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Nadal takes first step towards Federer US Open showdown

The 19-year-old Tiafoe broke Federer in the first game of the match and bellowed out a loud "Come on!" when his forehand victor found the line to capture the opening set. "My hope and my belief is that it's only going to get better from here because every day that goes by puts me further away from what happened in Montreal ".

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Top 5: Summer Deadline Day deals in Premier League history

Most importantly, Wenger seems to have lost the dressing room, this goes beyond tactics, set-up and players not being good enough. Can has been in impressive form so far this season. Nemanja Matic has brought in a nice cover for the defence, Paul Pogba is having fun while Henrikh Mkhitaryan is hitting those assists. The Italian made it clear new signings are a priority this week.

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Tottenham and West Ham in battle for Barcelona star Andre Gomes

However, the move to Camp Nou has been far from it for the Portuguese midfielder as he has failed to establish himself as a regular fixture in the first-team setup. Mauricio Pochettino has also identified midfield as a key area to reinforce after bolstering defence from the addition of Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth.

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Arsenal target leaves national team camp to complete transfer move

Mahrez handed in a transfer request at the start of the summer window and he was widely expected to have already secured his exit at this stage due to reported interest from a number of top European sides. Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has called on the club to make a late move for Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez . They claim that Barcelona, Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in the winger, and they will all battle it out for his services during the course of today.

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Root defends declaration after Headingley defeat

At Headingley , Brathwaite and Hope added 246 in the first innings, and 144 in the second. He and Hope put on a total of 390 runs in the game. England at least got some useful practice ahead of the pink-ball Ashes Test later this year.

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Stuart Law lauds wonderful Windies' Headingley heroics vs England cricket team

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle says he is open to a Test return before he retires from cricket. Making a fixture such as that a pink-ball Test would surely not solve the underlying problem of a dud draw. Joe Root's bold/careless declaration on day four the starting point for where it went, but there would be few worldwide skippers who wouldn't have surveyed the West Indies , their track record and what they're supposedly capable of, and not thought they couldn't be finished off inside ...

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Celtics, Cavaliers finalize Kyrie Irving trade with additional second-round pick

After several days of a holdup, the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers finally reached an agreement on the terms of the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade. "I'm going to be back, and I'm going to be the same player again", Thomas told ESPN . Thomas, 28, is coming off a career year in which he averaged 28.9 points per game and was named to the All-NBA Second Team.

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Lewis Hamilton gives up on Ferrari 'dream' after Sebastian Vettel contract extension

The 32-year-old Briton made the most of his record-equalling 68th pole position to take the lead, but had to survive some concerted attacks from Vettel's Ferrari before emerging triumphant for the fifth time this season. As four-time champion Vettel goes in search of his first win on Ferrari's home track in Sunday's classic high-speed charge, his nearest rival will be hunting a third victory in four years at the Autodromo Nazionale.

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Man City to offer Raheem Sterling, cash for Alexis Sanchez

It is also understood that it is Arsenal who broached the idea of including Raheem Sterling in the deal, though City have no desire to sell the England global and are determined to complete a cash-only transfer. The 29-year-old has less than 12-months left on his current deal at The Emirates and has made it clear he will not sign a new deal. Former Arsenal forward Ian Wright believes it is time for Wenger to call time on his over two-decade spell at the helm.

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Only 15 percent of homeowners in Houston have flood insurance

The NFIP's Summary of Coverage provides more details. Sadly, most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage . Auto insurance will most likely cover flooding as well. Certain areas have higher flood risk than others. As with previous disasters and floods, we will get through this as we have always done. It also suggests to homeowners that the risk maybe isn't really that bad - after all , if your house can be adequately insured against flooding for a couple hundred ...

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Manchester United Continue Premier League Sprint With Bolt In Attendance

Leicester City also had a glorious chance to score in the 60th minutes when Jamie Vardy was superbly set up by Riyad Mahrez , but the forward could not beat David De Gea in goal for Manchester United . "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".

