• Dovizioso wins Italian GP ahead of MotoGP leader Vinales
Dovizioso wins Italian GP ahead of MotoGP leader Vinales

Fortunately, we didn't have to try anything on the bike because our situation was really good. Andrea Dovizioso went from an upset stomach to an upset victory in winning his home grand prix at Mugello on Sunday, as MotoGP world championship leader Maverick Vinales was forced to settle for second.

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  • Olympic bosses announce mixed-gender relays for Tokyo 2020
Olympic bosses announce mixed-gender relays for Tokyo 2020

Olympic team they outnumbered men in both the number of athletes and the medal count. "The dream of a path from the streets to the Olympic Games has become reality for all the basketball community", said Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of basketball governing body FIBA.

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  • Mladenovic defeats reigning champion Muguruza at French Open
Mladenovic defeats reigning champion Muguruza at French Open

She then joked: "I made about 35 double faults today, but everything's OK". Muguruza, who was seeded No. 4 in Paris , beat Serena Williams in the French Open final past year. Second seed Pliskova downed German Carina Witthoeft 7-5 6-1 in another rain-delayed match as fifth seed Svitolina edged out Magda Linette 6-4 7-5. Muguruza, who was see...

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  • French Open finals: Nadal vs. Wawrinka, Halep vs. Ostapenko
French Open finals: Nadal vs. Wawrinka, Halep vs. Ostapenko

Nadal moved into the Sunday showdown without the loss of a set after a routine victory in just over two hours; Wawrinka had to work for four and a half to get past top-seed Murray . He showed that again Friday. After Nadal's limp exit to Djokovic in 2015 and the wrist injury that cut short his challenge previous year, the Spanish claycourt ki...

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  • Five players Predators need to step up in Game 6
Five players Predators need to step up in Game 6

He's not been anywhere near as effective on the road with a 5-6 mark and.905 save percentage. He missed the first couple of weeks of the season with a concussion, then returned to lead the National Hockey League in goals. Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final is a can't-miss show and not just for Penguins and Predators fans in Pittsburgh. The team direct...

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  • Penguins strike early and often in 6-0 demolition of Predators
Penguins strike early and often in 6-0 demolition of Predators

We need to play a better game. According to the NHL rulebook, a player that receives a match penalty is suspended for the rest of the game as well as from further competition until the league has ruled on the issue. Nashville still is allowing just 2.19 goals per game, but the Predators are being stretched by the NHL's top scoring team. Sheary to...

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  • Lions' Taylor Decker expected to miss 4-6 months
Lions' Taylor Decker expected to miss 4-6 months

If the team opts to keep him on PUP for the start of the regular season, the second-year offensive tackle wouldn't be eligible to return until the seventh week of the season. Decker was selected No. 16 overall by the Lions past year. Joe Dahl , Corey Robinson and Cornelius Lucas are among the candidates to replace Decker at left tackle, with...

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  • Forbes List of Highest Paid Athletes Sees Virat Kohli at 89th Rank
Forbes List of Highest Paid Athletes Sees Virat Kohli at 89th Rank

Describing Kohli as the "Indian cricket phenom", Forbes said the sports star has "for good reason" already drawn comparisons to all-time great Sachin Tendulkar . Golf legend Tiger Woods comes at the 17th spot, while other tennis players Novak Djokovic (16) and Rafael Nadal (33), basketball player Anthony Davis (44) and soccer star W...

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  • Wawrinka comes back to beat Murray, reach French Open final
Wawrinka comes back to beat Murray, reach French Open final

The only bait guaranteed to lure out the Stanimal is the prospect of playing a No. 1 player, and even then, he's finicky: Wawrinka is 0-20 when playing the world's top player outside of a Grand Slam. Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland (right) shakes hands with Andy Murray of Britain after winning their men's singles semi-final at the French ...

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  • Steve Kerr Throws Shade At Players Who Say They Could've Beaten Warriors
Steve Kerr Throws Shade At Players Who Say They Could've Beaten Warriors

Around 2012, that's when coaches stopped thinking they could go at me and get a basket or get me in foul trouble", Durant said. The players are less talented than they used to be. When Stephen Curry and company were shooting their way to the top of the league, the defense-first mindset was overlooked at times, but now the Dubs are firmly entrench...

