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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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(Reuters) – Russell Henley capitalized on an early start to take a one-stroke first-round lead over Dustin Johnson at the Northern Trust in Old Westbury, New York on Thursday. On a day when Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama struggled, Henley teed off before 8 am and took advantage of smooth greens, rolling in three birdies
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SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton has laughed off a suggestion that Formula One title rival Sebastian Vettel might become his Mercedes team mate after the Ferrari driver indicated an announcement about his future was not imminent. “I think it is highly unlikely that he will be here (at Mercedes), and I don’t think he
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – John Coates, the long-serving President of the Australian Olympic Committee, refused to accept any responsibility for flaws in the culture of the organization outlined in a report released on Wednesday. The Independent Cultural Review revealed that some AOC staff viewed the organization as “dysfunctional” and had witnessed “‘deceitful’, ‘two-faced’, ‘egotistic’ and/or ‘belligerent'”
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LAS VEGAS, Nevada (Reuters) – Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. declared a truce on Wednesday after weeks of vicious verbal attacks, offering praise instead of profanities at the final press conference ahead of their much anticipated fight. Since the fight between undefeated boxer Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion McGregor was announced in June,
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Bernard Tomic is set to return to tennis at the U.S. Open, ending an extended absence from the game that has seen the Australian’s world ranking plummet to 146, local media reported. The 24-year-old, once touted a future top 10 player, has not played since Wimbledon where he caused an uproar by
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