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French Open 2017: Women's semifinal to take centrestage today

Thirtieth seed Bacsinszky, who needed a bandage applied to her right thigh midway through the first set, looked the more likely victor at that point as she sought to celebrate her 28th birthday by surpassing her semi-final run of 2015. In what was seen as the most open grand slam tournament in living memory, it is perhaps no surprise that a real outlier has come through to reach the final. Read More

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Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

Federation Internationale de Football Association has ordered tighter monitoring of offensive incidents at Confederations Cup matches which kick off today, and wants referees to stop play if fans persist. And we've took the full-scale measures to assure the event's security. "Hopefully, the arena in St Petersburg will be a lucky venue for our team". Read More

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Warriors owner willing to do 'whatever it takes' to keep Stephen Curry

Warriors owner willing to do 'whatever it takes' to keep Stephen Curry

Following Golden State's 2015 National Basketball Association championship, the team visited the White House in February 2016, when former president Barack Obama, an occasional golfing partner of Curry's, was still in office. Warriors players on buses passed Cahambing and his family twirling T-shirts over their heads and waving to the crowd as blue and yellow confetti rained down. Read More

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TV ad rates record high ahead of India, Pakistan final

TV ad rates record high ahead of India, Pakistan final

Amir , however, has become a mainstay of the Pakistan team since returning to the side last year, appearing in 47 of the team's 57 matches across all global formats following his comeback from a five-year ban. But nation is above everything and we will be playing for victory of India . When the Asian giants met in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4, India thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs. Read More

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Special counsel Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's finances, Washington Post reports

In response to the statement, former US Attorney Preet Bharara, whom Trump fired in March, tweeted early Friday morning that "Americans should also exercise caution before accepting as true lies about firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director & defamation of a war hero special counsel", references to criticisms Trump has levied against Mueller and James Comey. Read More

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Canadian Brooke Henderson has two-shot LPGA halfway lead

Canadian Brooke Henderson has two-shot LPGA halfway lead

Indian golf's teenaged sensation, Aditi Ashok, carded her second consecutive three-under-par 68 at Meijer LPGA Classic being held at Blythefield Country Club in Michigan, USA. "I feel comfortable. I played here a year ago and I'm excited for the weekend". "I made that long one from off the green on 12 that wasn't really expected and that kind of gave me some energy", the 19-year-old Canadian said. Read More

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Thomas sets scoring record with 63 at US Open

Fowler, the 18-hole leader, also has himself in position to win his first major title after a third-round 68, just two shots back of Harman, the unlikely leader. "I know he likes that stuff", said Mike Thomas, a PGA golf professional for 28-plus years at Harmony Landing outside Louisville, Ky. With the world's top three ranked players - No.1 Dustin Johnson, No.2 Rory McIlroy and No.3 Jason Day - all missing the cut, the leaderboard was shorn of star power. Read More

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Tapwrit beats Irish War Cry to win Belmont Stakes

He was found to be lame on Wednesday and was treated with anti-inflammatory medication Wednesday and Thursday. The colt stood in ice to help his hoof and was fitted with a glue-on shoe, an alternative for horses with a damaged hoof. They had the right running styles and the right dispositions and the right pedigrees. The $1.5 million race took several hits before the starting gate opened. Read More

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Oval sold out for Pakistan-India final clash

Twenty20, pioneered as a professional sport in the English county game, was still in its global infancy a decade ago, when Johannesburg hosted the 2007 World Twenty20 final, with many players inclined to treat it as just a bit of fun compared to the more serious business of one-day internationals and Test matches. Read More

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Murray hoping to make the most of last few competitions

Despite the withdrawal of world no 2 and French Open champions Rafael Nadal , a strong line-up has assembled in London for the event with four of the world's top 10 in action including Stan Wawrinka , Raonic and 2012 champion Cilic. I hope the French Open is a turning point. The born-Glasgowian completed a winning run at the grass-court #Grand Slam Event for the first time in 2013 after years of failing do end champion. Read More

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Parade marking Warriors' title rolls in Oakland

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers didn't have enough despite the Akron native's excellent Finals performance. LeBron James said he had never been a part of a "super team" and we all laughed. When I read that statement, I saw two carefully parsed sentences that went out of their way to not contradict the people I spoke with from inside of the organization. Read More

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Yuvraj Singh breaks unique record for India

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Yuvraj Singh breaks unique record for India

India's top four batsmen helped themselves to fifties but none of them looked as fluent as Yuvraj, whose quickfire 53 off 32 balls enhanced his reputation as one of the sweetest timers of the ball. " India will be unstoppable if they continue to play this brand of cricket". Kohli was equally contemptuous of Pakistan's attack during a blistering innings of 81 not out off just 68 balls that included six fours and three sixes. Read More

