Another Federer-Nadal Classic: Tennis’s greatest rivalry continues to enthral

In yet another Federer-Nadal classic, the Swiss tennis maestro won the Miami Open to make it his 91st title. Roger Federer was simply too dominant against his old rival Rafael Nadal whom he beat in straight sets (6-3, 6-4). This means that Federer has now won the last four encounters against Rafa, a career hot streak for the Swiss.

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There’s no denying that Federer has had an amazing start to the 2017 season having already won the Australian Open. There is a new care-free approach to his tennis that is really reaping dividends. Federer doesn’t seem to be under any kind of pressure and is clearly enjoying his game. Perhaps this new attitude has something to do with the fact that his time on the tennis court is winding down. Whatever it is, Federer has regained shades of his invincible best.

As far as Rafa is concerned, losing to Federer four times in a row will hurt him. But he also knows that Federer has hit a purple patch which may not last throughout the season. In fact, Rafa too has had a decent start to the season which would have been golden had it not been for Federer. And with the clay court circuit around the corner, Rafa should easily have a few titles under his belt.

All in all, both Federer and Rafa are experiencing a resurgence in their tennis. They look ready to go the distance and compete for all the important tournaments. This is only good news for tennis fans as we can expect more Federer-Nadal match ups in the year ahead.


17 Celebrities Who Used To Work In Fast Food

1 Chris Pratt Splash News Before he was training raptors, it looks like Chris Pratt used to flip burgers. He’s worked at burger restaurants and he also worked for Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

2 Queen Latifah WENN Queen Latifah’s first job was at a Burger King, when she was only 15-years-old.

3 James Franco Getty Images James Franco worked the late-shift at the drive-thru for McDonald’s, which he wrote an extensive article about for The Washington Post.

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4 Barack Obama Splash News Yup, that’s right! Before we were calling him POTUS and he was making amazing waves in politics for the LGBT community , Barrack Obama worked at a Baskin Robbins. We wonder what his favorite ice cream flavor is.

5 Pink Getty Images Back when she was Alecia Beth Moore, our favorite rocker-lady worked at a few different fast food joints, such as Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, and Wendy’s.

6 Brad Pitt Splash News After dropping out of college to pursue a career in acting, Brad Pitt wound up paying the bills by dressing up as a chicken while working for El Pollo Loco.

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7 Rachel McAdams Splash News When she was a teenager, Rachel worked for McDonald’s and since then has said she “wasn’t the best employee”. She even broke something while working there!

8 Madonna Splash News Not only did Madonna work for Dunkin Donuts, she was fired from there. Why you ask? She accidentally squirted jelly all over a customer. Oops!

9 Jay Leno NBC Way before he was the former-host of The Tonight Show, Jay Leno used to work the hamburger fryer for McDonald’s, which was his first gig as a teenager.

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10 Macy Gray WENN Like a lot of people on this list, one of Macy Gray’s first jobs was working for McDonald’s.

11 Fred Durst Splash News Back before his music career took off, Fred Durst worked at a Florida McDonald’s.

12 Eva Longoria Getty Images Eva Longoria worked at her local Wendy’s in order to pay for her quinceañara and wound up staying for six years

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13 Sharon Stone Splash News/Restylane Before fame, Sharon Stone worked as a cashier at a Pennsylvania McDonald’s.

14 Nick Cannon WENN After his mother forced him to get a job, Nick Cannon worked at a Wienerschnitzel as a drive-thru cashier.

15 Jennifer Hudson WENN As a young teen, Jennifer Hudson made her money by working at the local Burger King.

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16 Amy Adams WENN To earn money for college, Amy Adams worked as a hostess-then-waitress for Hooters.


It Was A Love Fest For The Cast Of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ At San Diego Comic-Con 2016

It’s official guys, the upcoming eighth season of The Vampire Diaries will be the series last. However, that didn’t stop the cast from the blood sucking show from showing each other tons of love at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend. Check out the love fest for yourself below!

