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Sports Sharapova targeting return to the top
Author: 0 Sharapova targeting return to the top

Even that could be avoided if she reaches the semi-finals in Rome , which would take her to a ranking of around 100 and get her directly into the main event. Only 24 players have earned 600 or more wins. Sam Querrey upset French 11th seed Lucas Pouille 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (10/8). Sharapova was down a break on three different occasions in the first set but eventually made the necessary adjustments and cruised through the second set to improve her lifetime record to 5-0 against McHale.

Sports Eder blasts Inter Milan teammates after Sassuolo humiliation
Author: 0 Eder blasts Inter Milan teammates after Sassuolo humiliation

Inter Milan's forgettable campaign continued with a 2-1 home defeat by Sassuolo, during which some of the home fans walked out in protest. The loss left Inter eighth and likely out of the Europa League places. After all those months of rumors, ahead of their game on Sunday, Inter director Piero Ausilio has finally admitted that things aren't exactly looking rosy in the search for a new head coach.

Sports No fresh injury for Rory McIlory scans reveal
Author: 0 No fresh injury for Rory McIlory scans reveal

World number two Rory McIlroy will have an MRI test on his troublesome back in Belfast on Tuesday (NZT) in an effort to identify the cause of his discomfort, he said on Saturday (NZT). "So it might just be a flare-up of what happened previously and I just need to rest for a few days and it might be ok. I feel like I can distinguish what the difference is between the two, so it's about making sure there's no spasm and it doesn't really tighten up around the joint".

Author: 0 Wenger: Top Four Failure Won't Affect Arsenal Transfer Plans

Liverpool's 4-0 victory over West Ham this weekend meant the Gunners are now relying on Jurgen Klopp's side slipping up at home to Middlesbrough on the final day of the season. Arsenal are presently find themselves three points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City and four behind Liverpool , who have played a game fewer.

Sports Si Woo Kim exits AT&T Byron Nelson with back injury
Author: 0 Si Woo Kim exits AT&T Byron Nelson with back injury

After qualifying for the PGA Tour at just 17, he won his first tournament past year in North Carolina at the Windham Championship. Kim won the Championship. It will be interesting to see if Kim can build from this success, winning more tournaments this year, or competing in majors. Si Woo Kim is now the youngest player to ever win The Players Championship.

Sports 'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee
Author: 0 'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee

Jenkins-Hernandez says that her conversations with Aaron Hernandez prior to his death were "completely normal", and and that he said nothing to lead her to believe he was depressed, let alone committing suicide. It puts me in a place where I feel he may have been then if that's the case". Jenkins-Hernandez also said Hernandez typically signed his letters with "Your Soulmate".

Sports Nadal favourite to clinch title after Madrid masters win
Author: 0 Nadal favourite to clinch title after Madrid masters win

Paris: Rafael Nadal's climb one place to fourth in the world on the strength of his Madrid Masters win was confirmed in the latest ATP rankings released Monday. Nadal also tied Novak Djokovic in winning 30 ATP Tour Masters 1000 series. "I unfortunately lost in Australia, but mentally I felt better and better as time went by", Djokovic said.

Author: 0 Alonso gives McLaren til October to prove winning credentials

Fernando Alonso saw the chequered flag and nearly immediately jumped on a private jet after his home Spanish grand prix late on Sunday. Alonso has finished only one in four races so far this season, with McLaren yet to score a point, and he failed to start in Russian Federation two weeks ago when the vehicle halted on the formation lap.

Author: 0 "Boston" close to the Eastern conference finals

For Boston, scoring in transition is useful; for Washington , it is essential. Three different players recorded at least five assists. WASHINGTON (AP) - Isaiah Thomas' Boston Celtics and John Wall's Washington Wizards have built something of a rivalry this season, going back and forth, trading wins on the court and barbs off it, from the "Funeral Game" in January to the lost tooth and ejection of their current playoff series .

Author: 0 'Canelo' Alvarez dominates Chavez Jr., Golovkin next up

Alvarez was rarely tested against Chavez Jr and Golovkin does not see him as a serious threat to his crown. A confident Canelo didn't bother to sit in his corner after the seventh round of a fight that wasn't almost as competitive as hoped.

