• Afridi to lead World XI in Lord's fund-raiser, Morgan ruled out

    Afridi to lead World XI in Lord's fund-raiser, Morgan ruled out

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    Earlier, allrounder Shahid Afridi confirmed that he would be playing a T20 worldwide for ICC World XI against the West Indies. The right-handed batsman, who had a good outing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Kolkata Knight Riders, has been named in the 13-man Windies squad for a lone Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge match against an ICC Rest of the World XI on 31 May.
  • McIlroy fades at Wentworth, says game 'not quite there'

    McIlroy fades at Wentworth, says game 'not quite there'

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    An eagle chance on the final hole and with Molinari in danger of dropping a shot gave him an unlikely glimmer of hope, but the eagle attempt went just short and he dropped to his knees with his head in his hands. From there on, it was a clinic in front-running from Molinari, who laid up when he needed to and picked up his only shot on the back nine with a tap-in birdie at the par-5 12th.
  • Chelsea turn attentions away from Sarri in search for new manager

    Chelsea turn attentions away from Sarri in search for new manager

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    His Napoli side were renowned for playing some of the best possession based football in Europe in recent seasons, and they pushed Juventus close for the Serie A title this season, amassing an impressive 91 league points. Sarri has two years left on his contract with the Serie A club, worth £1.2 millon a year, and it has been suggested that Aurelio De Laurentiis, the Napoli president, could keep him under contract despite already appointing Carlo Ancelotti to replace him.
  • French Open 2018: Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza through to round two

    French Open 2018: Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza through to round two

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    After a 90-minute rain interruption at 5-5 in the first set Muguruza, the 2016 victor, blew 2009 champion Kuznetsova away in the tie break and went on to win 7-6 (7-0) 6-2. She was also runner-up to Caroline Wozniacki at January's Australian Open which added to her frustrations as a Grand Slam bridesmaid. "Two years is a really long time but I have trained hard on clay and feel good", she said courtside afterwards.
  • Messi announces desire to play for Newell's Old Boys

    Messi announces desire to play for Newell's Old Boys

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    Messi moved to Barcelona at the age of 13 and would have been eligible to play for Spain. "A friend of mine told me that I'd now be a world champion already if I'd played for Spain, but it wouldn't have been the same", he said. Messi took his global tally to 64 goals in 124 appearances - the Barcelona star's penalty breaking the deadlock in the 17th minute before he completed his hat-trick in eight second-half minutes against the Caribbean minnows.
  • Joel Embiid responds to Bryan Colangelo Twitter scandal

    Joel Embiid responds to Bryan Colangelo Twitter scandal

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    In a statement, Colangelo acknowledged one of the accounts referenced in the story-which is private and has not tweeted-belongs to him. That account is protected and doesn't actively tweet. Gotta believe him until proven otherwise. "Like many of my colleagues in sports, I have used social media as a means to keep up with the news", Colangelo said.
  • Venus, Konta, Ostapenko All Crash Out Of French Open In 1st Round

    Venus, Konta, Ostapenko All Crash Out Of French Open In 1st Round

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    But this world No451 is no ordinary world No451. Venus Williams was stunned by unseeded Wang Qiang on the first day of the French Open in a rematch of their first-round meeting previous year. Japanese 21st seed Naomi Osaka is also through with a 6-2 7-5 triumph over American Sofia Kenin, Spain's Carla Suarez-Navarro cruised to a 6-0 6-1 victory over Croatian Ana Konjuh and Maria Sakkari of Greece booked her place with a 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 win over Mandy Minella of Luxembourg.
  • According to Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 anyway

    According to Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 anyway

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    With the World Cup fast approaching - taking place just as E3 is winding down, as it so happens - the recently announced free update for Federation Internationale de Football Association 18, bringing a playable version of tournament along for the ride, should have been a nice way to warm up for the big event.
  • Nadal Nearly Loses a Set; Sharapova Nearly Loses Her Match

