Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers) with a dunk vs the Toronto Raptors, 05/11/2021
MADRID (Reuters) -Alexander Zverev avenged his defeat by Dominic Thiem in last year's U.S. Open final in clinical fashion on Saturday, beating the Austrian 6-3 6-4 to reach the final of the Madrid Open. Zverev, who beat top seed and tournament favourite Rafa Nadal in straight sets in the quarter-finals on Friday, will meet Matteo Berrettini in Sunday's final after the Italian beat Norway's Casper Ruud 6-4 6-4 in the second semi-final. Germany's Zverev, who was champion in Madrid in 2018, made a strong start, breaking Thiem early in each set in what turned out to be a routine victory, despite a swirling wind at Caja Magica.
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The FOX late Sunday afternoon game in Week One is always one of the premiere games of the NFL schedule. Last year, that’s where the league put Tom Brady vs. Drew Brees in their first matchup as NFC South rivals. This year, that’s where the league is putting Aaron Rodgers — whether he’s with the [more]
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Matthew Wolff won’t have another chance to replicate his PGA Championship debut. He withdrew from the tournament on Tuesday night.
Multiple rallies from the Hornets on Tuesday fell short as the Nuggets handed Charlotte a third loss in the last four games, 117-112.
Ewan wins sprint finish, Nizzolo is runner-up again Pre-race favourite Landa crashes out in frenetic finale Ineos Grenadiers dealt blow as Sivakov crashes hard Caleb Ewan took victory on stage five of the Giro d'Italia as a crash-strewn finish in Cattolica ended the general classification hopes of Mikel Landa and Pavel Sivakov. The Australian Ewan took his fourth career Giro stage as he came from behind to outsprint Giacomo Nizzolo and Elia Viviani on the line – an 11th career second place in his home grand tour for the winless Nizzolo. But Bahrain Victorious' Landa did not finish the stage and left the race in an ambulance after a heavy crash involving Tuesday's stage winner Joe Dombrowski on the approach to town, crucially outside the three kilometre marker which would have spared those caught up any time losses. Israel Start-up Nation's Alessandro De Marchi avoided the spills to retain the pink jersey but called the tight, technical finish to the 177km stage from Modena "a crazy circus". "The road was really difficult and technical, even too dangerous in my opinion so in the last 70km there was really a lot of stress and I hope the guys that crashed are fine," he said. UAE Team Emirates' Dombrowski – second overnight – rode in battered and bruised on his 30th birthday, his king of the mountains jersey torn, as he tumbled down the standings, with Louis Vervaeke of Alpecin-Fenix now closest to De Marchi, 42 seconds down. Sivakov, who had been a potential foil for Egan Bernal for Ineos Grenadiers, also crossed the line in pain after his own incident 15km from the finish. It was a dramatic climax to a relatively sedate stage, virtually pan flat and ridden in sunshine after Tuesday's wet and cold day finish in the mountains. The threat of crosswinds did not materialise to leave the sprinters to contest affairs, and it was Ewan who had the class to come around the two Italians and tick one box in his goal of winning a stage of all three grand tours this season. "It was a relief," the Lotto-Soudal rider said. "My goal this year is to win in all three and the first sprint stage didn't go so good, so there was a lot of pressure on me and all the team to do the job. "They out-performed themselves, they were so good today and without them I couldn't have been so fresh at the finish." With Dombrowski dropping, Britain's Hugh Carthy is up to ninth place for EF Education-Nippo with a deficit of one minute 38 seconds, one second ahead of Bernal. Simon Yates sits in 14th place, a further 10 seconds back. PA
Kendrick Perkins and Chris Mannix discuss what big roster moves the Celtics need to make this offseason and why Marcus Smart might be one of them.
Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez each hit solo homers, as the Yankees beat the Rays, 3-1
It is the only known jersey photo-matched to Jordan's 1982-83 season with the North Carolina Tar Heels when he was named Sporting News' NCAA Player of the Year. It broke the previous record for a Jordan jersey when a full game-worn Chicago Bulls uniform from Jordan's 1986-87 season was sold for $480,000 in October, also at Heritage Auctions.
We continue to play in Oakland until something changes. Its the same for me, the same feeling I always have playing there.
Masters runner-up Will Zalatoris could not catch Hideki Matsuyama at Augusta National Golf Club but did track the Japanese major champion down on Tuesday ahead of this week's AT&T Byron Nelson in McKinney, Texas. Zalatoris said he bumped into Matsuyama in a parking lot at TPC Craig Ranch, where first-round action begins on Thursday, for the first time since he finished one shot back of him at the year's first major in April. "I tried to see him after the tournament was over, but he obviously had some more important things to do," Zalatoris, who was the only player with four under-par rounds at the Masters, said in his pre-tournament news conference on Tuesday.
Jordan Poole hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:43 left, Andrew Wiggins scored the next time down and finished with 38 points, rallying the Warriors past the Phoenix Suns 122-116 on Tuesday night. Draymond Green notched his sixth triple-double of the season and 29th of his career with 11 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds as the Warriors made it two straight clutch wins during the playoff push. Curry made a 9-foot jumper with 45 seconds left while falling to the floor, a bright finish to his 21-point performance on another tough outing for him shooting 3-pointers.
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The question hovered over the Chicago Blackhawks throughout a promising season, and it remains in place right now.
The complete 2021 NFL schedule will be announced Wednesday night, but the league already has revealed every Week 1 matchup for the regular season. The Patriots will host the Dolphins.