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No 3 seed Halep defended her serve staunchly to take a 5-4 lead, a moment which felt important as Ostapenko's blistering assault threatened to waver. The men's doubles category was also bound to see the crowning of new title winners as the unseeded pairs of New Zealander Michael Venus and Amercian Ryan Harrison went face to face with Mexican Santiago Gonzalez and American Donald Young.
  • French Open Day 13: Wawrinka and Nadal set up final showdown

    French Open Day 13: Wawrinka and Nadal set up final showdown

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    Rafa Nadal moved to within one victory of "La Decima" at the French Open as he demolished rising Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-4 6-0 with a daunting show of force in Friday's semi-final. "He's for sure gonna be the favourite with what he's done in the past, but also this season already he's playing so well. If I can play long balls, if I can hit hard, if I can do that, well, I think I will be able to control him".
  • Golden State Warriors: Bring on 3-1 lead

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    No team had ever squandered a 3-1 lead in the Finals and lost. But Irving mentioned it and James said some players in the locker room had it on their minds. In both Game 3 and Game 4, the crowd waited for Green to lose his cool. There were seven technical fouls, including five during a short stretch in the third quarter.
  • Nadal destroys Wawrinka to claim record-extending tenth French Open title

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    It would give Nadal his 10th French Open championship, more than any man or woman has won at any major tournament in the almost half-century professional era. "At the moment I am not thinking about the fact it will be the last time that I go to the centre court in Paris ". "I don't think it would be the right thing to do to see it as a revenge".
  • India invite Proteas to bat in crunch game

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    It left them in a crisis against Pakistan , and vulnerable against Sri Lanka . As mentioned in the preview , this will be a virtual quarter-final for both the teams. Virat Kohli will be quite keen to rope in Ravichandran Ashwin in the playing eleven. Monday's match in Cardiff has the look of a "dead rubber" about it after Pakistan suffered a 124-run thrashing by arch-rivals and Champions Trophy title-holders India in their opening Group B match .
  • Mariners sign shortstop Jean Segura to 5-year extension

    Mariners sign shortstop Jean Segura to 5-year extension

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    Segura is now out with a right high-ankle sprain that could keep him on the DL for up to a month. Mariners manager Scott Servais told MLB.com Tuesday he was optimistic about Segura's recovery and he could return to baseball activities this week.
  • Mr. Met returns, and the fans welcome him back

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    Sogard then hit into a double play. Sogard made his lone out in the seventh by lining to left immediately before Thames drew a walk. Plawecki said it was a prank by his teammates. Travis Shaw added two hits. Flores later hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, but the Brewers held on for a 2-1 victory to earn a four-game split.
  • NBA Playoffs: Kyrie, Cavs Go Epic In Game 4

    NBA Playoffs: Kyrie, Cavs Go Epic In Game 4

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    On Friday night, the Cavs turned anger over some comments made by Golden State's motor-mouthed forward Draymond Green into energy and their best performance this season. Their chippy play on both ends of the floor halted the pace of the game and that is exactly what the Warriors do not need. Golden State became the first team in National Basketball Association playoff history to win its first 15 games in a single postseason.
  • Kickboxer Murthel Groenhart assaulted in ring by fans following KO

    Kickboxer Murthel Groenhart assaulted in ring by fans following KO

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    It was a insane sucker punch, but completely legal. His trainer was able to pull the attackers away, but the kickboxer apparently told reporters post-fight that he suffered a broken jaw in the scuffle. It was all in the fight, all in the game. I have no idea what Grigorian was thinking, but defending yourself at all times in a fight reached a new level on Saturday.
  • Kobe Bryant Pays Ultimate Respect to Kyrie Irving After Game 4

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    The Cleveland Cavaliers live to fight another game as the Wine and Gold upended Golden State, 137-116, in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night. "We were favored in Game 2 of the conference finals by 15 points. So our mindset is try to go up there and get one". "At the end of the day, the game is supposed to be played physically".
  • Halep misses another chance to win Grand Slam title

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    I don't think I will believe it for another couple of days or weeks. The last player to lift the French Open as their first crown was Brazil's Gustavo Kuerten in 1997 on the same day Ostapenko was born. Her groundstrokes are simply massive, flat swipes of the ball that left Halep and Timea Bacsinszky, Caroline Wozniacki and Samantha Stosur - among others - grasping at shadows.
  • Proteas aim to maintain winning spree against Sri Lanka today

    Proteas aim to maintain winning spree against Sri Lanka today

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    Kagiso Rabada had spilled the simplest of caught and bowled chances off Upul Tharanga while fellow opener Niroshan Dickwella was smashing Wayne Parnell to all corners. Tahir squeezed the Sri Lanka batting, and when captain Upul Tharanga , on 57, hit Tahir straight to a catch at deep cover at 146-5 in the 26th over, Sri Lanka's fate was certain.