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But with the 35-year-old still recovering from the shoulder injury that had threatened his selection in the 15-man squad, South Africa must look elsewhere on Thursday and probably in their second clash against Bangladesh (also at The Oval) on Sunday too.
  • Disgraced ex-Baylor coach Briles lands Texas HS job

    Disgraced ex-Baylor coach Briles lands Texas HS job

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    You'll make no bigger impact in the world than when you shape the lives of young people, one practice, one game, one life at a time. Briles is now coaching a semi-pro team in Italy. After two sub-par seasons at Georgetown High School, Briles left for Stephenville where he led the school to four Texas high school football state titles.
  • Nadal, Djokovic Cruise Through at Roland Garros

    Nadal, Djokovic Cruise Through at Roland Garros

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    Catsuit out, zebra print in: Will Serena Williams' outfit shock at Roland Garros again? The 23-time Grand Slam champion took off the jacket off before the match and played in a matching two-piece outfit. Last year, Williams fell foul of Roland Garros with her one-piece Black Panther outfit which was subsequently banned. Defeat in the 2018 finals at Wimbledon and US Open, where her now-infamous meltdown overshadowed Naomi Osaka's title triumph, followed her Paris heartbreak.
  • Arsenal Defenders Will Want Bernd Leno To Play - Former Chelsea Striker

    Arsenal Defenders Will Want Bernd Leno To Play - Former Chelsea Striker

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    The final gives Emery a chance to win the Europa League for a fourth time having led Sevilla to glory in the competition for three years in a row between 2014 and 2016. I want you here, I want you ready to play, and you will be ready to play throughout. I don't think this has been my best season: it has been 50/50, sometimes happy, sometimes not.
  • Mauricio Pochettino updates on Harry Kane & dismisses recent results vs. Liverpool

    Mauricio Pochettino updates on Harry Kane & dismisses recent results vs. Liverpool

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    The Tottenham striker's fitness has been a major talking point since the ankle ligament injury he suffered in the first leg of the quarter-final against Manchester City on 9 April. "I think we're in much better form than Tottenham in 2019 and a longer break will not help that, really, in some ways". Mauricio Pochettino will give his talisman every opportunity to prove his fitness and isn't expected to make a final decision over his involvement until later this week once he's had ...
  • Venus Williams knocked out of French Open

    Venus Williams knocked out of French Open

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    The German missed events, missed practice and it showed today as the young Russian took it to the 3-time slam victor. "I missed you, thanks very much for the welcome", Federer said to the crowd after concluding his match. Ashleigh Barty , seeded eighth, converted six out of seven break points against American Jessica Pegula to ease into the second round with a 6-3 6-3 victory.
  • Charlton concede own goal against Sunderland in League One play-off final

    Charlton concede own goal against Sunderland in League One play-off final

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    Sunderland have thanked their supporters and vowed to bounce back stronger after another trip to Wembley ended in disappointment. Sunderland earned their way to the final with a 1-0 aggregate win, over Portsmouth, in the semifinals. In those 10 games they have scored more than two goals just once time and have also given up more than two goals just one time. "Obviously we hope for a different outcome this time - and ideally a different match in terms of a more controlled game".
  • Roger Penske celebrates 50 years at Indianapolis 500 | AP sports

    Roger Penske celebrates 50 years at Indianapolis 500 | AP sports

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    I'm just focused on the job, man. For the first time, NBC aired "the greatest spectacle in racing" with Mike Tirico, former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr . "I'd already made two attempts and was scratching my head, trying to figure out what I needed to get another mile-an-hour out of the auto, when I heard, 'Hey, Mears!' It was Roger, walking my way".
  • Grand Slam clock ticking for tired, yet positive Serena

    Grand Slam clock ticking for tired, yet positive Serena

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    Instead he regrouped and took the title a few weeks later on the London lawns, before winning the U.S. Open and this year's Melbourne title to reach 15 Grand Slam titles - five behind the mark of Roger Federer . "I've been really putting in the hours in terms of keeping my cardio as much as I could with a knee injury, which is really impressive how I've been able to do it".
  • Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr dies at 85

    Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr dies at 85

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    Arguably the greatest Green Bay Packers player of all time has passed away. The Packers said Starr died in Birmingham, Alabama, where he lived. Starr's five championships were the most ever for any National Football League quarterback until this February, when New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took home his sixth ring.
  • Charles Leclerc furious with Ferrari after embarrassing exit from Monaco GP

    Charles Leclerc furious with Ferrari after embarrassing exit from Monaco GP

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    Daniel Ricciardo , who has now gone to Renault , won from pole position a year ago. The 20 race drivers standing at the front of the grid will be joined by the regular dignitaries and also by figures "who played a special role in Lauda's career - his contemporaries and his peers", who will be holding red caps similar to the one Lauda was famous for wearing.