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US Open 2017: Rory McIlroy misses cut for second year

The former world No 3 took two attempts to move his ball out of the hay and even then could only muster a triple bogey from off the putting green. Casey laid up in the rough, took two chops to get out of more rough behind the 14th green, and staggered away with a triple-bogey 8 that might have ruined his day at Erin Hills . Read More

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Lonzo Ball Works Out for the Second Time with Lakers

So regardless of what anyone else thinks of you, I'm just incredibly thankful to have you as my dad. No one really gets it. LaVar has seemingly created a circus side-show near his son's success , whether it's been steering his son away from big-money sneaker sponsorship to publicly monopolizing off sexist rants with TV personalities . Read More

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Tottenham Hotspur: Kane late strike rescues England at Hampden

Tottenham Hotspur: Kane late strike rescues England at Hampden

Southgate, trying to rebuild England's confidence after last year's Euro 2016 humiliation by Iceland, said his players' perseverance in the face of improbable odds was a sign that they are on the right path. England , who were not impressive overall, remain top of Group F on 14 points while Scotland are in fourth spot on eight points. " Scotland is no easy place to come, and especially when you are 2-1 down in stoppage time , it makes it that much sweeter". Read More

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South Africa Appoints New Captain Ahead of Qualifier Against Nigeria

South Africa Appoints New Captain Ahead of Qualifier Against Nigeria

The South African national team arrived Nigeria on Wednesday for the game on Saturday. A sports analyst, Colin Udoh, said that he was impressed with the Super Eagles' training session, describing the tempo in camp as high. Among the players battling with injuries are Lebogang Manyama (knee injury), Andile Jali (groin), Tokelo Rantie (swollen toe), Tiyani Mabunda, Aubrey Ngoma (groin), Rivaldo Coetzee (hamstring) and Eric Mathoho who had a concussion. Read More

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US Open: Steve Stricker makes cut exactly on the line

Follow all the action as it happens in Wisconsin LIVE with TOM FARMERY. Eight of the top 12 in the world will not be around for the weekend at this most unusual U.S. "It's definitely out there if you can get yourself on the fairways". Matsuyama tied a second-round U.S. Open record in relation to par with his seven-under score, and his bogey-free 65 could have been even better. Read More

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Summerhays storms into lead as struggling Dufner shoots 77

Summerhays storms into lead as struggling Dufner shoots 77

The Memorial has been unkind to Fowler in recent years. Part of this is the insane Sunday weather that prompted a pair of delays, but part of it is that the golfers involved tend to get wildly different results from round to round. Daniel Summerhays likes his putt on 18. Unfortunately, a double bogey on No. 3 and a bogey on No. 4 opened things up for the rest of the field. He came to Muirfield Village's back nine Sunday still at 9 under and in contention. Read More

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Gingrich: 'The President of the United States cannot obstruct ju

While speaker of the House, Gingrich voted in 1998 to impeach President Bill Clinton on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury. He also seemed to accuse the United States deputy attorney general of pursuing a " witch hunt ". Gingrich said he has cautioned many in the Trump administration about the seriousness of the current investigations. Somebody said the other day, I thought this was a very good test. Read More

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Four Sit Atop a Crowded Leaderboard at US Open

Casey was the only golfer who went in the morning. "I was upset with the score I had made, but it did not have any effect on my attitude or how I was going to then approach the rest of the round or the next shot. The world's fourth-ranked player birdied six of his first eight holes, shooting six-under 30 going out. Lovemark shot his second straight 3-under 69 on Friday to pull within a shot of the lead. Read More

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Sabres trade for Beaulieu

Sabres trade for Beaulieu

The Montreal Canadiens traded defenceman Nathan Beaulieu to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. "Over the last three seasons, there have been moments when Beaulieu has looked terrific on the ice, but like most young defensemen, consistency has been a problem". Read More

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Vladimir Putin speech motivated Russia, says Cherchesov

Vladimir Putin speech motivated Russia, says Cherchesov

Portugal and Mexico are other teams in Group A and will face-off on Sunday, June 18. "We achieved a very good result and at times a very good game". It is never wise to disobey Vladimir Putin and Russia's players ensured his midweek warning was not ignored as they kicked off the Confederations Cup in style, beating New Zealand with a performance far more emphatic than the 2-0 scoreline suggested. Read More

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Coyotes trade goalie Mike Smith to Flames

Coyotes trade goalie Mike Smith to Flames

Hickey, meanwhile, was drafted by Calgary in the third round of the 2014 National Hockey League draft and spent the last three seasons at Boston University. Smith posted a 19-26-9 record for the Coyotes last season. Johnson was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round (125th overall) in the 2006 NHL Draft. Read More

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