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Murray eases past Khachanov into quarterfinals

Murray said of the Russian: "I have never played a match against him, but I practised with him before he got on to the tour when he was like 350 [in the world rankings], and he was really good". Joining Murray in the fourth round is 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka. She won the next point to set up a match point, but wasted it when her drop shot sank into the net. Read More

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I think we got away with one: Steve Smith

I think we got away with one: Steve Smith

Set a victory target of 235 off 33 overs, the world champion was struggling at 53-3 after nine overs when the players went off the field for a third rain delay of the match . Australia found themselves in a crunch spot when they were 53/3 and the skipper Steve Smith admitted that the weather came to their rescue as they got away with a hurtful loss and also helped his side get one point - as opposed to zero. Read More

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Wallace Jr. to Make Cup Debut

Wallace Jr. to Make Cup Debut

Roush Fenway and Wallace Jr. will continue to look at opportunities for him to get in the Xfinity auto when sponsorship arises. There's a "Drive for Diversity" program that has paid meager dividends with Wallace, and fellow Cup drivers Kyle Larson and Daniel Suarez all graduates of the development system. Read More

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Wawrinka, Murray, Halep in action in 4th round in Paris

Pliskova was the runner-up at last year's U.S. Open . But she missed a backhand, then put her hands on her hips and rolled her eyes. The Ukrainian managed to hold serve, however, which allowed Martic to serve for the match at 5-3. - Japan's Kei Nishikori reached his seventh grand slam quarter-final with a 0-6 6-4 6-4 6-0 win over experienced Spaniard Fernando Verdasco . Nishikori also made the last eight in Paris in 2015 when he fell to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in five sets. Read More

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Nishikori fends off Korean upstart Chung

Nishikori fends off Korean upstart Chung

The Scot, however, was impressed by Khachanov's game. It was the first time in the Open era that two Asian men had met as late as the third round in a Grand Slam tournament, and Chung was bidding to become the first South Korean to reach the fourth round at Roland Garros . Read More

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Ivory Coast And Former Newcastle Player Cheick Tiote Dies

Ivory Coast And Former Newcastle Player Cheick Tiote Dies

McClaren - who coached Tiote at Dutch side Twente, where they won the 2010 title, and subsequently for the 2015/16 season at Newcastle United - told the BBC he knew the world was at peace with itself when he saw Tiote smile. Tiote's remarkable trajectory took him into a Champions League debut the following year, but injuries hampered his progress and he was farmed out for a loan spell at Roda JC in Holland. Read More

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Bryce Harper fights Hunter Strickland

Despite their history, Harper said he didn't step into Monday's at-bat thinking Strickland would hit him. Before we look into just why this happened, can we take a moment to appreciate the awful helmet throw by Harper before he got to the mound? Harper and Strickland then exchanged punches near the pitcher's mound. Read More

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Van Dijk keen on Anfield move

Sakho is certain to be moved out of Anfield this summer after a spectacular fall out with Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp . It was thought that Liverpool were peeped by Manchester City in the pursuit for the Dutch worldwide as the Cityzens could offer better wages to the 25-year-old but the charisma of Jurgen Klopp has worked for Liverpool as the Southampton skipper has set his heart on a move to Merseyside. Read More

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Australia vs New Zealand: We `got away with one`, admits Smith

Australia vs New Zealand: We `got away with one`, admits Smith

The New Zealand skipper quietly went about his business and reached another century, needing 96 deliveries for it but was run out in the very next delivery as they were restricted to 256 for three at the start of 40 overs. Cummins, too, bounced back after going for 52 off his first five overs, and in his second and third spells joined in the slowdown party. It was pretty ordinary . Read More

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€50m Arsenal star is Barcelona's transfer priority

