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Thiem braced for Nadal test after ending Djokovic's reign

Thiem was beaten by Djokovic in his only other run to the last four of a grand slam past year and was hammered by him in Rome last month, but gained revenge with a 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-0 victory on Court S...

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Pettersen, Lee tied for first-round lead in Canada

Pettersen, Lee tied for first-round lead in Canada

The South Korean, who lost by one stroke to Germany's Caroline Masson previous year after a final round that included a double bogey at the 10th, safely parred that one on Thursday as part of her boge...

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LeBron Not Faulting Warriors For Building Super Team

Durant drained the shot of his professional life - a 3-pointer over LeBron James with 45.3 seconds left - and scored 31 points as the Warriors, pushed harder than they have been throughout their pri...

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Warner accuses Cricket Australia of unsettling team

Warner accuses Cricket Australia of unsettling team

While it may have been intended as clarification, it has been interpreted as an attempt to circumvent the players' body and was dismissed by Warner, on Twitter, as containing "half-truths". "We're jus...

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Durant Silence Cavs; Take 3-0 Series Lead

LeBron James is not one to shy away from a challenge and on Thursday said he and his Cleveland Cavaliers would not roll over to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals despite the long odds they ...

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Torch run takes its flame through the Valley

Torch run takes its flame through the Valley

Each ran different distances along the 20-mile leg from North Branford to Hartford during the three-day event. Fox said each of the officers takes a turn holding the torch, sometimes co-holding it...

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Ostapenko: The first Latvian WTA Grand Slam semifinalist

Ostapenko: The first Latvian WTA Grand Slam semifinalist

They will face either 16th-seeded Colombian duo Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah or Ryan Harrison of the United States and Michael Venus of New Zealand. I want to go out there and win every match...

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Simona Halep defeats Karolina Pliskova in French Open semifinals

Ostapenko fell in the first round on her main draw debut in Paris previous year but is one win away from becoming the first player since Gustavo Kuerten in 1997 to win their maiden tour-level title at...

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Palace linked with El Haddadi

Palace linked with El Haddadi

He made 39 appearances across all competitions for Los Che in 2016/17, scoring eight goals and providing three assists. However, according to reports from Mundo Deportivo , Valencia are unwilling...

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Holders England through to Toulon final after seeing off Scotland

Holders England through to Toulon final after seeing off Scotland

But as Scotland tried to find that all-important equaliser in the second half, it was England who got a second through Sunderland midfielder Embleton, who confidently struck home after receiving a...

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Spartan football players arraigned in sexual assault case

Siemon's office did not release the names of those who will be charged . A statement by MSU spokesman Jason Cody described the allegation as "deeply disturbing" and said: 'Sexual violence is ...

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Mariners lock up shortstop Jean Segura with 5-year deal

Mariners lock up shortstop Jean Segura with 5-year deal

MLB.com first reported a rumored deal. The first-year Mariners infielder is now leading the American League in batting average, and the organization is showing strong signs it wants to keep him ...

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Australia now need to beat England for spot

Regulations state 20 overs must be completed to activate the Duckworth-Lewis method, which would nearly certainly have ruled in Australia's favor, but only 16 were played meaning the points were sha...

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Coles unlikely to play in Lions series

Jordie, along with brothers Beauden and Scott, have been selected in the All Blacks squad to face the British and Irish Lions. "Obviously, it's a very special occasion for the Barrett and Laumape ...

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Huge upset as Novak Djokovic falls to Dominic Thiem

Huge upset as Novak Djokovic falls to Dominic Thiem

I just have to watch that I am I am not giving him his favourite positions on the forehand. Stan Wawrinka is clearly the better player, and also the man who handles important matches better, espec...

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Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry thriving together in NBA Finals

The Warriors have outscored Cleveland by 41 points through two games. But protecting the lead meant leaving Irving on the floor for the entire second half and James for all but a few seconds of it, ...

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Durant's shot sends ideal Warriors over Cavs in Finals

Durant's shot sends ideal Warriors over Cavs in Finals

Put simply, that means the Cavaliers outscored the Warriors by seven points with James on the floor. But both played nearly the entire second half and couldn't close the deal in Game 3. While Durant...

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Murray to start in goal for Penguins in Game 5

Murray to start in goal for Penguins in Game 5

It had everything to do with a remarkable performance by the 34-year-old goaltender. "You want to bury them". For Sunday's game, the city will have three giant screens on Broadway. Due to their supe...

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Ammunition for Cleveland? Draymond Green calls Cavs fans 'rude'

Ammunition for Cleveland? Draymond Green calls Cavs fans 'rude'

We reached out to Draymond's camp for comment. "They would be fine", Babers-Green tweeted in reaction to a fan who had tweeted her. But he couldn't resist a subtle shot at Cleveland fans. It all went ...

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Predators tie up Penguins

Predators tie up Penguins

Nashville Predators right wing Craig Smith, center, celebrates a goal by teammate Calle Jarnkrok , not shown, as Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray , bottom, falls on the ice during the first ...

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Ernie Els penalizes himself after chipping in for eagle at BMW PGA

Ernie Els penalizes himself after chipping in for eagle at BMW PGA

He's facing a full field of champions and contenders . "This is a top six or seven tournament in the world for me, including the major championships". Molinari has been a reinvigorated player in 20...

