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MLB breaks record for home runs in season

(Reuters) – Major League Baseball set a record for home runs in a single season on Tuesday with Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon’s round-tripper in Toronto making it 5,694 for the year. Reuters: Sports News

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Australia go 2-1 up in Davis Cup semi-final

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Australia took a 2-1 lead against Belgium on Saturday after easily winning their Davis Cup semi-final doubles in three sets. Reuters: Sports News

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Texans’ Watson celebrates birthday with 13-9 win over Bengals

(The Sports Xchange) – Deshaun Watson passed for 125 yards and had a 49-yard TD run in his first career start on his 22nd birthday, lifting the Houston Texans to a 13-9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night at Paul Brown Stadium. Reuters: Sports News

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Serena Williams shows off baby girl Alexis in photos, video diary

(Reuters) – American tennis star Serena Williams on Wednesday announced the name and released first pictures of her baby girl, revealing that they had spent a week in the hospital following the Sept. 1 birth in Florida because of unspecified complications. Reuters: Sports News

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Facebook pays millions for reality show on NFL’s Marshawn Lynch

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc is paying Time Warner Inc’s Bleacher Report millions of dollars for a reality show on NFL player Marshawn Lynch, the sports site told Reuters – a sign that the social media firm is willing to pay top dollar to lure viewers and ads to its Watch …

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Ex-Knicks star Oakley sues Dolan, MSG over removal from game

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former New York Knicks basketball star Charles Oakley has filed a lawsuit against team owner James Dolan, stemming from Oakley’s forcible, televised removal from a game at Madison Square Garden in February. Reuters: Sports News

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NFL: Peterson denies argument with coach after quiet Saints debut

(Reuters) – Adrian Peterson dismissed suggestions of a heated exchange with New Orleans coach Sean Payton after his disappointing return to Minnesota on Monday. Reuters: Sports News

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Cowboys control Giants in 19-3 win

(The Sports Xchange) – Ezekiel Elliott made his presence felt, but the Dallas Cowboys’ defense made a greater impact as it shut down the New York Giants in the season opener on Sunday night. Reuters: Sports News

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Business-like Nadal banks third U.S. Open title

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A relentless Rafa Nadal thumped Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to win the U.S. Open on Sunday, earning the Spaniard his second grand slam title of the season and 16th of his career. Reuters: Sports News

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Awe-inspiring Nadal crushes Del Potro to reach final

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal was at his awe-inspiring best as he recovered from a first set wobble to crush Juan Martin del Potro 4-6 6-0 6-3 6-2 in the U.S. Open semi-finals on Friday and move within reach of a 16th grand slam title. Reuters: Sports News