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Why have the American men's tennis stars disappeared?

Another year at the US Open is nearly over — and it will be another year without an American keeping the men's title at home. In fact, only two Americans are left among tennis' top 50 men, and neither is a serious major contender. Sadly, it doesn't look like this decline is going to end any time soon.

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Rising star Koji Uehara could be the Red Sox's ace for the World Series

Pitching will be key in the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. Some fans say the Cardinals have a slight advantage when its comes to their roster of starting pitchers. But the Red Sox have an ace in the bullpen — Japanese relief pitcher Koji Uehara, with his fastball and two-fingered splitter to confound Cardinal batters in the late innings.

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Why I have good reason to worry when I go to the World Cup in Brazil

It's part of the ritual of big sporting events. In the run-up, there's always a bit of worry about whether all the venues will be ready in time. But in Brazil, which is hosting this year's World Cup soccer tournament, that worry is more like an anxiety attack right now. And since I'm planning to travel to Brazil for the World Cup this summer, I'm feeling some of that anxiety too.

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How one American in Brussels is dealing with the upcoming World Cup clash between the US and Belgium

No more ties. No more "losing," but still "winning." All bets are off at the World Cup in Brazil, and if you lose, you're going home. So now that it's serious, it means that Americans overseas have to decide where their loyalties lie. From his perch in a Brussels cafe, The World's Clark Boyd comes to terms with Tuesday's clash between the US and Belgium.