• Alex Salmond praises Gordon constituency after General Election loss to Tories
Alex Salmond praises Gordon constituency after General Election loss to Tories

The SNP lost the first seat of the night north of the border to Labour , with Gerard Killen winning Rutherglen and Hamilton West from Margaret Ferrier. "The SNP has lost a number of fine parliamentarians this evening, that is a grievous blow for us". She added: "The other thing that has to be said is tonight is a disaster for Theresa May.

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  • NBA Finals -- Cavs avoid sweep, thrash Warriors in Game 4
NBA Finals -- Cavs avoid sweep, thrash Warriors in Game 4

No, really. No one has ever run through the postseason without a blemish and the Golden State Warriors attempt at a 16-0 mark was derailed by a taste of their own medicine - the Cleveland Cavaliers exploding for historic offensive outbursts.

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  • Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: The 5 best matches!
Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: The 5 best matches!

Nadal became the first player in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam ten times . But the barrel-chested "Stanimal" was powerless as Nadal turned the final into an exhibition of his claycourt supremacy - taking his French Open record to an eye-watering 79-2.

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  • Nadal beats Wawrinka to win French Open for a 10th time
Nadal beats Wawrinka to win French Open for a 10th time

It is hard to compare this tournament to any other one. For me the nerves, the adrenaline I feel when I play on this court is impossible to compare to another feeling. On his second championship point, Nadal curled a final crosscourt forehand then collapsed to the clay in exhilaration on Wawrinka's error. Rafael Nadal has won his record 10th F...

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  • Red Sox announcer Remy says Tanaka shouldn't get translator
Red Sox announcer Remy says Tanaka shouldn't get translator

On Tuesday another series in the long history of the Boston Red Sox vs the New York Yankees kicked off. Then, Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy got in on the act. Either way, this seems like a perfectly stupid thing to say. Learning a language is particularly hard when you're a professional athlete who has to pick up on jargon and inside-basebal...

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  • More joy in Canada for Hamilton as Vettel's lead is halved
More joy in Canada for Hamilton as Vettel's lead is halved

Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel was second in 1:11.789 with Valtteri Botta of Mercedes AMG third in 1:12.177 and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen fourth in 1:12.252. McLaren and Ferrari will hope for better luck in two week's time when the 2017 World Championship resumes with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Meanwhile, Alonso's miserable season took an...

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  • Preds defenseman Ryan Ellis skates before Game 6
Preds defenseman Ryan Ellis skates before Game 6

Bonino, who posed for the picture in a Pittsburgh Penguins shirt while at the Family Additions Maternity Center at Excela Westmoreland Hospital, joins brother Mario, 2. With 21 points, he's tied with Dino Ciccarelli and Ville Leino for the highest-scoring postseason by a rookie in National Hockey League history. The NHL ruled Conn Smythe voters...

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  • Murray fends off del Potro to reach 4th round
Murray fends off del Potro to reach 4th round

Murray faced the Argentine in last summer's Olympic final in Rio, with the tie on that magical occasion going to four sets before the Brit eventually clinched gold to retain his title. His best Grand Slam performance was his run to the 2015 US Open quarter-finals. "I'm so happy to see the crowd cheering for me at this level". 'He can tell me some...

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  • India opts to bowl against South Africa
India opts to bowl against South Africa

The Proteas lived up to their "perennial chokers" tag with another embarrassing batting collapse after openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock put on 76 runs. Following the pair of run-outs it was the turn of India's seamers to cash in, Jasprit Bumrah trapping Andile Phehlukwayo with a hooping outswinger before Bhuvneshwar Kumar found...

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  • Ostapenko wins maiden tennis title
Ostapenko wins maiden tennis title

Both are seeking their first Grand Slam title. It was her first career title as she became the lowest-ranked victor in Paris, taking the trophy in just her eighth major appearance. "Enjoy, be happy, and keep it going", Halep told Ostapenko, "because you're like a kid". Sure is. Quite a precocious one. Clay is not even her preferred surface, a...

