• Erdogan Ratifies Deployment of Turkish Troops to Qatar
Erdogan Ratifies Deployment of Turkish Troops to Qatar

A Qatari official told Reuters on Thursday that the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, would not be accepting Trump's invitation and "has no plans to leave Qatar while the country is under a blockade". The legislation, which also foresees cooperation in military training, was rapidly passed in parliament on Wednesday, a day after Erd...

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  • Ostapenko wins; Nadal vs. Wawrinka in final
Ostapenko wins; Nadal vs. Wawrinka in final

Well, perhaps he should brush up. Wawrinka is no pushover, though, with three Grand Slam wins on his resume, including 2015 at Roland Garros. To achieve this on Sunday Nadal will have to face the challenge of Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, victor 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7/3) and 6-1 over the number one of the world ranking, British Andy Murray .

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  • England win ODI series vs South Africa with 2-run win
England win ODI series vs South Africa with 2-run win

Ben Stokes overcame a rocky start to score 101 and steer England to a towering 330/6, the second-highest total seen in the 21 ODIs played at this venue. "The stats show there's something in it for the first 15 overs", said de Villiers at the toss. And it was Plunkett who did the trick a second time, with a short ball which followed the South ...

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  • Rabada grabs four as SA fight back against England
Rabada grabs four as SA fight back against England

For all the 25-year-old's power strokeplay - as exemplified in his blistering 79-ball 101 featuring 11 fours and three sixes during England's two-run win in the second one-day worldwide against South Africa at Southampton on Saturday - Stokes's batting is based on a sound straight drive.

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  • Sarfraz credits team on collective effort to beat South Africa
Sarfraz credits team on collective effort to beat South Africa

David Miller (75 not out) was the only batsman to reach a half-century at Edgbaston, as the top-ranked South Africans got tied up by some consistent bowling by Pakistan and limped along at a run rate of under 4 an over until the final three overs.

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  • LeBron James could head to Western Conference in 2018
LeBron James could head to Western Conference in 2018

Cleveland is now down two games as the Golden State Warriors won the first two matches. O'Connor also referenced an article by The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski a year ago in which he revealed league-wide belief that LeBron may not stay in Cleveland forever.

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  • Lionel Messi agrees Barcelona contract extension: £348m release clause inserted
Lionel Messi agrees Barcelona contract extension: £348m release clause inserted

Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi has said that he wants to stay at the club until the end of his career. Messi's contract expires next summer, although reports in Spain suggest he is close to agreeing a three-year extension. But Don Balon's article adds that he could be pushed towards Barca should they make an offer for him as he likes the ...

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  • Australia out of Champions Trophy after comfortable England win
Australia out of Champions Trophy after comfortable England win

Live coverage of the ICC Champions Trophy continues on Sky Sports 2 at 10am on Sunday when India take on South Africa for a place in the semi-finals. And we spoke about how we were going to go about it a little bit differently. Joe Root and Morgan led a mini-recovery before Root nicked Hazlewood behind for 15 and when the first band of rain h...

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  • Ostapenko reaches first Grand Slam final on 20th birthday at French Open
Ostapenko reaches first Grand Slam final on 20th birthday at French Open

The second-seeded Czech hit 24 unforced errors as Halep took the opener 6-4. She added: "It was a little bit stressful, but not a lot". "I was just trying to stay aggressive and to go for a shot when I could", Ostapenko said. Hugh Grant, who once attended a first round match in Bastad, was in the stands on Thursday for the Ostapenko-Bacsinszk...

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  • Kimi Raikkonen fastest in 2nd practice at Canadian GP
Kimi Raikkonen fastest in 2nd practice at Canadian GP

Putting a poor effort at the Monaco Grand Prix behind him, Hamilton, who can equal the 65 career pole positions of boyhood idol Ayrton Senna in tomorrow's qualifying, blazed around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with a best lap of one minute 13.809 seconds.

