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Sport Defending Champion Crashes Out Of US Open
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Open fourth-round comeback - it must've seemed like "The Shawshank Redemption". Next up for Williams is a quarter-final meeting with eighth seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova. On Tuesday, she advanced to her first Grand Slam semi-final. "I didn't want to show this kind of game in front of this big crowd, but unfortunately I'm just not able to play now".

Sport Rematch of ‘14 final pits Marin Cilic against Kei Nishikori
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It's literally after two games you're soaking, you know. It means Osaka and Nishikori are the first Japanese players in the Open era to both make the semi-finals at one grand slam. Open. "I think it's because of Kei", she said, holding her hands apart to show how much bigger Nishikori is in Japan, from where her family moved to NY when she was 3.

Sport Thibaut Courtois takes swipe at former club Chelsea
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The merry men of West London romped to four straight victories in the league that has seen the Italian worldwide, who directed play from the base of midfield, make the most passes (417) so far in the Premier League . "When you see the [Champions League] draw on TV, the groups and your team is not there, I felt like smashing the TV set", the Spain global told Onda Cero .

Sport Why is Concacaf Nations League so important for Canada?
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The four winners of League A will advance to a mini-tournament to decide the overall victor next summer and will also be in one of the small five-team groups for Euro 2020 qualifying. Whether or not that is a positive - or indeed whether teams might start losing games in order to fall down the rankings and into a lower League so that they have an easier play-off path to future tournaments - is a debate for another day.

Sport US Open: Australia's John Millman stuns Federer to advance to quarterfinals
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We've seen Serena Williams get tighter as she's aged and Federer too - when he was 33 he lost a dozen matches because of his failure to convert break points. Was just one of those nights where I guess I felt I couldn't get air. But Millman's fighting qualities shone through again when he immediately broke back, as the fourth set went back on serve and proceeded to another tie-breaker, which he won 7-3.

Sport Le’Veon Bell Seems Rattled By Steelers Teammates Blasting Him Over Holdout
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He added: "What do you do?" He has still not signed his $14.5m franchise tag. "Here's a guy who doesn't give a damn, I guess so we'll treat it as such", guard Ramon Foster said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . The Steelers and Bell have failed to reach a long-term agreement in each of the past two summers. It appears that numerous Steelers' players expected to see Bell there, and several national media outlets reported the plan was for Bell to show up at some point this week - many ...

Sport Serena Williams' 'desire has not gone down'
Author: 0 Serena Williams' 'desire has not gone down'

Open, leading by two sets against Juan Martin del Potro in the round of 16 before the 2009 champion roared back to win. For six-times champion Williams, who is seeking her first Grand Slam title since becoming a mother last September, this may be her toughest test yet in NY as the Czech eighth seed has rediscovered the form that took her to the 2016 final.

Sport US Open Kei Nishikori downs Marin Cilic in marathon semi-final
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For Osaka, her victory is the latest milestone in a watershed year for the 20-year-old who won her first WTA Tour title in Indian Wells, Calif., in March. Osaka, who lived in her native Japan until she was 3, started playing tennis in NY after her father saw the Williams sisters playing at the French Open in 1999 and chose to teach his daughters.

Sport Time to acknowledge it's title or nothing for Serena Williams
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Williams entered the match as the tournament's No. 17 seed after being given a seeding boost by officials after her maternity leave. That's good news for the 36-year-old Williams as she vies for a title that would see her break out of a tie with Chris Evert for most US Open victories and equal Australian Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 major titles.

Sport Roger Federer stuns ‘showman’ Nick Kyrgios with shot of US Open 2018
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Kyrgios' reaction was priceless. I think there is a lot more things to explore. At the beginning it was hard to get any rhythm, the first set was key. "Didn't say that", Kyrgios said when questioned. Fact is, he was rattled. "Clearly", Federer said, "when you play that way and you lose, it's always, like, you feel like he's so much to blame".

Sport Pete Carroll on a potential Earl Thomas trade
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Thomas wrote on Instagram, accompanied by a picture of himself in the Seahawks' weight room, that: "I worked my whole life for this...." Thomas noted as much in his post, adding: "The disrespect has been well noted and will not be forgotten".

Sport Sharapova laments inconsistency after US Open exit
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To make the night even more special for Suarez Navarro, who was playing her first night match inside of Arthur Ashe Stadium , the Spaniard was celebrating her 30th birthday. She hit only 17 winners, but the 19-year-old Vondrousova made 90 errors - 73 unforced. The 26th seed from Belarus was making her main draw debut in NY after a red-hot summer had seen her win a maiden title at New Haven and make the final in Cincinnati.

Sport Nadal looks within to find way past Thiem
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The longest match of the US Open so far saw top seed Nadal comprehensively beaten in the opening set, before showing all his enormous reserves of fight and spirit to knock out the ninth seed. Thiem is a top-10 player himself (he's now ranked No. 9), a star in his own right who some consider to be the heir apparent to Nadal . "Wake up", Nadal said he told himself.

Sport Beckham Announces MLS Team Name
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David Beckham's Miami MLS franchise revealed its team name and logo on Wednesday, and they're both sublime. "A journey which has only just begun". Now if you'll excuse us, we've just got to nip down to the harbour and whack a snitch for Ken Rosenberg. The eclipse: representing the people of Miami's dedication and determination to work day and night to realize the dream of starting a soccer team.

