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Nadal Collapses at Press Conference After US Open Advance

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 2:41 am (UTC-5)
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Defending U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal had a frightening moment at his post-match press conference Sunday, collapsing in pain after defeating Argentina’s David Nalbandian in straight sets. While talking to journalists, Nadal leaned back in his chair and covered his eyes as he winced in pain, and then lowered himself to the floor. He stayed […]

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Venus Williams Diagnosed with Immune System Disease, Drops Out of US Open

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Tennis superstar Venus Williams has dropped out of the U.S. Open after winning her first-round match, saying she has been diagnosed with what she calls an “energy-sucking” illness. Williams said Wednesday she is suffering from Sjogren’s Syndrome — a disease where the body’s immune system attacks glands that produce salvia and tears. Along with dry […]

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Final 2011 Tennis Grand Slam Under Way in New York

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The final Grand Slam tennis event of the year, the U.S. Open, continues in New York Tuesday after an opening day that saw a major upset, close calls and wins by some of the favorites. In the shock of the day, Wimbledon women’s champion and fifth seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic fell to […]

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Russian Club Signs Soccer Star to Top Salary

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian soccer club has signed Inter Milan forward Samuel Eto to a three-year contract, rivaling some of the highest salaries in sports. Russia’s FC Anzhi Makhachkala announced on Wednesday,Eto will earn at least $14.2 million per season. The Cameroon native, who is one of Africa’s most acclaimed players, is due in Russia Thursday to […]

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Japan Wins Women’s World Cup

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s women’s football team has won the 2011 World Cup championship, beating the United States in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw after extra time. The win Sunday made Japan the first Asian nation to win the World Cup title, and it denied the United States a chance to become the first team to […]

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Japan Wins Women’s World Cup

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s women’s soccer team has won the 2011 World Cup championship, beating the United States in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw after extra time. The win Sunday made Japan the first Asian nation to win the World Cup title, and it denied the United States a chance to become the first team to […]

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US, Japan Compete in Women’s World Cup Final

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. women’s soccer team is seeking its third World Cup championship when it goes against Japan during Sunday’s match in Frankfurt, Germany. The U.S. team, which is top ranked in this year’s tournament, is the strong favorite against Japan, which has never won a major women’s title. The United States needed to defeat France […]

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Northern Ireland’s Clarke Wins British Open

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland has won golf’s British Open, defeating his nearest rivals by three strokes. Clarke battled misty and windy conditions Sunday to capture the first major championship of his career at the age of 42. Clarke shot an even-par 70 to finish the tournament with a total of 275, five-under-par. Americans Dustin […]

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US, Japan Compete in Women’s World Cup Final

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. women’s soccer team is seeking its third World Cup championship when it goes against Japan during Sunday’s match in Frankfurt, Germany. The U.S. team, which is top ranked in this year’s tournament, is the strong favorite against Japan, which has never won a major women’s title. The United States needed to defeat France […]

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US Women Edge Brazil in Dramatic World Cup Quarterfinal

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. women’s soccer team has staged a dramatic comeback to beat Brazil in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup in Germany, setting up a semifinal clash with France. After the two teams ended 90 minutes of regulation time in a 1-1 tie, Brazil scored early in extra time to lead by one goal […]

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