• Comeback queen Kvitova wins Birmingham title
Comeback queen Kvitova wins Birmingham title

The Czech, who won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, suffered a knife attack during a robbery at her home in December that left her with a damaged hand and sidelined her until last month's French Open. "She is very highly ranked (12) and for me it is only the second tournament in my comeback". The enforced break from tennis notwithstanding, Kvitova...

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  • Preds Come Up Short, Pens Win Cup
Preds Come Up Short, Pens Win Cup

Subban slapshot to the leg, but returned to play both the second and third periods. With Rinne pulled for an extra attacker, Carl Hagelin set off a bench celebration with an empty netter with 13.6 seconds left. And it's the second championship in 18 months for coach Mike Sullivan, who has yet to lose a playoff series since taking over after Mike Jo...

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  • Vegas likely to lack star power and scoring in early National Hockey League existence
Vegas likely to lack star power and scoring in early National Hockey League existence

Teams are calling McPhee not just to negotiate a deal for them to pass on players they were forced to leave unprotected for the expansion draft but also to inquire about trading for a an opposing player who was left unprotected. Asked if any deals were done, McPhee said: "No". Remember, the Devils can only lose one of the players below. Those s...

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  • Cardinals let lead slip away late in loss to Pittsburgh
Cardinals let lead slip away late in loss to Pittsburgh

Taillon allowed four hits and two runs, walking two and fanning seven. "He was swinging the bat great today, that's for sure", Matheny said of Molina. Louis Cardinals . "As I saw it with the naked eye it didn't necessarily look like it, but what I'm hearing that the strikes called showed it for a strike, but it's a strike when they call it a st...

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  • Top stats to know: NHL Draft begins Friday night
Top stats to know: NHL Draft begins Friday night

It's not like he came out of the blue. There have been three American-born players picked in the top 10 in each of the past two drafts. That team won the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five and finished 25-13-5. CHICAGO The NHL stage belongs to Ray Shero and the New Jersey Devils . The poise, the presence, the attention to detail, ...

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  • ICC could scrap Champions Trophy for expanded World T20s
ICC could scrap Champions Trophy for expanded World T20s

Pakistan´s victory by 180 runs on Sunday has sparked widespread celebrations in the country, where cricket is the number one sport. But on Sunday, Pakistan beat India convincingly to lift the Champions Trophy title in London , resulting in heartbreak for Indian fans.

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  • Aegon Championships : Cilic beats Muller to reach final
Aegon Championships : Cilic beats Muller to reach final

He's in form, he knows it and he's desperate to win this tournament again. "I played great tennis this week and enjoyed every single day... it was an fantastic week and great preparation for Wimbledon ". Lopez took advantage to continue his recent stretch of stellar tennis. "I've felt really good on serve all week". 'Definitely I'm going t...

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  • Amit Shah in Mumbai on 3-day visit
Amit Shah in Mumbai on 3-day visit

The Shiv Sena has broken ranks with the BJP in the presidential polls twice in the recent past. A day after the much-talked-about meeting between Amit Shah and Uddhav Thackeray, the Shiv Sena on Monday lashed out at the BJP over the emerging situation in Jammu & Kashmir and West Bengal.

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  • UFC does Oklahoma City anew with Chiesa versus Lee in lightweight clash
UFC does Oklahoma City anew with Chiesa versus Lee in lightweight clash

Sure, it didn't happen that long ago, but it was so iconic as the type of absurdity so often seen in MMA that it warrants recapping given Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa will settle their score this weekend. The fighters embraced after the bout, ending a heated rivalry that began when they got into a verbal altercation at a kick-off news confere...

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  • Farrell kicks Lions to victory over Crusaders
Farrell kicks Lions to victory over Crusaders

James Haskell , Warburton and CJ Stander start in the back-row. Farrell still kept some of the duties of first receiver, sharing those with Sexton and giving Gatland a preview of another possible test backline alignment - with the Irish pair of Murray and Sexton maintaining their established combination and Farrell taking a role in midfield.

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  • Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers playoff
Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers playoff

World number six Spieth, who has struggled of late to regain his top form, confidently poured in his right-to-left breaker on the last green with his sights set on notching a 10th PGA Tour title one month from celebrating his 24th birthday.

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  • LSU, Florida roll into College World Series title series
LSU, Florida roll into College World Series title series

Christian Hicks gave Florida a 2-0 lead on a double that scored Rivera. In the nightcap, Florida right-hander Alex Faedo was too much for TCU, striking out 11 in the Gators' 3-0 win. "He's one of the best pitchers in the country". "I just had all the faith in the world in my teammates and my coaching staff and just really went out there and pit...

