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Chelsea wins the FA Cup beating Manchester United

Chelsea wins the FA Cup beating Manchester United

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It will not save his season, or even perhaps his place, but it will put the balm in the heart of Antonio Conte: Chelsea won Saturday the final of the FA Cup, beating Manchester United with a penalty kick Eden Hazard (1-0). More than a spring trophy, this FA Cup was adorned with many virtues. It would have allowed the "Red Devils" to save a poor campaign by adding some silverware to the trophy cabinet.It is finally the "Blues", finalist unhappy last season, who will be able to admire and think back to a season now a little less failed, which saw them go out in the eighth-finals of the Champions League and especially miss the qualification for the next edition finishing at a mediocre fifth place in the Premier League.According to the British press, Conte, angry with his rulers bec...
London Marathon: Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won Sunday

London Marathon: Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won Sunday

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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge won Sunday his third London marathon in four years (2:04:17), beating Ethiopian Tola Shura Kitata and British track and field star Mo Farah. In the streets of London, Kipchoge, still trying to break the world record, led the race with Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele and Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru, winner in the British capital in 2017.The riders maintained a world record pace until mid-way, before slowing down, leaving Kipchoge, winner in 2015 and 2016, to lead the train and then escape.Mo Farah positioned himself at the back of the lead group, waiting, and managed to keep up the pace for only his second London Marathon.The four-time Olympic champion in 5000 and 10,000m, aiming for the 2020-marathon, finished on the podium and broke the British record (2h06: 21)....
Rafael Nadal sets new records 31 titles in Masters series

Rafael Nadal sets new records 31 titles in Masters series

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Rafael Nadal set a record with a 31st Masters title on Sunday, beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 to win at Monte Carlo. He is ahead of the Serb Novak Djokovic, crowned in 30 competitions of the genre.Nadal also becomes the first player of the modern era who has won the same tournament 11 times. It only took him 13 years."It feels really good to have this trophy in my hands again," said the winner.Nadal has ruled Monaco since 2005 with the exception of three years in a row, starting in 2013.The 31-year-old Spaniard has now raised 76 trophies.The Japanese Nishikori was looking for a first title in the Masters series.In the first set, Nishikori took the lead 2-1 with a break but Nadal won the next four games against the 36th racket in the world.The second run laste...
Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday

Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday

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Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk both had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 42 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday night to force a sixth game. Connor Brown and Andreas Johnsson also took the lead for the Maple Leafs, who trailed 3-2 in the series. The two teams will compete on Monday at the Air Canada Center for the sixth game.Noel Acciari, with a goal and an assist, David Backes and Sean Kuraly responded for the Bruins, who saw their number-one center Patrice Bergeron return to training. Bergeron missed the fourth game due to an upper-body injury. Torey Krug was an accomplice of two goals of hers.Tuukka Rask allowed four goals on 13 shots before being chased out of the game. In relief, Anton Khudobin was perfect in front of...
Indian Wells: Serena Williams return in Winning Game

Indian Wells: Serena Williams return in Winning Game

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After 404 days of no progress, previous world number 1 Serena Williams came back to the WTA circuit Thursday at Indian Wells and rapidly discovered its orientation to achieve the second. At 36, after 14 months of absence and serious medical complications following the birth of her daughter Alexis Olympia, the American still has ambition, even if she no longer has a WTA ranking.The queen of women's tennis, winner of 23 Grand Slam titles, has mastered, without having been put in danger on his service, Kazakhs Zarina Diyas, 53rd in the world, in two sets 7-5, 6-3.Everything was not perfect far from it, with a perfectible service (58% of first balls, four double faults) and a great nervousness despite the enthusiastic support of the public.But the youngest of Williams' s sisters...
PyeongChang 2018 Games are officially ended

PyeongChang 2018 Games are officially ended

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Goodbye PyeongChang 2018! After 16 days of competition and months of diplomatic dealings, the 23rd Olympic Winter Games ended on Sunday with a closing ceremony that perfectly summed up these "Peace Games" and passed on the torch to Beijing 2022. For IOC President Thomas Bach, the "new horizons" opened in South Korea are primarily technological, this "digital technology that has allowed more people in more countries to see winter sports through multiple modes".But these 2018 Olympics will perhaps one day enter the history of the new diplomatic horizons they have given birth to.As the ceremony began almost an hour ago, the South Korean presidency said that North Korea was "willing" to talk with the United States.A proposal which concretizes a little more the spectacular rappro...
United States wins gold in curling for the first time in history

United States wins gold in curling for the first time in history

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The United States won the gold medal in curling for the first time in their history on Saturday at the PyeongChang Olympics. They dominated in the final, beating Sweden 10-7.While the match was rather tight in the first half, the Americans exploded in a spectacular eighth end by signing no less than five points.The Swedes added two points in the ninth to try to narrow the gap, but with the hammer, the United States had the advantage late in the game to realize their victory. They did not even have to conclude the last end because of their clear insurmountable lead with two stones to play.Switzerland won bronze yesterday by beating Kevin Koe and Canada.Bronze for Japanese womenIn women, Japan beat Great Britain 5-3.The Japanese won bronze.The British had an ex...
Women’s hockey: Americans win gold against Canada

Women’s hockey: Americans win gold against Canada

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The United States took their first gold medal in women's hockey since the 1998 Nagano Games on Thursday at the Olympics from PyeongChang. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson broke the stalemate by scoring the winning goal in the shootout... After a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Sochi Olympics in 2014, the Americans came from behind to end a 20-year-old Canadian domination."It's obviously very difficult to digest right now. When you play in the final, you want to win. It was a good game and both teams gave it all, but it's sad to lose in the shootout, said Canada's captain Marie-Philip Poulin. Every four years we raise our game up and it's good for women's hockey." Just as Poulin did for Canada in 2014, Lamoureux-Davidson played heroines in this final. After Monique Lamoureux-Morando ...
Lindsey Vonn wins the bronze downhill

Lindsey Vonn wins the bronze downhill

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JEONGSEON - Italy's Sofia Goggia won the women's downhill gold at the PyeongChang Games, where Lindsey Vonn of the US was third. Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway earned the money, as she did in the giant slalom last week.Victorious on the same track in March, at the World Cup, Goggia prevailed in 1: 39.22, beating Mowinckel by nine-hundredths of a second. This is his first win at the Olympics or at Worlds.Vonn finished 47 hundredths of Goggia. At age 33, Vonn becomes the oldest to win a medal in alpine skiing at the Olympics."I gave everything and had a great race," said Vonn. Sofia was just better than me."The record was the case of the Austrian Michaela Dorfmeister, champion of the downhill and super-G shortly before her 33rd birthday in 2006, at the Turin Olympics.It ...
Skater Samuel Girard wins gold in 1000m

Skater Samuel Girard wins gold in 1000m

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Short track speed skater Samuel Girard confirmed his enormous potential by winning the gold medal in the 1,000 meters of the PyeongChang Olympics. The fate was cruel for Charles Hamelin but benevolent for Samuel Girard.Girard was advanced in the 1,000-meter final after what appeared to be a penalty against Hamelin and skater Ferland-et-Boilleau won gold on Saturday at the PyeongChang Olympics."It's an emotion we can not really describe," said Girard, who is 21 years old. When you crossed the finish line, it took four years of work and three races to get there. In speed skating, a lot of things can happen in a short time. I'm just happy to have achieved this feat, to live here with the crowd and my parents who are there."Girard flew over the final in one minute 24.650 seconds...