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  • Japan's fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori made history by reaching last year's US Open final and he feels stronger, smarter and more confident as he begins the quest to repeat the feat
    Stronger Nishikori seeks return to US Open final AFP News - 7 hours ago

    Japan's fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori made history by reaching last year's US Open final and he feels stronger, smarter and more confident as he begins the quest to repeat … More »Stronger Nishikori seeks return to US Open final

    Japan's fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori made history by reaching last year's US Open final and he feels stronger, smarter and more confident as he begins the quest to repeat the feat

    Japan's fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori made history by reaching last year's US Open final and he feels stronger, smarter and more confident as he begins the quest to repeat the feat. Nishikori opens his hardcourt run to this year's Flushing Meadows fortnight with a first-round match Tuesday against 95th-ranked Australian James …

  • Norwegian athletes roller ski in Passy on July 23, 2015, before undergoing medical examinations for a research study, after having spent the night in the Refuge du Plan de l'Aiguille
    Alps tests to see if altitude can boost athletes' performance AFP News - 8 hours ago

    Researchers have taken to the peaks of France's Mont Blanc this summer to see whether the body's production of red blood cells at high altitudes has similar effects in … More »Alps tests to see if altitude can boost athletes' performance

    Norwegian athletes roller ski in Passy on July 23, 2015, before undergoing medical examinations for a research study, after having spent the night in the Refuge du Plan de l'Aiguille

    Researchers have taken to the peaks of France's Mont Blanc this summer to see whether the body's production of red blood cells at high altitudes has similar effects in athletes to doping agents like EPO. In a month-long experiment ending in mid-August, a group of 11 Norwegian downhill skiers aged 18 to 25 are spending …

  • Fans cheer during a football friendly match between English Premier League, Manchester United and Kitchee at Hong Kong stadium on July 29, 2013
    Adidas defend controversial Man Utd women's shirt AFP News - 8 hours ago

    Manchester United kit maker Adidas has been forced to defend its controversial new shirt designed specifically for female fans of the Premier League club. Adidas unveiled … More »Adidas defend controversial Man Utd women's shirt

    Fans cheer during a football friendly match between English Premier League, Manchester United and Kitchee at Hong Kong stadium on July 29, 2013

    Manchester United kit maker Adidas has been forced to defend its controversial new shirt designed specifically for female fans of the Premier League club. Adidas unveiled the first United kit of its £750 million ($1.3 billion) deal with the Old Trafford team last week. Nike never did that." Responding to the criticism, …

  • Spain's Alejandro Valverde (L) and Colombia's Nairo Quintana ride during the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 25, 2015, between Modane Valfrejus and Alpe d'Huez, French Alps
    Quintana, Valverde spearhead Movistar at Vuelta AFP News - 8 hours ago

    Colombian rider Nairo Quintana and Spaniard Alejandro Valverde, second and third respectively in the Tour de France, will participate in the Vuelta a Espana starting … More »Quintana, Valverde spearhead Movistar at Vuelta

    Spain's Alejandro Valverde (L) and Colombia's Nairo Quintana ride during the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 25, 2015, between Modane Valfrejus and Alpe d'Huez, French Alps

    Colombian rider Nairo Quintana and Spaniard Alejandro Valverde, second and third respectively in the Tour de France, will participate in the Vuelta a Espana starting on August 22, their Movistar team confirmed on Monday. Quintana, runner-up behind Britain's Chris Froome in the Tour de France last month, will be competing …

  • England's Adam Lyth walks back to the pavilion after losing his wicket on the third day of the third Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia in Birmingham, England, on July 31, 2015
    England selector backs opener Adam Lyth to come around AFP News - 9 hours ago

    England selector Mick Newell has defended the ongoing inclusion of struggling opener Adam Lyth in the Test side facing Australia in the Ashes series. Yorkshire batsman … More »England selector backs opener Adam Lyth to come around

    England's Adam Lyth walks back to the pavilion after losing his wicket on the third day of the third Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia in Birmingham, England, on July 31, 2015

