Novak Djokovic: Defending French Open champion up and running with victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert | Tennis News

Defending champion Novak Djokovic shrugged off doubts about the state of his game with a confident 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 defeat of Pierre-Hugues Herbert at the French Open on Tuesday. The top seed had to wait until the night match on the third day of the tournament to begin his quest for a record-extending 25th…

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Lilia Vu: Defending champion withdraws from Chevron Championship with back injury | Golf News

Defending champion Lilia Vu has withdrawn from the Chevron Championship with a back injury moments before her first-round tee time. Ranked No 2 in the world, Vu was slated to tee off with world No 1 Nelly Korda and Australian Minjee Lee at 1.10pm local time at The Club at Carlton Woods near Houston. The…

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Nuggets know defending their NBA title will be tough task

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) plays in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Sunday, April 14, 2024, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) DENVER— The Denver Nuggets met coach Michael Malone’s challenge not to let up after winning the franchise’s first NBA title. Nikola Jokic somehow got even…

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Defending NBA champion Nuggets finish second in West

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies forward GG Jackson, front left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 14, 2024, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Jamal Murray scored 21 points, Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 15 rebounds, and the defending…

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Northampton 41-30 Saracens: Saints stay top of Premiership with impressive win over defending champions | Rugby Union News

Northampton Saints showed why they are top of the Gallagher Premiership table, producing a special performance to beat champions Saracens 41-30. Phil Dowson’s men bounced back in brilliant style from their defeat at Bristol Bears, scoring five tries in a sensational showing on Good Friday. The Saints flew into a 17-0 lead thanks to early scores…

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Newcastle defending blasted by Jamie Carragher after defeat to ‘average’ Chelsea on Monday Night Football | Football News

Jamie Carragher says Newcastle look like they are “almost ready for the end of the season” after an unacceptable defensive display at Chelsea. Newcastle only lost by a one-goal margin at Stamford Bridge, but Jacob Murphy’s late strike papered over the cracks of an underwhelming performance that leaves them 10th in the Premier League table.…

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Nuno Espirito Santo exclusive interview: Nottingham Forest boss on rebalancing the squad and defending set pieces | Football News

Nottingham Forest supporters saw another side to Nuno Espirito Santo when he smiled with relief and declared himself a happy man in his interview after the penalty shootout win over Bristol City in the FA Cup on Wednesday evening. Even now, he is thrilled. “It was massive for us,” he tells Sky Sports. “I consider…

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NU routs defending champ FEU; Kieffer Alas dominates in UAAP juniors

De La Salle-Zobel’s Kieffer Alas shoots a jumper against UE in the UAAP Season 86 high school boys basketball tournament.–UAAP PHOTO MANILA, Philippines–National University Nazareth School opened its redemption tour with a 70-56 win over titleholder Far Eastern University-Diliman in the UAAP Season 86 high school boys basketball tournament Tuesday at the Amoranto Arena. Debuting…

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Euro 2024: Defending champions Italy qualify for tournament after goalless draw against Ukraine | Football News

Defending European champions Italy qualified for Euro 2024 after a goalless draw against Ukraine in Germany. The point ensured Italy finished second in Group C, level on 14 points with third-placed Ukraine but with a better head-to-head record after a tense affair that could have gone either way. Ukraine, who have never beaten Italy, had…

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UAAP: UP stays perfect, defending champion Ateneo rights its ship

Ateneo’s Kai Ballungay against UE defenders in the UAAP Season 86 men’s basketball tournament. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net Ateneo and University of the Philippines (UP) showed poise and character befitting tags as UAAP title favorites on Wednesday as they carved out hard-fought wins over separate foes in Season 86 of the men’s basketball tournament. Slowly getting their…

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