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Sharapova falls to Kvitova as Williams bounces back

SINGAPORE - Maria Sharapova's bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by a thread after she suffered a second straight defeat at the WTA Finals on Thursday.

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Political will key to Beckham's MLS Miami plan: Garber

BRIDGETOWN Barbados - Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber says an apparent lack of political will is making the bid to set up a franchise in Miami "complicated" and that David Beckham will need to find a stadium -- or no club will be formed in the city.

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Royals even World Series with rout of Giants

KANSAS CITY Missouri - The upstart Kansas City Royals rediscovered their post-season magic and won a battle of the bullpens in a 7-2 victory on Wednesday that leveled the World Series against the San Francisco Giants.

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Olympian Jim Thorpe's remains should not be moved: U.S. court

- Jim Thorpe's remains will stay in the Pennsylvania hamlet named for the legendary Native American athlete and Olympics champion, after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an effort by two sons to move them to tribal lands in his native Oklahoma.

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Timeout as Canadians digest day of terror

TORONTO - A National Basketball Association (NBA) pre-season game rarely holds any importance and a meeting between the Toronto Raptors and Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday held even less relevance as Canadians digested a day of terror.

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Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking

SINGAPORE - Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals.

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Best of the Asian Games

Highlights from the 17th Asian Games.

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Derek Jeter's last home game

Jeter plays his last game at Yankee Stadium.