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Maria Sharapova: Serena Williams rivalry stems from feud after 2004 Wimbledon final

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The USTA today announced that former US Open singles champion Maria Sharapova , young American Taylor Townsend, reigning US Open girls' champion Kayla Day, 2017 US Open Wild Card Challenge victor Sofia Kenin, 2017 USTA Girls' 18s national champion Ashley Kratzer and 2017 NCAA singles champion Brienne Minor have been awarded women's singles main draw wild cards into the 2017 US Open. Read More »

Team India hoists tri-colour in Kandy to celebrate I- Day

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Hardik Pandya, too, had a debut series to celebrate, as he clinched his debut half century , as well as his debut ton during the course of the series. In response, Sri Lanka lost all 10 wickets for 135. Shami combined with Ashwin to mop up the tail as struggling Sri Lanka suffered their second successive innings loss after the Colombo Test. Read More »

Astros trade for Clippard

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Clippard, 32, has posted a 4.27 ERA (22ER/46.1IP) with three saves in 51 appearances this season, which has been split between the Yankees (40g) and White Sox (11g). Minnesota will induct former outfielder Michael Cuddyer and former general manager Andy MacPhail into their Hall of Fame this weekend. Washington right-hander Stephen Strasburg struck out five and allowed three hits and one walk in a rehab start for the Class A Potomac Nationals. Read More »

Eagles cut RB Ryan Mathews following physical

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Mathews was due another $4 million this season, but the Eagles elected to release him following two injury-plagued seasons. After rushing for 539 yards and scoring seven touchdowns from scrimmage in 2015, Mathews rushed for 661 yards and scored nine touchdowns from scrimmage last season. Read More »

Lions DL Kerry Hyder Carted Off in Preseason Opener With Leg Injury

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In 2016, Hyder had an outstanding season for the Lions nearly out of nowhere to lead the team with eight sacks. While veteran Haloti Ngata is still in the middle of the defensive line, the Lions may increasingly have to rely on defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson, defensive end Anthony Zettel and defensive end Cornelius Washington. Read More »

Justin Thomas secures first major with US PGA win

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Jealousy helped push Thomas to win the PGA Championship on Sunday at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C. It was his first career victory at a major championship, and it came after his close friend Jordan Spieth , who happens to be the same age (24), had won three of them. Read More »

Kenyan Drake knocked out of Miami Dolphins practice

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Gase has not ruled out playing Cutler in the Dolphins second preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens . Yesterday, I felt like the tempo was really fast. He needed to lean on a Dolphins trainer to help him get off the field, showing just how dazed he was by the hit. "He's not one for just standing on the sidelines and watching". Read More »

Liverpool drop Coutinho for Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim

Jürgen Klopp was in fine form on Monday afternoon for his pre-Hoffenheim press conference as the Reds arrived in Germany ahead of the first leg of their Champions League qualifying round play-off fixture. That is the message. 'I am responsible for all of players, not just one, two or three. According to Gerrard , Coutinho has always wanted to play for Barcelona , and right now, he's panicking because if he stays at Liverpool , he may never get the chance to play for the club ever ... Read More »

Kyrie Irving Resented LeBron, Other Cavs Months Before His Trade Request

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National Basketball Association insider Dave McMenamin said that according to Irving's former teammate, James Jones, Irving avoided the team for days during the early days of the playoffs, New York Post reported. However, because the Suns did not want to include Josh Jackson , things fell apart, as reported by CBS Sports . The Suns , however, said they will not use either Jackson or Booker in any trade as they plan to build around them in the near future. Read More »

Sanchez and Ozil could both still quit Arsenal this month

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City have been heavily linked with the Chilean global throughout the summer, but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has always been adamant he is not for sale, particularly to a Premier League rival. Sanchez wants Arsenal to pay him something close to £400,000-a-week and City would also be confident of being able to give him a bigger contract than Arsenal . Read More »

Ashwin to play for Worcestershire

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Ashwin now playing the third Test versus Sri Lanka, has picked up as many as 14 wickets at 28.92, followed closely by Jadeja with 13 scalps at 28.76. As for Ashwin's new club, well they stand second in the second division of the County Championships and the Tamil Nadu-based cricketer might find himself up against his Indian teammate Cheteshwar Pujara when Worcestershire takes on Nottinghamshire on September 5. Read More »

Two children killed in Dodge County crash

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Another child and three adults were injured in the accident that occurred at 9:41 a.m. Saturday on State Highway 16/60 at the intersection with County Trunk TT. There were two additional occupants in the Dodge Caravan. Preliminary investigation shows that Steven M. Cummings, 27, Loveland, Colorado, was driving a 1996 Nissan auto east on Highway R. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo handed 5-match ban after red card against Barcelona

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Barcelona are beginning life without Neymar in what is also coach Ernesto Valverde's first game in charge at the Camp Nou . The Spanish football federation said on Monday that Ronaldo has been suspended for one game for the red card and four games for pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea in the back. Read More »

Agent of Luke Shaw Dismisses Summer Transfer Rumors

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Shaw has been restricted to just 32 Premier League appearances in his three seasons at United and will miss the commencement of the new campaign as he continues to recover from an ankle injury. Luke Shaw "loves Manchester United " and the feeling is mutual, according to the left-back's agent Jonathan Barnett . The question is whether he will spend the best years of his career with United, or be sent to Tottenham. Read More »

