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Venus Williams wins Wuhan Open

Wuhan—Venus Williams won the Wuhan Open last Saturday when her Spanish opponent and fifth-seeded Garbine Muguruza retired with a left ankle injury while trailing 6-3, 3-0.

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Golf’s future in good hands with new Big Three (or Four)

By Paul Newberry / The Associated Press Atlanta—As Tiger Woods recovers from another operation on his increasingly creaky body, the Tour Championships goes on without him at soggy East Lake.

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Fifa, Blatter, Platini: A closer look

By Graham Dunbar / The Associated Press Zurich—The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (Fifa) sank deeper into a crisis last weekend that threatened to take down the two most powerful men in world football.

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It’s Day and everyone else at BMW Championship

By Jim Litke / The Associated Press Lake Forest, Illinois—As Filipino-Australian golfer Jason Day’s long eagle putt at the last hole rolled down the hill and toward the hole, every revolution of the ball only added to the sense of inevitability.

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Cost-cutting moves meet opposition from F1 teams

By Chris Lines  / The Associated Press Singapore—Proposals to introduce a cost cap on supply of engines and a ban on wind tunnels have run into opposition from Formula One (F1) teams.

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Zaha Hadid: We’ll not compete in contest for new 2020 Olympic stadium

Tokyo—Zaha Hadid Architects will not enter the competition to design and deliver a new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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‘Forbes’: International athletes made biggest gains since 1995

The highest-paid athletes today are far wealthier than they were 20 years ago, and fewer Americans rank among the top earners, according to a study from Forbes.

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Djokovic, Federer reach US Open final

By Howard Fendrich / The Associated Press  New York—At 34, and more than three years removed from his most recent Grand Slam title, Roger Federer arrived at this year’s US Open with some changes in store. 

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Mayweather: Bout with Berto is last fight of perfect career

By Tim Dahlberg / The Associated Press  Las Vegas—Floyd Mayweather Jr. insists that this is it, though he may be one of only a few who really seem to believe it. Nineteen years and 48 fights haven’t taken a big toll on Mayweather, but he’s not taking any chances. He has seen what taking too many punches did to his uncle, …

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Serena Williams’ comeback extends Grand Slam attempt at US Open

By Howard Fendrich / The Associated Press Even if her latest troublesome first set had finished only an hour earlier, it seemed a distant memory by the time Serena Williams smacked a cross-court forehand passing winner on the run and wound up doing splits behind the baseline. 

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