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Murray sees off Del Potro

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From 3-5, Murray was able to rally and take the first set to a tiebreak where he won it 7-6 (8) after Del Potro sent a forehand wide on set point in what ended up being a thriller first set. Those wins guaranteed the home nation will have at least one quarter-finalist in Paris for the first time since Marion Bartoli in 2011. Although Murray was keen to talk up his performance in his second-round win over Martin Klizan, he surely knew he would have to significantly raise his level to stand a ... Read More »

Tokyo 2020 Olympics to include more mixed gender events

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Paris has emerged as the favorite for 2024, and bid leaders insist they can focus only on that option. In a short statement attributed to Garcetti and Wasserman, the committee said, "We welcome the IOC Executive Board's decision to recognize two excellent bids from two of the world's greatest cities". Read More »

Wawrinka ends Murray's French Open dream

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A succession of Wawrinka winners left the world No.1 helpless in the final set as the 32-year-old fittingly brought an end to more than four-and-a-half hours of sensational tennis in the Paris sunshine with a brilliant backhand victor to reach his fourth career Grand Slam final. Read More »

Draymond Green's Mom Involved In Altercation With Cavs Fans After Game 3

Sideline reporter Doris Burke also spoke to those stationed at the scorer's table, and they indicated that the referees had clearly told them at the time that the first half technical had been on Green, not Kerr. ".They trash talk and you trash talk back". But after such a heated game and dramatic ending, emotions were understandably heightened. The Warriors can close out the series and claim their second National Basketball Association title in three years with a win in Game 4 at 9 p.m. Read More »

UK election deals May a crushing blow, blurring Brexit talks

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However, a tweet by BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg has potentially made the Eagles kingmakers in any potential deal. and they're revelling in it! With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats. "If ... the Conservative Party has won the most seats and probably the most votes then it will be incumbent on us to ensure that we have that period of stability and that is exactly what we will do". Read More »

Francesco Totti planned to miss a penalty in his final Roma match

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Roma colleague Juan Jesus told Radio Atlantida: "He was nervous all week". Totti planned to miss the spot kick so he could send the ball into the crowd at the Stadio Olimpico, in a gesture of thanks to the Tifosi (Roma fans) present. "We're honoured to have played alongside him in this, his final season with Roma". Jesus' comments were backed up by Sky Sport Italia commentator Fabio Caressa . Read More »

Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka into men's final

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It remained on serve until a dramatic tie-break, where the Scot eventually prevailed thanks to some spectacular trademark defence. Not bad for an old guy, huh? On Sunday, Nadal will meet another former Roland Garros champion in third seed and 2015 titlist Stan Wawrinka , who prevailed past top seed Andy Murray 6-7 (8), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-1 in four hours and 34 minutes. Read More »

Flyers sign D Gostisbehere to multiyear contract extension

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He'll get $5.5 million in 2019-20 and $3.25 million in the final two years of the contract. After a spectacular 2015-16 rookie season in which he finished as the runner up for the Calder Trophy and then underwent hip/groin surgery following the playoffs, Gostisbehere had an inconsistent second season marked particularly by repeated issues in his play without the puck. Read More »

Andorra wins again after 13 years; Ronaldo leads Portugal

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In World Cup qualifying on Friday, he gave Portugal a 2-0 lead on Latvia with goals in the 41st minute and 63rd minute. The two sides meet on October 10, the final match day for the group, in what could ultimately serve as a direct playoff to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Read More »

Europa League: Winning trophy has given Manchester "a lift" - Sir Alex Ferguson

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The group stage draw for the Champions League will take place on August 24th, with next year's final, that will be staged in Kiev's Olympic Stadium. United's qualification for the Champions League ensures there will be five English teams in the competition next season, with just Arsenal and Everton now qualifying from England for the Europa League. Read More »

Harry Kane given the opportunity to show his worth as England captain

McGhee rates the visitors - who have, among others, Gary Cahill, Harry Kane , Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Jamie Vardy in their squad - highly. At the end of the day, I've been captain for Spurs a few times", he added. 'A lot of our boys are familiar with their players from playing against them and there is no mystery. Read More »

Rafael Nadal targets unprecedented 10th French Open title

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The world no.3 won 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 6-1. The 31-year-old Nadal is yet to drop a set in this year's tournament as he looks to secure his first Grand Slam since winning in Paris in 2014. Wawrinka used his one-handed backhand and hammering forehand to send Murray scrambling and sliding all over the red clay. Murray would lean, or even lunge, and somehow put his racket strings on seemingly unreachable shots. Read More »

Halep beats Pliskova to set up Ostapenko showdown

RIPPING a screaming forehand straight through the tennis textbook, Latvian Jelena Ostapenko blazed into the French Open final with a 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3 win over Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in a battle of the birthday girls on Thursday. How quickly did this come together for Ostapenko, the first tennis player from Latvia to reach a Grand Slam final? The unseeded Latvian hit 21 winners and 16 unforced errors as she took the first set 7-6 (4). Read More »

England and Bangladesh aim to banish batting blues

Pakistan , who upset the odds to draw a Test series in England a year ago, have already been in Birmingham for two weeks in preparation for their bid to win the Champions Trophy, a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide teams. Read More »

Scottish secessionist dreams of swift independence vote dashed

The Liberal Democrats also had a good night, going from one seat to four. Among those defeated were Angus Robertson , the SNP frontman, and Alex Salmond , the former first minister of Scotland . "In less than a year they have caused chaos on an industrial scale". The First Minister took to Twitter after the Nats lost 21 of the 56 Westminster constituencies they won in 2015. Read More »

LeBron James not faulting Warriors for building super team

The crowd at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland shuffled to the exits in disbelief. It was a career defining sequence that will live on in Warriors' lore. The 2013 Heat can play the small ball effectively and they have a sure shot of beating the 2017 Warriors . Kawhi Leonard looked to be the best player on the floor, and San Antonio's role players buzzed around on offense and were scoring at will. Read More »

Sneijder becomes the Netherlands' most-capped international

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There are few players in the world that can match it. It didn't take long for Robben and Janssen to find the room in behind - only solid goalkeeping kept them out. "There were no tears". Personally, I am very proud that I could hand over the gifts to Wesley. It was the second time he scored on his birthday for the Dutch team. Read More »

India Have Edge over Others in Champions Trophy 2017

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The match against Pakistan will be highly intense. Today's Google Doodle is a sure hit as it involves a tiny but brilliant cricket game to mark the beginning of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 . Jonny Bairstow scored a fighting half-century before he was stumped for 52. Aside from the four players from the Proteas, England have three representatives including captain Joe Root, Australia have two but not their skipper Steve Smith while India and New Zealand have a solitary player each. Read More »

French Open finals: Nadal vs. Wawrinka, Halep vs. Ostapenko

Stan Wawrinka plays a backhand against Andy Murray in Friday's semifinal match. The fourth set however is the one Murray will rue. The Spaniard, whose only defeat on the red dirt this year came against Thiem in Rome, then broke with a clubbing forehand and lost only three more points on serve as he wrapped up the second set. Read More »

Nadal sights French Open 10th title in Wawrinka duel

Wawrinka, Nadal and Murray in the semi-finals means it is only the third time that three men over the age of 30 years have made it to this stage. Stan Wawrinka beat top-ranked Andy Murray 6-7 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-1 to reach the French Open final. Read More »