Serena, Azarenka battle in U.S. Open rematch

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka, good friends off the court but fierce rivals on it, will be in full battle mode on Sunday for a women’s singles championship rematch at the U.S. Open.

Todt to seek re-election as FIA president

MONZA, Italy (Reuters) – Jean Todt announced on Saturday he will seek a second term as head of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), motorsport’s world governing body.

Oracle and New Zealand face off in America’s Cup finals

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The 34th America’s Cup sailing regatta enters its final stretch with the kick off of racing on San Francisco Bay on Saturday, with billionaire Larry Ellison’s Oracle Team USA, hobbled by a cheating penalty, trying to fend off a formidable challenge for the famous silver trophy by Emirates Team New Zealand.

Eleven birdies get Lee’s heart pounding in Switzerland

(Reuters) – Unheralded Briton Craig Lee came close to equalling the tour record when he crammed 11 birdies in a spectacular 10-under 61 to surge two strokes clear of the field at the European Masters in Switzerland on Saturday.

Jets release QB Quinn

The New York Jets have released Brady Quinn, leaving rookie starter
Geno Smith and backup Matt Simms as the team’s only healthy
quarterbacks for the season opener against the Tampa Bay

Money no problem, Madrid tells IOC

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Madrid assured the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Saturday that it could afford to stage the 2020 Olympics if chosen as the host city, allaying fears that Spain’s economic crisis made it a risky proposition.

Mexico fire coach after World Cup loss to Honduras

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico coach Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre was fired on Saturday, a day after a painful loss to Honduras which dented their hopes of qualifying for next year’s World Cup.

Tokyo reassures IOC over Fukushima fears

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assured the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Saturday that radiation leaks at the Fukushima nuclear plant were under control and did not pose any health risks.