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Nadal and Del Potro can serve up power-packed semi-final

After the Spaniard defeated Andrey Rublev, it seemed virtually nailed on that NY would witness a first meeting between the great beasts of men's tennis in the semi-finals. This is the 23rd Grand Final of Nadal's career. It was put down to the possibility of Federer not having fully recovered from the back injury that forced him to miss the Cincinnati Masters prior to the US Open .

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Del Potro sets up Federer clash at US Open quarters

Even though it was a singles match, there were two winners and one loser on Wednesday afternoon. "Thanks so much for all the support you gave", del Potro told the boisterous Grandstand crowd that regaled the 24th-seeded Argentine with "Ole!" chants.

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Juan Martin Del Potro vs Dominic Thiem

Del Potro said he was seriously considering retiring in the middle of the second set, not even an hour in. "To win in straight sets against Feliciano, who's been such a tough competitor over the years, is such a great feeling". Federer had already won the French Open, to complete the career Grand Slam in 2009, before going onto to win a sixth Wimbledon. In the matches like this one, this might be the crucial thing.

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Vettel 'surprised' by pace of others at wet Monza

Lewis Hamilton steers his Mercedes during Friday practice at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza ahead of the Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton was characteristically emotional at the result. The two Red Bull drivers, as well as Sainz and Alonso should reap punishment on the starting grid to have made changes to the engine. This is simply due to teams taking so much downforce off the cars in search for high top speed speed gains down the many straights Monza has to offer.

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Vettel 'surprised' by pace of others at wet Monza

Lewis Hamilton steers his Mercedes during Friday practice at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza ahead of the Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton was characteristically emotional at the result. The two Red Bull drivers, as well as Sainz and Alonso should reap punishment on the starting grid to have made changes to the engine. This is simply due to teams taking so much downforce off the cars in search for high top speed speed gains down the many straights Monza has to offer.

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Hamilton says he will extend Mercedes deal this year

Bottas has performed well in his first season with the Silver Arrows and sits 41 points adrift of current leader Sebastian Vettel and 34 short of Hamilton in the standings. Verstappen, Vettel, Bottas and then Hamilton took top spot as the times tumbled. Despite the mixed conditions, the usual suspects dropped out in Q1, with Kevin Magnussen , Jolyon Palmer and the two Saubers all getting knocked out along with Grosjean.

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Fairfield Little Leaguers get invite onto the field at Yankee Stadium

Thursday night saw the Yankees win the opener of the four-game series by a count of 6-2. MILWAUKEE - Zach Davies won his 16th game to tie Arizona's Zack Greinke for the most victories in the majors, Jonathan Villar homered and Milwaukee beat Washington.

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Data Shows Mayweather-McGregor Was a Pay-Per-View Juggernaut

Floyd "Money" Mayweather is now 50-0 after beating Connor McGregor in 10 rounds of their super fight. "I wanted to fight one more time, I was being greedy". "It's still unusual to see how many people don't seem to get what they watched last Saturday night". The former women's champion doesn't have a fight scheduled at the moment, but she has expressed interest in fighting UFC Women's Featherweight Champion Cyborg.

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Nadal breezes, Federer struggles in US Open victories

Even though the U.S. Tennis Association tried to lessen the noise in Arthur Ashe Stadium after the retractable cover's debut during last year's tournament, there was still quite a bit of ambient sound when the top was shut because of rain Tuesday.

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Steve O'Keefe joins Australia for second Test in Chittagong

Chasing a victory target of 265 on a track offering considerable assistance to the spinners, David Warner held the Australian innings along with Smith . Our spinners - Taijul [Islam] and Shakib - were brilliant. First slip Soumya Sarkar caught Handscomb, at the second attempt, after initially showing excellent reflexes to stop a boundary before diving to catch the rebound and spark wild celebrations.

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Mayweather was 'Racially profiled' by fight referee -P Diddy

But if he reverts back to his defensive style, don't be surprised if McGregor, hardly a shy fighter, to also voice his disgust with it. An estimated 2.9 million people on saw the undefeated boxing champion Mayweather beat McGregor , the UFC mixed martial arts champion, on 239 illegal streams on Saturday, according to digital security platform Irdeto .

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Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth enter quarters

Last time I played her I lost to her in Dubai. Even though I had the lead, I didn't want to give away any point. Indian shuttler PV Sindhu will face Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in women's singles final of the World Badminton Championships on August 27.

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Dhoni told me to bat like I do in Test cricket: Bhuvneshwar

MATCH UPDATE: Virat Kohli lost the toss for the first time in this series but India will once again chase. Sri Lanka did well in the second ODI to put some pressure on India . With Lahiru Thirimanne as his opening partner for the next ODI, the two could look to get the batting to a strong start, as the middle-order has struggled to find form.

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Manchester United vs Leicester City: Potential XI with Pogba, Mkhitaryan and Pogba

That's right, I'm talking about the League Cup , now known as the um.hold on.I had it right here. Having been out for several months, the versatile winger played 59 minutes in the Under-23 side's match at Swansea City on Monday evening. Compare this to Chelsea's 2015 campaign, where they experienced a truly abysmal pre-season which ultimately set the tone for the remainder of Mourinho's tenure at Stamford Bridge.

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Bhuvi hits maiden fifty, as India stun Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

These apart, India already covered all bases which will be head-to-head display in the game with their confidence post meter running in left-over. "The good thing is that he is cashing in on his good form", Kohli said of his swashbuckling opener.

