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Imperious Nadal chasing French Open decima

The pair have won the Roland Garros title on 10 occasions between them and are expected to go deep into the tournament this year, with a potential semi-final meeting in the pipeline. Women's 1st rd: Samantha Stosur (Aus) bt Kristina Kucova (Svk) 7-5 6-1, Zhang Shuai (Chn) bt Donna Vekic (Cro) 7-5 6-4, Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Jaimee Fourlis (Aus) 6-4 3-6 6-2, Karolina Pliskova (Cze) bt Zheng Saisai (Chn) 7-5 6-2.

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French Open 2017: Nadal, Djoko ease past Round One

But, Nadal then pulled clear and, with Paire periodically clutching his stomach after a medical time-out, the Spaniard took nine of the last 10 games to close out the match in just under two hours. Everything he says, it's very useful for me. I'm really enjoying it. That doesn't make me extra confident this year. That's what brings me confidence.

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John Terry: "I don't really care what other people think"

Terry appeared for the Blues for the 717th time , starting in the Premier League for the sixth time this season. Jose Mourinho was once the undisputed leader of Stamford Bridge with Chelsea fans backing their former manger to the hilt.

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Celtics, Lakers, 76ers have plenty riding on the National Basketball Association lottery

The lottery results have to be extremely frustrating for the Nets, as it really shows how hard this rebuild is going to be for Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson. The Celtics were going to be in prime position no matter how the Ping-Pong balls bounced in a hotel ballroom Tuesday. If Philadelphia is unwilling to do so, the Suns could move down if they feel they could get the player they want at the right spot.

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators - 5/25/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

That win came on the heels of a 7-0 loss in Game 5 that appeared to drain all energy from the visitors. Whatever 19 Senators players take to the ice, there is a lot of history they can erase with a solid performance. To see it go in, I think we, in the sense, community, took a collective breath there because it was overdue". The Senators are 0-5 in Game 7s, the last setback coming in the first round to the New York Rangers in 2012.

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Victor Cruz looking to bounce back, bring leadership to Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears apparently jumped the gun on announcing the release of Connor Shaw. Former South Carolina great Connor Shaw is looking for a new National Football League team. Shaw played for the Gamecocks from 2010-2013 and is the winningest quarterback in school history with 27 career victories. Kevin Patra of NFL.com wrote that he expects Shaw to catch on with another team, naming New Orleans and Seattle among those who have shown interest in Shaw in the past.

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Zinedine Zidane: 'Little between Real Madrid, Juventus'

It is important that we remain calm and optimistic, negativity brings more negativity. "We're just missing the final piece, then we can go on holiday". 'We know: commitment, we do everything possible to win. "Too much humility isn't good, we have to prove our character and who is the best". Finals can take a turn at any moment.

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Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed in drive-thru lane

Neither had enough to keep Dixon from becoming the fifth three-time pole victor in 500 history. "I'm definitely happy with qualifying at the end and to be able to compete here", Alonso said. Defending champion Alexander Rossi was the fastest auto in Andretti Autosport's six-pack. I'm not coming for a "week off" or to just have fun. Instead, he touched wheels with Dario Franchitti and wound up crashing.

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Predators look ready for first ever Stanley Cup victory over experienced Penguins

And with the Pens still fighting to even register a shot since the first period more than 10 minutes into the third, the Predators struck again, pulling within one after some decisive puck movement and another power-play goal, this one from Colton Sissons .

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Donald Trump Chastises North Korea After Country Launches Ninth Ballistic Missile

North Korea test-fired a missile Monday into Japan's maritime economic zone - the latest in a series of provocative launches that have heightened tensions over its nuclear weapons ambitions. South Korea says North Korea has conducted nine ballistic missile tests this year, but Seoul counts four launches of what's believed to be the same kind of missile that were done on the same day as a single launch.

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Alonso wins Rookie of the Year award for 2017 Indy 500

The Spaniard led for 27 laps in the race, after starting the race in fifth place. "I'm really proud to race here". The victory was just the second in Sato's career in the Verizon IndyCar Series and his first on a oval. Dixon and Howard both climbed from their cars. He flew several yards before the rear end of his auto violently hit the top of the SAFER barrier on the inside of the south short chute.

