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Serena Williams denies cheating, points to double standard in 1st interview since US Open defeat

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By Leighton Schneider

Julian Finney/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Serena Williams maintained in her first television interview since her stunning upset at the U.S. Open last week that she did not cheat — and further blasted what she sees as the double standard between male and female tennis players.

The tennis legend and 23-time Grand Slam champ was accused of receiving coaching tips from the stands — a code violation — during the U.S. Open women’s final last Sunday.

While she disputed the ruling, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, later acknowledged that he was trying to send her a signal.

“He said he made a motion,” Williams told the Australian television program, “The Project,” of the incident, according to a preview clip released Sunday.

“I don’t understand what he was talking about,” she added. “We’ve never had signals.”

On the court, Williams fought back against the chair umpire Carlos Ramos’ call, and in a news conference after the match, blasted his ruling as “sexist.”

In her interview with “The Project,” she also doubled down on what she calls the double standard in tennis between male and female players.

“I just don’t understand,” Williams said. “If you’re female you should be able to do even half of what a guy can do.”

Williams lost the final to Naomi Osaka, though the Japanese tennis star’s historic victory appeared to be overshadowed by the controversy.

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Browns to release Josh Gordon on Monday

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By Leighton Schneider

2018 Diamond Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Cleveland Browns will release wide receiver Josh Gordon on Monday.

The news came the same day the team ruled the former pro-bowler out for Sunday’s game against the Saints.

Gordon had been suspended for most of the past four seasons for repeated drug offenses.

In a statement, team general manager John Dorsey said, “”For the past six years, the Browns have fully supported and invested in Josh, both personally and professionally and wanted the best for him, but unfortunately we’ve reached a point where we feel it’s best to part ways and move forward. We wish Josh well.”

Sources tell ESPN’s Chris Mortenson that Gordon broke the team’s trust after coming to the facility with a hamstring injury after being a full participant all week during practice.

In week one, Gordon caught a 17 yard touchdown pass against the Steelers.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 9/13/18

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 5, Oakland 3
Boston 4, Toronto 3
Kansas City 6, Minnesota 4
Seattle 8, L.A. Angels 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 3
Colorado 10, Arizona 3
Chicago Cubs 4, Washington 3, 10 Innings
N.Y. Mets 5, Miami 2
L.A. Dodgers 9, St. Louis 7

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 34, Baltimore 23

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