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Tennis-Venus ousts Bencic, heads toward possible Serena clash

NEW YORK, Sept 4 - Venus Williams struck a blow for the older set and stayed on course for a quarter-finals collision with Grand Slam-seeking sister Serena Williams by beating Swiss teen Belinda Bencic on Friday at the U.S. Open.

UPDATE 4-Tennis-U.S. Open women's singles round 3 results

Sept 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday Anett Kontaveit (Estonia) beat Madison Brengle (U.S.) 6-2 3-6 6-0 Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat Mariana Duque (Colombia) 6-1 5-7 6-2 23-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat 12-Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) 6-3 6-4 13-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat 17-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 6-3 7-5 Kristina Mladenovic (France) beat Darya Kasatkina (Russia) 6-2 6-3

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Tennis-Cilic survives scare to keep U.S. Open defence on track

NEW YORK, Sept 4 - Marin Cilic kept his U.S. Open title defence on track but not without a scare as the ninth seed needed over four hours to put away Mikhail Kukushkin and reach the fourth round with a 6-7(5) 7-6(1) 6-3 6-7(3) 6-1 win on Friday.

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UPDATE 2-Tennis-U.S. Open men's singles round 3 results

Sept 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday 9-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) 6-7(5) 7-6(1) 6-3 6-7(3) 6-1 19-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukraine) 6-3 7-5 6-2 Benoit Paire (France) beat 26-Tommy Robredo (Spain) 7-6(3) 6-1 6-1

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New York City teacher arrested for flying drone at U.S. Open stadium

NEW YORK, Sept 4 - A New York City public school teacher was arrested early on Friday on reckless endangerment and other charges after a drone he was operating crashed into the stands in a stadium where a U.S. Open tennis match was underway, police said.

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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Fourth seed Wozniacki falls to Cetkovska

* 149th-ranked Czech saves four match points in shocker (Adds details, quotes)

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WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Halep, Wawrinka beat the heat while Sock wilts

NEW YORK, Sept 3 - Simona Halep and Stan Wawrinka beat the heat with straight-sets wins to reach the third round of a sweltering U.S. Open on Thursday while American hope Jack Sock wilted under the punishing conditions, collapsing on court.

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UPDATE 2-Tennis-U.S. Open women's singles round 2 results

Sept 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the U.S. Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday Petra Cetkovska (Czech Republic) beat 4-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-4 5-7 7-6(1) 24-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat Camila Giorgi (Italy) 6-4 6-0 Shelby Rogers (U.S.) beat Kurumi Nara (Japan) 6-4 6-4 Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) beat Wang Qiang (China) 6-2 4-6 7-5 Mona Barthel (Germany) beat Olga Govortsova (Belarus) 2-6 6

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Tennis-Hewitt bids New York farewell in familiar fighting fashion

NEW YORK, Sept 3 - Lleyton Hewitt waved goodbye to the U.S. Open on Thursday, the tenacious Australian dragged kicking and screaming to the Flushing Meadows exit by countryman Bernard Tomic.

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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer express rushes to third round appointment

* Reaches third round with just nine games lost (Adds details, quotes)

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Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.

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