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Kvitova's Wimbledon fairy tale comes to an end

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Some fifty unforced errors sprayed from the racket of Kvitova, but they must not be divorced from their context, both of how much she has already achieved in her improbable comeback - she still can not make a fist with her dominant left hand - and how brilliantly her vulnerabilities were exploited by Brengle, who had won only one match at her previous five grand-slam tournaments. Read More »

Terry Francona out for Padres-Indians game after being hospitalized

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Francona, 58, missed a game against Texas on June 27 after feeling lightheaded with an increased heart rate the night before - similar symptoms to the ones he experienced prior to leaving a game against the Dodgers on June 13. "We talked about a wide variety of issues from different trade conversations we're having and things going on with the team, so he's actively engaged and actively itching to get back", Antonetti said . Read More »

Connor McDavid gets new contract with top annual salary

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McDavid has signed a contract extension with the team worth $100 million over eight years. Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli said that the dollars could have been higher and the term shorter but that McDavid wanted the Oilers to be able to construct a victor. Read More »

Heat Finalizing Deal With Dion Waiters

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Free-agent guard Dion Waiters has agreed to terms on a four-year deal to return to the Miami Heat , league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . It's not surprising to find him weighing offers from a number of teams, with the Miami Heat (who he played for last season), Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks all waiting to hear from him, while the Chicago Bulls are also hovering somewhere in the background. Read More »

Joel Embiid says 'F*** LaVar Ball' after comments about 76ers' season

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There is no further information from Facebook about when either show will air or how long the series will be. This is the second time since the Lakers drafted Lonzo Ball that Embiid took a shot at the Ball family . And this season, it's been streaming weekly Major League Baseball games with no local blackouts. "To help get there, we're supporting a small group of partners and creators as they experiment with the kinds of shows you can build a community around - from sports to comedy ... Read More »

Did Dak Prescott or a machine autograph these trading cards?

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Beckett's Grading Service refused to authenticate the Prescott's signature on five autographed cards from collectors who received Prescott autograph redemptions from Panini's 2016 Prizm set, according to the report. All of which Eli Manning has denied. Prescott and his representatives have yet to comment on the accusations, nor has Panini, who has already faced a similar scandal involving autographed cards of Atlanta Falcons' first-round draft pick Takkarist McKinley, which were later ... Read More »

Apple backed by USA government in European Union tax appeal

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In September 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he would appeal against the European Commission's ruling that claims the company received a €13bn subsidy when Ireland gave the company preferential tax deals. President Donald Trump has vowed to give United States companies with corporate profits held offshore a US$2.6trn tax break. The first to complain was the Obama administration. Read More »

England v South Africa, First Test - Statistical Preview

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Besides winning both this summer's series, Root will be desperate to ensure that he continues to score the runs that have been his hallmark since bursting into the team in 2012. "If the team ends up playing anything like Joe does then we are in a pretty good place". Dawson's inclusion means that, for the second year in a row, uncapped paceman Toby Roland-Jones has missed out on the chance of making a Test debut at his Middlesex home ground. Read More »

Nottingham Forest Confirm Barrie McKay Capture

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Nottingham Forest have signed Scotland worldwide winger Barrie McKay from Rangers for an undisclosed fee, thought to be about £500,000. An integral part of the squad during the Mark Warburton era, McKay has recently been frozen out by Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha , including being made to train with the under-20s team. Read More »

Jordan Henderson "very positive" about fitness following return for Liverpool pre-season

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Klopp, who oversaw the start of Liverpool's pre-season training at Melwood on Wednesday, is targeting a higher calibre of player and understands that patience is essential in getting the major business over the line. The midfielder missed the final three months of last season with a long-term foot injury, with the Reds ultimately finishing fourth in the Premier League . Read More »

Annabel Croft: Konta's tactical response to powerful Vekic serve proves decisive

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This tactic was best illustrated when, at 5-3 and 40-30 down, she saved the second of two set points by powerfully arrowing back a 111mph first serve - Vekic's quickest of the match - towards her rival's shoes. She won four consecutive points to hold, though, and by her second service game had settled, sending down two aces, including one on a second serve to hold again. Read More »