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19 Game of Thrones Actors Who Appeared on Doctor Who

1 Iain Glen HBO/BBC Before mastering the friend zone as Jorah Mormont, Iain Glen guest starred in Doctor Who as Father Octavian in the episodes “Flesh and Stone” and “The Time of Angels”.

2 Harry Lloyd HBO/BBC Before portraying Daenerys Targaryen’s creepy older brother, Viserys, Harry Lloyd played another creepy older brother, Baines, in “The Family of Blood” and “Human Nature”.

3 Thomas Brodie-Sangster HBO/BBC Lloyd’s Game of Thrones co-star Thomas Brodie-Sangster (who plays Jojen Reed) also appeared in “The Family of Blood” and “Human Nature” as Tim Latimer.

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4 Struan Rodger HBO/BBC Struan Rodger, who played the Three-Eyed Raven at the end of season four, also provided the voice for The Face of Boe.

5 David Bradley HBO/BBC Best known for his role as Hogwarts’ caretaker, Argus Filch, David Bradley plays Walder Frey in Game of Thrones and guest starred in the Doctor Who episode “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”. Bradley also portrayed the original doctor, William Hartnell, in the film “An Adventure in Space and Time”.

6 Tobias Menzies HBO/BBC Tobias Menzies, who plays Edmure Tully in Game of Thrones, also appeared in “Cold War” as Cunningham’s subordinate Lieutenant Stepashin.

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7 Liam Cunningham HBO/BBC Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth) played submarine Captain Zhukov in the Doctor Who episode “Cold War”.

8 Mark Gatiss HBO/BBC Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss has appeared in both Game of Thrones (as Tycho Nestoris) and Doctor Who (as Lazarus in “The Lazarus Experiment”).

9 Diana Rigg HBO/BBC Dame Diana Rigg, who plays the Queen of Thornes Olenna Tyrell, appeared in the Doctor Who episode “The Crimson Horror” as Mrs. Gillyflower. Rigg is also a former Bond girl, appearing in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service as James Bond’s wife, Teresa di Vincenzo.

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10 Ian Hanmore HBO/BBC Unfortunately typecast as the creepy antagonist, Ian Hanmore played both Game of Thrones’ Pyat Pree and Father Angelo in the Doctor Who episode “Tooth and Claw”.

11 Joe Dempsie HBO/BBC Years before portraying Gendry, Westeros’ premier rowboat enthusiast, Joe Demise appeared alongside David Tennant in the episode “The Doctor’s Daughter”.

12 David Verrey HBO/BBC David Verrey, who played the former High Septon, appeared as a farting alien in the two part episodes “World War Three” and “Aliens of London”.

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13 Ben Crompton HBO/BBC Ben Crompton, who plays the dolorous Edd Tollett in Game of Thrones, appeared in the Doctor Who episode “Into the Dalek”.

14 Lucian Msamati HBO/BBC Lucian Msamati, who plays the pirate Salladhor Saan in Game of Thrones, guest starred as Guido in the Doctor Who episode “The Vampires of Venice”.

15 Julian Glover HBO/BBC Julian Glover, who plays Grand Maester Pycelle in Game of Thrones, had several recurring roles in classic Who as Count Scarlioni in “City of Death” and Richard the Lionheart in “The Wheel of Fortune,” “The Knight of Jaffa,” and “The Lion”.

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16 Robert Pugh HBO/BBC Robert Pugh, who plays the repulsive Craster, also appeared in the two-part Doctor Who episodes “Cold Blood” and “The Hungry Earth”.

17 Tony Way HBO/BBC Tony Way, who played Sansa’s savior Ser Dontos, appeared as Alf in the season 8 premiere “Deep Breath”.

18 Faye Marsay HBO/BBC Faye Marsay, who plays Arya Starks’s frenemy Waif, also played Shona in the Doctor Who Christmas special “Last Christmas”.