    England selector Mick Newell has defended the ongoing inclusion of struggling opener Adam Lyth in the Test side facing Australia in the Ashes series. Yorkshire batsman Lyth has failed to make a major impression on the series so far with 72 runs in six innings at an average of 12 and a best of 37, although he did score …

  • Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 2, 2015
    Mourinho sees Europe stars speeding MLS evolution AFP News - 9 hours ago

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sees this year's influx of older European club stars into Major League Soccer as a key step in the North American league's global evolution. … More »Mourinho sees Europe stars speeding MLS evolution

    Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 2, 2015

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sees this year's influx of older European club stars into Major League Soccer as a key step in the North American league's global evolution. From Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard going to the Los Angeles Galaxy to fellow Englishman and Chelsea icon Frank Lampard signing with New York City and …

  • Manchester United's Rafael is joining Lyon after the two clubs reached a deal over the Brazilian right-back, the French side announced
    Lyon reach deal to sign United's Rafael AFP News - 10 hours ago

    Manchester United's Rafael is joining Lyon after the two clubs reached a deal over the Brazilian right-back, the French side announced on Monday. Rafael joined United … More »Lyon reach deal to sign United's Rafael

    Manchester United's Rafael is joining Lyon after the two clubs reached a deal over the Brazilian right-back, the French side announced

    Manchester United's Rafael is joining Lyon after the two clubs reached a deal over the Brazilian right-back, the French side announced on Monday. Rafael joined United with his twin brother Fabio from Fluminense in 2008 and leaves Manchester with three Premier League titles, and a League Cup win. Last season he only turned …

  • Britain's third-ranked Andy Murray has spent a week adjusting to hardcourts ahead of the ATP Washington Open, his earliest arrival to any event this year paying off with confident strokes
    Early arrival to hardcourts pays off for Murray AFP News - 10 hours ago

    Britain's third-ranked Andy Murray has spent a week adjusting to hardcourts ahead of the ATP Washington Open, his earliest arrival to any event this year paying off with … More »Early arrival to hardcourts pays off for Murray

    Britain's third-ranked Andy Murray has spent a week adjusting to hardcourts ahead of the ATP Washington Open, his earliest arrival to any event this year paying off with confident strokes

    Britain's third-ranked Andy Murray has spent a week adjusting to hardcourts ahead of the ATP Washington Open, his earliest arrival to any event this year paying off with confident strokes. The 28-year-old Scotsman seeks his 35th career ATP title and fourth of the year in his first tour event since reaching the Wimbledon …

  • Hungary's Katinka Hosszu competes in the final of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 3, 2015
    Girls rule worlds pool as records tumble AFP News - 10 hours ago

    Girl power prevailed at the world swimming championships on Monday as three women's records fell and Hungary's 'Iron Lady' Katinka Hosszu lived up to her nickname. After … More »Girls rule worlds pool as records tumble

    Hungary's Katinka Hosszu competes in the final of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 3, 2015

    Girl power prevailed at the world swimming championships on Monday as three women's records fell and Hungary's 'Iron Lady' Katinka Hosszu lived up to her nickname. After Katie Ledecky bettered her own 1500m freestyle world record in the morning's heats and Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom broke her 100m butterfly mark, Hosszu claimed …

  • Norwich's Congolese midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu will miss the start of the season after suffering a fractured foot, the Premier League club revealed
    Norwich new-boy Mulumbu to miss start of season AFP News - 11 hours ago

    Norwich's Congolese midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu will miss the start of the season after suffering a fractured foot, the Premier League club revealed on Monday. Mulumbu, … More »Norwich new-boy Mulumbu to miss start of season

    Norwich's Congolese midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu will miss the start of the season after suffering a fractured foot, the Premier League club revealed

    Norwich's Congolese midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu will miss the start of the season after suffering a fractured foot, the Premier League club revealed on Monday. Mulumbu, who joined Norwich on a free transfer earlier in the pre-season, sustained the metatarsal injury in last Saturday's friendly against Brentford and will …

