• Bernard Tomic at the French Open
Bernard Tomic at the French Open

And the fairytale continued as he earned a 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4 victory over the Australian qualifier, who has been ranked as high as 17th and reached the 2011 Wimbledon quarter-finals. Marco Trungelliti in action at the French Open. The world number 190 had already returned to his base in Barcelona after losing in qualifying last week, but a spate ...

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  • Zidane steps down as Real Madrid coach
Zidane steps down as Real Madrid coach

The three-time Champions League-winning boss announced his decision at an impromptu press conference at 12 noon BST on Thursday. I love this club, I love the president, he's given me the chance to come as a player and a manager. Real beat Liverpool 3-1 in the final in Kiev on Saturday, making Zidane the first coach in history to win three success...

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  • Rafael Nadal beats Vilas' record of consecutive wins on clay
Rafael Nadal beats Vilas' record of consecutive wins on clay

Armed with an unseen physical strength, lethal forehand, picture-perfect anticipation and an iron determination, Nadal had conquered eight ATP titles on clay in 2005, including his maiden Grand Slam at Roland Garros that earned his place among the tennis immortals at such a young age.

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  • Manchester United show interest in West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic
Manchester United show interest in West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic

Reports in the English press are linking the 29-year-old Austrian with a $66 million move to Old Trafford, though the speculation has received a mixed reaction from fans, some of whom have been vocal on social media that their club should be seeking higher profile transfer targets.

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  • Siya Kolisi captaincy long overdue
Siya Kolisi captaincy long overdue

Though Chiliboy Ralepelle was the first black player to lead the Springboks - against a World XV at Walkers Stadium in Leicester, U.K.in 2006 - that was not an official Test match under SA Rugby rules. While coaching the Stormers, he instructed his players "to not play any rugby" on a stormy evening at Newlands against the Waratahs. He has an unb...

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  • Frank Lampard close to signing deal to become Derby manager
Frank Lampard close to signing deal to become Derby manager

Derby had been linked with Dean Smith, the Brentford manager, who was also on West Bromwich Albion's shortlist, but Lampard will bring something different to a club who have struggled to get out of the second tier. Derby are expected unveil Lampard this week, and appoint Chelsea Under-18s coach Jody Morris as his No2, after the pair became frie...

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  • Wijnaldum explains why he didn't console Karius after Champions League defeat
Wijnaldum explains why he didn't console Karius after Champions League defeat

After Karius' horror show in Saturday's Champions League final, Hamann didn't appreciate the sight of the Liverpool goalkeeper crying and begging supporters for forgiveness. However, Germany head coach Joachim Loew, now in northern Italy for a World Cup training camp, sent Karius, who has yet to play an global, a text message of support follo...

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  • Kenya: BREAKING: Zidane resigns as Real Madrid manager | The Standard - Kenya
Kenya: BREAKING: Zidane resigns as Real Madrid manager | The Standard - Kenya

First for me, but also for the squad, for the club. "It's a club I love and I love the president too, he brought me to this huge club and I will always be grateful, but I think a change is needed so I will not be here next season". This is "until soon" as I have no doubt that you will be back. The quest to find a high-profile successor will now...

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  • Terry Rozier is pumped for Game 7, praises Boston fans
Terry Rozier is pumped for Game 7, praises Boston fans

And when Irving went down for good because of knee surgery, leaving Rozier to start throughout the playoffs, the young guard's response to the role again stood out. Smart said it was Ainge who has given him confidence he'll be back in Boston next season. When Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him, Ainge pounced, giving up fan favorite Isaiah Th...

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  • Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid five days after winning third Champions League
Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid five days after winning third Champions League

Now the second favourite for the job is ex-Madrid star Guti, who has been coaching Real Madrid youth teams ince 2013. Although Real lost only two of their first 15 league matches in the recently concluded Spanish championship, Ernesto Valverde's Barca were able to run away with the league following their vital 3-0 El Clasico win at the Bern...

