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Federer eases into second round; others toil in heat

NEW YORK - Roger Federer glided to victory on another hot, steamy day at the U.S. Open, the envy of a clutch of men's players made to work overtime on Tuesday at the season's final grand slam.

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Cruzeiro appoint former Brazil manager as new coach

SAO PAULO - Cruzeiro have appointed former Brazil manager Mano Menezes as their new coach as they fight to avoid relegation a year after winning the second of back-to-back Serie A titles.

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Lotus head for Monza hoping for good news

LONDON - The Lotus trucks were heading to Monza on Tuesday as the financially-troubled Formula One team moved to calm fears they might not make it to this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

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Man City flex muscles as English clubs break spending record

LONDON - There was the usual frenzy of last-minute deals as the Premier League brought the curtain down on another bumper European transfer window in which Manchester City again flexed their financial muscle as the continent's top spenders.

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Real, United blame each other over failed De Gea deal

MADRID - Real Madrid and Manchester United have blamed each other over the failure to tie up Spain goalkeeper David De Gea's move to the capital before Monday's midnight transfer deadline.

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Ireland take calculated risk with covert scrumhalf Madigan

DUBLIN - Ireland believe they are taking a calculated risk by bringing only two recognised scrumhalves to the World Cup as flyhalf Ian Madigan has been quietly preparing to be named as emergency cover, coach Joe Schmidt said on Tuesday.

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