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The lads will have a little bit of a go at me if I say "the group is too old". "It would be fantastic to do it Friday - the quicker the better "Today is a big step forward". "Now he's deserving this". Manchester City will be in the driving seat if they beat Leicester City at the Etihad on Saturday but it looks no easy task with last year's champions belatedly reprising some of their 2015-16 heroics under Craig Shakespeare's watch.
  • Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge sets new unofficial marathon world record

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    It will not be an official world record attempt, however, because of variables such as pacers entering mid-race and drinks being given to runners via mopeds. "It can happen. I will see it in my lifetime and I'm 67 so you can see that I'm very hopeful". "We're optimizing their training", says Wilkins. A laser line projected in front of the athletes on the track was another tool to keep ideal pace.
  • Spurs' Kawhi Leonard will not play in Game 6 against the Rockets

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    The Rockets will have to play small ball from here on what which will be a challenge against LaMarcus Aldridge ( who finally had a solid game, finishing with 18 points and 14 rebounds). Ginobili, meanwhile, in his usually self-effacing manner, cracked a joke and deflected all the praise showered by D'Antoni, Popovich and his teammates.
  • Maria Sharapova through to semi-finals in Stuttgart

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    I executed a great plan. The player appeared to be nervous at the beginning of the match , sending three forehands long in the first game. Asked by the media about the comments, Sharapova said: "I don't have anything to say - I am way above that".
  • Valtteri Bottas targets F1 title after maiden grand prix win in Russian Federation

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    Kimi caused much amusement in Sochi when a radio message revealed that he didn't know which Mercedes driver was leading: "I was not sure which one it was in the front of the race". "But now it's done, I just want to do it again and again". Hamilton was nowhere in practice and then qualified almost six tenths of a second behind pole-sitter Vettel and more than half-a-second adrift of Bottas.
  • Cavs take commanding 3-0 lead over Raptors with Game 3 win

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    LeBron James led the way for the Cavs with 35 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, while Kevin Love contributed in a big way with a double-double (16 points, 13 rebounds). "Margaritas on me", James reportedly said to Drake as he headed to his locker room at Air Canada Centre. In all three games against the Raptors he has hit that points total.
  • James Harden: James Harden drops 43 points in loss to Spurs

    James Harden: James Harden drops 43 points in loss to Spurs

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    Parker's season-ending injury - suspected when he needed to be carried off the floor on Wednesday night, confirmed by the Spurs on Thursday - will have enormous on-court effect, since it means for the first time since 2001 San Antonio will go into a playoff game without the four-time National Basketball Association champion guard in uniform.
  • (Boxing) Twitter reacts to Joshua v Klitschko's match

    (Boxing) Twitter reacts to Joshua v Klitschko's match

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    Joshua's lack of head movement had allowed the challenger to open up a slight lead on the cards and Klitschko landed with two more juddering rights in the eighth and 10th, which Joshua did well to stand up to. "You've got tunnel vision and after the fight you can embrace everyone". "To be exposed in front of 90,000 people with your lack of experience is brutal but to come through the other side is just one of the most remarkable performances I've ever seen".
  • Johnson confident this Players Championship will be different

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    The Canadian rookie shook his head and laughed. All three remain in the mix in a tie for 18th after signing for two-under 70s, three shots back of co-leaders William McGirt and Mackenzie Hughes (67). Jason Day, the defending champion who went wire-to-wire en route to victory a year ago, looked like he might be headed in the same direction Thursday.
  • Trump touts Australia's health system (to Bernie Sanders' delight)

    Trump touts Australia's health system (to Bernie Sanders' delight)

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    Seconds after praising his party's efforts to pass a new health-care bill that estimates said would leave millions uninsured, President Donald Trump praised Australia's government-funded universal heath-care system. ObamaCare is dead! But our healthcare will soon be great". "So maybe when we get to the Senate we should start off with looking at the Australian health care system".
  • Dozens hurt, 1 dead in violent day of protests in Venezuela

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    Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro threw glass ja. "Poopootov cocktails" were used last week in a demonstration during a protest in a suburb of Caracas and gained popularity through social media. Anderson Dugarte died after suffering a gunshot wound at a rally in the state of Merida on Monday. Their deaths pushed the death toll to 39 in the pro-democracy protests in Venezuela which have been going on for over a month.
  • Draymond Green calls Kelly Olynyk a dirty player

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    Kelly Oubre got suspended for Kelly Olynyk flopping. There were a total of eight technical fouls in the game, including two each on Celtics guard Terry Rozier and Wizards guard Brandon Jennings , who were both ejected. "He's dirty . Dirty player", Green said. "You lyin" bro. I had a worse episode than you did on social media, and the first thing I said was, "Aw man".