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U.S. Open leading men cheering for a Serena Grand Slam

NEW YORK - Serena Williams is on the brink of the grandest achievement in tennis, the single season Grand Slam, and even the leading men at the U.S. Open championships starting on Monday are cheering her on.

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Tough tests from the start for Federer, Murray

NEW YORK - Roger Federer and Andy Murray, two of the hottest players on the U.S. hardcourts during the run-up to the U.S. Open, face difficult tests right from the start at the season's final grand slam starting on Monday.

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Carter responds to the pressure, ready to shine at World Cup

WELLINGTON - It would have been inconceivable to many four years ago that twice World Player of the Year Dan Carter would have to prove himself ahead of a World Cup but All Blacks coach Steve Hansen insists rugby's leading points scorer has had to earn his place.

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Day wins FedExCup opener The Barclays by six shots

EDISON, New Jersey - Red-hot PGA Championship winner Jason Day of Australia romped to victory at The Barclays on Sunday, winning the opening event of the lucrative FedExCup Series by a whopping six strokes.

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Dawning of a 'new' Day in pursuit of number one

EDISON, New Jersey - Jason Day had made a habit of getting close to the big victory, but now that the Australian is closing the deal on the golf course he has joined Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth at the top of the game.

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Former ARU chief fears Japan to be stripped of World Cup

MELBOURNE - Former Australian Rugby Union chief John O'Neill fears World Rugby's "ultimatum" to Japan to submit a new road map for the 2019 World Cup could be a precursor to stripping the tournament from the Asian nation.

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