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  • Roger Federer comes back to beat Gilles Simon at French Open
    arm treated by a trainer Saturday Serena near perfect And what about the woman who is everyone s pick to win the title No 1 Serena Williams The 15 time major champion has been nearly flawless losing a total of 10 games through four matches She beat No 15 Roberta Vinci 6 1 6 3 to extend her winning streak to 28 and set up a quarterfinal against Svetlana Kuznetsova the 2009 champion who is unseeded this year and defeated No 8 Angelique Kerber 6 4 4 6 6 3 It s a shame I had to face Williams here Vinci said She s the strongest player by far Vinci s had more success in doubles winning three of the last four major titles with Sara Errani last year s runner up to Maria Sharapova in singles at Roland Garros The fifth seeded Errani said she felt pain like a knife in her midsection and had difficulty breathing in the first set Sunday against No 20 Carla Suarez Navarro but after being treated by a trainer wound up winning 5 7 6 4 6 3 Errani s quarterfinal opponent will be 2012 Wimbledon runner up Agnieszka Radwanska who eliminated 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic 6 2 6 4 Federer changed the direction of things against Simon pretty quickly exhorting himself more than usual with fist shaking and yells of Come on From 2 2 in the fourth set Federer won seven consecutive games That was pretty much that although the final game sure was tense Simon held two break points but Federer erased one with a service winner the other with a big serve that set up a putaway On Federer s second match point Simon pushed a backhand wide on a 10 stroke exchange When they met at the net Simon extended his hand for a shake and Federer pulled him in for an embrace The victory was Federer s 58th in his French Open career against 13 losses equaling the mark for most tournament wins held by Guillermo Vilas and Nicola Pietrangeli It also was Federer s 900th career victory anywhere which puts him fourth in men s tour history behind only Jimmy Connors Ivan Lendl and Vilas Sunday s drama came in the same stadium where Federer s streak of 23 Grand Slam semifinals in a row ended with a loss in the 2010 quarterfinals to Robin Soderling Quarterfinal run Federer s major quarterfinal run a record in the 45 year Open era began at Wimbledon in 2004 shortly after he lost in the third round of the French Open to three time titlist Gustavo Kuerten This isn t just a one week thing or one year thing the 31 year old Federer said The number is unbelievable I probably would have been happy with one quarterfinal at one point in my career On Sunday pursuing a ball in his backhand corner while ahead 3 2 in the second set Federer landed hard on his right

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/tennis/story/2013/06/02/sp-tennis-kuznetsova.html (2013-06-03)
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  • Rafael Nadal, Djokovic advance at French Open
    terrible right now In Nishikori s victory his opponent France s Benoit Paire was assessed a point penalty for getting coached The same thing happened to Marina Erakovic during her loss to No 17 Sloane Stephens one of four U S women into the fourth round That s the most since four also made it in 2004 five made it a year earlier She s joined by 54th ranked Jamie Hampton who stunned 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6 1 7 6 7 67th ranked Bethanie Mattek Sands who also won Saturday and 15 time major champion Serena Williams whose fourth round match is Sunday Intriguing matchup Stephens gets the most intriguing matchup with a quarterfinal berth at stake taking on defending champion Maria Sharapova on Monday Sharapova who completed a career Grand Slam in Paris last year dealt with eight double faults against unseeded Zheng Jie before winning 6 1 7 5 She was most disappointed by a line call on one of those double faults which came on break point and created a 4 1 deficit in the second set The chair umpire climbed down to check the mark in the clay but Sharapova said the wrong one And she said the French Open should join other Grand Slam tournaments in using a video replay system The umpire did not recognize that the mark he pointed out was about a foot away from the actual mark So that s a huge question mark to begin with she said Second of all yes all the other Grand Slams have replay And I know these types of situations although much more rarely on the clay happen Why not Why don t we have a system like this I mean is it a money concern I don t think so Hampton next plays 2008 U S Open runner up Jelena Jankovic Mattek Sands faces