Thiem ends Cecchinato's French Open dream run

Thiem ends Cecchinato's French Open dream run Paris: Ruthless Rafael Nadal punished Juan Martin del Potro for missed opportunities as he reached his 11th French Open final with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 victory on Friday. It took Nadal just two quickfire points to wrap up the set and leave the two players with effectively a best-of-three set match to play on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Egypt's Mohamed Salah dribbles for first time since injuring shoulder

Egypt's Mohamed Salah dribbles for first time since injuring shoulder Following an exhausting 16-hour flight, the team faces another four hours on a plane for the game against Egypt , which will be played in Ekaterinburg. However Egypt team doctor Mohamed Abou El-Ela placed some caution on any hopes Salah will play a part against Uruguay in their Group A opener this Friday. [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant wants to stay with the Warriors

Kevin Durant wants to stay with the Warriors There's no negotiation", said Myers. The point about Curry is particularly jabbing as he leveraged those same comments into a "super-max" contract last season, something that's definitely on the table for Durant this summer as well. "He's earned that to lay out the terms". Durant has pledged to come back, but the futures of Zaza Pachulia, David West, JaVale McGee, and Nick Young are in flux. [Full Article...]

Fernando Alonso switches focus to Le Mans after dismal 300th GP

Retiring from the Canadian Grand Prix early Sunday was not what Fernando Alonso had been hoping for in his 300th Grand Prix weekend, but now the Spaniard can focus on the triple crown and Le Mans. And this year he has repeatedly criticised F1 for being too predictable, with the top three teams a second a lap clear of the rest. Alonso continues to be a prodigal piece of the puzzle as he's r... [Full Article...]

Justify dominates Belmont to become 13th Triple Crown victor

Justify dominates Belmont to become 13th Triple Crown victor Justify was also the fifth horse trained by Baffert to win the first two races of the Triple Crown, and those five Triple Crown attempts represent three more than any other trainer. Fans are streaming into Belmont Park in anticipation of watching Justify try to become horse racing's 13th Triple Crown victor and second since 2015. [Full Article...]

Toronto Raptors Hire Assistant Nick Nurse To Replace Dwane Casey

Toronto Raptors Hire Assistant Nick Nurse To Replace Dwane Casey Updating an item from yesterday that suggested the Toronto Raptors had narrowed their head coaching search down to two candidates, Marc Stein of the New York Times reports that the "growing expectation" in coaching circles is that Nick Nurse is the choice. [Full Article...]

Bowyer Wins Rain-Shortened Race

Bowyer Wins Rain-Shortened Race WHO'S NOT - Kyle Larson, who had won the previous three Cup races at MI, finished 28th after spinning onto the grass during the second stage. It fined JGR crew chiefs Adam Stevens (Busch), Mike Wheeler (Hamlin) and Chris Gayle (Jones) $25,000 each and suspended the vehicle chiefs (Jason Overstreet, Nate Bellows and Brandon Griffeth) for those drivers for the upcoming Cup race at Sonoma. [Full Article...]

Coetzer wants Scotland to enjoy the moment after their victory over England

Coetzer wants Scotland to enjoy the moment after their victory over England England-Australia encounters, even outside of the Ashes, rarely come without a bit of circus accompaniment - but this standalone five-match ODI series has big-top potential, particularly after England's unexpected rumbling in Edinburgh at the weekend. [Full Article...]

Spain manager Lopetegui to take over at Real

Lopetegui and the Spain squad are now at their training base in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar. Spain are among the favourites to win the World Cup after an nearly flawless qualifying campaign, and he will be hoping that the announcement does not overly unsettle his squad just before the competition gets under way. [Full Article...]

Wake held for Brazil tennis great Maria Bueno

But she rated the 1959 Wimbledon singles title as her greatest career achievement. She had recently been admitted to hospital suffering from mouth cancer. Her last major title came in 1968 when she won the doubles title at the U.S. Open alongside Margaret Court - one of her biggest rivals in singles. For years after retirement she was a commentator on Brazil's SporTV. [Full Article...]

