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Securing a 10th title in Paris - La Decima - further entrenches Nadal's place as the greatest clay-courter in history. "I play my best at all events, but the feeling here is impossible to describe". "This is the most important event of my career". In 2005, Nadal played his first clay court match at the French open against the German Lars Burgsmuller and won that match by 6-1, 7-6, 6-1.
  • Farrell kicks Lions to victory over Crusaders

    Farrell kicks Lions to victory over Crusaders

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    Taylor says having played under Raynal will be of benefit, with two other French whistleblowers - Jerome Garces and Romain Poite - to control the second and third Tests. After leaking four tries in their first two matches - one in a 13-7 win over the Provincial Barbarians and three in a 22-6 loss to the Auckland-based Blues - the Lions found the defensive resilience which will be crucial against the All Blacks.
  • Orioles snap streak of consecutive games with five runs allowed

    Orioles snap streak of consecutive games with five runs allowed

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    The game ends the Orioles streak of 20 straight games allowing five or more runs. Baltimore went 6-14 over the stretch. "He gives up that three spot and just goes on about his business, doesn't implode and gets us deep into the game", Showalter said after Bundy gave up two home runs on back-to-back pitches to tie the score in the third inning.
  • Confederations Cup 2017: List of venues

    Confederations Cup 2017: List of venues

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    Additionally, the global rights group said one of their researchers was detained , questioned, threatened, and eventually released without charges by Russian authorities while trying to interview construction workers outside the World Cup stadium in April.
  • Sad day for Indian cricket: Lalchand Rajput on Kumble's resignation

    Sad day for Indian cricket: Lalchand Rajput on Kumble's resignation

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    There is no taking away that aspect away from him at all. "Anil bhai has taken the decision to step out and we respect that decision, " Kohli said. Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI ) acting president C.K. "I can't see Anil doing much wrong in one year". "They did shout slogans in favour of the Pakistan cricket team and lit firecrackers, but that does not warrant sedition charges", Parihar told.
  • Pelicans trade up, take Duke's Frank Jackson in 2nd round

    Pelicans trade up, take Duke's Frank Jackson in 2nd round

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    The 31st pick in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, Jackson was the fourth Duke Blue Devil selected, after college teammates Jayson Tatum, Luke Kennard and Harry Giles were all chosen in the first 20 picks. The 6-foot-4 Jackson, who turned 19 last month, averaged 10.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists and shot 39.5 per cent on 3-pointers as a part-time starter as a freshman at Duke last season.
  • Gareth Bale 'most likely' to leave Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale 'most likely' to leave Real Madrid

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    Added to that, the Spanish tax authorities argued that Tollin Associates Ltd had later on relinquished these image rights to another company called Multisports&Image Management Ltd which is based in Ireland. His defence will be based on contesting the proportion of his image rights earnings that were made outside of Spain, meaning he was not obliged to declare them in Spain.
  • Five Thoughts: Blackhawks Wrap Up Eventful NHL Draft Weekend

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    Incoming freshman Evan Barrett of the Penn State men's hockey team was chosen in the NHL draft on Saturday afternoon. Following NBCSN's coverage of Round 1, NHLN returns to air with the NHL Tonight: 2017 NHL Draft Recap at 10:30 p.m. Last season De Jong notched career highs in goals, assists, and points, notching 8 goals and 23 points while playing all 72 games this season. The NHL will announce later today that the league will sponsor studies at five USA colleges to examine the ...
  • Magic Johnson on Russell: 'what I needed was a leader'

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    The Lakers president of basketball operations joked, telling the new Laker to leave him a record or two. "You look to your right, there's some jerseys hanging on that wall". "But what I needed was a leader", Johnson told reporters ". "The right people are in charge". While he did average more minutes (22.6 vs. 28.1) and sported a higher usage rate (22.1 vs.
  • Tom Curran shines on debut as England keep South Africa in check

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    Jason Roy was given out obstructing the field during the second T20I between England and South Africa - but was it the right decision? In reply, it looked like England were coasting to victory but brilliant death bowling from Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo saw the Proteas get over the line despite Jason Roy making 67 from 45 balls.
  • LaVar Ball makes his first bold prediction for Lonzo's NBA career

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    Back in the days, it was Magic Johnson and Julius Erving, now it's the new crop of players in Joel Embiid , Ben Simmons , and Lonzo Ball . "He has the talent to be an All-Star". " Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year", LaVar told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. "The right people are in charge".