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McEnroe says Williams would be ranked 'like 700' on men's tour

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You say she is the best female player in the world in the book. During an interview with NPR, McEnroe called Serena the "best female player ever - no question, but if she played the men's circuit she'd be like 700 in the world". McEnroe tried his best to praise Williams, but ultimately, he ended up doing more harm than good. Throughout the course of her career, Williams has won a record 23 Grand Slam titles but #pregnancy temporarily prevented her from pursuing a 24th. Read More »

Federer downs Mayer, into Halle semis

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Roger Federer has brushed-aside the defending champion Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-4, cruising his way into the Halle Open semifinals. "It was important to be aggressive off the baseline and make him feel my variation and the power I can bring to the court", Federer said. Read More »

Justine Kish loses battle of the bowel inside the Octagon

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Herrig has been competing in combat sports for most of her adult life but she came up short in numerous spotlight moments throughout her career. Kish appeared to take the embarrassing moment in stride, making a joke about the incident following her loss on social media. Read More »

Man Utd push to close Morata signing this week

Spanish publication Marca claim Madrid are standing firm in their £70m valuation but United are reluctant to meet their asking price. The 24-year-old has struggled to nail down a starting spot in Zinedine Zidane's side having managed just 16 starts last season so the Spanish global wants a move to boost his chances of making the World Cup finals next summer. Read More »

Frank de Boer named new Crystal Palace manager

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The Dutchman was unveiled to the media at a press conference this afternoon and he took the opportunity to outline his plans for the upcoming season in an interview with the club's official website . De Boer was dismissed as Inter boss in November after just three months at San Siro, but now returns to management with Palace. Frank de Boer has been appointed as the new manager of Crystal Palace. Read More »

NASCAR Cup Series tackles Pocono Sunday

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A faulty radio meant Blaney couldn't talk to his team, though he could hear Bullins relay instructions to him. So, they resorted to hand signals the rest of the race. The auto never felt comfortable and I had a hard time hitting my lines. Nevertheless, the Wood Brothers preserved. Denny Hamlin leads all active drivers with four Cup wins at Pocono. Read More »

Lukaku describes Chelsea rumours as 'bulls

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Despite his reaction to those rumours, Lukaku is still considered the most likely transfer target to replace Diego Costa , who has been told by Antonio Conte that he is not wanted at Chelsea . Having played a game of five-a-side at the weekend in the US, Lukaku stole some headlines as the pitch he was playing on was surrounded by Chelsea logos which naturally sparked more talk of a switch to Stamford Bridge, however ridiculous that may sound to some. Read More »

8 players the Devils could lose to Las Vegas in Expansion Draft

The last two rounds of expansion cost the incoming teams $80 million each, or the equivalent of $117.8 million in 1999 and $114.8 million in 2000. McPhee's message to teams Sunday was: "You can negotiate your way out of this if you wish. If I were a betting man, I would say either Kruger or Pokka but you never know what will happen. So to think Vegas has been given a much better hand this time around, and to resent the Golden Knights for it, is completely understandable. Read More »

Ricciardo wins wild Formula One Azerbaijan GP

Ferrari's Vettel , who seemed infuriated with Hamilton after the British driver slowed on the exit of Turn 15 under safety auto conditions after a red-flag stoppage, collided with the triple world champion's Mercedes and was hit was a 10-second stop-go penalty, which saw him drop from second to ninth. Read More »

Daniel Ricciardo wins 2017 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo won in Baku after a chaotic race which saw Ferrari's Vettel given a 10-second stop-go penalty when he steered into the back of race leader Hamilton's Mercedes under safety auto conditions after a red-flag stoppage on lap 22. Read More »