Sport Meghan McCain rebukes Trump in powerful eulogy for her father
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McCain's internment. At the time, Trump issued a statement, saying "despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our country". She later added, "We live in an era where we knock down old American heroes for all their imperfections when no leader wants to admit to fault or failure.

Sport Tiger Woods to skip BMW Championship pro
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Mickelson said ending that long United States wait for a victory in Europe was his prime motivation. As the year progressed I have gained some traction and was somehow able to get some high finishes. Finau and DeChambeau were viewed as 50-50 possibilities, before each performed well in the first two FedEx Cup Playoff events - with DeChambeau winning both tournaments and Finau finishing second in The Northern Trust in New Jersey and tying for fourth in the Dell Technologies Championship in ...

Sport #JustBurnIt: Nike suffer Colin Kaepernick advert backlash
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Mark Geragos, Kap's lawyer tweeted a photo of Burbank's decision on Thursday. The arbitrator overseeing a closely watched grievance filed by Colin Kaepernick-a leader of controversial player protests during the playing of the national anthem-denied the NFL's request ruling for a summary judgment to dismiss the case.

Author: 0 Serena powers into US Open semi-finals

Almost 20 years removed from her first major title at the US Open, the American took that momentum through the second set, rolling out to a 4-0 lead before Pliskova stepped in to break back. Pliskova is asked about the muggy conditions and says that she's grateful she hasn't played any three-setters in NY, having advanced to the quarters without dropping a set.

Sport Sharapova grinds way into promising US Open 2018 position
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We all spend so much time on the back courts with our teams practicing. The 31-year-old will meet Carla Suarez Navarro in the last 16 after the Spaniard upset French sixth seed Caroline Garcia 5-7 6-4 7-6 (4). I think she likes the matchup of playing against me. Either way, the 28-year Nishikori hardly resembles the player he was in 2014 when he became the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam singles final.

Sport US Open 2018: Marin Čilić Fights Back to Reach Last 16
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Just an insane atmosphere", Cilic said in an on-court TV interview. The match concluded nearly exactly four years to the minute of the last of three times a match has finished as late at 2:26 am when on September 2, 2014, when Kei Nishikori defeated Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4 in four hours, 19 minutes in the fourth-round.

Sport Nadal win sets up tricky quarter-final clash
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Open. But for all their history, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem have never played on hard court, and they've never played in NY. Last year Thiem gave up a two sets to love lead against Juan Martin Del Potro in the fourth round. He's a great guy", Nadal told reporters. "Going to have my work cut out for me", said Anderson. He's very powerful player, and, yeah, he knows how to play these kind of matches.

Sport Jose Mourinho Unfazed By Pressure Insists Nemanja Matic
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The Belgium global played a key role as Jose Mourinho's team ended a run of two-straight defeats with a 2-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday. Injuries, a lack of fitness and loss of confidence have threatened to derail the 23-year-old's career, while there looked to be no way back at Manchester United after he was hauled off at half time during his side's FA Cup fifth round win over Brighton back in March.

Sport US Open John Millman's rocky road to grand slam spotlight
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It wasn't that he didn't want to be there, but he certainly wanted to get out of there as quickly as possible, trying to win quick points, stubbornly sticking to the same tactics and nearly looking resigned to defeat, even as he battled deep into the fourth set.

Sport Steelers 'disappointed' Le'Veon Bell has not signed tender
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The longer Bell delays his arrival - it would cost him $855,000 for each week he misses - the closer the Steelers get to starting second-year player James Conner at running back. It's unclear this time around if he'll start the season with the club. Tomlin said he hasn't thought about whether Bell will report Wednesday or about a cutoff day for Bell's Week 1 availability.

Sport Del Potro outlasts Isner in quarters
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Isner was trying to become the first American man to reach the U.S. Open semifinals since Andy Roddick in 2006. Defending US Open champion Sloane Stephens has been dumped out in the quarter-finals after losing 6-2, 6-3 to Latvian 19th seed Anastasija Sevastova in sweltering conditions in NY.

Sport Who is John Millman? 6 things you need to know
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Federer also said the roof on Arthur Ashe Stadium contributed to his problems, because even when open the space above the arena is reduced. "He's just come to Switzerland to train with me before the grass-court season so we know each other quite well, a super friendly guy, and I'm very happy for him that he's gotten so far".

Sport Federer out-guns Kyrgios, Kerber, Zverev toppled at US Open
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The US Open determined that Lahyani "went beyond protocol", but "will continue to officiate during the 2018 US Open". Yes, there have been other legends in the sport too, but there has been no one who makes the game look so easy and effortless.

Sport US ex-senator Jon Kyl named as successor to McCain
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Republican ex-Sen. Jon Kyl has been picked to fill the late Sen. Kyl's appointment means the Republican attorney who had been guiding President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh , through the confirmation process will now have a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Sport The rock legend driving del Potro at US Open
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He's young". "He's a great player". But I really hope that this kind of match helps. You played a lot of time, you get used to play under tough moments under pressure'. However, 2009 champion and third seed Juan Martin del Potro , his potential semi-final opponent, also made the last 16 with a 7-5, 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 win over Fernando Verdasco .

Sport Roger Federer admits retirement talk was
Author: 0 Roger Federer admits retirement talk was "just a joke"

It was a rock solid start from Roger against Scoville Jankins and Paul Capdeville, winning the opening two matches in less than three hours and with one break suffered. Federer , though, seems as determined as ever to compete for the title and, although it would not be a huge shock to see Paire pick up a set here, that is likely to be as good as it gets for the Frenchman as Federer marches on at Flushing Meadows.