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F1: Lewis Hamilton hopes Canada GP result delivers 'right hook' to Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton took a sixth Canadian Grand Prix victory Sunday to close the gap on Sebastian Vettel in the Formula 1 world championship race. On the anniversary of his very first victory here at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve a decade ago, Hamilton slashed Vettel's 25-point advantage in the title race to just 12.

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Preds Try To Solve Penguins' Home Ice Edge In Game 5

A shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Justin Schultz gets past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) for a goal during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh . The three-time Vezina Trophy finalist allowed eight goals on just 36 shots during the first two games in Pittsburgh. Neither looked very good on Thursday, as the two bottom-pair defencemen combined for a minus-5 rating.

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Andy Murray fells del Potro in Paris

Del Potro's venomous forehand was a sight to behold and he was still able to leave Court Philippe Chatrier to a rousing ovation with his head held high on a day seven curtailed by rain. Del Potro's forehand was cooking during the opening frame but the world number one was able to tame his biggest weapon during sets two and three. Under constant pressure from an aggressive foe, del Potro had some trouble from Murray's drop shots and wound up making far more unforced errors, 43-28.

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650000 fans at parade cheer Penguins for Stanley Cup win

After taking a 2-0 series lead in the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals, the Penguins looked to be cruising towards another National Hockey League title, however, the Predators wouldn't go away that easy. It gives the hockey fan another look at Sidney Crosby the person away from the spotlight. Two of the elder statesman, Matt Cullen and Chris Kunitz, came with their kids, while other players threw out shirts and towels as they came by.

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Champions Trophy India storm into final

Later, the 50-year-old clarified his position, saying: "My comments were made after I heard reports of Sarfaraz's refusal to dedicate his performance against Sri Lanka to Miandad and him saying that Miandad criticises the team too much". "We have come a long way". Kohli also replied, "It really depends on the individuals and how they want to prepare". "There is no over-excitement", Kohli said.

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Clinical Lions grind Maori All Blacks down in 32-10 win

But this was far from an eruption of attacking flair and X-factor that Warren Gatland has promised. That made this a must-win game and Gatland went with power in a bid to neutralise the risky Maori attack. The All Blacks also provided some stiff goal-line defence in the first half, which led to Barrett's first try when Samoa centre Kieron Fonotia dropped the ball and the home side pounced to sweep down field.

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Another Victory Parade for the Warriors

Curry's sister Sydel Curry and his mother, Sonya Curry were also at Stephen Curry's home that night, though there was no word if they got tattoos. Both of them appear to have lost their minds. Curry is likely to be the last to have his deal announced, as the Warriors will look to fit every loose end under wraps before inking Curry to a massive amount that can put things past the point of no return.

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India and Pakistan face off in dream cricket final

You have to maintain a balance and then focus on what you need to do on the field. He feels that there are a few people who would love to be standing in Virat Kohli's shoes this weekend, leading their national team into the final of Champions Trophy , and there is no doubt the captain of India will be relishing the prospect of Sunday's final against Pakistan at The Oval.

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LeBron James: Cleveland Cavaliers will continue building toward NBA Championship

What is the future for Kerr, who had to take time off during the NBA Finals because of lingering back problems? There's also plenty of reason to believe that Curry wouldn't be the only player to sit out the trip. "I agree with that description", Curry said at the time, "if you remove the "et" from asset ". They don't want anyone cheapening their championships.

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4-Way Tie For 1st Place After 2 Rounds of US Open

Open wide open and there for the taking. "Not every day you enjoy a round of golf with an eight on the card, but I'm a pretty happy man", said Casey afterwards. "I showed up for the last six holes at least", joked McIlroy , who was three over par after 12 holes before carding birdies on the fourth, fifth, seventh and ninth.

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Aamer Sohail accuses Pakistan team of match-fixing in Champions Trophy

Amir went through a rigorous training session to prove his match fitness. "We should take a break and then sit together to decide the future course of action", concluded the champion all-rounder. But we will also have to think if we have enough quality replacement players. As Pakistan is bracing up for confronting the Champions Trophy Final against the indomitable Indian team, former Pakistan skipper Aamer Sohail takes away all the attention.

