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Nadal outlasts Thiem in 5-set US Open thriller

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The quarterfinal between Nadal and Thiem had night-match classic written all over it, and the Spaniard and the Austrian delivered. The World No.1, for the first time, started the match with such a worst beginning. "He has plenty of time to win big tournaments and has everything". She broke Stephens twice in the opening set, including at love in the final game. Read More »

Schauffele in front at BMW by 2 shots while Woods falls back

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Fourteen-time major victor Woods jumped out of the gates after teeing off the 10th hole, bagging three birdies in his first four holes before a stunning second shot from 220 metres into the par-5 16th hole. The top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings after Sunday's final round advance to the Tour Championship, which takes place in Atlanta. "What was worst was just not giving myself a better chance to shoot the 59", he said. Read More »

Madison Keys rolls to her second consecutive US Open semifinal

Madison Keys powered past Carla Suarez Navarro , winning 6-4 6-3, to set up a semi-final clash with Naomi Osaka . Quarters was sort of my mental goal, like every time I played a Grand Slam. "I'm just looking at the next match", Keys said on the court after the win. And that triggered Osaka, who then broke Keys in the very next game for a 3-2 lead before fending off another pair of break points to consolidate at 4-2. Read More »

Celtic's Jabari Bird Arrested For Assaulting, Choking & Kidnapping Somebody

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According to the police, the 24-year-old Bird was guarded by police at the hospital while undergoing an evaluation. The Boston Celtics are about to have a significantly troubling incident on their hands. According to ESPN , Bird is now at a Boston hospital under evaluation after a domestic incident where he allegedly strangled and kidnapped an unnamed victim. Read More »

Eagles found a way to mock Tom Brady in opening win

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Foles hardly looked like Super Bowl MVP until coach Doug Pederson called his number in the third quarter when the offense needed a spark. That's all of us: getting the right design, the right training. We were in 12 (one RB, 2 TEs). The game kicked off following a almost hour-long weather delay. I reminded the guys [Thursday] night is not going to define the year in the red zone. Read More »

Healed and revamped, Texans ready to take on Brady, Patriots

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His production has not decreased, but some are beginning to wonder how much longer Brady will be playing football. I love the sport. I think a lot of keeping things into perspective. Despite winning five Super Bowls and becoming the oldest player ever to win MVP honors last season at age 40, Brady said he thinks there's another level he can reach. Read More »

Nike reveals inspiring new ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick

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Following Nike's big Kaepernick reveal, the National Football League released a statement acknowledging that the social justice issues Kaepernick and other players are addressing deserve attention. As his narration continues, telling people not to settle for being ordinary, Colin returns on screen at the end of the video saying , "So don't ask if your dreams are insane, ask if they're insane enough". Read More »

Quarterfinals feature rematch of 2014 men's final

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From early on in the match Millman , who had never previously progressed past the third round at Flushing Meadows, looked flustered and out of breath. Djokovic admitted this event could be ranked "as the sweatiest Slam ever". There was a subdued atmosphere on Arthur Ashe Stadium with the crowd struggling to get into the match. Read More »

Serena to play fan girl Osaka in US Open final

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Power and strength reign supreme. She is looking for a 24th Grand Slam singles trophy that would tie Margaret Court for the most in tennis. She is also the second Japanese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final after Kei Nishikori, who lost in the final of the U.S. Read More »

Woods, McIlroy share lead for first time on PGA Tour

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Woods is still in the mix despite Xander Schauffele (64) surging into the outright lead at 13 under at the elite 70-man event - the penultimate leg of the $US67 million ($102.6 million) FedEx Cup playoffs. Woods wound up with a one-shot lead that day and tied for seventh. The 14-time major victor Woods and McIlroy have a one-stroke lead after both shot eight-under 62 which marked the American's best PGA first round since the 1999 Byron Nelson Classic. Read More »

Wichita police arrest ex-Cowboys player Joseph Randle for rape

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As conditions of his probation, the Wichita Eagle reported , Randle was to continue therapy and treatment programs, continue to take medication that was prescribed for him, not leave his home between midnight and 6 a.m. He was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana but those charges were eventually dropped. Following his release from the National Football League his legal troubles escalated. Read More »

Steelers' Le'Veon Bell expected to miss Week 1

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Drafted 48th overall in 2013, Bell is a two-time first-team All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler who has racked up almost 8,000 yards from scrimmage and 42 total touchdowns in 62 career games. The biggest issue for Bell's teammates appears to be the lack of communication. Steelers fans don't want to hear it, but it's a reality they may have to face very shortly: Le'Veon Bell could hold out until Week 10 . Read More »

Serena Williams advances into US Open tennis semifinals

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Top-seeded junior Cori "Coco" Gauff won her second round match in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, over Romanian Selma Stefania Cadar, before juniors matches were suspended because of the heat. "To come this far, so fast", Williams told the fans afterward, "I'm just beginning, you guys". Tough loss past year. Serena Williams reflects on her quarterfinal win over Karolina Pliskova and being compared to Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali by film director Spike Lee. Read More »

