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Urlacher Says He's Out for Season 4

Posted: September 14, 2009 12:10 PM ; Updated: September 14, 2009 12:21 PM

As if Sunday night's late loss to the rival Packers wasn't devastating enough, the Bears reportedly will have to play the rest of 2009 without their defensive leader. From the Chicago Tribune:

Brian Urlacher appears to be out for the season after dislocating his right wrist, the linebacker said Monday. The team has not given the official word, but Lovie Smith is expected to address the issue during his afternoon press conference.

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Mother's Day: Clijsters Makes History at U.S. Open 1

Posted: September 13, 2009 11:11 PM ; Updated: September 14, 2009 1:55 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kim Clijsters cradled the baby in one arm, the trophy in the other.

The joy of motherhood. The joy of winning the U.S. Open.

Clijsters made history Sunday night, capping a comeback from two years out of tennis to become the first unseeded woman to win the Open -- and the first mom to win a major since 1980 -- with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over No. 9 Caroline Wozniacki.

When it was over, Clijsters collapsed to the ground and started crying -- tears of joy, probably mixed in with a little bit of shock, too. Her 18-month-old daughter, Jada, watched from a suite with a pacifier in her mouth, but later came down to the court to take part in the celebration.

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Federer Makes U.S. Open Final but Nadal Knocked Out 1

Posted: September 13, 2009 8:11 PM ; Updated: September 13, 2009 10:38 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- And for his next act ...

Roger Federer punctuated his latest U.S. Open victory Sunday with a shot he called, quite simply, the greatest of his life: a between-the-legs, back-to-the-net, cross-court winner from the baseline.

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Serena Loses in Amazingly Weird Finish 4

Posted: September 12, 2009 10:56 PM ; Updated: September 13, 2009 1:56 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams' U.S. Open title defense ended in bizarre, ugly fashion Saturday night, when she was penalized a point on match point after yelling and shaking her racket in the direction of an official who called a foot fault.

Williams lost to unseeded, unranked Kim Clijsters 6-4, 7-5 in a semifinal that featured plenty of powerful groundstrokes by both women. No one will remember a single shot that was struck, though, because of the unusual, dramatic way it finished.

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Oudin Ousted After Magical U.S. Open Run 4

Posted: September 09, 2009 10:51 PM ; Updated: September 09, 2009 11:18 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Melanie Oudin's magical U.S. Open is over.

Even the comeback kid couldn't overturn this deficit.

Showing signs of shakiness in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, the 17-year-old Oudin got off to a slow start against No. 9-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and never really recovered, losing 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday night.

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Another Upset! Oudin Moves on to Quarterfinals 2

Posted: September 07, 2009 3:07 PM ; Updated: September 08, 2009 1:01 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- When Melanie Oudin wakes up each morning these days, sharing a king-sized hotel bed with her mother, she's basically your average teen visiting the big city.

Then the 17-year-old from Marietta, Ga., gets out on court at the U.S. Open in those pink-and-yellow sneakers with the word "BELIEVE" stamped near the heel, and there is nothing ordinary at all about her.

No higher-ranked or more-accomplished opponent is too intimidating. No deficit is too daunting.

Yes, the comeback kid did it again Monday.

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Clijsters Upsets Venus at U.S. Open; Nadal, Serena Win 1

Posted: September 06, 2009 5:55 PM ; Updated: September 06, 2009 6:24 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kim Clijsters has kept her U.S. Open comeback on track with a 6-0, 0-6, 6-4 upset over third-seeded Venus Williams.

Returning to Flushing Meadows for the first time since winning here in 2005, Clijsters counterpunched against one of the game's biggest hitters and handled a blustery wind at Arthur Ashe Stadium to win Sunday's fourth-round match.

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