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Sport Rain looms as Federer, Nadal start US Open campaign
Author: 0 Rain looms as Federer, Nadal start US Open campaign

Ultimately, the five-time US Open champion came through 4-6 6-2 6-1 1-6 6-4 and will now take on the Russian in the next stage. "While my dad worked, I picked up the game during nights and weekends at the facility when the other kids weren't around".

Sport Roger Federer speaks out on injury fears after gruelling US Open battle
Author: 0 Roger Federer speaks out on injury fears after gruelling US Open battle

Adorably accommodating, Federer promised that if the boy made it on tour, he would at least make a come-back to take him on in a match. "We had a good fight", Federer said in an on-court interview. A ruthless Nadal delivered the young Serb another tennis lesson, breaking his opponent at the first opportunity in both the second and third sets to improve his record in first round U.S.

Sport US Open 2017: Nick Kyrgios knocked out by John Millman
Author: 0 US Open 2017: Nick Kyrgios knocked out by John Millman

The 22-year-old received a warning for allegedly cursing and broke his racket as he produced a string of unforced errors at Louis Armstrong Stadium in front of his coach, Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean. I will have good weeks. Wishing Millman good luck in an encouraging post-match handshake, Kyrgios cleaned up the clutter littered around his seat-empty Evian bottles and banana peels-and tossed them in the trash retrieving his mangled stick from the trash.

Sport Sharapova battles on while Kyrgios crashes out at US Open
Author: 0 Sharapova battles on while Kyrgios crashes out at US Open

Ukrainian Elina Svitolina , the fourth seed, saw off Katerina Siniakova 6-0 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 in their first-round clash, while eighth-seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova survived three match points in a 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-2) victory over Marketa Vondrousova.

Sport Sharapova downs Halep in return to US Open
Author: 0 Sharapova downs Halep in return to US Open

On match point No. 3, and with Tiafoe serving, the teenager from Maryland netted a return and Federer raised his arms in tired triumph as the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd roared. Tiafoe joins Rafael Nadal , Kei Nishikori , and Stan Wawrinka as the only men to take Federer to five sets at a Grand Slam in 2017. I think we both enjoyed ourselves out here tonight.

Sport Roger Federer struggles through first round at US Open
Author: 0 Roger Federer struggles through first round at US Open

Tiafoe jumped out to a 2-0 lead against the five-time US Open champion and stayed ahead to take the first set. Czech 25-year-old Pliskova, the runner-up to Angelique Kerber in 2016, eased past Poland's Magda Linette 6-2, 6-1 on the back of eight aces and 29 winners.

Sport US Open 2017: Roger Federer survives Frances Tiafoe scare to advance
Author: 0 US Open 2017: Roger Federer survives Frances Tiafoe scare to advance

Federer , the 19-time major victor who is chasing a record sixth US Open title, said he was grateful that he had already got a look at Tiafoe in Miami. "I'm very happy that I'm feeling as good as I'm feeling right now", Federer said. "He is a great player and has a bright future ahead of him", Federer said on 19-year-old American teen sensation Frances Tiafoe .

Sport Vontaze Burfict's Five-Game Suspension to be Reduced to Three Games
Author: 0 Vontaze Burfict's Five-Game Suspension to be Reduced to Three Games

The announcement said the suspension came "for repeated violations of safety-related playing rules". Thrash today reduced the suspension to three games. But the hits that Runyan cites as previous examples of Burfict's behavior were both similar to the hit on Sherman. Burfict will be eligible to return to the Bengals' active roster on Monday, September 25 following the team's September 24 game against the Green Bay Packers .

Sport Rollie Massimino dies; led
Author: 0 Rollie Massimino dies; led "Nova to upset title win at Rupp Arena"

He coached Villanova for 19 seasons and compiled a 355-241 record before leaving for UNLV in 1992. Massimino spent the past 12 years, of his 45-year coaching career, with Keiser, a member of The Sun Conference that has affiliation with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Sport Swansea close to agreeing Renato Sanches loan from Bayern Munich
Author: 0 Swansea close to agreeing Renato Sanches loan from Bayern Munich

According to Gianluca Di Marzio , Swansea have agreed a season-long loan deal for Sanches and the midfielder is en route to Wales to complete his transfer. However the 2016 Golden Boy victor is still highly valued by Bayern, a reason why he is only allowed to leave on loan as opposed to a permanent move.

