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World No. 1 Murray , the runner-up in Paris to Novak Djokovic in 2016, brushed aside Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Murray came through a four-set test against Andrey Kuznetsov in the first round, an even sterner test against Martin Klizan in the second, and by the time he faced one of his toughest adversaries, Juan Martin del Potro , the man who had beaten him in a record-breaking five-setter in last year's Davis Cup, Murray's level was starting to approach ...
  • Penguins lose special teams battle, game to Nashville

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    Jake Guentzel would score for the Pens early in the first period, making it 1-0 Pittsburgh . The Nashville Predators breathed new life into the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday that squared the NHL's championship series at two games apiece.
  • Virat Kohli Plays Down India vs Pakistan Game Hype

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    Sarfraz has said Pakistan , who are now ranked No.8 in the ICC rankings, will not take Bangladesh lightly, having recently beaten New Zealand for the first time overseas and jumping to a high of No.6 in the latest ICC ODI rankings. As far as the mindset was concerned, it made me realise that I can not do everything in every game. A dismal IPL 2017 for Royal Challengers Bangalore immediately after the high of a Test season that saw India reach the top of the ICC rankings has helped Virat ...
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    Defeat by 240 runs was certainly not what they wanted. He also dismissed Bangladesh's success against England in the 2015 ICC World Cup as a thing of the past. "But again, it's cricket and anything can happen in the game". "You know it's very important when you are playing in English conditions to play close to your body and play late".
  • Djokovic key to my tennis return - Agassi

    Djokovic key to my tennis return - Agassi

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    Djokovic parted company with Boris Becker in November after three years together and then surprisingly dismissed his remaining coaching staff, including long-term mentor Marian Vajda, last month in a bid to reclaim the form that saw him dominate the men's game prior to being dethroned as world No.
  • Eden Hazard would consider leaving Chelsea for Real Madrid

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    This injury has ruled out Eden Hazard in the upcoming friendly game against the Czech Republic and Estonia in their World Cup qualifier. "If you look at the last two season, it looks easy for them", he said , as quoted by the Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper.
  • NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's last title in 1998

    NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's last title in 1998

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    And we're a full group when he's out here. Coaches said the Cavaliers also rely on Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love for feedback on how to attack or defend opponents. Durant is shooting 60% from the floor and 52% from three in his last four games; Curry is hitting on 46% from the floor and 45% from three in the series so far after shooting at just a 40% clip previous year; and even Thompson snapped out of his prolonged slump in Game 2 to hit on 4-of-7 threes.
  • Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1, retain Champions League title

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    Back home at the Santiago Bernabeu, Ronaldo took centre stage as he sung about his own candidacy for the Ballon d'Or, which he claimed ahead of Barcelona foe and five-time victor Lionel Messi past year. "But it's just one of those things, it's a game of two halves, it's always cagey in the final and at the end of the day we're happy with the win". Isco , who kept Cardiff-born Gareth Bale out of the starting line-up, described it as Real's best performance of the season as they ...
  • Defense key to any Predators' success, says coach

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    The goal was his first in the Stanley Cup Final since June 4, 2009, a span of 12 games, but it wasn't enough as the Penguins lost two straight for the second time this postseason. The 24-year-old undrafted rookie, who didn't score in nine games during the regular season, has three goals in six playoff games. Now, at 2-1, the Preds look to use the home ice advantage to even things up.
  • Barcelona to step up move for Arsenal's Hector Bellerin

    Barcelona to step up move for Arsenal's Hector Bellerin

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    The Sun highlights speculation that Arsenal are interested in the 30-year-old Turkish worldwide following his failure to make a lasting impact at Barcelona , although their valuation of £26m is putting the Gunners off. "Arda is not going anywhere", the agent told the Turkish press on Monday in quotes cited by AS. Lionel Messi is reportedly trying to convince a former Real Madrid star to join him at FC Barcelona next season.
  • Over 1500 football fans injured in Turin stampede

    Over 1500 football fans injured in Turin stampede

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    With the crowd in a frenzy, four-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo - who finished the season with 42 goals in all competitions and as the Champions League's top scorer - ended up singing, "Cristiano, Ballon d'Or" and the fans joined in. "The Portuguese striker spoke after the final , highlighting his great personal season and the great job of the team:" I'm very happy , it has been an incredible season.