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Andy Murray: Britain’s three-time Grand Slam winner ready to be considered a singles player again

Andy Murray: Britain’s three-time Grand Slam winner ready to be considered a singles player again

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Andy Murray does not tend to sugar coat his answers.He accepts there are reasons to be cheerful after his 6-4 6-4 defeat by Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati, but admits he is "quite far away from where I would like to be".That is to be expected after just two weeks of dedicated practice before his first singles match for seven months. Murray will only play doubles in New York, when the US Open gets under way in a fortnight. But you can now consider him a singles player above all else once again. A singles player who expects to be back in his peak physical condition in January: 12 months after the second operation on his right hip. "I think nine to 12 months after the operation is when I would e...
Cyrus Christie: Fulham investigate incident after player says sister was hit and racially abused

Cyrus Christie: Fulham investigate incident after player says sister was hit and racially abused

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Fulham will take the "strongest action possible" after full-back Cyrus Christie alleged that his sister was hit and racially abused by fans during Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Barnsley.Christie said on Twitter after the game: "To the Fulham fan that decided to hit my sister at the game today and his wife who justified his action with racist remarks I hope you're proud of yourself and feel like a big man. "You'll get what's coming to you. Regardless how you felt about the result your actions are shameful." The Whites, relegated to the Championship last season, said in a statement: "Fulham Football Club is investigating an incident which took place in the away end at the Barnsley v Fulham fixture t...
Fortnite: UK player finishes second in e-sports World Cup

Fortnite: UK player finishes second in e-sports World Cup

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Media playback is unsupported on your device A British teenager has won nearly a million pounds after coming second alongside his teammate in the Fortnite World Cup finals.Jaden Ashman, from Essex will split $ 2.25m (£1.8m) with his Dutch partner.The 15-year-old, competing under the name Wolfiez, told the BBC he was "stunned" to have finished so high.Popular online shooter game Fortnite has 250 million users worldwide, and the event's prize pool of $ 30m is the biggest ever at an esports event.Jaden and his team-mate Dave Jong (Rojo) came second in the duos event. Media playback is unsupported on your device Norwegian Emil Bergquist Pedersen and Austrian David W - Nyhrox and Aqua - took first place
2019 NBA Awards: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo named Most Valuable Player

2019 NBA Awards: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo named Most Valuable Player

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June 24 (UPI) -- The 2019 NBA Awards took place Monday night at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player. Antetokounmpo edged Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George as the league's top player for the 2018-19 campaign. The annual award show recognizes players and personnel from around the NBA who performed among the league's best throughout the season. This year's event came after the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals to claim their first championship in franchise history. The night started with Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic being named the Rookie of the Year. The standout forward edged Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton an...
Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II found guilty of rape, other charges

Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II found guilty of rape, other charges

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June 11 (UPI) -- A California jury found former NFL player Kellen Winslow II guilty of rape, indecent exposure and misdemeanor lewd conduct charges while still deadlocked over eight other counts of sexual assault. The San Diego Superior Court jury also acquitted the 35-year-old on Monday of a second lewd conduct charge, KUSI reported. He was found guilty of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman last May, exposing himself to another woman that same month and fondling himself in front of a 77-year-old woman last March. He still faces charges in connection to the rape and kidnapping of a 54-year-old hiker last March and of raping an unconscious 17-year-old girl in 2003 when he was 19. Winslow was arrested in June 2018 on suspicion of kidnapping and raping the hitchhiker and the two separate 2...