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Halep advances but Nadal, Pliskova postponed by rain

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Karolina Pliskova celebrated her return to the tournament that helped launch her rise to world number one with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva in the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday. Pliskova was denied on three break points in the second set's opening game, the only ones she faced in the match, and Muguruza broke to 4-2 with another backhand victor. Read More »

Kevin Durant Won't Visit White House If Warriors Are Invited

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That's just me personally ... Meanwhile, apart from Durant , Tim Kawakami and Marcus Thompson of The Athletic also said that the team is not likely to head to the White House while the president is Donald Trump . When (Barack) Obama was in office, things were looking up. " Even though it looks bad, I can tell you first hand, especially in our league, I see so many guys doing so much for their communities that they grew up in ". Read More »

NYPD Officers Rally to Help Get Colin Kaepernick an NFL Job

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The former San Francisco 49er's jobless status - which many believe is a product of his well-chronicled national anthem sit-down protests and social activism - has already garnered support from various media outlets and even former division rival Richard Sherman . Read More »

Tigers' Ausmus: 'We hit a brick wall' in Friday loss to Dodgers

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He doubled and scored in the second and hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth. Ryan Goins had a two-run single and Kevin Pillar hit an RBI double to highlight a three-run eighth for the Blue Jays. In the first, he hit a double to deep centre that Pederson ran down but couldn't catch. "That ball off bat of ( Justin) Upton - the line drive off of CT's (Taylor's) glove". Read More »

Trump adviser quits in protest at race response

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Although Frazier avoided being specific about the reason that prompted him to quit, it is widely believed to be linked to Trump's statement over the clash in Charlottesville in the us state of Virginia , which claimed the lives of three and wounded dozens. Read More »

Real Madrid beat 2-0 Barcelona to lift Spanish Super Cup

Zinedine Zidane , who guided Real Madrid's landmark season with seven of their players in the men's shortlist is recognised in his nomination as Best Men's Coach. LaLiga champions Real Madrid will defend a 3-1 lead over Copa del Rey winners Barcelona when they meet again in the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana at the Bernabeu on Wednesday evening. Read More »

Jacksonville Officers Shot With High Powered Rifle

In Jacksonville, the two officers were shot on the city's Westside, the Sheriff's Office said. Just before 11 p.m., officers were dispatched to an attempted suicide call at a home on Seaboard Avenue. One of the officers was shot in the head at close range, a source told WKMG-TV. Neptune Beach police say Ortiz resigned while he was his internal affairs investigation was pending. Read More »

Cam Newton ruled out for preseason matchup with Titans

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will not play in Saturday's preseason game , according to ESPN's Diana Russini. While this is only the preseason, today's game may provide a tougher defense for the Titans to try to get past, but they'll need to find some offense. Read More »

Stoke vs Arsenal, Premier League

In all honesty, it was the kind of clinical touch that Stoke have been trying to find in attack ever since winning promotion to the Premier League in 2008. "Of the players we've let go". One player who will no longer be considered by Wenger, though, is Gabriel, who joined Valencia this week. Shortly after Jese cut through Arsenal's defence once more and played in Joe Allen with a delicate pass but the Welsh midfielder was forced wide by Cech. Read More »

'I thought it was a dream' - Bailly on Manchester United move

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The goal makes Bailly, who moved to England in a four-year big money deal from Villarreal last summer, the third African goalscorer for Manchester club after South Africa's Quinton Fortune and Senegal worldwide, Mame Biram Diouf. With Martial still on the bench, Marcus Rashford continues in attack with Romelu Lukaku , who scored a brace on his United debut. We want to carry on this road. Read More »

Conte laughs off Costa comments, says striker is 'the past'

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The World Cup is next year. Meanwhile, Drinkwater could cost the club more than £40 million, as Leicester have no intention of selling at this point in time . The report states that the rojiblancos will pay 45 million euros with a potential further 10 million euros in add ons to return the Spanish worldwide to their ranks, although there are still issues between the player and the London club. Read More »

