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Thunder’s Westbrook named MVP after historic season

/  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

(Reuters) – Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook put the finishing touch on a magical season by being named the Most Valuable Player of the 2016-17 campaign on Monday at the NBA’s inaugural awards show.

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Federer and Nadal primed for dream Wimbledon final reprise

/  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have shared the grand slam spoils this year and it would take a hard heart not to hope for a fairytale rematch next month of their epic 2008 Wimbledon final.

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Germany launches quest for new Wimbledon contenders

/  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

BERLIN (Reuters) – When Wimbledon got underway 25 years ago the reigning men’s and women’s champions were German but since then the country, once a tennis powerhouse, has yet to find another champion to succeed Michael Stich and Steffi Graf in London.

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NBA: Cavs target George to challenge Warriors dominance

/  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

(Reuters) – Fresh off their NBA Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors, the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly trying to bring Paul George over from the Indiana Pacers to add firepower and defense to the Eastern Conference champs.

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Ice hockey: Selanne headlines Hockey Hall of Fame 2017 class

/  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

TORONTO (Reuters) – Teemu Selanne, who led the Anaheim Ducks to a Stanley Cup and is the Olympics’ all-time leading scorer, headlined the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2017 announced on Monday.

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Ostapenko wins first match after French Open triumph

/  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

EASTBOURNE, England (Reuters) – Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko, playing her first match since winning the French Open, survived a tough battle at the Aegon International on Monday, winning a topsy-turvy contest against Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3 0-6 6-4.

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Golf: Ryu reaches number one in world rankings shuffle

/  26.06.2017  /  Sports 

(The Sports Xchange) – Ryu So-yeon of South Korea ascended to number one in the Rolex Women’s Golf Rankings on Monday in another shift at the top following her victory at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday.

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Motor racing: No blame game at Mercedes after headrest failure

/  26.06.2017  /  Sports 

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One world champions Mercedes refused to play the blame game on Monday as they sought answers for a headrest failure that cost Lewis Hamilton a victory in Azerbaijan.

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Video assistant referee system needs improvement, says FIFA

/  26.06.2017  /  Sports 

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – The video assistant referee (VAR) technology being tested at the Confederations Cup in Russia should be refined, the head of refereeing at world soccer’s ruling body FIFA said on Monday.

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French Open defeat still ‘killing me’ says Halep

/  26.06.2017  /  Sports 

EASTBOURNE, England (Reuters) – Romania’s Simona Halep said her bitter French Open final defeat by Jelena Ostapenko was still “killing her” as she looked forward to making amends at next week’s Wimbledon.

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