Turned out he could, and he did, as masterful as at any time. As always at Roland Garros , Nadal stood head and shoulders above his competition. Call it a flawless 10. The Spaniard's only two losses have come to Robin Soderling in 2009 and Djokovic in 2015. Well, he sure proved to be precisely that Sunday, when the conditions were exactly to the liking of a guy who grew up on the island of Mallorca.
Wednesday night's win ran the Warriors' record in the 2017 NBA Playoffs to a spotless 15-0, making them the first team in NBA Playoff history to win their first 15 games in a single postseason. But in the second half the Cavs seemed to revert to the slowed-down, ball-control offense they utilized to great success in The 2016 Finals, and the Cavs won the third quarter 33-22.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has a legal situation to address, as it was reported Tuesday that he's been accused of tax fraud by Madrid's regional state prosecutor . The Real Madrid star and Portuguese worldwide who scored twice on Friday night in a 3-0 against Lativa in a World Cup qualifier is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros from 2011 to 2014.
This was a crushing blow to the Melbourne Storm, Queensland Maroons , Australian Kangaroos, and of course most of all, Billy Slater . He said Thaiday , aged 33 and having played 29 games for Queensland , was naturally disappointed but knew the need for renewal in a side that spent much of game one taking three steps backwards to go one step forward.
Josh Jackson's presence at the Lakers' practice facility Tuesday afternoon was another indication the Lakers mostly liked what they saw during Jackson's private workout last week in Sacramento. seem to be improving. Earlier this month, ESPN's Chad Ford reported that while the old Lakers front office led by Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak were "fans" of Ball, the new administration is rooting for both Jackson and De'Aaron Fox since the team is desperate for defensive-minded players.
Roma have been long admirers of Moreno and they have managed to snap up the centre-back, who has put pen-to-paper on a four-year contract at the Stadio Olimpico, for an undisclosed fee. "This is a central defender with a lot of global experience, and he perfectly fits the profile we were looking for". Moreno played for Mexico at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, helping them win the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2011.
The Swedish worldwide will have to partner probably with Bailey who is also a very aggressive and strong defender. The Swede has won three league titles along with three domestic trophies in Portugal, and was a mainstay in the Sweden side that won the European Under-21 championship in 2015.
They also have killed 24 of 25 penalties in the Stanley Cup Final . On Thursday night, the Penguins had the game in the bag before they even broke a sweat. They lead the Predators 3-0 after 20 minutes. But, just as he did during previous year playoffs, he's been leading the team, in general. NASHVILLE, Tenn.
Manchester United have reached an agreement for the transfer of Victor Lindelof from Benfica . The Red Devils noted the agreement, adding it's subject to a "medical examination, global clearance and personal terms". It's set to be Mourinho's first signing following continued talks between the club and Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata . An average of 62.2 passes per game was more than any other regular centre-back in Liga NOS last term, while Rojo (45.3) comes closest to matching that ...
Victory saw England into the last four of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides after an eight-wicket defeat of Bangladesh at the Oval last week, regardless of the result of their last Group A match against arch-rivals Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday.
England took the lead in the 70th minute when substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's left-foot strike beat goalkeeper Craig Gordon's flimsy attempt at a save. "Harry is one of a number of people I could have given that opportunity to, a few others have done it already and I wanted to give him that boost", he said .
Ostapenko made a nerveless start, hitting two clean winners and two more virtual winners to break the Halep serve to love. Next on the agenda for Ostapenko is the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, although it is a sign of just what an outsider she was that she is not yet even in the field.
Though LeBron didn't define what qualifies as a super team , it's fair to say the 2016-17 Warriors aren't the first the league has seen. "So probably not. "The best player in the world is Michael Jordan ". I'm trying to think of a reason why LeBron would even do it and I have nothing. I'm more of a 5-on-5 guy.
You kept us off the street. It was an unprecedented third consecutive meeting between the clubs in the finals and both appear ready to continue their domination of conference rivals on the way to an annual showdown for the crown. How does he not compromise the squad needed to fight past rivals to reach the finals? "I ain't got nothing left to say", he said , flashing his trophy.
Mets C Rene Rivera, plunked by a pitch on the right wrist Monday, was hit in the mask by foul balls in the first, second and fourth. The Mets issued a statement after the game apologizing for the incident and saying they "are dealing with this matter internally".
The fifth seed made the last eight at Roland Garros in 2015 - her best showing at a Slam - and is also number one on the Race to Singapore leaderboard. Djokovic, the second seed and defending champion, has a very tough outing against Dominic Thiem , the sixth seed. The 12th time victor of the Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic , is billed to play against sixth seed, Dominic Thiem , from Austria.
Liverpool take on Watford, under the new management of Marco Silva, at Vicarage Road, and Spurs travel to Championship (second tier) champions Newcastle United. There will be a typically intense schedule of games over the Christmas period, with teams potentially facing four matches in nine days from December 23-Jan.