€50m Arsenal star is Barcelona's transfer priority

However Arsenal fans should not lose all hope of holding on to one of their star players. Back to Barcelona , Sport claim new manager Erensto Valverde has given his full backing to the Hector Bellerin plan. Bellerin, who is now on holiday in Formentura, joined Arsenal from Barcelona at the age of 16 and signed a new contract previous year tying him to the Emirates until 2023, although the clamour in the Spanish media for his return to the Nou Camp has not subsided. Read More

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Benintendi hits 2 HRs to help Red Sox beat Orioles 7-3

Right fielder Mookie Betts helped the Red Sox preserve a tie at three in the fourth inning with a sliding catch to rob Orioles left fielder Trey Mancini of a single. Rodriguez experienced right knee discomfort today after slipping while getting ready for yesterday's outing. Rickard had hit a leadoff double and Machado drew a one-out walk. Read More

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Golden state defeated Cleveland in the second game of the NBA Finals

The Cavaliers at times played better defensively around the rim in Game 2 than in Game 1. "Much more physical today than we were in Game 1". Kerr enjoyed being back - something he had been trying to accomplish for over a week. Kerr has been dealing with pain associated with complications from back surgery. Kerr's activity at practices and around game nights provided a hint that he'd return, but nothing was ever a guarantee. Read More

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Djokovic, Nadal, Unleash Storm in Paris

Djokovic, Nadal, Unleash Storm in Paris

Former finalist Ferrer - seeded 30th for the tournament - had a long day on court as he got his campaign underway against Young, the pair in action for almost four and a half hours. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal launched his quest for a record 10th title with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 win over Frenchman Benoit Paire yesterday. Another early round victor is defending champion Novak Djokovic . Read More

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Paul Pierce Gets Eviscerated For Bold Kevin Durant Take After Game 2

Paul Pierce Gets Eviscerated For Bold Kevin Durant Take After Game 2

According to an ESPN report from Chris Haynes, James and Durant collaborated on a secret hip-hop track during the lockout while the pair was working out in James's hometown of Akron, Ohio. It likely was somewhere in OH, however, as the duo had been working out together for some time. Durant reportedly provided the instrumentals and it was nearly included in the film " Thunderstruck ". Read More

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Champions Trophy: Best OPPO Moments from Australia-Bangladesh game

Despite the washout, Smith was buoyed by the performance of his bowlers, particularly Mitch Starc, who was ultra-impressive taking the final four wickets of the Bangladesh innings in nine balls. They were humiliated on that occasion as the home side won by eight wickets with 226 balls to spare. "I guess we've just got to beat England ". "We got a bit lucky and the Australians were a bit unfortunate". Read More

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Preds even Stanley Cup Final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1

Preds even Stanley Cup Final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1

Now that he's given up 12 goals in the first four games of the series, his form is in question. Gaudreau's goal came on a wraparound, but the horn sounded a little later because of video review. The Penguins are suddenly struggling to score, and the goalie can't do anything about that. Crosby has just three assists with no goal yet despite having 23 points this postseason. Read More

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Australia-Bangladesh cricket match abandoned due to rain

The weather did ease at around 8pm and an announcement was made that the game would restart at 8.30pm once the groundsmen had removed the covers from the pitch. To be fair it was raining reasonably hard when we did come off. For England - A win here will confirm them a place in the semi-final as the maximum points New Zealand can reach is three, assuming they win against Bangladesh , which will be still one less than what England would have achieved. Read More

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STANLEY CUP FINAL: Predators' defense back in groove

It was his first goal in the Final since 2009, but it wasn't almost enough. The puck just crossed the goal line under Murray's outstretched stick before he shoved it out of the net. Sullivan has stuck with Murray through thick and thin but didn't rule out a return to Marc-Andre Fleury, who was spectacular in the first round against Columbus and the second round against Washington before giving way to Murray in Game 4 at Ottawa. Read More

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Murray sets up Nishikori clash

