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Maria Sharapova reacts to surprise US Open exit

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The belief matters most when it's internal and when you have a passion for something. "The belief is not something that I'm eager to show everybody else", Sharapova continued. Wiping away tears in her on-court interview, Osaka said, "All I had in my mind was, even if I break a leg , I should try and get to every ball". Suarez Navarro stormed towards a 4-1 lead with a double-break advantage but was pegged back as her vulnerable serves were exposed by the aggressive Sharapova. Read More »

Brad Keselowski wins Darlington's Xfinity race after Ross Chastain, Kevin Harvick wreck

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Along with winning the Xfinity Series race at this track five times , he is a two-time victor of this Cup race and the defending champion. It is the second consecutive year a driver swept the Darlington weekend. Larson said he was praying for long runs. "I'm certainly not talking about next year, and I haven't really put as much thought into it as you all have, honestly", he said. Read More »

Earl Thomas returns to Seahawks, resumes practice Wednesday

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier Wednesday that the Dallas Cowboys increased their trade offer for Thomas to a second-round pick over the past week, but that the Seahawks are seeking more than that in return. Schefter's report is the first evidence of Seattle being offered at least a second-rounder for Thomas, who will turn 30 next May 7. Thomas is a three-time first-team All-Pro and was the anchor for the Seattle defence that appeared in consecutive Super Bowls, winning the first. Read More »

I couldn't get air - Federer admits to struggles in US Open heat

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The number of unforced errors from the Federer racquet was an alarming 76 - enough points to lose over three sets. U.S. Open spectators hungry to get their money's worth nearly always cheer for the underdog, but Monday's spectators were mostly behind Federer as only a few pockets of the 24,000-seat stadium stood up for Millman. Read More »

David Beckham's MLS club to be called Inter Miami

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Or as Major League Soccer fans will call them: Inter Miami . The section includes a more thorough breakdown of the previously revealed crest, including the significance of the double-ring design (a nod to the Miami Circle archaeological site in downtown Miami ), an explanation of the eclipsed sun at the center of the shield, and even the end of the great bird debate (they are two Great White Herons). Read More »

Jordan Henderson talks up Joe Gomez potential

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Henderson has been left impressed by what he has seen so far, and says that he is "excited" for what the future holds. That's really pretty old but still very true. The Reds have made several high-profile acquisitions since last season's fourth-place finish, bringing in the likes of Alisson Becker, Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabinho and Naby Keita . Read More »

Roger Federer’s Shot Around Net At US Open Left Nick Kyrgios Speechless

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But sometimes slow and steady is a better method. The world number two is looking to win his second Grand Slam of the year after claiming the Australian Open title in January and collect his first crown at Flushing Meadows since 2008. He's won five titles at the U.S Open, although the last arrived a decade ago. I wouldn't say I'm satisfied with my career. You just have to get back to deuce somehow. Read More »

Braylon Edwards apologizes for tweet but stands by MI criticism

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The network determined that Edwards violated the network's social media guidelines when he unloaded on his former team after it lost to Notre Dame 24-17 Saturday. One week into the 2018 season and the criticism is already ratcheting up for MI and coach Jim Harbaugh. "Don't feel bad, watch the truth", he said in an apparent shot at coach Jim Harbaugh. Read More »

U.S. Open 2018: Serena battles past Pliskova to reach semis

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Defending champion Sloane Stephens lost her quarterfinal match, 6-2, 6-3, in the brutal afternoon heat to No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova , the same Latvian woman she beat in three sets in the quarterfinal a year ago en route to her first Grand Slam title. Read More »

Nadal on epic US Open match: 'I suffered, that's the right word'

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Open. Nadal , a three-time U.S. Open champion, had lost to Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open in May, but pummeled him in a lopsided French Open final in June. "I mean, he's a great guy". Sep 2, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Juan Mart'n Del Potro of Argentina (R) shakes hands with Borna Coric of Croatia (L) after their match in the fourth round on day seven of the US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Read More »

