Author: 0 French Open 2017: Day 2 - what you missed - Rafa, Djokovic through

On Monday, he got his tournament off to an nearly flawless start, rapidly dispatching the experienced clay-courter Paire 6-1 6-4 6-1 in front of his fawning French crowd. Granollers is a tricky player, he knows how to anticipate well on the court. That doesn't make me extra confident this year. "That's the only thing that wasn't great for me".

Author: 0 Djokovic makes winning French Open start on Agassi's watch

Nadal, who was forced to withdraw before last year's third round with a wrist injury, broke Paire eight times to brush aside the world number 45 in less than two hours. "I can not believe in the first round we have two ex-champions". "Robin Haase is a player I know very well and he knows me very well, [he is a] risky opponent", he added.

Sport John Terry talks about his controversial Chelsea farewell
Author: 0 John Terry talks about his controversial Chelsea farewell

The FA last night called for any relevant information on Sunday's incident from betting companies. Remarkably, Kante did not win any player of the month awards from the Premier League. "I couldn't care less, I promise you". 'Me and them have an unbelievable rapport and have had for 22 years and no-one, whatever you write or someone says or someone's opinion, can ever get in the way of that.

Sport Phoenix Suns land the fourth pick in 2017 Draft Lottery
Author: 0 Phoenix Suns land the fourth pick in 2017 Draft Lottery

Those assumptions might be premature, however. L.A. only has one team to worry about when it comes to grabbing available talent before them and if recent reports of Fultz going No.1 overall are true, the Lakers will have the choice of snagging Ball at No.2.

Author: 0 Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and Senators

While speaking with the media Wednesday, Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan disclosed it would be "reasonable" to expect defenseman Justin Schultz and forward Patric Hornqvist to return in the team's deciding Game 7 against the Senators on Thursday.

Author: 0 India sports minister rules out any bilateral series with Pakistan

The impasse continued post Monday's meeting between the two sets of officials, where the BCCI is understood to have reiterated its earlier stance: that it can not play bilateral cricket with Pakistan without government clearance. India has not played with Pakistan for the past few years after the latter has been responsible for so many terrorist activities including the attack on Indian Parliament.

Sport Please don't go: Bears holding onto Connor Shaw after all
Author: 0 Please don't go: Bears holding onto Connor Shaw after all

The Chicago Bears have released former SC quarterback Connor Shaw. Shaw suffered a broken leg in an August preseason game and did not play in 2016. They could have an incredibly good wide receivers unit, or the situation could fall flat. The Bears have waved in quarterbacks with open arms - especially after the departure of Jay Cutler - with Sanchez no different. To make room for the 30 year old Cruz, the Bears had to lop one off their 90 man roster, and a fourth quarterback made sense to ...

Sport Kerr not well yet, hasn't ruled himself out of Game 1
Author: 0 Kerr not well yet, hasn't ruled himself out of Game 1

Cleveland vs. Golden State is for more than just a battle for the Larry O'Brien trophy. A student of the game, he's old school with a fresh perspective. The Cavs were able to do that with Indiana's Paul George , Toronto's DeMar DeRozan and Boston's Isaiah Thomas , who aggravated a hip injury in Game 2 and missed the remainder of the series.

Author: 0 Pakistan require 342 runs to win in warm-up clash against Bangladesh

Younus said that teams generally don't play their full-strength squads in warm-up games thus devouring them of their importance. But this time we are playing proper Champions Trophy. Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is hopeful for success in the warm-up match as well as in the main event. " Pakistan have beaten India in the previous edition of the tournament and still have the ability to beat them", he said.

Sport How will Kevin Durant handle his matchup with LeBron James?
Author: 0 How will Kevin Durant handle his matchup with LeBron James?

The Cavaliers clinched by winning Game 7 in Oakland previous year, so obviously home-court doesn't mean much. The Warriors, meanwhile, are allowing 102 points per game in the playoffs, according to Odds Checker . I'm here to tell you that it is actually Stephen Curry who needs to lead the Warriors to their second championship in three years. The primary reason that the Cavs and James are considered underdogs in this series is how well the Warriors have been playing down the stretch.

