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The Tokyo games will feature 18 mixed events, up from 9 at the Rio Olympics. Despite these additions, however, the International Olympic Committee has stuck to its promise to reverse the seemingly inexorable growth of the Games. Three sports - boxing, canoeing and rowing - will sacrifice some men's events in the name of gender balance, while further events have been added to the swimming, track cycling and fencing programs.
  • Murray into semi-finals after taming Nishikori

    Murray into semi-finals after taming Nishikori

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    The momentum of the match switched sharply after umpire Carlos Ramos penalised Murray the loss of a serve for a time violation. Britain's Murray dropped serve twice in the opening set as the gremlins that have dogged his season briefly returned, but he was generally in charge after that against the eighth seed.
  • Melissa McCarthy to play Santa Claus' wife in 'Margie Claus'

    Melissa McCarthy to play Santa Claus' wife in 'Margie Claus'

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    Christmastime has come early for Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone . Warner Bros . /New Line will be releasing Melissa McCarthy's new holiday musical comedy Margie Claus on November 15, 2019 . Falcone and McCarthy will produce through their company On the Day. Old Saint Nick's wife, Margie Claus , is forced to devise a plan and assemble a ragtag team to find her husband.
  • Taking the lead: Brewers get boost by striking first

    Taking the lead: Brewers get boost by striking first

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    With runners on second and third and one out, Hernan Perez lofted a fly to left. Buster Posey sent Nelson's next offering to straightaway center for his eighth homer of the season, putting the Giants up 3-1. Dyson began the season as Texas' closer but lost that job after blowing three straight save opportunities in April and was designated for assignment Friday, having posted a 10.80 ERA in 16 2/3 innings.
  • LeBron James Rumored to Potentially Join Lakers, Clippers in 2018 Free Agency

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    Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) dunks on Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) during the second half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland , Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The Cavs' lead got as big as six but Thompson, looking like he was on his way to another 41-point game like his Western Conference finals-saving performance a year ago, put up 30 points and shot 6-for-11 from distance.
  • Champions Trophy: VVS Laxman is confident of India's win over Pakistan

    Champions Trophy: VVS Laxman is confident of India's win over Pakistan

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    Former ODI captain and top-order batsman Azhar Ali said that Babar Azam would be the key player for Pakistan in its Champions Trophy match against India on June 4 . South Africa , under the captaincy of AB de Villiers, will be the most influential team of the ICC event with their daunting bating line-up. Such is the global and commercial appeal of the fixture , as the ICC has effectively admitted to "doctoring" the draw to make sure the teams are paired together in the group phase ...
  • Durant Silence Cavs; Take 3-0 Series Lead

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    That doesn't make any sense. "But I think that we just stayed with it, and our defense finally kicked in". That's all well and good, him acknowledging that being in the middle of the maelstrom inures him from the buffeting without, but it is unavoidable.
  • Unseeded Latvian teen Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French

    Unseeded Latvian teen Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French

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    She added: "I think the magic has always been happening for me here, even the first time I came here as a little kid". "At the end of the match I felt quite confident", said Ostapenko. So it was a big drama, so I could not get into the plane without giving the towels of the French Open, and I woke up and I was sweating. The second resumed after a three hour rain break with the scores level at 1-1.
  • Stanley Cup Finals: Penguins Take 2-0 Series Lead

    Stanley Cup Finals: Penguins Take 2-0 Series Lead

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    It's a team game, and everyone looks at shots and save percentage but forget about the quality and who we're playing. Zach Smith, of Crafton, Pa., covers his Stanley Cup replica as he waits in the rain outside PPG Paints Arena before Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators , Wedne.