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Nadal to face Djokovic in Madrid semi-final

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Djokovic made the last four after Nishikori withdrew from their match with a wrist injury. The third-seeded Halep, who also lost the 2014 final to Maria Sharapova, will play to keep her title against eighth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian Federation or Kristina Mladenovic of France. Read More »

Poulter accepts invite to play BMW PGA Championship

Si Woo Kim may have just announced his name on the world stage by winning the Players Championship, but that could be the last we'll hear from him in a while. Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain was never going to win, but it will be hard to forget how he finished. Fellow South Korean golfer and two-time PGA Tour victor Bae Sang-Moon, 30, is now serving in the military after a court ruled against his case to avoid conscription to continue playing on tour. Read More »

Sturridge has no concerns over Liverpool future after goalscoring return

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Sturridge , back in the starting line-up in the Premier League for the first time since January 2, raced onto Coutinho's exquisite through-ball to open the scoring. "We play Middlesbrough and it will be hard". "I am very disappointed the way we played", said manager Slaven Bilic. "We scored some really nice goals but in the first half West Ham had big, big chances - especially to equalise before half-time". Read More »

Pogba to miss Man Utd clash with Saints

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Mourinho also has four long-term absentees owing to injury: Marcos Rojo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ashley Young and Luke Shaw. "These are examples of trying not to accumulate when people have to play because we do not have other players and I can not put four or five kids all together in the fire". Read More »

The Senators' Dion Phaneuf absolutely leveled Bryan Rust with a brutal hit

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Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby fed Rust the puck and then Phaneuf slid over and slammed into Rust. Rust got to the bench under his own power, but he was ushered back to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion. Guentzel, who leads the Penguins with nine playoff goals this season, stayed in the game after the hit. And if Phaneuf wasn't already public enemy No. Read More »

Man United aren't in Europa League final yet: Guidetti

The visitors had the best chances in the early exchanges, though the Galicians made the first clear-cut opening for the unmarked Daniel Wass who headed wide from close range. As is so often the way in modern football, if a belting goal goes in from a set piece, we can be certain there will be fan footage of the event. United traveled to Spain with a number of key players injured, most notably in defense as Sergio Romero stepped in for David De Gea. Read More »

Former mines minister says Eskom tried to influence him

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The party said in its affidavit that it was common cause that Molefe's return would have adverse effects for Eskom and the public. "They should look into that; ideally they should reverse that decision", Mantashe said on Tuesday. "It is a convenient matter for him to come now". "The report, while still under review, made observations against Mr Molefe which, at the time, he had deemed serious and significant enough to warrant his resignation". Read More »

Female Broadcaster Set To Make NFL History

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Denver Broncos regular season game, ESPN announced Tuesday. The ESPN broadcaster is now set to become the first woman to call a nationally-televised game and the first woman to do any play-by-play analysis since Gayle Sierens did so in 1987 for a regional telecast on NBC. Read More »

Sale strikes out 12, Red Sox beat Rays

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The PawSox will play at 1:30 p.m., weather permitting, at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I., and it'll be the first time Price starts a minor league game since 2013. "Just finding a good rhythm and tempo", Sale said. Devon Travis became the first player to steal home for the Blue Jays since June 2, 2015, scoring on a double steal in the eighth. Read More »

Holmes takes scenic route around Sawgrass

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After those unlikely characters, you have Ian Poulter, who was supposed to have lost his PGA Tour card until a recent glitch was found in the system that gave it back to him, David Hearn, Patrick Cantlay and Alex Noren four shots back at 5-under. Read More »

3-way race for final Champions League places in EPL

If Arsenal draw and Liverpool lose by three goals (two goals if Arsenal score), Arsenal are through. City are away to Watford on the final day - Monday - while Arsenal host Everton and Liverpool welcome Middlesbrough. As things now stand, Liverpool are in control of their own destiny because a win over 'Boro will secure them Champions League qualification. Lose by three goals and Arsenal need a point. Read More »

Arsenal end United's 25-match unbeaten run

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United now sit four points adrift of neighbours Manchester City in fourth and may even be overtaken by the Gunners in the table should they beat Southampton on Wednesday. I think they miss happiness, they miss trust, they miss belief. 'Our options of entering the Champions League through the Premier League have decreased after this week, but we will keep on trying until the last game, first at Tottenham this coming weekend. Read More »

Thiem puts Nadal revenge in his sights

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These tournaments are so strong, so it's unbelievable for me to go that far. The 30-year-old Nadal won his fifth Mutua Madrid Open title and his record-tying 30th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown, matching World No. Given Nadal's resurgence, it would need an immediate rebound from the Serb to start winning silverware right away. "It was a game where I had to play well". Read More »

