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Japan’s rising star Osaka stuns Venus

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Author: AFP Thu, 2017-10-12 03:00 ID: 1507754483539101100 HONG KONG: Venus Williams suffered a shock exit in the second round of the WTA Hong Kong Open on Wednesday, comprehensively beaten 7-5, 6-2 by teenager Naomi Osaka.Japan’s top-ranked player reeled off eight consecutive games at one stage to power into the quarterfinals.It all seemed to be going […]

Kyrgios fined for storming off court in Shanghai

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Author: AFP Thu, 2017-10-12 03:00 ID: 1507754483549101300 SHANGHAI: Temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios was fined $10,000 and lost another $21,085 in prize money on Wednesday after storming off midway through his first-round match at the Shanghai Masters.Roger Federer, meanwhile, survived a scare as he struggled past Argentine Diego Schwartzman, but Rafael Nadal raced into the third […]

Omega Dubai Desert Classic tickets go on sale online

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Author: ARAB NEWS Thu, 2017-10-12 03:00 ID: 1507754210499066800 DUBAI: Tickets for the 29th edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic have gone on sale online, organizers of the longest-running European Tour event in the region have announced.Tag-lined “Made for Greatness,” the $3 million event enjoys an enviable reputation of having a roll of honor that […]

When Pierre Garcon returns to Washington, he’ll find nothing but respect from Redskins

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Pierre Garcon will play his 42nd career regular season game at FedEx Field on Sunday. This one, however, will be different for “the O.G.” The former Washington Redskins wide receiver won’t be wearing burgundy and gold. Instead, he’ll stand on the visiting sideline with the San Francisco 49ers in his first game against the Redskins […]

Gruden: Rob Kelley is a ‘long shot’ to play Sunday, Trent Williams a question mark

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The Redskins are expecting to be without running back Rob Kelley Sunday against the 49ers but aren’t ready to rule out left tackle Trent Williams. Kelley suffered an ankle injury in the Redskins’ Week 4 loss to the Chiefs. Washington Coach Jay Gruden said the third-year running back is a “long shot” to take the […]

Dusty Baker offers hitless Trea Turner some words of wisdom before Game 4

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CHICAGO — Dusty Baker had a long talk with Trea Turner Tuesday morning before Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Nationals and Cubs was rained out. The conversation with his struggling 24-year-old shortstop veered into a history lesson. Baker told him of the time Orlando Cepeda, then the MVP, struggled in […]

These are the Redskins’ most successful play concepts on offense this season

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With a quarter of the season behind them, it’s a good opportunity to evaluate what has worked best for the Redskins. The offense didn’t get off to the best of starts, but it’s picked up as it finds a rhythm. Here’s a closer look at some of their most successful play concepts. Running plays One […]

FIFA suspends Pakistan Football Federation

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Author: Reuters Wed, 2017-10-11 11:16 ID: 1507710915005653400 ZURICH: FIFA said on Wednesday it was banning the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), barring the country’s national and club teams from competing in international competition with immediate effect. Zurich-based FIFA cited “undue third-party interference” as the reason for its decision. Football’s global governing body said the PFF offices […]

Football: Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

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Author: AFP Wed, 2017-10-11 04:33 ID: 1507686124404710900 QUITO: Lionel Messi scored a brilliant hat-trick as Argentina sealed their place at the 2018 World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador here Tuesday.Barcelona superstar Messi single-handedly rescued Argentina’s World Cup hopes as the South American giants came from behind to win in Quito.Romario Ibarra gave Ecuador […]

The Nationals would have liked to have Stephen Strasburg start Game 4. He will not.

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CHICAGO — When Nationals Manager Dusty Baker said Tanner Roark would start Game 4 of the National League Division Series, jaws dropped. Tuesday’s rainout seemed so sure to help the Nationals, allowing them to replace Roark with Stephen Strasburg, dramatically increasing their chances of survival. How, with the season on the line, could the Nationals’ […]
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