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Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal ousts Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic
Thiem 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 yesterday in the Madrid Open final to win his third straight title and continue his good form heading into the French Open . "I think he played a very good match in Barcelona". The Spanish tennis player now has a chance to win his fifth title in Madrid . Neither player could break again and while the home favourite took the lead in the tie-break, his Austrian opponent briefly staged a comeback before Nadal clinched the set.



Barcelona favourite to win Copa del Rey against Alaves

Luis Enrique has hailed the progress of Neymar during his three-year reign at Barcelona , but rued the lack of trophies in an impressive individual season for the forward in 2016-17. Those same board members also stand accused, with some justification, of failing to properly honour the players who won Barcelona's first European Cup at Wembley 25 years ago, last week.



Wenger Blasts 'Disgraceful' Section Of Arsenal Supporters

They have been given further help by the fact that Arsene Wenger is suffering from an injury crisis with Petr Cech, Gabriel Paulista and Shkodran Mustafi all set to miss out through injury, while Laurent Koscielny is suspended. I just want to make a decision, is it right or is it wrong, is it good or not? That has nothing to do with competence. Even winning the FA Cup for a record seventh time would not convince some he is the right man but Wenger insists his decision will be what is ...



Disappointing End, But An Overall Successful Season For Boston Celtics

It was a very welcomed sight in Irving's case, after he rolled his left ankle in the third quarter of Cleveland's Game 4 win. Led by its Big Three, Cleveland quickly built a 21-point lead in the first quarter, while getting lots of contributions from their teammates.



Arsenal deny Chelsea double as Ramsey seals FA Cup

Thankfully, though, there could be saving grace in the form of an FA Cup trophy, something Wenger could get his hands on if the Gunners beat Premier League champions Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday. It would have also been a flawless way for the Blues to wrap up their season, as it was a 3-0 loss to Arsenal in September that that focused Chelsea to adapt their strategy early on in the Premiership.


Matt Adams: Adams slugs first home in Braves uniform

Matt Adams: Adams slugs first home in Braves uniform

The right-hander pitched five innings and allowed two runs, one earned, on eight hits and two walks. So the team has decided to choose a unique team name for next season. Cole ended his five-start winless streak Wednesday, when he limited Washington to one run and three hits over seven innings. "I've got to do a good job of just staying gap to gap and not trying to get too pull-happy", he said.