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Kyrgios left stunned by this insane Federer shot Kyrgios left stunned by this insane Federer shot
- September 05, 2018

Roger Federer's shot heard round the US Open on Saturday - a jaw-dropping forehand around the post in a straight-sets win over Nick Kyrgios - ranks as one of his most memorable, the Swiss great said. In the round of 16, Federer will face world No. 55 John Millman , who defeated Fabio Fognini in four sets on Thursday. It was another Grand Slam disappointment for Zverev, touted as the youngster most likely to end the major dominance of Federer, Djokovic and Rafael Nadal . (more...)
Serena Williams reaches US Open semi-finals with win over Karolina Pliskova Serena Williams reaches US Open semi-finals with win over Karolina Pliskova
- September 05, 2018

Slowly, point by point, Williams relaxed, started to better predict and return Pliskova's powerful serves and began controlling points and winning games. "When you don't play the big points well and don't take your opportunities early, that could affect the outcome of the match", Stephens said. Serving for the match, the Latvian raced out to triple match point and although Stephens saved two of them, Sevastova sealed the win when the 25-year-old American pushed a backhand into the net. (more...)
Jordan Henderson signs news Liverpool deal Jordan Henderson signs news Liverpool deal
- September 05, 2018

Matic? No I think Matic is probably (better), he's proved he's a better player, he's won Premier Leagues . "That's the plan, it was always the plan". The full list includes: Jordan Henderson , Joe Gomez , Trent Alexander Arnold, Xherdan Shaqiri, Alisson, Roberto Firmino, Fabinho , Virgil van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum, Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah, Naby Keïta, Sadio Mané and Andy Robertson. (more...)
Rafael Nadal outlasts Thiem in 5-set US Open thriller Rafael Nadal outlasts Thiem in 5-set US Open thriller
- September 05, 2018

Twenty-four hours after Roger Federer fell to John Millman , his old rival avoided following him out of the tournament, but only just. 'It was a great battle and the conditions were tough, ' said the Spaniard of another sticky evening. (more...)
Federer: I was struggling to breathe during US Open defeat Federer: I was struggling to breathe during US Open defeat
- September 05, 2018

But he lost that set and then failed to convert a set point in a third-set tiebreak after making errors that surely had fans around the world staring wide-eyed at the television. Said Millman: "Look, I always was of the opinion that I was in the fourth round for a reason". Men's singles - Novak Djokovic (6) def. Joao Sousa , 6-3, 6-4, 6-3; Kei Nishikori (21) def. (more...)
Marouane Fellaini confident Manchester United are Premier League contenders Marouane Fellaini confident Manchester United are Premier League contenders
- September 05, 2018

Rashford has started just one Premier League game for United this season and lasted only 10 minutes off the bench in his latest outing against Burnley before being shown a straight red card . "But the performance was very good". "We will see in March where we are, because in March, you can see who is fighting for the title, who is not, who is fighting to be in the top four". (more...)
'America was always great': Meghan McCain swipes at Trump 'America was always great': Meghan McCain swipes at Trump
- September 05, 2018

Then, it rose in anger. Before his death, McCain reportedly made it clear that America's 45th president was not welcome at his funeral. Bush operatives also, according to a lengthy article in Vanity Fair, spread rumors that Cindy McCain was addicted to painkillers, and that John McCain visited prostitutes and was mentally unstable as a result of his time in a prisoner of war camp. (more...)
Watford ignored Javi Gracia’s tactics to beat Spurs, says Troy Deeney Watford ignored Javi Gracia’s tactics to beat Spurs, says Troy Deeney
- September 05, 2018

Harry Kane wasted a good headed chance from Kieran Trippier's cross as Tottenham tried to salvage something but Watford claimed their first league win over Spurs since 1987. It is only the second time in Watford's history that they have won their first four matches of a league campaign - the previous time in 1988 in the second tier. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick's collusion case proceeds after NFL's dismissal request is denied Colin Kaepernick's collusion case proceeds after NFL's dismissal request is denied
- September 05, 2018

A source close to the Kaepernick case tells CBS News there is no trial date at this time; however, it is believed the case will conclude by the end of the year. Players' protests during the anthem continued last season with Kaepernick out of the league. Kaepernick said no because he would have had to take a pay cut to join the Broncos. (more...)
Phil Mickelson's patriotic reaction to making Ryder Cup team Phil Mickelson's patriotic reaction to making Ryder Cup team
- September 05, 2018

