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Nadal is no longer the 19-year-old he was when he won his first French Open title in his tournament debut in 2005, wearing long white pirate shorts, his flowing locks wrapped by a white headband, his sleeveless shirt revealing bulging biceps.
  • England beats Venezuela 1-0 to win U20 World Cup

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    Calvert-Lewin initial effort was blocked by Wuilker Farinez , but the rebound fell into the path of the Everton forward and he made no mistake with his second chance. The Reds' new signing Dominic Solanke hit it off well with fellow youngster Sheyi Ojo, while Everton's Calvert-Lewis and Ademola Lookman provided England with the impetus to go on and win.
  • Jelena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep to win first Grand Slam

    Jelena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep to win first Grand Slam

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    Yes, she was trying to become the first unseeded women's champion at the tournament since - get this - 1933. "If I have a really good day, and I'm hitting really well", said Ostapenko, who walloped 54 winners during her 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 comeback victory over third-seeded Simona Halep in Saturday's final at the French Open, "I think anything is possible".
  • 9-time champ Nadal faces Wawrinka in French Open men's final

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    Nadal is now second on the list of most Grand Slam titles - behind Roger Federer - and climbs to second in the world rankings. Nadal was not giving Thiem the chance to show any of the kind of tennis that saw him storm to a straight-sets win over Djokovic in the last eight and a break in the opening game of the third came as another blow to the Austrian's fast-disappearing chances of a maiden grand slam final appearance.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vow to 'give it everything' in Game 4 hype video

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    That's a great line and Green had reasons to be testy with Clevelanders. The play created an very bad lot of confusion, even for the ABC broadcast crew, who was clueless about what really went on, not even bothering to call their own refereeing expert Steve Javie to comment on the matter.
  • Halep books French Open final spot against Ostapenko

    Halep books French Open final spot against Ostapenko

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    In her clan is her manager Virginia Ruzici, the only Romanian woman to have won a grand slam at the French Open in 1978. "I hope I can play better and win it". The match on Thursday was also a joint birthday celebration for the pair but Ostapenko will have the better memories after holding her nerve on the biggest day of her career.
  • Astros score 5 in 9th to top Royals 6-1

    Astros score 5 in 9th to top Royals 6-1

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    Herrera's ERA jumped to 5.55 as he gave up four runs in one-third of an inning. "I think when a pitcher walks one batter with four pitches, he wants to come back to the zone", Altuve said. Howie Kendrick had three hits, including a home run in the fourth. Kansas City trailed 7-1 in the fourth inning but powered its comeback with a four-run eighth.
  • Mattek-Sands, Safarova win French Open women's doubles title

    Mattek-Sands, Safarova win French Open women's doubles title

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    Watching Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova jump up and down in glee on the Parisian clay on Sunday was not a new sight. Their win in Paris was their second at Roland Garros after they claimed the title in 2015, and their fifth Grand Slam title overall.
  • French Open Champion Rafa Nadal Left Speechless After La Decima

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    Agonizingly close to winning a 15th major at the Australian Open in January - he lost to great rival and Wawrinka's fellow Swiss Roger Federer after holding a break lead in the fifth set - there was simply no denying Nadal at Roland Garros as he ended a three-year drought at majors.
  • Lewis Hamilton takes Montreal pole with record-breaking lap

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    Raikkonen ended a nine-year pole drought in Monaco last time out but failed to replicate those heroics in Montreal, finishing almost 0.9s off Lewis Hamilton's eventual benchmark. "I was not so happy with my job in the last run of Q3", he said. I would have loved to repeat the second run I had and just find a little bit. I lost a bit into Turn Two, and then lost two-tenths out of the second corner and then I knew I had to catch up, which I did until the end of the lap.
  • Preds defenseman Ryan Ellis skates before Game 6

    Preds defenseman Ryan Ellis skates before Game 6

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    That was just Game 7 in the second round. They need to win Game 6 on Sunday if they want to force a seventh game. "You try to work so hard that the luck is also on your side". Nashville may be without defenseman Ryan Ellis , who didn't finish Thursday night's loss. Ellis did not skate Saturday, though several Predators did not take the ice in an optional practice.
  • Gordon Strachan proud of his fearless middleweights

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    Despite the disappointment of missing out on a first win over England since 1999, Griffiths said Scotland would draw strength from their performance. Of all the years I have been watching Scotland . He said: "At 1-0 down against England , it is always going to be a tough ask to get back into the game, but we showed resilience and what we are all about by getting ourselves back into it and then into the lead".