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LAURA ROBSON / GIANTKILLER AT US OPEN

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NEW YORK — If you’re a British reporter covering the U.S. Open, you don’t have much to do besides admiring the Autumnal landscape. Always nice to visit America in early September.  You might even bring a racket to swat a few balls in Central Park. But the tennis at Flushing Meadows, where the big boys …

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BUD COLLINS SET TO RETURN TO MAJORS

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Never mind Federer. Forget about Azarenka. The big news from the United States Open is that Bud Collins is coming back. Bud’s gaudy slacks have not been seen – and his gaudy prose has not been read or heard – since he ruptured a tendon in his left quad during the 2011 Open. It has …

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BUD KNOCKED OUT OF US OPEN DUE TO INJURY

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NEW YORK –  An abrupt end to our US Open – Bud had a small fall Sunday, suffering a complete rupture of his quad tendon. After being cared for attentively by the medical team at the US Open, headed by Brian Hainline, it was determined that he needed surgery as soon as possible. And so we …

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FLUSHING MEADOWS – A LATTER DAY OK CORRAL

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NEW YORK –  Ever wonder how Billy the  Kid would have done with a tennis racket instead of a shotgun? The Kid, known as a withdrawal artist to the bankers of Lincoln County, New Mexico, showed his quick, greedy hands to advantage in practicing his craft in the neighborhood of the Tombstone’s infamous OK Corral. …

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MAMA IS BACK, LOOKING FOR MORE TITLES

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NEW YORK – A cool gray sky greeted 35-or-so thousand parishioners as another US Open arrived yesterday. But Jada Ellie Lynch’s old lady – a sunny-plus personality — was out there sweeping her favorite court and making people feel good in the gloom. Sweeping not with a broom, which she does as a housewife – but …

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THEY’RE UNDER WAY AT FLUSHING

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NEW YORK – The blue courts are hard, the resolve of a red-hot Spanish conquistador named Nadal is harder, and the internationally-flavored guys and dolls are in town playing tennis again. Their fortnight is called the U.S. Open, the last of the year’s four majors, at the Billie Jean King Center in Flushing Meadow. If …

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