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Djokovic cruises at the US Open

World number one Novak Djokovic barely worked up a good sweat on another sizzling day at the US Open as he strolled past Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 and into the third round of the year's final grand slam.

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Platini won't run for FIFA presidency

UEFA President Michel Platini ruled himself out of the running for the most powerful job in football, the Frenchman deciding not to oppose incumbent Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency next year.

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Bouchard quashes criticism in style

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and runner-up Eugenie Bouchard launched their US Open campaigns with a bang, blasting by their respective first-round opponents in quick fashion.

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Djokovic breezes through in opener

Former champion and world number one Novak Djokovic sparkled under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights to end a steamy first day that proved more than a little stressful for several of the US Open favourites.

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Algeria suspends league after Ebosse's death

The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) has postponed next weekend's league fixtures following the death of a Cameroon striker.

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United forced to settle for a point

Manchester United laboured to a ponderous 1-1 draw away at Sunderland on Sunday that delivered a first Premier League point of the season but laid bare their dire need for reinforcements.

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African Nations Cup moved out of Libya

Libya have been removed as hosts of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals as ongoing fighting in the country delays plans to build new stadiums for the 16-team tournament.

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Phelps wins relay gold in comeback

Michael Phelps bagged gold in the 4x200m freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships.

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Djokovic favourite for US Open: McEnroe

Roger Federer is the form player going into next week's US Open but Novak Djokovic is favourite to win the title for a second time, said former champion John McEnroe.

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Basketball's Turban ban 'discriminatory'

Two US politicians have launched a campaign urging the basketball association FIBA to reconsider its policy after two Sikh players were asked to remove their turbans during an international basketball match.

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