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The world No.240 is already assured of a surge into the top 160 after her Open charge. Sharapova, who also thrashed Britain's Harriet Dart 6-0 6-0 in her opening round match, won seven consecutive games against the Swede to take a 4-0 lead in the second set before world number 64 Peterson could get on the board in the set.
  • Chelsea players 'extremely hard to motivate' - Maurizio Sarri

    Chelsea players 'extremely hard to motivate' - Maurizio Sarri

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    Sarri said Arsenal were more determined to win than his team and he refused to blame tactics for the defeat, which left them just three points ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United in fourth. It sounds like Sarri is ready to go to war with his players, and publically criticising them is a big, big gamble. Confirmation of the deal has not come in time for Higuain to be eligible to feature against Arsenal on Saturday, but Sarri said he has faith in Granovskaia's ability to get it over the ...
  • Deion Sanders advises Kyler Murray to choose baseball

    Deion Sanders advises Kyler Murray to choose baseball

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    Well, this season at Oklahoma, Kyler Murray had an even better season than Mayfield did previous year - in the same offense and with largely the same personnel. With a single tweet , Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray made it quite clear that he was heading to the NFL. "If I played any other position and I was equally ranked in both [sports], I would play baseball, because of money".
  • Serena Williams rolls into Aussie Open last 16

    Serena Williams rolls into Aussie Open last 16

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    Sixteenth-seed Williams , whose seven title wins Down Under is an open era record, later told press how the tears of Yastremska " broke her heart ". Yastremska rolled her right ankle midway through the match and took a medical time-out to have her foot bandaged when trailing 4-1 in the second set.
  • Transfer: Chelsea close in on Higuain deal

    Transfer: Chelsea close in on Higuain deal

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    The trophy, which was being contested outside of Italy for the 10th time , is traditionally a clash between the Italian league and cup winners, but Milan qualified as Coppa Italia runners-up after Juve clinched the domestic double last season.
  • Matip Returns: Predicted Liverpool Lineup vs Crystal Palace

    Matip Returns: Predicted Liverpool Lineup vs Crystal Palace

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    The Reds were hardly convincing at the Amex, mustering just three shots on target, but that was three more than their opponents could muster and given the circumstances, it was an utterly professional performance . Palace are, however, the last side to beat Liverpool at home in the league - in April, 2017. Joel Matip then headed a Milner corner narrowly wide as Liverpool pushed for the opener, but it was Palace who took the lead in the 34th minute.
  • Kei Nishikori reaches third round in Australian Open tennis

    Kei Nishikori reaches third round in Australian Open tennis

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    The Japanese star lost the first two sets against Kamil Majchrzak and advanced when the Polish qualifier had to retire with an injury while trailing 3-0 in the deciding set. Wawrinka, owner of a total of three Grand Slam titles, was two points away from taking the second set, held three set points in the third, and was two points away from forcing a fifth while ahead 5-4 in what would turn out to be the last tiebreaker.
  • Cousins calls Warriors the 'most hated team in sports'

    Cousins calls Warriors the 'most hated team in sports'

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    Cousins was recently interviewed by ESPN's Rachel Nichols and says he has not focused on the reaction from fans since he chose to sign with the Warriors last summer in free agency. That they might need you at least a little more now, too? The two-time NBA Finals MVP finished with 30 points, 15 rebounds and four assists, while Draymond Green had 17 points and 14 assists.
  • Refs: Russell Westbrook Mistakenly Awarded Three Late Free-Throws vs Lakers

    Refs: Russell Westbrook Mistakenly Awarded Three Late Free-Throws vs Lakers

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    It was the fifth loss for the Thunder in their past six games and drops them back to a 26-18 record, keeping them third in the congested western conference. Russell Westbrook had 26 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds but shot just 7 of 30. "There is not a trigger to review whether or not there is a foul prior to or on the shot".
  • David Warner to return to Australia after elbow injury

    David Warner to return to Australia after elbow injury

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    After missing the slog sweep of Gayle on the third ball, Warner chose to do something dramatic. After failing to work a quicker delivery on the leg side, Warner - a lefty - turned into a right-handed batsman to face the next ball. "David has reported some pain in his right elbow". Thankfully for Warner, the early outlook appears to be better than that facing former Australian skipper Steve Smith who faces a prolonged period on the sideline.
  • Tiger Woods sets date for his 2019 PGA Tour debut

    Tiger Woods sets date for his 2019 PGA Tour debut

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    Until past year, Woods hadn't played four complete rounds in the Farmers since his last victory here in 2013. He has won the tournament seven times, and Torrey Pines is where he won the U.S. The 43-year-old has vowed to play less this season after competing in 18 events last season. The Farmers is his first official PGA Tour start since his victory at the Tour Championship.