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  • Halep pounds Flipkens to reach U.S. Open second round

    Halep pounds Flipkens to reach U.S. Open second round

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fifth seed Simona Halep blasted her way into the second round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday by demolishing Kirsten Flipkens 6-0 6-2 underlining her credentials as a potential grand slam winner. Halep, a winner of three WTA Tour events this season, including a hardcourt event in Montreal, carried her superb form into Flushing Meadows as she needed just one hour on a sun-splashed but almost vacant Arthur Ashe Stadium court to dismiss the 56th-ranked Belgian. Flipkens, a former grand slam semi-finalist who advanced to the last 16 at the Rio Olympics, look headed to a humiliating double bagel as Halep swept through the opening 11 games. More »

    Reuters - 21 minutes ago
  • How the science of sports bras keeps women with larger breasts in the running

    How the science of sports bras keeps women with larger breasts in the running

    Sports bras can help elite athletes compete to their best, but also should be considered as an important piece of kit by all women who exercise. More »

    The Conversation - 28 minutes ago
  • Inter Milan Complete Signing of Brazil Star Gabriel Barbosa on 5-Year Deal

    Inter Milan Complete Signing of Brazil Star Gabriel Barbosa on 5-Year Deal

    ​It's official. I​nter Milan have won the race to sign Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Barbosa. The Nerazzurri have revealed the forward has signed a five-year contract following completion of negotiations with now former club Santos, the player, and his representatives. 'Gabigol', as he's known, has turned 20 today, and has moved for a fee in the region of £25m. .@gabigol joins #Inter on a five-year contract! https://t.co/PXTHZM9MUi ⚫️������ #WelcomeGabigol #FCIM pic.twitter.com/8ogjXmKjQj — F.C.... More »

    90Min - 39 minutes ago
  • Pay Siasia, other coaches their outstanding salaries - Dalung urges NFF

    Pay Siasia, other coaches their outstanding salaries - Dalung urges NFF

    The sports ministry boss has told the nation's football body pay the Dream Team VI his unpaid wages to avoid a cold More »

    Goal.com - 41 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Halep pounds Flipkens to reach U.S. Open second round

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Fifth seed Simona Halep blasted her way into the second round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday by demolishing Kirsten Flipkens 6-0 6-2 underlining her credentials as a potential grand slam winner. Halep, a winner of three WTA Tour events this season, including a hardcourt event in Montreal, carried her superb form into Flushing Meadows as she needed just one hour on a sun-splashed but almost vacant Arthur Ashe Stadium court to dismiss the 56th-ranked Belgian. Flipkens, a former grand slam semi-finalist who advanced to the last 16 at the Rio Olympics, look headed to a humiliating double bagel as Halep swept through the opening 11 games. More »

    Reuters - 54 minutes ago