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Contreras homers twice in Cubs' victory

Louis, ending the Cardinals' six-game winning streak. They're also 2-5 in their last seven road games and 2-5 in their last seven games when their opponent allows five runs or more in their previous game. The peripherals still look fine-a 5:1 K/BB ratio closely matched his season line-but the fastball velocity remains down at 91-92 and hitters are having no trouble making hard contact.

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Royals hit seven home runs, split doubleheader with Twins

Robbie Grossman added a solo homer for Minnesota, which is 6-0 against Kansas City this season. The teams combined for 10 home runs in the two games, six in the nightcap. Two doubleheaders in the past four days have made an extra starter necessary. Adalberto Mejia (ah-dahl-BEHR'-toh meh-HEE'-uh) allowed three runs over seven innings for his first big league win.

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Slick Svitolina upsets hurting Halep to lift Italian Open title

Svitolina also required medical treatment from a trainer midway through the second set, for an apparent problem with her left leg. Rome - Garbine Muguruza was forced to retire from her Rome semi-final against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina with a neck injury Saturday, placing a question mark over her fitness just a week out from the start of her French Open title defence.

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Mourinho: 'We want to keep De Gea'

Allardyce, who said he acted like a "f*****g idiot", left the job two weeks before he would have led England out for his first match at Wembley, against Malta in October a year ago. "Each day I learn something new from them", he said. It will be a big occasion but I think the best for the young player is in the middle of an experienced structure, where he can be supported.

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Premier League Head-to-Head: Grosicki (Hull City) v Alli

Asked if the third-bottom Hull can match his ambitions in the second tier, Silva said: "That's not an easy question". That performance took Kane's haul to 26 goals and underlined his importance to Mauricio Pochettino's side. The ex-Swansea City number one has played 11 times so far this term and last appeared in a last-gasp 3-1 victory over his former club in early April after Lloris was struck down by illness.

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Hamilton Clinches The Spanish Grand Prix

The race turned static during a period of virtual safety auto, with cars forced to lap at controlled speeds while a Stoffel Vandoorne's crashed McLaren was cleared away. So on the edge is Mercedes, and so close is the fight with Ferrari, that Hamilton has elected to sacrifice having drinks during the race to help save a bit more weight.

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Nadal cruises into Madrid final

After already claiming his 10th title at Monte-Carlo and Barcelona, this time it's winning Madrid for the fifth time , his fourth in the nine years since the event moved from indoor hardcourts to clay in 2009. "I could have played better", Djokovic said. I won three trophies on the ground this year. "This is a very emotional period of the season", Nadal told reporters.

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Lakers Rumors: Rumored targets the Lakers should avoid

However, George to the Lakers seems to be the hottest one at the moment, and it seems like George himself believes he can help the L.A. Lakers return to their glory years. George is under contract for the next two seasons, but he is expected to decline a player option for the 2018-19 season. Either way, George missing on the 2018 All-NBA teams created a situation where he is far more likely to be traded and has far less incentive to stay in Indiana.

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3-way race for final Champions League places in EPL

He received a hero's welcome when he came on for the last 30 minutes of the win over the Baggies and was full of praise for the club. "I don't think he will play in either game", Guardiola told a news conference on Monday. "Then also the first Premier League that we won with that goal from Sergio Aguero at the end of the game, that was also so special, not only for the players but also for the fans who had waited so many years for that".

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WADA: Isinbayeva will be gone as Russian anti-doping chairwoman

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has backed the plan for an independent testing authority (ITA) and said it would be operational in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Currently WADA can only recommend sanctions not apply them. "The IOC is then bound by the rules". The IOC, however, over-ruled WADA and handed the decision on Russian participation to individual sporting federations.

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Kim Si-woo Becomes Youngest Golfer to Win PGA Players Championship

Kim became just the second Asian victor of the Players after his idol South Korean K.J. Choi triumphed in 2011. England's Ian Poulter returns to the top 100 of the World Golf Rankings after earning a share of second at the Players Championship.

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Kane expects Tottenham 'family' to stay together

Plenty of Tottenham Hotspur fans have faith that Vincent Janssen will find goalscoring form next season. "They are happy here, we have an exciting project". Leicester's defense has hardly been the toughest to penetrate this season, a problem that is made worse with all the injuries. Kane tops the Golden Boot charts with 26 goals, two ahead of Everton's Romelu Lukaku with Arsenal's Chilean marksman Alexis Sanchez third, a further goal adrift.

