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Osaka wins first match since US Open victory

Osaka won her first Grand Slam at the US Open Japan’s Naomi Osaka has beaten Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 6-1 at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo – her first match since winning the US Open. The 20-year-old beat Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam earlier this month – a victory overshadowed by Williams’ outbursts at the umpir… BBC ...

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Goetze's career stalls since scoring World Cup-winning goal

BERLIN (AP) — Mario Goetze’s career has stalled since he scored Germany’s World Cup-winning goal in 2014, and it shows no sign of picking up again. Goetze was challenged by Germany coach Joachim Loew to “show the world that you’re better than Messi” before he sent him on in the final against Argentina, but now the 26-year-old attacking midfielder can’t ...

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Royals eye first series sweep since mid-July against division-leading Indians

KANSAS CITY – The first-place Cleveland Indians will attempt to avoid being swept in a three-game series by the last-place Kansas City Royals when the two teams meet on Sunday afternoon in Kauffman Stadium. After splitting a tense and competitive four-game series with the Red Sox in Boston on the first leg of a seven-game road trip, the Indians have looked flat in dropping ...

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Maharaj claims South Africa's best figures since readmission

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Left-arm orthodox spinner Keshav Maharaj claimed the best test innings figures by a South African bowler since the country’s readmission to international cricket in the second match against Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club grounds on Saturday. Maharaj finished with nine for 129 from 41.1 overs as Sri Lanka posted 338 runs in its first innings. ...

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