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Nadal saves match point in 1st win at ATP Finals

Facing match point at 5-1 down in the third set, Rafael Nadal gave himself about a one-in-a-thousand chance of turning things around versus Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals. Those odds turned out to be more than good enough for the top-ranked Spaniard. Nadal saved that match point with a perfect drop shot and then…
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Surging Lakers welcome battered Warriors

Two clubs heading in opposite directions meet Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The Lakers host the Golden State Warriors in the second game of back-to-back matches for Los Angeles. The Lakers won for the eighth time in nine games by earning a 123-115 road victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. An ailing Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 24 points and…
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Ward will not come out of retirement for Canelo

When Andre Ward retired from boxing in 2017, three months after his second victory over Sergey Kovalev, he left the sport pretty much on top of the world. He was still unbeaten at age 33, still fighting at an elite level, a two-weight champion, and considered by many the best in the world pound-for-pound. Ward,…
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Federer fails to Thiem in ATP Finals opener

Dominic Thiem continued his supremacy of Roger Federer this year with a straight-sets win on the opening day of the ATP Finals. Thiem had defeated the 20-time grand slam champion twice this season and completed the hat-trick with a 7-5, 7-5 victory at the O2 Arena on Sunday. The fifth-seeded Thiem has not reached the semi-finals in his three previous…
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Alex De Minaur secures spot in ATP NextGen semis

World number 18 and top seed Alex De Minaur cruised past Casper Ruud 4-1 4-0 4-2 to lock his spot in the semifinals at the Next Gen ATP Finals at the Allianz Cloud in Milan. The Sydney native player has reached the semifinals unbeaten for the second consecutive edition of the Next Gen Finals in…
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76ers Simmons has sprained AC joint in right shoulder

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons has been ruled out of the remainder of Wednesday's game versus the Utah Jazz after exiting during the first half because of right shoulder soreness. Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported Simmons has a minor sprain of the AC joint in his right shoulder and will be re-evaluated on Thursday. Simmons had two points, two…
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