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Rafael Nadal wins US Open 2019: Is it possible to be an underrated 19-time major winner?
Rafael Nadal wins US Open 2019: Is it possible to be an underrated 19-time major winner?

Should you ever dare to suggest to Rafael Nadal that a victory was straightforward, a couple of things will invariably happen. His left eyebrow will arch drastically upwards, he will exhale, and he will describe his latest 6-1, 6-1 thrashing as "very tough". Nadal may be arguably the greatest

Week 3 College Football Power Rankings: LSU Proves It Belongs Among the Elite
Week 3 College Football Power Rankings: LSU Proves It Belongs Among the Elite

Equipped with its new-look offense, LSU proved that it is taking serious inquiries only and the Tigers make a jump in this week's power rankings.

The next target in the climate-change debate: your gas stove

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Dozens of cities in liberal-leaning states such as California, Washington, and Massachusetts are studying proposals to ban or limit the use of natural gas in commercial and residential buildings. The movement opens a new front in the fight against climate change that could affect everything from heating systems in skyscrapers to stoves in suburban homes. Berkeley, California, in July became the first U.S. city to pass an ordinance banning gas systems in new buildings, and it may soon be followed by many others, according to interviews with local officials, activists and industry groups.

Kyler Murray never lost faith despite
Kyler Murray never lost faith despite 'pretty ugly' start to NFL debut

Despite three tough quarters for the Arizona offense, Kyler Murray was always confident the Cardinals could rally against the Detroit Lions.

Booming Texas Economy May Usher in a Democratic Win in 2020
Booming Texas Economy May Usher in a Democratic Win in 2020

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. For Republicans, the Texas Miracle may become a victim of its own success.The booming economy that helped the Lone Star State weather the 2008 recession has also sparked a migration there

Russia
Russia's Massive Gold Stash Is Now Worth More Than $100 Billion

The country quadrupled gold reserves in the past decade as it diversified away from U.S. assets, a move that has paid off recently as haven demand sent prices to a six-year high. In the past year, the value of the nation's gold jumped 42% to $109.5 billion and the metal now makes up the biggest share of Russia's total reserves since 2000. Russia's central bank has been the largest buyer of gold in the past few years as President Vladimir Putin seeks to break reliance on the U.S. dollar as relations between the countries remain strained.

Nadal wins 19th Slam title by edging five-set US Open thriller
Nadal wins 19th Slam title by edging five-set US Open thriller

Delivering one of his most dramatic major final performances, Rafael Nadal captured his 19th career Grand Slam title Sunday by winning his fourth US Open, outlasting Russia's Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4. The 33-year-old Spanish left-hander moved one shy of Roger Federer's all-time

Medvedev proud as
Medvedev proud as 'amazing summer' ends with US Open final defeat

Daniil Medvedev said he was incredibly proud of a remarkable six-week hardcourt run in North America that culminated with Sunday's agonizing five-set loss to Rafael Nadal in the US Open final. Medvedev became just the third man to reach finals at Washington, Canada, Cincinnati and the US Open in

19 Slams: Nadal stops Medvedev comeback bid to win US Open
19 Slams: Nadal stops Medvedev comeback bid to win US Open

Rafael Nadal's 19th Grand Slam trophy went from inevitable to suddenly in doubt in a thrill-a-minute U.S. Open final. What had all the makings of a casual crowning morphed into a grueling contest thanks to Nadal's opponent, Daniil Medvedev, a man a decade younger and appearing in his first major

China Has Added Nearly 100 Tons of Gold to Its Reserves
China Has Added Nearly 100 Tons of Gold to Its Reserves

China has added almost 100 tons of gold to its reserves since it resumed buying in December, with the consistent run of accumulation coming amid a rally in prices and the drag of the trade war with Washington. The People's Bank of China raised bullion holdings to 62.45 million ounces in August from 62.26 million a month earlier, according to data on its website at the weekend. Bullion is near a six-year high as central banks including the Federal Reserve cut interest rates as signs of a slowdown mount amid the U.S.-China trade war.

Apple, Foxconn Broke a Chinese Labor Law
Apple, Foxconn Broke a Chinese Labor Law

Sep.08 -- Apple Inc. and manufacturing partner Foxconn violated a Chinese labor rule by using too many temporary staff in the world's largest iPhone factory, the companies confirmed following a report that also alleged harsh working conditions. The claims came from China Labor Watch, which issued the report ahead of an Apple event on Tuesday to announce new iPhones. Peter Elstrom reports on "Bloomberg Markets: China Open."

