Sports Pavlyuchenkova topples Kerber for fourth Monterrey crown
Author: 0 Pavlyuchenkova topples Kerber for fourth Monterrey crown

Angelique was making me play every single point, so I felt as though I'd already given a lot in the first set. Kerber's reward is a semi-final showdown with fourth seed Carla Suarez Navarro . I'll have Fed Cup, playing for my country. "There was a very important game at 2-4 where we won the deciding point and helped us win the second set".

Sports Yankees worth big league-high $3.7 billion
Author: 0 Yankees worth big league-high $3.7 billion

The Pirates are in the eighth year of 10-year local television contract with Root Sports that the Post-Gazette has reported pays the team about $20 million per year. The New York Yankees are now worth $3.7 billion. They are worth an estimated $2 billion, up 21 percent from previous year. The eight-highest valued franchise, the Los Angeles Angels, were valued at $1.75 billion with a value growth of 31%.

Author: 0 Leicester: Foxes can cause upset - Guppy

Unlike Leicester, who after their barely believable title win experienced an emphatic downturn in results which ultimately cost coach Claudio Ranieri his job in February, there was no hard follow-up campaign for Atletico. "The difference between teams' budgets is something to remember, but in the end it doesn't have to be definitive", Atletico president Enrique Cerezo said last week.

Author: 0 What Wenger said after Arsenal's humiliation at Crystal Palace

The Toffees sit one place behind them on goal difference, seven points off the top four with just eight games to play. "We understand that our fans are very unhappy". It is Arsenal . It's the same things year in, year out. It is not clear where the Spain worldwide has fled to since the events at Selhurst Park but Arsenal players appear to have been given the day off to recover despite their shambolic display.

Sports US, Canada And Mexico Declare Combined Bid To Host The World Cup
Author: 0 US, Canada And Mexico Declare Combined Bid To Host The World Cup

The US, Canada and Mexico bid is said to be a favorite for the 2026 World Cup as the two previous World Cup hosts, Europe and Asia, can not bid for the next event. Argentina and Uruguay - the original World Cup host in 1930 - are focused on a centenary tournament in 2030, however. Montreal's Olympic Stadium, with a 56,000 capacity, was built for the 1976 Games, and Toronto's Rogers Centre which holds 53,000 are unlikely to be used in their current states.

Sports Thompson hit with four-shot penalty in final round
Author: 0 Thompson hit with four-shot penalty in final round

Thompson was informed that she'd be penalized on the 12th hole Sunday. The payout for her second-place finish was just over $250,000 more than $154,000 less than she would have gotten had she won the tournament. Handled that with grace and fight. This time, LPGA star Lexi Thompson took center stage. Prior to the 18th hole, the gallery - now fully aware of the ramshackle circumstances surrounding Thompson's penalties - began chanting her name.

Author: 0 Federer beats Nadal to win Miami Open

Since a six month injury layoff Federer for me is playing the best tennis of his career. As for Federer, he needed three tiebreaks to advance past Kyrgios. "If I'm not healthy, I won't be in these finals with Rafa", he said . Nadal's consequent fist pump evoked memories of see-saw exchanges they have shared over the years and he punched the air after defending a second break point to take the game - showcasing belief he could yet disturb Federer's seemingly unflappable rhythm.

Author: 0 Late Ibrahimovic penalty salvages United 1-1 draw vs Everton

Many of United's recent setbacks have stemmed from its failure to turn possession and clear-cut chances into goals, but this wasn't one of those occasions. United struck the crossbar twice, through Ander Herrera and substitute Paul Pogba, in another frustrating home game. We made a few other defensive mistakes in the second half but we also created some good chances on the counter and couldn't take them.

Sports Russell Westbrook Ties Oscar Robertson With 41st Triple-Double
Author: 0 Russell Westbrook Ties Oscar Robertson With 41st Triple-Double

The race for the sixth seed in the Western Conference heats up Wednesday night in Memphis as the Grizzlies try to close the gap on the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder. Bucks coach Jason Kidd, who is third on the all-time triple-double list with 107, said Westbrook's charge toward history had energized the entire Thunder team.

