• Stan Wawrinka: 'Hopefully Djokovic can find his tennis soon!'
Stan Wawrinka: 'Hopefully Djokovic can find his tennis soon!'

Stan Wawrinka beat Marin Cilic 6-3 6-3 6-1 to advance into the Roland Garros semifinals for the third year in a row. Now comes the most hard bit, with first a repeat of last year's semi-final against Stan Wawrinka , who thrashed Marin Cilic in straight sets.

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  • Finn in for Woakes in England cricket team
Finn in for Woakes in England cricket team

Given that England are now in the midst of a global tournament, another strong candidate could have been Stuart Broad, a proven worldwide performer who has not been a regular member of the one-day set-up since the end of the 2015 World Cup, but was drafted into the tour of South Africa last winter.

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  • Real Madrid rejects Man U's £52.4m bid for Morata
Real Madrid rejects Man U's £52.4m bid for Morata

Mourinho has made powerful centre forwards key to his success throughout his career - and proved particularly adept at identifying strikers suited to the Premier League. This past summer, Chelsea were linked with a big money move for the very well regarded option in the final third. The Spain worldwide has scored 20 goals in all competitions...

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  • Sidney Crosby makes it hard to root for Sidney Crosby
Sidney Crosby makes it hard to root for Sidney Crosby

The Pittsburgh Penguins team bus pulled up their hotel in downtown Nashville in the middle of a hot afternoon, drums and guitars echoing in the distance from a country music fan festival. "Not that I will". The franchise has won all four of its Cups on the road. Nashville was trying to do with a good No. 1 center. Boy, did that void show up o...

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  • Despite London attack, Wozniacki confident in security at Wimbledon
Despite London attack, Wozniacki confident in security at Wimbledon

The Spaniard, 31, is looking to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam event. Nine-time champion Nadal is due to take on compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta , while title-holder Djokovic faces sixth seed Dominic Thiem in a repeat of last year's semi-final.

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  • Manchester United have £52m Alvaro Morata bid turned down by Real Madrid
Manchester United have £52m Alvaro Morata bid turned down by Real Madrid

Steve Nicol and Gab Marcotti disagree on how they would handle Kylian Mbappe if he moved to Real Madrid on a record fee. Manchester United have replaced European champions Real Madrid as the world's most valuable football team, according to the annual list published by Forbes.

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  • Sidney Crosby has Penguins closing in on repeat Stanley Cup
Sidney Crosby has Penguins closing in on repeat Stanley Cup

Subban. "And that's just going to be like (that)". Evgeni Malkin scored with 10.2 seconds left, another three-goal period for Pittsburgh at home after doing so in Game 1. Ekholm said the Predators tried to answer nearly too quickly. "That's going to happen". I think we have to play with conviction. "Every time I was trying to get better menta...

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  • England Cruise to 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Win over New Zealand
England Cruise to 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Win over New Zealand

Just last week, Ball had an expensive return of one for 82 during England's opening eight-wicket Group A win over Bangladesh at the Oval. The England bowlers then produced a stellar show to dismiss New Zealand for 223 runs by the 45th over.

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  • Crosby has Penguins closing in on repeat Stanley Cup
Crosby has Penguins closing in on repeat Stanley Cup

Speaking before his fourth appearance in the final - while searching for his third Cup win - Crosby said he was motivated not by history, but by making the most of the rare opportunity to win at all. All four of Pittsburgh's Stanley Cups have been clinched on the road with Chicago the last team to win the Cup on home ice back in 2015. Matt M...

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  • Smith frustrated after second wash-out
Smith frustrated after second wash-out

With two points from their two matches , Australia will have to beat the hosts England at Edgbaston on June 10 to reach the semi-finals. "I haven't really read into all the - anything else that's happened". But the umpires are there to make a decision. "It's a little bit frustrating not to get a result in", Smith said. With a similar o...

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  • Sessions to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday
Sessions to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will replace Sessions at the appropriations committees' hearing Tuesday. He says in a letter to Shelby that the Russian investigation would become the focus and he would appear before the intelligence committee instead.

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  • Sebastian Vettel lays down marker in Canadian grand prix final practice
Sebastian Vettel lays down marker in Canadian grand prix final practice

Speechless. I know that Ayrton was for many of you your favourite driver, and he was the same for me. He was the one that inspired me to be where I am today. I already felt like I was at the limit of the auto so we sat down and studied to see if we could squeeze out any more juice from it, which we did. The Brit punched in a sensational lap time ...

