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(Reuters) – Romanian second seed Simona Halep stayed on track for a tilt at the world number one spot with a 6-4 6-3 third-round win over Anastasija Sevastova at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday. Sixth seed Caroline Wozniacki stopped the impressive run of 21-year-old Australian qualifier Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-2 to reach the tournament’s quarter-finals
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(The Sports Xchange) – If the Golden State Warriors are invited to White House, Kevin Durant said he will not visit with President Donald Trump to celebrate the team’s 2017 championship. Durant was honored in his hometown of Seat Pleasant, Md. and the 2017 Finals MVP told ESPN he will not attend any possible ceremony
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BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spain’s former Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez has been suspended with immediate effect after testing positive for banned growth hormones, cycling’s governing body said on Thursday. Sanchez, 39, won the 2008 Olympic road race in Beijing and five individual stages in the Vuelta a Espana between 2005 and 2007 as well as an
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(Reuters) – Rafa Nadal extended his spotless record against Richard Gasquet, while unseeded American teenager Frances Tiafoe upset Alexander Zverev to reach the third round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday. It must have felt like deja vu for the Frenchman, who fell 6-3 6-4 to drop to 0-15 against Nadal. Gasquet last won a
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GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) – Kevin Kisner has had little time to wallow in disappointment after last week’s PGA Championship and will return to action at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday. Kisner, who started the final round at Quail Hollow leading before finishing equal seventh, went home to South Carolina for three nights before arriving
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(Reuters) – American 15th seed Sam Querrey cruised into the second round of the Cincinnati Open with a routine 6-3 6-0 win over compatriot Stefan Kozlov on Monday on a day when the old guard dominated the younger players. Wimbledon semi-finalist Querrey, 29, was barely tested by his 19-year-old wildcard opponent in the 51-minute match
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(Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori has become the latest top 10 player to pull out of this week’s Cincinnati Masters after the world number nine withdrew from the U.S. Open warmup event due to pain from a long-standing right wrist injury. The 27-year-old, who had been seeded fifth and given a first-round bye, had flown
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(Reuters) – Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso held off MotoGP points leader Marc Marquez to claim his third victory of the season at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday. Italian Dovizioso, who started on a soft rear tire, took the lead with seven laps to the finish line and maintained a slender advantage over Honda riders Marquez
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(Reuters) – Roger Federer used a dominant service game to beat Dutchman Robin Haase 6-3 7-6(5) in Montreal on Saturday, setting up a Rogers Cup final against German Alexander Zverev. Haase, playing in his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-final, did well to force a second-set tiebreak but Federer proved too much to handle
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LONDON (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s final appearance on the track ended in agony on Saturday as he pulled up injured running the final leg of the World Championships 4×100 meters relay as Britain stunned the United States to win a shock gold medal. Bolt, who had to settle for bronze in the individual 100 meters,
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(Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki defeated world number one Karolina Pliskova 7-5 6-7(3) 6-4 in a marathon Rogers Cup quarter-finals match in Toronto marred by four rain delays on Friday. The delays, which all came during the first set, appeared to boost the sixth-seeded Dane, who was trailing 3-0 when the match was interrupted. Wozniacki appeared
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(Reuters) – Roger Federer reached the Rogers Cup semi-finals on Friday after coming to the net early and often in a straight sets victory over Roberto Bautista Agut on a windy day in Montreal. World number three Federer, who faces Dutchman Robin Haase in the lsat four, was never seriously pushed by Spains Bautista Agut, who
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PARIS (Reuters) – World-record signing Neymar looks set to make his debut for Paris St Germain on Sunday after the French football federation confirmed it had received the player’s transfer certificate. The Brazilian, whose 222 million euros ($262 mln) signing from Barcelona doubled the world-record transfer fee, was prevented from playing in PSG’s first Ligue
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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Floyd Mayweather has said he has done his homework on mixed martial artist Conor McGregor and promised their multi-million dollar fight in Las Vegas on Aug. 26 will not go the distance. Both fighters have now tipped a knockout finish to the hotly anticipated bout between arguably one of the greatest
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Karolina Pliskova began her reign as world number one with a ragged 6-3 6-3 second round win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on a blockbuster Wednesday when eight of the top 10 ranked players were in action at the Rogers Cup. Pliskova, playing in her first tournament since her shock second round defeat at
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LONDON (Reuters) – Botswana’s Isaac Makwala reached the World Championship 200 meters final against all the odds on Wednesday, negotiating a solo heat before coming through his semi-final via the difficult inside lane after gaining a reprieve from the IAAF. South African Wayde van Niekerk, bidding for a double after his 400 meters gold, sneaked
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LONDON (Reuters) – World 100 meters champion Tori Bowie abandoned her bid to add the 200 meters gold when she withdrew from the heats of the longer event at the World Championships on Tuesday. The 26-year-old American had suffered cuts and bruises in winning the 100 meters title after tumbling headlong on to the track
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