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Olympics: Dark horse Madrid aiming to upset the odds - 09/29/2009

MADRID, Denholm Barnetson - Madrid may be an outsider in the 2016 Olympics race, but the city is betting that the overwhelmingly support within the sports-obsessed country will upset the odds on...

Formula One: Mallya plans to be in Singapore points - 09/25/2009

SINGAPORE - Force India boss Vijay Mallya admits the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend will be a different proposition to Spa and Monza, but remains confident the team will continue their impressive...

Swimming: USA to ban high-tech suits from October - 09/20/2009

CHICAGO - High-tech polyurethane swimsuits that have fueled a tidal wave of world records will be banned in US racing from October, USA Swimming announced Saturday. Delegates at USA Swimming's...

Football: English clubs make winning Champions League starts - 09/16/2009

PARIS, Pirate Irwin - 2008 Champions League winners Manchester United and the team they beat in that final Chelsea got off to slender but winning starts on Tuesday in their opening Champions League...

France backs Rio's 2016 Olympic bid - 09/08/2009

BRASILIA - President Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday his country backed the bid by Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympics against competition from Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo. "France supports Rio's...

Rallying: Police slam Rally Australia protesters - 09/05/2009

SYDNEY - Environmental protestors who threw rocks at cars racing in Rally Australia could have killed somebody, police said on Friday. Police have launched an investigation into the protests,...

Tennis: Grief-struck Jankovic ousted from US Open - 09/04/2009

NEW YORK, Jim Slater - Grief-stricken Jelena Jankovic, reeling from the death of a beloved grandmother the night before in her native Serbia, was ousted from the US Open on Thursday by Kazakhstan's...

Football: Polish international Wasilewski suffers horror injury - 08/30/2009

BRUSSELS- Anderlecht's Polish international Marcin Wasilewski suffered a double facture of his right leg after a horror tackle in the Belgian league match against Standard Liege on Sunday. The...

Football: Violence erupts at London derby - 08/26/2009

LONDON - A man was stabbed late Tuesday as violence erupted between rival football fans outside West Ham's stadium in London during a match against local rivals Millwall. Several hundred fans...

S.Africa to give gender-test athlete heroine's welcome - 08/24/2009

CAPE TOWN, Fran Blandy - South Africa will give track champion Caster Semenya a heroine's welcome when she comes home this week, a minister said Sunday, after athletics officials subjected her to a...
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