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Japanese stars create incredible piece of tennis history at US Open Japanese stars create incredible piece of tennis history at US Open
- September 06, 2018

Osaka faces either United States 14th seed Madison Keys , the runner-up in 2017 or Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro. This is her first career Grand Slam semifinal in what's been a year of firsts for her so far. "Well, in the mornings I don't play matches, I walk around and hear the lovely honking", Osaka said. Keys, the runner-up to Sloane Stephens past year, took her record over Suarez Navarro to 4-0 thanks to a break in the ninth game of the first set and sixth of the second. (more...)
Djokovic tops Federer's conqueror for 11th US Open SF in row
- September 06, 2018

Sep 5, 2018; New York , NY, USA; John Millman of Australia serves against Novak Djokovic of Serbia (not pictured) in a quarter-final match on day ten of the 2018 U.S. Djokovic had nothing but kind words to say about Millman during his post-match interview. 'Really, if I could have just jagged a set, I think, you know, I could have been in there. (more...)
Olesen clinches final automatic Ryder Cup spot Olesen clinches final automatic Ryder Cup spot
- September 06, 2018

I think I handled it pretty well. Open champion Francesco Molinari , Olympic champion Justin Rose , Tyrrell Hatton and the 2017 Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood all qualified for the 42nd Ryder Cup via the European Points list. (more...)
Lionel Messi omitted from FIFA's shortlist of the world's top three players Lionel Messi omitted from FIFA's shortlist of the world's top three players
- September 06, 2018

However, a good amount of Cristiano Ronaldo fans were left frustrated as they believed that the 5-time Ballon d'Or victor deserved it more. Modric won the UEFA's Player of the Year last week as he helped Real Madrid to their third straight UEFA Champions League title before guiding his country to their first FIFA World Cup final. (more...)
Denmark forced to call up futsal players for Wales clash Denmark forced to call up futsal players for Wales clash
- September 06, 2018

As a result, the DBU have been forced to call up players who haven't played for their country, leaving them with those who play in the third and fourth tiers - as well as a few who have played indoor at five-a-side at national level. Last year, the women's team boycotted a World Cup qualifier with Sweden over a pay dispute. "We have to solve this conflict now, not just digging the ditches deeper", said Eriksen. (more...)
Thibaut Courtois takes a swipe at his former Chelsea team-mates Thibaut Courtois takes a swipe at his former Chelsea team-mates
- September 06, 2018

Chelsea could be set for a somewhat unexpected cash windfall if the pressure continues to pile up-on Roma's under-pressure boss Eusebio Di Francesco, who could be replaced by former Blues boss Antonio Conte - who is technically still under-contract at Stamford Bridge. (more...)
4 reasons why the UEFA Nations League is a great idea 4 reasons why the UEFA Nations League is a great idea
- September 06, 2018

League A's four group winners will go through to semi-finals and a final next June. The new tournament sees the 55 European national teams split into four divisions, taking promotion and relegation to global football while also offering an alternative route to the 2020 European Championship , without replacing the qualifiers themselves. (more...)
Serena marches on after battle with gritty Kanepi Serena marches on after battle with gritty Kanepi
- September 06, 2018

But she couldn't convert two break chances in the 10th, and after Williams saved two set points Kanepi knotted the match with a service victor on her third set point. Nadal has been spending a lot more time on court, going four sets in each of his past two outings. 'Obviously that level is definitely where she's going to want to stay during this whole tournament. (more...)
Defending champ Sloane Stephens falls in quarterfinals Defending champ Sloane Stephens falls in quarterfinals
- September 06, 2018

In one of many memorable points, Nadal hit a almost ideal half volley, only to see Thiem beat him with a flawless crosscourt pass. Stephens said that despite the manner of her defeat on Tuesday she was content with what she had achieved at this tournament. (more...)
Steelers linemen rip Le'Veon Bell over holdout Steelers linemen rip Le'Veon Bell over holdout
- September 06, 2018

Bell has not signed his $14.5 million franchise tender and can not play until he does so. "At this point, we got [ James] Conner ". "That's just stupid. "He's making seven times what I make, twice as much as (left tackle) Al (ejandro Villanueva) is making and we're the guys who do it for him ", Foster said. (more...)
Naomi Osaka defeats Lesia Tsurenko to reach US Open semi-final Naomi Osaka defeats Lesia Tsurenko to reach US Open semi-final
- September 06, 2018

