Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina, during the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina, during the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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DJOKOVIC COAST THROUGH US OPEN FIRST ROUND

Top seed Novak Djokovic shakes off his unconvincing form in preparatory tournaments and coasts through his U.S. Open first-round match, dropping only seven games.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/top-seeded-djokovic-coasts-us-open-opener?utm_campaign=AP_Sports&utm_source=SocialFlow&utm_medium=Twitter

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MAN CITY BEATS LIVERPOOL 3-1

Manchester City beats Liverpool 3-1 in early-season clash of last season’s top two in the English Premier League.

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Jovetic-double-helps-City-beat-Liverpool-3-1-5711325.php

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TIGER WOODS SPLITS FROM SWING COACH FOLEY

After four years without winning a major, Tiger Woods splits from swing coach Sean Foley.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/tiger-woods-splits-his-swing-coach

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MATTHEW WINS STAGE AT VUELTA TO MAINTAIN LEAD

Australia’s Michael Matthews wins the third stage of the Spanish Vuelta to maintain his overall lead.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/michael-matthews-wins-3rd-vuelta-stage-takes-lead?utm_campaign=AP_Sports&utm_source=SocialFlow&utm_medium=Twitter

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BUCCANEERS TALKING TO LINEMAN RICHIE INCOGNITO

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in recruiting talks with offensive lineman Richie Incognito, one of the central figures in the bullying storm at Miami last season.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/buccaneers-bringing-incognito-visit-204035554–nfl.html