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  • England captain Eoin Morgan rested for T20 decider against South Africa
England captain Eoin Morgan rested for T20 decider against South Africa

England vs South Africa 3rd T20 is set to begin at 2:30pm local time, 7pm IST. A win on Sunday will work wonders as South Africa will want to head into the four-match Test series, starting 6 July, on a high. By then Jason Roy had already scored 67 runs off 45 balls after hitting 9 fours and 1 sixes. Series decider ... and the England Ski...

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  • Andy Murray to donate Queen's prize money to Grenfell Tower appeal
Andy Murray to donate Queen's prize money to Grenfell Tower appeal

Jordan Thompson has claimed the biggest scalp of his young career sending world No.1 Andy Murray packing in the first round at Queen's Club. Also Murray has a tendency to bounce back from these slumps and disappointing results, like he did at Roland Garros, but the question is whether Murray can do that once again at Wimbledon with no ...

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  • Mourinho accused of $5 million tax fraud
Mourinho accused of $5 million tax fraud

In addition, they say he only declared €11.5 million of Spanish-related income from 2011 to 2014, while what he really earned during that time was close to €43 million. The football world in Spain has been rocked by charges of tax evasion or corruption pressed against some of its other leading stars. Barcelona star Lionel Messi was sentenced to a...

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  • Merrifield, Hammel help Royals to 4-2 victory over Red Sox
Merrifield, Hammel help Royals to 4-2 victory over Red Sox

The Red Sox tied it in the third with Mookie Betts' single scoring Devin Marrero, who led off the inning with a double. Brewers 4, Pirates 3 • Domingo Santana hit a two-run home run off Pittsburgh reliever Daniel Hudson in the seventh inning to lift host Milwaukee to victory.

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  • Australia draws Cameroon 1:1 in FIFA Confederations Cup
Australia draws Cameroon 1:1 in FIFA Confederations Cup

The first of the two assignments appears on paper to be an more manageable prospect, though Postecoglou insisted the team were not taking Cameroon lightly, after having watched them during their successful Africa Cup of Nations campaign earlier in the year.

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  • Rory Best to captain Lions against Hurricanes on Tuesday
Rory Best to captain Lions against Hurricanes on Tuesday

I would call honours even for the most part. I don't think it's a good tactic. If your tight five do the job everyone else can play. While conceding once again that the Lions had lost the battle of the collision at Eden Park, Gatland suggested that the tourists would have been criticised for using the direct approach that won the All Blacks ...

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  • Hamilton win puts pressure on F1 drivers' leader
Hamilton win puts pressure on F1 drivers' leader

Hamilton got away clean, while Vettel , who started second, was passed around the outside by the Red Bull of Max Verstappen into Turn 1. The German then produced a storming drive to finish fourth, overtaking the Force India of Sergio Perez on the penultimate lap.

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  • WWE to invite LaVar Ball to 'Monday Night Raw'
WWE to invite LaVar Ball to 'Monday Night Raw'

Playing alongside Ben Simmons , Fultz should give Philadelphia another creative player off the dribble, as well as a shooter and athlete to pair with Simmons, who is expected to do a lot of ballhandling despite being 6-foot-10. After the announcement of Ball's selection by the Lakers, he said he "just wants to get on the court". I think players ar...

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  • Germany vs Cameroon: Joachim Low wary of African champions
Germany vs Cameroon: Joachim Low wary of African champions

The goals were scored by Chile's Martin Rodriguez (in the 67th minute) and Australia's James Troisi (42nd minute). Chile thought they had a chance for a penalty when Alexis Sanchez went down in the box on 26 minutes, but the video replay showed that Aussie captain Mark Milligan timed his tackle perfectly.

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  • Daniel Ricciardo wins 'crazy' Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix
Daniel Ricciardo wins 'crazy' Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix

Yet despite his 10-second stopand- go penalty - after the stewards in Baku deemed Vettel's actions to be risky - the German still managed to extend his title lead to 14 points after Hamilton was forced into an unscheduled pit stop when his headrest came loose.

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  • Azerbaijan GP: Lauda slams 'crazy' Vettel for 'freaking out' in Hamilton spat
Azerbaijan GP: Lauda slams 'crazy' Vettel for 'freaking out' in Hamilton spat

Not only had Hamilton and Vettel clashed but after the restart Esteban Ocon went up the inside on to the kerb at turn two and shunted Pérez into the wall causing damage to both Force India cars. "I think F1 is for grown ups". 'I'm honestly speechless after the race, on the cool down lap I was just giggling like a little schoolboy'. "I drove...

