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Bacsinszky downs French favourite Mladenovic

And the 27-year-old deservedly took the first set as her opponent struggled to cope with the occasion. Williams, who turns 37 this month, is a seven-time major champion, with all of those titles at Wimbledon or the U.S. In the quarterfinals Bacsinszky in two sets stopped hope France's Kristina Mladenovic . In the second set, one disruption-a medical emergency in the crowd-was followed by more. Read More »

76ers trade for No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft

Monday was the first time the Celtics had an actual meeting with the Duke product. There is a decent chance that could happen. Years from now he could be ripped apart for passing on Washington guard Markelle Fultz , but he could also be praised depending on what else results from the blockbuster deal between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers . Read More »

Cavs head into important summer with cloud over GM's future

In return, the Celtics will receive the 76ers' first-round pick this year - No. 3 overall - as well as one future first round pick. Then in 2013, he shipped Garnett, Pierce and Jason Terry for multiple future draft picks from there Brooklyn Nets, including the No. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Mexico snatch late draw against Portugal

The result leaves both sides tied for second place in Group A, behind hosts Russian Federation who top the group after beating New Zealand 2-0 on Saturday in St. In the second half, Cedric Soares scored the second goal for Portugal just four minutes before the end of the game. Chelsea have also been linked with the Ballon d'Or victor, although Madrid remain determined to persuade Ronaldo to stay put. Read More »

Lions' Thornton suspended for violating National Football League substance policy

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He was placed on IR after suffering a hamstring injury in the final preseason game of that year, and would be released the following offseason. He was then claimed by the Lions. Thornton played in 13 games and had one sack as a backup for the Lions a year ago, and was scheduled to compete for a roster spot this fall with sixth-round pick Jeremiah Ledbetter and a handful of low-cost free agents. Read More »

Spain striker Diego Costa on Palmeiras radar

Manchester United and Arsenal are also both on the hunt for a top hitman. Regarding the upcoming clash against Italy and the lack of yellow cards for suspensions, Costa said, "these games are important and even more against Italy". Ironically, Chelsea could have trousered £76m for Costa from Chinese outfit Tianjin Quanjian in the winter transfer window. As for his relationship with Conte, well, plenty more seems to be coming out following the Italian coach brutally casting aside ... Read More »

Hartford Police Charge Man with Murder in Enfield Street Shooting

When they arrived, they said they found Burt bleeding and unresponsive, suffering from several gunshot wounds . Police secured an arrest warrant for Stevenson on Monday and arrested him. The initial incident was never reported to authorities, but police believe it was the "boiling point" that led to the shooting. Detectives determined that Stevenson was now on probation for a 2016 drug-possession conviction. Read More »

Mickelson, longtime caddie to part ways

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While Mickelson said; "After 25 very rewarding and memorable years, Bones and I have mutually made a decision to end our player-caddie relationship". There was no specific reason given for the end of the partnership, only that both agreed the time was right for a change. Read More »

Think Mayweather-McGregor is a freak show? How about these?

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Critics have branded the crossover bout a money-making circus. In order to make sure that doesn't happen, UFC president Dana White confirmed late Wednesday on a media conference call that language was added to the contract, including the kind of financial penalties that are created to deter such practices. Read More »

UFC Champ Stipe Miocic Responds to Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua

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Chief among them is UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic , whose campaign to face rising boxing star Anthony Joshua hit another gear well before Mayweather-McGregor was announced. So far no word back from Joshua, however as UFC President Dana White stated on his Q&A following the announcement of the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight, it is highly unlikely that the UFC negotiates another deal to have one of their fighters fight a boxer. Read More »

Andy Murray sees off Kei Nishikori at French Open

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Nishikori outdueled Murray in a five-set classic at last year's US Open and looked capable of a repeat success as he rolled through the opening set. Murray, a 2016 finalist, will next face 2015 victor Stan Wawrinka, who won his eighth straight against Marin Cilic , 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. Read More »

