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Halep was congratulated on court by Nastase as the Romanian received the trophy named after Nastase's former doubles partner and Madrid Open owner Ion Tiriac. He also showed courage in the final game of the match , forcing four break points on Nadal's serve as both players gave everything, until Nadal finally claimed the title at the fourth time of asking.
  • Five memorable Arsenal v Everton matches

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    The last two Premier League champions have been teams that didn't have to contend with European competition. City look nearly certain to achieve the bare minimum of a top-four place and could only finish below Arsenal if they lost at Watford, Arsenal won and there was a five-goal swing, with Wenger's side scoring more than City on the day.
  • Cavaliers pummel Celtics in record-setting fashion

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    The Cavaliers now return home with a chance to finish off the Celtics in Cleveland in games three and hour. "We don't take this for granted at all, I'm going to continue to say it, because we understand how valuable it is to win on the road or win any games in the Playoffs", said Irving.
  • Chelsea one win away from EPL Glory

    Chelsea one win away from EPL Glory

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    Middlesbrough captain Ben Gibson labelled his team's relegation from the Premier League as the worst moment of his life after a 3-0 defeat against Chelsea sent them back to the Championship on Monday. "We have played very well, so from that point of view it will be great to lift the trophy very soon". We will not wait so if it can happen on Friday let it be.
  • Celtics advance to Eastern Conference finals to face Cleveland

    Celtics advance to Eastern Conference finals to face Cleveland

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    The Celtics now move on to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in what should be a very exciting Eastern Conference Finals matchup. Cleveland had eight days of rest in between the end of the first round and the start of the second round, and they'll play for the first time in 10 days when the conference finals start Wednesday night.
  • NBA Playoffs 2017: Who will the Celtics play in Conference Finals?

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    Game one of the Eastern Conference Finals is on Wednesday. Meanwhile, if the Celtics take the series, it will be Boston's first time reaching the NBA Finals since 2010. After a Beal 3-pointer late in the third quarter, the Wizards looked like they may have all the answers on this night. Olynyk made the free throw and the Celtics took a 27-23 lead into the second period.
  • Celtics' Thomas sits out 2nd half with right hip strain

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    Rookie Jaylen Brown scored a career playoff-high 19 points for Boston. It would be the third straight sweep this post-season for the defending champions, who also won the last three games of last year's final. Yes, the Celtics were able to overcome losing the first two games at home to Chicago but Jimmy Butler and the Bulls aren't exactly LeBron James and the Cavaliers, are they? We understand that this is a good team.
  • Aguero the main man for Guardiola as Manchester City shine

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    The City boss says that the pressure to win does not compare to his time at his previous clubs in Spain and Germany, but added that he will be fired if he does not improve in his second season in England. He was disappointed not to start but came off the bench to a standing ovation. "I think we have quality enough to have been there until the end". "We are third so it is in our hands to finish third", he said.
  • Canelo labels Chavez Jr. 'a little kid' ahead of grudge match

    Canelo labels Chavez Jr. 'a little kid' ahead of grudge match

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    I would bring him into the ropes and I thought I would throw punches so I could showcase myself, but he wouldn't do it. "I've shown I can do lots of things in the ring , anything", he added. "Everybody was saying, 'Why are you afraid of Triple G?" Instead the two traded barbs, getting a jump-start on the promotion for their fall mega-fight, and the arena was showered with confetti.
  • Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar suspended two games for yelling homophobic slur

    Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar suspended two games for yelling homophobic slur

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    Replays appear to show Pillar using the slur as he yells towards the mound. "I$3 helped extend the use of a word that has no place in baseball, in sports or anywhere in society today. ESPN reported the suspension will cost Pillar $6,066 in salary. "A large group decided that was appropriate", Atkins said of the suspension. "There is no question that was in the heat of the moment", he added, "but that's no excuse".
  • Wenger to decide future after FA Cup final

    Wenger to decide future after FA Cup final

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    Meanwhile, the question over whether he will sign a new deal continues to overshadow the Gunners' faltering campaign. Should any two of those three sides finish the season level on points, goal difference and goals scored it will trigger the activation of rule C.17 in the Premier League regulations, which reads: "If at the end of the season either the League Champions or the Clubs to be relegated or the question of qualification for other competitions can not be determined because two or ...
  • Predators lose injured C Ryan Johansen for rest of playoffs

    Predators lose injured C Ryan Johansen for rest of playoffs

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    Perry's shot deflected in off Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban's stick 10 minutes, 25 seconds into overtime as the Ducks snapped the Predators' 10-game home playoff winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Thursday night. The Ducks committed four penalties in the third period, and that lack of discipline gave the Predators life. "I think the longer you play in the playoffs and the more you play, you're bound to have an off night, whether it's a couple of individuals or the team or whatever".