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Hansen expects ABs to face 'Warrenball' in Lions tests

A truism more honoured in the breach than the observance by most teams, but one that it is crucial to get right when you are a squad on a long tour. The Crusaders will likely be missing some of their All Blacks, but their absence will probably only be missed in the forwards, where the entire front row and captain Sam Whitelock are likely to be selected by Steve Hansen.

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Late goals lift Penguins in Stanley Cup Final opener

Somehow there have been stranger games played in the Stanley Cup final - somewhere, sometime, only no one could remember when or why or anything to compare it to. Laviolette has given the Predators the edge they've always needed while Sullivan's straightforward approach and expert button-pushing have made Pittsburgh seemingly immune to any kind of Cup hangover.

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LeBron James 'focused on the present' after terrible game three

Irving scored 36 points after that, including 21 during a game-turning third quarter in which Cleveland outscored Boston 40-23. First, it didn't make enough shots - Marcus Smart wasn't going to knock down seven 3-pointers again Tuesday - and second, it stopped moving the ball in the second half, instead opting to go to a post-up offense that ate up shot clock.

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Jeb Bush ends pursuit of Marlins, Jeter reportedly hopes to stay involved

It appears that the main alternative group of would-be owners, led by Tagg Romney and also including Hall-of-Famer Tom Glavine and recent DBacks GM Dave Stewart , is still trying to land the team from current owner Jeffrey Loria . Because of MLB's debt service rule, more than half of the winning bid could require cash. Wayne Katz, the Proskauer Rose attorney representing the team, declined to comment.

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Monaco's Bernardo Silva agrees to join Man City

Since I got there I was always delighted with Bernardo (Silva ) because this is natural for him, he has a lot of quality and luckily this year he had the best season of his career. It is believed City and Monaco struck a deal just days after the close of their respective league campaigns and the French club allowed Silva to fly to Manchester in the middle of this week.

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Ernesto Valverde named as new Barcelona manager

Barcelona have confirmed that Ernesto Valverde will take over as the club's new manager for the next two seasons. After 3-years at Barcelona , Luis Enrique announced he will be leaving the club half way through his last season. However, in keeping with Valverde's character he felt he couldn't turn his back on Athletic having just been hired weeks before. Defender Aymeric Laporte and winger Inaki Williams, who have both been linked with big-money moves to English clubs, became ...

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Barcelona set to confirm Valverde as new coach on Monday

Barcelona are reportedly set to unveil Ernesto Valverde as their new coach at 6pm United Kingdom time, as per Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague. Valverde has always been reported to be the front-runner to succeed him, and the 53-year-old joins less than a week after Athletic confirmed that he would not renew his contract .

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Pep Guardiola reveals futures of Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany

Instead, he has ended the campaign with no trophies, and even if his team win at Vicarage Road to secure third place, it will still represent the lowest league finish of his managerial career. That was six defeats in a row for Watford - their worst run in 44 years. "I respect the fans' opinions but I gave everything this year", he said.

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Novak Djokovic wins first match with Andre Agassi as coach

Under a hot sun, Djokovic was in a joyful mood on the showcase Philippe Chatrier court. On the resumption, Muguruza won 12 successive points to take the set and then went an early break up in the second . - The Spaniard has only ever been beaten twice at the tournament, against Robin Soderling in 2009 and Novak Djokovic in 2015. The 10th-seeded Goffin won 6-2, 6-2, 6-2, sealing the match with an ace to complete a service game to love.

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LeBron James passes Jordan to become greatest playoff scorer of all

Kyrie Irving is the best ballhandler in the game today which makes him, arguably, the best ball handler in the history of the game. The Cavaliers won the best-of-seven series 4-1 and advanced to meet the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals .

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Jaylen Brown, Other Celtics Battling Injuries Before Game 5 Vs. Cavs

Kyrie Irving is adding 24.5 points and 5.6 assists per game while Kevin Love averages 17.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per contest. With a three-point basket in the 3rd quarter, LeBron James passed his hero, Michael Jordan , to become the NBA's all-time leader in playoff points scored.

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Penguins escape, win Stanley Cup Final opener

As it happened their first shot after the drought, launched by rookie Jake Guentzel , went past Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne to break a tie with 3 minutes 17 seconds to play and propel the Penguins to a freaky 5-3 victory Monday at PPG Paints Arena.

