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Djokovic upbeat despite yet another setback in Madrid

He also made it to three finals, losing two of them to Roger Federer, including at the Australian Open. "It's going to mean to me a lot", Coric said. "I am always very nervous and emotional to play a final in Madrid". Nadal , less than three weeks away from his 31st birthday on June 3, is now the proud owner of 72 titles. The Austrian had his chance too to get right back in the match with four break back points, but couldn't take advantage as Nadal finally secured victory with his ...

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Novak Djokovic versus Kei Nishikori quarterfinals match preview

Djokovic was, though, dominant on serve throughout, facing only one break point in the opening game of the second set. "I know that to be able to have chances, I have to give 100 percent..." But the French is more important. Nadal though was equal to the task and served for the match at 5-3 but Fognini broke back off an uncharacteristic forehand error, only for Nadal to break the Italian straight away and take the match .

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NBA Draft: Magic Johnson meets with OG Anunoby at combine

Finding a prospect with Brown's attitude and talent should be the goal for every team in the lottery as June's draft approaches. Ask a better question, get an answer that's probably not much longer than his first name. Landing outside of the top-three of this draft would be a disaster, especially after the extra effort to tank the last 20-plus games of the season. What it all adds up to is that if the Lakers keep their 2017 pick they will also have their 2019 first rounder but will lose ...

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Eddie Lacy has first weigh-in with Seattle Seahawks

From there, Lacy will have monthly weigh-ins during the four months of the regular season, when his playing weight needs to be at 245. UPDATE: It's good news for Lacy, as his agents tweeted out that he successfully hit his target of 255 pounds, coming in at 253.

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Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion match pack

City won their first 10 Premier League matches but failed to maintain their title bid. City began the season with intent, winning their opening six fixtures, before suffering a defeat away to Tottenham Hotspur. Manchester City: Caballero; Fernandinho, Otamendi, Kompany, Clichy; Toure; Sterling, De Bruyne, Silva, Sane; Jesus. On Pep Guardiola: "It takes time for a manager to settle in and get what he wants, you can't do it in one season or two transfer windows".

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Royals sweep O's after rallying from down five

Manager Ned Yost said if Gordon is not close to 100 per cent Sunday, he would sit him again, and with the day off Monday, that would give him three days to recuperate. That's an average of 4.67 per game, almost two runs more than the 2.73 runs they had been averaging through last Sunday's games. Duffy had not been supported by a run in his previous two starts, but the Royals scored for him in the first inning.

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Wall's late 3 helps Wizards force Game 7

Despite the incessant clock stoppages that permeate the end of National Basketball Association games, officials missed this one, which led to a rushed shot by Isaiah Thomas at the buzzer which bricked off the rim, clinching the win for the Wizards.

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Derek Jeter Wiki: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Children & Facts to Know

Following the ceremony, Jeter threw the opening pitch in the Sunday night game against the Houston Astros. Jeter's No. 2 was the last single digit number still available for players on the Yankees, winners of a record 27 World Series titles, five of which featured Jeter, who walked away from the diamond in 2014.

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Guus Hiddink backs Conte to stay on as Chelsea manager

The players bought into his ideas, particularly when he changed formation to a 3-4-3 during a game against Arsenal in late September when Chelsea was 3-0 down by halftime and Conte "didn't see nothing of my work, my idea of football". Animated and often uncontrollable in his technical area during matches, Conte is clearly a lucid thinker about the game. Of course, Sport are a Catalan newspaper, and they'd like nothing more in this scenario than for Morata to join Chelsea and do well, and ...

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Intense battle looming as Formula One heads home

There is no extra aggravation which we had previous year. Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France, left, goes airborne after crashing with Renault driver Jolyon Palmer of Great Britain during the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the "Sochi Autodrom" circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, A.

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Si Woo Kim becomes youngest Players Championship victor

England's Ian Poulter was tied for the lead at one stage but finished three shots behind in a tie for second with Louis Oosthuizen after a 71. Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello finished in a tie for fourth. By winning The Players Championship, Kim became only the fourth player over the last 25 years with multiple victories before turning 22. Kim became just the second Asian victor of the Players after his idol South Korean K.J.

