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.
It's different for them. "We have a few changes now but the mindset is similar - to enjoy the cricket and the results will follow. We are in a good head-space going into this tournament". "As far as the team goes, we won last time because our fast bowlers did very well, our spinners were strong and our opening batsman did well". Kohli described wicket-keeper-batsman Dhoni and veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh as "the two pillars" of the current Indian side.
Instead on Tuesday the only earnings came from grounds courts where game time exceeded two hours. He clinched victory on his first match point when Nishikori failed to return a powerful serve. "His career has plummeted since he won last year's French Open and now constitutes an ordeal of a passionless competitor". "It took him a while to realise but now he's doing that very well, probably his team and coach are helping him a lot and he's a risky player".
The result is also the first straight sets defeat the Serbian has endured since the 2013 Wimbledon final against Andy Murray , while this time previous year he had just become the first man since 1969 to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time .
Rain and bad weather robbed Roland Garros of nearly an entire day's play with only Jelena Ostapenko and Timea Bacsinszky winning their singles matches. Regardless of what happens in the last three matches of the tournament, we are assured a first-time Grand Slam victor. And she is the first Latvian woman to reach a Grand Slam semifinal in the professional era, which began in 1968.
Batshuayi is fully aware of how important Hazard is for both club and country, as a domestic and global team-mate. The former Lille man has enjoyed an outstanding season for Chelsea , scoring 17 goals in 42 appearances, and played a pivotal role in their Premier League title success.
Branded as the "Indian cricket phenom", Kohli has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of 'The World's highest paid athletes . McGregor earned an estimated $27 million in salary/winnings and $7 million in endorsements, moving up 61 spots since past year, where he earned a total of $22 million.
England put on a superb all-round showing to easily account for New Zealand and advance into the final four of the Champions Trophy in top spot in Group A courtesy of an 87-run win in Cardiff . Before the Trophy started, Morgan said: 'The decision will remain the same throughout the tournament, ' he said. Buttler said even though England had already qualified for the last four the stakes for Saturday's match will rise.
Madrid's other sports daily Marca declared Real "masters of the universe". Juventus edged the first half but Madrid returned from the break rejuvenated, with the Portuguese taking his tally to 600 goals for club and country in-between breakthroughs from Casemiro and Marco Asensio .
Thiem defeated Djokovic 7-6 (5) 6-3 6-0 in straight sets. Pliskova reached the U.S. Open final a year ago, but the Czech player had never been past the second round at Roland Garros in five previous appearances. Ball boys and girls jog in the alleys of the Roland Garros stadium before the start of matches of the French Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Paris .
Djokovic won just eight points and appeared to give up. Since completing his career Grand Slam at the French Open 12 months ago, Djokovic has participated in four majors in a row without earning a trophy. By that stage, Nadal was already back in the locker room, safely into the semi-finals after his opponent Pablo Carreno Busta had retired with injury over on Philippe Chatrier.