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The Mets couldn’t close a three-game sweep of the Phillies, slipping 3-2 last night. The Mets will spend the weekend in Miami.

In the AL, Albert Pujols hit an early two-run double and the Los Angeles Angels swept their season series with Boston for the first time with a 5-2 victory over the Red Sox

The Orioles took the White Sox 5-3 yesterday. Baltimore sits just 3 games behind the Yankees in the AL East, Yanks were off yesterday the two will start a three-game series in New York tonight.

Venus Williams is done at the U.S. Open. The two-time U.S. Open champion dropped five of her last six games and ended up losing to sixth-seed Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 in a second round match that lasted nearly three hours.

Former world No. 1 Andy Roddick says the U.S. Open will be the last tournament of his career. The 2003 U.S. Open champion announced his plans to retire at a news conference on his 30th birthday.

The NFL moved to try to shut down lawsuits filed by thousands of former players who say they suffered or fear suffering permanent brain injuries from football-related concussions. The NFL is calling the issue a "labor dispute" that should be resolved not by courts but by terms of the collective bargaining agreement. The NFL is currently in a labor dispute with the referee’s union and will use replacement referees when the season opens Wednesday in New York.

The French Cycling Federation is praising the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for erasing Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles because of doping. Armstrong announced last week he would no longer challenge the USADA's drug charges against him. USADA then threw out his competitive victories dating to 1998 and banned him for life from the sport. The FFC says in a statement that it "welcomes the perseverance of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency," and adds that "Armstrong's refusal to contest USADA's accusations sounds like an admission of his guilt."


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