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Next up for Williams is a clash against Australian 17th seed Ashleigh Barty . "It's inspired by James Dean", she explained too many blank faces, referencing the doomed 1950s Hollywood icon. That she is now ranked 451 in the WTA rankings is an irrelevance - more pertinent is that she finished 2017 ranked 22, having played only two events all year.
  • Thomas Partey becomes first Ghanaian to win Europa League trophy

    Thomas Partey becomes first Ghanaian to win Europa League trophy

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    The report claims that club president Josep Maria Bartomeu is convinced the La Liga winners have agreed terms with Griezmann and wants to ensure relations with Atletico are not damaged. "So, on a sporting level, we aren't so far from the clubs that have more power than us". Percentage of Atletico's 93 goals that have directly involved Griezmann (29 goals, 13 assists) this season.
  • Griezmann pounces twice as Atletico sink hapless Marseille

    Griezmann pounces twice as Atletico sink hapless Marseille

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    Griezmann's second, minutes after the restart, was cooly taken and underlined the Spanish club's technical superiority. Things got worse for them when playmaker Dimitri Payet left the field injured in floods of tears in the 32nd minute. "It will be important in the coming seasons". That brings Griezmann to 29 goals and 15 assists for 2017-18, and you can see why even teammate Filipe Luis considers his €100m release clause a steal.
  • Injured Payet, Lacazette excluded from France squad

    Injured Payet, Lacazette excluded from France squad

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    Marseille's Dimitri Payet walks off the pitch after sustaining an injury during the Europa League Final soccer match between Marseille and Atletico Madrid at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France , Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The attacking duo were instead included on an 11-strong standby list for the World Cup in Russian Federation. Deschamps has until June 4 before submitting his definitive squad list.
  • Nadal dominates in Rome opener

    Nadal dominates in Rome opener

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    The 21-year-old from Hamburg next meets Britain's Kyle Edmund, who beat Djokovic in the Madrid second round, and got past Lucas Pouille 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) in Rome on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Kontaveit won through 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) against the 37-year-old American who was seeded eighth in a tournament she won almost two decades ago to 1999.
  • Lewis Hamilton takes another record from Michael Schumacher in Spain

    Lewis Hamilton takes another record from Michael Schumacher in Spain

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    Hamilton may have needed a huge stroke of luck to clinch his first victory of the season last time out in Baku - but it was all down to him and a superior auto in Barcelona . "During the whole weekend it has been tough to find the right balance on these new tires, but I see no reason for not being optimistic for the next race", Vettel said.
  • Chelsea miss out on Champions League

    Chelsea miss out on Champions League

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    I would also like to applaud the players, led fantastically by the captain Jamaal Lascelles . 'On many occasions throughout the season they have been described as a Championship side, which I personally consider to be derogatory . Give him some money to spend. One ray of sunshine though has threatened to banish the rainy days that surrounded us under Ashley and even with the danger of storm clouds looming in the distance, these have been kept at bay by the growing proof that Rafa ...
  • Manchester City complete record-breaking Premier League season

    Manchester City complete record-breaking Premier League season

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    However, City refused to let their heads drop and sealed the win with virtually the last kick of the game, Jesus wheeling away to celebrate with the away fans. The Manchester side have been beaten just twice in the league this term, going down at Liverpool in January before suffering a home defeat to United.
  • Things To Know Ahead Of The Celtics' Series Against The Cavs

    Things To Know Ahead Of The Celtics' Series Against The Cavs

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    Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals is on Sunday at the TD Garden in Boston , MA, and it will be live on ABC and streaming on WatchESPN , starting at 3:30 pm ET. Cleveland's current roster only faced the Celtics once. He's averaging 34.1 points per game in 11 playoff games so far. "We weren't gonna lay down for nobody, no matter who was counting us out", Terry Rozier said Friday.
  • Pep Guardiola slams 'ridiculous' Premier League medal rule

    Pep Guardiola slams 'ridiculous' Premier League medal rule

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    Sources have told ESPN FC that Atletico Madrid are interested in striker Aguero as a potential replacement for Antoine Griezmann, while Sterling is reportedly stalling on contract talks. "We did that and now we'll make some details - Yaya (Toure ) is leaving". David Silva has two years more, Vincent Kompany, I don't know, but Kevin is the youngest one.
  • Ireland bowl in inaugural Test against Pakistan

    Ireland bowl in inaugural Test against Pakistan

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    Delivered by Middlesex bowler Tim Murtagh, Pakistan opener Azhar Ali took a single off it but in the process, opening partner Iman ul-Haq was injured. Murtagh had two for 30 in 14 overs, Rankin two for 33 in 14 and Thompson a slightly more expensive two for 47 in 13, with Ireland opting against including a specialist spinner in their XI.
  • Top three teams are in a league of their own, says Alonso

    Top three teams are in a league of their own, says Alonso

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    McLaren's Fernando Alonso says he's happy after qualifying 8th for the Spanish GP but admits the team need to push on with development of the vehicle. "In another way, this vehicle, is supposed to be the Australian Grand Prix package", he told Sky . We are the only team completing the full four races with both cars.
  • Jayson Tatum's old tweet asking for a LeBron James follow resurfaces

    Jayson Tatum's old tweet asking for a LeBron James follow resurfaces

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    He already has four 40-plus point games as well, which is the most he's had in the postseason since he was - you guessed it - 24. This is the way things have been for him these last magical weeks. We also have "Choice Words" about the Washington cheerleaders scandal, "Just Stand Up" and "Just Sit Your Ass Down" awards, a very special Kaepernick watch, and more! Maybe he understands this as time ticks down on what is expected to be the end of his second run with the Cavaliers.
  • Point/Counterpoint: Does LeBron James have a clear path to the NBA Finals?

    Point/Counterpoint: Does LeBron James have a clear path to the NBA Finals?

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    The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors , 128-93, on Monday to complete a series sweep in the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs . For the Raptors, there's nothing positive to be taken from this defeat. "Defensively, we're playing pretty well", Lue said after the game . That's seven games in 13 days, or as The Athletic's Jason Lloyd put it , 283 minutes, nearly five hours, of basketball for James.
  • Bears' Roquan Smith: Most items stolen from auto have been recovered

    Bears' Roquan Smith: Most items stolen from auto have been recovered

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    In addition to the iPad, the list of items reported stolen includes Smith's Rose Bowl and National Championship jerseys, his 2017 University of Georgia football helmet, and UGA "Athlete of the Year" trophy. I would also like to thank many of you that spread information on various social media outlets. Due to the prompt attention by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, I was able to recover most of my items as well as the individual being identified.
  • Western Conference Semifinals: Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz

    Western Conference Semifinals: Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz

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    Meanwhile, the defense played well enough for the offense not to matter. The Jazz were fine, and they made an impressive comeback in the final quarter. On the flipside, though, the Rockets themselves haven't been shooting the lights out, and could very well get hot just in time to close the Jazz out.
  • How a 4 am text from Green inspired Durant's mammoth performance Sunday

    How a 4 am text from Green inspired Durant's mammoth performance Sunday

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    I wasn't aggressive in Game 3 and I knew that. Golden State went 58-24 on the year, a record good enough for the 2 seed in the hotly contested Western Conference . He racked up eight points, nine assists, and nine rebounds. That lineup, of course, consists of Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson , Andre Iguodala , Kevin Durant and Draymond Green .