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Cabrera suspended...Curry plans retirement...Nadal won't play US Open


By Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants will play the rest of the regular season without veteran outfielder Melky Cabrera. The All-Star Game MVP has been handed a 50-game suspension by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

ATLANTA (AP) — After coaching stints at Georgia Tech, Alabama and Kentucky, Bill Curry took on the task of building a football program at Georgia State. Today, the 69-year-old Curry announced he'll be retiring after the upcoming season. The Panthers went a combined 9-13 in their first two seasons.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Former Texas A&M basketball forward Khris Middleton has inked a deal with the Pistons. Detroit took him with the 39th overall pick in this year's NBA draft after a three-year career with the Aggies.

NEW YORK (AP) — First, he was forced to pass on the Olympics, now Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL') is withdrawing from the U.S. Open. The former world No. 1 is still bothered by tendinitis in his left knee and hasn't played competitively since a second-round loss at Wimbledon in late June.

NEW YORK (AP) — Melanie Oudin (oo-DAN') is one of eight women receiving a wild card into the upcoming U.S. Open, which gets under way in less than two weeks. The 20-year-old Oudin has struggled to maintain her form since her surprise run to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows in 2009.

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