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Roger Federer shares clip of U.S. Open ball boy nut shot

Roger Federer is having a ball at this U.S. Open. The greatest champion in men’s tennis history – at the age of 36 – seems to be soaking up every moment possible as he plays in New York in the twilight of his career (we think). Despite the five-time Open champion starting his 2017 campaign with back-to-back five-setters, Federer is ...

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Russia slams U.S. order to close consulates as 'gross violation'

MOSCOW — Russia accused the United States on Friday of a ” gross violation of international law” after the Trump administration gave Moscow two days to shutter diplomatic outposts in San Francisco and other American cities. As Russian diplomats rushed to meet the Saturday deadline, black smoke was seen billowing out of the chimney at the San Francisco consulate, one ...

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John Isner, top American, loses to Mischa Zverev at U.S. Open

Top American John Isner heard plenty words of encouragement on a Friday night under the bright lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium — one that felt more like autumn than summer, and one that he’d go on to call “really frustrating” as most nights, he says, in this tournament are for him. “C’mon, John!” echoed from the stands as the No. ...

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Maria Sharapova knocks of young American Sofia Kenin at U.S. Open

Whether other U.S. Open competitors like Eugenie Bouchard like it or not – and whether Caroline Wozniacki deems it questionable – Maria Sharapova looked like a woman who belonged in the spotlight, demanding attention with each scream during her Friday night third-round victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Earning plenty of cheers from the crowd even against an American underdog, she ...

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Venus Williams wins at U.S. Open hours after Serena gives birth

What baby? Venus Williams advanced to the U.S. Open’s fourth round Friday, breezing past Greece’s Maria Sakkari, 6-3, 6-4, and refusing to broach the newest addition to the Williams world. Aware that sister Serena gave birth to a daughter prior to the match, Venus, the elder sibling, declined to talk about the birth that had the tennis world abuzz afterward, ...

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Putin: North Korea, U.S. on verge of large-scale conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Friday that the tense standoff between North Korea and the United States was on the verge of large-scale conflict and said it was a mistake to try to pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear missile program. Putin, who is due to attend a summit of the BRICS nations in China next week, wrote in an ...

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Roger Federer advances to third round of U.S. Open with 5-set win

The sport’s greatest player waited, waited, waited while Mikhail Youzhny’s sky-high return finally landed on Arthur Ashe Stadium court. Roger Federer, dressed in scarlet and white, then did a vertical leap, wound up and deftly smashed his return fair, sealing his five-set victory over the Russian Thursday afternoon, 6-1, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. “It wasn’t always like this back ...

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Roger Federer practices at Central Park between U.S. Open matches

Roger Federer prepared for today’s U.S. Open match against Mikhail Youzhny in a unique way on Wednesday afternoon — by volleying in Manhattan’s own Central Park. The No. 3 ranked Federer posted pictures on Twitter Wednesday of him practicing at the Central Park Tennis Center, saying it was an “extremely cool experience.” It wasn’t long before fans came to watch ...

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U.S. will force Russia to shut down three consulates

The U.S. government will force Russia to swiftly shut down three of its diplomatic buildings in America, including one in New York City, the State Department announced Thursday. Russia by Saturday will have to shutter its consulate general in San Francisco, as well as its annexes in New York and Washington, D.C. The department said this was payback for Russia’s ...

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Fox News poll: Most voters say Trump is tearing U.S. apart

Even President Trump’s favorite news network doesn’t have good news for him. A new poll on Wednesday from Fox News — the only major news station Trump publicly admires — showed more than half of voters disapproving of his performance and believing he is unraveling the United States. In the poll of 1,006 registered voters, 56% said they feel he ...

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