No 12 Maria Kirilenko and 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone plays two time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka Those matches will be Monday when Nadal will return to the court too The way he s been playing he looked forward to a chance to work on some things in the meantime Asked after the Fognini match what he s pleased with about his game at the moment Nadal replied Not one He is trying to become the first man to win eight championships at one Grand Slam tournament and is now 55 1 at Roland Garros But wearing a wrap of white tape below his oft troublesome left knee he was as erratic as ever Saturday with 40 unforced errors and problems converting break points He s never lost to a player seeded as low as Fognini at any major tournament but fell behind 3 2 when broken in the first set perhaps coincidentally Nadal was warned for taking too much time between points in that game Nadal broke back but later dropped serve again to trail 6 5 In one stretch of that set Nadal lost 10

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/tennis/story/2013/06/01/sp-tennis-french-open-victoria-azarenka-rafael-nadal.html (2013-06-03)
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  • Milos Raonic, Eugenie Bouchard eliminated from French Open
    come back Sharapova said Bouchard who made her first WTA semifinal last weekend in Strasbourg converted only one of six break chances and committed 22 unforced errors Sharapova also won their only previous meeting in March in Miami I did better than Miami it was more competitive this time Bouchard said I wasn t quite as blown off the court as in Miami It was an improvement I was excited and motivated and was really looking forward to the match Haas 35 moves on Miffed about the scheduling of matches at the French Open Rafael Nadal took the court in the morning lacking his usual intensity and it showed The seven time champion had to come from behind for the second match in a row to beat Martin Klizan 4 6 6 3 6 3 6 3 Nadal criticized tournament organizers for scheduling his match with Klizan late on Thursday with rain predicted The forecast proved correct and the match was postponed a day while Nadal s next opponent Fabio Fagnini won earlier Thursday and will have a day s rest before their match Saturday That s not fair Nadal said Today I was playing almost three hours on court and my next opponent was watching the TV in the locker room Because the second round match against Klizan was postponed a day Nadal must win six matches in the final 10 days of the tournament to reclaim the trophy While Nadal s behind schedule and unhappy about it Roger Federer and Serena Williams easily moved into the fourth round Entering the tournament Nadal had lost only 14 sets in 53 matches at the French Open Now he has dropped the opening set in each of the first two rounds When Klizan s final shot sailed out Nadal gave the cheering crowd a relieved thumbs up and managed a weak smile The Spaniard blamed his patchy play on a lack of practice time because of rain That makes the things not easy Nadal said So I started the match probably with not the right intensity with more doubts than usual The positive thing was that I had a good reaction at the beginning of the second set Even if I didn t play fantastic I played the way that I had to play with intensity you know with passion Nadal also lost the first set of his opening match against Daniel Brands and was down 3 0 in the second set tiebreaker before he rallied Last year lost one set in the entire tournament en route to a record seventh Roland Garros title Now 54 1 at the French Open Nadal seeks to become first man to win eight titles at the same Grand Slam event Federer seeded No 2 was broken in the opening game but held the rest of the way and eased into the fourth round by beating No 30 Julien Benneteau of France 6 3 6 4 7 5 Federer hit 31 winners with 21 unforced

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/tennis/story/2013/05/31/sp-tennis-french-open-eugenie-bouchard-nadal-sharapova-raonic.html (2013-06-03)
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  • Edmonton among cities to host women's U-20 World Cup
