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Nadal wins U.S. Open title with straight-set win over Anderson

Muy bien hecho, Rafa. Rafael Nadal, the Spanish tennis artist and world No. 1 player with the big biceps and the blink-and-you-miss forehands, won his third U.S. Open title Sunday, a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over South African Kevin Anderson on Arthur Ashe Stadium court, under an open roof and in front of 25,755, which included plenty of bold-face names. ...

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L.I. Teamster deported to Guatemala determined to return to U.S.

The wife of Eber Garcia Vasquez learned he’d been deported when he called her from the country that hasn’t been home for 27 years. “He said, ‘I’m in Guatemala. . . . They brought me back,’ ” Maria Chavez Marino, 61, who uses a wheelchair because of a recent accident, told the Daily News from her home in Virginia on ...

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Sloane Stephens routs Madison Keys to win her 1st U.S. Open title

Sloane Stephens dominated a shaky Madison Keys in the U.S. Open final and won 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday to earn her first Grand Slam title, capping a remarkably rapid rise after sitting out 11 months because of foot surgery. The 83rd-ranked Stephens is only the second unseeded woman to win the tournament in the Open era, which began in 1968. ...

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Rafael Nadal takes aim at 3rd U.S. Open title vs. Kevin Anderson

The “Vamos Rafa!” chants are back in full swing in Flushing. Rafael Nadal, the Spaniard with the bulging biceps and the blistering forehand that appears as if a locomotive is coming at you when Nadal blasts one from the baseline, is back in the Open final, and will look to win his third singles title in Flushing and 16th Grand ...

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Juan Martin del Potro upsets Roger Federer at U.S. Open

Somehow, throughout the epic 14-year rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the two legends who have met 37 times, including 12 matchups at grand-slam tournaments, have never faced each other at the U.S. Open. They appeared to be on a collision course for a semifinal showdown this year, but perhaps it isn’t meant to be. The local crowd must ...

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Juan Martin del Potro upsets Roger Federer at U.S. Open

Somehow, throughout the epic 14-year rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the two legends who have met 37 times including 12 matchups at grand-slam tournaments have never faced each other at the U.S. Open. They appeared to be on a collision course for a semifinal showdown this year, but perhaps it isn’t meant to be. The local crowd must ...

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U.S. base in Afghanistan attacked after 'offensive' dog flier

The Taliban has said a suicide bomber blew himself up in response to U.S. leaflets that insulted Muslim Afghanis with a picture of a dog and a Quranic verse. America’s military has apologized for superimposing the Taliban’s banner, with an Arabic quote from the holy book, on a picture of a white dog, considered unclean in many Muslim countries. The ...

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Trump promotes his tax plan with major falsehood about U.S. taxes

As usual, the truth is taxing for President Trump. Trump started his Wednesday morning by tweeting one of his favorite falsehoods about taxes to help promote his intended tax overhaul. “Will be going to North Dakota today to discuss tax reform and tax cuts. We are the highest taxed nation in the world – that will change,” he wrote. Trump ...

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Sam Querrey’s loss means no American will make U.S. Open semis

The last American hope in the men’s draw at the U.S. Open was ousted after Tuesday night became Wednesday morning with the roof closed at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the major drought for male American singles players now certain to bleed into 2018. In a duel of towering sometimes-doubles-partners, the 6-foot-6 top American Sam Querrey fell to 6-foot-8 South African Kevin ...

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Four U.S. women reach Open QF following Madison Keys' upset win

NEW YORK — Yes, Madison Keys was excited to give the United States four women in the U.S Open quarterfinals for the first time in 15 years. And, of course, it was significant that she got this far at Flushing Meadows, something she’d never done. Truly, though, the reason Keys was near tears at the end of her 7-6 (2), ...

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