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Sports Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty
Author: 0 Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

Days after President Donald Trump's first official visit to Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told supporters that the continent must become more self-reliant as some of its traditional allies grow increasingly undependable. His ascent to power helped put a mental cap on a one-two hit past year after Britain voted to leave the European Union and the nationalist Trump was elected in the United States.

Author: 0 Watch Scott Dixon's terrifying Indy 500 crash

The race was red-flagged for just under 19 minutes as the track crew worked to fix the damaged fence and SAFER barrier. Both drivers miraculously appeared to be left unscathed by the horrifying accident which saw Dixon's vehicle left obliterated, with just the front left wheel remaining.

Sports Angels star Trout sprains left thumb at Miami, leaves game
Author: 0 Angels star Trout sprains left thumb at Miami, leaves game

Urena was staked to a 7-1 lead through three innings and he did his best to fritter away the huge cushion. Following a two-run home run off the bat of Martín Maldonado in the top half of the fourth inning, Urena would proceed to walk three more Angel hitters before Marcell Ozuna's leather would allow the Marlins to escape the bases-loaded jam.

Sports Kerber relieved to be leaving clay behind
Author: 0 Kerber relieved to be leaving clay behind

There were a few signs of Kvitova's long absence - this was her first match since November 12 - but the good far outweighed the bad and she struck her signature forehand with familiar clout. "That's the beauty of our sport right now: Anybody can win and everybody's really good", said Shelby Rogers, an American who beat Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 7-6 (4), 6-4 on a steamy Sunday when the temperature touched 90 degrees (32 Celsius).

Author: 0 It's a 'threematch' for the NBA Finals

But it all evaporated. The Warriors are listed as seven-point favorites for Game One at home, according to CBS Sports. Golden State led the league with 67 wins this season and is a staggering 27-1 in its last 28 games - including a flawless 12-0 in the Western Conference playoffs, the first time a team has gone this deep into an National Basketball Association postseason without losing.

Sports Rogic the match victor as historic treble is secured
Author: 0 Rogic the match victor as historic treble is secured

But they could only hold on for two minutes after Jonny Hayes volleyed home from a ninth-minute corner, with Stuart Armstrong only needing a few yards of space to fire home from 20 yards. "This is exceptional", Celtic captain Scott Brown said after the match . "Whether it's managers or players, if you are doing your job and you are linked with bigger or better clubs then you are obviously doing something right".

Sports Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery
Author: 0 Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery

However, I have absolutely zero interest in watching the NBA or the NBA Finals that are coming up. It was Green who was suspended for Game 5 of last year's Finals for a swipe at James' groin - and Golden State wound up squandering a 3-1 series lead and chance at a repeat title.

Author: 0 Here's how Lewis Hamilton can win F1 Monaco Grand Prix

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo finished third, ahead of Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas . The victory is Vettel's second at the circuit and the first time a Ferrari has been at the top of the podium since Michael Schumacher won the race in 2001.

Sports Bernhard Langer wins Senior PGA for record 9th senior major
Author: 0 Bernhard Langer wins Senior PGA for record 9th senior major

Langer, 59, could break Jack Nicklaus' record this week with his ninth senior major. He tied Jack Nicklaus' senior major record last week with a comeback victory in the Regions Tradition in Alabama. Langer began the third round with a two-shot lead over Singh that held up through the first six holes. Scott McCarron and Bob Estes tied for fifth.

Sports LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record
Author: 0 LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record

James exchanged words with a fan late Sunday night after the Boston Celtics stormed back from a 21-point deficit in the third quarter and shocked the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals . Heck, it would have been nice for them to at least own a lead in one of their home games, if even for just a minute or two. Much more of that sort of that will likely follow over the next week, filling time before Golden State plays host to Game 1.

Author: 0 Rodgers gives Celtic fans unbelievable news ahead of cup final

They have the players, that's for sure, and in Adam Rooney a fine striker whose season is going to finish with 20 goals for the third time in a row. "My job is to lead and push and demand and the players have been able to cope with that". A dejected Dons manager Derek McInnes admitted his side were beaten by a touch of "class" by Rogic but is confident that his side can go one better next season.

Sports Raptors' GM Weltman leaving to join Orlando Magic
Author: 0 Raptors' GM Weltman leaving to join Orlando Magic

Matt Lloyd , a holdover from Rob Hennigan's five-year Magic tenure, headed the Magic's basketball operations department since Hennigan was sacked on April 13. The Magic finished 29-53 in 2016-17 and failed to qualify for the post-season for the fifth consecutive season. "We take our commitment to the community on and off the court very seriously and look forward to an exciting future".

