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2009 champ del Potro wins in return to US Open

Del Potro , the 2009 champion in NY, cruised to a 7-6 (7/3), 6-2, 6-3 victory over Spanish 11th seed David Ferrer in the third round on the back of 37 winners. Ranked as no.10 in the world, Thiem may well be a hard stone to chew for del Potro . Through three rounds, he had 99, most among the remaining players, and almost twice as many as the second-place Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (46).

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Late field goal helps Wisconsin upset No. 5 LSU

The first college football game in more than 30 years at Lambeau Field sure went well for the state of Wisconsin. Running back Leonard Fournette , a Heisman front-runner and coming off the best rushing season the SEC has seen, rushed for 138 yards on 23 carries but was held out of the endzone and had a tough time getting anything going until the third quarter.

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Salem police increase patrols after clown sightings

They told police he offered them treats like candy if they would come into the woods. Investigators said no conclusive photo or video evidence has surfaced. One motorist in Greenville called 911 to say he caught a fleeting glimpse of a figure standing by the side of the road wearing a "clown mask" and a clear rain poncho, according to Master Deputy Ryan Flood of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.

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Italian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton in a spin after poor start

Hamilton , meanwhile, admitted he had no explanation for his awful grid getaway at the Italian Grand Prix. As is the norm in Formula One during the Mercedes era, Nico Rosberg was the welcome beneficiary of his team-mate's blunder. "I'm just enjoying winning races". "What we can see is that it is a procedural thing so I don't want to blame anybody". I think overall I'm pretty happy, not so much with the beginning of the lap but I think our race pace is better than the gap in qualifying ...

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Hill dominant in pitching Dodgers to 5-1 win over Padres

But before Puig stepped to the plate, Gonzalez crafted an unusual hit. Roberts said the team won't shut down the 20-year-old rookie because of an innings limit. "I had 19 people here". Like the Rays, a first-place finish is out of sight for the Mets, but they still stand an excellent chance of overtaking the Cardinals to secure a postseason berth.

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Japan's Prime Minister emerges as Super Mario during Rio Olympics closing ceremony

It's estimated that 16% of the world's gold and 22% of the planet's silver is now sitting inside tech all over Japan. Nikkei Asian Review describes participants at the 10 June 2016 meeting as including officials of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organising committee, the Ministry of the Environment and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, as well as executives from mobile phone company NTT DoCoMo, precious metals company Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo and recycling companies.

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Cincinnati Open: ATP: Murray reaches semis in Cincinnati with Tomic win

The Croatian, who did not win his semifinal over Grigor Dimitrov until almost 1:30 am Sunday morning due to rain delays, ended with seven aces and broke Murray three times. The Brit is aiming to win his third title at the Western and Southern Open . On the women's side, the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova, the World No.17, will take on Germany's Angelique Kerber , the second seed, in the championship match.

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Rafael Nadal scores win at US Open

Financial terms were not disclosed for the deal, which gives Adidas a presence throughout the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. - the headquarters of the organization's player development efforts - and branding of the USTA's top-flight junior tournament series and league tennis.

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Comeback is McIlroy's biggest on PGA Tour

Paul Casey shot 2-over to finish second at 13-under. McIlroy, who had not tasted victory on the PGA Tour since the Wells Fargo Championship in May previous year, pinpointed his remarkable recovery after a awful start to Friday's opening round as key to his success at the TPC Boston.

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West Indies win the T20 thriller by one runs against India

With two needed off the final delivery skipper Dhoni lobbed the ball to Marlon Samuels at short third man. Dwayne Bravo bowled the final over of that match, with India needing just eight to win. "That's a call that the match officials have to make and as far as I've played close to 10 years of worldwide cricket and frankly I've played under worse off conditions ".

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F1 Belgian GP: Podium 'unlikely' as Hamilton predicts tough race

Rosberg took victory with his first ever Belgian GP win, starting from pole and somewhat easing to victory, leaving the manic goings-on in his rear view. Nico Rosberg says his victory at the Belgian Grand Prix was made "a little easier" without having to battle recovering Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

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Slovakia go down to England in opening World Cup qualifier

With the referee checking his watch at the City Arena in Trnva, midfielder Danny Rose sent a hopeful low ball into the area for Lallana, who jinked left past a defender and struck a low shot through the legs of Slovakia goalkeeper Matus Kozacik for his first England goal in 27 games.

