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Mladenovic defeats reigning champion Muguruza at French Open

Williams' chances of adding a first French Open title to her collection of seven grand slams faded after the 36-year-old was beaten 5-7 6-2 6-1 by Bascinszky. "'Kiki, Kiki!" yelled the crowd as Mladenovic, a player born of Serbian parents and who speaks good English and cheers herself up in Italian, negotiated her way through the tricky fourth-round match. Read More

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Svitolina advances to French Open quarterfinals

Svitolina advances to French Open quarterfinals

The third seed was briefly dumped by coach Darren Cahill in March because of her poor attitude and the Australian will certainly know he made the right decision in coming back after this superb display of fighting spirit. Despite losing the first set and committing a whopping 50 unforced errors, Ostapenko still moved on. This marks Murray's seventh overall trip to the round of eight at Roland Garros . Read More

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Murray takes on tricky Khachanov for a spot in last eight

Awaiting in the next round for Murray, who lost in the final to Novak Djokovic of Serbia at last year's French Open , will be American John Isner or Russia's Karen Khachanov . Elsewhere, Marin Cilic , a former US Open champion, defeated an ailing Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-3, 6-3. It was the precursor to what turned out to be a 7-6 7-5 6-0 victory in this French Open third round - and it could be a massive one in the context of the season. Read More

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State of Origin 2017: Here comes Game 1

The Blues lost Pearce after his head came in contact with Will Chambers' shoulder, yet in the next set, following a short drop out from Cameron Smith , the Blues were able to find the line through their fullback, Tedesco , as he carried multiple Queensland defenders over the line to grab his first Origin try. Read More

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Andy Murray beats Kei Nishikori in quarter-finals of French Open

The momentum of the match switched sharply after umpire Carlos Ramos penalised Murray the loss of a serve for a time violation. Andy Murray celebrates winning his quarter final match against Japan's Kei Nishikori . "It's unbelievable to defend my semifinal from a year ago", Thiem said. Going to be the fourth match against him in five or six weeks. "Nothing was going my way", Djokovic said. Read More

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Champions Trophy: Rain rescues Australia against New Zealand at Edgbaston

Champions Trophy: Rain rescues Australia against New Zealand at Edgbaston

Tournament hosts England launched this year's edition with an eight-wicket Group A win over Bangladesh at the Oval on Thursday. Australia took the last seven wickets for 37 runs in 5.5 overs, possibly seizing the initiative. That left the New Zealanders still well-placed on 254-4 but a late-innings flourish failed to materialize. But as it turned out, at least two of them would want to put the day behind them entirely. Read More

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Petra Kvitova in French Open second round

In another match, Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky defeated Sara Sorribes, who became the first Spanish woman to lose to the Swiss tennis player in the French Open . Along the way 31-year-old tennis player for the 14th time in a row, overcame the starting round in the Open championship of France. After winning the opening set, Evans went down 5-7 6-4 6-3 6-1 in sweltering conditions in the French capital. Read More

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Kristina Mladenovic beats defending champion Garbine Muguruza at French Open

The partisan crowd roared Mladenovic on to an upset victory, desperate to see a local win the women's singles for the first time since Mary Pierce achieved the feat in 2010. "I'm totally comfortable with what I did and said during the Fed Cup", said Bacsinszky, seeded 30th at this year's French Open . - Sixth seed Dominic Thiem raced into the quarter-finals with a 6-1 6-3 6-1 victory over Argentine Horacio Zeballos. Read More

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Jimmy Garoppolo not likely to sign extension with Patriots

Jimmy Garoppolo not likely to sign extension with Patriots

I want the best out of myself. "It rubs off on each other". It is very hard to predict what the future will hold for Garoppolo. "He's very helpful, on the field, off the field, with things in life". "They're in spring ball right now". The 2017 NFL Draft was completed almost two months ago, but there was plenty of build up leading up to the draft for the New England Patriots involving their backup quarterback position . Read More

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Penguins take two-game lead over Predators in Stanley Cup Final

Legendary country singer Alan Jackson is going to play a free outdoor concert in Music City in advance of the Nashville Predators first home game in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final . That doesn't matter because Guentzel is running up the Penguins' scoring totals. Pittsburgh had 11 shots on Rinne, and scored four times. And it was once again led by the baby-faced son of a coach who has no problem shouldering the responsibility of playing alongside star Sidney Crosby. Read More

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VanWynsberghe takes 41st at national bee

VanWynsberghe takes 41st at national bee

Despite spelling both of her words right in the preliminary round, she did not qualify for the finals. Spellers can earn three points for a word spelled correctly in each round, for a total of 36 points. on ESPN2. Kumar has big shoes to fill because the 2015 and 2016 victor of the local competition, Snehaa Ganesh Kumar, who was too old to compete this year, placed third in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2016. Read More

