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Last year's beaten finalist, who will start the tournament as top seed for the first time , has won both his previous encounters with the world number 85 - though has never faced him on clay. Last week, in an effort to turn things around, Djokovic said former great Andre Agassi would be his coach on the red clay in Paris . While Murray and Wawrinka highlight one half of the draw, the other half might be more intriguing.
  • Cavaliers rally past Celtics to take control of series

    Cavaliers rally past Celtics to take control of series

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    Ginobili added: "We had a tough break when you lose your point guard leader and your main scorer and player". They improbably have a chance to tie up the Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2 when they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 Tuesday night.
  • Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance

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    What he brought into the game was something that could never be game-planned for, because how does one counteract combustible spontaneity and heart? So much of that man became part of what made the Spurs "go". Ginobili is a free agent, but is expected to return to the Spurs if he does not retire. His passion, energy and style of play forced Popovich to recalibrate that machine.
  • McIlroy withdraws from BMW PGA Championship

    McIlroy withdraws from BMW PGA Championship

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    The Englishman has fallen down the rankings over recent times as he struggles to find form, but an encouraging tied-second place at the Players Championship earlier this month provided a timely boost. "[U.S.] Open qualifying is a last resort". Rory McIlroy will sit out the European Tour flagship event next week to make sure a recurring rib injury heals.
  • 'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss

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    The Celtics , who are missing their best player, injured guard Isaiah Thomas , led by as many as 16 points in the first half and appeared primed to stun Cleveland again while James flirted with disaster. Well, then this got a lot more interesting. " Things are flowing . It's a part of our identity to get that mojo going". Two seasons ago, after returning to Cleveland , the Cavs struggled and were below.500 in January, while the Warriors became the main topic in the league.
  • Watch New York Yankees Retire Derek Jeter's Number

    Watch New York Yankees Retire Derek Jeter's Number

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    Sunday, with Jeter's ceremony sandwiched in between. "I" ve had this special relationship with the organization and fans for years. 'There isn't a person or player I would trade places with that's playing now or ever, ' he explained. But Jeter's apparently not sure whether the ice water in his veins matter when it comes to changing diapers. When asked by a reporter if he was ready for "the challenges of being a dad", Jeter got refreshingly candid .
  • Bourdais has pelvis surgery; Davison to get his Indy ride

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    His run at this year's Indianapolis 500 and the rest of the IndyCar season is over, after crashing in qualifying prelims on Saturday. Bourdais wouldn't complete his third lap, however, after he lost control of his vehicle, which smashed into one of the track's safety walls, causing a fiery crash that would flip the auto.
  • Svitolina stuns Halep to win maiden Rome title

    Svitolina stuns Halep to win maiden Rome title

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    I played very poor today. It wasn't pretty, as Svitolina hit 37 unforced errors to only 25 winners over the three sets. The match lasted 1 hour, 21 minutes. The Spaniard fell behind in the third set before responding immediately with a break. With coach Darren Cahill looking on, it was a step back for Halep, who last week won Madrid and bragged about her newfound mental strength after earlier in the year breaking with Cahill when the coach dumped her for giving up during matches.
  • Predators left surprised, determined by Johansen's injury

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    The Predators returned home with a 3-2 Western Conference finals lead after a 3-1 victory over the Ducks in Anaheim on Saturday led by Rinne, who is 7-3 in the Honda Center in the postseason. Andrew Cogliano called his team confident and desperate not to see its season end, crediting Carlyle with keeping them headed in the right direction whenever it appeared they're about to go sideways.
  • Monaco won't block Mbappe from making €100m Man Utd or Madrid move

    Monaco won't block Mbappe from making €100m Man Utd or Madrid move

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    Portuguese Jardim has been linked with jobs in the English Premier League after inspiring Monaco to their first French title since 2000 and the Champions League semifinals. "We will [turn down offers for Mbappe], although that will depend, of course, also on the player". "The idea is to extend the contracts of most players, to keep them, even if there will obviously be some departures".
  • Wenger warns Arsenal not to get carried away

    Wenger warns Arsenal not to get carried away

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    Liverpool are just four points ahead of Arsene Wenger's men, having played a game more . "Overall it was a very convincing win", he told Sky Sports . After a boring first half, Sanchez produced a moment of magic to open the scoring when the Chilean wrong-footed two defenders in the box before calmly slotting home.
  • Everton FC to make Ross Barkley statement tomorrow

    Everton FC to make Ross Barkley statement tomorrow

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    The Belgium worldwide turned down a big-money contract extension at Everton in March and revealed his ambitions to be at a club who are winning trophies. I am hopeful and expect that we can change that for next season". "That's the difference between us and Arsenal", he said. "We have met with the board, we had several meetings and we know what we want and it's up to the board to make the decisions".
  • Spurs see off Man U in White Hart Lane finale

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    Club chairman, Daniel Levy, has been working on the project of a new stadium dating back a number of years and his plans are finally coming to fruition. "I am not too anxious, I don't think the players are too anxious". The farewell ceremony began with a history of White Hart Lane narrated by Tottenham fan Sir Kenneth Branagh and finished with Mauricio Pochettino and his players performing a lap of honour.
  • No World Cup easybeats, Cheika warns

