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(Reuters) – Ash Barty lost her chance to regain the number one world ranking after she was unexpectedly beaten in straight sets by Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters on Saturday. Aug 17, 2019; Mason, OH, USA; Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) reacts against Ashleigh Barty (AUS) during the Western and Southern Open
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FILE PHOTO: Dmitry Lapikov of Russia competes in the men’s 105kg weightlifting clean and jerk competition at the World Weightlifting Championships in Goyang, north of Seoul, November 29, 2009. Lapikov took the overall silver medal at the event. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won/File Photo MOSCOW (Reuters) – Another seven Russian weightlifters have been provisionally suspended for doping violations,
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(Reuters) – Andy Murray will play in the singles at next week’s Winston-Salem Open as he continues his comeback from hip surgery, tournament officials told Reuters on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – Aug 12, 2019; Mason, OH, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) serves against Richard Gasquet (FRA) during the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament at Lindner
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Albert Pujols drove in three runs, and Dillon Peters pitched six solid innings to help the Los Angeles Angels post a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday in the finale of a three-game series in Anaheim, Calif. Aug 14, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols (5) pumps his
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who has been locked in a battle over her testosterone levels with athletics authorities, said on Wednesday that she has not felt supported by other women in sport. South African athlete Caster Semenya, who is fighting an IAAF regulation that would require her to take testosterone-lowering medication
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FILE PHOTO: Russia’s Ruslan Albegov reacts after failing a lift attempt during the men’s +105kg Group A clean and jerk weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler/File Photo (Reuters) – Five Russian weightlifters have been provisionally suspended for potential doping violations based on data retrieved
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FILE PHOTO: Jul 19, 2019; Portrush, IRL; Tiger Woods plays his shot from the first tee during the second round of The Open Championship golf tournament at Royal Portrush Golf Club – Dunluce Course. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo (Reuters) – Tiger Woods says he is ready to play golf again this week
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Didi Gregorius and Gleyber Torres hit early homers as the New York Yankees went deep two more times against the Baltimore Orioles in an 8-5 victory Monday afternoon in the opener of a day-night doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. Aug 12, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela (29) is congratulated by
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In the final season of his five-year contract, Chicago manager Joe Maddon said he expects to be with the Cubs “for a couple more years.” FILE PHOTO: Aug 9, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) stands on the dugout steps between inning in the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Serena Williams’ first U.S. Open tune-up ended in dramatic fashion as the tearful American was forced to retire with a back injury while trailing Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu 3-1 in the Rogers Cup final on Sunday. Aug 11, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Serena Williams (left) dries her eyes with a towel after
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Aug 10, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Sofia Kenin (USA) plays a shot against Bianca Andreescu (Canada)during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports TORONTO (Reuters) – Bianca Andreescu beat American Sofia Kenin 6-4 7-6(5) at the Rogers Cup on Saturday to become the first Canadian woman to reach
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Michael Conforto laced an RBI single to right field to cap a four-run, ninth-inning comeback by the scorching New York Mets, who earned a stunning 7-6 win over the visiting Washington Nationals. Aug 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Michael Conforto (30) celebrates after hitting a walk off RBI
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With Ben Roethlisberger sitting out the Steelers’ preseason opener, Mason Rudolph threw two touchdown passes and rookie Devlin Hodges added a scoring strike as host Pittsburgh beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-28 on Friday. Aug 9, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) passes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka advanced to the Rogers Cup quarter-finals on Thursday to set up their first meeting since the American’s infamous row with an umpire overshadowed last year’s U.S. Open final. Aug 7, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Karolina Pliskova (Czech) hits the ball against Alison Riske ((USA) during the Rogers
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LONDON (Reuters) – The political rumblings in men’s tennis took another twist on Thursday when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were elected on to the ATP Player Council along with Austrian Juergen Melzer. FILE PHOTO: Switzerland’s Roger Federer reaches out his hand to Spain’s Rafael Nadal during the opening ceremony of the Rafa Nadal tennis
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