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Djokovic faces difficult draw at U.S. Open

NEW YORK - Top-seeded Novak Djokovic was handed a danger filled path to the final of the U.S. Open and a possible showdown with number two Roger Federer after Thursday's draw for the season's final grand slam.

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McIlroy struggles in opening round at The Barclays

- Rory McIlroy's bid for a career first FedEx Cup got off to a disappointing start on Thursday as he shot a three-over par 74 in the first round at The Barclays, the opening tournament of the four-event playoffs.

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Verstappen has to grab his chance, F1 drivers agree

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium - Jenson Button will always remember the moment team owner Frank Williams rang him on his mobile to enquire whether he felt ready for Formula One.

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Rosberg and Hamilton agree to disagree

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium - Championship leader Nico Rosberg and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton appeared at odds again, if not poles apart, on Thursday before renewing their Formula One title battle in Belgium.

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Bastia striker suspended for post-match headbutt

PARIS - Bastia striker Brandao was suspended for four weeks by the French football league on Thursday for his post-match headbutt on Paris St Germain's Thiago Motta last weekend, pending a decision on what the Brazilian's ultimate punishment could be.

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Ajmal misses first Sri Lanka ODI for tests on action

KARACHI - Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal will miss the first one-day international against Sri Lanka on Aug. 23 as he is flying to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action.

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Young Olympians

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

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Best of Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France.

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