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Football: Germany star Enke's suicide came after depression - 11/12/2009

BERLIN, Ryland James - Germany was in shock on Wednesday after football star Robert Enke, who was set to represent his country at the 2010 World Cup, committed suicide after battling with depression...

Pope a fan of sports -- but not doping athletes - 11/08/2009

VATICAN CITY- Pope Benedict XVI spoke out against drug-taking in sport on Saturday. The pope said the Catholic Church believed sport could be a force for good, particularly among young people, but...

Lula vows Rio Olympics will be violence free - 10/28/2009

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva vowed Wednesday to give special attention to Rio de Janeiro to make sure the city will not see violence during its hosting of the 2016...

Baseball: Dodgers left to ponder another postseason flop - 10/23/2009

PHILADELPHIA - The Los Angeles Dodgers brought the National League's best record to the playoffs, but for the second year in a row it was Philadelphia heading to the World Series. As in 2008, the...

Gymnastics: Japan's Uchimura takes world title - 10/16/2009

LONDON, Steve Douglas - Japan's Olympic silver medallist Kohei Uchimura produced a performance of ruthless consistency to win the men's all-around title at the world gymnastics championships on...

Cycling: Troubled Belgian cyclist Vandenbroucke dead at 34 :report - 10/13/2009

BRUSSELS - Belgian cyclist Frank Vandenbroucke has died at the age of 34, a source close to the racer told AFP. The source did not speculate on the cause of death, saying only his body was found...

Olympics: If money was all, Chicago would have won vote - Rogge - 10/05/2009

COPENHAGEN - International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said Monday that the choice of Rio as host of the 2016 Olympic Games was proof that the IOC did not base its vote on money - or...

Football: Rangers hope Old Firm win can kick start season - 10/05/2009

GLASGOW, Alistair Watson - Walter Smith hopes Rangers' 2-1 Old Firm victory over Celtic can help kick-start his club's season. It brought to an end a run of three straight goalless draws in the...

Rio Olympic win latest step in Brazil transformation - 10/04/2009

RIO DE JANEIRO, Mauricio Rabuffetti- This Brazilian city's historic win to host the 2016 Olympics follows a long, impassioned and at times frustrating campaign by Latin America's largest nation to...

Obama leaves White House on Olympic mission - 10/02/2009

WASHINGTON- US President Barack Obama left the White House Thursday on the way to Denmark to deliver a politically risky final pitch for his hometown Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid. Obama was due to...
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