China’s world number two Li Na has been ruled out of next month’s US Open with a knee injury, she said yesterday. The 32-year-old Li, who won her second grand slam title at this year’s Australian Open, was knocked out in the first round of the French Open and in the third round at Wimbledon. NFL’s Rice publicly apologizes to wife for violent incident Undated (Reuters) Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice, who has been suspended by the National Football League without pay for the first two games of the 2014 season for hitting his wife, apologized to her yesterday and vowed to speak out against domestic violence. The NFL ordered the suspension last week, determining that Rice had violated the league’s conduct policy when he was arrested in February following a fight with his then-fiancee Janay Palmer. Tigers, A’s add aces in MLB arms race Undated (Reuters) Division leaders Detroit and Oakland forged an American League arms race as the Tigers got David Price from Tampa Bay and the A’s dealt for Boston’s Jon Lester in a frenzied finish to yesterday’s trade deadline. The pair of aces could lead to an epic collision in the AL Championship Series between West-leading Oakland, who have a Major League Baseball-best record of 66-41, and the Central’s Tigers (58-47), who own the biggest division lead in the majors.
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