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Clippers launch new era under Balmer with scrappy win


LOS ANGELES - It was not pretty but the Los Angeles Clippers somehow found a way to launch their 2014-15 season under new owner Steve Ballmer with a scrappy 93-90 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.

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Saints beat Panthers to take divisional lead


- The New Orleans Saints cracked open a scrappy game late in the first half to forge to a 28-10 win over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, wrestling top spot in the NFC South from their opponents in the process.

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Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in U.S. practice


AUSTIN Texas - Championship leader Lewis Hamilton laid down a marker on Friday after leading title rival team mate Nico Rosberg in a familiar Mercedes one-two in first practice for the U.S. Formula One Grand Prix.

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Le Clos confident of beating Phelps again in Rio


SINGAPORE - Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch at Rio in 2016.

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Jeptoo fails doping test: Athletics Kenya


NAIROBI - Kenya's Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons for the last two years, has failed an out-of-competition doping test, Athletics Kenya said on Friday.

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Front-nine blitz puts Hurley on top


KUALA LUMPUR - American Billy Hurley III grabbed a two-shot halfway stage lead at the CIMB Classic after his front-nine birdie binge at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Friday.

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Berdych qualifies for fifth straight Tour Finals


PARIS - Czech Tomas Berdych booked his place in the ATP World Tour Finals for the fifth time in a row when he advanced into the semi-finals of the Paris Masters with a 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 victory over South African Kevin Anderson on Friday.

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FINA stands by decision to honor Putin

SINGAPORE - Swimming's world governing body has defended a decision to award it highest honor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying it had nothing to do with politics.

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Giants a new-age dynasty with help from Bumgarner


KANSAS CITY Missouri - A different kind of Major League Baseball dynasty has emerged.

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Suspect in killing of South Africa national soccer captain arrested

JOHANNESBURG - A suspect in the killing of the captain and goalkeeper of South Africa's national soccer team has been arrested after witnesses picked him out in an identity parade, police said in a statement on Friday.

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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.