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