Sport Kylian Mbappe close to calling PSG his new home
Author: 0 Kylian Mbappe close to calling PSG his new home

Despite the fact they have nearly unlimited resources, due to Middle Eastern backing, they'll have to do some serious balancing of the books. "When we pass the ball, we know that he will give it back soon after". No, it's not Hatem Ben Arfa dislodging Neymar and consigning him to a season on the bench. FFP was introduced by Uefa seven years ago to stop clubs involved in European competition from spending more than they earn.

Sport Browns trade Cameron Erving to Chiefs
Author: 0 Browns trade Cameron Erving to Chiefs

In exchange for Erving, the Browns received an undisclosed 2018 draft pick. The other was No. 12 overall pick Danny Shelton , who's starting at defensive tackle but is now week-to-week with a knee injury. Erving's four-year rookie contract included a $5 million signing bonus and is worth a total of $10 million, expiring after next season. The Chiefs are short on experienced backups.

Sport Oh no, LaVar Ball and family got their own reality TV show
Author: 0 Oh no, LaVar Ball and family got their own reality TV show

Additional episodes will start appearing on Facebook every Sunday, starting September 10. "You have no idea". The Balls have all the makings of a reality show, and they're actually set to have one air on Facebook. "We have a big community of fans on Facebook, so we're excited our series is going to be on Watch". Viewers can add the show to their watchlist by following the " Ball in the Family " show page.

Sport Floating fire ants form rafts in Houston floodwaters
Author: 0 Floating fire ants form rafts in Houston floodwaters

In a July study , researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found fire ants link their bodies with one another to ensure colonies stick together - an action made possible thanks to the sticky pads underneath their feet. Davis warned that it's best to avoid the floating clusters of fire ants, as they are likely to latch onto humans or other obstacles that cross their path and deliver a powerful bite.

Sport Chelsea Completes Kylian Hazard Move
Author: 0 Chelsea Completes Kylian Hazard Move

Thorgan Hazard , the middle sibling of the trio - although there is a fourth ( Ethan Hazard ) - was also once of Chelsea , however, he spent time on loan at Borussia Mönchengladbach , where he ended up on a permanent basis having impressed there.

Sport West Brom launch audacious bid to sign Grzegorz Krychowiak from PSG
Author: 0 West Brom launch audacious bid to sign Grzegorz Krychowiak from PSG

The signing of Krychowiak represents something of a coup for West Brom , with the Poland worldwide having won the Europa League twice with Sevilla and helped PSG lift the Coupe de la Ligue and Coupe de France last season. "We have recruited another quality addition; an England player with bags of experience at Premier League and Champions League level", said Albion chairman John Williams.

Sport NFL Player Stocks Set To Rise After Teammate Injuries
Author: 0 NFL Player Stocks Set To Rise After Teammate Injuries

Barring injury or a Peyton Manning-esque fall from grace, Brady should have one of the best statistical seasons of his legendary career . New England is yet to make a roster move as it pertains to the wide receivers corps. His 60 receptions a year ago were second on the team among all pass catchers - behind only Edelman - and he set a single-game Super Bowl record with 14 catches in February at Super Bowl LI.

Sport DONE DEAL! Tottenham complete Juan Foyth signing from Estudiantes
Author: 0 DONE DEAL! Tottenham complete Juan Foyth signing from Estudiantes

Footage of Foyth uploaded online depicts a calm, ball-playing centre-back - a style not unlike current Spurs stopper Toby Alderweireld . Before making the move Foyth commented that he was enticed by Tottenham being " a club that bets on the young " and so gives him a " chance to play ".

Sport Art Briles won't get job with CFL
Author: 0 Art Briles won't get job with CFL

Mitchell said repeatedly that the team was trying to give Briles a "second opportunity" and made a decision to do so after reviewing information that is "not what's available in the public". Initially, Tiger-Cats CEO Scott Mitchell defended the hiring and said the organization had no intention of rescinding it. Director of athletics Ian McCaw was placed on probation.

