• Power victorious in crash-filled Texas IndyCar race
Power victorious in crash-filled Texas IndyCar race

Simon Pagenaud was third, ahead of defending race champion Graham Rahal , who was coming of winning both races at Detroit last week to become the first IndyCar driver this season with multiple victories. The seventh caution flag of the race came out on lap 201 when Josef Newgarden tried to go three-wide in turns 3 and 4 and got loose off the exi...

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  • Rafael Nadal: Impossible to describe winning feeling of 10th French Open title
Rafael Nadal: Impossible to describe winning feeling of 10th French Open title

But not only here", said Wawrinka, who lost for the first time in four Grand Slam finals. Nadal added in English: "I play my best at all events, but the feeling here is impossible to describe". Wawrinka's one-handed, power-packed backhand, delivered with such force that the thud of racket-meets-ball sounds like a leather-bound encyclopedia volu...

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  • Stanley Cup Final: Goalie Matt Murray a 'calming presence' for Pittsburgh Penguins
Stanley Cup Final: Goalie Matt Murray a 'calming presence' for Pittsburgh Penguins

It was Guentzel's second go-ahead shot in two games, after his late goal in Game 1 on Monday. They are not steamrolling opponents like last spring-goalie Matt Murray needed to make 37 saves in Game 2-though ascribing a rope-a-dope strategy doesn't quite fit either.

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  • Rafael Nadal dominates to win historic 10th French Open title
Rafael Nadal dominates to win historic 10th French Open title

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic won their third consecutive Grand Slam doubles title, defeating Australians Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-1 in the French Open final. But a five-set semifinal win Friday over No. 1-ranked Andy Murray must have taken something out of the 32-year-old fro...

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  • Pens need 'best game' from Malkin, Kessel to regain control
Pens need 'best game' from Malkin, Kessel to regain control

But through four games, the difference in play between the two team's defenses has been even wider than anyone could have imagined. And as Luszczyszyn pointed out, only 11 teams since 1960 have been outshot by an average of as many or more shots than the Penguins are, and they all lost.

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  • Warriors go for a sweep
Warriors go for a sweep

While his stellar play through this series' first three games was unfairly overshadowed by the hype surrounding Durant's spectacular entry into this rivalry, his no-show in Game 4 can't be overlooked. And as we saw in last year's Finals , it only takes one little snag for the whole thing to unravel. We came back from a 3-1 deficit last year, a...

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  • Liverpool apologise to Saints and end interest in Van Dijk
Liverpool apologise to Saints and end interest in Van Dijk

Whether they want any of our players remains to be seen, but Sakho proved at Crystal Palace that he'd be a great signing for the South Coast club. Indeed, Southampton also made things hard when Liverpool signed Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana in 2014.

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  • I've played through pain for Man Utd - Smalling
I've played through pain for Man Utd - Smalling

But Smalling , 27, added: 'I don't think I've got anything to prove (to Mourinho ). Mourinho was outspoken in decrying a "culture" whereby he felt some United players were reluctant to play through the pain barrier when carrying injuries.

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  • Power wins wild IndyCar race at Texas under caution
Power wins wild IndyCar race at Texas under caution

The 36-year-old Australian Team Penske driver claimed his second win of the season after a 248-lap race that was repeatedly interrupted after crashes involving multiple cars. With so many cars destroyed over the course of the race, you would think that towards the end, those still running at the end would drive a little more conservative.

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  • Conte on FA Cup final: Moses was exhausted, he didn't dive intentionally
Conte on FA Cup final: Moses was exhausted, he didn't dive intentionally

Moses was sent off for a second bookable offence after diving in order to try and win a penalty in the second half of the final at Wembley on Saturday. "Sanchez is not an out-and-out centre forward, he likes to play wide and come inside, though I've seen evidence this season he can play down the middle and score goals to a high level.

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  • Thierry Henry: 'Everyone at Arsenal is waiting for Premier League title'
Thierry Henry: 'Everyone at Arsenal is waiting for Premier League title'

Wenger's contract had been due to expire at the end of the 2016/17 season and he had faced regular questions about his intentions, with supporters divided on whether he should stay or stand down. I don't see that he's got a life outside of it. "Of course we'll try to strengthen our squad to be stronger next season, but we want to be faithful to t...

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  • England show their 'character' as Kane snatches late draw against Scotland
England show their 'character' as Kane snatches late draw against Scotland

Leigh Griffiths scored two late free-kicks - his first worldwide goals - to cancel out Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's opener and leave Scotland on the brink of a crucial win in Group F. "We have to keep the ball better, because we were (breaking) in a three-on-one attack". "But I don't want to talk about being low". "We managed to find, somehow, ...

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  • PENS: Penguins look to make Game 6 the cup clincher
PENS: Penguins look to make Game 6 the cup clincher

Pittsburgh, the defending champions, could become the first back-to-back Stanley Cup winners since the Detroit Red Wings won in 1997 and 1998. In the case of the Stanley Cup Final , the first road win will spell the end of the series.

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  • Anil Kumble stunned Hardik Pandya before he stunned everyone with batting
Anil Kumble stunned Hardik Pandya before he stunned everyone with batting

But Yuvraj smashed 53 runs off 32 balls to take India closer to 300 before he was dismissed. "And that's all I can say to this", Kohli said in the post-match press conference. "In pressure situations, to have mid-on, mid-off up and hit hard lengths, gives us an advantage". "I think the way Shikhar batted was really good to see".

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  • Turkey seeks end to Qatar crisis by end of Ramadan
Turkey seeks end to Qatar crisis by end of Ramadan

The three Gulf nations cut ties to Qatar on June 5 over its alleged support of militants and ties to Iran and ordered all Qataris out within 14 days, while calling their own citizens back. After meetings with Mr Trump and his top national security officials, Rex Tillerson called for de-escalation and dialogue, and said the crisis was "hindering Uni...

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  • Get ready for 'grand alliance' at the centre: Lalu Prasad
Get ready for 'grand alliance' at the centre: Lalu Prasad

The ongoing controversies surrounding Lalu family and appearances before enforcement agencies like I-T and CBI, it seems, have marred the birthday celebrations of the RJD chief. "We stand in solidarity for the greater cause ahead", he told the Trinamool Congress chief while thanking her. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited Yadav to ...

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  • Mourinho looking for cut-rate Morata deal — Transfer Focus
Mourinho looking for cut-rate Morata deal — Transfer Focus

Given that just last summer Morata moved for £30m, is he actually worth the more than double valuation being placed on his head in Madrid? The 24-year-old was the second choice striker for Zidane last season as Morata was behind Karim Benzema in the pecking order.

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  • Dhananjaya joins Sri Lanka's Champions Trophy squad
Dhananjaya joins Sri Lanka's Champions Trophy squad

It would be interesting to see India's playing XI against South Africa . Pakistan suffered a 124-run thrashing at the hands of arch-rivals and defending champions India but then notched up an upset win over world number one side South Africa to stay alive.

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  • 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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