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  • Sebastian Vettel Extends Lead Over Lewis Hamilton after Monaco Grand Prix Victory
Sebastian Vettel Extends Lead Over Lewis Hamilton after Monaco Grand Prix Victory

Hamilton's season has been blighted by an on-going struggle to get this year's new Pirelli tyres in the optimum operating window, and thus extracting the maximum performance from his Mercedes vehicle. The source of its problem with the ultra-soft compound is yet to be identified, but Hamilton was harder hit than team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who ...

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  • Tapwrit wins 149th Belmont Stakes by two lengths over Irish War Cry
Tapwrit wins 149th Belmont Stakes by two lengths over Irish War Cry

Tapwrit followed previous successes with Rags to Riches who, in 2007, became the third filly to withstand the rigors of the mile-and-a-half marathon and the first in 105 years. The connections of Always Dreaming and Preakness victor Cloud Computing elected not to run. Classic Empire , the expected favorite, dropped out Wednesday with a foot a...

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  • Protests against Sharia law across the country; Milwaukee Muslims offer alternative
Protests against Sharia law across the country; Milwaukee Muslims offer alternative

Paul , Minnesota, on June 10, 2017. Chris Achey, 47, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, said he did not hate Muslims but believes that much of Islam is incompatible with Western culture. Talbot Sleater, a 62-year-old construction foreman, said that the Seattle protest was the first of the kind that he had attended. The Southern Poverty Law Center ,...

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  • Cavaliers top Warriors to stay alive in National Basketball Association finals
Cavaliers top Warriors to stay alive in National Basketball Association finals

They did, however, feel the fury of a fed-up Cavs team tired of coming up short and determined not to be embarrassed at Quicken Loans Arena. It was obvious that the Warriors were in deep trouble with their defense as they surrendered nearly 50 points in the first quarter and gave Cavaliers a 24 3-pointers for the game.

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  • Nadal destroys Wawrinka to claim record-extending 10th French Open title
Nadal destroys Wawrinka to claim record-extending 10th French Open title

In three weeks I won Geneva and made final of a Grand Slam, so that's big for me. An un returned first serve secures the two-set lead. Nadal followed that with an easy hold and broke again on a long forehand to seal a 41-minute opening set.

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  • Rafael Nadal Extends French Open Record With 10th Title
Rafael Nadal Extends French Open Record With 10th Title

Open and the Australian Open earlier this year, are now one grand slam away from holding all four majors at the same time. Most importantly, it's Nadal's first Slam win in three years, ending an odyssey of injury, self-doubt and setbacks.

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  • Gareth Southgate: England Under-20 glory has 'raised the bar for everybody'
Gareth Southgate: England Under-20 glory has 'raised the bar for everybody'

Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman also deserves credit for stopping Adalberto Penaranda's penalty, but Calvert-Lewin will receive the majority of the headlines. Six minutes into the second half, Venezuela, a country that has never appeared at the senior World Cup, should have drawn level. Still, it nearly extended its lead out of nowhere.

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  • LeBron Says Warriors Have 'the Most Firepower' He Has Ever Faced
LeBron Says Warriors Have 'the Most Firepower' He Has Ever Faced

However, the Warriors have their own motivation: perfection. "The example I would probably give you would be like Miami with Wade and LeBron", Kerr said to reporters on Tuesday. "We wanted to force some tough shots", he said. "It was kind of - I don't know, kind of peaceful, really". It doesn't matter how we get there. "We're going to be ready ...

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  • De Villiers defiant as South Africa choke again
De Villiers defiant as South Africa choke again

Respect was shown to Kagiso Rabada (0-34) but India's batsmen scored runs easily off all of the other bowlers, who each conceded over five runs per over. With such a small target, India were never in danger of falling behind the run rate and Dhawan kept them on cruise control with some lusty blows off Imran Tahir .

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  • LeBron James and Kyrie Irving comment on Warriors trash talk
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving comment on Warriors trash talk

And ended up winning the Title by snatching it out of the hands of the Warriors . "We have championship DNA", said James, who broke Magic Johnson's record with his ninth triple-double in the Finals. Let's face it, there were a lot of penalties called. The wildly combative and fiery game resulted in 51 personal fouls, seven technical fouls, o...

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