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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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Namibia relish All Black challenge, coach says

CAPE TOWN - Namibia do not expect to beat favourites New Zealand in their opening match at the Rugby World Cup next month but coach Phil Davies says his part-time players are eagerly anticipating their moment in the spotlight.

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Daly hospitalised after on-course collapse: reports

- Two-time major winner John Daly was hospitalised on Saturday after the 49-year-old American collapsed on the course while playing in a minor tournament in Mississippi, according to local media reports.

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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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Dibaba sprints to thrilling marathon win in Beijing

BEIJING - Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba won the women's marathon at the world athletics championships after a thrilling sprint finish along the home straight of the Beijing National Stadium on Sunday.

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Kvitova overcomes Safarova for New Haven triumph

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Defending champion Petra Kvitova used a dominant serve to beat Lucie Safarova 6-7(6) 6-2 6-2 in their all-Czech final at the Connecticut Open on Saturday.

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