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Rafael Nadal rocks neon pink shirt at US Open and Twitter swoons

On Wednesday night, the Canadian Milos Raonic has also announced its withdrawal from the tournament due to a painful injury to the left wrist. That bummer of a situation was amplified on Saturday when No. Nadal is the No. 1 seed and Federer is No. 3. "I prefer to play against another player, an easier one if it's possible", said Nadal, who has not got past the fourth round since 2013 and starts his campaign against Dusan Lajovic , the world number 84 from Serbia. Read More

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Stats to Get you Primed for Day 1 of the US Open

Stats to Get you Primed for Day 1 of the US Open

With her ranking down at 146, she needed another wildcard to get into the main draw of the US Open but she was in danger of missing NY after picking up an arm injury at Stanford, where she played her only hardcourt match of the year. In her on-court interview following the match with ESPN's Tom Rinaldi, she stated , "It's all worth it". "Then when the draw came out, I knew what a hard matchup this would be, how much excitement was behind this matchup and the hype". Read More

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Windies pull off magnificent win after Hope ton

Windies pull off magnificent win after Hope ton

The West Indies , set 322 to win , finished on 322 for five with Hope making 118 not out - his second hundred of the match after his first-innings 147. It all represented a testament to England's batting strength in depth after they started on Monday just two runs in front and with three wickets already down. Read More

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Cavs could veto blockbuster Irving-Thomas trade if Celtics don't revise agreement

Cavs could veto blockbuster Irving-Thomas trade if Celtics don't revise agreement

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is now reporting that the Cavaliers indeed are planning to seek further compensation before finalizing the trade . However, last Friday, it was revealed Thomas still has issues regarding an apparent hip injury, meaning the trade would be rendered null and void and all players would be remaining on their current teams, making things very awkward for all parties. Read More

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Lions QB Matthew Stafford Becomes Highest-Paid NFL Player

Lions QB Matthew Stafford Becomes Highest-Paid NFL Player

Matthew Stafford is now the NFL's highest-paid player. He was the 1st overall selection by the Lions in the 2009 NFL Draft. It's still a record-breaking deal, putting Stafford at an annual average of $27 million. Stafford has led the Lions to three playoff appearances during his eight-year career in Detroit , but he has yet to win a playoff game. The Lions have gone 0-3 in the playoffs under Stafford , losing in the wildcard round in 2011, 2014 and 2016. Read More

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Peruvian Olympic runner Torrence found dead

Peruvian Olympic runner Torrence found dead

Torrence, who was born in Japan and grew up in California, became a standout runner at Cal-Berkeley, and parlayed that into a successful pro career competing both for the USA and then Peru . David Torrence celebrates on the podium after placing second in the 5,000 meters during the 2015 Pan Am Games. American record-holder Molly Huddle wrote, "Such sad news". Read More

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Wood denies Spurs first Wembley win

Wood denies Spurs first Wembley win

We played well. But still the team is showing a lack of concentration in different situations. "It was hard because they were tough and it was a tough game". "We needed something. Sometimes the game pans out how you want but we thought if we could keep it tight and affect it from the bench that might work for us. Read More

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Chelsea 'confident' of completing transfer

Chelsea 'confident' of completing transfer

According to a report by The Sun , Arsenal are set to demand £40 million plus £1 from Liverpool for want-away star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Last week he made an impassioned plea for the midfielder to commit his future to Arsenal , insisting he wanted to build his team around the player. Read More

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'Game of Thrones' Facebook filter crowns you the Night King

This detail has huge implications for the story. With their devastating assault on Westeros almost here, The White Walkers and their leader, The Night King , are coming under closer scrutiny than ever from fans . Sounds legit, right? Now, while that's a strong theory and definitely fills in some implausible gaps in the narrative, it still doesn't offer solid proof of the Night King's sinister plan. Read More

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Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep avoid answering about Maria Sharapova's wild card

