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Shoma overcomes shaky start to win at Japan Open

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ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – 2019 Rostelecom Cup – Men’s Short Program – Megasport Sport Palace, Moscow, Russia – November 15, 2019 Japan’s Shoma Uno performs REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo Oct 3 (Reuters) – Olympic silver medallist Shoma Uno recovered from a shaky start to win the men’s free......

Sabalenka tests positive for COVID-19, out of Indian Wells

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Sep 9, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus reacts after losing a point against Leylah Fernandez of Canada (not pictured)on day eleven of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. / Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo Oct 3 (Reuters) – World......

Gymnasts Biles, Maroney demand justice in botched FBI sex abuse probe

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WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney on Wednesday told U.S. lawmakers she feels betrayed by FBI agents, after they failed to investigate former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, despite her telling them he had sexually abused her. FBI Director Chris Wray told the Senate panel that the......

Briton Raducanu prepared to tackle Rogers, home crowd at US Open

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NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Emma Raducanu’s dream run at the U.S. Open looked to be taking her to a last-16 tie with Ash Barty but while the 18-year-old Briton has avoided the world number one she will be up against a surging Shelby Rogers and raucous home crowd......

Svitolina sees off Halep in U.S. Open fourth round

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NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) – World number five Elina Svitolina produced a solid performance to dispatch Simona Halep 6-3 6-3 in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sunday. The 12th-seeded Romanian won an epic 33-shot rally in the second game but a dozen unforced errors in the......

Stephens suffers abuse on social media after U.S. Open loss

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Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Sloane Stephens of the United States hits to Angelique Kerber of Germany on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – American Sloane......

Osaka earns support after announcing break from sport

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Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan gestures after missing a shot against Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada (not pictured) on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports NEW YORK, Sept......

U.S. Open day two | Reuters

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NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Highlights of the second day at the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday (times GMT): 2233 SWIATEK SAFELY THROUGH Seventh seed Iga Swiatek, youngest of 12 major champions in the women’s draw, breezed into the......

Osaka kicks off US Open title defence with straight sets win

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NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Naomi Osaka overcame a slow start to beat Czech Marie Bouzkova 6-4 6-1 on Monday as the world number three got her U.S. Open title defence under way in front of a roaring capacity crowd. Unseeded Bouzkova held her own through much of the......

Former champion Stephens overcomes Keys in first-round thriller

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Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Sloan Stephens of the USA reacts after defeating Madison Keys of the USA (not pictured) on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) –......

U.S. Open unfolds amid a new era for players’ mental health

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Sep 12 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates with the championship trophy after her match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus (not pictured) in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.......

Venus joins sister Serena, Kenin in missing U.S. Open

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021 Madison Brengle of the U.S. in action during her second round match against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. Pool via REUTERS/Simon Bruty Aug 25 (Reuters) – Venus Williams will miss the upcoming U.S.......

OLYMPICS Bidens applaud courage of U.S. Olympic athletes

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on employment numbers at the White House in Washington, U.S. August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WILMINGTON, Del., Aug 7 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden applauded U.S. Olympic athletes on Saturday for showing courage under pressure and uniting the country,......

Athletics-Eleven medals for Felix as stellar U.S. team take 4x400m glory

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TOKYO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The United States powered to their seventh successive victory in the women’s 4x400m relay on Saturday as Allyson Felix won gold in the event for the fourth time to extend her Olympic medal haul to a remarkable 11. Poland continued their impressive relay form in......

Modern Pentathlon-Choong tops podium to earn Britain golden sweep

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TOKYO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Joseph Choong won the Olympic men’s modern pentathlon on Saturday to give Britain a sweep of gold medals following Kate French’s win in the women’s event. Choong led from start to finish during the decisive laser run but needed to dig deep during the final......

Canoe sprint-Brazil’s Queiroz dos Santos shines, disappointment for Carrington

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TOKYO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos dominated the Olympic men’s canoe single 1,000 metres event to win the gold medal at the Sea Forest Waterway on Saturday after defending champion Sebastian Brendel failed to reach the final. The 27-year-old Queiroz dos Santos, the silver medallist in......

Beach volleyball-Qatar’s men pair wins bronze in Tokyo Games

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Beach Volleyball – Men – Bronze medal match – Latvia (Plavins/Tocs) v Qatar (Cherif/Ahmed) – Shiokaze Park, Tokyo, Japan – August 7, 2021. Cherif Younousse of Qatar and Ahmed Tijan of Qatar celebrate winning bronze medal match against Latvia. REUTERS/John Sibley TOKYO, Aug 7 (Reuters) –......

Athletics-Kenya’s Jepchirchir wins women’s marathon with late burst

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SAPPORO, Japan, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir won the Olympic women’s marathon in Sapporo on Saturday, outduelling compatriot Brigid Kosgei in the final minutes and claiming her country’s second consecutive gold medal in the event. Kosgei took silver and Molly Seidel of the United States, competing in just......

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