Football’s winners and losers of the last-day transfer dash …
Four men who were all busy on transfer deadline day. (Getty Images)
September 3rd, 2013
05:07 PM ET

Football’s winners and losers of the last-day transfer dash …

In a bid to make the assessment of the transfer deadline day activity more manageable, let’s take a look at how Champions League clubs from the top divisions in Europe - the English Premier League, the Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A - fared. The transfer window, from the point of view of managers and coaches, is all about improving your side’s stock. Some traders proved better than others as the clock ticked down in the final 24 hours (marked out of 10) … FULL POST

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When should Federer walk away from tennis?
Roger Federer suffered his earliest U.S. Open exit since 2003 when he lost to Tommy Robredo in round four.
September 3rd, 2013
11:55 AM ET

When should Federer walk away from tennis?

After his worst summer in a decade, Roger Federer now stands at the unfamiliar intersection between one of the greatest careers in tennis history, if not sporting history, and a precarious future as a potential also-ran in the upper echelons of the game.

After his historic record-setting run of 33 straight quarterfinal-or-better appearances at grand slams came to an abrupt end at this year’s Wimbledon, the former world No. 1 was expected to cut back his schedule, spend more time with his family and ease into the final phase of his career with one eye on his impending retirement.

However, the Swiss star decided to double down and push forward, dismissing any and all questions about stepping away from tennis. By doing so, the 17-time grand slam champion risks diminishing his historic legacy - a prospect further raised by his fourth-round defeat against Tommy Robredo at the U.S. Open. FULL POST

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