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Ostapenko was precise: she hit 54 winners that struck the lines and the corners both when it counted and with wheezing speed. And there is no second guessing, even though Ostapenko was clad in disbelief. Ostapenko prefers to be called Alona. Ranked No 47 pre-tournament, Ostapenko will climb now to No 12. Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia returns the ball to Simona Halep of Romania during the women's singles final at the French Open Tennis Tournament 2017 in Paris , France, on June 10, ...
  • Zinedine Zidane to Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid need you

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    Abramovich hopes that a move for Ronaldo , one of the biggest names in the sport, will help in convincing Conte that Chelsea is the place for him for the foreseeable future. The 70-year-old is now set to remain as president of the European and Spanish champions until 2021, taking his overall stay in the position to 18 years.
  • Man U should go all-in on Cristiano Ronaldo if he becomes available

    Man U should go all-in on Cristiano Ronaldo if he becomes available

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    That bumper pay rise helped Ronaldo, 32, become the best-paid sportsmen in the world. Perez's expensive and ambitious "Galacticos" project, which later brought the likes of Frenchman Zinedine Zidane , now Real's manager, England's David Beckham and Brazil's Ronaldo to the club, had initial success but ended with the team floundering on the pitch, prompting his resignation in February 2006.
  • Mexico snatch dramatic late leveller to deny Portugal victory

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    Ronaldo had earlier teed up Ricardo Quaresma for the opener, with Javier Hernandez's equaliser leading to a tight second half before a hectic finish. He, along with Nani and Ronaldo, are coming towards the last years of their career and it is hard to see how Portugal will adequately replace them after the 2018 World Cup.
  • National Basketball Association finals, Game 3: Durant thrives and LeBron disappears down the stretch

    National Basketball Association finals, Game 3: Durant thrives and LeBron disappears down the stretch

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    Golden State's Kevin Durant scored 31 points, including seven in a game-ending 11-0 run that stretched the Warriors' playoff unbeaten run to 15-0 and their lead in the best-of-seven championship series to 3-0. "I think he's having the time of his life out there". I wasn't sure after a while, they just were going nuts. "It wasn't our smartest game that we have played all year, but it was maybe our toughest in terms of our ability to just hang in there".
  • Warriors Late Surge Gives them 3-0 Finals Lead

    Warriors Late Surge Gives them 3-0 Finals Lead

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    The fate of the Finals rests on the Cavaliers to divine, if possible, a means of countering the vast and varied weaponry of the Warriors . The Cavs missed their final eight shots in Wednesday's 118-113 loss. While Golden State famously shuns hero ball, it is surely thankful that Durant put on his cape. They hear about it nearly every day now, including from Magic Johnson, who recently said he thought his "Showtime" Lakers team could sweep the Warriors.
  • Pérez: Ronaldo will stay at Real Madrid

    Pérez: Ronaldo will stay at Real Madrid

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    I've heard about the Cristiano situation from what newspapers have written. I know Cristiano and he is a good guy, both as a professional and a person. "He will tell us what has happened.(.) The only thing I know is that he feels mistreated by the media". " I am sure that Cristiano complies with his tax duties, it must be a confusion that will be cleared ".
  • Pakistan leapfrogs to sixth place in ICC ODI rankings

    Pakistan leapfrogs to sixth place in ICC ODI rankings

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    It is only the second such stand by Pakistan against India in an ICC ODI series. Fakhar Zaman (114 from 142 balls) hit the first ODI century of his career to help the underdogs thrash bitter rivals India by 180 runs in Sunday's final at The Oval.
  • HWL Semi Final: India rout Pakistan to enter quarters

    HWL Semi Final: India rout Pakistan to enter quarters

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    But it were India who capitalised on a lot of them. Pakistan , which won the 1992 World Cup, has played as a team in exile since the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore . "I want to congratulate the Pakistan team and their fans, I think they really had an fantastic tournament", Kohli said on Sky Sports. But Pakistan collapse to 162 for seven before an unbroken stand of 75 between skipper Sarfraz (61 not out) and Mohammad Amir (28 not out) sees them ...
  • Real Madrid need you: Zinedine Zidane to Cristiano Ronaldo

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    There are naturally questions over whether this is all a big bargaining chip from Ronaldo with Madrid , for everything from his much-publicised tax issues that have triggered this story to his wages. There is a belief within United right now that any move for Ronaldo will ultimately result in the same unsatisfactory conclusion. Since the team is in search of a replacement for #Zlatan Ibrahimovic , it would make sense if Ronaldo is the replacement.