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U.S. women stay dominant at French Open as top seeds tumble

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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Ex-New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead signs with Houston Texans

June 1 (UPI) — Former New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead has signed with the Houston Texans. The Texans announced the signing Tuesday on social media. The team, however, didn’t provide details of the agreement. Burkhead is the seventh running back on the Texans’ roster, joining standout veterans Mark Ingram, David Johnson and Phillip Lindsay. Houston added Ingram and ...

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Utah Jazz great Mark Eaton, 64, dies after bicycle crash

May 30 (UPI) — Former Utah Jazz center Mark Eaton, who won the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award twice, has died after a bicycle crash, the team announced. He was 64. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office said Eaton was found unconscious lying in the road at about 8:30 p.m. Friday after apparently crashing his bike in Summit County, ...

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NBA legend Michael Jordan donates $1M to Morehouse College

May 28 (UPI) — NBA great Michael Jordan and Nike’s Jordan Brand are donating $1 million to Morehouse College to enhance journalism and sports-related studies at the school. The pledge, which was announced Friday, will help boost Morehouse’s Journalism and Sports Program that was initially launched with a donation from director and actor Spike Lee. In a statement, the school ...

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