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It feels pretty good. Baffert took American Pharoah to Saratoga in August 2015 and the Triple Crown victor was upset by Keen Ice in the Travers. I'm probably closer to that horse because of his temperament. He fought off challenges from Vino Ross and Gronkowski and cruised home to history. "It is such a surreal feeling and one that I'm still trying to take in", he said.
  • Warriors coach Steve Kerr reveals tension between Kevin Durant and Steph Curry

    Warriors coach Steve Kerr reveals tension between Kevin Durant and Steph Curry

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    In the Christmas Day battle between the Cavs and Warriors, the Michigan State product wore custom Nike shoes featuring Arthur celebrating Christmas . Before sitting down with Kevin Durant on Monday to get his take on LeBron's next move , Kimmel revealed that he had sent his crew to Oakland for the first two games of the championship series specifically to mess with fans.
  • Sporting CP stars including William Carvalho and Bas Dost cancel contracts

    Sporting CP stars including William Carvalho and Bas Dost cancel contracts

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    The upheaval follows a malicious attack on Sporting's players and staff at the Academy of Alcochete last month, where around 50 hooded supporters , armed with belts and stick, attacked the players at the end of a training session. The 23-year-old enjoyed an excellent campaign last season having provided 13 goals and 13 assists in all competitions to earn a place in the Portugal squad ahead of this summers World Cup finals.
  • Julen Lopetegui: Real Madrid hires Spain coach as Zidane successor

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    The former Porto boss, who also coached a trio of Spain's youth teams, featured just once for Real Madrid during his playing career, which also involved stints at Castilla, Las Palmas, Logrones, Rayo Vallecano and rivals Barcelona. According to BBC, he began coaching in 2003 as assistant manager to Spain's Under-17 team. Zidane, who scored twice in the 3-0 final victory over Brazil in 1998, was talking on the eve of a gala match pitching the World Cup-winning French team, minus ...
  • Brazilian tennis great Bueno dies aged 78

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    Brazilian tennis star Beatriz Haddad Maia said that Bueno "always showed a lot of fight", both on and off the courts. And although she once told reporters "I'm afraid of everyone I play", her glory days were only just beginning. Bueno lost to Court at the French Open, but the two met again in the Wimbledon finals, with Ms. Bueno leaping for joy after winning in three sets, 6-4, 7-9, 6-3.
  • Atletico Madrid Antoine Griezmann refuses to confirm future plans

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    There's still a week to go [before the World Cup]. Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has admitted that Frenchman Antoine Griezmann will be of great advantage for Barcelona if the club signs him this summer. The Argentina talisman said: "I am in agreement that to win the Champions League again we need to have the best players". The deal, should he sign, will make him the club's highest paid player; and the entire club has been endorsing the deal since it was offered - from the ...
  • Real Madrid confirm Julen Lopetegui as their new manager

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    In an official statement on the club's website, it was confirmed that the current Spain manager will replace Zinedine Zidane as first team coach after the tournament in Russian Federation. A trusted youth coach, he has also managed Spain at Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, though he failed to win any silverware at FC Porto and was sacked.
  • Terms agreed for Anthony Joshua unification fight

    Terms agreed for Anthony Joshua unification fight

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    World heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder claims he has agreed to fight Britain's Anthony Joshua in the UK. "We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the U.K.", Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel told ESPN .
  • Neymar can fire Brazil to redemption backed up by all-star supporting cast

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    The five-time world champions, drawn in Group E, begin their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on Sunday, 17 June before facing Costa Rica and Serbia . "He still feels pain. this type of injury needs a recovery period of three weeks before going back to the field", he said. While the favourites limber up, host nation Russian Federation are under intense pressure as they prepare to open the tournament.
  • Springboks Schalk Brits recalled England Test Bloemfontein

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    Eddie Jones' side looked good for the first 20 minutes and the last 10, but lost its way badly in the middle. The Springbok team to face England in the second Test in Bloemfontein's Toyota Stadium will be named on Thursday. I'm proud of the guys - they showed character and it's something we can take forward". "I was worried‚" said Erasmus. It could have gone bad really for us.
  • Real Madrid ready to sell Cristiano Ronaldo

    Real Madrid ready to sell Cristiano Ronaldo

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    Mohamed Salah arrived in Russian Federation to a grand reception which even five-time Ballon d'Or holders Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi didn't get. Juventus are interested in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo to Turin this summer but his preference is a return to Manchester United , according to reports in the Spanish media.
  • Deontay Wilder agrees to Anthony Joshua fight next in the UK

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    After the recent turn of events, heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder (40-0, 30 KOs) and Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) could very well collide in a high profile unification showdown. Russian Alexander Povetkin is the WBA's mandatory challenger and is close to a deal to fight Joshua, although Joshua could face Wilder first if Povetkin is able to fight the victor.
  • Justify Wires Belmont to Become 13th Triple Crown Winner

