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Nine or ten races to keep Alonso says Brown

Alonso is yet to see the chequered flag this season, having retired from the first three races of the year and failed to start last time out in Russian Federation. One of the main reasons Hill's feat hasn't been repeated also partly is why Alonso's first oval race will be worth watching. It was Hamilton's 64th career pole and his third in five races this year, putting the three-time world champion in position to challenge Vettel for the series lead on Sunday. Read More

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Murray loses to Coric in third round of Madrid Open

Murray loses to Coric in third round of Madrid Open

The 14-time Grand Slam champion will also overtake Roger Federer to number four in the world rankings that will improve his seeding ahead of the French Open, which Nadal will look to win for a record 10th time. Real Madrid great Raul and all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo were among those watching in the stands in the Caja Majica on a scorching day in the Spanish capital in as Madrid fan Nadal continued his rampant start to the year. Read More

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Kipchoge falls 26 seconds short of first sub two-hour marathon

His stunning run at the iconic Monza circuit - 2:00:25 - was 2:33 minutes faster than the world record set by Dennis Kimetto at the Berlin Marathon three years ago. Kipchoge and the event's only other competitors, Eritrean Tadese and Ethiopian Desisaran, ran behind an arrow-head of pace-setters, to reduce drag, and a vehicle beaming a green line on the road behind it to show the required speed for the sub-two hours target. Read More

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Arsene Wenger praises devilish Alexis Sanchez after brace against Sunderland

If we won, it would be the first time you make 75 points and you are not in the top four. In the other Tuesday game, Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho was not in the match day squad for his Manchester City team. The Chilean then bundled in a second from Olivier Giroud's cut-back to take his league tally for the season to 23 - just one goal behind the league's leading scorer Romelu Lukaku. Read More

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Djokovic, Nishikori march on in Madrid

Djokovic, Nishikori march on in Madrid

On the other hand, Djokovic benefitted from his last-eight opponent Kei Nishikori's injury as the Japanese top-ranked player withdrew from the tie yesterday. "On his slump, 99 per cent of players would love to be in his position", said Nadal. Thiem will be a little tired after his match-up with Dimitrov and another long encounter might just tip the balance for the young Croatian. Read More

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How the Penguins are preparing for Game 3

How the Penguins are preparing for Game 3

Head coach Mike Sullivan could opt to go 11 forwards and seven defensemen as Daley, who will participate in warm-ups, was paired with Olli Maatta during their morning skate. "We're hopeful (they can play)". The Penguins are very familiar with these types of situations, as it hasn't just been this season that they've had to adjust on-the-fly when injuries have hit their roster. Read More

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France's new president to meet Merkel next week

France's new president to meet Merkel next week

He spoke to Bach by phone and expressed his "attachment to the Paris 2024 project and emphasised France's longstanding commitment to the Olympic movement", the bid committee said in a statement. The host city will be announced at a vote in Lima , Peru, in September. These latest salvos in the Paris narrative underline a shift in a almost ideal race to aim specifically at hosting the 2024 Games and not just one of the two 2024 / 2028 options that the International Olympic Committee is ... Read More

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Real Madrid vs. Celta Vigo 2017 live stream

A win or a draw in the match postponed from February because of bad weather will move Madrid past Barcelona into first place going into the weekend's final round of matches. "More than the goal itself, it's what he's done so far". Thanks to Zidane's constant rotation and a new role as a centre-forward, Ronaldo seems fully fit as the season reaches its decisive stages. Read More

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Teams calling about D'Angelo Russell after NBA Draft Lottery

But on Tuesday night, the ping-pong balls finally cooperated, and now the Celtics can either add a top option - Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball are the premiere names in this year's draft - or explore the trade market. 1 pick this year for a star wing and still can't hold a candle to the Cavs in 2017-18, they'd have a second chance to build for the future. The Boston Celtics got the #1 overall pick. Read More

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Celtics Power Past Wizards In Game 7

Celtics Power Past Wizards In Game 7

I knew it wouldn't be easy at all", All-Star guard Thomas said. Olynyk's heroics helped the Boston bench outscore the Washington reserves 48-5. Much the same is true for Wall, who said he would think of this season as a disappointment if they forced Game 7 only to come up short. Read More

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Sanchez defends Wenger but unsure over future

Sanchez defends Wenger but unsure over future

Wenger's future at the club is uncertain. Arsene Wenger is the king of finishing in the top four, but it's proving harder than ever this season. They have not always dealt too well with pressure either, so I think their final game at home to Middlesborough could be a tricky one, especially if no early goal comes and the Anfield crowd gets nervous. Read More

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Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

The 76ers, who used the top overall pick in Ben Simmons past year, will select third. Turner played just one season in the National Basketball Association, averaging 4.3 points and 2.4 rebounds. The team with the best odds has now won the lottery three straight years after a decade of that happening only once. Most like Markelle Fultz, but there are plenty of people who would be perfectly fine if SoCal native Lonzo Ball wound up with the Lakers. Read More

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Gisele says Tom Brady had concussion last year

