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‘Forbes’: International athletes made biggest gains since 1995

The highest-paid athletes today are far wealthier than they were 20 years ago, and fewer Americans rank among the top earners, according to a study from Forbes.

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Djokovic, Federer reach US Open final

By Howard Fendrich / The Associated Press  New York—At 34, and more than three years removed from his most recent Grand Slam title, Roger Federer arrived at this year’s US Open with some changes in store. 

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Mayweather: Bout with Berto is last fight of perfect career

By Tim Dahlberg / The Associated Press  Las Vegas—Floyd Mayweather Jr. insists that this is it, though he may be one of only a few who really seem to believe it. Nineteen years and 48 fights haven’t taken a big toll on Mayweather, but he’s not taking any chances. He has seen what taking too many punches did to his uncle, …

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Serena Williams’ comeback extends Grand Slam attempt at US Open

By Howard Fendrich / The Associated Press Even if her latest troublesome first set had finished only an hour earlier, it seemed a distant memory by the time Serena Williams smacked a cross-court forehand passing winner on the run and wound up doing splits behind the baseline. 

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Day, Spieth rolling in opposite directions at TPC Boston

Norton, Massachusetts—Brendon de Jonge described his opening round last Friday (last Saturday in Manila) at the Deutsche Bank Championship as coming out of nowhere. Jordan Spieth’s start— his third straight round over par—was becoming far too familiar for him.

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Azkals cautioned against taking Uzbeks lightly ahead of match

It’s difficult to say which team would prevail in the September 8 football game at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue town, Bulacan province: the Philippine national football team, the Azkals, or the team from Uzbekistan. 

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Philippine Azkals getting into World Cup qualifiers seen to boost fan base

By Lily O. Ramos  / Philippines News Agency  It’s true that Philippine football has reached a new level in the last few years, mainly because of part-Filipino players who used their athletic abilities and good looks to draw attention to the sport, which ranks No. 1 in the world. 

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Federer: Rested, ready for US Open

By Joe Kay / The Associated Press  Cincinnati, Ohio— Roger Federer isn’t in such a rush anymore. He’s doing things his way and taking time to savor each moment. 

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Japan OKs scaled-back 2020 Olympic stadium plan

Tokyo—Japan’s government has approved a plan to reduce the seating and slash the construction cost of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after vocal and public opposition to the initial design erupted. 

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Djokovic, Williams reach Cincy semis

By Joe Kay / The Associated Press Mason, Ohio—Novak Djokovic played his best match. Serena Williams? Well, she needed to pull a Serena to move on. 

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