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Russian Olympians Visit Moscow's Airbase in Syria

A group of Russian Olympians paid a visit over the weekend to Russia's airbase in war-torn Syria, where Moscow has been conducting air strikes for nearly a year, state television reported Monday.

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Kuwait Police Seize Sports Offices as Power Struggle Boils

Kuwaiti authorities ordered police to seize the Gulf state's football association and Olympic committee offices, in the latest round of a sporting power struggle.

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Maradona Grounded after Passport Mix-Up

Diego Maradona was not able to leave Argentina on the weekend because his passport had been reported "stolen", preventing him from travelling to Dubai, according to his lawyer.

"It's a very rare occurrence," said Diego Morla, the double World Cup winner's lawyer.

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Messi Argentina Return in Doubt, Aguero Out Injured

Lionel Messi's return to international duty with Argentina could be delayed by a groin injury his club side Barcelona stated on Monday.

Messi was set to return for the two-time world champions' World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela after reversing his shock decision to retire from international football in June.

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Tennis: Poland's Radwanska Wins Connecticut Open

Agnieszka Radwanska held on for a 6-1, 7-6 (7/2) win over Elina Svitolina in Saturday's final of the WTA Connecticut Open, the last tune-up before the U.S. Open.

The top seed and world number four Radwanska claimed her second title of 2016 and the 19th of her WTA Tour.

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Youth Movement: Gazans Take Up Rollerblading

Young people have turned to rollerblading in the Gaza Strip, gliding along the Palestinian enclave's waterfront with used equipment that can be bought at a popular flea market.

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Olympics: Irish Scam Suspect Freed

Brazilian authorities have provisionally released an Irish businessman held over an alleged ticket scam at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, one of his lawyers said.

Kevin Mallon, director of British hospitality firm THG, had been held in a Rio prison since his arrest on August 5.

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Tennis: French Ban Top Women Players over Olympic Row

The French Tennis Federation on Sunday slapped a ban on the country's top women players following 'unacceptable' conduct at the Rio Olympics.

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Formula One: Rosberg Cruises to Victory at Spa

Nico Rosberg led from pole position to the finish as he won the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa on Sunday to close the gap on title rival and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

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Federer, Nadal to Team Up in Laver Cup

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will play doubles together in a new competition pitting Europe against the Rest of the World in a Ryder Cup-style tennis team event.

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