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Needing to play catch-up yet again, the Mets got their biggest swings from catchers Tomas Nido and Wilson Ramos in another dramatic win. Nido homered against Buck Farmer leading off the 13th inning, Ramos went deep twice, and the Mets beat the Detroit Tigers, 5-4, on Saturday for another ...read more
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JaCoby Jones homered and drove in four runs, including a go-ahead double in the seventh inning, and Miguel Cabrera also connected as the visiting Detroit Tigers halted their nine-game losing streak on Friday night with a wild 9-8 victory over the Mets. In a back-and-forth slugfest between...read more
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Kawhi Leonard had 27 points and 17 rebounds, leading the Toronto Raptors into the N.B.A. finals for the first time with a 100-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. The Raptors overcame a 15-point deficit and won the series in six games. They will host the Golden State War...read more
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BOSTON — At 42, Zdeno Chara is 14 years older than the next oldest Bruins defenseman, Torey Krug. Of the four other blue liners who will take the ice for Boston against the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday night, the next oldest is a second-year defenseman, Ma...read more
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Eight years ago, the documentary Venus and Serena followed the Williams sisters as they tried to survive the nadir of their careers. Venus prepared to do battle with Sjogren’s syndrome, while Serena plotted her way back from the first pulmonary embolism that had nearly killed her. During a qui...read more
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Eden Hazard’s plan was always to go out on a high. That was clear even when times were toughest, a little over three years ago, as the incoming Chelsea head coach paid a visit to Cobham. Antonio Conte, still Italy’s national team manager, was not due to take up the reins at Stamford Bridge unt...read more
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The USA on Saturday become the first men’s rugby sevens team to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year, after winning their three games on day one of the London Sevens at Twickenham. If you build it, will they succumb? Houston opens rugby field of dreams Going into London, coac...read more
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is unlikely to play in Game 1 of the NBA finals on Thursday against either the Toronto Raptors or Milwaukee Bucks. Durant has missed the past five games with a right calf injury and he told reporters on Friday that he was initially worried that h...read more
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In the dappled shade, away from the glare of the Spanish sun, Virgil van Dijk thinks about words such as tension and nerves with a little smile. This is meant to be the hardest time, with the days moving slowly between the end of the regular season and Liverpool’s Champions League final agains...read more
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On clay, Roger Federer can win, even if he loses. Ranked No. 3 in the world, he has already put distance between himself and his nearest opponents on the ATP list without getting past the quarterfinals in any clay-court tournament. This season Federer, 37, returned to clay-court competiti...read more
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ROME — When Kiki Bertens stepped onto Arthur Ashe Stadium four years ago at the United States Open as the second-round opponent of Serena Williams, who was bidding for a Grand Slam, she felt unworthy of the occasion. “I thought I was really a player who really didn’t like to be on the big...read more
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CHUR, Switzerland — Roger Federer had just finished his soup and was dubious. “Come on!” he said. “Nobody else left?” No, not a soul. Of the 128 players who took part in the 1999 French Open singles tournament, Federer is the last one still playing singles on tour. That French Op...read more
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In winning the French Open 11 of the last 14 years, Rafael Nadal of Spain has all but cemented his tennis shoes into the terre battue, or red clay, of Roland Garros. That said, the 32-year-old failed to reach the final of a clay-court tournament until he beat Novak Djokovic to win this ye...read more
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The past 18 months have seen a new level of play from Daniil Medvedev, the lanky 23-year-old Russian ranked No. 14. With a tour-best 25 wins in 2019, he’s reached at least the semifinals in five of his 10 tournaments this year, including his win against No. 11-ranked Novak Djokovic in Monte ...read more
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(Reuters) - Aaron Donald is already the most fearsome defender in the NFL but the sting of a Super Bowl loss that kept him from making good on a promise to his young daughter has the Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle determined to come back better next season. FILE PHOTO: Jan 31, 2019; Atla...read more
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Formula One F1 - Monaco Grand Prix - Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco - May 25, 2019 Ferrari's Charles Leclerc during practice REUTERS/Benoit Tessier MONACO (Reuters) - Local hero Charles Leclerc was fastest for Ferrari in final practice for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday while t...read more
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Boxes of Nike shoes are pictured in the warehouse of local footwear retailer "Pomp It Up" in Bussigny near Lausanne, Switzerland 24 Aprill, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (Reuters) - Sportswear giant Nike will waive performance-based targets for 12 months for any of their...read more
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Nippon Professional Baseball side Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks confirmed on Saturday they had signed 19-year-old American pitcher Carter Stewart in a move that could potentially impact Major League Baseball in the United States. The Hawks announced the signing in a statement on ...read more
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Trevor Story hit two home runs, including a two-run, walk-off homer in the ninth inning, and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 on Friday night in Denver. May 24, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) watches his two run home run in ...read more
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Rocco B. Commisso, the billionaire founder and chairman of the cable provider Mediacom, is expected to complete a deal to purchase the Italian soccer club A.C.F. Fiorentina in the coming days. Commisso, who was born in Italy but moved to the United States when he was 12, is also the chair...read more
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DAVIE, Fla. — Jamaica’s consul general in South Florida held a party at his home on Wednesday night to celebrate the Reggae Girlz, the first national soccer team from the Caribbean to qualify for the Women’s World Cup. The tables were set up around the pool and the players and their coach...read more
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FIFA has abandoned plans championed by its president to expand the 2022 World Cup to include 48 teams, concluding that it could not host the larger tournament in Qatar or come up with a solution to share the event with the tiny gulf emirate’s neighbors. The expansion proposal, proposed an...read more
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“Dave! Dave! Dave!” the women shouted, eyes wide with surprise. They were high in the stands at the Coliseum when they came upon Dave Kaval, president of the Oakland Athletics, who was mountaineering up, step by step, from field level to the nosebleeds. “We’re behind you, Dave, 100 percen...read more
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Known as “Go Go” to his new teammates, Carlos Gomez, the veteran outfielder called up by the Mets from Class AAA last week, has brought energy and loud yelps to the home clubhouse at Citi Field in recent days. On Thursday afternoon, he provided an uplifting jolt that the team sorely neede...read more
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BALTIMORE — Aaron Boone used all the self-discipline he could muster in making out the lineup on Thursday at Camden Yards, where the Yankees were on the doorstep of a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles. It would have been easy to pencil in the club’s hottest hitters — Gleyber Torres an...read more
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