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Author: 0 Andy Murray waits on French Open draw

Petra Kvitova has returned to the courts of Roland Garros, ahead of an announcement on whether she will make her competitive comeback at the French Open . "I had a small issue with my ankle, you know so practising and stuff with it may be not as good as it needed to be". The 30-year-old Nadal has already reached the magical 10 titles number this year at the claycourt events in Monte Carlo and Barcelona .

Sports Spurs see off Man U in White Hart Lane finale
Author: 0 Spurs see off Man U in White Hart Lane finale

The result also saw Pochettino's men secure second place in the Premier League this term which is their highest ever finish in the top-flight, and attentions will slowly be turning to next season and the trails and tribulations that come with it.

Author: 0 Captain Mike Fisher returns to ice for Preds

It marks the third time the Penguins are in back-to-back finals after winning twice in the Mario Lemieux era in 1991 and 1992 and then splitting a pair of finals against the Detroit Red Wings in the early years of the franchise revitalization project keyed by Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin (winning in 2009 after finishing as runners-up in 2008).

Author: 0 No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

Despite going through the East playoffs at 12-1 and appearing destined for a rematch against the Golden State Warriors for months, the Cavs pushed off thoughts of what awaits them in Oakland next week. How will Golden State guard Kyrie Irving? He wasn't quite so dominant during his five games with the D-League's Maine Red Claws (12.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 49.0 percent shooting), but he still flashed the sort of rebounding and playmaking that the Celtics, with their dearth of ...

Author: 0 'I'm the favourite? I don't care', says Rafael Nadal

Djokovic , who could play nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal in the semifinals , opens the first round against Marcel Granollers of Spain. In the pair's absence, Evert, who will be commentating at the event for Eurosport , said she could pick "one of 26 players" to win the singles. His latest move was bringing aboard Andre Agassi as a coach for the French Open; they were out there practicing in Paris on Thursday.

Author: 0 Monaco GP practice starts well and ends badly for Mercedes

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was quickest in the second practice for the Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday and got a further boost as Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas struggled. "P1 was really good, the auto was feeling great", Hamilton continued. Jolyon Palmer's poor season took another sorry twist after his Renault engine expired in the opening exchanges of the second session.

Author: 0 Warriors coach Steve Kerr not yet ready to return to bench

Of course, the Spurs are not the only team to fall victim to the Warriors mood swings this season. And a third consecutive match-up against the Golden State Warriors . But from his perspective, the decision to join the Warriors had no impact on the bad seasons other teams put together. And after adding a former MVP to a team already boasting a two-time victor of that award, Golden State have cruised through these playoffs, sweeping three series with an average winning margin ...

Author: 0 Manchester United Became the UEFA Europa League Champion

The 21-year-old is now on crutches and sidelined until August after surgery on an ankle ligament injury. The Armenian said: "Thank you to my team-mates because without them I couldn't score so many goals". "You never write off a player of Wayne's quality and I'm sure that, next season, he'll be back to playing", said Southgate. Not only does this come as a balm for backtracking in the Premier League table, it also guarantees them a berth in the Champions League next season.

Author: 0 LeBron James Breaks Michael Jordan's Playoff Scoring Record

The moment we've all been waiting for is finally here. Per ESPN's Dave McMenamin , James also expressed some degree of frustration at the media's need to crown someone as the one and only reigning atop the basketball world. Thompson won the NBA Finals previous year with the Cavs . At the same time, the Cavs have to feel as though the longer that they let this series go on, the more they will be at a disadvantage when the NBA Finals begin on June 1st.

Author: 0 Penguins eliminate Ottawa in second overtime

ET, on NBC at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh . He knows that's not exactly the case. "We haven't dominated the play that maybe we wanted to", Kunitz said. Boucher favors discipline over daring, and while the stat sheet looked awfully one-sided in Game 6, the scoreboard did not. Now, Crosby and the Penguins are in position to win their third Stanley Cup with this core group of players, with only the talented Nashville Predators as the last hurdle.

Sports Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations
Author: 0 Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations

According to NFL Research , there have been 83 overtime games over the last five seasons, 22 of them lasting at least 10 minutes into overtime (the average time elapsed in overtime in the last five years is 7 minutes, 43 seconds).

Sports Liverpool leave for Australia on Champions League high
Author: 0 Liverpool leave for Australia on Champions League high

We actually have a better total of points this season than we did last season and we finished second a year ago. "I have big respect for him and he as well respects what I have done in the game". Bournemouth's ninth-place finish was their highest ever on 46 points - four more than last time around - while West Brom improved by two points and finished in 10th.

