• Maria Sharapova gaining steam at US Open despite backlash from suspension
Maria Sharapova gaining steam at US Open despite backlash from suspension

When a Halep shot sailed long to end the match after more than 2½ hours, Sharapova dropped to her knees on court, then covered her face as her eyes welled with tears. Duan's compatriots Zheng Saisai and 22nd-seeded Peng Shuai lost in the second round, though Zhang Shuai, the 27th seed, won her opener, seeing off Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-7 (4), ...

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  • Victor Lindelof opens up on 'tough competition' at Manchester United
Victor Lindelof opens up on 'tough competition' at Manchester United

However, even after getting close numerous times, United failed to break the deadlock in the opening half of the game as Juan Mata's goal was wrongly called offside. United's second consecutive 4-0 win was not a fair reflection compared to what happened on the pitch. "I think we played very well", Mourinho said in his post-match press conference.

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  • '12 champ Murray out of US Open; long list of injured men
'12 champ Murray out of US Open; long list of injured men

It's true that such a player will find a spot in the tournament, but he doesn't get Murray's No. 2 seed. On paper, the draw was very kind to Murray, and a quarter-final against Tsonga should hold no fears for the Scot. Should Murray decide not to play for the rest of the year, his ranking is likely to slide to around 16th. "I have been practisi...

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  • Leicester City star Danny Drinkwater wants to leave the club this summer
Leicester City star Danny Drinkwater wants to leave the club this summer

Sky Sports reports on Wednesday that the midfielder has tendered a transfer request but added that it would take "an exceptional offer" for him to be sold. The pair starred alongside each other as Leicester clinched the Premier League title in 2015-16. However, it looks like Man Utd are ready to trump their rivals as the Independent is citin...

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  • Cardinals trade Leake to Mariners for minor league shortstop
Cardinals trade Leake to Mariners for minor league shortstop

This is the second pitcher the Mariners have acquired from the Cardinals this season. "Obviously, we feel like Mike helps us walking in the door for 2017". Leake is under contract through the 2020 season with an option for 2021. St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Mike Leake throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning ...

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  • Agent says LB Ahmad Brooks to finalize deal with Packers
Agent says LB Ahmad Brooks to finalize deal with Packers

He can play the outside linebacker, he can play the elephant. Luckily, Brooks was available to save the day. Brooks spent the last eight years of his career as a pillar of San Francisco's defense, making one Pro Bowl in 2013. It would be very surprising if a young draft pick like Fackrell was released at final cutdowns, but adding Brooks at lea...

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  • David Warner makes most of reprieve as Australia chase victory in Bangladesh
David Warner makes most of reprieve as Australia chase victory in Bangladesh

Bangladesh had played Australia in the longer format just five times before this since getting the Test status in 2000 but never managed to win. Shakib finished with the figures of 85/5 while Taijul Islam picked up three wickets as well. Australia needed 21 runs to win but with their intent the Tigers denied Cummins any chance to come to strike ag...

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  • Texans and Cowboys Cancel Final Preseason Game
Texans and Cowboys Cancel Final Preseason Game

Water has receded enough in some places that the team can return to Houston. The Texans worked out Monday and Tuesday at the Cowboys' practice facility. The game scheduled for Thursday night had been moved from Houston to the home of the Cowboys because of widespread flooding in the Houston area in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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  • Venomous fire ants are forming 'floating islands' in Houston flood waters
Venomous fire ants are forming 'floating islands' in Houston flood waters

The ants constantly switch positions as they float along, to prevent drowning. Okay, I'm calling it now, fire ants are more organised and co-operative than humans and they are going to take over the world. As a colony's mound becomes overwhelmed by a rush of water, the ants will scurry to the top of the structure. "'If one of those rafts comes in...

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  • NFL Cancels Texans-Cowboys Preseason Game after Harvey
NFL Cancels Texans-Cowboys Preseason Game after Harvey

The Texans have been in the Dallas area since early Sunday morning after flying directly from their preseason game in New Orleans. "Now we aren't too happy about that". "We're not going to play the game. We have people back home to worry about". Texans defensive end J.J. Watt nearly didn't know to react to the stunning growth of his flood rel...

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  • Chelsea's Llorente signing from Swansea being held up by Manchester City forward
Chelsea's Llorente signing from Swansea being held up by Manchester City forward

Llorente was a Chelsea target in last January's winter transfer market but Swansea manager Paul Clement blocked the sale as he made the former Spain worldwide integral to the club's bid to survive relegation. Chelsea saw the Arsenal man as flawless to compete with Victor Moses on the right-side of their attack/defence, but the 24-year-old is not ...