    Nadal Nearly Loses a Set; Sharapova Nearly Loses Her Match

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    Serena Williams said she felt like a "superhero" in the black catsuit she wore during the 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win over Kristyna Pliskova at the French Open . Barty's reward is a centre-court crack at the most celebrated player in women's tennis after Williams marked her much-hyped grand-slam comeback with a lung-busting 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win over unsafe Czech left-hander Kristyna Pliskova .
  • Egyptian lawyer files 1,000 million euro lawsuit against Sergio Ramos

    Egyptian lawyer files 1,000 million euro lawsuit against Sergio Ramos

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    Madrid went on to win the match in Kiev 3-1, claiming their 13th European Cup in the process. The change.org petition , started by user Mohamed Salah Abdel-Hakeem, accuses Ramos of "intentionally hurting Salah" and reached the 400,000-signature mark just two days after being launched.
  • Manchester United trigger Diogo Dalot's €20 million release clause

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    The Mirror reports Dalot, 19, is set to become Jose Mourinho 's first summer signing after United activated his £17.4million buy-out clause at Porto . Dalot has been described as a modern full-back who is comfortable in attack, with good delivery and an eye for goal, and has operated in midfield. United will also continue to monitor Gareth Bale's future at Real Madrid, having previously informed his representatives that they would like to be involved in any discussion over his future, ...
  • Brandon Marshall uses Instagram to break Seahawks signing

    Brandon Marshall uses Instagram to break Seahawks signing

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    It is a one-year deal that could be worth up to $2 million, ESPN reported . However, he'll have a fresh state playing in front of the Seattle Seahawks faithful. In 2015, he led the National Football League in receiving touchdowns (14) as part of a 109-catch, 1,502-yard campaign with the Jets. After losing Paul Richardson and Jimmy Graham during free agency, the Seahawks will likely look to use their new target as a red zone weapon due to his size and ability to win contested jump balls.
  • Joe Maddon defends Anthony Rizzo over accusations of dirty slide

    Joe Maddon defends Anthony Rizzo over accusations of dirty slide

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    Almost 24 hours later, Major League Baseball told believes Rizzo violated Rule 6.01 (i), which states "if a runner does not engage in a bona fide slide, and initiates (or attempts to make) contact with the fielder for the goal of breaking up a double play, he should be called for interference".
  • Serena Williams makes winning return to Grand Slam action at Roland Garros

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    Unseeded for the first time in Paris for the first time in a decade, Stosur clubbed 21 winners, five aces and broke Wickmayer five times in another typically strong start to her 14th Open campaign. All was not ideal, of course. "You still look great!" "It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves", Williams said after beating Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 (4), ...
  • Nadal, Ostapenko help make French Open draws

    Nadal, Ostapenko help make French Open draws

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    Zverev is looking to become the youngest Grand Slam champion since Juan Martin Del Potro who won the US Open in 2009 aged 20 years 355 days. Djokovic and Murray both turned 31 this month. He's lost only two matches this clay season, he won Madrid without being broken and facing only one break point and nearly beat Nadal in a tightly contested and rain-delayed final.
  • Seattle Seahawks sign WR Brandon Marshall

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    The Seahawks signed Marshall to a one-year deal worth up to $2 million if he meets incentives , according to a report . The Seahawks hosted Marshall for a visit May 9. The Giants then also had a coaching staff overhaul, firing head coach Ben McAdoo and replacing him with Pat Shurmur. After losing Paul Richardson and Jimmy Graham during free agency, the Seahawks will likely look to use their new target as a red zone weapon due to his size and ability to win contested jump balls.
  • Arsenal in talks to sign Juventus defender, Stephan Lichsteiner

    Arsenal in talks to sign Juventus defender, Stephan Lichsteiner

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    The Gunners have been pushing for new recruits since the close of the campaign and they could announce their first signing in the next couple of days. Laurent Koscielny is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the year with a serious Achilles problem and Lichtsteiner could emerge as a probable contender for the captaincy albeit on a short-term basis.
  • How Cavs Winning NBA Finals Could Cost Browns Safety Millions Of Dollars

