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NHL players union says Bettman can't restore defenseman's ban

NEW YORK The National Hockey League's players union on Friday urged a U.S. court not to grant Commissioner Gary Bettman broad power to override arbitrators when deciding how severely to discipline players for improper on-ice conduct.

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Pregnant Young bows out after brave effort at Woburn

WOBURN, England Liz Young's husband-caddie provided a perfect summary after his expectant wife's brave bid to qualify for the last two rounds of the Women's British Open ended in disappointment on Friday.

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Ferrari will miss former technical chief Allison, says Clear

HOCKENHEIM, Germany Former Ferrari technical director James Allison, whose sudden departure was announced by the team on Wednesday, will be missed by the Maranello-based squad, its track operations head Jock Clear said on Friday.

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Russian weightlifters barred from Rio Games

MOSCOW The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on Friday formally suspended Russia's eight-strong weightlifting team, effectively excluding it from next month's Rio Olympics, because of doping offences.

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Laser's 'El Demolidor' seeks last medal at home

RIO DE JANEIRO Robert Scheidt, one of three Olympic sailors to win five medals, two of them gold, reckons he has a good chance of making it six when racing begins on Aug. 8 at home in Rio de Janeiro.

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Head of Rio lab: Security paramount for Olympic doping tests

RIO DE JANEIRO Security is the top focus for the laboratory that will conduct doping exams at the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the lab's director said Friday, amid global scrutiny following the recent scandal surrounding Russian athletes.

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