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Surprises galore for women at U.S. Open, men steady

NEW YORK - The U.S. Open women's draw was blown wide open by a series of upsets on Friday but it was business as usual on the men's side with Roger Federer leading a parade of seeds into the third round at the year's final grand slam.

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Red-hot putting helps Palmer set Boston pace

NORTON Massachusetts - American Ryan Palmer, whose putting has been razor sharp for the past six weeks, upstaged some of golf's biggest names as he surged into a two-shot lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday.

29 Aug 2014

No headgear can help Thai boxers to two golds in Incheon

BANGKOK - Thailand are optimistic of collecting at least two Asian Games boxing gold medals next month and believe the decision by the sport's governing body to ditch headguards will give them an edge in South Korea.

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Putin hopeful Russia won't lose right to host 2018 World Cup

LAKE SELIGER Russia - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he hoped Russia would not lose the right to host the 2018 soccer World Cup following Western calls to stop the country staging the tournament.

29 Aug 2014

Mismatch fears over McGinley dispelled: Price

LONDON - Phillip Price feared a mismatch when Europe chose Paul McGinley as captain to take on U.S. counterpart Tom Watson in next month's Ryder Cup but the Welshman said his initial concerns have been totally dispelled.

29 Aug 2014

Rosberg apologizes, disciplined for crash

LONDON - Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has apologized for colliding with team mate Lewis Hamilton during the Belgian Grand Prix and been disciplined, his Mercedes team said on Friday.

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Best of Youth Olympics

Highlights from the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

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Young Olympians

Teenaged athletes compete in the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in China.