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  • Health of Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis still in question
Health of Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis still in question

I know it ends up on the ice but I wouldn't start throwing water bottles at this point. It ended with haymaker after haymaker - both literal and proverbial - from the ever resilient Pittsburgh Penguins . Sheary took a pretty feed from Crosby and sent it by Saros 1:19 into the second to push Pittsburgh's lead to four. "I think it's a blast". ...

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  • Texas A&M rallies to win 12-6, advance to CWS
Texas A&M rallies to win 12-6, advance to CWS

Louisville defeated Kentucky 5-2. It was the longest Game 1 in a super regional. All who follow college baseball know a "Cinderella" team is featured in the College Station Super Regional. "It was a good game, and it could have gone either way". Jake Sidwell punched a single to leftfield to start the inning. Austin Leonard (1-3) took the loss...

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  • Lions midfield mix a puzzle for Gatland
Lions midfield mix a puzzle for Gatland

Don't get me wrong, I am not suggesting he is not a quality player but after observing Toby Faletau at close quarters during the Welsh visit to New Zealand last season I was surprised he would not have been seen as the automatic starter for the Lions test side anyway.

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  • Unseeded Ostapenko stuns Halep to win French Open title
Unseeded Ostapenko stuns Halep to win French Open title

The key game of the set came on the Halep serve at 4-4. She followed that up with a straightforward hold and brought up championship point with a victor down the line. This one might take some getting over. Ostapenko, 20, won the important points, including late in the third set. The youngster launched an impressive tally of 299 winners from ...

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  • Mr. Met caught giving middle finger to fans, team issues apology
Mr. Met caught giving middle finger to fans, team issues apology

Injuries have been a constant presence this entire season for the New York Mets , and as such they have not had much in the way of position battles. They seemed to be in a forgiving mood. The New York Mets front office has finally figure it out folks. The Mets shared the story of Mr. Met on their homepage . Plate umpire Roberto Ortiz in...

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  • Golden State Warriors on the brink of history
Golden State Warriors on the brink of history

That achievement sort of became moot when they flopped and became the first team to cough up a 3-1 Finals lead. "I want to compete for championships every year, and so we'll see what happens". And with a win in Game 4 on Friday night, Golden State can exorcise those haunting demons from a year ago when the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals to ...

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  • The Penguins Consider a Goalie Switch: Necessary or Crazy?
The Penguins Consider a Goalie Switch: Necessary or Crazy?

Pittsburgh Penguins' Carl Hagelin (62) and Nashville Predators' Viktor Arvidsson (38) trade punches during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh . It didn't work. Saros gave up a goal on the first shot he faced. Rinne got the hook after allowing three goals on nine shots ...

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  • England captain Eoin Morgan: Sending Australia home would feel like Ashes Test
England captain Eoin Morgan: Sending Australia home would feel like Ashes Test

With two points from their two matches, Australia now have to beat England to be certain of a place in the semi-finals of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day intentional teams. How do I watch the England Vs Australia Champions Trophy match live? "They don't like to change a lot so from our aspect that's something we can play o...

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  • LeBron: 'Resilient' Cavs were desperate to avoid sweep
LeBron: 'Resilient' Cavs were desperate to avoid sweep

Yes, the NBA Finals are right where they were previous year and could still end with the same result. And while most teams would prefer not to live on the edge, the Cavaliers seem to thrive there. Versus Game 4 past year, which also aired on Friday, last night's face-off was up 5%. James shrugged off unbeaten runs and celebration talk and jus...

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  • Rumor: Zlatan to Join the Galaxy
Rumor: Zlatan to Join the Galaxy

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC MAY have been released by Manchester United , but the Swede is eager to point out that he is far from finished. He scored a total of 28 goals for the club across all competitions and helped them win three trophies . - Zlatan Ibrahimovic was released by Manchester United on Friday, June 9 after his impressive first season i...

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  • Sidney Crosby, Penguins Dominate Predators for 6-0 Win in Game 5
Sidney Crosby, Penguins Dominate Predators for 6-0 Win in Game 5

Not only did the Penguins shut out the Predators in Game 5, but their defencemen either scored or assisted on five out of the six goals they tallied. One that can't get back to the creature comforts of Smashville fast enough. He's stopped just 34 of 45 in Pittsburgh during the series. In the second period, Crosby threw that bottle onto the ice ...

