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U.S. Open preview

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Heading into the U.S. Open, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 36 of the past 38 Grand Slam titles, a stretch dating to the 2005 French Open. Nowadays, there seems to be a growing sense — or hope, maybe — among the best of the rest on the men's tennis tour that the quartet might be more vulnerable than ever. More>>

Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team auditions Video included

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Out of over 500 hopefuls only a handful will join the Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team. The Nets held auditions this week at LIU Brooklyn. Adorable Bronx native Arielle was turned away last year but this time around she's made it through to the final round of the auditions. But even those who were on the team last year still have to try out. More>>

Chris Rock gets foul ball at Yankees game

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Chris Rock almost made the play of the day at Yankee Stadium. Instead, the comedian wound up with a nice prize -- a foul ball that nearly landed in his lap during Thursday's game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees.
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Serena Williams top seed at U.S. Open

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No surprise here: defending U.S. Open champion Serena Williams is the top seed at Flushing Meadows this year, the USTA announced. Williams is ranked No. 1 in the world right now. She has won the U.S. Open women's singles title five times, including the last two. More>>

New York Islanders to be sold

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The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team. More>>

Security beefed up at Yankee Stadium

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Security is being beefed up at Yankee Stadium this week. It is all part of Major League Baseball's safety plan. Ticketholders going to Tuesday night's game against the Houston Astros will notice metal detectors in place at some of the gates. They'll be asked to remove cellphones and large metal objects from their pockets before walking through them. More>>

Boston champ Meb Keflezighi to run NYC Marathon

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Three-time Olympian and Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi will run this November's TCS New York City Marathon, a race he won in 2009, New York Road Runners announced recently. Keflezighi, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the marathon, will run as Team for Kids ambassador, raising money for the NYRR Team for Kids charity running team as well as his own charity, the MEB Foundation. More>>

Eli and Peyton Manning rap in new promo video

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The NFL's quarterback brothers are back with another somewhat surreal promotional video. Eli and Peyton Manning have followed up last year's "Football on Your Phone" video ad with a new one called "Fantasy Football Fantasy," which promotes DirecTV's Fantasy Zone Channel.
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Learning about sports from video games Video included

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Instead of taking to the field, many kids are learning about soccer, football and other sports through video games. So when and if they decide to play the real thing, they're already experts.John Paul Castallanas has a kinship with the game of soccer. You can see it when he juggles. It's like he can control that ball to do whatever he wants. Kind of like when he controls the players during his other favorite activity: FIFA Soccer, a video game. More>>

Just one season of hits in high school football may alter brain

Even among high school football players who've never had a concussion, a small preliminary study suggests that changes can still occur to their brains within the course of a single season. More>>

'Tommy John' surgery gets major league pitchers back on the mound

So-called "Tommy John" surgery is very effective at getting Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers back in the game, new research has found. More>>


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