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He removed the tape from his left wrist and seemed to take a tablet. "Unfortunately, he could get destroyed", Bresnik said. With the two heavy favourites in the semi-finals winning, we have the final that most people during the latter stages would have wanted, Nadal v Thiem , and before I discuss the data in detail, I wanted to talk about their previous meetings a little more.
  • Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant

    Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant

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    Stephen Curry scored 37 points with seven 3s, six rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocks. Durant becomes the 11th player to win Finals MVP twice, joining six-time victor Michael Jordan , three-timers Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Duncan and LeBron James , and two-timers Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Hakeem Olajuwon , Willis Reed and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
  • Roberto Firmino reveals he has asked Alisson to join him at Liverpool

    Roberto Firmino reveals he has asked Alisson to join him at Liverpool

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    While de Gea signed a new deal at United within hours of his move to Real Madrid collapsing and having maintained he is very happy at Old Trafford ever since, rumours continue to link the Spain number one with a move to the Bernabeu. "I hope he can come here but I know he has other proposals". Roberto Firmino has revealed that he has asked Roma goalkeeper and fellow Brazil worldwide Alisson Becker to join Liverpool .
  • Marcelo Has His Say On Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid Future

    Marcelo Has His Say On Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid Future

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    The best players in the world should play in Real Madrid . "If the president chooses, anyone can be there", the Brazil star said. However, one major issue that was surrounded by Neymar joining the Los Blancos this summer was the potential of Cristiano Ronaldo not wanting to play alongside the Brazilian.
  • Halep, Stephens to meet in French final

    Halep, Stephens to meet in French final

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    Halep went all out in the first set but her bold strategy backfired badly as she hit 30 unforced errors. "One of the things I always say, I feel like women, especially, should bring each other up". Stephens slowed down and Halep turned up the heat with an intensity that led to her first Grand Slam title. The semi-final will have added stakes as the victor will become the women's world number one.
  • Max Verstappen - 'One more crash question and I might headbutt someone'

    Max Verstappen - 'One more crash question and I might headbutt someone'

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    In spite of the head-butt threat- which Verstappen did not follow through on - Ricciardo said he thinks his teammate can handle the pressure. The Brit finished third at the Monaco Grand Prix a fortnight ago and gave up some ground to race runner-up Vettel, but the Formula One calendar now returns to Hamilton's most favoured venue.
  • Abramovich knocks back approach to buy Chelsea

    Abramovich knocks back approach to buy Chelsea

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    This development resonated with many Chelsea FC fans who praised Abramovich's decision and were quick to point out that Ratcliffe is actually a Manchester United fan. A close ally of President Putin, Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003 in a deal worth £140million. Chelsea's future has become uncertain since Abramovich ran into UK visa problems, which caused him to miss Chelsea's FA Cup final victory over Manchester United last month.
  • Gennady golovkin stripped of ibf title for failing to agree madatory defence

    Gennady golovkin stripped of ibf title for failing to agree madatory defence

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    The governing body did also rule that Golovkin would have to fight Derevyanchenko by August 3 or risk being stripped of the title, but Golovkin chose to continue pursuing a rematch with Alvarez. Sergey Derevyanchenko in case of a victory in a battle for the vacant IBF title will be the fourth current Ukrainian world Boxing champion after Vasyl Lomachenko, Alexander Usik and Artem Dalakian.
  • Rob Whittaker's UFC middleweight title fight abandoned over 90 grams

    Rob Whittaker's UFC middleweight title fight abandoned over 90 grams

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    UFC officials had told Sporting News that it is unknown whether the bout will still happen. But Whittaker has agreed to save the main event and face him in a non-title bout. Romero earned a third-round KO victory as a plus-150 underdog, but was deemed ineligible to claim the belt after failing to make weight. Earlier in the week, Whittaker was asked whether he would take the fight if Romero missed weight again.
  • Rumors: Celtics

    Rumors: Celtics "worried" Kyrie Irving may leave as free agent in 2019

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    The Knicks , of course, were mentioned on Irving's list of preferred trade destinations when the 26-year-old guard first grew exhausted of riding as LeBron's sidekick and ultimately demanded a move out of Cleveland . Will LeBron join the Rockets? In order to build a super team by signing LeBron, the Rockets would first have to re-sign Chris Paul . "He'll be the biggest free agent ever in history because of how many times he hit it".
  • Tiger Woods yacht 'Privacy'

