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Sports briefs: Mike and Bob Bryan win for U.S. at Davis Cup

Published September 15, 2012 6:43 pm

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Tennis • Mike and Bob Bryan won the doubles match for the United States to trim Spain's lead in the Davis Cup semifinal to 2-1 on Saturday in Gijon, Spain.

The brothers were stretched by Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez in a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 victory in which Granollers injured his left calf during the second set. The Bryans kept the Americans in the series, winning before a crowd of 15,000, and a chance to reach the Davis Cup final in November.

No handshake, no goals during Chelsea's draw at QPR

Soccer • Anton Ferdinand's snub of John Terry in the pre-match handshake overshadowed Chelsea's 0-0 draw at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

The result ended the European champions' perfect start in the English Premier League on a day when Arsenal and Manchester United enjoyed big home wins.

Japanese teen sets new world record in 200M breaststroke

Swimming • Japanese teenager Akihiro Yamaguchi set a world record in the 200-meter breaststroke Saturday.

The 18-year-old was timed in 2 minutes, 7.01 seconds at the national meet. He shaved 0.27 seconds off the mark set by Hungary's Daniel Gyurta when he won gold in London.

From wire reports