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Inter Miami signs Argentine soccer star Gonzalo Higuain

Sept. 18 (UPI) — Major League Soccer club Inter Miami on Friday signed Argentine star striker Gonzalo Higuain as a designated player. Higuain, 32, joins the David Beckham-owned franchise after he spent the 2019-2020 season with Italian Serie A club Juventus, where he played alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. “First of all, I want to thank Inter Miami for the effort it ...

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Big Ten to start college football season Oct. 23

Sept. 16 (UPI) — The Big Ten Conference said Wednesday it will start 2020 games Oct. 23, changing its previous plans to postpone the fall football season to spring 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Our focus with the task force over the last six weeks was to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes,” Big Ten commissioner Kevin ...

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Washington Capitals hire Peter Laviolette as head coach

Sept. 15 (UPI) — The Washington Capitals on Tuesday named Peter Laviolette as their 19th head coach in franchise history. “I’m thankful and excited for the opportunity to lead this hockey club,” Laviolette said in a news release. “This is a winning organization with high expectations. “I look forward to coaching this tremendous group of players and bringing my experience ...

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NFL teams open season devoid of fans

Sept. 13 (UPI) — The NFL season opened Sunday at stadiums throughout the United States mainly without fans because of coronavirus. Of the 13 games Sunday, only one included spectators, the Indianapolis Colts at the Jacksonville Jaguars with roughly 25 percent capacity and face coverings required at the 67,164 capacity TIAA Bank Field. The game was one of nine in ...

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Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem advance to U.S. Open final

Sept. 11 (UPI) — Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem will meet in the 2020 U.S. Open final after both players posted semifinal wins Friday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, N.Y. The fifth-seeded Zverev overcame a two-set deficit to beat No. 20 seed Pablo Carreno Busta 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 and reach the men’s title match at Flushing ...

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Dominic Thiem becomes first Austrian to reach U.S Open semifinals

Serena Williams returns the ball to her sister, Venus, during their match at the Lipton Tennis Championship in Key Biscayne, Fla., on March 28, 1998. Venus Williams, defeated her sister 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Photo by Susan Knowles/UPI | License Photo Seventh seed Williams celebrates her Woman’s Single victory over first seed Martina Hingis at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships on ...

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