By winning the women's championship at the French Open on Saturday for the first tour-level title of her career, Jelena Ostapenko jumped from 47th to a career-high 12th in the WTA rankings. "Simply incredible, Rafa #10 #RG17 #VamosRafa #justdoit", tweeted Federer, who missed the French Open , including the whole clay-court season, to shift his focus entirely on the grass-court season ahead with Wimbledon being his top priority.
I couldn't believe coming into the weekend, believing I'd be standing on the podium - it's so fantastic! Daniel Ricciardo has produced a storming drive, battling back from 17th position to win an incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix from the Mercedes of Valterri Bottas and Williams' Canadian rookie Lance Stroll .
Kyle Larson, the NASCAR points leader, started on the pole at Sonoma, California, in a Ganassi auto. The British driver's 66th pole moves him one ahead of F1 great Ayrton Senna and just two behind Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 68.
The Timberwolves went 31-51 in a disappointing first-year campaign under coach Tom Thibodeau and have the NBA's longest playoff drought , having not made the postseason since 2003-04. You know, other than the fact that he's a big name and this is likely a ploy to keep the positive ratings momentum going after last week's surprisingly strong showing.
Cilic broke to love in the 10th game of the match to take the first set and kept his nose in front in the second, only to falter badly in the tiebreak which Lopez dominated. "It was so hard to handle my nerves when I was serving for the match". With neither player letting their serve falter, it took a tie-break to decide the champion and Cilic's fears came true.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Friday took to Twitter, expressing his displeasure at the "obstructing the field" decision given against teammate Jason Roy , during the second T20 worldwide against South Africa at Taunton . The hosts required 12 from the final over but Phehlukwayo, bowling yorker length outside the off stump, restricted England to singles off the first three balls and debutant Livingstone was run out after confusion over a second run.
All Blacks boss Steve Hansen predicted a prosaic style from the Lions even before the tour began, only for New Zealand to triumph in the first Test through the direct rugby. "The one concern for me was that there were a couple of times from Conor Murray where there was a charge down where someone dived at his legs", said Gatland.
He only played one year at Duke but I averaged 11 points in 36 games as a freshman. "I have all the confidence in the world in myself", Jackson said . And although he didn't land one of the coveted guaranteed contracts that come with the first 30 picks, Demps said the opportunity to contribute in New Orleans is there.
Modi and Trump , who have earlier spoken three times over phone, would be together spending several hours at the White House , beginning a one-to-one meeting, followed by a delegation level talk, a cocktail reception and a working dinner, the first for a foreign leader inside the White House under the Trump administration .
Nashville Predators forward James Neal and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen also were left unprotected. So, as a hypothetical, a team that might be interested in Washington's Grubauer could incentivize Vegas to select him in the expansion draft and then subsequently trade him.
The comedian, 37 years her elder, twice made what she called "suggestive" passes at her, but she rebuffed him, she said. "Was it in your mind you were going to use the Quaaludes for young women, plural, that you were going to have sex with?" a questioner had asked.
Manchester United have been on the lookout for a quality striker in this transfer window. The Real Madrid striker will cost United upwards of £60million and is seen as a replacement for the recently released Zlatan Ibrahimovic . It's too little. It was a brilliant season for Real Madrid , who won so many titles. Álvaro Morata is a 24 year old footballer who plays as a Striker for Real Madrid .
British news platform The Sun, reported that this was due to the club's president Florentino Perez supporting Ronaldo in the tax fraud case the footballer now faces. After public support and being comforted by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez , Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants to remain with the club, as if he was ever leaving.
The Kings grabbed Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox at No. 5. Ben Simmons , Philly's 2016 #1 pick, has 3/1 odds while this year's #1 pick, Markelle Fultz , is sitting at 5/1. In the hilarious video above, Lonzo Ball , De'Aaron Fox, Jonathan Isaac , Jayson Tatum and Malik Monk show their amusing sides, whether it's getting bested in a rap battle or dance-off.
Rafa could arrive here next year in May with 18", added Wilander, who won three French Open titles between 1983 and 1988. "I am playing well", Nadal said. "Trust me, this is an happy moment for me because it's great to be the one to set this record". At the beginning of the year, Nadal and Federer met in a classic five-set final during the 2017 Australian Open final.
The race started out with a collision between the two Finns, as Valtteri Bottas hit Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari just two corners into the race. I feel there was a lot of fun this weekend. Hamilton was on Vettel's tail on the last lap, but could not overtake. Ricciardo was handed victory by the problems of Hamilton and Vettel but he also had to earn it.
Werner stooped to send a diving header past Ondoa from Kimmich's bouncing centre but the world champions were pegged back after Ngamaleu's cross was headed through the hands of Germany goalkeeper Ter Stegen by Aboubakar with 12 minutes to play.
The Bulls are sending three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick to Minnesota for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick. While this year's draft class has had National Basketball Association scouts and executives drooling for years, the timing of the record-setting freshman class has certainly been affected by the Warriors - and to a lesser extent - the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Fourth seed Cilic , victor in 2012, overpowered American teenager Stefan Kozlov 6-0 6-4 while Querrey, who triumphed seven years ago at the west London club, got the better of Australian Jordan Thompson , winning 7-6 (3) 3-6 6-3. The 35-year-old avenged that painful loss by beating Dimitrov in the semi-finals on Saturday and now he has his hands on the trophy at last. With a 5-2 lead Lopez broke again to secure his place against Cilic - who he has only beaten twice in seven previous ...
