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Sharapova drops 1st set in 2nd round at US Open

Sharapova drops 1st set in 2nd round at US Open

Elsewhere, however, a number of players were critical of the way that tournaments lined up to offer Sharapova wild cards when her ban expired in April. It was quickly 4-1 for Sharapova in the second set and she held a break point there to allow her to go up 5-1 and serve for the victory. In a busy day that included 41 women's singles matches, ninth-seeded Venus Williams won her second-round match, ousting Oceane Dodin of France 7-5, 6-4. Read More

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LaVar Ball wants you to know his family is not going away

LaVar Ball wants you to know his family is not going away

The series' first two episodes are slated to air on August 31 through Facebook Watch, a show which will immerse viewers into the life of LaVar Ball and his sons Lonzo , LiAngelo , and LaMelo , along with his wife Tina . Tina Ball suffered the stroke back in February - and has essentially stayed out of the spotlight as her sons Lonzo , LaMelo and LiAngelo rose to basketball superstardom. Read More

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Defending US Open champ Angelique Kerber falls

Defending US Open champ Angelique Kerber falls

It was a disastrous start for the German, who struggled on her serve throughout. After breaking again for a 4-1 lead the wind had left Kerber's sails. "I felt a little bit nervous walking on this court, especially after past year and the memories I have here", said Pliskova, whose progression to the second round was only briefly halted by the roof on Arthur Ashe stadium being closed. Read More

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NFLPA denied notes tied to Ezekiel Elliott case

NFLPA denied notes tied to Ezekiel Elliott case

Henderson also denied the Players Association's request that accuser Tiffany Thompson be present for Tuesday's hearing, dealing two early losses for the NFLPA and Elliott's chances of having his suspension overturned. "Well, I don't want to speculate about that at all", Jones said of the appeal hearing. If Henderson does not make a decision by September 2, Elliott will continue to be on the Cowboys' roster and eligible to play the September 10 season opener. Read More

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Johnson, Fowler part of logjam at NY playoff event

Johnson, Fowler part of logjam at NY playoff event

Here's the full recap of an exciting duel. Johnson stole the win from the clutches of the No.3 player in the world in NY to take out the first leg of the $US67 million FedEx Cup playoffs series. "Mistake on six kind of flustered me for a couple holes". "I'm expecting to play very well", he said when asked his expectations of the remaining playoff events. Read More

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Sebastian Vettel signs Ferrari contract extension amid confusion about Mercedes talks

Sebastian Vettel signs Ferrari contract extension amid confusion about Mercedes talks

Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton clinched his career third victory at the hallowed Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium Sunday. "I want the next nine (races) to all be (perfect)", he said. The three-time F1 champion was already ahead when he went even faster with a final lap for Mercedes, but Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel limited the damage with a fine lap to join Hamilton on the front row. Read More

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Hamilton laughs off speculation about Vettel Mercedes move

Hamilton laughs off speculation about Vettel Mercedes move

In the sister Mercedes , Valtteri Bottas had a less fruitful day as he finished sixth in FP1 and third in FP2, the Finn feeling he has ground to make up heading into the remainder of the weekend. My first win, my first win at Silverstone, my first win at Monaco, and winning the title in Abu Dhabi in 2014. "We'll let them do their talking outside while we're here to deliver some very special performances", Hamilton said. Read More

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Odell Beckham, Jr. avoids serious injury after controversial hit in preseason game

Odell Beckham, Jr. avoids serious injury after controversial hit in preseason game

Marshall appeared to injure his shoulder in the first quarter when Eli Manning tossed a deep ball down the sideline; the Giants receiver pulled up short to avoid being hit by Browns safety Jabrill Peppers but was unsuccessful. "Just because we're professional athletes doesn't mean we're exempt from the things that go on in society", Boldin said, noting his position as an athlete couldn't save his cousin from being shot. Read More

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Purists eager for fight after Mayweather-McGregor

