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China’s Li Na pulls out of US Open because of knee

In this June 27, 2014 file photo, Li Na of China plays a return to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Li is pulling out of the U.S. Open because of a knee injury. Li says Thursday, July 31, 2014, in a posting on Facebook that she has "been struggling" with her knee since March "and it is just not where I need it to be in order to play at the highest level."(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time major champion Li Na pulled out of the U.S. Open on Thursday because of a knee injury she said has bothered her for several months.

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French wrestler Steeve Guenot risks 2-year ban

PARIS (AP) — Former Olympic wrestling champion Steeve Guenot of France faces a possible two-year ban for flouting doping relegations and could miss the 2016 Games.

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Neymar says back improving during Japan trip

Brazil's soccer player Neymar waves for the media during a press conference at a hotel in Tokyo, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO (AP) — Brazil and Barcelona striker Neymar says he is almost back to full fitness after the serious back injury he sustained at the World Cup.

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Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang’s successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president.

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Nishikori beats Querrey in 3 sets in Washington

John Isner returns the ball against Steve Johnson during a match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two-time runner-up John Isner was beaten in his opening match at the Citi Open on Wednesday, then complained that he and fellow American Steve Johnson played on a secondary court instead of in the main stadium.

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