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When last seen at Wimbledon before this fortnight, in the 2016 final, Williams won her seventh title by defeating Kerber, 7-5, 6-3. In 2017, overwhelmed and overscheduled, Kerber failed to advance out of the fourth round of a major, dropped out of the top 20 and fired her longtime coach.
  • Detroit misses out on hosting future Final Four

    Detroit misses out on hosting future Final Four

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    This will be the second time the University of Phoenix Stadium will host the Final Four, with the first coming in 2017. In that same span, and including all announced mega-event host sites, no other destination has more than six. That may sound a little Pollyana, " committee member and Duke Athletic Director Kevin White said during the visit. "The footprint of downtown San Antonio is one of the most walkable and liveable in the United States, which is why San Antonio continues to be ...
  • Leonard goes to Raptors, DeRozan goes to Spurs

    Leonard goes to Raptors, DeRozan goes to Spurs

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    Can't trust em", DeRozan wrote on his Instagram story. "Sell you out quick for a little bit of nothing", DeRozan said. "Soon you'll understand. Don't disturb", DeRozan's authorized account stated. He averaged 25.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in the 2016-17 season. Mayor John Tory spoke about DeRozan, who led the Raptors in scoring in each of the last five seasons, at a press conference on Wednesday.
  • ESPN used photo of Bryce Harper's brother in Home Run Derby graphic

    ESPN used photo of Bryce Harper's brother in Home Run Derby graphic

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    Washington Nationals Bryce Harper (34) reacts to his winning hit during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby , Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington . Hoskins, the No. 8 seed, pulled the biggest upset of the first round when he knocked off top-seeded Jesus Aguilar from the Milwaukee Brewers , 17-12, in the first matchup.
  • All-Star Pitcher's Hate-Filled Tweets Put Damper on Game

    All-Star Pitcher's Hate-Filled Tweets Put Damper on Game

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    While several of Hader's seemingly most damning statements appear to be quotes from rap songs, others reflect more directly hateful sentiments. "That's one reason why I don't have social media is because of things like this". "I'm ready for any consequences", he added. We're still learning who we are in high school. "I was in high school". This mistake won't happen again'.
  • World Cup Afterglow Gives France a Sorely Needed Boost

    World Cup Afterglow Gives France a Sorely Needed Boost

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    The win marked France's first World Cup win in 20 years and their first appearance in a final since 2006. Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino claims it served to change the perception surrounding a country outsiders were, and still might be, skeptical of.
  • Manny Machado and future teammate Matt Kemp snap in-game selfie

    Manny Machado and future teammate Matt Kemp snap in-game selfie

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    According to Jayson Stark of The Athletic , there Orioles have a "handshake agreement" with another team regarding a deal involving Machado. Heyman names the Philadelphia Phillies , Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers as leaders for Machado , with the Yankees and Cleveland Indians lagging behind.
  • Derby County lead Stoke City in the race for Liverpool winger

    Derby County lead Stoke City in the race for Liverpool winger

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    Aston Villa are just one of the teams who are interested in signing Liverpool's exciting young forward, Harry Wilson . "So I'm really glad and happy to be here", Shaqiri told the club's official website . Ward has been "outstanding" in both training and the first two pre-season friendlies so far this month and has prompted the Liverpool manager to seriously consider making the Welsh goalkeeper his no.1 for the 2018/19 season.
  • Joe Root causes a stir with cocky century celebration

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    The England bowling, meanwhile, will be headed by Liam Plunkett , who can do a lot of damage to the Indian team as well as spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid. Dinesh Karthik, preferred to KL Rahul for this match, then made 21 before he was bowled between bat and pad by Rashid. Kohli pressed on, however, completing a 55-ball fifty including six fours before Rashid struck twice in quick succession as India´s 156 for three was transformed into 158 for five.
  • Kevin Anderson topples John Isner in longest ever Wimbledon semi-final

    Kevin Anderson topples John Isner in longest ever Wimbledon semi-final

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    The most compelling storyline is of course Serena and I can tell you it's going to take a special performance to beat her. "If I was on the opposite (losing) side I don´t know how you take it". However the American kept escaping 0-30 hole after 0-30 hole. While Nadal hasn't really been off the scene at all, Djokovic is ending a string of five straight majors in which he didn't play a semifinal match - his longest such stretch since 2006.
  • Trump's closest advisers were perplexed by his comments with Putin

    Trump's closest advisers were perplexed by his comments with Putin

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    The drama continued as Trump headed to his next stop, the U.K. His first official visit was overshadowed by fallout from the rhetorical grenade he'd lobbed at British Prime Minister Theresa May before arriving. "I don't see any reason why it would be", the president said. 'There's no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime, ' Rosenstein said in announcing the charges at a press conference in Washington .
  • Tiger Woods looking to repeat Open-winning tactics of 2006 at Carnoustie

    Tiger Woods looking to repeat Open-winning tactics of 2006 at Carnoustie

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    Good judges will tell you it will be his first of many starts on golf's biggest stage. It brought a smile to his face, as recalling the days of innocence often do. But over time, he thinks it might be his best chance because of history. "I've always loved playing links golf", the 14-times major victor told reporters.
  • Conor McGregor on Putin:

    Conor McGregor on Putin: "One of the Greatest Leaders of Our Time"

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    More than most fighters, "The Notorious" knows the kind of dedication it takes to become a world champion and on the eve of the World Cup final, McGregor sent his best wishes to France's Pogba. One of the greatest leaders of our time? After defeating "The Underground King" in New York, Conor McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to hold two of the promotions belts simultaneously.
  • Dodgers Are Front-Runners To Trade For Manny Machado, Report Says

    Dodgers Are Front-Runners To Trade For Manny Machado, Report Says

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    First, Jon Heyman on Fancred Sports called a trade of Machado "very close ". "I know we're one of the teams rumored to be in to get him". "No, not at all", Machado said . Most of the teams seriously considering Machado have a well-established shortstop that they would be unwilling to move to third base. They had initially hoped Jimmy Yacabonis would start, but the right-hander who's still at Triple-A Norfolk, reported ill July 13, and the Orioles thought it was better to cobble ...
  • Raptors made Spurs ‘compelling offer’ for Kawhi Leonard

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    As a guest on TSN's SportCentre , Brian Windhorst of ESPN spoke about how the Raptors have assembled a package for San Antonio in hopes of landing Leonard while also noting that Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri is in constant contact with the Spurs (h/t Chris Walder of theScore ).
  • Liverpool Make Official Bid For Roma Keeper Alisson

    Liverpool Make Official Bid For Roma Keeper Alisson

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    The report claims that Liverpool have made a bid of £62m, with £53m being offered up front and the rest being made up in add-ons. The 25-year-old made 49 appearances for Roma last season as he helped the Serie A side reach the semi-finals of the Champions League where they lost 7-6 to Liverpool over two legs.