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Arena rebuilds US confidence after Klinsmann

This one takes place at the Azteca for Mexico's final World Cup Qualifier before the Confederations Cup. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JUNE 11: Michael Bradley of USA celebrates with teammates after scoring the first goal of his team during the match between Mexico and The United States as part of the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup Qualifiers at Azteca Stadium on June 11, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. Read More »

Adam Lallana features in England defeat in France

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The England fans also came out onto the pitch to the Oasis song "Don't Look Back in Anger", played by the Republican Guard, while fans of both countries sang along and held up placards with the England flag. It was typical of England's fragility at the back, with the three-man central defence of Phil Jones , John Stones and Gary Cahill struggling to cope with the sizzling France attack and Eric Dier and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain not providing a shield in front of them. Read More »

French Open 2017: Simona Halep and Jelena Ostapenko reach final

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Having battled back from a set and 5-1 down against Elina Svitolina in the quarter-finals, she survived another battle to beat second seed Karolina Pliskova 6-4 3-6 6-3, ultimately making her clay-court prowess count. "When I came here, of course I didn't expect I would be in the final", Ostapenko said. She tried staying in points until Ostapenko would make a mistake. Read More »

Bacsinszky takes semi-final defeat in her stride

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 in 1983. In the semifinals, Ostapenko, who is now ranked 47th in the world, will take on Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky , who is now ranked 31st in the WTA rankings. Read More »

Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

Crosby also became only the third man to win back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies. Matt Murray went from being sidelined by an injury in opening the playoffs to posting back-to-back shutouts in leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to their second consecutive Stanley Cup championship. Read More »

Receiver Jeremy Maclin signs 2-year contract with Ravens

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He chose the Ravens , who announced the signing on Monday. The Ravens' three-day minicamp runs from Tuesday through Thursday. News of Jeremy Maclin choosing to sign with the Baltimore Ravens broke earlier today, and - depending on how much the 29-year-old receiver has left in the tank - could cause a shake-up in the AFC North race. Read More »

South Korea's In-Kyung Kim wins ShopRite LPGA Classic

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That took a long time (but) now I feel much better. Mi Hyang Lee, of South Korea, approaches her ball on the sixth green during the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament Friday, June 2, 2017, in Galloway Township, N.J. Ryu needed to finish third or better at ShopRite to have a chance to move to No. 1, but she shot a pair of 74s to miss her first cut in nearly three years. Read More »

French Open victor Jelena Ostapenko

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Four times Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters told NZME Ostapenko showed remarkable composure that belied her inexperience. This year she beat Marina Erakovic in the first round and made it to the semifinals, but had to retire in her match against eventual tournament victor Lauren Davis during the third set because of a viral illness. Read More »

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain happy switching roles: I play where I'm told

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A move for former Chelsea winger Mohammed Salah stalled when Liverpool failed to match Roma's £35 million valuation for the Egyptian midfielder and Klopp is seemingly ready to look elsewhere. The Three Lions boss is trying to tweak the culture around the squad and Oxlade-Chamberlain believes this group can flourish with the right direction. Read More »

Jutanugarn beats Thompson, Chun in playoff at LPGA Classic

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All three former champions (Mirim Lee, Lexi Thompson and Sei Young Kim) are in the field as well as a host of other players that are household names, like Lydia Ko , Brooke Henderson, Stacy Lewis , Michelle Wie and Christi Kerr. Now she knows she has what it takes to play on the big stage. Having left her birdie putt in regulation short of the hole, she was determined not to leave it short again. Read More »

AB's confident South Africa hope to end ICC trophy drought

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Tharanga, stand-in captain with Angelo Mathews out injured, top scored for Sri Lanka with 57. The last time South Africa took on Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy was in 2009 in Centurion and Sri Lanka notched up a 55-run win. Amla's latest masterpiece, in just his 151st ODI innings , was the mainstay of South Africa's 299/6, a commanding total on an Oval wicket that proved too much for Sri Lanka's batsmen to chase down during their Saturday's Champions Trophy clash. Read More »

Cavaliers vs Warriors NBA Finals, Game 5 schedule

But nobody should be at the point of freaking out about the Warriors yet - even if all the 3-1 jokes are fun. Curry added 34 and Andre Iguodala was a force off the bench, scoring 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Kyrie Irving followed up his 40-point gem in Friday's Game 4 with 26 points but shot 9 for 22. But the Warriors are brimming with confidence, knowing they didn't have Kevin Durant to help them a year ago. Read More »

Iran book ticket to 2018 World Cup

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Goals from Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi and yet another clean sheet ensured Iran became the first Asian nation to book their place at next year's World Cup as a 2-0 win over Uzbekistan on Monday evening secured Carlos Queiroz's team a berth in Russian Federation. Read More »

