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Rafael Nadal Cruises into US Open Semis

Rafael Nadal Cruises into US Open Semis

Now, after three wrist surgeries that nearly forced him to give up the sport, Del Potro will look to do it the other way round by following up his win over Federer on Wednesday with a victory over world number one Nadal in Friday's semi-final.


RIP, Gene Michael - the great, warm heart of Yankees excellence

RIP, Gene Michael - the great, warm heart of Yankees excellence

The word most consistently associated with Gene Michael over the years is "architect". When talking about Michael, manager Joe Girardi summed up his impact perfectly. As he moved closer to a deal that spring, he read a report from Rivera's most recent minor-league start in Class AAA and noticed that the velocity readings reflected a jump of four to six miles per hour faster than Rivera's history.


Manchester City demolish Liverpool as Klopp suffers heaviest defeat

Manchester City demolish Liverpool as Klopp suffers heaviest defeat

Jesus added another, before substitute Leroy Sane managed to add a further two goals. Was it a red? . "We could have done better in the second half". United and Manchester City are the early pacesetters in the league with 10 points each. There was not the slightest chance for Liverpool to at least score one goal, especially in the second half.


Froome Vuelta king in waiting as Contador signs off in style

Froome Vuelta king in waiting as Contador signs off in style

On two occasions, at Calar Alto on stage 11, and Alto de Los Machucos, towards the end of Wednesday's 17th stage, Froome looked in difficulty. 5 - Combined with his four Tour de France titles, Froome is blazing a trail as Britain's most successful Grand Tour rider.


Finishing All Blacks down Pumas

Finishing All Blacks down Pumas

Blindside flanker Vaea Fifita turned the game 10 minutes in to the second half when he outsprinted Argentinian flyer Santiago Cordero over 50 metres to score a crucial try when the All Blacks were down by seven points. "We've come off a great year last year and we've come into this year and it's not flowing as easy for us and we're having to work at it and it's probably what we need".


Mixed fortunes for victorious Murray and Hingis

Mixed fortunes for victorious Murray and Hingis

They had to save a match point in their second-round win over Kveta Peschke and Marcelo Demoliner and were also taken to a deciding tie-break in the quarter-finals. Asked for the secret of their success, Murray, who will bid for a fifth grand slam title, said: "Pick the best partner". Hingis and Murray won $US675,000 ($NZ930,000).