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10 Sports Pilgrimages Every Guy Should Make Once In His Life

Which sports events are worth planning a vacation around? Check out these ten sports happenings every guy should make a trip for.

02/05/2014

A ballboy faints in the heat, as Melbourne heads towards 43 degrees Celsius during day two of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Tennis In A Sauna? ‘Dangerous’ Heat Wave Leads To Scares At Aussie Open

One player fainted mid-match as temperatures topped 42C (108F) at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Others said it felt like they were playing tennis in a sauna, or on a frying pan that sizzled their soles.

01/14/2014

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during his men's singles semifinal match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland on Day Thirteen of the 2013 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA)

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal Meet Again For US Open Title

The stakes are always high, the encounters always memorable. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have built the best rivalry in tennis on a mountain of big-time matches, the likes of which they’ll play Monday in the US Open final.

09/09/2013

Serena Williams holds the trophy as she celebrates her win over Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their 2013 US Open women's singles final at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center September 8, 2013 in Flushing Meadows. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: There’s No Stopping Serena Williams With Emotions In Check

Dealing with adversity in intense matches is where Serena Williams has shown the biggest improvement. As her sister Venus said, “the only player that can beat Serena is Serena herself.”

09/09/2013

Serena Williams of the United States of America celebrates a point during her women's singles final match against Victoria Azarenka (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Defeats Azarenka, Repeats As US Open Champion

American Serena Williams captured her second straight US Open title over Victoria Azarenka in a repeat of last year’s final.

09/08/2013

Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka hug at the end of their 2013 US Open men's semifinals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Photo credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Djokovic–Wawrinka Semifinal Was An Epic!

Even though Djokovic won, the crowd was so impressed with Wawrinka’s effort and game, they gave him a well-deserved long-standing ovation after the match.

09/07/2013

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning his men's singles semifinal match against Richard Gasquet of France on Day Thirteen of the 2013 US Open. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Nadal To Face No. 1 Seed Djokovic In US Open Final

Rafael Nadal is in the US Open final after victory Saturday over Richard Gasquet.

09/07/2013

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during his men's singles semifinal match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland on Day Thirteen of the 2013 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA)

Djokovic Pulls Out Epic Win Over Wawrinka, Advances To US Open Final

Novak Djokovic won an instant classic over Stanislas Wawrinka. Djokovic advances to his fourth straight US Open Final.

09/07/2013

Serena Williams plays a forehand during her women's singles quarterfinal match against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain on Day 9 of the 2013 US Open. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Nears 5th US Open, 17th Slam Title In All

Yes, that’s right: Williams already owns 16 Grand Slam titles, is ranked No. 1, is three weeks from her 32nd birthday — and yet she still wants to get better.

09/06/2013

Rafael Nadal plays a point against Spain's Tommy Robredo during their 2013 US Open men's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2013. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal To Face Richard Gasquet In US Open Semis

There’s video evidence out there that Rafael Nadal did, indeed, lose a tennis match to Richard Gasquet. OK, so it was half a lifetime ago, and it was at a tournament in Tarbes, France, for kids 14 and under.

09/05/2013

Flavia Pennetta of Italy embraces Roberta Vinci at the net after their women's singles quarterfinal match on Day 10 of the US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2013. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Azarenka And Nadal Turn Their Games Up, Earn Spots In US Open Semis

Flavia Pennetta made her first Grand Slam semifinal, defeating 10th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday in an all-Italian quarterfinal at the US Open.

09/04/2013

Andy Murray celebrates winning his men's singles fourth round match at the US Open on September 3, 2013. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Murray, Djokovic Move Into US Open Quarterfinals; Nadal On Tap

Andy Murray is well aware things probably will get a tad tougher the rest of the way at the US Open, starting with No. 9 Stanlisas Wawrinka in the quarterfinals.

09/04/2013

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Liguori: Roger Federer A Step Too Slow In US Open Ouster

Wow. I hate to say this, but Roger Federer looked old in Flushing on Monday night.

09/03/2013

(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liguori: Serena Wins Revenge Match Against Sloane Stephens

In the most compelling match-up of the tournament so far, top seed and defending champion Serena showed fellow American Stephens who’s boss.

09/01/2013

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Hewitt Advances To 4th Round For The First Time Since 2006

Hewitt, a former No. 1 who won the tournament in 2001, is a win away from making his first Grand Slam quarterfinal since Wimbledon in 2009.

09/01/2013

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