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Daryl Murphy earns point for Ireland in Belgrade

The former Ipswich Town striker's 80th-minute contribution to an eventful contest at the Rajko Mitic Stadium handed Ireland a positive start to their Group D campaign on a night when they never hit the heights they scaled at their best in France this summer.

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Sanchez, Ozil shine as Arsenal top Watford

Asked about how good Ozil's performance was, Wenger replied: "Especially in the first half". "He moved halfway effectively". I think he has good link-up qualities, good finishing qualities. " The first half we did well, scored three goals and could have scored more ", he said. "For us it's always a tricky game". But Arsenal looked sharper this time around and, with the signings of Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez imminent, they are in better shape heading into the worldwide break.

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Rory McIlroy Claims Remarkable Deutsche Bank Championship Win

Rory McIlroy recorded a remarkable victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship to claim his first PGA title of 2016. Having played his first four holes of the week in 4-over McIlroy, who recently hired a new putting coach, caught fire to be 19-under for his last 69 holes.

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Serena Williams hits career high

Serena not only surpassed Navratilova but she also now matches the Roger Federer's tally of 307. A victory by Williams in the next round could set up a quarterfinal match against No. "I think that's what matters most for me". What do we know now that the first week of the U.S. Open trundled to a close, as the "day matches" seeped into the night-time hours Saturday? "I appreciate what she's doing, " Larsson said.

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Raphael Varane: I Turned Down Manchester United This Summer

The 31-year-old versatile winger has enjoyed a promising start to life under new Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho after having started all three of their Premier League games this season. It was a life decision in respect to my career. What that'll be remains to be seen up until the teams are announced on Saturday morning, but we think one of these thee options could make up for the missing Argentine...

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Guardiola: Aguero will get plenty of chances but has team responsibilities too

But, with Chile global Claudio Bravo having arrived in Manchester on the brink of completing a £17million move to City from Barcelona, it might only be the briefest of returns. Guardiola was also delighted with the impact of teenager Kelechi Iheanacho, who came on as an 83rd-minute substitute against Stoke and was heavily involved in Nolito's two late goals that killed off the Potters' hopes of salvaging a point.

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Scott Dixon wins IndyCar pole at Watkins Glen

Helio Castroneves was third with Conor Daly and Sebastien Bourdais rounding out the top-five. James Hinchcliffe initially advanced but lost his fastest lap because he spun and affected the progress of Power during the session, allowing Aleshin to sneak in.

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Chelsea: Blues linked with free agent

Chelsea must understand Antonio Conte's tactical ideas to succeed, says former Blues captain Marcel Desailly. The Blues signed Marcos Alonso and David Luiz on deadline day but have only six fit defenders now in their squad. But Conte wants a second defender as he remains concerned that he is short of numbers in his back line. Juventus chose not to offer the 29-year-old a new contract and despite interest from a number of Serie A clubs including the likes of Roma, Napoli, Inter Milan and ...

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Juan Martin del Potro safely through to US Open fourth round

They've met once, earlier this year in Madrid, where del Potro won a good one, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Further, as Del Potro started to open up his forehand and even rip 100 miles per hour forehand returns off of Ferrer's second serves, the Argentine also showcased the vastly underused and under-appreciated part of his game - his volleying skills.

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'All will be good' with Sturridge - Klopp

Indeed, the Merseyside outfit took a deserved lead in the 43rd minute of action when Milner converted from the penalty spot after Erik Lamela had seemingly clipped the heels of Firmino just inside the Spurs box. "It's true the first half was better for Liverpool , but in the second half we played, not well, but better, we competed". "In the end, today feels worse than last time I was here", he said, pinpointing Mignolet's "really good game" on their last visit and joking that he "saved our ...

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Saban: Ex-USC coach Steve Sarkisian joins staff as analyst

But he was replaced by Jalen Hurts. After the game, Saban failed to name a starting quarterback, leaving the competition open for at least another week. USC fired Sarkisian last October after athletic director Pat Haden said he showed up in school in no condition to lead practice following an embarrassing public display earlier at a pep rally where he appeared to be intoxicated while giving a speech.

