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Dominic Thiem produces clinical performance to send Novak Djokovic packing

Dominic Thiem produces clinical performance to send Novak Djokovic packing

Thiem , who reached the semi-finals past year when he lost to Djokovic , will face nine-times champion Rafa Nadal next. "Of course it will be hard because Rafa is the best player on the surface in history". Nishikori broke early in the fifth set and was serving for the match when Chung broke back, but the Japanese player sealed the result when his opponent double faulted.


Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue won't alter plan

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue won't alter plan

With unmatched firepower, the Warriors are pushing the pace and the Cavaliers to exhaustion. "We play our game". The Cavs need to get J.R. Smith going, they need to get Channing Frye going and even Deron Williams . Offensively, Cleveland is shooting 40.3 percent from the field and just 31.7 percent on three-pointers in the Finals. We have the locomotive" James "out there.



Girl Disqualified From Soccer For Looking Like A Boy

While the Springfield Soccer Club organizers have already offered the prospect of the Cachorros appealing the ruling that barred Hernandez, some of the most famous names in women's soccer have stepped forward to support the young Omaha starlet.


Canterbury Crusaders preparing for tough encounter against Lions

Canterbury Crusaders preparing for tough encounter against Lions

Gatland had said all 41 members of the squad would get an opportunity to play in the opening three games of the tour before he began to decide on combinations for the first test against the All Blacks on June 24. We found out a lot about his brother Scottie Barrett under pressure and Jordie coming away with us to tour with us past year gave him a taste of what it's like without any of the pressure.


Play starts in women's quarterfinals in Paris

Play starts in women's quarterfinals in Paris

No. 6 seed Dominic Thiem pummeled Djokovic in straight sets, 7-6, 6-3, 6-0, causing Djokovic to suffer a rare bagel in the final set of the quarterfinal match. Since winning a career Grand Slam in France last year, the 12-time Slam victor has suffered a slump in form, winning just a single title so far this year.



Saudis say pressure is all on Socceroos

The Saudis appeared at four consecutive World Cups from 1994 to '06, but haven't qualified since then and winger Yahya Al-Shehri is only too aware of the context of the game against Australia . That was grist to the mill to those in the Gulf of Arabia who have railed against Australia joining the Asian Football Confederation in 2006. That's because Japan faces a tricky away trip to Tehran to face Iraq - which held Australia to a 1-1 draw in March.