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Nadal practices early as US Open braces for Sharapova vs Halep

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But with Serena out on maternity leave for this year's event, the field is now as wide open as the Northern border on Game of Thrones after the destruction of The Wall. 1-seeded Nadal and No. 3 Federer were placed in the same side of the men's field by the draw. It was a compelling match of contrasting styles - Sharapova going for winners on nearly every shot - especially her forehands - and Halep playing impressive defense to stay in it. Read More »

Injured British No.1 Andy Murray pulls out of US Open

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In their only previous meeting, Nadal eased past Lajovic in straight-sets to ease into the Round of 16 of the 2014 French Open . Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, who is one of the favourites and fresh from her triumph at the Cincinnati Open, could face former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the quarters. Read More »

US Open Preview: Dreaming of Federer-Nadal, Again

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Federer, who won the Australian and Wimbledon titles and is 35-3 this year, says his back is feeling good after the rest and getting in some practice sets the past few days. With Serena Williams, who is expecting her first child, absent, Pliskova - who reached this year's Australian Open quarter-finals and French Open semi-finals, looks a decent bet to go one further than she managed a year ago to secure her first grand slam. Read More »

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And now with each drawn in the same half of the draw, speculation is that there might be a possible semi-final clash, becoming the first time ever that the Federer and Nadal would battle each other out at the Flushing Meadows . For Sharapova, the Broadway stage shines a spotlight on her comeback and controversy. Federer won this tournament five years in a row from 2004 to 2008, but hasn't won since. Read More »

Detroit Lions sign Matthew Stafford to 5-year contract extension

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Matthew Stafford's deal expected to top it. Although resigning Stafford in 2022 seems inevitable, most of it will depend on how he can do in the next 5 years. When you have a franchise quarterback in the National Football League, you have to do everything you can to try and keep them. Quinn has done what looks like solid work to protect Stafford , rebuilding 80 percent of his front wall in just two offseasons. Read More »

Liverpool Bid R1.12bn For An Arsenal Target

However, Arsenal's third and supposedly final offer for Lemar was worth £50m but Liverpool are hoping to kick the door back open with a bid that exceeds Arsenal's valuation by nearly £25m. Lemar , targeted by Arsenal all summer, would fortify an already explosive offensive roster for Liverpool . While Liverpool have dealt with their own transfer saga over Philippe Coutinho this summer, Monaco have as well with Lemar . Read More »

What about Irma? Potential tropical storm could pass off NJ coast

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Sustained winds of 39-73 miles per hour could occur within the next two days for a portion of the coast for the Carolinas. Rain is forecast to be on average from 3 to 4 inches along the coast. The normal high this time of year is 87 with a normal low of 67. A tropical low is bringing more wet weather to Central Florida. Forecasters say the last week of August will bring cool and mostly cloudy conditions for the Rock Hill area. Read More »

We were punished, says Wenger after Liverpool humiliation

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I am an Irish Gooner & will support the Gunners throughout any season - but enough is enough of the mediocrity from top to bottom. You don't go onto the field not wanting to win. According to Sky Sports Pundit Stelling (via Daily Star ), Sanchez could be available for half the price of Coutinho. "You're told that at the age of five". Read More »

Liverpool Announce Club-Record Naby Keita Deal — OFFICIAL

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It's been quite a day for the Liverpool fans as regards to transfers. RB Leipzig's Naby Keita has been one of Liverpool's main targets all summer long . 6, a playmaker or a No. 8, will be Liverpool's record signing, eclipsing the initial £36.9m spend on Mohamed Salah. "[There are cars coming and going] but you just play between them". Read More »

Ozil and Ramsey apologies mean ZERO to Arsenal fans

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We're three games in and we're literally at crisis point. After the game, he took to Instagram to post a caption-free picture of himself sitting on his haunches on the Anfield pitch and dejectedly gazing at the ground. Arsenal: Petr Cech 7, Nacho Monreal 4, Laurent Koscielny 4 , Rob Holding 4, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 4, Granit Xhaka 4, Aaron Ramsey 4, Hector Bellerin 4, Mesut Ozil 4, Danny Welbeck 5 , Alexis Sanchez 5. Read More »

Mourinho reveal s how Manchester United will keep winning run going

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Schmeichel, son of United goalkeeping great Peter, pushed aside Lukaku's 53rd-minute penalty after Danny Simpson had been penalised for handball. His hold-up play improved significantly as he tussled with Wes Morgan and Harry Maguire , and his ability to link up with the forwards around him made his presence vital for United. Read More »

