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  • Kyrgios lets play do talking in U.S. Open loss By Steve Keating - Reuters - 27 minutes ago

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios let his play do the talking in a first round loss to third seed Andy Murray at the U.S. Open on Tuesday but the effort was sometimes as insulting as the comments that landed the Australian bad boy in hot water last month. During the 7-5 6-3 4-6 6-1 defeat, Kyrgios produced …

  • Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns a shot to Laura Siegemund, of Germany, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Kvitova won 6-1, 6-1. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

  • Ebola, fire threaten to derail Commonwealth Youth Games By Greg Stutchbury - Reuters - 52 minutes ago

    By Greg Stutchbury AUCKLAND (Reuters) - The Commonwealth Games Federation's desire to develop competition for younger athletes survived one blow but suffered another within minutes at the organisation's general assembly on Wednesday. The organisation had barely stared down a request for sanctions be levelled against Samoa, …

  • 'Concussion' director says no compromises were made for NFL JAKE COYLE - Associated Press - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
    FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2013 file photo, director Peter Landesman arrives at the premiere of "Parkland" on day 2 of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall, in Toronto. A day after its trailer debuted online, the Will Smith football head trauma Sony film “Concussion” is already sparking controversy. In a statement to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, the film's director Peter Landesman disputed a New York Times report that "Concussion" was altered to avoid antagonizing the NFL. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film "Concussion" is already sparking controversy.

  • Australia coach backtracks in pay dispute row Reuters - 1 hour 34 minutes ago
    Australia's coach Ange Postecoglou looks on during their Asian Cup semi-final soccer match against UAE at the Newcastle Stadium in Newcastle

    (Reuters) - Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has backtracked on critical comments and toed the party line of his employers Football Federation Australia (FFA) on a pay dispute that led to his players boycotting commitments. The players skipped commercial appearances in Perth on Tuesday in the latest incident to mar negotiations …

  • Martin elected president of Commonwealth Games Federation By Greg Stutchbury - Reuters - 2 hours 5 minutes ago
    Torch bearer Louise Martin poses with the London 2012 Olympic torch on the Swilken Bridge next to the eighteenth tee on the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland

    By Greg Stutchbury AUCKLAND (Reuters) - British sports administrator Louise Martin was elected as the Commonwealth Games Federation's first female President on Wednesday after promising to boost the commercial returns and attract top-class athletes back to the Commonwealth Games. Martin beat the incumbent Prince Tunku …

  • Wrestler Snuka charged with killing girlfriend in 1983 By David DeKok - Reuters - 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, a professional wrestling star in the 1980s, was charged on Tuesday with third degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, prosecutors said. Snuka, 72, of Camden County, New Jersey, was charged in the death of Nancy Argentino, …

  • Liberia will host their first full international match since the lifting of an Ebola ban when they play Tunisia in an African Nations Cup qualifier in Monrovia on Saturday. Liberia last hosted an international in May 2014 when they beat Lesotho 1-0 in a Nations Cup qualifier in the capital. The suspension was lifted this …

  • CBS chairman Les Moonves and his wife Julie Chen arrive at the Hollywood Film Awards in Hollywood

    (Reuters) - CBS Corp-owned CBS Sports said it will allow viewers to live stream two regular NFL season games, in addition to AFC coverage, on their portable devices, expanding its services to the fast-growing Internet viewer base. Viewers will be able to stream games from the regular season and playoff of the National Football …

  • Berto 'on a mission' to unseat Mayweather By Mark Lamport-Stokes - Reuters - 4 hours ago
    Boxing: Mayweather vs Berto-Press Conference

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Andre Berto will go into his welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas next week as a heavy underdog but also as a man "on a mission" as he bids to end his fellow American's perfect 48-0 record. Berto, 31, he has blinkered himself from all the hype and …

  • Williams of the U.S. serves to Diatchenko of Russia during their match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York

    Serena Williams will look to move one step closer to completing a calendar sweep of the four grand slams when she meets unseeded Kiki Bertens in a second-round U.S. Open clash on Wednesday. Top seed Williams, seeking to become the first woman since Steffi Graf in 1988 to complete a rare calendar Grand Slam, will face the …

  • Federer plots his way to first-round rout By Larry Fine - Reuters - 4 hours ago
    Federer of Switzerland serves against Mayer from Argentina during their first round match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roger Federer was in a different class than his first-round opponent but the Swiss master took pains to prepare for Leonardo Mayer as he would for his fiercest rival before logging a lopsided victory on Tuesday. "Looking ahead, it definitely looked like a very tough draw in the first …

  • England v Australia - Investec Ashes Test Series Fifth Test

    Former Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke has withdrawn from a lucrative domestic Twenty20 contract as he reassesses whether he will ever play the sport again. Clarke retired from all international cricket after Australia lost the Ashes to England last month, with Alastair Cook's side wrapping up a series victory …

  • Ripken honored by Orioles in celebration of 2131 game DAVID GINSBURG - Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    Former Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken, Jr., acknowledges fans before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to mark the twentieth anniversary of his streak of 2,131 straight games before a baseball game between the Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Instead of taking another lap around Camden Yards, Cal Ripken Jr. marked the 20th anniversary of his 2,131st consecutive game by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Orioles hosted Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.

  • Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpox DAVE SKRETTA - Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas (8) is congratulated by on-deck batter Alex Rios (15) after scoring on a single by teammate Salvador Perez during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera and Royals right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central leaders may have been exposed.

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