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Thursday - 8/22/2013, 3:06am  ET

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, congratulates right fielder Ichiro Suzuki after the Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in New York. Suzuki recorded his 4,000th career hit, in Japan and the major leagues combined, in the first inning. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Associated Press

--SUZUKI GETS 4,000TH HIT BETWEEN MLB AND JAPAN

Ichiro Suzuki slashed a single the opposite way with his unique swing for the 4,000th hit of a career split between Japan and the major leagues.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_307134/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=ymBK2FEy

--TOP SEED SARA ERRANI FALLS AT NEW HAVEN OPEN

Top-seeded Sara Errani lost to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 at the New Haven Open. Errani, ranked No. 5 in the world, became the fifth of the tournament's eight seeds to lose in the first two rounds of the final WTA tuneup before next week's U.S. Open.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_307134/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=4Xhij52H

--FIFA'S VALCKE HOPES FOR CHANGES IN WORLD CUP BIDDING PROCESS

FIFA's secretary general has floated an idea for a possible change to the World Cup bidding process in response to a spate of challenges in organizing next year's tournament in Brazil, which he says has "clearly" proven more difficult than in prior host nations.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_307134/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=wAxb9FWd

--2006 CHAMPION SHARAPOVA WITHDRAWS FROM US OPEN WITH RIGHT SHOULDER INJURY

Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open on Wednesday because of a right shoulder injury. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal of the 2006 champion, who has played only one match on tour since her second-round loss at Wimbledon in June.

http://t.co/cIad5aKPWc

--KIWIS TAKE 4-1 LEAD IN LOUIS VUITTON CUP FINALS

Skipper Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand completed a pair of near-flawless races, overpowering Italy's Luna Rossa to take a 4-1 lead in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals.

http://t.co/RD06kBiKpd


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