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

"It would be great for Brazil and Latin America," said Sarkozy. The French president then joked to his counterpart: "And in the event that it won't compete with Brazil's ski resorts, we hope we'll...

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...

Boxing: KIassen defends IBF belt in first Stateside fight - 08/22/2009

HOUSTON - Malcolm Klassen fights for the second time outside his native South Africa Saturday when he puts his International Boxing Federation super featherweight title on the line against Robert...

Football: Players to watch in Serie A this season - 08/21/2009

ROME, Barnaby Chesterman- With Serie A's two biggest foreign stars having packed their bags and headed to Spain this summer -- Kaka to Real Madrid and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Barcelona -- the question...

American football: Un-retired Favre practicing with Vikings - 08/19/2009

MINNEAPOLIS - National Football League career passing leader Brett Favre came out of retirement Tuesday, agreeing to play for the Minnesota Vikings and taking part in his first practice with the...

Tennis: Comeback king Tsonga ends Federer's 21-win streak - 08/15/2009

MONTREAL- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fought back from 1-5 down in the final set to stun Roger Federer and end the world number one's 21-match winning streak with a 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/3) victory in the...
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