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U.S. Open: Eugenie Bouchard Falls in Locker Room, Sustaining a Head Injury

Eugenie Bouchard slipped and fell in the U.S. Open locker room on Friday night, and sustained a head injury, according to a statement from the USTA. Her status in the singles draw remained unclear.

A Possible Williams Sisters Match Looms in U.S. Open Quarterfinals

Venus Williams is now the only player left in the U.S. Open women’s field who has ever defeated Serena Williams.

Drone Crashes in Stadium at the U.S. Open

A drone flying over the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during the U.S. Open on Thursday night crashed into seats in Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Jack Sock Goes Down in the Heat

Jack Sock became the latest player to wilt under the sultry conditions at the U.S. Open on Thursday when he retired from his second-round match against Ruben Bemelmans early in the fourth set.

Chung Alleges Foul Play in Run-up to FIFA Election

The list of candidates to head soccer’s under-fire world governing body is seven weeks from being finalized, but one contender is already alleging dirty tricks.

Meet the Judge Who Lifted Tom Brady’s Suspension

Richard M. Berman, the federal judge who lifted Tom Brady's four-game suspension Thursday, has a reputation for moving cases along quickly.

Why Judge Berman Threw Out Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ Suspension

Key excerpts from U.S. District Judge Richard Berman's 40-page opinion vacating the NFL’s four-game "Deflategate" suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

The Spanish Dynasty (in Tennis) Is on the Rocks

There was a time, not very long ago, when Spain was giving the modern sports world a very 16th century feel. But Spain isn't want it used to be.

The Oddly Confident Rafael Nadal

In the run-up to the U.S. Open, Rafael Nadal has been pointedly confident about his expectations—a reminder that he is a 14-time major champion, despite his recent troubles, and could bully his way toward a 15th.

Maria Sharapova Withdraws From U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova announced Sunday afternoon that she had withdrawn from the U.S. Open with a right leg injury.

DraftKings Starts Fantasy Football Ad Binge

Fresh off a $300 million round of funding, fantasy-sports company DraftKings is launching a new ad campaign to gin up fan interest as the National Football League season gets underway.

Illinois Fires Coach Amid Player Mistreatment Allegations

Illini football coach was dismissed Tim Beckman on Friday, just one week before the start of the 2015 season.

Darryl Dawkins, NBA’s ‘Chocolate Thunder,’ Dies

Darryl Dawkins, whose backboard-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. The Lehigh County, Penn., coroner's office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. No cause of death was immediately announced; an autopsy was scheduled for Friday.

Auburn’s ‘Football’ Major: Why Do Players Love It?

At Auburn, athletic department officials lobbied to preserve public administration, a favored major among athletes. But what is it, and why were so many athletes interested in it?

On Your Mark, Get Set … For China’s Triathletes

Chinese property and entertainment giant Dalian Wanda Group is buying World Triathlon Corp. for $650 million.

As a Dallas Cowboys Fan, Jordan Spieth Feels the Heartache

For Dallas-born golfer Jordan Spieth, it’s been bleak times rooting for his hometown Cowboys.

Cris Carter and the Fall Guy

A recently unearthed video of Cris Carter telling NFL players that they should have a fall guy if they get in trouble shows the challenge the league has in changing its culture.

Good News for RG3: Things Can’t Get Much Worse

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a concussion after being repeatedly knocked around the field by the Detroit Lions in a Thursday preaseason game.

Shaq: I Killed Off All of My Enemies

Asked during a trip to Asia why he doesn't miss playing, Shaquille O'Neal morphed into his "Shaq Fu" alter ego, saying he "killed off all of his enemies." He also said that young star Anthony Davis would have been too little for him...

Bank of England Analyzes Twitter, Discovers Minnesota Vikings

In an attempt to analyze whether Twitter can help predict a bank run, analysts at the Bank of England learned more than they bargained for about an NFL team.

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