• Nadal eyes record 10th French Open title
Nadal eyes record 10th French Open title

He'll try and become the first player to win 10 titles at a single slam on Sunday. "In general, to be in the final again here is probably the most important event in my career". "Nine here is probably hard". "I am very pleased with everything that happened since the first day that I arrived here". Nadal and his uncle Toni, who has served as a...

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  • South Africa implode to leave India as favourites to make semi-finals
South Africa implode to leave India as favourites to make semi-finals

It will be their last Group B game. Put into bat first, Indian bowlers bowled tight lines and bundled out South Africa for a paltry 191 in 44.3 overs . Ashwin, however, had other ideas and in the 17th over sent in on that skidded more than Amla expected and the 34-year-old's bat could only guide the ball on to the stumps.

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  • South Africa seamers wreak havoc to secure consolation win
South Africa seamers wreak havoc to secure consolation win

That trio are nursing knee, thigh and groin injuries respectively. Despite the comprehensive defeat, England will go into the Champions Trophy on home soil as the favourites with bookmakers. And with Bairstow continuing his fine run of form with another half-century - his third in his four most recent ODI innings - there might be a temptation...

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  • Girl Disqualified From Soccer For Looking Like A Boy
Girl Disqualified From Soccer For Looking Like A Boy

And she's right. American soccer legend Mia Hamm saw the story about Mili's experience, and reached out to her via her Twitter page, writing: "Hey Mili, we would love to host you at one of our camps @ TeamFirstSA ". The family said it even presented paperwork to prove she is a girl. "I didn't like my hair long", she told WOWT news. Mili's t...

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  • Indian bowlers shine, South Africa bowled out for 191
Indian bowlers shine, South Africa bowled out for 191

Some tight bowling from both Bhuvi and Bumrah. A lot of questions are now being raised on why a cricket match is being hosted in a place where there is a grave water crisis and farmers are dying of poverty and employment. Teams have been chasing well. " Teams generally like chasing". I love the way he plays cricket, " one of the modern day ...

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  • Tottenham Hotspur: Kane late strike rescues England at Hampden
Tottenham Hotspur: Kane late strike rescues England at Hampden

Strachan also applauded the contribution of Griffiths. But Celtic striker Griffiths, who had never before scored at worldwide level, curled home two stunning late free-kicks to give the home team the lead. Hampden erupted and there was more to come, with Griffiths caressing another free-kick inside the opposite post to send the Scots fans int...

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  • 'Stan the Man' vs. 9-time champ Nadal in French Open final
'Stan the Man' vs. 9-time champ Nadal in French Open final

Off court, women's finalist Jelena Ostapenko got a special call straight from the Latvian president, and Simona Halep readied herself mentally for her second French Open final. Wawrinka struck 87 clean winners, and nearly every point of the final set seemed to end in a screaming line drive, hit low over the net with bewildering power and wicked s...

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  • England wins toss, bowls 1st against Australia
England wins toss, bowls 1st against Australia

The Australians have endured two washouts, leaving them with this must-win contest at Edgbaston. England has already qualified for the semifinals, as the victor of Group A, by beating Bangladesh and New Zealand . But captain Eoin Morgan wants no let-up against World Cup champions Australia as England go in search of their first major Int...

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  • Cleveland's Corey Kluber (back) dominant in return to the mound
Cleveland's Corey Kluber (back) dominant in return to the mound

I think Oakland will take advantage of a rusty pitcher and contribute to these two hitting the over. He'll be facing a lineup full of potential strikeout victims as the A's have struck out an average of 8.92 times per game which is second-only to Tampa in the American League.

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  • Rafael Nadal wins record 10th French Open championship
Rafael Nadal wins record 10th French Open championship

Wawrinka is the oldest male finalist here since 33-year-old Niki Pilic in 1973. Wawrinka is no slouch; he owns three major titles, including one from Roland Garros, and had never lost a Grand Slam final. Since then they have been slightly more on a par and there has even been a win on clay in Rome a couple of years ago. "For sure he's playing t...

