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A Sharapova backhand victor to set up match point bought huge applause but the truly thunderous ovation came when Halep hit a forehand long to end it, boosting Sharapova to 18-0 in night matches at Ashe. As Sharapova stepped onto Arthur Ashe Stadium she mirrored Princess Diana circa 1994, when the royal wore a black Christina Stambolian "revenge dress" to upstage Charles and Camilla's affair.
  • Kansas City Chiefs' Spencer Ware tears knee ligament, could miss season

    Kansas City Chiefs' Spencer Ware tears knee ligament, could miss season

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    Ware tore his PCL in addition to damaging other areas of his right knee. But Burkholder said Ware also damaged the lateral collateral ligament, and the combination of injuries will likely require surgery. Rookie RB Kareem Hunt and veteran Charcandrick West are expected to fill the void left by Ware's injury. Last season, Ware rushed for 921 yards and 3 TDs while also showing himself to be a threat in the passing game, reeling in 33 catches for 447 yards and 2 TDs.
  • Kyle Walker-Peters signs new three-year deal with Spurs

    Kyle Walker-Peters signs new three-year deal with Spurs

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    Fans took to social media to reveal that they felt the contract extension was "better than any new signing" and "deserved", opinions echoed by many of those involved with the club. In a video on Twitter, the England Under 20 World Cup victor said: 'Buzzing to sign a new contract with Spurs , can't wait to see what the future holds'.
  • Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope give West Indies real hope against England

    Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope give West Indies real hope against England

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    Hope senior was then caught brilliantly by a diving Root at second slip as West Indies were reduced to 35 for three. "The guys stuck at the task and we have a point to prove in this Test". It was far from a chanceless knock - Brathwaite's drop was tough but catchable, Gabriel shelled a very simple chance at mid-on with Stokes on 98, while there was also an inside edge that dropped short of wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich.
  • Sanchez set for Arsenal return after summer of speculation

    Sanchez set for Arsenal return after summer of speculation

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    Its previous eight losses on the road came across a 41-game period, during which time it won 22. There's still about 24 hours for Barcelona to make their reported fourth bid for Philippe Coutinho before Liverpool host Arsenal at Anfield - for maximum disruption, doncha know - but right now the Reds should be going into this match on a high.
  • FP2 - Hamilton ahead as the rain arrives in Spa

    FP2 - Hamilton ahead as the rain arrives in Spa

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    Mercedes have won the last two Belgian Grands Prix, with now-retired 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg triumphant from pole past year after Hamilton won in 2015. Bottas nudged the barriers in the morning after going off at Turn 13 - but his vehicle only really suffered superficial damage. Though Bottas managed to get the vehicle out of the gravel trap and return to the pits with minor front wing damage, the incident compromised the Finn's chance of matching any of the times set by the top ...
  • Geoffrey Boycott apologises for 'unacceptable' blackface joke

    Geoffrey Boycott apologises for 'unacceptable' blackface joke

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    As if West Indies hadn't been derided enough following the shambolic three-day innings defeat by England at Edgbaston, Stuart Law , their coach, has invited more ridicule onto his beleaguered players by claiming the result was down to the Birmingham weather.
  • Odell Beckham (ankle) in danger of missing Giants' season opener

    Odell Beckham (ankle) in danger of missing Giants' season opener

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    Even though Beckham was optimistic after the game , it wasn't reassuring listening to McAdoo the following day with the regular-season opener against the Dallas Cowboys 19 days away. The Giants have not scored a touchdown in losing their first two exhibition games. After taking a knee as medical staff ran out to assist him, the outspoken and charismatic Beckham walked off slowly and glared menacingly at Boddy-Calhoun in Cleveland's defensive huddle.
  • Patriots gave Trump Super Bowl ring as thank you gift

    Patriots gave Trump Super Bowl ring as thank you gift

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    The piece of jewelry is from the team's historic comeback against the Falcons in Super Bowl 51. After the game, Trump unsurprisingly took to Twitter to congratulate the Super Bowl LI champions, who became the first team to visit him in the White House just two months after the epic comeback.
  • Wake up Floyd, it's all over - McGregor trolls Mayweather with knockout prophecy

    Wake up Floyd, it's all over - McGregor trolls Mayweather with knockout prophecy

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    Conor McGregor weigh-in will be available for fight fans ahead of the blockbuster clash taking place Saturday, Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 'Some people have spoken out against it, I think it's good for our sport. Bob Arum, the veteran promoter who had a hand in the Ali-Inoki affair, suggests Ali's motives were a bit simpler: "It was m-o-n-e-y", he said.
  • Chelsea show champions credentials in Tottenham win

    Chelsea show champions credentials in Tottenham win

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    It was all created to make it feel like home and an attempt to continue their superb White Hart Lane form of last season, when they won 17 and drew two of their 19 league games. "Our performance was good". While Chelsea would have no problem meeting Alderweireld's wage demands, it remains to be seen as to whether such a deal could happen with Levy being highly unlikely to offload a key player to a direct rival.
  • Curtis Granderson Hits First Dodger Home Run

    Curtis Granderson Hits First Dodger Home Run

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned their struggling center fielder to OKC on Saturday hours after acquiring veteran Curtis Granderson in a trade from the Mets. But he is hitting just.215 with 11 home runs and three stolen bases for the Dodgers this season. L.A. enters Saturday an incredible 52 games over.500 at 86-34 and is on pace for 116 wins, which would tie the 1906 Chicago Cubs and 2001 Seattle Mariners for the most regular season wins in major league history.
  • 8 tries for NZ, beats Australia 54-34 in Rugby Championship

    8 tries for NZ, beats Australia 54-34 in Rugby Championship

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    NZR are already reviewing the culture of New Zealand rugby and its treatment of women, following revelations about the Waikato Chiefs" behaviour on "Mad Monday' previous year when they hired an exotic dancer, who accused them of touching her inappropriately and throwing alcohol in her direction.
  • Rafael Nadal Stunned by Australia's Nick Kyrgios at Cincinnati Open

    Rafael Nadal Stunned by Australia's Nick Kyrgios at Cincinnati Open

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    That break didn't come, even with Ferrer double-faulting to bring it back to deuce, as the match became a serving siege against the Spaniard's mental reserves. "I recover well, so definitely I will be ready". Halep eliminated British seventh seed Johanna Konta 6-4, 7-6 (7/1) to book a semi-final date with U.S.
  • Pliskova set for Muguruza semi, Halep wins through

    Pliskova set for Muguruza semi, Halep wins through

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    Pliskova improved to 3-5 all-time against Wozniacki, who beat her last week in a Toronto quarter-final. Both Nadal and Ramos-Vinolas wore black ribbons on their shirts in memory of victims of the terror attack on Thursday in Barcelona. "It was a battle". I fought so hard. "For sure, even if I didn't win a tournament, I'm very happy that I'm getting deep into the tournament". "Even if I would be second coming to the US Open, it's still better than I was past year".