi Leonard was available to play in Game 6 against the Rockets, but the Spurs had chose to sit him in order to have him healthy for Sunday.

Hanigan's hit lifts Rockies over Padres in 11 innings, 3-2

Colorado's Ian Desmond scored in the second when he stole second and Austin Hedges' throw ended up in center field for a two-base error. SAN DIEGO - In some circles, he is known better as Pepe Negro, a Spanish nickname that accumulated somewhere along the way like baseball monikers sometimes do - a product of the daily grind of games.

Thousands of pro-climate, anti-Trump protesters march in Washington

Marchers then plan to move to the White House and end up at the Washington Monument. The site has long served an informational role and sought to provide a comprehensive review of basic climate science, the effects of climate change, and how it is affecting the United States .

Sublime Joe Root leads England whitewash over Ireland in second ODI

Jonny Bairstow has hailed the strength in depth at England's disposal, even though it could well mean he misses out on selection for the Champions Trophy. Ireland made a decision to bowl first on winning the toss. He did, however, have a scare when, on 39, he almost played on to the off-spin of Middlesex team-mate Paul Stirling only for the ball to gently touch the stumps without dislodging a bail.

Spurs' Tony Parker to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery after Game 2 Injury

He needed to be carried off the floor by teammates, casting a pall over San Antonio's victory. Parker, the 2007 NBA Finals MVP, will now undergo an MRI on Thursday. Houston came within eight but San Antonio pushed the advantage back to 15 with timely hits from Danny Green before the Spurs hit just enough free throws to seal the win.

Chelsea could own the EPL title on Friday

On the field, his four goals and 11 assists are evidence of the creative spark he's provided during his 15 substitute appearances for the first-choice duo of Kante and Matic, but equally important has been his impact when not playing. Speaking ahead of the Friday night match, Brunt said: "It's our last game at home, and we've done reasonably well at home, so it would be nice to go out and get a result against them if we can".

Rafael Nadal clinches record 10th Barcelona Open title

Maria Sharapova needs one more win to reach French Open qualifying after beating Anett Kontaveit to make the semi-finals of the Porsche Grand Prix. The Austrian came up with a number of crushing forehands at crucial moments, but a netted backhand down set point at 4-5 turned the tide in the Spaniard's favor once and for all.

Obi Melifonwu Another Perfect Pick for Oakland Raiders

In a statement Conley said that the allegations are "completely false" and "don't fit my character". He has agreed to meet with detectives Monday and will submit his DNA, attorney Kevin Spellacy said . Cornerback Sean Smith , who signed with the Raiders in 2016, said he's looking forward to working with the rookie. "One of those really clean players that we were fortunate to get our hands on here late in the first round".

Arsenal keen to begin summer spending by signing 21-year-old

Despite still not revealing whether he is staying at the club next term, Wenger is reportedly planning for life at the Emirates regardless with a list of names he hopes to bring to the club in the summer. Just 21 years of age, the Frenchman boasts all the qualities to become a successful footballer in coming years and promises to be a quality addition to the Arsenal side if the Gunners can secure his signing.

Ricciardo fifth, Vettel on pole in Russian Federation

Hamilton and now-retired Rosberg had a fiery relationship despite being pals from their days as kids racing in go-karts. "I can't explain it right now", the Briton, still second in the world championship but now 13 points behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, told reporters.

NFL Draft: No Oklahoma Or Oklahoma State Players Selected In First Round

The Seahawks, who had yet to pick after they traded out of the first round with the 49ers, finally did pick at No. 35 overall, taking Malik McDowell of Michigan State. But defensively, many of those players and ones before Saban, while usually solid, arguably max out at Alabama: Of the 74 Alabama defensive players drafted since Derrick Thomas went to Kansas City in 1989, many of them 1's and 2's, seven (Landon Collins, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, C.J.

Can you believe it? Emre Can's wonder goal delivers victory for Liverpool

Liverpool stay third in the Premier League table and made the most of top-four rivals Manchester United and Manchester City dropping points on the weekend. As is the case in nearly every post-match interview with Jurgen Klopp following a win, the Anfield boss was all smiles and took the time to appreciate (via Sky Sports ) what was a Goal of the Season contender from his number 23.

Loose wheel dashes Earnhardt's hopes — NASCAR notebook

This year, every race, we're getting better and better. I didn't know I would start the season off being the point leader and carrying it through like we have been. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17) pits during the Camping World 500 auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Talladega , Ala. But on the final lap Stenhouse got the run he needed and darted around the No.

Phillies, Nationals rained out; will play DH Sunday

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said just minutes before the game was rained out that Roark would pitch in the Saturday game if the Friday contest was called off. The Washington bullpen got a boost as right-handed relievers Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover came off the disabled list Friday. "I can put my bullpen back in the order I want to".

Hamilton wins Spanish GP ahead of Vettel

Dutch teenager Max Verstappen, who became Formula One's youngest victor in Spain previous year after Hamilton and then team mate and 2016 champion Nico Rosberg collided at the start, will start Sunday's race in fifth place for Red Bull. Mercedes took the wraps off a major update in Barcelona this weekend, with a revised nose and floor as well as new power units on both cars. With the vehicle in a relatively unsafe position, the Virtual Safety auto was deployed, slowing the pace of the field.

Macron sworn in as France's new president

He listed a range of challenges facing the country, from migration fluxes, to the "excesses" of global capitalism and terrorism. A convinced European integrationist unlike Le Pen and other leadership candidates, Macron went on: "The world and Europe need more than ever France , and a strong France , which speaks out loudly for freedom and solidarity".

Inter Milan fans walk out in protest

Inter's fourth straight loss came in the first match since Inter fired Stefano Pioli and put youth team coach Stefano Vecchi in charge. The Nerazzurri have not won since March. A week after sacking coach Stefano Pioli, who replaced Frank de Boer two months into the campaign, crisis-hit Inter's fans demanded a reaction. "We know there are great Coaches out there and majority are under contract".

Game four will determine who wins the series

The Senators were disappointed in their start to Game 3 as they allowed the first two goals and were outshot 15-5 in the opening period. I thought we played well too. "Because we know that they'll be home and they'll most probably display the exact same urgency as they did last game". After his team essentially no-showed last night, Boucher came in to talk to us, and was clearly disappointed and angry.

Crosby plays on after scare of head-first crash

The first time Crosby and Ovechkin met in a Game 7 was May 13, 2009, a 6-2 Penguins victory at Washington's Verizon Center. Rangers forward Jesper Fast said: "We have no time to waste right now". The concern is that Crosby's brain may not have fully healed from the previous concussion and that could have put him in a unsafe situation in Game 6.

Jeff McDonald on Tony Parker's injury and Spurs-Rockets — Posting Up

The Spurs said Thursday that Parker has a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his left leg. That is a tough blow. Parker lay on the court for a bit while the play continued. Let's hope for the hell of a game we've been expecting in Game 3 . "We played at our pace, not theirs". He showed that he was more than capable of being one of the best point guards in the National Basketball Association.