• US seek breathing space in push for World Cup 2018
US seek breathing space in push for World Cup 2018

In most double-fixture periods during World Cup qualifying , a game against archrival Mexico would be deemed to be the more crucial of the two matches for the U.S. For starters, John Brooks returned to training but has battled a thigh injury. "He's a special talent", said national team coach Bruce Arena . To do that the United States is retur...

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  • Fowler seeks to tighten up game before US Open
Fowler seeks to tighten up game before US Open

Eastern time from the 10th tee box at Southwind. The FedEx St. Jude Classic officially starts Thursday and runs through Sunday at TPC Southwind . With eight par 4s measuring between 445-500 yards, players who can score low in this range have a big advantage since nearly half the holes play at that length.

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  • Thiem upsets Djokovic; sets date with Nadal in French Open semis
Thiem upsets Djokovic; sets date with Nadal in French Open semis

The other semi-final pits world No.1 Andy Murray against in-form Swiss Stan Wawrinka , the third seed. The 23-year-old has reached the last four in Paris for the second consecutive year. "It's great for me to be in the semi-finals again". "It looks right now as if Djokovic doesn't want to be on the court". Thiem said that while he fe...

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  • Kellogg fights tennis star over Special K
Kellogg fights tennis star over Special K

But the cereal company has now taken action against him in federal court, almost a year and a half after they first tried to block the 21-year-old by lodging opposition against the trademark. "The Kokkinakis Company has applied to register Special K as a trademark and we are defending our trademark", a Kellogg's spokesperson told the BBC .

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  • Jamie Vardy withdraws from England squad after suffering injury
Jamie Vardy withdraws from England squad after suffering injury

We didn't necessarily know any more than you did about how he would look. "We know the strengths of their individuals but we don't know the nature of their joint performance". "If one of these guys get the victor people will always remember it". In the fearlessness and resilience of the Celtic left-back, who started the week of his 20th birth...

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  • Warriors top Cavaliers to move one win from perfection
Warriors top Cavaliers to move one win from perfection

Big play: Kevin Durant landed a three-pointer with 45 seconds left on the clock. You don't write off LeBron. That's due mostly to the addition of Kevin Durant , obviously. Should the Warriors stay healthy and together - and it would cost them enormously in salaries and taxes - they should be a title threat every year. But then you look at thos...

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  • Thierry Henry: 'Everyone at Arsenal is waiting for Premier League title'
Thierry Henry: 'Everyone at Arsenal is waiting for Premier League title'

Arsenal finished fifth, outside of Champions League Qualification for the first time during Wenger's tenure, and behind North London rivals Tottenham for the first time since the 1994/1995 season. Their convincing win against Chelsea in the FA Cup Final made them perhaps the hottest team in the final month of the season, momentum that the cl...

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  • Buffalo Bills NFL Trade and Roster Rumors: Bills Interested in Jeremy Maclin
Buffalo Bills NFL Trade and Roster Rumors: Bills Interested in Jeremy Maclin

Former Kansas City Chiefs' wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was released by the team late Friday night and has been the talk of many National Football League rumors over this past weekend. I think we're always out there looking. The team's ability to thrive after cutting ties with Maclin rests on the lessons that quartet learned from him the past ...

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  • Djokovic hints at taking a break
Djokovic hints at taking a break

Friday's other semi-final will pitch world number one Murray, the runner-up to Djokovic in 2016, against 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka . Nadal moved into a 10th French Open semi-final after opponent Pablo Carreno Busta retired. "Don't put Andre in the midst of this", said Djokovic, who slumped to a second-round loss against wildcard Denis...

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  • Defending champion Novak Djokovic loses in French Open quarterfinals
Defending champion Novak Djokovic loses in French Open quarterfinals

We just got to know each other". But it was all change today, with defending Roland Garros champion Djokovic crushed 7-6 6-3 6-0 by Thiem . "The only positive Djokovic can draw from his crushing defeat by Thiem is that he can't play any worse than he is doing at the moment", said a disenchanted supporter.

