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Roger Federer knows all too well all clay roads lead to Rafael Nadal

[ad_1] PARIS -- They know each other very well, and thus Roger Federer knew he couldn't regard Tuesday's French Open quarterfinal match against Stan Wawrinka as a mere appetizer for the salivating prospect of facing Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros again.Wawrinka is playing his best tennis since returning from knee surgery 18 months ago. He seemed mentally energized after outlasting 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece over 5 hours and 9
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No regrets ducking media after miscues

[ad_1] TORONTO -- Two days after he declined to speak to reporters immediately following what he called the "most difficult game of my professional career in the outfield," New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier doubled down Tuesday, saying he had no regrets about avoiding the cameras and ducking questions about the series of defensive miscues he had that night."No, I don't regret it. And to be fair, I don't think
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Nick Hornby: Was Emery’s first season at Arsenal better than Wenger’s last? (Spoiler alert: Not really)

[ad_1] So: Was Unai Emery's first season at Arsenal better than Arsene Wenger's last?It should be an easy question to answer because sport usually provides clarity, but at Arsenal such is the pace of change that we tend to read runes, over many decades, rather than arrive at snap judgements. Arsenal fans are more like climate change scientists or evolutionary biologists than football fans; you are forced to compare almost
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Manfred — Don’t expect in-season netting changes

[ad_1] SEATTLE -- Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said he does not expect teams to make changes to the protective netting around ballparks during the season, although he expects conversations to continue about whether netting should be extended.Manfred's comments on Tuesday came less than a week after a young child was struck by a foul ball and hospitalized in Houston. Manfred said structural issues in each individual stadium would
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Welcome to the summer of soccer

[ad_1] The days to binge-watch June 9 The day kicks off with the Women's World Cup as three powerhouses -- Italy, Brazil and England -- take the field for their tournament openers against Australia (7 a.m. ET), Jamaica (9:30 a.m. ET) and Scotland (noon ET), respectively. It'll be a particular test for England, who are expected to challenge for the title and can't afford an early slip-up to their northern
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Doc is in: Emrick not slowing down in his dream job

[ad_1] BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues’ morning skates are over and Mike Emrick stops to take a picture with some folks who ask for one. A handful of broadcasters have taken the ice to re-enact a play from this bruising Stanley Cup Final. In the otherwise empty stands is a singular figure having a good chuckle at the retired players doing their best to go
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Ex-Eagles DE Long wins ‘Good Guy Award’ again

[ad_1] Recently retired Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long has won his second consecutive "Good Guy Award" from the Professional Football Writers of America.Long is the 15th winner of the award and the first player to earn it in consecutive years.He announced his retirement last month, ending an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.He established the
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No regrets ducking media after miscues

[ad_1] TORONTO -- Two days after he declined to speak to reporters immediately following what he called the "most difficult game of my professional career in the outfield," New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier doubled down Tuesday, saying he had no regrets about avoiding the cameras and ducking questions about the series of defensive miscues he had that night."No, I don't regret it. And to be fair, I don't think