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MONTREAL — Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison Keys in an all-American match. In the men's tournament at Montreal, fourth-seeded Milos Raonic easily advanced to the quarterfinals in front of his home fans, routing American qualifier Jared Donaldson 6-2, 6-3. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic played Radek Stempanek in the late match. Second-seeded Stan Wawrinka beat 16th-seeded American Jack Sock 7-6 (7-3), 6-2.

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Horses: Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist is the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Sunday's $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in New Jersey in a six-horse field that includes Preakness winner Exaggerator, the 5-2 second choice. Nyquist will make his first start since finishing third in the Preakness, the only loss of his career.

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