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  • Munster's CJ Stander starts for Lions against Hurricanes
Munster's CJ Stander starts for Lions against Hurricanes

Playing for the first time in almost seven weeks, Read lead the way in the 30-15 win against the Lions . Hurricanes squad to face British and Irish Lions: (15-9) Jordie Barrett; Nehe Milner-Skudder, Vince Aso, Ngani Laumape, Julian Savea; Otere Black, Te Toirora-Tahuriorangi; (1-8) Ben May, Ricky Riccitelli, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen; Mark Abbot...

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  • Gatland Raises Concerns About All Blacks' 'Dangerous' Treatment Of Conor Murray
Gatland Raises Concerns About All Blacks' 'Dangerous' Treatment Of Conor Murray

THERE was no dream debut for Lions captain Peter O'Mahony after his side were soundly beaten by back to back world champions New Zealand where poor execution and ill discipline cost his side the chance of starting the series with a win.

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  • Confederations Cup: Ronaldo's Portugal eases past New Zealand
Confederations Cup: Ronaldo's Portugal eases past New Zealand

Portugal will be without defender Pepe who is suspended for a second yellow card in the tournament . Hosts Russia have been eliminated from the FIFA Confederations Cup after losing 2-1 to Mexico at the Kazan Arena in Group A today.

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  • PGA: Spieth birdies 18th to keep Travelers lead
PGA: Spieth birdies 18th to keep Travelers lead

So Yeon Ryu, from Korea, watches her drive on the third hole during the third round of the LPGA Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship golf tournament at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark., Sunday, June 25, 2017. "And I went nuts", Spieth said. "I'm obviously disappointed, but happy to be in the position I was in today". A forecast of rain led to...

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  • Americans Spieth and Berger in playoff at Travelers
Americans Spieth and Berger in playoff at Travelers

After predicting earlier that it would take a score of 16 under to win, the two-time major champion took a 12-under 198 total into the final round. Boo Weekley , who began the round a shot back in second place, shot 37 on the back nine to tie for fifth at 9 under, despite the support of a large gallery, which could be heard cheering "Boooo!" a...

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  • Flames acquire Travis Hamonic from Islanders
Flames acquire Travis Hamonic from Islanders

And the way Flames GM Brad Treliving sees it, when you have a chance to get an established right-shot defenseman who's under contract long term with a great cap hit, he comes with a premium. "I like the looks of the top four". A Halifax native and Sidney Crosby fan, Bowers is a six-foot-two centre who tied for 10th in USHL scoring past year and i...

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  • Vettel hits Hamilton as Ricciardo wins incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Vettel hits Hamilton as Ricciardo wins incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel finished fourth in his Ferrari , while pole-sitting Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton was fifth after both were handed penalties, which ultimately allowed Ricciardo to take the race lead and win. But the 27-year-old didn't have it all his own way on Sunday, having to pit on lap six after encountering a problem caused by debris fr...

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  • Victorious Nadal Describes French Open As Magic
Victorious Nadal Describes French Open As Magic

Nadal has played plenty of tennis during the entire clay court season in the past couple of months, which saw him claim ten titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and most importantly winning "La Decima" at the French Open on Sunday, defeating 2015 victor Stan Wawrinka in straight sets with a loss of just six games.

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Vettel "disgraced himself", says furious Hamilton

The first safety vehicle came in after 16 laps, racing resuming with Perez making an attack on Vettel who resisted, before another safety auto, the second, was deployed due to debris. A couple of years ago in China it was the same thing. "It's just not the way to do it". Vettel reacted incredulously when he learnt of the penalty on lap 32, while ...

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  • America's Cup: Halftime is Over
America's Cup: Halftime is Over

Oracle did cut Team New Zealand's 35-second lead at the fifth gate mark to 12 seconds at the sixth gate mark. "Hat's off to those guys today, they sailed clean and smart", Spithill said after the race, adding that the USA team bankrolled by Oracle founder Larry Ellison would fight to the end and had staged a comeback from a similar position...

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  • LaVar Ball Could Appear on WWE Raw
LaVar Ball Could Appear on WWE Raw

Lopez appeared in 562 games with the Nets and averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists in 32.2 minutes. Ball told reporters he was eager to ramp up his hoops education under Johnson. Lavar Ball is the father of the second pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Lonzo Ball. "I'm truly blessed to be able to play in my hometown, and I can't wait to ...

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  • It's official! Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers
It's official! Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers

They selected Ben Simmons a year ago, but he missed all of the 2016-17 season with a broken foot. There was a lot of conversation and evaluation on both sides, I'm sure. But I think we're still moving on the same path. Not counting 2017's first-rounder, the Celtics hold seven first-round picks through 2019. During discussions that ramped up ...

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