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Troubled sleep, then a French Open dream for Bacsinszky

On the bottom half of the women's singles draw, the seeds held, as (2) Karolina Pliskova will take on (3) Simona Halep. Bacsinszky will be playing in her second Roland Garros semifinal in the last three years at an event she called "magic" for her.


Conor McGregor Makes Top 25 Of Forbes' Highest-Paid Athletes List

Conor McGregor Makes Top 25 Of Forbes' Highest-Paid Athletes List

This year McGregor made it to No.24 on the list, with Forbes estimating his earnings at a whopping $34 million over the past year, up from No.85 with $22 million a year earlier. It is players from the US, who have dominated the list with as many as 63 from the country, comprising basketball, baseball and American football players.



McLaren close to reaching 'fork in the road' with Honda

Just a day after McLaren boss Zak Brown set a 90 day deadline by which time the future of the team's relationship with Honda is decided, so too Fernando Alonso has set a limit on the amount of time he will give the pair before admitting "enough is enough".



Thiem ready for tougher test in Nadal

Wawrinka, like Murray a three-time major victor, has made his trademark understated progress to a third successive Roland Garros semi-final. "I just had a positive win-error statistic today that's very important". They can produce terrific exchanges, with Wawrinka ripping his spectacular one-handed backhand and Murray using his tremendous court coverage and defense to extend rallies.


Nadal, Djokovic into quarters as champion Muguruza exits

Nadal, Djokovic into quarters as champion Muguruza exits

Djokovic is coming off his cleanest match of the tournament in which he had just 30 unforced errors and was broken three times. Wednesday saw him suffer a first 6-0 "bagel" at a Slam since the 2005 US Open while the defeat will see him slip out of the world's top two for the first time in six years.


British Lions vs Blues: five things we learned

British Lions vs Blues: five things we learned

Should the Crusaders inflict defeat on such a strong side, it could leave the Lions in disarray and send Gatland scurrying back the drawing board to sketch out a Plan B with only three matches to iron out the details before facing the All Blacks.