• Pliskova crushes Croatian teen to reach US Open semis
Pliskova crushes Croatian teen to reach US Open semis

Andy Murray lost his way, seven consecutive games and, eventually, his riveting five-set U.S. Open quarterfinal against Kei Nishikori after a loud noise from a malfunctioning sound system interrupted a key point, resulting in a do-over. This was precisely the spot a year ago where Williams melted down, a victim of the pressure she felt chasing a ra...

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  • Patriots happy to lean on defense against Cardinals
Patriots happy to lean on defense against Cardinals

Details for Sunday night are below. "May", he said , drawing laughs from reporters. Rookie Brandon Williams has the raw talent, but played the position only one season in college and struggled in the preseason. Now, I'm in shape. He has gotten into 11 regular-season games in his career and is 20-for-31 passing for 188 yards, a touchdown and no...

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  • Newman's title chances take hit following NASCAR penalty
Newman's title chances take hit following NASCAR penalty

Newman's team was penalized 10 points in March after NASCAR determined his vehicle had illegal right-rear corner brackets. Unless he wins at Richmond, Newman would need to finish at least 22 places ahead of McMurray to make the Chase, instead of a more manageable seven points.

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  • Rob Ryan was target of potential attack by alleged criminals
Rob Ryan was target of potential attack by alleged criminals

Police eventually linked the number to two suspects, who have since been jailed on suspicion of a number of charges (unrelated to Ryan plot), including armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and attempted murder. Ryan was sacked in Nov.as defensive coordinator of the Saints. So the cops started monitoring Ryan's house while they had AT...

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  • England supports Dutchman van Praag to be UEFA chief
England supports Dutchman van Praag to be UEFA chief

His intimate knowledge of the club game, dating back to a 14-year stint as chairman of Eredivisie giants Ajax between 1989-2003, is also listed as a particular strength when it comes to "bringing all aspects of European football closer together" and "fostering close ties with other federations".

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  • Soccer star Rapinoe kneels during national anthem
Soccer star Rapinoe kneels during national anthem

Asked by The Associated Press about Kaepernick's decision not to stand before games when the national anthem is played, Goodell says: "I support our players when they want to see change in society, and we don't live in a flawless society".

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  • Gatland to coach Lions on New Zealand tour
Gatland to coach Lions on New Zealand tour

Howley performed a similar task in 2012-13 when Gatland took a sabbatical to guide the Lions to a 2-1 series win against Australia. "Success in 2017 is about going to New Zealand and winning the Test series, and I honestly believe we can do that", the 52-year-old told the Lions' official website.

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  • Panthers closing in on long-term contract with Jonathan Huberdeau
Panthers closing in on long-term contract with Jonathan Huberdeau

The Florida Panthers offeseason of doling out large contracts and locking down key young pieces of their future continued Tuesday. Adding Huberdeau's potential deal into the mix they could have that core of six players all signed through at least 2021 at a total salary cap of less than $34 million per season.

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  • Martin Truex Jr. holds off Kevin Harvick to win the Southern 500
Martin Truex Jr. holds off Kevin Harvick to win the Southern 500

His other win? The Coca-Cola 600 , where he led more miles than any other driver in any one single race in NASCAR history. Harvick , despite his problems, eventually settled for second place. Truex ran in the top 10 throughout the race, but didn't appear in the top two positions until the final 67 laps. Since three of the four SHR teams ( ...

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  • Pakistan wins toss, elects to bat in 4th ODI against England
Pakistan wins toss, elects to bat in 4th ODI against England

The previous highest was Sri Lanka's 443 runs against Netherlands in Amstelveen in 2006. West Indies, Johannesburg, 2015 438-4 South Africa vs. India, Mumbai, 2015 438-9 South Africa vs. Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz finished with figures of none for 110 in his maximum 10 overs. England (from): Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Billing...

