Nadal dismisses talk of Djokovic 'slump'

Rafael Nadal will aim to keep his unbeaten start to the clay season going when he meets Novak Djokovic for a 50th time in the Madrid Masters semi-finals on Saturday. And Cuevas landed the only break in the final game of the deciding set when Zver... More..

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Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry will opt out of final year of contract

Point guard Kyle Lowry insists he hasn't thought about his future with the Toronto Raptors. Cory Joseph left everything on the floor on Sunday, his second game starting in place of the injured Kyle Lowry . I...More..

Cardinals' Bucannon has ankle surgery, might miss opener
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cardinals' Bucannon has ankle surgery, might miss opener

Bucannon went on injured reserve in December due to the injury, and it has continued bothering him throughout the offseason. Since being selected in the first round out of Washington State three years ago, Bu...More..

Indians call up top prospect Zimmer, starts in CF vs Rays
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Indians call up top prospect Zimmer, starts in CF vs Rays

That afternoon, he fielded questions about being a first-round draft choice. On Tuesday, he returned to that room adjacent to the Indians' clubhouse. Almonte joined the group on Tuesday after he aggravated a ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Chris Smalling, right, insists he has a good relationship with Jose Mourinho

Manchester United have entered the UEFA Europa League Final after beating Celta Vigo 2-1 in the semi-final. Mourinho bristled at the question, responding: "I don't want to think about it in this moment - I...More..

Nadal Overpowers Thiem To Win Fifth Madrid Title
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Nadal Overpowers Thiem To Win Fifth Madrid Title

Nadal did not face the toughest competition in Monte-Carlo but has since answered any questions with two victories over Thiem, a second win over a more-rested David Goffin, and his first time beating Djok...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Alonso hits the court after latest McLaren problem

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) - Fernando Alonso is giving McLaren's struggling Formula One team six months to give him a competitive vehicle. Honda's Formula One reputation, after two seasons of unreliability and ...More..

Browns hosting Jason McCourty Tuesday on free agent visit
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Browns hosting Jason McCourty Tuesday on free agent visit

The Browns will announce Wednesday they signed McCourty. NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported that McCourty and the Browns met on Monday and the defensive back is scheduled to visit the team's facility on Tu...More..

Lyon could sell Lacazette in summer - Aulas
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lyon could sell Lacazette in summer - Aulas

If some players leave, we will re-invest that money in the squad". Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool are just two of the clubs that are said to be keen on securing Lacazette's signature come the summer...More..

GM finalists: Oilers' Chiarelli, Sens' Dorion, Preds' Poile
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

GM finalists: Oilers' Chiarelli, Sens' Dorion, Preds' Poile

He's the first GM of an Oilers playoff club in eleven years. The victor will be announced on June 21 at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. In his second year on the job, the Oilers swung 33 points from 2015-16 and w...More..

Divock Origi: 'Philippe Coutinho is a joy to play with'
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Divock Origi: 'Philippe Coutinho is a joy to play with'

Coutinho set up Daniel Sturridge before adding a superb double of his own to ensure Liverpool can secure its place in the Premier League's top four by beating relegated Middlesbrough in next weekend's season ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

NBA Playoffs 2017: Who will the Celtics play in Conference Finals?

Needing six games to defeat the Chicago Bulls in the first round, the Celtics had just one day off before starting their conference semifinals series against the Wizards . These Celtics aren't short on bel...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Kawhi Leonard officially doubtful for Spurs-Warriors Game 2 following MRI results

So I don't agree with the calls that I'm a dirty player. As Brown stated, Aldridge is not a dirty player and neither is Pachulia. I definitely couldn't go (the rest of Sunday's game). Just playing hard, man. ...More..

Spurs coach Popovich rips Pachulia for injuring Leonard
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Spurs coach Popovich rips Pachulia for injuring Leonard

Talking to reporters Monday, Popovich did not seem to agree with Leonard's assessment of the controversial play, calling Pachulia's move "a totally unnatural closeout that the league has outlawed years ago". Go...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Transfer Focus: Manchester City Zabaleta announcement opens door for Bilic

The Argentine, has made well over 300 appearances in a Manchester City shirt since his move from Espanyol back in 2008, the same summer the club was taken over by Sheikh Mansour. That is a long time and it is...More..

