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Usain Bolt set for final race on Jamaican soil


Bolt never looked like being beaten on the night he got an emotional send off in front of a packed house at the National Stadium and as he lit up the track, a magnificent fireworks display followed for the man who lit up track and field around the world for the last 17 years. Read More »

Messi's Barcelona buy-out clause to increase to 400 million euros


Barcelona and Lionel Messi are coming off a season this past year that they surely would love to forget, but early in the La Liga offseason, there is apparently some good news for both sides. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu personally led the negotiations over a new contract with the South American forward's father, Jorge Messi. Read More »

Gordon hopes Celtic's 'Invincible' spirit can infect Scotland


That's hopefully what we can do at Tottenham . "It is hard to say who the favourites are but I would think most people will be thinking England will win it". He was the first one to mention it. Gordon was inspirational for Scotland in the home and away wins over France within a year of each other a decade ago. Read More »

World Cup 2018 Qualifier


While Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo continued his electric scoring form, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris dimmed the lights for France with an inexplicably poor error in contrasting fortunes during 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Friday. Veteran midfielder Wesley Sneijder - making a record 131st global appearance on his 33rd birthday - slotted in a second after 35 minutes. There could well be a lot of nerves on show when the French host the Dutch at Stade de France on August 31. Read More »

Murray comes from behind to sink Nishikori


Wawrinka has won all 15 sets he has played here so far, knocking over unsafe opponents like Fabio Fognini, Gael Monfils and Cilic without any alarms. The second rain interruption at the French Open was very brief, and play has resumed in the women's quarterfinals. "It was the ideal match, I am really happened with what happened today", he said. Read More »

Matta is out as Ohio State basketball coach after 13 years


It's all sort of odd. He turns 50 in July, but already has 439 wins to his name and a coaching tree that includes Arizona's Sean Miller and Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens. Williams is a character, known for his animation on the sidelines. Now the Buckeyes will shake up the college basketball world with their quest to start the next era of hoops in Columbus. Read More »

Rafael Nadal notches emphatic first round victory at the French Open


The 21-year-old Hamou, a French qualifier who lost to Pablo Cuevas in the first round on Monday, also held the Eurosport TV journalist around her neck as she tried to move away during a live interview at Roland Garros . I won't start to play serve and volley or something like that. 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. Read More »

'Kiki' Mladenovic feeds off home crowd to advance


But Muguruza felt the support went too far, saying: "I think the audience was really tough today. I just think that they were a little bit disrespectful of my game", she said. "At the end of the day, I think they are here and the United Kingdom trying to do everything they can to keep the security at the highest level, and I think here they are doing a good job". Read More »

Real Madrid win 33rd La Liga title


They top the final standings on 93 points, three ahead of last year's champions Barcelona , 15 above Atletico Madrid in third and 21 clear of fourth-placed Sevilla. "No, I'm not offended at all", Pique told reporters as he returned to begin preparations for Saturday's Copa del Rey final against Alaves. Real needed only to avoid defeat at the La Rosaleda Stadium to win their first league title since the 2011/12 season. Read More »

Watch Minnesota Twins Turn Matter-Of-Fact Triple Play In Win Vs. Angels


Tyler Duffey gave up two hits in the bottom of the seventh but thanks to two strikeouts he got out of that jam to keep the score 1-1 after seven. Gibson went 5 2/3 innings giving up six two runs on six hits with six strike-outs. "That's huge for a starting pitcher", Gibson said. Said Gibson: "He's been on a tear the last month and a half". But hey, it was a triple play. The homer was his 100th career hit against them and his career average of.346 (103 for 298) is second best among all ... Read More »

Muguruza growing in confidence at Roland Garros

As often in Paris , Djokovic spoke in French during his on-court interview, and joked. "I don't think I have played either in singles, so it will be interesting to, like, see how that ball is coming at me", she said. Momentum appears to be building for Williams as she attempts to win a title she came closest to lifting in 2002, when she was beaten in the final by her younger sister Serena . Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw reaches 2000 career strikeouts


The Dodgers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Milwaukee, 6-1 in the last 7 meetings and the over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Milwaukee. The 42 total strikeouts in the game is a new National League record. Wheeler, 26, saw his first major league action this year with Minnesota, allowing five runs - three earned - in three innings in two relief appearances. Read More »

Newcomers to Cavs-Warriors rivalry embrace Finals


Durant is shooting 89 of 160 (55.6 percent) so far in the playoffs, connecting on at least half his shots in each of his past six games. The Warriors won 67 regular-season games. That hot shooting has eluded Thompson in the 2017 playoffs, as he's hitting just 36 percent from beyond the arc. Golden State is the team who brought in Durant and place the pressure on their shoulders. Read More »

Underdog Cavaliers insist they have plenty of bite for NBA Finals


And it goes deeper than just losing the championship to Cleveland . In 2015, the Cavs and Dubs combined for a 2-3-1 O/U record in the NBA Finals (194.16 ppg vs. "It was one of those games we had to fight through and we had to earn it", he said. The Warriors , who single-handedly changed the National Basketball Association with their small-ball game. Read More »

Djokovic cruises into French Open third round


He did not face a break point and won 85 percent (17 of 20) of his second-serve points. Seeded losers in the men's second round: No. 23 Ivo Karlovic. Nevertheless, Djokovic was not affected by the loss of the game as he still managed to comfortably serve the first set out after just 29 minutes, and seemed to be strolling to the win. Read More »

Lions prioritise test wins after arriving in New Zealand

But after being one of the first Lions to report for duty at Gatland's training camp in Cardiff last month, Laidlaw is primed for a leadership role in Saturday's tour opener against the Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei. New Zealand's national carrier has taken a potshot at trans-Tasman rivals Qantas after the British and Irish Lions chose to fly here on the Australian airline. Read More »

Jeb Bush No Longer Interested in Buying Marlins


Both the Associated Press and the Miami Herald are reporting that Jeb has dropped out of the quest for the Marlins, leaving Jeets to try to secure the necessary funding on his own. Jeffrey Loria, who has owned the Marlins since 2002, began expressing interest in selling the team late past year. Romney is the son of former Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney . Read More »

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll arrested for DWI


He was released Monday afternoon by the Dallas County Sheriff's Department on a $500 bond. A Cowboys official said, "We are aware of the situation and are gathering information at this time". 1 cornerback after Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne left the team in free agency. It is certainly troubling news for a Dallas Cowboys team that purposely rebuilt it's secondary from top to bottom this offseason. Read More »