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John Isner Calls Miami Open Win ‘Best Moment of My Career’

John Isner punctuated his unexpected run to the Miami Open title with a surprising display of agility on Sunday, dancing across the court while basking in a breakthrough. The 6-foot-10-inch Isner looked twice as tall skipping about with a grin that seemed as bright as the Florida sunshine. He had …

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U.S. Open Will Use a Serve Clock in the Main Draw

A warning to Rafael Nadal and other tennis procrastinators: The dawdling days of time-wasting between points and games are coming to an end, at least at Flushing Meadows. The United States Open will use a 25-second serve clock at this year’s event, which will be the first time such a …

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International Champions Cup will Add Women’s Event this Summer

The International Champions Cup, the five-year-old soccer showcase that has become the most high-profile summer tournament in the world, is adding something new this year: a women’s competition. Manchester City, Paris St.-Germain, the N.W.S.L.’s North Carolina Courage and a fourth club will make up the first Women’s I.C.C. field. The …

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Bruins’ Late Run Knocks Out Maple Leafs in Game 7

Jake DeBrusk scored his second goal of the game to break a third-period tie, and the Boston Bruins came from behind to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 — again — winning, 7-4, on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Kasperi Kapanen put Toronto ahead, …

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N.H.L. Playoff Preview: Penguins and Capitals Get Reacquainted

Sure, the division champion Washington Capitals and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins split their four-game season series, but we’re not talking about the regular season anymore. The playoff history between these teams is much more lopsided. The Penguins have won nine of 10 series and left Washington …

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Browns take Baker Mayfield at No. 1 Amid a Quarterback Frenzy

Baker Mayfield was a walk-on at Texas Tech, and then a walk-on again at Oklahoma. Yet on Thursday night, he was the No. 1 overall pick in the N.F.L. draft, with the Cleveland Browns selecting Mayfield, the gunslinging Heisman Trophy winner, over three other highly regarded quarterbacks. The others were Sam …

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Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Big Night Helps Bucks Force Game 7

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away late to beat the visiting Boston Celtics, 97-86, on Thursday night to force a Game 7 in their first-round series. Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon each added 16 points, with Brogdon hitting a momentum-swinging 3 from …

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