Mourinho's smile returns after Burnley win

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Manchester United have endured a hard start to the new season as Jose Mourinho's men have been defeated twice in the first three matches including a 0-3 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. "We should have kill [ed] the game much earlier, but the performance was very good, very solid and important". "You probably know that also". "All he had to do was say something nice about Manchester United , but instead he said "I'm at one of the greatest clubs in the world, but I have to say ... Read More »

Barack Obama delivers eulogy for late Senator John McCain

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Trump chose to head to his Virginia golf course during Saturday's service and tweeted his grievances against the Federal Bureau of Investigation and NAFTA throughout the day. Obama said: "We come to celebrate an extraordinary man, a warrior, a statesman, a patriot who embodied so much that is best in America". The truth is that America's political elites have only themselves to blame for Trump's rise. Read More »

Pochettino: Watford defeat is a ‘wake-up call’

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Abdoulaye Doucoure 's own goal gave the visitors the lead before two goals from set-pieces kept Watford's winning streak intact. "You need to show respect, to compete to win, it's not easy". "We need to get back on track and do that against Liverpool ". "We have good players in the squad". 'I am very disappointed, very disappointed because if you want to be a contender, first I am the first person guilty of everything, but it is so hard to understand because I thought we controlled the ... Read More »

Serena Williams through to a 13th US Open semi-final

Williams rallied back on Tuesday night, winning eight games in a row to beat Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 in 86 minutes to advance to the semifinals. Williams, though, has lost three of the five semi-final matches she's played in at the US Open - including her last one in 2015. Read More »

Sharapova trounces Ostapenko as Kerber, Kvitova bow out

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The Russian, 31, extended her flawless record in the night session at Flushing Meadows to a 23rd match. In the first round, she faced the experienced German Andrea Petkovic, once ranked as high as 9th in the world, who, in a match that lasted nearly two-and-a-half hours, she managed to beat 6-4 4-6 7-5. Read More »

Hazard tips Chelsea for title push under Maurizio Sarri

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He said: "They are not at their top level yet, but I don't see anybody who did that so far, to 100 per cent - that is because we are in the early part of the season". The Reds have scored one more goal than the same point last season. But that back four, I don't think they can win the league with that back four. "It is brilliant but we can't get carried away too much", Hughes told the club website. Read More »

Ronaldo, Salah and Modric nominated for Federation Internationale de Football Association best player award

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Madrid have undergone some big changes in the summer, with coach Zinedine Zidane stepping down, replaced by Julen Lopetegui, and star player Cristiano Ronaldo sold to Juventus for €100 million. Messi scored 34 goals to lead La Liga last season, and he made FIFA's 10-man shortlist for the award. France's World Cup winning squad players also missed out on a place in the top three finalists. Read More »

After Roger Federer's shock US Open exit, what's next?

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Roger we love you but you gotta love an underdog right? "It was very hot tonight ... just one of those nights where I guess I felt I couldn't get air". Altogether, Millman has received 381 serves and safely put 309 into play. The pattern is pretty clear at this stage, but in the second week at Wimbledon Federer threw a two-set lead over Kevin Anderson away - a confidence shattering loss if ever there was one. Read More »

It's Understandable Jose Mourinho Is Fed Up, Former Man Utd Star Says

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The England worldwide kicked the door to Man United's dressing room in a moment of fury. Mourinho, whose name was chanted throughout the afternoon by the 2,400 traveling fans, also claimed Marcus Rashford had been naive in being shown a straight red card , just 10 minutes after appearing as a 60th-minute substitute, following an altercation with Phil Bardsley. Read More »

Defending champ Sloane Stephens knocked out in U.S. Open quarters

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Stephens, who was visibly struggling under the sauna-like conditions, simply had no answer for the steady stream of drop shots sent her way by Sevastova, who later said she was not trying to take advantage of the conditions. Ninth-seeded Austrian Thiem is in his fourth Grand Slam quarter-final, but his first outside Roland Garros - where he was soundly beaten in the final by Nadal three months ago. Read More »