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Draymond Green: Warriors Made LeBron James Go Bald

The parade will take place Thursday morning in downtown Oakland , following the same route as the team's parade to celebrate the 2015 National Basketball Association title. "I do know me and KD had a conversation along with Draymond and Klay and Andre previous year before he even showed up that that was kind of the identity of who we are as a team that we understand how important it is, the guys that are here", Curry said .

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Sarfraz, Imad: Pakistanis to win an ICC final vs India

Except for their first group game against India , the plan has worked. I'm a huge advocate of getting your spinners in to the game early in one-day cricket, something Pakistan has done effectively so far. A distinct similarity has been the roles of Inzamam-ul-Haq, who had just made his ODI debut in 1991, and Fakhar Zaman who like Inzamam played a crucial knock in the semis.

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Halep back from brink to reach French Open semi-final

On the morning of the women's French Open semi-finals on Thursday seven-times champion Chris Evert said the moment had arrived for a player to step up and seize an opportunity that may not come around again for a while. Thursday featured two women's semifinals matches at the 2017 French Open, narrowing the field down to the final two to face each other for the Women's Singles Championship.

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Del Potro facing Wimbledon fitness battle after Queen's withdrawal

Murray beat Bedene in the second round at Queen's past year and if he wins again he will face either 2010 Queen's champion Sam Querrey or another Briton - wild card Cameron Norrie - in the last 16. "The pressure and stress that goes with it maybe doesn't affect me quite as much when I was younger". "It's true, Rafa won more Masters 1000 titles, but Federer is above him in terms of weeks spent as world no.

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Ronaldo accused of $21.8 million tax fraud

Messi and Mascherano were found guilty of the charges but have avoided incarceration by paying back taxes and a fine - a common fate for first-time tax offenders in Spain . Earlier this month a court rejected Lionel Messi's appeal over a tax fraud conviction. Last month, tax officials said Ronaldo adjusted his tax declarations and paid an extra 6 million euros ($9.3 million) in 2014.

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Casey looks to reel in Fowler

Casey chopped his way to a triple bogey, only to respond with five straight birdies that carried him to a 1-under 71 and make him the first to post at 7-under 137. "And just unfortunately, this didn't pan out". The 28-year-old has played just six times this year due to a rib injury but added: "That was fine". "The USGA was saddened to learn that a spectator at Erin Hills passed away a short time ago", the USGA statement said.

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Pittsburgh Can't Handle Preds Fans

The Preds are hoping for a service break in Game 5 Thursday night at PPG Paints Arena . Of course, if the Predators actually win the Stanley Cup , they'll be Nashville legends. "We talked before game, I tell him, 'Don't look to me, use your shot and I wait at the net and wait for the rebound.' Same like me". Perhaps more prominently, it centers on Malkin, who has 26 points in the postseason but only two in his past five games and none since Game 2 of the Final.

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Rafael Nadal Bags His 10th French Open Title

The fourth seed, who has lost only two matches at Roland Garros since his debut in 2005, is now just one short of Margaret Court's all-time record of 11 titles at a single grand slam. Although Wawrinka was able to fight back some, Nadal was too much for him and quashed any chance of a comeback by taking the second set 6-3. Wawrinka had dominated the baseline against Murray and smacked 87 winners but here he was being pushed way back by Nadal's vicious spin.

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Logjam At Top of US Open Leaderboard After Round 2

Moments later, he began a run of five straight birdies that put him right where he wanted to be going into the weekend. "I just played bad golf , man", Day said. "I think the more rounds I can play, I'm hopefully going to get rid of all that stuff and hopefully stripe it down to what you saw the last six holes".

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Champions Trophy 2017: Kohli should not change anything, says Dravid

Both teams have had one off day, India's coming against Sri Lanka , while Pakistan let themselves down against India in their opening game. But both cricket and hockey will be in their respective realms as focus and composure will be the key factors on Sunday as Pakistan eye their maiden Champions Trophy win and India their third.

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Golden opportunity for Pakistan to avenge loss to India: Imran

Yet even by their own "unpredictable" standards, Pakistan's transformation since that reverse has been remarkable and on Wednesday they knocked previously unbeaten tournament hosts England out of the competition with a comprehensive eight-wicket win in Cardiff.

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I couldn't have shot any higher - Johnson after missing US Open cut

No one has ever broken that 63 barrier in any of golf's four major championships. With two rounds to play there is some 23 players within four shots of the lead. "I felt the most calm I have in a major in a long time this week", he said. "It was a bit of a roller coaster". "You don't often see that in a U.S.