    Stats Money List Opinion Video Photos Think Golf Golf on CBC Tennis Tennis Home ATP ATP Home Results Tournaments Stats WTA WTA Home Results Tournaments Stats Opinion Video Photos Tennis on CBC Track Field Track Field Home Opinion Video Photos Track Field on CBC Edmonton among cities to host women s U 20 World Cup The Canadian Press Posted Jun 2 2013 4 47 PM ET Last Updated Jun 2 2013 6 33 PM ET Toronto Montreal Moncton and Edmonton will play host to the 2014 FIFA U 20 Women s World Cup The U 20 tournament comes a year before Canada hosts the 2015 Women s World Cup and Toronto plays host to the Pan American Games The FIFA U 20 women s World Cup Canada 2014 is another great opportunity for our country and the four hosts cities to welcome the world and the world s game said Victor Montagliani chair of the national organizing committee This competition serves as a terrific showcase for the future stars of women s football with the best often proving that they are ready for the big competition just one year later Canada hosted the inaugural women s youth World Cup then known as the U 19 women s world championship in 2002 A Canadian team that included Christine Sinclair captured silver in that tournament losing to the U S in the final The Canadian Soccer Association announced the four cities ahead of Canada s friendly Sunday against the U S at Toronto s BMO Field The CSA also announced that Canada s senior women will play their next home game Oct 30 in Edmonton versus South Korea The Canadian Press 2013 Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback video audio OPINION All Contributors Wharnsby Friedman Hockey Night in Canada Tim Wharnsby Cooke faces the music for his hit from behind on McQuaid Jun 2 2013 3 22 PM Playoffs 2013 Tim Wharnsby Reformed Matt Cooke has relapse in East final opener Jun 2 2013 12 02 AM Playoffs 2013 Monika Platek Top hockeynight tweets of the night Jun 1 2013 11 29 PM Hockey Night in Canada Tim Wharnsby After long layoffs Penguins and Bruins ready to roll Jun 1 2013 1 50 PM More Opinion Hockey Night Online Watch Now Blackhawks put Kings in 2 0 series hole Watch Now NHL Highlights Blackhawks put Kings in 2 0 series hole PODCAST Hockey Night Online on iTunes Radio Weekdays 3 5 pm ET on SiriusXM Hockey Night Radio with Rob Pizzo French Open Tennis Tennis Daily scoreboard schedule ATP Results from men s draw WTA Results from women s draw Photos Top men s women s seeds Timeline Conquerors of clay in Open era Countdown to Sochi Countdown News features videos from Sochi Full coverage leading to 2014 Games Top Sports Stories Blackhawks chase Jonathan Quick take 2 0 series lead Bryan Bickell and Michal Handzus scored on consecutive shots in the second period and the Chicago Blackhawks chased goalie Jonathan Quick

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2013/06/02/edmonton-u20-womens-soccer.html (2013-06-03)
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  • Roy Hibbert fined $75,000 US for using gay slur, vulgar language
    not available Sunday With the series tied at three games apiece and a trip to the NBA Finals at stake Monday distractions are the last thing this young Pacers squad needs as it tries to prevent the Heat from making what many expected to be a stroll into their third straight NBA Finals The Pacers have appeared in the finals only once in 2000 when they lost in six games to the Los Angeles Lakers So Vogel did what he could to calm down the brewing controversy while still backing the big man who has given Indiana this chance by routinely beating up the defending NBA champions inside I support him It s simple I support him I know he s not that person and that it was a mistake Vogel said He knows he s wrong I didn t have to tell him that and we all love and support him Hibbert said Saturday night that he didn t care if he got fined In his statement Sunday he said I sincerely have deep regret over my choice of words last night Hibbert had drawn a key charge on James in Indiana s 91 77 victory that evened the series and lamented not providing enough help defensively to teammate Paul George on James in Game 3 Hibbert was later asked why he finished so low in voting for Defensive Player of the Year telling reporters that it was because y all expletives don t watch us play throughout the year to tell you the truth There was some irony in that Hibbert was sharing the dais with George when he said those words George was the NBA s Most Improved Player this season as selected earlier this spring by a voting panel of writers and broadcasters who cover the league The 7 foot 2 Hibbert s star turn has been a major reason Indiana has pushed the defending champion Heat to a Game 7 He has averaged 22 8 points and 10 8 rebounds in the series up from 11 9 points and 8 3 rebounds in the regular season But now suddenly the Pacers big man who has been the talk of the series has become the centre of attention for a different reason Obviously he made a great mistake He feels horribly about it Vogel said I told him basically that we ve got to move on from it The Associated Press 2013 Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback Latest nba Stories Raptors fire executive VP of basketball operations Ed Stefanski Ed Stefanski the Toronto Raptors executive vice president in charge of basketball operations was fired on Sunday The longtime NBA executive confirmed that he had been relieved of his duties more Roy Hibbert fined 75 000 US for using gay slur vulgar language Indiana Pacers centre Roy Hibbert was fined 75 000 US Sunday for using inappropriate and vulgar language during post game interviews after the team s 91 77 victory over the Miami Heat in