Barca ´not a millimetre closer´ to signing Dembele - Watzke

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Barca on Thursday completed the signing of Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande Taboao, while Dembele and Coutinho have been identified as targets following Neymar's world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain. Dortmund are holding out for a bid of around €135 million for Dembele, and on Sunday confirmed that he wouldn't be returning to squad training in the short-term future. Read More »

Leeds United Striker Chris Wood Issues Statement

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Wood has pulled out of the clash ahead of a proposed move to Turf Moor and 22-year-old Italian striker Ekuban has been handed a full league debut upfront as a result. I believe more in the player than in the money and I believe that he can help the team to achieve our goals. He captained his national team, New Zealand, in the Confederations Cup this summer and there is no way he gets all of the attention and love from his country if he is stuck on the bench at Burnley or Brighton. Read More »

Kokomo Humane Society to host Clear the Shelter

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The idea is that folks might be more inclined to adopt a pet at a lowered up-front cost. Even though the shelter can't take part in this particular promotion, they have specials of their own to help potential cat parents find a pair of adoptees. Read More »

Nemanja Matic hails Manchester United supporters

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Indeed, the defensive midfielder was named man-of-the-match as United thrashed West Ham United 4-0 on the opening day of the Premier League campaign - with both Matic and Pogba - who scored late on - receiving plenty of plaudits for their performances. Read More »

Mets trade Curtis Granderson to Dodgers

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In Los Angeles, Granderson adds to an outfield that already has Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson and Chris Taylor in its lineup. The three-time All-Star (2009, '11, '12) and 2011 Silver Slugger. That was a few days after they had traded Jay Bruce to the Cleveland Indians and after the trade deadline when they dealt away Lucas Duda and closer Addison Reed. Read More »

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger backs strongman Sead Kolasinac

Sanchez in unlikely to start the game as Wenger will be wary of rushing him into action, but could be involved from the bench later in the game. Arsene Wenger's side kicked off the Premier League campaign in exciting, if not entirely convincing, fashion against Leicester City , coming from behind to register a 4-3 victory thanks to a late Olivier Giroud victor. Read More »

Rory McIlroy to play in Northern Trust Open next week

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The Telegraph reported on Friday that the 2016 FedEx Cup champion has committed to the first playoff event next week, the Northern Trust at Glen Oaks club in Old Westbury, N.Y., citing a member of his management team. "You might see me in a couple of weeks' time". The report indicates that while McIlroy is committing to play the Northern Trust, he'll have to wait and see how he feels before committing to the rest of the playoffs. Read More »

India cricket team arrives in Dambulla, gets traditional welcome; see pics

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The last these two teams squared off in a limited-overs match was during the Champions Trophy in England, where India racked up a mammoth 321 and yet, ended up on the losing side. The focus will be on MS Dhoni as well, as the former captain is under pressure to repay the faith the selectors have shown in him. It is a good opportunity and I am excited to get into that field as vice-captain of the Indian team. Read More »

Shane Lowry fires himself into contention at Wyndham Championship

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Ollie Schniederjans and Vaughn Taylor and were 11. They led by one stroke from Swede Henrik Stenson , who eschewed a driver for the second straight day while carding 66. Mahan entered this week ranked 197th on the FedEx Cup points list, not only looking on the outside to get into the playoffs but running the risk of almost not qualifying for the Web.com Tour Finals series, which includes players No. Read More »

Kyrgios ousts Nadal in Cincinnati

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Back-to-back matches for top seed and incoming world number one Nadal appeared to catch up with him as he lost in straight sets to Kyrgios on Friday. It was their first match on hard court; Kyrgios boasts his famous upset at Wimbledon, while Nadal has won twice on clay. Read More »

