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Style of Rogers sophomore fashions a state title

story.lead_photo.captionBentonville’s Ella Coleman returns a ball during her match against Fort Smith Northside’s Kate Files in the Class 6A girls state championship match Tuesday at Rebsamen Tennis Center in Little Rock. More photos available online at arkansasonline. com/1014tennis.
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A sophomore got the best of a senior in the Class 6A state boys singles tennis championship.

Rogers sophomore Collin Matthews defeated Little Rock Central senior Jake Maxson 6-2, 7-6 to win the Class 6A boys title on Tuesday afternoon at Rebsamen Tennis Center in Little Rock.

Matthews kept his game plan simple going into the match.

“I was trying to win the state title and trying to stay consistent,” Matthews said. “I was going to do whatever it takes.”

Maxson led the first set 2-1, but Matthews went on to score the set’s final five points to go ahead 1-0 in

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WWE Raw results, recap, grades: Women’s title No. 1 contender emerges as WWE Draft concludes

The second night of the WWE Draft tends to be a little strange with the rosters in a state of disarray and very few storylines playing out as the dust continues to settle. That was largely the case again on Monday night with several matches featuring talent from both brands.

While this did produce a few good matches, most notably Jeff Hardy vs. AJ Styles vs. Seth Rollins, it also made for a very scattershot show that felt largely inconsequential less than two weeks out from the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. But the draft is now complete, for better or worse, and fans can start to see the skeleton of the next year of WWE programming.

Night 2 of the WWE Draft

The second night of picks went mostly as expected with a few notable changes to the Raw and SmackDown locker rooms. That included Raw selecting “The Fiend”

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LeBron James wins 4th title in Lakers blowout

The coronation came in the second quarter.

The Los Angeles Lakers outscored the Miami Heat by 20 points in the second stanza to take a 28-point halftime lead en route to a 106-93 win that secured the franchise’s record-tying 17th NBA championship.

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In his record-setting 260th playoff game, LeBron James became the first player to lead three different teams to a title, logging 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in 41 minutes on his way to a fourth ring. He was also named Finals MVP for the fourth time unanimously. Only Michael Jordan has more with six.

“We just want our respect,” James said after accepting the trophy on the postgame broadcast. “Rob [Pelinka, the Lakers’ general manager] wants his respect. Coach [Frank] Vogel wants his respect. Our organization wants their respect. Lakers nation wants their respect.

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LeBron James wins fourth NBA title in a blowout

The coronation came in the second quarter.

The Los Angeles Lakers outscored the Miami Heat by 20 points in the second stanza to take a 28-point halftime lead en route to a 106-93 win that secured the franchise’s record-tying 17th NBA championship.

[Yahoo Store: Get your Los Angeles Lakers championship gear right here!]

In his record-setting 260th playoff game, LeBron James became the first player to lead three different teams to a title, logging 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in 41 minutes on his way to a fourth ring. He was also named Finals MVP for the fourth time unanimously. Only Michael Jordan has more with six.

“We just want our respect,” James said after accepting the trophy on the postgame broadcast. “Rob [Pelinka, the Lakers’ general manager] wants his respect. Coach [Frank] Vogel wants his respect. Our organization wants their respect. Lakers nation wants their respect.

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Kim Sei-young wins first major by taking Women’s PGA title

South Korea’s Kim Sei-young captured her first major title Sunday, winning the Women’s PGA Championship with a record-shattering seven-under par 63, the lowest final round in tournament history..

The 27-year-old from Seoul became the ninth first-time major winner from the past 10 women’s golf majors with a bogey-free finish at Aronimink in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

“It means a lot,” Kim said. “I feel so emotional. It’s a dream come true. I’m waiting for a while to reach my biggest goal.

“I’m very happy with that. Feel like I overcome myself. Very happy with first major win.”

Seventh-ranked Kim finished the 72 holes on a tournament-record 14-under 266 to beat compatriot Park In-bee by five strokes with Japan’s Nasa Hataoka and Spain’s Carlota Ciganda sharing third on 273 and Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist fifth on 276.

“Sei Young was just really untouchable,” Park said. “She played really, really good golf today. I’d

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Bayley DQ’d vs. Sasha Banks, Retains SmackDown Women’s Title on WWE SmackDown | Bleacher Report

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Sasha Banks beat former friend Bayley by disqualification on Friday night’s WWE draft episode of SmackDown, resulting in Bayley retaining the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Bayley intentionally got herself disqualified to retain the title after illegally using a steel chair. After the match, Banks turned the tide on Bayley and attacked her with multiple chair shots before the champ escaped the ring.

After months of the pair running the WWE women’s division on both SmackDown and Raw, things started to deteriorate when Banks dropped the Raw women’s title to Asuka at SummerSlam after Bayley failed to return the favor by helping her friend as The Legit Boss had done for her earlier in the night.

Bayley and Banks then dropped the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships to Shayna Baszler and Nia

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Lakers-Heat NBA Finals betting odds: Expect LeBron James, Anthony Davis to lead L.A. to a title in style

This is somewhat premature, but in the past several days, 2021 championship odds have begun to circulate. Unsurprisingly, the Lakers are the early favorite, and with the 2020 championship now likely in hand, it’s never too early to start thinking about future profits. So here’s something to ruminate on as the Lakers fight to win their 17th championship: if LeBron James plays at this level next season (a big “if”), the Lakers will almost certainly be better next season than they are now. 

Unlike most of their fellow contenders, there is a good chance they’ll be able to use the full Mid-Level exception in free agency. Given the lack of cap space around the league, that should net them a quality starter. Almost all of their leftover salary is expiring, so if they want to package a few players with either Kyle Kuzma or some draft picks, they could add

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Alysha Clark dedicates Storm title to Black girls

Even as green and gold confetti flew and champagne bottles were uncorked, the Seattle Storm continued to “Say Her Name” as the WNBA has done all season.

Storm forward Alysha Clark spent much of her post-game video call with media talking about “the reason for the season” in working for social justice from the “wubble.” She dedicated the Storm’s 2020 championship to the Black girls and women around the country, adding she hopes they feel “just as victorious as I do.”

Clark dedicates 2020 championship to Black women

Clark was asked how the 2020 title compares to the Storm’s 2018 championship run, which had most of the same roster but was won under very different circumstances. The WNBA played its 24th season this year in a bubble environment at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

And it tipped off amid a national reckoning with racial relations and

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Io Shirai Beats Candice LeRae, Retains NXT Women’s Title at NXT TakeOver 31 | Bleacher Report

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Io Shirai beat Candice LeRae at NXT TakeOver 31 on Sunday night to retain the NXT Women’s Championship.

LeRae hit the Wicked Stepsister but was unable to get a pinfall because the referee was out of the ring after catching the blowback when LeRae countered a moonsault from Shirai. Johnny Gargano ran down from backstage in an attempt to make an inconsequential count.

As if that weren’t enough, Gargano distracted the official referee long enough for LeRae to slam the title belt into Shirai’s head. Shirai somehow kicked out.

The stunned challenger clearly lost her focus as she was shortly the recipient of a Spanish fly and moonsault as Shirai maintained her spot atop the women’s division.

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London Marathon: Kitata takes men’s race, Kosgei defends women’s title – as it happened! | Sport













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Kitata wins the London Marathon!

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