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Sports IN IMAGES: Nadal's 16-0 streak vs. old buddy Gasquet
Author: 0 IN IMAGES: Nadal's 16-0 streak vs. old buddy Gasquet

There was a sense of inevitability about the outcome when both players made their appearance on to Court Philippe Chatrier, where Nadal is the huge favourite to lift the Musketeers Cup. Nadal eventually lost points, of course, but never really relented in a meaningful way en route to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 third-round victory that was only his latest declaration of dominance on this surface and at this Grand Slam tournament.

Sports XFL Appoints Commissioner And CEO, Vince McMahon Comments
Author: 0 XFL Appoints Commissioner And CEO, Vince McMahon Comments

Before joining the NCAA, he spent four years as athletic director of West Virginia, orchestrating the school's move to the Big 12. The move to CT, where the league will be based, will bring Oliver and Kathy Luck closer to their other son, Yale soccer player Addison Luck.

Sports Curry sinks NBA Finals record 9 3-pointers in Warriors romp
Author: 0 Curry sinks NBA Finals record 9 3-pointers in Warriors romp

Before Game 1 the oddsmakers had Golden State -1000 to win the series but now that number has swelled to -2150 with the Warriors owning a 2-0 lead in the series headed into Cleveland. It's the ideal opportunity for Cleveland to exploit Golden State's depth. A few thoughts from Oracle Arena at Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Although they weren't huge numbers, George Hill's 15 points, three assists, and two steals on 5-of-11 shooting (3-of-6 from three-point range) is definitely a positive ...

Author: 0 Manchester United sign Fred for £52m

Sources have told ESPN FC the deal for the 25-year-old is worth around €55 million, which could rise to €60m with add-ons. United had been tracking the midfielder throughout the last six months and increased their efforts to sign him after Manchester City pulled out of a potential deal in January 2017.

Sports French Open women's recap Sunday
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Osaka led 4-1 but Keys dragged it back to 4-4 with a searing backhand pass. A loss would have left the No. 2-seeded Zverev with an 0-8 record at major tournaments against men ranked in the top 50. Nishikori could next face a clash with two-time semifinalist and seventh seed Dominic Thiem, who plays Italian Matteo Berrettini later in the third round.

Author: 0 Arsenal Emerge As Surprise Contenders To Sign Marouane Fellaini

As such, the news emerging today - that Fellaini's representatives will meet with Arsenal ahead of the expiration of his contract on June 30 - will be met with mixed emotions from fans of the Red Devils. "I like Fellaini, but it's not the Arsenal way, is it?" Fellaini is demanding an improvement on his £80,000-a-week salary at United has rejected the offer of a new one-year deal.

Sports England vs Nigeria: Why was Dele Alli booed by Nigeria fans?
Author: 0 England vs Nigeria: Why was Dele Alli booed by Nigeria fans?

England's midfielder Dele Alli (L) vies with Nigeria's midfielder Ogenyi Onazi during the global friendly football match between England and Nigeria at Wembley stadium in London on June 2, 2018. "I think the pace in the team you can feel it". You can see his team below ... That is not going to be a problem. England beat Spain 4-2 on penalties that day, after a 0-0 and then faced a tough Germany side in the semi-finals.

Sports Smith holds 3-shot lead at US Women's Open
Author: 0 Smith holds 3-shot lead at US Women's Open

Somehow, she kept her cool. "I haven't been in the position before, but I hope to show up like it's another day", Smith said . "She rolls the ball beautifully". On the fourth playoff hole at 18, both players went into greenside bunkers. Kim's shot out of the bunker was decent, but Jutanugarn's was phenomenal, rolling right next to cup and setting up an easy par putt.

Sports Djokovic tames Verdasco to reach last eight
Author: 0 Djokovic tames Verdasco to reach last eight

He will play Spain's 30th seed Fernando Verdasco in the fourth round. Novak Djokovic demolished his racket before eking out a third-round victory, and a ball-boy was accidentally flattened during world No.3 Alex Zverev's latest flirtation with yet another early Grand Slam exit.

Sports Novak Djokovic reaches French Open quarter-finals after beating Fernando Verdasco
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic reaches French Open quarter-finals after beating Fernando Verdasco

Djokovic, seeded 20th, won 6-3 6-4 6-2 against 30th seed Verdasco. World number 72 Marco Cecchinato shocked eighth seed David Goffin to set up a French Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic . That's the same Djokovic who saved five (FIVE) match points against Verdasco in the Qatar Open semi-final last January. Djokovic won on his second match point with an easy smash at the net.

Sports Paul Pogba defiant after French crowd jeer midfielder in Italy friendly
Author: 0 Paul Pogba defiant after French crowd jeer midfielder in Italy friendly

Dembele has come out in support of his global team-mate and insisted that it doesn't matter what Pogba does on the pitch, he will never be able to satisfy some of his detractors. "We're all on the same boat, and we have to all stick together". Deschamps believes the fans just didn't care for the overall optics of the match. Paul Pogba is in danger of losing his starting place at the World Cup .

Sports Vincent Kompany named in Belgium squad for Russian Federation, despite injury concern
Author: 0 Vincent Kompany named in Belgium squad for Russian Federation, despite injury concern

Martínez also named Los Angeles FC defender Laurent Ciman as a reserve in case Kompany's injury proves too serious for him to play in Russian Federation. He performed in a fantastic manner when he was on the pitch. It's essential for us to give him every opportunity. With the 2018 World Cup fast approaching, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been discussing who he thinks will do well at this summers tournament in Russian Federation.

