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Magic hand Raptors 1st loss, 92-87

By Kyle Hightower  / The Associated Press Orlando, Florida—With several early season matchups against playoff-caliber teams, the Orlando Magic have been flirting with posting a signature win. 

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Curry leads Warriors to 112-92 win at Houston

Houston—The Golden State Warriors won 112-92 at Houston last Friday (last Saturday in Manila) in a reprise of last season’s National Basketball Association (NBA) Western Conference finals, with Stephen Curry leading the Warriors and getting the better of Houston Rockets star James Harden. 

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Thomas, Steele tied for lead at CIMB Classic

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—Justin Thomas birdied the final two holes to shoot a 5-under 67 at the CIMB Classic last Saturday and a share of the lead with American compatriot Brendan Steele going into the final round of the PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association of America) Tour’s Malaysian event. 

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Raptors beat Wizards in preseason game

Montreal, Canada—DeMarre Carroll scored 16 points and Kyle Lowry had 13 to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 92-82 win over the Washington Wizards last Friday (last Saturday in Manila) in the final preseason game for both. 

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Henin, Safin nominated for International Tennis Hall of Fame

Newport, Rhode Island—Justine Henin and Marat Safin, who each won multiple Grand Slam titles and achieved a No. 1 ranking, were nominated last Friday (last Saturday in Manila) for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. 

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Cebu siblings shine at PTTO leg

Cebu province dominated the first leg of the Peugeot Philippines Tennis Open (PPTO) in Cagayan de Oro (CDO) City, thanks to siblings Bernardine and Sally Mae Siso, former varsity tennis players of the University of San Carlos, who won in the men’s and women’s division, respectively, earning them a ticket to play in the PPTO National Finals in February 2016. 

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Fifa probes Germany World Cup vote-bribery allegations

By Rob Harris / The Associated Press Bern, Switzerland—The corruption scandal sweeping world soccer engulfed Germany as the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (Fifa) said it would investigate “very serious allegations” that voters were bribed to win the 2006 World Cup bid. 

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Odom regains consciousness, family and friends say

Las Vegas—Lamar Odom has regained consciousness, and is communicating—speaking and even giving a thumbs-up sign from his hospital bed — just days after being found in extremely critical condition at a Nevada brothel, loved ones said.

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Olympic athletes need to think beyond Rio Games

By Paul Newberry / The Associated Press Around the world, thousands of Olympic athletes are training intensely for the biggest moment of their lives. 

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American rally keeps their slim lead in Presidents Cup

By Doug Ferguson / The Associated Press Incheon, South Korea—Jordan Spieth made 7-foot putts on the final two holes to complete the biggest comeback all week and allow the Americans to escape with a split of the foursome matches on Saturday morning in the Presidents Cup. 

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