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Author: 0 Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro, Rome Masters 2017 quarter-final

Bautista Agut - on his favoured surface - made nothing easy for Djokovic but the Serbian No. 1 stood up to everything thrown at him to secure an important 6-4 6-4 win. I can play a bit more aggressive than the way I played tonight, but overall I'm happy . The Austrian recovered from losing the first set to beat Querrey 3-6 6-3 7-6 (9-7), saving three match points before finally coming out on top in a thrilling tie-break.

Author: 0 Rome Masters Djokovic starts with Rome win, Sharapova snubbed

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut during their match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Thursday, May 18, 2017. "I played a more aggressive game and I m serving better". "It s coming at the right time , we re getting closer to Roland Garros ". The eighth-seeded Austrian was forced to save three match points before battling to a 3-6 6-3 7-6 (9/7) win over another American, Sam Querrey.

Sports Downpour halts Djokovic-Del Potro quarter-final
Author: 0 Downpour halts Djokovic-Del Potro quarter-final

Nadal is enjoying his best tennis on clay for the past two seasons but played just three games of his second-round match with Nicolas Almagro on Wednesday before his fellow Spaniard retired through injury. All the players are aiming to raise their level of tennis as we're approaching Paris, but especially here in Rome at one of the biggest and best tournaments in the world.

Sports Djokovic beats Bautista Agut to reach Italian Open QFs
Author: 0 Djokovic beats Bautista Agut to reach Italian Open QFs

John Isner , of the USA, serves the ball to Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka during their match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Thursday, May 18, 2017. Bautista Agut could have gone 5-4 up in the second set after Djokovic appeared to send the ball long but the umpire said it was in. "I'm going out there against the No.

Sports Arenado helps Rockies power way past Twins
Author: 0 Arenado helps Rockies power way past Twins

Berrios (2-0), the Twins' top pitching prospect, held Colorado hitless through four innings and walked one batter in his 16th career start. Arenado's homer was just the beginning of the Rockies' solid day vs. Reynolds' single plated Tony Wolters and Charlie Blackmon in the third inning. Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman hits a three-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Monday May 15, 2017.

Author: 0 Isner records upset of Wawrinka in Rome

The Serb clinched the match at the fourth time of asking after Bedene sailed a forehand long after an hour and 46 minutes on court. Isner, ranked 24th in the world, reached the last-eight on Thursday when he upset world number three Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 7-6 (7/1), 6-4.

Sports Awards for Celtic's Brendan Rodgers and Scott Brown
Author: 0 Awards for Celtic's Brendan Rodgers and Scott Brown

Celtic will be presented with the league trophy against Hearts at Parkhead on Sunday, and Rodgers is looking to finish the league campaign on a high, before preparing for the Scottish Cup final against Aberdeen the following week. Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said his side had been a joy to watch. "But this is a different game, this is a team that is starting to understand our game, how we work, how the possession of the ball is key".

Sports Draymond Green: 'It's bulls-' that Klay Thompson didn't make All-NBA team
Author: 0 Draymond Green: 'It's bulls-' that Klay Thompson didn't make All-NBA team

With 262 assists, 76 steals and 58 turnovers, he finished the season No. 1 in assists per turnover (4.50) and No. 7 among players who played at least 70 games in steals per turnover (1.31). "They got it right, I guess, if you're looking at it", Durant said. Green earned his second career All-NBA accolade after averaging 10.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 1.38 blocks in 32.5 minutes over 76 games, while leading the league with a career-high 2.03 steals.

Sports Arsene Wenger rules out Arsenal swoop for Jordan Pickford
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger rules out Arsenal swoop for Jordan Pickford

Guardiola said Wenger had little to complain about, with his side facing already-relegated Sunderland and Everton , who can not move from seventh, in their final two league games . We set up to try and make it difficult for Arsenal and for long periods we did do but not only that but we created opportunities and the players worked really hard.

Sports LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1
Author: 0 LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1

The Celtics are the favorites going into Game 7 in Boston , as bet365 Sports has posted in their favor at 1.47, while the Wizards are not too far behind at 2.75. "LeBron's been playing so well that we really haven't had the chance to feature Kevin, but we've been talking and he's been ready", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said.

Author: 0 Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105

The defending National Basketball Association champions, who haven't played since completing a sweep of Toronto on May 7, will take on Boston following the Celtics win over the Wizards Monday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Sports Premier League Allardyce backs Mourinho over 'lack of help'
Author: 0 Premier League Allardyce backs Mourinho over 'lack of help'

As a youngster he has been brought up here, had a brief spell at Manchester United, came back, flourishing, getting a lot of publicity and, of course, with a bigger contract there is a bigger responsibility". Liverpool are believed to have placed a £30m (€35.1m) price tag on the 27-year-old's head, but Allardyce thinks there is a possibility of a permanent deal.

