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Nadal Wants Time Out From Referees Over Slow Play

Nadal Wants Time Out From Referees Over Slow Play

Sixth seed Thiem sent the world number two crashing to his earliest loss in Paris in seven years. The men's quarterfinals on the other half of the draw later Wednesday were Murray vs. Thiem is the only player to defeat Nadal on clay this season and sealed a return to the last four in Paris with a sensational 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-0 upset of defending champion Novak Djokovic . Read More

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Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs in Game 3

Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs in Game 3

But the heavy minutes Cleveland's superstars were forced to play may have taken their toll down the stretch. Will James be able to power the Cavaliers to at least one face-saving victory in the NBA Finals , or will the Warriors wrap things up in Game 4 Friday night? "It's probably the most, most firepower I've played in my career". Read More

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Brewers rally, then lose in 10th inning

Brewers rally, then lose in 10th inning

The umpires ruled a ground-rule double with the ball lodged at the wall, sending Thames back to third and Aguilar to second. "He did a nice job, had to battle through a little bit more", Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "Any umpire who sees a ball gets lodged can kill it", Hickox told a pool reporter. "It had just enough top spin and he made a great play", Bandy said. Read More

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Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh

Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh

Zoey Bates, of Toronto, has her face painted with Pittsburgh Penguins colors outside PPG Paints Arena before Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Penguins and the Nashville Predators , Thursday, June 8, 2017, . The Cole Harbour, N.S., native has gotten stronger and stronger with each game of the final, setting up the Penguins lone goal in Game 3 and then scoring the only one himself in Game 4. Read More

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Harry Kane admits worldwide scoring record is under deserved scrutiny

Spurs are known to be looking to upgrade the quality of their forward options this summer, with Vincent Janssen struggling during his first season in English football . Seeing how they do things, how they conduct themselves and some of the things they go through - it was one of the best weekends of my life. Being in the woods, camping, or doing obstacle courses, was about adapting to whatever is thrown in front of us. Read More

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Andy Murray backed by legends to reach French Open final

Andy Murray backed by legends to reach French Open final

Stan Wawrinka will be the oldest man to play in the French Open semi-finals since Jimmy Connors in 1985, but the 32-year-old Swiss insists he is in great shape as he prepares to face Andy Murray . "For sure, no one expected Djokovic [to lose] 6-love in the third set", he added. Wawrinka, who crushed Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in yesterday's quarter-finals, is a late developer. Read More

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New Zealand channelling frustrations of Edgbaston ahead of England clash

They they were bowled out for 182 by Australia and then looked set to lose with their opponents handily placed 100 runs from victory with nine wickets in hand and 34 overs remaining when the rain came down. A productive period for Australia got even better when Moises Henriques had Mushfiqur Rahim dismissed lbw to reduce Bangladesh to 53-3. The left-handed opener chose to up the ante and clubbed Travis Head for back-to-back sixes but the spinner struck two balls later by trapping ... Read More

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Allegri wants Douglas Costa at Juventus

Allegri wants Douglas Costa at Juventus

You know, there are contradictions in all of us'. And Costa is one of the players the Juventus boss is keen to have on board before the start of next season. The club has put him on the market for the same amount they invested in the player - €30 million. With Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery both signing new deals that looks unlikely and the Brazil worldwide has been linked with a move away, and Lucescu says Serie A should be his next destination. Read More

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John DeShazier: Saints waiting on third opinion on Nick Fairley's heart issue

John DeShazier: Saints waiting on third opinion on Nick Fairley's heart issue

Tackle Nick Fairley , one of New Orleans' top defensive players last year, has had a heart condition throughout his six-year National Football League career. There's two ways to look at it. "There's ongoing change. The one report or examination indicated some change that was concerning". With or without Fairley, New Orleans is counting on two draft picks from 2016 - Sheldon Rankins (first round) and Daniel Onyemata (fourth round) - to have bigger roles at defensive tackle this season. Read More

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England, Venezuela book tickets to maiden finals

England, Venezuela book tickets to maiden finals

As a team we are facing one last step and we all believe we can do it and lift the trophy. On top of that, England has never made the final four of the U-17 World Cup . Solanke is also one of few Reds now playing competitive football, as he leads the line for England at the U-20 World Cup in South Korea, topping the team's scoring charts with four goals in six appearances. Read More

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Warriors seem capable of anything - except another collapse

Warriors seem capable of anything - except another collapse

LeBron James emphasized that the Cavaliers are not going to change their pace of play against the Warriors in Game 3. And I'm confident that we can play that way, and we did it previous year. Game 3 is at 9 p.m. tonight. Last year, Kyrie finished with just 10 points in Game 2 before going off for the rest of the series - averaging 30.8 points per over the final five games of the Finals, including his 41-point outburst in Game 5 at Oracle Arena. Read More

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Thiem upsets Djokovic in quarters

Thiem upsets Djokovic in quarters

Andy Murray refuses to compare his own success to that of Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as he chases his fourth grand slam title at the French Open . And at the US Open, I just was emotionally very flat and found myself in a situation that I hadn't faced before in the professional tennis career. More than the scoreline, it was the manner in which Djokovic wilted in the third set that will be of most concern to his legion of fans. Read More

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Messi agrees to new deal with Barcelona

Messi agrees to new deal with Barcelona

The 29-year-old joined Barca as a youth player in 2001 and has gone on to establish himself as one of the best footballers of all time, becoming the club's all-time leading goalscorer with 507 goals in 583 appearances. Messi, now away on global duty with Argentina, added: "We would have liked to have achieved more. I would like to finish my career at Barcelona ", Messi said in an interview with ESPN , shown on Barcelona's website. Read More