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  • Ronaldo's mother would prefer he move to Manchester over PSG
Ronaldo's mother would prefer he move to Manchester over PSG

Mourinho is more interested in overhauling his defence and signing a new midfielder, with Brazilian worldwide Fred and Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld top of his list. Moreover, given Gareth Bale's situation as well, if United do decide to invest in a forward, they could go for the Welshman rather than Ronaldo. The rumours started swirl...

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  • Arsenal closing in on £35m star
Arsenal closing in on £35m star

In slightly more concerning news for Arsenal fans Ramsey also suffered an ankle injury in the friendly clash with Mexico, but stayed on the pitch. The main reason behind this is the uncertainty of the game time under Emery. Elsewhere, Atletico Madrid are preparing to receive big money offers from Arsenal and Liverpool for Jan Oblak this summer,...

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  • Mother of late G League player files wrongful death suit against National Basketball Association
Mother of late G League player files wrongful death suit against National Basketball Association

The NBA is facing a lawsuit that will be filed by the mother of a G-League player that collapsed and died during a game in March. Upshaw was playing for the Pistons' G-League team - the Grand Rapids Drive - when he collapsed on the court during the final minutes of a March 24, 2018 game.

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  • Capitals owner pays for NHL Stanley Cup tickets, travel for 200 employees
Capitals owner pays for NHL Stanley Cup tickets, travel for 200 employees

Tickets for the first two games of the Stanley Cup, held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas , are selling for an average of well over $1,000 on the secondary market, according to multiple reports. "Me and him are looking forward to stopping at a 7-Eleven, to be honest", he said. "We want to create an atmosphere that give our boys on the ice a little...

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  • Pakistan crush sorry England at Lord's
Pakistan crush sorry England at Lord's

But, in truth the damage had always been done by a pair of top-order slumps that saw England , so often dominant in early-season home conditions, dismissed for 184 in their first innings before declining to 110 for six second time around. Pakistan then were asked the most hard question by England , if they will be able to persevere against the s...

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  • IPL 2018: B-Town Congratulates Champions Chennai Super Kings
IPL 2018: B-Town Congratulates Champions Chennai Super Kings

Sunrisers, who won the title under Warner in 2016, had topped the league table before suffering a losing streak. When CSK were chasing a competitive total of 179 in Sunday's final and opener Watson took as many as 10 balls to get off the mark, it appeared that Dhoni's gambit of senior players had backfired.

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  • Froome claims historic Giro victory
Froome claims historic Giro victory

That's the thing that will stay in everybody's mind. "I've always been a little bit afraid of coming here and really targeting the Giro, just because of the demands of the race", he said. "This one is quite special", Sky sports director Nicolas Portal said. "It's so different to any other race that exists". Froome remains a controversial figu...

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  • Rafael Nadal beats Simone Bolelli in Roland Garros first round
Rafael Nadal beats Simone Bolelli in Roland Garros first round

It wasn't easy but I have been training really hard. Williams admitted her eye-catching, figure-hugging black catsuit was inspired by the smash hit Black Panther movie but was also meant to help women with post-natal complications. After a 90-minute rain interruption at 5-5 in the first set Muguruza, the 2016 victor, blew 2009 champion Kuznetsova...

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  • Pundit: Chelsea FC move to appoint new manager is done deal
Pundit: Chelsea FC move to appoint new manager is done deal

Chelsea manager Conte looks set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, despite guiding the Blues to the Premier League and FA Cup in his two years. Speaking to TalkSport earlier this week the 32-year-old centre-back stated that it has been quite unusual this season but Chelsea still managed to win a trophy to end the season on a high, " It's ...

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  • Warriors await word on top defender Iguodala as LeBron looms
Warriors await word on top defender Iguodala as LeBron looms

He now worries that his body simply cannot go any further against the strongest team in the National Basketball Association, the Golden State Warriors . "I'm not going to say zero-percent chance", he said. The NBA Finals tip off this Thursday with Game 1 at Golden State, with the Warriors listed as 12-point favorites to earn the victory in the...

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