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Gulf Air suspends flights to Qatar

The Arab world's biggest powers cut ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of support for Islamist militants and Iran. The official statements issued yesterday by brotherly countries of the GCC at a time when people were preparing for a new day of Ramadan, severing official ties with Qatar and closing their land, sea and air borders on Qataris and residents, were not odd for us.

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Zidane revels in 'historic' Real Madrid Champions League win

The final in Cardiff was finely poised at 1-1 heading into half-time but Juve wilted in the second period as Madrid ran away with it. Zidane spoke to us positively and transmitted his belief to us. Bale has been hampered by ankle and calf injuries for much of the season, but the Wales forward was able to play a part in his hometown after coming on as a 77th minute replacement for Benzema.

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Rafael Nadal Next Opponent

Rafael Nadal continued in his superb form on Sunday with a dominant 6-1 6-2 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista Agut to move easily into the French Open quarter-finals. Reigning champion Novak Djokovic found himself in deep trouble against Diego Schwartzman, trailing the Argentine by two sets to one before pulling through.

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Durant, Curry spark Warriors win against Cavaliers

Golden State's defense gave the Cavs trouble for the second straight game and Irving was asked about why the Warriors have been able to make it hard for him in the first two games of the series. "And you are talking two of the greatest players that we got in this world locked in - that's why we're up 2-0". He hadn't shot well in the Finals, well, ever, having been under 35 percent his past four Finals games dating to a year ago.

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Brewers drop Eric Thames to third in the order on Monday

Davies (6-3) struck out six and allowed a walk in six-plus innings, effectively mixing a curveball, changeup and a fastball that hovered around 90 miles per hour. Grandal bounced into a double play against Oliver Drake , and Austin Barnes flied out to Hernan Perez. "I know he's trying to figure it out". He is hitting.278 with two homers since May 30.

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Here's a sneak peek of that LeBron James-Kevin Durant track

According to an ESPN report from Chris Haynes, James and Durant collaborated on a secret hip-hop track during the lockout while the pair was working out in James's hometown of Akron, Ohio. When asked about the track and it's existence, Durant and James didn't deny the recording, but they laughed and didn't answer any more questions on the topic.

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Starc ready to confront confident England

Starc rocketed back to form after a lacklustre first-up effort against New Zealand , scorching the Bangladesh tail-end with searing pace and accuracy and re-discovering his pinpoint yorker to take four wickets in just nine balls. But, asked if their lack of time at the crease could undermine them against England , Australia captain Smith said: "I'm sure they will be okay".

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Nadal cruises into quarter-finals at Roland Garros

Nadal will take on fellow Spaniard and 17th seed Roberto Bautista-Agut for a place in the last eight while defending champion Novak Djokovic faces Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The rain delay from Saturday helped Japan's Kei Nishikori as he recovered from a wrist injury and back treatment to beat Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-6, 6-4 of South Korea when their third-round match resumed Sunday.

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Predators coach asks fans to stop throwing catfish on ice

Goalie Matt Murray lost consecutive games for the first time in his young career. The goal was challenged by the Penguins because of goaltender interference, but officials called it a goal after reviewing the play. "You've got to trust all those habits, all those things that you preach all year, come through when you need them most". Sidney Crosby , of all people, broke in alone off a sharp pass from defenseman Brian Dumoulin to tie it just 66 seconds later with a insane fake of Rinne ...

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Arsenal set to hand breakthrough star fresh £100k-a-week deal

The England worldwide, whose current deal ends next summer, is thought to have wavered when talks over a new deal began, especially when it became apparent that Liverpool had shown an interest . However, it looks like Klopp will have to move on to other targets as the Mirror claim that The Ox is ready to snub interest from Liverpool and commit himself to Arsenal by signing a new extension.

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Cavaliers must keep daring Warriors role players to beat them

You go through it with us. Steph Curry finished with a triple double of his own scoring 32 points with 10 rebounds and 11 assists and Kevin Durant followed up his 38 point performance in game 1 with 33 points in game 2 and he also had 13 rebounds and 6 assists .

