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Despite developing tools aimed at making it easier for users to report and curb abuse, Jones' situation proves that Twitter still has some way to go - a fact the company acknowledges. A spokesman for Twitter said the company had taken action against "many of the accounts reported to us by both Leslie and others", according to The Associated Press .
  • Russian Federation is totally against boycotting Olympic Games - Olympics chief

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    Russian Olympic Committee head Alexander Zhukov said on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) he expected the IOC to make a final decision on Russia's participation in the 2016 Rio Games on July 24, TASS news agency reported. Russian Federation facing IOC ban: The IOC didn't act on Tuesday, but it still might. The Association of Summer Olympic Federations has also urged caution.
  • Juventus reject 101.5 million from Manchester United for Pogba

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    At the moment, he's a Juventus player". Ashley Fletcher has joined West Ham on a free and Tyler Reid has joined another Premier League club in Swansea City for an undisclosed fee. However Pogba, who left Old Trafford back in 2012 after rejecting a new deal, is also understood to be attracting interest from La Liga giants Real Madrid as well.
  • Pogba set for 100 million Man United return

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    But Pogba has since emerged as one of the top midfielders in Europe and was an integral part of the France side that reached the Euro 2016 final. It is understood Juventus have now accepted Pogba wants to leave the club, although the cost of the deal has already priced Real Madrid out of the market.
  • Juventus accept new Manchester United bid for star midfielder

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    The 23-year-old will cost United dear as he left them for Juventus for nothing in July 2012 after making just a handful of appearances prompting then manager Alex Ferguson to slam him for showing no respect to the club. But it is likely to be completed only if Pogba cuts short his holiday in Miami. Juventus want at least €120m plus bonuses, including a figure if and when Pogba renews his contract at Old Trafford.
  • Stunner: Anderson Silva set to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 200

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    UFC president Dana White said Jones, who has previously failed drug tests, could get a two-year ban. "Is there anything I can do?" During an impromptu press conference after UFC Fight Night 90, White said that at the time of Globo's report a bout wasn't made, and instead came to fruition during the event.
  • Phil Mickelson: Stat proves he is the unluckiest man in golf

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    I finished off with some great birdies on the way home, so it was a very memorable day for me on the golf course". It turned into the most entertaining final round I've ever watched. He came out firing with a birdie on the first hole. His 20 under par total was the lowest Open Championship score in relation to par, eclipsing Tiger Woods' 19-under-par record set at St Andrews in 2000.
  • It was the best finish to a Major

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    By now he should know the answer, because it has happened a lot. All throughout the final round of The Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf Club in South Ayrshire, Scotland, Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson went shot for shot on the links course in an effort to win the Claret Jug.
  • Kashmir unrest: Life paralysed as curfew continues for 12th day

    Kashmir unrest: Life paralysed as curfew continues for 12th day

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    Mehbooba Mufti's political advisor Amitabh Mattoo, after the Monday meeting, telephoned nearly all the Srinagar-based newspaper editors and publishers, "apologizing" and asking them to resume publications. Internet connectivity on all mobile phones remained suspended for the ninth day in the Valley on Wednesday. The information void was fueling a cycle of rumors in the restive region.
  • Dumoulin wins stage 13, Froome extends Tour lead by a minute

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    Few riders besides the top overall contenders can win both a big mountain stage and a time trial in the same Grand Tour. A time trial specialist, Dumoulin was in a league of his own but Froome limited his time loss to 63 seconds. The killings on France's national holiday followed attacks in November in Paris that killed 130. "We can't let our guard down, but it was important that they continued the race", said fan Bruno Pruvost after organizers decided the stage would go ahead following an ...
  • Russian athletes await key ruling on Olympic track ban

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    The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it will study "legal options" before deciding whether to ban Russian Federation from the Rio Games over its state-run doping programme. The McLaren report alleged 11 failed drug tests in rowing had been covered up by Russian officials. WADA , the German Olympic committee and anti-doping bodies across the globe have backed calls for Russia's outright ban from Rio .
  • OR health officials: Pregnant women shouldn't go to Rio