    How Cavs Winning NBA Finals Could Cost Browns Safety Millions Of Dollars

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    It was retweeted more than 53,000 times by 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Randall, a native of Pensacola, Florida who attended college at Arizona State, is so convinced his Warriors are going to win the National Basketball Association title over the Cleveland Cavaliers that he tweeted out this seemingly outrageous offer...
  • Fans say Firmino working to convince Alisson to sign for Reds

    Fans say Firmino working to convince Alisson to sign for Reds

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    Liverpool , who finished fourth in the EPL last season and reached the Champions League final, have also signed Guinea worldwide Naby Keita from RB Leipzig . Fabinho will join Liverpool on the same day Naby Keita arrives from RB Leipzig. Fabinho was among Monaco's star players in their Ligue 1 title win in 2016-17, but Leonardo Jardim's side could not repeat that success after an exodus of big-name talent.
  • Raheem Sterling: FA shows support after gun tattoo row

    Raheem Sterling: FA shows support after gun tattoo row

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    British tabloid the Sun led with the image on its front page, slamming the player with the headline " Raheem shoots himself in the foot ", while UK TV star Piers Morgan didn't hold back, telling the England and Manchester City star to " get that gun off his leg ".
  • LeBron leads Cavs to another NBA Final

    LeBron leads Cavs to another NBA Final

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    They won their first 10 home games of the postseason. They had been a ideal 10-0 at home this post-season. As you might have expected, after a tough loss to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals , the Boston Celtics felt the pain that every team that falls just short of reaching the NBA Finals would feel.
  • Warriors Celebrate On Team Jet by Taunting Cavs Minority Owner Usher

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    That sentiment rang especially true throughout the postseason, with the Indiana Pacers almost taking a 3-1 lead in the opening round before some clutch 3-point shooting from Korver in Game 4 saved the season. Two games, six and seven. "There was a moment in the first half, I think Draymond [Green] turned it over to James [Harden] in the transition and he got a dunk", said Curry at a postgame news conference.
  • Serena Williams rocks a bodysuit in return to major championship tennis

    Serena Williams rocks a bodysuit in return to major championship tennis

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    It was Williams who broke first for a 3-2 lead, only for Pliskova to return the favour and leave her illustrious opponent visibly frustrated. Dressed in a skintight, all-in-one black bodysuit, broken up by a vivid scarlet belt, Serena captivated the French crowd from the start of the contest to its 7-6 (4) 6-4 conclusion.
  • Golden Knights win Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals

    Golden Knights win Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals

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    The Stanley Cup Final is underway at T-Mobile Arena with the Capitals meeting the expansion Vegas Golden Knights . This time it was the fourth line, with Ryan Reaves - the Game 5 hero of the Western Conference final - cross-checking Carlson to the ice and then one-timing a pass in front to tie the game.
  • Fabinho urges Fekir to join him at Liverpool

    Fabinho urges Fekir to join him at Liverpool

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    Fabinho, who will complete his move from Monaco on July 1, is a natural No.6 and there are suspicions he will rival captain Jordan Henderson for his place in the team. The two clubs have scheduled a crunch meeting in the hope an agreement can be struck for the 24-year-old. "We are hugely proud that a natural talent we developed is in the national squad and I will be at the match tonight when he will play for France ", said Aulas.
  • Birthday boos for Rudy Giuliani at Yankees game

    Birthday boos for Rudy Giuliani at Yankees game

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    The announcer wished the 74-year-old former New York City mayor a happy birthday, touching off the kind of reception often reserved for the home team's opponents at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Giuliani went on to say that the president would need the public on his side if he faces impeachment, and the "Spygate" allegations are meant to do just that.
  • Celtics' Smart looking for rich payday

