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Federer gets out of trouble against Berdych

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Federer - an 18-time grand-slam champion - quickly took command in the opening game of the match , breaking as Berdych fired a wayward forehand long. But Federer held on and was handed the victory when Berdych double faulted. Fifth seed Rafa Nadal won in straight sets, but also had to be near his best to beat Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 7-6. Read More »

US Senators respond to women's national team wage agreement with USA Hockey

The statement comes after the US women's national hockey team struck a four-year deal with USA Hockey after ongoing wage-dispute negotiations. "The existing US national team is a dominant player in women's ice hockey - they've medaled in all five Olympic Games that featured women's hockey and won the world championships seven times since 2000". Read More »

Mata joins the Manchester United walking wounded list

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Click through the gallery above to find out! However, with 38 appearances in all competitions, scoring 10 goals and providing six assists, he has proven his worth to the Red Devils and has been an important figure for them. Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Paul Pogba have all picked up injuries in recent weeks while Wayne Rooney remains a fitness doubt. The Spain worldwide has been forced to undergo groin surgery, with Jose Mourinho admitting that he expects to be without the midfielder ... Read More »

WRAPUP 1-Figure skating-Russia's Medvedeva retains world title to emulate Kwan

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A nerveless and haunting short programme by Evgenia Medvedeva kept the Russian teenager on track to become the first skater since American Michelle Kwan in 2001 to win back-to-back women's titles at the world championships on Wednesday. It capped a glorious Winter Games for the 2014 hosts during which Medvedeva's childhood idol Yevgeny Plushenko powered Russian Federation to the team figure skating gold. Read More »

Russell Westbrook expands his MVP case with historic 57-point triple-double

Looking to carry over their energy from the second quarter, the Magic got off to a quick start after the halftime break. Goran Dragic totaled 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds to lead Miami to a victory over NY. Once they finally got the ball in, Vucevic was once again fouled splitting the pair. Two nights ago in Dallas, Westbrook led a furious 14-0 run in the final 3:30 against the Mavericks, scoring 12 himself, including the game-winning jumper with five seconds left. Read More »

Semborski serves as Flyers' emergency goalie

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Stolarz made 26 saves Saturday night in a combined shutout with Neuvirth over the New Jersey Devils . Neuvirth was conscious on the ice. Flyers Goalie Michal Neuvirth collapsed on the ice in the first period. "We sent him to the hospital for precautionary reasons, and everything so far has been good, " Hextall said Saturday, adding that Neuvirth will not make the team's trip to NY for Sunday night's game against the Rangers . Read More »

Derrick Rose to have knee surgery, miss rest of season

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Fixing up Rose's meniscus when they don't have is some pretty good P.R.as far as attracting future free agents is concerned, and Lord knows the Knicks could use some good P.R. He made it through just 10 games in 2013-14 before he was sidelined by a torn meniscus in his right knee and missed 20 more games the following season because of trouble with the same knee. Read More »

Federer survives Berdych threat in Miami

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They met again in Miami, one year later, this time in the final and it was Federer who triumphed, fighting his way back from two sets down to win the five-set contest. "It's definitely going to be very special playing Rafa here again", he added. Nadal was outplayed by the Swiss in their most recent meeting in Indian Wells but the world No7 is unfazed by that result. Read More »

Federer to skip clay season, may return for French Open

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Federer's first win came at the age of 17. "Of course I'd like to thank my team as well". It was the birthday of my boys. "But I wouldn't be surprised if they found something bad, though". "For me, to be able to focus for, I don't know how long we played, maybe four hours, smashing forehand after forehand down the line. We can't get enough of each other", Federer was quoted as saying, "Hopefully it's not our last match". Read More »

Melvin Upton: Report: Blue Jays shopping Melvin Upton

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That to be said, transactions have been coming and going all spring long, and with another March edition now in the books, it is up to general manager Ross Atkins to bolster together a ideal roster that both the team and their fans can learn to feel comfortable with on a daily basis. Read More »

Osuna put on Blue Jays 10-day disabled list

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RHP Justin Shafer picked up the save by pitching the ninth inning, striking out the last two batters. The 29-year-old Bolsinger came to the Blue Jays from the Dodgers last summer in a one-for-one swap involving righty Jesse Chavez . With Kevin Pillar and Jose Bautista locked into the right field and center field positions, respectively, and Ezequiel Carrera and Dalton Pompey both able to play in left field, the Blue Jays simply no longer had a need for Upton. Read More »

Leeds boss Garry Monk responds to Reading hostilities

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We've a cracker in store this evening from the Championship as Premier League hopefuls Leeds and Reading meet at the Madejski Stadium (KO 17:30). He also felt his side had been worth a point after their efforts in pushing Reading back in the second half. Read More »

Record-breaker Medvedeva wins second figure skating world gold

Evgenia Medvedeva of Russian Federation captured her second straight world championship in Finland with 233.41 points, breaking her own world record by 3.70 points. Russia, Canada, and the United States all secured the maximum three entries for the Pyeongchang Olympic women's competition, but traditional skating powerhouse Japan earned only two as its top two skaters finished fifth and 11th. Read More »

