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NEW YORK -- The third time was the charm for the new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium. Nike Air Max 95 Baratas .The U.S. Tennis Association unveiled the $150 million roof over the centerpiece court at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Tuesday -- after some glitches.The roof closed with ease in its first official demonstration, but tennis legend Billie Jean King tried multiple times to open it with the push of a button. Her third attempt succeeded.Matt Rossetti, president of the architectural firm that drew up the roof plan, said the issue could happen at the upcoming US Open but a team of engineers would be on hand to fix it if necessary.The roof, which is the size of 17 Olympic swimming pools, will be ready when the US Open begins on Aug. 29. The mens final was delayed a day until Monday because of rain for five straight years from 2008-12.USTA officials had long maintained that adding a roof over Ashe wasnt feasible. But in 2013, Rossetti created a plan and the roof was added over two years.Here at the Billie Jean Tennis Center, we are making the impossible happen, USTA executive director Gordon Smith said.Moving at a top speed of 25 feet per minute, the roof over the 23,771-capacity stadium is built to close or open in under seven minutes. Twenty-two tennis courts could fit inside the 62,500 square-foot roof opening.There are already retractable roofs over the main stadiums at the sites of two other Grand Slam tournaments, Wimbledon and the Australian Open. French Open organizers also plan to add one.The Ashe roof is expected to be used only for rain, unlike the Australian Open, which also closes its roof in cases of extreme heat. The Chase name and logo will be on both the north and south sides of the roof for the US Open.Ashes retractable roof features two panels atop a 6,500-ton steel superstructure and is covered to provide shade for the spectators. Some 360 LED sports lights will illuminate the roof and stadium when closed. To control humidity inside the stadium when the roof is closed, a chilled water ventilation system was installed.The US Open roof is part of a $500 million-plus renovation paid for by the USTA. The renovation included adding new courts. Air Max 98 Supreme . 10 Texas Rangers jersey for one last time. Young formally announced his retirement Friday after returning to Rangers Ballpark, his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons. Nike Air Max 90 Mujer Baratas . -- PGA TOUR Canada member Steve Saunders took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Web. . Tuesdays surgery at Atlantas Piedmont Hospital was performed by Dr. Xavier Duralde and Hawks team physician Dr. Michael Bernot. MADRID -- Life without Kevin Durant began for the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 142-137 overtime loss to Real Madrid in its first preseason game in Spain on Monday.Thunders revamped team was in control for the first three quarters but allowed the nine-time Euroleague champion to rally for the victory in front of a raucous local crowd in the Spanish capital.Russell Westbrook, newcomer Victor Oladipo and forward Enes Kanter led the way for the Thunder in the teams first game since Durants departure.Westbrook had 18 points from 22 minutes, Oladipo added 34 points and five assists from 33 minutes and Kanter had 29 points and 10 rebounds from 33 minutes.Real Madrid trailed by as much as 22 points but was able to send the game into overtime with a three-pointer by Sergio Llull at the buzzer, then pulled away in the final minute of overtime. Llull had five of the 20 threes scored by the hosts. Guard Jaycee Carroll led Madrid with 24 points, two more than Llull.The first half we played a really good game, we played with that identity that we were looking to create, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. But clearly our defense in the second half was not where it needed to be. But we got a chance to play a lot of young guys, a lot of new guys. I feel like this is going to be a great opportunity for our team to really look at this game and really grow from it.The Thunder made their fourth Western Conference finals appearance in six years last season but Durant, who played eight seasons in Oklahoma, left in July to join the Golden State Warriors as a free agent. Serge Ibaka also departed in a trade to the Orlando Magic on draft night, leaving Westbrook in charge of leading a group of new faces.We definitely have a lot of new faces. We have some things to learn, obviously, some different thinks to pick up on, but we will get there. Right now its preseason, we are trying to make sure we are clicking when the regular season starts, Westbrook said. I thought we did a good job tonight, trying to figure out whats best for us to move forward. Nike Air Max 90 Essential Baratas. Weve got some things to learn, but Im looking forward to good things out of our team.Westbrook played only in the first and third quarters and finished 7 for 14 from the field.Oladipo seemed to fit in nicely in his new team, doing a good job controlling the game along with Westbrook.He was one of the players traded for Ibaka, along with forward Ersan Ilyasova and draft pick Domantas Sabonis, a move intended to improve the teams depth and shore up its inconsistent shooting guard position. Oladipo finished 14 for 24 from the field.Just to be here in general is a great opportunity for me, the 24-year-old Oladipo said. Im truly thankful to be here and to be able to wear this jersey. Im going to make the most of this situation and the opportunity. Ive still got a lot of room to grow, a lot of room to get better. It was only the first game of the year, so a lot of room to improve and Im looking forward to doing that.The Thunder arrived in Spain with coach Donovan saying the overseas trip would be crucial to help his new group of players bond ahead of the new season.In addition to playing Real Madrid, the Thunder will also face 18-time Spanish League champion and two-time Euroleague champion FC Barcelona Lassa on Wednesday in Barcelona.The Thunder then return to the U.S. to play four preseason games in October. They start their season at the Philadelphia 76ers on Oct. 26.Durant will be back in Oklahoma City with Golden States jersey on Feb. 11.Also part of NBA Global Games 2016, the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans will face each other in preseason games in Shanghai and Beijing on Oct. 9 and Oct. 12.---Tales Azzoni on Twitter: His work can be found at Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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