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Penguins shutout Predators to regain lead in Stanley Cup Final

Penguins shutout Predators to regain lead in Stanley Cup Final

In particular, the Penguins need more from Kessel, who had 10 goals and 12 assists over 24 games in the Penguins' run to the Cup in 2016 and who had seven goals and 12 assists through the first three rounds of these playoffs. Something the Penguins did more than anybody during the regular season when it led the National Hockey League in scoring. Rinne's career numbers in the Steel City - 5.15 goals-against average, .822 save percentage - are awful, and as the veteran netminder goes, ... Read More

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Paul Pogba: Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho is still The Special One

Paul Pogba: Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho is still The Special One

Sometimes he's does some extreme things . "I think in the Chelsea game I proved that I can play with the (pain-killing) injections", said Smalling, who has also spent time on the sidelines with a knee injury this season. He said: "This year, I had the most hard season of my career". Now that Antoine Griezmann has disconnected Jose's call, and committed his future (more or less) to Atletico Madrid, United have been linked with Alexandre Lacazette and Real Madrid's Gareth Bale but Mundo ... Read More

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Alonso: I'll be back with McLaren, if we're winning

Alonso said at the Canadian Grand Prix on Thursday that he will make a decision based on whether the team is competitive, saying: "If we are winning before September or something like that, I will make a decision, I will stay". Are McLaren and Honda set to split? Until recently, senior figures were briefing that McLaren would definitely stick with Honda in 2018 but the ground appears to have shifted and there are growing indications that they may split. Read More

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Bopanna-Dabrowski Clinch French Open Mixed Doubles Title

Bopanna and Dabrowski were down by two match points but Farah and Groenefeld muffled the chances. I have played close played close matches over the years. This is the first Grand Slam title for the 7th seeded pair. Down 2-4, Dabrowski again lost her serve when she hit a backhand long and then Groenefeld easily held serve to close out the first set comfortably. Read More

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Arthur confident Pakistan will bounce back after disastrous performance against India

Arthur confident Pakistan will bounce back after disastrous performance against India

We didn't do it today. Defending champions India started their Champions Trophy campaign with a resounding 124-run victory over arch-rivals Pakistan . The win moves India to the top of the pool on net run-rate ahead of South Africa, who defeated Sri Lanka in their opening match on Saturday. Cricket writer Osman Samiuddin slammed Pakistan's demoralising loss, suggesting they were not up to the challenge. Read More

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Spartan football players arraigned in sexual assault case

Josh King, Donnie Corley and Demetric Vance were named and charged on Tuesday with sexual assault. The prosecutor's office typically does not release the names of those charged with crimes until they have been arraigned . After review, I have declined to issue charges and no warrant will be issued. The allegations at Michigan State come after football programs at Baylor and Minnesota have been rocked by sexual assault allegations. Read More

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Amla and Tahir star in Proteas Champions Trophy opener

Earlier, the Proteas' total of 299/6 had been built on the back of Hashim Amla's 25th one-day worldwide ton, a brilliant 75 from Faf du Plessis and a quickfire 38 at the end of the innings by JP Duminy . In typical style, both pressed on the accelerator in stealth mode building the partnership with plenty of ones and twos. In an uncharacteristic beginning to the innings, they managed only 32 runs in the first 10 over Powerplay and did not strike a boundary until the seventh over. Read More

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Mourinho in line for new Man Utd contract

Mourinho in line for new Man Utd contract

And despite many suggesting that he would come on and torment the opposition - it never happened. Southgate did not rule out entirely a recall for Rooney, who is three years younger than veteran striker Jermain Defoe, who has been retained despite Sunderland s desperate season seeing them relegated. Read More

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Warriors Set To Make Their Claim As NBA's Best Ever

Warriors Set To Make Their Claim As NBA's Best Ever

With their 15th straight win, the Warriors now have the longest postseason streak for any team in the four major professional sports. No team has ever recovered from a 3-0 deficit to win an NBA playoff series in 126 attempts, although no club had rallied from 3-1 down in the NBA Finals until the Cavs did it a year ago to defeat the Warriors. Read More

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Julian Edelman close to extension

Julian Edelman close to extension

Edelman, 31, had 98 receptions for 1,106 yards and three touchdowns last season. He finished the 2016 campaign with 98 catches for 1,106 yards, while he also has the fifth-highest total of receptions (356) in the National Football League since the 2013 season. Read More

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Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

Durant's scoring has taken pressure off Stephen Curry and allowed the Warriors to withstand Cleveland runs so well that they haven't trailed after the first quarter in either game. "And we're not going to change just because we're playing Golden State". What was so discouraging for the Cavs is that they played better in Game 2, but the result didn't change. Read More

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Andy Murray posts a reminder of his toughness in Paris

Andy Murray posts a reminder of his toughness in Paris

With Del Potro having admitted to suffering a groin injury in the last round, Murray was soon testing his court coverage out, hitting a drop shot with the first point of the match. The third arrive at 7-6 in the tiebreaker - the excruciating double-fault. "It was a very tough first set and after that I really got into it, " said Wawrinka, the 2015 champion. Read More

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Durant and Curry dominate for Game 2

Durant and Curry dominate for Game 2

Historically, the Warriors run holds up. "It has nothing to do with wins and losses, though". James had already been snappy with the media. "I'm not a past guy too much", James said. That was a man play. Durant shook his head: "Oh, my gosh". The game's defining sequence came in the third quarter when Curry used a dazzling display of dribbling to dart past the much-bigger James and finish with a layup off the glass. Read More

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