    Celtics' Smart looking for rich payday

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    Despite losing Hayward in the first quarter of the season opener, and Irving in March, the Celtics had home-court advantage for Game 7 and led the Cavaliers with six minutes left in the fourth quarter. "He'll progress along that line slowly, and we think that he'll be playing basketball in the next couple of months". I'm just thinking about getting back to my mom and making sure she's OK, handling everything I need to do.
  • Thanks, LeBron! Several Cavaliers playing in the finals for first time

    Thanks, LeBron! Several Cavaliers playing in the finals for first time

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    For the game the Rockets were 7-of-44 from three (15.9 percent). Coach Mike D'Antoni says: "Everybody came to the same conclusion". And while you could look at the Warriors' 29-point blowout in Game 6 or the Rockets' awful three-point shooting in Game 7 and say Paul wouldn't have made a lick of difference in the outcome, let's be honest: With Paul out there it's a completely different game.
  • Fulham Get Promoted To The Premier League

    Fulham Get Promoted To The Premier League

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    Taking to Instagram (below), the West Ham loanee said: "Devastated to lose, we tried for you and it wasn't enough, I am gutted we didn't achieve our goal, but I am delighted I got the chance to play for this terrific club and thank everybody from fans players and staff from day one making me feel at home".
  • Warriors Iguodala officially out for Game 7

    Warriors Iguodala officially out for Game 7

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    During that time, he helped the Rockets win the NBA Finals in 1994 against the New York Knicks and in 1995 against Orlando Magic. "Obviously he's a big part of why we are here, but we had opportunities, especially in the first half of both games".
  • Barkley: Why LeBron, Cavs have a good shot at beating Warriors

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    Paul was listed as questionable for Game 7 , but Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni said there is no way he can play. But there's no way around the fact that the Rockets attempted 27 straight three-pointers without a single make, over a stretch that began with Eric Gordon's miss with 5:17 left in the second quarter, and mercifully ended with a P.J.
  • Las Vegas goes #nocaps before Cup Final

    Las Vegas goes #nocaps before Cup Final

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    As the score would attest, offense wasn't in short supply in Game 1. "This is what you play for and dream of your whole life", the Knights' rugged blue-liner, alternate captain and inspirational leader said a few hours before he and his teammates learned they would be matched against the Washington Capitals in a Stanley Cup Final that not even Nostradamus with a new and improved crystal ball could have predicted in October.
  • Nabil Fekir interested in move to Liverpool

    Nabil Fekir interested in move to Liverpool

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    Speaking to Telefoot on Sunday, Fekir said: "I'm not close to Liverpool ". Paul Joyce of the Times indicated Thursday that Liverpool would "step up" their move for Fekir after Saturday's UEFA Champions League final, which it lost 3-1 to Real Madrid .
  • French Open 2018 - Rafael Nadal vs Alexandr Dolgopolov Preview

    French Open 2018 - Rafael Nadal vs Alexandr Dolgopolov Preview

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    I'm thinking just of my first match. Briton Johanna Konta's campaign ended in disappointment yet again, as the 22nd seed was beaten 6-4, 6-3 by Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva. Maria Sharapova (+1600) is a two-time victor and looked good in advancing to the Rome semifinals last week. Another familiar face back in the draw: Victoria Azarenka, who gave birth to a son previous year.
  • Mane paints hometown red by donating 300 Liverpool shirts

    Mane paints hometown red by donating 300 Liverpool shirts

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    The village, where his family still live, is where Mane watched Liverpool's famous comeback over AC Milan in the 2005 final - at the age of 13. My mum and my uncle. He is still in Senegal. "Nobody in the village will work this day", Mane explains. "I am just thinking, it is incredible, not about pressure". This kind of game does not happen all the time.
  • Sensational Bale goal best ever in CL final?

    Sensational Bale goal best ever in CL final?

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    But no, the Real Madrid boss snubbed the two-goal Welshman for the second time at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. "We were not good enough on the night, and I am so proud of the players and the fans who came out for us on the night". Karius gifted Madrid their first goal after throwing the ball directly into the path of Madrid striker Karim Benzema . "If he [Bale] is not as bothered about money - the one place he was happiest and played his best football was Tottenham, and is there a ...