• Ostapenko rallies to beat Halep in French Open final
Ostapenko rallies to beat Halep in French Open final

It's just the way I play". I just love it so much. "I have no words", said an ecstatic Ostapenko . Halep will wonder how she failed to clinch victory, having led by a set and 3-0 and having three break-point chances in a long fourth game of the second set that would have put her two breaks up.

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  • Here's a do-and-don't list to mascots, from a former mascot
Here's a do-and-don't list to mascots, from a former mascot

Met on Wednesday - who was caught raising his white-gloved middle finger to a fan in a video posted on Twitter - would no longer have the role. "We do not condone this type of behavior", the statement read . Of course, the irony in all of this is, like most cartoon characters, Mr. Met only has four fingers.

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  • Nadal targets 10 on 10
Nadal targets 10 on 10

You need to, as I say, keep pushing yourself". He is the oldest man in a French Open title match since Niki Pilic was 33 when he was the runner-up to Ilie Nastase in 1973. By the anticlimactic close of what Murray termed "a very high-intensity match", he was complaining aloud about having "no legs". That set was the first lost by Wawrinka all...

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  • LeBron James's fourth-quarter fatigue shows that even GOATs can get tired
LeBron James's fourth-quarter fatigue shows that even GOATs can get tired

The Golden State Warriors broke off 11 straight points to win 118-113 and take a 3-0 lead in the series. This technical however was given to Warriors coach Steve Kerr, and Green remained in the game. "I think that I just did a good job of not falling for any of his moves because he's real shifty", Thompson said. James was knocked flat in the ...

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  • Nashville Predators depart for Stanley Cup Finals, game 5
Nashville Predators depart for Stanley Cup Finals, game 5

The Pittsburgh Penguins center is one win away from captaining his team to its second Stanley Cup in a row, and third during his career. Pekka Rinne - Nashville's netminder has apparently run into his Kryptonite, and that's playing in Pittsburgh .

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  • Eoin Morgan's England out to leave Australia's Champions Trophy hopes in ashes
Eoin Morgan's England out to leave Australia's Champions Trophy hopes in ashes

The 30-year-old was part of England's memorable 2010/11 Ashes-winning squad but played only in the tour match against Victoria in Melbourne between the second and third Tests. While the completion of those matches would have given Australia a chance to give them something on the net run rate, with it opening up another possible qualification sc...

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  • Kyrie Irving: Cleveland Cavaliers had no other option but to win
Kyrie Irving: Cleveland Cavaliers had no other option but to win

A fan was asked to leave after engaging with a rarely used Warriors' reserve. LeBron James chose the iconic No.23 in hopes emulating his idol, Michael Jordan , and had a tattoo engraved on his back which read "The Chosen One". Another thing, if the Cavaliers can tame the offensive juggernaut of the Warriors, then they will have a chance. Then ...

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  • Ibrahimovic to leave Manchester United
Ibrahimovic to leave Manchester United

The swede was understood to be a part of Manchester United's plans for 2017-18 until he was injured and hi return date will not come until later in the season and a new contract will cost united a lot of millions in wages. United already has a replacement striker in Marcus Rashford, and potentially Anthony Martial, while the English club has been...

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  • Petition against Tory-DUP deal gets 400k signatures
Petition against Tory-DUP deal gets 400k signatures

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists were in talks Friday to become kingmakers by lending British Prime Minister Theresa May enough backing for a parliamentary majority - support that throws the spotlight on the party's deeply right-wing outlook.

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  • Cavaliers Are Overmatched, but Won't Get Swept
Cavaliers Are Overmatched, but Won't Get Swept

With James on the floor, the Cavs are a staggering plus-27. That could give him something like 17 or more consecutive seasons of a stat line that only 11 men have ever managed once . And the Suns tacked on 57 more in the second quarter for good measure. The Lakers seem too far away for James to do what he routinely does in the Eastern Confer...

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  • Japanese horse Epicharis scratched from Belmont Stakes
Japanese horse Epicharis scratched from Belmont Stakes

The finish line at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York . "I don't think it would be a surprise if either of them ran well". "The horse was close to being able to compete, but we ran out of time". "He should stay the trip". There is no run for the Triple Crown this year. He finished second by a nose in the UAE Derby. It's a bit longer than bot...

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  • Warriors' Durant not simply along for Finals ride
Warriors' Durant not simply along for Finals ride

He has performed at a high level as the Warriors have taken a 3-0 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA Finals 2017. James , who is averaging a triple-double in the 2017 Finals (32 points, 12.3 rebounds, 10.3 assists), and the Cavs edged the Warriors in Game 7 a year ago after falling behind 3-1, becoming the first team to ever overco...

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  • Lions boss Warren Gatland responds to critics after victory against Crusaders
Lions boss Warren Gatland responds to critics after victory against Crusaders

The Lions will need to show against the Crusaders that they have more in reserve, and Gatland is insistent that they do. Lions legend Ian McGeechan called the matchday 23 against the Crusaders a solid Test 23 and it was hard to argue.

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  • Cavs avoid sweep in game 5 of National Basketball Association finals
Cavs avoid sweep in game 5 of National Basketball Association finals

The only team to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the Finals , LeBron James and his buddies are basketball's high-wire, high-risk act with no net to break their fall. It was also just plain weird. "It's fresh in our minds", Thompson said. Although Kerr did not address the situation, he clearly did not have anything good to say about how the gam...

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  • Hamilton: Ferrari is favouring Vettel
Hamilton: Ferrari is favouring Vettel

Vettel said he felt for Raikkonen . Mercedes took him back into the garage for a tire change but he continued to struggle with the car's balance. But Vettel said that circumstances had prevailed in his favour, and were not manufactured with the aim of boosting his title chances against Lewis Hamilton .

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  • Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller
Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller

I think there is great potential, there is a desire on their part, they are showing pride in playing for the shirt but of course we have an enormous journey to go on to match teams who have already won World Cups and European Championships with players who are Champions League winners regularly and used to playing in the highest games.

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  • Caroline Wozniacki crashes out of French Open
Caroline Wozniacki crashes out of French Open

Ostapenko had never been beyond the third round at a major before arriving in Paris . But Jelena Ostapenko was a different kettle of fish. The youngster from Riga is understandably already in the mood to celebrate after extending her best run at a major.

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  • Record-breaking Cavs hit back
Record-breaking Cavs hit back

We just kept our composure. If not for Cleveland's Kyle Korver missing a 3-pointer in the final minute of Game 3, the series would be 2-2. Dwyane Wade to the rescue: LeBron James needed Dwyane Wade to beat the Warriors. Boston in the third quarter on June 3, 1984; Game Three at L.A.) and in Cavaliers history (regular and post). Th...

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  • Dozier, Vargas HRs lead Berrios, Twins over Giants 3-2
Dozier, Vargas HRs lead Berrios, Twins over Giants 3-2

It's insane how good Santana has been while striking out just 63 in 90 innings. With the hit, Nunez has now reached base in 24-straight games. Samardzija (2-8) allowed all three Twins runs on four hits over six innings. Moore departed after six innings with just 88 pitches against him. Twins: INF Jorge Polanco won't re-join the team until the T...

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  • Pirates' Jameson Taillon scheduled to start just five weeks after cancer surgery
Pirates' Jameson Taillon scheduled to start just five weeks after cancer surgery

Tyler Glasnow is the odd man out in the Pirates' starting rotation. "It starts out you just hope for any good news back and you get that". He's 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 35.1 innings this season. "Truly that one-step-at-a-time deal really rings true with me right now and all those steps added up and here I am". Ranked as one of th...

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