A look at all 10 of Rafael Nadal's French Open finals

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He has taken confidence away from Wawrinka, from ( Andy) Murray , even though he didn't play him. The 32-year-old Swiss had only one break point , early on, and then never threatened Nadal and he blamed himself for being too hesitant. Although Nadal had struggled with fitness for 3 years after winning the French Open title. Nadal, the 2008 victor at Queen's, enjoyed another tremendous clay-court season, capped off by securing a record 10th crown at Roland Garros last week. Read More »

Shock win - Pakistan through to Champions Trophy final

For all the success and run-gorging over the last two years, this was the highest-pressure game the side had faced. In next week's T20 internationals, Roy and Hales will form the flawless opening pair: all guns blazing from the first ball, probably the most gifted pair of shot-makers England have had to open an innings - by the definition of being able to hit any ball for six. Read More »

Naholo sizzles in All Blacks Test bid

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Conor Murray was excellent against Crusaders and is the Test Lions scrumhalf in waiting. The loss at Otago Regional Stadium, however, was a bigger blow for the tourists after they had impressed with a 12-3 win over the Canterbury Crusaders last Saturday and looked to have begun to get some momentum into their tour. Read More »

Travis Hamonic traded to Calgary for draft picks

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But after an injury plagued and subpar 2016-17, when he played only 49 games and just a handful of those after the Islanders turned their season around under Doug Weight, GM Garth Snow chose to put Hamonic and his very affordable cap hit - he has three seasons left at $3.857 million per - on the market in the past few weeks. Read More »

Proteas beat England in thriller to level T20 series

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Tom Curran struck in the second over to remove Reeza Hendricks for a duck, before legspinner Mason Crane claimed a first worldwide wicket as he removed AB de Villiers for 35 to leave South Africa reeling at 82-4 after 11 overs. That saw Malan stride to the wicket in the third over, and there was no sign of nerves as he hoisted Morris over mid-wicket for six from only his second ball in worldwide cricket. Read More »

Kvitova wins Aegon Classic final for 1st title since attack

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Kvitova, 16th in the world, is looking forward to facing the 21-year-old Barty , ranked No. 77 and advancing to the biggest final of her career. Barty, who returned to the sport past year after switching to play professional cricket in Australia's Big Bash League, was playing in her first grass-court final. Read More »

Real Madrid Not Contemplating Ronaldo's Departure - Florentino Perez

Since the beginning of 2017, the forward has been absolutely relentless, scoring 32 goals and distributing seven in 32 games for both Real Madrid and Portugal. Jose Mourinho , meanwhile, has come out fighting in a row with the Spanish tax authorities, claiming he paid more than €26million (£23m) between 2010-2013. Read More »

A look into the future of the Vegas Golden Knights

Stanley Cup-winning goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, defensemen Marc Methot and Alexei Emelin , 30-goal scorer Jonathan Marchessault and veteran forwards David Perron and James Neal are among the veterans selected by the Golden Knights in the National Hockey League expansion draft Wednesday night. Read More »

Harvick Heads for Victory Lane in Sonoma

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McMurray is seeking his first win of the season. "I feel good", said Harvick. "In fact, I think we were hoping to catch a yellow and didn't catch it". Day won the NASCAR Whelen Euro race June 11 at Brands Hatch. Johnson then cruised to the stage win. Points leader Kyle Larson , who won last week at MI, is on the pole for Sunday's race. Read More »

Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather reportedly agree to deal, date for superfight

In what will arguably the most anticipated fights of all-time, the world's greatest MMA fighter will go up against the world's greatest, and until now retired , boxer in the ring. "I'm not saying Conor McGregor's going to win". Floyd Mayweather Jr has come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor . " Floyd Mayweather is 40 years old, and he's always had trouble with southpaws". Read More »

ATP Halle: Federer storms over Zverev to lift his 9th Halle title!