Principal of slain teen's school: She was 'beloved'

Carissa Cutrell, a spokesperson for ICE, confirmed that the detainer was lodged Monday against 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres of Sterling. Hassanen's friends, realizing that she had been left behind, reported the girl missing around 4 a.m. Read More »

Manchester United cleared of wrongdoing in Pogba transfer

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It came after reports the Frenchman's agent, Mino Raiola , will earn more £41 million from the world record deal. A Federation Internationale de Football Association spokesman said: "We can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Juventus FC". Read More »

Matsuyama's final-day charge not good enough

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It seemed perfectly set up for Dustin Johnson to be the first repeat victor of the Open since Curtis Strange. Asked if he plans to continue playing major championships on the regular tour, Stricker said , "As long as I can get in them, I'll play them". Read More »

Don't want to sign Cristiano Ronaldo: Bayern Munich

Ronaldo wants only money from Real, nothing more". Reports surfaced that Ronaldo wants to leave the club due to allegations that he defrauded the country's tax authorities. "We have built a legendary team featuring the best worldwide and Spanish players, in which our academy also enjoys a prominent role". "I'm sure he will tell us and we will see". Read More »

FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

The VAR allows a review of match-deciding situations with the aid of video footage. But Sunday's matches highlighted the system's inadequacies multiple times, with decisions slow to filter through to the referee and both players and fans left in confusion over when a VAR referral is justified. Read More »

Former NFL Lineman Ryan O'Callaghan Comes Out as Gay

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O'Callaghan played 26 games for the Patriots in 2006 and 2007 before a left shoulder injury in 2008 derailed his career in New England. He shared to Outsports .com a story about when he was invited to a party for Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his now-late wife, Myra, he convinced a former Cal teammate's ex-girlfriend to be his date. Read More »

Nadal: 10th Roland Garros win is 'indescribable'

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The 31-year-old Nadal moved into solo second on the all-time major titles list, breaking a tie with Pete Sampras for second place and behind only Roger Federer's 18. Nadal's historic victory simply adds to his record on the clay court in Paris. "Feeling your support is just unbelievable", he told the crowd. "There is not much to talk about the match". Read More »

Andre Ward defeats Sergey Kovalev by TKO in eighth round

The bitter rivals had produced another evenly contested fight, with Ward sending out an early warning to Kovalev by landing his crisp right hand in the closing seconds of the opening round. He is a great fighter. "There are some things about Joshua that I see". 'Even if I clip him in the first round and they stop it, even though I want the fans to get what they deserve. Read More »

Halep, Ostapenko to battle it out for French Open title

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In the semi-finals, Simona Halep defeated Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 and Ostapenko got the better of 30-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 7-6 (4), 3-6 6-3. "She has fantastic timing", said Bacsinszky, born in the same city - Lausanne - as 2015 men's victor and this year's men's semifinalist Stan Wawrinka. Read More »

Philly gets No. 1 pick from Lakers, chance to draft Fultz

There would be one exception to that: if either pick is No. 1 overall, the Celtics will get the other one. "I am incredibly excited that we've acquired the No. The Celtics have been linked with either Josh Jackson of Kansas or Jayson Tatum of Duke at No 3, although multiple media outlets reported the team may be willing to deal the pick. Read More »

Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

Madrid are unlikely to commit to selling the Spain global while there remains a possibility that Ronaldo could leave. In 2009, Perez - then in his second spell at the club - signed Ronaldo for Real for a then world-record fee of £80m. Hosts Russia play Portugal on Wednesday. The 54-year-old Portuguese, who coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of "two offences against the public treasury", the office said in a statement. Read More »

A ballgame of unity, spirit, friendly rivalry won by Dems

In a final flourish of bipartisan camaraderie for the night, Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, his team's manager, accepted the trophy, then gave it to his GOP counterpart, Rep. "We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country", he said. Read More »