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Sports Tennis Podcast: What French Open finalist Sloane Stephens is really like
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PARIS , June 9 ― World number one Simona Halep ended years of heartache to clinch her first Grand Slam title with 3-6 6-4 6-1 victory over American Sloane Stephens in the French Open final today. The Romanian says she is more relaxed, and more fatalistic, this year - and it certainly showed on court. Furthermore, Halep leads the head to head series between the two players 5-2, and has taken their last four encounters.

Sports Garbiñe Muguruza sends Maria Sharapova crashing out of French Open
Author: 0 Garbiñe Muguruza sends Maria Sharapova crashing out of French Open

Like Halep, Stephens is an incredibly talented defensive player, and she kept stretching points Thursday until Keys would err. Stephens has been so impressive in Paris , dropping just one set on the way to the final, that it's hard to believe she went through a horror run of results not too long ago.

Sports Gareth Southgate faces up to 'difficult' England decisions
Author: 0 Gareth Southgate faces up to 'difficult' England decisions

Speaking after the match, Southgate told 5Live Rashford was "desperate to do well". Southgate told a press conference:"It's more hard and we have some serious decisions to take but in a good way. He's still learning the game really, even as an England worldwide, as he has so few league appearances under his belt and is incredibly raw", he said.

Sports James had badly hurt hand after 'self-inflicted' injury
Author: 0 James had badly hurt hand after 'self-inflicted' injury

With the Warriors one game away from another championship, this National Basketball Association season is as over as the biggest rap beef of 2018. The Warriors have maintained they know the Cavaliers are no easy task and taking it for granted was never an option.

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Author: 0 Floyd "Money" Mayweather again tops Forbes list

Almost all of his 2018 income came from a single 36-minute fight against UFC's Conor McGregor . Nevertheless, he still figures in 26th place in the list with $37.5m, $34m of which came from sponsorship and endorsements. While basketball and American football stars make most of their money through match fees and prize money, tennis and golf athletes make over 75% of their annual income through endorsements.

Sports Twitter buries LeBron, Cavaliers for quitting in Game 4 of sweep
Author: 0 Twitter buries LeBron, Cavaliers for quitting in Game 4 of sweep

He committed six turnovers. Speaking on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd", Bosh said, "I would guess that he goes to Houston". He also played the game with a significant right hand injury . Kyle Korver was 0-of-6 shooting; George Hill, 1-of-7, Jeff Green, 2-of-8. And the Cavaliers will need to win two on the bounce to force another game at the Quicken Loans Arena.

Sports Eden Hazard: 'It's time for Belgium to win something'
Author: 0 Eden Hazard: 'It's time for Belgium to win something'

His injury raised fears about his chances for appearing with Egypt at the World Cup , which opens in Russian Federation next week. Salah and Hazard were team-mates at Chelsea though the Egyptian never really settled at Stamford Bridge.

Sports Stephens cruises past Kasatkina to reach French Open semis
Author: 0 Stephens cruises past Kasatkina to reach French Open semis

Madison Keys reached the French Open semi-finals for the first time in her career and will now face fellow American Sloane Stephens in a repeat of the US Open final. "I think that we'll just have to go out and compete". In an extraordinary post-match press conference, Djokovic then said he may even skip Wimbledon where he has been champion three times .

Sports How Liverpool Target Xherdan Shaqiri Was Blocked From Reds Move in 2014
Author: 0 How Liverpool Target Xherdan Shaqiri Was Blocked From Reds Move in 2014

The Switzerland global joined the Potters from Inter Milan in 2015 and has gone on to make 92 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals , including top scoring last season with eight. Despite reports suggesting his contract contains a release clause of £12m, new Stoke manager Gary Rowett says the club won't let their stay player leave on the cheap.

Sports Harry Kane: Tottenham star signs new SIX-YEAR contract at the club
Author: 0 Harry Kane: Tottenham star signs new SIX-YEAR contract at the club

The England captain's previous deal, which he signed in 2016, ran until the summer of 2022 but Spurs have tied him to a longer contract before they move into their new 62,000 seater stadium next season. The news comes just one month after Mauricio Pochettino signed a new five-year contract at the club. It means the Spurs striker has committed to the club until 2024.

Sports Manuel Lanzini ruled out of the World Cup after serious knee injury
Author: 0 Manuel Lanzini ruled out of the World Cup after serious knee injury

The 25-year-old will have to show faith in his own ability to make his way back into Argentina's plans for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, although his focus now will merely be recovering from a severe injury. Argentina has not yet confirmed who they will call up as his replacement. Icardi topped the Serie A goalscoring charts for 2017/18 season scoring 29 goals in 34 appearances.

Sports John Beilein withdraws from Pistons' head coaching search
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And he has no intention of leaving Ann Arbor before retiring. John Beilein isn't going anywhere. Beilein was linked to the Detroit Pistons' head coaching job in the last week, but he declared his intentions to come back to MI on Wednesday in a tweet.

Sports Israeli Sports Minister: Argentina Soccer Game Cancelled Over Terror, Not Boycott
Author: 0 Israeli Sports Minister: Argentina Soccer Game Cancelled Over Terror, Not Boycott

Now Israeli, Palestinian and Argentine officials have been scrambling to explain their positions and control the potential diplomatic damage from the last-minute cancellation. Had she been following matters more closely she might have understood that the move to Jerusalem, against the Argentineans wish, would be pushing Messi and company too far.

