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Pakistan coach gives his side a spray after big loss

They went on to thrash Pakistan by 124 runs. The Indian innings was interrupted twice by rain before Rohit got run out for 91. "I thought we all batted really well". Rohit should have taken charge to keep the run-rate steady at a run-a-ball which would have eased the pressure on the new batsman-captain Virat Kohli . [Full Article...]

Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ

Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ I just think that they were a little bit - sometimes should be a little bit more respectful", Muguruza said, noting that the chair umpire repeatedly had a hard time quieting the premises. The last woman representing France to win the country's Grand Slam tournament was Mary Pierce in 2000. Wozniacki next faces the Latvian teenager Jelena Ostapenko , who knocked out Stosur 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 to rea... [Full Article...]

Gennett makes Reds history with 4 homers in game

It really is", Gennett said. "For a guy like me to do that is insane — a little short of a miracle". He said he was blessed as he is from Cincinnati and was born there and was able to watch all the greats for the team that he loved while growing up. [Full Article...]

Messi agrees new Barcelona contract

Messi agrees new Barcelona contract Lionel Messi is set to end speculation surrounding his future by penning a new deal with Barcelona that will include an astonishing €400 million release clause, according to reports in Spain. Messi, now away on worldwide duty with Argentina , added: "We would have liked to have achieved more". I spoke to him once and always said to push forward. [Full Article...]

Halep to face unseeded Ostapenko in French Open women's singles final

Halep to face unseeded Ostapenko in French Open women's singles final She edged a first set in which she hit 21 winners and, although Bacsinszky fought back from 3-1 to 3-3, Ostapenko clinched victory with a forehand into the corner, her 50th victor. For her part, Bacsinszky reflected on her chances in the first set while complimenting her friend and opponent: "If I could be only disappointed on one aspect of the match it's some opportunities I had in the first se... [Full Article...]

Stan Wawrinka Defeats Murray to reach French Open Final

Stan Wawrinka Defeats Murray to reach French Open Final Wawrinka won the 2015 clay-court major in Paris , beating Novak Djokovic , and also counts triumphs at the 2014 Australian Open and U.S. Open previous year in his Grand Slam haul. The 3-0 game, we were at Love-30 in that game. There were five breaks of serve in the 12 games. While Nadal has always been considered the undisputed king of clay, injuries and inconsistent play have plagued... [Full Article...]

Halep, Ostapenko to meet for French Open title

Simona Halep and Jelena Ostapenko will contest the final of the 2017 French Open after respective semi-final wins over Karolina Pliskova and Timea Bacsinszky saw the pair qualify for Saturday's decider. And to put it into context, 50 winners is enough to win two full sets (and the first two points of a third). During the first set of three tennis players have exchanged breaks, and at th... [Full Article...]

Japan Enacts law for Emperor Akihito, 83, To Abdicate

While there was disagreement on how the Bill should be drafted - the opposition Democratic Party (DP) favoured a permanent revision - its passage was hardly in question given the Emperor's huge popularity, and after the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) stressed it would serve as a "legal precedent" for future abdications. [Full Article...]

Catalonia steps up separatist challenge with Oct. 1 vote

Catalonia steps up separatist challenge with Oct. 1 vote He said the citizens would be asked whether they want Catalonia to be an independent state in the form of a republic, media reports said. Earlier this year, the Spanish government barred from office some of the politicians who had been involved in setting up the vote in 2014, including Artur Mas , the region's former president. [Full Article...]

French Open stunner: Thiem ousts Djokovic in quarters

French Open stunner: Thiem ousts Djokovic in quarters How unlikely was this result? "I'm interested in helping him on terms that work for both of us", he explained. We played three times with Dominic. "You know, I tried". I am in the semifinals. Heading into their fourth meeting of this clay season, neither Nadal nor Thiem has lost a set in the tournament. [Full Article...]

Watching the Most Dangerous Rope-Free Mountain Climb Will Make You Dizzy

Watching the Most Dangerous Rope-Free Mountain Climb Will Make You Dizzy The magazine " National Geographic " financed Alex Honnold's daring mission and, with the help of drones, filmed a documentary about his record attempt. As a climber, it's an incredible feeling to register the sheer size and scale of the walls all around you. On Saturday, a 31-year-old native of Sacramento named Alex Honnold did what nobody had done before in more than 150 years of Yosemite ro... [Full Article...]

Groenefeld eying another mixed doubles title in Paris

Bopanna is the 4th Indian to achieve this milestone after Sania Mirza , Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes . They faced two match points when trailing 9-7 in the tiebreaker. Bopanna began the second set with a double fault but managed to hold his serve even as he argued with the chair umpire on a line call. The closest are Milos Raonic, who reached the Wimbledon men's final previous year, and... [Full Article...]

Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors James had 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, but his attempt at a tying 3-pointer was blocked by Andre Iguodala and James stepped out of bounds after recovering it, slamming the ball to the court in frustration. But despite the chilly weather, Clevelanders were fired up to see if the Cavs can climb back into the series after losing Games 1 and 2 on the road to Golden State by a combined 41 p... [Full Article...]

Ostapenko blazes past Bacsinszky to reach French final

Ostapenko blazes past Bacsinszky to reach French final Ostapenko, who won the girls' singles at Wimbledon in 2014, overcame two rain delays to beat former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki , 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 at Roland Garros just before 8pm local time in Paris after a day when heavy showers whipped through the city. [Full Article...]

Pepe's decade of titles, tantrums at Madrid is over

Pepe's decade of titles, tantrums at Madrid is over Pepe struggled for game time in the recently concluded campaign and made only 18 appearances in all competitions, a disappointing number considering the fact that Real featured significantly in at least four competitions. "I identified with him because he is a very direct and honest person", Pepe said. "I have given everything for Real Madrid ". As if the glory of becoming the first team in... [Full Article...]

Liverpool apologise to Southampton, end interest in Virgil van Dijk

The report states that Van Dijk would become Liverpools highest-paid player as he is expected to earn as much as £200k per week. The centre-back, who signed a new six-year contract with Saints last May, is said to be valued at close to £50million. [Full Article...]

House at OTA's on time, thanks to pair of Packers fans

House at OTA's on time, thanks to pair of Packers fans Chad said he also brought a pillow along so House could rest up and be ready to go OTAs Tuesday. "When I took to Twitter, it was like 'What's the worst that could happen?' They might laugh and say, 'Is he just joking?'" an overtired House explained after taking part in Tuesday's practice. [Full Article...]

Gennett becomes first Reds player with four-home run game

In 1950, the inaugural season for that minor league team in Colorado Springs, he hit.300 with 44 home runs and 117 RBIs with the Sky Sox during the team's initial run in the city when games were played at Memorial Park. Villar, a revelation last season who was expected to replace and be an improvement over Gennett at second, has been mired in a season-long slump, putting up a miserable.207/.281/.3... [Full Article...]

Smith, Machado HRs get Orioles started in 3-2 win over Bosox

Johnson fell down after delivering a pitch in the second inning Saturday in Durham, N.C. It was his first start since the previous weekend's gem at Fenway Park, and it was meant to be a tune-up before a return to the big leagues to replace Rodriguez . [Full Article...]

Manchester United tops football rich list

Manchester United tops football rich list The big Italian club got the qualification to the Europa League after an odd year, because they started very well but struggled at the end of the season. This, the report states, is enabling the top teams to "monetize their huge supporter bases". Although Real Madrid have enjoyed unparallelled success in the Champions League - clinching unprecedented back-to-back titles on Saturday for a rec... [Full Article...]


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