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  • Two of Theresa May's closest aides quit after election result
Two of Theresa May's closest aides quit after election result

The adviser takes the fall but Theresa May is the one responsible for her own defeat. Earlier, Ms. May's former head of communications launched a series of vicious attacks on the PM's decision to place so much trust in her 2 Chiefs of Staff and her inability to connect with voters or the rest of the party.

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  • Spitfires oust Otters to reach Memorial final
Spitfires oust Otters to reach Memorial final

His save percentage of.823 in the tournament won't scare anybody, least of all an offensively lethal Sea Dogs team. Erie found their footing in the beginning of the second period, changing the tide back into their favor. Windsor Spitfires coach Rocky Thompson isn't asking his team to play a ideal game at the Memorial Cup. Windsor built a 2-0...

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  • Lewis Hamilton claims pole in Canadian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton claims pole in Canadian Grand Prix

But that was not left him speechless afterwards. The Senna family presented Hamilton with a race worn helmet from his childhood hero. "Ayrton was my favourite driver". Until Hamilton unleased a stupendous lap on his first run in the final session. Hamilton's reaction to his gift took away some of the focus on what was probably one of the fast...

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  • Messi wants to end career at Barca
Messi wants to end career at Barca

AS has claimed Messi will be earning €30 million (R434 million) after taxes, while his buyout clause will rise from €250 million (R3.6 billion) to €400 million (R5.8 billion) to fend off any interested clubs. Barcelona's decision of roping former Athletic Bilbao manager Ernesto Valverde as their head coach has also been backed up by the City man...

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  • Cavaliers end Warriors run to keep NBA Finals alive
Cavaliers end Warriors run to keep NBA Finals alive

If that's not enough, Cavaliers stars Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined to record 71 points on 53.1 percent shooting, 17 rebounds and 15 assists . "Not going to overreact to one". They made tough shots, they got it rolling. Surprisingly, the locker room was pretty mellow. Center Tristan Thompson had the most blunt assessment of all...

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  • Why LA Is Rooting For Unlikely LeBron James Comeback
Why LA Is Rooting For Unlikely LeBron James Comeback

Former Los Angeles Lakers stars Elgin Baylor and Jerry West each lost eight times, in part during the 1960s Boston Celtics dynasty era. "When I look back at it, I was like, 'Oh, I didn't even know this happened.' Somebody told me about it".

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  • Halep misses another chance to win Grand Slam
Halep misses another chance to win Grand Slam

Fittingly she thumped a backhand victor past Halep to seal victory, before tossing her distinctive green headband into the crowd with a look of disbelief. - She finished with 54 winners in a match that lasted an hour and 59 minutes. It was then quite a decisive - and demoralising - turnabout for the world No 3 in the all-important match on Saturd...

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  • LeBron James not faulting Warriors for building powerhouse team
LeBron James not faulting Warriors for building powerhouse team

The Cavaliers shot 24-of-45 from 3-point range, setting a record for Finals hoops from beyond the arc and finishing one shy of matching the league's all-time record. Game 5 is Monday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. "I just saw an undeniable will to win", Thomas said. They're going to be wanting a win from their team.

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  • Penguins hoping to duplicate home ice success in Nashville for Game 6
Penguins hoping to duplicate home ice success in Nashville for Game 6

He took a P.K. Subban shot off his left foot/ankle in Game 2. Pittsburgh can win the Cup Sunday in Music City. "It's just one of those things it slipped out of my hand", Crosby said . "I was in some kind of lock there". "I don't know what that was". That partnership became official Wednesday when Subban tweeted a photo of a Listerine bottle wi...

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  • Gatland praises defence as Lions down Crusaders
Gatland praises defence as Lions down Crusaders

And Gatland has laid down the gauntlet for the other members of his squad to follow up with another victory in Dunedin on Tuesday. "I have been hammered by the New Zealand media, so it has been a targeted campaign against me personally".

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