Aru wins fifth stage of Tour (3)

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Froome now leads the general classification by 12 seconds from Thomas, with Aru (+14) in third and Martin (+25) in fourth. "Fabio rode a great stage and attacked at just the right moment before the climb flattened out before the last kick", said the 32-year-old Briton. Read More »

Cowboys LB Damien Wilson arrested on aggravated assault with deadly weapon charge

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The case remains under investigation, police said. The Dallas Cowboys could not immediately be reached for comment. Further details have not been released yet, and it's unclear what weapon was used. Before his arrest, he was expected to play a reduced role on the 2017 Cowboys defense because Jaylon Smith has returned from injury. Wilson has been with the Cowboys since 2015 when the team selected him in the fourth round of the NFL Draft out of Minnesota . Read More »

Orthodox Jewish MMA fighter gunned down in Florida

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One of the world's only Orthodox Jewish MMA fighters was shot to death in his home in Florida on Monday night during an alleged home invasion. "Everyone I talked to is sickened", said Miami-based fight promoter Dave Zalewski told the Sentinel. Read More »

Real Madrid sign Theo Hernandez from Atletico

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A statement on Atletico's official website revealed the defender had turned down a new contract and repeatedly expressed his desire to move to Real Madrid. The deal is representative of a shift in transfer policy from Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in favour of younger players, including Hernandez and Jesus Vallejo, with recent Euro Under-21 player of the tournament Dani Ceballos reported to be next on the agenda at the Bernabeu. Read More »

Nadal through but Wawrinka crashes out in first round

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In Murray's quarter, 14th seed Lucas Pouille, a quarter-finalist a year ago advanced to a second round meeting with 2013 semi-finalist Jerzy Janowicz who beat Canadian teenager and defending junior Wimbledon champion Denis Shapovalov in four sets. Read More »

Officers jump on water slide while out on a call

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No citations were issued. Katlen Joyce Smith posted video of the officers taking a plunge down the street to Facebook. The officers were responding to a street complaint when they came across the slip and slide that had been built for an annual 4th of July neighborhood block party. Read More »

ZTE unveils Blade V7 Plus with 5.2-Inch display

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Unfortunately, the pricing details of the new ZTE Blade V7 Plus smartphone have not been revealed by the company yet. ZTE Blade V7 Plus comes in two colour options, Platinum Grey and Ion Gold. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor paired with Mali-T720 image processing unit. 3GB RAM with 16GB Internal memory. Read More »

Manny Pacquiao wants WBO to review his fight with Jeff Horn

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Horn was declared the victor in a controversial unanimous decision by the judges despite Pacquiao leading the charts statistically. "I love boxing and I don't wanna see it dying because of unfair decision and officiating", Pacquiao, 38, said in a statement issued by his office. Read More »

Windies recall Gayle to T20 side

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Gayle, 37, hasn't played for Windies since the final of the World T20 against England at Eden Gardens in Kolkata in April 2016. The left-handed batsman is the highest run scorer for the Windies in the shortest format of the game with 1,519 runs in 50 matches which include two centuries and 13 half-centuries. Read More »

India ready for Sri Lanka

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However Indian team is not taking the match lightly their batting line up failed to perform aggainst Pakistan in Derby on Sunday. India have already booked their semifinal berth winning their last three matches. INDIA: Mithali Raj (Captain), Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Mansi Joshi, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Mona Meshram, Veda Krishnamurthy, Nuzhat Parween, Poonam Raut, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav. Read More »

Trump tweets video pummelling CNN

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Trump has railed against the CNN and other news outlets as " fake news " after the cable news network retracted a story that linked an associate of his with a Russian bank. On their Morning Joe show on MSNBC , Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski accused the White House staff of blackmail . Celebrities also chimed in, joining the general consensus that the tweet was not something befitting of the presidency. Read More »

Paris Fashion Week: Sonam Kapoor or Narnia's White Witch -- Who looks better?

