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Venus, Muguruza Out; French Open to Have 1st-Time Slam Champ

The Spaniard won the second set 6-3, taking it to a decider - a big feat considering the crowd, firmly behind their local player, jeered between Muguruza's first and second serves, with Mladenovic joining in to shout " Forza! " or 'push harder!' every time Muguruza faulted.


Buttler bolsters England against New Zealand

Buttler bolsters England against New Zealand

In a cold and blustery Cardiff , England posted a decent total of 310 against New Zealand , with Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales all making half-centuries. By now, England is ruling group A in Points Table with two points followed by Australia , Bangladesh and New Zealand respectively. "I think if we're truly going to be contenders for this tournament, we need to beat the best teams - and Australia are one of the best teams", he said.



Jimmie Johnson rolls the dice but falls short of another 600 win

AUSTIN DILLON , No. 3 DOW Salutes Veterans Chevrolet (Winner): "It hasn't sunk in, truthfully. You wouldn't believe how much time you lose just trying to pass those guys". "We're in the chase, baby". He beat Kyle Busch to the flag by 0.835 seconds in a race that was delayed for one hour, 39 minutes and 56 seconds due to rain.



Kerber in shock early exit, Kvitova returns

Petra Kvitova said she is eagerly looking ahead to returning to Wimbledon after her "fairytale" French Open comeback ended in the second round. Indeed, just being there under a cloud-filled sky in the main stadium at Roland Garros was a victory for Kvitova, who needed surgery on her left hand - the one she holds her racket with - after being stabbed by an intruder in the Czech Republic in late December.



America's Cup challenger races postponed due to high wind

High winds and intermittent lashing rain made for what four-time Olympic gold medallist Ainslie called "an incredible day of racing". Team New Zealand are left to assess the damage to the multi-million pound catamaran ahead of the remainder of the series, though a forecast for stronger wind could see racing cancelled, buying the Kiwis some extra recovery time.



Golden: Durant's dominance has made NBA Finals a mismatch

I don't think either is out here playing for the title of best player in the world. The game's defining sequence came in the third quarter when Curry used a dazzling display of dribbling to dart past the much-bigger James and finish with a layup off the glass.