• Golf roundup: Jordan Spieth in early contention at the Memorial
Golf roundup: Jordan Spieth in early contention at the Memorial

Only three players in the 119-man field returned a higher score than Johnson, who faces a huge task to avoid missing the cut as a resurgent Jason Dufner earned a share of the first-round lead with 2015 champion David Lingmerth on seven-under par.

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  • CC Sabathia wins fourth straight, Yankees roll past Blue Jays
CC Sabathia wins fourth straight, Yankees roll past Blue Jays

Everyone in the NHL knows that Matthews is one of the game's transcendent personalities in the league's most important market. "My job doesn't change; touch first and touch home and if there's anybody on base drive them in". "Great way to start four days here", NY manager Joe Girardi said. "Judge's Chambers" is a three-row, 18-seat section in ri...

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  • Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead
Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead

The defending Stanley Cup champions needed just over three minutes at the start of the third period to turn a taut Game 2 into a runaway, beating Pekka Rinne three times in a 4-1 victory on Wednesday night to inch closer to becoming the first team in almost 20 years to win back-to-back titles.

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  • Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals
Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals

Why will the Warriors win the Finals? Similarly to Golden State this season, San Antonio wanted to return to the finals so badly in 2014 after a gut-wrenching, self-inflicted loss to Miami in 2013. Consider that. The best regular season team in National Basketball Association history added one of the league's top five players as a free ...

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  • Atletico Madrid President Says Griezmann Isn't Going Anywhere
Atletico Madrid President Says Griezmann Isn't Going Anywhere

Ongoing transfer rumors in the past weeks have only intensified for Griezmann, who along with Mbappe is one of the best young goal scoring talents in Europe. "If Antoine Griezmann leaves we have [Fernando] Torres, [Kevin] Gameiro, [Angel] Correa and [Yannick] Carrasco". "He knows the place, we know him, and he would not take long to fit into ...

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  • Browns trade LB Demario Davis to Jets for DB Calvin Pryor
Browns trade LB Demario Davis to Jets for DB Calvin Pryor

Christian Kirksey , who signed a four-year, $38 million extension Tuesday, could slide inside, or Dominique Alexander could get a shot in his second season after being undrafted out of Oklahoma. 18 overall) by the Jets in 2014. The Jets would love to trade Sheldon Richardson , another 2013 first-round pick, but that is going to be much more hard b...

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  • Chelsea offer Tiemoue Bakayako five-year contract but Monaco want swap deal
Chelsea offer Tiemoue Bakayako five-year contract but Monaco want swap deal

CHELSEA title-winner Nemanja Matic wants to leave the Blues to join former boss Jose Mourinho at Manchester United . Chelsea and Monaco are continuing discussions over the proposed £43million sale of Tiemoue Bakayoko. If so, the French worldwide will form an exciting partnership alongside compatriot N'Golo Kante in the middle of the park but Bak...

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  • Could Matic make Man United move — Transfer Focus
Could Matic make Man United move — Transfer Focus

José Mourinho is believed to be keen to reunite with Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matić in Manchester, after failing in his attempts to sign the 28-year-old last season. MEN report that Matic has already held discussions with Man United over the possibility of making the move to Old Trafford, but the deal will only materialise if Ed Woodward is abl...

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  • French Open 2017: Highlights: Garbine Muguruza overcomes Anett Kontaveit challenge
French Open 2017: Highlights: Garbine Muguruza overcomes Anett Kontaveit challenge

I knew it was going to be a battle out there". "And gave me the strength to finish it off". "We were back to the hotel around 1am, I had a massage, it was not easy to sleep". For Muguruza, the win was revenge for a loss to the Estonian the last time they met, in Stuttgart in April. Petra Kvitova's first tournament since she was injured in a kni...

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  • No. 1 seed Kerber dumped out of French Open in first round
No. 1 seed Kerber dumped out of French Open in first round

It is a second consecutive first-round loss at Roland Garros for Kerber, who won the Australian Open and US Open titles previous year and reached the Wimbledon final. "But first of all, I am just aiming to go step by step and try to get in love a little bit with the clay". Kerber's strokes were off against Makarova, who has reached two major se...