Nadal is due to start his tournament against Dusan Lajovic, as Federer battles American Frances Tiafoe. Andy Murray holds the number two spot despite having a rough and injury filled season. "Finals are more special than semifinals, in that case". After an easy opener, she needed three sets to see off both Roberta Vinci and Samantha Stosur , but then she found no struggle to reach the final, where she defeated Kristina Mladenovic to defend her title and to bring home her first (and ... Read More

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Jaguars name Henne starting quarterback for third preseason game

Jaguars name Henne starting quarterback for third preseason game

Jacksonville had all offseason to figure out the quarterback situation. Over the last three seasons, he has thrown for 11,241 passing yards, 69 touchdowns, and 51 interceptions . Although he racked up a chunk of his statistics late in lopsided games, there was belief that Bortles would only get better. "Obviously still things to work on and still things to improve on". Read More

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Mauricio Pochettino backs Harry Kane to become permanent England captain

Mauricio Pochettino backs Harry Kane to become permanent England captain

Tottenham finalised a club-record £36.5 million deal for Sanchez this week - beating several other clubs to his signature, according to Pochettino - and he could debut against Burnley on Sunday if his work permit is approved in time. I thought it was very telling how Spurs struggled with the possession they had against Chelsea, given room to play and would point firmly at the change from the tight confines of White Hart Lane to their temporary new home as the reason. Read More

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Beckham Could Miss Giants' Opener Against Cowboys

Beckham Could Miss Giants' Opener Against Cowboys

Speaking of Beckham, McAdoo said: "He's got an ankle, he's getting treatment, he's doing what he can to get ready to go". "He's in there. He's got an ankle", McAdoo said. They ran plays, had receivers catch passes and began preparations for Saturday night's game against the New York Jets . Beckham does not yet have a first team All-Pro appearance, with Antonio Brown and Julio Jones having clogged those spots for the time being, but he's a three-time Pro Bowler and the centerpiece of New ... Read More

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So Much Winning: Patriots Owner Gives President Trump a Super Bowl Ring

So Much Winning: Patriots Owner Gives President Trump a Super Bowl Ring

When the team met with Trump at a televised ceremony, they presented the president with more humble gifts: the customary jersey and football helmet. That the Patriots would attend was a given: team owner Robert Kraft is a friend of Trump (he made at least one visit to Trump Tower in the days following the election last November), head coach Bill Belichick wrote Trump a pre-election letter of support, and quarterback Tom Brady has called Trump a friend. Read More

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Chris Wood joins Burnley for £15m club record fee

Chris Wood joins Burnley for £15m club record fee

Yet the powerful striker failed to settle at The Hawthorns , making just 27 appearances in a four-and-a-half year stay that incorporated six loan means within the Championship and League One . Radrizzani explained to the Leeds faithful that there was little choice but to sell now because Wood was only under contract until 2019 and his market value would soon start to fall if that expiration got much closer. Read More

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Stenson Wins Wyndham Championship, Lowry Finishes Seventh

Stenson Wins Wyndham Championship, Lowry Finishes Seventh

Johnson Wagner shot a five-under 65 and was tied for fifth, two strokes adrift of Stenson. But the day belonged to Armour, who recorded nine birdies - including four in a row - on his blemish-free scorecard. Unlike Stenson, Simpson is relying on familiarity with the event. "Sometimes it's just a coincidence why you decide to go to a tournament and make a change in your schedule and this time it certainly worked out". Read More

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Bernard Foley focused on lifting the gloom over Australian rugby

Bernard Foley focused on lifting the gloom over Australian rugby

It was a point-a-minute first half that killed off the tackle-shy Wallabies and all but ended their meagre hopes of winning back the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2003. With a stunned Sydney crowd on hand and the game gone, New Zealand sights turned to record scorelines. The All Blacks might have surpassed 60 points with a late try to Beauden Barrett but the score was overruled by the television official. Read More

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