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Venus Williams out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ

Speaking about her final in Stuttgart, she explained: "I thought the crowd was extremely tough there and I did not make any comment because it's sport". This is published unedited from the ANI feed . There will be a new women's champion this year at the French Open . "I wanted to go as far as possible, but even if I didn't, I think I'm going to feel much better now to continue the year, and everybody is going to stop bothering me asking me about this tournament". Read More »

Murray into French Open QF with 650th career win

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The pair has never faced off before this meeting and the victor of this match will take on either Kei Nishikori or Fernando Verdasco in the quarter-finals on Wednesday. However, Martic, bidding to become only the 10th qualifier to make the last eight in Paris threw away a golden chance for victory. The 290th-ranked Martic was leading 5-2 and 30-0 on Svitolina's serve in the deciding set. Read More »

'Happy' Bale aims for more trophies at Real Madrid

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However, the former Tottenham player only played only 13 minutes in it and it was his first appearances in a while after he suffered an injury against Barcelona on April 23. Not content with consecutive Champions League titles and a drought-ending La Liga crown, Cristiano Ronaldo quickly turned his attention to individual honours and the Ballon d'Or. Read More »

Thad Matta is out as Ohio State basketball coach

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Much sooner, in fact. Ohio State men's basketball head coach Thad Matta announced on Monday that he is immediately stepping down from atop the Buckeyes program, citing an ailing back and recent recruiting woes as the reasons for the abrupt departure. Read More »

Very close to 10 out of 10 - De Villiers lauds 'fantastic' Tahir

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He was introduced to the attack in the 18th over, when the Sri Lankan side was cruising along at 116 for two. But the combination of a brilliant catch and run out by AB de Villiers and the business as usual Man of the Match, Imran Tahir , snuffed out Sri Lanka's hopes as they nosedived to 155/6 with Imran finishing with 4/27 in 8.3 overs plus a run out. Read More »

Huddersfield Town earns rich promotion

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After a goalless 120 minutes, Huddersfield won the dramatic penalty shootout 4-3 to return to the top flight of English football for the first time in 45 years. He said: "The boys worked very hard today, It wasn't the easiest of games". We have made great progress this season, getting into the top six and reaching the final. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavs 132-113, take 2-0 Finals lead

Game 2 featured their known outside prowess, making 18 threes through a 42 percent clip, but they turned the ball over a whopping 20 times, but still proved enough for a 19-point win. Irving couldn't find his shot all game, missing shots he normally makes around the rim and struggling to create the types of open looks that make him so deadly. Read More »

Highlights of French Open eighth day

Mladenovic raced through the first set but Muguruza pegged her back, with the Spaniard looking much more like the player who stunned Serena Williams past year than the one who has failed to make a single final since. "I don't think that they crossed the line", Mladenovic said. "I'm glad that it wasn't taken away from me to be there one more time, at least". Finding it increasingly tough to manage the crowd, Muguruza nearly broke down, eventually losing the deciding set 3-6 - a fact that ... Read More »

Zidane on Bale: "What's important is that he was with"

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Saturday's Cardiff final was the fourth time Ronaldo had lifted the famous trophy, having first won it under Sir Alex Ferguson as a Manchester United player in 2008. Real are winners of European football's leading club competition for a 12th time and Bale continued: " We've made more history. Zidane has only one year left on his contract, but is widely expected to remain at the team's helm. Read More »

New Zealand bat against Australia in Champions Trophy

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Kane Williamson registered his ninth one-day-international century in a knock that included eight fours and two sixes, before being run out on 100. For excitement, no period matched that of former Australian Luke Ronchi's 65 in 43 balls either side of a 109-minute delay that narrowed the contest to 46 overs apiece. Read More »

Returning Real Madrid received as living 'legends'

Cristiano Ronaldo was the man of the match, scoring two of his team's four goals. Aware that Ronaldo had been below his best in two Champions League finals after feeling overworked earlier in those campaigns, he rested the forward nine times this season and was rewarded with 16 goals in his last 10 appearances. Read More »

Seahawks sign Austin Davis over Colin Kaepernick

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He's 3-7 in those games and has 13 touchdowns with 12 interceptions. He spent last season on the bench for the Denver Broncos . Davis has 13 career starts in his five years in the league, most of those with the then-St. Firstly, it could be that the Seahawks don't want any real competition for Wilson. The Seattle Seahawks signed a free-agent quarterback who visited last month. Read More »

Kerr return adds gloss to big win for unstoppable Warriors

The Cavaliers were not in the mood for making any statements and primarily referred to LeBron James skipped the post-game press conference. Beginning with two blowouts, the finals haven't been very interesting at all, but everything surrounding the games has certainly been the exact opposite. Read More »

Roland Garros: Next up for Murray is Next Gen's Khachanov | R4 Preview

Andy Murray benefited from a double-fault by Juan Martin del Potro in the opening tiebreaker and then looked more and more like the No. 1 player that he is during a 7-6 (8), 7-5, 6-0 victory at the French Open on Saturday in Paris . But the Romanian took care of that problem on Monday, routing Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-1 on Court Philippe Chatrier . "I was really looking forward to the French Open ", Murray said. Read More »

