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Scotland will now hope they extend that sequence in the remaining four rounds of fixtures, as England victories over Slovakia and Slovenia will be just as crucial to Gordon Strachan's hopes of securing second place in the group as his own team's need to win their own matches.
  • Chelsea begin defence of title at home to Burnley

    Chelsea begin defence of title at home to Burnley

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    The home Merseyside derby against Everton comes on December 9, with the return game on April 7. So it's Leicester at home on the opening day... Sky TV have stated that they expect to release their games for August and September at the beginning of July.
  • Manchester United's 2017/18 Premier League fixtures

    Manchester United's 2017/18 Premier League fixtures

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    Manchester United welcome West Ham United on the first day of the new campaign. On paper those games should be respite, but as Hull City showed us past year this can be the most risky time to face new teams, before anyone knows what to expect from them.
  • Halep sets up final clash with Ostapenko

    Halep sets up final clash with Ostapenko

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    Ostapenko , who celebrated her 20th birthday on Thursday, is the first unseeded women's finalist at the French Open since Mima Jausovec lost to seven-time French Open champion Chris Evert in 1983. Ostapenko, though, produced the required resolve when play resumed, with a double break putting her on the brink of victory, which she delivered when holding her serve to love for a 4-6 6-2 6-2 win over the 11th seed in just under two hours on court.
  • French Open 2017: Relentless Rafael Nadal eases into quarter-finals

    French Open 2017: Relentless Rafael Nadal eases into quarter-finals

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    Big-serving American John Isner , seeded 21, was knocked out in his third-round match by Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation, who won 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-3). After fighting back from two sets to one down to beat Diego Schwartzman in the third round, the defending champion was no doubt hoping for an easier evening.
  • Terry McAuliffe: 'We Lose 93 Million Americans a Day to Gun Violence'

    Terry McAuliffe: 'We Lose 93 Million Americans a Day to Gun Violence'

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    Editor's Note: 93 million Americans don't die a day due to gun violence. On average, 93 Americans a day die due to gun violence . I've long talked about this. McAuliffe's response to a question about protecting politicians should not be interpreted as partisan. "People are going to criticize that you are bringing up gun control at this time?" a reporter asked.
  • Sarfraz Ahmed concerned with 'soft dismissals' ahead of England clash

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    Pakistan bowlers continued to dismantle England batting as Adil Rashid was run out by substitute fielder Ahmed Shahzad in the Champions Trophy semi-final match on Wednesday at Cardiff . "We played the last ODI here [against England during the summer tour]". "The whole nation will be with us, as they were in our desperate times and good times ".
  • Gareth Southgate takes positives from England's defeat to 10-man France

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    France were forced to play a man light for the vast majority of the second period following the dismissal of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane but conjured victory through an Ousmane Dembele victor 12 minutes from time . "You have got to control possession and stay calm but I thought we looked more anxious [against] ten men", said Southgate . They were just getting too much space in vital areas, even with 10 men.
  • Champions Trophy semi-final: Pakistan opt to bowl against England

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    However, Sarfraz's 61 not out and Mohammad Amir's 28 not out saw Pakistan home with 31 balls to spare after they shared an unbroken eighth-wicket partnership of 75. If you're playing a world class team, definitely, you play more positive cricket against England ", Sarfraz said. "So I guess it gives a lot of confidence".
  • Scooter Gennett had a game for the ages

    Scooter Gennett had a game for the ages

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    To add to his tremendous evening, one of his home runs was a grand slam. "For a guy like me to do that is insane - a little short of a miracle". Anderson extends shutout streak in Brewers' win MILWAUKEE - Chase Anderson pitched 7 2-3 shutout innings, drove in a run and won his third straight game, Hernán Pérez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Tuesday night.
  • Bachinski and Ostapenko - polufinalistov Roland Garros

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    In fact, one of them will reach their first Grand Slam final, with neither having gone beyond the semi-final stage and, incredibly, Ostapenko had never been beyond the second round before the start of 2017! But tomorrow's last-four duel also falls on the day when world number 31 Bacsinszky turns 28 while Ostapenko, ranked 47, is 20.
  • Champions Trophy 2017: England have edge against Pakistan in first semi-final

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    Title-holders India and Bangladesh meet at Edgbaston in Thursday's second semi-final, with the final at London's Oval on Sunday. After being beaten miserably by their rivals India in their first match in the tournament, Pakistan came from behind to defeat top-ranked South Africa and then Sri Lanka , and now emerged victorious against England to march into the final of the event for the first time .