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  • Seeded Kerber loses in first round of French Open
Seeded Kerber loses in first round of French Open

Russian Ekaterina Makarova beat the world No 1 thanks to a 6-2 6-2 success in an hour and 22 minutes on Court Philippe Chatrier. "I mean, the pressure is always there ", she told a news conference. Makarova, now ranked 40 after reaching a career high of eight, was a double break ahead again for 3-0 in the second set. "Now I have a little bit...

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  • Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir Set to Meet at UFC 214
Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir Set to Meet at UFC 214

The 37-year-old, No. 3-rated Manuwa (17-2), a training partner of victorious Sunday main-event fighter Alexander Gustafsson , was watching just outside the octagon when Oezdemir tempted fate by getting struck by Cirkunov punches and reeling to the cage.

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  • Rafael Nadal vs Robin Haase, French Open second round
Rafael Nadal vs Robin Haase, French Open second round

Nadal moves through to a third-round meeting with Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili, who defeated Viktor Troicki 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (7/2) 7-6 (8/6). The second-seeded Serb will next face Diego Schwartzman . I think my serve worked better than two days ago. "I slept for a few hours". "I'm disappointed, for sure". "I didn't have the best feeling yest...

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  • Serena's back at a Slam! OK, sort of; she watched Venus win
Serena's back at a Slam! OK, sort of; she watched Venus win

Serena is now pregnant with her first baby with fiancé Alexis Ohanian . "It was an accident", she said, clarifying why the pic was deleted shortly after it was posted. Clay is far from Williams' best surface. "And you know how social media is when you press the wrong button. and [there it was]". It's easy to forget that Stosur is a Grand ...

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  • Venus stellar in Paris with straight sets win over Nara
Venus stellar in Paris with straight sets win over Nara

She generates attention and wins more than her share of trophies — the Australian Open championship in January, while she already was expecting, was her 23rd at a Slam. I think she loves it. Raonic, whose best run at the French Open came when he made the 2014 quarterfinals, fired 15 aces and 44 winners to book a meeting with Mikhail Youzhny of ...

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  • French Open to start with Petra Kvitova's return to court
French Open to start with Petra Kvitova's return to court

But that was about it. In the last game, Kerber held seven break points but Makarova fought off each one despite, she said, "fighting with my emotion". Only in recent days did Kvitova decide to enter the French Open. "I'm really glad that we made this decision that I'm going to play here", Kvitova told the crowd during an on-court interview.

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  • Petra Kvitova makes emotional return to Tennis five months after stabbing attack
Petra Kvitova makes emotional return to Tennis five months after stabbing attack

Petra Kvitova was understandably delighted after marking her return to competitive action with an outstanding performance in round one of the French Open . Several members of her entourage wore black T-shirts with white capital letters on the front that read, "Courage". "The belief and the mind, the heart, it's really important", Kvitova said a...

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  • Nothing goes right for Tsonga in French Open loss
Nothing goes right for Tsonga in French Open loss

Venus Williams got off to a sluggish start but quickly found her range to beat Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 6-1 and reach the third round of the French Open . "The way I ended the match and the last couple of games were positive". The American was furious after being given a point penalty for ball abuse on match point at 4-5 in the fourth set and c...

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  • Kevin Love explains why the Cavaliers aren't underdogs in the NBA Finals
Kevin Love explains why the Cavaliers aren't underdogs in the NBA Finals

That's why I'm here talking to you right now. Riley had reason to be upset. Mercifully, brutally, LeBron James scuttled them three straight times with his brute power and rascal finesse. Outside of that, they too have been beating opponents with relative ease. They like to see them out there. "So first of all my concern is for my fans that we...

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  • Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics
Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics

The Cavs will win 119-98 and wrap the series up in five games, James passes Jordan as the all-time leader in postseason scoring with 37 points. Points Kyrie Irving scored in the third quarter, half of his career play-off high total of 42.

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