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Federer cruises to first-round victory

Roger Federer glided into the second round on a hot, steamy day at Flushing Meadows, while Andy Murray ushered talented young Australian Nick Kyrgios out of another Grand Slam event at the US Open on Tuesday. Murray had beaten 37th-ranked Kyrgios in straight sets in theirFULL STORY

Nishioka and Chung shine among rising young stars

Two Asian teenagers have advanced to the second round of the US Open, set to make warnings of a rising young generation of stars come true on tennis’ biggest stage. Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka outlasted France’s Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (7/9), 6-1, 6-2 after threeFULL STORY

Gardner, Drew lift Yankees past Red Sox in 3-1 win

Brett Gardner homered and Stephen Drew hit a two-run double as the New York Yankees pieced together just enough offense to overcome Rick Porcello’s career-high 13 strikeouts and beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Tuesday night. Porcello (6-12) scattered five hits over eight innings andFULL STORY

Harassed designer asks for Tokyo logo to be discarded

The designer of a logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has said he asked organizers to yank the scandal-hit emblem due to unbearable harassment he faced in the wake of plagiarism allegations. Kenjiro Sano said online taunts and what he claimed were inaccurate media reports hadFULL STORY

Lotus trucks head to Monza despite precarious future

Lotus F1 Team trucks were heading to Monza on Tuesday as the financially troubled Formula One team moved to calm fears they might not make it to this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix. Despite the positive news, confirmed by a spokesman, the British-based team still face anFULL STORY

English giants impose Martial law on Europe

In betting the house on 19-year-old AS Monaco forward Anthony Martial, Manchester United have emphasized the English Premier League’s standing as the financial ogre of European soccer. United’s decision to gamble a reported £36 million (US$55.1 million) on a player with only 52 league games toFULL STORY

Real Madrid, Man United clash over De Gea deal

European giants Real Madrid and Manchester United exchanged recriminations on Tuesday after goalkeeper David de Gea’s proposed move to the Spanish club broke down at the 11th hour. Madrid accused United of sending the documents needed to complete the deal after the Spanish deadline had passed,FULL STORY

Berto ‘on a mission’ to unseat Mayweather

Andre Berto is to go into his welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas next week as a heavy underdog, but also as a man “on a mission” as he bids to end his fellow American’s perfect 48-0 record. Berto, 31, has blinkeredFULL STORY

Australia coach ‘retracts’ comments on pay dispute

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has backtracked on critical comments and toed the party line of his employers, Football Federation Australia (FFA), on a pay dispute that led to his players boycotting commitments. The players skipped commercial appearances in Perth on Tuesday in the latest incident toFULL STORY

Chris Wyles named skipper of US Rugby World Cup squad

Saracens star Chris Wyles is to captain the US at the Rugby World Cup after coach Mike Tolkin named a 31-man squad for the tournament on Tuesday. Wyles was handed the captaincy in July after seasoned former skipper Todd Clever was mysteriously booted out of theFULL STORY

Los Angeles revives 2024 Games bid

Los Angeles is the official US nominee for the 2024 Olympic Games — a dramatic turnaround for a city that just two months ago was considered out of the running. However, with a late surge of life brought on by Boston’s dropping out from the process,FULL STORY

Rio organizers promise to start viral testing

Olympic organizers on Tuesday promised to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro, where about 1,400 athletes are to compete in next year’s Games. The International Olympic Committee and Brazilian organizers had repeatedly insisted that only bacterial testing was required despite anFULL STORY

ICC punishes four over Test misconduct

India paceman Ishant Sharma and Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal have been given one-match bans after admitting to charges of misconduct during the third Test between the countries, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday. Two other Sri Lanka players, Lahiru Thirimanne and Dhammika Prasad, wereFULL STORY

Michael Clarke announces indefinite break from game

Former Australia captain Michael Clarke yesterday pulled out of his Big Bash League deal with the Melbourne Stars and said he will take an indefinite break from the game. The 34-year-old, one of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, retired from international cricket last month afterFULL STORY

Jacksonville owner seeking long-term London games deal

Shad Khan, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, said he would like to work out a long-term deal for his NFL team to continue playing in London, possibly right through to the 2030 season. The Jaguars have two years left on a four-year agreement to playFULL STORY

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BASEBALL Cuba eliminate Taiwan Taiwan were defeated 2-3 by Cuba on Tuesday in the WBSC Under-18 Baseball World Cup in Osaka, Japan, dashing their hopes of advancing to the final six. In the first five games, the team lost to Canada and then beat Italy and SouthFULL STORY

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