    Tiger Woods yacht 'Privacy'

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    The golf star will stay on his $20 million yacht during the tournament, according to Mara Siegler of The New York Post's " Page Six ". Tiger and his ex-wife Elin Nordegren spent their 2004 wedding night aboard the vessel which is named " Privacy ", ironic considering his very public affairs led to the couple's eventual divorce.
  • Halep overcomes Muguruza to take place in Roland Garros final

    Halep overcomes Muguruza to take place in Roland Garros final

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    Nadal, on his part, battled back from a set down to beat Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in their rain-interruped quarterfinal on Thursday, edging closer to an 11th title in Paris . "I can't give you a play-by-play on her game, but if you ask my coach he probably can. I don't have words to explain what this means to me and my team".
  • Murray still hopeful for Wimbledon with comeback 'getting closer'

    Murray still hopeful for Wimbledon with comeback 'getting closer'

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    Andy Murray has not played since losing in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon previous year and having hip surgery. He had surgery on his right hip in Australia in January . "He's been back on the court in the last couple of days", Judy told BBC Sport . And so time is against him - as far as the grass-court season is concerned.
  • Warriors sweep Cavs to repeat

    Warriors sweep Cavs to repeat

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    According to Rachel Nichols , it looks like Kevin Durant has no plans of testing the free agency waters this summer. James was frustrated by the overturned offensive foul on the Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant with less than a minute remaining in regulation, which was changed to a blocking foul on James following a replay review by the official, and not JR Smith 's lack of recognition in the final seconds, sources said.
  • Who are the world's highest paid athletes?

    Who are the world's highest paid athletes?

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    The group draws from 68 different countries, then narrows it down to the 100 most famous athletes in the world. Though Mayweather is the only American in the top five, USA athletes take four out of the next five spots on the list-LeBron James ($85.5m), Stephen Curry ($76.9m), Matt Ryan ($67.3m) and Matthew Stafford ($59.5m)-with Roger Federer ($77.2m) being the only non-American to rank in the second five.
  • Nadal shows champion qualities to bounce back and book semi final place

    Nadal shows champion qualities to bounce back and book semi final place

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    There is no difference between practices and matches. "I never dreamed in 2005 when I played my first final here that I would be in another one". But for Thiem, a Grand slam win mark a major first in his still-young career. Ten-time champion Rafael Nadal reached his 11th French Open final on Friday when he demolished Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets, setting up a title showdown with Dominic Thiem , the only man to defeat him on clay in the last two years.
  • Suzie Bates Stars as New Zealand Women Smash Record ODI Total

    Suzie Bates Stars as New Zealand Women Smash Record ODI Total

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    Suzie Bates and Maddy Green struck centuries against Ireland as the White Ferns reached 490-4, the highest score in one-day global history to set up an emphatic win in their first ODI on Friday (Saturday NZ Time). Towards the end, Amelia Kerr's blitzkrieg of 81 off 45 balls, involving nine boundaries and three sixes, helped New Zealand post a mammoth target of 490 for the loss of four wickets in their designated quota of 50 overs.
  • Fred injures ankle at Brazil training session

    Fred injures ankle at Brazil training session

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    Fred was clearly in pain after the challenge from Casemiro as the 25-year-old screamed and grimaced before medical staff came to help him. Fred suffered an ankle injury while working out with the national team at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground, and the result had everybody in the United community on pins and needles.
  • F1 Raceweek: Hamilton seeks to match Schumacher - Canadian Grand Prix in numbers

    F1 Raceweek: Hamilton seeks to match Schumacher - Canadian Grand Prix in numbers

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    Whilst many are looking at Leclerc as the future of Formula 1 , Stroll is still battling his "pay driver" reputation in his second year of competing. An opening lap crash at turn three involving three cars brought out the only safety vehicle of the race, but otherwise, the race was as straightforward a race as it could be for Hamilton and Mercedes.
  • Twitter Reacts To Warriors Sweeping Cavaliers In NBA Finals

