Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
--FEDERER EASES FEARS OF DECLINE WITH STRAIGHT-SETS WIN AT US OPEN
Coming into this U.S. Open at his lowest ranking in more than a decade and with some patchy post-Wimbledon form, Roger Federer eased some concerns about a sudden career decline by beating Grega Zemlja in straight sets on Tuesday in their opening-round match.
--ARSENAL, SCHALKE THROUGH TO CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE
Arsenal and Schalke were the big guns to progress to the UEFA Champions League group stage with victories on Tuesday, as Basel, Austria Vienna and Steaua Bucharest also reach the lucrative stage.
--TEENAGE QUALIFIER DUMPS FORMER CHAMP STOSUR FROM US OPEN
Seventeen-year-old American qualifier Victoria Duval produces a stunning result at the U.S. Open by eliminating the 2011 champion Sam Stosur in the opening round.
--FAIR PLAY DISPUTE LEADS TO STRANGE GOAL IN LEAGUE CUP
Birmingham is allowed to score an unchallenged goal in extra time against Yeovil after a heated exchange about fair play.
--NIGERIA COACH ON RACISM CHARGES AFTER `WHITE DUDE' COMMENT
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has been reported to FIFA for racism after calling Malawi coach Tom Saintfiet a "white dude" who "should go back to Belgium."