Qld Maroons name team for 2017 State of Origin 2

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Queensland will be without veteran Sam Thaiday after he was denied the chance to play his 30th Origin match. The last time Queensland made six or seven changes to their 17 was way back in the second game of 2002. "I never see myself as a certain starter or anything like that, so I never take my Queensland jumper for granted", he said. "I would probably be lucky to jag 18th man, but whatever happens, I'm just happy to play good football for the Cowboys". Read More »

Stop funding terror, teaching hate: Trump to Qatar

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The blockade also impairs business activity in the region and has hindered USA military operations to fight the so-called Islamic State. Commenting on the criticism against Turkey for providing food supplies and military support to Qatar, Erdogan said: "Our friends in the Gulf were not bothered by the USA base in Qatar but why are they concerned about a Turkish base". Read More »

Dennis Rodman heading to North Korea

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North Korean officials confirmed to CNN Rodman's arrival in Pyongyang but did not give any details of the visit. State Department officials told CNN that they were aware of the trip by the Hall of Famer , but said he isn't going in any official capacity. Read More »

Red Sox Select Missouri Pitcher Tanner Houck At No

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Burger is also a semifinalist for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award. "Just as we felt that Zack past year was going to catch, we feel Jake's going to stay at third base", Hostetler said. Burger went undrafted out of high school in St. Louis, Mo., and he hit just four home runs in 57 games as a freshman at Missouri State. The 2017 MLB Draft is underway as teams draft what they hope is the future of their organization. Read More »

Manchester City set to make Alexis Sanchez their highest-paid star ever

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Indeed, the South American has just 12 months remaining on his current deal, which could force Arsenal to sell Sanchez to avoid losing the forward for nothing next summer. Arsenal are determined to keep Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates Stadium but the Chilean's contract means they don't stand in a strong negotiating position, as there is a danger they could lose his services for nothing next season. Read More »

Another step in Jets purge: WR Decker released

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The Ravens , who lost three of their top five receivers from 2016, were one of the first teams to reach out to the Jets about a possible trade when Maccagnan brought up the subject of dumping Decker last week. The 30-year-old Decker was signed through the 2018 season where he was set to make a combined $14.75 million during that stretch. "On behalf of the organization, I wish him the best as he continues his career". Read More »

Arsenal get tough with Alexis Sanchez and deliver brutal transfer ultimatum

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Sanchez, out of contract at the Emirates next summer, has yet to commit his long-term future to the FA Cup winners and is a target for a number of clubs. In total, Sanchez scored 30 goals in 51 appearances to finish as Arsenal's top scorer. Alexis is now with his Chile side as they prepare for the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, and we all know how much effort he puts into propelling his country into the spotlight. Read More »

Kristina Mladenovic beats defending champion Garbine Muguruza at French Open

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Her parents had moved to France back in 1992, when her father, a former Yugoslav handball Olympic gold medallist at the 1984 Los Angeles Games signed to play professionally for a French club. Muguruza, however, was largely on the backfoot yesterday and had to deal with more than just her 33 unforced errors . I mean, I love playing here. Read More »

Draymond Green loses his temper in Game 4 of the NBA Finals

Last season, Draymond Green lost his cool in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Mary Babers-Green, Green's mother, was involved in an altercation after Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. "See, I disagree", Brown said, according to ESPN. The Cavaliers' approach managed to open up the game in their favor and they used 24 three-pointers to pull away. Read More »

PSG Sporting Director Meets Chelsea And Barcelona Target's Agent In Milan

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A meeting between Verratti and Sporting Director Henrique is due to occur in the coming days. And they also lost the French League to Monaco after dominating for the past 4-years. Verratti is now on holiday on the Spanish island of Formentera, which coincidentally is where Lionel Messi is also on his summer break, and both clubs will wait to hear from the player directly before anything moves forward. Read More »

IndyCar race at Texas red-flagged after big crash

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Kanaan's team owner, Chip Ganassi, defended him and ripped Hinchcliffe for causing it on live TV. His sportscar commitments in Europe are likely to keep him from stepping into the Dale Coyne Racing machine again anytime soon, but if he's available the DCR team would likely love to snap him up for more races while Sebastien Bourdais recovers from his Indy injuries. Read More »

Khan, Amir trigger Sri Lanka collapse

After being put in to bat, Sri Lanka's openers made a confident start, initially easing along at nearly six runs an over during a spell highlighted by Dickwella walking across his stumps and flicking an audacious scoop shot off Junaid Khan way over Pakistan wicketkeeper Sarfraz's head which nearly carried for six. Read More »