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  • Youth Olympic Games in Singapore

  • Neymar, Pato lead Brazil to 2-0 win over US

    Neymar scored on debut and Alexandre Pato added a goal late in the first half as Brazil beat the United States 2-0 in an international friendly Tuesday, the first match for both nations since their disappointing World Cup exits.

  • Sharapova beats Kuznetsova at Cincinnati

    Maria Sharapova shook off a lackluster second set to dominate the third in a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 win over Svetlana Kuznetsova in a first-round matchup of Russians at the Cincinnati Women's Open on Tuesday.

  • Federer wins, Roddick withdraws from Rogers Cup

    Roger Federer returned to competitive tennis for the first time since June with a 7-6 (7), 6-3 win over Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela in the second round of the Rogers Cup.

  • Woods thought he would have hit bottom sooner

    His work almost done for the day, Tiger Woods stood in the 18th fairway at Whistling Straits waiting for the green to clear when he asked, "What time is my press conference?"

  • Ferguson resists major overhaul of Man United

    Continuing to resist the big-name signings that define Manchester United's European rivals, Alex Ferguson has invested in only two - relatively cheap - youngsters to help deliver a record-breaking 19th English title.

  • Capello to test new England players versus Hungary

    England's friendly against Hungary on Wednesday could provide a glimpse into the future for Fabio Capello, or it could just be a reality check about the paucity of emerging talent available as he rebuilds the team ahead of European Championship qualifying.

  • Blatter eager to see younger FIFA referees

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes top international referees should be younger.

  • Capello to test new England players versus Hungary

    England's friendly against Hungary on Wednesday could provide a glimpse into the future for Fabio Capello, or it could just be a reality check about the paucity of emerging talent avilable as he rebuilds the team ahead of European Championship qualifying.

  • The Netherlands rests WCup stars against Ukraine

    The Netherlands will be without the players who led the team to the World Cup final last month when it plays Ukraine in a friendly match on Wednesday.

  • Bundesliga coaches see Bayern keeping title

    Most of the 18 Bundesliga club coaches say Bayern Munich is well-placed to defend its league title successfully this season.

  • Safina advances to meeting with Clijsters

    Former No. 1-ranked Dinara Safina beat Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-4 at the Cincinnati Open to set up a second-round match with U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters, who has not played on the women's tour since her Wimbledon quarterfinal defeat.

  • Brown, Robinson quit England duty despite recalls

    Defender Wes Brown and goalkeeper Paul Robinson retired from England duty on Sunday just a day after being recalled to the squad, disrupting Fabio Capello's plans for Wednesday's friendly against Hungary.

  • Keeper Robinson quits international football

    England goalkeeper Paul Robinson announced his international retirement on Sunday hours after being recalled to the squad, disrupting Fabio Capello's plans for Wednesday's friendly against Hungary.

  • Alonso's goal lifts Real Madrid over LA Galaxy 3-2

    Xabi Alonso scored in the 72nd minute as Real Madrid rallied to beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2 Saturday and complete an undefeated preseason trip through California.

  • Radwanska tops Hantuchova to reach Carlsbad finals

    No. 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland reached her first final in 10 months with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova at the Mercury Insurance Open on Saturday night.

  • Beckham hopes to return to Galaxy next month

    David Beckham hopes to return to the Los Angeles Galaxy next month.

  • O'Hair, Palmer lead a crowded leaderboard

    Sean O'Hair and Ryan Palmer kept firing at flags and making birdies until they wound up tied for the lead in the Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday. The way this tournament is going, that only means they get to tee off last in the final round.

  • Capello to warn Rooney over late-night conduct

    England coach Fabio Capello will warn Wayne Rooney about his off-field conduct after the striker was pictured urinating and smoking in the street at the end of a night out.

  • Goosen takes 1-shot lead over Mickelson

    Phil Mickelson is closing in on the No. 1 ranking by trailing leader Retief Goosen by one shot after 36 holes at the Bridgestone Invitational on Friday.