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A strong showing in this series would not only allow Curry to silence his critics who think his regular season production is overhyped because of his Finals performances, but would also allow the Warriors to erase the feeling of having a second straight title slip through their fingers last season.
  • Murray fends off del Potro

    Murray fends off del Potro

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    After searching for consistency in his opening two matches, Murray found something approaching his best form to win the most anticipated match of the first week. The third-round match between a pair of past major champions was much tighter than the straight-set scoreline might indicate. Spaniard Fernando Verdasco also continued his upset run, ousting No.
  • Caroline Wozniacki and Kristina Mladenovic oust former French Open slam champs

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    This was Muguruza's first attempt at defending a Grand Slam championship, and she ran into a determined Mladenovic, who was backed by a vocal crowd of countrymen who chanted her nickname, Kiki, throughout the match. Among four Chinese players who featured in women's doubles third round on Sunday, only Zheng Saisai remained in the draw as she and her Romanian partner Irina-Camelia Begu beat Duan Yingying and Peng Shuai of China 6-4, 6-2.
  • Bale 'happy' at Madrid amid Man United links

    Bale 'happy' at Madrid amid Man United links

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    Bale, however, insists he is fully committed to Madrid and is revelling in a third winners' medal in Europe's top competition since he joined from Tottenham in 2013. Next year it's going to be even more hard. The former France playmaker's contract expires in a year, but he said he was not thinking about leaving.
  • Djokovic and Nadal make winning starts at Roland Garros

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    The match on the Philippe Chatrier court has started at a high pace, with both players trading some superb shots. "Even, before when I was No. 1 and playing very successfully, winning trophies and in the latest period where I was not as successful and where I received a lot of criticism from many sides, Andre was one of the few people that was actually standing on my side and supporting me", said the 30-year-old Djokovic on Friday.
  • Very close to 10 out of 10 - De Villiers lauds 'fantastic' Tahir

    Very close to 10 out of 10 - De Villiers lauds 'fantastic' Tahir

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    Amla made history in the game with his knock of 103 as he became the fastest player to score 25 ODI centuries and the first South African to achieve the feat as well. Sri Lanka never recovered after that and were shot out for 203 runs with still 8.3 overs remaining. Tharanga reached 57 and Kusal Perera finished unbeaten on 44, but there were no other significant contributions with the bat as Tahir's variations proved too much to handle and De Villiers showed his class in the field, ...
  • Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

    Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

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    Matta, the 13th head coach in Ohio State history, won five regular-season Big Ten titles and four league tournament crowns, the most championships of any league coach over the last 13 seasons. Under his watch Ohio State made the Final Four in 2007 and 2012. However, the Buckeyes have dropped off from there, making the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and 2015 before missing the tournament the last two years.
  • Huddersfield Town's star midfielder Aaron Mooy is keeping his options open

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    Huddersfield goalkeeper Danny Ward, who saved Jordan Obita's penalty to give Schindler the chance to score the victor, paid tribute to manager David Wagner after the victory. "We've had such a great season - what a wonderful pay-off to the season". "I thought about halfway through the season, we'd played everyone, I just thought we had a chance".
  • Kristina Mladenovic survives 'epic' encounter with Shelby Rogers

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    The eighth-seeded Nishikori was leading 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-3 when rain stopped play on Saturday, but was clearly struggling with a wrist injury and had also had treatment on his back as the 21-year-old Chung rallied. The partisan crowd roared Mladenovic on to an upset victory, desperate to see a local win the women's singles for the first time since Mary Pierce achieved the feat in 2010.
  • Champions League final: Zidane speaks on defeating Juventus

    Champions League final: Zidane speaks on defeating Juventus

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    Juventus fans flee San Carlos Square in Turin, Italy, after a loud bang during a televised viewing of the Uefa Champions League final on Saturday. Asensio, 21 is barely more than a young boy, and, slick and elegant, already the face of Madrid's optimism for the long-term.
  • Murray in last eight

    Murray in last eight

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    I appreciate everyone still coming out to support us and Im grateful I can perform in front of you.”. The Swiss goes on to face Croatian seventh seed Marin Cilic for a spot in the semi-finals. "Very solid off both wings, unsafe off both wings, and moves quick", Murray added. "I managed to push her back". Women's title favourite and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep trounced Spain's Carla Suarez-Navarro 6-1, 6-1 to make the last eight without dropping a set or breaking sweat.
  • Witthoeft arrives late to French Open match

    Witthoeft arrives late to French Open match

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    PARIS (AP ) - Novak Djokovic and other players at the French Open say they are not anxious about competing at Wimbledon next month despite the recent attacks in Britain. " I knew I had to change something to beat him today, so I think I made some adjustments to make little better than yesterday ". Only once did Nadal fare better on the way to the quarterfinals at a major: He lost 19 games through four matches at the 2012 French Open .