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Federer plots his way to first-round rout

NEW YORK - 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.

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Hewitt extends U.S. Open farewell with a win

NEW YORK - A fist-pumping Lleyton Hewitt turned back the clock as he wore down an injured Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-0 7-6(2) 1-0 on Tuesday to extend his U.S. Open grand slam goodbye.

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West Brom's Berahino angry as dream move joins failed deals

LONDON - West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino has suggested he will never play for the club again after failing to secure a last-minute transfer to Tottenham Hotspur as several players did not get the moves they wanted on a frenetic deadline day.

01 Sep 2015

Six football players face federal charges for unruly airplane behaviour

DALLAS - Six football players from San Diego who were flying on Monday to a tournament in Chicago are facing federal charges for "disruptive" behaviour that caused a Southwest Airlines plane to be diverted to Texas, officials said on Tuesday.

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Los Angeles named U.S. bid candidate for 2024 Games

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles was officially selected on Tuesday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after Boston pulled out of the race in July, the U.S. Olympic Committee said.

01 Sep 2015

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.

01 Sep 2015

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