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Williams, Cilic survive scares but no escape for Nadal

NEW YORK - Serena Williams and Marin Cilic both survived third round scares on Friday to keep their U.S. Open title defences on track but there was no escape for Rafa Nadal with the twice-winner going down in a late night thriller.

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Iceland's imminent qualification has been on the cards - coach

AMSTERDAM - Iceland’s ascent to the brink of qualifying for their first major tournament has been increasingly on the cards, co-coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said as an expectant country anticipates achieving that goal on Sunday.

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Messi and Aguero strike braces as Argentina thump Bolivia

- Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero struck two goals apiece in Argentina's 7-0 romp against an out-of-sorts Bolivia while Mexico were held 3-3 by Trinidad & Tobago in friendlies in the United States on Friday.

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Federer express aims to keep rolling at U.S. Open

NEW YORK - The Roger Federer express will look to gather further pace in the third round of the U.S. Open on Saturday as the world number two continues his bid for a sixth U.S. Open title and an 18th grand slam crown.

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Keane double helps Ireland rout Gibraltar 4-0

- Ireland striker Robbie Keane struck twice while defender Cyrus Christie and substitute Shane Long were also on target in a 4-0 win over Gibraltar in their Euro 2016 qualifier as they moved into third place in Group D on Friday.

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Northern Ireland go top after beating Faroes

- Defender Gareth McCauley scored twice from set pieces and Kyle Lafferty added a third as Northern Ireland beat the Faroe Islands 3-1 on Friday to move of Group F and stay on course for a first appearance in the European championship finals.

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