Remarkably, she's playing only her second tournament and only her sixth match since she was attacked in December. "So I have to say I'm kind of proud of myself that I did it today". I love playing finals, I like big matches, and I've missed it over the last six months. Barty was ranked at 271 at the start of the year, won her first career title in March in Kuala Lumpur, and has become the first Aussie finalist here in 25 years.
It reminded him of a similar situation in the draft past year. Phil Jackson coached Scottie Pippen, a fast, slender, 6-foot-8 perimeter player blessed with terrific court vision and defensive instincts. "I can't wait to go and learn from Coach ( Brad) Stevens and Isaiah Thomas and just everybody on that roster". Thursday they added one more similarity: Tatum, like Beal before him, became the third pick in the first round of an NBA Draft , when the Celtics announced the selection ...
Canadian teenager Lance Stroll came home third, the Williams driver's first podium, after being overhauled by Bottas on the line. The racing resumed, for a fifth time, behind a safety auto and when it came in after one lap Hamilton pulled away and Ricciardo dived past Stroll to snatch third.
Vettel, ahead of Hamilton in the championship race, threw both hands up in the air before pulling alongside his rival and then appearing to deliberately drive into the Briton. But Bottas had to pit on the second lap for a new front wing, dropping to last. Force India's Sergio Perez jumped up to third, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen fourth ahead of Raikkonen.
New Zealand lead the USA team 4-1 in the first-to-seven final and a win for them would mean that they have the right to change the type of boat used, as well as the venue and the timing of the next event, which has raised alarm bells for some teams that face losing sponsorship if there is uncertainty.
LIONS FULLBACK STUART Hogg is anxiously waiting on results from a specialist visit to determine whether the cheek injury he suffered against the Crusaders will end his tour. Things are looking up for the Lions , and who'd have thought that after the loss to the Blues? All Blacks Lima Sopoaga and Waisake Naholo have been released by Steve Hansen to play for the Highlanders against the Lions at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Tuesday night.
DON'T SLEEP ON: If Vegas is indeed getting Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger, he's a nice depth player at 27, and Montreal's Tomas Plekanec, who is 34, satisfies a veteran component and could fit perfectly as the franchise's first captain. The Winterhawks now have had 29 players selected in the first round of the National Hockey League draft. For more recent success, look for Jonathan Marchessault to build on the career-best 30 goals he scored in Florida last season.
Though FIFA documented a system coordinated with Russian authorities to monitor working conditions, Human Rights Watch stressed that the system was not made public, and that it only covered the construction of stadiums and no other World Cup infrastructure construction.
On Saturday, defenseman Brendan De Jong was selected in the sixth round, 166th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes, and Skyler McKenzie was selected 198th overall in round seven by the Winnipeg Jets. McKenzie's 42 goals and 84 points in the 2016-17 season both more than tripled his previous career highs. "I thought they were going to be selected in the draft".
We want to thank him for what he did for us. " Lonzo , just leave me one or two records, okay?" He also stated to Lonzo that he expects a Ball jersey to be hanging on their wall of legendary players. "I'm sure he'll fit into our culture", Walton said. "He's the best point guard to play", Ball said of Johnson. "What sealed the deal was to go to Chino Hills", Johnson said.
He was named man of the match for his efforts after his fellow bowlers restricted England to 171 for six, which gave South Africa a three-run win. "The lad is so disappointed at the dismissal but South Africa are absolutely in the right". Roy's knock at Taunton came to an end when his partner Liam Livingstone struck one towards point but called no, leaving Roy scrambling to make his ground.
And with the Lakers projected to draft Lonzo Ball with the 2nd pick in the upcoming draft, Russell and Ball actually seemed like a potentially exciting backcourt. "It's insane", said the 6-foot-6 point guard on getting to play for Lakers legend Magic Johnson , now the Lakers' president. "The right people are in charge".
He is leaving Columbia immediately after the game and will not be available to sign postgame autographs. - The New York Mets are promoting Tim Tebow to the St. Tebow leaves with the second-most doubles on the team (14). According to Teddy Kulmala of The State newspaper, the former National Football League quarterback has been promoted a level in the Mets organization.
William Carrier, a 22-year-old left winger, was then chosen from the Buffalo Sabres, who also traded the Golden Knights a sixth-round pick for the 2017 draft to keep the expansion club away from another unprotected player. Vegas fans have waited long enough to have a major professional sports team; waiting a few more years until that team contends should be a breeze, by comparison.
The Spaniard has been heavily linked with an exit from the Bernabeu since the season ended, as he was forced to settle for a back-up role for the most part past year. He wants to play more. "I can not tell [if it will be done quickly], we'll see". "Hopefully no [James will not leave], because I like him a lot". He didn't play at all against Bayern Munich in the last eight.
It was a good performance for Lance Stroll who not only outpaced his teammate Felipe Massa but he made it through to Q3 for only the second time in his career. "I got damage, he risked damage". With only the four slowest drivers being knocked out of this session the pressure was not so high as it usually is, and with five minutes to go the drivers in that unsafe area on the timing sheets were Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen , Stoffel Vandoorne and Marcus Ericsson .