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The Paris Couture Week 2017 kick-started this month. Recently, Sonam hogged the limelight for turning the showstopper for designers Ralph and Russo for their autumn winter collection 2017-18 in Paris. Keeping her makeup to a minimal, Sonam Kapoor walked for the designers and let the gorgeous couture do the talking. Sonam Kapoor is one ethereal beauty who is prevailing upon our souls and over again with such appearances. Read More »

Phil Simmons applies for India's head coach job

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Shastri, back then stated that he is going to apply for the post only if he is definitely granted with the position. The batsman however, would need to change his behaviour if he wants to land the job of India coach. " Ravi (Shastri ) actually was the one where the turnaround actually happened for the Indian cricket team back in 2014". The Indian team also lifted the Asia Cup and reached the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup under Shastri's guidance. Read More »

LeBron, Wade acknowledge Chris Bosh following his release from Heat

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Team President and basketball lifer Pat Riley explained that the Heat would no longer allow players to wear Bosh's jersey number, and the franchise promised to hold an official retirement ceremony to take No. Bosh was the beating heart of the Heat for so many years. Bosh's release came of little surprise after he missed all of last season and half of the 2015-16 season due to life-threatening blood clots. Read More »

Wimbledon: Top-seeded Angelique Kerber fends off Irina Falconi at Wimbledon

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As the current rankings leader, and runner-up to Williams previous year, Kerber deserved the opportunity, but it has been a tough season for a player who enjoyed a stellar 2016, and it was a tonic to come through her opener. I will always enjoy it, that I was one day the number one, even like when I look back in five years. Right now I've been number one for a long time actually. Read More »

Man Utd star Wayne Rooney set to seal Everton return

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As a result, Rooney was expected to leave in the summer in search of first-team football as he looks to try and force his way back into the England squad ahead of next summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. England global Michael Keane arrived on Monday for a fee that could rise to a club-record-equalling £30m, while Sandro Ramirez , Jordan Pickford , Davy Klaassen and Henry Onyekuru have also been recruited by busy boss Ronald Koeman . Read More »

Warriors Rumors: Golden State The Front-Runner For Jamal Crawford

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While Crawford's best days in the National Basketball Association are probably behind him, he could certainly provide a valuable veteran presence off the bench. His current deal will pay Crawford about $14.3 million next season and then $14.5 million the following year. Crawford, the No. 8 pick in the 2000 draft by Cleveland, has now spent 17 years in the league. Read More »

Lacazette at Arsenal to complete record deal

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Lacazette had been set to join Atletico Madrid but the Spanish club's transfer ban, which means that they can not recruit new players until January, scuppered the move, with Arsenal benefiting. Mariano certainly fits the latter criteria, although was only a fringe player for Real Madrid and it remains to be seen if he will be christened as Lacazette's long-term replacement. Read More »

MLB Rumors: Cubs Asked Tigers About Possible Justin Verlander Trade

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As for Verlander, well the 36-year-old pitcher has a few years remaining on his current deal. Keep in mind that Verlander only issued 57 walks in 227.2 innings last season, and he already has 47 in 98 innings in 2017. Verlander's deal also holds a $22 million vesting option for 2020 , but that only kicks in if he finishes among the top 5 in Cy Young voting the year before. Read More »

Sarfraz Ahmed appointed Test captain of Pakistan

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Sarfraz Ahmed now becomes the Test captain of Pakistan. Addressing a ceremony celebrating Pakistan's Champions Trophy 2017 victory at the Prime Minister's House, Khan congratulated Ahmed and the team before making the announcement. It marked a remarkable turnaround for the team that had entered the eight-team tournament ranked No. 8, having qualified by the skin of their teeth. Read More »

Kings sign G George Hill to three-year, $57 million deal

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Sacramento accomplished that mission Tuesday, reportedly agreeing to deals with George Hill and Zach Randolph . It would be surprising to see the Kings bring Fox along slowly unless they don't believe he's ready to play at the National Basketball Association level. Read More »