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The sport needs an American male in a grand slam final: Mats Point

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 4:33am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tennis needs an American male player to reach a grand slam final and this year's U.S. Open is a golden opportunity for a local favorite to reach the Sept. 10 showdown, according to former champion Mats Wilander.

No room for complacency as Pliskova faces Zhang

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 2:05am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even if she has a perfect record against Zhang Shuai, there is little chance that Karolina Pliskova will take anything for granted when the world number one faces the Chinese 27th seed in the U.S. Open third round on Saturday.

Golf: Lewis vaults into tie for lead in Portland

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:57am
(The Sports Xchange) - Stacy Lewis shot an 8-under-par 64 on Friday to move into a three-way tie for the lead after two rounds of the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic in Portland, Ore.

Urena double complicates U.S. World Cup hopes

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:57pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States’ chances of qualifying for Russia 2018 took a hit on Friday after Marco Urena scored a goal in each half to give Costa Rica a 2-0 victory in a scrappy game in New York.

Mexico qualify for World Cup with win over Panama

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:26pm
MEXICO CITY, Sep 1 (Reuters) - Mexico became the first CONCACAF side to qualify for the Russia World Cup on Friday when an Hirving Lozano goal gave them a 1-0 win over Panama at the Azteca stadium.

Sharapova battles past Kenin to reach fourth round in New York

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:13pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nothing comes easy to Maria Sharapova on her grand slam return after a doping ban, but the Russian's mix of grit and power were enough to see off American teenager Sofia Kenin 7-5 6-2 in the third round of the U.S. Open on Friday.

I'd rather watch football, says dejected Isner after U.S. Open exit

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - John Isner would rather spend his nights watching American football than follow the progress of his last remaining compatriot Sam Querrey at the U.S. Open.

Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl: coach

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:27pm
(Reuters) - Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou said on Twitter on Friday.

Golf: Johnson holds one-stroke lead at Boston

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 6:49pm
(Reuters) - World number one Dustin Johnson set the stage with a four-under par opening nine to grab the first round lead at the Dell Technologies Championship in Boston on Friday.

Venus sails into U.S. Open fourth round

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:41pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Venus Williams continued her U.S. Open campaign when the American beat Greek Maria Sakkari 6-3 6-4 on Friday to advance to the fourth round.

Athletics: Thompson bounces back to scoop Diamond League prize

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:11pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - It was a night of consolation for three world championship failures on Friday as Elaine Thompson, Nijel Amos and Shaunae Miller-Uibo secured titles and $50,000 prize money in the Diamond League final in Brussels.

Cilic misses U.S. Open chance as Schwartzman progresses

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:10pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former champion Marin Cilic had a golden chance to reach the U.S. Open final three years after lifting the trophy at Flushing Meadows, but the Croatian fifth seed blew it when he lost 4-6 7-5 7-5 6-4 against Argentine counter-puncher Diego Schwartzman in the third round on Friday.

Muguruza destroys Rybarikova to set up Kvitova clash

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:02pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza cantered into the U.S. Open fourth round with a 6-1 6-1 demolition of Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova on Friday to set up an exciting clash with Petra Kvitova.

Chicago Cubs prevail in Wrigley Field rooftop owners' lawsuit

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:15pm
(Reuters) - The Chicago Cubs on Friday defeated an appeal by owners of buildings adjacent to Wrigley Field, who sued because the baseball team's installation of a huge right-field video board blocked their rooftop views into the ballpark.

Golf: Johnson holds clubhouse lead at Boston

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:06pm
(Reuters) - World number one Dustin Johnson grabbed the early clubhouse lead at the Dell Technologies Championship first round in Boston on Friday.

Shapovalov's U.S. Open star rises with win over Edmund

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:57pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Denis Shapovalov's U.S. Open star continued to rise on Friday as the Canadian teenager moved into the fourth round of the year's final grand slam when Briton Kyle Edmund retired with injury trailing 3-6 6-3 6-3 1-0.

Irving praises James, sought trade so he can take next step

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:27pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Kyrie Irving admitted he has not spoken with LeBron James since being traded to the Boston Celtics but he praised his former teammate with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Kvitova returns to big stage with polished performance

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:12pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova was back on the U.S. Open's big stage on Friday and delivered a sizzling performance by blowing past 18th-seed Caroline Garcia 6-0 6-4 to reach the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.

Motor racing: Ferrari fever runs high at home race

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 1:57pm
MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - The banners festooned along the main Monza grandstand are a constant reminder, not that any is needed, of the fervor facing Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari at the team's home Italian Grand Prix this weekend.

Cilic downed by Schwartzman as bottom half of U.S. Open opens up

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 1:53pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former champion Marin Cilic's U.S. Open campaign ended on Friday when the Croatian fifth seed was beaten 4-6 7-5 7-5 6-4 by Argentine counter-puncher Diego Schwartzman in the third round.