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Medvedev wins U.S. Open to end Djokovic calendar Grand Slam bid

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, holds the runner-up trophy as Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, prepares to receive the championship trophy after Medvedev defeated Djokovic in the men’s singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Reuters By Steve Keating Novak Djokovic’s quest for a record 21st

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Qualifier to champion: Britain’s Raducanu, 18, wins US Open

Emma Raducanu, of Britain, poses outside Arthur Ashe Stadium with the championship trophy after she defeated Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, in the women’s singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Associated Press By HOWARD FENDRICH NEW YORK (AP) — British teenager Emma Raducanu arrived

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Britain’s Raducanu, 18, beats Fernandez, 19, to win US Open

Emma Raducanu, of Britain, kisses the US Open championship trophy after defeating Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, during the women’s singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Associated Press By HOWARD FENDRICH NEW YORK (AP) — Unseeded British teenager Emma Raducanu went from qualifier to

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Teen dream: Raducanu, 18, Fernandez, 19, into US Open final

Emma Raducanu, of Great Britain, reacts after defeating Maria Sakkari, of Greece, during the semifinals of the US Open tennis championships, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Associated Press By HOWARD FENDRICH NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez are so similar in so many ways: They possess

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The Latest: Raducanu, 18, surges into US Open quarterfinals

Emma Raducanu, of Britain, reacts to winning a point against against Shelby Rogers, of the United States, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) By The Associated Press Emma Raducanu has gone all the way from the U.S. Open qualifying rounds to

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Fireworks and emptiness as Tokyo prepares to douse Olympic flame

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 8, 2021. General view of fireworks above the stadium during the closing ceremony REUTERS/Thomas Peter By David Dolan, Mari Saito, Chang-ran Kim TOKYO (Reuters) – Masked athletes marched into a near-empty stadium in Tokyo on Sunday as Japan

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Cycling-Kenny seals historic fifth gold, Lavreysen sprints to glory

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Cycling – Track – Women’s Madison – Final – Izu Velodrome, Shizuoka, Japan – August 6, 2021. Laura Kenny of Britain and Katie Archibald of Britain celebrate winning gold. REUTERS/Matthew Childs By Martyn Herman IZU, Japan (Reuters) – Track supremo Laura Kenny had warned against counting her out after a rare

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After years of ‘agony and defeat,’ Moh Ahmed takes Canada’s first-ever Olympic medal in men’s 5,000 metres

Silver medalist Mohammed Ahmed of Canada celebrates with his national flag. ANDREW BOYERS/REUTERS By NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE It took about 200 metres for Moh Ahmed to discard the strategy he had assembled for the next 13 minutes, his plan to end years of disappointment. “I just wanted to push the race,” he said, “and go to

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Zverev follows up win over Djokovic with Olympic gold

Alexander Zverev, of Germany, serves to Karen Khachanov, of the Russian Olympic Committee, during the men’s single gold medal match of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) By ANDREW DAMPF TOKYO (AP) — Alexander Zverev followed up his comeback win over Novak Djokovic

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Athletics-Shock 10,000m winner, DQ for U.S. in mixed relay on opening night

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 10000m – OLS – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – July 30, 2021. Selemon Barega of Ethiopia celebrates after winning the final REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson By Mitch Phillips TOKYO (Reuters) – The Olympic athletics programme opened with a huge surprise and a shock disqualification on Friday as Ethiopian youngster Selemon

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