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Algeria’s AFCON title win wasn’t pretty but will remain memorable

[ad_1] 7:30 PM ETNick AmesESPN.com writer CAIRO -- Algeria's players ran toward the swaying mass of green and white behind the goal, some swinging from the crossbars while others could barely contain themselves from running into the stands and allowing themselves to be submerged in 15,000 of their jubilant, incredulous countrymen.This meant everything: It meant a first Africa Cup of Nations title for almost three decades, and it meant a
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Algeria’s AFCON title win wasn’t pretty but will remain memorable

[ad_1] 7:30 PM ETNick AmesESPN.com writer CAIRO -- Algeria's players ran towards the swaying mass of green and white behind the goal, some swinging from the crossbars while others could barely contain themselves from running into the stands and allowing themselves to be submerged in 15,000 of their jubilant, incredulous countrymen.This meant everything: it meant a first Africa Cup of Nations title for almost three decades and it meant a
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Dragons fend off Shock to win Overwatch League Stage 3 final

[ad_1] 11:17 PM ETEmily RandESPN BURBANK, California -- The Shanghai Dragons are the Overwatch League's Stage 3 champions.2 RelatedIf you told this to a Dragons fan last year, they would probably have looked at you as if you were insane and perhaps backed away slowly so as to not be infected by your madness. The Dragons' 42-match loss streak, which began in the inaugural season and lasted until Week 2
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With all eyes on Serena, Halep keeps her composure to win Wimbledon

[ad_1] 1:43 PM ETD'Arcy MaineESPN LONDON -- Leading 5-2 in the second set, Simona Halep sat in her chair during the changeover and looked straight ahead. She didn't smile or show any signs of emotion whatsoever, seemingly tuning out the buzzing crowd. She wiped the small amount of sweat accumulated on her face with a towel, but otherwise was completely still. She might not have even blinked.When time was called,
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Serena mulls more events to help win 24th major

[ad_1] LONDON -- Serena Williams will seek to play more tournaments outside of Grand Slams to bolster her bid for singles title number 24 after losing the Wimbledon women's singles final to Simona Halep on Saturday.Williams is one Grand Slam off equaling Margaret Court's record of 24 but her latest bid at Wimbledon was ended by Halep as she won 6-2, 6-2.After the match, Williams did not make any excuses
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How Simona Halep dominated Serena Williams to win Wimbledon

[ad_1] LONDON -- As the womens' final at Wimbledon approached, most experts predicted that Serena Williams would overcome Simona Halep to win the title and equal Margaret Court's record Grand Slam singles title count of 24.2 RelatedBut Halep, much like Angelique Kerber last year in the Wimbledon final against Williams, seized her moment. She took advantage of an extremely slow start by Williams and never faltered or relented as she
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One rival down, one to go for ageless Federer to win Wimbledon title

[ad_1] LONDON -- Eleven years ago, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal set a new, impossibly high bar for Wimbledon matches, with Nadal winning that 2008 final in near darkness after five enervating sets before an amazed Centre Court crowd.Federer and Nadal did not quite clear that tall bar in their four-set Wimbledon semifinal Friday, but Federer, the winner by 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, won't mind one bit. For 11
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Rafael Nadal laments another missed opportunity to win Wimbledon

[ad_1] 6:31 PM ETD'Arcy MaineESPN LONDON -- After over three hours, and staving off four match points, Rafael Nadal finally made one mistake too many Friday. He hit his backhand long and it was all over. Roger Federer would advance to his 12th Wimbledon final and Nadal would be sent packing, along with his hopes for Grand Slam No. 19.After a 14-minute final game, the longtime rivals embraced briefly at
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NASCAR StatWatch — Justin Haley pulls off improbable win at Daytona

[ad_1] I hope that last weekend was everything you've come to love from Daytona weekend. Rain and lightning delays, watermelon farmers and a winner who was probably most people's 39th or 40th pick to win.Hopefully some (not all -- I can do without the weather delays) of the Daytona institutions follow this race to its new date in August, starting in 2020. But the unpredictability does mean a great deal
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Chris Long, MLS’ Fire win Humanitarian awards

[ad_1] Retired NFL player Chris Long and Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire have been honored at the fifth Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards.Long, whose retirement from football in May ended an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, was honored with the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian award. He received the award for "his commitment to giving