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US OPEN: Venus Williams Hit Q'finals after Win over Navarro US OPEN: Venus Williams Hit Q'finals after Win over Navarro
- September 07, 2017

Kvitova will turn up under the lights 259 days after something nearly bottomlessly grim. She needed surgery on her racket-holding hand after she was cut by an intruder at her home in the Czech Republic in December. This year's US Open has also provided her first trip past the fourth round of a major since 2015. Williams reached her first Grand Slam final at the 1997 US Open - the year Ashe stadium debuted. (more...)
WVU football falls to Virginia Tech at FedEx Field WVU football falls to Virginia Tech at FedEx Field
- September 06, 2017

Justin Crawford gave the Mountaineers the big play it needed in the second quarter, busting through the line for a 42-yard run to flip field position. He finished with 51 yards on eight carries. "The quarterback was good". Slye entered the game 45 of 49 from inside 40 yards, and he made his first Sunday, bumping his career accuracy to 92 percent at that range. (more...)
Pliskova Into US Open Quarterfinals After Rout of American Brady Pliskova Into US Open Quarterfinals After Rout of American Brady
- September 06, 2017

Rafael Nadal has advanced to the US Open quarterfinals with a 6-2 6-4 6-1 routing of Alexandr Dolgopolov. To get to the quarterfinals, Pliskova won 92 percent of her first serves and recorded 23 winners against Brady. I didn't play my best. Pliskova had lost to Angelique Kerber in the final at Flushing Meadows previous year and it should be sure to play again in the final to retain the first rank in the women classification. (more...)
Kvitova beats Muguruza, into 2nd US Open quarter Kvitova beats Muguruza, into 2nd US Open quarter
- September 06, 2017

The seven-time major champion has overcome injuries and illness in recent years, while Kvitova faces a Grand Slam quarter-final nine months after suffering a knife attack. Not only was she hitting well and landing her shots, Kvitova was playing smart tennis. Nerves could have gotten to the Czech as she faced three break points, but on each occasion, Muguruza's unforced errors proved to be costly and Kvitova was finally able to find a match point on her serve. (more...)
Sebastian Vettel: Sebastian Vettel: "This isn't where we wanted to be"
- September 05, 2017

A day after breaking the all-time record for pole positions , Hamilton was in total control at Monza , leading team-mate Valtteri Bottas to a one-two, a report in the BBC said. Vettel meanwhile struggled to keep P3 after coming under pressure from a roving Daniel Riccardo towards the end of the race. "It was entertaining - it was quite good fun!" The rain sustained, delayed the holding of the qualifying session for more than two hours after Romain Grosjean had been the victim of a ... (more...)
Florida's defense picks 2 for TDs, then blocks punt against MI Florida's defense picks 2 for TDs, then blocks punt against MI
- September 05, 2017

Final Score: Michigan 17-Florida 14. "They physically took it to us", Florida coach Jim McElwain said. "Their guys were bigger and stronger", he added. "We're always going to apply pressure". "And yet, it's not time to hit the panic button". I like the communication where we are with our football team on the field, communicating calls, and I like their understanding of what we're doing schematically. (more...)
Sopore encounter: Security forces gun down 2 Hizbul terrorists in Baramulla district Sopore encounter: Security forces gun down 2 Hizbul terrorists in Baramulla district
- September 05, 2017

Two AK assault rifles, three AK magazines, 90 AK rounds, one INSAS rifle, one INSAS magazine, 13 INSAS rounds and other items were seized from the encounter site, the police spokesperson said , as per PTI . However, when the security forces were moving towards a particular area in the village, militants opened fire, he said, adding the fire was retaliated after the militants refused to surrender. (more...)
Bama uses familiar recipe to beat Florida State Bama uses familiar recipe to beat Florida State
- September 05, 2017

Hurts' two-point conversion pass to Calvin Ridley gave Alabama a 21-7 lead with 1:41 to go in the third. He was carted off to the locker room praying during the fourth quarter of the game and was seen with crutches and a knee brace on his left leg. (more...)
Maria Sharapova knocked out of US Open by Anastasija Sevastova Maria Sharapova knocked out of US Open by Anastasija Sevastova
- September 04, 2017

HOW THE AUSSIES FARED: Top seed John Peers, with Finn Henri Kontinen, is through to the men's doubles third round after a 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 win over Russians Mikhail Elgin and Daniil Medvedev. "Ultimately I can take a lot from this week". A win would put Stephens, who was out for 10 months after foot surgery, into her first US Open quarterfinal. (more...)
Sri Lanka has pride to play for Sri Lanka has pride to play for
- September 04, 2017

