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US leaning towards 2030 Winter Games bid

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | The United States Olympic Committee said Friday 2030 was the preferred option as it eyes a bid for the Winter Olympics. USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun said US officials were tilting away from a bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026. The United States …

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France urges US Congress not to cancel Iran nuclear deal

Paris, France | AFP | France on Saturday urged the US Congress not to rip up the Iran nuclear deal, after President Donald Trump decertified Iran’s compliance with the 2015 agreement. “We strongly hope that Congress, which is now responsible for a possible rupture, does not jeopardise the deal,” French Foreign …

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Nadal hails ‘best season’ and ‘incredible era’

  New York, United States | AFP |  Rafael Nadal described the year 2017 as “one of the best of his career” on Sunday after winning a third US Open and 16th Grand Slam. World number one Nadal defeated South Africa’s world number 32 Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in …

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Stephens marvels at money and journey to US Open glory

New York, United States | AFP | Worries didn’t end for Sloane Stephens after winning her first Grand Slam title Saturday at the US Open, recalling the fabulous photographs of past champions she admired along the hallways of Arthur Ashe Stadium. “Everyone has the cutest photos on the wall in here …

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Nadal eyes sweet sixteen against Anderson

New York, United States | AFP | Rafael Nadal can wrap up a 16th Grand Slam title and third at the US Open on Sunday but has to find a way past the almost unbreakable spirit of South Africa’s Kevin Anderson. The 31-year-old Spaniard, who captured a 10th Roland Garros …

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Stephens routs Keys for US Open title, first Slam crown

New York, United States | AFP |  Sloane Stephens, sidelined for 11 months by a left foot injury until returning in July, captured her first Grand Slam title by routing fellow American Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 in Saturday’s US Open final. Stephens took a $3.7 million (3.07 million euros) top …

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Anderson stands tall as South Africa trailblazer

New York, United States | AFP |  Kevin Anderson stands out at 6ft 8ins (2.02m) as the South African readies to tackle Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s US Open final. Tall in stature, the 31-year-old has also had to develop a thick skin. Born in Johannesburg, but a long-time resident of …

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Serena ends silence, praises US Open runs of Keys, Stephens

New York, United States | AFP | Former world number one and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams made her first public comments since giving birth to a daughter one week ago, tweeting praise Friday to the US Open women’s finalists. Williams was pregnant when she won the Australian Open …

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Anderson seeks place among South Africa sport legends

New York, United States | AFP |  Kevin Anderson is one victory from joining a select group of South African sports champions by capturing his first Grand Slam title in Sunday’s US Open final against top-ranked Rafael Nadal. Golfing compatriots and major winners Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen watched him …

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