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/basketball/nba/story/2013/06/02/sp-nba-hibbert.html (2013-06-03)
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  • Miami vs Indiana - Recap - NBA - Sports - CBC.ca
    not plowing over guys He had a charge in Game 5 but has been under control It was everything an elimination game should be The teams traded baskets and jabs sometimes literally and players ignored the bumps and bruises of yet another wrestling match that has made this tough guy series compelling Both teams attacked the basket sometimes with problematic results Indiana missed about five dunk attempts in the first half and a series of short jumpers too costing them precious points The Heat struggled meanwhile starting the game just 3 of 22 from inside the 3 point line Miami s Big Three James Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh went just 14 of 40 Excluding James Miami managed only 16 baskets eight 3s and eight 2s With Chris Birdman Andersen suspended for the game because of a shoving incident with Indiana forward Tyler Hansbrough on Thursday the Heat couldn t keep up with Indiana s big rebounders inside Even Lance Stephenson who was not effective at Miami finished with four points 12 rebounds and four assists Indiana s loud crowd created a hostile atmosphere too Fans chanted Heat Are Floppers sporadically throughout the second half urging the Pacers to play harder to defend better and to make another trip home The only way to do that is to win Game 7 and avoid a second straight playoff elimination at the hands of the Heat For Miami the stakes were so high that when James was called for an offensive foul midway through the fourth quarter he lost his cool James protested by running from one end of the court to the other drawing a technical foul and when Miami assistant coach David Fizdale showed his support for the league s four time MVP it drew another technical George Hill answered by making free throws and Hibbert followed that with a layup ending any chance of Miami making a late comeback James said he was trying to avoid an ejection and would up spending the last 66 seconds sitting a few seats down from the Heat bench cheering on his teammates Explain it You seen it It was total domination by the Pacers in the third James said when asked what happened to the league s most dominant team on Saturday They made a lot of shots we didn t get too many stops and we missed some very very easy shots It was a complete reversal from Game 5 when Miami took control by outscoring the Pacers 30 13 in the third This time against one of the league s top offensive teams the Pacers gave up only six points in the first eight minutes of the quarter using a 14 2 run to turn a 40 39 halftime deficit into a 66 49 lead with 1 15 left in the quarter Hibbert scored nine in the quarter Miami did close to within 68 55 after three but it was too big a deficit to overcome even with James running

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/basketball/nba/game/1324584/ (2013-06-03)
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  • 7-time NBA all-star Grant Hill retires
    I m certainly proud of what I ve been able to do he said after the Clippers lost to Memphis last month Hill struggled with injuries particularly his troublesome left ankle After leaving Detroit prior to the 2000 01 season he spent seven seasons with the Orlando Magic in which he was limited to just 200 games due to injuries to the ankle Before joining the Clippers Hill spent five seasons with Phoenix In 2010 11 he became the seventh player in NBA history to average 13 or more points at the age of 38 or older Grant was an outstanding player and embodied the ideals of dedication and perseverance in overcoming injury and adversity during his distinguished NBA career NBA Commissioner David Stern said He was always the consummate teammate and professional We wish Grant and his family our very best and hope he will continue to contribute to the growth of the league and the sport for years to come Injury problems During the 2011 12 season with Phoenix Hill had a medial