We're Finally Getting A Spurs-Warriors Playoff Series, And It's Awesome

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The crowd at the Toyota Center hoisted a "Fear the Beard" sign all year long, as James Harden staked his claim to the League MVP title with stellar play this season. They will need more of that type of play from Aldridge if they are to have a chance to reach the finals. He responded by pouring in 34 points on 16-26 shooting, and added 12 rebounds. Read More »

Bills coach Sean McDermott believes in Tyrod Taylor

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At this stage, Taylor is the clear starter in 2017, but his future is in question, with the Bills able to wiggle out of his contract after this season. "Obviously I've seen Tyrod on film". He mentioned Nathan Peterman , the young fifth-round pick, Cardale Jones with a huge arm and ability, and T.J. Yates with a good performance on the start of his career. Read More »

These Three Spurs Stars Are Jose Mourinho's Top Transfer Targets

So I reached the semi-finals 10 times. "We qualified by winning the FA Cup, and because only ourselves and Southampton went through into that first round we got a bigger share of the market pool, and also the performance of Southampton and Tottenham later on in the competition meant that we picked up a bigger share of that market pool and will do throughout the knockout stages". Read More »

Skip Bayless intensifies LeBron James hate during NBA Playoffs

In fact, James may be more lethal now than ever. But less than 24 hours after the Raptors' season ended in a four-game sweep by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Lowry gave no hints about his intentions. Are you surprised that Twitter mocked his appearance as the team was losing to Cleveland, sending Toronto out of the National Basketball Association playoffs for good? "I want to make sure my family is happy", said Lowry, a father of two young boys. Read More »

Novak Djokovic in Madrid Open 2017 semi final

Romanian Simona Halep moved within one step of defending her Madrid Open crown, beating Latvian Anastasija Sevastova 6-2 6-3 in Friday's (Saturday NZT) semifinal clash. Halep with face in-form Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic or Svetlana Kuznetsova in Saturday's final. Argentina's Pablo Cuevas also booked his place in the last four with a 3-6 6-0 6-4 win over Alexander Zverev of Germany. Read More »

Angry Phil Kessel fires up Penguins, ties series with Senators

While the Senators didn't have as many opportunities in the offensive zone as the Penguins, Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury still had to save all 23 shots he faced to clinch the win. Rust slowly made his way to the bench under his own power but did not return. The Pittsburgh Penguins are the defending champs, and took down top-seeded Washington, and are trying to become the most lopsided team to win a Stanley Cup since Sidney Crosby was 4 years old. Read More »

Cardinals' Bucannon has ankle surgery, might miss opener

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AZCardinals.com's Kyle Odegard reports the injury never fully healed in the offseason and the team believed he could rehabilitate the ankle without surgery. That should leave Reddick with plenty of time with the first-team defense and ample opportunities to make his case for playing time whether or not Bucannon is healthy. Read More »

Indians promote top OF prospect Zimmer

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Our trainer came in and said, 'Tremie wants to see you, ' who is our manager in Columbus. Zimmer has always been touted as having the skills to play center field, which is where the Indians intend on keeping him in Cleveland. "We're not mad at him". In three-plus seasons in the Indians' minor-league system, Zimmer (6-5, 220 pounds) owns a.270 batting average with 42 home runs, 171 RBI and 103 steals. Read More »

Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal lifts title to match Novak Djokovic's record

Nadal leads his FedEx ATP Head2Head series with Thiem 3-1, with all four of their matches coming on clay. "Now that I did it once, playing really well in such a big tournament, the next step is to maintain this level next week". "I am humble enough to come here and say that I was nervous", said Nadal . "There's no blame on anyone, it's down to me", Murray said after an error-strewn performance against Coric. Read More »

Alonso's engine fails in practice for Barcelona GP

I think Formula One is back in a way. Alonso has yet to finish a race in 2017 and despite new upgrades for the Spanish Grand Prox he was only able to complete two corners in Barcelona before his auto failed again. Two-time champion Fernando Alonso said he will be open to offers from rival teams if McLaren continue to struggle next season. That would already have been a satisfying final outcome but in Q3 he beat Sergio Perez, Felipe Massa and Esteban Ocon to take seventh place, behind ... Read More »

Browns hosting Jason McCourty Tuesday on free agent visit

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They lost fourth-round pick Howard Wilson to a fractured patella during rookie minicamp, so the need for help at corner in Cleveland is a bit greater than it was at this time last week. McCourty has registered 13 interceptions during his National Football League career and two of those came in games against the Pittsburgh Steelers and on throws by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger . Read More »