Sebastian Vettel signs three-year extension with Ferrari

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With Red Bull's drivers running different levels of rear wing, Max Verstappen's RB13 proved the quicker of the two and he was fourth behind Valtteri Bottas , who struggled to match Mercedes team-mate Hamilton throughout Friday. The Quebec Lance Stroll has finished 11th at the wheel of his Williams. "We know we need to improve in qualifying". I was a bit so-so. Having already come into contact on the first lap, the two later had a more violent impact that brought out the safety auto ... Read More »

Mourinho lauds Man United as confidence grows at Old Trafford

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But Rashford, who had been replaced in the starting XI by Anthony Martial , came on for Juan Mata in the 67th minute and scored three minutes later. Was he risky today? "I think they are the same team as they were two seasons ago", Mourinho told a media conference on Friday. Mahrez, repeatedly linked with a move away from Leicester , began to carry more of a threat, scuffing one shot wide and then breaking onto a pass by substitute Demarai Gray to deliver a risky cross. Read More »

Shakespeare: Leicester City Didn't Defend Well Vs Man United

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Jose Mourinho's side had applied incessant pressure on the Foxes from kick-off, and Romelu Lukaku missed a second-half penalty prior to the goals, as they found it hard to break the steadfast backline. Were they risky against us? No. Why? "It's a very good start, but we still have to play 36 games", he said. "We missed a penalty but after that I saw the team playing with confidence". Read More »

Tom Brady disputes notion he is close friends with Floyd Mayweather

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McGregor earned Mayweather's respect during those early rounds when he landed far more punches than the former multi-division champion, but admittedly the exertion of energy came back to bite him. McGregor attempts to go the distance against Mayweather . But if the demand for Mayweather-McGregor was any indication, last Saturday's slug-fest will top that total and Mayweather will have plenty of checks to show the world soon. Read More »

Jay Cutler Discusses Time With Bears in New Interview

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Expectations shouldn't be high for Cutler, but he's showing enough progress that it's reasonable to think the Dolphins will be competitive despite the loss of Ryan Tannehill so close to the season. Pouncey has been out of action due to a hip injury, but is expected to start in Miami's season opener. "We have to improve", Johnson said. "Some of the things that have happened are on me". Read More »

Cavs seeking more from Celtics

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The Cavaliers and Celtics have until Wednesday to finalize the trade, pending the completion of physicals. Thomas has a torn labrum in his right hip and he elected not to have surgery. For the past few days, reports have come in saying that the Cavaliers want more for Irving due to their concerns regarding Thomas' timetable for return. Read More »

"I have to rotate" - Antonio Conte highlights Chelsea squad size issues

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The more support we receive, the more change we can help usher in together. Regardless of Everton's poor display, Chelsea deserve real credit for their intense first half performance. And while his start to life in England is not as spectacular as that of Romelu Lukaku , the man he will be inevitably be compared to this season, his two goals and two assists in three games so far are not bad at all. Read More »

Liverpool crushes Arsenal 4-0 as Salah shines

Liverpool qualified for the Champions League with a 4-2 second-leg win in their qualifying game. "But today the performance was not acceptable at that level". Another superb break then led to Salah flighting a cross to the back post where substitute Sturridge was on hand to head in number four. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp felt his side's performance was flawless. Read More »

New Jersey Activates Task Force to Assist Harvey Victims

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In total, four water rescue teams from around the state were deployed to the devastated areas of Texas, including a team from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The task force arrived in San Antonio early Saturday morning and numerous crew were finally able to get some rest around 4:45 a.m. when they slept on cots at the AT&T Center. Read More »

L'ASM et le PSG ont trouvé un accord pour Mbappé — Foot Mercato

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En 2015, le fair-play financier a été assoupli. Une manière de se plier aux exigences de l'UEFA sans renoncer à ses folles ambitions de recrutement. Mbappé s'adaptera-t-il à une attaque à trois dans laquelle il est condamné à occuper le côté droit? Quand Paris achète Neymar 222 millions d'euros, la somme est amortie sur cinq ans, la durée du contrat . Read More »