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Edinson Cavani continues to prove his worth to PSG

Edinson Cavani scored two goals as Juventus beat Monaco 4-1 to win League Cup. (Source: AP) Edinson Cavani scored two goals as Juventus beat Monaco 4-1 to win League Cup. (Source: AP)

At his current scoring rate, Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani could reach 50 goals by the end of the season. Not bad for a player many PSG fans wanted to get rid of last summer, expressing concerns that he was not good enough to carry the attack after Zlatan Ibrahimovic left to join Manchester United. How wrong they were.

The Uruguay striker’s most recent two goals helped PSG win the League Cup final in a 4-1 win against Monaco on Saturday, and took his season’s tally to a career best 40. His previous high was 38, set four years ago in his final season with Italian club Napoli before he joined PSG for a French record 64 million euros ($68 million).

With eight league games and potentially three French Cup matches left – should PSG reach the final – Cavani has a maximum of 11 matches left to score 10 times. It is within his reach considering he has averaged almost a goal a game this season – netting a league-leading 27 in 28 games. His previous best league tally was 29, also during his final season in Italy.

“Cavani scores in nearly every game,” PSG midfielder Javier Pastore said. “The team also plays for him, but he’s got a great presence.”

While Ibrahimovic’s whopping tally of 38 league goals for PSG last season may be just out of reach, Cavani has undoubtedly proved his worth this season. Not just for his goals, but because of his unselfish attitude on the pitch – something Ibrahimovic was not renowned for. When Ibrahimovic was at PSG, everything revolved around him.

This reduced Cavani to a secondary role to accommodate Ibrahimovic, often meaning that Cavani was played out of position wide on the right. Despite spending three seasons in Ibrahimovic’s shadow, Cavani never complained – making it seem very harsh when fans jeered him. Although Cavani did sometimes miss easy chances – a glitch he has yet to iron out of his game – his work ethic was too often overlooked by fans and he was unfairly treated at times.

Although PSG’s club captain is center half Thiago Silva, the 30-year-old Cavani has arguably now emerged as the team’s true leader.

“When he’s wearing the PSG shirt he’s very professional and very committed. The same when he plays for the national team,” PSG coach Unai Emery said. “He’s hungry to work, hungry to score, hungry to play better.”

In fact, Cavani’s goals have tended to carry the team. Brazilian winger Lucas, with 14 goals, is the only other player to have reached double figures.

Since the arrival of Germany winger Julian Draxler during the January transfer window, Cavani’s form has got even better. He has quickly developed a good understanding with Draxler and Angel Di Maria, PSG’s other winger.

It was this Cavani-Draxler-Di Maria trio that caused so much damage in a 4-0 home win against Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match in mid-February. Inexplicably, Emery dropped Di Maria for the return leg, which PSG lost 6-1.

Against Monaco, the trio was again devastating, with Draxler and Di Maria setting up each other for goals and the fleet-footed Di Maria picking out Cavani with a brilliant gliding pass for his second goal.

PSG’s attack looks highly promising for next season – which could also be Cavani’s last for PSG, since he will be out of contact in June 2018.

Rather than wishing he leaves, the same PSG fans who doubted Cavani at the start of the season must now be hoping he signs a new deal.

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The Cast Of ‘Keeping Up With The Joneses’ Had A Ball At The LA Premiere

The stars of Keeping Up With the Joneses had a ton of fun at the film’s premiere in Los Angeles Califonia.

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The Stars Of ‘Lion’ Dazzled At The New York Premiere

Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman dazzled at New York Premiere of Lion, held at the Museum of Modern Art. Check out the sensational photos for yourself.

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It Was A Total Bromance At The ‘Manchester By The Sea’ Premiere

Casey Affleck and Ben Affleck had a total bromance at the premiere of Manchester By The Sea at the at Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Check out the photos for yourself below!

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Here Are All Of The Amazing Looks From The 2016 Emmys Red Carpet

Our favorite television stars looking amazing at the 68th Emmy Awards! Check out all of the amazing looks from the 2016 Emmys red carpet!

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The Movie’ Look Sensational At The New York Premiere

The cast of the British flick, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie were ridiculously sensational at the SVA Theatre for last night’s NYC premiere. Check out the red carpet photos below!

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