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    Australia , twice champions and the 2015 runners-up, will become reacquainted with Wales in Pool D , which also includes 11th-ranked Georgia . The majority of our players who will feature in the next World Cup have already had that first contact with them and the style of rugby they aspire to play.
  • Bundesliga signs up first woman referee for next season

    Bundesliga signs up first woman referee for next season

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    Steinhaus, who will referee the women's Champions League final in Cardiff on June 1, is one of four officials who have been promoted to the list of Bundesliga referees for 2017/18. "When he informed me in our telephone call about the decision of the referee's commission, I was quite speechless". "And naturally, I am filled with happiness that this dream will at last become a reality", Steinhaus told the DFB web site.
  • Virat Kohli Will Bounce Back In The Champions Trophy, Says Kapil Dev

    Virat Kohli Will Bounce Back In The Champions Trophy, Says Kapil Dev

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    He has the strength within himself. "On paper it looks very good". Domingo said the series will also provide a chance to settle on the best combinations for certain conditions in the Champions Trophy, with South Africa's group matches being played at the Oval ( Sri Lanka ), Edgbaston ( Pakistan ) and against India , also at the Oval.
  • Mkhitaryan singled out by Mourinho in Man United training

    Mkhitaryan singled out by Mourinho in Man United training

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    I'm not enjoying that. If they can not travel to their major English rivals and win, what chance do they have at the Nou Camp or the Bernabeu where Real Madrid and Barcelona usually score for fun? "It's up to us, we need some luck along the way, but if we win the next four games, I'm convinced that we can do it".
  • Celtics seeking validation against Cavaliers

    Celtics seeking validation against Cavaliers

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    He got a standing ovation as the Celtics let him come back into the game with 8 seconds left as Isaiah Thomas came off the court, and it's rare to say that I.T. Then, three minutes had barely passed when the Celtics opened an 8-2 lead and Brooks responded with one of his quickest timeouts of the series. The Celtics only win came in Boston by four points, and Kevin Love did not play.
  • Energized Ducks Even Western Finals, Beat Predators 5-3

    Energized Ducks Even Western Finals, Beat Predators 5-3

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    But like, his family and his friends watching him play, I don't know how you cheer for a guy like that. "He just blows my mind", said Johansen to media members after Game 2. The boisterous crowd at Bridgestone Arena has been a popular topic across the National Hockey League during the playoffs. The lone goal held up for nearly 40 minutes, when Evgeni Malkin scored at 14:25 of the third to tie the game.
  • Paul Pogba absent as Manchester United travel to Tottenham

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    We won a Community Shield. Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to win the Europa League (and the Champions League qualification that comes with the title), and his Premier League selections might become increasingly unusual as he seeks to rest and protect the players he wants for the final against Ajax.
  • Former Real Madrid defender: Zidane already a great coach

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    Three games over the next eight days will determine if Madrid can end Barcelona's dominance of La Liga. He then oversaw a remarkable turnaround in the space of a few months, guiding Real Madrid to a morale-boosting win over Barcelona in El Clasico and then picking up the UEFA Champions League title.
  • Pochettino: Tottenham have pushed Chelsea

    Pochettino: Tottenham have pushed Chelsea

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    The Argentine, since arriving in the English Premier League , has worked wonders, first impressing at Southampton and then manoeuvring Tottenham Hotspur towards the Premier league title, narrowly missing out to the newly-confirmed champions Chelsea .
  • A look back at Spurs' Simmons journey to NBA

    A look back at Spurs' Simmons journey to NBA

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    The over is 211.5 points at -105, and the under is 212 points at -110. Season series: Spurs , 2-1. But the five-time NBA Champions had other ideas. Winners and Whiners have the Warriors winning at -10.5. FILE - In this December 25, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry is fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers' Channing Frye as Kyrie Irving, left rear, defends during an NBA basketball game in Cleveland.
  • Aaron Hernandez gal pal: 'I thought it was a hoax'

    Aaron Hernandez gal pal: 'I thought it was a hoax'

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    Phil show . "I did see that [one suicide note] was addressed to "Shay" instead of "Babe" or 'Bae, ' the way he would refer [to] me as that, was a little odd to me", Jenkins-Hernandez said. In a phone call to his fiancee only hours before he died, Aaron Hernandez gave no indications he was going to kill himself and ended the call by telling Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez "babe I gotta go, they are shutting the doors".
  • Raptors point guard Lowry gametime decision for Game 3 against Cavaliers

    Raptors point guard Lowry gametime decision for Game 3 against Cavaliers

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    The fact that Toronto was down only two before Norman Powell converted their first three-point attempt with 3:09 remaining in the third quarter speaks to just how disinterested the Cavs played for most of this night. Should we expect a bounce back game from DeRozan? "We got to go to Toronto with the mindset that this is a business trip, we have to take these guys serious".
  • Warriors coach Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks

    Warriors coach Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks

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    However, some are pointing to a motivational halftime speech by ailing Warriors coach Steve Kerr . "It's great any time you can hear his voice, see his face", said Curry. "Hopefully, he's feeling better". "The more he can be around, the more he can address the team, the more he can participate in practice and film sessions, we love it", said acting head coach Mike Brown.