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Federer's fitness under the spotlight after win

It was Federer's first match under the roof, because he missed the tournament a year ago. In many ways, also it felt like people were happy to see me again after missing previous year. Federer's tilt for a third Grand Slam title of 2017 looked to be under threat when he dropped the first set, with American Tiafoe thriving more so than cowering on his Arthur Ashe debut.

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Jose Mourinho Makes Late Swoop for Rival's Star Player

Manchester United could still lose Belgian global midfielder Marouane Fellaini to Turkish side Fenerbahce , but not until next year. Mourinho has been on the lookout for a quality player, most preferably a winger in the transfer market, but he has not been able to sign a player of his choice.

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Harvey could be costliest disaster in U.S. history

As heavy rains recede in Houston , recovery efforts and ongoing floods will continue due to Tropical Storm Harvey - which appears to be the costliest natural disaster in USA history. Authorities in the flood-hit Texan city of Houston have imposed a night curfew amid reports of looting incidents. Louisiana is bracing for severe flooding as Tropical Storm Harvey makes its way to the state one day after the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina .

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Climate Change Could Make Storms Like Harvey More Common

The 28-year-old, who has 3.91M Twitter followers, posted an emotional video to his account thanking everyone. "The Katrina situation is one that ever since then, we know how to deal with rain, we know how to deal with floods", Edwards told CNN on Tuesday.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain rejects Chelsea with Liverpool move in mind

The England global is keen to play in his preferred position of central midfield and believes he has a greater chance of doing so at Liverpool , with Chelsea having offered him the chance to take up a wing-back role. The player is understood to be keener to move to Anfield , where he feels his chances may be more forthcoming, although no deal has as yet been agreed between Liverpool and Arsenal for his services.

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Ezenwa To Start Ahead Akpeyi

He stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Abuja on Wednesday. The IfeanyiUbah FC goalkeeper saved a penalty in Super Eagles Team B 2-0 win over the Republic of Benin to qualify for the 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN).

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Trump criticized by own adviser for Charlottesville remarks

Before meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland earlier this month, Tillerson spoke of the shared values between the U.S. and Canada, saying these values necessitated a rebuke of the violence seen by participants in the recent "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville that left dozens of people injured and one person dead.

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US Open: Roger Federer ousts teen Frances Tiafoe in five-set thriller

Roger Federer opens his campaign at the US Open in search of a sixth title against American outsider Frances Tiafoe on Tuesday and although a semi-final against old foe Rafa Nadal is on the cards, the world number three insists he is not thinking about that possibility just yet.

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Nick Kyrgios reflects on shock US Open first round defeat

Kyrgios's commitment to the Cup cause is at odds with his claim after losing to Millman that he has "no dedication to the game at all". "I had such a good Indian Wells, Miami, and then Davis Cup - we had a good (quarter-final) win over America, and then things just went downhill from there really".

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Sharapova return picks up steam with US Open last-32 spot

Sharapova became more vocal as she saved break points in a sixth game that proved to be the turning point of the match. Once she found her groove midway through the second set, however, the 30-year-old, sporting a pale peach pink crystal-encrusted dress, eventually shone like a diamond, tossing Babos aside in a one-sided decider.

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National Football League reduces Vontaze Burfict's suspension to three games

Vontaze Burfict didn't get full exoneration, but his appeal to the National Football League was somewhat successful. The Bengals also placed running back Cedric Peerman on injured reserve Tuesday after he suffered a shoulder injury in the team's third preseason game Sunday against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field.

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Basketball Lifer Rollie Massimino Dead at 82

The Hoyas, led by All-American center Patrick Ewing, had beaten Villanova twice in the regular season, and even though both games were competitive and close , nothing indicated this time would be any different. One of the Big East Conference's most notable figures has died. Spending 19 years at Villanova from 1973-1992, Massimino guided Villanova to an improbable national championship in 1985, guiding the No.