Author: 0 Guus Hiddink backs Conte to stay on as Chelsea manager

Chelsea's triumph saw Conte become the fourth Italian to win the Premier League, following in the footsteps of Roberto Mancini, Carlo Ancelotti and Ranieri, who stunned the sporting world when he sensationally guided Leicester City to the title last season before being sacked in February.

Author: 0 Kelly Oubre: Hits by Kelly Olynyk ended with retaliation

Isaiah Thomas led the team in scoring with 19 points, Terry Rozier, added 16 points, Kelly Olynyk had 14 points while Al Horford chipped in with 11 points. Oubre received a flagrant 2 foul, was ejected from the game and suspended for game 4. "So the audience you're going after, you have already made dislike you".

Author: 0 Pochettino: There will be no excuses for Tottenham at Wembley next season

Tottenham will need to get over the disappointment of Chelsea wrapping up the title swiftly if they are to secure the runners-up spot this season. But I have to play them mixed. Their only win came at the expense of CSKA Moscow in their final Champions League game of the season whilst they drew with Gent in the Europa League.

Sports Max Verstappen not expecting a repeat of historic Spanish Grand Prix win
Author: 0 Max Verstappen not expecting a repeat of historic Spanish Grand Prix win

Hopefully closer but I don't think we can expect to come out and win. "Obviously Ferrari and Mercedes have been better than us so far, but we've tried to keep the damage within limits". Mercedes was first and second in both Barcelona Friday sessions, with Ferrari a second off in the morning and closing to within half a second later on.

Author: 0 Chris Sale won't be suspended for throwing behind Manny Machado

The heated series when the Boston Red Sox hosted the Baltimore Orioles this week caused a stir in the baseball world. Two days after Machado's questionable slide, Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes threw a 90-mph pitch behind Machado's head. Andrew Benintendi teased a game-changing grand slam with two outs in the Red Sox's seventh, but his deep fly ball to right field was tracked down by defensive replacement Joey Rickard.

Sports Stoke out to upset Arsenal's Champions League hopes
Author: 0 Stoke out to upset Arsenal's Champions League hopes

The Gunners are now one point above Manchester United and three behind Manchester City in fourth. Asked by Standard Sport whether hiring a plane to trail a banner against the manager was reflective of the values of Arsenal , Wenger said: "I want to focus on football".

Sports Guus Hiddink backs Antonio Conte to stay on as Chelsea manager
Author: 0 Guus Hiddink backs Antonio Conte to stay on as Chelsea manager

The Italian became the fourth manager - after Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Manuel Pellegrini - to win the Premier League in his first season in English soccer, and he was thrown in the air by his celebrating players in joyous scenes after the final whistle.

Sports Washington's Oubre suspended for key playoff game
Author: 0 Washington's Oubre suspended for key playoff game

The Wizards led by as many as 26 and outscored the Celtics (237-191) in the two games in D.C. Washington had no answer to Isaiah Thomas' explosive scoring early in the series, as he totaled 86 points and attempted 56 field goals during Games 1 and 2.

Sports Man Utd coach Mourinho admits winning Europa League is top priority now
Author: 0 Man Utd coach Mourinho admits winning Europa League is top priority now

Neville believes Mourinho smiling and laughing during post-match interviews, showed that his focus was probably on next Thursday's Europa League semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo at Old Trafford. The in-demand England worldwide has interest from other big clubs, who will make him a defensive mainstay. Asked for his opinion on the matter, Gilberto said: "I want him to stay".

Author: 0 Rory McIlroy dealing with sore back again

Playing for the first time since he won his first major in the Masters, Garcia, who was 4-over par after his first six holes in Thursday's first round, shot a 5-under-par 67 to move onto the first page of the leaderboard. "That's just what we play for is trying to win in majors and world events and big events like The Players", Oosthuizen said. He basked in the afterglow of the Masters earlier in the week, receiving hearty congratulations from his peers, hearty cheers from the spectators.