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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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Naholo makes surprise recovery to make World Cup squad

WELLINGTON - Winger Waisake Naholo was unexpectedly named in the All Blacks World Cup squad on Sunday after having been initially ruled out of contention when he suffered a broken leg on his test debut against Argentina last month.

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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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Ernst leads by one at weather-hit LPGA event in Alabama

- Austin Ernst moved into a one-shot lead at the weather-hit Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic as darkness forced the suspension of third-round action on another frustrating day for the players in Alabama on Saturday.

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