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  • Gibbs leaves Arsenal after 13 years, joins West Brom
Gibbs leaves Arsenal after 13 years, joins West Brom

Gibbs has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sead Kolasinac have been preferred on the left of Arsene Wenger's side. - Kieran Gibbs (@ KieranGibbs ) August 30, 2017Here you go... "He can help me progress". Gibbs becomes the club's fifth signing in this transfer window after the arrivals of Ol...

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  • Heavy rain brings floods, traffic snarls to Mumbai
Heavy rain brings floods, traffic snarls to Mumbai

Police said a 45-year-old woman and a 1-1/2-year-old child, members of the same family, died after their home in the northeastern suburb of Vikhroli crumbled on Tuesday, while a 2-year-old girl died in a wall collapse. Weather officials predict heavy seasonal monsoon rains in the city and its surroundings over the next 24 hours, following more than...

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  • Michael Phelps, Wife Are Having Another Baby
Michael Phelps, Wife Are Having Another Baby

Phelps , 32, wrote next to a picture of his son, Boomer , and wife, Nicole . In the caption, he wrote, "So excited!" Nicole and Michael Phelps Wednesday in a top-secret ceremony in June 2016, had a public wedding the following October and threw a bash with family and friends to celebrate their union on New Year's Eve 2016.

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  • Borussia Dortmund sign Andrey Yarmolenko from Dynamo Kiev in reported £23m deal
Borussia Dortmund sign Andrey Yarmolenko from Dynamo Kiev in reported £23m deal

The Ukraine global scored 137 goals in 339 matches for Kiev and can play either through the middle or in the wide attacking positions. The 27-year-old attacking midfielder agreed to a reported four-year deal with Dortmund, and he commanded a transfer around in the region of €25 million.

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  • Leon Smith feels criticism of Andy Murray's US Open withdrawal is unfair
Leon Smith feels criticism of Andy Murray's US Open withdrawal is unfair

Murray had been suffering from a hip injury since the French Open and it grew worse at Wimbledon. Reigning U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka, who had knee surgery, and 2016 runner-up Novak Djokovic, whose right elbow is injured, are out for the rest of the season, too.

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  • Modi launches National Sports Talent Search portal
Modi launches National Sports Talent Search portal

Hence Indian Government made a decision to celebrate his birthday as the National Sports Day . "During 1936 Olympics, the whole city of Berlin had posters: "Visit the hockey stadium to watch the Indian magician Dhyan Chand in action ". Having scored more than 400 goals during his global career, Dhyan Chand would go on to play till 1948, at whic...

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  • Mark Sanchez's preseason is over, as rookie Mitchell Trubisky starts exhibition finale
Mark Sanchez's preseason is over, as rookie Mitchell Trubisky starts exhibition finale

While all of these injuries are worrisome, they are nothing compared to the loss of receiver Cameron Meredith who suffered a gruesome knee injury in the first half. Meredith hasn't always been a receiver. The Bears are going to need quickness and play-making ability from Cruz, and they're going to need White to take over and be the guy they d...

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  • Rangers should be ashamed for not working with Astros on schedule
Rangers should be ashamed for not working with Astros on schedule

In addition, the followup series against the Mets could very well take place in NY at Citi Field. The Astros will be the home team for the three-game series. These broadsides led Rangers GM Jon Daniels to respond on Monday. That's an inaccurate portrayal.We didn't feel it was right to give our fans 24 hours notice that their tickets in late Sep...

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  • Federer & Nadal kick off US Open campaigns
Federer & Nadal kick off US Open campaigns

The legends, who have never faced each other in NY, are poised for a semi-final showdown. "Reaching another Grand Slam final is big motivation for me", Cilic said. 2017 saw a reunion of their rivalry. And If you miss any of Tuesday's action, the Tennis Channel will carry replays of television coverage throughout the day.

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  • Thomas Lemar: 75M Plus Divock Origi On Loan?
Thomas Lemar: 75M Plus Divock Origi On Loan?

Liverpool look the most likely of the several big clubs vying to sign the exciting talent of Thomas Lemar from Monaco , having tabled several bids and appearing unrelenting in their pursuit of the French youngster. Arsene Wenger has had three offers rejected for his services including a £45m bid, with the French boss declaring that any move t...

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  • Energised Muguruza eyes US Open breakthrough
Energised Muguruza eyes US Open breakthrough

The Russian's path though will not be easy at the US Open in NY as she will play world number two Simona Halep in the first round . Sharapova will be a longshot to win her sixth major championship and second US Open . Snubbed by the French Open and then injured for Wimbledon, where she would have had to fight her way through qualifying, ...

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  • England's Moeen Ali glad to make West Indies 'suffer'
England's Moeen Ali glad to make West Indies 'suffer'

Defiant innings from Shai Hope and Kraigg Brathwaite helped West Indies register a stunning five-wicket victory over England in the second Test here at the Headingley, Leeds on Tuesday. "We fought hard throughout the game, so we needed to do well with the bat". In a sign of things to come on a wearing pitch, and illustrating the final-day cha...

