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Osaka double-faulted to drop her opening service game and she was broken for a second time as Keys charged through the opening set in 30 minutes. Kasatkina took the opening set 7-6 (5), and they were tied at 3-all in the second when play was halted until Monday.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi - Neymar picks 'the best' footballer

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    Messi and [Cristiano] Ronaldo are so good that they can make their teams better than they are on paper. There are also questions over the fitness of Argentina's Sergio Aguero after he missed the final six weeks of Manchester City's season with a knee injury and England captain Harry Kane, whose ankle injury clearly affected the Tottenham forward during the final two months of the season.
  • InSané! Leroy Sané left out of Germany’s 23-man World Cup squad

    InSané! Leroy Sané left out of Germany’s 23-man World Cup squad

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    Low has claimed that the presence of Brant, Julian Draxler , Marco Reus and Thomas Muller made it hard for him to select Sane, but the Germany manager has backed the attacker to be a key player in the future. Considering he's a regular starting player in Pep Guardiola's glittering side, Sane could be forgiven for wondering why he lost out to Julian Brandt , Marco Reus and Julian Draxler .
  • Belgium name star studded World Cup squad

    Belgium name star studded World Cup squad

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    Kompany walked off the pitch without waiting to be substituted early in the second half after he overstretched in a challenge on Gelson Martins. "You could feel that when he came off we were all very much anxious", Martinez said. "He is a true leader". Coach Fernando Santos too wants his star man to enjoy his rest period before getting down to business in the World Cup, where Portugal have been drawn alongside Spain, Morocco and Iran.
  • Nigeria's John Obi Mikel says England have 'very good' World Cup chance

    Nigeria's John Obi Mikel says England have 'very good' World Cup chance

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    But this is part of life, this part of football. You just need to learn from your mistakes and then you move ahead. "It didn't go well for me yesterday". It was a dream start for the Three Lions , who oozed astounding confidence throughout the first half, finding plenty of space to penetrate the Nigerians in all compartments.
  • French Open 2018: Novak Djokovic beats Fernando Verdasco to reach quarter-finals

    French Open 2018: Novak Djokovic beats Fernando Verdasco to reach quarter-finals

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    If Djokovic beats Cecchinato he will meet either German second seed Alexander Zverev or Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem - who have won more Tour matches in 2018 than any other player - in the last four. "I think for a set and a half and the fourth set, I have played pretty well. The fourth set was the best performance I have had in the tournament", Djokovic, who next plays Spanish left-hander Fernando Verdasco , said.
  • Ariya Jutanugarn regains lead at US Women's Open in Alabama

    Ariya Jutanugarn regains lead at US Women's Open in Alabama

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    Smith said a switch back to her old irons, a reversion to a conventional putting grip and advice from coach Sean Foley - who basically told her to just stick with it - had helped her pull her game together. The players went back to the 14th, which they both parred. Kim's shot out of the bunker was decent, but Jutanugarn's was phenomenal, rolling right next to cup and setting up an easy par putt.
  • Samuel Umtiti's contract renewal on the home straight

    Samuel Umtiti's contract renewal on the home straight

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    He said: "It is clear that I want to renew my contract at Barcelona and I hope to be with the team next season". The defender, though, was open about his desire to extend his stay at Barcelona , with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu stressing he was working to fit Umtiti into their salary structure.
  • Liverpool quick to respond to reports of Nabil Fekir medical

    Liverpool quick to respond to reports of Nabil Fekir medical

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    Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas made a clear statement last week that he was in no rush to do a deal for Fekir, with the prospect of the midfielder enhancing his reputation and his value at this summer's World Cup finals in France encouraging Lyon to play a waiting game before they cash in on their star man.
  • NBA Finals 2018: Stephen Curry breaks 3-point record

    NBA Finals 2018: Stephen Curry breaks 3-point record

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    That "lowered" his playoff marks to 28.8 points a game and.472 shooting, numbers most players would likely trade their firstborn to enjoy. Curry's seventh 3 pointer came from behind the timeline as the shotclock expired - nothing short of a desperation heave - and of course splashed with 7:54 left for a 103-89 lead.
  • French Open 2018: Alexander Zverev beats Karen Khachanov in five sets

    French Open 2018: Alexander Zverev beats Karen Khachanov in five sets

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    All ended well at the French Open . The German had survived successive five-setters in the previous two rounds, including saving a match point against Damir Dzumhur in the last 32, but his worn out legs and blistered feet again worked overtime to carry him over the finishing line against Khachanov.
  • Deschamps Defends Pogba After Fan Whistles

    Deschamps Defends Pogba After Fan Whistles

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    Four days after beating Ireland 2-0 in Paris, France faced tougher opposition but their firepower made the difference even if coach Didier Deschamps made seven changes to the team. Bayern Munich's Corentin Tolisso wants France supporters and players "to stick together". Paul Pogba is in danger of losing his starting place at the World Cup .
  • Tiger Woods recovers after shaky start at Memorial

    Tiger Woods recovers after shaky start at Memorial

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    The next step in Tiger Woods' comeback? "I wasn't rotating well, my back was tight", the 42-year-old explained. "I didn't feel my swing and consequently I hit it both ways but I fought back". Woods, who started on the 10th, struggled from the outset in missing his opening three fairways and taking a second hole bogey before sending his drive at his sixth way right into a hazard from where he was forced to take a penalty drop on route to a double-bogey seven.
  • Cavs' James upbeat following crushing Game 1 loss

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    Kerr says Thompson "was doing better this morning when he checked in with the training staff, so I'm hopeful he will play". The instigation for Thompson's interaction with Green was when the Warriors forward began taunting Thompson after he was tossed from the game with 2.6 seconds remaining.
  • Smith shares US Women's Open lead

    Smith shares US Women's Open lead

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    Tuesday, officials opened the practice facilities at 2:30 p.m. but kept the course closed to play after Alberto wreaked havoc on the area. "She's playing so good", Duane Smith said. "Hopefully, you know, there will be no storms and just get better and better from here". "I know my job is to go out there and play normal golf. So I feel like it's a different nerves but they were there".
  • Halep Escapes 1st Round Upset; Serena, Maria Up Thursday at French Open

    Halep Escapes 1st Round Upset; Serena, Maria Up Thursday at French Open

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    After making 16 unforced errors and winning less than half the points on her serve in the first set, Halep completely reversed the momentum of the match, rediscovering her range and accuracy on the clay of Court Philippe-Chatrier. "I think the nerves are really good". Halep, who suffered her third defeat in the final of a major at the Australian Open, was made to wait for her bow at Roland Garros after thunderstorms had impacted the opening few days play but opened with a 2-6 6-1 6-1 win.
  • NBA Finals: 5 ways the Cavaliers can upset the Warriors

    NBA Finals: 5 ways the Cavaliers can upset the Warriors

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    Nearly every player would be happy taking home 26 points, but you can bet Durant will be spending more time at the shootaround to pick up his 36.4% with 8-22 shooting. He's done that kind of thing a few times in this ridiculous dominance of the Eastern Conference, but this season he has hoisted the Cavaliers on his shoulders to an even more silly degree.