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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after the men's final against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid , Spain, May 14, 2017. "I think he played a very good match in Barcelona". "I don't want to go too hard on my wrist", the Japanese player said. Thiem broke first for a 2-1 lead, blocking a backhand volley that Nadal couldn't track down.
  • Fernando Alonso hits two birds in Indy 500 practice

    Fernando Alonso hits two birds in Indy 500 practice

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    The 35-year-old, racing for the Honda-powered Andretti team branded in McLaren orange, reached average speeds in excess of a 215mph at the 2.5-mile oval circuit. IndyCar driver Marco Andretti set up the No. 29 for Andretti Autosport and Alonso ran several laps, moving gradually past the 200 miles per hour threshold to near 210 miles per hour before heading to the pits.
  • Inzamam assures fans; says replacements of Misbah, Younis will emerge

    Inzamam assures fans; says replacements of Misbah, Younis will emerge

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    Pakistan is chasing its first test-series win in the Caribbean in a landmark match for the tourists with both Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan retiring from worldwide cricket afterward. "I'm happy with what I've had in my career, couldn't have asked for a better finish". Had I done more, who knows whether I would be where I am today? Chase was bowled off his pads for 69 by a full-length delivery and Devendra Bishoo then edged his first ball low to second slip where the ever-reliable Younis ...
  • Wizards F Oubre suspeneded for one game

    Wizards F Oubre suspeneded for one game

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    The Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics duke it out in a pivotal Game 5 at the TD Garden on Wednesday. 22-0 run:John Wall , Bradley Beal , Otto Porter, Markieff Morris, Marcin Gortat (subs during run: Bojan Bogdanovic for Morris six points in, Brandon Jennings for Beal 10 points in, Kelly Oubre Jr.
  • Mills helps Spurs close out Rockets

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    The Spurs were up by 19 by halftime in a game that was over quickly, and didn't let up to reach the Western Conference finals for the first time since winning the title in 2014. He had as many points in the first half as he had turnovers, five. "We just didn't play well", Harden told reporters. Harden finished with 10 points on two-of-11 shooting with seven assists and six turnovers.
  • Spurs star Leonard will play in Golden State opener

    Spurs star Leonard will play in Golden State opener

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    Leonard is likely to be back in the lineup for Game 1 against the Warriors. "I think this one prepared us for the next one", said Green reflecting on his team's collective effort. Golden State won 110-98. "We understand that the team we're now facing is the most risky team in the league with a lot of weapons", Pau Gasol said.
  • Osuna's 10th-inning HR helps Pirates beat Diamondbacks 6-4

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    McCutchen led off the inning with a solo shot, his sixth of the year and fifth on the road. But the only run he allowed Saturday was Ahmed's leadoff homer in the second. Polanco left with discomfort in his left hamstring, but said after the game that he thinks it isn't too serious and that he left for more of a precautionary reason.
  • Sebastian Vettel rues 'awful lot of time' lost behind Valtteri Bottas

    Sebastian Vettel rues 'awful lot of time' lost behind Valtteri Bottas

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    Vettel admitted after the race, during the press conference that he just couldn't do anything when Hamilton pressured him in the second part of the race before he jumped over him in the standings. "I think it was just an expression about how hard he was pushing". While dispirited to have lost the lead, Vettel was happy to have claimed 18 points and P2, having had a nerve-wracking start to Q1 on Saturday when his auto appeared to suffer a technical problem - a problem that rectified itself as ...
  • Highlights of Monday's NBA game

    Highlights of Monday's NBA game

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    Celtics advances to the Eastern Conference finals, where it will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on Wednesday . "He was terrific", said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, referring to Thomas. That stretch was part of an 18-2 run after the Wizards took a 79-76 lead. Washington went back to their starters around the 10-minute mark, and quickly it was a 7-0 Wizards run.
  • John Terry refuses to rule out retiring on Sunday

    John Terry refuses to rule out retiring on Sunday

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    However, the Antonio Conte side were able to take the acclaim on a lap of honour when substitute Cesc Fabregas struck from the edge of the area with three minutes left before the end of the game. "At the moment no [I have not picked my FA Cup final team], I must be honest". He has not made a decision on his future and retirement could be one of the options for the Chelsea legend.
  • Europa: Rashford Scores Stunner Vs Celta As United Take First Leg Advantage

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    Mourinho, after the game in Vigo, said: "He doesn't need to say he is ready to make peace". Marcus Rashford struck a stunning second-half free-kick to secure a 1-0 win. "In the first half, we lost a few balls, Manchester found their pace and the goal came when we were playing some of our best football". Rashford also had to be substituted, but Mourinho said that was a result of a problem he carried into the game.
  • Popovich rips Zaza, Kawhi likely out for Game 2

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    We felt with him, we had really good chances. "I got it going in the third, KD got it done in the fourth, everybody contributed and we got it done". And while he stopped short of saying Pachulia meant to hurt Leonard, he did everything but make that accusation. Here's another example of a dirty play where "intent" may not matter: If a player grabs a rebound while in traffic and puts his elbows out to protect the ball, that's legal.