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Sevastova loses to Stephens in US Open 1/4

Sevastova loses to Stephens in US Open 1/4

A star-spangled week has become a star-spangled sweep, leaving us in Queens with a full house of Americans in the U.S. Open semifinals. Get in touch with your thoughts via Twitter and Facebook . Kvitova, whose backhand return was proving tough to handle, again went ahead in the second set with a break courtesy of a victor down the line and she held for 3-0 after saving breakpoints. Read More

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Power battle as Del Potro faces Thiem at US Open

Power battle as Del Potro faces Thiem at US Open

Open without dropping a set in the Open era, which started in 1968. The Russian tennis player entered the US Open tournament being ranked World's No. The turning point was the third-set tiebreaker, which Federer was a single point from winning on four occasions. The question was then whether Del Potro would retire. Read More

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Road to World Cup fever unites war-divided Syrians

Road to World Cup fever unites war-divided Syrians

With another 0-0 draw against Iran, Korea maintains second in the Group A standing, two points ahead of Syria and Uzbekistan. The Syrian football team is only one victory away from having the chance of qualifying for the World Cup, which could be the first qualification to such high-profile event in the history of the Syrian soccer team, reports Xinhua news agency. Read More

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Del Potro becomes Thor in US Open classic

Del Potro becomes Thor in US Open classic

You could see and hear some of them going out of their DelPo-lovin' minds during the match against Thiem . Del Potro , though, is good at comebacks. We have Roger on one side of the court, having some problems with his back, exhausted a little bit. In London 2012, he took Federer to a 17-19 third set in the longest three-setter ever played. Read More

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Lee Corso's College GameDay headgear pick: Alabama vs. Florida State

Lee Corso's College GameDay headgear pick: Alabama vs. Florida State

He'll earn all of the accolades (and set himself up for first-round consideration next April) if he's able to consistently make plays against the Tide's physical interior offensive line using his active hands and feet. "As we say, if we're playing in a parking lot or in a stadium full of people, it should be the same to us". "We didn't know they'd be 1 and (3), obviously", Stokan said. Read More

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Hamilton says he will extend Mercedes deal this year

Hamilton says he will extend Mercedes deal this year

Bottas has performed well in his first season with the Silver Arrows and sits 41 points adrift of current leader Sebastian Vettel and 34 short of Hamilton in the standings. Verstappen, Vettel, Bottas and then Hamilton took top spot as the times tumbled. Despite the mixed conditions, the usual suspects dropped out in Q1, with Kevin Magnussen , Jolyon Palmer and the two Saubers all getting knocked out along with Grosjean. Read More

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Conor McGregor says 'solid fighter' Floyd Mayweather could excel in UFC

And recently, I was shocked to see the amount of fan following MMA and combat sport possess in the city, during the Conor-Floyd fight - a lot of people came to me and discussed about the match. I'd rather start from scratch and go step-by-step, not disrespecting anyone. "There's a lot on the line here, let me keep going". Mayweather defeated McGregor in the 1oth round of their boxing rules bout in Las Vegas on Saturday. Read More

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Conor McGregor says 'solid fighter' Floyd Mayweather could excel in UFC

And recently, I was shocked to see the amount of fan following MMA and combat sport possess in the city, during the Conor-Floyd fight - a lot of people came to me and discussed about the match. I'd rather start from scratch and go step-by-step, not disrespecting anyone. "There's a lot on the line here, let me keep going". Mayweather defeated McGregor in the 1oth round of their boxing rules bout in Las Vegas on Saturday. Read More

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Showtime calls Mayweather-McGregor massive success

Showtime calls Mayweather-McGregor massive success

Despite this, the mega fight is expected to break records for pay per view sales, gate takings and total revenue. "Let's get through Mayweather first", White replied. McGregor had some success early on against a watchful Mayweather, but the MMA superstar ultimately proved no match in a ring for boxing's self-proclaimed Best Ever. Read More

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Conor McGregor Talks About his Nerves and Emotions Before a Fight

Conor McGregor Talks About his Nerves and Emotions Before a Fight

Roddy also discusses the fact McGregor's personality on camera and in the ring - i.e. that of the World's Most Confident Man - is exactly what he's like outside of the public eye, too. I don't want to have my flag inside of your truck like this.' I said, 'Man, I'm not anxious about that.' He's saying, 'You never know if you ever need someone, so...' -- I already knew where he was going with it. Read More