Author: 0 No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't had much trouble with the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, but Cavs coach Tyronn Lue isn't taking the C's lightly. The Cavaliers reasserted control over the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night with a 112-99 win over the Celtics, one in which Kyrie Irving destroyed the Celtics with 42 points while playing on a bum ankle.

Author: 0 Arsenal beats Chelsea to win third FA Cup in 4 seasons

The Gunners finished the season fifth in the Premier League, leaving out of the Champions League for next season. Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez , right, scores past Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois during the English FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Wembley stadium in London , Saturday, May 27, 2017 .

Sports Mike Zimmer plans to return to Vikings on June 4
Author: 0 Mike Zimmer plans to return to Vikings on June 4

Zimmer is away from the team during this week's organized team activities after undergoing his eighth eye surgery in the past seven months. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Friday he plans to return to Minnesota June 4 for another eye examination the following day that should determine whether he can resume coaching his team.

Author: 0 Prince William leads FA Cup final tribute to Manchester dead

Conte is hoping to emulate his Italian countryman Carlo Ancelotti by steering Chelsea to a Premier League and FA Cup Double in his first season at the club. Chelsea's relentless league form has made them strong favourites, especially as London rivals Arsenal are without key defenders. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming FA Cup final .

Sports Wasps blow as injured Kurtley Beale ruled out of Premiership final
Author: 0 Wasps blow as injured Kurtley Beale ruled out of Premiership final

Will Rowlands was the only Wasps player to get on the scoresheet but they will take solace in the fact that a huge amount of future stars got invaluable first-team experience. The Chiefs' decision-making was certainly called into question. "I was hoping we would get the try so it wouldn't come down to me kicking a goal". However, with two minutes to go, they were given a lifeline when Hughes was penalised for handling in a ruck and Steenson took the game to extra time for the second time ...

Sports Philipsburg native Matt Adams homers in second game with Atlanta Braves
Author: 0 Philipsburg native Matt Adams homers in second game with Atlanta Braves

They've also won four of their last five games overall and are 4-1 in their last five games versus National League East opponents. The Pirates scored an unearned run in the third inning to go ahead 1-0. "I've just got to continue trying to be myself and not try to do too much". Pittsburgh third baseman David Freese and manager Clint Hurdle were ejected in the fourth inning by plate umpire Phil Cuzzi.

Sports Story back from injury, Hoffman sent down
Author: 0 Story back from injury, Hoffman sent down

Blackmon even worked out lifting weights after a big game. Four more Rockies runs in the ninth made sure there was no doubt of the outcome. Those are pretty much right in line with his career numbers, and it's why he ranks just tied for 20th in wRC+, while his fWAR of 1.9 is tied for 7th in the National League.

Sports Tigers at White Sox
Author: 0 Tigers at White Sox

The Tigers allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The game was a make-up of the Tigers' game against the White Sox on April 5 during the season-opening series. Pelfrey pitched five innings while giving up two earned runs and recording a season-high seven strikeouts. Cabrera and Jose Abreu both singled with two outs and Todd Frazier walked ahead of the double, which exited Garcia's bat at 114.5 miles per hour, the 24th hardest-hit ...

Author: 0 Chelsea cancel victory parade in wake of Manchester terror attack

From 10th place to Premier League champions, and it's largely thanks to his influence. But, I repeat, I'm happy for this season and am happy to stay here."Today it is very hard to answer the question". But it's okay. God has given me a lot so I'm very happy with this. "It was the right decision". Asked by Standard Sport whether the 67-year-old Frenchman was one of the great club managers, Conte added: "For sure, for sure".

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton wants track limits for F1 title 'mind games'

Mercedes driver Hamilton first edged out championship leader Vettel by 0.196 seconds as he notched a best lap of one minute 13.425 seconds. "There is respect both ways (with Hamilton), which is good", Bottas said. Canadian rookie Lance Stroll, meanwhile, crashed into the wall on his first grand prix appearance at Monaco . Hamilton's chances of pole looked promising from the opening session that saw him two tenths quicker than Vettel, the Mercedes looking sharp on the ultrasoft tyres.

Author: 0 Mertesacker to make most of unexpected Cup final chance

Inter's long and hard pursuit of the Italian is expected to bear no fruit as the Chelsea manager is set to agree to a new and improved long term contract with the Blues . His influence on and off the pitch makes him a vital cog in a team who have required more direction this season . While they will be playing with a heavy heart, Manchester United is playing Ajax in the Europa League Final on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals

The German is due to face defending champion Garbine Muguruza in the semi-finals. The world No. 1 has been struggling recently but will hope the best-of-five-sets format allows him to rediscover the form that carried him to the final at Roland Garros 12 months ago.

