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Sep 15, 2014

Depth and unselfish nature carry Team USA

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A spate of late withdrawals, a serious injury to Paul George and several marquee names missing appeared to put Team USA under a cloud for the 2014 Basketball World Cup and for future international competition.

Instead, a group of sharp-shooting NBA regulars were unbeaten in Spain and produced a 129-92 victory over Serbia in the final to underline the depth the U.S. have at their disposal.

Sep 14, 2014

Nightmare fourth quarter haunts slow-starting Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD New Jersey (Reuters) – A wave of good feeling quickly turned to horror for the New York Giants on Sunday as a fourth-quarter lead over the Arizona Cardinals vanished in a nightmare sequence of mistakes in a 25-14 defeat.

The loss left the Giants 0-2 for the new season and by the closing minutes, nearly all of the 80,000 fans who had packed MetLife Stadium had already filed out, no doubt experiencing flashbacks to last year’s 0-6 start.

Sep 13, 2014

Issues still need to be resolved in new league drug policy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new NFL drug policy that would allow testing for HGH for the first time and raise the threshold for use of marijuana has not yet been formally approved, the National Football League said.

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) agreed to terms for a new policy following a vote by player representatives on Friday and empowered negotiators to finalize an agreement with the league.

Sep 9, 2014

Cilic credits relaxed approach for U.S. Open triumph

NEW YORK (Reuters) – (Please note Cilic’s strong language in paragraph seven)

Winning the U.S. Open was an out-of-this-world thrill for Marin Cilic, who gives a lot of credit to Croatian tennis pioneer and coach Goran Ivanisevic for guiding him to grand slam glory.

Sep 9, 2014

Tennis-Cilic credits relaxed approach for U.S. Open triumph

NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Winning the U.S. Open was an out-of-this-world thrill for Marin Cilic, who gives a lot of credit to Croatian tennis pioneer and coach Goran Ivanisevic for guiding him to grand slam glory.

“It’s life changing, completely like I was on a different planet so far,” Cilic told a small group of reporters after a long night of celebration following his Monday triumph. “It just feels incredible.

Sep 9, 2014

Even in defeat, Nishikori set to win big off-court

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Already ranked ninth in Forbes’ list of top tennis earners, Japan’s Kei Nishikori is due for a bigger share of the off-court largesse despite losing Monday’s final at the U.S. Open, U.S. marketing experts say.

“He has great marketing potential not only in Japan, which is a no-brainer, but also I think he can be a very, very significant new athlete here in the U.S.,” Neal Pilson, former president of CBS Sports and owner of a communications consulting firm told Reuters.

Sep 9, 2014

Tennis-Even in defeat, Nishikori set to win big off-court

NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Already ranked ninth in Forbes’ list of top tennis earners, Japan’s Kei Nishikori is due for a bigger share of the off-court largesse despite losing Monday’s final at the U.S. Open, U.S. marketing experts say.

“He has great marketing potential not only in Japan, which is a no-brainer, but also I think he can be a very, very significant new athlete here in the U.S.,” Neal Pilson, former president of CBS Sports and owner of a communications consulting firm told Reuters.

Sep 9, 2014

Nishikori storybook run ends in U.S. Open final

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Japanese trailblazer Kei Nishikori had a thrilling run at the U.S. Open, but could not summon a finishing kick as he hit the wall against big-hitting Marin Cilic in Monday’s final at Flushing Meadows.

“I was a little bit tight and nervous, playing (my) first final,” the 24-year-old said after his 6-3 6-3 6-3 drubbing.

Sep 9, 2014

Tennis-Nishikori storybook run ends in U.S. Open final

NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Japanese trailblazer Kei Nishikori had a thrilling run at the U.S. Open, but could not summon a finishing kick as he hit the wall against big-hitting Marin Cilic in Monday’s final at Flushing Meadows.

“I was a little bit tight and nervous, playing (my) first final,” the 24-year-old said after his 6-3 6-3 6-3 drubbing.

Sep 7, 2014

‘Awesome’ day of Yankees tributes for Jeter

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Derek Jeter said it was a day he would never forget, adding that Sunday’s tribute for him at Yankee Stadium as the team’s soon-to-be retired captain was both emotional and surprising.

Family, friends, former team mates and baseball dignitaries joined in Derek Jeter Day to salute the five-time World Series winner and 14-time All-Star as he winds down his 20th and last Major League Baseball season.