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Nadal reaches French Open semifinals after opponent retires

He is now in a record-equalling 11th quarter-final at Roland Garros and 31st at all the majors. Rain and storms could disrupt quarter-final action at the French Open on Tuesday when local favourite Kristina Mladenovic takes on Swiss Timea Bacsinszky and men's champion Novak Djokovic is due to face rising Austrian talent Dominic Thiem .

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. improving, but still not satisfied after final Coca-Cola 600

A second-place finish in the Coca-Cola 600 left Kyle Busch in an irate mood, which is perfectly fine, according to Dale Earnhardt Jr . No. 78) dominated a year ago in this longest race in NASCAR , the first of his career-best four victories in 2016.

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Cavaliers weigh moving Shumpert into starting lineup

Smith was close to invisible in the first two games, scoring three total points (he's 1 for 4 from three) and going scoreless in 13:59 of playing time in Game Two. Even today, when I see a player going up for the shot, I can hear Tait's bombastic, "To the line, to the lane ..." and his triumphant shout of "BINGO!" Cleveland can not ask for much more out of James, who is averaging a triple-double.

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Green says LeBron is great, but Durant is 'a created player'

A 13-0 getaway in Game 1 and the 13-2 response by the Warriors that James previously mentioned in Game 2 took the wind out of the sails. It's so hard to do. Smith have been almost invisible and the bench has offered little help. Either way, the Warriors are plainly aware that no matter how easy Games 1 and 2 were, Game 3 will be, to at least some degree, different.

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Warriors cruise to 2-0 lead in Kerr's return

Kerr returned to the bench to a rousing ovation, waving to the fans while back on the sideline for the first time since Game 2 of the first round against Portland on April 19 because of pain issues stemming from complications after 2015 back surgery.

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Prosecutors seek jail time for ex-Penn State president

Spanier, whose total sentence was four to 12 months incarceration, will be on probation for two years and must pay a $7,500 fine, according to Joe Grace, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania's attorney general's office. A graduate coaching assistant said that in 2001, he witnessed Sandusky molesting a boy in a football team shower. Sandusky was not arrested until 2011 , after an anonymous email to a county prosecutor led investigators to approach McQueary.

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Chelsea's Eden Hazard out for three months after ankle operation

Hazard has been constantly linked with a move to Real Madrid , and he refused to rule out the transfer, having watched the Spanish giant win the European Cup for successive years on Saturday. Eden Hazard is back in London and will have surgery on his fractured ankle on Monday. 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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Brown makes return to Cleveland

Even as someone who deals with chronic back issues myself, I still can't even imagine how much pain Kerr must be in to have to skip coaching in the NBA Finals. With Durant, the Warriors reached the NBA Finals a ideal 12-0 in the postseason after sweeping each of the previous three rounds and then found another gear against the Cavaliers.

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Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic

Those last three words might as well be printed on posters to commemorate the 2017 French Open . She will face Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in the semifinals on Thursday when she will celebrate her 20th birthday. Paris - Rafael Nadal qualified for the French Open semi-finals for the 10th time on Wednesday after compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta retired with injury while trailing 6-2, 2-0.

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Sh267 million each! Real Madrid stars strike jackpot

Real Madrid arrived back in Spain to a hero's welcome after their 4-1 victory over Juventus in Wales, with the team parading the Champions League trophy through the streets of the city before the celebrations moved to the club's 81,000-capacity stadium.

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Warriors Take 2-0 Lead over Cavaliers

But this time is different: Kevin Durant is a Warrior . But Warriors coach Steve Kerr said before Game 2 that Thompson was on the verge of a breakout game because he was playing so well on defense and making all the right decisions on offense.

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Scooter Gennett Hits 4 Home Runs for Reds to Tie MLB Record

The Reds' utility player had hit just 38 home runs in five seasons , including three this year. Pat Seerey hit four home runs in a game with the Chicago White Sox on July 18, 1948. Gennett's historic night started innocently enough, with a bloop single to left off Adam Wainwright in the first inning, knocking in Billy Hamilton .

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Kevin Durant's menacing defence leads the way for Warriors

If not for some costly turnovers in Game 2 , the Warriors could have put up 150 points on the Cavs. LINE HISTORY: The Warriors opened as two-point road favorites following Sunday's convincing win in Game 2 and the public continues to bet them which has pushed the point spread up to 3.5.

