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Ostapenko wins birthday battle with Bacsinszky to reach French Open final

It quickly improved, however, and she mostly cruised through to the quarterfinals before her comeback against Svitolina. With such an attacking game, backing Ostapenko could be a precarious business. Pliskova, the 25-year-old Czech, would have taken the world top spot if she had made her second Slam final. "I'm really happy to be in the final, especially on my birthday". [Full Article...]

Austrian Thiem ousts Djokovic for Nadal test

Austrian Thiem ousts Djokovic for Nadal test The 23-year-old Thiem won 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0. PARIS (AP ) - Novak Djokovic's French Open title defense ended with a surprisingly lopsided 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria on Wednesday. Chasing a 15th major overall, Nadal has conceded 22 games this tournament in reaching the semi-finals - the fewest in glorious French Open career and bettering the 2... [Full Article...]

Huddersfield wins soccer's richest game, promoted to EPL

Huddersfield wins soccer's richest game, promoted to EPL I love this club, love the team, I love Dean Hoyle - our chairman - and especially the manager, David Wagner , who has done miraculously for Huddersfield Town this season". "I am so happy because when I arrived people said I had no experience, no experience of British football, no experience of players - I always had to fight against that". [Full Article...]

Madrid hailed as "Masters of the Universe" after crushing Juve

The winger-turned-striker turned 32 in February, but far from fading he is as risky as ever, perhaps even more effective and efficient than in his younger days. The score was at 1-1 after Ronaldo had netted against the run of play and Mario Mandzukic had equalised but Juventus were creating the better chances and Gianluigi Buffon's net had otherwise gone untroubled. [Full Article...]

Hamilton: Ferrari is favouring Vettel

Hamilton is battling for his fourth Formula One world championship against the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel , who extended his lead at the top after winning the Monaco Grand Prix yesterday. Things nearly changed late in the race when on lap 61 of the Grand Prix Jenson Button , in his last race ever, sent 22-year-old Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein airborne and his vehicle onto its sid... [Full Article...]

French Open starts with Petra Kvitova's return

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova's return to action came to an end in the second round of the French Open after she was crashed out by American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands in straight sets on Wednesday. "I think it doesn't really matter how I played, but I won", the 15th-seeded Kvitova said. After the attack, Kvitova needed surgery on her left hand, which she uses to hold her ... [Full Article...]

French Open to start with Petra Kvitova's return to court

The home crowd will be treated with an all-French duel between Lucas Pouille, the 16th seed, and Julien Benneteau, a former quarter-finalist. PARIS Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova's comeback was cut short on Wednesday when she was dumped out of the French Open in a second round straight-sets defeat to doubles world number one Bethanie Mattek-Sands. [Full Article...]

Djokovic and Nadal cruise into third round

Djokovic and Nadal cruise into third round There were tears after Steve Johnson , whose father died earlier this month, came out on top in an eventful clash with a frustrated Borna Coric . Sixth-seed Dominika Cibulkova was the day's biggest casualty after Tunisian Ons Jabeur beat the Slovak 6-4 6-3. [Full Article...]

Venus stellar in Paris with straight sets win over Japan's Nara

Venus stellar in Paris with straight sets win over Japan's Nara Venus is looking to win her first French Open after making a record 20th appearance at Roland Garros . " She's going to call me 'favorite aunt, '" Venus, 36, said, laughing. "You know, she played well. I can't wait for you to join the players box next year", she captioned a sweet Instagram post on April 24. "Patrick Mouratoglou said via the Associated Press that she recently ... [Full Article...]

LSU eliminates SC from SEC Tournament

LSU eliminates SC from SEC Tournament The Tigers also extended their winning streak to 11 games and improved to 3-1 against the Hogs this season. Walker struck out eight batters and allowed just five hits before ceding to the bullpen. Starter Dominic Taccolini pitched the first two innings but was lifted after his fourth walk, Matt Cronin (3-0) earned the win with three innings of work and Josh Alberius was ideal the final two inn... [Full Article...]

