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US Open 2016 quarter-final, Novak Djokovic vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Djokovic produced a flawless performance against world number 84 Edmund and will next face Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who knocked out American Jack Sock. But the Brit couldn't quite maintain the high level of intensity against such a good retriever and Djokovic responded to break back twice to seal victory.

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Lance Stephenson agrees to deal with Pelicans

Lance Stephenson has a chance to make the Pelicans now. Stephenson was traded by the Los Angeles Clippers in February, finishing the season with the Memphis Grizzlies, who declined his $9.5 million option. Operating with an elite pick-and-roll partner in Anthony Davis should also help Stephenson reassert his worth as a basketball player after a down last couple of seasons.

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Serena Williams Toppled from No. 1 Ranking in Stunning US Open Upset

This reverse for Serena means she is equal with Steffi Graf for most grand slams in the Open era and also most consecutive weeks spent at No.1. In January, she not only advanced to the Australian Open title match but beat Serena Williams there.

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NFL Season Kicks Off With Several Bangs --- To Cam Newton's Head

If you're offended by profanity, avoid them. Newton briefly collected himself on his knees before returning to his feet, and while game officials met to discuss offsetting penalties, people charged with evaluating concussions went into action.

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Guardiola Confirms Double Injury Boost Ahead Of Man Utd Clash

Discussing his emotions ahead of Saturday's game, Mourinho said: "I am normal". "For the short time, we play good in some moments". Despite fears that he could miss out on the derby at Old Trafford, Mourinho claimed that his summer signing is ready to take some part in the game, if not for the full 90 minutes.

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Stephen Strasburg does not need Tommy John, but no timetable for return

Washington's trainer then came out and spoke briefly with Strasburg, who soon departed. Stephen Strasburg has a strained flexor mass in his elbow and the Washington Nationals dont know when he will pitch again, but the team said it was relieved the right-hander did not re-tear a ligament.

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Ready for the Carson Wentz era to begin

And that's a good thing, as he likely won't be. "Extra preparation is pretty normal", Wentz said . "We have to make judgments on the individual players and we're not always going to be right", told Grossi "But in this particular case, we just didn't feel it was necessarily the right bet to make for us at this time".

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Novak Djokovic advances to US Open final

Monfils upped his effort levels slightly in the second but not his performance and he hobbled into the changeover, after Djokovic had sealed the set 6-2. Still, her varied game, filled with slices and drop shots and net rushes, gave Kerber fits for most of the first set. The Frenchman insisted his tactics were deliberate.

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Opening loss: Missed field goal costly as Panthers lose to Broncos

Carolina tight end Greg Olsen said the officials seem to forget that despite his size, Newton is quarterback and should be protected like a quarterback . He also understands his getting hit in the helmet at least four times didn't cost Carolina the win that coach Ron Rivera hoped would jump-start the season.

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Stan Wawrinka vs Kei Nishikori live stream, preview, prediction

In the women's competition, world No.1 Serena Williams fended off a spirited Simona Halep , downing the fifth-seeded Romanian 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the semifinals. The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said that a match alert for the August 30 encounter had been received from betting organisations. Essentially the opposite of Wimbledon.

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Djokovic solves Monfils puzzle to reach US Open final

Australian and French Open champion Djokovic came to NY with question marks, having lost in the third round at Wimbledon and the first at the Rio Olympics while battling a nagging left wrist injury. "I'd say Novak would be the favorite", Murray, the Wimbledon and Olympic champion and world No. 2, said Wednesday after losing to Nishikori in a five-set quarterfinal epic that lasted almost four hours.

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Marko Grujic shares the factor that makes him confident of Liverpool success

They will be looking for a much-needed victory against the defending champions who managed their first win of this campaign in the last gameweek defeating Swansea City, after a scoreless draw against Arsenal and a shocking defeat against Hull City in the season opener.

