• French Open 2018: Simona Halep vs Angelique Kerber
French Open 2018: Simona Halep vs Angelique Kerber

Former number one Muguruza takes on current incumbent Halep on Thursday with the victor to be assured of the top ranking as well as a place in the Roland Garros final. The German raced into a 3-0 lead with an early double break. Sharapova didn't need to play a point in the fourth round, because Serena Williams pulled out of their much-anticipa...

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  • Nadal drops a set to Schwartzman before rain delays quarters
Nadal drops a set to Schwartzman before rain delays quarters

But Nadal , as he has done so often, averted catastrophe after a 53-minute "interrompu" for rain, when he returned trailing 2-3 and a break to grind his way to a 5-3 lead. Nadal raised minor concerns when he had both wrists wrapped between sets, although Alex Corretja, once Andy Murray's coach, reckoned they were to soak up sweat rather than wrap...

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  • Open thread: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors NBA finals
Open thread: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors NBA finals

The NBA star has previously criticized Trump, calling him a "bum" past year after Trump disinvited Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors from the White House after Curry said he didn't want to go. Not to say that Smith is always right, but he does have people very close to the game whispering in his air. Because I think the champi...

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  • Nadal fulfils ballboy's dream with Roland Garros rally
Nadal fulfils ballboy's dream with Roland Garros rally

Rafael Nadal will not be letting his guard drop as he prepares to face Maximilian Marterer in the French Open fourth round, following his routine win over Richard Gasquet . Daria Kasatkina advanced to the French Open quarterfinals for the first time by beating Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 7-6 (5), 6-3.

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  • Argentina cancel World Cup warm-up with Israel following Gaza violence
Argentina cancel World Cup warm-up with Israel following Gaza violence

The fixture between the two teams was set to be played in Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium on June 9, which is built on land that was once a Palestinian village that was destroyed in 1948. The stadium that would have hosted the match is in West Jerusalem . The status of Jerusalem is highly sensitive. Erekat thanked Argentina for cancelling ...

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  • Man Utd Officially Sign Fred For £52 Million
Man Utd Officially Sign Fred For £52 Million

Fred completed his medical at United's Carrington training ground on Monday after helping Brazil to a 2-0 victory over Croatia in their penultimate warm-up game at the weekend. Willian spent five-and-a-half years with Shakhtar before leaving in January 2013 for a short spell with Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala , while Fred arrived in Donetsk f...

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  • Floyd Mayweather is the world’s top earning athlete
Floyd Mayweather is the world’s top earning athlete

American business magazine Forbes released its annual report of the highest paid athletes in sport and not a single woman made the list, a first since 2010. Williams was the only woman to feature in the top 100 last year, but her prize money dropped from Dollars 8 million to USD 62,000 this year after she gave birth to her daughter, Alexis, in ...

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  • Cavs' cast must lean on LeBron (again) to win Game 3
Cavs' cast must lean on LeBron (again) to win Game 3

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expects his teammates to step up their game when the NBA Finals shift to the Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday, a boost his team will need to avoid falling into a 3-0 hole in the best-of-seven series.

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  • Man dies in shooting at Katie Taylor's father's boxing gym
Man dies in shooting at Katie Taylor's father's boxing gym

CCTV from the picturesque seaside town showed that the shooter fled in a silver Volkswagen Caddy with a Northern Ireland number plate . While two other men, who're are 35 and 57, have been rushed to hospital after also being shot. Katie Taylor, 31, began her career at Bray boxing club where she was trained by her father. She went on to win gol...

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  • Deschamps urges France fans to get behind Pogba
Deschamps urges France fans to get behind Pogba

Samuel Umtiti , Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele powered France to a 3-1 victory over Italy in Nice . News broke this morning that Antoine Griezmann's supposedly safe and sealed deal to Barcelona had fallen through, with the French global deciding to stay loyal to Atletico Madrid and the manager who made him a world-class star; Di...

