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Mayweather underestimates Ortiz with Pacquiao comments

It seems like the name of Manny Pacquiao makes it to every single news conference where Floyd Mayweather Jr. is present, as the American said that he wants to fight the Philippine boxer after he fights Victor Ortiz on September 17. The Mexican-American, who is currently the WBC welterweight champion of the world, and who is seeing as the underdog (same against Andre Berto, whom he defeated back in April) said to be offended by the comments and mentioned that such words might end up haunting Mayweather.

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NBA players and owners facing CBA deadline

The NBA CBA’s deadline is tonight, and a deal hasn’t been reached between players and owners, though it seems like the talks are heading towards a middle ground deal that will be satisfactory for both parties. If they are not able to come up with a final agreement before midnight, it is quite possible that they can extend the negotiations to the weekend, and if there is still nothing concrete, a lockout is a real possibility. If the worst scenario takes place, this could mean a decrease in popularity for the league, just like it happened back in 1998 when a lockout took place.

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Murray says to be ready to face Nadal

This edition of Wimbledon has been full of surprises as some of the biggest names in tennis has been sent home early in the tournament, and now is Andy Murray who wants to continue with the trend and send Rafael Nadal back to Spain after their upcoming semifinals match on Friday. Though it is clear that the British (who wants to become the first Briton to win the tournament in 75 years), is not going to have it easy against a man that has defeated him in eleven of their last fifteen meetings.

Kvitova ready for Sharapova after defeating Azarenka

Petra Kvitova became the first left-hander to reach the Wimbledon finals since Martina Navratilova did it back in 1994. The eight-seeded tennis players managed to beat favorite Victoria Azarenka (fourth-seeded) in 3 sets and are now ready to face Maria Sharapova (who took down Sabine Lisicki) on Saturday. The Czech took the first set, but then slowed down during the second one, giving it to the Belarussian, but her ambition and great will ultimately give her the third set and the victory, and now both her and Sharapova are seeing as equally strong contenders to make it with the trophy.

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