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Serena Williams confirms pregnancy, will take rest of the season off

Williams, who announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian late a year ago, plans to return to the tour in 2018. The couple is expecting their new baby by the September 2017. Kim Clijsters of Belgium retired and had a child before coming back at age 26 and winning three Grand Slam titles as a mother. Meanwhile other fans are getting seriously excited about the fact that Serena is pregnant at the same time as her friend Beyonce , who is due to welcome twins very soon.

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Shakespeare targets return to the Champions League

On more than one occasion, both domestically and in Europe, Leicester have shown that anything is possible and Drinkwater revealed the squad felt they were capable of going all the way in the Champions League . Clearly defined targets for the months and years ahead are needed to establish what sort of club Leicester hope to become. They defended with their customary tenacity, while two unsafe crosses from Yannick Carrasco - preferred up front to the fit-again Kevin Gameiro - ...

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City end four win-less run to beat Hull City 3-1

Ahmed Elmohamady's own goal opened the scoring before half time at Etihad Stadium, as the Hull defender turned in Jesus Navas' risky low cross. Hull had looked risky on the break but Sergio Aguero added a second shortly after half-time, scoring from close range after fantastic work from Raheem Sterling in the build-up, and from there it was plain sailing.

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Russell Westbrook: Friendship with James Harden on hold during game

Before anyone shoves this down my throat, I know Kevin Durant isn't on the team anymore. Good thing he made just about everything else in the Houston Rockets' 118-87 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday evening in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series .

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Patriots Player Crashes White House Press Briefing

In his address to the team, the president didn't mention Brady , who has led the Patriots to five Super Bowl victories, including on February 5, when he helped New England overcome a 28-3 third-quarter deficit to capture a 34-28 overtime victory against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Four Loco: NHL plays 4 OT playoff games in crazy night

Patrick Kane extended Chicago's lead to 2-0 later in the second period on a power play. And if they do relinquish that lead, they are supposed to score the winning goal in overtime, the way winger Kevin Fiala did for the Predators 16 minutes, 44 seconds into overtime of a 3-2 Predators victory, a victory that gave them an improbable 3-0 lead in a series against the top seed in the Western Conference.

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Rangers: Alex McLeish had reservations about possible Ibrox return

Caixinha got his first taste of Glasgow's famous derby match when he watched from the Celtic Park stands as caretaker boss Graeme Murty led Rangers to a 1-1 draw, 24 hours after the Portuguese coach was appointed. THE images of Barrie McKay wheeling away in celebration after netting his stunning Old Firm semi-final goal in the Scottish Cup last season will live long in the memory of Rangers fans.

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Kyle Schwarber, Jason Heyward resting Wednesday for Cubs

A night after totaling four hits - none that left the infield - in a 4-1 loss to Chicago, the Yankees battered Covey early. Heyward, who has appeared in all but one of the Cubs' 14 games to date, was 2-for-4 with a run on Tuesday after going 1-for-4 with a run on Monday.

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Hartley to captain side in Argentina

The England captain was the surprise absentee from the 41-man squad which was announced this afternoon, while the likes of Joe Launchbury and James Haskell have also been overlooked. "There was always going to be a tough call and someone was always going to be disappointed". But Launchbury's director of rugby at Wasps, Dai Young, hit out at the decision.

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Explained: Isco's classy goal celebration v Sporting Gijon

Madrid survived an almighty scare in their 3-2 triumph at Sporting on Saturday, overturning a 2-1 deficit as Isco hit the victor with eight seconds of regulation time remaining. Centerback Sergio Ramos was the only first-choice player in Madrid's starting 11, which included rare showings by backs Fabio Coentrao and Danilo and midfielders Marco Asensio and James Rodriguez.

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Blazers need more than just Lillard, McCollum vs Warriors

After the 109-121 loss Sunday night, Portland Trail Blazers lock horns with Golden State Warriors in the NBA Playoffs First Round, Game 2 tonight. But Green tipped in a Curry miss and Durant produced three straight baskets to stretch Golden State's lead to 113-99 with 3:36 remaining. Wall scored 15 points in the third quarter and finished with 14 assists in the best playoff performance of his young career.

