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Thigh injury to keep Maria Sharapova from qualifying for Wimbledon

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Sharapova had to retire from her second-round match at the Italian Open with a thigh problem on May 16 and she has yet to recover fully. Sharapova, the five-time Grand Slam victor, who returned from an imposed absence after serving a 15-month doping ban will now have to wait until the hard court season for her next competitive action. Read More »

Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final

With the benefit of an extra day of rest, Pittsburgh's mega-watt stars shined brightly in their 212th game over the last two seasons. Sidney Crosby , Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel played a role in finishing, but it all started from the back end with a style of play that emulates Letang. Read More »

Lexi Thompson shoots 67 for 1-shot lead at Manulife LPGA Classic

Alena Sharp on Friday shot her second straight 66 to move into a share of the lead at 12-under 132 after the second round of the Manulife LPGA Classic. Canada's Brittany Marchand is making the most of her first weekend appearance at an LPGA Tour event. "I just walked up to the golf course yesterday and today just feeling like it was going to be a good day". Read More »

Scooter Gennett makes Major League Baseball history with 5 hit, 4-homer game

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Baseball's an wonderful game". Wainwright lasted only 3⅔ innings and gave up nine runs for just the third time in his career . Gennett got his second curtain call of the game after his two-run shot off John Brebbia in the eighth. Of the 15 modern era four-homer performances, only one other player - Mark Whiten - reached double-digits in RBI. Scooter Gennett is now in an exclusive club of which there are some notable members, namely Hall of Famers Willie Mays, Lou Gehrig and Mike ... Read More »

Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes

Brands (G1). Pletcher stablemate Patch finished third, another 5 3/4 lengths back. Tapwrit's sire, Tapit , produced two of the last three Belmont Stakes winners , which suggests that he might have the stamina needed to compete in the Test of Champions. Read More »

Arsene Wenger's future to be decided later this week

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As reported by Arsenal's official website , Mertesacker said: "It was a tough season for myself". Arsene Wenger is expected to stay on as Arsenal manager, with a board meeting on Tuesday and likely announcement on Wednesday or Thursday. Read More »

Cricket's ICC Champions Trophy marked by Google's latest Doodle

When questioned who will win, Laxman was quick to voice his support for India , who have come out on top against Pakistan in their last three meetings at the 2015 World Cup, 2016 Asia Cup and last year's World Twenty20. "It's just we couldn't finish well, that's it". For a long time , it was only one-off wins that brought the attention of the cricket world upon Bangladesh . Read More »

Porte storms to Dauphine time-trial win

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In the overall standings, Porte moved up to second place — 27 seconds behind De Gendt, while Valverde rose to third. "Of course it's always nice to win races". Froome and Porte will battle it out again in the mountains on a famed climb they both know very well. However, results are hard to assess on the Dauphine as top riders usually use it as a Tour warm-up and try not to peak to soon ahead of the gruelling three-week race, which starts on July 1. Read More »

Favorite Irish War Cry gets No

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Two weeks later at the Preakness, with more favorable weather conditions and a good position in a small field, Classic Empire had his best shot at a win, but was stripped of the title in the last second by Cloud Computing . He could very well score another top four finish, but he is unlikely to find himself in the winner's circle in NY. Tapwrit has put in two poor efforts since winning the Tampa Bay Derby . Read More »

Benintendi hits 2 HRs to help Red Sox beat Orioles 7-3

Many believed that he must have hurt himself in the fall. Bundy (6-4) threw 100 pitches over five innings in his fourth start this season against Boston. The third out came when catcher Caleb Joseph threw out Bradley attempting to steal second. That would be the final batter for Price on the evening, and his night ended with just one run allowed in seven innings with seven strikeouts. Read More »

Monk in at Middlesbrough

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Perhaps the biggest impact Monk made on the club was how he brought a real sense of optimism and a feel-good factor back to Elland Road - something that has been missing for years. The Boro chairman, who has a reputation for standing by and backing his managers, had initially considered giving Agnew the job on a long-term basis. Read More »

Murray, Nadal eye French Open final spot

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Both are looking to reach their second final in Paris: Murray lost to Djokovic last year, Wawrinka won his second Grand Slam title in his career two years ago defeating Nole. Called "a very powerful guy" by Murray, Wawrinka kept walloping his strokes, resolute in his intention to attack and attack and attack. That let Wawrinka run away with the fifth set, taking 16 of the first 21 points and going up 5-0. Read More »

