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Caroline Garcia wins Wuhan Open for first title of year

WUHAN, China — Unseeded Caroline Garcia of France won her first title of the year Saturday, beating Ashleigh Barty 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the Wuhan Open final. “A title is the best, it’s the best thing you can have in tennis. A big one or a small one, it doesn’t matter,” said Garcia, who clinched her fourth career title. The 20th-ranked Garcia, playing her first final of 2017, struck first by breaking Barty’s serve in the seventh game and holding the next to take a 5-3 lead. Barty…

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Manchester United 4-0 Crystal Palace

Marouane Fellaini has scored four goals in eight appearances this season Manchester United put in a dominant performance to beat a terrible Crystal Palace, who have lost all seven Premier League games this season without scoring. Unbeaten United led within three minutes when Marcus Rashford’s excellent work on the left wing ended with a cut-back to Juan Mata, who steered home from 10 yards out. Their second came when Ashley Young crossed for Marouane Fellaini to volley home from two yards out at the back post. Fellaini scored his second…

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Premiership: Northampton Saints 30-22 Harlequins

George North scored the game’s opening try Aviva Premiership Northampton Saints (19) 30 Tries: North, Collins, Haywood, Tuala Cons: Mallinder 2 Pens: Mallinder, Myler Harlequins (15) 22 Tries: Morris, Roberts, Ward Cons: Smith 2 Pens: Smith Northampton cruised past Harlequins at Franklin’s Gardens to record their fourth successive Premiership win. More to follow. Northampton: Tuala; North, Horne, Burrell, Collins; Mallinder, Groom; Waller, Haywood, Brookes, Paterson, Ribbans, Lawes (capt), Gibson, Harrison. Replacements: Marshall, Van Wyk, Ford-Robinson, Ratuniyarawa, Dickinson, Reinach, Myler, Foden. Harlequins: Morris; Yarde, Marchant, Roberts, Visser; Smith, Care; Lambert, Ward…

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Lewis Hamilton ‘surprised’ to take pole position in Malaysia

Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of five poles at Sepang Lewis Hamilton said he was surprised to take pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix after a difficult weekend. The Briton’s Mercedes team struggled in practice, but he took pole from Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen by 0.045 seconds. Hamilton’s title rival Sebastian Vettel starts last after an engine problem. “We had some big calls to make going into qualifying and then those laps – particularly the first Q3 lap – was very well put together,” Hamilton said. “A very nice lap….

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Kateryna Bondarenko wins first WTA title in nine years in Tashkent after edging Timea Babos

10:04 AM ET ESPN staff Kateryna Bondarenko won her first WTA tour title in nine years as she edged Timea Babos in Tashkent. Second seed Babos had been the one to watch, having made the final in Quebec City, as well as winning her second career WTA singles title in Budapest earlier this year, but Bondarenko, 31, held on to claim a 6-4, 6-4 victory. Bondarenko broke first and went on to claim a tight opening set. The Ukrainian broke Babos three times in a row during the second, but…

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Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve on 200 hits, World Series hopes and the value of experience

9:26 AM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. This interview was conducted in Spanish and has been translated. Perhaps on the cusp of his second AL MVP award, Jose Altuve is also a new father and a member of a team with World Series aspirations. But he says he’s had to battle for every hit in his career. He spoke with Marly Rivera on reaching 200 hits, being compared with Craig Biggio and prepping for a long playoff run. Béisbol Experience is…

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Biggest Week 4 NFL questions, stats and predictions – NFL Nation

Taking a spin around the NFL to get you ready for Week 4: The big questions Who, exactly, are the Falcons and Steelers? Look, the Atlanta Falcons are 3-0 and the Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-1. All things considered, they’re in good shape. But a closer look reveals potential causes for concern from two legitimate Super Bowl contenders. We’ll start with the Falcons, who with a win over the Buffalo Bills would become the first Super Bowl runner-up to start the ensuing season 4-0, according to the Elias Sports Bureau research….

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Malaysian Grand Prix: Predict who will win in Sepang

Lewis Hamilton said he was looking for a “miracle” after qualifying in fifth for the Singapore Grand Prix. Now it’s Sebastian Vettel’s turn to pray. Following the madness at lights out to hand Hamilton victory in Singapore, Vettel now needs some madness himself to make his way up from the back of the grid at Sepang. Last year’s race was one to forget for the championship’s top two; Hamilton saw his engine go up in smoke along with his title ambitions, while Vettel crashed-out in his Ferrari early doors. It…

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County ins & outs – signings, departures and rumours

Essex wrapped up the County Championship title, remaining unbeaten in 2017 With the 2017 season over, stay up to date with the latest player signings, moves and speculation from all the counties ahead of the 2018 campaign. Counties are allowed to field two overseas players in Twenty20 games, with up to four registered for that competition, although only two can be registered at any one time, and registrations must be for a minimum of 10 days. Only one overseas player is permitted in the County Championship and One-Day Cup competitions….

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