January 24, 2018

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Petra Kvitova to play at French Open

Kvitova said on Friday that her left playing hand is "still not 100% ready" , but such is her eagerness to get back into action, the two-time Wimbledon champion is trying it out on the Paris clay. But of course I'm more, how do you say, more actively watching the people around me. "I see life a little bit from a different angle..." "And I saw her". Read More »

Scott Dixon invovled in scary Indianapolis 500 crash


Both drivers were able to walk to safety vehicles unassisted, while a photographer who had been standing behind the barrier was evacuated awake and conscious on a stretcher. Definitely a wild ride. "We had gotten a little loose but they had dialed it in". The damage was so severe to the catchfence that it required an 18 minute red flag to correct and fix. Read More »

Totti is not normal - De Rossi emotional after Roma icon's farewell


Roma did get their all-important goal to seal Champions League qualification, as Diego Perotti , another substitute, got on the end of an Edin Dzeko knockdown to fire the ball into the far corner in the 90th minute. Roma needed a win order to secure second spot - with Napoli romping to a 4-2 win at Sampdoria - and Dzeko set up De Rossi before Lazovic's prompt response at the other end set up a frantic finish. Read More »

No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

The David Blatt-led Cavs were a shell of themselves, though, without Kevin Love for the entirety of the series and Kyrie Irving for the final five games . The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings. "I wear the number because of Mike", James said. The legend that is Michael Jordan retired from the NBA for the last time in 2003, but many of us would like to forget that stint with the Washington Wizards and just remember his ... Read More »

Slugger Jose Bautista powers Blue Jays to 3-1 victory over Rangers

I didn't execute the pitch". He will play six innings again Saturday, his third rehab game, and could return Monday. That was the difference between a 1-0 Rangers victory and a 3-1 Rangers loss. "At first, I thought he was kind of joking with me". I threw a ball right down the middle, (Choo) hit it out, whatever. "He's a huge role model for the younger generation that's coming up playing this game, and I mean he's doing stuff that kids do in Wiffle ball games and backyard baseball". Read More »

Brook loses IBF welterweight title to Spence Jr


Errol Spence Jr. Regardless of the injury, Brook - known as Special K - could not produce the memorable and extraordinary performance in a fourth title defence needed to resist the rising talent of Spence. "I think I've learned a lot from them and that will help me on Saturday night". I'm sorry for everyone that come out. "He showed he was a true champion , just like he did with Golovkin". Read More »

Cloud Computing pulls off upset in Preakness Stakes

Two weeks after an impressive victory in the Kentucky Derby , Always Dreaming is back to capture the second leg of the Triple Crown . Ryan said the decision to not run Cloud Computing in the Derby, won by Preakness eighth-place finisher Always Dreaming , was also a factor in Saturday's victory. Read More »

Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals

So perhaps it's little surprise that many expect Nadal , known as the King of Clay, to come good again at Roland Garros . Locally, McMurray native Alison Riske awaits her first-round draw, which will be revealed today. "A couple of years ago against Djokovic that was about the only time I saw Rafa look like he didn't want to be on court". Which woman will step up? The women's event is regarded as being wide open with Serena Williams , Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka ... Read More »

Cavs remain humble with chance to close out Celtics in Game 5

Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an nearly inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State by rallying to beat Boston 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Read More »

James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win


The Cavaliers overwhelmed Boston with their outside shooting, particularly when multiple defenders collapsed on James or Irving. The Celtics are the only team to beat the Cavs in this year's playoffs and they do have a good chance to do it again with the home court advantage, but as we have seen, if LeBron and Kyrie are on their game, few teams are able to contend. Read More »

Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) drives on Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk (41) during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Cleveland. That's no excuse. Like I said, they played well, but we've just got to play better, be more physical". James averaged 26.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.7 assists while shooting 50.3 percent in the 87 postseason games he played with the Heat from 2011 to 2014. Read More »

Ryan, Senators shock Penguins in Game 1 of East final


However, Game 1 is about the start. If you can get past the marquee draws - the guys named Sidney Crosby , Evgeni Malkin , Phil Kessel and Marc-Andre Fleury - the Pittsburgh Penguins do, indeed, have a weak spot. It's not entirely unfamiliar territory. The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Ottawa Senators in game one of the NHL Eastern Conference finals on May 13 at 7pm EST. Read More »