Author: 0 Zinedine Zidane looking like a veteran at Madrid's helm

News of many reporters have also concerned the physical conditions of Gareth Bale who has just recovered from a lengthy injury. Zidane rejected claims that the clash in Cardiff brought together Europe's tightest defence and most unsafe attack, saying: "People say Juve defend better, that we are the best attack, but I do not think like that".

Author: 0 Conte and Chelsea hierarchy 'have same point of view' on transfers

Terry was replaced in the 26th minute of his final Premier League appearance for Chelsea in a pre-planned nod to the shirt he has worn since his first-team breakthrough in 1998. "The next thing you know the season has finished and you've kind of missed out on a few sessions and everything. I'm going to go away for a week and decide my future, whether that's playing or finishing", he said.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 5: What We Learned

But before the Cavaliers can focus on defending their NBA Championship against the Warriors , they must finish off the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals , and here are five things they will need to accomplish that goal. Regardless of what the rest of the world expected when the series moved to Cleveland, the Celtics believed they could win. In football, the Lions and Browns played off for the NFL championship in three straight years between 1952-54 - but that was when 12 teams ...

Sport Del Potro wins 1st match at French Open since 2012
Author: 0 Del Potro wins 1st match at French Open since 2012

The draw only gets more hard from here, however, for the No 18 seed, with home favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga his probable opponent in round three. Nick Kyrgios is confident he can play well at the French Open . Wawrinka started his clay season poorly before emerging with a title at the Geneva Open last week. After climbing to a career-high 13th in the world, Kyrgios has dropped to No.19 and is seeded 18th in Paris .

Author: 0 Huddersfield promoted to Premier League

The club has 17,000 season tickets available for £199, dropping to a flat ton for those who have held a season ticket since 2009, working out at just £5.26 per match to watch the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham grace the John Smith's Stadium.

Sport Penguins defeat Predators in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 Penguins defeat Predators in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Notah Begay, a roommate of Woods when they played at Stanford, was empathetic. Hall of Fame pitchers have a unique ability to sometimes pull victories out of games in which they're throwing nothing but junk across the plate. The early part of the second period was held up by a weird delay when a Predators fan hurled a dead catfish onto the ice, part of a long-standing tradition that has endured despite attempts by authorities to prevent it.

Author: 0 Conte: Moses didn't dive in FA Cup final, he was just exhausted

The 67-year-old was uncertain in the wake the FA Cup Final victory over Chelsea whether he would be there in person but Standard Sport understands he planned on being in the room while his fate was decided. That's what I did not accept during the season, and I will never accept it. The club are also expected to announce whether they are looking into appointing a Director of Football to work alongside or above Wenger, or indeed whether that role could be filled by the Frenchman.

Author: 0 After three quarters: Cavaliers 109, Celtics 74

The Cavs' "Big Three" were strongly backed by their reserves. "Playing in this league, you can't take anything for granted", Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. The first "threematch" - rematch of a rematch - in the league's final round. "The whole underdog thing is amusing to me". Durant is different. He is 0-1 in his only trip to the NBA Finals , losing to LeBron and the Miami Heat in 2012.

Sport Florida man with AK-47 opens fire while driving on highway
Author: 0 Florida man with AK-47 opens fire while driving on highway

Miami-Dade police had previously placed him under an involuntary mental health evaluation, police said. Ruiz was booked into Miami-Dade's jail on charges that include attempted murder, attempted murder on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault with a firearm and child abuse, records show.

Author: 0 Liverpool capture Chelsea starlet Dominic Solanke

The highly rated youngster only made one senior appearance for the Blues , but has been a frequent victor with the club's talented youth teams. Solanke was sent out on loan to Vitesse Arnhem during the 2015/16, where he netted seven times and assisted once in 25 Eredivisie games.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger D-Day has finally arrived, crucial Arsenal board meeting set

The club are also expected to announce whether they are looking into appointing a Director of Football to work alongside or above Wenger, or indeed whether that role could be filled by the Frenchman. "I don't know if he can let go". 'But Arsene said: 'I'll never do that at Arsenal . "I am very proud [to win seven FA Cups] because you see the fight you need even to win one".