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  • Sarfraz, Shoaib lead Pakistan to consolation ODI win
Sarfraz, Shoaib lead Pakistan to consolation ODI win

England have raised the bar dramatically since their woeful early exit from last year's World Cup - and Morgan is happy to deal with increased expectations. But Eoin Morgan's side are playing a dynamic brand of cricket their opponents are finding hard to counter, leading some to claim - Michael Vaughan chief among them - that they are the best thi...

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  • David Weir believes Rangers have mentality to cope with Celtic pressure
David Weir believes Rangers have mentality to cope with Celtic pressure

Davie Provan predicts a comfortable Celtic win against Rangers in Saturday's Glasgow derby and feels Rangers are "not up to speed" yet this season. While Warburton has relatively little money to spend in terms of transfer fees, there appears to be more stability at the club than during McCoist's time in charge.

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  • Williams, Murray, del Potro seek to book spots in US Open SF
Williams, Murray, del Potro seek to book spots in US Open SF

In the second set, Konjuh drew first blood by breaking for 5-4 and she held to 15 to clinch the victory one hour and 19 minutes. She hadn't been past the third round at a major before this tournament and upset fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska on Monday for her first win over a top-10 opponent.

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  • Djokovic advances to semis after another shortened match
Djokovic advances to semis after another shortened match

One break was all he needed in the third, as he wrapped up the match without facing a break point. Djokovic's second-round opponent, Jiri Vesely , withdrew from the tournament with a sore left forearm. The 10th-seeded Monfils beat Pouille 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in an all-French quarterfinal Tuesday. And Djokovic admits his own physical recovery has bee...

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  • Earnhardt Jr. said lingering symptoms kept him from racing
Earnhardt Jr. said lingering symptoms kept him from racing

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has no plans on retiring and hopes to be back in the race vehicle for the Daytona 500 in February. Earnhardt spoke Sunday at Darlington Raceway, two days after announcing he would end his racing year and planned to return in time for the 2017 season.

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  • Obama backs NFL player Colin Kaepernick's right to snub anthem
Obama backs NFL player Colin Kaepernick's right to snub anthem

A week after his initial act, Kaepernick has announced that he will be donating a million dollars throughout the year to groups affected by racial inequality and police brutality. Sitting down during the national anthem is considered disrespect, much like in any other country, but standing up is not mandatory. I, like many Americans, love to si...

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  • Sports Direct share price surges as group orders probe into governance
Sports Direct share price surges as group orders probe into governance

It has branches in Oxford Retail Park in Cowley and in West Way, Botley, as well as in Banbury and Bicester. The group will now offer its directly employed, casual retail staff the option of either a zero-hours contract or a permanent contract with a "guaranteed number of minimum hours".

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  • US Open 20216: Andy Murray enters quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows
US Open 20216: Andy Murray enters quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows

I wanted too make sure, if I got ahead, that I stayed on top of him. The crowd, keen for entertainment, urged Dimitrov on and, in spasms, he produced some wondrous passages of play; but not many of them added up to much. The second-ranked Murray could face resurgent Juan Martin del Potro in the best-of-five series at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow...

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  • Martin Truex Jr. holds off Kevin Harvick to win Southern 500
Martin Truex Jr. holds off Kevin Harvick to win Southern 500

They won us the race. Kyle Larson won at MI. "Just the dominant vehicle, and just three bad stops on pit road". Now NASCAR's top drivers are parking and working in his garage. If viewers tuned in without knowing it was throwback weekend it would have left them scratching their heads because few cars had recognizable paint jobs, with maybe the e...

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  • Caroline Masson's nine Sunday birdies enough for first LPGA Tour title
Caroline Masson's nine Sunday birdies enough for first LPGA Tour title

Another Korean Kim Hyo Joo (68) was in second, a stroke behind Lee. In addition to her 2012 breakthrough win at the South African Women's Open, Masson has twice played for Europe in the Solheim Cup (2013 and 2015) and, with Sandra Gal, represented Germany in the Rio Olympics.

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