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Nadal ready to win big titles after another final loss

Miami Open champion Roger Federer does not expect to compete in any clay-court tournaments until the 2017 French Open. As his forehand started to prove increasingly potent, Federer eventually converted his sixth break point - and third of the game - when a powerful cross-court stroke forced Nadal to net.

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LeBron (calf), Irving (knee) held out vs. Heat

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (L) and forward Dahntay Jones celebrate their win over the Golden State Warriors during Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland , Ohio on June 16, 2016. Klay Thompson had the night off and Stephen Curry's strong night ended after three quarters during which he scored 28 points. The Hawks' new D-League franchise will play in Erie the next two seasons before relocating in 2019 to a 3,500-seat arena that will be built in College Park, adjacent to ...

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Dwyane Wade Caught Watching Heat Game After Bulls Victory

On the other side, not making the playoffs would give the Bulls a chance at a better draft pick. The Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers meet Wednesday in National Basketball Association action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on ESPN. But Miami took care of business in overtime, with Whiteside (23p, 18r) and Tyler Johnson (24p, 5r, 4a) coming up huge. "Elbow felt cool", Wade said after his first game since March 15.

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Letter near team bus 'takes responsibility'

German police said "an attack using serious explosives" was launched on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team's bus on Tuesday, leaving one player injured and in need of surgery. Lange said a further "suspicious object" was found at the scene, but it does not appear to have been another explosive device. Footage from inside the stadium showed Monaco fans chanting "Dortmund", the opposing team, in solidarity.

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Germans offer fans a place to stay after game postponed

Police said the cause of the explosions, at Hochsten outside the city, was unclear, but added there had been no evidence of any threat to supporters. The Dortmund players returned to their hotel following the explosions. Watzke says: "It's our task now to digest this somehow because it's only 24 hours before we have to play". Dortmund Chief Executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said the injuries to the Spanish defender Tuesday night are "nothing life-threatening".

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Redskins 2017 preseason schedule set

The Redskins did beat Baltimore last season 16-10 as well as in 2015 during the preseason (31-13). This will mark the sixth time in the last seven years that Washington and Tampa Bay have closed the preseason against one another. Lewis did it with coaches he respects, the Giants' Tom Coughlin in 2015 and a year ago the Vikings' Mike Zimmer, the former Bengals defensive coordinator.

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Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki: 'We were all in shock'

Bürki, who is Swiss. "We didn't know what was going to happen next". "We were all in shock and no one was thinking about football anymore". At 19:45pm United Kingdom time Dortmund and Uefa announced that the game would be rescheduled for Wednesday, when the game will kick-off at 17:45pm.

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Germany: Pregame blasts rock soccer team bus; player injured

Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Buerki said the team bus had just pulled out of the hotel driveway when an explosion - a "huge bang" - happened and sent glass flying. Dortmund police said the devices that went off near the bus as German team Borussia Dortmund was leaving its hotel for a match Tuesday night "may have been hidden in a hedge near a parking area".

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Liverpool's Sakho at a loss to explain Klopp treatment

The Frenchman has made six appearances for Palace, winning five of them and keeping a clean sheet in four. "That would have changed the whole course of things at Liverpool; they would have been in the Champions League, extra revenue, attract better players".

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Kevin Durant practices, set to play Saturday in return

He said he knows it will take some time for him to mentally feel like everything is okay. "He's ready to play". He's about to go and watch Steph go work out, which would be way more exciting than this. "He'll have to get his rhythm obviously, but other than that, his IQ will blend right into what we do". For the first time since February 28, when Kevin Durant hobbled off the court at Washington's Verizon Center less than two minutes in, the Warriors are hoping to have their four All-Stars ...

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Cleveland Cavaliers to waive Larry Sanders, sign Edy Tavares

He was also shuttled back and forth between the Cavs and their D-League affiliate, the Canton Charge, as the Wine and Gold attempted to get him in shape for a postseason role. Behind Tristan Thompson, the Cavs don't feature a true center. "A native of Cape Verde, Tavares, who is listed at 7'3" entered the league incredibly raw and spent the 2015-16 season with the Hawks before being waived one game into this season.

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Real Madrid know we won't sell Robert Lewandowski

No other player has won the Champions League three times with three different clubs. Asked whether the last time the two teams met - a fixture that ended with a 4-0 win for Los Blancos - would play on the mind of his team-mates, Robben continued to be optimistic.