Sports Federation Internationale de Football Association suspend Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi following Anas exposé
Author: 0 Federation Internationale de Football Association suspend Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi following Anas exposé

He said the government would soon announce provisional measures to govern football activities until a new association could be formed. He is considered the second most powerful person in Ghanaian football. The two-hour documentary, " When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm ", is the work of undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas , and Wednesday's public viewing was the first since it was released to the authorities last month.

Author: 0 Trump says he is considering pardon for Muhammad Ali

Mr Trump made the comments to reporters at the White House before he left for the G7 summit in Canada. He then floated Ali's name, despite the fact that the late boxer's conviction for draft evasion was overturned almost 50 years ago. Per Jacqueline Alemany of CBS News, Trump said, "I'm thinking about Muhammad Ali" when discussing potential pardons. The president pardoned the late boxing great Jack Johnson last month.

Sports Tactical change helps Halep reach French Open semis
Author: 0 Tactical change helps Halep reach French Open semis

The No. 3-seeded Muguruza had lost all three previous meetings against Sharapova, who won two of her five Grand Slam titles at Roland Garros . In a rematch of last year's U.S. Her return has been flawless most of this tournament and if Halep is going to make a high number of unforced errors again, she stands no chance. Halep broke to love as Muguruza wilted in the next game, sealing her third final appearance at Roland Garros and ensuring she will stay as world number one after the ...

Sports 'I'm only human', says Nadal ahead of 11th French Open SF
Author: 0 'I'm only human', says Nadal ahead of 11th French Open SF

The 37-set run was Nadal's longest at the French Open , where the record of 41 was established by Bjorn Borg from 1978-81. The 32-year-old Spaniard is 84-2 for his career at the French Open , winning four consecutive titles from 2005-08, another five consecutive from 2010-14, and No.

Sports Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup celebration in photos
Author: 0 Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup celebration in photos

Trailing in the Stanley Cup Final series 3-1 and facing elimination for the first time in team history, the Golden Knights can't afford another slip-up. He was a stud this spring. For so many years, the Washington Capitals seemed to hold the winning hand. But for perhaps the first time, he received plenty of help from his teammates.

Sports Trent Alexander-Arnold to make England senior debut against Costa Rica
Author: 0 Trent Alexander-Arnold to make England senior debut against Costa Rica

Much has been made of the youthful squad who will represent the Three Lions in Russian Federation, which is the youngest England party to travel to a World Cup since Chile in 1962. Love it when England play at different grounds. And Rashford joined the likes of Harry Kane , Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli in recent days by insisting England shouldn't settle for just reaching the latter stages after early exits in recent tournaments.

Sports 3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Warriors
Author: 0 3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Warriors

Of course, none of what Kobe Bryant said should be taken as a sign of where James is headed next, but Cleveland Cavaliers fans definitely like what the five-time National Basketball Association champ is saying. But the four-time MVP did have one consolation to take away from the game as he was able to make history yet again and add another impressive milestone to his collection.

Sports Liverpool set to complete £53m signing of Nabil Fekir from Lyon
Author: 0 Liverpool set to complete £53m signing of Nabil Fekir from Lyon

The France global will need to have a medical on Friday to complete a move worth €65m and another €7m in add-on clauses. Looking to bounce back from the disappointment of losing the Champions League final last month, Liverpool have already bolstered their midfield options for next season with the arrivals of Fabinho from Monaco and Naby Keita , in a deal agreed with RB Leipzig last summer.

Sports Capitals vs. Golden Knights live stream, Game 4
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He is two points behind the lead in playoff scoring (held by Kuznetsov) and is tied for the lead in goals. Backstrom had three assists. James Neal and Reilly Smith tallied a pair of third-period goals for the Golden Knights, who have scored just five times over the last three games.

Sports Washington Capitals Win the Stanley Cup
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Lars Eller broke a tie with 7:37 to play, and the Capitals raised the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history after a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 on Thursday night (Friday NZT). The rest of the period ticked away from there, and Holtby made saves with both skate and stick in the final minute. It's not the first time the pair have taken the Metro to the arena for a game.

Author: 0 French Open 2018: Simona Halep beats Garbine Muguruza to reach final

Sharapova is aiming to become the first women to regain the French Open crown after a drought of at least five years since Serena Williams did so in 2013, having previously won it in 2002. She reacted well to limit her mistakes while staying aggressive on her German opponent's service games. Muguruza has not dropped a set so far in this year's tournament as she seeks a second championship in Paris and third major trophy overall.

Sports Why home court could give LeBron, Cavaliers the advantage they need
Author: 0 Why home court could give LeBron, Cavaliers the advantage they need

Kevin Durant inspired a 110-102 win for the defending champions at Quicken Loans Arena and once again broke the hearts of Cavs fans. The Cavaliers quickly established the lead in the game's opening minutes, scoring on their first five possessions, which included back-to-back 3-pointers by Kevin Love and J.R.

Sports Dominic Thiem ready for 'legendary' match against Alex Zverev in Paris
Author: 0 Dominic Thiem ready for 'legendary' match against Alex Zverev in Paris

In the women's quarterfinals, No. 10 Sloane Stephens beat No. 14 Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation 6-3, 6-1, and No. 13 Madison Keys eliminated unseeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 7-6 (5), 6-4. Djokovic had his neck massaged during the opening set and called the trainer again after reducing his deficit, this time to receive treatment on his right leg.