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Nadal ends Djokovic hoodoo to reach another Madrid final

Nadal ends Djokovic hoodoo to reach another Madrid final

Novak Djokovic came to play the Madrid Open 2017 semi-final against Rafael Nadal. Djokovic, who missed some playing time this season because of an elbow injury, has won only 14 matches this year. World No.9 Thiem beat Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas 6-4 6-4 in the other semi-final. In the Women's Madrid Open defending champion Simona Halep cruised back into the final for the third time in four years with a 6-2, 6-3 over Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova.


Wenger 'Rich' fans don't influence me, says Arsenal's manager

Wenger 'Rich' fans don't influence me, says Arsenal's manager

The visitors found the breakthrough just before the break through Giroud, who converted Hector Bellerin's cross, with Mesut Ozil doubling their lead shortly after the restart, latching onto Alexis Sanchez's through ball before finishing past Jack Butland.


Cricket body respond to Aussie pay threat

Cricket body respond to Aussie pay threat

May 14 Cricket Australia (CA) boss James Sutherland has warned Australia's players will not be given alternative contracts if they fail to agree to terms by June 30 in an escalation of a protracted pay dispute, local media reported. Alistair Nicholson, the ACA chief executive, criticised what he called CA's attempt to "drive a wedge in Australian cricket" and reiterated the association's call for independent mediation of pay talks.



Alonso & McLaren's troubled F1 auto finally shows progress

Alonso, who has half his $40m (£31.1m) salary paid by Honda, has had engine issues in three of four races. "So when I discovered that I had two hours free, instead of being on the sofa and watching television, I went for some training". "I am confident we will do a good start, maybe gain some positions, and who knows?" "I try to support the team and drive as fast as I can, but the problem is not entirely mine".



Real Madrid to face Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final

Ricardo Carvalho has praised Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, saying the Frenchman has already secured his standing as a "great coach". As I've mentioned before, I quite like how straightforward Zidane is when he talks to the press.



Ryan Blaney takes Kansas pole as 11 fail to pass inspection

Blaney, who had fresher tires than Jones, easily pulled ahead, but Truex also surged forward, then slipped right before Blaney could block him from going three-wide into turn one. Larson, who qualified for the post-season last season by virtue of his first career win at MI, struggled mightily in two starts at Kansas a year ago, finishing 35th and 30th.