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Serena, Djokovic in first-day action at U.S. Open

NEW YORK - Top-seeded world number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic help launch the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday's opening day of the year's final grand slam.

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Ayana denies Dibaba with stunning 5,000m gold

BEIJING - Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana put on a brilliant display of front-running to win the women's 5,000 metres at the world championships on Sunday and deprive compatriot Genzebe Dibaba of an unprecedented double gold.

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Our sport is more than 'test tubes, blood and urine' - Coe

BEIJING - Part of Sebastian Coe's new job as head of world athletics will be to shift the conversation about his "ostensibly clean" sport from doping to spectacular performances, he said on Sunday.

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Vermaelen takes plaudits after debut Barca goal

BARCELONA - Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was clearly delighted with Thomas Vermaelen's debut goal for the club on Saturday and said he was not surprised the Belgium defender was finally coming good after a long struggle with injury.

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Redding joins Pramac Ducati MotoGP team for 2016

LONDON - British rider Scott Redding will race for the Pramac Ducati MotoGP team next season, they announced at the British Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Legendary trainer Cummings dies aged 87

SYDNEY - Bart Cummings, one of Australia's most successful and celebrated horse racing trainers, died on Sunday, aged 87.

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