Sport Seattle Mariners acquire pitcher Mike Leake from St. Louis Cardinals
Author: 0 Seattle Mariners acquire pitcher Mike Leake from St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Mike Leake delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. "The contribution the Cardinals made was both significant and made us feel good about the price point", Dipoto said. The Seattle rotation has been hit hard by injuries this season, with top starters Felix Hernandez and James Paxton both now on the disabled list.

Sport National Football League cancels Texans-Cowboys game
Author: 0 National Football League cancels Texans-Cowboys game

National Football League sources said the game was being canceled so Texans players could get back to Houston to check on their families and assist in any relief efforts. "Know that they're probably anxious to get home and see their families and just assess the situation", said Cowboys tight end Jason Witten . Many in the National Football League have already been active in raising money to help those affected by the hurricane this week, including the Texans themselves.

Sport Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool: Southampton relaxed over transfer, no offer received
Author: 0 Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool: Southampton relaxed over transfer, no offer received

Liverpool have left it late this summer transfer window , but they appear to finally be ready to get down to some serious business, with just two days left before the transfer window slams shut. Now, with Bournemouth being a stone's throw away from Southampton, Reds supporters are adamant the club have finally landed their man. Defence has been Liverpool's biggest failing since the German took the helm but Van Dijk would give it solidity.

Sport Arsenal & Chelsea Plotting Late Bids But £70m Star Favours Liverpool Move
Author: 0 Arsenal & Chelsea Plotting Late Bids But £70m Star Favours Liverpool Move

On Tuesday afternoon some vocal members of the Liverpool fanbase have set a new, embarrassing standard in online fandom. To add more hope for Reds, another supporter delved even deeper to discover the auto that picked up the unknown person was the same one which ferried Mohamed Salah, Jurgen Klopp and Andrew Robertson in completing their Liverpool deals.

Sport Venus Williams kicks off US Open with thrilling win
Author: 0 Venus Williams kicks off US Open with thrilling win

The 30-year-old from Britain revealed during a news conference at the U.S. Open site Saturday that the hip first bothered him during his semifinal loss to Stan Wawrinka at the French Open in June. Kerber will lose nearly all of the 2,000 ranking points that she had banked for the previous year as a result of her first-round loss. "We will see Monday".

Sport Fans miss Mary as Bake Off views are divided
Author: 0 Fans miss Mary as Bake Off views are divided

Channel 4 averages around a million viewers for the Tuesday night slot, so Bake Off's figures represent a major uplift. The Great British Bake Off is returning tonight (August 29) and whilst some are excited for the show, some face a frightful dilemma.

Sport Serge Aurier's move to Tottenham 'imminent' as work permit agreed
Author: 0 Serge Aurier's move to Tottenham 'imminent' as work permit agreed

Aurier was absent from PSG's Champions League game against Arsenal last season having been denied permission to enter the country. After lengthy battle for his signature, L'Equipe report that Tottenham are now poised to complete the signing of Paris Saint-Germain's Serge Aurier in a €25million (£23million) deal, after the Ivorian was granted a work permit earlier today.

Sport Israel accuses Iran of building missiles in Syria and Lebanon
Author: 0 Israel accuses Iran of building missiles in Syria and Lebanon

On Monday, Guterres met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem . The site is the holiest site in Judaism and the third-holiest in Islam, and it is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel occupied East Jerusalem and parts of the West Bank in the 1967 war, a move which has never been recognised by the worldwide community.

Sport US Open Tennis 2017 Schedule
Author: 0 US Open Tennis 2017 Schedule

The French Open champion finished off a 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 victory over Spain's Lara Arruabarrena in Arthur Ashe Stadium after it was moved from Court 17 because of rain. "I don't think there needs to be that much addressing, because the players, they have the option not to play as much as sometimes they have to or want to", he said.

