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Serena show rolls on while Fish bows out

NEW YORK - The Serena Williams show continued at the U.S. Open as the world number one moved a step closer to a calendar Grand Slam on Wednesday, while Mardy Fish took a final Flushing Meadows bow as the curtain came down on the American's career.

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Froome likely to withdraw from Vuelta after heavy crash

- Chris Froome's hopes of pulling off a rare Tour de France-Vuelta double appear to be over after the Briton called into question his chances of starting the 12th stage of the race following a heavy crash early on Wednesday.

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Mayweather ready to hang up gloves as 'the best ever'

LOS ANGELES - Floyd Mayweather Jr. plans to go out unbeaten and on his own terms, as 'The Best Ever', when he ends his boxing career in Las Vegas next week with his welterweight title defence against fellow American Andre Berto.

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Federer to face Darcis in U.S. Open second round

NEW YORK - World number two Roger Federer will continue his bid for a sixth U.S. Open title when he takes on Belgium's Steve Darcis in the second round at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday.

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Record Premier League spending will only increase, say experts

LONDON - Foreign clubs are the main beneficiaries of the Premier League's transfer dealings and will continue to be so with forthcoming increases in broadcast revenue, financial analysts predicted as the summer window finally closed this week. | Video

02 Sep 2015

Nigeria's Segun Odegbami enters race for FIFA presidency

ABUJA - Former Nigerian football star Segun Odegbami has announced his bid to run for president of the sport's international governing body FIFA, his campaign chief said on Wednesday.

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