South Carolina women beat Stanford 62-53 in Final Four

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SC will pay Coastal Carolina a $1.2 million guarantee for the 2018 game and a $1.4 million guarantee for the 2020 game. If the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Oregon Ducks dominate at the Final Four on Saturday, the NCAA men's championship basketball trophy will come back to the Northwest. Read More »

Miami Open: Nishikori Stunned, Nadal Breezes into Semifinal

The Swiss overcame the challenges from Roberto Bautista Agut in two hard sets, 7-6 and 7-6, and now will contend with Tomáš Berdych. "That was the key of the second set, two-love (down), 15-40", Nadal said in his courtside interview. It has only been seven months since Nadal and Federer trailed Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka in the rankings, but there was plenty of evidence to suggest that this stellar quintet was never going to be seen at the top of the ATP tree again. Read More »

Stoke City striker Saido Berahino says spiked drink led to ban

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Any road up, West Brom boss Tony Pulis repeatedly cited a lack of fitness for Berahino's extended absence, but the striker now rejects the suggestion that Pulis was trying to protect him. "He's at a club that I've got a lot of good feeling for and a lot of passion for, and I hope they have a great time together". Saido is a human being, he's got a right to air his opinion but I'd rather talk about West Bromwich Albion and the players here. Read More »

Tottenham rekindle title hopes with win against Burnley

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It was important for us to get the three points that we fully deserved in the end", Pochettino told Sky Sports . With Chelsea losing Tottenham have now shrunk their lead to just seven points and have reignited their title challenge. Antonio Conte's Chelsea have been the runaway leaders in the Premier League for the majority of the season and have been expected to clinch the title over the last few months. Read More »

Federer beats Kyrgios in Miami Open epic

Federer - a two-time champion at Key Biscayne and now 17-1 in 2017 - will play Australia's Nick Kyrgios or German Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals on Friday (Saturday AEDT). The tennis was only part of the story, as the crowd backed Federer throughout the match to the point it became a distraction. After finally finding some consistency midway through the second set, the wheels started to come off for Fognini again at 5-4. Read More »

Winless Johnson, Hamlin look for turnaround at Martinsville

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Not so on Sunday, when teams will have to go triple-digit laps before seeing the green and white checkered flag for the first time in the STP 500. He admitted Friday that Martinsville wasn't his best track even though he finished third in the spring a year ago. Read More »

Johanna Konta claims Miami Open title

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Thus, while Federer dictated the terms of play against Nadal in those two tournaments, benefiting from speedier courts, the slowness in the court speed will favour the Spaniard, who will have more time for his shot-placement. "I am excited to play another final of an important event". If we thought that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal duking it out for the Australian Open title was a short-lived revival of this awesome Tennis rivalry, the Masters tournaments at Indian Wells and now Miami ... Read More »

Leonard scores 27, Spurs rally to top Thunder 100-95

Kawhi Leonard led the way with 28 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Steven Adams gave the Thunder the lead back on an uncontested dunk, the Aldridge returned the favor on the other end to make it 96-95 with 18.7 left. Leonard will be helped on his way on the front-court thanks to experienced Pau Gasol and power forward LaMarcus Aldridge . Leonard, who had been bottled up in the first half, got loose for 13 points in the third quarter. Read More »

Diego Maradona denies stabbing Leo Messi in the back

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Maradona believes that, without Messi, Argentina will have a hard if not impossible task in qualifying to the 2018 World Cup , saying that "Messi's absence was key". " Argentina with Messi are one thing, and quite another without", Maradona added. While the two-time World Cup winners have won just twice without him - taking seven points from a potential 21available. Read More »

Trade talks must wait until after European Union withdrawal deal, Hollande tells May

But May made it clear trade talks should start now: "We believe it is necessary to agree the terms of our future partnership alongside those of our withdrawal". He further expressed faith in the European Union commission, convinced they will do an excellent job in preparing for negotiations with Britain. Still, the guidelines reiterate that the relationship can not have the same benefits as membership as well as stating that the future trade deal will not amount to participation of the ... Read More »

West Ham backs manager Slaven Bilic despite 'tough season'

In his debut season, Bilic steered West Ham to a respectable seventh place finish. "I am with West Ham over a year-and-a-half and there is still a job to do". "That does not annoy me". But the winger may be fit in time for Wednesday's trip to Arsenal. I talk to them after every game, then during the week. Read More »

Liverpool make contact with Real Madrid to sign player, want permanent deal

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Despite this situation, Asensio would like to continue in the Spanish capital: "I want to be successful at Real Madrid , so my intention is to stay and continue here", Asensio affirmed. Silva - a former Madrid board member who regularly attends matches - is reported to have pushed for a stern punishment to be handed down to Messi, who is appealing against a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud. Read More »