Wales remain four points behind Serbia , who are tied with Republic of Ireland at the group's summit. In the next round, Serbia will play against Moldova at home, the Irish team will travel to Georgia, while Wales and Austria will clash in Cardiff .
Puig said he was heckled in the on-deck circle, which is directly in front of those choice seats. "I reacted that way and stooped to their level". Puig later said the stint taught him humility. "If I get fined, I can't not pay it". That was definitely the case on Tuesday night when the Los Angeles Dodgers faced off with the Cleveland Indians .
West Ham will begin their new Premier League campaign with a daunting trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United . In the other opening-day fixtures, Manchester United host West Ham, Manchester City travel to newly promoted Brighton , Liverpool face Watford and Spurs are at Newcastle .
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed hopes the team's "high confidence" in Cardiff will stand them in good stead when they return to the Welsh capital to face England in a Champions Trophy semi-final on Wednesday. Muhammad Amir, who developed a back injury during practice session yesterday will not be playing the match . "We do sometimes make it hard for ourselves".
In winning for just the second time in IndyCar, Sato had to hold off Helio Castroneves over the closing laps Sunday to deny the veteran a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 victory. "If a great resume, well respected rookie in the National Football League is #1 draft pick, finishes first in the Combine, but does not perform as good as the other rookies on game day, he does not win Rookie of the Year".
Lewis Hamilton has closed the gap on championship leader Sebastian Vettel after a commanding victory at Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix . The auto was competitive, but wing damage in the first corner saw Sebastian Vettel make a pit stop on lap five and from that point onwards it was an exercise in damage limitation.
Ryan Blaney's victory Sunday at Pocono Raceway was another example of the youth movement taking place in the NASCAR Cup Series. To get the pivotal win, the 23-year-old Blaney had to fend off several veterans of NASCAR victory lanes. "Four damn coolers. That was really special". Things haven't always been easy for the Wood Brothers. He's a third-generation racer whose grandfather Lou, a champion in both sprints and modifieds, also relied on working in the family sawmill to support his ...
Victor Lindelof was pictured arriving at Manchester United's Aon Training Complex on Wednesday morning as Jose Mourinho closed in on his first signing of the summer. He was also part of the side that won the European Under-21 Championship with Sweden in 2015. The Benfica defender touched down in the UK this morning as he prepares to become United's first signing of the summer.
While Real are prepared to listen to offers for the 24-year-old Spanish worldwide, they want £78m for the player and any negotiations with United will not include a potential transfer to Real for David de Gea. There has been a sharpening of focus by United after deals for Antoine Griezmann and Romelu Lukaku failed to materialise as they go some way to matching rivals Manchester City's early pace in the transfer window.
I can not say (yes); I can not say not". There are many young men's hopefuls including Francis Tiafoe, Hyeon Chung, Nick Kyrgios , Alexander Zverev , Jared Donaldson etc. "His level of play is unbelievable". That was also his fourth consecutive major championship, but he failed to defend any of those titles. Nadal's win also made him the first man and the second player, male or female, to win 10 titles at a Grand Slam, the other being Margaret Court with 11 Australian Open titles.
United are far from the finished article, but Lindelof is an important piece in the jigsaw Mourinho is assembling. Lindelof, who can also play at right back like Fabinho , another of United's summer transfer targets, was linked with a move to Old Trafford back in the January transfer window.
A day after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to capture their second title in three seasons, reports surfaced that the Warriors would unanimously refuse a trip to visit President Donald Trump .
When no trade materialized, Fleury agreed that he would also do so ahead of the expansion draft. Per Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports , Fleury had accepted a request all the way back in February to waive his no-movement clause for the expansion draft later this month - but only for Las Vegas.
The 20-year-old Latvian, the lowest-ranked Roland Garros champion in tournament history, bludgeoned her way to the title in a manner much befitting her idol. The match ended with a come-from-behind victory for Ostapenko, who defeated Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. "I think it is kind of a lucky, lucky number or something".
Antionio Conte has need for another attack at Chelsea , and apparently he wants that attacker to be Lorenzo Insigne . Insigne rattled in 20 goals in all competitions for Napoli last term as he helped fire the Serie A club to a third-placed league finish, a Champions League last-16 place and the Italian Cup semi-finals.
His first contract extension came in 2007 when he signed a five-year, $43.5 million deal ($8.7M per year). The Predators went 0-for-4 with the man advantage in a game in which their opponent didn't get a single power play. On the tiebreaking tally, Justin Schultz's shot was wide but Hornqvist, known for his willingness to score tough goals while withstanding heavy contact, got to the puck at the goal line.
It was Miller's first homer allowed this season. "And the best part is he's going to continue to get better". The bullpen has been led by Andrew Miller , who had a rare off night in Tuesday's loss, giving up his first home run of the season - to Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger in the eighth inning.
The Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to seal the hard-fought series 4-1. However, the path to success wasn't all sunshine and roses for the veteran power forward, who spent 13 seasons with three different teams before joining the Golden State Warriors and finally getting the chance to hold the Larry O'Brien Trophy in his arms.