• All so difficult for Djokovic, easy for Nadal at French Open
All so difficult for Djokovic, easy for Nadal at French Open

In conditions he later described as "very muddy, very slow, no bounce", Djokovic found it hard to hit through Schwartzman's consistent groundstrokes. "He played really well". - Goffin, who was 5-4 up, was chasing a deep backhand and slid into a cover, hurting his right ankle. Raonic, no stranger to injury retirements himself, was relieved to go t...

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  • Manchester United make Raphael Varane key target?
Manchester United make Raphael Varane key target?

Varane progressed through the ranks at Lens before subsequently moving to Real Madrid as an 18-year-old in 2011. Hardly known for his scintillating brand of football, Jose Mourinho has nevertheless carved a formidable C.V. Could Raphael Varane make a Bernabeu exit this summer in the search for guaranteed first-team football? Jose Mourinh...

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  • Writer Slammed for Tweet About Japanese Indy 500 victor
Writer Slammed for Tweet About Japanese Indy 500 victor

He deleted the tweet shortly after. Later Sunday night, Frei issued an apology and attempted to put into context the headspace he was in when he caught the "uncomfortable" feels after a NASCAR race. Dave Schreiner's death in Battle of Okinawa. The tweet was in reference to American football player Dave Schreiner who was killed during combat in...

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  • Indian skipper Kohli denies reports of rift with coach
Indian skipper Kohli denies reports of rift with coach

However, the nature of this cricketing fixture has become "too boring" for him to hype the contest any further. His contention was that an India captain shouldn't have so much power that he cannot only decide who the coach should be, but even get rid of a commentator from the studios just because he and some players don't like his criticism.

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  • Ferrer wins five-set thriller at French Open
Ferrer wins five-set thriller at French Open

The defending champion, making his 50th successive Grand Slam appearance, eased into the second round at Roland Garros with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Spain's Marcel Granollers. The 12-time grand slam champion parted company with his entire coaching team earlier this month, admitting he needed to rediscover his spark after some disappoint...

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  • Juventus great Buffon still driven by fear
Juventus great Buffon still driven by fear

We will do everything possible to win". "I feel good, " Ronaldo said before travelling to Britain, "in great form". For these players who are mostly Champions League winners, this season's edition looks set to be one of the most intriguing in years.

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  • In contrasting fashion, Djokovic, Muguruza advance in Paris
In contrasting fashion, Djokovic, Muguruza advance in Paris

I'll always look back on these memories and these times we were able to share together tennis-wise. The Austrian took a love-40 lead, grabbing three set points thanks to a timely hit ace down the T. The Spaniard had already received treatment at the end of the first set. Fifth-seeded Milos Raonic advanced to the fourth round of the French Open ...

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  • Jeremy Maclin released by Chiefs after two seasons
Jeremy Maclin released by Chiefs after two seasons

The question is- would he be an upgrade over what Dallas already has in place? With Maclin back on the market, it's fair to wonder if the Eagles will have interest in bringing him back to Philadelphia. In order for the Raiders to entertain the notion of pursuing Maclin, they would need the eight-year wideout to accept the veteran's minimum ( $9...

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  • Offaly's Smullen hoping for back to back Epsom Derby wins this weekend
Offaly's Smullen hoping for back to back Epsom Derby wins this weekend

Gilles and Aliette Forien bred the Derby victor from their classic-placed Kendor mare Ysoldina, a half sister to four group stakes winners, including Belle Et Celebre (Peintre Celebre), who won the group 1 Montjeu Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary.

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  • Twins Hit Trio of 2-Run Homers to Beat Angels 11-5
Twins Hit Trio of 2-Run Homers to Beat Angels 11-5

The Twins and Angels play again at 9:07 Friday night in Anaheim with Kyle Gibson (1-4) on the mound for the Twins facing JC Ramirez (5-3). That was the Twins' first triple play since May 27, 2006. "We hung in there and got a little bit of a break on the pop-up", Molitor said. The Halos' flamethrower must have been all out of fuel, and ...