Lionel Messi would welcome Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona

This (the World Cup ) starts on Saturday, so it will be defined this week. There appears to be no logical reason behind Griezmann delaying the announcement of a new deal, if he is to stay at Atletico, and it would now be more surprising if the forward doesn't switch clubs this summer. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid Announce Zinedine Zidane's Replacement

Real had been heavily linked with a number of potential managerial appointments following the shock resignation of Zinedine Zidane , including Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino and former Spurs and Porto manager Andre Villas-Boas. Spain are the only team in Russian Federation who have remained undefeated from Euro 2016 to the World Cup. The 51-year-old was a goalkeeper in his playing days... [Full Article...]

Wilder agrees to heavyweight showdown with Joshua

Wilder agrees to heavyweight showdown with Joshua That was being drawn up on Tuesday and will be in front of Wilder by Friday at the latest and his response, having evidently agreed all terms, will determine if he is Joshua's next opponent, or if the Brit fights him next spring once Povetkin has been faced. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid lining up €150 million bid for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Real Madrid lining up €150 million bid for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic With Real Madrid prepared to offer more money, Savic could well be on his way to the Los Blancos . Manchester United want to sign Milinkovic-Savic and are aware of Lazio's £100m valuation. Midfield is a priority as well, with the futures of Mateo Kovacic and Toni Kroos up in the air, and Luka Modric in the twilight years of his career. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has finally broken his sile... [Full Article...]

Neymar looks fit as Brazil land in Russia

Both goals displayed the individual brilliance that has made him the most expensive transfer in football history, but yesterday's strike in the 3-0 win over Austria proved to be a historic moment. "We came into a game with lots of [physical] contact and had a great performance". Barcelona midfielder Coutinho added the third goal shortly afterwards. [Full Article...]

Retired Schalk Brits gets South Africa call-up

Brits called time on his career last month following a nine-year stay at Premiership champions Saracens, but has been added to the Springboks group for the second Test against England . "I was worried‚" said Erasmus. The Sunday social was pre-planned by the players as they hosted a barbeque in the hotel grounds as a means of bonding and shaking off the miseries from the stunning 42-39 reversal ... [Full Article...]

Facts about Super Eagles' World Cup jersey numbers

Facts about Super Eagles' World Cup jersey numbers SCORENigeria specially gathered this was paid the team to further fire them up for the World Cup, which kicks off on Thursday in Moscow. This number has always been allocated to defenders in the Nigerian World Cup squads: Augustine Eguavoen (1994), Mobi Oparaku (1998), Joseph Yobo (2002, 2010, 2014), Brian Idowu (2018). [Full Article...]

World Cup 2018 scores

World Cup 2018 scores Southgate was speaking as he waved off Martin Atkinson from St George's Park ahead of the Premier League referee's charity bike ride to Russian Federation. After wins over Nigeria and Costa Rica in the warm-up games, Gareth Southgate urged his players to entertain the nation this summer. "But I think there was a shift [in public opinion] in November when we brought in some of the younger playe... [Full Article...]

Arsenal close in on signing of £22m Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira

Arsenal close in on signing of £22m Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira Arsenal have until now confirmed the Bosman signing of Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus whilst a £16m deal for Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund is close to completion. Torreira is on the books at Sampdoria but could be heading to the Emirates to work under new Gunners boss Unai Emery . The Greek is due to sign a three-year contract with the Gunners with an announcement expe... [Full Article...]

Unbeaten Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua appear poised for title unification bout

Hearn said last week it looked likely Joshua would fight his mandatory Alexander Povetkin next, but it seems AJ will now have the chance to go toe-to-toe with Wilder first. Wilder posted the above tweet before his manager, Shelly Finkel, confirmed to ESPN that they had finally agreed to the terms set out by Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn. [Full Article...]

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