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Nadal carved out the crucial break in the opening set for a 6-5 lead and claimed the opener off a Del Potro backhand error. "It's true that he played two great points with his serve, but that double fault was a big mistake". "Once Rafa breaks my serves, then the match becomes hard for me", conceded Del Potro , who hit 77 winners throughout the course of the match, compared to Nadal's 66.
  • Dylan Groenewegen wins longest stage of Tour de France in sprint

    Dylan Groenewegen wins longest stage of Tour de France in sprint

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    It makes this Tour de France a success for us already, and anything else is a bonus". "I just keep trying, our backs are against the wall all the time here". "I don't know what happened - maybe adrenaline - but I wasn't going to let anyone beat me". As the climb wore on, a strong headwind and a dramatic last- minute chase by Pierre Latour of Ag2r saw Martin just hold on by a mere second to claim victory from the Frenchman on the line, with Alejandro Valverde of Movistar a further two ...
  • About That 'Giant Trump Baby Balloon'

    About That 'Giant Trump Baby Balloon'

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    During his visit, Mr. Trump managed to avoid thousands of protesters in London , Scotland and around the country. Trump is making his first trip to Britain as president after a tense summit with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels and on the heels of ruptures in British Prime Minister Theresa May's government because of the crisis over Britain's exit from the European Union.
  • FIFA World Cup Pogba responds to critics 10 hours ago

    FIFA World Cup Pogba responds to critics 10 hours ago

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    However, Griezmann has since said his only goal is to win the World Cup and doesn't care how. "I know that a victory can change many things, but we're not really thinking about Monday". Young Kylian Mbappe has emerged as the new superstar of French football, and alongside Antoine Griezmann , has terrified defences. "The tears have dried from Euro 2016 but it's still there in a little corner of people's minds", Matuidi said on Friday.
  • Jabari Parker on verge of signing offer sheet with hometown Chicago Bulls

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    Parker was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the second-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Based on their actions in the past, Milwaukee would likely pass on the opportunity to extend their restricted free agent. Jabari Parker has interest in signing with the Chicago Bulls. Parker, a Chicago native, has torn his ACL in his left knee twice during his career.
  • Wimbledon Women's Final Predictions: Serena Williams vs Angelique Kerber

    Wimbledon Women's Final Predictions: Serena Williams vs Angelique Kerber

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    Moreover, given the times she has tumbled from the top of the world rankings following tragedy or injury, only to rise again - as she did following the 2003 death of her sister Yetunde, foot surgery in 2010 and a life-threatening pulmonary embolism in 2011 - it's easy to assume Williams's return to world-beating form was a certainty after maternity leave.
  • John Isner loses to eight seed in longest semifinal match at Wimbledon

    John Isner loses to eight seed in longest semifinal match at Wimbledon

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    World number one Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion at the All England Club, trails Djokovic, the 2011, 2014, and 2015 victor, 26-25 in a rivalry which began at Roland Garros 12 years ago. Anderson and Isner, who were meeting for the 12th time in their professional careers, played an extremely even bout to decide who would take on the victor of Friday's later semifinal, between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic .
  • Chelsea announce Conte departure

    Chelsea announce Conte departure

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    His future has looked uncertain with Chelsea failing to qualify for the coming season's Champions League after finishing fifth. Chelsea confirmed Antonio Conte's departure earlier today in a telling 61-word statement , ending his two-year stay in west London .
  • Manager Antonio Conte Finally Sacked by Chelsea FC

    Manager Antonio Conte Finally Sacked by Chelsea FC

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    The Italian had two contrasting campaigns at the helm and has now vacated his post. Kovacic has made 109 appearances in his three seasons at Madrid, winning the Champions League three times, but with countryman Luka Modric occupying one of Europe's best midfields, has not yet been able to command a regular starting place.
  • Serena Williams insists Wimbledon triumph is far from a formality

    Serena Williams insists Wimbledon triumph is far from a formality

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    But I think she's doing well. I'm hoping this is like a new thing. "No. Just to be clear, that was just today". Ostapenko played her usual aggressive style, compiling a 33-6 edge in winners. The main favorite of the tournament Serena Williams faced problems in the match with Kamila Georgie. Even when Giorgi held for 1-1 in the second with an ace though it seemed a matter of time before the match turned.
  • Daniel Martin wins Stage 6 of Tour, Van Avermaet keeps lead

    Daniel Martin wins Stage 6 of Tour, Van Avermaet keeps lead

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    This was his second career stage victory in the Tour de France , the first having come on the ninth stage of the 2013 race . "It was nice to relax because over this first week we have had very little chance to do that, believe me", said the BMC man .
  • Stoke's Shaqiri completes move to Liverpool

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    Liverpool will pay £13 million for Xherdan Shaqiri with the Switzerland worldwide undergoing a medical today in order to finalise his move from Stoke City . "When someone like him becomes available in this way you have to react if you are smart - and we have", Klopp told the club's official website . He went on to add that it was a moved he'd finally managed to finalise: "As a player you always want to be on the biggest stage in football".
  • Greensboro native John Isner eliminated in Wimbledon semifinals

    Greensboro native John Isner eliminated in Wimbledon semifinals

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    Anderson will now attempt overturn a losing record against both Nadal (5-0) and Djokovic (5-1). The Swiss was heading into the meeting as a favourite, he had not lost any set in his first four matches of the tournament. Anderson had break points at 7-7, 10-10 and 17-17 before finally earning the decisive break - drawing a massive roar from the crowd. Isner is best known to many fans, particularly in Great Britain, for his astonishing contest with Nicolas Mahut on Court 18 at Wimbledon ...
  • SA's Kevin Anderson foils John Isner to reach maiden Wimbledon final

    SA's Kevin Anderson foils John Isner to reach maiden Wimbledon final

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    Kevin Anderson is pleading for All England Club officials to introduce deciding tiebreakers after outlasting great mate John Isner in the longest Wimbledon semi-final in history. The Canadian and partner Yifan Xu of China, seeded sixth, lost 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 to No. 12 seeds Nicole Melichar of the USA, and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic in the Wimbledon semifinals on Friday.
  • Nationals end ties with Papa John’s after founder’s use of racial slur

    Nationals end ties with Papa John’s after founder’s use of racial slur

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    Schnatter has always been the face of the brand, and the company has acknowledged in regulatory filings its business could be harmed if Schnatter's reputation was damaged. "Five years from now, they might be able to start bringing him back". The Houston Astros didn't announce any direct plans to continue or suspend its relationship with Papa John's, but gave a similar statement , expressing that the team was "incredibly disappointed with the statements made by Papa John's founder John ...
  • Xherdan Shaqiri set for Liverpool medical on Friday

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    Shaqiri expressed his desire to leave the Bet365 Stadium this summer following Stoke's relegation to the Championship after they finished 19th in the Premier League table last season and he's attracted interest from all across Europe. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has identified the Switzerland winger as one who can inject pinch of quality and bolster his attacking options, while the presence of a release clause in Shaqiri's contract makes a deal a financially attractive one.
  • Jeremy Lin traded to Hawks

    Jeremy Lin traded to Hawks

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    The Nuggets, who also reportedly just agreed to a one-year deal with Isaiah Thomas , will waive Whitehead, according to Wojnarowski. Lin played just one game for the Nets in 2017-18 before rupturing the patella tendon in his right knee and missing the rest of the season.