Murray, Cardinals rally late, settle for 27-27 tie vs. Lions
Murray, Cardinals rally late, settle for 27-27 tie vs. Lions

The Cardinals nearly finished an improbable comeback in the rookie's debut, rallying from an 18-point deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 24 in regulation. They had two chances to win in extra time and so did the Lions, but all they could do was trade field goals. "It's like a participation trophy," Arizona offensive lineman Justin Pugh said.

Clay fiend Nadal finds unlikely second home at US Open
Clay fiend Nadal finds unlikely second home at US Open

Unlike at his beloved Roland Garros, success did not arrive overnight for Rafael Nadal on the unforgiving hard courts of the US Open, where he surged to within a title of Roger Federer's all-time men's Grand Slam singles record Sunday. Nadal's epic victory over Daniil Medvedev secured the

I fought like hell, says US Open runner-up Medvedev
I fought like hell, says US Open runner-up Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev said the energy of the New York crowd helped instigate his stunning fightback that saw him fall just short against Rafael Nadal in a five-set classic in Sunday's US Open final. The Russian fifth seed dropped the first two sets to Nadal in his first Grand Slam final but charged back

Derrick Rose says Phil Jackson
Derrick Rose says Phil Jackson's devotion to Triangle sunk Knicks

This is much the same sentiment that many people had during this time in the NBA community.

Report: Big loss has Dolphins' players wanting out

Whether the Miami Dolphins lost their season opener by 49 points because they had a bad week, or because the front office is resigned to losing as part of a rebuilding phase, multiple players reportedly want out -- now. Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, citing "a league source with knowledge of the situation," reported Sunday that some players wasted little time after their 59-10 blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens in ordering their agents to get them traded elsewhere. Suspicions have arisen that the Dolphins could be willing to lose so they get higher draft picks.

Report: MLS, Sacramento on the verge of finalizing expansion deal
Report: MLS, Sacramento on the verge of finalizing expansion deal

"As we have stated all along, we are working tirelessly to finalize an agreement to bring MLS to a city and a fanbase that deserves it."

Johnson
Johnson's playoff run ends as Harvick captures 2nd Brickyard

Jimmie Johnson drove through pit road with his rear bumper dangling off the back, already aware of the consequences when he parked the car. An almost flawless run Sunday by Kevin Harvick ruined any chance Johnson had of executing his win-to-get-in strategy, and when he hit the wall in the second turn

Kliff Kingsbury called "three quarters of the worst offense I
Kliff Kingsbury called "three quarters of the worst offense I've ever seen"

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is the first to admit that his first NFL game plan left a lot to be desired. Kingsbury, whose offense could get absolutely nothing going early on in today's game against the Lions, said after the game that he got "too cute" with the play calling and deserved the blame for the Cardinals falling behind 24-6. "Three quarters of the worst offense I've ever seen, and it was my fault," Kingsbury said, via Darren Urban of the Cardinals' website.

Winners and Losers of Week 2 of the College Football Season
Winners and Losers of Week 2 of the College Football Season

Maryland is shredding opponents while Michigan's offense is sputtering to lead the most notable winners and losers from Week 2.

LEADING OFF: Cubs
LEADING OFF: Cubs' Russell hit in face, D-backs face deGrom

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:

Bubba Wallace celebrates
Bubba Wallace celebrates 'an unforgettable day at Indy'

Bubba Wallace finished a season-best third Sunday in the Brickyard 400.

Dodgers beat Giants 5-0, magic number at 2 for NL West
Dodgers beat Giants 5-0, magic number at 2 for NL West

Corey Seager and Matt Beaty homered, Kenta Maeda threw four dominant innings in relief, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0 Sunday to reduce their magic number to clinch the NL West to two. The Dodgers (93-52) can lock up their seventh consecutive division title Tuesday at

Crash ends Jimmie Johnson
Crash ends Jimmie Johnson's playoff hopes

Jimmie Johnson fails to finish after a crash and will miss the playoffs for the first time in his career.

Kevin Harvick wins Brickyard 400; Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman clinch playoff spots
Kevin Harvick wins Brickyard 400; Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman clinch playoff spots

Kevin Harvick scored his second Brickyard 400 win, beating Joey Logano and Bubba Wallace.

Phils hit 3 HRs, outlast Mets 10-7 to tighten wild-card race
Phils hit 3 HRs, outlast Mets 10-7 to tighten wild-card race

Looking for every extra edge in a playoff chase, the Philadelphia Phillies tried most everything - stealing and bunting, plus plenty of pinch-hitters and pitchers. On and on they went, mixing and matching against the New York Mets for so long the teams actually began to run out of baseballs. In the

We Can
We Can't Afford to Forget Africa

Most Americans don't spend time giving much thought to Africa. But based on my recent trip to Africa, they should.Twenty years ago, the venerable Economist magazine called it the "Hopeless Continent." Even today, stories of poverty, disease, dictatorial states, and corruption often engender feelings of fatalism or exasperation. Here is what many people are missing. Information technology -- especially mobile phones -- is connecting African farmers and producers to new markets, and the continent is now a major buyer of consumer goods from around the world. Better health outcomes mean that Africa's share of the world's population is projected to grow from 16 percent in 2015 to 25 percent in...