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Matt Murray to start Game 4 for the Penguins

Game 4 is Friday in Ottawa. The situation looked dire. Starting a goalie that hadn't been on the ice for an opening faceoff in almost six weeks. But as it always does in the Stanley Cup playoffs, it's coming down to a gap in play between opposing goaltenders.

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India beat New Zealand by 45 runs in Champions Trophy warm-up tie

They also have the wily leg-spinner Imran Tahir seeking wickets in the middle overs, which is a crucial part of playing 50-over cricket successfully. "He has to be in control of his emotions - he must have a flexible plan based on discipline to create a winning environment".

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England beat South Africa by 72 runs in first ODI

But it was a different matter for Morgan, who was fluent from the off and clobbered Phehlukwayo for a couple of clean sixes to announce his intentions. Expect no 11th-hour tinkerings before the Champions Trophy , however, with England having fallen into that trap before. They open their tour with a two-day game against a Western Australian XI at Perth's WACA Ground from November 4- 5.

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This team suffered, but they responded, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

And yet Arsenal still ended the campaign with a cup victory that Wenger puts on a par with his last EPL success in the unbeaten 2003-04 season. Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal a controversial fifth-minute lead when his goal was allowed to stand despite the ball striking his arm in the build-up.

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India beat New Zealand by 45 runs in warm-up tie

Member of the National Hockey Selection Committee Qasim Khan believes the performance evaluation test of Pak senior hockey team will be in World hockey league in England next month to perform to a higher level. Opener Luke Ronchi did his prospects of holding the wicketkeeping-openers job no harm with a bracing 66 off 62 balls; and allrounder Jimmy Neesham made an unbeaten 46 off 47 balls.

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Arsene Wenger Agrees New Two-Year Contract With Arsenal

However, all power lies with the American, so Wenger's main concern is external opposition and the conditions that might create for his players next season. And, as you can imagine, it didn't go down too well with many Arsenal fans... Wenger will feel like he's won the battle with the board to stay put, but he may end up being the loser after missing the flawless chance to bow out.

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Pogba to feature, Mourinho set to give youth a chance

A natural playmaker who is comfortable operating in central midfield but is equally capable of playing in the No 10 position, Harrop, 21, like nearly every other midfielder who has emerged from United's academy in... The Man United manager said he would rotate heavily ahead of the Europa League final, given the fatigue in his squad: this game is their 63rd of the season.

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Arsene Wenger to meet Arsenal board on Tuesday

Ramsey netted a 79th-minute victor with a close-range header to help Arsenal win their third FA Cup in four seasons. Wenger revealed after the game that the Arsenal board will hold a meeting on Tuesday , with his future expected to be decided.

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Ronda Rousey part of ABC's 'Battle of the Network Stars' revival

Additionally, Ronda Rousey and DeMarcus Ware will join the show as permanent captains, leading teams of TV personalities in competitions like tug-of-war, archery and kayak relays. The former UFC bantamweight champion recently had a guest appearance on the NBC hit, Blindspot. Browne, meanwhile, is trying slam the brakes on a losing streak of his own when he collides with Oleksiy Oliynyk at the upcoming UFC 213 pay-per-view (PPV) on Sat., July 8, 2017 from inside the T-Mobile Arena in ...

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James is ready for challenge from Warriors

This time , it is his Cleveland Cavaliers that are heavy underdogs against the Western Conference juggernaut Golden State Warriors . So, its going to be very challenging not only on me mentally, but on our ballclub and on our franchise.”.

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Why Jose Mourinho deserves full credit for Manchester United's undeniably successful season

We got the objective of the Champions League, but winning a title, an important title, a title that closes the lot. Of course Champions League is bigger than Europa League , but that's the last trophy and the last trophy is the one where the feelings are under the skin and it's obviously a fantastic feeling for the team.

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Cavs oust Celtics in five games

The so-called " luxury tax " can be exceeded, but most teams are leery about doing it. Past year in the Finals, LeBron was able to freelance much more, playing off Draymond Green and then on the pick-and-roll, LeBron was able to bottle up Stephen Curry from raining threes or driving.


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