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Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova's return

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Had she stayed, she would have played the victor of Sharapova-Vinci. But she does not have the game the five-slam champion Sharapova once had, and might still produce when it matters. "It's also unusual for the players, that she can walk on site on Wednesday and she can play on Wednesday". Although clay isn't her best surface, she has put in the work to be a different player from what she was previous year. Read More »

Chelsea stars enjoy win over Tottenham with hilarious Snapchat video

Antonio Conte believes he showed trust in his squad as Chelsea stayed on course for the double with a pulsating 4-2 FA Cup semifinal win over Tottenham at Wembley . "I feel proud because to fight in that level against Chelsea is fantastic". The 36-year-old defender, who has played just five Prem games this season, took to Instagram top praise the goal. Read More »

Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series

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However, Portland is a proud team as well, and nearly pulled out the Game 3 victory at home. In some respects, this is exactly what championship teams are supposed to do in the opening round of the playoffs: swiftly cut down their own opposition while other teams are busy battling each other just to keep their postseason hopes alive. Read More »

Opener of Red Sox-Yankees series postponed, makeup July 16

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While the pitch didn't hit Machado, the intent was clear, and the incident was risky and blatant enough that Pedroia himself called it a "mishandled situation" that he didn't want to see occur. If I slid into third base and got Manny's knee, I know I'm going to get drilled. Boyd was fined after Major League Baseball concluded he intentionally threw a pitch at Sano. Read More »

Buster Posey Beaning By Fastball Mars An Otherwise Bright Giants Opener

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Walker (1-1) was booed at the conclusion of the inning, when he came up to bat and at every other opportunity by the AT&T Park sellout crowd of 42,129. I got out there as quick as I could. Matt Moore was brilliant over eight innings, and in a play not often seen beyond Little League, the Giants scored three runs on the pitcher's swinging bunt in the fourth inning. Read More »

Derek Jeter And Jeb Bush Reportedly Win Auction For Miami Marlins

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Jeter and Bush separately began pursuit of the Marlins before recently teaming up in an effort to strengthen their chances. Sounds like a Magic Johnson situation. So how much could Derek Jeter make as partial owner of the Marlins? The 76-year-old Loria had reportedly been in negotiations to sell the Marlins to the family of Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, for about $1.6bn - a staggering profit on the sum Loria paid 14 years ago. Read More »

I wanted to make ten half-time substitutions against West Ham, fumes Koeman

Koeman said United were unlikely to make the top four in the Premier League following the serious knee injury suffered by top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the club's Europa League victory over Anderlecht on 20 April. "I can not see Manchester United finishing in the top four", the Dutchman was quoted as saying by the Express . After the break Everton boss Koeman replaced the ineffective Tom Davies and Idrissa Gueye with Gareth Barry and Ademola Lookman, in a bid to avoid another ... Read More »

'Not about that life?' Marcus Smart responded to Jimmy Butler's comments

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That is what he does. "I don't think they'll call it on me". Of course, the media had to get Marcus Smart's reaction after Tuesday's practice. "The opportunity came and I just wanted to take full advantage of it". While speaking with reporters after the game, he referred to Smart as a "great actor" and went as far as to say that he doesn't think Smart is "about that life". Read More »

Rockets' Harden will play in Game 5 despite sore ankle

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Westbrook is averaging a triple-double this series (35 points, 12 rebounds, 11.3 assists) but is shooting just 31.6 percent from the floor in the fourth quarter. The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Houston now leads the first-round series, 3-1. Read More »

'You Gave Me the Strength I Didn't Know I Had'

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I can't wait to meet you. Addressing the post tongue-in-cheek "from the oldest number one to the youngest number one", Williams, in the post, told her future child she "could not wait" for them to join the players' box next year. The 35-year-old collected her 23rd Grand Slam win of an wonderful tennis career at this year's Australian Open that saw her surpass the Open era record set by Steffi Graf. Read More »

Serena Williams at No. 1, despite not playing since January

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Williams, 35, is expected to deliver her baby in the fall and will not compete in any tennis tournaments for the remainder of the year. "But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you. "Serena said that I should make sure if anyone asks that that is clear", Williams' spokesperson Kelly Bush Novak told The New York Times about her plans to return next year. Read More »

Newcastle heading back to the Premier League after win over Preston

To get there Newcastle had to recover from an equaliser, after taking an early lead, after just seven minutes. But as the half wore on United began to assert themselves once again - and right on the stroke of the break they edged back in front when a smart break from Isaac Hayden found Mitrovic who unselfishly picked out Atsu in space, who had the simplest of finishes. Read More »

Serena Williams attacks Ilie Nastase over comments

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An ITF statement read: "The ITF's Internal Adjudication Panel has issued Ilie Nastase with a provisional suspension under the Fed Cup regulations for a breach of the Fed Cup welfare policy at the tie in Constanta". Ilie Nastase may have retired from tennis 32 years ago, but he appears to be still more than living up to his old nickname "Nasty". The All England club, where he was a singles finalist twice, said in a statement that guests were invited at its discretion, and suspensions ... Read More »

New York Giants to exercise Odell Beckham's fifth-year option before deadline

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I'm lettin u kno now, this will be somethin uve never seen. Since he was drafted 12th overall by the New York Giants in 2014, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr . "We are going to discuss that when the time gets closer", Reese said last week. "I think he is a guy that hears what we are saying and like John [Mara] said, 'We are not anxious about Odell, ' " Reese said last week, his first news conference since the end of the 2016 season when he said that the young receiver needed to "grow up". Read More »