meniscus tear in his right knee He missed 61 games because of a sports hernia during the 2006 06 season with Orlando He missed the entire 2003 04 season with the Magic while rehabbing his left ankle after having surgery on it the previous season In 2000 01 he had season ending surgery to repair a broken bone in his left ankle Hill was named to the All NBA first team in 1997 He was a three time winner of the league s sportsmanship award After a standout four year career at Duke Hill was drafted third overall by Detroit in 1994 He and Jason Kidd of Dallas shared Rookie of the Year honours Hill was named to the all rookie first team that year and became the first rookie to lead the league in All Star fan balloting At Duke Hill helped the Blue Devils to consecutive national championships in 1991 and 92 He won a gold medal on the U S basketball team at the 1996 Atlanta Games He was named to the 2000 U S Olympic team but didn t play because of injury Hill is married to Grammy nominated singer Tamia His father Calvin Hill played in the NFL Off the court Hill has co produced two documentary films and he was part of first lady Michelle Obama s delegation to the London Olympics last year The Associated Press 2013 Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback Latest nba Stories Raptors fire executive VP of basketball operations Ed Stefanski Ed Stefanski the Toronto Raptors executive vice president in charge of basketball operations was fired on Sunday The longtime NBA executive confirmed that he had been relieved of his duties more Roy Hibbert fined 75 000 US for using gay slur vulgar language Indiana Pacers centre Roy Hibbert was fined 75 000 US Sunday for using inappropriate and vulgar language during post game interviews after the team s 91 77 victory over the

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/basketball/nba/story/2013/06/01/sp-nba-los-angeles-clippers-grant-hill-retires.html (2013-06-03)
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  • Matt Kuchar wins Memorial for 2nd title this year
    for second on the 17th hole and it was costly A runner up finish would have put him inside the top 50 and allowed him to skip 36 holes of U S Open qualifying on Monday He closed with a 71 and finished alone in third which will move him to just inside the top 60 The top 60 after next week are exempt to the U S Open Mentally I m pretty drained right now Stanley said I would have shot a million this week if I didn t make putts So I m really happy about that Kuchar finished at 12 under 276 and will be looked upon as one of the favourites in two weeks at the U S Open He was runner up last week at the Colonial Woods had little to cheer in what can only be written off as a most peculiar week He was the defending champion and a five time winner at Muirfield Village He had won three of his last four tournaments the exception was a tie for fourth at the Masters and then he turned in some shocking scores Woods had a 44 on the back nine Saturday the worst 9 hole score of his pro career He tied for 65th and was 20 shots behind the largest deficit in a full field event Woods McIlroy falter Woods was 30 shots behind at Firestone in 2010 at the depth of his most recent slump and he was 20 shots behind in the 1996 Tour Championship at age 20 Both those tournaments have limited fields without a cut It happens It happens to us all Woods said Go home next week and practice He attributed this week to his putting and it was hard to argue Woods is leading the tour in the key putting statistic and he was 71st out of 73 players this week He had a pair of three putts from inside 5 feet Rory McIlroy closed with a 72 and finished 18 shots behind Kuchar was at his best off the tee He didn t miss a fairway until the 17th hole when he found a bunker to the right of the fairway Chappell coming off a 10 foot par save on the 16th hole made a 20 foot birdie putt on the 17th to get within two shots Kuchar had to make a 5 foot par putt to keep the two shot margin and Chappell kept coming at him He started walking after his approach to the 18th when he hit it There at the end it got scary Kuchar said He made a great run at the end Kuchar never looks as though he is under much stress and for so much of Sunday he wasn t Starting the final round with a two shot lead he made a 15 foot birdie putt on the opening hole and was at least three shots clear until Stanley made birdies on the eighth and ninth holes to

    Original URL path: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/golf/story/2013/06/02/sp-pga-tour-matt-kuchar-memorial-tiger-woods.html (2013-06-03)
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