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Chelsea "feel the pressure" from Spurs in title race - Cesar Azpilicueta

Wenger had endured repeated calls for his resignation from frustrated fans in recent weeks, but the protests at the Emirates Stadium were more muted for once as Arsenal ended a three-match winless run with only their second victory in their last seven league games.

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Bahrain test - Hamilton fastest on first day in Sakhir

However, this late attack from Mercedes didn't bother Ferrari, as Vettel took the chequered flag to win his second race of the season. "We don't like that at all", Wolff said when asked about a change to the rules of engagement. "The last half of the in-lap (after the finish) when all the fireworks were there and track was lit up, it was "I just love what I do". In lap 14, a collision between the cars of Lance Stroll and Carlos Sainz prompted the safety auto to come out, but the Mercedes ...

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RI troopers run Boston Marathon for 15th year in a row

The Boston Marathon did what it does best Monday, providing spectators with all the best aspects of sports. "This time it was wall-to-wall cheering, and people not just congratulating me, but thanking me". "She always called me Paula because [world-record holder] Paula Radcliffe is my idol, and my mother always said I would be a marathoner like her one day".

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Odin Lloyd's Mother to Pursue Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Aaron Hernandez

Other users appeared to stoke speculation that a note did exist, with at least one fake suicide note making the rounds on the internet. "Those who love and care about him are heartbroken and determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death".

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Pregnant Serena will return, says agent

The sports world got what it thought was major news on Wednesday when Serena Williams posted what appeared to be a nice little baby bump to Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks", insinuating she was almost five months pregnant . She has not competed since, citing a knee injury when withdrawing from tournaments at Indian Wells, California, and Key Biscayne, Florida. But then she has spent a career defying convention, becoming a champion despite playing little competitive junior tennis and ...

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Marlins no-hitter broken up in 9th

And it could be the final time Suzuki appears at Safeco, the stadium he called home for the first 11½ seasons of his Major League Baseball career, unless he changes teams or the Marlins and Mariners meet in the World Series. Ichiro Suzuki has tallied 2,720 hits for the Mariners and Marlins. Seattle starter Yovani Gallardo (0-2) allowed four runs and nine hits. Mariners: Shortstop Jean Segura (hamstring) is likely to go on a brief rehab assignment before rejoining the Mariners in ...

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Serena Williams planning 2018 return after confirming pregnancy

By winning in Australia, Williams broke her tie with Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era. The American athlete has not played since the Australian Open , when she would have been about 10 weeks pregnant, citing a knee injury as her reason to withdrawal from the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open.

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Chelsea and Spurs players dominate PFA's Team of the Year

The first and second placed teams in the table now each had four players named, while lone representatives from Manchester United, Liverpool, and Everton round out the eleven. The Lilywhites striker is adamant that he can catch the Blues striker in the race for the Golden Boot which he won last season though, whilst admitting that he has been keeping a close eye on the Belgian recently, during an exclusive interview with TottenhamHotspur.com .

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I've had enough of being bullied, says Ronnie O'Sullivan

Snooker's governing body wrote to the five-time world champion and fined earlier this year to warn him about his behaviour after he criticised a referee during the Masters and gave a series of weird interviews in the past couple of months, including the spectacle of O'Sullivan using a robot voice for one.

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Leaves Saturday's game after hit to head

January 3: Toronto 5, Washington 6, OT: Holtby was pulled after the first period, and the Maple Leafs had a 4-2 lead after a wild 40 minutes. "It's no different than being on the tee at the Masters", said Babcock following a team meeting on Friday morning.

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NFL star offers to help WH press secretary during briefing

Much was also made about President Trump's friend and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady skipping the event this year. The Patriots' 2002 visit with Bush, after the team's first Super Bowl championship, drew " 50-plus " players. Kraft said it was an honor to celebrate what he described as "their sweetest victory" with a good friend like Trump . Brady's reason is different, personal family matters .

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Judging the matchups in Rockets-Thunder series

Many fans expected the Thunder to completely miss the playoffs after Kevin Durant chose to sign with Golden State over Oklahoma City. Since 2010, only Miami has more playoff series victories than the Thunder's 10. can pack the paint, crash the glass, and limit those second-chance opportunities, then they're more than capable of wresting the advantage. As the San Antonio Spurs get ready to start their playoff journey, one regular season question remains: Who is the MVP? "I just go out and ...

