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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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'Best Yet' Murray Poised to Pounce at U.S. Open

Andy Murray admits he's playing the best tennis of his life as he looks to capitalise on the growing frailties of his rivals and capture a second U.S. Open title.

Ahead of Monday's start to the season's final Grand Slam in New York, the 29-year-old Scot is the sport's man of the moment.

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Putin Slams Paralympic Ban as 'Outside the Law, Morality, Humanity'

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lashed out against the ban on Russian Paralympians from Rio as the country has vowed to keep fighting the suspension it faces over state-sponsored doping.

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Blatter Wages Final FIFA Ban Appeal

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter mounted his final appeal Thursday against his six-year ban from football, in a long-shot quest for redemption after his career ended in scandal.

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Olympics: Ethiopia Pledges Safe Return for Protest Runner

Ethiopia's government vowed that Olympic marathon silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa had nothing to fear upon returning home after staging a dramatic protest against the country's politics, state-controlled Fana radio reported on Monday.

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Olympics: Sponsors Drop Lochte after Rio Scandal

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte lost four sponsorship deals Monday -- a major financial hit for the embattled gold medalist stemming from his spurious claim of being robbed at gunpoint in Rio, a story later discredited by Brazilian police.

Global swimwear brand Speedo and US fashion label Ralph Lauren topped the list of companies that ended their relationships with the 32-year-old Lochte, with the former noting his actions had not reflected the "values" it wished to promote.

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NBA: Lakers Sign Chinese Olympian Yi

Yi Jianlian, who is fresh off an appearance with the Chinese national team at the Rio Olympics, has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA team announced on Monday.

Yi, of Guangdong Province, averaged 20.4 points and 6.6 rebounds in five games at the Summer Olympics, which wrapped up on Sunday.

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Paralympics: Russia Says Rejection of Rio Appeal 'Political'

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko on Tuesday slammed the rejection of Russia's appeal against a ban on its Paralympians from Rio over evidence of state-run doping as "political."

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Olympics: Rio Hangover as Tokyo Grabs Baton

The curtain descended on two weeks of high drama at the Rio Games, marked by the heroics of Olympics legends Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps as Tokyo took up the baton and promised to go one better in 2020.

As Brazil shrugs off a post-Olympic hangover to face a deepening political and economic crisis, memories of Jamaican Bolt and Phelps will linger after they set the 2016 Olympics alight.

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Olympics: U.S. NBA Stars Rip Serbia for Third Gold in a Row

Completing a third consecutive unbeaten run to gold, the United States crushed Serbia 96-66 in Sunday's Rio Games basketball final to win its sixth Olympic title with NBA talent in seven tries.

Kevin Durant scored 18 of his 30 points in the second quarter to trigger the rout, stretching the USA's Olympic winning streak to 25 games and its decade-long unbeaten string to 76 in what was the final gold medal match of the Games.

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