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  • Real reject United's £52m bid for forward Morata
Real reject United's £52m bid for forward Morata

United are said to have already bid £52.3 million for the forward, which was rejected by Real who are holding out for at least £60m. That was a testament to the team's powerful brand and marketing acumen, Forbes said in a statement. His representative, Juanma Lopez, says the Spain global is keen to secure regular first-team football after strug...

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  • Kerr cracks that old-timers would kill Warriors
Kerr cracks that old-timers would kill Warriors

As the Golden State Warriors have stampeded through these National Basketball Association playoffs, the stiffest defense they've faced hasn't been from their competition on the court. "It took a while for it to kind of reveal itself consistently as the regular season went on, but once it clicked and the habits started to become second nature, it ...

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  • Golden State Warriors move one win away from record
Golden State Warriors move one win away from record

NOTES: LeBron James said his mother, Gloria, did not want him to return to Cleveland and play for the Cavaliers in 2014, according to cleveland .com. "I never been in this position before", said Durant, long accused of not being able to win the big game . That's going to be tough to do three more times , but don't say you're not thinkin...

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  • Greatest Ever? Warriors Beat Cavaliers to Move One Win From Perfection
Greatest Ever? Warriors Beat Cavaliers to Move One Win From Perfection

That is ludicrous. Will the Warriors ever lose again? Iguodala's line: 4 points (2-of-4 shooting from the field, 0-of-2 from the line), four assists, two blocks and one rebound. There were also 76,680,000 total minutes streamed - all records for an NBA Finals Game 3 . Later in the quarter, confusion arose as Green seemingly received his se...

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  • Wawrinka stuns Murray, oldest French Open finalist in 44 years
Wawrinka stuns Murray, oldest French Open finalist in 44 years

So I only have myself to blame for that, for the way I played coming into the tournament. The 2015 champion will face either nine-time victor Rafael Nadal or Dominic Thiem for the title after avenging his loss to Murray at the same stage in Paris previous year.

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  • Penguins on brink of Stanley Cup after blowout win
Penguins on brink of Stanley Cup after blowout win

Pekka Renne must be cursed in Pittsburgh as he gave up three goals on nine shots and only played one period in Game 5. The Predators have been resilient throughout the playoffs, and while they have not played particularly well in any of the games in Pittsburgh , they have not been intimidated.

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  • Penguins rout Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 Cup lead
Penguins rout Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 Cup lead

If the Penguins' formula for success during the playoffs, was to score just enough and let Fleury steal the game, it doesn't mean that was the best way to win. Or rather, it belonged to the Penguins captain. The exchange ended with both players heading to the dressing room with minor penalties. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby may have gotten a...

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  • Manchester United Showing Interest In Liverpool Wing Target
Manchester United Showing Interest In Liverpool Wing Target

Liverpool have made the signing of an attacking winger one of their top priorities for the summer but negotiations with Roma are not going smoothly. The former Chelsea player had no joy in his short Premier League stint, but has been a superstar in Italy, scoring 29 Serie A goals over the last two seasons for Roma.

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  • Belgian FA Confirm Eden Hazard Has Fractured His Ankle
Belgian FA Confirm Eden Hazard Has Fractured His Ankle

Hazard suffered the injury when he caught his studs in the turf while shooting in training with Belgian in Tubize on Sunday and had an operation on Monday afternoon having flown back to England. Chelsea star Eden Hazard has admitted that he would consider a move to Real Madrid if the Spanish and European champions come looking for him th...

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  • Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs 118-113 in Game 3
Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs 118-113 in Game 3

But really the chase is secondary. The defensive wizard picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter, but he is so important to what these Warriors do that coach Steve Kerr kept him in the game. The last time the Warriors lost with Kevin Durant healthy was February 13 in Denver, prior to the All-Star break. Just ask James himself . "...

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