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Djokovic and Agassi pairing had unlikely mediator: Graf

Story highlights Agassi takes over Djokovic coaching duties American not getting paid for role Paris (CNN)Tennis’ latest pairing of current and former men’s grand slam champions owes a debt of gratitude to one of the greatest female players in history: Steffi Graf. It was the 22-time grand slam winner who convinced husband Andre Agassi to try and steer Novak Djokovic ...

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Ivory Coast soccer star Cheick Tiote dies

Story highlights Cheick Tiote, 30, dies in training Tiote played for Beijing Enterprises in China Made over 50 international appearances for Ivory Coast (CNN)Cheick Tiote, a footballer who played for the Ivory Coast and Newcastle United in the English Premier League, has died after collapsing during training with his Chinese club Monday. The 30-year-old Tiote, who played in England between ...

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French Open: Simona Halep living up to 'favorite' tag

Story highlights Halep thrashes Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1 6-1 Romanian hasn’t lost set on way to quarterfinals 2014 finalist will next play Elina Svitolina Andy Murray eases past Karen Khachanov (CNN)Simona Halep declared on the eve of the French Open that about “15 players” were the favorite but the way she has played at Roland Garros in the last week, ...

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Mickelson to miss US Open for kid's graduation

Story highlights Mickelson set to miss this month’s US Open Will instead attend daughter’s graduation, barring “something unforeseen” (CNN)Victory would have made him just the sixth man in golf history to win all four majors, but Phil Mickelson will not be traveling to Erin Hills, Wisconsin, for this year’s US Open. Family takes precedence for the five-time major winner, who ...

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Dovizioso clinches maiden Mugello MotoGP win

Story highlights Dovizioso takes first ever victory at Mugello circuit Danilo Petrucci manages unlikely third place Nicky Hayden remembered in pre-race ceremony (CNN)Spain may have triumphed over Italy in Saturday’s Champion’s League final, but the tables were turned in both countries’ second passion on Sunday as Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso took the checkered flag at the Italian MotoGP. A total of ...

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Horsey McHorseface wins for the first time

Story highlights Horse McHorseface wins maiden race His name was inspired by Boaty McBoatfacef (CNN)The best name in horse racing finally has its maiden win. Horsey McHorseface, who until Monday had only drawn attention for his standout moniker rather than his performances, came from behind in the final furlong to race clear and claim a first win in only his ...

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Ronaldo scores twice in historic Real Madrid win

Story highlights Real Madrid 4-1 Juventus Zidane leads Los Blancos to consecutive titles First team to do so since 1990 Cardiff (CNN)No team collects European trophies as ruthlessly as Real Madrid. On a wonderful evening in Cardiff, the Spaniards did it again — beating Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final to collect their 12th European Cup and become the ...

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Wings of Eagles stuns field

Story highlights Wings of Eagles, 40-1, wins Epsom Derby Winning jockey Padraig Beggy defies odds in first Derby ride Sixth Derby win for trainer Aidan O’Brien (CNN)Rank outsider Wings of Eagles stunned the field in Saturday’s Epsom Derby, winning the 238th edition of Britain’s richest horse race. The 40-1 shot, ridden by Padraig Beggy, flew from the rear of the ...

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2,000 police officers deployed for showpiece final

Story highlights Champions League final Saturday Real Madrid vs. Juventus in Cardiff Thousands of police officers will patrol streets (CNN)With an estimated 350 million people expected to watch the world’s biggest club game this weekend, Britain is mounting a huge security operation to ensure the match goes off peacefully. Amid heightened security following the recent terror attack in Manchester, which ...

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