Red Sox LHP Pomeranz (back) exits vs. Yankees

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Friday night was not one of them. He got behind, 2-1, to the light-hitting Christian Vasquez. Four singles, two walks and a sacrifice fly had Boston ahead, 7-6, with the crowd chanting, "Yankees suck!" and reliever Tommy Kahnle struggling to collect himself on the mound. Read More »

Max Scherzer Placed On 15-Day DL With Neck Inflammation

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Matt Grace will start in his place. But he won his two starts after that, going seven innings in each outing. Scherzer is having a fantastic season and is the clear favorite to win a second consecutive NL Cy Young award, as he's leading all players in Wins Above Replacement and leads all starters in WHIP. Read More »

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte only has himself to blame for club's woes

Bakayoko is yet to make any mark in a Chelsea shirt since his £40m arrival, and is expected to be the man to plug the void left by Manchester United's latest signing Nemanja Matic in the middle of the park. N'Golo Kante stands as the club's only fully fit central midfield option. At the moment some players are not 100 per cent fit. It could force me to take different decisions. Read More »

Gonzalo Castro Shocked By Ousmane Dembele Actions

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Dortmund have already rejected a £90million bid for Dembele, with CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke shrugging off suggestions from Barca 's Pep Segura that a deal is close. "Maybe it's because Real Madrid played his team dizzy in the Super Cup". "Everyone has to be clear that he must work for the team and fall in line". Read More »

Where Tottenham Hotspur Vs Chelsea Will Be Won And Lost

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Since Chelsea won the title last term, Conte has endured a surprisingly hard period that shows no signs of abating heading into Sunday's clash with title rivals Tottenham at Wembley . I have great respect for Tottenham , they are doing a great job They are challenging for the title. "We lost a lot of strong players that created the previous basis, like John Terry , [John Obi] Mikel, [Branislav] Ivanovic, [Didier] Drogba - we lost a lot of players in the last few years and now we need ... Read More »

Ravens bring back center Jeremy Zuttah with two-year deal

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It makes flawless sense for the Baltimore Ravens to bring Zuttah back, as their offensive line is in dire straits. The Ravens had planned to release Zuttah but when word of their intentions leaked out, San Francisco agreed to send a 2017 sixth-round pick (No. Read More »

Dortmund boss Bosz: 'No idea' how Ousmane Dembele saga will end

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Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has rubbished reports that Barcelona are closing in on a transfer for Ousmane Dembele , claiming that the Liga club are "dizzy" from losing to Real Madrid . "I have never met him", Klopp said. "I don't know why other people are saying what they're saying (about Coutinho moving to Barcelona )". Klopp said on Thursday that nothing had changed with their stance. Read More »

Coutinho sale not close, says Liverpool coach Klopp

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Coutinho has handed in a transfer request at Liverpool as he seeks to leave for Barca. We're close [to Coutinho and Dembele], we're talking about the conditions but until everything is finalised, we can't say anything else. "It is true and I recognise this, that they are two players we feel like bringing here". "You can obviously see the whole market worldwide is quite hard, a few teams are still looking and we are looking", he said. Read More »

Bayern wins Bundesliga opener with new players and video ref

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But Admir Mehmedi pulled one back for Leverkusen and they had chances to score more. "We were asleep in the first half and conceded stupid goals", said Tah. The stadium briefly emptied in the break as supporters sought shelter before resuming their soaking wet seats. Tolisso then hit the post, and the visitors' new coach, Heiko Herrlich, called on his players to keep their heads up as Bayern threatened a rout. Read More »

Mayers joins Cardinals as Wainwright likely to go on the DL

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The St. Louis Cardinals have placed starting pitcher Adam Wainwright back on the disabled list. Right-hander Seung Hwan Oh picked up his 19th save. It has scored at least eight runs in eight of those 10 wins. After trailing 5-1 at the end of the third inning, St. Louis rallied to avoid a fourth straight loss while Pittsburgh's losing streak reached five games. Read More »