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Kerber went down 6-2 6-2 in one hour and 22 minutes, leaving her number one status in the balance. And the German's lack of form was on display on the Philippe Chatrier court as her weak serve was broken a total of six times by Makarova.
  • Webb Simpson breaks out of crowd to take Colonial lead

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    A four-under par round of 66 saw Kisner finish at 10 under overall in Texas - a shot ahead of the chasing pack of Spieth, Sean O'Hair and Jon Rahm . England's Paul Casey (68) and South Korean-born New Zealander Danny Lee (69) are joint second on seven under.
  • Makarova stuns top seed Kerber in French Open 1st round

    Makarova stuns top seed Kerber in French Open 1st round

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    Kerber of Germany was shocked at Roland Garros on the first day of the major tournament, losing 6-2, 6-2 to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation. Thiem, who reached the semi-finals a year ago, comfortably beat Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-0, 6-2. In the last game, Kerber held seven break points but Makarova fought off each one despite, she said, "fighting with my emotion".
  • Kvitova's return to provide French Open with early emotions

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    Kvitova blew kisses to the crowd and warmly acknowledged her entourage, who wore shirts emblazoned with the words "Courage, " "Belief" and her signature, self-motivating "Pojd!" - with a heart replacing the letter "o". For Schiavone, though, progress of any kind would be tough this time: She had drawn defending champion and No4 seed Garbine Muguruza in her opener.
  • Arsene Wenger Drops Major Hint About His Arsenal Future

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    Wenger was quizzed on his future after the final whistle and, while he offered no answer on whether he would stay or go, he revealed that he will hold talks with Arsenal's board in the coming week. The Blues' desperation was laid bare when Victor Moses was sent off for a second yellow after diving in the box. When his initial attempt to chip the ball into Chelsea's area was blocked, he appeared to knock the rebound forward with his arms before running through and shooting past Thibaut ...
  • South Africa wins toss, opts to field in 1st ODI

    South Africa wins toss, opts to field in 1st ODI

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    South Africa , ranked No. 1 in world ODI rankings, has a strong batting line-up with Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis and de Villiers. The all-rounder bowled only two overs in Wednesday's 72-run win over South Africa at Headingley, after complaining of soreness in his left knee.
  • Chelsea ace aims cheeky dig at Arsenal after losing FA Cup clash

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    It's the same with the fans. The Frenchman claimed the triumph was one of his proudest moments, alongside the 2003-04 Arsenal team that won the title without losing a single league game. That is no exaggeration. I spoke to a referee the other day, I forgot which game I was playing in but the ball got played through and the striker was offside.
  • Penguins get Hornqvist back for Game 1 of Stanley Cup final

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    After being deemed as a player "you can't win with" for most of his career, simply because he was a really good player on a really bad team, Kessel ended up leading the Stanley Cup champions in postseason scoring and had a convincing argument for the Conn Smythe Trophy.
  • Arsene Wenger suggests Arsenal future to be announced in midweek

    Arsene Wenger suggests Arsenal future to be announced in midweek

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    I think fans should not forget it. Unsurprisingly, Wenger is anxious about publicly discussing whether he expects the north London club to offer a new contract. Conte heaped praise on his players for their dominance of the Premier League this season after a miserable 2015-16 campaign when Chelsea finished 10th.
  • Antoine Griezmann to Man Utd up to Ed Woodward - Mourinho

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    He had already guided United to glory in the League Cup and despite a sixth-place finish in the Premier League , success in the Europa League means his side will return to the Champions League next season. "If we could, we would obviously change the people's lives for this cup, immediately", Mourinho told reporters. United are expected to splash the cash this summer as Mourinho continues to shape his squad and make them competitive in all competitions next season.
  • Sebastian Vettel wins the Monaco GP

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    And this is the new reality at the moment". Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the Monaco Grand Prix . But it was shrouded in controversy. 'I like being an underdog because the underdog is the one people want to see win. "As a matter of fact, I think we have been since the beginning of the season".
  • Errol Spence Jr stops Kell Brook to win IBF welterweight title

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    It's rare to see a world champion who's fighting in his hometown be considered an underdog heading into a bout. George Groves earlier weighed in 11st 13lbs 6oz for his WBA super-middleweight title fight against Russia's against Fedor Chudinov, who was four ounces lighter.