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  • Tory-DUP deal 'would be bad news for women'
Tory-DUP deal 'would be bad news for women'

The prime minister can not risk anyone resigning in anger. "The party that has lost is the Conservative Party , the arguments it put forward in this election have lost". She later announced that her top ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond, foreign minister Boris Johnson and Brexit minister David Davis, would remain in their posi...

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  • Lakers, Clippers 'viable destinations' for LeBron James
Lakers, Clippers 'viable destinations' for LeBron James

The very basis of the NBA Finals. "There's no one to guard Kevin Durant ", he said. "Maybe Ty's lying to you guys", Kerr said. Lebron played phenomenally, he garnered an All-NBA First Team inclusion, backed by 27.0 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 8.6 assists per game.

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  • Former Wildcat wins at The Belmont
Former Wildcat wins at The Belmont

Few have experienced a sustained test of stamina and speed. For Todd Pletcher , thoroughbred racing's seven-time trainer of the year, it was the second Triple Crown victory of the season. Japan's Epicharis is also highly rated but there have been only nine foreign-born winners, the last being Canada's Victory Gallop in 1998. So, that leaves I...

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  • Warriors pull rug on Cavs, take commanding 3-0 Finals lead
Warriors pull rug on Cavs, take commanding 3-0 Finals lead

They will travel back to Cleveland again on Saturday vying to be the first team to go unbeaten all the way to an National Basketball Association finals title. The one as the best team ever . The Warriors finished with an 11-0 run to steal the victory and all but assure themselves of taking Cleveland's title.

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  • North tell Lions players - it's time to step up
North tell Lions players - it's time to step up

The Lions will need to show against the Crusaders that they have more in reserve, and Gatland is insistent that they do. Runaway leaders the Crusaders boast 14 consecutive wins in Super Rugby, averaging 37 points a match - but the Lions drilled Scott Robertson's side into submission in a potent showing in Canterbury.

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  • Intensity grows as Warriors on the brink, Cavs on edge
Intensity grows as Warriors on the brink, Cavs on edge

Irving scored 40 points and LeBron James added 31 with 11 assists and 10 rebounds to power the Cavaliers over Golden State 137-116 Friday, averting what would have been a historic win and NBA Finals sweep for the Warriors. James and Durant received technical fouls in the third quarter after yelling at each other, two of seven technicals issued in...

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  • Hamilton: Vettel is clearly Ferrari's No.1 driver
Hamilton: Vettel is clearly Ferrari's No.1 driver

Cape Town - Mercedes boss Toto Wolff does not believe that Ferrari pre-planned to swap Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel at the Monaco Grand Prix . The best seats in the house: The rich and famous watch Kimi Raikkonen from the water in Monte Carlo . While Raikkonen led for the first 34 laps, the writing was on the wall at the pits...

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  • Surprise package Ostapenko sets up birthday clash with Bacsinszky
Surprise package Ostapenko sets up birthday clash with Bacsinszky

Even Djokovic found it hard to fathom how far he's fallen, only a year removed from leaving Roland Garros as a player nonpareil, the first man in almost a half-century to win four consecutive Grand Slam titles. No. 13 Kristina Mladenovic of France is playing No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland at Court Philippe Chatrier, while No. 11 Car...

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  • NBA Finals 2017: Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game 4 Result, Quotes, Updated Schedule
NBA Finals 2017: Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game 4 Result, Quotes, Updated Schedule

Both sides know the history, the Warriors squandering a 3-1 series lead last year as the Cavaliers made the greatest comeback in finals history to win Cleveland's first major sports title in 52 years. Irving scored a game-high 40 points on 15-of-27 shooting, including a seven-of-12 performance from three-point range, which came on the heels of an...

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  • Jameson Taillon '100 percent' ready to pitch for Pirates return reports
Jameson Taillon '100 percent' ready to pitch for Pirates return reports

Soon thereafter he resumed baseball activities and now he's back after three rehab starts. If anything, I had some time while I was away to work on things I wanted to get done and sharpen up. "After this right here, I really want to be a pitcher again". Taillon had been one of the bright spots this year for the struggling Pirates, posting a 2-1 r...

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  • Sessions to appear before Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday
Sessions to appear before Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday

Richard Shelby, R-Ala., Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees but that it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation.

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  • Champions Trophy: VVS Laxman is confident of India's win over Pakistan
Champions Trophy: VVS Laxman is confident of India's win over Pakistan

Though, the Captain Morgan expects all three to be fit to play. Even in June, early morning cloud cover that aids swing is often a key part of English cricket conditions. The weather forecast is for a fine day in London , and it will be up to the teams to overcome the pressure and recent memories to put their best foot forward.

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