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Sharapova marks comeback from doping ban with win over Vinci

Vinci, a finalist at the 2015 US Open, won the toss and chose to serve and she made a solid start, taking the opening game with the loss of just one point before breaking Sharapova's first service game. "It's good for tennis that she has come back", Vinci said after the match. "She was really focused, really aggressive, she played well and deserved to win".


No more room for error for Madrid after loss to Barcelona

No more room for error for Madrid after loss to Barcelona

Victor Rodriguez put the home side ahead with a fine free kick six minutes before halftime, but Sporting's lead was cancelled out by Gerard Moreno's 12th game of the season and Sporting are now six points from safety. Messi's celebration, parading his shirt, sparked a fierce reaction from many Madrid fans on the stands behind the goal, where only a few people wearing Barcelona colors could be seen.



Capitals Advance to Second Round

We have goals for the future, this is just a step in the right direction. I'm proud of the guys, the way we came together this year and got better and better as the season went on. Toronto had the best chances in an opening period where few existed. Then just over five minutes later, Johansson tied it. Starting his 34th career playoff game, Andersen settled into truly fine form in the second.


Maria Sharapova congratulates mum-to-be Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova congratulates mum-to-be Serena Williams

And when she won, she was visibly emotional as she waved to the crowd. Due to the suspension, Sharapova lost her ranking. Maria Sharapova offered her congratulations to pregnant rival Serena Williams after the Russian made her return from a 15-month ban for doping on Wednesday.


Researchers Look to CTE Evidence in Hernandez's Brain

Researchers Look to CTE Evidence in Hernandez's Brain

The center studies chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a condition linked to the sort of repeated head hits common in football that can lead to aggression and dementia later in life. Lawyer Jose Baez, who represented Hernandez in a recent trial, told reporters that when someone from Boston University arrived to pick up Hernandez's brain, the chief medical examiner's office would not release it, Reutersreported.


Jamie Carragher questions impact of Arsenal formation change

Jamie Carragher questions impact of Arsenal formation change

Mesut Ozil's second-half victor ended Arsenal's miserable four-match losing away run in the Premier League as the Gunners beat Middlesbrough 2-1 at the Riverside Stadium on Monday. We pushed them back, and you're just thinking the ball is going to bounce in the right area. Against Palace and West Brom, we had 70 per cent of the possession and we lost.