Sports Yordano Ventura's mother throws out first pitch at Royals' home opener
Author: 0 Yordano Ventura's mother throws out first pitch at Royals' home opener

Ventura passed away this January in a auto wreck in the Dominican Republic. But, his signature moment may have come during the previous Fall Classic, when Ventura shut out the Giants over seven innings to force Game 7 - despite learning his close buddy, Cardinals outfielder Oscar Tavares, had just been killed in his own vehicle crash in the Dominican.

Author: 0 James scores 34 as Cavs stop slide with win over Sixers

Lue said meetings are only effective "if you did something about it. Blame it on me", he joked. "I had the right intentions in my mind, but I had the wrong intentions come out of my mouth", James said on Fox Sports Ohio once the game ended.

Author: 0 Manchester United down Sunderland to keep top-four hopes alive

Henrikh Mkhitaryan made it 2-0 before Marcus Rashford scored late on to hand the visitors the vital 3-points. Ibrahimovic's performance earned him an impressive 92/100 on the Goal Pressure Index, presented by Sure and powered by Opta data, which provides the first ever system to measure and rate a team and player's performance under pressure.

Author: 0 Kiwis rally after loss of Latham

The first test in Dunedin ended in a draw after the final day was also washed out. "It's going to personally be a big challenge", the 32-year-old, who plays for Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPL, said. That win seemed to underline the superiority of the South African team and New Zealand was given little chance of saving the series after losing frontline seamers Tim Southee and Trent Boult and leading batsman Ross Taylor to injuries.

Author: 0 Verstappen passes 9 cars in one lap in masterful China race

Hamilton started from pole position and led from beginning to end to capture the 54th race title of his career and his first of the new Formula One season. In the end, Ricciardo would have to settle for fourth, with the gap between the two Red Bull drivers ending up being less than a second. Hamilton finished tied on points with then team mate Fernando Alonso in 2007, the McLaren pair ending the season one point behind champion Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari.

Sports New York restaurant brings rapper Tupac's cafe vision to life
Author: 0 New York restaurant brings rapper Tupac's cafe vision to life

All the performers took one final bow in honor of a man many consider to be the greatest rapper of all time. Of the bond he and Shakur shared, Snoop said: "But to me, Tupac was first and foremost a homeboy". calling him, for example, both courageous and afraid. "I'm here to make sure Tupac is remembered the way he ought to be: A strong black man who stood for his".

Sports Ibrahimovic helps Man United past 10-man Sunderland
Author: 0 Ibrahimovic helps Man United past 10-man Sunderland

United were given a helping hand when Sebastian Larsson was controversially sent off for a challenge on Ander Herrera with the scores at 1-0, but Ibrahimovic would not say if he believed his compatriot deserved a red card. We had a couple of situations but no more than that and we were playing quite compact and solid. After struggling initially, Sunderland began to get a foothold in the game around the 20-minute mark, with Bryan Oviedo sending a free kick straight at Sergio Romero, and ...

Author: 0 Zlatan: I was born old and will die young

Leicester, who face Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, made five changes ahead of their trip to Spain and the defeat ended the run of five wins in a row since Craig Shakespeare replaced Claudio Ranieri as manager.

Sports Man United make contact with Arsenal star regarding summer move
Author: 0 Man United make contact with Arsenal star regarding summer move

Neither Alexis nor Romelu Lukaku want to renew with their respective clubs, hoping to move to Chelsea to play Champions League football next season. Arsène Wenger, who joined the club in 1996 and has been the most successful manager Arsenal has had, is yet to reveal whether he will extend his contract, which expires at the end of the season.

Sports Griezmann to lead Atletico against Real Madrid in derby
Author: 0 Griezmann to lead Atletico against Real Madrid in derby

Florentino meanwhile, praised the Portuguese defender: "Pepe is an example both on and off the field - he carries Real Madrid in his heart. We freed Correa and are left with a bitter taste because in the end we were close to winning", he said .