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Justify chases Triple Crown history in Belmont Stakes

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After his victories at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness , Justify now enjoys 4-5 odds, so to win any real money betting on him, you'll have to wager quite a bit. Many owners and trainers hold back their horses from the Preakness. Justify is 5-0 in a career that began with his first race in February. Should he win, he will be only the second undefeated horse to complete the triple crown, joining Seattle Slew (1977). Read More »

Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to win French Open title

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Eventually, Halep had dropped that racket, climbed the stands to hug and cry with her coach, Darren Cahill, and had said to the crowd that she told herself at 3-6, 0-2, "Okay, everything is gone". ALSO READ: Stephens keeps smiling through pain barrier Halep achieved her win over Muguruza without breaking much sweat but rest assured, she will face a stern test from Stephens. Read More »

Roman Abramovich knocks back approach to buy Chelsea

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But the Russian oligarch made it clear he had no intention of cutting ties with Chelsea , despite his recent decision to halt plans for a new stadium because of his United Kingdom visa issues. Abramovich bought Chelsea for a reported £140 million 18 years ago, and since then he has cleared the club of its debts and has spent hundreds of millions, winning five Premier League titles and the Champions League in the process. Read More »

IBF strips Golovkin of middleweight title

The IBF refused to sanction the fight, and now left Kazakhstan without a title, to a minimum reduced the chances for the unification of all titles in the Middleweight division. Considered to be one of the best fighters of his generation, Golovkin won the IBF middleweight title by beating Canadian David Lemieux in 2015, knocking him out in eight rounds post which he successfully defended it against the likes of Kell Brook from Great Britain and Dominic Wade from the United States of America ... Read More »

New York Knicks: Kyrie Irving could leave Celtics in free agency

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Chris Bosh is good friends with LeBron James. "I would guess that he goes to Houston", the 11-time All-Star told Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd . Golden State with like 100 superheroes and then Houston with 100 superheroes and they fight. Teamed up with LeBron and Kyrie (Irving ) and all those guys that won on the 2016 team. It's unclear what he's going to prioritize this summer, whether it be winning, a young team, off-the-court business opportunities, better life for his family, or something ... Read More »

Woods to stay on yacht during US Open

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According to a report from Page Six , Woods docked his $ 20 million yacht , named Privacy , at the Montauk Yacht Club ahead of the start of next week's U.S. In case you were wondering if Tiger Woods is still rich.by the look of his yacht the answer is yes. Privacy will reportedly be docked in the Hamptons , giving the 42-year-old golfer an hour trip to Shinnecock Hills. Read More »

Del Potro sets up French Open semifinal match against Nadal

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Just like a year ago, Simona Halep goes into the French Open final as the favourite to win her first Grand Slam title . Serena Williams is a three-time French Open champion, Jennifer Capriati won in 2001, and the legendary Chris Evert retired with a 94.5% winning record on clay, triumphing seven times at Roland Garros . Read More »

Andy Murray laments 'very slow' recovery, still targets Wimbledon

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Two-time Wimbledon victor Andy Murray could be forced to miss this year's tournament - now less than a month away - after admitting his recovery from hip surgery has been "very slow". "But you never know, it depends a little bit on the draw". Murray, 31, has won Wimbledon twice and this year's tournament starts on 2 July . Of greater long-term importance, however, is how the hip responds when Murray starts to up the intensity of his on-court sessions, and begins to play practice sets ... Read More »

3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Warriors

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Because there's no guarantee that we see this kind of greatness again. How many of those dynasties created a league-wide existential crisis? The Cleveland Cavaliers will be hoping to stave off elimination and avoid the dreaded series sweep after falling to the Warriors in a 110-102 loss in Game 3. Read More »

Curry, Warriors off to fast start in Game 4

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After four years, four Finals, and one glorious championship in 2016, he is expected to take a good, long look at his options. Golden State led by 11 in the first quarter, fell behind midway through the second, and went into the locker room with momentum after Stephen Curry made a 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the period. Read More »

J.R. Smith’s Game 1 gaffe really did break LeBron James

Would he even want that? Oddsmakers know the public is going to think LeBron is going to try his hardest not to get swept tonight, thus the high total. James could tell Durant the only way to silence his haters is to defeat the Warriors. With his Cavs side now facing an almost-impossible task to overturn a 3-0 series deficit in the NBA Finals , fans and pundits alike have begun to speculate that Game 4 could be the last time James pulls on the wine-and-gold jersey. Read More »

Warriors sweep Cavs for 3rd National Basketball Association title in 4 years

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While Cleveland were the clear underdog in the NBA Finals , they certainly had their chances, blowing a 13-point lead in Game Three and giving away a win on the road in the opener after a disastrous final 36 seconds in regulation. That's an absurd margin and one of the reasons Sportsradar's model estimated the Warriors to have had an enormous margin in both shot-making over the Cavaliers in Game 3, only a small portion of which was driven by creating higher quality shots. Read More »

Take 5: Most likely landing spots for LeBron James

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After all, the Warriors have been torturing LeBron year after year with their incredible constructed team. LeBron James produced another 30-point playoff game in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday, giving him 110 postseason games with at least 30 points and passing Hall of Famer Michael Jordan for most 30-point games in the playoffs. Read More »

Stephen Curry Sets NBA Finals Record With Nine Threes

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Curry, all of 6 feet 3 inches and 190 pounds, turned quickly and barked in the face of the 6-10 Perkins. The rounds of 71 are three strokes lower than the 74-74 that Curry posted in that Web.com tour event in August. Armstrong, who spent 11 seasons in the National Basketball Association, mostly with Chicago. "This is the last team in the world you want to relax against". Read More »

