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Sports Injured Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon, grass circuit
Author: 0 Injured Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon, grass circuit

She tested positive for the newly banned drug meldonium at the Australian Open in January 2016. The 30-year-old was due to compete in the qualifying event at Roehampton later this month, but her hopes of making the main draw are now over.

Sports Defiant Lewis Hamilton happy with seventh
Author: 0 Defiant Lewis Hamilton happy with seventh

NEXT UP The drivers have a week off before heading to Montreal, where they will have more room for manoeuvre at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in the Canadian Grand Prix. "As we get on top of that ultrasoft then it puts us in a much better position to attack", he said. With 14 races to go this season, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says his team are firm second favourites in the title scrap.

Sports Ostapenko stuns Halep to win first Grand Slam
Author: 0 Ostapenko stuns Halep to win first Grand Slam

Two years later, in 2009, she would win the Open 10-12 in the 12-year-old category, at the Tennis Club de Boulogne Billancourt, a stone's throw from Roland Garros, joining Amelie Mauresmo and Justine Henin on the list of winners. Ostapenko then recovered from a break behind in the third set and finished the contest with a flashing backhand victor. The Latvian's mood soured further when Halep escaped from 0-40 down to begin the second set, the third seed then breaking Ostapenko to compound ...

Sports Canadian Grand Prix: Hamilton matches record with blistering pole lap
Author: 0 Canadian Grand Prix: Hamilton matches record with blistering pole lap

Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari prepares to drive in the garage during practice for the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 9, 2017 in Montreal, Canada. My lap? It was a sexy lap... After qualifying, Hamilton was presented in front of thousands of cheering fans with one of Senna's race-worn helmets - a gesture from the Brazilian driver's family that left him moved and momentarily stunned.

Author: 0 Predators on brink as Rinne struggles in Pitt

They sure didn't play that way in the first four games, even though they won the first two. Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette appeals to linesman Brian Murphy, left, during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins , Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh .

Sports National Basketball Association mock draft 5.0: Teams doing their due diligence
Author: 0 National Basketball Association mock draft 5.0: Teams doing their due diligence

The labels of point guard and shooting guard are going to follow Russell and Ball for some time but really they're just labels. There has also been much discussion about the upcoming 2017 NBA Draft . Fultz aspires to be the best ever. New Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson has been involved at every step of the predraft process, including stepping in during workouts to ask prospects to do something on the spot that he believes is important to see.

Sports Reynolds, Rockies win 7th straight; Cubs lose 4th in row 9-1
Author: 0 Reynolds, Rockies win 7th straight; Cubs lose 4th in row 9-1

Russell, who entered the game hitting.209, went 0 for 2 before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the seventh. The Cubs have been deficient in various ways this season, which so far has been an underwhelming follow-up to their first World Series championship in 108 years.

Sports Standing up to Crusaders pack vital ahead of tests - Rowntree
Author: 0 Standing up to Crusaders pack vital ahead of tests - Rowntree

The Lions head coach dropped a number of hints about his Test team against the Crusaders , so based on this, we look at who is likely to line-up for the tourists at Eden Park in two weeks' time. I'm just excited for the opportunity to play for the Lions again. The Red Rose winger took over at No 15 from Stuart Hogg early in the first half and had a standout performance.

Author: 0 LeBron James throws pass to himself off the backboard for a dunk

Despite suffering heartbreaking losses in the 1988, 1989 and 1990 Eastern Conference Finals to the "Bad Boys" Detroit Pistons, Jordan's self-belief never floundered. With the Cavaliers falling behind 0-3 to the Warriors in the NBA Finals, and the NBA Draft still a couple weeks away, what could spice things up around the league? Of course we talked about what just happened last night: The drama of the Game 3 rally, Kevin Durant's incredible late performance, and how this sets up the ...

