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Sharapova into Stuttgart semis

The former world number one will now play either France's Kristina Mladenovic or Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in Saturday's semifinal. "We only have to give an hour slot to drug testing every single day of the year, but that is part of the job and if they test us more, that's great".


Illinois senators OK state-funded abortion coverage

Illinois senators OK state-funded abortion coverage

Bruce Rauner, who has said he would veto the legislation . It passed the House last month and now heads to the Senate floor. Sara Feigenholtz, of Chicago, HB 40 cleared the House by a vote of 62-55 on April 25, the same day hundreds of women converged on the capital for the Women's March on Springfield.


Moving on: Zack Wheeler pitches resurgent Mets past Giants, 6-1

Moving on: Zack Wheeler pitches resurgent Mets past Giants, 6-1

Giants: LHP Ty Blach (0-2, 5.66 ERA) starts Thursday night against Reds RHP Bronson Arroyo (3-2, 6.53) when San Francisco opens a seven-game homestand. Bryan Morris (1-0) tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings. The Brewers overcame a big night by Boston's Mookie Betts, who went 4 for 4, drove in four runs and finished a triple short of the cycle.



Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails 'invention' of Alexis Sanchez

Hopefully at the end we'll reach our goals . Catch the highlights on Sky Sports 1 at 10.30pm BST and again at 11.30pm BST. The victory means Arsenal will move above Manchester United into fifth place and three points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.


World Rugby's Residency Rule Increased To Five Years

World Rugby's Residency Rule Increased To Five Years

Rugby union's world governing body has voted to extend the residency qualification period for worldwide players from three to five years. The council's agreement to change the main eligibility criterion came about after a review group led by World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont examined Regulation 8 .


Swansea City v Sunderland free tickets selling online

Swansea City v Sunderland free tickets selling online

Two wins - Swansea entertain West Brom on the final day - and Clement's side will be safe. HULL will be relegated alongside Sunderland and Boro if they lose at Crystal Palace on Sunday and SWANSEA beat Sunderland on Saturday. "We can't look further forward than that because we've got to try and get the right result". Some teams get excused of being on the beach with nothing to play for, other are that the pressure is off and they play well.