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    STRASBOURG, France -- Czech Republic cemented its status of best team in the world by retaining its Fed Cup title on Sunday after Barbora Strycova and Karolina Pliskova won the decisive doubles match in the final against France. Julius Honka Jersey .The pair beat Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 7-5 to secure a 3-2 win for the Czechs on the indoor hard court at Rhenus Sport Arena.The Czechs won a fifth title in six years, their 10th overall, and became the first team to win three consecutive Fed Cups since Spain from 1993-95. The Czech Republic has been the dominant team of the decade, winning 16 of its last 17 ties dating back to 2010.Their skipper, Petr Pala, is now the most successful captain in the competitions history with five titles to his name.Our secret? Just fighting on every point, fighting until the end, said Strycova, who also clinched the decisive rubber with Pliskova in last years final against Russia.Its a wonderful day. It was not easy, thats why we are so happy, Pliskova said, while the French players wiped away their tears.Strycova was the decisive player on Sunday. Before her impressive display in the doubles, she replaced the injured Petra Kvitova at the last minute to defeat Alize Cornet 6-2, 7-6 (4) and keep the defending champions alive in the final.Caroline Garcia had earlier given France a 2-1 lead with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over sixth-ranked Pliskova.After overpowering Cornet with her mix of deep groundstrokes, slices and rushes to the net, Strycova inspired the Czechs to victory in the doubles with her aggressive tennis.The first set saw both teams perform well, with excellent net play from the Czechs, who made a decisive break in the 11th game after Mladenovic double-faulted to hand Pliskova and Strycova two break points. The Czechs needed only one as Pliskova fired a return on the baseline that Mladenovic could not handle.The French reacted immediately by putting pressure on Pliskovas serve early in the second set with sharp returns but failed to convert two break points. They continued with the same strategy on Strycovas serve, but again wasted two break points.The Czechs were more clinical and made the most of Mladenovics energy dip. They broke in the next game for a 3-2 lead after Strycova hit a difficult backhand overhead winner. Mladenovic and Garcia did not give up and managed to break Strycovas serve to level at 4-4 after Garcia hit a stunning forehand down the line.But the change of momentum didnt last long. Mladenovic dropped her serve after Pliskova kneeled at the net to perfectly handle a passing shot and produce a stunning drop volley on break point. The French duo saved a match point but could not prevent Pliskova from sealing the match on the next one.Kvitova could not play today, we did not have many options, but Strycova played really well, Pala said. The girls never give up, like the French, but there is only one winner. Cheap Adidas Stars Jerseys . Their 38th instalment is arguably their biggest fight card to date, including three-title fights and a main event which was selected by the fans.  The promotion boasts 14-straight years of business and is operated by MFC president Mark Pavelich, who is often overlooked in this country for the foundation hes established for MMA in Canada. Craig Hartsburg Jersey . 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MIDDLESBROUGH, England -- Son Heung-min stepped up in Harry Kanes injury absence with two goals to give Tottenham a 2-1 victory at Middlesbrough in the English Premier League on Saturday.Kane, last seasons top scorer in the league, injured his right ankle last weekend and faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.But Son, who wanted to leave Tottenham in the offseason, has scored his second double inside two weeks -- netting both inside 23 minutes at Middlesbrough.It was a third consecutive loss for Middlesbrough, but a third Premier League win in a row for Tottenham.Vincent Janssens neat lay-off in the box sent Son dribbling his way across the box before placing a neat finish underneath goalkeeper Victor Valdes early on.Son took advantage of hesitation in the Boro defense again for his second. Searching for a sight of goal, he dribbled down the left side of the box, beating two defenders before turning sharply and delivering a right-foot finish past the static Valdes.Dele Alli should have got on the scoresheet before halftime when Christian Eriksen pulled the ball back inside the box and the Tottenham midfielder, normally so surre in front of goal, side-footed well over the bar. Radek Faksa Jersey. The one-sided action continued in the second half, with Eriksen tricking his way through the back-pedaling Boro rearguard before the move finally broke down.Boro substitute Adama Traore gave his side fresh attacking impetus after being introduced on the hour, and their renewed efforts were rewarded in the 65th minute when the hosts reduced the deficit.Stewart Downing, who had been largely ineffectual throughout the afternoon, whipped in a free kick from the left and Gibson beat Victor Wanyama in the box to direct a strong header beyond the reach of Hugo Lloris.Son came close to completing his hat trick on 75 minutes when he was fed by substitute Erik Lamela on the right side of the Boro box but saw his shot well blocked by defender Calum Chambers.But Tottenhams lead looked increasingly vulnerable, and Jordan Rhodes was not far away two minutes later when he got his head to another deep Downing cross only for Lloris to save well down low. Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Jerseys NFL Cheap China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale NFL Gear Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Authentic Jerseys Wholesale NFL Gear ' ' '