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  • Ostapenko reaches first Grand Slam final on 20th birthday at French Open
Ostapenko reaches first Grand Slam final on 20th birthday at French Open

Halep advanced to the final with a similarly gritty 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory against Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova to reach her second French Open final. "It was really tough to keep my concentration all day long". "I didn't think I would ever make it back". "I never had passed the second round in any Grand Slams".

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  • Predators unravel, face elimination after Game 5 blowout in Pittsburgh
Predators unravel, face elimination after Game 5 blowout in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh went up 2-0 up five minutes later on a goal by Bryan Rust and Evgeni Malkin netted a backbreaker with 11 seconds remaining in the first period. Nashville F Colin Wilson made his series debut after missing the first four games with an undisclosed injury. Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette appeals to linesman Brian Murphy, left...

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  • Smith slams Australia's bowling performance after draw
Smith slams Australia's bowling performance after draw

After Finch was trapped leg before by Bangladesh pacer Rubel Hussain, Warner and Australia captain Steve Smith continued to bat steadily before rain intervened to stop the proceedings for good. At this moment I'm not quite sure whether we will go through if we win against New Zealand . Smith was frustrated with the sloppy bowling, but he r...

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  • Rafael Nadal thrashes Stan Wawrinka to secure 10th French Open title
Rafael Nadal thrashes Stan Wawrinka to secure 10th French Open title

Up against World No.1 Andy Murray , the Swiss proved once again that offence is the best defense as he "winnered" his way into the finals with 87 of those powering past the Scot. Stan is more than a backhand machine: Rafa's heavy topspin to the backhand is a signature play, but Stan has the ability to combat it with the most powerful one-handed b...

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  • Australia gears up for State of Origin series
Australia gears up for State of Origin series

It's understood Beveridge joined the Queensland camp as early as Monday night. The 109th Origin match, and Cam Smith's record 40th, was not a happy affair for the Queensland captain. It seems unlikely but he certainly could've been a game-breaker in a first half that was balanced on a knife edge. Thurston is arguably Queensland's most...

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  • Nadal to Face Wawrinka in Sunday's French Open Final
Nadal to Face Wawrinka in Sunday's French Open Final

Heading into the final, Nadal was the odds-on favourite, having decimated Dominic Thiem in the semi-final on Friday, who prior to the tournament had scored a crucial upset over the Spaniard in Rome last month. "With an atmosphere like the one today, you can not help but give your all". "There are always two ways of looking at things". No one go...

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  • Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata agrees deal to join Manchester United
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata agrees deal to join Manchester United

Alvaro Morata remains a transfer target for AC Milan, his agent has confirmed , as speculation linking the Real Madrid striker to Manchester United continues. The Swede scored 28 goals before a devastating injury to two knee ligaments ruled him out for the remainder of next season as well as a huge chunk of next season.

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  • Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus sustains broken eye socket on Brazil duty
Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus sustains broken eye socket on Brazil duty

Argentina have a friendly in Singapore next week ahead of their crucial next qualifier against Uruguay in Montevideo on August 31. Manager Tite , a former Corinthians players and head coach, took charge of Brazil after Dunga's second spell as boss ended in disaster.

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  • Husker receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. cited for marijuana possession
Husker receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. cited for marijuana possession

Eighteen-year-old freshman Keyshawn Johnson Jr. was cited at 3:47 p.m. for possession of marijuana less than one ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Sgt. He was the 49th-ranked wide receiver and the 38th-ranked prospect out of the state of California overall. Keyshawn Johnson Jr. was a highly touted recruit and son of former National...

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  • Predators counting on Rinne to deliver in Nashville, force Game 7
Predators counting on Rinne to deliver in Nashville, force Game 7

That was only Game 7 in the second round. "We wanted to come up with a way to cap off the Predators' last home game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final in the most unique and memorable way", NHL Content Officer and Executive Vice President Steve Mayer states.

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