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Ostapenko cops French Open crown

Ostapenko cops French Open crown

The last woman to win her first tour-level title at a major was Barbara Jordan at the 1979 Australian Open. Halep marked herself out as a favourite for the title at Roland Garros after winning in ...

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9-time champ Nadal faces Wawrinka in French Open men's final

At one point when talking to the crowd, Nadal switched from French to English because he said his French was "very bad". "I played pretty well, you know, these last few matches". Now, he goes for t...

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Wawrinka backhand can withstand Nadal, says Wilander

However, in the sixth game of the set, Nadal won the break that he had been threatening for a while when Wawrinka sliced a backhand into the net. Facing a trio of set points, Nadal showed the mett...

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Confusion over Draymond Green technical foul lights up social media

He was 1-for-6 on 3-pointers and is shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc in the series, the continuation of a steady slide downward since he made more than half of his 3-pointers in the opening rou...

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Royals end Astros' winning streak at 11

Royals starting pitcher Jake Junis (right) talks with catcher Salvador Perez (left) and pitching coach Dave Eiland during the third inning Tuesday against the Astros at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas Ci...

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Halep beats Pliskova to set up Ostapenko showdown

PARIS Timea Bacsinszky's party was ruined when fellow birthday girl Jelena Ostapenko beat her in the French Open semi-finals on Thursday but the Swiss appeared to be taking her second failure at th...

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Dellacqua, Barty lose French Open women's doubles final

Dellacqua, Barty lose French Open women's doubles final

Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA), left, and Lucie Safarova (CZE) celebrates match point during their match against Ashleigh Barth (AUS) and Casey Dellacqua (AUS) (not pictured) on day fifteen of the 2017...

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Nadal tops Wawrinka for record 10th French Open

Nadal, who won his first French Open title at the age of 19 in 2005, had gone three years without a Grand Slam crown. If he does so next year, his 11 titles would match what Margaret Court accompl...

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Hamilton equals hero Senna with pole in Canada

Hamilton , who had just blown away Vettel , the Ferrari driver whom he trails by 25 points in the championship race, by more than three tenths of a second with the quickest lap ever seen at the Cir...

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Preds defenceman Ryan Ellis skates before Game 6

Preds defenceman Ryan Ellis skates before Game 6

We knew going in that Pittsburgh could score in bunches and Nashville liked to grind it out and lead with defense, and the numbers certainly bear that out. The Predators are 9-1 at home in the playo...

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Captain Kane rescues England

During and after the game, Celtic fans took to Twitter to discuss the 34-year-old's performance, with many suggesting that Bhoys manager Brendan Rodgers should be looking to replace him this summer....

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Shikhar Dhawan and his love for Champions Trophy

The side who win will follow the former and avert being added to the latter. With scores of 319 and 323 in the two games, the batting has a settled look. "I go through this a lot as well - when you ...

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NBA Finals -- Cavs avoid sweep, thrash Warriors in Game 4

LeBron James put forth another brilliant postseason performance in Game 4, scoring 31 points, dishing out 11 assists, and grabbing 10 rebounds. No team has escaped a 3-0 deficit to win an NBA p...

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Mathews says Sri Lanka need to be at best to beat Pakistan

While India slumped to a seven-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in their second match , South Africa went down by 19 runs against Pakistan at the Edgbaston. And they can play really good crick...

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Draymond Green: 'Ain't no tech gonna stop me from being me'

Green spent last year's Game 5 in a suite at the Oakland Athletics game, after an accumulation of playoff flagrant fouls that culminated in a punch to LeBron James' groin. In Game 4, however, Curry ...

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Mashrafe Mortaza: Bangladesh making steps in right direction

Al Hasan, who ended on 114, and Mahmudullah , who got 102 not out, made the highest One-Day International partnership in Bangladesh's history to guide their side to a famous victory. Adam Milne c...

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Ben Stokes' thunder sends Australia down under

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Ben Stokes' thunder sends Australia down under

Stokes has passed 50 in half his last 10 one-day worldwide innings - after his second century in three - bagged 11 wickets in the same time frame despite a knee injury which he reports is clearing up,...

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Fan off hook for putting catfish on ice

Fan off hook for putting catfish on ice

I know what some of you are thinking - that the Pens looked in disarray at times, had no shots in the second period, and were supremely lucky to somehow manage a win. Guentzel was also the hero in Ga...

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#PredsOn3: Nashville looks to take the lead in Stanley Cup Final

#PredsOn3: Nashville looks to take the lead in Stanley Cup Final

The Penguins played nearly the flawless tactical game to take a 3-2 lead in the series, which is why Hainsey said they'd be in good shape if they could replicate that performance in Game 6 Sunday in N...

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Lewis Hamilton puts Monaco debacle behind him with Canadian GP pole

But for now, his more immediate focus was on that of emulating Senna, who died a little more than 24 hours after he clinched his 65th and final pole at the fateful San Marino Grand Prix in 1994, aged ...

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Team NZ crush British in becalmed Bermuda

Team NZ crush British in becalmed Bermuda

For racing to go ahead, the America's Cup rules require a minimum average wind of 6 knots (11 kilometres per hour). "Team Sweden have also beaten Team Japan twice in qualifying rounds and enter th...

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South African coach praises the 'dangerous' Pakistan

South African coach praises the 'dangerous' Pakistan

Bowling from around the wicket, he took the outside edge of JP Duminy's bat, with Babar holding a good diving slip catch - an example of Pakistan's much-improved fielding. I've got no concerns with ...

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America's Cup Boat Capsize Spectacularly-But Team Still Leads Semifinal

America's Cup Boat Capsize Spectacularly-But Team Still Leads Semifinal

Among the six teams vying for the oldest trophy in worldwide sport in Bermuda this month, 26 crew members have competed in the Olympics, many winning medals in sailing and others in sports such as r...

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Series about to get real in Nashville. Rinne or Saros? Buzzcast @ 4

Series about to get real in Nashville. Rinne or Saros? Buzzcast @ 4

The 22-year-old tied the game 1-1 in the opening frame and then sparked the third period avalanche by beating Rinne 10 seconds in. PITTSBURGH (AP ) - The Nashville Predators insist goaltender ...

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Perfect 10: Nadal routs Wawrinka for record 10th French Open

Nadal's win-loss record at the French Open , which he won on debut in 2005, now stands at a staggering 79-2. "It's true that 10 is a attractive number, but actually my favourite is nine", said Nada...

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Kiwis reach match point in America's Cup challenger finals

Kiwis reach match point in America's Cup challenger finals

With the two boats roughly level mid-race, Sweden's Australian skipper Nathan Outteridge slipped and went overboard while moving across the boat. Apart from their implosion at 1-1, the Swedes had th...

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Power wins wild IndyCar race at Texas under caution

But after that, Rahal finished sixth in the Indianapolis Grand Prix and then led two laps at the Indianapolis 500 on way to a 12th-place finish. Kanaan was issued a 20-second stop and hold for blo...

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Wenger ready to pay Ozil, Sanchez club record deals

Wenger ready to pay Ozil, Sanchez club record deals

Wenger appears to have won that power struggle for now, but a poor start to next season would surely fan the flames of discontent. Wenger has naturally been linked with a host of players as the 67-y...

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Harry Kane describes his feelings after first match as England captain

The 23-year-old said: "It is a special day". We should never be throwing the towel in we should always be trying to score and for me the end is the significant moment because it shows the character of...

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Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis

Saudi Arabia and its allies have tried to isolate Qatar over its alleged support of militant groups and ties to Iran. "We can not be happy in a situation when the relations between our partners are...

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