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Syria to Send 10 Athletes to London Olympics

The president of the Syrian Olympic Committee says the war-torn country will send 20 sports officials and 10 athletes to the London Games.

Gen. Mowaffak Joumaa says 10 Syrian athletes have either qualified or received wild-card invitations to compete in swimming, track and field, weightlifting, boxing, equestrian, and shooting during the games.

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Heat's Bosh out Indefinitely with Abdominal Strain

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh has been sidelined indefinitely with a strained abdominal muscle and his teammates are not expecting him to return in their ongoing NBA playoff series against Indiana.

The NBA team announced Bosh's status on Monday after the results of an MRI exam were studied.

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Tevez Sparks Controversy with 'RIP Fergie' Banner

Carlos Tevez landed himself in fresh controversy when he was pictured waving a mocked-up tombstone for Sir Alex Ferguson during Manchester City's Premier League title celebrations.

The 28-year-old Argentina striker held up a banner designed to look like a gravestone and bearing the words 'RIP Fergie' as City celebrated their title triumph over Manchester United during an open-top bus parade.

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Afghanistan: Home to 'World's Most Extreme Golf'

"Welcome to the most extreme golf in the world," says the European Union ambassador to Afghanistan, as half-a-dozen heavily armed bodyguards fan out around him and scan the Kabul Golf Club course.

But Vygaudas Usackas is not talking about security threats facing golfers in a war zone -- he's talking about the course.

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Scholes Commits Himself to United for Another Year

Veteran midfielder Paul Scholes signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester United on Monday, manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed.

The 37-year-old came out of retirement in January and put in some excellent performances to earn himself another year at the only club he has played for and for whom he made his first-team debut in 1993.

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Oklahoma City Thunder Humble Lakers in NBA Game One

Russell Westbrook scored a game-high 27 points and Kevin Durant had 25 points as Oklahoma City embarrassed the Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 in their NBA Western Conference second-round playoff series opener.

"We are a good team, especially at home," Westbrook said. "I just tried to come out aggressively and get some good legs under me."

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Turner Shines as Philadelphia 76ers Level NBA Series

Evan Turner scored the go-ahead layup and drained a couple of key free throws down the stretch as Philadelphia held on for a 82-81 win over Boston to even their Eastern Conference playoff series at 1-1.

Turner drove to the basket, got knocked down but still made the layup as he was falling under the basket to give the upstart Sixers a 76-75 lead 40 seconds left in the fourth.

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Van Bommel Returning to PSV from Milan

Mark van Bommel signed a one-year contract Monday to return to PSV Eindhoven, saying he wants to help the club win its first title since 2008.

The 35-year-old midfielder is leaving AC Milan after 18 months to return to the club where he won four Dutch league titles in six years from 1999-2005.

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Ivanovic Wins, Schiavone Loses at Italian Open

In a matchup of former French Open champions, Ana Ivanovic beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-3 in the wind Monday in the first round of the Italian Open.

"It was tough out there today but it was the same for both of us," said Ivanovic, who won her only major at Roland Garros in 2008. "I just tried to move and to adjust and really tried to look at the ball and move forward. It was difficult

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Dutch Striker Van Nistelrooy Retires

Malaga's Dutch striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy retired from professional football on Monday, ending a stellar career that included stints with Manchester United and Real Madrid.

"Yesterday I played my last match as a professional," Van Nistelrooy, 35, told a news conference.

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