The U.S. hasn't won an away Ryder Cup since 1993, at The Belfry in England. European captain Thomas Bjorn will make his captain's picks Wednesday. Furyk will make his fourth captain's choice selection at the conclusion of the BMW Championship, which is being held this week at Arnonimink Golf Club in Newtown Square. (more...)
Serena Williams through to a 13th US Open semi-final
- September 05, 2018

After being down 3-1 and facing seven break points, Williams had won eight straight games. "I just had to figure out a way to just try to at least make one, and one at a time". Following Sloane Stephens' exit, Williams is the only former grand slam champion left in the draw and her status as the favourite to win a record-equalling 24th singles title increases with every passing match. (more...)
Neymar's Premier League prediction will not go down well at Anfield Neymar's Premier League prediction will not go down well at Anfield
- September 05, 2018

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". "It's important that we win these games and we had some really good things but some not so good things but it's all about the three points - 12 points from 12, we can't ask for much better". (more...)
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah Finalist For FIFA Best Men’s Player Award Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah Finalist For FIFA Best Men’s Player Award
- September 05, 2018

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been excluded from the podium for FIFA's Best award after the final shortlists were leaked. Midfielder Modric, also part of Madrid's Champions League triumph, finished as a runner-up with Croatia at the World Cup, winning the best player award at the tournament in Russian Federation. (more...)
Federer: I struggled to breathe in shock US Open loss Federer: I struggled to breathe in shock US Open loss
- September 05, 2018

Cilic wrapped up the match on his third match point after needing eight of them to win in the third round, when he rallied from two sets down to beat Alex de Minaur in a match that ended at 2:22 a.m. The other quarterfinal on the bottom half of the draw will be a rematch of the 2014 U.S. Open final: No. 7 Marin Cilic against No. 21 Kei Nishikori . (more...)
‘Giant’ Romelu Lukaku credited with inspiring Man United victory ‘Giant’ Romelu Lukaku credited with inspiring Man United victory
- September 05, 2018

Jose Mourinho had found himself under intense pressure at Old Trafford in recent days but the victory on Sunday has helped to restore confidence at the club. With the score at 2-0 against Spurs, Mourinho chose to introduce Marouane Fellaini instead of Rashford. The Belgium worldwide told the club's official website: "The season is long and it's only the beginning of the season". (more...)
Del Potro beats Isner and heat to reach U.S. Open semis Del Potro beats Isner and heat to reach U.S. Open semis
- September 05, 2018

Open quarterfinals. 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. (more...)
Braylon Edwards won't stop, calls out MI fans Braylon Edwards won't stop, calls out MI fans
- September 05, 2018

VIDEO: Jim Harbaugh isn't letting Braylon Edwards' off the hook for his comments, saying "come after me" if he's going to attack anyone on the program . The Big Ten Network has indefinitely suspended college football analyst Braylon Edwards for violating its social media policy after the former MI receiver tweeted harsh criticism of the Wolverines and Jim Harbaugh's coaching. (more...)
Why it is still too early to write off Roger Federer Why it is still too early to write off Roger Federer
- September 04, 2018

Before his victory last night, he had never beaten a top 10 player and had never advanced beyond the Third Round of any Grand Slam tournament. Where did it go wrong? According to the ATP, he had just 49% of first serves - his second-lowest in his 98 US Open matches and fifth-lowest in his career 393 Grand Slam matches. (more...)
Cilic enters US Open 4th round Cilic enters US Open 4th round
- September 04, 2018

The Croatian was getting frustrated by de Minaur's exceptional defense and movement early on in the match. Marin Cilic of Croatia hits a forehand against Alex de Minaur of Australia (not pictured) in the third round on day six of the US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (more...)
Jon Kyl filling John McCain's Senate seat draws reactions from lawmakers Jon Kyl filling John McCain's Senate seat draws reactions from lawmakers
- September 04, 2018

The late senator, for decades an often imposing presence in U.S. defence and foreign policy, had been eulogised by former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Republican Senator John McCain, with whom on Saturday in Washington, it was goodbye, he was buried in the city of Annapolis on the territory of the naval Academy. (more...)
Chicago Bears: 10 bold predictions following Khalil Mack trade Chicago Bears: 10 bold predictions following Khalil Mack trade
- September 04, 2018

