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Sports Rafael Nadal secures 11th French Open title
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal secures 11th French Open title

The fifth seed, playing in his first Roland Garros semi-final in nine years, had three break points in the third game and three more in the ninth.However, the 29-year-old was unable to capitalise and Nadal made him pay in the 10th game when he claimed the opener off a netted backhand.

Sports Mohamed Salah shrugs off injury to join Egypt training
Author: 0 Mohamed Salah shrugs off injury to join Egypt training

He took part in the team training session on Wednesday but did not engage in any pieces of training that involves the ball. Klopp is keen to land a new No 1 this summer, especially following Loris Karius' horror show in the Champions League final against Real Madrid last month.

Sports Who will win World Cup 2018? Vote for your champion!
Author: 0 Who will win World Cup 2018? Vote for your champion!

The United 2026 bid saw off surprisingly stiff competition from Morocco, the only other candidate, as delegates from across the world voted 134-65 in favour of the North American bid at FIFA's 68th Congress in Moscow. The 1994 World Cup, the only one played in the USA, was the most financially successful and best-attended tournament in history. "We may turn a blind eye to some petty offenses and to the nuances of our legislation", he said.

Sports Raptors assistant Nurse promoted to head coach
Author: 0 Raptors assistant Nurse promoted to head coach

Nurse and the Raptors were completing contract terms on Tuesday, according to the person who spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced. Casey was sacked after the Raptors were swept out of the second round of this year's playoffs by Cleveland. He also won a pair of titles in the G League with two different teams and was coach of the year there, too.

Sports Neymar goal caps impressive Brazil win over feisty Austria
Author: 0 Neymar goal caps impressive Brazil win over feisty Austria

He would not confirm, however, that the same side would start Brazil's opening World Cup game against Switzerland on 17 June. But fears of a right-back crisis seem to have been subdued after Danilo's solid performances against Croatia and Austria .

Sports Antoine Griezmann's inner circle wants him to stay at Atletico Madrid
Author: 0 Antoine Griezmann's inner circle wants him to stay at Atletico Madrid

The winger still did enough to secure a place in Didier Deschamps' France squad for the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup in Russia. The duo are being interviewed at the same time, reeling off names of their favourite players as the presenter says: 'They are so cute we can not refuse them anything'.

Sports Lucky 13th Triple Crown had by Baffert's Justify
Author: 0 Lucky 13th Triple Crown had by Baffert's Justify

The last time Baffert tried to win the Triple Crown, he did, with American Pharoah in 2015. CORRECTS DAY AND DATE - Justify (1), with jockey Mike Smith up, crosses the finish line ahead of Gronkowski (6), with jockey Jose Ortiz up, to win the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race and the Triple Crown, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y.

Sports Ronaldo: 'Revelation' Salah can win Ballon d'Or
Author: 0 Ronaldo: 'Revelation' Salah can win Ballon d'Or

But, despite the rumours, La Liga president Tebas believes both will stay put. However, Pique was not the only player who was absent as coach Julen Lopetegui brought an end to the sweltering morning's work in Russian Federation, with Manchester City's David Silva also finishing training early.

Sports World Cup organisers make final touches to Luzhniki Stadium
Author: 0 World Cup organisers make final touches to Luzhniki Stadium

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) said this year's opening ceremony will have a "slightly different format", focusing on "musical acts and will take place much closer to kick-off". Peskov said the list of foreign guests "who will share with us the joy of the World Cup" is being updated. A total of six stadiums have been constructed ahead of the tournament with two more, including the Luzhniki, undergoing redevelopments to make them World Cup-ready.

Sports Gareth Southgate wants England to 'send people to work happy'
Author: 0 Gareth Southgate wants England to 'send people to work happy'

Only 11 players who represented England at Euro 2016 will travel to Russian Federation with 17 of the 23-man group aged between 23 and 28 years old. "If a bit more time was taken, a bit more patience, I believe I should still be the England manager. We know we are not the finished article - in fact, we're a long way from it - but I think people see signs of progress and enjoy watching us and the manner in which we try to play".

Sports How to Watch Rafael Nadal vs. Diego Schwartzman
Author: 0 How to Watch Rafael Nadal vs. Diego Schwartzman

Both men knew that full well. Well, the two do meet - in Sunday's final - but the market disagrees with my ratings, making Nadal the short favourite, at around [1.26]. Wilander believes Thiem can worry Nadal if he is prepared to "take risks" like Diego Schwartzman did in the quarter-finals when he snapped the left-hander's run of 37 consecutive completed sets won at the French Open by snatching the opener.

Sports Rafael Nadal defeats Dominic Thiem, wins his 11th French Open title
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal defeats Dominic Thiem, wins his 11th French Open title

Regained the title the following year, beating Soderling in the final. If possible, it burns even brighter on the red dirt now. The victory made Nadal humble who expressed that he had no desire to become locked into an arms race with Roger Federer to surpass his great rival's 20 Grand Slam titles.

Sports Alisson, on his future
Author: 0 Alisson, on his future

Roma, though, have stated on a regular basis that they have no intention of sanctioning a sale and Taffarel believes that Alisson could remain in the Italian capital for 2018-19. To be honest, I've left it all in the hands of my agents. This news comes just days after a big transfer blow for Jurgen Klopp's men, as Lyon announced Nabil Fekir will not be moving to Liverpool despite lengthy negotiations.

Sports Pep Guardiola speaks out on Yaya Toure racism claims
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola speaks out on Yaya Toure racism claims

Maybe it's the case that we Africans aren't always treated by certain people in the same way that they treat others. In a scathing and explosive interview with France Football last week, Toure said that Guardiola was cruel to him during their time together in Spain and that he began to wonder if his perceived mistreatment from his manager stemmed from a race issue.