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Rank the best duos in National Basketball Association history

Rank the best duos in National Basketball Association history

With their backs against the walls, the Cavs came into game three ready to fight back and win one on their home court. CLEVELAND (AP ) - Kevin Durant released his deep shot, the one he always mak...

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French Open Day 9: Murray and Halep hit top gear

French Open Day 9: Murray and Halep hit top gear

Thursday is women's semi-final day at Roland Garros, as a unique quartet of players seek to secure their spot in the 2017 French Open final. "Attitude better. "In some moments", Ostapenko said, "I...

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Sri Lanka hit by Kapugedera injury blow

Sri Lanka hit by Kapugedera injury blow

The 30-year-old middle order batsman, who made his worldwide debut in 2006, was dismissed for nought against the South Africans as Sri Lanka lost their Group B opener by 96 runs. "I won't be bowling...

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Golden State Warriors win earns America a free taco from Taco Bell

Golden State Warriors win earns America a free taco from Taco Bell

The Warriors won the third game in the NBA Finals on Wednesday, defeating the Cavaliers 118-113 to take a 3-0 lead. A nationwide promotion by Taco Bell called " Steal a Game, Steal a Taco " emphasiz...

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Champions Trophy Warm-up Match: Bangladesh pacers remove Rohit-Ajinkya cheaply

Champions Trophy Warm-up Match: Bangladesh pacers remove Rohit-Ajinkya cheaply

India are placed in Group B along with Pakistan , South Africa and Sri Lanka . Many players will be using this during the Champions Trophy and it will allow for data such as speed of the ball a...

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Murray sees off Del Potro

Murray needed almost three hours to get past the 29th-seeded del Potro at Court Philippe Chatrier under a cloud-filled sky. Murray, who lost in the last year's final to Novak Djokovic, won 7-6 (10/8),...

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Stanley Cup Final: Goalie Matt Murray a 'calming presence' for Pittsburgh Penguins

Stanley Cup Final: Goalie Matt Murray a 'calming presence' for Pittsburgh Penguins

The Predators did dominate in Game 1 , but they were only able to tie the score because of two power-play markers. Pekka Rinne has trended in the wrong direction with each round of the playoffs. ...

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Warriors Crush Cavs' Hope With Stunning Final Three Minutes

Warriors Crush Cavs' Hope With Stunning Final Three Minutes

The Warriors are two wins from sweeping all four rounds, including the last one, against the defending champs. Things looked good for the Cavs when they put up a 33-point third quarter and carried...

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Errol Spence Jr defeats Kell Brook for IBF welterweight title

Errol Spence Jr defeats Kell Brook for IBF welterweight title

The repeated pounding of Spence's jab caused Brook's left eye to close and he couldn't see as the fight wound down. "I didn't feel that sharp, but true champions still win". We are fighters, warri...

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Thiem stuns Djokovic, sets date with Nadal in French Open semis

No man has ever beaten Djokovic and Nadal back-to-back and won a grand slam, and even if Thiem were to get past the Spaniard, he would still have to defeat either former champion Stan Wawrinka or thre...

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Six birdies places Grace in Wentworth title hunt

That took Noren to 11-under par and set a clubhouse target none of the later starters were able to match, the 34-year-old having teed off nearly two hours before the final group. Noren then birdied on...

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Lions need to show attacking prowess, says Gatland

Lions need to show attacking prowess, says Gatland

This contrasts with what others have said - former All Blacks and Harlequins fly-half Nick Evans has spoken of his expectation that the Lions will play a set-piece driven game, while Martin Johnson ...

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How 'Zidane's Monster' conquered The Old Lady in UCL final

How 'Zidane's Monster' conquered The Old Lady in UCL final

A 4-1 defeat by Real Madrid was tough to take for the 39-year-old who may never get another chance to win European club football's top prize. "We're enjoying winning them (trophies) at the moment, s...

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Brittany Force wins NHRA New England Nationals

Brittany Force wins NHRA New England Nationals

Brittany Force won Top Fuel and Erica Enders prevailed in Pro Stock. In Funny Car, Hight raced to a track elapsed time record 3.822-second pass at 334.65 miles per hour in his AAA Chevy Camaro to ...

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I'm staying put - Griezmann

I'm staying put - Griezmann

A similar punishment for similar violations was recently brought down on both Barcelona and Real Madrid , with Barcelona unable to sign players for the 2015 calendar year, while Real Madrid's ban w...

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Sam Sumyk: 'French crowd is pathetic, no class'

Sam Sumyk: 'French crowd is pathetic, no class'

Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Samantha Stosur and Garbiñe Muguruza, the defending champion, lost Sunday, leaving a dozen women in contention who have never won a major - four in the quarterfina...

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Man Utd will challenge for PL title next season - Lingard

Man Utd will challenge for PL title next season - Lingard

United have failed to qualify for Europe's elite competition in two of the past three domestic seasons, but in winning the Europa League , Mourinho's side will once again find themselves mixing it wi...

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Ohio State targeting Mike Brown for head coaching position

Ohio State targeting Mike Brown for head coaching position

Multiple times a day, Brown consulted with Kerr about everything from game plans to practice schedules to scouting reports . Wojnarowski added that Brown may not be interested in a college job. He ...

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John McEnroe slams Novak Djokovic for 'giving up' against Dominic Thiem

Djokovic beat Andy Murray in the final past year to win his first ever French Open title and picked up €2 million (£1.73m) in prize money in the process. Agassi was absent from Paris due to leav...

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