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Pats' Brady says 'feelings hurt' amid 'Deflategate' scrutiny


- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who will face the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl, said on Monday his feelings have been hurt during the NFL's investigation into his team's use of deflated balls.

12:42pm EST

Armstrong would race clean now but not in 1995


LONDON - Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong says he would not have needed to resort to doping in the sport's current era and what happened 10 years ago should be seen in the context of the times.

1:06pm EST

Katy Perry lights the way for Super Bowl's girl power moment


LOS ANGELES - There is a strong chance of a neon-colored spectacle, perhaps some flying and definitely songs of female empowerment when pop singer Katy Perry takes the stage during halftime at the Super Bowl, the most-watched 12 minutes on U.S. television.

9:04am EST

Venus fireworks illuminate Australia Day


MELBOURNE - A scintillating fireworks show that illuminated the cityscape and commemorated Australia Day fittingly capped an explosive performance by Venus Williams and the Stars and Stripes brigade at the Australian Open on Monday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 8:46am EST

Djokovic fends off Muller to reach quarter-finals


MELBOURNE - Novak Djokovic will contest his 23rd consecutive grand slam quarter-final after easing past Luxembourg journeyman Gilles Muller 6-4 7-5 7-5 at the Australian Open on Monday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 8:53am EST

Chicago sign Scotland winger Maloney


- The Chicago Fire have signed Scotland midfielder Shaun Maloney from English second tier club Wigan Athletic, the Major League Soccer team said.

9:54am EST

Dutchman Van Praag to bid for FIFA presidency


NYON, Switzerland - Dutch FA president Michael van Praag is to stand as a candidate for the presidency of world soccer body FIFA, the Dutch FA said on Monday.

1:08pm EST

Keys opens door to first quarter-final


MELBOURNE - Madison Keys advanced to her first grand slam quarter-final and underlined her pure hitting potential with a 6-2 6-4 victory over compatriot and namesake Madison Brengle on Monday.

World, Sports 3:35am EST

Venus rises again to meet Keys in generation clash


MELBOURNE - Evergreen Venus Williams turned back the clock at the Australian Open on Monday to book her first grand slam quarter-final in five years and set up an intriguing matchup with Madison Keys, the teenager touted as the future of American tennis.

7:30am EST

'Fan coach' helps Serena focus on way to quarters


MELBOURNE - Serena Williams took some coaching advice from a fan sitting in the Rod Laver Arena terraces as she struggled to overcome hard-hitting Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 2-6 6-3 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals on Monday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 2:54am EST

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.