Reasons to watch UFC 212 Saturday on Pay Per View

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He's a world-class featherweight, capable of beating anybody on his day. "He can really say whatever he wants", Aldo said last week. Edgar has publicly campaigned for title shot in the recent past, but to no avail. I saw no way how he would recover in the fourth round after so many punches to the head. "What I think happens in the fight.it could be a bit embarrassing". Read More »

Donald Trump lashes out at Sadiq Khan in latest Twitter rant

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Khan had said Londoners should not be alarmed by an increased presence of police in the capital and Trump replied, "At least 7 seven dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is no reason to be alarmed!" Khan had told Londoners there was "no reason to be alarmed" about an increased police presence in the coming days. Read More »

LeBron James gets fed up with reporter after NBA Finals loss

LeBron James poured in a triple-double for the Cavaliers in Game 2 Sunday night, tying Magic Johnson's NBA Finals record. "We're going to go home and watch the film to see ways we can be better", James said after his Cavs fell into a menacing 2-0 Finals hole to the powerful Warriors - despite his triple-double. Read More »

Wawrinka, Murray, Halep in action in 4th round in Paris

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I think that is what we are looking for, to play on the big arenas like here, centre court, and to play against the world no. 1 . The ATP is holding an end-of- season Next Gen tournament for the first time in November as a showcase for the best eight players aged under 21. Read More »

Champion Trophy: India Beat Pakistan By 124 Runs

Yuvraj was declared " Man of the Match " for his brilliant batting performance. Both Yuvraj and Kohli were given lives en route to their match-changing knocks. Very strong performance, we've taken the confidence from the practice games. Rohit Sharma (91) and Shikhar Dhawan (68) laid the platform with an opening stand of 136. Read More »

Van Dijk sets heart on Liverpool move

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Liverpool FC officials claim that they have not thrown the towel in on trying to tempt Virgil van Dijk to Anfield despite Manchester City appearing to have emerged as favourites to land him. Liverpool will be signing the Premier League's top defenders , according to Southampton team-mate Ryan Bertrand. The centre back is supposedly set to become the world's most expensive defender with a transfer fee of around £60m, before signing a contract worth £200,000 per week. Read More »

Champions League final: Gareth Bale hails Real Madrid's history boys

The team is being feted by Madrid's regional government and town hall, before heading to meet thousands of fans gathered at a large square in the city center. He helped Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 last summer, but missed three months of this season after undergoing ankle surgery in November. But it was impossible to ignore Ronaldo, as his team mate Toni Kroos was quick to point out. Read More »

Cavs look to even series against Warriors Sunday night

It's not unusual for public bettors to shy away from laying a big price on a favorite and gravitate to an underdog paying back 5-to-1, especially an underdog featuring LeBron James . I was happy with my performance on that side of the ball, being locked in defensively. I wanted to string together a few good days. Golden State shot 18-for-43 (41.9 percent) from 3-point range, outscoring the Cavaliers 54-24 from beyond the arc. Read More »

Turkey Dispute Over Washington Protest Heats Up

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The key visit was marred by bloody clashes that took place outside the Turkish ambassador's residence after Erdogan met American counterpart Donald Trump . In a speech after the historic vote, Erdogan said they are ushering in a new era for the party's work in the service of the country and nation. The two officers were part of Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's security detail, according to the statement. Read More »

Ex-Newcastle midfielder Tiote dies in China

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Former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote dies after collapsing during a training session in Beijing, his agent confirms. 'We can not say any more at the moment and we request that his family's privacy be respected at this hard time. Read More »

Sri Lanka set 300 to win by South Africa at the Oval

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For South Africa Faf du Plessis clobbered 75 off 70 deliveries with six fours as he got together with Amla to add a partnership of 145 runs for the second wicket. AB De Villiers will be thrilled with the overall performance, and from my point of view it was pleasing to see a selection which was based around aggressive, wicket taking bowlers. Read More »

Australia gears up for State of Origin series

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This time, Tedesco was wrong-footed, but Josh Dugan was the next man up, tracking Guerra down and punching the ball loose with both players in mid-dive. If he backs up that performance against premiers Cronulla Sharks on Thursday night then there will be an impressive body of evidence in front of Queensland selectors. Read More »

Champions League Final: Cristiano Ronaldo's record galore continues with end of season

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At the end of the 25th season of the Champions League , Ronaldo is the first player to score in three of the competition's finals. It was Zidane's stunning volley against Bayer Leverkusen that won Real the 2002 title in Glasgow, while a year ago, five months after replacing Rafael Benitez as coach, he breathed new life into a demotivated team and took them to the Champions League trophy. Read More »

Warriors dominant in taking 2-0 lead

Curry wore his emotions for everybody to see, willing the unblemished Warriors even when Cleveland went on a third-quarter run after that play. James notched a triple-double, with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists , tying Lakers great Magic Johnson for the most triple-doubles in Finals history with eight. Read More »