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  • Title-chasing Thiem gears up for tough Nadal test
Title-chasing Thiem gears up for tough Nadal test

Having started the French Open harbouring significant doubts about his form, Murray has played himself into familiar territory. Novak Djokovic is out of the French Open . PARIS (AP) - Teenager Jelena Ostapenko advanced to the semifinals of the French Open by rallying past former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

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  • Role players are the Game 3 key
Role players are the Game 3 key

I can look at the Cavs bench and see only 11 points in 54 minutes, Kyle Korver (8 points) the only substitute making a field goal. That's really the only history we need to make. "Ty Lue is the biggest hurdle in the way of LeBron's greatness and his legacy, not the Golden State Warriors ". "You never want to be down 2-0 in a series against ...

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  • Ravindra Jadeja Blessed With A Baby Girl, Wishes Galore On Social Media
Ravindra Jadeja Blessed With A Baby Girl, Wishes Galore On Social Media

The 28-year-old's wife Reeva Solanki gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday night, while her Dad was preparing to entrap the Sri Lankan batsmen in his spinning web in order to confirm their Semi-final berth in the Champions Trophy. Family matters a lot to me, but it was also necessary to be part of the team with an important match coming up against...

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  • Durant's late heroics lift Warriors over Cavaliers
Durant's late heroics lift Warriors over Cavaliers

One victory left for the Golden State Warriors to claim another title. A 150-point game isn't even out of reach. That's how the Warriors seem to be playing. "Yes, he can. That's why he's the best player in the world", Lue said. The Cavaliers did a much better job attacking the paint, particularly LeBron and Irving, but the Cavs shot 7-of-...

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  • Conte has told me to leave Chelsea - Diego Costa
Conte has told me to leave Chelsea - Diego Costa

Costa is now away on global duty and was speaking to reporters after Spain's 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday night when he revealed that Conte had let him know he is no longer part of the club's plans. Later in January, Tianjin Quanjian's owner said a bid to sign Costa had been scuppered by new rules over foreign players in the Chinese Super Le...

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  • Australia suffer heartbreak, match against Bangla abandoned
Australia suffer heartbreak, match against Bangla abandoned

Chasing 183, Australia reached 83-1 before rain arrived after 16 overs - four short of the number needed for a result. There was brief hope after a 55 minute delay that play may restart, with the second innings reduced to 43 overs, but by the time the ground staff had worked tirelessly to remove the covers the rain returned and with it the in...

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  • Warriors top Cavaliers and move to brink of NBA title
Warriors top Cavaliers and move to brink of NBA title

Kevin Durant got a baby jumper after driving on Tristan Thompson , who replaced Love after Love turned his ankle. As was the case in the first two games, the Cavs couldn't afford to go scoreless, or the Warriors would capitalize on the missed opportunities.

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  • Cavs Ignore Last Year's Comeback After 2-0 Hole
Cavs Ignore Last Year's Comeback After 2-0 Hole

Durant's scoring has taken pressure off Stephen Curry and allowed the Warriors to withstand Cleveland runs so well that they haven't trailed after the first quarter in either game. It also would be a spectacular development because it would mean unless a seismic shift takes place with the Cavs in the offseason, James probably isn't winning a...

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  • Oil slides on worries Middle East rift will undermine output cuts
Oil slides on worries Middle East rift will undermine output cuts

Crude oil prices declined in the previous session after rifts emerged among key members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Before Opec announced its output cut agreement at the end of November 2016, the futures curve was steep-the price of oil in 24 months was around 5.4/b higher than spot prices.

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  • Halep roars back against Svitolina to reach semi-finals
Halep roars back against Svitolina to reach semi-finals

Svitolina set up match point, but Halep saved it, and a net cord victor gave Halep the set and the momentum. Trailing by a set and two breaks in the French Open quarter-finals, just one game from defeat, Simona Halep was not exactly full of positive thoughts during a changeover before her opponent tried to serve out the victory.

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