With Karolina Pliskova eliminating France's last hope, Caroline Garcia , 7-6 (3), 6-4, that means it will be the WTA No. 2 and the WTA No. 3 in the semifinals with World No . Halep will look to win her second title of the year with her first win coming at the Madrid Open while Pliskova targets her third title of the year with her first two wins coming in Brisbane and Doha.
India captain Virat Kohli , meanwhile, has told his teammates not to get carried away by the praise they recieved that has come their way since they beat Pakistan . Even Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews admitted his side are underdogs, but Kohli wants his team to guard against complacency. Former Sri Lankan batsman made outstanding 160 off 124 balls against India at Rajkot.
Golden State now leads the series 2-0, with Game 3 on Thursday night in Cleveland . For the Warriors, a win will make them the first National Basketball Association team to get through the playoffs with four series sweeps, 16-0. While the Warriors spun the score in their favor in a matter of seconds, the entire second half had the feeling of a war and, potentially, final stand by the Cavs.
As the Cavs lost a single game in the East, not much extra was to be thought of the Warriors sweeping through the west. From the opening tip, this was the Cavaliers we had hoped we would see all series - and it was another game to remind everyone why LeBron is the best player in the game.
Those figures were enough to give the telecast the biggest ratings numbers of the year so far, and scored Nine a hefty 45.2 per cent of the evening's total audience. The first try however came via NSW hard-man Fifita , who was inspired form. "We go about our business, hopefully not too many of them are looking at the TAB odds".
The rain was repeatedly blocked by the Pakistan team, which had a huge victory target. "Unfortunately though, a poor game plan and shoddy execution, besides abysmal fielding, nullified the advantage", he said . Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed felt his side lost the plot in the final overs of the Indian innings. "They did feel under pressure, but we've tried getting them out of that mindset now".
Manchester United have reportedly decided against offering Zlatan Ibrahimovic a contract extension at the club. The former Sweden front man played 46 games under Jose Mourinho in 2016-17 but injury ruled him out of the final 10 matches of the season, including the Europa League final win against his former club Ajax in Stockholm.
Andy Murray insists he is not comparing the size of his grand slam trophy collection with that of French Open semi-final opponent Stan Wawrinka . Murray hasn't played his best tennis in this tournament, but he finds ways to push through and has shown he doesn't have to play great to beat great competition.
Until they've completed a more immediate task, however, they can't afford to turn full attention to their longtime nemesis. He is no stranger to numerous players he will play against on Thursday and that familiarity will only help him feel more confident that he can find the back of the net.
Bryant originally signed with the Chicago Bears in 2011 as an undrafted free agent before being cut and signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad. Bryant brings experience to a defensive tackle group that is in transition. He had 73 total tackles and 2.5 sacks in those three seasons. They added Alabama's Dalvin Tomlinson in the second round of this year's NFL Draft, but journeyman Robert Thomas (nine games, no starts) and 2014 third-round pick Jay Bromley (39 games, four ...
The 34-year-old Portugal center back has been a key figure for Madrid , one of the most intimidating - and on occasion volatile - defenders in Europe. "I don't have anything signed with any other club". "What (Zidane) has done with Madrid has been spectacular, but there are things I don't understand, that I can't explain".
Diego Costa's time at Chelsea seems to have come to an end. "It's a shame, I've already forwarded the message to Chelsea people to decide". "But it is clear that the coach does not count on me and does not want me there". I need to play, just that. Costa said he likes living in Madrid and would like to return to Atletico, although he would also consider other options.
Del Potro, who is playing the French Open for the first time since 2012, faced Murray in two of his biggest matches last season - at the Rio Olympics and in the Davis Cup semi-finals. Agnieszka Radwańska of Poland, the eighth seed, also made life hard for herself but managed to get past Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck 6-7, 6-2, 6-3.
And at the U.S. Open, I just was emotionally very flat and found myself in a situation that I hadn't faced before in the professional tennis career. Thiem has motored through the first four rounds to reach just his second Grand Slam quarterfinals, but the challenge is about to get much tougher for one of the game's rising stars.
Batshuayi is fully aware of how important Hazard is for both club and country, as a domestic and worldwide team-mate. Hazard, who has three years left on his current contract, insisted that though he felt good in West London , one must not rule out any possibilities.
Seeded sixth in the tournament, 23-year-old Thiem won 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 over Djokovic in two hours and 15 minutes. Djokovic had won all five previous matches - and 11 of 12 sets - against Thiem, including in the French Open semifinals a year ago.
Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook finished third and fourth in Heisman Trophy voting, respectively, and Westbrook won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's outstanding receiver. He leaves with a 190-48 record, a national title and 10 Big 12 titles. Just his unique way of doing things and confidence and style that he brings is good, and it's going to be good for our players.