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  • John Terry: Chelsea captain 'could not care less' over substitution controversy
John Terry: Chelsea captain 'could not care less' over substitution controversy

There has been a huge amount of debate regarding John Terry's send off at Stamford Bridge this past Sunday. PA Sport has spoken to two customers of Paddy Power, who won £2,500 (S$4,500) and £1,000 respectively. "As long as the supporters are happy -- and I'm over the moon with the reception they gave me -- I couldn't case less", added Terry, ...

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  • Kazakh Putintseva to face defending champion Muguruza at Roland Garros
Kazakh Putintseva to face defending champion Muguruza at Roland Garros

Muguruza has won six of her last seven matches on clay court. Williams next faces No. 30 seed Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland. "At the beginning I was way better", Haase said. Kvitova returned to tennis in Paris after being attacked in the Czech Republic in December. It was hard not to think about the restart. " It's tricky, because I hav...

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  • Bowlers set up convincing six wicket win for West Indies
Bowlers set up convincing six wicket win for West Indies

Any hopes the visitors had to reprise their surprise defeat of West Indies during the 2016 T20 WC group stage match went up in smoke as batsman after batsman in their ranks played with questionable methods. "Their tail held us up a bit and I thought we lost too many wickets, but generally it was a satisfying effort". Afghanistan won the to...

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  • Why Tristan Thompson is the Cavaliers' biggest X-factor in Game 2
Why Tristan Thompson is the Cavaliers' biggest X-factor in Game 2

And the Warriors can play better. Cleveland has to defend near the basket better. He was asked to expand about Kevin Durant, the player he guarded for most of the game, after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals .

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  • Position-by-position matchups for the NBA Finals
Position-by-position matchups for the NBA Finals

But in the end, the 2016 loss will be avenged and the championship confetti will finally fall on Durant. Van Gundy said Love is the X-factor for the Cavaliers, while saying defensive reserve forward Andre Igoudala is the same for the Warriors.

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  • 'Hate Is Living Every Day,' LeBron James Says After Racist Graffiti Incident
'Hate Is Living Every Day,' LeBron James Says After Racist Graffiti Incident

Veteran point guard Deron Williams joined the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent in March with one thing on his mind, making a deep playoff run and getting the chance to compete for an NBA Championship. "I know I've grown as a player just through experience from the last five years, but if I don't go out there and execute, none of that matters...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo inspires Real to 2nd straight Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo inspires Real to 2nd straight Champions League

His second in Cardiff , to make it 3-1 in the 64th minute, put the result beyond Juventus and made him top scorer in this season's Champions League with 12 goals - one more than Barcelona's Lionel Messi. Ronaldo's 104th Champions League goal never lasted long as Mario Mandzukic equalised with an unreal overhead kick in the 27th minute. Bu...

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  • LeBron says stopping Warriors' Durant will be tough
LeBron says stopping Warriors' Durant will be tough

The danger would be to read too much into the final score of Game 1, given the history between the Warriors and Cavaliers in the final . Amid Durant's stellar night , music sensation Rihanna appeared to be heckling the Warriors forward which prompted some stern glares in return.

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  • Stanley Cup: Game 3 in Nashville tonight
Stanley Cup: Game 3 in Nashville tonight

He's yielded four goals in each of the last four times he's faced the Penguins. Frederick Gaudreau had a breakaway of his own moments earlier but his backhand attempt on Murray went wide. Rinne has never done well versus Pittsburgh , and now he's facing perhaps the best Penguins team of his career. One was thrown during warmups and two after t...

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  • Ashley Chase | Penguins shoot to thrill in third-period frenzy
Ashley Chase | Penguins shoot to thrill in third-period frenzy

That, above everything, they have. Rinne has been everything and more the Predators could have asked from a goalie during this postseason up until these finals against the Penguins. Rookie Jake Guentzel scored twice to increase his playoffs-leading goal total to 12 and the Pittsburgh Penguins erupted for three goals early in the third period We...