Sport Selfie With MSD: Sri Lankan Fan Interrupts Dhoni's Net Practice
Author: 0 Selfie With MSD: Sri Lankan Fan Interrupts Dhoni's Net Practice

With a six-wicket victory in the third match , India sealed the series at Pallekele, thanks to unbeaten knocks from opener Rohit Sharma (124 not out) and middle-order batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni (67 not out). Our correspondent said that the Indian Foreign Secretary Dr. S. Jaishankar arrived in Sri Lanka this evening (30) to attend the Indian Ocean Conference, which will begin in Colombo tomorrow.

Sport Murray pulls out of US Open, may miss season
Author: 0 Murray pulls out of US Open, may miss season

Defending his title at the All England club, Murray was ousted in the quarter-final by American Sam Querrey , who took advantage of Murray's clear discomfort from the same injury. Hence opting to skip the claycourt season, including the French Open despite being fully fit, paid off for the Swiss as just weeks later he became the first man to win eight Wimbledon titles.

Sport US Open: Rafael Nadal dominates Dusan Lajovic in first round
Author: 0 US Open: Rafael Nadal dominates Dusan Lajovic in first round

Normally you want to keep practising, keep trying until the last moment. Injuries are bad for everybody. You retire Monday morning or Sunday afternoon. "I was not able to hear the ball". According to Nadal the proper time for withdrawal was before the release of the draw or closer to the starting time of the tournament.

Sport Could Colts Make Browns Cornerback Joe Haden a Trade Target?
Author: 0 Could Colts Make Browns Cornerback Joe Haden a Trade Target?

Haden , 28, signed a five-year contract in May 2014 that was worth $67.5 million. In 2016, he played with two torn groin muscles, one in each leg, and gutted out 13 games. With Haden no longer in the rotation, players such as Jamar Taylor , Jason McCourty and Briean Boddy-Calhoun will lead the way at cornerback for the Browns .

Sport UFC star Ronda Rousey gets married
Author: 0 UFC star Ronda Rousey gets married

On Tuesday, Browne took to Instagram to share a black and white snap from the ceremony that shows him and his new bride after tying the knot. "Congrats to Ronda and Travis ". Rousey said that her now-husband popped the question during a romantic getaway in New Zealand. The couple got engaged this past April, with Rousey sharing the news on Instagram with a hilarious photoshopped image of the two showing Rousey dressed in a tuxedo while carrying a wedding dress-wearing Browne.

Sport Raheem Sterling to Arsenal off: Star staying at Man City
Author: 0 Raheem Sterling to Arsenal off: Star staying at Man City

Manchester City are preparing to offer Raheem Sterling in a player-plus-cash deal for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez , sources close to the England global have told ESPN FC. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been insisting all summer that Sanchez would not be sold and would instead be allowed to walk away for free when his contract expires in 2018.

Sport Andy Murray pulls out of US Open due to injury
Author: 0 Andy Murray pulls out of US Open due to injury

When the draw was made for the final Major of the year in NY in August 2016, the two men who had battled for supremacy for much of the year, No1 Novak Djokovic and No2 Andy Murray , were the top seeds, and would collide by the end of the season to determine who would start 2017 as No1.

Sport Chelsea set to complete £15m Fernando Llorente signing today
Author: 0 Chelsea set to complete £15m Fernando Llorente signing today

Koeman is still yet to adequately replace Romelu Lukaku following his £75m switch to Manchester United earlier in the summer. Llorente's future at Swansea has been the subject of speculation all summer with Chelsea holding a long-term interest in the Spain global.

Sport Chelsea launch £25m bid for Barkley
Author: 0 Chelsea launch £25m bid for Barkley

The club are hopeful a third bid for Danny Drinkwater , and Leicester being able to sign a replacement, will lead to the Manchester United youth product joining, while they have had a £35 million bid for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain accepted by Arsenal and are now waiting for the player's seal of approval - something skipper Gary Cahill is expected to work on while the two are on global duty with England.

Sport Arsenal teammates want Alexis Sanchez sold already
Author: 0 Arsenal teammates want Alexis Sanchez sold already

They will now assess their options and put together a new bid for Sanchez, who now has less than a year left on his deal with Arsenal . The former Udinese star has already worked with Pep Guardiola at Barcelona and is reportedly willing to reunite with his former boss.