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Australia 199-7 at lunch in Bangladesh Test

Australia 199-7 at lunch in Bangladesh Test

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan took 5-85 to help the hosts dismiss Australia for 244 shortly into the second session on the fourth day. Bangladesh won the match by 20 runs. "He said it is going to be pretty hard sitting at home watching, he hasn't done that for three or four years so he's a big member around the group". Read More

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Hamiliton wins Belgian GP, Ricciardo third

Hamiliton wins Belgian GP, Ricciardo third

He was the victor in 2010 and 2015 while also finishing third in 2013 and 2016. As was the case at Silverstone the Mercedes , created to be optimised on high-speed tracks with fast corners, was in its element. There was a twist when the safety vehicle came out on lap 30 after Ocon and Perez clashed, leaving the latter without a rear tyre and debris on the track. Read More

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Serena's having a baby, so US Open talk turns to Sharapova

She's coming back. She's strong enough to come back, in my opinion. After healing for many weeks and skipping Wimbledon, and now to skip the warm-up tournaments, is disappointing. "I've had very tough draws nearly every time", Halep said when asked what her reaction had been to news of the draw. The chance to make noise and to prove that she's still one of the best in the sport. Read More

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Nozomi Okuhara beats PV Sindhu in a thriller to secure gold medal

Nozomi Okuhara beats PV Sindhu in a thriller to secure gold medal

The 27-year-old Indian, who won a silver medal at the last edition at Jakarta, dug deep into her reservoir to eke out a 21-19, 18-21, 21-15 win over the world No. Praneeth fought hard before going down 21-19, 10-21, 12-21 to World No. 4 Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei, while Jayaram, who had disposed off The Netherland's Mark Caljouw on Wednesday, was no match for two-time defending champion Chen Long of China as he lost 11-21, 10-21 in 41 minutes. Read More

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India beat Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

India beat Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

All of them lose their hope but Bhuvi and Dhoni play till the end and score 09 runs for the 8th wicket to produce a miracle win. Dananjaya was easily the most successful bowler with six wickets , while Siriwardana claimed one. But former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (45 not out) and tailender Bhuvneshwar Kumar (53 not out) put together 100-run partnership to help the visitors chase down the target. Read More

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India win toss and chose to bowl against Sri Lanka

India win toss and chose to bowl against Sri Lanka

These apart, India already covered all bases which will be head-to-head display in the game with their confidence post meter running in left-over. The toss will be performed half an hour before the game starting time. The batsman reviewed the call in vain. In his next over, he was all over the Indians. The Test series whitewash against India was particularly damaging with the three matches only lasting a total of 11 days, the visitors winning two games by an innings another by a ... Read More

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New GCSE grades system: All you need to know

New GCSE grades system: All you need to know

These reforms represent another step in our drive to raise standards, so that pupils have the knowledge and skills they need to compete in a global workplace. He said: "I am quite confident and I didn't stress too much". "I was most anxious about maths but I got an 8, close to a 9". I would not have achieved them without the continued support of all of the great teachers and staff at Walthamstow Academy. Read More

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Mayweather's dad on McGregor: 'I'd knock him out'

Mayweather's dad on McGregor: 'I'd knock him out'

Today's final Mayweather/McGregor press conference was something of an underwhelming affair, all things considered. "I'm not gonna look to implement anything". He won't last two rounds. In Mayweather's last fight, he defeated Andre Berto in a unanimous decision to tie Rocky Marciano's undefeated record of 49-0. Read More

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Beating McGregor will be a 'cakewalk'

Beating McGregor will be a 'cakewalk'

Mayweather was in an unusually grateful and reflective mood, thanking those who helped him become the success he is. I have seen (Mayweather) bet, he always shows what his wins are, not what his losses are. "We're both real fighters". Mayweather plans to return to retirement following the fight. "I'm a fighter. When it's all said and done, no matter how many cameras flash and how many stories are written, when it comes down to August 26 it comes down to the two competitors". Read More

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Kohli hopes to keep Dhawan in his 'happy zone'

Kohli hopes to keep Dhawan in his 'happy zone'

