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French Open Women’s Doubles Match Subject of Match-Fixing Investigation | Bleacher Report

Stadium workers cover Suzanne Lenglen court as rain delayed a fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Authorities in Paris are investigated alleged match-fixing around Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria Tig’s victory over Madison Brengle and Yana Sizikova in the opening round of the 2020 French Open, according to the BBC. 

The exact nature of the allegations is unclear.

The BBC shared a comment from Alexei Selivanenko, vice-president of the Russian tennis federation, that offered little in the way of insight: “As long as there are no official documents, it is too early to comment on anything. Tennis has a zero-tolerance policy for cases of this kind.”

None of Bringle, Tig, Mitu or Sizikova offered an official comment, and federations for Romania and the United States similarly declined to comment.

The Associated Press’ John Leicester and Jerome Pugmire cited German outlet Die Welt and French paper L’Equipe, writing that “suspicious betting patterns” arose surrounding the match: 

“In the match, Sizikova is

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Cowgirls Freshman Vogt Claims 9th Place in Colorado National Women’s Open

From the desk of Amy Dambro/Wyoming Athletics

LARAMIE Cowgirls freshman Meghan Vogt finished in a tie for ninth at the 2020 Colorado National Women’s Open over the weekend. The event was played at the par-72, 6,660 yard Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colo. All the golfers competed as unattached.

Vogt carded a six-over, 150 over the 36 holes, which included a final round of one-over, 73. Earlier this summer, she and teammates Samantha Hui and Morgan Ryan took home the 2020 WSGA Three-Person Scramble for the Women’s/Mixed Division in Laramie. The trio recorded rounds of 56 and 59 over the two day event for a combined total of 27-under 115.

Fellow freshman Jessica Zapf finished her weekend with a two-day total ten-over, 154 to place 24th. Ryan, sophomore Michelle Nguyen and newcomer Rachel Stoinski carded a 22-over, 166 to tie for 40th.

Several individuals will play unattached at

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2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open odds, predictions: Picks from proven model that nailed six majors

Bryson DeChambeau is set to make his first start on the PGA Tour since winning his first major championship last month at the U.S. Open. DeChambeau also finished on top of the leaderboard at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in 2018, holding off Patrick Cantlay by one stroke. He’ll have some stiff competition in the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open field with fellow major winners like Collin Morikawa, Jason Day and Webb Simpson set to tee it up this week.

DeChambeau, who’s now recorded seven victories on the PGA Tour, is going off as the 7-1 favorite in the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open odds from William Hill. Other top 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open contenders include Simpson (10-1), Cantlay (16-1), and Tony Finau (18-1), who’s coming off an eighth-place finish at the U.S. Open. Before locking in your 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open picks

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Britain open to Aussie-style EU trade deal but Australia wants more

By Byron Kaye and Swati Pandey

SYDNEY, Oct 5 (Reuters)As Britain’s negotiations with the European Union on a post-Brexit trade deal go down to the wire, Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his country could trade with the bloc on similar terms to Australia, if no agreement is reached.

But Australia itself is far from happy with its arrangements with the EU and is pushing for the better market access that only a fully-fledged trade deal with the wealthy 27-member bloc and its 500 million potential customers would bring.

Now, the bulk of Australia’s 15 billion euros ($18 billion)exports to the EU are subject to tariffs and quotas set under basic World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms.

That’s why Australian exporters are backing Canberra’s moves to strike a new free trade agreement (FTA) with Brussels so they can get the certainty they need to invest and plan.

“If they’re

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85 Years Ago – Courthouse Square’s model home to open | Local History

Oct. 5, 1935

Model Home set to open on square

After weeks of work, the Model Home on Courthouse Square was set to open its doors on Oct. 7.

Alfred Hagen, regional director of the federal housing administration, turned the keys to the model home over to Mrs. Harold Scragg, general chairwoman of the woman’s division of the Better Housing Committee of Scranton and Dunmore. The members of the women’s division would serve as hostesses when the model home was open for visitors.