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Blues drop late Tuipulotu for Lions clash

British and Irish Lions attack coach Rob Howley slapped down talk of "Warrenball" tactics yesterday as he admitted the tourists were a "work in progress". "They're a physical side, they're quite direct and they have great footwork". Our match report from Eden Park is here, and below we take a look at five talking points from the game.

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Kabul reels from devastating truck bomb

Also in the area is Afghanistan's Foreign Ministry, the Presidential Palace and its intelligence and security headquarters , guarded by soldiers trained by the USA and its coalition partners. "The terrorists , even in the holy month of Ramadan, the month of goodness, blessing and prayer, are not stopping the killing of our innocent people", said President Ashraf Ghani.

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Yuvraj's innings changed the match - Kohli

Besides Umesh, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja had two wickets apeice, while Bhuvneshwar provided the first breakthrough. Earlier, a brilliant batting display helped India post a challenging 319/3. While former Indian players like Virender Sehwag has praised the Indian team and wished Pakistan luck for the future, former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi ripped apart the Pakistan team and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed.

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Dutchman Bosz succeeds Tuchel at helm of Borussia Dortmund

Bosz replaced Frank de Boer at Ajax at the start of last season and was under contract with the Amsterdam side until 2019. The Dutch manager had incredible European success with his young Ajax side last season, reaching the Europa League final and finishing just one point off of the Eredivisie champions Feyenoord .

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TV audience grills May and Corbyn as United Kingdom election draws near

He said: 'If we did use it, millions are going to die. Mr Corbyn replied: "Of course not, of course I would not do that". "We need to get it right". "I'm afraid there is a lesson here about Jeremy Corbyn's psychology and his politics and his naivety, with which he approaches not just the logic of the nuclear deterrent but also the Brexit negotiations".

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French Open roundup from day seven

A frustrated Del Potro stood at the net for a while between the interval. "Whoever won that first set had big momentum", said the British tennis player after the match. I had great opportunities in the first two sets. FACT OF THE DAY: The courts at Roland Garros are not made of clay, but get their distinctive red colour from red brick dust.

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Nadal, Djokovic launch French Open assaults

Reporter Kate Battersby noted that Agassi was "less than a picture of relaxation, fidgeting in his chair and keeping up a relentless point-by-point commentary with Djokovic's brother Marko". Rafael Nadal's quest for La Decima at the French Open began with what was an ultimately straightforward victory against Benoit Paire . "I had to work harder", Djokovic said.

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Manchester City seal £43m Bernardo Silva signing

He told the official club website: "If he is not the best coach in the world, he is one of the best". City got an up-close look at Silva this season when the two played in the Champions League Round of 16, which saw the English team eliminated from the competition.

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Jos Buttler's incredible six helps England to Champions Trophy win

New Zealand badly needed the breakthrough to keep the hosts in check. New Zealand were 158/3 when Williamson left on 87 after being caught by Buttler following a cute delivery from Mark Wood that went across seam. Fellow-opener Martin Guptill (27) followed as he edged Ben Stokes to Root at wide second slip. Magnificent maximums! WATCH a compilation of England's sixes in their win over New Zealand_! Williamson accepted a fine of 40 per cent of his match fee, while his players ...

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Predators tie Stanley Cup Final behind heroic Pekka Rinne play

Fortunately for these two, who presumably have jobs and families and friends on social media, Harris and his producers had the good sense to end the segment before things got PG-13. He was able to stop Jake Guentzel on a point-blank shot, a Chris Kunitz breakaway. It wasn't until 35 seconds later that the horn sounded and the officials made a decision to review the play.

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Google Doodle marks start of ICC Champions Trophy with addictive game

Both teams feature several survivors from Bangladesh´s 15-run shock win at Adelaide which condemned England to a woeful first-round exit from the last World Cup. The stand outs being - 143 in 2004 at Colombo, Sri Lanka in an Asia Cup game and a majestic 128, where he literally "cut" his way through the Indian bowling attack to dismantle them in a Champions Trophy game in 2009 at Centurion.

