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Texas now totes a record of 45-50, and they have virtually no chance of catching the MLB-leading Houston Astros , who now have a 16-game lead over the next-best team in the AL West and an 18-game lead over the Rangers . Still, Texas has their own financial resources, so Darvish leaving isn't a given, and the Rangers won't be giving away the top starter on the market even if he's a rental.
  • Irish Open: Back injury forces Danny Willett to withdraw again

    Irish Open: Back injury forces Danny Willett to withdraw again

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    Lowry was unaffected by the comments from the crowd as he hit a stunning recovery shot to the fringes of the fairway and struck his third within three feet of the hole. "I need to get sharp and get ready for next week and ultimately for The Open in a couple week's time". I know now that I have what it takes. "I haven't made any big mistakes and I am putting well and I think that is the main (reason why I am in this position)", said Tanihara, whose bogey at the 17th was only his second ...
  • Lakers' Lonzo Ball Struggles in NBA Summer League Debut

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    He's a rookie, and his development will take time. There will be blooming pains, but for a Los Angeles Lakers team that desperately wants to draw an established veteran star or two in free agency next summer, it will be pivotal for Lonzo Ball to adapt in the National Basketball Association game quickly.
  • Calmejane grits teeth to win Stage 8 of Tour

    Calmejane grits teeth to win Stage 8 of Tour

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    They will be further tested on Sunday, when the ninth stage takes the peloton through the Jura mountains with three lung-busting climbs in prospect before a risky descent to Chambery. "Nothing has changed, (we've just got to) stick to going for the stage wins and after that see what happens". Of the leading green jersey contenders, Arnaud Demare ( FDJ ) was not involved, however, dropped already and in for a long, long day in the saddle due to illness.
  • Whittaker keen to impose himself on Romero

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    TMZ Sports first reported that she pulled out of the headlining fight at the July 8 pay-per-view due to a "mysterious" illness. "The Lioness" instantly returned the favor, landing in Shevchenko's half-guard. Shevchenko is known, understandably, for a world-class combination of Muay Thai, kickboxing and taekwondo. That means securing her legacy in the sport.
  • Brit Watch: Wimbledon runs end for Heather Watson and Aljaz Bedene

    Brit Watch: Wimbledon runs end for Heather Watson and Aljaz Bedene

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    Watson, who has had a hard 12 months, dropping outside the top 100, made the semi-finals in Eastbourne and is hoping her good form continues. Watson, the world number 102, has struggled on the regular tour since her clash with Williams two years ago, however the Brit made a mockery of her ranking with some stunning tennis on the biggest stage.
  • Arjun Tendulkar injures English cricketer with his yorker

    Arjun Tendulkar injures English cricketer with his yorker

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    In a report by the Daily Mail , the 27-year-old was hit on the foot by a yorker bowled by Arjun. Though Bairstow's participation was not affected, he certainly needed some medical attention. Arjun is a regular at the Lord's because Sachin owns a property near the iconic Lord's ground. Arjun Tendulkar keeps travelling to England where he practices with England cricket stars, by bowling to them in the nets.
  • Joe Root will be hoping spin kicks off new era

    Joe Root will be hoping spin kicks off new era

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    Joe Root , dropped twice, and Ben Stokes (56) shared a fifth-wicket partnership of 114 to dig England out of a deep hole after they had stumbled to 82 for four at lunch. Stand-in skipper Elgar will feel he could have done with an extra seamer in there but for now he will hope that his four bowlers can get South Africa back in the game.
  • Mavs Finalizing Two-Year Agreement With Dirk

    Mavs Finalizing Two-Year Agreement With Dirk

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    Nowitzki averaged 14.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last season. Nerlens Noel is a restricted free agent whom the Mavericks will aim to retain. It's always been a foregone conclusion that future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki would return to the Dallas Mavericks after the team refused to pick up his option for the 2017-18 season.
  • Johanna Konta holds her nerve to keep Wimbledon dream alive