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Bridgewater's knee surgery finished; grueling rehab next

Sugarman was present in Dallas to support Bridgewater and observe the entire procedure. Sugarman also noted that Bridgewater "has already began the rehab process yesterday" and "will return to Minnesota to continue on the road to recovery very soon".

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Conte backs David Luiz to become one of the world´s best

It's good to have that spirit back and we are looking to improve on that front. "It's important to look at ourselves and not to look at the others". "I think every player can improve until the end of their career". Luiz can play in midfield as well as defence, but Conte views him only as a centre-back and will consider adjusting Chelsea's formation to accommodate him, Terry and Cahill.

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Sony to broadcast Rio Paralympic Games

Also missing were 267 Russian athletes who were banned because of alleged state-sponsored doping. "The insights we gather in Rio will undoubtedly inform LA 2024 moving forward as our city builds a Paralympic experience that helps the city and the world better celebrate the unity in diversity that is so essential to the Olympic and Paralympic Games", Wasserman said Wednesday.

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Seahawks see Rawls, Michael as dynamic running back duo

Graham started training camp on the PUP list but made steady progress throughout the summer and has practiced fully this week. But if Rawls is clearly the better of the two, then there'd be no reason not to hand him the ball as often as possible.

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Gianluca Zambrotta: Zlatan is up there with the very best

He also struck the victor in the Community Shield at Wembley as United beat Leicester City to win their first trophy under their new boss. Ibrahimovic , a free agent after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain ran down in the summer, will be the feel-good signing of the season.

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Thompson beats Schippers again over 100 at Van Damme

National sprint record holder Carina Horn turns out in a 100m contest which includes three women who have dipped under 11 seconds this year. Jamaica's Olympic champion at 100 and 200m, Elaine Thompson, completed a Diamond League double as she won the overall 100m honours with victory in 10.72sec, equalling the meeting record, ahead of the world 200m champion Dafne Schippers of The Netherlands, second in 10.97.

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Man Utd's Ibrahimovic eager to add to derby collection

Fans waiting to see sparks flying between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola ahead of this weekend's Manchester Derby will be slightly disappointed. When Mourinho was asked in his news conference on Friday about Guardiola, the United manager replied: "It's a problem?" They were a very good team last season, two, three, four seasons ago.

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Djokovic into US Open final

First, Jiri Vesely, exhausted by a five-set match in the first round, pulled out before a second-round match with Djokovic. For a place in the final Djokovic will meet another Frenchman - Gael Monfils who defeated Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.

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Palmer on this year's Cardinals: 'We are pretty good'

ET kickoff at University of Phoenix Stadium. Lost in the coverage of Jimmy Garoppolo's first career start is the tall task the Patriots defense faces against the tall Cardinals receiving corps. DEFENSIVE BOOST: The Cardinals' biggest problem a year ago was generating a pass rush without blitzing. Williams is raw, but he's a playmaker, Arians said, and since he's bound to get picked on far more often than Peterson, he'll have plenty of chances at interceptions and pick-sixes.

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Disability rights groups seek intervention on Wisconsin teen's plans to die

Bolen's mother, Jen, could not be reached to comment on Thursday, but she told the Appleton Post Crescent in July she had reluctantly accepted her daughter's decision to end her life. The incurable disease destroys nerve cells in the brain stem and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle activity. "If child protection is not involved in Ms.

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Brendan Rodgers cannot wait to experience the Old Firm derby volume

Whether we were playing Rangers , Aberdeen, St Johnstone, Hearts, whoever we play at home, the objective going into the game is to win. We had a light day Thursday and he was just away getting a scan on the injury. Celtic have netted 19 goals in five home matches this season but Warburton was quick to point out that Rangers belied their underdog status during last season's Scottish Cup semi-final.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes joke about new Man Utd signing

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes Jose Mourinho has the upper hand going into the Manchester Derby. Guardiola is well-known for opting to flood the central-midfield area, and that tactic would overwhelm United's midfield pairing of Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba , which started against Southampton and Hull City .

