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Rafael Nadal through to quarterfinals at French Open

Seven-time major champion Venus Williams was bidding for a quarterfinal spot against No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky . Nadal will play the victor of the match between Milos Raonic and Pablo Carreno Busta . Croatian qualifier Petra Martic stunned 17th seed Anastasija Sevastova, another dark horse for the title, while Veronica Cepede Royg made the fourth round for the first time .



Third time win for Oracle Team USA in 35th America's Cup?

The first crew in each of the two semi-finals to win five races progresses to the challenger final and whoever wins that takes on Oracle Team USA for the America's Cup itself. Both losses have come against Team USA, including Sunday's effort which was marred by three penalty offences which cost a total of six boat lengths.



Over 1500 Juventus Fans Injured In Turin Crowd Stampede

Hundreds of people watching the match on giant TV screens ran in a near-stampede from the center of the piazza. The source of the sound was not known but ANSA said it may have been a firecracker. Local media described him as a seven-year-old and said he was in a coma with serious chest injuries after being trampled in the crush. Real Madrid won 4-1 in the match played in Cardiff , Wales.



Novak Djokovic beats Albert Ramos-Vinolas in French Open

The record nine-time French Open champion inflicted a crushing defeat on Nikoloz Basilashvili in round three, dropping just one game in his most lopsided Grand Slam victory. In other matches, Japan's eighth seed Kei Nishikori survived a scare to beat unseeded South Korean Hyeon Chung in five sets. "Therefore, this has given me quite a lot of confidence", Nadal said.



Finn replacing Woakes in England squad for Champions Trophy

Woakes, along with Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, was given permission by England to miss the recent one-day worldwide series against Ireland to play in the Indian Premier League. However, their seam attack remains a cause for concern. Woakes' unavailability is a fresh setback for England's pace attack, especially after Jake Ball bled 82 runs in his 10 overs against Bangladesh and Ben Stokes's problematic knee prevented the all-rounder from bowling spells at full throttle.