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Scott out to bury Sydney hurt against inspirational McIlroy

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SYDNEY - Adam Scott still feels the hurt of losing the Australian Open title to Rory McIlroy on the final green last year but believes the world number one has also inspired him to become a better golfer.

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Williams have Mercedes in their sights

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LONDON - Williams are back among Formula One's top trio of teams but deputy principal Claire Williams does not hesitate when asked whether she senses a return to the Williams of old.

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Tue, Nov 25 2014

Phelps wins Golden Goggle as Male Athlete of Year

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- Michael Phelps has been crowned Male Athlete of the Year for a fifth time at the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards on Monday despite being suspended from competition for six months after a drunken driving arrest in September.

25 Nov 2014

Ex-NFL defensive back charged with domestic assault in Virginia

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- Former Washington Redskins defensive back Fred Smoot has been charged with domestic assault following an altercation at a suburban Washington home, police said Tuesday.

Sports, U.S. 25 Nov 2014

American Koepka wins European Rookie of Year award

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LONDON - Brooks Koepka matched the feat achieved by fellow American Peter Uihlein 12 months ago when he was named European Tour Rookie of the Year on Tuesday.

25 Nov 2014

Nadal will surprise us again, says Kuerten

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LONDON - Three-times French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten knows what it is like to have a career plagued by injury but believes Rafael Nadal will come back strong from his latest ailments.

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Fifty years later, American skating team claims Olympics bronze

WASHINGTON - Fifty years after Vivian Joseph and Ronald Joseph skated at the Innsbruck Olympics, the American pair on Tuesday officially claimed the bronze medal.

Sports, Oddly Enough 25 Nov 2014

Klitschko agency sues Pulev over doping allegations

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SOFIA - World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko's promotion agency K2 has filed a lawsuit against Kubrat Pulev over the Bulgarian challenger's doping allegations ahead of their IBF title bout in Hamburg this month.

25 Nov 2014

Private league project in the works again

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PARIS - The prospect of a private cycling league raised its head again on Tuesday when 11 top teams announced the creation of Velon, a venture they say will help the sport develop further -- without saying how exactly.

25 Nov 2014

French official banned for life for betting offences

PARIS - French tennis official Morgan Lamri has been banned for life due to multiple betting-related offences, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Tuesday.

25 Nov 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.