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Nadal misses out on quarters after 4th-round loss

Pouille may still not be well-known among the more casual tennis fans but the 22-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the rankings this year from a position of No 91 in mid-February and reached the last-eight at Wimbledon. "I need to keep improving the level of tennis to be back where I was before the injury". Before playing Pouille, Nadal had only lost 20 individual games in the US Open.

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Harry Kane confident goals will come for Tottenham and England

It was during this global break past year that Kane found his scoring boots with goals against San Marino and Switzerland but, having failed to make his mark in the Premier League until late September, he went on to win the Golden Boot and rattle in 32 goals in all for club and country.

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Scherzer dominant as Nationals edge Phillies 3-2

The Nationals have run away with the NL East, and Scherzer may have just stamped his mark on the most coveted award a pitcher can win. Washington is idle Thursday for its first day off since August 11. On Tuesday, they combined for his 15th win. "He did a great job with his offspeed stuff and really located extremely well", Mackanin said. I thought, watching the replay, there's plenty of space for him to go and slide.

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Williams eases through and allays injury fears

According to reports, Djokovic's off-court issues involved his wife, Jelena. It also contributed to her third round loss at the Rio Olympics. "Yeah I mean, I spoke to him after the match past year, it was fine", Murray said. I think one thing I think that's pretty impressive is she gets a lot of balls back. Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland also has an outside chance at the world number one ranking if she can claim her first Grand Slam title.

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Novak Djokovic vs Jiri Vesely, US Open 2016

The top-ranked Djokovic faced a potentially tricky second-round matchup Wednesday against Jiri Vesely , who defeated him in their only meeting last spring. Britain's Johanna Konta , the 13th seed, collapsed on court with heat sickness before completing a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 win over Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova.

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Major Martin: Truex Jr. wins Southern 500

Jeff Gordon , the seven-time Darlington victor subbing once again for injured Dale Earnhardt Jr., starts 15th. "To say I'm disappointed doesn't begin to describe how I feel, but I know this is the right thing for my long-term health and career".

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QB Kaepernick's protest of 'rogue cops' extends to socks

Kaepernick and Reid dropped to one knee while a naval officer sang "The Star-Spangled Banner " and dozens of military members unfurled an oversized flag at the Chargers' Qualcomm Stadium. At halftime the Chargers recognized six Vietnam War veterans as a remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the war and will also had wounded warriors as special guests and a patriotic fireworks show to wrap up halftime.

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Rio 2016: South Africa's Caster Semenya takes 800m gold

In a brief, three-sentence statement, the IAAF announces that Semenya is cleared to compete again against other women, almost a year after her gold at the worlds. They're making you a better person. "It was just a fantastic race, the girls running were good so it was a good feeling and obviously in the race there will always be one victor - and it turned out good for me", Semenya said.

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Obama Lands in Laos for First US Presidential Visit

Soon after Duterte's press conference, Obama said his aides were assessing if a constructive meeting in Laos was still possible. "I am the president of a sovereign country and I am not answerable to anyone except the Filipino people", Duterte told a news conference Monday.

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Retired Sevastova beats Konta, into US Open quarterfinals

She managed to save two match points in the second set but Sevastova eventually took her third chance to.seal victory in one hour, 42 minutes. All in all it was a disappointing display from Konta against a woman who retired from tennis in 2013 for almost two years due to a series of injuries.

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Scott can t haul in McIlroy at PGA event

One week after working with a new putting coach and changing putters, results came quickly for McIlroy. Northern Ireland's McIlroy maintained momentum after his third-round 66 by shooting a superb six-under-par 65 to finish on 15 under at TPC Boston and overhaul overnight leader Casey in the process.

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Trevor Siemian Named Starting Quarterback For Denver's Second Preseason Game

The San Francisco 49ers offensive starters finished off their Week 2 after three series. The running game worked well for San Francisco versus Houston but, although Blaine Gabbert is the heavy favorite to be the starting quarterback for the regular season, he will be eager for a better performance after missing a number of throws last week.


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