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Federer survives US Open scare

Frances Tiafoe , of the United States, reacts after breaking Roger Federer , of Switzerland, during a first-round match of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. When Federer converted a break point with Tiafoe serving at 1-2, 30-40 in the fifth set-on a charging Federer backhand pass-the five-time USA champ seemed at last to attain real security.

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Federer survives first round scare

Tiafoe was in no mood to give up as the fourth set got underway though. Federer beat Frances Tiafoe 4-6 6-2 6-1 1-6 6-4 but only after struggling with his movement in the early stages and then letting the American teenager back into the match.

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US Open first round: Roger Federer v Frances Tiafoe

The match marked only the second time in the last 15 years that Federer was pushed to five in a Slam opener, and the first since Wimbledon 2010. The Australian Open and Wimbledon champion quickly bounced back, though, and it took him just an hour to turn things around with convincing victories in the next two sets.

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Chiefs acquire OL Cameron Erving from Browns

The Browns used Erving as a guard during his rookie season, but he was overmatched. The trade was the 16th made by executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown since January of 2016. The Chiefs also dealt away a conditional 2018 seventh-round pick for Kenneth Acker, and it is also unclear if that's been fulfilled. Erving started 13 games last season, 12 at center and one at right tackle.

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

According to a release, the show includes 10 episodes that will normally air Sundays, starting September 10 on Facebook Watch. With Lonzo joining the Lakers - the team LaVar has wanted him on from day one - there are still two more waiting in the wings.

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Floating Fire Ants Just Keep Getting Worse

The ants mesh themselves together tightly enough to trap air in the middle, with the ants on the bottom knitted so tightly that water can't get through. Louisiana State University entomologist, Linda Bui, recalled seeing multiple reports of evacuees with "unexplained rashes" around their legs and waists during Hurricane Katrian, caused by wading through waters filled with the floating fire ants.

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Chelsea ace Eden Hazard welcomes brother into Hazard FC

The 22-year old Belgian is the younger brother of Blues star Eden Hazard . Eden Hazard was the first to arrive at Stamford Bridge and Thorgan soon followed. However, in 2013 he moved back to Belgium to join White Star Brüssel. The Blues have announced that he will join their development squad consisting of U-23 players.

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West Brom sign Polish midfielder Krychowiak on loan from PSG

Signed by the French giants for £30m last season, Krychowiak made just 19 appearances during his maiden campaign in the French capital. The PSG midfielder joins Albion, subject to global clearance, in a deal that has been described as a huge "coup" for the Baggies by head coach Tony Pulis .

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Tottenham Complete Signing of Argentina Under-20 Centre-Back Juan Foyth

He becomes Tottenham's third new recruit in the space of a week after the club-record signing of defender Davinson Sanchez from Ajax and Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga . Speaking to El Dia in Argentina earlier this week, Foyth explained the motives behind his move to Tottenham and the role manager Mauricio Pochettino played.

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Johnny Manziel works out for CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Mitchell said Briles will eventually coach again but it won't be here in Hamilton. It's been a hectic week for Hamilton, which promoted Jones to head coach after Kent Austin, their vice-president of football operations, removed himself from the job.

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Mariners add starter Mike Leake for stretch run

The prospect, shortstop Rayder Ascanio of Venezuela, will likely be assigned to the Cardinals' Palm Beach (A) club. Leake was traded to the San Francisco Giants from the Cincinnati Reds at the trade deadline in 2015. He will finish his career as a Cardinal with a 16-24 record and a 4.46 ERA. Leake has been ultra dependable since making his major league debut in 2010, starting 228 games, which trails only Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw (231) for National League starts over that period.

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Texans-Cowboys preseason game canceled because of Hurricane Harvey

The final preseason game for both teams was previously scheduled to be played at NRG Stadium in Houston. Thursday's Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys preseason game to be held in Arlington has been canceled so that players may return to Houston to be with their families, according to NFL Network.


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