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LeBron & Durant Secretly Made a Rap Song Together; Snippet Released (AUDIO)

According to the report , one person who has heard the song says Durant handles the opening verse while LeBron comes in for the second, followed by another KD verse to close things out. "I suggested submitting it to Warner Brothers for the movie soundtrack, but KD wanted to keep it private", Goodwin said of the song. In fact, there reportedly were discussions about having it featured in the 2012 film " Thunderstruck ", which Durant starred in.

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Laviolette asks Predators fans not to throw stuff on ice

Continuing to rely on a wide cast of players, rookie Frederick Gaudreau scored his second goal of the Stanley Cup Finals to put the Predators up 2-1 partway through the second period on Saturday night. Arvidsson had 31 regular-season goals but had been mired in a deep slump before he finally broke out for an important insurance goal before the second period ended.

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Cleveland Cavaliers seem helpless against Warriors' transition game

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 4, 2017. The Warriors followed with a 16-4 run that included 3-pointers from Curry and Thompson, a three-point play from Durant in transition and four points from Shaun Livingston .

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Luck and perfect tennis sends Nishikori to French Open QF

Murray's wife Kim and Sophia are with him in Paris as he continues his French Open campaign, which on Monday brought a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Karen Khachanov in the fourth round. "I think today was probably the best I have played overall", said the top seed. The Japanese man beat Fernando Verdasco , 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0. 2015 victor Stan Wawrinka beat 15th seed Gael Monfils , 7-5, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2, to earn a ninth win from 10 meetings with French opponents.

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Champions League final panic in Italy caused by prank

Italian media are reporting that the panic that swept through a screening of the Champions League final in Turin, Italy, on Saturday was caused by young men playing a prank. "This is what we are here for. It has been a spectacular year thanks to you", the Real coach said. We have won the Champions League three times in four seasons so we have to be in that category.

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Liverpool firm favourites to land Van Dijk

Chelsea and Manchester City supporters have expressed a wide range of emotions after hearing the news that Liverpool are close to signing Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk . The Reds have yet to make a formal bid, but are determined to accelerate talks and capitalise on Van Dijk's current enthusiasm. However, Southampton believe that they are still in the driving seat with negotiations and are under no pressure to sell.

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Reds New Boy Solanke Scores as England Book Semi-Final Spot

England will face Italy in the semi-finals in South Korea, with South American nations Uruguay and Venezuela meeting in the other semi. But they will be without Josh Onomah who controversially received a second yellow card with 17 minutes remaining after accidently standing on the ankle of Juan Aguayo as...

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Preds even Stanley Cup Final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1

Sidney Crosby entered Game 4 with seven goals in the playoffs but none since Game 5 against the Ottawa Senators. Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby scored on a breakaway about a minute later. That gave the Predators a 2-1 advantage. The lead didn't last long. Jarnkrok's goal stood after the Penguins challenged that goaltender interference should have negated the score.

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Nashville leaning heavily on defense corps against Penguins

It also was Crosby's first goal since the 2009 Stanley Cup Final , which the Penguins won in seven games over the Detroit Red Wings. Both Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were held without a shot in Game 3 - the first time that's happened to the duo in the same playoff game.

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Pepe confirms Madrid exit, but PSG deal not done yet

The Portuguese defender has also rejected a big-money offer from Chinese club Hebei Fortune. He has been linked with a move to PSG in the French press, and added on Spanish radio that there are "offers from England". 'One stage is over and, from now on, another one will start'. The centre-back had been at the Bernabeu for ten seasons, winning the Champions League in 2014 and 2016 and he got a medal on Saturday despite not being in the squad.

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Crosby has no time for Subban's games in Stanley Cup Finals

As the Nashville Predators defenceman tells it, a lot of them were about oral hygiene. The crowd of reporters that was waiting where P.K. Subban was scheduled to speak on Sunday was so deep and so entrenched that at first the Nashville Predators defenceman couldnt get to the spot where he needed to be.

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Isner's 3rd round French Open match delayed

Why does it matter? What's the big deal? "But each time I had the opportunity to move around and dictate the points with my forehand from my backhand corner". Halep, the third seed and a popular pick by experts, beat Navarro, the 21st seed, in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. "He had chances in the first set, he double faulted on set point", said Murray of his rival.