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Brighton clinch promotion to Premier League with 2-1 win over Wigan

They secured the win and all but nailed down promotion, and the draw between Derby County and Huddersfield Town would confirm it. Last term, they missed out on an automatic promotion place on the final day of the season after drawing 1-1 with Middlesbrough, who went up instead.

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Arsene Wenger responds to Sead Kolasinac reports

Schalke left-back Kolasinac is available on a free transfer this summer and The Mirror claim that the Gunners have offered him a four-year contract. One thing is for sure is that if Chelsea come in with a slightly better offer then we will lose out on Kolasinac. The Gunners have begun planning for 2017/18 season and are making it clear in negotiations with new or existing players that the Frenchman will not be replaced in the club's hotseat.

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Jordan Zimmermann, Detroit Tigers stymie Boston Red Sox

Sale tossed 7 ⅔ innings allowing two runs on four hits and no walks while striking out 10. Glasnow, making his season debut after locking down the fifth starting spot in spring training, failed to make it out of the second inning as he battled control issues.

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San Francisco Giants: Buster Posey Headed for the Designated List

That might be some concern for Giants fans, as they hope Posey doesn't go through the same thing. In the first game of the season, the Giants looked pretty good. This would mark Posey's second trip to the DL in his career. "He's got a very aggressive fastball and when he locates that he can be very effective".

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Liverpool comeback at Stoke 'massive' - Klopp

Mane will sit out the remainder of the campaign due to a knee injury, which requires surgery following an awkward tangle with Leighton Baines during last week's Merseyside derby victory over Everton. Liverpool got their top-four bid back on track on Saturday afternoon thanks to a 2-1 comeback win against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium . "We made the two changes, it hit the young two lads, it was not about them".

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Joe Johnson sinks game-winner as Jazz steal Game 1

That was the normal Doc. We've got to forget about past year whether we won or lost. Jazz Guard Joe Johnson dropped in a running, off balance, well defended 5 foot shot that bounced around the rim and through the net as time ran out giving Utah a 97-95 win and 1-0 series lead.

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Monaco vs Borussia Dortmund

Mbappe netted twice in the first leg and a goal here merely enhanced the burgeoning reputation of a player who has scored 14 goals in his last 13 appearances for the Ligue 1 leaders. "All that happened last week has made us stronger". We are ready for the game and focused. "My team is used to playing a certain way and that will not change".

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British teenager racer has legs amputated after F4 crash

Doctors at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham have kept the teenager in an induced coma and he is expected to be woken up in a few days, according to a Formula 4 statement. Professional racing teams and privately-funded drivers compete for the opportunity to pursue a career in motorsport, including Formula 1. Medics worked hard to save his legs but had to amputate both below the knees.

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Senators beat Bruins 1-0, take 3-1 lead in series

Karlsson noted before the game that the Senators were aware of the difficulty of trying to take a 3-1 lead home. Craig Anderson turned aside 22 shots and Bobby Ryan scored 5:49 into the third period as the Sens made it 7-1 against Boston this season with their fifth straight victory at TD Garden dating back to last season.

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Masters Champion Willett prepares an Augusta feast

The 15th green is where Willett stood when Jordan Spieth collapsed in last year's final round, hitting two in the water on No. 12 to card a quadruple-bogey 7 and drop to second place. "A lot of my stuff, the reason we do that is to protect the back". "You've got to take it all with a pinch of salt - sometimes it's definitely better to just turn your phone off and put it away so you don't read it, but sometimes if something is said that is out of order, I think you should say something back".

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Zach Werenski is the face of NHL playoff hockey

The 19-year-old initially returned to the contest in the third period with a full-face shield before he was forced to exit as his vision was impacted by the swelling around his eye. Tortorella, are you and your players thinking ahead of Game 4? Fleury gave up a big rebound to his left, and Brandon Dubinsky pounced on it and unleashed 20-footer on goal.

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Griezmann gives Atletico slender Leicester lead

Methodical Madrid continued to try to unpick Leicester and Angel Correa was inches away from connecting with Griezmann's cross with 16 minutes left. "Leicester knew what they wanted (here) and didn't change the way they played". Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said he had to tinker with his team's set-up to shackle the risky forward, who Simeone has given the licence to roam.


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