Daniil Medvedev v Rafael Nadal, US Open final - live updates
Daniil Medvedev v Rafael Nadal, US Open final - live updates

11:37PM Medvedev is wilting under the relentless Nadal pressure  Try as he might Medvedev has not found a way past the many weapons in Nadal's armoury   Credit: Getty Images   11:34PM Nadal* 7-5, 6-3, 3-2 Medvedev (*next server) - Nadal breaks  Once again Nadal's forehands comes to the fore,

Myles Jack apologizes for ejection and vows "it will not happen again"
Myles Jack apologizes for ejection and vows "it will not happen again"

It took many men to get Myles Jack off the field and calmed down after his ejection from Sunday's game. Afterward, the Jaguars linebacker was apologetic. "First and foremost, I have to apologize to my team and the city of Jacksonville because that is not how we conduct ourselves in any way,"

The Latest: Crash knocks Johnson out of Brickyard, playoffs
The Latest: Crash knocks Johnson out of Brickyard, playoffs

Jimmie Johnson's playoff run is over. The seven-time Cup champion needed to earn 12 points in the final stage Sunday but instead hit the wall coming through the second turn in another big crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Johnson drove the No. 48 car that has been in every NASCAR playoff back

Vikings trample Falcons 28-12 behind fierce defense, Cook
Vikings trample Falcons 28-12 behind fierce defense, Cook

After dropping back to pass a mere 11 times for Minnesota, Kirk Cousins joked that this defense-and-running-dominated performance felt like youth football. Anthony Harris had two interceptions and a fumble recovery, Dalvin Cook rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns, and the Vikings started the season

Flaherty dazzles again, Cardinals drop Pirates 2-0
Flaherty dazzles again, Cardinals drop Pirates 2-0

Jack Flaherty always had the tools. Figuring out how to put them together has been the challenge for the 23-year-old pitcher since the former first-round pick arrived in St. Louis two years ago. While Flaherty is sketchy on specifics about what what exactly he changed heading into the All-Star break

The Latest: Crash knocks Johnson out of Brickyard, playoffs
The Latest: Crash knocks Johnson out of Brickyard, playoffs

Jimmie Johnson's playoff run is over. The seven-time Cup champion needed to earn 12 points in the final stage Sunday but instead hit the wall coming through the second turn in another big crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Johnson drove the No. 48 car that has been in every NASCAR playoff back

Impeach Trump? House Democrats face delicate choice as lawmakers, but not public, push for action
Impeach Trump? House Democrats face delicate choice as lawmakers, but not public, push for action

A majority of House Democrats favor starting an impeachment inquiry. A majority of Americans oppose it. Now they face a delicate political question.

Marie Osmond Opens Up About Son Michael
Marie Osmond Opens Up About Son Michael's Suicide: 'I Don't Think You're Ever Through' the Pain

Marie Osmond Opens Up About Son Michael's Suicide

Disney World Has to Break Epcot Before It Can Fix It
Disney World Has to Break Epcot Before It Can Fix It

Disney World's second theme park will likely be its least visited attraction this year. Big changes are on the way, and it means a lot of experiences coming to a close this weekend.

Serena Williams running out of time after US Open final upset against Bianca Andreescu
Serena Williams running out of time after US Open final upset against Bianca Andreescu

After losing a fourth straight major final, will Serena Williams ever make it to her stated goal of 24 grand-slam titles? The question carries a weight that extends beyond the American player's personal ambitions. Many would like to see the name of Margaret Court - now a Pentecostal pastor with extremely

William Shatner, George Takei and fans celebrate #StarTrekDay for sci-fi series anniversary
William Shatner, George Takei and fans celebrate #StarTrekDay for sci-fi series anniversary

William Shatner, George Takei and fans celebrate StarTrekDay for sci-fi series anniversary

Rose McGowan:
Rose McGowan: 'Lisa Bloom Should Be Disbarred' for Working With Harvey Weinstein

Actress and sexual abuse activist Rose McGowan called on Twitter for civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom to be disbarred after a new book outlined how Bloom worked with Harvey Weinstein to discredit McGowan's sexual assault accusations against him.McGowan was responding to a Twitter thread posted by journalist Yashar Ali that summarized Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey's new book, "She Said." The book cites a December 2016 memo in which she offered to "help you against the Roses of the world, because I have represented so many of them."Also Read: Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan: We Are Not Part of Harvey Weinstein's $44 Million Settlement"We can place an article re: her becoming increasingly...

