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Swiss agree to send bank info regarding FIFA cases to U.S.


ZURICH Swiss justice officials have issued their first order to send bank information to U.S. prosecutors who in May charged 14 soccer officials and sports-rights marketers with racketeering, money laundering and bribery.

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Russia accepts IAAF ban


MONACO The Russian athletics federation has accepted its ban from the sport in the wake of widespread doping revelations, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Thursday.

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Hamilton wants to give NASCAR a go


ABU DHABI Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton hopes to give NASCAR a go one day after singing the praises of the U.S. stock car series on Thursday.

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MLS is tougher than Premier League: Drogba


LONDON Major League Soccer (MLS) offers a tougher challenge than the English Premier League and will soon be one of the best domestic competitions in world football, according to Chelsea great Didier Drogba.

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Canadian teenager Stroll joins Williams

ABU DHABI The Williams Formula One team have signed Canadian teenager Lance Stroll, whose billionaire father Lawrence made a fortune with fashion brands Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger, to their young driver development program.

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South African Basson races three clear at Dunhill event

MALELANE, South Africa, An eight-under 64 handed Christiaan Basson a three-shot lead on the first day of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Thursday, the opening event of the 2015-16 European Tour season.

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FIFA ethics committee says Blatter not exempt from its rules


ZURICH FIFA's ethics watchdog has rejected suspended President Sepp Blatter's claim that he is not subject to its rules and that only Congress can bar him from his role as head of the scandal-plagued global soccer body.

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Tennis-Edmund faces baptism of fire in Davis Cup final


GHENT, Belgium Unheralded British youngster Kyle Edmund faces a Davis Cup baptism of fire when he makes his debut in the final on Friday against Belgium's David Goffin in the opening rubber.

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Brazil's Rousseff to waive some visa requirements for Olympics despite security fears


SAO PAULO (This 25 November 2015 story was refiled to correct the headline and first paragraph to clarify that visa waiver applies only to certain nations and to add details in paragraph 3, clarifies detail in paragraph 4))

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Lotus leave it later than ever


ABU DHABI Lotus mechanics were hurriedly unpacking the Formula One team's cars from crates on Thursday after ongoing financial problems delayed their preparations for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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