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Murray, who turned 30 on Monday, has not won a title since the Dubai Open in February and was eliminated in the second round of the Madrid Open last week, and his defence of the Rome Masters has now ended at the first hurdle. Berdych is a century of victories adrift of Ferrer after the 31-year-old Czech ousted qualifier Berlocq in straight sets. Djokovic dominated the early exchanges to race into a 5-0 lead before Bedene finally got on the board with a powerful forehand but he could not ...
  • Top four finish would be a success for Liverpool - James Milner

    Top four finish would be a success for Liverpool - James Milner

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    By the time the final whistle sounded, it felt like a game that had always been certain, a victory that had always been assured. Sturridge , making his first Premier League start since January, slotted the visitors into a first-half lead before Andre Ayew somehow hit the post twice from two yards out after being presented with an open goal.
  • Marcus Rashford Will Get Better Warns Jesse Lingard

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    When Man United won a free-kick on the edge of the Spanish side's box, Rashford may not have been the natural choice to take it, but then he did this... "Last year we scored three goals away against Atletico to go through and their defence is very strong and this year we won 2-1 at the Bernabeu and they are nearly in the Champions League final".
  • Mowins to be first woman to call National Football League game since 1987

    Mowins to be first woman to call National Football League game since 1987

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    Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated first reported the news . Mowins joined ESPN in 1994 and has called college football for the network since 2005 and has done play-by-play for locally broadcast Oakland Raiders preseason games. Mowins has also done preseason broadcasts for the Oakland Raiders since 2015. The game's analyst will be former Jets and Bills coach Rex Ryan . I'm so happy for Beth.
  • Sale strikes out 12 as Red Sox beat Rays 6-3

    Sale strikes out 12 as Red Sox beat Rays 6-3

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    You can relive Boston's thrilling victory in the video below. The Red Sox should provide clarity on why Pomeranz was removed from the contest after the game. The solo home run he allowed to Morrison marked the first extra-base hit by a left-handed hitter off Sale in 21 at-bats this season. Devon Travis became the first player to steal home for the Blue Jays since June 2, 2015, scoring on a double steal in the eighth.
  • Mourinho admits top four finish is impossible

    Mourinho admits top four finish is impossible

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    I left Highbury they were crying, I left the Emirates, they were crying. There was no way back for United and, for once in a troubled season, the Arsenal fans could relax and forget the will he-won't he concerns about whether manager Arsene Wenger will renew his contract.
  • Resurgent Rafa Nadal takes Madrid Open title

    Resurgent Rafa Nadal takes Madrid Open title

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    Djokovic hasn't made the semi-final of any of the top-tier tournaments this season either, after winning Qatar Open before the Australian Open. "It was an important match for me". "He deserved to win. He controlled the game from beginning to the end". He lost to Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the third round in Monte Carlo after blowing a 4-0 lead in the deciding set, then was eliminated by Dominic Thiem in the semifinals of the Barcelona Open.
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger makes claim about Man United boss Jose Mourinho

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    Southampton, who won 2-1 at relegated Middlesbrough on Sunday, are in a straight shootout for eighth place with West Bromwich Albion, who now lead them on goal difference. " We are forecasting better full-year financial performance than expected and as such have raised our revenue and profit guidance for the year", said United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in a press release.
  • Sixers linked to impending free agent PG Kyle Lowry

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    Now the question becomes whether they build on this group or shuffle the deck. The Raptors had well-balanced scoring to start, with Serge Ibaka leading the way with seven points and P.J. CLEVELAND (109): James 11-22 8-9 35, Love 2-7 0-0 5, Thompson 3-5 0-0 6, Irving 10-24 5-5 27, Smith 1-6 0-0 3, Frye 4-5 0-0 10, Dero.Williams 2-4 0-0 5, Shumpert 0-1 0-0 0, Korver 6-8 2-2 18.
  • Ousted FIFA ethics prosecutor: 'Several 100 cases' ongoing

    Ousted FIFA ethics prosecutor: 'Several 100 cases' ongoing

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    They also investigated but cleared Fifa's current president Gianni Infantino past year over the alleged misuse of private jets. Grindel had no doubt who was behind the decision. He added: "We investigated several hundred cases and several hundred are still pending and ongoing at the moment". They have been replaced by Maria Claudia Rojas, a Colombian prosecutor and Vassilios Skouris a Greek judge who is the former head of the European Court of Justice.
  • Indians call up top OF prospect Bradley Zimmer from Triple-A

    Indians call up top OF prospect Bradley Zimmer from Triple-A

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    In 2014, Zimmer played Single-A ball at both Mahoning Valley (Short Season) and Lake County (Full), and then, spent 2015 between Single-A Lynchburg (High Level) and Double-A Akron. Zimmer batted.250/.365/.425 with 15 homers, 62 RBI and 38 steals in 130 games past year between Double- and Triple-A. Almonte joined the group on Tuesday after he aggravated a right biceps strain in the series opener against the Rays.
  • Nadal for the fifth time won the masters in Madrid

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    I'm going to enjoy the next hours, then I'll think about Rome . "I think he played a very good match in Barcelona". Rafael Nadal (right) and Dominic Thiem pose with their trophies at the end of the match in Madrid May 14, 2016.