Instead, Mack was shipped to Chicago and reportedly agreed to a six-year, $141 million contract extension with the NFC North team. "I've got to see him out there on the field". And I'll just say what [Reggie] said - I read what he said yesterday - it's a decision that we all came to. Mack is a generational talent, and without a clear plan and after a disappointing season in 2017, it's perplexing that they let him go. (more...)
Le'Veon Bell a no-show as Steelers prepare for regular-season opener Le'Veon Bell a no-show as Steelers prepare for regular-season opener
- September 04, 2018

Bell remains away from the team while deciding when to sign his $14.54 million franchise tender. Though Tomlin has been in contact with Bell during Bell's lengthy sabbatical - the three-time Pro Bowler's last appearance with the team was during a playoff loss to Jacksonville in January - Tomlin has no idea what to expect whenever Bell signs the contract that will make him both the highest-paid running back in the league and start the countdown to his departure in 2019. (more...)
Roger Federer stuns crowd, Nick Kyrgios with wonderful shot around net post Roger Federer stuns crowd, Nick Kyrgios with wonderful shot around net post
- September 04, 2018

Nick Kyrgios views Roger Federer as the "ultimate role model" to anyone who harbours ambitions of playing tennis and admits he should "take a leaf out of his book", while he admitted he's open to the possibility of adding a mentor figure to his team going forwards. (more...)
Dominic Thiem reveals game plan for US Open quarter-final Dominic Thiem reveals game plan for US Open quarter-final
- September 04, 2018

Nadal was impressive as he dealt with an ultra-aggressive Basilashvili in a very composed manner. Nadal and Thiem have met ten times so far on Tour, and, remarkably, all have been contested on clay courts. "Constant noise going on the whole time, which obviously as tennis players, it's nice to have quiet". He is 4-7 against Del Potro having lost to the Argentine most recently in straight sets in the fourth round at Roland Garros this year. (more...)
Wozniacki In Shock Ouster, While Sharapova, Kerber Advance At US Open Wozniacki In Shock Ouster, While Sharapova, Kerber Advance At US Open
- September 04, 2018

She tried getting it together on serve in the fifth, but the shots continued to fly out of the court causing the troubles to haunt her. It took another lengthy game for Sharapova to confirm the break and the lead. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The Romanian finally made it to the scoreboard after holding her serve in the fourth game. (more...)
Ronaldo Nazário unveiled as Valladolid's new owner Ronaldo Nazário unveiled as Valladolid's new owner
- September 04, 2018

The former Brazil striker said "transparency" and "competitiveness" will be part of the basis of his management. " Ronaldo acquired 51 per cent of the shares in a personal capacity". The operation means Ronaldo is the first former football player to become the owner of a European top flight club. The World Cup victor hung up his boots in 2011 after a glittering 18-year career which included spells at Barcelona, Real Madrid , AC Milan, and Inter Milan. (more...)
Family, friends say final goodbye to John McCain Family, friends say final goodbye to John McCain
- September 04, 2018

Graham and Lieberman were two of McCain's top allies in the Senate and his close friends - they were often called the "three amigos" - and their praise for his daughter came after she posted a photo of herself with them online reflecting that bond, calling the two senators her "uncles forever". (more...)
Rafa Nadal withstands barrage to reach last 16 Rafa Nadal withstands barrage to reach last 16
- September 04, 2018

Now Nadal has to face Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili in the round 16. The match of the third spherical of the Open championship of the U.S. on tennis between Russian Karen by Hazanovym and Spaniard Rafael Nadal turned the longest within the profession of the primary racket of the world on the US Open , Sport24 reported . (more...)
Jose Holebas: Watford's character key to downing Tottenham Hotspur
- September 04, 2018

Pochettino followed that up after the defeat to Watford by saying: "In the week I was trying to explain to the players we weren't as great as the perception". Javi Gracia's men joined Premier League leaders Liverpool and Chelsea with a maximum 12 points ahead of the global break. Tottenham Hotspur will play all their Champions League group matches at Wembley as they continue to wait for the move into their new stadium. (more...)
Djokovic, Federer US Open showdown looms Djokovic, Federer US Open showdown looms
- September 04, 2018

Cilic is trying to reach the US Open quarter-finals for the fifth time, but he has lost 11 of his last 12 matches against top 10 opponents. Whether he was studying Federer's style or simply admiring his game, Djokovic has the 23-time Grand Slam champion on the brain. (more...)

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