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Nadal in U.S. Open Health Drama, Murray Eases On

Defending champion Rafael Nadal shocked the U.S. Open on Sunday when he collapsed with cramps during a bizarre news conference while Andy Murray stayed on course for a semi-final clash against the Spaniard.

Nadal, 25, was talking to journalists two hours after his third round win over close friend David Nalbandian, when he grimaced in pain, screwed up his eyes and slumped in the back of his chair, feeling his right leg.

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Barcelona Open Football School in Poland

European champions Barcelona will open a football school to polish young talent in Warsaw this week as Poland gears up to co-host Euro 2012 with Ukraine, a city official said on Monday.

"We've been working on the project for a year now. Barca feel that Poland is a good place to open this kind of school because of its infrastructure and the upcoming Euro 2012," Warsaw city sports advisor Wieslaw Wilczynski told Agence France Presse.

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Fabregas Feels a Bit 'in The Way' at Barca

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas says he has a lot to learn and still feels he gets "in the way" a little when playing with his new team-mates.

Fabregas, who moved from Arsenal in a 29 million euro ($41m) deal last month, has had a dream start with Barca, scoring in their Super Cup victory over Porto in Monaco and their 5-0 win against Villarreal in the league.

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Klinsmann Wants 'Nastier' U.S. Football Team in Belgium

Jurgen Klinsmann, still looking for his first victory as coach of the United States football squad, wants to see more nastiness from the Americans as they prepare to visit Belgium on Tuesday.

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Agreement Set to Bring End to Italy Football Strike

Italy's footballers are set to sign an agreement with club presidents on Monday that will end the current strike and allow the domestic season to start on September 9, a source close to the players' union (AIC) revealed on Saturday.

"The collective labor agreement between the players and Serie A will be signed on Monday morning or afternoon, there are just a few small technical matters left to be resolved," the anonymous source told Italian news agency Ansa.

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Federer Beats Cilic to Reach U.S. Open's 4th Round

Roger Federer reached the fourth round at a 30th consecutive a Grand Slam tournament by beating 27th-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 on a blustery Saturday at the U.S. Open.

The third-seeded Federer improved his career record at Flushing Meadows to 59-6, including five championships.

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Williams Overwhelms Azarenka Early at U.S. Open

If anyone still harbored any doubts about whether Serena Williams is back at her best, she put on a pretty persuasive performance during the first 17 minutes of her third-round match Saturday at the U.S. Open.

That's how long Williams needed to build a 5-0 lead en route to a 6-1, 7-6 (5) victory at Flushing Meadows over one of the best players the women's field had to offer: fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka, a Wimbledon semifinalist two months ago.

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6 Cities Lodge Bids for 2020 Olympics

Six cities from Europe, Asia and the Middle East are competing to host the 2020 Olympics.

Submitting bids to the International Olympic Committee by Friday's deadline were Rome; Madrid; Tokyo; Istanbul; Doha, Qatar; and Baku, Azerbaijan.

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NASCAR Stars Say no Disrespect for Obama

Four NASCAR stars will take a pass on meeting President Obama at the White House.

It doesn't have anything to do with politics.

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Van Der Vaart Ruled Out for Six Weeks

Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart will be sidelined for six weeks after suffering a torn hamstring.

Van der Vaart sustained the injury in his left leg in the closing stages of last Sunday's 5-1 home defeat against Manchester City.

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