• No regrets for Halep after French Open 'hurt'
No regrets for Halep after French Open 'hurt'

Halep will try to move Ostapenko around while the 20-year-old will try keep points short. "That's why I work 20 years and played 20 years to have this moment". A reeling Halep surrendered the set when Ostapenko struck a blazing forehand victor down the line, to the crowd's approval. The 17-year-old player is the first Australian to win the boys' ...

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  • Venus and Harrison win doubles at French Open
Venus and Harrison win doubles at French Open

Ostapenko set the tone immediately on a raucous Court Philippe Chatrier, disguising any nerves with an array of bruising groundstrokes to break Halep in the opening game. She followed that up with a straightforward hold and brought up championship point with a victor down the line. She was the runner-up at Roland Garros in 2014.

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  • Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana inspired by Gazza
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana inspired by Gazza

However, Gordon does not think the feeling around the game matches previous encounters with the likes of France and Italy , when he and his team-mates went in as major underdogs. There were a big couple of games for England as a team at that stage. "What we have in our group is enthusiasm, fitness and determination so we must use that.

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  • Unseeded Ostapenko Tops Halep at French Open for 1st Title
Unseeded Ostapenko Tops Halep at French Open for 1st Title

That was an advantage that she soon surrendered and then just as quickly seized back, before going on to wrap up a dramatic win, fittingly with a final break of serve to become the first Latvian to reach a grand slam final. "Nobody taught me. It's just the way I play. So if I can reduce them, I think that will be helpful". "I want to congratulate...

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  • US Missile Test A Success!: What it Means for Keeping America Safe
US Missile Test A Success!: What it Means for Keeping America Safe

The U.S. said Tuesday it carried out a first of its kind intercept of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile ( ICBM ) as tensions in the Asia-Pacific region escalate over North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs. The re-entry vehicle landed at Kwajalein Atoll. Critics of the program say that the tests do not adequately replicate ba...

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  • Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late England leveller
Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late England leveller

Three minutes later Scotland had another free-kick in a similar position and Leigh Griffiths rattled the ball into the net once again sending Hampden into euphoria. "I was looking to do the exact same with the second free-kick". "We still have a great chance". The Hull player had time to take a touch but sliced over.

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  • How to watch Scotland vs. England
How to watch Scotland vs. England

Southgate refused to blame his side for conceding the second late free-kick from which Scotland scored, and is happy group leaders England still have qualification for Russian Federation in their own hands - although Slovakia will close with two points by beating Lithuania, while Slovenia are three points back.

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  • Irving, James lead Cavaliers over Warriors to avoid Finals sweep
Irving, James lead Cavaliers over Warriors to avoid Finals sweep

If not for Cleveland's Kyle Korver missing a three-pointer in the final minute of game three , the series would be 2-2. They are all but certain to win these finals . Fueled by the outburst, the Cavs went on a 12-2 run capped by a 3-pointer from Love and dunk by 36-year-old Richard Jefferson, who earlier in the day said he and his teammat...

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  • Cavaliers extend National Basketball Association finals after ending Warriors' ideal run
Cavaliers extend National Basketball Association finals after ending Warriors' ideal run

Kevin Durant and LeBron James may need to make new, separate secret rap songs to continue the correspondence they kicked off Friday night. (Ronald Martinez/Pool Photo via AP). In the second quarter, he pushed teammate Tristan Thompson into Klay Thompson to create some extra room - not exactly legal, but this kind of trickery is happening...

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  • Wawrinka oldest French Open semi-finalist in 32 years
Wawrinka oldest French Open semi-finalist in 32 years

Andy Murray insists he is not comparing the size of his grand slam trophy collection with that of French Open semi-final opponent Stan Wawrinka . It is a repeat of last year's semi-final, which Murray won before going on to lose in the final.

