Archive For June 2008

French men march through in record numbers

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Julien Benneteau downed Swede Robin Soderling and Gael Monfils beat Austrian Juergen Melzer as French men charged into the last 16 of the French Open in record numbers on Saturday.

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Love and Duval bid to secure U.S. Open spots

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Former major winners Davis Love III and David Duval enter the last-chance saloon in Columbus, Ohio on Monday bidding to secure places at next month’s U.S. Open.

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Federer delivers Ancic clay masterclass

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Roger Federer turned a potentially tricky outing against Mario Ancic into a stroll in the park on Saturday, beating the Croatian 6-3 6-4 6-2 in the third round of the French Open.

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Sharapova through after first set marathon

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World number one Maria Sharapova rallied after a hard-fought 81-minute opening set to move into the fourth round of the French Open with a 7-6 6-0 victory over Italian Karin Knapp on Saturday.

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$1 million jackpot chase kicks off in Berlin

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World champions Jeremy Wariner, Blanka Vlasic, Irving Saladino and Janeth Jepkosgei will launch their bids for the $1 million Golden League Jackpot in Berlin on Sunday.

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Pitcher Matsuzaka put on disabled list by Red Sox

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The Boston Red Sox have placed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 15-day disabled list after an MRI scan revealed a mild strain of the rotator cuff in his right shoulder, the team said Friday.

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Russians fly and match-fixing raises ugly head

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While Maria Sharapova led a stampede of Russian women into the last 16 of the French Open on Saturday, their hopes of a men’s champion vanished when Nikolay Davydenko fell victim to a stunning Ivan Ljubicic fightback.

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Goggin clings to lead at Memorial

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Australian Mathew Goggin held a one-stroke lead halfway through the third round at the Memorial tournament on Saturday.

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Ginepri keeps Stars and Stripes flying

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Robby Ginepri became the first American man in five years to reach the fourth round of the French Open with a clinical 6-4 6-4 6-4 win over local hope Florent Serra on Saturday.

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U.S. weakness remains threat to global economy: Draghi

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The global economy is threatened by continuing weaknesses in the U.S. economy and rising energy and raw materials prices, European Central Bank Governing Council member Mario Draghi said on Saturday.

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