Houston Texans Star JJ Watt Raises Over $186K for Harvey Relief

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The federal administrator of FEMA , Brock Long, announced the estimation this morning as the city got a much-needed lull in the rain from Tropical Storm Harvey . The rising water and continuing rain put pressure on the dams, which could fail if the pressure is not relieved. "If you mess up your first crisis that sticks with you and it's hard to shake", Troy said. Read More »

Hip Injury Forces Andy Murray To Pull Out Of US Open

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He was defeated in the fourth round and quarterfinals of Montreal and Cincinnati respectively, and both losses were to young, rising players. Neither of them is in this year's tournament because of season-ending injuries. "I don't think there needs to be that much addressing, because the players they have the option not to play as much". "For me, only once he retires, I believe he won't win". Read More »

Arsenal were 'disastrous' in thrashing at Liverpool — Arsenal Wenger

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Wenger faced dissent from large sections of Arsenal's support last season as his side missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years. We were not good enough", he told Sky Sports . That Stoke defeat last week aside, this should be a fixture that see's the gloves off and the Gunners should be going for that momentum swinging victory. Read More »

PGA TOUR: Johnson back on top

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He made it pay off with par , making the playoff after Spieth lagged a 75-foot putt perfectly for par . Johnson, who missed the fairway playing it safe at the 18th in regulation, wished he had gone for it the first time. Johnson played bogey-free over the final 29 holes. If The Northern Trust were to finish right now, Jordan Spieth would move into first in the Fedex Cup standings, and Justin Thomas would fall to third behind Dustin Johnson . Read More »

DeShone Kizer gets the chance to lead the Browns back from oblivion

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I think he gets that. "I've told you guys all along, I'm always going to just focus on the things that I can control", Osweiler said, according to ESPN . "I truly believe I've laid everything out there on the table". Kizer , thankfully, is not Weeden (at least we all better hope not), but it will be a bit of a surprise if he sees the field Thursday night against the Chicago Bears , meaning the next time he is in game action will be against the Steelers . Read More »

Midfielder Ready to Agree $51.5million Deal with Arsenal

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Liverpool F.C. have hardly looked watertight at the back so far this season . Alexis Sanchez is in line to make his first Arsenal appearance of the season when they face Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield on Saturday. Sead Kolasinac could revert to his favoured left wing-back position ahead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, while Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey will partner eachother in central midfield. Read More »

Klopp: Salah has a different role at Liverpool

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The two sides have scored 41 goals in these ten encounters dating back to January 2013. There has been plenty of recent bad blood between the two due to the fall-out since Saido Berahino's move, and Sunday's trip to The Hawthorns would be a fitting time for him to finally open his Stoke account. Read More »

Our performance was 'absolutely disastrous — Arsene Wenger

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Title aspirations are realistic for both Liverpool and Arsenal . It doesn't matter what formation you play or your tactics, it's also about desire and winning second balls. At this point, Graeme Souness must be feeling so left out! here's to Carra and Thierry, the best bromance in football. Emre Can nearly got the goals rolling in the 5th minute in a move that begin with a flick from Salah to Mane. Read More »

Henderson says Liverpool are confident despite Coutinho absence

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Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent. "And, if you're going to get £135m for him, you'll have to make a decision in the next few days". If they resist the increasingly desperate and demented bids from Barcelona , they may be able to state that the resistance demonstrates they are a big club as they resume their position among the elite. Read More »

Belgian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton clinches third victory at Spa

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Kimi Raikkonen on Thursday urged Ferrari to re-sign championship leader Sebastian Vettel and revealed that his love of racing was the only reason he had chose to continue next year. Everyone can find a little bit of engine speed but, unfortunately, I think Ferrari can find the same engine speed as Mercedes can". A flawless restart allowed Vettel to draw right up toward Hamilton's diffuser on the run down to Eau Rouge, only for the German to get too close and have to ease off, ... Read More »

DeShone Kizer wins starting QB job

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Kizer, who will play at least a half Saturday night, will have a chance to prove to Thomas that he can command the huddle and the line of scrimmage. That's the quarterback of our defense, so he has a lot of input and say from snap to snap what our defense does, so he kind of controls that, and that's a flawless fit for him. Read More »

Form Manchester United Beat Leicester To Top The Premier League

If we progress in the Champions League and one of the two (domestic) cups, we are going to be in the position where we couldn't do it only with Lukaku and Rashford , especially if I play both together. "After the penalty, we were emotionally in trouble", Mourinho recalled of the March draw, "and this time we missed a penalty and we weren't emotionally in trouble". Read More »