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    Justify and jockey Mike Smith win the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown . The muscular horse is 1,268 pounds, more than 100 pounds more than American Pharoah , the Baffert-trained horse that won the Triple Crown in 2015, and stands at 16.3 hands high, slightly taller than American Pharoah .
  • Calum MacLeod hammers fastest ODI hundred for Scotland, shatters records

    Calum MacLeod hammers fastest ODI hundred for Scotland, shatters records

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    He added: "It does not take away what happened in Zimbabwe and everyone's feelings about the 10-team World Cup but this was a special day". Scotland's first win in global cricket over England came in their first match since they were cruelly denied a place at next year's World Cup after a poor umpiring decision and rain saw them miss out in their final qualifier against the West Indies in Harare in March.
  • Rafael Nadal secures 11th French Open title

    Rafael Nadal secures 11th French Open title

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    It will be followed by the all-American matchup between Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens. He saved three set points in the second before winning an epic tiebreak, something which Cecchinato has become famous for this year at Roland Garros.
  • Detroit Pistons Name Dwane Casey as Head Coach

    Detroit Pistons Name Dwane Casey as Head Coach

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    The all-time winningest coach in Raptors history, Casey led Toronto to the franchise's first 50-win season in 2015-16, recorded 50-plus wins in each of the last three seasons and posted a franchise-record 59 wins and the top seed in the Eastern Conference in 2017-18.
  • Alex Marshall, Steve Elworthy recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

    Alex Marshall, Steve Elworthy recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

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    Speaking on the news, Chair of Shakespeare's Globe and former Chair of Charity ActionAidUK, Margaret Casely-Hayford said she was "thrilled" to learn that she has been awarded a CBE and that her brother Gus Casely-Hayford, the broadcaster and historian, who was recently appointed Director of the Smithsonian Museum of African Art in Washington DC., is to receive an MBE in the same Honours list.
  • Russian Federation 2018: Neymar led Brazil thrash Austria in final warm up match

    Russian Federation 2018: Neymar led Brazil thrash Austria in final warm up match

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    France, boasting the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe in an attack-minded squad, also arrived in Russian Federation, seeking to win their second World Cup 20 years after their 1998 triumph. Which team are you supporting in the 2018 World Cup? Coutinho linked up with former team-mate Firmino for his goal . They will also come up against Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.
  • NYCFC replace Patrick Vieira with Manchester City assistant

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    After more than 20 years away, former Arsenal and France star Patrick Vieira , is returning to Ligue 1 to take the reins at Nice where he was unveiled as manager on Monday. "We know that leaving the Club has been a hard decision for him but we understand his choice to return to Europe where he spent his whole playing career".
  • Nigerian World Cup star arrives as Stoke's first summer signing

    Nigerian World Cup star arrives as Stoke's first summer signing

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    With Shaqiri's eyes firmly on the prize of Russian Federation 2018, his team begun talks with Liverpool officials last Friday, Bleacher Report journalist Dean Jones reports (via Stoke Sentinel ). " I am focusing on the national team right now ". While Fekir was establishing himself as one of Europe's most promising attackers, scoring 23 goals for Lyon last season, Shaqiri was relegated after another erratic season at Stoke.
  • No favourites in Russia World Cup 2018, says Victor Amalraj

    No favourites in Russia World Cup 2018, says Victor Amalraj

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    Like Pele said years ago - the power of the handsome game! Santos's side will need no reminding of the importance of their opening match against Spain , after a 4-0 defeat by Germany in Brazil four years ago set the tone for a dismal group-stage exit.
  • Liverpool confirm Emre Can's departure from the club

    Liverpool confirm Emre Can's departure from the club

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    Germany midfielder Emre Can will leave Liverpool when his contract expires this summer. Germany worldwide Can has agreed a four-year deal with Juventus , according to Sky in Italy. A disappointing loan spell at Burnley a year ago was followed by another loan move to Bolton Wanderers in 2018 and the 25-year-old will now be looking for a new permanent home following his departure from Merseyside.
  • Jeers for Gundogan annoy Germany boss Loew

    Jeers for Gundogan annoy Germany boss Loew

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    German fans are angry over a picture Gundogan - who has Turkish parents - took with Turkey president Recep Erdogan last month, addressing him in a message as " My President ". "We are well prepared for Russian Federation, so now we just need to wait". "Regardless of the past three defeats I still have very high hopes and confidence we'll do well", he said.
  • West Ham's Marko Arnautovic responds to Manchester United rumours