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  • Celtics, Cavs still expected to complete Kyrie Irving trade
Celtics, Cavs still expected to complete Kyrie Irving trade

It's common practice for teams to perform comprehensive medical exams on players with prior medical issues, and the Cavs were well aware of Thomas' history. So many predictions have been made out from this undecided trade deal between Irving and Thomas . Cleveland has already shown its hand in what they value for Irving.

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  • 49ers Trade TE Vance McDonald To Steelers, Swap 2018 Draft Picks
49ers Trade TE Vance McDonald To Steelers, Swap 2018 Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Steelers struggled to find much consistency from their tight end position since Heath Miller retired a few seasons ago. "We'll quickly get him up to speed". Penn State's Jesse James is now the No. 1 tight end on Pittsburgh's depth chart. "The guys hadn't been consistently varsity enough for our comfort", Tomlin said of his rota...

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  • Osaka warns she's just getting started after beating Kerber
Osaka warns she's just getting started after beating Kerber

Pliskova, meanwhile, stayed on course to preserve her status by seeing off Magda Linette of Poland on Tuesday, but the 2016 runner-up has yet to win a major. The young woman from Japan made a real mark here a year ago with a third-round run that took out No30 seed Coco Vandeweghe. Last year, Osaka lost to American Madison Keys in the third roun...

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  • Arsenal deny Alexis Sanchez has submitted a transfer request
Arsenal deny Alexis Sanchez has submitted a transfer request

Raheem Sterling has started the 2017/18 season well, scoring twice already, and racked up a grand total of 10 goals and 21 assists in all competitions last season. Sterling has been in-and-out of the Citizens lineup since the start of the season, but he has still proved effective with an equaliser against Everton which was followed by a late v...

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  • Dareus accepts responsibility after breaking Bills rule
Dareus accepts responsibility after breaking Bills rule

Although he doesn't think such a drastic move is on the horizon, reporter Joe Buscaglia doesn't rule out the team eventually "making an example out of" Dareus should he refuse to get on board with McDermott's program. "This is what happens in an National Football League training camp, in particular the first year, when you get roster moves", McDerm...

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  • Lions' Matthew Stafford Becomes NFL's Highest Paid Player Ever
Lions' Matthew Stafford Becomes NFL's Highest Paid Player Ever

Stafford is entering the final year of his current contract. Stafford has agreed to a five-year contract that pays $ 27 million a year , putting him ahead of Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr , whose five-year contract pays $25 million annually.

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  • Marlins slugger Stanton blasts 50th homer of season
Marlins slugger Stanton blasts 50th homer of season

The red-hot Miami Marlins defeated the San Diego Padres on Sunday, improving to 66-63 and staying within striking distance of the NL wild card. His 17th home run in August tied the National League record for home runs in that month, jointly held by Willie Mays (1965) and Sammy Sosa (2001).

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  • Liverpool in mega money bid for Thomas Lemar
Liverpool in mega money bid for Thomas Lemar

France worldwide Lemar, who can play centrally or out wide, also attracted interest from Arsenal this summer, but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger claimed their interest in the player was "dead" after insisting Monaco had closed the door on further sales.

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  • How many of these US Open facts do you know?
How many of these US Open facts do you know?

She's closing in on genuinely elite status, but her fatal flaw during her brief WTA career has been an inability to win at the US Open. Murray might be finished for the calendar year as well with a lingering hip problem. The top players on the other side of the draw are No. 4 Alexander Zverev (+450), a rising star at age 21, and No. 5 Marin Ci...

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  • Liverpool agree deal to sign RB Leipzig's Naby Keita
Liverpool agree deal to sign RB Leipzig's Naby Keita

Liverpool were heavily linked with Keita earlier in the summer but no deal materialised despite a reported bid of £66m. The 22-year-old will officially become a Liverpool player on July 1, 2018, and will remain at Leipzig for the rest of the current campaign.

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  • Zidane, Butragueno defend Bale as Real Madrid fans turn on Welshman
Zidane, Butragueno defend Bale as Real Madrid fans turn on Welshman

Zidane remarked afterwards: "He is an important player in the squad". 'Gareth's situation is good. Bale was once again overshadowed by youngster Marco Asensio , who scored twice as Real could only manage a 2-2 draw, dropping their first points of the campaign.

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  • Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict facing five-game suspension
Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict facing five-game suspension

Make no mistake, Vontaze Burfict is one of the most talented linebackers in the National Football League, and he would be in line to get paid like that if not for his history of dirty hits and illegal tactics. The Bengals contend that the hit was legal . Burfict will have a hearing associated with the incident next week. If this suspension h...

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