• Rafael Nadal v Stan Wawrinka - player profiles
Rafael Nadal v Stan Wawrinka - player profiles

Nadal has an overwhelming 15-3 win record against Wawrinka in all ATP matches over the years. The 31-year-old Spaniard, ready to reclaim his Roland crown after a two-year hiatus, is on the verge of something special. He's going for his 10th Roland Garros , so it's something really impressive, something tough. Even by his standards Nadal has do...

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  • Mats Point: Wawrinka backhand can withstand Nadal, says Wilander
Mats Point: Wawrinka backhand can withstand Nadal, says Wilander

Nadal demolished Austrian pretender and sixth seed Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 to return to the final at Roland Garros for the first time since the last of his nine titles in 2014. Wawrinka was at his belligerent best against world number one Andy Murray in a semi-final classic, striking 87 winners in a five-set duel that would have graced any ...

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  • Mariners sign shortstop Jean Segura to 5-year extension
Mariners sign shortstop Jean Segura to 5-year extension

In his first season with the Mariners, the 27-year-old Segura is hitting.341 with four home runs, 20 RBIs, a.391 on-base percentage and a.852 OPS in 43 games. Segura was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Friday after he sustained a high right ankle sprain. He suffered a hamstring injury in April and missed 12 games.

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  • Blue Jays use trio of home runs to beat Mariners 4-2
Blue Jays use trio of home runs to beat Mariners 4-2

Carrera led off the top of the eighth inning with a home run off Seattle reliever Tony Zych (2-2) to break a 2-2 tie. The Jays (30-32) made just one change to the lineup that lost here by the same score on Friday, swapping Ryan Goins for Darwin Barney at second base, but flipped the script from the previous night, allowing the Mariners (31-32) ...

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  • NBA Finals in familiar place
NBA Finals in familiar place

And, like in last year's NBA Finals , Cleveland seemingly got under Golden State's skin by being more physical. If you had said Curry had more boards in Game 3 alone (13) than Thompson had in Games 1-3 combined (11), it would have been a good time to ask about the state of the Predators-Penguins series .

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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

Fast bowler Rubel Hossain is also likely to retain his place at the expense of the off-colour Taskin Ahmed. Even in June, early morning cloud cover that aids swing is often a key part of English cricket conditions. Amid much political and diplomatic fuss over the India-Pakistan bilateral series, Team India will start their campaign at the IC...

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  • Golden State Warriors: 5 takeaways from Game 4 vs
Golden State Warriors: 5 takeaways from Game 4 vs

But the Cavaliers staved off elimination by ripping Golden State 137-116 in game four, sinking a record 24 3-pointers and scoring the most points in any half (86) or quarter (49) in finals history. And when you've got great teammates like I do who allow me to play with my emotions and be emotional when I'm talking to them, to use my emotions to...

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  • Mr Met gives fan the finger, employee out as team mascot
Mr Met gives fan the finger, employee out as team mascot

And with Wheeler throwing hard, the Brewers went after the first pitch and a fastball they could not miss. Was I ever tempted to respond in kind? First of all, the umpires did make the correct call on the field. Each year, one person stands in to portray Mr. Met for the season. Duda had two hits for the Mets (23-29). D'backs 3, Marlins ...

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  • Kyrie Irving: Warriors 'chatter' Provided 'extra motivation'
Kyrie Irving: Warriors 'chatter' Provided 'extra motivation'

He had been on better behavior in these playoffs, actually trailing LeBron in the leg-kick category in Game 3. Game 4 is when things got personal. We got to go take it, and I think it starts on the physical side of it. Center Tristan Thompson had the most blunt assessment of all. The Cavaliers set an National Basketball Association finals r...

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  • Drogba Scores In First Game With New Team
Drogba Scores In First Game With New Team

Didier Drogba made a scorching debut for Rising FC, scoring a goal and adding an assist, in leading Phoenix to a 2-1 victory over Whitecaps FC2 on Saturday night at Rising Soccer Complex in Scottsdale. "He also lifts up everybody and expects everyone to play to their potential, which is fantastic for the team and the club". Tioté, a defensive m...

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  • Champions League trophy paraded at Bernabeu — Real Madrid celebrations
Champions League trophy paraded at Bernabeu — Real Madrid celebrations

He said: "It's always hard to win a Champions League and especially against a team that had only conceded three goals throughout the Champions League and today we've got four and that shows how good we've been this season". "Thanks a lot to the fans for the support who have been with us from the beginning both in the League and in the Champio...

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  • Nadal Crushes Thiem To Set Up Wawrinka Showdown
Nadal Crushes Thiem To Set Up Wawrinka Showdown

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. "When you play a player like Andy Murray , you know that you can dominate the games, but he's still going to be there". You have to accept it. The 32-year-old, now th...

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  • Scooter Gennett homers 4 times, ties Major League Baseball record
Scooter Gennett homers 4 times, ties Major League Baseball record

It was an honor to witness that". A scrappy second baseman, Gennett began the night with 38 career home runs, including three this season. He started in left field Tuesday night. He struck out four and walked one. With really nowhere else to go in this recap but continuing to circle back on Gennett's night, I'll highlight the long solo ho...

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  • Porte consolidates Dauphine lead as Kennaugh wins Alpe d'Huez stage
Porte consolidates Dauphine lead as Kennaugh wins Alpe d'Huez stage

But the Team Sky rider was unable to respond to an attack seven kilometres from the finish as Denmark's Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) took the crown. "It's always hard to win a mountain stage but I have good form ahead of July", said Kennaugh, a team pursuit gold medallist at London 2012.

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  • India invite Proteas to bat in crunch game
India invite Proteas to bat in crunch game

Sri Lanka , on the other hand, exceeded all expectations against India when they gunned down a formidable 322-run target, their joint-highest run chase in One-Day Internationals (ODI). He provided the much needed breakthrough and brought India back in the game. The offie came into the tournament proclaiming a new weapon he had worked on, but ...

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  • Scotland boss proud of players after draw with England
Scotland boss proud of players after draw with England

It's annoying for them to do so much and nearly have a result that would have been one of the best ever". Raheem Sterling floated in a teasing ball towards his captain, who guided the ball past Gordon to maintain England's unbeaten qualifying record.

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  • Solanke joins Liverpool from Chelsea
Solanke joins Liverpool from Chelsea

The 19-year-old forward, who spent last season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem , is now at the Under 20 World Cup with England . The 19-year-old is out of contract this summer so the fee will be decided by a tribunal, with respected journalist Paul Joyce, among others, confirming the news today.

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  • Draymond Green enjoyed being jeered by Cavs fans
Draymond Green enjoyed being jeered by Cavs fans

But it was pretty interesting to watch the refs do - I mean, you had seven players with technical fouls. But they actually called one of the technicals on Steve Kerr . In some ways, Green's postgame banter was a way to deflect from everything that happened in the game itself. Green now has four technical fouls in these playoffs and is three away...

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  • Ostapenko rallies to beat Halep in French Open final
Ostapenko rallies to beat Halep in French Open final

Ostapenko, 20, won the important points, including late in the third set. Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko has clinched a remarkable French Open title after seeing off Simona Halep in the final with a brilliant display of attacking tennis .

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  • Riyad Mahrez to Arsenal: Leicester City star welcomes Arsene Wenger praise
Riyad Mahrez to Arsenal: Leicester City star welcomes Arsene Wenger praise

The Algeria winger confirmed in May that he had asked to leave the Foxes , just over a year after helping them win the Premier League title. Although Leicester now have a more stable platform from which to conduct their summer business after finally confirming Craig Shakespeare as their permanent manager , Mahrez, who only signed a new four-...

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