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Nadal, the victor of 14 grand slam titles and the 2008 Olympic gold medallist, and Federer, who has won 18 grand slams, were sidelined for long periods last season as they battled injury. WTA chief executive Steve Simon later released a statement conceding that while wild cards were issued at the "sole discretion" of tournaments he disagreed with "the basis put forward by the FFT for their decision".
  • 3 adjustments to make in Game 6 — Washington Wizards

    3 adjustments to make in Game 6 — Washington Wizards

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    With the win, Boston has a 3-2 series lead and can close out the series with a Game 6 victory in Washington on Friday. Playing better at home is nothing new, but Washington is nearly unrecognizable on the road in this series , especially on the defensive side of the ball.
  • Wagner says Huddersfield have not missed their opportunity

    Wagner says Huddersfield have not missed their opportunity

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    Huddersfield managed to get the first shot on target in the match in the 56th minute as Wells' attempted lob had to be tipped over the crossbar by Westwood. The second half followed the pattern of the first with David Wagner's side enjoying the lion's share of possession but, thanks in no small part to smart work from Westwood, they could not find a breakthrough.
  • Unstoppable Ronaldo aims to take Real to brink of title

    Unstoppable Ronaldo aims to take Real to brink of title

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    You would have to go back to the 2006-07 season to find the last time the league was decided this way. "We have got two more finals to play in the league then it is over". With away games against Celta and Malaga to follow, it would take a major upset for either of those teams to halt the Galactico juggernaut - and anyone would be foolish to bet against Zidane's side lifting both trophies in not-so-distant future.
  • Derek Jeter's number is retired at Yankee stadium

    Derek Jeter's number is retired at Yankee stadium

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    A bronze plaque commemorating his career was placed in Monument Park along with his pinstriped No. 2 behind the fence in center field, a foreshadowing of the ceremony anticipated for Jeter at Cooperstown's Hall of Fame once he becomes eligible.
  • Shami, Rohit return for Champions Trophy

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    R Ashwin who missed the IPL owing to a sports hernia was included in the side along with Yuvraj Singh . The selectors rewarded Shikhar Dhawan for his consistency with a name in the Champions Trophy squad . "In the last 10-12 years that MSD [Dhoni] played for his country, he never had a bad day with the gloves. We will groom him, nurture him and back him".
  • India to take part in Champions Trophy, says BCCI

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    There were concerns that the Board of Control for Cricket in India may decide at a special general meeting in Delhi on Sunday to keep Virat Kohli's team at home instead of travelling to the eight-team tournament in England. BCCI had strong objection on new financial model - in which the BCCI's share of ICC revenues was heavily reduced. The BCCI had delayed the clearance of the team because of its strong objection to the new governance and financial models of the International Cricket Council ...
  • Pochettino: A ideal performance to say goodbye

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    Tottenham confirmed their second placed finish with their highest ever points total this afternoon by beating Manchester United in their last game at the Lane , which will be knocked down before they move to the new stadium for the 2018-19 season.
  • Can enigmatic Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. stun Canelo Alvarez?

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    And with the raucous crowd solidly in his corner, chanting Ca-Ne-Lo, Ca-Ne-Lo, Alvarez proceeded to take Chavez apart, punch by thudding punch, round by round, beads of sweat flying off Chavez's head with every punch that Canelo landed, and there were many.
  • Hard to fill void left by Misbah, Younis: Latif

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    Increasingly impressive in his first Test series, the fast-medium bowler took the last four wickets of the West Indies innings for three runs in a four-over spell after an early breakthrough from fellow pacer Mohammad Amir to finish with the excellent figures of five for 46 off 25 disciplined overs.
  • Jose Mourinho labeled a conman in the Times

    Jose Mourinho labeled a conman in the Times

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    Winning that trophy now represents the most likely course to Champions League football next season, but Neville feels this is an opportunity missed. Xhaka said: "We always have hope - hope dies last". "My goals now are to get as many minutes as I can until the end of the season and come back stronger for pre-season, to show the manager I'm here and one of the stronger candidates for next year's team".
  • Sanchez keeps Arsenal in race, City all but there

    Sanchez keeps Arsenal in race, City all but there

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    If it plays out like that on May 21, we're going to have a playoff for a Champions League place. So, assuming Arsenal can take care of Everton, it truly is all down to that Liverpool/Middlesbrough game. Sergio Aguero's artful back-heel released De Bruyne, whose deflected cross from the left was tapped in by Gabriel Jesus. "He played really good. Sometimes it is better to miss one game to be fit for the others".