Top seeds Djokovic and Williams take U.S. Open spotlight

NEW YORK - World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take center stage at the U.S. Open on Thursday, headlining a juicy day of action at the year's final grand slam.

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Chicago pride swells over champion Little League team

CHICAGO - Tens of thousands of people lined Chicago's streets on Wednesday to cheer on an all-African-American Little League baseball team whose U.S. championship has brought pride to a city struggling with crime and budget problems.

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U.S. and Spain on course for World Cup showdown

BELGRADE - A much-weakened United States should still be strong enough at least to reach the final of the 2014 basketball World Cup, which begins in Spain on Saturday.

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Klitschko quickly reschedules Pulev fight to November 15

BERLIN - World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko will fight Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev for the IBF title on Nov. 15 in Hamburg, after the Ukrainian postponed next month's bout due to injury, he said on Wednesday.

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Degenkolb wins successive Vuelta stages, Matthews retains lead

BARCELONA - German John Degenkolb sprinted to his second successive victory on the fifth stage of The Tour of Spain, a 180km ride from Priego do Cordoba to Ronda, while Australian Michael Matthews retained the overall leader's red jersey.

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Best of Youth Olympics

Highlights from the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.


Young Olympians

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