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Emiliano Sala’s funeral to take place in hometown in Argentina

Image copyright Getty Images The funeral of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala will take place in his native Argentina on Saturday. The 28-year-old died when the plane he was in with pilot David Ibbotson crashed in the English Channel en route from Nantes to Cardiff on 21 January. His funeral will take place in his hometown of Progreso and a wake will also be held at the club Sala played for as a youth. Among those due to attend is Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock. Image copyright Getty Images/David Ibbotson…

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Thompson defeats hometown hope Rubin at New York Open

(Reuters) – Australian Jordan Thompson put an end to local hope Noah Rubin’s chances at the New York Open on Monday with a 6-7(7) 7-5 6-1 first-round victory after the Nassau County native was bothered by a sore shoulder late in the match. In a battle of baseline specialists it was Rubin who was the sharper at the outset, grinding out a tight first set before errors began to pile up in the second. The 22-year-old had his shoulder looked at by a trainer during a medical time out prior…

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Hometown favorite Bouchard falls in Montreal

(Reuters) – The vocal support of the home crowd was not enough to carry Canadian Eugenie Bouchard into the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Tuesday as she fell 6-2 6-4 to Belgian Elise Mertens. Aug 7, 2018; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Elise Mertens of Belgium hits a shot against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada (not pictured) in the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at IGA Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports Mertens, the 14th seed, won five break points to dispatch Bouchard, who has fallen to 129th in…

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NBA notebook: Parker joins hometown Bulls, with Bucks’ help

Free agent forward Jabari Parker signed a reported two-year deal worth $40 million with the Chicago Bulls on Saturday afternoon, not long after Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Horst rescinded the team’s qualifying offer to Parker. FILE PHOTO: Apr 5, 2016; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith (5) drives for the basket as Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker (12) defends during the first quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters Picture Supplied by Action Images The four-year NBA veteran is a…

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