Pakistan stun South Africa

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South Africa were indebted to David Miller's 75 not out after their top-order slump. South Africa complete their group campaign against India at the Oval on Sunday, with Pakistan facing Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Tuesday. "Mohammad Hafeez and Imad Wasim bowled really well and they took the pressure off for us", he said. "That's just the truth of it", added the fast bowler, whose impressive haul of 3/18 on Wednesday could not prevent Pakistan winning a rain-marred match on the ... Read More »

Indy 500 banquet controversy: Fernando Alonso wins Rookie of the Year

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A longtime sportswriter no longer works at the Denver Post after being criticized about a controversial tweet about the victor of Sunday's Indianapolis 500 . Fernando Alonso was named the Indianapolis 500's Rookie of the Year , despite failing to finish Saturday's race at the brickyard. IndyCar has released the prize money figures from 2017's race, with Sato earning $2,458,129 from the win. Read More »

Amazon Has a Few Things to Say About Apple's HomePod

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Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted at SP2 Restaurant in downtown Monday night for a private event. That might sound insane coming from a company that hasn't, until the launch of this product, given so much as a thought to the home speaker market, but the early returns on the HomePod's performance show that Apple (again, like they always do) isn't diving blindly into this market. Read More »

CR 2017: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 96 runs

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Apart from the series sweep by South Africa , Sri Lanka played out a tied series at home against Bangladesh, and its most disappointing performance came when it lost to Scotland in a practice match leading up to the Champions Trophy . ICC rules stipulate that teams should finish their 50 overs within three-and-a-half hours. Tharanga then launched a ball into the hands of deep cover, and Asela Gunaratne squirted a catch to square leg, and pretty soon, a rapid start had turned into a ... Read More »

Mariners sink the Twins for fourth consecutive win

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I don't think he's going be out as long as was initially said", Servais said "But, that's just going off what Jean's telling me and what he's feeling". Zunino rocked a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning Wednesday night that propelled the Mariners to a 6-5 walk-off victory over the Minnesota Twins at Safeco Field. Read More »

Sebastian Vettel's Monaco win fires up Ferrari fans

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I had a good vehicle, it felt good, and I am really happy for all the team. "Trust me the guys are pushing hard to fully understand as we can't get into this position again as one more race like this and we'll be much further behind". "It is about bringing the tyres into the right window; we have a fast auto but she doesn't like the tyres and that is something we need to understand". Read More »

Warriors Durant not simply along for Finals ride

Durant understands the magnitude of what's at stake in these Finals and he's determined to swing for the fences. "Is it fair? I don't care". The Warriors' pass-heavy system and loaded roster have made Durant's life easier all season, saving him from big minutes and double- and triple-teams, while setting him up for an endless stream of dunks, clean looks and one-on-one isolations. Read More »

NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from a year ago

The Warriors , who are up 3-0 on the Cavs in the Finals and about to win their second championship in three seasons, are in the early stages of a potential dynasty with the prospects of winning more championships in the next few seasons. The Warriors now lead the Finals, 3-0, and no team, in 12 previous Finals circumstances, ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit. They are 15-0 and will trying to finish the NBA's first ideal postseason with a victory over Cleveland on Friday in Game 4. Read More »

Jason Dufner bounces back to win the Memorial

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He hit 14 greens in regulation and didn't make a bogey to set the 36-hole tournament scoring record of 130. Neither wound up winning the tournament. Third-round leader Daniel Summerhays shot a woeful 6-over 78 Sunday to fall back into a tie for 10th at 7 under. Read More »

IOC pushes plan to award 2024, 2028 Olympics to LA, Paris

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Paris hosted in 1900 and 1924, and Los Angeles in 1932 and 1984. IOC President Thomas Bach said the change was an acknowledgement that the process for selecting host cities had become too costly and hard. Wasserman wrote "to be blunt, LA 2024 has never been only about LA or 2024". The agreement Friday fulfills IOC President Thomas Bach's wish to avoid making a loser of either world-class candidate, though it must be ratified by the Olympic body's voting members. Read More »