Sergio Ramos leader in dressing room, Cristiano Ronaldo on pitch: Zinedine Zidane

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While Real Madrid would have needed some convincing to let the young Spaniard leave, his frustrations show he was close to pushing for an early exit from the club. But if we win, they'll say we don't miss him and if we don't win, they'll say we do". Ronaldo's motivational words appeared to pay off as Madrid - then managed by Zinedine Zidane - beat Liverpool 3-1 thanks to a Gareth Bale brace and Karim Benzema's fortunate opener. Read More »

Tennis analyst Cliff Drysdale previews the US Open men's semifinals

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That's what makes me think this is a 51 percent Rafa, 49 percent del Potro match. "It was so hard for me to keep playing at the same time that way, having too much pain". "I was a kid then; now i am much older". The Argentine beat Nadal at this stage nine years ago before going on to beat Roger Federer to win his maiden Grand Slam title - in his only major final to date . Read More »

Ryder Cup 2018: Furyk's first three Team USA picks in profile

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Jim Furyk confirmed his first three picks for the Ryder Cup on Tuesday, with Tiger Woods, Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson joining the eight automatic qualifiers in Team USA. As it turned out, he didn't have to because he had convinced everyone he was team-worthy. We're all excited to see him healthy again. Mickelson was quick to echo Furyk's sentiments. Read More »

President Trump Questions Nike on Twitter for Colin Kaepernick Commercial

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Many people have been slamming the Nike company for its new ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick , including the president himself - but you can count comedian Jim Carrey as a fan . And at the video's end, walking through a city, Kaepernick stated, "So don't ask if your dreams are insane". Nike's most engaged audience persona is "Made it and Know it", said 4C Chief Marketing Officer Aaron Goldman, one of 70 categories of consumers that 4C has ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal survives a bagel and stern Dominic Thiem test

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Thiem , who lost to Nadal in the French Open final but had beaten the Spaniard three times in 10 previous meetings , struck 74 winners, including 24 with his stylish single-handed backhand, to keep the champion under constant pressure. Thiem levelled the match with a fourth set tie-break victory before Nadal finally edged a tense final set after another tie-break. It was a 4:49 marathon that wasn't decided until Nadal secured a 7-5 tiebreak in the fifth set that left both players ... Read More »

Paul Pogba refuses to rule out Barcelona transfer

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After a poor start to the season, Pogba improved in United's 2-0 win at Burnley on Sunday, although the midfielder missed from the penalty spot in the second-half. No matter which coach I always give everything for United - I cannot say more". "Rumours are rumours, but it's not me who is talking", Pogba told reporters . Read More »

Seattle Seahawks turn down second-round pick offer from Dallas Cowboys

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Thomas posted to Instagram on Wednesday morning, saying he's never let his "teammates, city or fans down as long as I have lived and don't plan to start this weekend". As the standoff in Seattle continues, Earl Thomas is not expected to play week one. He urged that the team either pay him or trade him to a team willing to commit to him long-term. Read More »

Japan hails Osaka, Nishikori's historic run at US Open

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This year, Williams' French Open appearance - her first Grand Slam since the birth of her child, was watched closely by fans, and the American progressed to Round 4 of the tournament having dropped only a set. In her third-round match, she was even quicker, dominating Aliaksandra Sasnovich , 6-0, 6-0, in 50 minutes. That said, in Keys Osaka faces one of the few players capable of matching her blow for blow and not missing. Read More »

Le'Veon Bell's agent hints at longer holdout

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While Bell has not publicly commented on the situation yet, it looks like he has finally surfaced on Instagram. The All-Pro running back's absence Wednesday prompted some harsh remarks from his Steelers teammates; center Maurkice Pouncey called Bell's holdout "selfish" and accused him of playing "hide-and-seek", while guard Ramon Foster flat-out said Bell " doesn't give a damn ". Read More »

US Open: Juan Martin del Potro beats Isner, into quarters

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Del Potro admitted the 33-degree temperatures proved a real challenge with the 10-minute heat rule allowing the players a welcome respite after the third set. In his 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) win, Nadal left it all on the court, including his shoes. "But I don't play drop shots when I see the player struggling or bending over". Read More »

Braylon Edwards apologizes for tweet but stands by MI criticism

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On Monday, Big Ten Network announced a suspension for analyst Braylon Edwards , shortly after MI head coach Jim Harbaugh blasted Edwards for tweets critical of quarterback Shea Patterson , center Cesar Ruiz and the Wolverines' program as a whole in their 24-17 road loss to Notre Dame . Read More »

Eriksen calls for truce in Denmark row

Tottenham star Eriksen has now implored the authorities to accept the offer of playing the next two matches under the terms of their old deal, insisting money is not the priority for the squad, who reached the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

'General' Henderson signs new contract with Liverpool

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Henderson, speaking to the club's official website after the signing said, "It didn't seem like too long ago when I signed my first one - it feels like yesterday, really - but a lot has happened since then". While Thursday's tabloids suggest Paul Pogba has called a season-long truce in his Old Trafford power struggle, Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre says the player's agent has been hawking him around with no little enthusiasm. Read More »