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(Reuters) – Roger Federer used a dominant service game to beat Dutchman Robin Haase 6-3 7-6(5) in Montreal on Saturday, setting up a Rogers Cup final against German Alexander Zverev. Haase, playing in his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-final, did well to force a second-set tiebreak but Federer proved too much to handle
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(Reuters) – Honda’s Marc Marquez recorded his third consecutive pole of the season after setting the fastest time in qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday. Spaniard Marquez topped the session with a flying lap of one minute 23.235 seconds at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg ahead of the factory Ducatis of Andrea
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(Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki defeated world number one Karolina Pliskova 7-5 6-7(3) 6-4 in a marathon Rogers Cup quarter-finals match in Toronto marred by four rain delays on Friday. The delays, which all came during the first set, appeared to boost the sixth-seeded Dane, who was trailing 3-0 when the match was interrupted. Wozniacki appeared
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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – Hideki Matsuyama joined Kevin Kisner in the second-round lead as day turned to night and the PGA Championship turned into a sprint on Friday. Japanese Matsuyama took advantage of greens softened by an afternoon storm, reeling off five birdies in a six-hole stretch to card seven-under-par 64, a course record
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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – Thorbjorn Olesen and Kevin Kisner matched each other with long, curling birdies at the final hole to share a one-stroke lead as Jordan Spieth slipped five strokes off the pace after the first round of the PGA Championship on Thursday. On a day when many of the favorites started well,
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(Reuters) – Liverpool have rejected a second bid worth 100 million euros ($117.29 million) for midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Spain’s Barcelona, according to British and Spanish media reports. Barcelona are keen to sign the Brazilian playmaker, who joined Liverpool from Inter Milan for 8.5 million pounds ($11.03 million) in 2013, and have already had an
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LONDON (Reuters) – Wayde van Niekerk’s bid for 200 meters gold to complete the 200/400m World Championship double is the highlight of Thursday’s action but, popular as the South African is, the crowd’s sympathies are likely to lean towards Isaac Makwala. After being refused entry to the 200m heats and 400m final because of illness,
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LONDON (Reuters) – American Allyson Felix bids for her 10th World Championship gold medal in the women’s 400 meters on Wednesday. The 31-year-old comes up against Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas who dramatically pipped her on the line to the Olympic title in Rio last year. Felix will equal the record of 14 World Championship
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