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Keith Strudler: Roger Federer

Sep 3, 2014

 You know what they say in sports. There’s nothing like that 18th title. That’s the mantra right now for tennis star Roger Federer, who’s hoping to do just that in this final week of the US Open. Federer will play Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals, the next match in what has been a relatively simple run towards the event’s final weekend. Federer would be a favorite in both this match and the semifinal, although could face the top seeded Novak Djokovic in the final, if all stays to form. Djokovic defeated Federer in the Wimbledon final earlier this year, which some assumed might be Roger’s last chance, as they say.

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Tennis – U.S. Open:

Serena Williams began her bid for a third consecutive U.S. Open title with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over American teen Taylor Townsend last night. Five-time champion and No. 2 seed Roger Federer won his first-round match at the U.S. Open.

The biggest upset of the day was authored by CiCi Bellis, who ousted women's 12th seed Dominika Cibulkova in three sets. The 15-year-old Bellis became the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996.

There were 12 games on the NBA Schedule Wednesday.  

Jared Sullinger scored 25 points and grabbed a career-best 20 rebounds, Avery Bradley had 20 points and the Boston Celtics snapped a nine-game losing streak with an 88-83 victory over Toronto.

In the NBA, New York has a five-game winning streak after Carmelo Anthony provided 29 points and 16 rebounds in a 98-96 overtime win against Phoenix. Raymond Felton added 19 points for the Knicks.

Houston was a 104-92 winner at Boston behind Dwight Howard's 32 points and 11 rebounds. James Harden and Jeremy Lin each had 16 points as the Rockets moved into a tie for fifth with Golden State in the West.

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In the NFL, Terrell Thomas returned an interception 65 yards to set up a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run by Andre Brown as the Giants topped the Raiders 24-20. Brown rushed for 115 yards in his first game of the season to help New York win its third straight.

Tigers Shut Out Red Sox 3-0.

Sep 3, 2013

In baseball, Detroit beat Boston 3-0 yesterday. Doug Fister rebounded from a miserable start with seven shutout innings for the Tigers.

Elsewhere in the American League, Alex Rodriguez reached base twice while the Yankees put together an eight-run fourth to beat the White Sox 9-1. Minnesota passed Houston 10-6. Kansas City beat Seattle 3-1. Baltimore topped Cleveland 7-2. Oakland doubled up Texas 4-2 and the Angels won against Tampa Bay 11-2.

Murray Takes Wimbledon Ending 77-Year British Wait

Jul 8, 2013
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In tennis news, the 77-year British drought is over. Andy Murray became the first British male since Fred Perry in 1936 to win Wimbledon yesterday.

Last year Murray was defeated by seven-time champ Roger Federer. The second-seeded Murray needed three hours and nine minutes to complete a 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 triumph over Novak Djokovic.

Checking baseball scores, Jered Weaver outdueled John Lackey and the Angels blanked Boston 3-0. Mike Trout and Hank Conger homered to help Weaver improve to 3-4.

Patriots Release Hernandez After Murder Charge

Jun 27, 2013
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The New England Patriots released tight end Aaron Hernandez less than two hours after he was arrested Wednesday. Hernandez is being charged with murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player whose body was found about a mile from Hernandez's home. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty but if convicted could get life in prison without parole.

Moving over to baseball news, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is out. Teixeira will have season-ending surgery on his right wrist. Recovery time is projected at six months.