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Rafa Nadal Matches Novak Djokovic Record with Madrid Open Win

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It feels ironic that the only times that Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem have ever met is on clay, with only one win for the young Austrian in Buenos Aires previous year. The audience appeared to sense Thiem's defiance was waning, but the player wasn't as content with his fate and rallied to fend off two match points, tying at deuce before landing a final game blow to pull within a game at 5-4 down. Read More »

Pundit convinced De Gea will leave Manchester United for Real Madrid

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That is no longer the case, though, much of the delight of a man who will be gracing a major final next week when United take on Ajax in the Europa League. Reports in Spain have suggested Madrid will once again attempt to sign De Gea this summer, although his wages could prove a stumbling block to any deal. Read More »

US vows further action against Venezuela's 'bad actors' barring changes

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She pointed to medicine being unavailable, hospitals lacking supplies and people having difficulty finding food. Maduro's aides acc us e them of seeking a violent coup. Three people, including two teenagers, were killed in Tachira this week. Earlier in the week, a 15-year-old was shot dead when out buying flour for his family's dinner. Read More »

Arsenal boss Wenger takes a swipe at West Ham United

Arsenal have won six of their past seven Premier League matches but will miss out on Champions League football unless they are able to better Liverpool's result against Middlesbrough when they host Everton on Sunday. I didn't count the number of people who were in the seats. "I think we also have the option to do so, to reinforce the team and be stronger". But professional footballers have a desire and a will to win, always. Read More »

N'Golo Kante: Chelsea want to win everything next season

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The France worldwide fought off competition from his teammate Eden Hazard and Tottenham forward Dele Alli, who were voted second and third respectively, after sealing his second consecutive Premier League crown. "We got lucky. I sent flowers to Leicester for letting us have him", Emenalo said at the dinner, which Standard Sport's James Olley was in attendance to hear. Read More »

Preakness 2017: Gunnevera poised to bounce back

A group of fans enjoying the first day of "Sunrise at Old Hilltop" were able to get a closer look at Always Dreaming as he briefly paused and turned to check out the crowd while walking the shedrow following his bath. But there is no question there will be some fresher horses in the race. "It's No. 1 on our bucket list", Casse said. The Derby was also considered one of the roughest in recent memory, with lots of bumping because the horses were having trouble grabbing the surface. Read More »

Agent in dark over Toure deal

In my situation at a big club - I'm sacked, I'm out. Of the current City players, only Joe Hart and captain Vincent Kompany have been there longer. "Though there are a number of first-team player contracts now under consideration, Pablo's situation is the only one that has been fully finalised", said a club statement. Read More »

Bad luck for the Suns or is the NBA Draft Lottery rigged?

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Ball only plans to workout for the Lakers, showing his confidence that he will be LA's pick. "It's pretty awesome", said Wyc Grousbeck, a Celtics owner who represented them on stage. Lots of discussion will take place over the ensuing weeks about which players are lottery picks and which have star potential . Minnesota snapped that streak by getting eventual Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns in 2015 and Philadelphia emerged with Ben Simmons last season. Read More »

Blue Jays suspend outfielder Kevin Pillar for two games

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In what has been a heated four-game series that has seen injuries, bench-clearing brawls, and homophobic slurs, everyone was curious to see what these two teams would get into in their final meeting of the season. No punches were thrown, but O'Flaherty issued a harsh rebuke to Bautista after the game. Again, though, this apology seems honest, and the fact Pillar says he'll use this moment to better himself is what matters. Read More »

Alan Pardew sends message to Tottenham about Chelsea

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Following West Ham United's 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, the London mini-league is now complete as all fixtures between the five teams in the capital this season have been played. "If we win the league it is because you learn, and if you finish second it is because you improve but I think it is a big topic in football". Tottenham's tame surrender recalled their collapse at the end of last season when they squandered opportunities to catch eventual champions Leicester. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino's response when asked if Harry Kane will leave

Until Kane's two late goals, he arguably wasn't even the standout player of the match - Son had a brilliant first half and added a second goal in the second half (from a Kane run and assist, it should be said). "We work so hard as a group and the staff, the manager. look, there's not many better teams to be at around the world at the moment", he said. The 23-year-old has averaged a goal every 94 minutes in the Premier League season, his nearest rival being Sergio Agueo's 130 minutes with ... Read More »

Arsenal Win Keeps The Pressure On Manchester City And Liverpool

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Arsenal may have only defeated Sunderland 2-0 on Tuesday, but the game was noteworthy for how one-sided it was despite the relatively low score line. "I think especially at Everton, we were really unlucky because some decisions were really bad on the night". Wenger, who has often talked up his 20 straight top-four finishes as a major achievement despite not winning the league title since 2004, also tried to downplay the significance of seeing that run come to an end. Read More »

Ducks even Western Conference series with 5-3 win over Predators

A goal by Sami Vatanen on the power play gave them the energy they needed and won 5 to 3, over the Nashville Predators. Filip Forsberg scored a goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final. With the series tied at one game apiece, the two teams now head to Ottawa for Game 3 on Wednesday night. "We know what we can do in the room". The Predators overcame back-to-back canceled-out goals in that rush to succeed, and there are at least some who ... Read More »

Mourinho: United 'don't want to play' Premier League games

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The "Special One" has played Sergio Romero in nearly all their Europa League games this season and the Argentine has been selected by Jose Mourinho to man the post in the finals. Even though they ended on losing side, Lyon put on a strong fight with Alexandre Lacazette's brace and Rachid Ghezzal's header. "The accumulation of the games, I never had that", said Mourinho. Read More »

New York Yankees Retire Derek Jeter's Jersey

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Turns out there's one thing Derek Jeter isn't supremely confident in! "I want to thank my family for their love, support, honesty and more importantly their presence at everything I did both on and off the field". "There isn't a person or player I would trade places with - that played now, or ever". Like Jeter, Ortiz is a future Hall of Famer and was as loved during his career in Boston as Jeter was in NY. Read More »

WTA CEO unhappy with Sharapova's French Open snub

With Bernard Giudicelli, the president of the French federation, proclaiming that it was his responsibility to "protect the game", it would take a bold move by the All England Club to come to a different conclusion when it decides on the recipients of the eight wild cards at its disposal for the women's singles. Read More »

Mourinho hopeful De Gea will stay at United

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The game did however get off to a lively start. Manolo Gabiaddini stepped up to take but he hit a low tamely struck penalty and it was saved by Sergio Romero. Southampton looked the more likely side to grab a victor but the game did end goalless. As revealed in SunSport he has already spoken to De Gea and told him that he will have talks with him about his future once the Europa League Final is out the way. Read More »

Steelers release tight end Ladarius Green and long snapper Greg Warren

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He also underwent ankle surgery in March 2016. In a team-released statement provided by the team that announced his release, Warren cited a past injury. He was placed on the reserve/PUP list on August 30 and didn't play until Week 10. In a 2008 game against the New York Giants, Warren suffered a season-ending knee injury. Read More »

Mourinho admits Premier League top four finish over

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That is not normal. "Normal is win, lose, draw". "With the manager they have, the players they have on the pitch and the money they spend, that is embarrassing really that they can't score a goal in those games and it comes from Mourinho and the way he sets up his teams. Read More »

Twitter explodes as Manchester United reach UEFA Europa League Final

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They secured their place in the Stockholm finale by edging past Celta Vigo, with Romero performing impressively in both last week's 1-0 win in Spain and the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford yesterday morning (Singapore time). The same luxury may not be afforded to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp if he fails to guide his team into next season's Champions League, with the additional 10 months he has had in charge at Anfield ensuring his honeymoon period has long since ended. Read More »