Purists eager for fight after Mayweather-McGregor

The fans dictate the fight: if they want to see it, they get it. Few have been able to take it, and part of the intrigue of this fight is whether Mayweather will be able to survive the shot. "I tell you what, he said he's going to come at me?" "I don't think it is a fight that I am going to jump on a plane and go to see unless they pay me to commentate on it". Read More

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Curtis Granderson Traded to Dodgers

Curtis Granderson Traded to Dodgers

There has been a glut in the outfield for quite a few years, but injuries to Andre Ethier, Scott Van Slyke, and Andew Toles meant that Chris Taylor an infielder was converted into an outfielder this season. Outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto will get their regular playing time, but Juan Lagares and specifically Brandon Nimmo will benefit from the absence of Granderson. Read More

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Broncos and 49ers fought 4 times during 2 joint practices

Broncos and 49ers fought 4 times during 2 joint practices

There's a quarterback quandary in the Denver Broncos' camp that team general manager John Elway would like to get resolved the soonest possible. The Broncos, who ranked 27th in total offense last season and tied for 28th in scoring, got only a field goal from their offense in the first three quarters of their preseason opener last week. Read More

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Dodgers' Yu Darvish pulled as precaution due to tightness in back

Dodgers' Yu Darvish pulled as precaution due to tightness in back

The Dodgers won that game, 9-1. "I don't think there's a big enough lead right now to be like, 'Oh, the Dodgers are out of a game, ' especially late innings". Afterward, Darvish said his back was bothering him, something he first felt last week in his start at Arizona. "I was going to go out, obviously, but in between innings I talked to ( Clayton) Kershaw a little bit", Darvish said through an interpreter. Read More

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Iran Parliament Passes Motion to Counter US Measures

Iran Parliament Passes Motion to Counter US Measures

Iran's parliament has overwhelmingly voted to increase spending on Tehran's ballistic missile programme and the elite Revolutionary Guards in retaliation for new sanctions imposed by the United States. terrorist and adventurous measures in the region, describing it as a "wise" and "appropriate" move against Washington's enmities towards Iran. Tehran says the measures violate a 2015 deal with world powers that eased sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme. Read More

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Farah denied final gold by Ethiopian Edris

Farah denied final gold by Ethiopian Edris

However, Edris and team-mate Yomif Kejelcha seized the initiative as the bell went and Farah struggled to go with them. Farah, who had not lost a final in 2,176 days, having also won the 10,000m and 5,000m at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships, crossed the line in 13 minutes 33.22 seconds. Read More

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Floyd: I must KO Conor

Floyd: I must KO Conor

Malignaggi himself admitted McGregor got the best of him early, but as the later rounds came Malignaggi claims to have been the UFC champ's superior. He was badly, badly concussed after those rounds. The UFC two-division world champion said Jose Aldo was once just like Mayweather: a dominant champion considered to be one of the greatest, who most thought couldn't be beaten. Read More

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Former South Fort Myers High star Watkins traded to Rams

Former South Fort Myers High star Watkins traded to Rams

Watkins, a Clemson alum, joins the receiver-starved Rams who are looking for capable targets for last year's top-overall pick Jared Goff , who struggled while the offense finished dead last in both yardage and scoring. The Rams were dead last in yards and scoring last season. Buffalo also received a second round draft pick in the deal while giving up a sixth round pick. Read More

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Patriots Become 1st NFL Franchise to Buy a Team Plane

The planes were fitted with all first-class seating, and at least one of the planes was repainted with a team logo and five Lombardi trophies on the tail, ESPN said. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said team officials would not be publicly commenting on the acquisitions. This has caused National Football League teams to go with charter airlines driving up the costs. Read More

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Tributes flow for legend Betty Cuthbert

Tributes flow for legend Betty Cuthbert

After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS ) in 1979, she spent much of her later life in a wheelchair as the disease took its toll. She set 16 official world records, either as an individual or in relay teams. Cuthbert was an inaugural inductee to the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall of Fame in March 2012 with Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis among others. Read More

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