Murray sets up Nishikori clash

Some classic Murray defence drew the error from Khachanov and a break for 4-2, and Murray went on clinch the first set comfortably. Murray broke in the ninth game of the third set, having just dropped his own with a rare baseline error, and wrapped up his 650th Tour-level win when Khachanov sprayed a forehand wide. Read More

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Nashville leaning heavily on defense corps against Penguins

On Saturday night, on home ice, the Predators delivered on that promise becoming the 23rd active team to win a Stanley Cup final game, and more importantly cutting the series lead to 2-1. "We just finished a game about a minute-and-a-half ago", the coach steamed, and that was it for his answer. Crosby has now passed Mike Bossy, Gordie Howe, Al MacInnis and Bobby Smith for 20th in all-time playoff points. Read More

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Umaga keen to put 2005 tackle to bed

Mealamu recently admitted he still "feels a stink" about that tackle - but both men have always insisted the incident was a total mistake. Both Mealamu and Umaga insist they never meant to cause injury to O'Driscoll with accusations and recriminations flying around. Read More

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Vijay Mallya drops in at Virat Kohli's event; Indian team avoids him

In fact, Mallya's presence forced the Indian team to leave early in order to avoid any controversy. Mallya has been on the run since March 2016 and now resides in England while owning the Formula 1 team Force India. But normally what happens at the charity dinner is that someone who has bought a table is entitled to invite his guests. Mallya, who is the former owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise RCB, is an avid fan of Kohli and is known to maintain a good relationship with the ... Read More

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Pepe confirms Madrid exit this summer

Pepe confirms Madrid exit this summer

However, Pepe appears destined for a Champions League club, with Spanish news outlet Marca having reported in April that Manchester City and PSG have made efforts to persuade him to join them. With Pepe's contract set to expire this summer, he said: "It is clear that I will not continue at Real Madrid ". Pepe , however, insisted that he is yet to agree to a deal with the Paris-based club. Read More

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Star wars: Penguins' Sidney Crosby confident team can solve Predators' vaunted defense

Star wars: Penguins' Sidney Crosby confident team can solve Predators' vaunted defense

After the beatdown, Subban made a decision to rile up Penguins captain Sidney Crosby , but was then told he had bad breath. Subban added that he had used Listerine before the game, and thought his breath smelled great. "You guys probably watch closer than I do, but that's the way it feels". What's clear is Subban is feeling good after limiting the Penguins captain to just one shot and delivering on his guarantee that his team would win Game 3 . Read More

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Returning Real Madrid received as living 'legends'

Returning Real Madrid received as living 'legends'

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he shaved his head after the Champions League final because he promised himself he would if he scored in a Real Madrid win. "Buffon will still be goalie next season and Barzagli with be with us for another year". But we can improve the team. For some Juventus fans, the incident brought back traumatic memories of the 1985 Heysel stadium disaster, where 39 people, a lot of them Italian, died after being crushed against a wall that then collapsed before ... Read More

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Warriors putting on a show vs. Cavaliers

All of a sudden it was a 10-point game, the crowd was in a frenzy, and Curry had his mojo back. "For him the whole priority was his health, and I think he's in a good place right now", Curry said . Steve Kerr and Klay Thompson also joined the fray. He , too, shrugged off individual glory. Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. Read More

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Radwanska loses to Cornet at French Open

Radwanska loses to Cornet at French Open

Losing that opener on a disputed line call cut del Potro deep. Murray jogged to his seat at the changeover, the Argentine stood at the net, bent at the waist, his head resting on the net-cord. The match hinged on a first set that was so tight that in the end it took a split decision from two of the officials before it could finally be given to Murray. Read More

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Bale 'happy' at Madrid amid Man United links

Manchester United and Inter are supposedly the two club's with an interest in the Colombian playmaker, who joined Madrid in 2014. The Portugal forward said Zidane helped Madrid turn things around after a lackluster start. Madrid and Juve were level at 1-1 at half-time before a rousing second-half display from Zidane's side saw them cruise to victory. "I think we feel that we are an fantastic team". Read More

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