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LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named the new captain of England on Thursday.

Question mark hangs over Button's future
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:59:20 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Jenson Button's Formula One future is looking increasingly uncertain after McLaren boss Ron Dennis said on Thursday he was keeping an eye on other leading drivers who might become available.

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An Australian triathlete was mistaken for an illegal immigrant by British residents and held up by border authorities when set to swim the English Channel, local media reported.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Second round action at the U.S. Open began with a shock and ended with some late-night drama as men's third seed Stan Wawrinka barked at fans before shouting for joy at his 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-6 (1) win over Thomaz Bellucci on Wednesday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Venus Williams kept up with little sister Serena on Wednesday, beating 78th-ranked Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in straight sets to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take center stage at the U.S. Open on Thursday, headlining a juicy day of action at the year's final grand slam.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - University of Southern California football player Josh Shaw admitted on Wednesday that he fabricated a widely publicized story that he hurt himself while rescuing his young nephew from a swimming pool.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Open heated up on Wednesday with China's Peng Shuai upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and fifth seed Maria Sharapova averting an early exit on a sweltering day in Flushing Meadows.

China's Peng upsets fourth seed Radwanska
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:24:51 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chinese doubles specialist Peng Shuai supplied a shocking start to the second round of the U.S. Open by upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-3 6-4 on a hot, humid Wednesday at Flushing Meadows.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of parents sued several soccer organizations including the sport's international governing body FIFA, saying they have failed to do more about concussions among children.

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