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Palmer has strong words for Patriots' Tom Brady

You play to be in the game and play. "I think if you just read the article past year in Sports Illustrated you get a sense of how broad their game plan is, how many options they have", Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday. In Arizona you can forget about the Brady banner right up above us here on the north end of the Gillette Stadium . "There's no question about it, but it is what it is at this point".

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Hamilton hails best possible result after scything through field to make podium

At that stage a win was on the cards, but Mercedes split strategies under the red-flag conditions and Hamilton was unable to catch Daniel Ricciardo for second place at the end. "I'm just focusing on my thing and that's it". "In previous races, there have been no incidents and today there was". "It wasn't an easy weekend for us".

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What to Watch at US Open: New No. 1 Kerber faces Pliskova

Pliskova, the first Czech woman in the US Open final since Helena Sukova in 1993, said she had not noticed that her opponent was carrying an injury. Pliskova pocketed the set in 26 minutes without facing a break point. "She deserved to win". Originally published as Who is US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova? I can't say anything too much [about Pliskova] after [Serena] playing like this.

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Anna Grimaldi wins New Zealand's first gold media at Paralympics

The young Kiwi came in third place at last year's world championships in Doha, Qatar, but managed to shock herself after she achieved her personal best in the sixth and final jump for this year's games. New Zealand got off to a good start at Day One with four of our Paralympians gaining entry into the finals and clocking personal best times. But it was Anna Grimaldi who stole the show in the Women's Long Jump T47, leaping her way to NZ's first gold medal.

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Denver prevails on Carolina's missed FG

But an impressive performance from Broncos running back C.J Anderson and a critical Cam Newton interception turned the momentum in Denver's favour. If that was your son or daughter taking that kind of hit to the head, you'd want them immediately evaluated for a concussion.

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Vikings sign center Joe Berger to 1-year contract extension

Berger, who took a $985,000 base salary into the 2016 season, is in his 12th National Football League season and his sixth year with the Vikings. "Obviously, we spent a lot of time together in the last six years". He was cut in training camp, after the Vikings made a decision to go with Berger as their starter at center. He was acquired in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers during the team's bye week last season.

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Mkhitaryan, Shaw fit for Manchester derby

Aguero will not be the only change for City as recently-acquired goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is set to make his debut, but Mourinho has no need to make alterations. "Come on!" said Guardiola. Nothing will be decided on Saturday, with 34 games still to be played of the campaign, but the direction will be a little clearer afterwards.

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Luiz can 'become one of the best' - Conte

Luiz has divided opinion ever since Chelsea first signed him from Benfica nearly six years ago, and Jose Mourinho sold him to Paris Saint Germain in 2014. To work on the weakness and make the player stronger. They were pretty dire in the former but showed much more stomach for a fight - particulalrly in the second half - at the champions as manager Francesco Guidolin witnessed his side apply some late pressure that could have pinched a draw.

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Stephen Strasburg diagnosed with flexor strain

The good news is that he won't need Tommy John surgery, but the bad news is that there's no definitive timetable for his return. That last MRI was done in May before Strasburg signed a seven-year, $175 million extension. A flexor mass strain does not point directly to Tommy John surgery, but it is concerning. Most of the time, a flexor-pronator strain is treated with rest from pitching for several weeks to give the tendons time to heal.

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England set ODI record of 444/3 against Pakistan

When Azhar was out, Pakistan - already 3-0 down in the five-match series - were 169 for six off 38 overs and in danger of failing to bat out their full 50 in this day/night fixture. He sliced an edge high but just short of third-man off Wahab, and then in the same bowler's next over pulled a no-ball into the hands of deep square-leg - therefore escaping twice, on 59 and 72.

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Goaltender Price to play 1st game in almost 10 months

They will need to produce some more offense if they hope to contend. We have great defensemen here and great offense here, and it's all about our five-man units jelling and learning how to compete again. "We always go into every tournament expecting to win and having to put our best team on the ice every night to do it", said Team Canada centre Ryan Getzlaf.


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