    West Ham's Marko Arnautovic responds to Manchester United rumours

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    Jose Mourinho was in the stands as Austria hosted Russian Federation in an global friendly last month and it's understood the Portuguese was keeping an eye on 29-year-old Arnautovic. 'The only thing that bothers me is that I am in good health and that I am able to play football. West Ham fans have taken the rather vague answer from Arnautovic to questions over his future as a signal that he could depart.
  • New Jersey expected to OK sports betting law

    New Jersey expected to OK sports betting law

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    Murphy's office says the bill will get a careful review, but won't estimate when the governor will act on it. "We believe the group's proprietary, omni-channel technology coupled with our extensive USA and worldwide operating experience and trading expertise, positions us for long-term success ".
  • Nadal - The King of Clay- Wins 11th French Open Title

    Nadal - The King of Clay- Wins 11th French Open Title

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    The King of Clay has done it again. But if you think it's going to be a simple Sunday stroll for Nadal to get this 11th French Open title , consider that his opponent is a fitting foe on the final stage. He bagged the second set when Thiem sent a backhand long. A spate of poor play quickly saw him lose the first three games of the set. Nadal needed five match points in a tense final game, eventually completing the job when Thiem fired a backhand long.
  • Winnie Harlow flag gaffe ends Canadian GP two laps early

    Winnie Harlow flag gaffe ends Canadian GP two laps early

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    It's a three-way fight, six cars can win races and you can't take anything for granted. "Starting from pole, Vettel led away at the start and was never headed as he controlled the race from the front to finish over seven seconds clear of Mercedes " Valtteri Bottas .
  • Rafael Nadal clinches 11th French Open title in ‘Claywalk’

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    Nadal's latest triumph in Paris sees him join Margaret Court, who dominated the Australian Open in the 1960s and 70s, as the only player to win 11 singles titles at one grand slam. "I still remember when you won here the first time in 2005". He's the only player to beat Nadal on clay in the past two years - in Rome last year and in Madrid last month .
  • LeBron James

    LeBron James "pretty much" broke hand out of frustration after Game 1

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    When J.R. Smith made the gaffe that changed everything for the Cleveland Cavaliers , we suspected that he might have just broken LeBron James . A five-time All-Star at age 29, Love still has two years remaining on his contract. Let us know what you think of Bron-Bron's franchise future over on Facebook and Twitter . The possibility remains that Cleveland could retool and make another run, but doing so would require some serious creativity.
  • Vettel regains championship lead with crushing Canadian GP win

    Vettel regains championship lead with crushing Canadian GP win

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    Right behind him will be Vettel, who took a first Canadian pole position for Ferrari since seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher in 2001. Vettel, whose Ferrari team brought an engine update to Montreal, had a slow start to the weekend but finally found his rhythm in qualifying and the result was a stunning pole position.
  • Pep Guardiola Rebuts Yaya Toure Accusations Of Racism

    Pep Guardiola Rebuts Yaya Toure Accusations Of Racism

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    Ivorian global midfielder Toure had told France Football magazine earlier this week that he had questioned whether his skin "colour" had contributed to him being little used by Guardiola during City's record breaking run to the Premier League title last season.
  • Pres. Trump won't invite National Basketball Association champions to White House

    Pres. Trump won't invite National Basketball Association champions to White House

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    After Curry said publicly he didn't want to go to the White House, Trump responded by saying the Warriors weren't invited. "I didn't invite them", President Trump said. "I know whoever wins this series, us or Golden State, no one wants an invite ". Trump said he would consider pardon applications submitted by players who have participated in protests during the anthem.
  • Rafael Nadal defeats Dominic Thiem, wins his 11th French Open title

    Rafael Nadal defeats Dominic Thiem, wins his 11th French Open title

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    The No. 1 player in the world won on the fifth championship point and got there after what appeared to be some nagging cramping in his left hand and forearm. Once again, 18-time Grand Slam victor Martina Navratilova will lend her expertise and insight to ITV's team for the women's final and the team also includes 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, four-time Grand Slam victor Jim Courier, Andy Murray's former coach Mark Petchey, Fabrice Santoro, who played in 70 Grand Slams, and former ...
  • Durant expects to re-sign with Warriors

    Durant expects to re-sign with Warriors

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    Through 13 career Finals games, Durant has averaged 32.6 points per game, trailing only Rick Barry and Michael Jordan for the highest mark in National Basketball Association history. Between his absurd shot-making and his incredible passing in this series, Durant's impact on the Warriors offense has been invaluable. But here we are again, with Perkins being a story following the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 3 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena.
  • Quiet please! Dominic Thiem, the low profile iron man of tennis

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    Djokovic had also squandered three set points in the second set and failed to serve out the fourth in the ninth game after being 5-2 in front. That seemed to unsettle him and he played poor game that culiminated in a wild backhand going long to give him the lead.