Both players came into the match on the back of gruelling three-set contests but Osaka began confidently in their first tour-level meeting and never looked likely to lose against her tired opponent on another day of stifling heat in NY. She was finally tested in the round of 16, edging past No. 26 Aryna Sabalenka 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in a little more than 2 hours, but she was back in complete control against Tsurenko, winning 20 of 22 points (91 per cent) on her first serve. (more...)
Sharapova crashes at US Open Sharapova crashes at US Open
- September 06, 2018

The Russian, playing her fourth straight round-16 match in NY, the seventh in 12 attempts, her lowest success rate for reaching the second week out of all four Grand Slams , looked often fearful and out of position when she tried to clinch the point at the net. (more...)
Some of Darlington's hottest aren't racing — NASCAR notebook Some of Darlington's hottest aren't racing — NASCAR notebook
- September 06, 2018

With one race left in the regular season, a maximum of one driver now below the playoff cut line can win to qualify for the playoffs, meaning the highest position to which the playoff cut line can rise is between 14th and 15th place in the standings . (more...)
Seahawks Reject Cowboys Offer Of A Second-Round Pick For Thomas Seahawks Reject Cowboys Offer Of A Second-Round Pick For Thomas
- September 06, 2018

The Cowboys made trade offers at the start of free agency and during the NFL Draft but proposed no more than a third-round pick until this week. He is set to make $8.5 million in 2018 in the final year of his contract. 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. That has led to a stalemate that has had Seattle entertaining trade offers for Thomas since last spring. (more...)
David Beckham MLS team David Beckham MLS team
- September 05, 2018

The new club will be called " Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami " or simply Inter Miami CF and it signifies "Miami's worldwide, diverse, inclusive, creative and ambitious spirit", according to a club statement. "Join us on a journey that has only just begun", it said. Inter Miami CF will officially start playing in the MLS in the 2020 season. From the moment he joined LA Galaxy in 2007, the former England captain made it abundantly clear that he foresaw a new MLS team in his own ... (more...)
US Open: Federer ousts Kyrgios US Open: Federer ousts Kyrgios
- September 05, 2018

Five-time champion Roger Federer found a new way to amaze Saturday as he reached the US Open last 16 with a 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 victory over Nick Kyrgios . Djokovic beset by injury and self-doubt to start the season, broke out of the doldrums with his 13th Grand Slam title at the All-England Club. We obviously want to try to win, but at the end there is always a nice shake of hands usually.Yeah, other than that, just enjoy and get a sense and an idea for it and get the difference between TV and ... (more...)
Stephens takes on Sevastova in US Open quarterfinals rematch Stephens takes on Sevastova in US Open quarterfinals rematch
- September 05, 2018

Williams did drop her serve once in the second, coughing up one of her five double faults on break point as Pliskova narrowed the gap to 4-1. Defending champion Stephens finds a familiar foe across the net in Sevastova, beaten by the American at the same stage a year ago as Stephens roared to the title as an unseeded player. (more...)
EPL: Jurgen Klopp warns Chelsea, Man City, United, others EPL: Jurgen Klopp warns Chelsea, Man City, United, others
- September 05, 2018

That's why I'm so impressed with Joe Gomez because the balance of the team is so much better with him and Virgil van Dijk. "Jordan embodies entirely what it means to be a Liverpool player in this modern era of football". Gomez, like his Liverpool teammate Henderson, has departed from Merseyside to join up with the senior England squad as they gear up for fixtures against Spain and Switzerland. (more...)
Rafael Nadal needs 5 sets, almost 5 hours to outlast Dominic Thiem Rafael Nadal needs 5 sets, almost 5 hours to outlast Dominic Thiem
- September 05, 2018

Thiem - with his girlfriend and fellow tennis player Kristina Mladenovic watching from the stands where Hollywood star Ben Stiller was also present - played well, however, Nadal was just too good as he executed the third of three set points on his opponent's serve to claim the momentum. (more...)
I couldn't get air - Federer admits to struggles in US Open heat I couldn't get air - Federer admits to struggles in US Open heat
- September 05, 2018

And I've seen that flippant tweet more times than I care to remember as he went on to win another three Grand Slam titles. "How good is John Millman? ". The 29-year-old came from a set down to take out the match 3-6 7-5 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-3). The 29-year-old has never won a title and is now ranked just 52nd in the world and only fourth in Australia. (more...)

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