Author: 0 Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game

James picked up 4 personal fouls in the first half. Kyrie Irving came up with one of the best games of his career as he went for 42 points on 15-of-22 shooting, including 21 points on 9-of-10 from the field in the third quarter alone. Meanwhile LeBron James , fresh off an uncharacteristically poor performance in Game 3 , had a nice game as well, with 34 points on 15-of-27 shooting, plus five rebounds and six assists.

Author: 0 Cavaliers' Tyronn Lue: 'I don't even think about' Warriors

LeBron James , who entered the game 28 points behind Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list, scored 11 points to go along with six assists, four rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot in the period. In games two through four Irving is shooting a combined 17-26 (65.4 percent) against those three Celtic players who succeeded in defending Wall. And while they won Game 3 and had the Cavaliers on the ropes in Game 4 before losing, they know their chance to play NBA ...

Sports Gegard Mousasi says contract negotiations with the UFC are
Author: 0 Gegard Mousasi says contract negotiations with the UFC are "not good"

The UFC now has only six weeks remaining on the exclusive negotiation period before he is able to begin talking with other promotions about a potential signing. It has to be something with rankings, if you're one of the best you should get paid as one of the best. Mousasi's profile has certainly grown in recent years, not only because of his current run, but because he's started speaking out more and has been making headlines as a result.

Author: 0 RealSport's best of the Premier League: Chelsea dominate

Tottenham were the better team on that day and still lost. 'If they keep Wenger, I don't see them getting close to the top, ' Merson told Sky Sports . Here, we compare the managers. "I think the missing players will mean Arsenal have to go four at the back". He was so important to Leicester City's success last year, and he has maintained that this year, keeping up his rather insane energy levels and being the man to win the ball back and set the likes of Eden Hazard and Pedro away on ...

Author: 0 Celtics' Jaylen Brown (hip) questionable for Game 5

Asked about suffering his injury , Irving said, "My adrenaline is still going at this point, so I'm pretty sure when I get home my body will probably hate me, but it's the magnitude of the moment and what's at stake, and I wasn't coming out for any margin".

Sports Ferrari shows the pace at Monaco GP as Mercedes struggles
Author: 0 Ferrari shows the pace at Monaco GP as Mercedes struggles

There is a second practice later Thursday. The pole position was the only one that escaped champions Mercedes a year ago, and Ricciardo took some solace when he then won in Malaysia after Hamilton suffered engine failure. The session resumed after a brief spell, and numerous drivers opted to switch over to concentrate on long runs until the end. "We just struggled to extract the grip from the tires and we were sliding around a lot", Hamilton said "We've got some work to do, that's ...

Author: 0 Irving scores 42, leads Cavaliers to a win from Warriors rematch

Next, some guy named Jonas Jerebko , who spends enough time on the bench to practice shots from there, got on the floor and went a flawless 4-for-4. His teammates celebrated with Thomas via FaceTime following their Game 3 win. After their embarrassing loss in Game Two, many people had written them off to be swept in the series.

Sports Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics
Author: 0 Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics

You know what happened after that and the Warriors know and if there's life on Mars, they know on Mars: Draymond Green got suspended from Game 5, and the Cavs won, and LeBron and Kyrie went a little bit nuts after that, and finally came back to Oakland and won Game 7.

Author: 0 NBA Playoffs 2017 Celtics vs Cavaliers; Cavaliers to Win Game 4

King of Cleveland LeBron James has praised the likely successor to his throne after Kyrie Irving's record-breaking display in the Cavaliers' game-four win over Boston . "The importance of a Game 4 - especially the way we came out in Game 3 - you know, in the back of my mind, I was like, I'm saying to myself, "We cannot-they can not tie up this series", said Irving.

Sports Button: Tricky to adapt to 2017 F1 limits
Author: 0 Button: Tricky to adapt to 2017 F1 limits

I thought it was best if I do a few days in the simulator, so I was raring to go and spent a lot of time getting a feel for the auto there. "The important thing is to enjoy what I do this weekend and that's it, really". I talk to the guys in the seniors team at the golf club who have all packed in their jobs , majority taking redundancy or early retirement packages.

Sports LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader
Author: 0 LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader

We won't ever define James exclusively as a scorer. but he is absolutely a scorer in the sense that he can do it from all areas and extremely efficiently. "That [Jordan] closed out series faster than me", James said with a smile when asked what the mark meant to him. At this point there's just not much more to say about what LeBron has been able to do in the playoffs.