Gisele says Tom Brady had concussion last year

Gisele Bundchen said Wednesday her husband, National Football League star Tom Brady, had suffered multiple concussions in his career, despite never having been officially listed with a head injury. The NFL says there are no records that indicate that Brady suffered a head injury or concussion. It is not clear if Brady ever has reported symptoms of a concussion to the team. Read More

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Players Championship: Ian Poulter seizes second chance as Kim joins exclusive club

Players Championship: Ian Poulter seizes second chance as Kim joins exclusive club

Kim, who said he had not decided when he will undertake his military service, delivered an impressive three-stroke victory in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The latest win is such a huge confidence booster that Kim said he's now looking forward to major championships. The golfer netted nearly $2 million in prize money, a five-year tour exemption and his very own locker at TPC Sawgrass. Read More

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Kyle Lowry doubtful for Game 4 against Cavaliers

Kyle Lowry doubtful for Game 4 against Cavaliers

DeMar DeRozan rebounded from a poor performance in game two to lead Toronto with 37 points. They can do that here in Sunday's Game 4. "When we're getting stops, we're a risky team", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. He worked out a few hours before Friday's game and was on the court during warmups but limped back to the locker room before the national anthems. "He was limping badly". Read More

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Golovkin and Alvarez has agreed to fight

Golovkin and Alvarez has agreed to fight

Or offense, for that matter. Chavez had no answer for the punches from Alvarez which often came in combinations of three, four and sometimes even six. "I feel excited to be part of this big drama show". "This is the biggest fight in boxing", Golovkin said. Tonight's fight should be a prelude to that match, so I see Alvarez cruising to a decision win with his power and speed. Read More

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Pool-by-pool Guide to Japan 2019

England fell victim to a nightmare scenario at the last World Cup, where the hosts failed to reach the knock-out stages after being drawn against Wales , Australia , Fiji and Uruguay. Should the Wallabies, as expected, advance from Pool D , they will face the runners-up from Pool D - most likely France or Argentina and possibly England . Read More

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Sale strikes out 12, Red Sox beat Rays 6-3

Sale strikes out 12, Red Sox beat Rays 6-3

His strikeouts are up nearly 2.5%, but his home run rate has soared. "Ball's not flying, so it's hard to judge". The Rays roughed him up in their first meeting this year. Trevor Williams pitched five strong innings and Pittsburgh snapped a six-game losing streak with a victory over Arizona. The Rays struck out ten times in 4.1 innings in their first meeting. Read More

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Lehmann sure Ashes boycott won't happen

Lehmann sure Ashes boycott won't happen

The advantage is with England we know the wickets might do a little bit early, so we'll have to work out what our best line-up is [with that in mind]". "We're there to do a job and play as well as we possibly can". On Wednesday, a letter from CA chairman David Peever rejected ACA's request for mediation in the pay talks. Read More

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Arsenal will decide my future, not me - Sanchez

Arsenal will decide my future, not me - Sanchez

His future, and that of Mesut Ozil and Wenger, will likely be decided this Sunday. Wenger does the work of many men, it's a workload he cherishes - protects, nearly - but at some point the club has to future-proof itself to his departure, and having that football executive role up and running is an important part of that process. Read More

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Sharapova says she'll 'rise up again' after French Open snub

Sharapova says she'll 'rise up again' after French Open snub

The Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced the suspension on appeal, ruling she bore "less than significant fault" in the case and could not "be considered to be an intentional doper". Speaking on his Nine vodcast Five minutes with Fitzy , Fitzsimons leapt to the defence of Sharapova saying she shouldn't be denied after testing positive to Maldonieum a year ago. Read More

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Mourinho: Some Man Utd players deserve to rest

Mourinho: Some Man Utd players deserve to rest

Mourinho has in mind the line-up he would like to select on May 24 in Stockholm and will continue to rotate in the final two Premier League matches, having seen positives in defeat at Spurs . "I am not upset because we had to make that decision", he said about missing out on the top four. "And another team (United) trying to find some balance even with players, some of them not playing in their best positions". Read More

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5 things we learned from the Premier League this weekend

5 things we learned from the Premier League this weekend

We knew it was going to be tough a long time ago but we managed to bring it back to four points and after today it's almost impossible, but we'll give it everything for these three games now". "We try to move on and finish the season in the best way, still fighting, but now it's true, it's more hard". "In other words, put up the "not for sale" signs now, or otherwise stop talking about Premier League titles". Read More

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Miguel Cabrera scratched from Tigers lineup

Miguel Cabrera scratched from Tigers lineup

DETROIT (AP) - Chris Davis homered in the 12th inning and again in the 13th. Davis hit a solo home run in the 12th and a tiebreaking two-run shot in the 13th off Francisco Rodriguez after both teams scored three times in the 12th. Collins gave Detroit's offense a boost while Miguel Cabrera sat out with a strained oblique. Freeman was struck on the left wrist by a pitch in the fifth inning. Read More

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Arsenal keeps Champions League qualification hopes alive

A win over Everton on the final day will take them to that tally but if Liverpool defeat Middlesbrough and Man City do not get beaten at Watford, then it still will not be enough. For nearly the entirety of his reign as Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has played the same formation. Centre-back Laurent Koscielny also has "a little problem" with his calf after the Stoke City match, Wenger said, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is sidelined with a hamstring injury. Read More

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