Sports Windsor beats Erie 4-3 to win Memorial Cup
Author: 0 Windsor beats Erie 4-3 to win Memorial Cup

Windsor Spitfires left wing Graham Knott (37) celebrates after scoring past Erie Otters goalie Troy Timpano (33) during second period Memorial Cup final hockey action in Windsor, Ontario, on Sunday, May 28, 2017. In this particular case that means keeping a close eye on OHL player of the year Alex DeBrincat . I thought we could do it. "I wanted to come out and step up for the team", said Bracco, who began the year with the Kitchener Rangers before a mid-season trade sent him to Windsor.

Author: 0 Yankees hit 5 homers, Luis Severino owns Orioles

He was ideal until walking Mark Trumbo to begin the fifth, and all of Severino's strikeouts came on swings. Both runners were left stranded, and a lead-off walk to Ruben Tejada in the sixth was negated on a double play. Bundy (6-5) opposed Montgomery for the second time in three starts and allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. Entering Saturday, his 48 earned runs allowed were the most in the American League.

Author: 0 Let the "LeBron's Leaving Cleveland" rumors commence

Rumors are rampant that LeBron James wouldn't mind living in his LA mansion full time. "My only motivation is to be able to compete for a championship every single year". "Is it fair? I don't care". Or George could sign with, say, the Celtics in free agency and various other obstacles prevent the old-man Clippers super-team from ever forming.

Sports Derrick Lewis looks to Mark Hunt down mark in UFC
Author: 0 Derrick Lewis looks to Mark Hunt down mark in UFC

Hunt and Lewis traded big blows as expected, but Hunt was able to break Lewis down and get the TKO win in round 4. After the fight, Lewis claimed he had aggravated an old back injury and even revealed that he could retire. Hunt got his first win since beating Frank Mir over a year ago at UFC Fight Night 85, which capped a two-fight win streak at the time. "They studied the tapes, they made me drill that knee over and over, and they are the reason this happened tonight".

Sports Bill Maher apologizes on air: Racial slur 'has caused pain'
Author: 0 Bill Maher apologizes on air: Racial slur 'has caused pain'

He began the episode by issuing an apology: I did a bad thing . He also noted that the n-word has "caused pain" in the African American community. Maher opened his show by briefly acknowledging the controversy by telling the audience, "Thank you for letting a sinner in your midst".

Author: 0 Unseeded Ostapenko makes women's final

Bacsinszky required treatment on her right knee after dropping serve to trail 4-3, but it did not hinder the 30th seed as once again there was a swift break back, Ostapenko the architect of her own downfall with three unforced errors and a double fault.

Sports Caroline Wozniacki is knocked out of French Open by unseeded Jelena Ostapenko
Author: 0 Caroline Wozniacki is knocked out of French Open by unseeded Jelena Ostapenko

She dreamed she had to leave her hotel room and play in another tournament. She left the arena in a similar state. "I knew I had to be aggressive all match", Ostapenko told reporters after she won. It also halted proceedings with Bacsinszky leading Mladenovic by a set. Turbulence tested Timea Bacsinszky on a variety of unpredictable levels.

Sports Champions Trophy: India Crushes Pak
Author: 0 Champions Trophy: India Crushes Pak

Kohli and Yuvraj stood out in an all-round batting effort, propelling India to 319 for three after rain halted proceedings twice. "I felt like a club batsman while playing alongside Yuvi, the way he was hitting the ball. It's not preferences over opposition. "So it's a pretty normal thing, but I would say a very clinical performance from our team". Nonetheless, Kohli said, he does enjoy the competitiveness of Indo-Pak cricket rivalry.

Sports Browns waive S Tyvis Powell with unfortunate timing
Author: 0 Browns waive S Tyvis Powell with unfortunate timing

He spent the 2016 season with the Seattle Seahawks after signing as an undrafted free agent. The Browns received Powell from the Seattle Seahawks through waivers. One can not help but feel for the young safety who expected to have an fantastic night. The newcomers join holdovers Ed Reynolds , Derrick Kindred and Ibraheim Campbell, who's roster spot may also be in danger, as a position group that was the weakest on the defense last season.