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During the encounter, Kyrgios broke Nadal's serve in the opening set to take an early lead of 4-0 before Nadal put up a good fight and saved match points in the second set to get back to 5-5. "Whatever comes I will just take it", said Pliskova. "I was able to get some points and get back in the match but then I played a awful game". "Obviously I think it's easier to say that for me because you see me tank ridiculous amounts of matches against, like, on back courts and stuff like that, ...
  • It's for BCCI to decide on women's IPL: Mithali

    It's for BCCI to decide on women's IPL: Mithali

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    Now women's cricket has come under the BCCI, which has proposed to gift Rs 50 lakh each to each team member for their performance in the ICC Women's World Cup . "Now is the time to start some type of league and involve domestic players", said Mithali Raj . Mithali also hailed her side for giving a fight before narrowly going down in the final against England.
  • Red Sox's Price may skip start due to elbow issues

    Red Sox's Price may skip start due to elbow issues

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    He has not started since the Boston Globe published the details of his run-in with Eckersley. Fred Toucher of 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston was told by a source that Dustin Pedroia "aggressively" cheered for Price when Price told Eckersley to "get the f- out of here" on a team charter plane last month.
  • Man City splash £52m on Mendy

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    City were in desperate need of full-backs with all four of last season's options in Bacary Sagna, Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov having left the club this summer. In fact, Mendy has made more accurate crosses from open play (116) than any other Ligue 1 player since August 2014. The deal took a while to complete, but City's director of football, Txiki Begiristain, was pleased to have secured their first-choice target."Benjamin has all the qualities we are looking for in ...
  • Lucky Whitehead agent denies Cowboys WR was in Virginia for arrest

    Lucky Whitehead agent denies Cowboys WR was in Virginia for arrest

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    Court records state Whitehead was charged with shoplifting/petit larceny for under $200, which is a misdemeanor. Whitehead failed to appear in court for a July 6 arraignment and a warrant was issued shortly thereafter. TMZ said they reached out to Whitehead's camp but haven't heard back yet. He later announced on social media that the dog had been returned unharmed.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder, Carmelo Anthony 'circling each other'

    Oklahoma City Thunder, Carmelo Anthony 'circling each other'

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    Have a scoop - OKC and Carmelo are officially circling each other. Anthony has a longstanding relationship with Thunder vice president and assistant general manager Troy Weaver. But the center is such a liability on the defensive end that he averaged just 21.3 minutes per game last season, failing to start even one game. "There's no way he's going to leave that little boy in NY and be 3,000 miles away from him".
  • USA increases H-2B visa cap by 15000

    USA increases H-2B visa cap by 15000

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    It said: "From landscapers in Colorado to innkeepers in ME to seafood processors along the Gulf Coast to carnivals nationwide, we hope the visa expansion will help some businesses avoid substantial financial loss, and in some cases, prevent early business closures during their peak season".
  • Auto racing notebook: Truex gets New Hampshire pole after Larson fails inspection

    Auto racing notebook: Truex gets New Hampshire pole after Larson fails inspection

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    He was elevated to the pole when Kyle Larson's time was disallowed, but this team has speed to spare and should lead laps early. The top 10 finishers of each of the first two stages receive bonus points. Kyle Busch starts eighth and Denny Hamlin ninth to give JGR three drivers in the top 10. Almirola has been sidelined since suffering a broken back in a May 13 crash at Kansas Speedway.
  • 'Devastated' Blac Chyna granted restraining order against Rob Kardashian

    'Devastated' Blac Chyna granted restraining order against Rob Kardashian

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    The reality star will appear on Good Morning America on Monday , where she will give the first interview since her ex took to Instagram to post nude photos of her , and rant about her alleged sexual relationships . "This is like saying that a women can't be raped if she previously chosen to have sex with someone". Chyna's attorney, Lisa Bloom , chimed in as well.
  • Wimbledon: Federer and Djokovic advance as opponents retire

    Wimbledon: Federer and Djokovic advance as opponents retire

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    Early on in the encounter, there were concerns about Klizan, who was seemingly struggling with a leg issue, with the Slovak hobbling about on court. His point seemed to be reinforced when Roger Federer's opponent Alexandr Dolgopolov retired injured midway through the second set in the very next match on Centre Court.
  • Pacquiao vs. Horn odds: Manny Pacquiao clear betting favorite for Brisbane matchup

    Pacquiao vs. Horn odds: Manny Pacquiao clear betting favorite for Brisbane matchup

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    He's an aggressive fighter anyway but far below the level of Pacquiao, who made fiery intensity his trademark against much more skilled opponents than Horn. "That showed in his latter fights against Floyd Mayweather and Timothy Bradley - he hasn't stopped an opponent since 2009". Pacquiao was consistently in the ring, two times a year or three times in a 15-month period.
  • Portugal cruise into semi-finals

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    If fit, Aranguiz faces a busy night at the Kazan Arena trying to ensure Ronaldo has a quiet night with the Real Madrid star having won man-of-the-match awards in all three of Portugal's games so far in Russian Federation. A clever defender with a mean streak, Portugal's defense is anchored on Pepe , the Real Madrid central defender who has been at the heart of the team's back line for the past decade.
  • Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud

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    Last week, Cristiano Ronaldo was accused by prosecutors in Spain of defrauding Spanish authorities of $16.4 million in tax between 2011 and 2014. Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been in the news a lot in the last few days and it's not for all the good reasons.
  • AP analysis: Pennsylvania gerrymander gave GOP a big boost

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    The analysis found Republicans won 56 percent of the votes in Ohio's Statehouse races but 66 percent of the seats. When Kentucky Republicans made it a goal to win a majority in the state House of Representatives , they had one obvious disadvantage to overcome: Winning in districts that were drawn by Democrats .
  • Taeyang Gets in Tune with PyeongChang 2018

    Taeyang Gets in Tune with PyeongChang 2018

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    The proposal is in line with the suggestion earlier this month by Moon Jae-in, South Korea's new president, that the two countries could lead a bid to host the 2030 World Cup. A 13-hour time difference between NY and South Korea could actually work to NBC's advantage for showing live events such as skiing and figure skating in USA prime time, Zenkel said, adding that events for US ski racers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin should be a draw.
  • Red Bull lead the way in opening practice in Azerbaijan

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    Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his vehicle during the first free practice at the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan, Friday, June 23, 2017. Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas managed to split the Red Bulls in Practice Two to show Mercedes' outright pace and team boss Toto Wolff expects a tough fight in qualifying.
  • Blackhawks get Saad back in trade with Blue Jackets

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    Chicago made two trades on Friday morning, parting ways with Niklas Hjalmarsson and winger Artemi Panarin , among other assets. He won two Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks . Saad said he heard from Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and defenceman Brent Seabrook after the trade. They should be very happy to get him back.
  • Ball stays in LA, goes to Lakers with number two pick

    Ball stays in LA, goes to Lakers with number two pick

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    So when do the 76ers play the Lakers? The selection of Ball is the first piece in Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka's overhaul of a Lakers franchise that has suffered through the worst four-year stretch in its illustrious history.
  • Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller

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    It was just phenomenal. England substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened the scoring just a few minutes after coming on for Gareth Southgate's side, but the Three Lions were stunned by two late free kick from Griffiths, who struck twice from nearly identical positions to put Scotland in front, only for Tottenham striker Harry Kane to score in injury time to deny the hosts a famous victory.