• Maria Sharapova sent crashing by Anastasija Sevastova at US Open
Maria Sharapova sent crashing by Anastasija Sevastova at US Open

Wozniacki spoke last week about her displeasure of Sharapova getting to play at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the best court at the U.S. Open in New York City. This time previous year, Sevastova was making her way to the quarter-finals at the Open for the first time, beating Johanna Konta to get there. Two top-10 men whose opening matches also were ...

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  • Venus Williams advances into US Open quarter-finals
Venus Williams advances into US Open quarter-finals

The Wimbledon and Australian Open runner-up, seeking her third US Open crown, will meet Czech 13th seed Petra Kvitova , a two-time Wimbledon victor. My sister and my family motivate me a lot. "Nobody gives you a Slam, you got to take it and I am trying to take it". The former world No.1 is embracing the challenge of ending her nine-year gr...

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  • Arsene Wenger confirms €100m Thomas Lemar bid, plans another offer
Arsene Wenger confirms €100m Thomas Lemar bid, plans another offer

Arsene Wenger's team have started the season in underwhelming fashion, beating Leicester on the opening day before slipping to an unexpected 1-0 defeat to Stoke. However, City will look to capitalise on the situation by making another attempt to land Sanchez in the January window. Not what the club can give to them.

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  • Croatia qualifier abandoned after heavy rain
Croatia qualifier abandoned after heavy rain

Even though Croatia beat Kosovo convincingly in Skhoder a year ago, this string of events made the task for the Croats much more hard and the opposition from the visitors was much stronger than in their first qualifying encounter. On Monday, the Croatian national team will travel to Eskisehir where they will face Turkey on Tuesday night. Whil...

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  • #21 Virginia Tech faces #22 West Virginia in loaded season opener
#21 Virginia Tech faces #22 West Virginia in loaded season opener

West Virginia is going to need all the help they can get from White, he's the only returning starter in the Mountaineer defensive backfield. Needless to say, its been a defensive battle in the first half. The Hokies strong defense, led by coordinator Bud Foster, is anchored by linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and Andrew Motuapuaka. The Mountaineers ...

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  • Texas governor estimates Harvey damage at up to $180bn
Texas governor estimates Harvey damage at up to $180bn

Two estimates on Wednesday put total losses - including property damage, lost wages and disrupted business - at as much as $75 billion. While flood waters were receding in much of the state, some areas remain risky, such as Beaumont, a city of some 120,000.

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  • LPGA Cambia Portland Classic golf tournament
LPGA Cambia Portland Classic golf tournament

Lewis also called on her fellow LPGA Tour pros to grab an extra pair of shoes when they next go shopping and she would hand them over to those in need. The Japanese star plans to retire after The Evian Championship in two weeks in France. Lewis was able to lag her approach putt to less than two feet of the cup.

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  • Rooney explains why Lukaku is 'perfect' for Man Utd
Rooney explains why Lukaku is 'perfect' for Man Utd

The Belgium global has scored three times in as many games as Jose Mourinho's side have made a ideal start to the new Premier League season, while also netting in the UEFA Super Cup loss to Real Madrid . As for the pressure of being United's main striker, he added: "The goals are expected and if you don't they talk a lot about you not scoring". ...

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  • Wayne Rooney Believes Romelu Lukaku Is Perfect For Manchester United
Wayne Rooney Believes Romelu Lukaku Is Perfect For Manchester United

Van Nistelrooy was speaking at Old Trafford after playing and scoring for United legends in a charity fixture against their Barcelona counterparts. A star-studded game on Saturday, the proceeds of which will go to the club's foundation, saw Van Nistelrooy, Edwin van der Sar, Dwight Yorke and Louis Saha among the big names to turn out for United.

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  • 'I was just having fun' - rookie Stroll makes Monza front row
'I was just having fun' - rookie Stroll makes Monza front row

You just focus on your job and then you see where you end up after the first corner and then after that, it's a long race". The safety auto was sent out to assess conditions several times as the surface of the circuit drained rapidly and, finally, with only 16 minutes remaining, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo led a tentative group of bold drivers in...