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  • Rohr on England loss
Rohr on England loss

Mikel knows Nigeria have to sharpen up in Russian Federation if they to get through a tough group featuring Argentina, Iceland and Croatia . England's team has changed significantly since the 31-year-old Mikel left Chelsea for China's Tianjin Teda in January 2017, and he said: "This is a very young England team, the same as Nigeria .

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  • Umtiti's new Barcelona contract has R7.35bn buyout
Umtiti's new Barcelona contract has R7.35bn buyout

I'm happy in the city, in the team and I feel like I've got the backing from all over the world. "I'm nervous today because this is a dream that continues", he said. The 24-year-old is now regarded as one of the best central defenders in Europe, therefore his buyout clause - which was deemed much lower than his true valuation - has prompted Barca...

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  • Arsenal schedule meeting with Man United contract rebel Marouane Fellaini
Arsenal schedule meeting with Man United contract rebel Marouane Fellaini

Talks are expected to be held with Fellaini this Wednesday. Man United manager Jose Mourinho, who is a known fan of Fellaini and would ideally like to keep him around, would be loath to lose the 30-year-old to a Premier League rival. The Belgian is available on a free transfer at the end of his month when his United contract expires, and there ...

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  • Ozil contract complicating Arsenal deal for Ramsey
Ozil contract complicating Arsenal deal for Ramsey

Per Mertesacker, who had been assigned to the role by Arsene Wenger , brought the curtain down on his career at the end of last season. " Aaron Ramsey ticks quite a lot of boxes [as captain]", Campbell told ESPN FC . Unai Emery's contract at Arsenal contains a break clause that can be triggered after two seasons, enabling the club to dismis...

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  • Kroos critical of Man City whiz Sane ahead of Germany dumping
Kroos critical of Man City whiz Sane ahead of Germany dumping

Go get that title!' Bernd Leno was the goalkeeper to miss out, while defender Jonathan Tah and forward Nils Petersen were also dropped from the squad. The winger has played 12 times for his country, but failed to impress Low, providing just one assist and no goals in his global career so far. However, he is not the only unhappy player who h...

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  • French Open: Djovokic Advances; Zverev Survives
French Open: Djovokic Advances; Zverev Survives

The 21-year-old German edged out Russia's Karen Khachanov 4-6 7-6 (4) 2-6 6-3 6-3 and has progressed to his first Grand Slam quarter-final where he will face Austrian Dominic Thiem . "Well, I'm young, so I might as well stay on court, get some practice and entertain you guys", smiled Zverev, who is bidding to become the first German man to win t...

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  • Injured Serena hands Sharapova last-eight spot
Injured Serena hands Sharapova last-eight spot

But this latest inquiry, fired at Serena , 36, as the record-breaking women's title holder prepares to face her archrival Maria Sharapova in the 4th round of the French Open , is probably the most preposterous that has ever been spat in Serena's direction.

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  • National Basketball Association fines Cavs' Thompson $25,000 after Game 1 incident
National Basketball Association fines Cavs' Thompson $25,000 after Game 1 incident

George Hill's missed free throw with 4.7 seconds left and J.R. Smith's subsequent freakish actions of essentially dribbling out the clock in regulation seemed to demoralize Cleveland, which never really challenged the Warriors in OT. "Not for myself or for my teammates [specifically] but just playing on his team". I don't want nobody to get susp...

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  • England show World Cup promise in home victory over Nigeria
England show World Cup promise in home victory over Nigeria

But this is part of life, this part of football . "We are a very young team and we have to learn, it is good for this young team to have a taste of what we are going to face in Russia ", Mikel said. That wasn't me yesterday. "I felt like I played well and scored a goal but more importantly there are lots of positives for the team". We did...

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  • French Open: Sharapova Could Face Serena Next
French Open: Sharapova Could Face Serena Next

In the victory, Sharapova won 73 percent of her first serve points and 50 percent of her second serve points. "It's just incredible", said Williams . Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 6-1. Sharapova has dropped one set at this year's French Open . The match lasted just 59 minutes. Other women moving into the fourth round included 2...

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