• Andy Murray expecting
Andy Murray expecting "tough" semi-final against Tomas Berdych

He is also taking heart from his performances against Murray in NY and Melbourne, where he won the opening set both times. Murray's success in grand slams, meanwhile, has been well documented.... "He hits a big ball and likes to dictate, so I need to make sure I keep him on the back foot as much as possible in Friday's semi-final". After beating ...

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  • Durant joins Curry, w/ two year $54.3M contract
Durant joins Curry, w/ two year $54.3M contract

There's no reneging this time. The "Barnes" Stein mentions here is none other than restricted free agent Harrison Barnes , who has agreed to a four-year deal worth $95 million with Dallas. The 24-year-old Barnes averaged 11.7 points and 4.9 rebounds in his fourth season with the Warriors, shooting 38 percent from 3-point range. If he returned to...

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  • Rockies vs Dodgers Saturday in LA
Rockies vs Dodgers Saturday in LA

On Monday night, he threw five innings for Class A Rancho Cucamonga, allowing four runs on seven hits. The three-time Cy Young Award victor has a 16.11 strikeout-to-walk ratio that is on pace to break the major league record of 11.63 set by Phil Hughes with the Minnesota Twins in 2014.

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  • Shattered By Wimbledon Defeat, Novak Djokovic Uncertain of Rio Participation
Shattered By Wimbledon Defeat, Novak Djokovic Uncertain of Rio Participation

Tennis was once ruled by the "Big Four" - Djokovic , Federer, Murray and Rafael Nadal - who won all but four of the 41 grand slam finals from the 2005 to 2015 French Opens, but over the past year there has only been a "Big One". "Congratulations to Sam, he played a terrific match", said Djokovic - who in revealing he would not face Great Britain...

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  • Saunders leads Blue Jays to sweep with 3-2 win over Royals
Saunders leads Blue Jays to sweep with 3-2 win over Royals

Russell Martin scored Saunders to double Toronto's lead and Roberto Osuna pitched a quick ninth to record the save. Edwin Encarnacion struck out, and Carrera was tagged out between home and third on Michael Saunders' bouncer to first.

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  • Pepe remains on the sidelines but Portugal 'believe'
Pepe remains on the sidelines but Portugal 'believe'

For the country it will be a momentous occasion and a chance to banish memories of its only previous final - at Euro 2004 - when the Portuguese lost to rank outsider Greece on home soil. "I hope that we'll be smiling and that it will be tears of joy in the end", Ronaldo said. "We believe in ourselves, we have always believed". "We're facing the...

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  • Thunder forward Mitch McGary suspended for drug violation
Thunder forward Mitch McGary suspended for drug violation

McGary was suspended a year while in college at MI for testing positive for marijuana, but avoided the suspension by entering the National Basketball Association draft. McGary, though talented, has a history of injuries and off-court issues that may severely harm his standing in OKC. For the only Thunder team of the 2010s not to make the playof...

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  • Over 90 Russian athletes filed personal applications for Rio 2016 — IAAF
Over 90 Russian athletes filed personal applications for Rio 2016 — IAAF

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has reached an agreement with the athletes and athletics' governing body, the IAAF, to end their dispute quickly. The IAAF claim that the lack of effective testing means no Russian athlete can truly be considered "clean". The athletes have "met the criteria" to participate and were approved by Russian co...

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  • Milos Raonic: Making Canadian history at Wimbledon
Milos Raonic: Making Canadian history at Wimbledon

On the women's stage, Canadian Eugenie Bouchard was defeated in Wimbledon's third round by Slovakian Dominika Cibulková. The 2013 champion beat Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Centre Court and will next face Milos Raonic in Sunday's final.

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  • Indians' win streak stopped at 14
Indians' win streak stopped at 14

The housekeeping was completed when Toronto inflicted some damage of its own as the Blue Jays smacked the Indians around on Sunday afternoon, winning 17-1 win in front of a sellout crowd of 45,962 at Rogers Centre. He allowed eight hits and a walk over 5.2 innings. He entered the game at third base in the sixth and moved to the mound in the s...

