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Watch: Bianca Andreescu wins 2019 U.S. Open, denies Serena Williams a record

Watch: Bianca Andreescu wins 2019 U.S. Open, denies Serena Williams a record

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Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Bianca Andreescu won the 2019 U.S. Open tennis title in straight sets, denying Serena Williams a record-tying 24th Grand Slam on Saturday in New York. Andreescu, 19, is the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam. She also is the first teenager to win a Grand Slam since Maria Sharapova captured the 2006 U.S. Open. Andreescu beat Williams 6-3, 7-5. "It's so hard to explain in words, but I'm just beyond grateful and truly blessed. I've worked really hard for this moment," Andreescu said in her post-match interview. "I can't complain. This year has been a dream come true." Williams rallied to get back into the match in the second set, after falling 6-3 in the first set. Andreescu held a 5-1 lead in the second set before Williams tied it at 5-5. Williams broke Andreescu's serve w...
Gareth Bale: Zinedine Zidane denies showing Real Madrid winger disrespect

Gareth Bale: Zinedine Zidane denies showing Real Madrid winger disrespect

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has denied showing disrespect to Gareth Bale, and claimed the Wales forward refused to come on as a substitute against Bayern Munich on Sunday.Zidane has said Bale is "very close to leaving" the club and that his exit would be "best for everyone".Those comments led Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett to complain Zidane had "no respect" for the 30-year-old. "I haven't shown a lack of respect towards anyone," Zidane said."What I said the other day is that the club was working on Bale's exit."I've always said the same thing: the players are the most important ones in all of this. Whenever there's a player involved, I'll always back them."Football Daily podcast: Bale...
Jarrell Miller reacts to failed drugs test ahead of Anthony Joshua fight; strongly denies knowingly taking banned substance

Jarrell Miller reacts to failed drugs test ahead of Anthony Joshua fight; strongly denies knowingly taking banned substance

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‘SHOCKED’ The heavyweight tested positive for GW1516 with his clash with Anthony Joshua now in doubt Jarrell Miller claims he was ‘totally shocked’ when told he’d failed a drugs test ahead of his heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua on June 1. News broke yesterday that the American tested positive for GW1516 (a metabolic modulator also known as cardarine and endurobol) in a VADA test taken March 20. Jarrell Miller claims he has never knowingly taken a banned substance The New York State Athletic Commission has subsequently denied him a licence as a result, meaning that his fight with AJ is now off as things stand. To have any chance of regaining a licence, Miller must request that his ‘B sample’ of the drugs test be opened a
Nigeria's president denies conspiracy theories that he's a human clone

Nigeria's president denies conspiracy theories that he's a human clone

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The president of Nigeria has been forced to deny that he is a human clone after rumors circulated on social media that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese lookalike called “Jubril.” When asked about the conspiracy at a conference in Poland, President Muhammadu Buhari called the rumors “irreligious," and drew laughter from the crowd when he denied being a “clone.” “One of the questions that came up today in my meeting with Nigerians in Poland was on the issue of whether I‘ve been cloned or not,” he wrote in a tweet on Sunday. “The ignorant rumors are not surprising — when I was away on medical vacation last year a lot of people hoped I was dead.” President Buhari was speaking with Poland’s Nigerian diasp...
Facebook denies request for Zuckerberg to appear before Canadian, British lawmakers

Facebook denies request for Zuckerberg to appear before Canadian, British lawmakers

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Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg declined an invitation to testify before British and Canadian lawmakers about the social media giant's data privacy. Facebook's head of U.K. public policy Rebecca Stimson and head of Canada public policy Kevin Chan, responded to the request by British Member of Parliament Damian Collins and Canadian Member of Parliament Bob Zimmer in a letter released Wednesday, informing the lawmakers it isn't possible for Zuckerberg "to be available to all Parliaments." "While he is unable to accept your invitation we continue to fully recognize the seriousness of these issues and remain committed to working with you to provide any additional relevant information you require for your respective inquiries," they wrote. In their letter to Facebook i...