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Djokovic still favorite for U.S. Open, says McEnroe


- Roger Federer is the form player going into next week's U.S. Open but Novak Djokovic is favorite to win the title for a second time, according to former champion John McEnroe.

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Wed, Aug 20 2014

Stewart to skip third straight NASCAR race after fatal crash


- Tony Stewart will skip this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third consecutive event the three-time champion has missed since being involved in a fatal on-track accident.

20 Aug 2014

Froome seeks lift with Vuelta win

BARCELONA August 21 - Chris Froome aims to put his Tour de France misery behind him with victory in the Vuelta a Espana but he faces stiff competition from a strong field led by Nairo Quintana.

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Piquet to race for Chinese team in Formula E

- Former Formula One and NASCAR driver Nelson Piquet junior has signed up to race for a Chinese team in the new Formula E electric series starting in Beijing next month.

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Scott returns to make amends at Australian Open


SYDNEY - Adam Scott has confirmed he will return to Sydney for the Australian Open in November with the intent of making amends for his final-hole disappointment last year.

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'No green jacket for you', a teasing Woods tells McIlroy


PARAMUS New Jersey - Rory McIlroy, the hottest golfer on the planet, is not thinking about taking the torch from Tiger Woods as the sport's next dominant player, but the easy-going Northern Irishman says he has already sparred with Woods over a potential rivalry.

Sports, Tiger Woods 20 Aug 2014

World champion Franklin fails to make 200 meter freestyle final


- World champion Missy Franklin failed to make the 200 meters freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships on Australia's Gold Coast, despite setting the fourth-fastest time in Thursday's qualifying.

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Former Tennessee Titans player Tim Shaw says he has ALS

NASHVILLE Tenn. - Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw revealed he has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in a video that shows him dumping a bucket full of ice water over his head as part of an ALS fundraiser.

20 Aug 2014

University of New Mexico cancels women's soccer match after hazing


ALBUQUERQUE N.M. - University of New Mexico officials on Wednesday canceled the first match of the women's soccer team's season after a hazing incident that left a teenager in hospital, and they said the UNM athletics department had let down its players.

20 Aug 2014

Cowboys extend reign as NFL's most valuable team: Forbes


- The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable National Football League (NFL) team for an eighth consecutive year, more than double the average league value, according to an annual survey by business magazine Forbes

20 Aug 2014

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.