Angelique Kerber Upset In First Round Of French Open By Ekaterina Makarova

Angelique Kerber Upset In First Round Of French Open By Ekaterina Makarova Kvitova said: "I think it doesn't really matter how I played but I won". She lost her opener in Stuttgart where she was the defending champion , suffered a thigh injury in the third round in Madrid and lost first time out in Rome. "It can be just better", said Kerber, who will face Russian Ekaterina Makarova , ranked 40th in the world , in the first round in Paris . However, Nadal, the fou... [Full Article...]

Kvitova completes emotional winning comeback at French Open

Kvitova completes emotional winning comeback at French Open She'd been expected no earlier than the grass-court season, but parachuted into Paris last week and announced she would test her surgically repaired left hand, damaged when she fended off a knife-wielding attacker in her home last December. [Full Article...]

Arsenal beats Chelsea to win third FA Cup in 4 seasons

Arsenal beats Chelsea to win third FA Cup in 4 seasons Wenger, who has been in charge at Arsenal for 21 years, is yet to reveal whether he will sign an extension to the contract that expires at the end of the season. In his own interview after the game, Wenger again more or less confirmed that he will be staying at Arsenal. Few were giving Arsenal a chance in the final even before Wenger was deprived of Koscielny because of suspension and Gabriel Pa... [Full Article...]

AFA Reach Agreement with Sevilla Over Jorge Sampaoli

AFA Reach Agreement with Sevilla Over Jorge Sampaoli Argentine soccer association (AFA) representatives have agreed to the rescission clause in Sampaoli's contract, which local media reported to be 1.5 million euros ($1.68 million). Under Sampaoli, Sevilla finished fourth in La Liga and sealed a place in Champions League qualifying for the 2017-18 campaign. The two-time World Cup winners are fifth in South American qualifying with four games to ... [Full Article...]

NDP wins in Courtenay-Comox, leaving Liberals with minority government

NDP wins in Courtenay-Comox, leaving Liberals with minority government Liberal Jim Benninger. But a Liberal-Green deal will be hard to secure because the two parties are far apart on key issues such as the Site C dam, the Kinder Morgan pipeline and liquefied natural-gas development - all supported by the Liberals and opposed by the Greens. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid to face Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final

Real Madrid to face Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final However, a goal from Isco shortly before half-time effectively killed the contest and Madrid saw out the second half in more comfortable fashion to progress to the final with a 4-2 aggregate win. Zidane was unable to shed any light on the French forward's inspired piece of skill. "Pepe's career has been spectacular", said the Madrid coach. [Full Article...]

Destiny 2's PC version will launch after consoles

Destiny 2's PC version will launch after consoles In-game rewards will be shared among all members, Bungie said. As for locations, we're looking at Earth, Titan , Nessus , and Io this time around. There's good news and bad news for PC gamers looking forward to Destiny 2 . All the Pre-Order customers for the PC version of the game will still have the access to game's Beta as planned. [Full Article...]

Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

If you aren't able to make it, the last show will be streamed live on the circus's Facebook page. Ringling's parent company, Feld Entertainment, announced in January it would close the production, citing declining attendance and high operating costs. [Full Article...]

Simeone staying put at Atletico

Simeone staying put at Atletico But what could be a reason to smile, is that Diego Simeone, has promised to remain with the club despite links to teams like Inter Milan . Fernando Torres believes Atletico Madrid's "story and feelings will continue" despite "fifty years of pure happiness at the Calderon" ending. [Full Article...]

Kroenke rules out Arsenal sale

Kroenke rules out Arsenal sale Arsenal host Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in the final league game of the season more than likely needing victory, coupled with a slip by either Liverpool or Manchester City, to squeeze into the top four. Yet Kroenke, who owns 67%, after gradually building up his holding since 2007, is unwilling to contemplate the deal. He said: "Abramovich is a victor, Stan Kroenke sees it as ano... [Full Article...]


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