Nadal made to work again to set up Thiem quarterfinal

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A lot of credit to him. I think that I have very powerful ground strokes, and I can even hurt him with them", Thiem said. However, it was world number 37 Basilashvili's strength which proved his undoing. Anderson served and volleyed, and he came to net 48 times, trying to take advantage of Thiem's deep return position - he stood almost next to the line judges and with his back against the Chase sign in Louis Armstrong Stadium. Read More »

Lakers waive Deng, save money for 2019 National Basketball Association free agency

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UPDATE: The Lakers announced that they officially waived Luol Deng . Deng reportedly leaving $7.5 million on the table reduces that per-season sum to approximately $5 million. The 33-year-old British/Sudanese forward had two years and 36.8M remaining in his contract with the Lakers. Lakers coach Luke Walton's system didn't fit Deng's playing style, one that flourished under more structured game plans. Read More »

Former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl to replace John McCain

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The GOP is hoping Kyl will be a more reliable partisan vote than McCain, whose opposition to a partial repeal of President Obama's health care law pitched the party into turmoil past year. The duo mingled with the crowd, which included political figures from both sides of the aisle. This, in part, led McCain to attempt suicide two times while in captivity, according to The New York Times . Read More »

How do you stop Khalil Mack? ‘Put, like, three guys on him’

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Mack is a two-time All-Pro player and was the 2016 National Football League defensive player of the year . And I'll just say what [Reggie] said - I read what he said yesterday - it's a decision that we all came to. "I talked to a lot of guys the next day here at the facility and honestly, I don't have any concerns now". An extension, by the way, Gruden believes wasn't anywhere close to what Oakland was offering. Read More »

Steelers ready for Conner to carry load if Bell no-shows

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Maybe it'll be in time for the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back to be ready for Sunday's season opener at Cleveland. Bell has been expected to sign his franchise tender and play in Week 1 as he did last season. Things just got more awkward in Pittsburgh. "His overall readiness, the amount of time we have between his arrival and our next competition, etc". That either means he will be there the next time the team hits the field Wednesday or they took the opportunity to start ... Read More »

Heat, age & Millman combine to floor Federer

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Djokovic, who ended a 54-week title drought with his 13th Grand Slam crown at Wimbledon, will play the victor of a night match between five-time US Open champion Federer and John Millman . It was a game to forget for the 37-year-old Swiss, who made 76 unforced errors in what was his earliest loss at a Grand Slam since the 2015 Australian Open and the first time he has ever lost to a player ranked outside the top 50 in NY. Read More »

John Millman reaches US Open fourth round

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The ensuing victor didn't go over the net - it went around. The 20-times grand slam champion produced some at-times breathtaking shot-making in sweeping past Kyrgios 6-4 6-1 7-5 in their much hyped third-round showdown at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Read More »

Ronaldo becomes majority owner of Real Valladolid after investing £27m

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He was unveiled as the new primary owner in a ceremony at Valladolid's city hall and is expected to take over the role of president. Football is a passion. "My entire life has been about football and this is another great challenge for me, a very big one". Real Valladolid is in a debt of €25 million, reportedly. Read More »

Rafael Nadal, Sloane Stephens and an exhausting day of tennis

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He lost the first set 7-5 and came under serious threat of losing the second but evened the score after a pause in play to close the roof on Arthur Ashe Stadium because of light rain. The Spanish top seed failed to serve out the match at 5-4 in the fourth, but recovered to take the tie-break. Rafael Nadal and Karen Khachanov gets locked in an intense rally, where Khachanov drops a tweener shot that Nadal overcomes to win the point. Read More »

Twitter reacts to Real Madrid’s 4-1 rout of Leganes

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The 2018/19 campaign will be Benzema's tenth season at Real Madrid , a decade since Florentino Perez went to Bron Terraillon on the outskirts of Lyon to close the deal with the player and agent himself. The La Liga match between Real Madrid and Leganes will be broadcast live beIN Sports. Madrid's win saw Thibaut Courtois make his debut, the Belgium worldwide having been preferred to Keylor Navas , who was named UEFA's Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season for 2017-18 this week. Read More »