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Author: 0 Djokovic makes winning French Open start on Agassi's watch

Djokovic slid in, took the ball off the bounce and, defying geometry, turned his body and flicked a crosscourt backhand that pretty much went horizontal - almost parallel to the net. Djokovic in his post-match conference was asked about Agassi at length, prompting him to ask whether he should bring his coach in to the press room next time.

Sports Kohli, Kumble 'rift' shakes India
Author: 0 Kohli, Kumble 'rift' shakes India

Virender Sehwag , the former India batsman, has applied for the job of India coach , which will become vacant after Anil Kumble's contract expires at the end of the ongoing Champions Trophy. Former national team manager Lalchand Rajput and ex-India pacer Doda Ganesh have also applied. "If indeed the captain and the Head Coach were not getting along, why was this not attended to as soon as the Australia series was over in late March?".

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2nd Match: Rain spoils New Zealand and Australia's epic showdown

Australia , trying to force the pace against accurate new-ball bowling, were soon 35/2 after big-hitting openers David Warner (18) and Aaron Finch (eight) fell cheaply. Adam Milne was on a rampage before rain stopped play as he took 2 wickets for 9 removing Henriques and Finch. Electing to bat first on winning the toss, New Zealand were off to a steady start as openers Ronchi and Martin Guptill took the total to 40 runs in the sixth over.

Author: 0 Ainslie retires from America's Cup trials race with damage

Despite only needing to cross the startline to collect the second point, Burling said the team chose to stay out on the race course a bit longer to get in as much practice as they could in the hard conditions. "We'll look at it tonight and try and work out what happened". "All these boats are built right on the edge and today is a lovely day for sailing, but in 20 knots, the structure and stuff get really loaded".

Sports More than 1500 injured in panic after soccer game
Author: 0 More than 1500 injured in panic after soccer game

There were plenty of doubts around the appointment as great players don't automatically make great coaches, and Zidane had never coached a first team before when he took over the hard Real dressing room. "We didn't have possession", Zidane told reporters. "We dropped back too much and it was not good for us, and the second half he changed this". "The second half was one of our best performances of the season".

Author: 0 Venus Williams exits French Open after Bacsinszky defeat

And there's a week left in the tournament to figure out which of the 12 women still around that will be. The Swiss' quarterfinal opponent will be the 13th seed Kristina Mladenovic , who dispatched the defending French Open champion Garbine Muguruza in three sets.

Sports Witthoeft arrives late to French Open match
Author: 0 Witthoeft arrives late to French Open match

I just think that they. sometimes should be a little bit more respectful. She will face Jelena Ostapenko or Samantha Stosur next. So even the first round means a lot to me. This was his third Grand Slam tournament. "So it doesn't have to be that I played the best tennis but at least I feel like I'm there and I'm fighting and not scared that I'm going to lose".

Author: 0 Majestic Modric the key to Madrid's Champions League final turnaround

But their defeat means they have now lost their last five Champions League finals . "But we can improve the team". Earlier, overseen by strict security measures, the Madrid squad greeted local government dignitaries before parading the famous trophy in an open top bus around the Cibeles fountain in the city centre where thousands of fans had gathered.

Sports Tennis players react to Real Madrid win over Juventus!
Author: 0 Tennis players react to Real Madrid win over Juventus!

After Mario Mandzukic scored an incredible first-half equaliser with an audacious overhead kick, Real did not let the Italians get away. He finally won the Champions League as a Madrid player in 2002, scoring an incredible volley in the final against Bayer Leverkusen in Glasgow, Scotland.

Sports Wawrinka, Murray, Halep in action in 4th round in Paris
Author: 0 Wawrinka, Murray, Halep in action in 4th round in Paris

However, the third seed has brushed aside any fitness concerns by reaching the last eight without conceding a set. But the Romanian took care of that problem on Monday, routing Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-1 on Court Philippe Chatrier. "It was fantastic tennis from Petra today and she was really striking the ball well", Svitolina said. The 53rd-ranked Khachanov made 38 unforced errors, compared to only 14 for Murray.