Josh Rosen in for Dolphins, immediately intercepted
Josh Rosen in for Dolphins, immediately intercepted

Josh Rosen didn't win the starting job, but he did end up playing in the opener. The Dolphins backup quarterback, who lost the starting job to Ryan Fitzpatrick, made his Miami debut late in the third quarter. Rosen's career is being set on fire in front of our eyes, as he's been sentenced to two of the worst-run organizations in the league in his short time since being a top-10 pick.

US Open mixed doubles champions Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in plea for more recognition
US Open mixed doubles champions Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in plea for more recognition

Get unlimited access to all Telegraph Sport for a year for just £20 There were two showpiece finals played on Saturday, and two very different cheques delivered at the end of them. Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who won the mixed doubles in comfortable style, would have needed to repeat the

Addison Russell leaves Cubs game early after hit in head with pitch
Addison Russell leaves Cubs game early after hit in head with pitch

After taking a 94 mph fastball to the face in the third inning Sunday, Addison Russell was removed from the game and the Cubs are now down to their third-string shortstop.

Dwyane Wade is retired, happy being a dad, but about a comeback
Dwyane Wade is retired, happy being a dad, but about a comeback 'never say never'

Closing the door on a career is incredibly hard, so Dwayne Wade kept it ajar on a potential comeback.

Canada
Canada's champ: Andreescu a US Open winner with a big future

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bianca Andreescu had the U.S. Open trophy in her hands and one thought going through her mind.

Former Hezbollah official found dead in Beirut flat -Lebanese state news agency
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A former official in the powerful Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah was found dead in his flat in a Beirut neighborhood, the state-run Lebanese news agency said on Sunday. Security forces immediately opened an investigation and were awaiting the arrival of a forensic doctor to determine the cause of death, National News Agency said, giving only the initials of the man. Hezbollah and the Israeli army exchanged cross-border fire last Sunday after a drone attack in a Hezbollah-controlled Beirut suburb in the fiercest shelling exchange between the two adversaries since the 2006 Lebanon war.

Nick Foles injury update: Jaguars quarterback leaves game with shoulder injury
Nick Foles injury update: Jaguars quarterback leaves game with shoulder injury

Jacksonville star Nick Foles threw a touchdown pass to DJ Chark Jr but then headed back to the locker room with an injury.

AP Top 25: LSU moves up to give SEC 3 of top 4 in AP poll
AP Top 25: LSU moves up to give SEC 3 of top 4 in AP poll

The Southeastern Conference held three of the top four spots in The Associated Press college football poll after LSU's road victory against Texas pushed the Tigers to No. Clemson remained No. on Sunday, receiving 56 first-place votes out of 62 in the Top 25 presented by Regions Bank.

British Airways tells passengers not turn up at airports, as airline
British Airways tells passengers not turn up at airports, as airline's biggest ever strike begins

British Airways has told its passengers not to turn up at airports as the biggest strike action in the airline's 100 year history begins today. More than 1,500 flights have been cancelled as the company was accused of bullying its own staff by union bosses, who warned they could continue the action until the end of the year. Some 280,000 people will be affected by the strike which is set to continue tomorrow, costing BA £80m in lost revenue. BA and The British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) are clashing after the union rejected a proposed 11.5 per cent pay rise for its pilots, taking their pay package to around £200,000 a year. BALPA says that BA "has resorted to breaking agreements...

US Chamber official: China shouldn
US Chamber official: China shouldn't try to wait out Trump

President Donald Trump imposed tariffs to another $112 billion in Chinese imports Sept. 1 and plans to extend import taxes to everything China ships to the United States Dec. 15. The two countries are fighting over U.S. accusations that China steals technology, forces foreign firms to surrender trade secrets and subsidizes Chinese firms in a drive to become a technological powerhouse. The Associated Press spoke with Myron Brilliant , the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's head of international affairs and a veteran of U.S.-China negotiations.

U.S. Drillers Reduce Staff And Budgets As Oil Prices Stay Low

The U.S. shale patch is bracing for an extended period of weak oil prices and drillers and oilfield services firms are cutting staff and reducing budgets to weather the slowdown in North America's fracking growth. While U.S. shale production is booming and the Permian continues to set new production records, the pace of growth is slowing as many companies have recently scaled back production growth targets while investors and bankers continue to be skeptical about the shale industry's returns. Big Oil continues to bet big on the Permian, but many independents have scaled back budgets and production targets, industry executives and analysts tell Reuters.

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