Defense And Pitching Carry Yankees Past Royals

Jake Lamb homered off a left-hander for only the second time this season while five Diamondbacks drove in at least one run as Arizona completed a three-game sweep and won for the eighth time in nine games. Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury , who was playing Escobar straight away, took off right away into a back-and-to-his-left sprint, then looked at the wall, found the ball, looked at the wall again, found the ball again and then. Read More »

Chelsea cancel victory parade after Manchester attack

Seemingly, Northern Powerhouse clubs have a problem managing finances, as places 18, 19 and 20, the relegation zone, are occupied by Manchester City , Manchester United and Sunderland respectively. "One thing you can not question is my love for this club". I owe this to this team and this club. Sir Alex, who won 13 Premier League titles, said: "I just wonder if they realise the job he's done". Read More »

Ronaldo helps Real Madrid bag La Liga crown

It was a lot of years without winning it and we knew that the league is everything. He is the first manager to lead Madrid to the Spanish league title since Jose Mourinho did five years ago. Celta ended an terrible run of defeats by picking up a point although it could have been so much better after goals from Fabián Orellana and Joaquín Larrivey had put them 2-0 up. Read More »

Arsenal not for sale, says US owner Kroenke


KSE UK, the holding company for Kroenke, now own 67 per cent of the north London club, compared to Usmanov's 30 per cent, but have no intentions of selling. As noted in the report, there has been tension between Usmanov and Kroenke, with the latter not allowing the former a place on the club's board. Kroenke has always offered his full support to Wenger in the past, and it's looking increasingly likely that both the manager and the owner will still be there when the new season starts in ... Read More »

Bourdais recovering after barrier crash

The 38-year-old from Le Mans led Friday's final full practice session and had driven the two fastest laps Saturday to start his four-lap qualifying run, averaging 231.534 miles per hour (372.617 km/h) in his Honda-powered entry. Verizon IndyCar Series championship points are also on the line in qualifying, ranging from 42 to the pole victor down to one point for the 33rd-fastest qualifier. Read More »

Svitolina surges to No. 1 in race with Italian Open title


Elina Svitolina won the women's singles at the Italian Open final to claim her fourth title of the season. The fourth-ranked Halep was in full control and serving for the first set at 5-2 when she rolled her right ankle while sliding over what appeared to be a small hole in the Foro Italico stadium court. Read More »

Sanchez keeps Arsenal in top-four hunt


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has now moved to talk up Alexis Sanchez , who opened the scoring yesterday. They are four points behind third-placed Liverpool but boast a game in hand on Jurgen Klopp's side. "We know it depends on the teams above us dropping points, but we need to look at ourselves". Not only did the goal see Sanchez reach 20 goals for the first time in a Premier League season but it also took him onto 14 away goals for the campaign - the most by anyone this year. Read More »

Pochettino: A flawless performance to say goodbye

Their new home will boast a 17,000-seater "Kop" style home stand and a retractable pitch so that Spurs can also host NFL American football matches. Watch episode 9 of SportsJOE Live with Ronan O'Gara, Andy Reid, Charlie Redmond, Wooly Parkinson, Dion Fanning and Conor Sketches. Read More »

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend warns of Japan threat at Rugby World Cup

Instead, they'll probably draw Pool A victor Ireland in the last eight, which any fan will tell you is an easier proposition than having to play New Zealand . We will look to build confidence and find the solidarity to get as close as possible to maximum strength at the World Cup". Third-ranked Australia have landed in Pool D with eighth seeds Wales at Wednesday night's draw in Kyoto, along with Georgia and two yet-to-be-determined qualifiers from Oceania and the Americas 2 ... Read More »

Steinhaus to become Bundesliga's first female referee


Martin Petersen, Sven Jablonski and Soeren Storks will join the Bundesliga from August along with Steinhaus while Wolfgang Stark, Guenter Perl and Joachim Drees step down due to age limits. It was simply a turbulent roller coaster ride of emotions. "My dream has always been to referee professional football matches". That this dream will come true naturally filly me with joy. Read More »

Arsenal not giving up the chase, says Xhaka


I left Highbury they were crying, I left the Emirates, they were crying. If United can progress past Vigo, then they will likely not take their final Premier League games at Spurs, Southampton and against Crystal Palace very seriously at all. Read More »