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In 1959, Ms. Bueno became the first non-American in more than 20 years to win the women's title at Wimbledon , defeating Californian Darlene Hard in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. She was labelled the "Sao Paulo Swallow" for her ability to dominate the net by former BBC Sport commentator John Barrett. In his authoritative Tennis Encyclopedia , Bud Collins called Ms.
  • Trump Will Not Be Inviting NBA Champs To White House

    Trump Will Not Be Inviting NBA Champs To White House

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    James, whose team is facing off against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals , made it clear that he and his teammates had no interest in visiting the Trump White House should they take the title. Even before Trump, some athletes have chosen to skip the post-championship White House visit over their disagreements with the sitting president. What did Trump say in response? Will an National Basketball Association team visit the White House? The Warriors, who lead Cleveland 2-0 ...
  • French Open Final: Thiem to shock in side markets

    French Open Final: Thiem to shock in side markets

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    Thiem is clearly a live underdog in this match based on the amount of experience he has against Nadal on clay and the fact he's won 33.3 percent of those matches on a surface nearly nobody beats him on. Sealing the set, he still could not shrug off the underdog. By the absurd standards Nadal has set here, even facing those break points amount to a lapse, as does the opening set he dropped to the terrier-like Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals.
  • Neymar Slams Austria's 'UFC' Tactics After Brazil Win

    Neymar Slams Austria's 'UFC' Tactics After Brazil Win

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    Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has spoken of fears over his fitness holding up following a broken metatarsal in February and he was forced to withstand some robust challenges before a wonderful solo effort made it 2-0 in the 63rd minute - his 55th worldwide goal sending him level with Romario in third on Brazil's all-time scoring chart.
  • Pistons land ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey with 5-year deal

    Pistons land ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey with 5-year deal

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    His departure from Toronto was a hard decision for Raptors president Masai Ujiri, and Casey being favored for a new role quickly is hardly surprising, although he could have stayed at home earning $6.5 million and waiting for another opportunity next summer.
  • On your mark, get set, waiting for the 'go' on sports bets

    On your mark, get set, waiting for the 'go' on sports bets

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    Adding to the confusion was an action the legislators took before approving the bill: They stripped out a provision that would have prohibited any casino or track from beginning to offer sports betting before the bill was signed. The Assembly amended the bill to allow casinos that own more than 10 percent of a sports team to still offer sports betting, but only on sports other than those in which they own a team.
  • Emre Can officially released by Liverpool

    Emre Can officially released by Liverpool

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    LONDON, June 9 ― German global midfielder Emre Can is to leave Liverpool now his contract has expired, the Premier League club confirmed yesterday. However, injury has since hindered the 25-year-old's progress and he pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend in an incident in December 2017. He has spent time at both Burnley and Bolton on loan in recent years.
  • NZ women make the highest ODI total of all time

    NZ women make the highest ODI total of all time

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    The team fought together to achieve this huge total but the star of the match was Captain Suzie Bates who played a remarkable inning of 151 runs off 94 balls and the support was from the other side of the crease by Maddy Green who knocked 121 runs off 77 balls.
  • Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for his 11th French Open title

    Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for his 11th French Open title

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    The Spaniard lifted his 17th major title at Roland Garros on Sunday, downing Dominic Thiem in his 11th victory in the French capital. After the victory - which saw Nadal claim his 17th Grand Slam title in total, just three behind Roger Federer's all-time record of 20 - social media was quick to laud the 32-year-old's staggering achievement.
  • Roman Abramovich rejects approach to sell Chelsea to Britain's richest man

    Roman Abramovich rejects approach to sell Chelsea to Britain's richest man

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    In recent weeks, Abramovich has experienced problems with gaining a working visa for the United Kingdom and has also made a decision to postpone plans to build a new stadium. Chelsea's future has become uncertain since Abramovich ran into UK visa problems, which caused him to miss Chelsea's FA Cup final victory over Manchester United last month.
  • San Francisco duo's epic last-minute journey to NBA Finals in Cleveland

    San Francisco duo's epic last-minute journey to NBA Finals in Cleveland

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    The Trail Blazers have a great guard duo in CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard, but it needs another option to topple the likes of Golden State and Houston. It's unclear if they can move forward together. Dwyane Wade knows LeBron James better than most . At least some are holding out hope that James re-ups with the Cavs.
  • RACE: Vettel wins in Canada to seize championship lead

    RACE: Vettel wins in Canada to seize championship lead

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    The Red Bull driver has been involved in incidents at every one of the six race weekends this year, but claimed it was not "as dramatic as people say". We knew that in Q3 and in general throughout the whole year with the auto, we're just lacking power. "Also myself didn't get the rhythm yet so missing a little bit of the laps but overall we tried to go through the programme as good as we could".
  • Guardiola Hits Back At Toure's Racism Allegation

    Guardiola Hits Back At Toure's Racism Allegation

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    Such is the ill-feeling between Toure and Guardiola, Seluk says that the Ivorian would be willing to play for any top-six club next season with a weekly wage of £1, supplemented by selected bonuses . Toure added: "Actually I want to be the one who breaks the Guardiola myth a bit". "We were together for two years, and he says it now-he never told me to my face".
  • Rafael Nadal wins another French Open crown

    Rafael Nadal wins another French Open crown

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    I was very scared but that's sport - it was very humid. Nadal is 50-2 on the surface in that span. The only real scare Nadal had was a bout of cramp in the third set, but normal service resumed after the Spaniard removed the tape from his left forearm and he wrapped up the win on his fifth match point.