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Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead

To borrow a phrase from WWE announcer Jim Ross, the Warriors stomped a mudhole in the Spurs and walked it dry with a 136-100 molly whopping in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. Remarkably, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich saw all this go down, and immediately called Brown to laugh about it. There wasn't a single point in the game where the Spurs could get any kind of grip on the game, as the Warriors opened with a 33-point quarter.

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BCCI announces Virat Kohli-led Indian team for Champions Trophy 2017

Other members of squad include Shikhar Dhawan , Kedar Jadhav , Manish Pandey , Yuvraj Singh , Ravindra Jadeja , Hardik Pandya , Bhuwneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav , Jaspreet Bumrah and Ajinkya Rahane . Prasad told reporters. The BCCI is furious over the ICC's decision last month to amend rules so that less money and power is held by cricket's major powers: India, England and Australia.

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Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays' Colby Rasmus is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar in the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Cleveland. Encarnacion is stuck in an 0-for-17 slump. Carlos Santana scored a run with a ground-out to first base on a diving play by Logan Morrison . "The first inning was kind of like, 'I got this.' But then after that, they got just too comfortable and they are really an ...

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MLB Player Hit In Face By A Pitch, Taken To Hospital

Drury has reached base in 17 of 18 home games this season and leads the National League with a.454 batting average at home. That's when he made a diving catch of a ball hit by the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen in the opening inning. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke entered as a pinch runner and another starter, Patrick Corbin, struck out as a pinch hitter in the inning. Its a part of the game thats hard, really hard.”.

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Diamondbacks place center fielder A.J. Pollock on 10-day DL

It's kind of a mild, grade 1 strain. Pollack left Sunday's game with the strained groin, an injury that has plagued him for the past year. "Not as severe. He battled a groin injury last September - after returning from a broken elbow - and again in spring training. Pollock is batting.299 with 12 doubles, three triples and two home runs.

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Tottenham "family" will stick together next season, Kane says

Pochettino's side were pipped to the Premier League title by Chelsea . Alli has enjoyed another fabulous season in the Premier League - it is arguably incredibly easy to forget that it is only his second year in the top flight - with 17 goals coming in the top flight, while he has also contributed five assists.

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Judge Agrees to Toss Hernandez Murder Conviction

Thompson also said because Hernandez died in prison, it will be hard to definitively determine how he died. Hernandez signed a five-year, $40 million contract extension with New England back in 2012. Garsh ruled in favor of Hernandez, citing an ancient MA law that states if a defendant dies while a conviction is still in process of an appeal then the verdict is to be vacated.

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Swanson's home run helps complete two-game sweep of Blue Jays

The home run came in the fifth inning off of Marco Estrada to extend the Braves' lead to 5-2. Catch every Blue Jays game, marquee Major League Baseball matchups, the 2017 Home Run Derby and All-Star Game, the playoffs and entire World Series.

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Arsenal charge continues, but top four still out of reach

Grab a Sky Sports Month Pass for £25pm for 2 months and capture an unmissable summer of sport on NOW TV. "I know we can go forward and score goals ". The reverse fixture earlier in the season ended in a 3-1 win for Arsenal , with Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi grabbing the goals for the Gunners.

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National Hockey League roundup: Former UMaine goalie signs with Dallas

Ben Bishop got starter money. I also don't like the fact they temporarily have three very expensive goalie and no clear cut route for losing a contract short of a buyout of Lehtonen or Niemi that will incur a cap hit for two seasons whereas they'd be free and clear if kept and become UFAs in a year.

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Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal continued his resurgence by winning a fifth Madrid Open title today at La Caja Mágica. He survived a severe opening test by an on-fire Fabio Fognini, sailed past No16 seed Nick Kyrgios, and produced his best clay-court form to hold off No9 seed David Goffin.

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Cavs, Goodyear reach multiyear deal for jersey patch

James said. When you add in social media and other advertising mediums, the deal could be worth somewhere around $30 million annually. "We always want to keep Goodyear top of mind for the consumer and making moves like this is critical for our business", said Goodyear's director of marketing, Seth Klugherz, in a recent ESPN story .

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Liverpool thrash West Ham to close in on Champions League

Daniel Sturridge's future at Liverpool has come under vast speculation over the last few weeks with several news agencies reporting that Klopp deems the Englishman too fragile to include him in his long-term plans and has hence, made a decision to let him leave in the summer.