Shastri was looked upon inside the dressing room and gave a lot of freedom to players, which is not the case with the current India coach Anil Kumble. Kumble's contract will end with the conclusion of the Champions Trophy . "The CAC would meet the candidates individually and take the call later", an official was quoted as saying by Times of India .
That was what was happening late Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. To me, the coolest element of this whole thing is the way Curry has gone from two-time MVP to second in command to Kevin Durant . Durant, often matched up with James, finished the first quarter with eight points to James' 16. Even LeBron's Miami Heat teams with Wade and Bosh didn't have the offensive punch that the Warriors possess.
Rick Porcello allowed three runs and 9 hits in six innings pitched, but the Red Sox offense was unable to pick him up as Boston fell to Baltimore 3-2 at Camden Yards. "I just threw a pitch and my foot landed in a bad position". Boston leadoff batter Mookie Betts got his 500th career hit with a swinging bunt to open the game.
JR hit his first shot of the Finals, a contested corner three, but hasn't nailed a shot since, going 1-from-6 from the field and 1-from-4 from three through two games. I'm feeling like I'm going to play well every time I step on the floor. "But we've got to do a better job of just staying locked into these guys, being physical, staying on their bodies".
I mean, Stan (Wawrinka ) is doing incredible at the French. At the Australian Open final in January, when she reached the final and lost out to sister Serena, Venus proved her game and confidence are in good nick. There were a few concerns, Mladenovic said, before joking: I made about 35 double-faults today, but everythings OK!. Muguruza had a below-par build-up to the tournament but has gained momentum since arriving in Paris , notably passing her first-round test against 2010 ...
If Novak Djokovic entered the French Open with plenty of question marks hanging over his form he departs Paris still searching for answers after suffering his first straight-set grand slam defeat since the 2013 Wimbledon final. "I play a great match or two in a row, and then I play a completely opposite match". "I always expect a lot from myself but it's just a fact that I'm not playing close to my best".
Cleveland was physical on defense. "I don't contribute us losing this game because we got exhausted". Golden State , which also had 30 points from Klay Thompson and 26 from Stephen Curry , would become the first team in National Basketball Association history to make an unbeaten playoff run to the crown if they win game four on Friday in Cleveland .
Up 3-0 in the series, the Warriors can win their second title in three seasons and become the first team in National Basketball Association history to go through the playoffs without a loss with a win in Game 4 Friday night in Cleveland .
With their 15th straight win, the Warriors now have the longest postseason streak for any team in the four major professional sports. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been no match for the fast-paced Golden State Warriors through the first two games of the NBA Finals but insist they have no desire to slow things down when the series resumes on Wednesday.
LeBron James, however, insists that Cleveland would resist changing their style of play on offence because they "don't play slowdown basketball ". After the warp-speed Golden State Warriors overran the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first two games of the NBA Finals, with Durant averaging 35.5 points in the wins, one of the trending topics has been whether James is being worn down in trying guard the 7-footer.
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates wining his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia's Novak Djokovic in three sets 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 6-0, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris , France . World No. 1 Andy Murray advanced to his fifth French Open semi-final yesterday, defeating Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/0), 6-1.
The last teenager to advance to the semifinals at Roland Garros was Ana Ivanovic 10 years ago. Latvian Jelena Ostapenko's dream run at the French Open continued as she stunned former world No. The tournament hopes to be able to resume those before the day is done. In the Open championship of France on tennis has come it is time decisive matches.
Hamilton said: "Common sense is of course I can not afford another weekend like this at the going rate when the Ferraris are quick; of course not". "[But] if you don't believe what you've been told, or how we work, it will get very complicated".
Andrea Belotti of Torino was also a target for Milan but his price of €80 million put off the club and Morata had always been their first choice. Despite his limited game time he has still managed to score 20 goals in all competitions and is wanted by a number of clubs across Europe. Certainly not.
Although an all-French women's final remains a possibility, the last French man in the draw, Gael Monfils , was knocked out to extend Les Bleus men's drought for another year - Yannick Noah was the last victor in 1983. While there was no obvious sign of the ankle problem the 25-year-old sustained in Rome, she could not get going and slumped 5-0 down before at least making the set score respectable.
The defending champion, who appeared to give up in the third set, admitted: "I'm not close to my best, and I know that". "Just a pretty bad set", Djokovic said after the match . Thiem, 23, is under no illusion to the difficulty in becoming a grand slam victor. Nadal breezed into the semis after his opponent Pablo Carreno Busta retired in their quarterfinal encounter.
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates victory after his men's singles third round match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during day seven of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2017 in Paris, France.
James and Kyrie Irving combined for 77 points, dominating much of the second half, but even their electrifying performance was not enough to put a blemish on the Warriors' flawless record. On the hardwood at the Downtown YMCA, optimism is just as important as how you play the game. Obviously that doesn't happen every time . But the Warriors are also better due to their experience previous year.