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Russia escapes IOC blanket ban for Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected clarion calls for Russia to be banned from next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record, offering athletes a lifeline by ruling that decisions on individual competitors will be left to the international sports federations.

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Golf: Vegas rolls dice to win Canadian Open by one stroke

OAKVILLE, Ontario Jhonattan Vegas birdied the final three holes to surge to a one-stroke victory with a closing eight-under-par 64 at the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday.

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Hamilton wins in Hungary to take overall lead

BUDAPEST Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday to seize the championship lead from team mate Nico Rosberg for the first time this season.

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The easiest thing to win at Rio Games? A ticket

NEW YORK Over the past few weeks, one U.S. marketing executive's phone has been ringing hot with offers that many sports fans could only dream of: an all-expenses-paid trip to watch the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next month.

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Golf: Is time right for Fowler, Garcia or Westwood at the PGA?

Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood must be wondering if it will be their turn to leave the list of 'best yet to win a major' at next week's PGA Championship at Baltusrol in Springfield, New Jersey.

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Australians stay away from Village citing blocked toilets, exposed wiring

RIO DE JANEIRO The Australian Olympic team refused to move in to Rio de Janeiro's village for athletes on Sunday, saying the accommodation was "not safe or ready" for next month's games.

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