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Jeter Rests, Pedroia Moved To Leadoff Spot
Yankees captain Derek Jeter is getting a day off to rest and Boston star Dustin Pedroia is getting a fresh start in the leadoff spot. Managers Joe Girardi and John Farrell adjusted their lineups for Saturday afternoon's game at Yankee Stadium. Girardi says he doesn't want to overuse the 39-year-old Jeter and risk injury. This is Jeter's last season. ''I wasn't hired to put on a farewell tour,'' Girardi said. Pedroia has not drawn a walk in 50 at-bats this season.
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Championship Leader Marquez Wins British MotoGP
MotoGP world championship leader Marc Marquez held off Jorge Lorenzo in a back-and-forth battle from start to finish to win the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday. The 21-year-old Marquez on his Repsol Honda started the race from pole position, but dropped into second on the opening lap as Movistar Yamaha's Lorenzo took charge. The lead changed hands between the duo several times after Marquez went in front with seven laps to go.
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Wozniacki Beats Heat And Sharapova To Reach Quarters
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki beat the heat and Maria Sharapova 6-4 2-6 6-2 to move into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open. The brutal conditions turned the match between the fifth seeded Sharapova and the 10th seeded Wozniacki into a battle of survival. After Wozniacki took the opening set and Sharapova leveled the match, officials declared the heat rule in effect, both players leaving the sizzling stadium as soaring temperatures and stifling humidity made conditions too dangerous to play. Action resumed 12 minutes later--but not before Sharapova was warned for not returning to the court on time.
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Lesotho Leader Says Army Attempted Military Coup: TV
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Saturday accused the country's army of attempting a coup against him, saying, "It is a military coup because it is led by the military. And the military are outside the instructions of the commander in chief, who is myself." He added that he would meet South African leaders, representing the regional Southern African Development Community later on Saturday.
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Wozniacki Outlasts Sharapova In US Open Quarters
Caroline Wozniacki wore down Maria Sharapova to win in three sets at the U.S. Open and return to a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time in more than two years. Wozniacki beat the five-time major champ 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes on a steamy Sunday. The 10th-seeded Wozniacki, who plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon, looked far fresher than Sharapova, who's usually the one outlasting foes.
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Exit Polls: Merkel's CDU Wins Saxony State Vote, Eurosceptics Surge
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives were set to keep power in the east German state of Saxony after winning an election on Sunday. But, a new rival on the right--the Alternative for Germany--made a breakthrough by getting its first seats in a state assembly. Exit polls after voting closed at 6 p.m. in Germany showed Merkel's Christian Democrats--who have run Saxony since German unification in 1990--winning almost 40 percent, followed by the Left and Social Democrats in second and third place. Bernd Lucke, under whose leadership the euroskeptics won seats in the European Parliament in May, said "The Alternative for Germany has finally arrived on the German party landscape."
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'Guardians' Stays Atop Box Office
Audiences proved their abiding love for comic book movies as Guardians of the Galaxy held on to first place at the box office over the final weekend of the summer movie season. Guardians hit a milestone as well, ranking as the highest-grossing movie of the year, with the domestic box office weighing in at $274.6 million. It added $16.3 million this weekend in the top spot.
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AC Milan Beats Lazio 3-1 In Inzaghi's 1st Game
AC Milan and new coach Filippo Inzaghi got off to a great start as it eased to a 3-1 win over Lazio in its Serie A opener on Sunday. Goals from Keisuke Honda and Sulley Muntari and a penalty from Jeremy Menez gave Milan a comfortable lead, before Lazio pulled one back with an own goal from new Rossoneri signing Alex. It was a convincing performance from Milan, which showed how little it missed star striker Mario Balotelli, who moved to Liverpool last week. In the afternoon's other match, Atalanta drew 0-0 at home to Hellas Verona.
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Dwyane Wade And Gabrielle Union Are Married
The actress Gabrielle Union and her basketball playing beau Dwayne Wade exchanged their vows within the gorgeous, moated Chateau Artisan in Miami on Saturday. The star-studded affair had a black and white theme, which was witnessed by the likes of Chris Bosh, Will Packer, Dorell Wright, Corinne Kaplan, Kevin Hart--and John Legend, who performed. According to US Weekly, Gabrielle wore a a custom Dennis Basso gown from Kleinfeld Bridal. Wade, 32, proposed to Union, 41, back in December and revealed the news shortly thereafter via Instagram. Both Wade and Union have been married once before.
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WHO: Senegal Ebola Case 'a Top Priority Emergency'
The World Health Organization said Sunday that the effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar. The WHO said in a statement Sunday that Senegal faces an "urgent need" for support and supplies including hygiene kits and personal protective equipment for health workers.