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  • Anderson Silva replaces Jon Jones for UFC 200 bout against Daniel Cormier
Anderson Silva replaces Jon Jones for UFC 200 bout against Daniel Cormier

According to Dana White , Cormier had requested that the fight be fought at 210lbs, presumably because his weight-cutting schedule had been disrupted after the revalation that Jones had been removed from the fight due to an anti-doping violation.

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  • France's top hope Pinot cracks in first Tour Pyrenean stage
France's top hope Pinot cracks in first Tour Pyrenean stage

As Team Dimension Data rider Cummings celebrated his stunning solo win, back down the road the inflatable arch marking 1km to go deflated and slowed down the bunch, sending fellow Briton Adam Yates crashing. However, it was Cummings who attacked first and he rode solo over the summit and maintained a comfortable lead on the ensuing high-speed desce...

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  • Serena, Kerber to meet in Wimbledon final
Serena, Kerber to meet in Wimbledon final

Angelique Kerber has just one hurdle to clear to clinch her second career grand slam title, but downing world number one Serena Williams in the final of Wimbledon will be no easy task. The Williams first serve, such a weapon on her best days, lacked its usual power and Kerber took advantage, holding the break all the way through and then clinchin...

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  • Jones' B sample also fails doping test
Jones' B sample also fails doping test

That would be unfair because it was Jon Jones' fault that the fight ended up getting canceled. Jones now faces sanctioning from USADA, which could amount to two years or more on the sidelines. But to his disappointment, Jones will not be allowed to fight him due to the doping allegations. "I'm going to have to run a lot", Silva deadpanned, befo...

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  • `Proud` Conte downplays Italy's defeat to Germany in Euro 2016
`Proud` Conte downplays Italy's defeat to Germany in Euro 2016

Both teams missed 3 of their first 5 shots including a disgusting attempt for Italian striker Simone Zaza who was subbed in in the last minute of extra time to take a penalty and Mezut Ozil hitting the bar. Defeat ended Antonio Conte's two-year tenure with Italy and he heads to Chelsea in the English Premier League with a strong reputation af...

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  • Djokovic loses quest for grand slam to Sam Querrey
Djokovic loses quest for grand slam to Sam Querrey

Admittedly, Querrey didn't go into the match with high hopes. Williams, who compiled a 25-2 edge in winners, wasn't aware of the 300-win milestone until she was asked about it in a post-match interview. His reward is a last-16 clash with 34-year-old Frenchman Nicolas Mahut. Roger Federer had won one of his 17 major titles. But sorry, ladies. ...

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  • McEnroe working on TV while pupil Milos Raonic on court
McEnroe working on TV while pupil Milos Raonic on court

Now, the Wimbledon final will have a new look: For the first time since 2002, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will all be absent on Centre Court on the final Sunday. The 29-year-old will be typically fired up again and 2002 Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt believes aggression, both in his personality and his play, is the best way fo...

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  • Milos Raonic edges out Roger Federer to reach maiden Wimbledon final
Milos Raonic edges out Roger Federer to reach maiden Wimbledon final

The seven-time victor, who had never lost in 10 previous semi-final clashes at SW19, held a comprehensive head-to-head advantage ahead of a dramatic thriller on centre court but ultimately could not last the pace and threw away a 2-1 lead to bow out 6-3, 6-7, 4-6 7-5, 6-3.

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  • Zika virus poses no threat at Olympics Games, claims Brazil Sports minister
Zika virus poses no threat at Olympics Games, claims Brazil Sports minister

Even though Temer and World Health Organization confirmed that Rio de Janeiro is prepared to receive all sports fans and athletes coming in for the Olympic games, numerous sports personalities have withdrawn or are thinking twice of attending the event.

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  • Murray outclasses Berdych to reach Wimbledon final
Murray outclasses Berdych to reach Wimbledon final

Once seemingly on the verge of a victory that would have given him a record 11th berth in the Wimbledon final, and a shot at an unprecedented eighth men's championship at the All England Club, Federer lost his way and the match, beaten 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 by sixth-seeded Milos Raonic.

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