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All four of the days fourth-round matches pitted one woman who has won at least one major trophy ( Muguruza , Venus Williams , Svetlana Kuznetsova and Samantha Stosur) against a woman who has not. "I played well in Rome". Obviously they are excited. "It's going to be tough", said Mladenovic. Asked again about the French crowd's behaviour, she said: "Let's say I understand".
  • Curry, Durant lead Warriors in 132-113 rout of Cavaliers

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    Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving , seated from left, LeBron James , Richard Jefferson, Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith sit on the bench during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif ., Sunday, June 4, 2017.
  • Liverpool Ready To Match Chelsea & Man City Offers For £50m Star

    Liverpool Ready To Match Chelsea & Man City Offers For £50m Star

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    Klopp is hoping to spend in excess of £100million on new signings this summer ahead of a return to the Champions League and behind the scenes the club are working hard on his targets, with van Dijk still top of the list. "He's our captain and he's important for us". He told the club's website on Monday: "I'm really optimistic for our future, not because I'm insane but only because I know what we have, I know what we will get, I know what we can get, and I know that we really have a super ...
  • Svitolina advances to French Open quarterfinals

    Svitolina advances to French Open quarterfinals

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    Today the Romanian played well hitting 19 winners to 20 unforced, got broken only once while Suarez Navarro was broken six times, she only hit 5 winners to 25 unforced errors. It was not all about the power, though, Halep coming to the net and producing a delicate drop shot to bring up advantage, break point and match point, grasping it as the overwhelmed Suarez Navarro netted to seal her inevitable fate.
  • Cristiano sings 'Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or' as Madrid celebrate Champions League triumph

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    Ronaldo once explained his 'Si!' celebration to Spanish TV station Cuarto: 'The scream? "I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half". "All we can keep doing is keep working hard and hopefully there will be more to come". "Winning again adds to the history of this club". That sentiment was echoed by midfield maestro Luka Modric who said: "We feel like an awesome team, and we need to just keep doing what we are doing, because I think we can win many more titles in the ...
  • Gareth Bale hoping to help make more history at Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale hoping to help make more history at Real Madrid

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    But Bale was reduced to the role of bit-part player after recent injury problems, sent on only for the final 13 minutes at the National Stadium of Wales with the game already won. We're going to have to work very hard to win once again. After seeing Lionel Messi and Barcelona reign with four titles in a decade, Cristiano Ronaldo's Madrid raised its game the last four seasons and again became the team to beat in the continent.
  • Top US Senate appropriators threaten Turkey Aid over attacks on DC protesters

    Top US Senate appropriators threaten Turkey Aid over attacks on DC protesters

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    Two senior lawmakers wrote a letter to Erdogan last week calling on the White House to remove the Turkish ambassador to the USA for allowing the guards to interfere with the First Amendment rights of Americans. The U.S. government said it had expressed its "strongest possible" concern about the incident to Turkey . The Turkish embassy in turn claimed that the protesters "began aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the President", which ...
  • Former Newcastle star Cheick Tiote dies aged 30

    Former Newcastle star Cheick Tiote dies aged 30

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    The ex-Magpies man is reported to have collapsed on the training pitch and been rushed to hospital where he subsequently died. He had joined Beijing Enterprises , a second-tier team in China, in February of this year after spending 6 1/2 years with Newcastle.
  • Amla, Tahir lead SAfrica past Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy

    Amla, Tahir lead SAfrica past Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy

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    In fact, between the 24th and 43rd over - when he got out - he hit only one boundary. Hashim Amla struck his 25th One Day International century against Sri Lanka which guided South Africa to 299/6 in 50 overs. As a unit, they created pressure brilliantly and other than Niroshan Dickwella at the top of the innings, I didn't see how any of the other batters unshackle themselves to go on to challenge South Africa's total.
  • Benintendi hits 2 HRs to help Red Sox beat Orioles 7-3

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    The margin of wins over the Orioles were even greater for both Boston and NY earlier in the week, but Baltimore was able to beat both teams multiple times over the last six days to cut the lead down in the division standings. He has not won since May 7. You knew when they scored and got ahead he was going to go to another level. After dropping their first two games to the Orioles , the Red Sox rode their big guns to a series split.
  • Nike tweet promo picture of young Cristiano Ronaldo - but Twitter

    Nike tweet promo picture of young Cristiano Ronaldo - but Twitter

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    No team had retained its trophy in the Champions League era until Ronaldo and his team-mates in the Welsh city, and it sparked wild scenes in Madrid. "We've won trophies and of course it is one of the best moments of my career - I have the opportunity to say this every year but it's true!" "We haven't just got a great XI, we have a great squad so if any injuries come along there are other people who can do a job", Bale further added.
  • Majestic Modric the key to Madrid's Champions League final turnaround

    Majestic Modric the key to Madrid's Champions League final turnaround

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    Real Madrid is the first team to win back-to-back titles since the competition morphed into the Champions League . "We are at good ages, we have young players that are coming and have a lot of quality". - became the first player to score in three finals in the Champions League era, adding to his strikes in the 2008 and 2014 showpieces. "I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half".