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Mayweather, McGregor get ready for business

However, McGregor , the 29-year-old from Dublin, insisted he was ready to stun the world of combat sports by upsetting Mayweather , who would improve his record to a flawless 50-0 with a win. McGregor, 29, will be making his professional boxing debut Saturday. He has sparred with, among others, boxers like the respected Paulie Malignaggi, and under the observation of boxing referee Joe Cortez, but relied on long-term coach John Kavanagh to hone his technique.

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5 potential ripple effects from the Kyrie Irving trade

The NBA2K Twitter account tweeted "whoops" after the trade went down, linking back to their tweet revealing Irving as the cover artist. "His age is a great fit", Celtics president Danny Ainge said of Irving in a conference call hours after the trade went down.

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US post emphatic victory against Europe in Solheim Cup

Having birdied the 10th and 11th, she holed out from just over 100 yards for an eagle three on the 13th as she embarked on a rousing run that saw her cover seven holes in eight-under and turn a sizeable deficit into a one hole lead through 16.

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Solar Eclipse Date: What Day Is the Total Solar Eclipse?

The dataset from the so-called Eclipse Megamovie Project will be made available to the general public and to the scientific community for further research, according to a description of the initiative. "Like I say to people, it's like being on a first date versus being on your wedding night". Although the "path" of the full eclipse is slightly north of Oklahoma, even those outside the path will still be able to enjoy a partial solar eclipse and thrill to the spectacle of it.getting ...

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Former Alabama golfer Justin Thomas wins 2017 PGA Championship

But he'll have to try for it again next year. We say "loser" in the most positive way possible for Oosthuizen, who shot 70 to finish T-2. The top contender among them is American Chris Stroud on five-under overall with five front-nine holes remaining.

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India reach 329/6 at stumps vs Sri Lanka

Dhawan and his partner Lokesh Rahul were also involved in a record opening partnership against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka when they reached 175. The southpaw's 64 came off 66 balls with nine shots to the fence while Rahul took 97 balls for his 64, laced with six boundaries. The first day of the 3rd India vs Sri Lanka Test commenced with Team India dominating in the first session.

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PGA Championship 2017: Jordan Spieth 'essentially out' after two disappointing rounds

SportsPulse: Brooks Koepka clocked a marshal in the head at the first round of the PGA Championship . "I played even par after the delay and that's not very good, in my opinion, on those holes that we had left". He blasted shots all around Quail Hollow , including the one that unfortunately landed on the marshal at the 16th hole. "I would love to be on it, but the way I'm playing ..." Louis Oosthuizen parred the ninth to post 67 and finish the round on five-under.

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UFC 214 Preview: Jones squares off as big favourite vs. Cormier

Daniel Cormier will look to get Jones down and dominate him with disciplined ground and pound. The UFC loaded UFC 214 with three title fights, in part to make sure the fans still have value for their purchase in case Cormier-Jones fell apart once again.

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Jon Jones responds to Brock Lesnar's challenge

It technically turned out that way with Lesnar responding to Jones' wish. Jones is a favorite over Cormier , and it looks like the former champion is already looking past UFC 214. Though he was unquestionably defeated by Jones in their first meeting, Cormier's been the more active fighter over the past two years. If all these things that he's saying right now are true, then great.

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Harmanpreet fit, England opt to bat in final

The highlight of the lanky Bengali's outing was the back-to-back dismissals of Sarah Taylor and Fran Wilson, which pegged England back. Although Tammy Beaumont and Laura Winfield could not get dominate Jhulan Goswami's good length, Shikha Pandey's fuller deliveries helped them get off the mark.

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The Open 2017, fourth round at Royal Birkdale

Kim qualified for his British Open , and he played a practice round with him on Monday. Find out all that and more during Round 4 of the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Seventy-seven players made the halfway cut at five over par, with just nine players under par. "I'll be playing with him but not focused on him".

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Open Championship wrap after second round

He widened his lead on the final hole, sinking a birdie putt from the edge of the green, while Kuchar missed one that was closer . Kuchar starts the closest to Spieth and would extend the string of first-time major champions to eight if he can win.

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Chicago Lawyer: OJ Simpson Parole Likely, Justified

Former football superstar O.J. Simpson could be released from a Nevada prison as early as October if all goes well at Thursday's parole board hearing to be televised live by ESPN and streamed by several websites. Steve Wolfson, the current Clark County district attorney, told AFP he believes Simpson "makes an excellent candidate for parole". The parole hearing will likely dominate the news in the United States, with all the major television networks set to livestream the hearing.

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Is trading for Jose Quintana enough to get Cubs back in playoffs?

Forget that both of these teams reside in Chicago . But Epstein and Hahn both made it known that no deal would get done without either prospect being included. Jake Arrieta has alternated wildly between glimpses of his former, dominant self and debilitating innings that knock the Cubs out of games. "I just have control on throwing the ball well".

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Injury wrecks Djokovic's Wimbledon hopes

With his scheduling problem now out of the way and a three-set match in the books, Djokovic can turn his focus to Berdych. "That's it. There's no one there to come and save you". The Serbian tennis star is citing his elbow as the issue. Novak has to play back-to-back matches, while Berdych had Tuesday off. Either way, I'm still siding with Novak because of the massive head to head advantage.