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Monica Puig Wins First Olympic Gold Medal for Puerto Rico

Pro tennis player Monica Puig scored Puerto Rico’s first gold medal last night in the women’s singles tournament. Puig, who is unseeded, beat …

Puig stuns Kvitova to make Olympic final for Puerto Rico

<b>Monica Puig is set to become the first Puerto Rican woman to win an Olympic medal in any sport, as she defeated Czech Petra Kvitova 6-4 1-6 6-3 in</b> …

Stevie J: Joseline Is Really 39 Years Old & Not From Puerto Rico

Get ready to feel all types of "WTF" moods. <b>Stevie J</b> has filed legal documents that claim that his ex <b>Joseline Hernandez</b> has been lying about herself …

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Team Puerto Rico Tennis Star Mónica Puig Closer to Olympic Gold After Win

Team Puerto Rico tennis star Mónica Puig won her semi-final match Friday, and now she is one step from winning the gold or silver medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.<p>In Rio, Puig has taken single women's tennis by storm, beating Slovenia's Polona Hercog in three sets: 4-6, 6-1 and 3-6 in the …

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Tennis player Monica Puig wins Puerto Rico's first-ever Olympics gold medal

To a soundtrack of "Si se puede!" from the stands, Monica Puig won Puerto Rico's first gold medal in any sport in Olympic history, upsetting Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in the women's tennis singles final Saturday at the Rio de Janeiro Games.<p>Yes, she can. And, yes, she did.<p>Puig is …

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As Puerto Rico nears first-ever gold medal, a complicated Olympic history reemerges

With her victory over Petra Kvitová in Friday’s women’s singles semifinals match in Rio de Janiero, Monica Puig ensured that she will become the first woman to win a medal representing Puerto Rico at the Olympics. If she completes her unforeseen run by beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber on …

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Miami’s Puig wins tennis gold, first-ever for her native Puerto Rico

Anybody who thinks tennis players don’t care about Olympic medals did not see Miami’s Monica Puig hunched over on her knees Saturday night, sobbing …

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Uber Gets Court Win in Economically Depressed Puerto Rico

A judge in Puerto Rico has ruled that ride-booking company Uber cannot be regulated like taxi services in a move that will allow it to continue …

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Monica Puig tops Angelique Kerber to claim Puerto Rico's first ever gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — To a soundtrack of "Si se puede!" from the stands, Monica Puig won Puerto Rico's first gold medal in any sport in Olympic history, upsetting Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in the women's tennis singles final Saturday at the Rio de Janeiro Games.<p>Yes, she can. And, yes, …

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Javier Baez celebrates Monica Puig winning Puerto Rico's first gold medal

Puerto Rico's Monica Puig surprised the tennis world by winning the gold medal in women's singles at the Olympics.<p>After she beat Germany's Angelique …

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Puerto Ricans flocking to mainland could sway swing states

PHILADELPHIA — Residents of Puerto Rico can’t vote in presidential elections. But with the island’s economy in shambles, many are fleeing to the U.S. …

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Puig stuns Kerber to give Puerto Rico its 1st-ever gold medal

Puerto Rico has won its first-ever Olympic gold medal, courtesy of Monica Puig.<p>The world's 34th-ranked player, who has all of one WTA title to her …

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Monica Puig becomes Puerto Rico's FIRST-EVER Olympic gold medallist with stunning tennis victory

Monica Puig is Puerto Rico's first ever Olympic gold medallist after stunning Angelique Kerber in the women's singles final.<p>Puig was already …

Puerto Rico Loses It As Monica Puig Wins Island's First-Ever Olympic Gold

Puerto Rico erupted in joy after Monica Puig won its first-ever Olympic gold medal Saturday.<p>Spontaneous celebrations broke out across the Caribbean island after the 22-year-old defeated Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the women’s singles tennis final at Rio 2016.<p>“I think I united a nation,” Puig, who …

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In Olympics, a first for Puerto Rico _ and 23rd for Phelps

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Michael Phelps claimed his 23rd gold medal. Puerto Rico won its first ever. And Jamaica got its first gold of the Rio Games with an emphatic win in the marquee Olympic sprinting event.<p>Phelps helped lift the 4x100 medley relay team to victory Saturday in what marked his last …

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The Latest: Phelps insists gold medal No. 23 is his last

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):<p>1:20 a.m.<p>Michael Phelps closed out the Rio Olympics in the only way imaginable.<p>Saturday's victory in the 4x100 medley relay gave the most decorated athlete in Olympic history his 23rd career gold …

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Rio Olympics 2016: Monica Puig wins Puerto Rico's first ever gold medal

Monica Puig beat Angelique Kerber in three sets in the women's singles final to win Puerto Rico's first ever Olympic gold medal.

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In Puerto Rico, Puig's run through Olympic tennis tourney cause for much celebration

<i>AP Photo/Charles Krupa</i><p>Even before her gold-medal tennis match Saturday, Monica Puig was being celebrated for her Olympic run in Puerto Rico.<p>With good reason, too.<p>Puig is just the third athlete to play for Puerto Rico and reach a gold-medal matchup in an Olympics, as she played Angelique Kerber of …

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Mystery solved: How Puerto Rico competes independently

Citizens of Puerto Rico are natural born citizens of the United States. Sound a little odd? It’s true. Puerto Ricans were granted in citizenship by …

See how Monica Puig fans reacted to Puerto Rico's first-ever gold medal

Representing Puerto Rico, Monica Puig won Olympic tennis gold in women’s singles. It’s the first gold medal ever for Puerto Rico, and people in her birthplace of San Juan noticed.<p>She also heard from an athlete who shares her last name. In fact, he went a little nuts on her final point.<p>Lin-Manuel …

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Voices: Gracias Monica Puig, Puerto Rico Salutes You

Gracias, Monica. We needed this.<p>With speed, aggression and grit, Monica Puig, just 22 years old and ranked 34th in the world, came out from under to win the Olympic gold medal in women’s singles and with one powerful slam of her racquet united all Puerto Ricans, who celebrated her victory with …

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[Fotos] El histórico triunfo de Mónica Puig en los Juegos Olímpicos

La tenista de Puerto Rico Mónica Puig se coronó como campeona del tenis olímpico en Río 2016 después de vencer a la alemana y segunda del mundo …

Garbiñe Muguruza vs Mónica Puig en directo del día 09/08/2016 - MARCA.com

1-6<p>Nosotros nos despedimos tras haberles contado todo lo sucedido en este encuentro de octavos, gracias por habernos acompañado.<p>1-6<p>Nos quedamos por …

Mónica Puig primera medalla olímpica para una mujer de Puerto Rico

Río de Janeiro, 12 ago (EFE).- La portorriqueña Mónica Puig se convirtió en la primera mujer que logra una medalla olímpica para Puerto Rico tras …

Olympic tennis: Gold for Puerto Rico as Monica Puig upsets Angelique Kerber

<b>(CNN) —</b> First it was Kosovo. Then Fiji got in on the act. On Friday, it was Singapore's turn.<p>Now, Puerto Rico has its first Olympic gold medal after tennis player Monica Puig defeated world No. 2 Angelique Kerber of Germany in the women's singles final.<p>Ranked 32 places beneath her opponent, Puig …

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