    Twitter Reacts To Warriors Sweeping Cavaliers In NBA Finals

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    After dropping a monstrous 51 points in Game 1 of the Finals, James' approach did appear different in Games 2, 3, and 4. It was the first sweep in the NBA Finals since 2007, when James was dismissed by a powerful San Antonio team in his first one.
  • Rashford stars as England beat Costa Rica in warm-up

    Rashford stars as England beat Costa Rica in warm-up

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    We hear from the England manager as well as Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold who reflects on his debut. The man who launched England's World Cup qualifying campaign with the victor in Slovakia 18 months ago, has been on stand-by for the past fortnight.
  • Take 5: Most likely landing spots for LeBron James

    Take 5: Most likely landing spots for LeBron James

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    Even if the Lakers sign Paul George and/or draft a shooting guard in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft, the front office should be exploring all possibilities. James is set to become a free agent this year and talks have already begun regarding the teams he will meet with and possibly sign with. Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma are all key young building blocks that could partner with James.
  • NBA Coach Steve Kerr Says Trump Doesn't Know Words to Patriotic Songs

    NBA Coach Steve Kerr Says Trump Doesn't Know Words to Patriotic Songs

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    Trump told reporters on Friday: "I didn't invite LeBron James, and I didn't invite Steph Curry ". President Trump rescinded the invitation in a tweet: "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team". The last time an National Basketball Association championship-winning team visited the White House came in 2016, when James and the Cavs attended while Barack Obama was still in office.
  • Muscle Injury Forces Serena Williams to Withdraw From French Open

    Muscle Injury Forces Serena Williams to Withdraw From French Open

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    There has been no love lost between the pair since and Monday's French Open meeting - their first since the 2016 Australian Open - has all the makings of a classic grudge match. Sharapova also wished her speedy Recovery. Muguruza, who is 3-1 against the No. 1-seeded Halep in her career, has never squared off with her in a Grand Slam.
  • Kwiatkowski regains overall lead as Team Sky win time trial

    Kwiatkowski regains overall lead as Team Sky win time trial

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    The Sky outfit finished a whopping 37 seconds ahead of second-placed BMC, with Lotto in third, at 52 seconds, and Australian team Mitchelton in fourth (56 seconds). "I thought I was on a good wheel, but we hesitated and the other guys got the jump on us". Kwiatkowski duly moved back into the overall lead after he briefly lost it yesterday to Mitchelton-Scott's stage one victor Daryl Impey.
  • Premier League observes two-week winter break

    Premier League observes two-week winter break

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    The break will be staggered across two weeks, with five matches on the first weekend and five the following weekend. This would mean that during the break, there would be five games on one weekend, and five on the next. "The rationale put forward by the EFL is that withdrawing the additional 30 minutes of play would directly address any additional fatigue issues that are occasionally caused when the midweek ties go beyond the traditional 90-minute period", read an EFL statement.
  • Muguruza condemns Sharapova to worst Slam loss in six years

    Muguruza condemns Sharapova to worst Slam loss in six years

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    Maria Sharapova had a day she'd rather forget at Roland Garros. Although Halep forced a tiebreaker, she let the first set slide away after losing the tiebreaker 7-2. "I missed a lot at the beginning of the match". She says she rushed too much early. Halep now leads Caroline Wozniacki, who was eliminated in the quarters, by just five rankings points.
  • Trump may pardon Muhammad Ali, but late boxer may not need it

    Trump may pardon Muhammad Ali, but late boxer may not need it

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    Trump told reporters that the legendary boxer is just one of 3,000 names he's considering pardoning, because " many of those names really have been treated unfairly". "We're looking at them", Trump said. "The power to pardon", said Trump, "is a attractive thing". "I have an absolute right to pardon myself", he said, but doesn't need to do that because he did nothing wrong.
  • Dominic Thiem Ends Marco Cecchinato Fairytale To Reach Final

