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Aug 27, 2013 — Serena Williams dispatched Francesca Schiavone, 6-0, 6-1, from the first round of the U.S. Open Monday night, joining her older sister Venus in the second round. It's just the second time this year that both players got past the first round of a Grand Slam event.
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Jun 13, 2013 — Conventional wisdom is that soggy greens will make it easier for player. But past Open champ Johnny Miller says that's just not right. He also thinks the Merion Golf Club course is going to prove to be much harder than players expect.
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Jun 18, 2012 — The 25-year-old Simpson won the first major golf tournament of his career. Meanwhile, LeBron James led the Heat past Kevin Durant's Thunder.
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Jun 14, 2012 — Play begins this morning at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, where the best golfers from around the world have gathered for the U.S. Open. Will you be rooting for Tiger? Phil? Bubba? Or someone else?
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Sep 4, 2011 — The 2011 U.S. Open is underway, and few American contenders are to be found on the courts. Although the Williams sisters tend to dominate on the women's side, the last stateside player to win the men's tournament was in 2003. This has many critics pondering the state of American tennis
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Jun 20, 2011 — NBC Sports began its coverage of the U.S. Open on Sunday with one of those video montages that are meant to stir emotions. It sure did. Twice, the words "under God" were removed from the audio of children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
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Jun 7, 2011 — "I was hopeful that I could play, but if I did, I risk further damage to my left leg," Woods says. "My knee and Achilles tendon are not fully healed." The tournament is set to be played next week in Bethesda, Md.
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