Author: 0 Intensity, nastiness continue to build in Stanley Cup Final

Bonino said Sunday that he felt OK but remains day to day. "He likes the attention and things like that so I mean if he wants to make stuff up, ... what can I do?" While the Predators , who lost the opening two games of the series in Pittsburgh , had an offensive breakout to win Game Three 5-1 on home ice, Laviolette predicted there would be no Cup celebrations in Nashville without a tighter defense.

Sports Crosby has no time for Subban's games in Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 Crosby has no time for Subban's games in Stanley Cup Final

Subban told reporters that Crosby's trash talking during Game 3 included comments about his breath. On Sunday, Crosby fired back at Subban in taking issue with the allegation. Meanwhile, Predators defenseman Roman Josi said Subban's breath smells "great" and goalie Pekka Rinne said Subban always flosses. That's what you love, and that's what you probably miss the most when you're finished playing.

Sports Buckeyes, Thad Matta parting ways after 13 seasons
Author: 0 Buckeyes, Thad Matta parting ways after 13 seasons

Matta collected a 337-123 overall record and a 150-78 mark in league play across his 13 seasons as Ohio State's head coach. Ohio State's 247Sports' site, Bucknuts, is now reporting that Matta will be stepping down after the 2017-18 season.

Sports Warriors sweep Spurs to reach NBA Finals
Author: 0 Warriors sweep Spurs to reach NBA Finals

The NBA Finals' game one will be at the Warriors' Oracle Arena on June 1. SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. "As a competitor, you always want to win", Lue said. And for good reason: he had a wonderful postseason , with performances that may cap off a legendary career in San Antonio .

Author: 0 CJ Stander ready to make Lions bow ahead of schedule

In the meantime, Gatland's new boys, including one Jared Payne , a former Blues player and adopted Irishman, have the opportunity to put a new perspective on a tour which has begun so unconvincingly. It'd make their day. Umaga admitted that some people might never be able to put the -incident behind them but insisted his focus was only on preparing his side to seize their opportunity against the Lions class of 2017.

Sports Hoosiers in a battle of wits at 90th National Spelling Bee
Author: 0 Hoosiers in a battle of wits at 90th National Spelling Bee

Last year, he finished sixth overall. Melodie Loya, 12, of Bainbridge, N.Y., spells her word out in her hand while competing in the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, June 1, 2017. At one point in round six, in was one of just three states with more than one speller among the 18 still on stage. The finals continue throughout the day and a victor will be crowned in the evening.

Author: 0 Piers Morgan issues apology to Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande was moved to tears and told the crowd "Manchester, I love you with all my heart" after a star-studded benefit concert for the victims of a terror attack at her recent show. One of the most powerful moments was when the Parrs Wood High School Choir performed Grande's "My Everything" with the singer. The suicide bombing occurred at the end of Grande's concert at the venue.

Sports In contrasting fashion, Djokovic, Muguruza advance in Paris
Author: 0 In contrasting fashion, Djokovic, Muguruza advance in Paris

She whipped in a series of ferocious forehand winners while also frustrating the Czech, constantly forcing her to the net to win the first set with a tiebreak. In addition, all eight women who play in the fourth round Monday are seeking a first major title, so it will be the first French Open since 1977 - and first major tournament anywhere since the 1979 Australian Open - without a past Slam champion among the quarterfinalists.

Author: 0 Johnson extends track record with 11th win at Dover

Officials determined Johnson was past the overtime line and therefore awarded the win to the No. 48 team. The same number in the record book as that California kid who grew up to become even better than his idol. So, I've just got to get better at that. The runner-up finish is Larson's fifth in 13 races this season. Martin Truex Jr . rounded out the top three finishers in the AAA 400.

Sports Zinedine Zidane: La Liga title win vital for Real Madrid
Author: 0 Zinedine Zidane: La Liga title win vital for Real Madrid

News filtered through that Barca were trailing to Eibar , but it had little effect on Real's resolve, despite Malaga taking a stronger grip of the contest as the first half progressed. However, Barca got back into the game when an own-goal from David Junca narrowed the arrears. Zinedine Zidane claimed winning La Liga as Real Madrid coach on Sunday surpasses his stellar achievements as a player and even lifting the Champions League in his debut season as coach a year ago.