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Nadal wins his 5th Madrid Open title

Eighth seed Thiem can take great heart from his performance, which was a vast improvement from his Barcelona Open defeat to Nadal , with the Austrian keeping the 14-times Grand Slam victor concerned throughout with some brutal baseline hitting.


Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal sets up semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic

Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal sets up semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic

In his first clay-court tournament, in Monte Carlo, Djokovic was eliminated by David Goffin in quarterfinals. "Most things weren't working particularly well", Murray said. "I can not promise to play or pull out right now". (AP Photo/Paul White). CORRECTING SCORES: Novak Djokovic of Serbia sits between games during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match against to Nicolas Almagro of Spain in Madrid , Spain, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.



Cartoon of the Day: Antonio Conte's winning formula

The Blues claimed a second title in three seasons on Friday after their 1-0 win away to West Brom ensured that they can not be caught by second-place Tottenham in their final three matches. But he's taken it all in his stride. Chelsea have of course been partying since that win over West Brom on Friday, at least in spirit if not in body since the boys were back in training yesterday continuing to put in the work that got us this far, and will hopefully get us the rest of the way (and into ...


Maria Sharapova earns ticket to Wimbledon qualifying event

Maria Sharapova earns ticket to Wimbledon qualifying event

The five-time Grand Slam champion, who is coming back onto the WTA after completing a 15-month doping ban, advanced to the second round at the sun-drenched Foro Italico as she beat McHale for a fifth time in a row. "The fact that I m back and playing three weeks in a row now and three events in a row for me is a big deal". Sharapova will find out today whether she has been handed a wildcard to this month's French Open.


Eddie Lacy's first weigh-in with Seahawks carries $55k incentive

Eddie Lacy's first weigh-in with Seahawks carries $55k incentive

The Seahawks want to make sure Lacy stays in shape, and what better way to do so than to give him money. That would put him three pounds away from another $55,000 bonus next month. He had appeared to slim down at least somewhat, and was off to a very productive start early on in 2016 before an ankle injury landed him on injured reserve for the season.