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Wawrinka beats Murray to reach ATP tour semis

By Mattias Karen / The Associated Press London—Stan Wawrinka grabbed the last semifinal spot at the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) World Tour finals by beating Andy Murray, 7-6 (4), 6-4, on Friday (Saturday in Manila) to wrap up the group stage at the season-ending tournament. 

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Cotto- Alvarez match may be worth the price

By Tim Dahlberg / The Associated Press Las Vegas—The sting from the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout is still there, which makes anyone who spent $100 to watch that overhyped snoozer think twice about wasting their money on boxing again. 

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Russian track federation suspended, could miss Olympic Games in Rio

By Stephen Wilson / The Associated Press London—Calling it a wake-up call for a sport in a “shameful” position, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe said Russia will be banned from next year’s Olympics unless it convinces the world it has cleaned up its act on doping. 

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Serena Williams on tennis, fashion and pre-med classes

By Jocelyn Noveck / The Associated Press New York—Serena Williams is the top tennis player in the world and an emerging fashion designer, But she still needs something to do in that down time between matches. That’s where the pre-medicine classes come in. 

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Davao runners triumph in 39th National Milo Marathon leg

Davaoeños Sonny Wagdos and Judelyn Miranda grabbed the top spots in a 21-kilometer race that is the centerpiece event of the 2015 National Milo Marathon qualifying leg in Davao City recently. 

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Djokovic beats Czech opponent to reach Paris Masters semifinals

Paris—Novak Djokovic saved set points in both sets to remain on course for his third straight Paris Masters title after beating fifth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8), in a hard-fought quarterfinal last Friday (last Saturday in Manila). 

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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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