Author: 0 Warriors coach Steve Kerr not yet ready to return to bench

For what it's worth, over the last three seasons, the Cavs and Warriors have played 19 times in the regular season and postseason, the Warriors vaporizing the Cavs, 126-91, in their most recent affair, at Golden State , on January 16. "They're really talented, but that's not everything that describes them", Popovich said. Prior to that, Golden State had won seven in a row, including the last three games of the 2015 Finals.

Author: 0 FRENCH OPEN '17: Djokovic, Muguruza try to defend titles

The British number one is not a natural clay-courter but it would be a sizeable upset if she did not at least win her first ever match at Roland Garros . "Rafa, next to Roger (Federer ), has been the best player this year in terms of results", Djokovic said. The top-ranked Murray, who will open against Andrey Kuznetsov, was drawn in the same half as third-seeded and 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka, who he could meet in the semifinals.

Author: 0 Hamilton sees off Vettel in enthralling Barcelona battle

Lewis Hamilton claims his engrossing tactical duel with Ferrari counterpart Sebastian Vettel at Sunday's (14 May) epic Spanish Grand Prix was the "rawest fight" he has been involved in for a long while. Hamilton was not about to give up, however, and after gaining once more on the Ferrari he seized his opportunity on the 44th lap. At nearly exactly the same moment, both Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen crashed out after the Iceman was clipped by Valtteri Bottas and pushed into The ...

Author: 0 French Open: 10 Things to Look For

That night, she underwent almost four hours of surgery and soon after began a grueling rehab process.The two-time Wimbledon champion will take on American Julia Boserup in the French Open's opening round. Should Murray advance to the semifinals , he could face No. 3 seed Stan Wawrinka , who won the French Open in 2015. So much has changed for Djokovic since he completed a career Grand Slam at the French Open a year ago by beating Andy Murray in the final .

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button struggle for pace in Monaco

Mercedes' delight from FP1 disappeared in the second session as Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas finished down the timesheets, presumably trying something different ahead of Sunday's race. Data from Thursday practice has led Pirelli to suggest teams could even opt to do the minimum required running of one lap on the super-soft in the 78-lap race, declaring "wear is not an issue, degradation is not an issue".

Author: 0 Nashville will face Pittsburgh in Stanley Cup Final

Pittsburgh has faced elimination twice in their current playoff run, showing an enviable moxie while eliminating the Presidents Trophy-winning Washington Capitals and upstart Senators in Game Sevens. The Penguins are heading back to the Stanley Cup final. Ottawa head coach Guy Boucher had added veteran centre Chris Kelly to the lineup for this all-important game, knowing that the 36-year-old veteran would bring a calming influence to the younger players.

Author: 0 Will throw up something new in CT: Ashwin

Maybe it was to teach me that you need to balance things out and take a backward step in how much you can do on the field and how much intensity you can play with, maybe choose your phases. With a combined experience of 582 ODIs between them, Virat said that the team will bank on Yuvraj Singh and Dhoni in critical times. "In the ICC Cricket World Cup you have a league and a lot of games to play but here it is group games and then either the semis or you are out".

Author: 0 Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

King of Cleveland LeBron James has praised the likely successor to his throne after Kyrie Irving's record-breaking display in the Cavaliers' game-four win over Boston . For a team that seems to live and die by the three, this team died by the three in Game 4. If you were on Twitter during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals , you probably heard all about LeBron James and his missed dunk and lackluster first half .

Author: 0 James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

LeBron James says his chase of Michael Jordan's accomplishments is simply personal motivation. He reached the milestone in style late in the third quarter with a three-point jump shot that hit nothing but net. Almost 6,000 postseason points, thousands of made shots and more than 200 playoff games later, James is the NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer.

Sports Djokovic hits first Roland Garros practice with Agassi (PICSeVIDEO)
Author: 0 Djokovic hits first Roland Garros practice with Agassi (PICSeVIDEO)

The reigning men's singles champion in Paris , Djokovic announced on Sunday that he would enlist the help of fellow former world number one Agassi in a bid to recapture his best form. His partnership with Agassi, however, appears set to be a brief one. He's one of the greatest players ever. "I was surprised, I had not heard any indication that Andre was looking to coach", McEnroe said.