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Thiem stuns Djokovic in French Open quarter finals

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Third-seeded Halep won 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, clinching the victory on the first of her two match points when Pliskova sent a return long. He is looking to join Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro as the only players other than Djokovic, Nadal , Murray , Wawrinka and Roger Federer to win grand slam titles in the last 12 years. Read More »

Players relish first chance to play in Cup final

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And while the Predators desperately need Rinne to rebound and return to form, they also need a way to keep Guentzel, who has three goals in the series, off the scoresheet. The Penguins mustered only 12 shots in Game 1 but won, 5-3, because they made the most of the few scoring chances they had. After a scoreless second period, the Penguins took control in the third and seemed to score at will. Read More »

EU's Juncker urges member states to boost defense spending

Manfred Weber, the head of the European Parliament's largest group and a key ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said May had caused "chaos". "It's no longer a question of national sovereignty", Juncker said. Brussels had set June 19 as the start date for talks, but a series of key figures said that was now in doubt after UK Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble to increase her majority failed. Read More »

4 countries list Qatar-linked terrorists, organisations

A top Emirati diplomat said Wednesday "there's nothing to negotiate" with Qatar over a growing diplomatic dispute about the energy-rich nation's alleged funding of terror groups, signalling Arab countries trying to isolate it won't back down. Read More »

Lonzo Ball thinks D'Angelo Russell can compliment his game very well

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But apparently, it looks like having one son don the Purple and Gold isn't enough for LaVar Ball . But on the other hand, Josh Johnson, DeAaron Fox , and Lonzo Ball could be one for their No. The 6-foot-5 guard will be a junior at Chino Hills High School next season, and while he's still a couple years away from National Basketball Association eligibility, his dad already has big hopes for him. Read More »

England bring in Finn as Woakes' replacement

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The Victorian was Australia's frontline spinner during their triumphant World Cup campaign in 2015 and for most of the year that preceded it, while he bowled his maximum of 10 overs in three of five matches during Australia's last ODI series in the United Kingdom two years ago. Read More »

India crush Bangladesh in warm-up; Guptill powers New Zealand

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The ICC Champions Trophy - the blue riband event of the 50-over season this year is set to begin on Thursday with hosts England kicking things off against Bangladesh at the Edgbaston. The way they are playing, if you look at the last two years, their performance, they win nearly everything. We have to keep improving and that's what we are looking for. Read More »

Inter Milan appoint former Roma boss Luciano Spalletti

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Inter Milan have gone through nine managers since the departure of their treble winning manager Jose Mourinho in 2010. "F.C. Internazionale is delighted to announce that Luciano Spalletti has been appointed as head coach of the first team". Read More »

Lions' Taylor Decker expected to miss 4-6 months

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It's likely Decker will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Tuesday he didn't think Decker's injury would end his 2017 season, but he declined to provide specifics beyond that. 16 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Ohio State. He started five games at left tackle for the Bills last season, with a solid grade from Pro Football Focus (No. Read More »

Manchester United to rival Liverpool for Sporting Lisbon star Gelson Martins

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Liverpool have turned their attention to Martins in response to failing to agree a deal with Roma for wide-man Mohamed Salah , meaning they are now looking at other options. The amount may seem too high for a young player but is worth the money. Salah was originally acquired by Chelsea from Basel for €13.2m, and sold to Roma for €15m last summer after spending a season on loan there. Read More »

Ostapenko wins 1st set in French Open semifinals

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Stan Wawrinka beat top-ranked Andy Murray 6-7 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-1 to reach the French Open final. A year ago at the French Open , Wawrinka lost to Murray in the semifinals. Murray arrived in France suffering from a fever, the latest woe in a season which has seen him endure an elbow injury, flu and shingles. There were shades of his 2015 triumph as Wawrinka stepped up physically and mentally to extinguish the Murray challenge. Read More »

Terry Frei Out at Denver Post After Racial Takuma Sato Tweet

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Dixon's auto landed on the inside retaining wall and exploded into pieces, but the 2008 race victor was able to walk away with only a limp. "I should have known better and I regret it", Frei said. Formula One champion, Fernando Alonso , finished 24th on his Indy 500 debut, after his Honda engine failed with 20 laps remaining. Alonso said that he cheered the former F1 driver on in the final stretches. Read More »

Domingo backs De Villiers to fire against India

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David Miller showed some impressive skills as he registered his 10th ODI fifty, achieving an unbeaten 75 off 104 balls. Pakistan finished at 119-3 in 27 overs, 19 runs ahead under the Duckworth-Lewis method which gave them their first win of the tournament. Read More »

Liverpool apologise for Virgil van Djik approach, end interest

Van Dijk has five years remaining on the contract he signed 11 months ago and Southampton do not need to sell a player who they value highly. The decision to report the Liverpool is as a result of the fact that Liverpool has not officially approached Southampton to ask for their permission to communicate with Van Dijk. Read More »

Walters: Thurston might not be back for Origin II

Fifita scored a second-half try, set up James Maloney to score the opening try of the match and was a constant handful for the Maroons defense all night. But the rest of the team couldn't lift to their level. The Maroons have dominated the series recently, winning the shield in 10 of the last 11 years. Read More »

Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward wants Huddersfield return

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The Liverpool goalkeeper played a huge role as Huddersfield secured their promotion with a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Reading. "With very few opportunities for the 23-year-old at the Reds, with Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius ahead of him in the pecking order, and Wales likely to qualify for the World Cup finals in Russian Federation next summer, Ward is keen to be getting first team football". Read More »

Draymond Green's Recruitment Of Kevin Durant Started Right After Game 7 Loss

The Cavaliers, meanwhile, were swept out of the Finals 10 years ago this month. In the league's official Last 2 Minute Report (L2M), it was announced LeBron James should have been called for a foul with 12.6 seconds remaining in regulation because he grabbed Andre Iguodala's shoulder "and affects his ability to retrieve the loose ball". Read More »

TJ Dillashaw: Demetrious Johnson 'tarnishing his career' by not fighting me

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And after "Mighty Mouse" aired his beef with UFC - much to the chagrin of some - that fight is less likely to happen anytime soon. Johnson expressed worry that Dillashaw wouldn't make weight while also raising concerns that the former champion hadn't done enough to earn a shot at him without having a single fight in the flyweight division. Read More »

Ferrari did not favour Vettel says Alesi

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Montreal is also a low-abrasion, low-grip surface with short-duration corners and is also utilising the same tyre selection - including the ultrasofts that are the most problematic for Hamilton . "When you carry more speed through the corners you gain more temperature and energy in the tyres". "This is the new reality". Wolff hopes Monaco is a one-off, like when Mercedes struggled for performance the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix , but admitted the world champion team has plenty of work to ... Read More »

Stephen Curry picks LeBron James' pocket on fast-break attempt

Golden State Warriors win in 5: 34.7%. The Warriors still lead 67-61, but the Pachulia foul and Irving solo sequence helped turn a potential 10- or 11-point lead into a two-possession game in what is a do-or-die Game 3 for the defending National Basketball Association champions. Read More »

JR Smith makes, then deletes, bold prediction right after Game 3

Just to give a sense of the height of the mountain that LeBron James and Co. now have to scale, National Basketball Association teams are 0-126 after falling behind 3-0. A collective gasp echoed around the arena, and even before Cavs' final death knell was sounded, James stormed off the court. The Warriors are now only one game away. Read More »