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  • Djokovic into second round but new concerns over fitness

    Djokovic into second round but new concerns over fitness

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic opened defence of his U.S. Open title with a laboured 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1 win over Poland's Jerzy Janowicz on Monday that brought new concerns about the world number one's fitness. After a sizzling start to the season that included grand slam wins number 11 and 12 at the Australian and French Opens, Djokovic has seen a shocking drop in form with a third-round loss at Wimbledon followed by a first-round exit at the Rio Olympics. Arriving at Flushing Meadows, Djokovic had struggled with a left wrist injury and undisclosed "private matters" and on Monday added a new worry as trainers were called out early in the opening set to work on his right forearm. More »

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Djokovic into second round but new concerns over fitness

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic opened defence of his U.S. Open title with a laboured 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1 win over Poland's Jerzy Janowicz on Monday that brought new concerns about the world number one's fitness. After a sizzling start to the season that included grand slam wins number 11 and 12 at the Australian and French Opens, Djokovic has seen a shocking drop in form with a third-round loss at Wimbledon followed by a first-round exit at the Rio Olympics. Arriving at Flushing Meadows, Djokovic had struggled with a left wrist injury and undisclosed "private matters" and on Monday added a new worry as trainers were called out early in the opening set to work on his right forearm. More »

    Reuters - 20 minutes ago
  • Donald Trump ignores how much he seems to agree with Colin Kaepernick

    Donald Trump ignores how much he seems to agree with Colin Kaepernick

    Donald Trump says Colin Kaepernick can "find a country that works better for him." More »

    Sporting News - 1 hour 44 minutes ago
  • Head of Australian sports funding body steps down

    Simon Hollingsworth, the head of Australia's main sports funding body, has stepped down following the Rio Olympics, where the country posted its worst finish on the medals table since 1992 and won half the number of golds they had targeted. Hollingsworth, who played a key role in introducing the controversial 'Winning Edge' funding programme, is to leave the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) at the end of September for a job with the Victorian state Treasury. "With the Rio Olympics over and as the ASC focuses on the future, now is the right time to take the next step in my career," Hollingsworth said in a statement. More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 4 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Head of Australian sports funding body steps down

    Simon Hollingsworth, the head of Australia's main sports funding body, has stepped down following the Rio Olympics, where the country posted its worst finish on the medals table since 1992 and won half the number of golds they had targeted. Hollingsworth, who played a key role in introducing the controversial 'Winning Edge' funding programme, is to leave the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) at the end of September for a job with the Victorian state Treasury. "With the Rio Olympics over and as the ASC focuses on the future, now is the right time to take the next step in my career," Hollingsworth said in a statement. More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 11 minutes ago