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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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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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Baseball in Africa

Darrell Harvey reports from Ghana on efforts to take baseball to Africa, where Major League Baseball hopes to find new fans on the continent -- and perhaps a new source of talent.

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Beijing hotels not full

Anne Donahue reports that many hotels in the Olympic host city of Beijing aren't seeing the rush of customers they were anticipating, and in fact, it's not too late to get a cheap hotel room in Beijing.