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Nadal set to clash with Thiem

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The fifth seed‚ playing in his first Roland Garros semi-final in nine years‚ had three break points in the third game and three more in the ninth. Nadal is closing in on his record-extending 11th title at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament and what would be his 17th major trophy in all. Read More »

Ronaldo: 'Revelation' Salah can win Ballon d'Or

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After talking about his stint as a Real player in past tense , the five-time Ballon d'Or victor gave ambiguous answers when he was asked to clarify his post-match comments later in the day. At the moment there is no offer for Ronaldo and Madrid are not looking for one either. Other commentators speculate that Ronaldo could even be jealous over Real's courting of Paris Saint-Germain´s Brazilian star Neymar. Read More »

Old Scottish song billed as England's World Cup 'secret weapon'

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Who could England face on their way to a World Cup triumph? The single was the soundtrack to England's World Cup win in 1966. England's Football Association has set manager Gareth Southgate a target of reaching the World Cup quarter-finals in Russian Federation "as a real sign of progress" even though they have not won a knockout game at the tournament for 12 years. Read More »

Robbie Williams will be performing at World Cup opening ceremony

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However, the introduction of Indian Soccer League and scheduling of Federation Internationale de Football Association under 19 World Cup in India have helped to increase the fan base of the sport in our country. Federation Internationale de Football Association have announced that changes will be made to the way that the world rankings of worldwide teams are calculated, switching to a method that add or subtracts points from a country's total rather than averaging them over a multi-year ... Read More »

Kevin Durant Casually Roasted by Warriors GM at Championship Parade

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I'd love to have him for 10 years. Fresh off winning his third National Basketball Association championship in four years, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is wasting no time talking about the team's success. Durant has a player option worth $26.25 million that he will nearly surely decline. West said after the title clincher that the team went through things behind the scenes that would be surprising if revealed. Read More »

Liverpool target Thomas Lemar set to sign for Atletico

Antoine Griezmann intends to clear up his future before the World Cup begins, saying after France's draw with the United States on Saturday that he will reveal all this week. Griezmann worked actively to bring Lemar to Atletico and is excited to play with him, sources said before the agreement was announced. France coach Didier Deschamps prohibits players from undergoing negotiations during tournaments, pushing Griezmann towards making a decision. Read More »

Justify romps in Belmont; 13th Triple Crown champ

Belmont Stakes hopeful Gronkowski pauses before working out at Belmont Park , Friday, June 8, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y. Gronkowski is one of 10 horses racing in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race on Saturday. "It's been the longest, quickest journey", a hoarse-sounding Baffert said as light rain fell outside Justify's barn. But Justify , like all the great thoroughbreds, found "another gear", Baffert said. Read More »

Britain's richest man offers to buy Chelsea from Abramovich

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He has allegedly signaled his intention to purchase the highly-rated football outfit no thanks to recent visa woes surrounding Chelsea's Russian owner Abramovich. The 51-year-old couldn't gain entry into the United Kingdom following his failed attempt to get his visa into the country renewed and following that opted to become an Israeli citizen . Read More »

Vettel takes pole, sets lap record in Montreal

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This is what some circuits will do, they'll say "leader's on his third last lap, second last lap, this is the last lap", then they'll give the guy waving the flag points at where the leader is. Both cars were badly damaged but the drivers were uninjured. The Safety Car was deployed in order to clear the wreckage while stewards opted to take no further action against either driver. Read More »

Guardiola denies Toure claims of not liking Africans

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City's other record-making antics included most wins (30), most goals (106) and most consecutive wins (18), although debate continues over whether Guardiola's side are better than Arsenal's "Invincibles" team fo 2003/04, who went the entire top-flight campaign undefeated. Read More »

Rafael Nadal lifts record 11th French Open title

Over the best-of-five sets on clay, Nadal improved to 111-2 - it is a figure nearly as imposing as the nearby Eiffel Tower - his lone reverses coming against Robin Soderling in 2009 and Novak Djokovic in 2015 at the French Open . Rafael Nadal insists that he has no desire to become locked into an arms race with Roger Federer to surpass his great rival's 20 Grand Slam titles. Read More »

Liverpool unable to secure Fekir deal

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Steve Nicol, former Liverpool defender, believes that the Reds can still complete deal this summer, with it his view that where there is a will, there is a way. The 20-year-old Reds attacker enjoyed a fruitful temporary spell in Belgium with Royal Excel Mouscron last season, netting 11 goals across all competitions. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton slates F1 chiefs after disappointing Canadian Grand Prix showing

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Even in a week as rich in sporting spectacle as any you will see - from Alexander Ovechkin finally winning a Stanley Cup and then celebrating with fans in a Washington fountain, to Justify winning the Triple Crown, to Rafael Nadal taking his 11th title at Roland Garros and Simona Halep winning her first - a Formula One race is a scene to match any on the planet. Read More »

Romero misses weight for UFC 225 main event

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Romero claimed that the Illinois State Athletic Commission was to blame for ending his weight cut early. "It was the commission's decision". "Absolutely it's on. In laymen's terms, if one were to bet $1 on Mike Jackson they could win an additional.53 cents; however, if a $1 bet was placed on a winning CM Punk , the bettor would take home an additional $1.55. Read More »

Lebron James Noncommittal About Return To Cleveland

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The Cavaliers suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat in the 2018 NBA Finals to the Warriors after Kevin Durant and Co. comfortably won Game 4 last night. The Warriors dominated the series. While Game 4 marked the final contest of LeBron James' 2017-18 season, it might also have been the last time he donned a Cavaliers uniform. Read More »

