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Watch the contenders and vote for your top Premier League goal

Published: August 1, 2017

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There have been more than 25,000 goals in the history of the Premier League – but who scored the best one? As the Premier League celebrates turning 25 on 15 August, we’ve come up with a shortlist of 25 – one per season – and want you to vote for your favourite.


Football transfers: How clubs research social media & body language to buy players

Published: August 1, 2017

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Will a £300,000-a-week salary change a hot prospect’s attitude to the game? Will that promising full-back relish being thrown deeper into the public spotlight?


Soccer star pushes unsuspecting ESPN reporter into pool after rock-paper-scissors loss

Published: July 11, 2017

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Rock, paper, scissors. Good game. Can get pretty high stakes, though.


Hingis not impressed with hard-hitting younger players

Published: July 10, 2017

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Hingis became world number one in 1997, at the age of 16, and won her first Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S Open singles titles that year.


Federer enters the unknown against Zverev

Published: July 8, 2017

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By Simon Evans LONDON (Reuters) – Few players at Wimbledon know the biographies and styles of their opponents in as much detail as Roger Federer but even the seven-times champion is unclear exactly what to expect from Saturday’s third-round opponent Mischa Zverev. Federer has won all four meetings against the Russian-born German, the most prominent exponent of old-fashioned ‘serve and volley’ tennis


AC Milan legend Maldini to play tennis doubles in ATP World Tour

Published: June 19, 2017

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Former AC Milan and Italy defender Paolo Maldini will take part in this year’s ATP World Tour, it has been announced. While the news comes as a surprise to many, Landonio was confident he and his 48-year-old partner would give a good account of themselves. When asked if his partner could have had a successful career in tennis had he not been a professional footballer, Landonio answered: “It’s difficult to say.


SHOWCASE-Tennis-Kvitova makes emotional winning comeback at French Open

Published: May 29, 2017

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Normally I can control my emotions on the court and I’m so I’m happy that I kind of did it, as well, this time,” Kvitova added, although she admitted getting more emotional after the match. The twice Wimbledon champion, a semi-finalist at Roland Garros in 2012, looked poised and focused, treating the sparse Court Philippe Chatrier crowd to a few exquisite drop shots and lightning-quick forehands.


Tennis-Zverev stuns Djokovic to win Italian Open

Published: May 22, 2017

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German youngster Alexander Zverev pulled off the biggest win of his career on Sunday when he beat world number two Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-3 to win the Italian Open on Sunday. Zverev, 20, was on top from the moment that he broke Djokovic in the very first game as he became the youngest winner of a Masters 1000 tournament since the Serb himself in Miami in 2007. Zverev broke again in the third game of the second set and clinched the match with another break in the ninth game.


Tennis-Struggling Murray puzzled after early Rome exit

Published: May 17, 2017

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World number one Andy Murray is unsure what caused his recent slump after his Italian Open title defence ended with a 6-2 6-4 defeat by home favourite Fabio Fognini in the second round. Murray had his most successful season on clay last year, winning one out of three finals, but has seen his fortunes on the surface reverse with the loss to Fognini marking three unsuccessful clay tournaments in a row. “I wasn’t creating enough chances on my own,” Murray was quoted by the ATP website (www.atpworldtour.com)


Womens Soccer Announces 2017 Schedule

Published: May 17, 2017

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May 16, 2017 WASHINGTON – Coming off the best season in program history, Georgetown University Head Women’s Soccer Coach Dave Nolan announced the team’s schedule for the 2017 season, which starts in early August. Georgetown finished the 2016 season with a 20-3-3 overall record, advanced to the NCAA College Cup for the first time in program history and won the BIG EAST Tournament Championship for the first time. The Hoyas, who set program records for wins (20, shutouts (17) and goals scored (61), have made the NCAA Tournament in five-straight years and seven times in the last 10 seasons


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