• 'Anti-Sharia' protestors clash with counter demonstrators
'Anti-Sharia' protestors clash with counter demonstrators

Demonstrators at small but raucous gatherings around the country expressed concerns that extremist interpretations of Islamic law might somehow spread across the U.S. A wave of anti-Muslim rallies will sweep almost 30 cities across America on Saturday, in a move by far-right activists that has drawn sharp criticism from civil rights groups and insp...

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  • French Open roundup from day 15
French Open roundup from day 15

We now watch a video presentation of Rafa's 10 titles on the big screen. "When you hesitate on how to play a ball, your legs move later and it's too late". Key Stat: Nadal ended Federer's 27-match winning streak at majors, preventing him from a fourth Grand Slam title in a row. 1525: Wawrinka has a rare sniff at 15-30 but Rafa snuffs out the da...

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  • NewsAlert: Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka for record 10th French Open title
NewsAlert: Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka for record 10th French Open title

Rafael Nadal is back. "But it's very hard for him, too.'" - Toni Nadal , Rafael's uncle and coach, talking about a rain delay late in the second set. "Last year", Nadal said, "was not an easy one". Only one of many examples of Nadal's ability to go from defense to offense in a blink. Since that 2014 French Open win, Nadal went 11 Slam...

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  • England defeats Venezuela to win U20 World Cup
England defeats Venezuela to win U20 World Cup

England made most of the running in the first half though Venezuela looked risky in attacking areas. Everton's Ademola Lookman forced a fine stop from Farinez later in the half, before Lucena hit the post from the edge of the centre-circle in England's half with a free-kick that swerved horribly for goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.

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  • Cavs halt Warriors ideal postseason, party in Game 4
Cavs halt Warriors ideal postseason, party in Game 4

We're kidding, people. Put the angry letter to the editor away. But that's our game. But as impressive as their last two showings have been, and despite what we know about the Cavs' ability to make a huge comeback, we aren't ready to sound the alarm for the Warriors , who still hold a 3-1 edge in the best-of-seven series.flawless 16-0 postseas...

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  • Champions Trophy: India Vs South Africa: Hatke moments of the match
Champions Trophy: India Vs South Africa: Hatke moments of the match

Chasing a lowly target of 192, the defending champions lost two wickets and crossed the line in just 38 overs. Kohli remained in total control, however, and Yuvraj Singh hoisted JP Duminy over mid-wicket for a huge six to complete the most comfortable of wins for his team.

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  • Manchester United's Mourinho deserves 'The Special One' name, says Pogba
Manchester United's Mourinho deserves 'The Special One' name, says Pogba

Mourinho also told him that the club will be gunning for the Premier League title next season, as well as the Champions League trophy. "I think in the Chelsea game I proved that I can play with the injections", the England global said. With the other players, I felt at ease from the first moment on. He trusted and defended me. England globa...

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  • National Basketball Association 'reviewing several incidents' from Game 4
National Basketball Association 'reviewing several incidents' from Game 4

The Cavaliers staved off elimination by ripping apart Golden State 137-116 in Game Four. Kyrie Irving made seven baskets from behind the arc, Kevin Love drilled six, and J.R. "But when we take the threes that are in rhythm and we're getting guys to their spots and we're unselfish as we were tonight, then our three-pointers are a little bit di...

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  • Owen Farrell kicks Lions to victory over Crusaders
Owen Farrell kicks Lions to victory over Crusaders

Warburton, who is the Lions skipper for the second consecutive tour, has managed to shake off an ankle problem to return for the match and he will line-up alongside James Haskell and CJ Stander in the back row. Billy Vunipola's withdrawal from the squad due to a shoulder injury was billed as a serious blow to the Lions chances before they had...

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  • Perfect 10: Nadal tops Wawrinka for record 10th French Open
Perfect 10: Nadal tops Wawrinka for record 10th French Open

Having beaten world number one Andy Murray with a majestic display of power in the semi-final, third seed Wawrinka arrived full of confidence as, at 32, he tried to become the oldest French Open victor since Andres Gimeno in 1972. The crowd got behind the champion of two years ago, but it was only a matter of time before the relentless Nada...

