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Liverpool's Rodgers backs Gerrard amid fears over form

LONDON - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he has no concerns about the form of captain Steven Gerrard after a series of ineffective displays prompted calls from fans and pundits that it is time to reconsider his role in the team.

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Americans play too much before a Ryder Cup - Captain Watson

GLENEAGLES Scotland - Captain Tom Watson believes the United States team are often drained by having to play too much competitive golf in the lead-up to a Ryder Cup match.

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I'm not the big dog, I'm just having fun, says Bubba

GLENEAGLES Scotland - Bubba Watson played down his newly-acquired "big dog" epithet on Tuesday and said he was ready to curb his exuberance if he felt it could help his American team deal with what is likely to be a red-hot Ryder Cup atmosphere this week.

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Leon shrugs off sexism row to focus on Davis Cup success

BARCELONA - Spain's new Davis Cup captain Gala Leon shrugged off "sexist debate" about her appointment on Tuesday and said her only concern was taking the team back to the top of the sport.

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Ill Williams follows seeds out of Wuhan Open

- World number one Serena Williams added her name to the list of slain seeds at the Wuhan Open on Tuesday after the American was forced to retire from her second round match against France's Alize Cornet because of illness.

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Banned Suarez set to play Barca B friendly with Indonesia

BARCELONA - Barcelona marquee signing Luis Suarez is set to play a friendly for the club's B team against Indonesia on Wednesday to maintain his fitness until his ban ends in October, coach Luis Enrique said on Tuesday.

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Cilic wins U.S. Open

Croatia's Marin Cilic swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the U.S. Open.

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Williams wins 18th grand slam title

World number one Serena Williams swept past Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3 6-3 in the U.S. Open final.

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