Author: 0 Nadal imperious in Paris as Djokovic battles through

The second-seeded Djokovic saved four set points before Schwartzman, who is ranked 41st, clinched it 7-5 on his next opportunity when the Serb hit a backhand long. The Spaniard has now contested 100 best-of-five set matches on clay, winning a remarkable 98 times. But the rain did not arrive and he was put out of his misery after an hour and a half, with Nadal moving through to a fourth-round clash with fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut .

Author: 0 Ronaldo back to break new ground at Champions League final

Only Zinedine Zidane's former club Juventus stand between the Real Madrid coach and football history in Saturday's star-studded Champions League final in Cardiff . "Yes, it will be much more special for me, but I want to play without regrets and without thinking of these issues". The likelihood is that since the Welshman is not fully fit, he will have to start the game on the bench.

Author: 0 Defense fails Cavs in 113-91 Game 1 loss in NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. Curry eventually got hot from 3, and he was the biggest reason Golden State pulled away from Cleveland early in the third quarter. He had six slams in the first half alone for the Warriors , who at 13-0 are already the first team to go this far in a postseason unblemished.

Sports Cris 'Cyborg' Will Fight At UFC 214, But Not Against Megan Anderson
Author: 0 Cris 'Cyborg' Will Fight At UFC 214, But Not Against Megan Anderson

De Randamie verified her manager's claim by saying: "The fight between me and Cris 'Cyborg' was offered to me last November - even then, I had all my reservations but I accepted the fight". " I like Cris and I respect her, but if it's either her or me out there, I'll be damned if the food is not going on my table ". "I think you have to respect every fighter".

Author: 0 Oklahoma wins NCAA golf title, beating Oregon 3-1-1

In the other quarterfinals, IL outlasted Southern California, while defending champion OR defeated Oklahoma State. OR is trying to become the third team to win back-to-back NCAA titles during the match-play era. He lost the last two holes to Matthew Perrine of Baylor, but won with a par on the first extra hole. Ducks sophomore Ryan Gronlund bounced back from a poor Tuesday round to play even against Sooner Grant Hirschman.

Sports Man United target 'torn' over his future; City urged to sign Mendy
Author: 0 Man United target 'torn' over his future; City urged to sign Mendy

City also fell short in the FA and League Cups in a rare season of underachievement for Guardiola , who was a serial trophy victor during his spells in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Those two positions, the right-sided attacking role from which he roved brilliantly for Monaco or a more central playmaking brief, are where City boss Pep Guardiola expects to use his first marquee signing of the close season.

Sports Kyrie Irving Named NBA 2K18 Cover Athlete
Author: 0 Kyrie Irving Named NBA 2K18 Cover Athlete

Players who pre-order the game will also receive the game four days early thanks to 2K's "Early Tip-Off Access" program. Teammate LeBron James had previously been given that honor, though that came for the 2K14 version when he was a member of the Miami Heat.

Author: 0 Kavanagh tips Holloway to defeat Aldo 'convincingly' this weekend

Aldo would become a star in Brazil, but never learned to speak English, had few exciting bouts, and even fewer big name opponents, so he didn't catch on elsewhere. In addition to leaving the division without having lost the belt, McGregor has beaten both fighters. We can praise how long Holloway's been able to stretch his remarkable run, but we should also criticize how long that run has needed to grow.

Sports Coleman, Johnson on 2018 CFB HOF Ballot
Author: 0 Coleman, Johnson on 2018 CFB HOF Ballot

The ballot, which was announced Thursday, includes 75 players and six coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 98 players and 31 coaches from the lower-division ranks. The former Wolverine is now eligible for the College Football Hall of Fame - and he is on the ballot. He led Michigan State in scoring in the 1980's and was the Big Ten's all-time leader in field goals before his Saints success.

Author: 0 Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

The 2017 NBA Finals begin on Thursday , June 1, as the Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the best-of-7 championship series at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. 2015 saw the Warriors win their first title in 40 years. Here are the reasons why many light blue blooded fans may not be rooting for the Cavaliers to repeat as National Basketball Association champions.

Author: 0 Portugal defender Bruno Alves arrives for talks over Rangers move

Rangers have completed the signing of 25-year-old midfielder Ryan Jack on a three-year deal. Alves told RangersTV : "I am very happy to join the club and I will do my best to win". It's unusual that Pulis doesn't want to keep a hold of the full back, who has 11 caps for Belgium under his belt and a great deal of top flight experience from spells with Standard Liege and AZ Alkmaar - but that is something Caixinha should definitely try to capitalise on.

Author: 0 Sam Warburton to lead Lions in tour opener

Tour captain Sam Warburton , who has recovered from a knee injury, will lead the side against the Barbarians, who are mostly composed of players from New Zealand's semi-professional provincial competition. Welsh scrumhalf Gareth Edwards remembers being "nearly decapitated" by Wyllie but the New Zealander claims he was a non-combatant when McLoughlin swung the haymaker that broke his thumb.