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  • Why US Open needs Nadal, Federer to hit stride
Why US Open needs Nadal, Federer to hit stride

But I'm still in the draw, which gives me a chance. TIU spokesman Mark Harrison said this week that the group "was made aware of concerns over betting patterns" during the match between Dolgopolov and Monteiro. As for Federer, he came in with truncated preparation after a recurrent back problem hit him during the Montreal final, and the rust-and ...

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  • Hamilton takes record pole at Monza
Hamilton takes record pole at Monza

Starting from fourth spot, Bottas was the busiest man in the initial stages of the race, as he was overtaken by Kimi Raikkonen on the first lap. " Ferrari had arrived for their home race knowing that it was likely to favour Mercedes but encouraged by a strong showing in Belgium the previous weekend when Vettel was on Hamilton's tail all the ...

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  • Belgium book spot at 2018 World Cup
Belgium book spot at 2018 World Cup

Belgium now have 22 points from eight Group H games - eight more than second-placed Bosnia Herzegovina, who leapfrogged Greece with a 4-0 win in Gibraltar. Forsberg rattled the crossbar with a powerful free kick as Sweden looked to add to their lead, eventually doing so through Andreas Granqvist's penalty in the 84th minute.

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  • Cal Begins Wilcox Era with a 35-30 Win Over North Carolina
Cal Begins Wilcox Era with a 35-30 Win Over North Carolina

With returning Heisman victor Lamar Jackson at quarterback for Louisville next week, the Tar Heels will need to make a quick turn around to avoid starting the season 0-2 for the first time since 2010. "We honestly just beat ourselves; every time they scored, it was a self-inflicted wound", linebacker Andre Smith said. Unfortunately, that's what hap...

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  • Federer knocks out Lopez in straight sets, moves on to US Open
Federer knocks out Lopez in straight sets, moves on to US Open

Federer said: 'I struggled the first couple of rounds, but that had something to do with my opponents as well. Federer rained down 32 winners against just 16 unforced errors and saved five of six break points to improve to 13-0 lifetime against the 35-year-old Spaniard.

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  • Kyrie Irving thanks Cleveland in new video
Kyrie Irving thanks Cleveland in new video

The blockbuster trade, delayed and in jeopardy of dying, is done: Kyrie Irving is headed to the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas is coming to the Cavaliers and the National Basketball Association can take a well-earned, late-summer break. Thomas helped the Celtics get to the postseason in his first year where they were swept by Irving and the Cavs in ...

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  • Redskins put Su'a Cravens of exempt/left team list after safety mulls retirement
Redskins put Su'a Cravens of exempt/left team list after safety mulls retirement

They were upset with him and what they heard. The 22-year-old Cravens, Washington's expected starter at strong safety, has been out since August 15 following knee surgery to fix a torn meniscus, but was expected to return to practice this week to prepare for the season opener September 10 against Philadelphia.

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  • Buffalo Bills waive RB Jonathan Williams in surprise move
Buffalo Bills waive RB Jonathan Williams in surprise move

Williams only rushed for 94 yards and one touchdown during his rookie season, however, he was expected to make a contribution in 2017. Releasing the 6-foot, 223-pound running back leaves former Raiders back Taiwan Jones, with 183 rushing yards in six seasons, and fifth-year veteran Joe Banyard, who has 95 career rushing yards, as McCoy's backups....

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  • Sri Lanka make 238 in fifth ODI against India
Sri Lanka make 238 in fifth ODI against India

For Sri Lanka , sensible knocks from middle-order batsmen Lahiru Thirimanne (67) and Angelo Mathews (55) helped them recover to some extent after a disastrous start which saw them lose their top three batsmen within the first ten overs. Windies need to lose two games if Sri Lanka are to qualify for cricket's showpiece event. Bumrah then had T...

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  • McLaren expect future with Honda to be sorted within fortnight
McLaren expect future with Honda to be sorted within fortnight

Alonso's contract with McLaren expires at the end of 2017. While Alonso appears, from the outside at least, to be reluctant to remain with McLaren if Honda continue as power unit supplier for the team, Brown still seems to think that the Spaniard could be convinced to stay although, if Renault replaced the Japanese supplier, Brown feels that it...

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