  • Wales wing George North runs in to score a try during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Wales and Scotland at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on March 15, 2014
    Wales upbeat on North's World Cup progress AFP News - 11 hours ago

    Wales wing George North is on course to feature at the World Cup as he battles to recover from his concussion problems, according to his country's skills coach Neil Jenkins. … More »Wales upbeat on North's World Cup progress

    Wales wing George North runs in to score a try during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Wales and Scotland at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on March 15, 2014

    Wales wing George North is on course to feature at the World Cup as he battles to recover from his concussion problems, according to his country's skills coach Neil Jenkins. North missed the final 10 weeks of last season after being concussed for a third time in five months, raising fears he might not be ready for the …

  • Arsenal's English midfielder Theo Walcott evades the challenge from Chelsea's English defender John Terry (2nd L) during the FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 2, 2015
    Terry brushes off Arsenal's Shield success AFP News - 11 hours ago

    Chelsea captain John Terry has warned Arsenal that their Community Shield victory over the champions will count for nothing once the real action starts in the Premier … More »Terry brushes off Arsenal's Shield success

    Arsenal's English midfielder Theo Walcott evades the challenge from Chelsea's English defender John Terry (2nd L) during the FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 2, 2015

    Chelsea captain John Terry has warned Arsenal that their Community Shield victory over the champions will count for nothing once the real action starts in the Premier League this weekend. Jose Mourinho's team were well below their best as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half strike gave Arsenal a 1-0 win in the prestigious …

  • Springbok's South African Jean de Villiers (C) runs with the ball during the rugby clash with the World XV, at Newlands Stadium on July 11, 2015, in Cape Town
    Bok stars De Villiers, Du Preez may face Pumas AFP News - 11 hours ago

    South Africa skipper and centre Jean de Villiers and star scrum-half Fourie du Preez could start against Argentina this weekend after long injury lay-offs, the team doctor … More »Bok stars De Villiers, Du Preez may face Pumas

    Springbok's South African Jean de Villiers (C) runs with the ball during the rugby clash with the World XV, at Newlands Stadium on July 11, 2015, in Cape Town

    South Africa skipper and centre Jean de Villiers and star scrum-half Fourie du Preez could start against Argentina this weekend after long injury lay-offs, the team doctor said Monday. "We will see how Jean and Fourie go in training Tuesday, but they took part in our Monday morning session and came through very well," …

  • Hungary's Katinka Hosszu competes in the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 3, 2015
    Hosszu breaks 200m IM record, wins world gold AFP News - 11 hours ago

    Hungary's 'Iron Lady' Katinka Hosszu broke the women's 200m IM record on Monday as she retained her crown in the final at the world swimming championships in Kazan.  … More »Hosszu breaks 200m IM record, wins world gold

    Hungary's Katinka Hosszu competes in the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 3, 2015

    Hungary's 'Iron Lady' Katinka Hosszu broke the women's 200m IM record on Monday as she retained her crown in the final at the world swimming championships in Kazan. Hosszu, 26, clocked two mins 06.12 secs to take 0.03secs off Ariana Kukors' previous record from the 2009 world championships in Rome which the US swimmer …

  • Australia's Peter Nevill leaves the field after losing his wicket on the third day of the third Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, on July 31, 2015
    Nevill says beaten Aussies united despite 'complex' call AFP News - 11 hours ago

    Australia wicketkeeper Peter Nevill has insisted the tourists remain united despite the "complex situation" which saw him included in the side for their third Ashes Test … More »Nevill says beaten Aussies united despite 'complex' call

    Australia's Peter Nevill leaves the field after losing his wicket on the third day of the third Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, on July 31, 2015

    Australia wicketkeeper Peter Nevill has insisted the tourists remain united despite the "complex situation" which saw him included in the side for their third Ashes Test defeat by England. Nevill made his debut in Australia's 405-run second Test win at Lord's after first-choice wicketkeeper Brad Haddin withdrew to be with …