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Real Madrid can 'get even better', warns Gareth Bale

Zidane's Real beat Juventus 4-1 for a second straight Champions League crown in Cardiff on Saturday night after last year's penalty shootout win over Atletico Madrid . "That is why he is already the best coach in the world". "Now we have to enjoy all of this", he said . "I always do my talking on the pitch". A third Champions League win in four years has drawn comparisons to the great Real side that won the first five editions of the European Cup between 1955 and 1960.

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Senators vs. Penguins Game 7 odds: Pittsburgh betting favorite hosting Ottawa

Crosby would dig out the ball, determined. Despite the blowout in Game 6, they're still right there. Crosby registered an assist in Game 7 against the Washington Capitals in the conference semifinals, finishing that series with three points in the final three games.

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Ashley Chase | Penguins shoot to thrill in third-period frenzy

Just 15 seconds later, Malkin scored off a two-on-one, firing a flawless shot over Rinne's glove for a 4-1 lead. He was pulled when Evgeni Malkin ended Pittsburgh's surge with his ninth of the playoffs 3:28 into the third. Scott Wilson and Evgeni Malkin followed with the other two third-period goals. For the most part, the blue liners aren't great skaters, so they have to move the puck.

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'One Love Manchester' concert goes on, drawing some 50000 fans

Rubbing shoulders with the pop superstars were 26 students from Parrs Wood High School Choir in Manchester , who performed a tear-jerking rendition of Grande's My Everything . The concert also will be broadcast on more than 130 iHeartRadio stations, and MTV will livestream the event on the website onelovemanchester.mtv.com and on Twitter .

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Good news for Manchester United fans, as Mourinho reveals transfer plans

United will play either Real Madrid or Juventus on August 8 in Skopje, Macedonia for the chance to win a trophy against the Champions League winners. Asked if we've seen the last of the striker, Mourinho said: "No, Wayne was ready to play, he was a big option". "Individually, we could have done better and as a team we could have done better, but football is all about learning and you're always going to learn with every game".

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MN teen makes Scripps National Spelling Bee finals

The spelling bee is more than what people will see on television throughout the day Thursday (on ESPN2 from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. and on ESPN starting at 7:30 p.m.). Spellers need to score enough points during the written portion of the competition to reach the 29-point threshold to advance. Miller said he hopes to compete again next year.

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Ariana Grande's Manchester Benefit Will Be Immortalized in Pop History

By re-releasing one of her biggest hits, the songstress is making it clear that she has nothing but love for everyone involved. Cyrus followed the collaboration with one of her own tracks, "Inspired", from her forthcoming album, while the Bangerz star later performed a cover of Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" with Ariana Grande .

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Predators vs. Penguins, Game 4

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Penguins, but they are 13-2 in the playoffs coming off a loss under Sullivan. Here is how the rest of the schedule looks for the series going into Game 4, according to ESPN .com. "He's a very good player, so when he's in our lineup, he plays in a lot of key situations". His absence leaves the Penguins without a veteran penalty killer.

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Pakistan eager to start Champions Trophy with win against India: Sarfraz

It's different for them. So we have to forget thinking about things that anyway are not in our control. Hussey also stated that England have the ability to put the burden of not having won a 50-over ICC tournament before. "In the team, they are the ones that know best how to build a match, how to win games and how to take the team out of hard situations. It is good that they have been playing cricket and are in good form leading into the tournament".

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Eden Hazard's hints at Real Madrid move before ankle fracture

Hazard fractured his right ankle during a training session with the Belgium national team on Sunday before an initial scan estimated the winger would be sidelined for between six and eight weeks. Chelsea kick-off their pre-season with a visit to Singapore to play in the International Champions Cup from July 25th-29th, though his involvement in the competition is in doubt as a result of last nights injury.

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I've one more shot at Champions League before retirement, Buffon insists

Juventus went into the final with an unbeaten record in this season's Champions League and had conceded only three goals en route to Cardiff . " I'm very happy , we won trophies and of course it's one of best moments in my career". Manager Zinedine Zidane praised his players after becoming the first manager to retain the European title since Arrigo Sacchi accomplished the feat with AC Milan in 1989 and 1990.

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Crosby scores, Malkin shoots yet Penguins lose 4-1 to Preds

I feel like I'm all over the puck and making plays and forechecking hard ..." The Stanley Cup Final has some bad blood brewing, and the best-of-seven series for the National Hockey League championship has the makings of becoming a battle royale.


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