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Serena marches on after battle with gritty Kanepi

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Williams, the six-time United States champion and No. 17 seed, beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals, where she will face No. Always an imposing physical presence, Williams conceded that she had expected to be back at her best sooner but learned quickly that her life has changed forever and along with that the way she must approach the sport. Read More »

Osaka steamrolls Tsurenko to reach U.S. Open semis

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With Kei Nishikori defeating 2014 champ Marin Cilic 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 in a rematch of the final four years ago at Flushing Meadows, Osaka and Nishikori give Japan semifinalists in both men's and women's singles at the same Grand Slam tournament for the first time in tennis history. Read More »

Serena Williams defeated Karolina Pliskova at US Open

Pliskova jumped up to a 3-1 lead, and completely shut Williams out in the fourth game. "Unfortunate that I played first match at 12 o'clock and it was so extremely hot, but it was hot for both of us". "I want to just be able to get past the semis here", Williams said. "I still know that no matter whether I'm in the semifinals or the finals, I have a really long way to go to win". Read More »

Sharapova reaches US Open 3rd round

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That's what happened ", Zverev said. "I'm not sure if that was encouragement", said the Australian who nevertheless won 19 of the last 25 games following Lahyani's unprecedented intervention. The two met in heated battle in Rome where the former 2015 champion went three sets overcoming a toughly contested opener before holding off Ostapenko in the next two. Read More »

Marin Cilic reflects on thrilling US Open win over Alex de Minaur

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De Minaur, who started the season at 208 in the world, had his chances to cause a major shock. Less than 1½ hours in, Cilic double-faulted to get broken for the fifth time in 10 service games and fall into that big hole. As well as having been two sets to the good, he also carved out a break for 2-1 in the final set before Cilic's greater experience eventually told. Read More »

Lionel Messi says Cristiano Ronaldo makes Juventus Champions League favourites

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Modric was also pivotal to that success before inspiring Croatia's run to the World Cup final. He was runner-up in 2007 and 2008 before winning the title for the first of five years in 2009. The Camp Nou giants restored domestic dominance last season, securing a La Liga and Copa del Rey double. On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 44 goals in all competitions, to Messi's 45, and assisted another 8. Read More »

Roger Federer exits US Open, denied Djokovic match-up

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She said afterward she felt dizzy and was "just asking nature, I don't know, the god, to move the shade". There was no circulation at all. "I felt like in the first couple rounds, I was still struggling a little bit with the level". I still don't feel old. He said he was glad just to survive the fourth-round encounter. At last year's US Open , Millman bowed out in the third round. Read More »

Champion Sloane Stephens knocked out of US Open

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Nadal beat del Potro last year in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows, and again this year in the semifinals of the French Open. And when you're, like, winning a tournament, you think that's normal. That match, unlike this year's contest, was a closely fought three-setter, with Stephens sticking it out in the deciding, third-set tiebreaker. The policy is a rule on the women's tour but not the men's. Read More »

President Trump Just Reacted To Nike’s Colin Kaepernick Decision

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In addition to supporting the former 49ers QB, Stephen Curry has been clear about his opposition to noted Kaepernick critic Donald Trump whom he once referred to, in so many words, as an ass. "Although the company's stand may go down well on its native West Coast, it will be far less welcome in many other locations". Nike is not the only sportswear company to suffer a slide on Tuesday morning, with Puma and adidas also dropping by about the same percentage points. Read More »

Trump says Nike is sending 'terrible message'

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Nike's shares have dropped 2 percent after the company's decision to use Colin Kaepernick as the face of a new ad campaign, though the step has proved idiocy still knows no bounds as protesters "boycott" and sabotage merchandise. Multiple sources have told ESPN's Dan Graziano that the National Football League was not aware of the Nike ad campaign until it was launched Monday. Read More »

We haven’t lost Hart, just energy, says Joe as Burnley take rest

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Though there is interest from his native Spain with the likes of Atletico Madrid , Sevilla and Valencia monitoring his situation, Herrera is keen to extend his time at Old Trafford . It's good for us. But we lost at home and the fans were unbelievable to the team. "He was very confident before the game he prepared the game in a very good way". Read More »

Thiem, Nadal into quarterfinals

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Nadal ran into an inspired opponent for the second match in a row and was put through his paces by Nikoloz Basilashvili before eventually coming through 6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4. 31, 2018, in NY. The three-time US Open champion cruised into a two-set lead in little over an hour - ominous signs for Basilashvili, who had won one game against Nadal in their only previous meeting at the 2017 French Open. Read More »

Le'Veon Bell a no-show as Steelers prepare for regular-season opener

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The 26-year-old was a no-show at the team's facility at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on Monday morning - Bell also did not attend the training camp. "We had a rookie that missed a lot of time due to soft tissue injuries and lack of general readiness to a guy that's done the things that we've outlined". Read More »

Watford shock Spurs to maintain ideal start

Watford hit back with Deeney powering a header of his own off target, but that was as good as it got for the Hornets who allowed Spurs to keep hold of the ball for much of the first half. Tottenham's nine goals scored so far is a joint third highest tally in the Premier League, only behind current champions Manchester City and Chelsea . Read More »

