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LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic did his best to finish off his first-round match at Wimbledon in time for Court One fans to head off to watch England’s World Cup clash with Colombia on Tuesday. Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2018. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic
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SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Former Argentine great Diego Maradona has offered to coach his country for free, eight years after his last attempt ended in World Cup failure. Soccer Football – World Cup – Round of 16 – France vs Argentina – Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia – June 30, 2018 Diego Maradona in the stands
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Free agent center DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a one-year, $5.3 million contract with the Golden State Warriors, according to multiple reports on Monday. Cousins’ salary represents the taxpayer mid-level exception. 2016 Rio Olympics – Basketball – Final – Men’s Gold Medal Game Serbia v USA – Carioca Arena 1 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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LONDON (Reuters) – Three-times Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka returned to the big stage in style on Monday, ousting sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov 1-6 7-6(3) 7-6(5) 6-4 on Centre Court at Wimbledon. Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2018 . Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka wins his
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LONDON (Reuters) – Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome was cleared by cycling’s world governing body on Monday of any wrongdoing after he tested positive for excessive levels of the asthma drug Salbutamol. Cycling – Giro d’Italia, Rome, Italy – May 27, 2018 Team Sky’s Chris Froome in action during the final stage REUTERS/Alessandro
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Without doubt, Clint Bowyer will look at Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway as a race that got away. Jun 30, 2018; Joliet, IL, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer (14) during practice for the Overton’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports Bowyer had driven from his fifth-place starting position
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(Reuters) – The two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors have agreed to re-sign Kevin Durant to a one-year contract with a player option for a second year, according to a report on Saturday. Jun 12, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant interacts with fans during the Warriors 2018 championship victory parade
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KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) – Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in four minutes to send a youthful France charging into the World Cup quarter-finals with a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina on Saturday that sent Lionel Messi’s team home. The 19-year-old forward’s electric pace caused Argentina problems all afternoon and his twin strikes helped France
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LONDON (Reuters) – Ten years older, 10 years more battle-weary and injury-hardened and with a decade’s worth of extra silverware, Rafael Nadal returns to the scene of his most epic triumph against Roger Federer still believing he can reawaken his Wimbledon best. Tennis – Wimbledon Preview – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London,
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NIZHNY NOVGOROD (Reuters) – After scoring one of the goals of the tournament and upstaging Lionel Messi by leading his team to the top of their group, Croatia captain Luka Modric hopes to fulfill a dream that began when he watched his nation record a best ever World Cup showing. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football –
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KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) – Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli says he was informing rather consulting Lionel Messi in an exchange during the team’s last World Cup match that some media interpreted as him ceding authority to the celebrated forward. Soccer Football – World Cup – Argentina Press Conference – Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia – June 29,
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YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Sweden thumped Mexico 3-0 on Wednesday, overcoming their opponents after a scoreless first half in a result that means both teams advance to the World Cup last 16 at the expense of defending champions Germany. Soccer Football – World Cup – Group F – Mexico vs Sweden – Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Seven-times Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has been seeded 25th at the tournament this year despite a world ranking of 183. FILE PHOTO – Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 2, 2018 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her third round match against Germany’s Julia Goerges
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SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – A stunning Andre Carrillo volley gave Peru their first World Cup goal in 36 years before captain Paolo Guerrero grabbed a second as the Andean nation condemned Australia to a 2-0 defeat in Sochi on Tuesday and a regretful exit from Russia. Soccer Football – World Cup – Group C –
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LONDON (Reuters) – In the debate about the greatest players of all time, the names of Rod Laver and Billie Jean King crop up again and again. FILE PHOTO – Tennis – Australian Open – Quarterfinals – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 24, 2018. Former tennis player Rod Laver is pictured in the stands
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EASTBOURNE, Engkand (Reuters) – Andy Murray claimed his first win since returning from a hip injury as he trounced fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 6-1 6-3 in the first round of the Eastbourne championships on Monday. Tennis – WTA Premier & ATP 250 – Nature Valley International – Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, Britain –
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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) – Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England’s young and free-flowing team banished the ghost of past failures with a record 6-1 thrashing of feeble Panama on Sunday that eased them into the last 16. Soccer Football – World Cup – Group G – England vs Panama – Nizhny Novgorod Stadium,
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