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Warriors rally for 113-111 win after Spurs lose Leonard

LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 28 points, but missed a number of key shots in the 4th including the potential game-tying 3 in the dying seconds. However, the Warriors clearly represent a much tougher opponent with nine straight wins to start the postseason.

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Long gets first Republic of Ireland call-up

Another man to suffer a frightful run of injuries, Long made his Premier League debut earlier this month after a long period on the sidelines. Martin O'Neill's side then finish their June programme with the 2018 World Cup Qualifier against Austria at Aviva Stadium on June 11.

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#Breaking2: Kenyan runner comes agonizingly close to sub 2-hour marathon

Kipchoge's personal record is 2:03:05, set at the 2016 London marathon. Kipchoge - along with two-time Boston Marathon victor Lelisa Desisa, from Ethiopia, and Eritrean half-marathon world-record holder Zersenay Tadese - was taking part in the " Breaking2 " project, a sportswear company Nike-backed attempt to crack the sub-two hour marathon.

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Tom Brady does not think he is the best quarterback ever

And we hung out at the gym they built in the facility where a lot of the 49ers would go. I've never been one that was hand selected, to be this particular player. Jack, his oldest child, provides stiffer competition than most National Football League opponents give the Patriots. Those stubborn few out there still denying that Brady, the owner of five Super Bowl rings and countless statistical accomplishments, is the greatest quarterback of all-time just got all the ammunition they ...

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Diamondbacks catcher Iannetta takes pitch to face

Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta suffered an terrible injury during Friday's game against the Pirates. Ahmed hit the first pitch in the second inning down the left field line and into the Arizona bullpen for his third homer of the season to make it 1-0.

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'Tell my story fully' Aaron Hernandez wrote in final note to fiancee

When the officer finally entered the room, he found Hernandez, who was naked, hanging from a bed sheet that was attached to the window bars in his call. Hernandez's suicide came five days after hew was acquitted of almost all charges related to a 2012 drive-by shooting. Not to mention, a toxicology report proved the American athlete did NOT have drugs in his system at the time of his death.

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Why wasn't Sidney Crosby reviewed for a concussion after head-first crash?

He clings to those moments - Dale Hunter's Game 7 breakaway against Ron Hextall in 1988, or Joel Ward's victor against Boston in 2012. Probably not for the Washington Capitals and Anaheim Ducks. The Caps forced a Game 7 with a dominant 5-2 win in Pittsburgh on Monday. He did not come out of Game 6 on Monday night. Their last Game 7 victory at home came in the first round in 2009 with Boudreau behind the bench when Sergei Fedorov scored the OT victor to knock off the Rangers.

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Spurs beat United 2-1 to finish second

Spurs could have doubled their lead right before half time as Kane managed to get free in the Manchester United box and he shot at the near post but De Gea once again denied Tottenham their second goal. United briefly threatened to draw level, Rooney heading over the bar from a Daley Blind corner and then playing an outside-of-the-foot pass down the line to Anthony Martial, who cut in and curled wide.

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Leonard's injury spotlights a debated and dangerous NBA play

Sports' Sam Amick discusses Game 1 of the Western Conference final and the issues the Spurs would face against the Warriors if Kawhi Leonard were to miss time with an ankle injury. When he came down, crashing to the floor in pain after landing on the foot of Zaza Pachulia , the Spurs chances of survival in the Western Conference finals may have collapsed with him.

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Bobby Ryan scores winner, Senators beat Penguins in overtime in Game 1

Few things might test the adaptability of Ottawa's 1-3-1 forecheck like Carl Hagelin's speed along the left wing. Although playoff points leader Evgeni Malkin scored, fellow centre and Rocket Richard Trophy victor Sidney Crosby was held to two shots - and no other shot attempts - and post-season goals leader Jake Guetzel, one of Crosby's linemates, had one shot.

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Patrick Mahomes unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint

In a press release, the Smith County Sheriff's Office told KYTX that the victims were approached by two suspects while they were exiting a vehicle at someone's home. The suspects were taken into custody and the case is still ongoing. Chiefs Vice President of Communications Ted Crews said the Chiefs are aware of the incident are thankful everyone involved is safe.

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Thibaut Courtois: Chelsea title win will be more special after last season

AC Milan from Italy and Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool have all shown interest on the Spain global, but he has stated to be keen to stay as he likes the challenge of fighting for his place in the Chelsea starting eleven.