Sport Zverev, Konta flop at French Open
Author: 0 Zverev, Konta flop at French Open

Instead of pushing to play on on Monday evening, Zverev agreed to Verdasco's request to call a halt shortly after 8:30 p.m. local time, a decision that proved disastrous for the German. Third seed Stan Wawrinka launched his bid for a second title here with a slow start, toiling to find his rhythm before ultimately beating qualifier Jozef Kovalik 6-2, 7-6 (6), 6-3.

Author: 0 Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals

The loud music at practices. August 1949 - National Basketball League (NBL) teams join the BAA, to become the National Basketball Association ( NBA ). "Those guys are going to challenge me, they're going to challenge our ballclub". "You talk about longevity and being able to just play at a high level for a long period of time, and I've been fortunate enough to be able to do that".

Sport Doubts about Bale's fitness ahead of Champions League final
Author: 0 Doubts about Bale's fitness ahead of Champions League final

Bale has won two Champions Leagues with Real, scoring in the 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid in Lisbon in 2014 and converting a penalty in the shoot-out victory over Atletico in Milan in 2016. FILE - In this May 9, 2017 file photo Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon , left, Monaco's Radamel Falcao, center, and Juventus' Dani Alves challenge for the ball during the Champions League semi-final second leg soccer match between Juventus and Monaco in Turin, Italy .

Sport Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool belong with European elite
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool belong with European elite

So, here are TWO United stars Arsenal must try and land this summer... Arsenal will have to settle for Europa League football next season as Arsene Wenger looks to steer the Gunners back into the Champions League . Then we bounced back, I finished the season at a high level. "One thing you can not question is my love for this club". "I'm really proud of the boys, they did well", Klopp said.

Author: 0 NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology

The repeated provocative acts by North Korea is absolutely not acceptable". Suga, the Japanese cabinet secretary, said the missile fell about 300 kilometers (190 miles) north of the Oki islands in southwestern Japan and 500 kilometers (310 miles) west of Sado island in central Japan.

Sport Blue Jays player suspended for calling pitcher gay slur
Author: 0 Blue Jays player suspended for calling pitcher gay slur

Freeman was hit by Aaron Loup of Toronto in the fifth inning of an 8-4 victory Wednesday night. With his team already down 8-3, Bautista hit a solo home run and admired it by flipping his bat, much like he did in the 2015 ALDS. O'Flaherty, to his credit, didn't seem mad after the game, just more exhausted of Bautista's act. "That's the number one thing", said Suzuki, who capped the early onslaught with a three-run homer.

Sport Mara: Giants fans emotional over anthem issue
Author: 0 Mara: Giants fans emotional over anthem issue

Amid outcry after the full details of the alleged abuse of his then-wife, the Giants eventually cut Brown. His former teammate, Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith , thinks there is something peculiar going on. However, as Vrentas also pointed out in her piece , it's hard to say that Kaepernick being blackballed because the term itself suggest that NFL teams have come together to agree he be kept out of the league.

Sport Profile of Cleveland Cavaliers
Author: 0 Profile of Cleveland Cavaliers

Ahead of his third straight championship series against the Golden State Warriors , James discussed how his streak will shape his place among the greats. But the overall average asking price for NBA Finals games held in Cleveland is down this year, though, to $1,248, compared to $1,362 in 2016 and $1,559 in 2015.

Author: 0 LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan

They weren't a decent opponent to the Cavaliers , and one fact shows that. The Cavaliers have won 12-of-13 games on their way to a third consecutive Finals appearance, a continuation of the three-year march through the Eastern Conference playoffs that, record wise, has surpassed LeBron James' runs to the Finals as a member of the Heat.