Belgium 3-0 Egypt

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Facing an Egypt side shorn of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah , recovering from a shoulder injury suffered in a 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid , Belgium were given a chance to patch over some recent difficulties during their preparation period. Read More »

‘Justify’ Finishes First in Belmont Stakes

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Smith will be aboard Justify in the colt's bid to become racing's 13th Triple Crown victor. The drought before that lasted so long - 37 years, in fact - that many began to believe that horse racing's grand sweep would never again be accomplished. Read More »

Dominic Thiem Ends Run of Giant-Killer Cecchinato

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Rafael Nadal rallied back to beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 6-2 and conclude their rain-hit French Open quarterfinal on Thursday for a place in the elite final four. Nadal also survived multiple set points in the opener against Del Potro. "Good tactics and mentality in the first set". "Unfortunately, I was not able to convert my break points". Read More »

Rashford stars as England beat Costa Rica in warm-up

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The Rashford we saw for England on Thursday nearly looked like a completely different player to the unconfident, stressed Rashford we saw in Man United's FA Cup Final defeat to Chelsea . Costa Rica face tournament favourites Brazil as well as Serbia and Switzerland in Group E, and will need to show far more ambition once they get to Russian Federation if they are to replicate their heroics of four years ago. Read More »

Halep breaks through, beating Stephens for the French Open title

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Patrick Mouratoglou, coach of Serena Williams and commentator for Eurosport , believes Thiem has the game to upset Nadal, but he'll need to execute his game plan perfectly. Halep took the trophy 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. "I wish in the future to play more finals here, because it's a really attractive tournament and it is my favourite one". Read More »

Rumoured Liverpool target Manuel Lanzini suffers major injury

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Argentina forward Manuel Lanzini's World Cup dreams are over following an injury he suffered while training with the national team. The 25-year-old has worked his way into head coach Jorge Sampaoli's plans and scored his first senior worldwide goal against Italy in a 2-0 friendly win at the Etihad in March. Read More »

Liverpool, Everton and Leicester battle to land relegated Stoke star

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However, Shaqiri could be set for a move back to the top flight as he has a relegation release clause which allows him to leave this summer for just £12m - the same fee Stoke paid Inter two years ago. Shaqiri's availability and affordability has alerted a host of clubs in Europe and the Premier League , with Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton - the latter managed by Mark Hughes , who signed the winger for Stoke - among those linked with the 26-year-old. Read More »

Nabil Fekir: Liverpool close to £53m deal for Frenchman

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The two clubs have agreed a transfer fee of 65 million euros plus 7 million in add-ons . The France global had not been expected to finalise a switch to Merseyside before the end of this summer's World Cup. Aulas believes a pre-World Cup agreement may be the most profitable arrangement for Lyon after Didier Deschamps preferred Corentin Tolisso, Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kanté in midfield for France's most recent warm up match. Read More »

LeBron James: Whoever wins National Basketball Association championship won't want White House invite

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After the Warriors practiced, guard Stephen Curry said that he agreed with James's take and the team would likely not visit the White House if they repeat as National Basketball Association champs. Hockey's Pittsburgh Penguins and baseball's Houston Astros have accepted invitations to the White House for the traditional meeting with the President in recent months, as have several college teams. Read More »

Pederson addresses White House visit: 'We're moving on'

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Defensive end Chris Long , who skipped the trip a year ago when he was with the New England Patriots and again decided early to not attend, said he hopes athletes on championship teams in all sports won't have to make the decision when Trump's term is up for re-election in 2020. Read More »

Capitals' suffocating pressure is frustrating Golden Knights

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How significant is that? It has been 76 years since any National Hockey League teams rebounded from a 3-1 series deficit to win the Stanley Cup . Wilson made it 2-0 with 3:34 left in the period when he intercepted a pass by Vegas defenceman Deryk Engelland after an offensive zone draw and worked a slick give-and-go with Kuznetsov to beat Fleury for his fifth. Read More »

Thiem in third straight Paris semi after beating 'close to quitting' Zverev

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That is the quarterfinals". Zverev certainly has lived a charmed life in Paris this week. Thiem, 24, is expected to take his opponent into long rallies and make the contest last. I think other young guys are coming up strong. That is (Zverev's) half. It was hard to discern which was less likely: that 12-time major champion Novak Djokovic would falter in his French Open quarterfinal or that Marco Cecchinato , who never won a Grand Slam match until last week and once faced a possible ... Read More »

UberEats waiving delivery fees in Las Vegas during Knights’ games

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The team scored in the third period or overtime in 20 of 24 games in the playoffs. Reilly Smith led the Golden Knights with a power play goal, his fifth of the playoffs, and an assist. "Obviously, this emotion is just unbelievable", Ovechkin said. Goalie Braden Holtby stopped 28 of 31 shots against him, including three of four attempts during power plays. Read More »

Alex Ovechkin of Washington Capitals wins Conn Smythe trophy as playoffs MVP

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The Golden Knights, meanwhile, became the first National Hockey League expansion team since 1980 to make the playoffs in their debut season. Braden Holtby stopped 28 shots. Over the next 18 seasons, the Capitals returned to the playoffs 12 times but their string of blows kept coming. However, Washington's top three centers, Evgeny Kuznetsov (playoff-leading 31 points), Nicklas Backstrom and Lars Eller , have generally outplayed their Vegas counterparts in this series . Read More »