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Federer had already won the Australian Open before titles in Indian Wells and Miami this year. This clip is originally from 5 live Sport, 25 June 2017. Nadal's 15th grand slam title overall established him as second on the men's all-time list behind Federer . He will now face rapidly rising talent Karen Khachanov , who won his all-Russian quarter-final against Andrey Rublev 7-6 (8) 4-6 6-3 to reach his first tour semi-final of the year. Read More »

76ers trade for No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft

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The 76ers had the No. 1 pick for the second straight year after trading with the Boston Celtics on Monday. "We've been evaluating these kids for a couple of years, and we felt like it was very close in the top handful of players". If the Lakers, 76ers and Kings all make rapid improvements - or if the Lakers simply win next year's lottery - this trade could look pretty bad for the Celtics when all is said and done. Read More »

Messi offers to pay $558000 to avoid 21-month jail sentence

But I was about to live in Madrid'. The state prosecutor earlier this month accused Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo of knowingly using a complex business structure to hide image rights income in Spain. However, the agent told Globoesporte had he taken up home in Madrid which he considered that moment, he supposes the five-time Ballon d'Or victor would have started his footballing career at the Bernabeu. Read More »

Midnight deadline to discuss players, deals for expansion draft — Vegas GM

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The Golden Knights will select 30 players - one from each National Hockey League club. The Golden Knights are able to complete trades and TSN reports they already have trades in place. Among the other forwards available: James Neal (Nashville); Jaromir Jagr (Florida); Patrick Marleau (San Jose), Joe Thornton (San Jose); Carl Hagelin (Pittsburgh); Bryan Rust (Pittsburgh); Alexander Radulov (Montreal); Eric Staal (Minnesota); Jarome Iginla (Los Angeles); Sam Gagner (Columbus); Patrick ... Read More »

Rahane, Kuldeep lead India to 105-run win

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INDIA: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan , Ajinkya Rahane , Rishabh Pant, Yuvraj Singh , Mahendra Singh Dhoni , Kedar Jadhav , Dinesh Karthik , Hardik Pandya , Ravindra Jadeja , Ravichandran Ashwin , Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Umesh Yadav , Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav . Read More »

UFC does Oklahoma City anew with Chiesa versus Lee in lightweight clash

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With 30 seconds remaining in the first round, Lee locked in a deep rear-naked choke, eventually leading referee Mario Yamasaki to stop the contest. Hendricks (18-6, 13-6 UFC) lost a split decision to Georges St-Pierre in a November 2013 bout for the UFC welterweight championship, then defeated Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision the following March to win the title belt St. Read More »

Lopez, Cilic to square off in Queen's Club final

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Lopez's serve often came to the rescue with 10 aces during the second set, the most important of which saved one of Cilic's two break points in the second game. On the same day, Federer comprehensively beat Alexander Zverev in the final in Halle, and has been tipped by many, including Lopez, to lift an eighth Wimbledon crown. Read More »

Rafael Nadal: 2017 French Open title 'more special'

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Fifteen-time Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Aegon Championships at Queen's, which starts next Monday, after being advised to rest by his doctor. "I don't know. I can not say (yes); I can not say not". Rafael Nadal won the game 6-2 6-3 6-1 as he won the "La Decima" at the French Open and the 15th major title of his career. Read More »

Vettel "disgraced himself", says furious Hamilton

The eventful race has now put Sebastian still a 14 points clear off Lewis while Valterri is now in third place with 111 points followed by Daniel Ricciardo in fourth place in the standings with a total of 92 points. After all the chaos and the red flag I felt that a podium was in reach but then once Lewis had to pit and Seb had the penalty I knew the win was possible. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Desires to Sign Alvaro Morata Instead of Cristiano Ronaldo

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Ronaldo is now on worldwide duty with Portugal at the Confederations Cup , but, according to the report, has told his teammates that Perez's words were "better late than never" and have conveniently led to him having a change of heart. "Cristiano is a good guy, I will have to talk with Cristiano and see what's happening", Perez said. A statement issued by the section for economic crimes of Madrid's provincial state prosecutor's office said its investigations indicated that Mourinho ... Read More »