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    It was the 24-year-old Austrian's third consecutive appearance in the final four at Roland Garros, after losses to eventual champions Djokovic in 2016 and Nadal in 2017. He beat No. 10 seed Pablo Carreno Busta in the third round and No. 8 David Goffin in the fourth before stunning 12-time major champion Djokovic in the quarterfinals.
  • Paddy Jackson joins Perpignan after release by Ulster

    Paddy Jackson joins Perpignan after release by Ulster

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    Finally, Brive's new head coach Jeremy Davidson, persuaded him to join the French club, relegated from the French Top14 this season. Perpignan were recently promoted to the Top 14 from France's second-tier and they will hope the addition of an global out-half can help establish themselves as a force in the upper echelons of French rugby.
  • Harry Kane signs bumper new SIX-YEAR contract

    Harry Kane signs bumper new SIX-YEAR contract

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    The 24-year-old striker's agreement sees him extend his stay with Spurs until 2026. White Hart Lane Mk II is still under construction, but Spurs used one of its newly installed big screens to make an exciting announcement on Friday afternoon.
  • Trump says he may pardon late boxing great Muhammad Ali

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    Trump said he was considering a number of other pardons too and said that the pardoning power was "a lovely thing" for presidents. Ali is one name on this list. Johnson was convicted in 1913 by an all-white jury of violating the Mann Act for traveling with his white girlfriend. The former Cassius Clay died in 2016 at the age of 74 due to septic shock brought on by a respiratory illness.
  • Everyone Gets Free Taco Bell Thanks to the Golden State Warriors

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    All that means is that the road team-in this case, the Warriors-have to win a game on the home team's territory. The giveaway will take place 2-6 p.m. All you have to do is show up to a participating location to snag a no-strings-attached Doritos Locos Taco. No purchase necessary. One taco per person limit.
  • Argentina’s Lanzini ruled out of World Cup due to knee injury

    Argentina’s Lanzini ruled out of World Cup due to knee injury

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    However, any chance of a summer swoop for the Argentinian have been wiped out after he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee whilst on global duty with Argentina. The 25-year-old also missed the 2016 Olympic Games because of a knee injury. Argentina cancelled their final warm-up clash with Israel on Saturday, meaning the only preparation they have had since a 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Spain in March was a routine 4-0 victory over Haiti.
  • How to watch the Tyson Fury fight

    How to watch the Tyson Fury fight

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    If he's knocked out 21 men before, if he gets it on me he'll knock me spark out too. Fury is ambitiously asking promoter Frank Warren for "four or five" fights before the end of 2018, to set up a shot at English rival Anthony Joshua, who holds the same three belts he once held, or American Deontay Wilder, the WBC titleholder.
  • CM Punk Leaves the Door Open for Pro Wrestling Return

    CM Punk Leaves the Door Open for Pro Wrestling Return

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    Punk was not only in the middle of training for a fight, cutting weight, and the court case of his life and he held it all together. However, it could have done a real number on his body. Punk called UFC President Dana White and apologized for a performance that was mocked on WWE TV. "That's like me walking up to Vince McMahon on day one and saying hey I want to be the champ".
  • New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman Suspended

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman Suspended

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    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Edelman faces a four-game suspension that would go into effect at the start of the 2018 season. The 10-year veteran, who underwent ACL surgery on his right knee in August, turned 32 last month. "It's great and we've always had a great relationship", Brady said. This is the first time the converted college quarterback has tested positive before.
  • Beckham backs North America World Cup bid

    Beckham backs North America World Cup bid

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    Serious work also needs to be done on the training sites in Morocco, with over half still needing to be built, and the other half requiring renovation. Hosting 48 teams could mean sharing games with other Middle East nations to find up to four extra stadiums Qatar now does not plan to build. But Infantino's support for a 48-team World Cup is not in doubt.
  • LeBron’s Honest Explanation as to Why He Left Cavs in 2010

    LeBron’s Honest Explanation as to Why He Left Cavs in 2010

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    In what was then the two teams' third consecutive NBA Finals , 2016 champs the Cavs went on to triumph in Game 4 of the 2017 series before being shut down in Game 5 in Oakland and the 2015 champs GSW became the 2017 champions. James essentially said you have to play the flawless game to beat the Warriors because they don't beat themselves. "We have a lot of talent as well", James noted.