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Serena, Nadal headline opening night at US Open

 NEW YORK (AFP) – Serena Williams launches her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title on Monday, sharing the Arthur Ashe Stadium stage with defending men s champion Rafael Nadal in a blockbuster US Open opening night. The two superstars, who own 40 Grand Slam titles between them, headline ...

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Asian Games marathon winner accused of pushing rival

 (AFP) – Japan´s Hiroto Inoue was accused of pushing his rival in a controversial sprint finish to the Asian Games marathon Saturday, as the runner-up from Bahrain lodged a complaint with race officials. Inoue and Bahrain´s Elhassan Elabbassi entered the stadium in Jakarta neck and neck, before the Japanese athlete ...

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Japan swimmer Ikee pursues Asian Games record haul

 JAKARTA (AFP) – Japan’s athlete of the moment Rikako Ikee continued her relentless pursuit of Asian Games history Friday by topping the times in the 50 metres freestyle heats. The 18-year-old breakout star won her heat in a time of 25.09 seconds as she chases a record sixth swimming gold ...

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