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Sport French Open 2017: Ruthless Rafael Nadal storms past Robin Haase
Author: 0 French Open 2017: Ruthless Rafael Nadal storms past Robin Haase

Djokovic and Nadal posted identical scorelines, with the defending champion seeing off Joao Sousa 6-1 6-4 6-3 before Nadal defeated Robin Haase . Nadal, whose next challenge will be against Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia, believes things are pretty much under control.

Author: 0 Cole: Lions devising formula to blunt All Blacks' threats

Gatland has brought an extremely talented squad of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh players to New Zealand with him and the sheer quality of the players - even if New Zealand can say the same - is one reason to be optimistic. The Lions departed London on Monday and will touch down in New Zealand on Wednesday morning (NZT), before playing their first match of the tour against the New Zealand Barbarians on Saturday.

Author: 0 Hornqvist set to return for Pens, Fisher for Preds in Game 1

But also, I think we trust the leadership of the group that we have. "This is something that we'll learn from and we'll respond the right way". The Nashville Predators have never been in the finals before. And then, it got downright embarrassing. Then the Penguins racked up three goals in just over four minutes, and this thing looked done before the first period was out.

Author: 0 Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics

He scored 21 in the third-nearly matching Boston's 23 points in that quarter by himself. He capped his blistering 19-point outburst with a 3 in the final second of the quarter and celebrated at mid-court by pretending to put two pistols back in his holster.

Sport Jeb Bush no longer interested in buying Marlins
Author: 0 Jeb Bush no longer interested in buying Marlins

Bush competed for the Republican presidential nomination previous year, but withdrew from the race after losing the South Carolina GOP primary. Tagg Romney has not publicly commented on his pursuit of the team with a group that includes Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine .

Sport French Open bans Maxime Hamou for kissing TV journalist on air
Author: 0 French Open bans Maxime Hamou for kissing TV journalist on air

In banning Hamou, 21, from the remainder of the tournament, the French Federation of Tennis, sanctioned his behaviour as a "reprehensible act". After being routed in straight sets in a French Open tennis match on Monday, tennis player Maxime Hamou did an interview with a reporter named Maly Thomas .

Sport No win but no regrets as Alonso returns to Formula One
Author: 0 No win but no regrets as Alonso returns to Formula One

Takuma Sato won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese driver to triumph in America's iconic race. As for the difference between 2012, when Sato crashed in the first turn of the final lap racing Franchitti, Sato said his strategy this year was ideal.

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

That being that the gap between them and the defending champion Cavs remains monstrous. That 135-102 victory, in which James scored 35 points, sent his Cavaliers into a Finals showdown with the Warriors , giving the Cleveland star a chance to draw closer to Jordan's total of six championships.

Sport Schapelle Corby back home in Aus
Author: 0 Schapelle Corby back home in Aus

Schapelle Corby has arrived home in Australia, touching down at Brisbane International Airport just after 5:00am today , more than 12 years after she was convicted of taking marijuana into Bali . Mr Keelty said in March 2005 that an affidavit naming three baggage handlers as those who had planted the drugs was "hearsay" that contained no direct evidence to Corby's case.

Author: 0 LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record

Golden State led the league with a 67-15 record this season and is 27-1 in its last 28 games, including the playoffs. Who isn't consumed with this? That's what this rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will amount to when the NBA Finals commence Thursday in Oakland, Calif.

Author: 0 Cavaliers advance to finals

I started to focus myself on other players and other people around my neighbourhood. The Finals will mark the seventh straight trip for James and his eighth overall. James bounced back strong after a poor Game 3 performance, finishing with 34 points, five rebounds and six assists, while Kevin Love had 17 points, 17 boards and five assists.

Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino "not anxious about rumours" linking players with exit

He said , "When that goal went in [against United], as soon as Martial took the ball past me I knew I'd made a stupid, stupid error". The 45-year-old Pochettino first cut his coaching teeth in Spain with La Liga club Espanyol, for whom he also played as a central defender, and then at Premier League side Southampton.

Author: 0 LeBron James reigns as Cavs book place in NBA Finals

They have now earned a rubber match with the Warriors, setting up one of the most anticipated Finals in recent memory. But they don't seem to mind that role, considering they just beat the No. They were done by the end of the third quarter on this night but they still scored or assisted on 34 of the team's 38 baskets while in the game. Up Next - After posting the "gentleman's sweep" of the Celtics, the Wine and Gold will prepare for the awaiting Warriors, who wrapped up the Western ...

Author: 0 Button sets the Champagne aside for Monaco return

My neck will be a bit sore after Thursday but we have Friday off and Mikey "Muscles" (Collier), my physio, is back for one weekend. 'It's interesting coming back for one Grand Prix. Not only is the 2017 McLaren-Honda not up to scratch- McLaren have yet to score a single point this season - but this weekend's race will also mark his first outing in the new generation of cars.

Author: 0 Predators rally to beat Ducks

The Predators now have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series against the Ducks . The Predators have yet to lose two straight games, with Rinne allowing one goal in his two prior starts. Ritchie received an entry feed from Getzlaf and threw a wrister from a ridiculous angle that snuck above Rinne's blocker. Pekka Rinne struggled in net for Nashville , stopping just 22-of-26 shots.

Author: 0 Klopp reveals Champions League mission statement

Klopp - who turns 50 next month - was beaming with satisfaction afterwards and believes Liverpool are in an ideal position to kick on from here. It is a fantastic club in a good situation, not ideal, but a good situation. " Arsenal have got a better squad and they finished fifth". "There is nothing better, maybe in the world". "I've gone on record, I would well and truly be in the Wenger camp." he said.