Author: 0 Mazzarri takes parting shot at Watford before exit

Mazzarri is 11 months into his three-year deal at the club. Watford could make a bid to bring Marco Silva to Vicarage Road for next season, after the club parted ways with Walter Mazzarri on Wednesday - according to the Telegraph. Watford have confirmed another season in the Premier League and this team can finally get some credit since with the squad they have available to them, this has been a really good performance for the Hornets.

Sports Nicky Hayden Suffering From Serious Cerebral Damage: Prognosis
Author: 0 Nicky Hayden Suffering From Serious Cerebral Damage: Prognosis

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike rider, who is a keen cyclist, was struck by a vehicle near the Misano circuit. He suffered head and chest injuries in the accident and has been placed in an induced coma, according to reports. Italian great Valentino Rossi, who leads the championship and is racing in France this weekend, hailed his former team mate as "one of the best friends I have had in the paddock".

Sports White and Rockhold trade shots on social media
Author: 0 White and Rockhold trade shots on social media

If you thought Rockhold (15-3) would just sit back and not retaliate against his boss - as most employees would do - think again. "You've got to come back and earn it". Rockhold's recent Twitter outburst casts a shadow over his relationship with the UFC, especially given the fact that a fight with Mousasi has yet to be confirmed by UFC officials.

Sports Bandy lifts Brewers over Padres, to top of NL Central
Author: 0 Bandy lifts Brewers over Padres, to top of NL Central

Travis Shaw , who missed the previous two games with a swollen right index finger, started the rally with a double to left. After a Keon Broxton single loaded the bases, Orlando Arcia drove in the game victor with a rbi groundout. The 24-year-old has a porous 1.74 WHIP and opposing batters are hitting a scorching.317 against him. In the top of the ninth, Eric Shaw doubled with one-out.

Sports Alonso fires warning shot on Fast Friday
Author: 0 Alonso fires warning shot on Fast Friday

My biggest takeaway from being behind the wheel was just sheer excitement. They're all very supportive of me and keep wishing me good luck. "It's pretty exciting just to be in the mix, knowing that we seemingly have a chance to do well in qualifying", Bourdais said.

Sports Steelers release TE Green, LS Warren after failed physicals
Author: 0 Steelers release TE Green, LS Warren after failed physicals

The Steelers also like the potential of young tight end Xavier Grimble , and they still have David Johnson as a blocking tight end. Parting ways with Green is expected to cost the Steelers $3.5 million in dead money. He continued to have injury issues and after suffering a concussion against the Dallas Cowboys his 2016 season was over. Linebacker James Harrison - the only player older than Warren on the Steelers last season - first played for the Steelers in 2002 but spent a season each with ...

Author: 0 Sanchez, Giroud send Arsenal up to fifth

They sit just three points behind Manchester City in fourth place, andWenger was pleased his side backed up their performance in beating United on Sunday . " I don't know more than you ", said the Frenchman, who is still to announce whether he will remain at Arsenal beyond the end of the season. We did well being patient in the first half.

Sports The Warriors destroy the Spurs, 136-100
Author: 0 The Warriors destroy the Spurs, 136-100

The San Antonio Spurs were dismantled by the Golden State Warriors, 136-100 in game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. "The thing that worries me is that he did it again, the exact same thing", Popovich said. "That's just being a lot more alert defensively to start and just making them work".

Sports Mutko agrees Isinbayeva should leave anti-doping agency
Author: 0 Mutko agrees Isinbayeva should leave anti-doping agency

It was a sensational story, to be sure, but one that was later verified by Richard McLaren's investigation. Russia is working to bring its anti-doping operations back into WADA compliance after spending much of the previous year buckling under global reports of state-sponsored doping programs and cover-ups of failed doping tests at Russian anti-doping laboratories.

Author: 0 White Hart Lane redevelopment begins hours after last Tottenham Hotspur match

With the legends out in the centre a local choir sung "Oh When the Spurs" before a tenor belted out an unfamiliar rendition of 'Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur'. The club have wasted absolutely no time in tearing down the stadium after yesterday's emotional farewell ceremony. "When the new era and stadium arrive there will be different expectations, but, most important, always in our memory will be White Hart Lane , the soul and the smell".