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Stephen Curry has agreed to a record five-year, $201 million ‘super-max’ deal to stay at the Golden State Warriors, according to several reports on Friday. The deal came immediately after the NBA’s free agency period began and was done under the league’s designated veteran player extension. Under the new designation, which was added to the
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By Martyn Herman | LONDON LONDON Brad Gilbert reckons 40 women have a shot at the Wimbledon title which, depending on which side of the fence you stand, means either the WTA Tour is blessed with extraordinary depth or chronically short of capable understudies for Serena Williams. Its supporters will say the unpredictability adds to
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Twice Olympic basketball champion and Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant on Friday lent his name to the Los Angeles bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Bryant, who won Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012 to go with five NBA championship rings earned with the Lakers, joined the LA 2024 Board of Directors and
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Novak Djokovic sharpened his grasscourt game ahead of next week’s Wimbledon by beating Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 on Friday to reach the Aegon International final on another rain-disrupted day at Eastbourne. The Serbian world number four saved three break points at 4-4 before breaking his opponent’s serve in the next game to claim the
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PARIS Rafa Nadal returned to Roland Garros after his birthday celebrations and showed no signs of slowing up, railroading compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-2 6-2 in the fourth round on Sunday. In yet another ominous performance, Nadal destroyed his opponent on Court Suzanne Lenglen to move into the quarter-finals and one step closer to
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PARIS Fifth seed Elina Svitolina huffed and puffed into the fourth round of the French Open with an error-ridden 6-4 7-5 victory over Poland’s Magda Linette in a rain-delayed match on Sunday. Svitolina, one of the pre-tournament favorites after winning titles at the Rome and Istanbul claycourt tournaments, made 25 unforced errors and served five
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