Sport ACC Baseball Championship Schedule Announced
Author: 0 ACC Baseball Championship Schedule Announced

A year ago Duke made the NCAA baseball tournament for the first time in more than 50 years. Following a sweep at the hands of Boston College, who at the time were conference bottom-dwellers, the team ripped off a blistering run to end the regular season.

Sport Lyon preparing to sell striker Lacazette to Atletico Madrid
Author: 0 Lyon preparing to sell striker Lacazette to Atletico Madrid

It's a great team, a new stadium, and it's a club that makes its players improve. Lacazette says the chance to join Atlético would be hard to reject and admits that Griezmann has been attempting to persuade him to move. While Lacazette will be allowed to leave, Atletico are unable to sign players in the off-season unless the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturns a Federation Internationale de Football Association transfer ban.

Sport Cavs vs. Raptors Game 3: What We Learned
Author: 0 Cavs vs. Raptors Game 3: What We Learned

The Cavaliers were not that interested in this game, but they won anyway. Win or lose Sunday, DeMar DeRozan believes this season hasn't been a failure for the Toronto Raptors. "It's not going to be like that every night, but when it is, it becomes one of those nights for us". "Nothing could fall for us, especially playing without Kyle".

Sport Jurgen Klopp hopes Steven Gerrard succeeds him
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp hopes Steven Gerrard succeeds him

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana declares Philippe Coutinho the "main man" and backs him to be decisive during Sunday's must-win season finale against Middlesbrough. The battle for the Golden Boot has gone to the wire this season , with Harry Kane's four goals in Tottenham's win over Leicester City on Thursday seeing him leapfrog Romelu Lukaku to go top.

Sport DFL pays tribute to the retiring Philipp Lahm
Author: 0 DFL pays tribute to the retiring Philipp Lahm

Class acts: Both Lahm and Alonso will go down as not only great footballers but also superb professionals and gentlemen. You can not imagine how good. Lahm has turned down Bayern's sports director role and says he will decide his future after spending time with this family as his wife is expecting their second child.

Sport Monaco wins 1st French league title in 17 years
Author: 0 Monaco wins 1st French league title in 17 years

The title put them joint third in the professional era with Nantes on eight titles behind St Etienne (10) and Olympique de Marseille (9). Rumours last month even claimed that it would take an offer of at least €120m, possibly even as much as €140m to prise Mbappe away from Monaco, with the principality club keen not to sell.

Sport Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won't open until 2020
Author: 0 Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won't open until 2020

The Rams , who returned to Los Angeles a year ago after a two-decade stay in St. Louis , played their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum last season. "But we will have the option of beginning a rebrand in 2019 or with the stadium in 2020". In that regard, the extra year could benefit the teams. You can really only blame Mother Nature for this.

Author: 0 Auto racing: Bourdais posts fastest lap of week in Indy 500 practice

Absent from Indy vehicle racing for six years, Howard emerged atop the speed chart after Thursday's fourth day of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500. Saturday determines the order of running on "Pole Day", which is Sunday. Each driver can make three attempts at qualifying but by starting a new attempt, it automatically forfeits their previous time.

Sport Trading For Paul George Isn't A Good Idea For NBA Teams
Author: 0 Trading For Paul George Isn't A Good Idea For NBA Teams

Players eligible for the super max have to meet certain criteria, one of which is being named to one of the three All-NBA teams. That means that neither George nor Hayward is eligible for the new "designated player veteran extension" and their teams have less leverage in trying to retain them in free agency.

Sport Lexi Thompson shoots 65 to lead Kingsmill Championship
Author: 0 Lexi Thompson shoots 65 to lead Kingsmill Championship

Lee had a double bogey at the par-4 8th and bogey on the par-4 ninth before regaining her composure with three birdies on the back nine in a round of 70. She said she believes her game "is as good as anyone's" heading into the weekend. “I dont think I was hitting the ball fantastic, so there is a little bit of improvement to do there, ” Ko said.

Sport Tom Brady signs on with another luxury brand, this time Aston Martin
Author: 0 Tom Brady signs on with another luxury brand, this time Aston Martin

The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. As a man with a famously fastidious diet, whose wife is outspoken on environmental issues , you'd be forgiven for thinking New England quarterback Tom Brady was among the Prius and Tesla-driving celebrity set.

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

The world number two defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 6-4 to reach the last eight of a tournament he has won four times previously. Djokovic, beaten in the final by Britain's Andy Murray a year ago, will now face Juan Martin del Potro in the quarters after the unseeded Argentinian's third round 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 win over Japanese seventh seed Kei Nishikori.

Sport Mazzarri to leave Watford at end of Premier League season
Author: 0 Mazzarri to leave Watford at end of Premier League season

After much speculation regarding his future, including a Daily Mail story that the Watford squad were planning to revolt if the Italian remained at the club, Watford chairman Scott Duxbury has released a statement confirming Mazzarri's departure .

Sport LeGarrette Blount joins the Eagles on 1-year contract
Author: 0 LeGarrette Blount joins the Eagles on 1-year contract

They also signed wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith . The Patriots are expected to receive a compensatory draft pick for losing Blount. Some believed Quinn was just waiting to sign Blount, but obviously, that was not in his plans either. Despite their offseason additions and the faith I have in Carson Wentz , the Eagles are not on the same planet as the Patriots in terms of offensive production .

Sport Durant scores 38 points, Warriors beat Jazz to take 3-0 lead
Author: 0 Durant scores 38 points, Warriors beat Jazz to take 3-0 lead

Curry woke up (11 points in the frame), the Dubs connected on 52% of their shots and held the Jazz to 29% shooting. Durant was having none of it in the fourth quarter. "It seems like it's been a while since we've been home", Hayward told reporters. "You know, we were right there", Gordon Hayward said. The Warriors had a brief scare when Green left the game with an apparent knee injury, but he quickly returned after heading to the locker room.

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