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Tottenham were ideal against Manchester United - Pochettino

Spurs fans arrived to white commemorative t-shirts and flags hanging from their seats while the team wore special edition matchday shirts, emblazoned with a one-off White Hart Lane crest. Hull makes an instant return to the League Championship. "I'm very, very happy with the performance of all the players". "You can't play two big competitions with 15 players", said Mourinho, who made eight changes to the team that had edged Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday.

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Arsene Wenger lauds tricky Alexis Sanchez after win over Southampton

It was a pleasing night for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger , whose side have hit form at the right time , following Sunday's 2-0 victory over top-four rivals Manchester United. "It's hard to assess now after the game ", Wenger said. "Maybe the FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City gave us confidence but we can't get ahead of ourselves and go too quickly".

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Fury: I will beat AJ 'with one arm tied behind my back'

With Joshua having set his stall out for the biggest fight nights possible, Hearn believes the United States would provide a major market, with another possible opponent being Deontay Wilder, the American who is World Boxing Council champion.

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Jose Mourinho explains his Manchester United team selection against Tottenham Hotspur

The game is not very meaningful for both teams, as Tottenham is nearly certain to be the runner-up position while Manchester United have taken off the competition in the Premier League and focused on the Europa League final. "We can win a trophy and by winning that trophy we can play Champions League next season, so that's the game". "We put players back in the right positions".

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Golden State Warriors Vs. Utah Jazz Game 1 Live Stream

The Jazz and Warriors will play Game 3 back in Utah on Saturday. The Jazz didn't have a single player reach five assists , marking this game as the first in National Basketball Association playoff history in which one team had at least five players with five assists while the other team had zero.

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Dbacks' Iannetta has stitches in lip, fractured teeth, nose

After several minutes of getting treatment, Iannetta was able to stand up and walk off the field with the trainer holding a towel to his nose. The Pirates and Diamondbacks have had issues in the past, including previous year when Pittsburgh reliever Arquimedes Caminero hit Jean Segura and Nick Ahmed on their heads during a game.

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Kipchoge on pace for sub-two hour marathon

For the entire attempt, Kipchoge ran behind a six-man pacesetting team which trailed a time-keeping vehicle by less than 10 metres. Eliud Kipchoge set an unofficial new world record as he came across the line at a Nike event at the Formula 1 grand prix race track Monza.

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North Korea says new long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

Dictator Kim Jong Un personally oversaw the launch and, according to state media, warned that us territories were within reach and that the North was capable of a retaliatory strike. The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, said on ABC television that the United States has been working well with China, Pyongyang's closest ally, and raised the possibility of new sanctions against North Korea, including on oil imports.

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Spurs' Parker ruptures quad tendon, out for playoffs

San Antonio star forward Kawhi Leonard fueled his club's rebound with 34 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and three steals in Wednesday's victory. "He's a great guy; not a good guy". You hate to see that for anybody. "But I can tell you one thing, that we're all ready", Mills said. "Nothing they did should have bothered us.

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Djokovic upbeat despite defeat to Nadal

He stormed his way through Monte Carlo and Barcelona, and aside from a tough first round in Madrid, he dominated his way through there as well. The first set saw Thiem try and adopt an attacking attitude against Nadal, who had only recently defeated him in Barcelona.

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Arsene Wenger: West Ham have "all my support" against Liverpool

But while Wenger's name was sung out heartily by supporters inside Stoke's stadium early in the game a plane flew overhead carrying a banner calling for the Frenchman not to return next season. "When I saw the reaction from Willy, I understood immediately that it was two touches", Guardiola said. Today, he scored his 50th Premier League goal for Arsenal , and in doing so he has become the third-quickest player to achieve the feat for the club.

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Alonso: First lap off didn't cost McLaren points

By then, Alonso was being ferried back to the paddock on the back of a scooter, past numerous local fans who had come to give the Spaniard a much-needed boost. Asked whether he was confident he would be starting and finishing on Sunday, the 35-year-old was unwilling to tempt fate. Such is the life of a McLaren F1 fan in 2017: we're always hoping for a surprise in the form of the pretty orange F1 vehicle not breaking for a change.


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