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Mo Farah wins thrilling 5,000 at Zurich to end track career
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ZURICH (AP) — Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah's track career ended with a thrilling win in a sprawling four-man finish to the 5,000 meters at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting on Thursday. Farah avenged his world championships loss by Muktar Edris, who fell over the finish line as just
Sweet 16: After 2 rough years, Nadal back on top at US Open
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NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal entered the 2017 Grand Slam season on a 2½-year drought without so much as one appearance in a major final, let alone a title. He ends it having reasserted himself, capped by a U.S. Open final that shaped up as quite a mismatch — and turned out to be exactly
Chelsea condemns anti-Semitic song about Morata by own fans
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LEICESTER, England (AP) — Chelsea ordered its fans to stop singing a song about striker Alvaro Morata containing an anti-Semitic lyric that was heard during Saturday's game at Leicester. The chant references Chelsea supporters' loathing of Tottenham and features an offensive term to describe
Mbappe scores as PSG thrashes Metz 5-1 in French league
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PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappe scored on his debut with Paris Saint-Germain as the French league leaders extended their perfect start to the season to five matches with a 5-1 thrashing of last-place Metz on Friday. The star-studded and richly assembled team warmed up perfectly for its midweek
Nadal overwhelms del Potro; faces Anderson in US Open final
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NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal went into his U.S. Open semifinal against Juan Martin del Potro with a relatively simple game plan: Stay away from the big guy's flat, fearsome forehand and instead go after his weaker backhand. Nadal tried that strategy just long enough to drop the opening set.
Spanish league head confronted by irate City, rebuked by PSG
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The head of the Spanish soccer league was forcefully denounced by Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday after he criticized the financing of the two clubs by their Gulf state owners. La Liga President Javier Tebas resorted to a crude analogy to
Keys, Vandeweghe complete US sweep of women's SFs at US Open
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NEW YORK (AP) — Madison Keys completed the clean sweep for American women, giving the host country all four U.S. Open semifinal spots for the first time in 36 years. The 15th-seeded Keys served impeccably, controlled groundstroke exchanges from the baseline and was never in trouble during a
No Rafa vs. Roger at US Open: del Potro beats Federer in QF
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NEW YORK (AP) — So much for the first U.S. Open matchup between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Federer failed to live up to his end of the bargain. Hours after Nadal did his part with an easy-as-can-be victory to get to the semifinals at Flushing Meadows, Federer was unable to join him for
Williams edges Kvitova for 1st US Open semifinal since 2010
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NEW YORK (AP) — When her work was done, her first trip to the U.S. Open semifinals since 2010 secured, if just barely, Venus Williams sat in her sideline chair and beamed . Williams reached her third major semifinal of the season — something she last did 15 years ago — by edging two-time
South Korea, Saudis into World Cup; Australia to face Syria
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When Australia narrowly defeated South Korea in the final of the 2015 Asian Cup, the prospect that World Cup qualifying for these two continental soccer heavyweights would depend on war-torn Syria was barely even a consideration. In the third round, with just the top
Brazil, France allege Rio Olympics vote-buying scheme
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian and French authorities said Tuesday they uncovered an international corruption scheme aimed at buying votes in awarding the 2016 Olympics. It is the latest allegation to sully the legacy of the Rio Games, the first Olympics in South America. The disclosures came
Rashford puts England on brink of World Cup qualification
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Marcus Rashford made amends after an expensive early mistake to fire England to a 2-1 win over Slovakia and within sight of next year's World Cup in Russia on Monday. The 19-year-old striker lost possession to Stanislav Lobotka and then failed to track the midfielder, who slotted in an opening
Germany puts on a gala show, all but qualified for World Cup
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STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Germany bounced back from a disappointing display to close in on World Cup qualification with a gala 6-0 rout of Norway on Monday. Timo Werner, who had been targeted by what Germany coach Joachim Loew called "so-called fans" during Friday's fortunate
Barcelona says Liverpool offered to sell Coutinho for 200M
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says it rejected a last-minute offer from Liverpool to sell midfielder Philippe Coutinho for €200 million ($237 million) the Spanish club on Friday, the final day of the transfer window. Club official Albert Soler said on Saturday that "at the last hour,
Police charge Wayne Rooney with drunk driving
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LONDON (AP) — Wayne Rooney has been charged with drunk driving and was released on bail ahead of a court appearance later this month, Cheshire police said Friday. The 31-year-old Everton striker was reportedly stopped by police near his home outside Manchester early Friday. He is due to appear