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Ibrahimovic uses brains, not brawn to combat ageing

Henrikh Mkhitaryan added a second, 46 seconds into the second-half and Marcus Rashford scored his first league goal since September with a late third. Benjamin Button, a fictional character created by celebrated American writer F Scott Fitzgerald, was born with the physical characteristics of an elderly man and died as an infant boy.

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Sergio Garcia celebrates Masters victory he thought would never come

It was worth the wait. Garcia said he was even more delighted to have won on the day his idol - Severiano Ballesteros, the victor of five major titles , including two green jackets - would have celebrated turning 60. He said, 'I'm not sharing my locker at the moment, and I hope that I get to do it with you.' So if you guys wouldn't mind putting me with Jose, it would be great.

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Shakespeare protects changes in lineup after Goodison defeat

But Leicester were level in the fourth minute, Demarai Gray embarking on a magnificent run on the counter-attack from midway inside his own half and ultimately feeding Slimani to slot a cool finish through the legs of Joel Robles. He added: "We didn't come to try to get a point, the team was picked to try to get three points". "We spoke a lot about Ross and Rom because they are really important".

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Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels to miss Real Madrid match

Manuel Neuer rejoined training on Monday after undergoing surgery on a minor foot problem and should be fit to return in goal after sitting out last weekend's 4-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund and the two previous Bundesliga fixtures. And Real's Germany midfielder Toni Kroos is another to be coming up against his former employers. Zidane also has to deal with some injury issues, with center backs Pepe and Raphael Varane out for this clash .

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Explosion damages Borussia Dortmund team bus

The team had earlier said the player was "in safety" and that "there is no danger in and around the stadium". The blasts happened as the vehicle was leaving the team hotel in Dortmund before their Champions League match against Monaco.

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Borussia Dortmund player injured in explosions near team bus

The team said on Twitter that one of its players, defender Marc Bartra, suffered a broken wrist and is being treated in a hospital. The windows on the BVB coach were smashed and the players and coaching staff were badly shaken up, prompting UEFA to delay the quarter-final first leg encounter at Signal Iduna Park until Wednesday evening, 5:45pm GMT.

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Burki recounts terrifying moment Borussia Dortmund bus was hit by explosion

The bus was leaving their hotel for the first leg of their quarterfinal clash against Monaco at Signal Iduna Park . OFFICIAL: Borussia Dortmund have now confirmed Marc Bartra was the player injured during the incident and is currently in hospital.

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Xavier's Bluiett arrested on marijuana possession charge

Carmel police said he was speeding and didn't use his turn signal while changing lanes. During the traffic stop, a strong odor of marijuana was emitting from his auto, according to police. Xavier spokesman Tom Eiser says "we are aware of the story and looking into it". He averaged 18 points-per-game this past season and was a key factor in Xavier's success in the NCAA Tournament.

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Three Blasts Go Off Near German Soccer Team Bus, Injuring Player

Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic commented on the "terrible" feeling in Dortmund , with uncertainty over the cause and reason for the team bus incident. Dortmund and German Football League (DFL) president Reinhard Rauball said it would be a "bad thing" for the perpetrators to have any impact on the outcome of the quarter-final tie.

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QB Chad Kelly has surgery on wrist, can't throw for 3 months

Kelly, a potential high-round draft pick, had surgery on Monday to fix an "acute rupture of ligament between two bones in throwing wrist". The report said doctors are confident Kelly will be back to full speed in time for training camp, but the procedure will sideline him for rookie mini-camp and OTAs.

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Lexus LS 500 F Sport Reveals Two Surprises For Long-Time Fans

According to a press release issued by Lexus this morning, the LS 500 F Sport was created to be "the most engaging LS driving experience ever". Complete with 20-inch alloy wheels, six-piston brakes up front, an aggressive sport look, and a 415-horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, the F Sport promises to strike a balance between fun and comfort-as much balance as you can get in a two-ton luxury vehicle, anyway.

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Hamilton wins in Shanghai

The first wet-road grid start in years - as opposed to those ghastly rolling starts behind a safety auto - went extremely well, but the crowd got some drama with the incidents involving rookies Lance Stroll and Antonio Giovinazzi, then had the thrill of watching Vettel sneak his way past team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.