After being put in to bat, Sri Lanka raised hopes of a challenge through their top three. Such ideals blend seamlessly into the Buddhist hot spot that is Sri Lanka , but how long they last on the cricket field remains to be seen. Dismisses Upul Tharanga on a full toss. Former skipper Angelo Mathews will hold the key and the news that he will be available for bowling is viewed as a major plus. Read More

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I might not play again this year, says Rory McIlroy

I might not play again this year, says Rory McIlroy

With the upcoming week already scheduled as an off week, McIlroy said he'll fly back to Northern Ireland on Sunday night and consult with doctors there. But he wasn't about to be greedy. "Jealousy definitely is", said Thomas. "They are so quick". "You can look really stupid in a heartbeat". His parents grew up in Charlotte , so this was nearly a second home when Kisner was growing up. Read More

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Day 2 of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow

Day 2 of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow

Now, age 49, and without an affiliation, he won the Club Pro Championship, qualified for the PGA Championship and after his one-under 70 for two-over 144 total is the first club pro to make the cut in two years. Both players carded six birdies but also gave two strokes back with a pair of bogies. "With some of the pin locations, these greens are the fastest greens I've ever played". Read More

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Batsmen put India in driver's seat

Batsmen put India in driver's seat

If Sri Lanka's chances hung by a slender thread then, that thread further frailed as India took two wickets for 50 runs by Stumps. After Shami departed hitting two consecutive sixes, India put on 24 more runs before declaring their innings at 622/9. Read More

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How to watch Cormier v Jones 2 online and on TV

How to watch Cormier v Jones 2 online and on TV

Jones appears totally focused on his task at hand this weekend, but speaking to reporters yesterday at the UFC 214 open workout sessions he addressed some of the comments that Gustafsson had made about him. Cormier reigned atop the division for most of Jones' absence, but he realized his glittering title belt was affixed with an enormous asterisk. "The redemption isn't the championship anymore..." ANAHEIM - Jon Jones seized redemption and his UFC title Saturday in the form of a ... Read More

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USA women's Open wide open in unpredictable season

USA women's Open wide open in unpredictable season

China's Shanshan Feng shrugged off the effects of jet lag to fire a six-under-par 66 for the clubhouse lead in the weather-disrupted opening round of the US Women's Open at Trump National Thursday. Sixty-two players made the cut, set at two over par. "My ball striking was decent but it wasn't as good as it sometimes is and I felt like my putting really bailed me out". Read More

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Venus Williams becomes oldest Wimbledon semi-finalist in 23 years

Venus Williams becomes oldest Wimbledon semi-finalist in 23 years

Now she has the opportunity to take another step toward history in her meeting with Williams. "I think I'm playing better match by match, as the Internationaux de France, has entrusted Ostapenko". "I'm happy it worked out", she said. "Especially she was serving very well today". Vandeweghe will now face Magdalena Rybarikova , who has disposed of the Croatian Petra Martic 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 and reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time in his career. Read More

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Andy Murray slams Wimbledon organisers for male bias

Andy Murray slams Wimbledon organisers for male bias

Something different to play Murray on Centre Court. Today, every player, men and women , remaining in the tournament, takes to the court to fight for a place in the quarters Rafael Nadal needs no reminder of the dangers posed by left-handers from Luxembourg - after all his first taste of defeat on Wimbledon's lawns was against one such player. Read More

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Faedo Fabulous Again, Florida Beats TCU to go to CWS Finals

Faedo Fabulous Again, Florida Beats TCU to go to CWS Finals

Caleb Gilbert took advantage of a generous strike zone in 7⅓ magnificent innings while reliever Zack Hess again put it away, sending the fourth-seeded Tigers to a 6-1 victory on a pleasant Midwest Saturday afternoon. In his fifth start of the year, Gilbert (7-1) surrendered just two hits with seven strikeouts and a walk. Fehmel surrendered four earned runs on four hits in 2 1/3 innings of work. Read More

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Monday's Arsenal transfer rumours: Alexis Sanchez for Sergio Aguero?

Monday's Arsenal transfer rumours: Alexis Sanchez for Sergio Aguero?

Arsenal are conscious of the fact that Sanchez only has one year remaining on his contract and will be able to negotiate a free transfer come January. It would make a lot of sense on paper, but Aguero will naturally have to be convinced about a move more so than Sanchez given Arsenal's lack of Champions League football next season having failed to finish in the top four last season. Read More

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