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De'Aaron Fox Wanted to "Shut LaVar Ball Up"

The Lakers are looking to find a player that will help them get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. And he always plays better in big games. At the exit interviews, Bryan Colangelo and Brett Brown emphasized the need for shooting around Ben Simmons. This comes after a report the Lakers were unimpressed with his conditioning during his first workout with the team.

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Kevin Durant's Mom Will Make You Cry

The Warriors lured him to Golden State last summer with promises of creating an everlasting dynasty, and there's no real reason to believe they won't. How does he not compromise the squad needed to fight past rivals to reach the finals? "He's so great. He's so great, joining that team, to me, was nearly unfair", Smith said per The Washington Post .

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Pakistan accused of 'fixing' to reach final

Harbhajan said Pakistan worked after India defeat to defy the odds. Imran's teammate and close ally, Javed Miandad said the Champions Trophy final could prove to be the gateway for restoration of bilateral cricket series with India.

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Johanna Konta through to Nottingham Open semi-finals

That is something that happens with every player, it takes time to get used to a surface. Temperatures continued to soar and there was a break in play as medics helped a female spectator who was struggling with the heat, with Konta handing over her umbrella.

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Lewis hints at retirement after Hunt's hands give him the Auckland blues

The UFC released the following statement: "On the advice of physicians, and with the athlete's health and safety in mind, UFC has removed Thibault Gouti from his bout today against Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. "But it looks like I can continue". The two fighters utilized the same style throughout the fight. A lightweight battle will see Dan Hooker and veteran Ross Pearson locking horns.

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Leishman in touch in US Open second round

He birdied five-straight holes, starting with the 17th after teeing off on the 10th, but that run only served to negate a triple bogey on 14 as well as bogeys on 12 and 15 to card a one-under 71. In retrospect, perhaps the missed cuts are not a total surprise - at least from McIlroy's standpoint. "I saw some positives there on the back nine coming in and hopefully I can take them to the Travelers (tournament) next week", he said.

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Four tied for lead in US Open

On a day in which 105 players hit 10 or more fairways, McIlroy only hit five. Fowler dropped to a share of fifth at six under, alongside compatriots Jamie Lovemark and JB Holmes (both 69). The last six majors have been taken by first-time winners. No one from the top 17 players on the leaderboard after one round has won a major. "It always does that", he said.

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TV ad rates rocket ahead of India, Pakistan final

Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood feels that his team has nothing to lose in the high-octane Champions Trophy final against India and it would be the Men in Blue, who would be under pressure at The Oval on Sunday. Pakistan, without their leading fast bowler Mohammad Amir due to injury, strangled the usually free-scoring England batsmen on a slow wicket in Cardiff with a disciplined display of bowling and fielding.

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Sunday with double dose as Pakistan faces India in Cricket and Hockey

By the time Kohli came in, however, India were well on their way to chasing down a modest victory target of 265 thanks to a brisk opening partnership of 87 between Sharma and left-hander Shikhar Dhawan, who made 46. Team Bangladesh was doing really well in the starting and it was getting hard for fans to predict the winning team but Virat Kohli took a game-changing decision with the help of MS Dhoni .

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LeBron James says he did not start National Basketball Association superteams

I was on the team when they drafted Klay. In case you missed it, the Warriors beat the Cavs in Game 5 of the NBA Finals . The question in all this, though, is how can other teams compete with these superteams in this superstar league? James also talked about the great Michael Jordan's retirement in 1996 that led to some National Basketball Association players joining other teams to form, well , super teams.

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AC Milan open to swapping Donnarumma for Ronaldo

Donnarumma's decision to reject Milan's offer came as a huge blow to the Serie A outfit, but they do not hold a grudge against the youngster or his agent Mino Raiola. He turned down a renewal offer from the Rossoneri reportedly worth €5million-a-year, a figure which would make him the current third-highest paid goalkeeper in the world.

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Cristiano Ronaldo transfer odds: Can Man Utd really sign Real Madrid star?

It's no surprise that Ronaldo has immediately been linked with a return to former side Manchester United given how fondly he talks about the club. Cristiano Ronaldo , battling accusations of tax evasion and speculation over his club future, is concentrating only on the Confederations Cup, his Portugal teammate Andre Silva said on Friday.


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