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    The statement said additional details would be shared as they become available. With the Brazilian government investigating 4000 cases of microcephaly for links to Zika - Brazil is the country hardest hit by the virus and over 60 nations have reported outbreaks of Zika.
  • Spartans CB in alleged Green incident to transfer

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    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor assault and battery over the weekend near the Michigan State campus, police said Monday. Green, now with the Golden State Warriors, is scheduled to be in Las Vegas July 18-22 for a pre-Olympic camp with the USA national basketball team.
  • Tour de France: Chris Froome extends lead after moment of silence

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    After the farce of Brokebike Mountain, solemnity consumed Le Tour and Froome's latest bravado in the saddle was overshadowed by respect for victims of the Nice terror disaster which killed at least 84 people on Bastille Day. "We want this day to be dignified in homage to the victims", said Tour director Christian Prudhomme ahead of the start of the stage. "We asked questions of ourselves, effectively".
  • Kevin Durant reflects on his time in Oklahoma City

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    I had a chance to play in Oklahoma City for eight years and see the city come together and support the team". "I had been somewhere for so long and made a change no one saw coming and didn't think I would do". For context, know that Lil B frequently tweets in all caps and signs every tweet, and that the Based God is a deity of his devising. The NBA star, who is now practicing with Team USA as they prepare for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, has publicly addressed the incident and also ...
  • Andy Murray: Best is yet to come - Wimbledon champion

    Andy Murray: Best is yet to come - Wimbledon champion

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    Murray won his second Wimbledon title and third Grand Slam crown on Sunday, downing Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/2). A fourth grand slam triumph would still not be enough to overtake Djokovic at the top of the rankings, such is the stockpile of points he has amassed in a year and a half of extraordinary success.
  • Smith Offers To Make Corbyn Labour President

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    Jeremy Corbyn is likely to face a single challenger for the Labour leadership after his two rivals held talks about the best way to oust him - but a poll of party members suggested he would still win. "Labour isn't fated to be a disunited party arguing with each other". Labour MP Jess Phillips, who backed Ms Eagle, said she was "disappointed" there would be no female candidate but was now switching her support to Mr Smith.
  • Obama Pens Open Letter to Police: 'We Have Your Backs'

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    Mr Sterling's death sparked nationwide protests. Other than the three cops shot dead, one sheriff's deputy was critically wounded; another officer and one other deputy suffered less severe wounds. U.S President Barack Obama and other officials attended a memorial for the slain officers in Dallas last week. The Columbus Police Department plans to send officers to Baton Rouge to honor the three officers killed Sunday in a targeted attack.
  • Third time lucky as Serena equals Steffi

    Third time lucky as Serena equals Steffi

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    Despite firing off a double fault while serving for the match, Venus quickly redeemed herself on the next point as Serena picked off a backhand volley to seal the title. "First of all I would like to say congrats to Serena", Kerber told the BBC . The real Serena Williams showed up at Wimbledon to sweep all before her, and she has plenty of time to rewrite the tennis record books completely.
  • Rooney, De Gea part of Manchester United's squad to China

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    As expected, new signings Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly are travelling, but the club's other summer newcomer Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not go. United's sponsors and growing commercial department will also be frustrated that the club's new marquee signing and most marketable player is missing.
  • Phil Mickelson's bogey-free 65 not enough to beat Stenson

    Phil Mickelson's bogey-free 65 not enough to beat Stenson

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    Five-time major victor Mickelson, who had beaten Stenson into second place to lift the Claret Jug at Muirfield in 2013, found the positions reversed despite a flawless 65 to finish 17 under, with fellow American JB Holmes an unbelievable 11 shots further adrift in third.
  • Tour to race on as Froome extends lead in time trial

