Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - Seven-time major tit
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Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - Seven-time major titlist and two-time U.S. Open champion Venus Williams was ousted from the final Grand Slam event of the season after falling to Chinas Zheng Jie on a rainy Wednesday. Zheng came through for a 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5) second-round victory in a match that lasted more than three hours. "I want to say sorry guys," Zheng said, referring to Williams not having a chance for her third title in Flushing Meadows before the home crowd. "Today was a tough match for me. In the second set she was playing so great and in the final set we were fighting each other." Several womens matches scheduled for Wednesday were pushed back a day due to the wet weather. Among those included in the postponements was world No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams. Her second-round match against Kazakhstans Galina Voskoboeva was postponed until Thursday. Third seed Agnieszka Radwanska and fifth-seeded Li Na were a pair of winners. Venus, whose match started late afternoon and lasted into the night at Louis Armstrong Stadium, was delayed a couple of minutes with the third set even, 5-5, due to drizzling conditions. The American rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the tiebreaker, but was set back due to 44 unforced errors. She equaled the tiebreaker, 5-5, when Zheng sent a return long. Venus then tried a backhand at the net, but never got it over. Zheng secured a third-round berth when Venus sent a backhand wide. "Today was tough," Zheng said of the rain. "In the second set I lost my concentration. She played so great." Next up for Zheng will be 18th-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro, who dropped American Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-4. Meanwhile, last years Wimbledon runner-up Radwanska, of Poland, got past Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-0, 7-5 at Armstrong Stadium, while this years Australian Open runner-up and the former French Open champion Li, of China, handled Swede Sofia Arvidsson 6-2, 6-2 at Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Radwanska will meet Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Friday. Li was happy to beat the rain on Day 3. "Its tough for them," she said, referring to all the players who still had singles matches to complete. "For me, just relax all day and do whatever I want." American Sloane Stephens, the 15th seed, upended Polands Urszula Radwanska, 6-1, 6-1; and another American, No. 23 seed Jamie Hampton, got by Frances Kristina Mladenovic, 7-5, 6-4. Also Wednesday, No. 30 seed Laura Robson of Great Britain beat Frances Caroline Garcia, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5); and a 32nd-seeded Pavlyuchenkova eased past Aussie Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-0. Li will face Robson in the third round. The 16-time Grand Slam champion Serena is a four-time U.S. Open champ and two-time runner-up. She beat Victoria Azarenka in last years final in Flushing and is also the reigning French Open champ. In addition to Serenas match against Voskoboeva, officials also postponed matches involving No. 8 seed Angelique Kerber, No. 9 Jelena Jankovic and No. 25 Kaia Kanepi. Jankovic is a former No. 1 who lost to Serena in the 2008 U.S. Open finale. Fake Air Max 95 Outlet . Sure, Josh Browns 45-yard field goal on the third drive of overtime lifted the New York Giants to a 23-20 win over Detroit on Sunday. But the Lions (7-8) dropped themselves out of the NFC North race by losing five of their last six games, blowing fourth-quarter leads in each setback. Fake Air Max . Kerber will next play Estonias Kaia Kanepi, who beat American qualifier Victoria Duval 6-1, 6-3. 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Don Logan, president and chief operating officer of the Las Vegas 51s minor-league baseball team, said every major sports league has eyed Las Vegas. “From the 1980s until the downturn in 2008, this was the fastest-growing area in the country,” Logan said in an interview. “In terms of media-market size, Las Vegas is the biggest metro market in the U.S. that doesn’t have a major-league sports franchise. Every major league has done quiet analysis on the market. Logan said Las Vegas has evolved as a market. “Back in the old days, you never saw a clock or windows in a casino,” he said. “They fill you up with free drinks and you sit at the machines for hours on end, making your donations. But the market here has evolved. It has the amenities people want. We have the best dining anywhere. Every major celebrity chef has one or more locations up and down the strip. 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Foley told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he has already reached lease agreements with MGM Resorts and Anschutz Entertainment Group for the $375 million, 20,000-seat arena they are building. The arena is scheduled to be completed in April 2016. Foley would share ownership of the team with the Maloof family, the newspaper reported. Foley told USA Today that his groups marketing research indicates there are 130,000 hockey fans who make $55,000 or more living within 35 miles of downtown Las Vegas. One NHL owner told TSN he’s unsure whether Las Vegas is a market that can sustain a team. But he said the Las Vegas market may have more potential than Miami or Phoenix. “I think both the Panthers and Coyotes are going to have to move, I just don’t see it working out long term in either market,” the owner said. TSN pointed out that the Panthers would seem to be locked into a long-term lease in southern Florida. “So you negotiate a break fee,” he said. “It happens all the time. 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