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Steelers to open preseason on road against Giants

Hackenberg, a 2016 second-round pick, played in the team's final two preseason games. Exact dates and times will be released later. Then there is the Week 4 game against Philadelphia, a game typically reserved for backups. Indianapolis and Detroit will compete for the 22nd overall time in the preseason dating back to 1964. Only two years removed from initiating the Ameer Abdullah hype train, the New York Jets return to witness the recently renovated stadium.

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Panthers reinstate Tallon as GM, remove Rowe as coach

The Panthers failed to make the playoffs this season during a turbulent campaign in which Rowe fired coach Gerard Gallant 22 games into the season and took over behind the bench on an interim basis. "This was a hard year for us, but I think we learned some tough lessons about what it takes to win consistently in the National Hockey League". So the Panthers aren't breaking from the norm by making Tallon general manager again, and keeping Rowe around in a reduced, fancy titled role, even if it ...

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Last-place Canucks fire Desjardins

Assistant coaches Doug Lidster and Perry Pearn also were dismissed by Vancouver, which lost its final eight games and missed the playoffs for a second straight season. Their 12 straight games without a victory at home (0-9-3) dating back to an overtime win on February 18 to close out the schedule also broke a franchise mark previously set during the team's inaugural 1970-71 campaign.

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Pacers inch closer to playoffs after 120-111 win over Philadelphia

IN remains in the seventh seed in the east but both Chicago and Miami won their respective games so the Pacers didn't get any extra wiggle room. The Pacers wrap up the regular season on Wednesday when they host the Atlanta Hawks and will have to play the waiting game to see if they are headed to the postseason.

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Sunderland: Jones - We must produce

I am sure they will feature in the future too, but what we don't know yet is how they will react to the pressure and expectancy that comes if you are chasing promotion in the Championship. He said: "It's been a busy week because of the games". Right from the start, I got the sense he was unhappy with his situation. "Nothing would ever get in the way of my preparations as a manager or as a coach".

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Heat rally to scorch Cavaliers

Josh Richardson scored 19 points while James Johnson had 16 and Goran Dragic added 15. Cleveland (51-30), locked into a battle with the Boston Celtics for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, rested LeBron James and Kyrie Irving . Thompson sat again with a sprained right thumb. G Kay Felder (left lower leg) was injured in the third quarter and did not return. The Cavs are 21-19 since.

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Dedric And KJ Lawson Transferring To Kansas

Dedric Lawson, K.J. Lawson and Markel Crawford are leaving Memphis after averaging a combined 44.3 points and 22.4 rebounds for the Tigers (19-13) this season. Recruiting analyst Eric Bossi, of Rivals.com, called both players "impact guys". Both are very good defensively. Dedric was one of the best post defenders in the country, and also did a good job when guarding perimeter guys.

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Masters: Emotional Sergio Garcia in exalted company at long last

But on Sunday at the Masters , it was Garcia's crowning moment; the monkey is finally off the back, the demons are exorcised. Paul Casey completed another fine tournament at Augusta in sixth spot, while Rory McIlroy was forced to settle for seventh place after failing to get himself into title contention.

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Rose, Garcia pull ahead on packed Masters leaderboard

I felt like I had an opportunity yesterday to shoot something in the mid to high 60s which would have got me closer to the lead today and I didn't quite do that. Spieth remained at even par through two holes. Jordan Spieth has used the same grit and resilience he needed after a back-nine Sunday meltdown past year to rally from a 10-stroke deficit into Masters contention once again.

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United States, Canada and Mexico to bid for 2026 World Cup

The United States has officially announced its bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup , partnering with Canada and Mexico in a joint effort to bring the planet's largest sporting event to North America for the first time since it was held in the U.S.in 1994.

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Stars align for Garcia Masters win

KEY MOMENT: After back-to-back bogeys to start the back nine, Garcia was two strokes behind and in big trouble when he drove under an azalea bush at the par-5 13th hole, forcing him to take a one-stroke penalty. 16 to fall one behind Rose, then climbed back into a tie when Rose bogeyed the 17th, and the entire tournament came down to one hole. Ryan Moore and Charley Hoffman, like Spieth at 4 under to start the day, both fell back as other players shot up the leaderboard with under-par runs.


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