Real Madrid vs. Leganes - Football Match Report

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The Stamford Bridge outfit then shelled out £71m to bring in Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao in his place, a new world-record amount for a goalkeeper. It's derby weekend across Spain this week and Madrid is no different as Real Madrid host Leganes in game week 3. Courtois moved to the Spanish capital this summer in a £38m deal but clearly insn't ready to forgive and forget his grudge against Chelsea. Read More »

Barcelona humiliate Huesca, Real Betis edge Seville derby

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Barcelona had another half-chance in the 35th minute when Messi stood over a free kick outside the Huesca box, but the Argentine sent the ball high of the away side's crossbar. Barcelona made it eight in the final seconds of the game when Suarez stepped up to beat Werner from the spot. With thirty minutes to go, Messi once again delivered another dagger thanks to Phillipe Coutinho's pass on the counter. Read More »

Sloane Stephens through to US Open fourth round

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The Georgian won just one game in a three-set loss to Nadal in their only previous meeting at Roland Garros a year ago. Nadal lost the first set, not the script favorite was and the second party - Khachanov twice came forward with the break, but failed the end of the set and allowed the Spaniard to level the score. Read More »

Roger Federer sets up meeting with Nick Kyrgios next

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Asked if he would feel upset if Lahyani ends up getting sanctioned, Kyrgios said: "I don't believe that he deserves it". But US Open officials leapt to his defence, backing up Lahyani's story, which stated he only left his chair to address fears that Kyrgios may have needed medical attention. Read More »

Eagles running back expects to be ready for season opener vs. Falcons

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But the news that Foles is the starter isn't really surprising. Foles gives the Eagles coaching staff the ability not to rush their star quarterback back on the field while remaining competitive on it to start the 2018 campaign. With that, Foles and Philadelphia will welcome the Falcons and Matt Ryan on Thursday night to open up the 2018 National Football League season. There's been a lot of questions about Wentz's status with head coach Doug Pederson getting quite chippy about the ... Read More »

Nike taps Kaepernick as face of new ‘Just Do It’ ad

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President Donald Trump has called players who "disrespect" the U.S. flag "sons of bitches" and called for them to be sacked. Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick featured as part of Nike's 30th anniversary of the "Just do it" marketing campaign. Read More »

Leicester 1, Liverpool 2: Firmino, Mane save Alisson

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He ticks all the boxes". We know we are still adapting to each other - don't use him in the wrong moment. "We had these situations but they had them as well, so we are the deserved victor and that's the only thing I'm interested in", Klopp added. Read More »

Serena Williams Praises Kaepernick for Starting Anthem Protests

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Open where Williams played on Friday night. Williams cruised to the first set in 18 minutes against Kanepi, only to see the world number 44 fight back to level in the second. 19 Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in a rematch from the same round a year ago. Sevastova toppled seventh-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 1-6, 6-0, leaving just two of the top 10 women's seeds remaining. Read More »

Kyrgios' priceless reaction as Federer pulls off incredible shot in US Open

Roger Federer taunted Nick Kyrgios for his shot-making audacity after delivering a tennis masterclass to send the flashy Australian packing from the US Open in NY. "I thought I played very well but at the beginning it was quite hard to get any rhythm - he created more chances but the first set was key". "I knew right away, and I have seen him doing it several times over the last few months." Kyrgios was asked whether he might hire a coach - he hasn't worked with one in years - and ... Read More »

Celtic beat Rangers in Old Firm derby

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Goldson was keen to find the positives after Steven Gerrard's squad's first ever defeat, in a week where the Gers qualified for the group stages of the Europa League. As he prepares his Rangers side for their first collision with Celtic under his management, Steven Gerrard has the benefit of first-hand exposure to the task posed by his former mentor , Brendan Rodgers . Read More »

Nick Saban Called ESPN's Maria Taylor to Apologize After Abrasive Interview Answer

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I think both guys are good players. Saban responded: "I still like both guys. I'm not going to, so quit asking". In Taylor's defense, she asked a question that was totally fair, albeit somewhat exhausted. After months of speculation about Alabama's QBs - and months of questions about how Saban would play them - Tua Tagovailoa got the start and threw for 227 yards on 12-of-16 passing with two touchdowns, plus another on the ground. Read More »

Tottenham's Heung-Min Son one game from military service exemption

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Korean coach Park Hangseo, a member of the legendary Guus Hiddink's coaching staff at the 2002 World Cup when South Korea reached the semifinals, is coaching Vietnam . I'm trying to make my country happy, make myself happy. Son is now representing his country at the Asian Games and if the team is successful, the squad will avoid having to take a break from their careers. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo was never lined up for United return - Mourinho

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Ronaldo will reportedly miss a friendly against World Cup runners-up Croatia on September 6 and a Nations League game on September 10 against Italy. They win the Scudetto for six or seven years. "I am happy because Luka has won, he is a player of ours and he had merit to win it". The veteran striker, exiled from the French squad that won the World Cup, has started with three goals in three matches after hitting only five in 32 La Liga matches last season, giving the impression he has been ... Read More »

After Abuse Allegations, Urban Meyer Gave Assistant High Marks for ‘Core Values’

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Earlier Tuesday, Ohio State released records of the transactions at the strip club among a batch of material produced by the investigation, which resulted in suspensions for Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith. Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was suspended three games for his knowledge and lack of discipline toward Smith for multiple domestic violence allegations in 2015. Read More »