    Johanna Konta holds her nerve to keep Wimbledon dream alive

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    Wednesday's match was only her fourth of the season. Indeed she had only seven match-wins to her name until Nottingham. "Personally, I look to just keep a good perspective". "It was definitely one of the most epic matches I have been a part of", Konta said. "I was really just trying to stay as focused on what I was trying to do out there, and not necessarily get caught up in her web", the 26-year-old said of Hsieh, who had beaten her in three sets on the Paris clay.
  • George Hill agrees to three-year, $57M deal with Kings

    George Hill agrees to three-year, $57M deal with Kings

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    The current roster has Willie Cauley-Stein, Skal Labissiere and Kosta Koufos so Randolph has a great chance to start at PF amongst an inexperienced core. The news comes on the heels of Sacramento's reported deal with free agent guard George Hill . He also dished out 4.2 assists per game and shot 47.7 percent from the floor and 40.3 percent from 3-point range.
  • Kerber, Raonic make it through in straight sets at Wimbledon

    Kerber, Raonic make it through in straight sets at Wimbledon

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    Federer struck ten aces and did not face a break point in the 43-minute encounter, but it ended in muted celebration tinged with disappointment from an anxious crowd that had to be feeling that it was déjà vu all over again. Her 36 wins in 2017 is already five more than she managed in the total of 2016. For players with pre-existing injuries, the temptation to take to the court knowing victory, or even completing the match, is unlikely is all too great.
  • MLB Home Run Derby Field: Aaron Judge Commits, Could Be All-Time Contest

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    He also now is in sole possession of second-most first-half home runs by a Yankees player in their age-25 season or younger (since the first All-Star Game in 1933), according to ESPN Stats & Information. It's a great thing for baseball that we may have a chance to see Judge and Stanton in a possible final for this event. "I wanted to wait until the All-Star stuff went out".
  • Xander Bogaerts lifts Boston Red Sox past Toronto Blue Jays

    Xander Bogaerts lifts Boston Red Sox past Toronto Blue Jays

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    The star right fielder last had eight RBI in a single game back on August 14 of last season versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. "He's been unbelievable to play behind and just to get to know him as a guy", Dustin Pedroia said. Right-handers Roger Clemens (186 in 1988) and Pedro Martinez (184 in 1999) had the most before the break. It is also his second outing of the season against the Blue Jays.
  • Canadiens sign goalie Carey Price to lucrative eight-year extension

    Canadiens sign goalie Carey Price to lucrative eight-year extension

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    As a result, Price's contract extension will range from the 2018-19 season to the 2025-26 campaign. He followed that up with another quality season the next year and GM Marc Bergevin, who had just taken over the job, made it a priority to get Price signed long-term and did just that, giving him a six year, $39 million deal that he will play the final season of in 2017-18.
  • Djokovic thrash Medvedev to reach Eastbourne final

    Djokovic thrash Medvedev to reach Eastbourne final

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    The ever-popular Monfils could only congratulate his conqueror and note ruefully: "Well done, Novak". The American tennis player took their second set to tie-break, ultimately falling short to Djokovic. The former world number one held all four Grand Slam titles going into last year's Championships, but now holds none. "He was very, very talented but he was very unfortunate with injuries and some illnesses that ended his career, but we always stayed in touch and he's one of the closest ...
  • Utah Jazz to trade for Ricky Rubio

    Utah Jazz to trade for Ricky Rubio

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    Let's take a look at both teams. If the Jazz can hold on to Hayward and make a few more moves, they will be considered an upper tier Western Conference team. Rubio has been a part of trade talks dating back to a year ago when Minnesota drafted Kris Dunn, who was recently shipped out to Chicago in the Jimmy Butler deal.
  • Hurricanes name strong back-line for Lions

    Hurricanes name strong back-line for Lions

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    Gatland's accusations were reminiscent of Munster's angry complaints after their 14-12 Champions Cup win over Glasgow in Scotstoun in January. The Lions need to achieve something they have only done twice before - in 1899 and 1989 - by overcoming a 1-0 deficit in their quest to win a Test series.