The highest-paid athletes: Mayweather, Messi, Ronaldo

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Brazilian footballer Neymar was fifth on the list with $118 million in earnings , his salary boosted by his record-breaking transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain past year. Soccer players held three of the top five spots on the list. "Females who were on the list in the past were there because of endorsements". Having not played much in the last 12 months owing to pregnancy and maternity leave, Williams' off-court earnings of $18 million (£13.4m) was not enough to make 2018's ... Read More »

Ricciardo to be hit with F1 grid penalties

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Victory in Monaco was hard fought for Ricciardo after engine problems blighted his race, and this will have a knock-on effect in Canada as a grid penalty will be imposed for the team using too many parts during the fix. But Newey was unaware of the situation involving those. Newey said: " One of the things there is whether the battery was damaged or not in Monaco, so until we know that from Renault, we don't know exactly what we're facing ". Read More »

Massive news rocks Whittaker's UFC title fight

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No title fight for the main event but talks are ongoing about salvaging the fight. Romero initially came in at 186lbs and was given an additional hour to get down to 185lbs for the much-anticipated rematch but he could only get as low as 185.2lbs, meaning he was ineligible to fight for the title. Read More »

Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman

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Thiem will face either 10-time champion, and world No 1, Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin del Potro , the fifth-seeded Argentine, in Sunday's final. His appetite was audible in the long, trailing groans of effort that echoed around the old concrete stadium. Read More »

Tottenham set to open Anthony Martial talks

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Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino has already identified the Frenchman as his desired player, who can bolster his side's attacking department next season. Today, the latest on Anthony Martial ... Blessed with sheer pace and technical abilities, Anthony Martial could be a flawless fit for Tottenham, especially with Erik Lamela suffering from frequent injuries in the last couple of years. Read More »

Lionel Messi second on Forbes 100 highest-paid athletes

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The next golfer on the list is fellow veteran Phil Mickelson , coming in at 22nd with $41.3 million. Top of the pile is the boxer Floyd Mayweather - for the fourth time in seven years, no less - who coined a staggering $285m. Her endorsement earnings would put her up in the top 10 in the world. Mixed-martial arts and UFC star McGregor is fourth on the list and is joined in the top 10 by Brazil footballer Neymar, basketball players LeBron James and Steph Curry, tennis ace Roger ... Read More »

New Zealand women score world record 490/4 in ODIs

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The highest ODI score in the men's game was set in 2016 when England scored 444-3 against Pakistan at Nottingham. While Bates played a trail-blazing knock of 94-ball 151, Green smashed 77-ball 121 as New Zealand absolutely dismantled the Ireland bowling attack whose inexperience was left exposed in front of their home crowd in Dublin. Read More »

Serena Williams pulls out of Roland Garros due to injury

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I just feel like it's only going to do better". "I started very young". The 2014 U.S. Open victor will now face another big server, Juan Martin del Potro, who won his own match of tall big servers, knocking out the only American left in the draw, John Isner, in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Read More »

Liverpool: Emre Can and Jon Flanagan to leave Anfield

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Can was signed by Brendan Rodgers and made his 167th and final appearance for Liverpool in last month's Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid . His last game for the club was a League Cup tie at Leicester City in September. He has spent time at both Burnley and Bolton on loan in recent years. Read More »

How to watch Madison Keys vs. Sloane Stephens

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Sloane Stephens has advanced to the French Open final for the first time , beating Madison Keys 6-4, 6-4 in an all-American semifinal on Court Philippe Chatrier. "And she was hitting so many deep, heavy balls, that I really felt like I was having to go for a lot", said Keys, who is now 0-3 against Stephens. Nadal is only the third male player in the Open Era to reach 11 semifinals at a single Grand Slam, alongside Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors. Read More »

Kwiatkowski back in yellow as Sky dominate Dauphine team time trial

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Team Sky won the Criterium du Dauphine's team time trial on Wednesday, bringing Michal Kwiatkowski back in the overall lead at the warmup race for the Tour de France . Mitchelton-Scott, the team of previous leader Daryl Impey, finished way down in fourth, 0:56 adrift. Despite not being present himself, today's win will have made happy viewing for defending Tour champion Chris Froome as he will need a strong team around him if he's to win yet another Grand Tour. Read More »

Muguruza easily routs Sharapova, sets up French Open semifinal with Halep

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Top-ranked Simona Halep has rallied past Angelique Kerber 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2 to reach the French Open semifinals. Muguruza thumped twice former champion Maria Sharapova to reach her fourth Grand Slam semi-final. "She served a lot better than I did". The Spaniard won the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon a year ago. She led Jelena Ostapenko by a set and 3-0 in last year's final at Roland Garros. Read More »

Max Verstappen loses cool during press conference ahead of Canadian GP

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The Red Bull driver has been involved in incidents at every one of the six race weekends this year, but claimed it was not "as dramatic as people say". "Obviously if something happened in practice, we'd probably have to take one. We'll try and survive this weekend". "For now, we still have enough parts to run, and if it runs reliable we will do the whole weekend with it". Read More »

Rafael Nadal reaches 11th French Open semifinal

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The 16-time Grand Slam champion will face either Croatian third seed Marin Cilic or another Argentine, fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro , for a place in Sunday's final. Nadal has never failed to win the title when reaching the last four at Roland Garros, but knows that Del Potro, who he has lost to five times in 14 meetings, is a unsafe opponent. Read More »

Trump considering posthumous pardon for Muhammad Ali

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Mr Trump said his team was "looking at literally thousands of names " of people for potential pardons because they were treated unfairly or their sentences were too long. Johnson was convicted in 1913 by an all-white jury of violating the Mann Act for traveling with his white girlfriend. He said he had been in contact with the widow after Trump's comments and they made a decision to issue a statement on behalf of the family. Read More »