Sports Global friendly match report England v Nigeria 02 June 2018
Author: 0 Global friendly match report England v Nigeria 02 June 2018

Maybe that was why they were lethargic at first, looking dazed as England players zipped the ball around. "We played much better, we created chances and we scored the goal". Kept working hard, kept his focus and I think today you saw a performance that, apart from scoring a goal, he was very lively. Dele Alli was subjected to jeers from the large contingent of Nigeria supporters, who recalled his decision to snub their country in favour of representing England .

Sports Samuel Umtiti: Barcelona defender signs new five-year deal
Author: 0 Samuel Umtiti: Barcelona defender signs new five-year deal

Umtiti has made 83 appearances for the club in all competitions since arriving from Lyon in 2016, scoring twice. Jose Mourinho, in fact, aired his grievances surrounding the backline's shortcomings one too many times, and even though the Manchester United boss has a gamut of centre-backs at his disposal, several are believed to be in line to be shown the Old Trafford exit door.

Sports Big update in the Nabil Fekir transfer saga
Author: 0 Big update in the Nabil Fekir transfer saga

Liverpool have already moved quickly to strengthen their squad ahead of next season, with the £39million arrival of midfielder Fabinho from Monaco following on from the previously agreed £48million move for RB Leipzig's Naby Keita . Bernes told French daily Le Progres: "I have not gone to Marseille, I am with my family, but I will be clear, we will go with Nabil to Liverpool or elsewhere only when there is an agreement with Lyon and if Jean-Michel Aulas gives me the green light.

Sports Warriors lead Cavs heading into 4th quarter
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He scored 29 points, collected nine rebounds and dished out 13 assists. Curry's tally is now up to 370 3-pointers, surpassing James' 369. James, who has played in some 1,400 National Basketball Association games, called Thursday's loss one his "toughest" ever when, after some questionable calls by referees, point guard George Hill then missed a free throw with less than five seconds left (which would have given the Cavs the lead).

Sports Ball Boy Collides With Player During French Open
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But Zverev edged a tense fourth set in which he was issued a code violation for being coached from the stands by his father Alexander Sr. Djokovic advanced to his 40th Grand Slam quarter-final. Jonathan's opening question was met with a bemused look from the world number three, who is fluent in English, before he replied 'where you from, buddy?' "It´s been proven to work in the past".

Author: 0 After Game 1 gaffe, J.R. Smith seeking a bounce-back effort

Now it is time for LeBron James to try and cement his legacy by stealing a win at ORACLE Arena and evening up the NBA Finals a 1-1. "It doesn't really bother me at all", Thompson said of Green's antics. Fourth quarter, 7:54, 103-89 Warriors: Stephen Curry beats the shot clock with an absolute circus shot. The Warriors made the announcement less than an hour before Sunday's game.

Author: 0 Bryson DeChambeau one ahead at Memorial, with Justin Rose four back

When he birdied the 15th hole by rolling in his longest putt of the day, Woods was at 11 under and tied for the lead with the second-round leaders still early on their front nine. Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and defending champion Jason Dufner were among those in the field at the outset.

Sports Halep rewarded for patience after risky start
Author: 0 Halep rewarded for patience after risky start

Muguruza said she goes with the flow on the court, not pausing to consider how she needs to tackle the surface. There was easier progress for second seed and Australian Open victor Caroline Wozniacki , as the Dane cruised past Spain's Georgina Garcia Perez 6-1, 6-0, while Ukraine's fourth seed Elina Svitolina beat Slovakia's Viktoria Kuzmova 6-3, 6-4.

Sports England show World Cup promise in home victory over Nigeria
Author: 0 England show World Cup promise in home victory over Nigeria

The 23-year-old Manchester City forward has been under intense scrutiny during the past week after it emerged he had a tattoo of a gun on his right leg. "Talking about the stars of the tournament, I hope some of the young players in my team become the stars of this World Cup and my team also shines like a million stars at the tournament".

Sports French Open 2018: Serena to play Sharapova in fourth round
Author: 0 French Open 2018: Serena to play Sharapova in fourth round

Williams returned to Grand Slam tennis this month for the first time since her 2017 Australian Open victory - a tournament she won while eight weeks pregnant. "She's playing really well and I think this is her best surface, so we'll see", Williams said of Sharapova. But regardless, that's that, and...' "You don't put those hours on the back courts in Bradenton-frickin-Florida, to - you know what I mean - to just show up at events like this and not bring it".

Sports Actor Arbaaz Khan admits to IPL betting, losing a large amount
Author: 0 Actor Arbaaz Khan admits to IPL betting, losing a large amount

Senior Inspector and head of the Anti-Extortion Cell, Pradeep Sharma has stated that amid the inquiry session it was discovered that there has been a probable "connection" between Khan and Jalan. The two are said to have known each other for over five years. The police had also seized a diary which had handwritten names and phone numbers of around 100 punters and 50 masters (masters are those who collect money) recently.

Sports England will face Nigeria's strongest side at Wembley
Author: 0 England will face Nigeria's strongest side at Wembley

Pickford's vision was then blocked as Iwobi stepped up to half the deficit in the early exchanges of the second half. Kieran Trippier's free-kick forced a fine save from Francis Uzoho and from the resulting corner England pounced.

Sports Nigeria to test new strikers against Congo DR - Rohr
Author: 0 Nigeria to test new strikers against Congo DR - Rohr

The player may feature in the glamour friendly billed for the magnificent Wembley Stadium. He commended the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) for drawing up the right programme that was helping to refine the team into a powerful force to be reckoned with.

Sports Sharapova overwhelms Pliskova at French Open
Author: 0 Sharapova overwhelms Pliskova at French Open

Williams lost her No.1 ranking due to her inactivity and is unseeded for the tournament. Serena Williams insists the black bodysuit she wore at the French Open much more than a fashion statement. The Russian star is playing in Paris for the first time since a quarter-final run in 2015. The 29-year-old's game is based on big serving and her big forehand.