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    Froome was the strongest of all the main contenders, and limited his time loss to Dumoulin to 63 seconds. Dumoulin is 40th overall, almost an hour behind race leader Froome. The attack, on France's national holiday, followed attacks last November in Paris that killed 130. "Might have", however, is a phrase that's easy to say, and there are those who will look at the continuing theme of setbacks and argue they can not simply be written off as "bad luck" - that there must be some sort of ...
  • Daniel Cormier v Anderson Silva: Cormier Issues Statement

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    Now that Jones has been booted from Saturday's former main event clash against Daniel Cormier , he will await test results that could determine how the rest of his career proceeds. The Brazilian legend suffered a points defeat by Manchester's Michael Bisping last February before he was forced to pull out of a bout with Uriah Hall two months ago.
  • Dana White Doesn't Plan on Talking to Jon Jones

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    Anderson Silva is a massive draw and is one of the best case scenarios for salvaging the card on just two days notice. I want to get back the fight that I lost. Jones immediately assumed the top overall position, with Cormier emerging as his biggest threat. "I'm going to have to run a lot", Silva joked at a news conference Thursday night.
  • Russell Westbrook to Replace Kyrie Irving on Cavs Lineup?

    Russell Westbrook to Replace Kyrie Irving on Cavs Lineup?

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    The question of Westbrook's future with the Thunder became a hot topic in the immediate aftermath of Kevin Durant's decision to join the Golden State Warriors. If the Thunder were over the cap, they would be limited in the amount of money they could take back in a trade. Summer League also concludes tonight, but there are plenty of trade rumors swirling, specifically centered around the futures of Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City and Blake Griffin in Los Angeles.
  • Henrik Stenson Wins British Open Golf in Record Fashion

    Henrik Stenson Wins British Open Golf in Record Fashion

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    He finished alone in third. Stenson, 40 and ranked No. 6 in the world, became the first Scandinavian player to win a major because he enjoyed the usual precision with his irons while finding a putting prowess he'd never quite displayed like this before.
  • 'Best I've Played and Not Won,' Says Mickelson

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    For instance, in 2013 when their roles were somewhat reversed, Stenson could look back on a Saturday 74 as he finished three strokes behind Mickelson at Muirfield. " Phil Mickelson played one of the best rounds I have ever seen played in the Open and Henrik Stenson just played better - he played one of the greatest rounds I have ever seen", saidNicklaus, an 18-time major champion.
  • Busch claims Xfinity win in New Hampshire

    Busch claims Xfinity win in New Hampshire

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    He has 38 career victories. "The farther down the road you get, the better they feel for sure". It's also very likely crew chief Jason Ratcliff will be penalized as well. But it wasn't until the third caution came out for debris and Truex beat Busch off pit road by less than a auto length on Lap 227 that Busch finally seemed vulnerable.
  • Matt Kenseth Wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Fails Inspection

    Matt Kenseth Wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Fails Inspection

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    The penalty for a laser failure has traditionally been a 15-point penalty, but this is the first time a race victor has been busted since the lasers were instituted in 2013. "Yeah, we had a much better Haas Automation Chevy today than what we had yesterday", said Stewart, who is now 67 points ahead of 31st-place Brian Scott.
  • Now or never for Quintana at Tour de France

    Now or never for Quintana at Tour de France

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    The Manxman had been enjoying his best Tour de France for several years, taking stages at Utah Beach, Angers, Montauban and Villars-les-Dombes, although he had struggled in the mountains, notably on the stage out of Andorra over the Col d'Envalira.
  • IOC Explores 'Legal Options' on Russia Olympic Ban

    IOC Explores 'Legal Options' on Russia Olympic Ban

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    Meanwhile, in a statement Monday, WADA called on "the IOC and the International Paralympic Committee to consider, under their respective charters, to decline entries, for Rio 2016, of all athletes submitted by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and the Russian Paralympic Committee".
  • Juventus deny Man Utd have made any contact over Pogba

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    Pogba added United were his "first family" and, when pressed on a possible return to Manchester, smiled and replied: "I don't know". Juventus reportedly wants a $134 million deal for him to re-sign with Juventus that made Real Madrid close down their offer as they doubt he is worth that much.