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TOKYO (Reuters) – New Japan head coach Akira Nishino has named a 27-man squad filled with trusted stalwarts for this month’s World Cup warm-up against Ghana on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Bundesliga – FC Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund – Augsburg Arena, Augsburg, Germany – September 30, 2017 Borussia Dortmund’s Shinji Kagawa celebrates scoring
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PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Alize Cornet has pulled out of the Strasbourg International tournament because of a groin injury but hopes to be ready for the French Open. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2018. France’s Alize Cornet reacts during her match against Germany’s Julia Goerges. REUTERS/Edgar
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(Reuters) – World number five Karolina Pliskova lost her cool over a line call and bashed a hole into the umpire’s chair with her racket after suffering a 3-6 6-3 7-5 defeat by Maria Sakkari in the Italian Open second round on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – WTA Mandatory – Madrid Open – Madrid, Spain
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BOSTON – Jaylen Brown totaled 23 points and seven rebounds to help the Boston Celtics take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals with a 107-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. May 15, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) dunks and scores against the Cleveland Cavaliers
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WINNIPEG (Reuters) – A wave of national pride washed over Canada in 2011 when against what seemed impossibly long odds the National Hockey League announced it was returning to Winnipeg, a hard luck Prairie city it had turned its back on 15 years earlier. FILE PHOTO: May 12, 2018; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets players
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