Sport Federer struggles before beating Tiafoe in five sets at US Open
Author: 0 Federer struggles before beating Tiafoe in five sets at US Open

The No. 3-seeded Federer got broken in the first game and dropped the opening set, and then appeared to take control before letting a lead slip away. He showed signs of a fightback by winning the fourth set, breaking Federer's serve to go up 3-1, but it was too little, too late for the American.

Sport Man City offer Sterling plus cash for Sanchez - but Arsenal want Aguero
Author: 0 Man City offer Sterling plus cash for Sanchez - but Arsenal want Aguero

Another player who could be involved in a potential deal is Sergio Aguero, although City have made it clear that he is not for sale . Press Association Sport understands that the Gunners are intent on keeping Sanchez despite strong interest from City, who are widely reported to have tabled a £50million offer.

Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez leaves Chile training camp to hold Man City talks

Aguero's future at City has been the subject of much speculation in recent times due to the recent arrival of Gabriel Jesus and Arsenal's reported proposal will force Guardiola to consider how much he values the Argentina global. It seems Sterling not the kind of player Wenger wants if he has to replace Sanchez in his team before Thursday's transfer deadline. As reported by Goal all summer , City had been confident of bringing Alexis to the Etihad Stadium, but the Gunners have been ...

Sport Groin injury to sideline Vontae Davis
Author: 0 Groin injury to sideline Vontae Davis

Vontae Davis has become a Pro Bowl cornerback during his time in Indianapolis , but he did not play up to that level last season as he dealt with various soft tissue problems all year. When the regular season schedule was unveiled, it looked as though the Rams drew a short straw in Week 1 with Andrew Luck and the Colts coming to town.

Sport Warner hits 75 not out as Australia close in on victory
Author: 0 Warner hits 75 not out as Australia close in on victory

That came against Bangladesh at Fatullah in 2006, when a Ricky Ponting century led the tourists to their target of 307. Two balls later, the batsman was caught in the gully by Peter Handscomb. Bangladesh went on to bowl out Australia for 217 before reaching 1-45 at stumps to extend their overall lead to 88 runs. Shakib, who took a five-wicket haul in the first game, will be the key for the hosts if they are to secure their first-ever Test win against Australia .

Sport Injured Murray pulls out of US Open
Author: 0 Injured Murray pulls out of US Open

Murray held the number-one world ranking for 41 weeks before being overtaken by Rafa Nadal last week. "I spoke to a lot of hip specialists". "I was actually practicing OK the last few days but it's too sore for me to win the tournament, and ultimately that's what I was here to try and do".

Sport Klopp keeps peace with want-away Coutinho
Author: 0 Klopp keeps peace with want-away Coutinho

Juventus are lining up Gary Cahill as a replacement for the departed Leonardo Bonucci, with doubts looming over his starting place at Chelsea this season. "It's difficult for me to talk about [the Coutinho situation] because whenever I wanted to leave a club I just left, so I don't know what it's like having to stay with you want to leave", he began.

Sport Wall Street opens lower as North Korea missile test jolts investors
Author: 0 Wall Street opens lower as North Korea missile test jolts investors

Early Tuesday, North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its capital that flew over Japan before crashing into the northern Pacific Ocean. South Korea said the latest missile was launched from Sunan, near Pyongyang and flew around 2,700 kilometres at a maximum altitude of around 550 kilometres.

Sport Spurs to loan US's Cameron Carter-Vickers to Sheffield United
Author: 0 Spurs to loan US's Cameron Carter-Vickers to Sheffield United

The youth worldwide has penned the new deal after making a handful of appearances for the Spurs senior side, mostly in cup competitions. Carter-Vickers is definitely a promising young talent but appears to have no chance at playing first-team football for Spurs with the arrival of Sanchez and potential signing of Foyth on the way.

Sport Streaking Vazquez powers Sox past Jays
Author: 0 Streaking Vazquez powers Sox past Jays

Sale had his 17th double-figure strikeout game of the year. But the accomplishments didn't stop there. Sale reached 1,500 strikeouts in 1,290 innings. Eduardo Nunez doubled with one out and was thrown out at home by right fielder Jose Bautista on a two-out single by Mookie Betts . Benintendi drove in Davis with a single off Ryan Tepera in the eighth.

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