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Federer's 6-7 6-4 6-1 victory over Cilic set up a semi-final encounter with David Goffin after the Belgian stormed past Dominic Thiem in straight sets. He soon broke again and he eased to victory as he set up a meeting with Federer. And Goffin will get a shot at ensuring that a debutant lifts the title, by taking out six-time victor Federer on Saturday afternoon.
  • Italy coach sacked after failure to qualify for World Cup

    Italy coach sacked after failure to qualify for World Cup

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    Referring to his belief that federation president Carlo Tavecchio should also go, Tommasi said: "We believe we've got to start the rebuilding process with elections". "Otherwise we'll continue to re-mix the same minestrone that has caused indigestion for so many of us". Chelsea boss Conte, Roberto Mancini, now in charge of Zenit St Petersburg, and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri are the other leading names reportedly in the frame.
  • Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber Named Cy Young Award Winners

    Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber Named Cy Young Award Winners

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    Wednesday night, Major League Baseball and the BBWAA announced Indians ace Corey Kluber has won the 2017 AL Cy Young, with Red Sox lefty Chris Sale placing second. Scherzer went 16-6 for the Nationals and had a career-best 2.51 ERA this season. However, while Kluber got better as the season wore on, Sale got worse.
  • S.Africa eye 2023 prize as bitter battle ends

    S.Africa eye 2023 prize as bitter battle ends

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    But there were tears across South Africa , which staged the Rugby World Cup in 1995 but has failed with four successive bids to land the tournament again. France held the Rugby World Cup in 2007. "There's a lot of joy and a lot of pride for French rugby", Laporte said. "You would have thought [that they would support us] but the Scots went for the money and effectively said to us that they would vote for the bid that produces the most monies".
  • Oscar De La Hoya Calls Out Conor McGregor

    Oscar De La Hoya Calls Out Conor McGregor

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    I've been secretly training, secretly training. Secretly training. I'm faster than ever, and stronger than ever. McGregor added: "I sincerely apologise to the Director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation, Mike Mazzulli , all the officials and staff working the event, Andy Ryan and his fighter John, two stonch ones that put up a great fight every time".
  • Goodell's 'offensive' list of NFL CEO contract demands

    Goodell's 'offensive' list of NFL CEO contract demands

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    Jones would later acknowledge that he didn't speak to Blank, adding that it wasn't unprecedented for owners avoid pregame conversations. The committee will address Goodell's salary and compensation package. Blank, according to a report Sunday by Sports Illustrated writer Peter King, was "shocked" and "disappointed" by Jones' threat to sue the league, telling the Cowboys owner, "We may have differences, but this is not the way we resolve them".
  • Italy Misses World Cup for First Time Since 1958

    Italy Misses World Cup for First Time Since 1958

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    The Swiss followed up a narrow 1-0 first-leg away against Northern Ireland with a 0-0 draw in Basel on Sunday night, while Croatia played out a 0-0 draw with Greece in Athens, but claimed a 4-1 aggregate win thanks to their thumping first-leg victory in Zagreb.
  • Conor McGregor jumps into cage and rows with referee

    Conor McGregor jumps into cage and rows with referee

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    Oscar De La Hoya was not quiet about his disdain for the much-publicized boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor this past summer. Regardless of what the UFC allegedly told Mazzulli and what else the promotion might do to reprimand McGregor, who could be in violation of the company's Athlete Code of Conduct, the ABC president isn't letting the matter simply fade away.
  • LeBron James, Cavaliers ride the subway before game against Knicks

    LeBron James, Cavaliers ride the subway before game against Knicks

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    The team, who were nearly too big for the subway vehicle, were squishing together for the ride. "Can you not?" the rider said as the camera panned on him before leaving his seat. Needless to say, James didn't leave any of his personal tickets for Mr. "Forty-five minute bus ride or six-minute train ride". Must've been a Knicks fan.
  • Morocco beat Ivory Coast in Abijan to qualify for Russian Federation

    Morocco beat Ivory Coast in Abijan to qualify for Russian Federation

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    However, after weathering an early storm, including a potential penalty call, Morocco scored two goals in the space of five minutes to put themselves on their way to the finals, where their last appearance was in France in 1998. Had Tunisia lost, they would have ceded top place to DR Congo, who finished strongly to overcome Guinea 3-1. Tunisia's point ensures their fifth World Cup participation - and their first since 2006 - but ensures that the Democratic Republic of Congo's wait to return ...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Welcomes Fourth Child, Daughter Alana Martina

    Cristiano Ronaldo Welcomes Fourth Child, Daughter Alana Martina

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    Ronaldo took to Instagram to break the news and share a photo of the new happy family, including his eldest son Cristiano Jr . This is Georgina Rodríguez's first child, while it's Cristiano Ronaldo's fourth. As with his first-born, Ronaldo is happy to show off his twin children and they regularly feature on both his Instagram and that of his girlfriend Georgina.