India sealed a 5-0 whitewash against Sri Lanka today, courtesy of yet another century from skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli and Jadhav shared in a fourth-wicket stand of 109 while the India skipper also had a 99-run partnership with Manish Pandey (36) for the third wicket. (more...)
Redskins talk second year safety Su'a Cravens, 22, out of retirement Redskins talk second year safety Su'a Cravens, 22, out of retirement
- September 04, 2017

Defensive coordinator Joe Barry started Cravens as an inside linebacker his rookie year, believing that his athleticism would serve the team well in pass coverage against running backs and tight ends. "If it's family issues, personal issues, whatever he's dealing with, I'm supportive". The designation would keep him out of game action for at least eight weeks, and the Redskins would have to pay Cravens his full 2017 salary, plus another 25 percent of his signing bonus (which would be a steep ... (more...)
Moses helps Nigeria trounce Cameroon Moses helps Nigeria trounce Cameroon
- September 04, 2017

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos rang the changes at the interval, throwing on Stoke City's Eric Choupo-Moting, but after a brief spell of pressure from the Indomitable Lions, the Eagles struck again, this time off a devastating counterattack inspired by Mikel. (more...)
Wales' match victor Woodburn 'can be great' Wales' match victor Woodburn 'can be great'
- September 04, 2017

It is a great feeling. Chris Coleman's side were frustrated for large spells and it was the introduction of 17-year old Liverpool starlet Ben Woodburn , on his debut, that brought the all-important match victor. "He has taken his chance but he has to be patient again because things don't happen overnight and he must realise he probably won't start on Tuesday [against Moldova] but if he comes on he will do a job". (more...)
Blind player snaps extra point during USC's victory Blind player snaps extra point during USC's victory
- September 03, 2017

He previously had lost his left eye when he was 10 months old. Carroll heard of Jake's story, invited him to practice before he lost his eyesight, and Jake was on the sideline during a game the day before losing sight in his right eye. Olson knew going into the game that if the opportunity presented itself, he might get a chance to snap. Make no mistake, this wasn't your vanilla extra point in the waning moments of a 49-31 Trojans victory. (more...)
Republic of Ireland held by Georgia Republic of Ireland held by Georgia
- September 03, 2017

Each time a Shane Duffy header or a Glenn Whelan hoof was to nobody and each time the home side, roared on by the crowd in the Dinamo Arena, came right back. But, the reality is that they will need to be set up to win. He added: "Three points are hard to get". Aiden McGeady, although wasteful at times, showed the ball control and ability to beat players that very few in the Irish squad have. (more...)
Paris Saint-Germain set for FFP investigation after Neymar, Mbappe deals Paris Saint-Germain set for FFP investigation after Neymar, Mbappe deals
- September 02, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain are "very confident" they will be able to comply fully with UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules after European football's governing body announced a formal investigation into the Ligue 1 club. Uefa said that it had only accepted the Qatar Tourism Authority deal as income at a figure "significantly below that submitted by the club". The UEFA statement said its financial control board had opened "a formal investigation into Paris Saint-Germain as part of its ongoing monitoring ... (more...)
Malta vs England WC Qualifying UEFA Match Preview Malta vs England WC Qualifying UEFA Match Preview
- September 02, 2017

Alli has enjoyed a fantastic start to the new Premier League campaign, scoring two goals in three matches against Newcastle United and Burnley. A few minutes later Harry Kane almost got the opener with a free header in the box, but Malta goalkeeper Andrew Hogg made a great stop. (more...)
West Nile virus infections increase in Georgia West Nile virus infections increase in Georgia
- September 02, 2017

The deaths occurred in Kern and San Bernardino counties. Pasadena resident TJ Mastros is one of them. Many mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn, but can bite at any hour. The vast majority (70 to 80 percent) of people infected with West Nile don't exhibit any symptoms, but the virus can also be deadly-especially for the elderly, and individuals with preexisting medical conditions. (more...)
Le'Veon Bell fulfills promise by reporting to Steelers on September 1 Le'Veon Bell fulfills promise by reporting to Steelers on September 1
- September 02, 2017

Bell passed his team physical Friday left the facility a short time later, NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reported. But their longtime backfield centerpiece looks to be back a day after Pittsburgh's preseason concluded. Bell has been adamant about his desire to reset the market for running backs, wanting to be paid as both a No. 1 back and No. 2 receiver thanks to his contributions in the passing game. (more...)
Finally finished: Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big trade Finally finished: Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big trade
- September 02, 2017

The Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics finalized terms of their August 22 trade Wednesday night, with the Celtics sweetening the deal with a second-round pick from the Miami Heat in 2020. Many fans are ready and excited for the season to start. At 25, he is three years younger than Thomas and his contract is set to pay him about US$60 million (S$81 million) over the next three seasons. (more...)