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  • Mats Point: Wawrinka backhand can withstand Nadal, says Wilander
Mats Point: Wawrinka backhand can withstand Nadal, says Wilander

The Spaniard achieved the coveted la decima in ruthless fashion from start to finish at Roland Garros , not dropping a set as he destroyed everyone in his path. - Wawrinka fended off four break points against Nadal in the fourth game having had one of his own in the previous game. "Nadal has changed his game and he is playing way more aggressi...

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  • England beat Venezuela 1-0 to win U20 World Cup
England beat Venezuela 1-0 to win U20 World Cup

With the U20 World Cup final in South Korea upon us, we look back at the tournament so far and pick out our top players to look out for moving forward. "We've waited 51 years to be able to say that again as an England team". "They played with their heart and dignity", Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel said.

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  • Ostapenko wins first major title at Roland Garros
Ostapenko wins first major title at Roland Garros

It looks like it was the right decision. Third-seeded Simona Halep has won the opening set 6-4 in the French Open final against unseeded Jelena Ostapenko . Ostapenko was too charitable with her unforced errors , striking 23. That, though, is the way the Latvian livewire goes about her business. Third-seeded Simona Halep of Romania is fa...

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  • Nadal leads French Open final by 2 sets
Nadal leads French Open final by 2 sets

Whether Wawrinka can physically compete with Nadal on Sunday remains to be seen. World number one Novak Djokovic has never triumphed in Paris . Nadal, meanwhile, easily brushed past Dominic Thiem . It was the Swiss player's 17th unforced error. All of those records pale in comparison to Nadal - and there could yet be more. "I had too many p...

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  • Draymond Green tech-foul fiasco part of tension-filled Game 4
Draymond Green tech-foul fiasco part of tension-filled Game 4

CLEVELAND Draymond Green was ejected ... and then he wasn't? "I knew because the first tech on Steve, which I didn't understand, Mike Callahan came up to John ( Goble ) and asked him who was the tech on and he said Kerr", Green said.

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  • Royals' Moustakas homers to halt Astros' win streak at 11
Royals' Moustakas homers to halt Astros' win streak at 11

Moustakas drove an 0-1 pitch from Ken Giles (1-2) out to right field with Salvador Perez aboard. He is coming off a complete game shutout of the Indians last week. Hammel has given up no less than three earned runs in his last five starts and has an ERA of 5.65 at home this season. As long as the offense keeps hot and the bullpen immovable, m...

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  • Big comeback puts Halep in French Open semi against Pliskova
Big comeback puts Halep in French Open semi against Pliskova

Bacsinszky was knocked out of the tournament at the semi-final stage at Roland Garros in 2015 and appeared determined to avoid the same fate as she comfortably closed out the second set. Bacsinszky, the 30th seed, who needed a bandage applied to her right thigh midway through the first set, looked the more likely victor at that point as she sought ...

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  • Draymond Green: I don't pay much attention to anybody in Cleveland
Draymond Green: I don't pay much attention to anybody in Cleveland

I don't pay much attention to anybody in Cleveland, honestly. Saying they're not sharp is bashing them . That cut Golden State's lead to 3-1, but as usual Green's stats were only a small chapter of his story. Goble: "After calling the loose ball foul on Draymond Green, I noticed the reaction by Coach Kerr and then assessed the technical foul"....

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  • Rafael Nadal wins record 10th French Open title
Rafael Nadal wins record 10th French Open title

From the opening serve, the win was nearly never in doubt for the 31-year-old Spaniard, who now has a record 10 French Open victories to his name. Nadal likely won't make the same mistakes―the King of Clay has been something of a machine in this tournament, and his ruthless efficiency should serve him well in the final.

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  • Ben Stokes staying calm amid talk about his talent
Ben Stokes staying calm amid talk about his talent

And Thursday saw the opening batsman accuse CA of undermining the team's bid to win the Champions Trophy , a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global sides, with their negotiating tactics. "Obviously, it´s a must-win match for us ... essentially a quarter-final", said smith the star batsman. . "So let's hope that is the case tomor...

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