The model home was an old cottage that once stood in Dunmore. The building was relocated to Courthouse Square in June. Contractors and building goods suppliers renovated the cottage into a modern home.

The furnishings and decorations for the home were put together by Harriet Seifert, of Stoehr & Fister; Dorothy Peck, of McKelvey and Bolling; Lee Donnolly; and Howard Wilkins.

The landscaping around the home was

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French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep Advance in Men’s, Women’s Brackets | Bleacher Report

Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a shot against Italy's Stefano Travaglia in the third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Rafael Nadal continued his quest for an unprecedented 13th French Open title with a dominant straight-sets victory over Stefano Travaglia on Friday at Stade Roland Garros in Paris.

Simona Halep, the No. 1 seed in the women’s draw, was also in top form as she dropped just a single game in her third-round triumph over Amanda Anisimova.

Check out the complete results from Friday’s action in the final Grand Slam tournament of the year, followed by a recap of the most notable matches.

          

Men’s Singles

(2) Rafael Nadal d. Stefano Travaglia; 6-1, 6-4, 6-0

(3) Dominic Thiem d. (28) Casper Ruud; 6-4, 6-3, 6-1

(6) Alexander Zverev d. Marco Cecchinato; 6-1, 7-5, 6-3

(12) Diego Schwartzman d. Norbert Gombos; 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-3

Hugo Gaston d. (16) Stan Wawrinka; 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

Lorenzo Sonego d. (27) Taylor Fritz; 7-6 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (17)

Jannik Sinner

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10th CD draws two Democratic women in race for open seat

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – The next representative of Washington’s 10th congressional district will be a Democratic woman, with voters deciding between two candidates who would each represent a first for the state if elected.

Former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland would be the first Black member of the state’s congressional delegation, and the first Korean American woman elected to Congress in the country. State Rep. Beth Doglio, who identifies as bisexual, would be the first LGTBQ member of the Washington delegation.

Strickland and Doglio emerged from the state’s top-two primary in August, which drew 19 candidates after Democratic U.S. Rep. Denny Heck announced late last year that he would retire at the end of his current two-year term. Heck, who is now running for lieutenant governor, was the first person elected to the 10th congressional district in 2012 and has served four terms.

Strickland, 58, noted Washington is among more than

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10th CD Draws Two Democratic Women in Race for Open Seat | Washington News

By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The next representative of Washington’s 10th congressional district will be a Democratic woman, with voters deciding between two candidates who would each represent a first for the state if elected.

Former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland would be the first Black member of the state’s congressional delegation, and the first Korean American woman elected to Congress in the country. State Rep. Beth Doglio, who identifies as bisexual, would be the first LGTBQ member of the Washington delegation.

Strickland and Doglio emerged from the state’s top-two primary in August, which drew 19 candidates after Democratic U.S. Rep. Denny Heck announced late last year that he would retire at the end of his current two-year term. Heck, who is now running for lieutenant governor, was the first person elected to the 10th congressional district in 2012 and has served four terms.

Strickland, 58,

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French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal starts quest for 13th Roland Garros title in routine fashion

Rafael Nadal breezed into the second round of the French Open with a straight-sets win over Egor Gerasimov at Roland Garros.

Seeking a remarkable 13th title at the clay-court grand slam, Nadal had suggested the conditions and heavier balls he described as “slow and dangerous” could impact his hopes.

He came into Monday’s meeting with the world number 83 having only played one tournament since February due to the coronavirus pandemic, losing to Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals in Rome.

MORE: Serena Williams set for New York repeat, Keys and Kerber crash out

Neither the balls nor any Nadal rust could prevent him from claiming a 6-4 6-4 6-2 victory, though, Gerasimov’s admirable resistance fading after he turned his ankle in the third set.

The first break came Nadal’s way courtesy of a deft drop shot and that was enough to claim the first set, which he wrapped up with

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