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Modern-day Senators have never won Game 7

That snapped an 0-for-29 skid for Ottawa's power play , which hadn't scored since April 27. It's the Under that's a profitable 16-7-5 in those 28 games, cashing 69.6 percent of the time . Subban and Mattias Ekholm if the Pens prevail and face the Preds. To wonder about the freaky coaching decision to take goaltender Craig Anderson out of the game, then then throw him back in before he yielded his worst goal of the post-season? "Whatever it takes. Read More

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Kyle Larson wins Dover Xfinity race for 2nd straight victory

Kyle Larson wins Dover Xfinity race for 2nd straight victory

In his Victory Lane interview, Johnson busted out a vintage Hardee's Racing #28 hat, paying homage to Yarborough. I thought we definitely had a shot at the win until that happened, and after we were kind of playing catch up. 48 reached the overtime line just before the yellow flag came out, which automatically secured him the win. As the field headed toward the backstretch, a crash involving 10 cars occurred. Read More

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UK contenders trade blows on last day of election campaign

Liberal Democrat Mr Farron made 54% of visits to Tory constituencies as his party tried to regain the seats it lost in the 2015 general election . British politicians raced around the country on Wednesday, the final day of campaigning for a parliamentary election that will define Britain's approach to leaving the European Union but has been overshadowed by two militant attacks in as many weeks. Read More

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Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic

Svitolina, who leads the tour this year with 31 wins and four titles, is bidding to become the first Ukrainian woman to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament. "He was definitely the better player". Djokovic was runner-up at the U.S. Open but lost in the third round at Wimbledon , the first round at the Rio Olympics and the second round at the Australian Open. Read More

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Near-perfect Kiwis take control of America's Cup qualifiers

Saturday also marks the last race day for Oracle Team USA as they have to sit out the Semi-Finals and Finals of the Challenger Series ahead of the America's Cup Match starting on June 17. presented by Louis Vuitton. The New Zealand choice leaves Sweden's Artemis Racing and SoftBank Team Japan as the other head-to-head semi-final. A mad dash around the turquoise waters of Bermuda's Great Sound by heavyweights Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA on Saturday could have a major ... Read More

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Australia endure second Champions Trophy washout

Australia endure second Champions Trophy washout

Both David Warner (40 not out) and Aaron Finch (19) showed a lot of intent when the play resumed as they raced to 40 for naught in seven overs before the latter was trapped LBW by Rubel Hossain (1-21). The hosts will be full of confidence after two dominant wins in the tournament to date , while Australia will be coming off back-to-back wash outs and with limited time spent at the crease. Read More

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Curry's triple-double leads Warriors to Game 2 rout

Curry recorded his first career postseason triple-double with 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds , while Durant contributed 33 points, 13 rebounds , six assists and five blocks and is suddenly on the cusp of his first ring. "Every mistake you make defensively, they make you pay, and you saw that", Lue said. "They won their first two games like they're supposed to". It was Warriors 132, Cavs 113, in Game 2 , and save for a few competitive stretches this fight has been Gold-Blooded. Read More

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Dortmund sign Germany youth global Philipp

Dortmund sign Germany youth global Philipp

However, it looks as if Spurs are set to be dealt a transfer blow with the news that Dortmund have agreed a deal for the 23-year-old. He also becomes the first arrival since new boss Peter Bosz was appointed on Tuesday . The 23-year-old scored nine goals and grabbed three assists last season and will fill the void left by the injury to Marco Reus . Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said they had beaten off domestic and foreign competition to land Philipp. Read More

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Nadal into semifinals as Carreno Busta retires

Meanwhile, it's the second consecutive semifinal appearance at Roland Garros for Thiem , who's never advanced beyond the fourth round at the other majors. "It's unfortunate to finish Roland Garros the way I have done". "I'm playing well, I'm moving ahead", Nadal said, per the ATP World Tour . "I know I have achieved the biggest heights in the sport". Read More

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Costa claims Conte no longer wants him at Chelsea

The 28-year-old came close to leaving Stamford Bridge for the Chinese Super League in the January transfer window but his three-year stint with the Premier League champions now looks to be at an end. "I love living in Madrid, but I have to think about my future". It's a shame. I've forwarded the message on to the people at the club for them to decide but it's clear that the coach isn't counting on me and he doesn't want me there. Read More

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NCAA Track & Field Central

NCAA Track & Field Central

The Oregon Ducks - already crowned NCAA champions at the cross country and indoor track and field meets - have a chance to make history in front of their hometown fans. Few Seminoles have climbed as quickly onto the national scene as Droogsma, who enters the shot put with the No. 9 mark collegiately (19.70m/64-7.75) among those in the field. Read More

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