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  • Semi-finalist Bacsinszky wants birthday to remember
Semi-finalist Bacsinszky wants birthday to remember

At age 20, Jelena Ostapenko is the youngest player to reach the French Open final since 19-year-old Ana Ivanovic 10 years ago. On the day she turned 20 the free-swinging world No.47 launched a fusillade of 50 winners to become the first unseeded player to reach the women's singles final at Roland Garros since Mima Jausovec lost to Chris Evert i...

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  • Formula One Canadian Grand Prix qualifying session 2
Formula One Canadian Grand Prix qualifying session 2

A five-time victor at the Canadian GP, which celebrates its 50th anniversary, Hamilton already led qualifying - but by just four one-thousandths of a second over Sebastien Vettel - when he made his final trip around the circuit. Montreal has been good to me down the years. "It was a close battle with the Ferrari's - they're so quick and they'v...

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  • United dedicate win to terror attack victims
United dedicate win to terror attack victims

Obviously I am happy to be part of that and in some way help the club win trophies, and that is the way it has been over the a year ago. "Last year, with Louis [van Gaal], I played games, I felt good and so I thought I could be important for the team in those moments despite not playing a lot".

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  • Lions Tour 2017: Warren Gatland hits back at critics after Crusaders win
Lions Tour 2017: Warren Gatland hits back at critics after Crusaders win

On a bitterly cold Christchurch night, Warren Gatland's forwards stepped up to the mark, with George Kruis running the line-out and Tadgh Furlong dominating at scrum time. The Saracens star believed his shot at goal was good, but the touch judges were of a different view. In the second half, Liam Williams dropped a hard pass metres short of the...

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  • Cavaliers Avoid Sweep Thanks to Referees, Record-Setting 3-Point Shooting
Cavaliers Avoid Sweep Thanks to Referees, Record-Setting 3-Point Shooting

After the game , LeBron revealed that the Warriors had once again supplied pregame bulletin board material, when his teammates overheard their premature plans for celebration. The Warriors trailed from the outset, falling behind 16-5 in less than three minutes and getting no closer than 11 in the second quarter as the Cavaliers set an ...

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  • Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal win in French Open first round
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal win in French Open first round

It was hardly vintage Djokovic, with the second seed making 29 unforced errors and falling to convert 12 break points. "At a set and 4-1 up, I just played a couple of sloppish games". Nadal, 30, was up against the crowd as much as his opponent as he took on Frenchman Paire on the lively Suzanne Lenglen Court. The 10th-seeded Goffin won 6-2, 6-2, ...

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  • Trump '100%' Willing To Testify About Comey Discussions
Trump '100%' Willing To Testify About Comey Discussions

Trump said Friday that he'd be willing to testify under oath "one hundred percent". Here's how this works in the case of Comey . But we were very, very happy and, frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said. QUESTION: So, if Robert Mueller wanted to speak with you about that ... Trump's job approval among Republican voters remains h...

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  • Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata on cusp of joining Manchester United for £60million
Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata on cusp of joining Manchester United for £60million

Manchester United are preparing a £60m bid for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata after having an initial £52m offer rejected, reports the Guardian . "At Manchester United , he absolutely will". But despite the 35-year-old's preference to remain at Old Trafford , sources say his name is likely to be on the club's list of released players t...

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  • Cleveland's 49 points in the first quarter were an NBA Finals record
Cleveland's 49 points in the first quarter were an NBA Finals record

The Cavs set an NBA Finals record for most three pointers made in a game, connecting on 20 of their 33 three-point attempts at the end of the third quarter. This technical however was given to Warriors coach Steve Kerr, and Green remained in the game. Players get weaker, smaller, less skilled. "That first quarter, they came out and hit us with ...

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  • Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason with Game 4 win
Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason with Game 4 win

LeBron James registered his 19th playoff triple-double (3rd of 2017 postseason) with 31 points on 11-22 (.500) shooting, a team-high tying 10 rebounds, a game-high 11 assists and a steal in 41 minutes. That adds some extra motivation and you give us a day in between. This was on display in the first three games when it surrendered a combined 99 ...

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