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Klopp confident that bright future awaits Liverpool

Last summer, Roma paid the West Londoners just £12m for his signature but he scored 19 goals from 39 appearances in all competitions during the most recent campaign. Jurgen Klopp may, however, have been handed some positive news regarding the deal however, as the Egypt global was pictured alongside two people with Liverpool shirts.

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Jason Gregor: NBA FInals show it's teams, not individuals, that win championships

Cleveland shot just 19-for-60 from 3-point territory (31.6 percent) in the two games at Oracle Arena, nowhere near the 38.4 percent it shot as a team in the regular season when it was second best in the league. So that's a pretty scary proposition for us. The channel broadcasts the feed of the game, this year ESPN/ABC, and then their Israeli announcers proceed to talk over announcers Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson - which is great for all the Israelis and fluent Hebrew-speakers ...

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Rafael Nadal cruises into quarterfinals at French Open

After a lengthy five-set battle with Diego Schwartzman in round three, Djokovic was keen to enjoy a more straightforward evening and he was largely on song as he reached the last-eight. Fourth round: 2-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) bt Veronica Cepede Royg (Paraguay) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; 28-Caroline Garcia (France) bt Alize Cornet (France) 6-2, 6-4.

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Petra Kvitova wins in emotional return to tennis at French Open

But Muguruza might just be playing herself into form again at just the right time following a year of struggle and powered her way to a 6-7 (4/7) 6-4 6-2 victory in two hours and seven minutes. Yesterday I was thinking how everything would be, and I couldn't really imagine how it would be. Add in that 23-time major champion Serena Williams is pregnant and wont play until next season, and five-time major champion Sharapova was refused a wild card in Paris as she returns from a 15-month ...

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How not to tame Golden State

That's even more demoralizing than being down two games. But with Durant in Barnes' place, there is no hole now. If you don't win, and someone says he is the best player in the world , what do you get from that? But Curry's health can not be underestimated.

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Warriors'firepower too much for Cavs

The Cavaliers produced a significantly improved performance on the first game of the series as LeBron James made a triple-double, the team forced 20 turnovers and 15 steals, and yet it still wasn't enough. "Heading to Cleveland we're gonna have to be a lot smarter". "We turned the ball over too much in the first half". While they need more offensive production from some players, their defense is a bigger issue.

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Antonio Conte reflects on Arsenal defeat on eve of FA Cup final

Chelsea were chasing a Premier League and FA Cup Double, but instead the double was Arsenal's: a record 13th FA Cup win and an unprecedented seventh triumph in the FA Cup for Wenger . The newly-crowned Premier League champions were lucky to go into the break just one behind as the Gunners squandered a numerous chances. If Ramsey was not in an offside position, I could go out and touch the ball but I had to stop because he was there.

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Defoe : Veteran striker set for Bournemouth move

He will instead now move to Howe's side after scoring 15 Premier League goals for Sunderland last season, who were relagated from the top flight in April. Defoe feels the experience was worthwhile, if unexpected. "It was just the unknown, we didn't know what was coming, but I was just really excited, to be honest".

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England thrash New Zealand to surge into semis

In reply, apart from Kane Williamson , every other New Zealand looked more reactive than proactive which led them to crumble in due course. Victory against the Kiwi's will them in the semi-final. Williamson's dismissal marked New Zealand's downfall as Taylor departed soon caught by Root off Ball. After reaching his half-century, Hales released the shackles by firing a six before playing onto his stumps with a loose shot off Milne on the very next delivery.

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Australia frustrated by rain at the Oval

Should Australia win, it will extend their stay in Birmingham where they would play in the second semi-final against the victor of Group B - which is likely to be South Africa or India - on June 15. The ICC Champions Trophy , which can rightly be called the World Cup of champions, has completed 7 action-packed editions and the 8 is underway in England and Wales.

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Modric reveals Zidane masterplan behind emphatic defeat of Juventus

Zidane and Co also won the La Liga title for the first time since 2011-12 after a period of Barcelona dominance, as the Catalans won three of the four previous titles. We won La Liga and the Champions League and that's very hard. "Zidane and his staff detected Juventus' defensive weakness, so throughout the week, in preparation for the final , we practiced return passes", Modric told HTV and Sportske Novosti.


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