Sports Tyson Fury wins comeback after opponent is retired
Author: 0 Tyson Fury wins comeback after opponent is retired

After beating Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles, Fury's life spun out of control and he had not fought since. In the co-feature, Jermell Charlo will face Austin Trout for the WBC Super Welterweight World Championship.

Sports LeBron James Has Reportedly Enrolled His Sons In LA Schools
Author: 0 LeBron James Has Reportedly Enrolled His Sons In LA Schools

I've got a teenage boy, a pre-teen and a little girl that wasn't around as well. Russell, who won three more MVPs and nine more rings (11-1 in the NBA Finals ) than Wilt, is rarely considered the better overall player though because it's widely recognized he was part of a dynasty, a team-based concept.

Sports Formula One's Canadian Grand Prix
Author: 0 Formula One's Canadian Grand Prix

I think we need a little bit of time to understand the full picture but as I said I'm not yet happy with the auto. "Some of the marshals were already celebrating", he said. On the restart, Sergio Perez skidded onto the grass but managed to straighten himself out and rejoin the race. He had lost two seconds and Vettel, turning the screw, responded with a fastest lap before cruising to a crushing victory.

Sports Tiger Woods boat: Yacht to be US Open base in Hamptons
Author: 0 Tiger Woods boat: Yacht to be US Open base in Hamptons

Open for the first time since 2015. But for infamous golfer Tiger Woods , known as much for his dramatic personal life as his skill on the greens, it also means getting to lounge aboard his multimillion-dollar yacht. She apparently made numerous interior design choices for the sleek vessel, like the dark cherry wood, marble and leather furniture. There's a master suite in addition to six staterooms, and it can accommodate 21 overnight guests.

Author: 0 Awe-inspiring Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open title

Nadal's introduction included a year-by-year accounting of every time he'd already won the French Open . He's the only player to beat Nadal on clay in the past two years - in Rome last year and in Madrid last month . Dominic Thiem hailed Rafael Nadal's "awesome" 11th French Open title after suffering a straight-sets defeat by the king of clay in the final at Roland Garros on Sunday.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Wins 11th French Open

To Thiem's credit, he played for broke in Sunday's final, going for winners. A left hand cramp in the third and final set proved to be no real obstacle for Nadal, the Spaniard showing he was approaching his best form ahead of the grass court season.

Sports Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem, French Open 2018 men's final
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem, French Open 2018 men's final

Dejected but gracious in defeat, Thiem told Nadal and the Philippe Chatrier court that his extended record for the most men's Grand Slam wins at any tournament was "one of the most awesome things in sport". He saved another two in the 11-minute sixth game, a performance cheered by the crowd who briefly became more animated when glum-looking French football icon Zinedine Zidane was spotted in the stadium.

Sports Five golfers in Forbes highest paid athletes list
Author: 0 Five golfers in Forbes highest paid athletes list

Former boxer Floyd Mayweather of the United States is the top athlete in the past year with $ 285 million in revenue. According to Forbes , the American earned $285 million, compared to Lionel Messi's $111 million, Cristiano Ronaldo's $108 million and McGregor's $99 million.

Sports Kevin Durant, Cavs scrub had freaky 'f-k you' exchange
Author: 0 Kevin Durant, Cavs scrub had freaky 'f-k you' exchange

I feel like it's harder to stand out when you have great players around you", Durant told Yahoo Sports . In April, it was reported that Durant would not take the option so he could hit free agency and re-sign with the Warriors for next season.

Sports Sebastian Vettel no longer felt like 'a passenger' in his Ferrari
Author: 0 Sebastian Vettel no longer felt like 'a passenger' in his Ferrari

I don't think anyone wants to be cheated of that. I couldn't find the rhythm, I wasn't happy with the vehicle. Before the race on Sunday, the vehicle Villeneuve used in 1978 will be driven by his 47-year-old son Jacques, the 1997 world champion, to lead the ceremonial parade lap.

Sports Fekir twist: Liverpool pulled plug on deal
Author: 0 Fekir twist: Liverpool pulled plug on deal

His ability to play a variety of positions already makes him a unique component in the final third and if he can stay healthy, he will no doubt improve the already lethal-looking Liverpool side. Fekir , meanwhile, had given the switch the green light. In contradiction to the Ligue 1 club's statement , Dave Maddock wrote : " Nabil Fekir will sign a five year contract worth around £140,000 a week, as Liverpool aim to tie up his move today".

Sports Three F1 drivers on Forbes' top-earning athletes list
Author: 0 Three F1 drivers on Forbes' top-earning athletes list

Even so, Forbes reported that Williams earned an estimated $18 million a year ago because of deals with the likes of Nike, JPMorgan Chase, Gatorade and others. Irish mixed martial artist McGregor ($US99 million; $130 million) and Paris St Germain's Neymar ($US90 million; $118 million) were fourth and fifth, respectively, but for the first time since 2010 there was not a single woman on the list.

Sports John Beilein to remain at Michigan despite interest from the Pistons
Author: 0 John Beilein to remain at Michigan despite interest from the Pistons

The 2018-19 campaign will be Beilein's 12th with the Wolverines , and based off the wording in the tweet above, it seems like he's set on finishing his career at MI. The Wolverines have made the title game twice under Beilein: this year, and in 2013 against Louisville . Beilein, who has been the head coach for the Wolverines since 2007, had interviewed for the same position with the Detroit Pistons .

Sports Ricciardo: Mercedes will be hard to beat
Author: 0 Ricciardo: Mercedes will be hard to beat

While Lewis Hamilton was second quickest in the morning, just 0.088s off Max Verstappen's pace, and fourth in the afternoon, 0.579s of the Dutchman's best, the fact is that in neither session did the Briton or his teammate run the hypersoft tyres, unlike their rivals.