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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The accused in the FIFA scandal are easy to spot: globe-trotting executives charged with diverting millions meant to build the game to their personal accounts. Those who feel victimized aren't as obvious: Youth players with hand-me-down equipment, semi-pro clubs that can't afford to travel and developmental leagues that can't pay referees.
Jack Sock became the youngest American man to reach the French Open last-16 since Pete Sampras 22 years ago, with a spirit fired by a pair of frightening family health scares. At the start of the year, Sock, the world number 37, was at the bedside of his brother Eric who had been diagnosed with Lemierre’s Syndrome. Older brother Eric, a former university player in Nebraska and a tennis coach, spent the best part of two weeks in intensive care with Jack constantly at his bedside.