Warner retires hurt after being struck on the neck by a bouncer

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Although the early indications were that Warner would be okay, the incident could leave him short of batting time in the lead-up to the tour. Warner retired hurt and threw a major scare into the Australian camp on day two of the match, their final tune-up before departing for a two-Test tour of Bangladesh. Read More »

Tyus Jones' brother commits to Duke after getting to know Coach K

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Jones is the top point guard in the class and the No. 9 prospect, overall. Tre Jones was also a high school teammate of current freshman Gary Trent, Jr.at Apple Valley. The basketball programs at Duke and North Carolina have picked up point guards over the weekend. For example, a year ago Duke was forced to use Grayson Allen, Frank Jackson, Luke Kennard, and even Matt Jones as primary ball-handlers. Read More »

Elneny assists as Arsenal clinch thrilling opening day win over Leicester City

Instead, they chose to make it hard for themselves again, like they so often do, and as a result, we got one of the games of the season in the first match of the new campaign. Following Danny Welbeck's leveller in first-half stoppage time, another corner yielded Leicester's third goal as Riyad Mahrez's cross was headed home by Vardy. Read More »

Bolt injured in relay final

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His parting shot was a message to the dopers who for too long have plagued track and field , bringing it to its knees. The US took silver in 37.52 with Japan third in 38.04. The 30-year-old Jamaican took a last lap of honour at the London Stadium on Sunday night before telling the media that he was not having any second thoughts about retirement. Read More »

Youthful West Indies should not be written off, insists Garner

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England seamer Stuart Broad has admitted that his side will be venturing into uncharted territory in their first Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston as it will be the first day-night Test to be held in England. The exciting thing as a player is we are going in with a clear mind and learning on the job nearly. "You look at Australia and I think both teams look similar. Read More »

Manchester United 4-0 West Ham United

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But Mourinho believes the Swede, 23, needs time to adjust to English football. Matic, meanwhile, was authoritative on his league debut for United following his recent departure from Chelsea , which looks increasingly like an ill-judged decision from the champions. Read More »

Champions Chelsea Beaten at Home in First Game

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It could be a chance for him to start. The 28-year-old has returned to Brazil having refused to train with Chelsea's U23s, and his lawyer has raised the possibility of taking legal action if he is not granted a transfer to Atletico Madrid. Read More »

Giancarlo Stanton sets Miami Marlins franchise mark with 43rd homer

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He has 22 home runs and 43 RBI over his last 34 games. Monday's feat cements Stanton's status as the greatest power hitter in Marlins history. The Giants lost two of three over the weekend in Washington and may be a bit tired after logging 20 innings while splitting a doubleheader with the Nationals on Sunday. Read More »

Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem

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Why Lynch chose to sit hasn't yet been revealed, but it comes almost one year after Colin Kaepernick began a protest of the oppression of people of color by sitting and kneeling during the playing of the national anthem during the 2016 season. Read More »

Chelsea must add more experienced players - Azpilicueta

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The turbulence seems to be having an effect on Conte, who has appeared short-tempered in some of his early-season dealings with the media.He also sharply criticised his players after the game against Burnley , saying they had lost their heads over Cahill's 14th-minute dismissal for a foul on Steven Defour. Read More »

Why I tweeted that Neymar will stay at Barcelona - Pique

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Gerard Deulofeu replaces Neymar for Barcelona in tonight's Supercopa first leg as Real Madrid stick with 4-3-1-2 and Isco . "It was my last attempt to convince him to stay". New Barca coach Ernesto Valverde must therefore try to down the European and Spanish champions with a weaker squad than the one which missed out to Real for the La Liga title last season. Read More »

India complete 3-0 series sweep against Sri Lanka

Dhawan has had strike-rate of over 90 in each of his four innings in this series. Resuming at the overnight score of 19/1 in their second outing, Sri Lanka were off to a frightful start, losing three wickets within the first hour of play. Read More »

Ashwin and Shami combine to skittle Sri Lanka

When Sri Lanka came out to bat in the first innings seam bowler Mohammed Shami had Tharanga (4) and Karunaratne (5) caught by wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha while Kusal Mendis was run out for 18. None of the three matches lasted five days, with the final one being the shortest, lasting just two and a half days with the hosts folding up for 181 in 74.3 overs in their second innings shortly before tea on day three. Read More »

Zverev denies Federer the Rogers' cup

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The pair met in a Davis Cup World Group play-off in 2012 with Federer winning 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. The 20-year-old Zverev had no answer for Federer when he met his childhood idol in the finals at Halle on Jun. "I loved watching Denis play", said Federer after the final match. I haven't wasted too much energy. "Plus I feel comfortable at the net so why not spend some time up there instead of slugging it out from the baseline?" Federer said that he is playing the tournament with a lot ... Read More »

Costa Slams Conte & Chelsea Mistreatment

He went on to say that the Chelsea manager lacks charisma and that he is happy to continue accepting fines for refusing to train with the reserves. The Standard also claims Costa was expected to train at Cobham while Chelsea embarked on their pre-season tour of the Far East last month as the club worked out the player's future. Read More »