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LILLE, France (Reuters) – French number two Lucas Pouille will kick off the Davis Cup semi-final against Serbia when he takes on Dusan Lajovic in the first singles match, according to the draw made on Thursday. Friday’s action will be completed with a second singles match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Laslo Djere. Pierre-Hugues Herbert and
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LIMA (Reuters) – Baseball and softball’s chances of continuing as Olympic sports increased considerably on Wednesday after the city of Los Angeles was awarded the 2028 Olympic Games. The two sports, which were thrown out of the Olympics after 2008, will make a one-off comeback at the 2020 Games in Tokyo — in a country
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LIMA (Reuters) – The escalating North Korean crisis had so far raised “no hint” of a security threat for next year’s Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday. Hours after the United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea over the country’s sixth and most
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A rather disappointing men’s U.S. Open tournament highlighted the absence of several top players on the tour, including past champions Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka. Briton Murray, the 2012 Flushing Meadows champion, pulled out of the tournament days before it started, leaving a big hole in the bottom half
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(The Sports Xchange) – Ezekiel Elliott made his presence felt, but the Dallas Cowboys’ defense made a greater impact as it shut down the New York Giants in the season opener on Sunday night. The Cowboys limited the Giants to 233 total yards, paving the way for Dallas’ 19-3 victory on Sunday night at AT&T
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A relentless Rafa Nadal thumped Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to win the U.S. Open on Sunday, earning the Spaniard his second grand slam title of the season and 16th of his career. While women’s tennis produced two first grand slam winners this season, the old guard continues to reign supreme
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(Reuters) – American Lexi Thompson won her final round showdown with joint overnight leader Lydia Ko, racing away from the former world number one to clinch the Indy Women in Tech Championship by four strokes on Saturday. Thompson fired a four-under 68 at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course to finish with a 19-under total of
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Martina Hingis and Britain’s Jamie Murray fought off a match point to defeat Hao-Ching Chan and Michael Venus 6-1 4-6 (10-8) to claim the U.S. Open mixed doubles title on Saturday. The top-seeded partnership, which won their first tournament together at Wimbledon in July, pushed their team record to an
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(Reuters) – British MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow has blamed his latest injury, a severed tendon in his left index finger, on hard cheese. “Cutting Parmesan’s a dangerous thing,” the LCR Honda rider told reporters at Italy’s Misano circuit ahead of Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix. ”I wish I could give you a story like I
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Stars and Stripes will be flying proudly over the U.S. Open on women’s semi-final Thursday with four Americans stepping into the Arthur Ashe Stadium cauldron chasing a place in the final. Venus Williams will be the sentimental favorite when the 37-year-old takes on Sloane Stephens in one semi-final before Madison
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A rampaging Madison Keys completed an American sweep of the U.S. Open women’s quarter-finals on Wednesday, dismissing Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi 6-3 6-3 to guarantee an American champion at the year’s final grand slam. Keys’ victory ensured Americans grabbed all of the semi-finals berths at Flushing Meadows for the first time since
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer will battle Argentine Juan Martin del Potro at the U.S. Open on Wednesday in a highly anticipated rematch of the 2009 final. Del Potro walked away from that marathon five setter with his first and only grand slam title, breaking Federer’s unprecedented steak of five straight U.S. Open championships.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer faces big-hitting Juan Martin del Potro at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday in a rematch of the 2009 U.S. Open final, which the Argentine won to claim his only grand slam. Federer had looked vulnerable at this year’s tournament with two five-set wins over unseeded opponents before finding his
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(The Sports Xchange) – Restaurant mogul Tilman Fertitta has reached agreement to purchase the Houston Rockets from Leslie Alexander for $2.2 billion, an NBA record, with a formal announcement expected this week. Fertitta is a local restaurant mogul and one of many celebrity-status investors who made an offer for the franchise. The 73-year-old Alexander bought
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LONDON (Reuters) – Red Bull boss Christian Horner has called for Formula One drivers to be allowed more engines per season to reduce the rash of starting grid penalties that reached farcical levels at the weekend. Mercedes’s championship leader Lewis Hamilton, who took a record 69th pole position at the Italian Grand Prix, was the
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – An ailing Juan Martin Del Potro came back from the brink of defeat to beat Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem 1-6 2-6 6-1 7-6(1) 6-4 and reach the last eight of the U.S. Open on Monday. Del Potro, the 2009 champion who will next face Roger Federer, saved two match points
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova’s outfit sparkled even if her play sometimes didn’t during her grand slam return at the U.S. Open but the former world number one’s run to the fourth round showed she is back in business on and off the court. Playing her first grand slam since returning from a 15-month
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