Author: 0 Warburton unfazed by Lions' schedule in New Zealand

Warren Gatland and his band of choir-singing rugby players are the latest band of brothers to land in The Land of the Long White Cloud and attempt to beat New Zealand at their national sport; their national obsession. "It's amusing, at the fact we win one and people want to preserve it for as long as possible. I know we'll do our homework". Go figure. These weird sporting arrangements are an accident of a history that left them behind long ago - both the Lions tour and the united ...

Sports Pittsburgh takes 2-0 lead in Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Pittsburgh takes 2-0 lead in Stanley Cup

But two games into the final, he is now a reason why Nashville is down 2-0. Country singer Alan Jackson will play a free concert on Lower Broadway on Saturday before the first home game in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final . Skating one-on-one against Olli Maatta, the Predators rookie turned Maatta inside out on a deke and then cut towards the net and went upstairs on goalie Matt Murray .

Sports Valverde looking forward to working with Messi
Author: 0 Valverde looking forward to working with Messi

He has a massive task to revitalise a hugely talented yet ageing squad that requires overhaul following a resounding 3-0 aggregate defeat by Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals and an inconsistent league campaign in which they surrendered the title to Real Madrid .

Sports Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals
Author: 0 Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals

Talking about the difficulty he faces in his third straight NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors , LeBron James couldn't just use the last two matchups for comparison. "You know, I understand that that's my job ". He scored just six points in Game 3 , nine in Game 4, zero in Game 5 because he was suspended and just eight in Game 6.

Sports Cazorla: I'll be out for another five months
Author: 0 Cazorla: I'll be out for another five months

It's very hard to put a date, but I don't think it will be within five months. He was involved in eight surgeries this week and has now confirmed that he will be back in action in no time. "Right now I can't think about the future, I just want to return to playing". Cazorla, who moved to the Emirates Stadium from Malaga in 2012, said the 2016/17 campaign had been his most hard to date but praised the club for sticking by him during his drawn-out recovery.

Author: 0 US beats Kiwis on opening day of America's Cup qualifiers

United States of America enjoyed a great day on the water as they won all three of their races, while the French team recorded their first victory by beating Sweden's Artemis. Another helmsman who was left with mixed feelings was Artemis Racing's Nathan Outteridge , having seen his side claim a victory against SoftBank Team Japan, before somewhat surprisingly losing out to Land Rover BAR in race 4.

Sports Dortmund: No offers for Aubameyang
Author: 0 Dortmund: No offers for Aubameyang

The Gabon global was the leading scorer in the Bundesliga last season with 31 goals and another nine in all competitions. The striker helped Borussia Dortmund to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and to glory in the German Cup, only to see manager Thomas Tuchel quit the club on Tuesday .

Sports LaVar Ball Reportedly Declined $10 Million Lonzo Shoe Deal
Author: 0 LaVar Ball Reportedly Declined $10 Million Lonzo Shoe Deal

Previously, Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge publicly revealed that Ball had politely declined to work out for the team with the no. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft , making the SoCal native's preference for the Lakers clear. "In Africa, speak that (expletive) into existence". "I know that's going to disappoint LaVar Ball , but I think you have to say that"'. Lakers president Magic Johnson , however, said that LaVar won't affect the selection process.

Sports It's a girl? Venus Williams opens up on Serena's baby
Author: 0 It's a girl? Venus Williams opens up on Serena's baby

Serena - who also has half sisters Yetunde, Lyndrea and Isha - recently admitted she was keeping the gender of her baby a surprise. Venus' use of the pronoun "She" led folks to figure that meant Serena is expecting a girl. Unless I'm joking with my Dad or Alexis and I'm trying to con something out of them too. "I can not go without eating or drinking, but after the tournament I will give it back, day by day".

Author: 0 French Open: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic advance to second round

I'm patient and for us this is a great way to start off our collaboration and friendship and get to know each other and then see where it takes us. He moves really fast, he hits really hard, but I miss a lot of opportunities when I'm against him.

Sports Conlan set to assist McGregor with preparations for Mayweather
Author: 0 Conlan set to assist McGregor with preparations for Mayweather

The fight between Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn will be headlined by Australia's Main-Event and boxing viewers can watch the bout live in Australia by purchasing the PPV priced at $20 AUD through Foxtel or OptusYES. Arum has done business with Mayweather, Haymon, and Ellerbe before and had words of advice for UFC president Dana White, who is negotiating on behalf of McGregor.

Author: 0 Morgan will not rob Roy of opening spot

A green-tinged pitch did not find favour with England captain Eoin Morgan but even on more placid surfaces the issue of how best to bat under grey skies, which can often set in all day in England , as many a cold fan knows, remains.

Sports Sale gets warm reception in return to Chicago with Red Sox
Author: 0 Sale gets warm reception in return to Chicago with Red Sox

Marlins starter Justin Nicolino did not allow a hit, walk or run in three innings but was forced to leave with a 7-0 lead after suffering a contusion on his left index finger. Seems like a recipe for success , right? Mike Pelfrey delivers against the Red Sox during the first inning Wednesday. Sale says he'll try not to smile on the mound when he faces old teammates Tuesday, but there will be a tinge of sadness.