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Sharapova's suspension for using heart drug meldonium after it was banned at the beginning of 2016, ends today, just in time to enter the opening round of the indoor clay tournament she won three times in a row from 2012-14. The 30-year-old beat Roberta Vinci in the first round of the Stuttgart Open, winning in straight sets. British No 1 Johanna Konta, above, also reached the second round in Stuttgart with a 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 6-1 victory over
Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka.
  • Emre Can overhead goal 'special and really wonderful' - Liverpool's Klopp

    Emre Can overhead goal 'special and really wonderful' - Liverpool's Klopp

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    It won't be easy for anyone to win here. "It's a positive pressure, so we want to keep this - we want to keep this pressure high, we want to stay focused, we want to work hard and do everything for the points we can get". Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes could only watch. The German produced a late entry for the division's goal-of-the-season contest with a powerful effort he flicked home from just inside the Hornets' penalty area.
  • Gary Allan Thinks Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Retiring 'Way Too Soon'

    Gary Allan Thinks Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Retiring 'Way Too Soon'

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    Earnhardt is a two-time champion in NASCAR's second-tier series. He informed Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick on March 29 of his plan to retire. "Dale Jr. has had a huge impact on our sport - and you can see that every week with his legion of fans and Junior Nation", Gordon said. "What is true to them?" "It's been a blessing and it's been a gift to be at the race track".
  • Next up for Canelo Alvarez is middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin

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    Yes, the long-awaited Canelo-GGG fight is a done deal for September 16 , likely in Las Vegas but, as Golden Boy CEO Oscar De La Hoya said , he's already fielded calls from around the world, such as Dubai and England. Canelo vs. Chavez Jr will be contested at a catch weight of 164 pounds just above the middleweight division. According to CompuBox , Alvarez landed 83 jabs to Chavez's 15.
  • Giudice Sportivo, mano pesante per Benali e Kondogbia

    Giudice Sportivo, mano pesante per Benali e Kondogbia

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    Mano pesante nei confronto di Benali: il giocatore del Pescara, espulso nell'ultimo match, dovrà scontare ben tre turni di squalifica. ACQUAH Afriyie (Torino): doppia ammonizione per comportamento scorretto nei confronti di un avversario .
  • Sharapova set for wildcard entry in Birmingham

    Sharapova set for wildcard entry in Birmingham

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    Sharapova's current ranking of 258, after a return from a 15-month doping suspension last month, was too low to merit a direct entry for the grasscourt event and the organizers are looking to give her one of the four available wild cards, the report said.
  • Fredrik Claesson: Fredrik Claesson will play in Game 5 on Sat

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    Turris wasn't the lone hero of the game. Officials quickly negated the tally on the basis of a high stick. The Turris victor also was reviewed, when New York's bench challenged that he was offside. Brendan Smith drew the first assist with the set-up pass while Hayes had the second by starting the rush. Vesey had the only helper. Instead, it was Nick Holden getting the Rangers on the board first.
  • Juventus-Monaco, i bianconeri si caricano: "Now it's time for Cardiff"

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    Juventus-Monaco: che partita si aspetta? Nella semifinale di Champions League della stagione 1997/1998 i bianconeri hanno eliminato il Monaco con un 6-4 complessivo. "Dovremo attaccare, ma bisogna avere la menta libera, fredda, se ci scopriamo rischiamo". Il pareggio ottenuto in pieno recupero nel derby contro il Torino ha sì rinviato la festa scudetto (domenica prossima contro la Roma basterà anche un pareggio) ma ha conferito ulteriore fiducia e consapevolezza della propria ...
  • Bonino Strikes Capitals Again

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    A chorus of boos greeted the announcement of Sidney Crosby's first goal in Game 1 at the Washington Capitals . Cullen blocked Kevin Shattenkirk's shot from the point, blew around Washington's big trade-deadline acquisition and slid the puck between Holtby's legs for the short-handed goal 1:15 into the second even as T.J.
  • PM May's Conservatives hold 17 point lead in United Kingdom election race

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    Jeremy Corbyn has suggested he will remain as Labour leader even if he fails to gain power in the General Election. "When Labour wins there will be a reckoning for those who thought they could get away with asset stripping our industry, crashing our economy through their greed and ripping off workers and consumers".
  • Game 6 reunion for Penguins' HBK Line vs. Capitals?

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    Alex Ovechkin answered his critics as the Washington Capitals scored two third period goals just 27 seconds apart to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 in game five of their National Hockey League playoff series on Saturday. Crosby remained in the game. The Capitals attacking dominance was backed by a solid display in goal by Braden Holtby who made 16 saves. Chants of "Holt-by, Holt-by" came from the surprisingly loud swaths of Penguins fans in the upper deck, serenading the Washington ...
  • Argentina lurks as risky floater in Rugby World Cup draw

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    Rugby World Cup organizers will be hoping for a good draw for 2019 hosts Japan while the established powers of the game will be looking to avoid Argentina when the pool draw takes place in Kyoto on Wednesday. World Rugby have also retained the policy of seeding based on the world rankings at a relatively arbitrary point in the calendar, rather than established pedigree or previous World Cup success.