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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Italy’s Fabio Fognini was provisionally suspended on Saturday from further participation in the U.S. Open after earlier being fined $24,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct during his first-round singles loss. Fognini and partner Simone Bolelli will be withdrawn from their third-round doubles match. “Fabio Fognini is hereby provisionally suspended from further participation in
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(Reuters) – Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou said on Twitter on Friday. The 35-year-old American, who is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, has not competed since winning the Australian Open in January but has posted
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(The Sports Xchange) – Manny Pacquiao has pulled out of his proposed November rematch with Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight title because of government duties. Pacquiao, a senator in the Philippines, is unavailable for the proposed Nov. 12 bout due to the conflict, the Australian promoters of the fight announced Friday. Horn upset Pacquiao
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MONZA, Italy (Reuters) – McLaren’s Fernando Alonso will collect a 35 place grid penalty for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix after Honda announced changes to his car’s power unit. The penalty means the double world champion, whose future at McLaren remains uncertain due to the team’s continuing engine woes, will start at the back of the
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Karolina Pliskova survived a scare to advance to the third round of the U.S Open with a 2-6 6-3 6-4 comeback win against local favorite Nicole Gibbs on Thursday. The Czech, who reached the final at Flushing Meadows last year, was on the back foot against Gibbs before
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina powered into the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-4 6-4 win against Russian Evgeniya Rodina on Thursday. The 22-year-old, who had also reached the third round at Flushing Meadows in the previous two years, was barely troubled by her 89th-ranked opponent in a
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova extended her grand slam comeback when the former world number one defeated Hungary’s Timea Babos 6-7(4) 6-4 6-1 on Wednesday to advance to the U.S. Open third round. The Russian, in her first appearance at a major since she returned from a 15-month doping ban in April, did not
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Angelique Kerber became the second women’s defending champion to lose in the U.S. Open first round when she was crushed 6-3 6-1 by 19-year-old Japanese Naomi Osaka on Tuesday. The German sixth seed, who has not won a title since winning at Flushing Meadows last year, never got into the match
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A year ago, few would have bet Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal would be the top contenders at the 2017 U.S. Open, yet the Swiss maestro and the Spanish juggernaut start their campaign with the favorites tag on Tuesday. Federer and world number one Nadal won the first three grand slam
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki capitalized on 41 unforced errors by Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu to cruise to a 6-1 7-5 win in their first round meeting at the U.S. Open on Monday. The 29-year-old Buzarnescu, who was playing in her first-grand slam match, was overwhelmed by the Dane’s powerful baseline game in
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Kimiko Date called time on her tennis career at the age of 46 on Monday, saying she was no longer able to perform at the best of her abilities due to physical issues and had decided to listen to the “inner voice” telling her it was time to quit. The former
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Aug 27 (Reuters) – Liverpool served up a thrilling display of attacking football as they ripped apart a woeful Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday. Juergen Klopp’s side went ahead in the 17th minute when full back Joe Gomez floated in a cross from the right and unmarked Brazilian Roberto Firmino
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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – A ruthless Floyd Mayweather scored a 10th round technical knockout over mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor on Saturday, the American cementing his legacy as an all-time boxing great with his 50th win in as many fights. Mayweather, who had guaranteed an early finish to the 12 round contest, made good
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(The Sports Xchange) – Nicole Broch Larsen of Denmark and Mo Martin of the United States are tied for the lead after three rounds of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open in Ottawa, Ontario, but much of the attention in Saturday’s round focused on Canadian Brooke Henderson, who played herself into contention with a course-record 63.
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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – After months of hype and profanity Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor take their war of words into the ring on Saturday for a boxing mismatch that is poised to become the richest fight in history. From motorcycle daredevil Evil Knievel to off-the-wall comedian Carrot Top, the Las Vegas strip has seen
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SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – Title contender Lewis Hamilton prepared for his 200th Formula One race with the fastest time in Belgian Grand Prix practice on Friday, before rain brought an early end to the day’s action. The Mercedes driver, who can equal Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68 pole positions in Saturday’s qualifying, lapped the
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