Malcolm Butler Most Likely Remaining With Patriots

Butler has been a target of the Saints, visiting with New Orleans last month. In addition to giving Butler a new contract, the Saints would also then have to give the Patriots a draft pick. The 25-year-old Garoppolo started the Patriots' first two games of 2016 as Tom Brady served a four-game suspension as part of the NFL's Deflategate penalties. Read More »

Busch and Gibbs team hope for breakthrough at Bristol

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The same storm raising concerns for flooding in the southern Appalachians and severe weather from SC to Georgia caused rain to fall persistently in Bristol on Sunday morning. Those decisions are not up to me. Kyle Larson leads the Monster Energy Cup Series standings with a victory and four second-place finishes. "I like the attempt with the VHT, but you can tell they're in the direction of trying to find grip", he said. Read More »

Mitchell Trubisky discusses visit with Jets

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The teams that pass on a quarterback in the first round this year could be willing to wait 'til next year - a phrase Browns fans have uttered since 1999. The Cleveland Browns are on the clock. If the Browns move up from 12, everyone knows they'll be gunning for a quarterback. Eight other first-round picks are no longer on the roster. Read More »

Marc Marquez wins motorcycling pole again in Texas

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Cal Crutchlow had some good speed in Argentina when he battled Rossi for the podium, and also noted the challenge of COTA - but says it has strong points for every bike and manufacturer: "I expect here it will be a hard start but by Saturday and Sunday we should be competitive". Read More »

Rare Declaration of Independence found in Small British

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Sneff, the project's manager, came across an entry in a database of British archives for a parchment copy of the document and chose to investigate further. Sneff and Allen believe the copy may have been commissioned by James Wilson of Pennsylvania, who later helped draft the Constitution and was among the original justices appointed to the Supreme Court. Read More »

Raiders want resolution on Marshawn Lynch before draft

Only a week ago it looked like the long-rumored Marshawn Lynch-Oakland Raiders agreement, and a required transaction between the Seattle Seahawks and both sides to make it happen, was so close to being completed that it was reported by some analysts as news. Read More »

Former MSU football player Auston Robertson arrested by Meridian Township police

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The Associated Press sent an email seeking comment from Robertson, who hasn't been arraigned. Arrest warrants alleging sexual crimes were issued for three of the unidentified players and one was issued for a non-sexual crime. Robertson was a candidate to start along the defensive line after recording three tackles and forcing a fumble as a reserve last season. However, just a week after the spring game, which he participated in, Robertson made his biggest mistake yet. Read More »

Dallas Cowboys schedule shows status of America's Team

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Good quarterback play determines so much of a team's success that you can tell a lot about a team's playoff hopes just by looking at how many good quarterbacks it'll face in a season. If they're battling any of them for the division crown, there's now place like home . This would help the team travel less and spend a week out West to kill the time. Read More »

Alonso embracing challenges of his 'Indy 500 adventure'

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The 101st edition of Indianapolis 500 is set to take place on May 28 with Alonso's first test scheduled for May 3. He is aiming to win the second leg of auto racing's triple crown of victories in the Indianapolis 500 , Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read More »

Pedroia still ailing, Farrell complaining over Machado slide

Boston manager John Farrell was still upset after the game because he thought Machado's slide broke the rules. "And the argument at the time was, if the rule is in place to protect the middle infielder, well, then it didn't work tonight". Brad Brach picked up his third save with a ideal ninth. RHP Zach Britton's (left forearm strain) had an MRI on his left elbow and forearm Friday, but the results were not immediately available. Read More »

Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98

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Currently, they are locked in a competitive playoff series that saw Wall dunk on Schroder, then stare him down. These two games were actually much closer than they could have been, since the Hawks hung around for almost all of them despite these disadvantages. Read More »

Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls 104-87 in Game 3

The Celtics were able to come through, with a commanding 17-point victory. It was just Thursday afternoon that the Bulls seemed in full control of this first-round series with the Celtics , not only due to their 2-0 lead at the time but also because of how that advantage had been achieved. Read More »

Warriors take 2-0 series lead on Blazers, win without Durant

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Westbrook had four straight points to start a 7-1 run, but the Thunder wouldn't get any closer. OKC's win forces a game five in Houston on Tuesday, April 25, with the tip time to be determined. Despite the game-plan not working, Westbrook's teammates remain confident in their leader. "We just gotta make plays, make the right decisions", Westbrook said, when asked what happened to his team in the fourth quarter. Read More »

Manchester United land Celta Vigo in Europa League semi-finals

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Ajax are through to Friday's Europa Cup semi-final draw after they secured a dramatic 4-3 aggregate win against Schalke despite being reduced to 10 men. In Istanbul, Lyon beat Besiktas 7-6 on penalties after the Turkish side had won 2-1 on the night to level the tie at 3-3. Ajax and Lyon's four previous meetings all came in the Champions League group stage. Read More »

Chelsea vs. Spurs: Conte rebukes Pochettino for underdog excuse

Tottenham , on the other hand, named nearly their strongest line up as Mauricio Pochettino looks to maintain their incredible recent momentum, with only Kyle Walker missing from their first-choice XI. Costa has scored 17 goals in 30 Premier League appearances this season, but Conte brushed aside questions about his future, saying: "We are starting about Diego to China?" We're a hungry team and we're improving a lot. Read More »