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  • India captain Kohli has 'no problems' with Kumble
India captain Kohli has 'no problems' with Kumble

Pocket dynamo Kedar Jadhav will also face his first big test outside the sub-continent. Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi said on Friday that India hold the edge in the much-awaited clash considering current form. After hitting a boundary off Prasad, Aamir gestured to the bowler to fetch the ball. He also played a phenomenal knock of 80...

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  • Two-goal Ronaldo keeps Madrid kings of Europe
Two-goal Ronaldo keeps Madrid kings of Europe

The third goal looked to have destroyed whatever morale Juve had left, but with the game still some way off, they set out attacking and nearly got one back when Alex Sandro created himself some space in front of goal and connects with the resulting free kick.

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  • UEFA Champions League final Juventus vs Real Madrid match report
UEFA Champions League final Juventus vs Real Madrid match report

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Real's 4-1 victory over Italian champion Juventus , making the Spanish club the first repeat titlist in the Champions League era (since 1992). Liverpool hero Steven Gerrard was disappointed with Juventus' second half showing and believes Real were worthy victors. Many people say that in this game will also be d...

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  • Woakes out of Champions Trophy with side strain
Woakes out of Champions Trophy with side strain

To a certain extent, it felt like someone was sticking a knife in my side. Woakes, who was one of the key bowlers for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the tenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), was also a vital cog in the English squad.

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  • Defiant Arsene Wenger confident Arsenal's FA Cup triumph has silenced the doubters
Defiant Arsene Wenger confident Arsenal's FA Cup triumph has silenced the doubters

Wenger has now won the FA Cup a record seven times, but uncertainty hangs over the 67-year-old heading into the close-season. The Italian admitted to not knowing whether there had been contact between Moses and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Wenger berated those fans who had called for his exit during matches in the latter part of the season, but sai...

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  • Gareth Bale's Real Madrid create history in Cardiff
Gareth Bale's Real Madrid create history in Cardiff

The Spanish champions took charge after the break, however, restoring their lead through a deflected long-range shot from Brazilian Casemiro in the 61st minute before Portugal forward Ronaldo struck again, from close-range, after fine work by Luka Modric, to score his 600th goal for club and country.

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

It was a sloppy start for Peter Burling - the New Zealand boat got caught in a tricky situation at the starting marker and was forced to complete a penalty, after Spithill lured his younger foe into a mistake. Skipper Jimmy Spithill and his crew led by seven seconds at the first mark and by nine at the second. Team USA made it two-from-two with...

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  • England and Bangladesh aim to banish batting blues in opener
England and Bangladesh aim to banish batting blues in opener

India vs Pakistan , Asia Cup 2012: Chasing a total of 330, Virat Kohli's brilliant knock of 183 from 148 balls and very well supported knocks by Sachin Tendulkar (52) and Rohit Sharma (68) saw team India beat Pakistan by six wickets with 13 balls remaining.

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  • Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for life, says Perez
Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for life, says Perez

The Portugal superstar's opener was cancelled out by an astonishing Mario Mandzukic strike, but goals from Casemiro, Ronaldo and Marco Asensio secured Madrid's third Champions League triumph in four years and 12th in total. Juve are slight underdogs and no one would have thought less of them for losing the 2017 final, while Zidane was under massi...

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  • Anna Nordqvist chasing three-peat at Shoprite LPGA Classic
Anna Nordqvist chasing three-peat at Shoprite LPGA Classic

Nordqvist's round was no surprise, and not just because of her record at the tournament. "This is my ninth year on Tour, so I feel like I'm getting a little more experience", she explained. Ryu had to finish at least third this week to earn top spot. If not, it will go to Jutanugarn. Nordqvist had two birdies and consecutive birdies on Nos.

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