Fernandinho admits 'something went wrong' for Manchester City this season
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fernandinho admits 'something went wrong' for Manchester City this season

The 32-year-old has made 332 appearances since his bargain 6.5 million pound ($7.6 million) move from Espanyol . It's widely considered to be the most iconic moment since the English top flight was rebranded...More..

We will see how Chelsea respond next season, says Arsene Wenger
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

We will see how Chelsea respond next season, says Arsene Wenger

Wenger confirmed Hector Bellerin will replace Oxlade-Chamberlain if the England man is not fit to travel to Stoke and praised the Spain international's mentality after he was recently jeered by Gunners fans f...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

National Basketball Association will not review play involving Kawhi Leonard's injury

For their part, Spurs players have let Popovich address the controversy surrounding Leonard's injury and focused on bouncing back from Sunday's gut-wrenching loss. "Just very painful because I tweaked it befor...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lewis Hamilton relishing 'rawest fight' he can remember after Spain GP win

The post Formula One: Hamilton wins thrilling Spanish Grand Prix appeared first on Vanguard News. The Dutchman was on the outside when Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas collided heading into Turn 1, with...More..

Dodgers activate Rich Hill from 10-day disabled list
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dodgers activate Rich Hill from 10-day disabled list

He walked three and struck out five. San Francisco opened the inning with three straight hits off McCarthy (3-1), with an RBI double by Brandon Crawford putting the Giants up 2-1. "We've gotten so many of th...More..

Who is Edouard Philippe, the Prime Minister of Emmanuel Macron?
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Who is Edouard Philippe, the Prime Minister of Emmanuel Macron?

The new government is expected to be half women, and with about half the number of ministers former president Francois Hollande's cabinet had. Macron appointed Philippe, a lawmaker from the moderate wing of T...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Stars get tidy bonus for winning Premier League

Antonio Conte has won the league title in his last four seasons as a club manager, having lifted the Serie A trophy three years running with Juventus before leaving to manage Italy. Batshuayi's 82nd-minute stri...More..

Clapper says Trump weakening U.S. institutions
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Clapper says Trump weakening U.S. institutions

And I think as well our institutions are under assault internally", Clapper said on CNN's State of the Union . Asked: "Internally from the president?" His anger and frustration over his White House communi...More..

Mourinho bemoans fixture congestion ahead of Saints clash
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mourinho bemoans fixture congestion ahead of Saints clash

The Red Devils will be looking to build some momentum following a disappointing run of results in the Premier League ahead of their Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday 24 May. So ...More..

Yann Kermorgant penalty sends Reading through to Championship play-off final
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Yann Kermorgant penalty sends Reading through to Championship play-off final

However, Ali Al-Habsi's contribution at the other end of the pitch was just as important. Stam also revealed Kermorgant was the only Reading player in the frame for the penalty which sent them to Wembley ....More..

Revealed! Which clubs have won at the most different Premier League stadiums?
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Revealed! Which clubs have won at the most different Premier League stadiums?

West Ham promptly caved in and Coutinho twice weaved his way through what was by now masquerading as their defence to make it 3-0 before Origi tapped in a late fourth. "I'm just looking forward to the last game...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Losing To Arsenal Changed Everything - Antonio Conte

And we can improve". The Italian, victor of three Serie A titles as Juventus manager, has transformed Chelsea from flops to champions in one season with largely the same group of players. Captain Gary Cahil...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Alonso jets off to Indy for Monday practice

What indignities are being visited upon the Spaniard, who a fortnight from now will escape his travails and instead compete in the Indianapolis 500. Alonso made no secret of his departure from the track - he ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

These Three Spurs Stars Are Jose Mourinho's Top Transfer Targets

The Red Devils will face Ajax in that competition's final in Stockholm on 25 May, with the victor admitted into the Champions League. Manchester United's league form has been patchy but Mourinho's side did ma...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Man Utd's Timothy Fosu-Mensah could return for Europa League final

Pogba was absent from the squad for Sunday's defeat at Tottenham following the death of his father, Fassou Antoine, on Friday. " I never saw in all my career two goalkeepers to be so friendly because it is a ...More..