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France to host Switzerland on clay in Davis Cup


Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- France has decided to play its Davis Cup final against Switzerland on indoor clay in a bid to thwart Roger Federer's quest...full story
updated 2014-09-22 11:01 PM
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France to host Switzerland on clay in Davis Cup

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- France has decided to play its Davis Cup final against Switzerland on indoor clay in a bid to thwart Roger Federer's quest....Fullstory

2014-09-22 11:01 PM

Bindra set to take last shot at Asian Games gold
By C.RAJSHEKHAR RAO
Associated Press

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- India's top rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra confirmed on Monday that this will be his last shot at an Asian Games....Fullstory

2014-09-22 10:42 PM

Kostner called in for new doping hearing by CONI

Associated Press

ROME (AP) -- Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner has been called in for another hearing with the Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping prosecutor. Kostner did....Fullstory

2014-09-22 10:42 PM

Japan ahead of China in the pool at Asian Games Japan ahead of China in the pool at Asian Games
By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
Associated Press

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- Kosuke Hagino set an Asian record in the 200-meter medley Monday as Japan gained a 7-5 edge over rival China....Fullstory

2014-09-22 10:01 PM

Image of Asia: Kicking for Myanmar gold Image of Asia: Kicking for Myanmar gold
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

In this photo by Eugene Hoshiko, Myanmar's Phyu Phyu Than kicks the ball as Laos player Koy Xayavong blocks during the women's doubles sepak takraw....Fullstory

2014-09-22 09:22 PM

Surprise Bundesliga leader Paderborn off to Bayern Surprise Bundesliga leader Paderborn off to Bayern
By NESHA STARCEVIC
Associated Press

MUNICH (AP) -- The featured Bundesliga match will take place in Munich, and that is no surprise. What is surprising is that it involves Paderborn, the....Fullstory

2014-09-22 08:01 PM

Lunches dumped to avoid food-poisoning scare

Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian Games organizers discarded 76 packaged lunches prepared for athletes after inspectors found salmonella in meat samples on the weekend. Bruce....Fullstory

2014-09-22 07:01 PM

Ibrahimovic and PSG struggling in French league Ibrahimovic and PSG struggling in French league
By SAMUEL PETREQUIN
Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- Paris Saint-Germain's dependence on Zlatan Ibrahimovic is proving to be problematic for coach Laurent Blanc. When Sweden's all-time top scorer doesn't perform, PSG....Fullstory

2014-09-22 06:22 PM

Gambia: Ex-govt. minister elected football head

Associated Press

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A former government minister has been elected president of the Gambian football federation in a move that has been criticized as....Fullstory

2014-09-22 05:22 PM

Nadal withdraws from IPTL because of health

Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the inaugural International Premier Tennis League competition, citing health reasons. Veteran Indian player Mahesh Bhupathi posted on....Fullstory

2014-09-22 04:42 PM

Cuevas beats Melzer at Malaysian Open

Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay opened the Malaysian Open with a 6-4, 7-6 (1) victory over Jurgen Melzer of Austria....Fullstory

2014-09-22 11:01 PM

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy out for 3 months

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says defender Mathieu Debuchy will be out for about three months with an ankle injury. The France right back....Fullstory

2014-09-22 10:42 PM

Czechs clear Kreuziger of doping charges

Associated Press

PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Olympic Committee has ruled that cyclist Roman Kreuziger did not violate doping rules. Kreuziger was provisionally suspended by the International Cycling....Fullstory

2014-09-22 10:42 PM

Spain appoints Gala Leon as Davis Cup captain

Associated Press

MADRID (AP) -- The Spanish tennis federation says it has appointed former WTA player Gala Leon as captain of its David Cup team. In a statement....Fullstory

2014-09-22 09:42 PM

Some things to know about the Spanish league Some things to know about the Spanish league
By HAROLD HECKLE
Associated Press

MADRID (AP) -- Real Madrid and Barcelona have been in scorching scoring form lately, and more can be expected this week in the Spanish league. Madrid,....Fullstory

2014-09-22 08:22 PM

Serie A favorites Juve and Roma already in control Serie A favorites Juve and Roma already in control
By ANDREW DAMPF
Associated Press

ROME (AP) -- Serie A is only three rounds old and title favorites Juventus and Roma already stand alone atop the table. Neither of the leaders....Fullstory

2014-09-22 07:42 PM

BC-TEN--Malaysian Open Results

Associated Press

BC-TEN--Malaysian Open Results Malaysian Open Results KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Results Monday from the Malaysian Open at Putra Stadium (seedings in parentheses): ....Fullstory

2014-09-22 06:42 PM

5 Napoli fans arrested for violence at cup final

Associated Press

ROME (AP) -- Five Napoli fans have been arrested for the violence surrounding last season's Italian Cup final, which was marred by a shooting before....Fullstory

2014-09-22 06:01 PM

Nigeria federation sets date for elections

Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The Nigerian football federation says it will hold elections to choose a new leadership on Sept. 30. The elections will be overseen....Fullstory

2014-09-22 04:42 PM

Sun withdraws from China relay team at Asian Games Sun withdraws from China relay team at Asian Games

Associated Press

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- Olympic gold medalist Sun Yang has withdrawn from the Chinese men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay team at the Asian Games. Sun's withdrawal....Fullstory

2014-09-22 04:01 PM

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