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Hamilton takes inspiration from Williams sisters


ABU DHABI Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton has taken inspiration from U.S. tennis great Serena Williams as he prepares for a Formula One title showdown with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg this weekend.

NBA star LeBron James giving $2.5 million to Muhammad Ali exhibit

NEW YORK LeBron James is donating $2.5 million to support a Muhammad Ali exhibit at the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C., the basketball star and the museum announced on Thursday.

Doping system imposed on Russia is not effective: Zhukov

BERLIN The drugs testing system imposed on Russia following revelations of widespread doping is inefficient and the country must be part of the decision-making process to battle the problem, Russia's outgoing Olympic Committee (ROC) chief has said.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open Nov 09 2016

Ruthless Kerber sets up final with Cibulkova

SINGAPORE Angelique Kerber continued her relentless march towards a maiden WTA Finals crown with a comprehensive 6-2 6-1 victory over defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday to set up a title showdown against Dominika Cibulkova.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open Oct 29 2016

Muguruza finds little comfort in bittersweet victory

SINGAPORE Garbine Muguruza had the rare experience of winning her final match of the season without lifting a trophy, an almost fitting end to a year of frustration for the Spaniard who claimed her first grand slam but had little else to celebrate.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open Oct 28 2016

Famous faces help Kerber feel part of the gang

SINGAPORE Angelique Kerber is still be getting used to life as the world number one but a quick glance at the VIP boxes at the WTA Finals has given her a real sense of belonging.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open Oct 27 2016

Confidence key for Kerber in maintaining top spot

SINGAPORE Angelique Kerber enjoyed a perfect Tuesday in Singapore, first easing past Simona Halep 6-4 6-2 to claim her second WTA Finals round robin win of the week before she was presented with the year-end world number one trophy.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open Oct 25 2016

Winning French Open was blessing and curse, says Muguruza

SINGAPORE Garbine Muguruza doubted whether she would ever win again after lifting her first grand slam title in Paris this year.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open Oct 24 2016

Balanced Kerber revels in return to Singapore

SINGAPORE Angelique Kerber left Singapore in a bad-tempered huff a year ago after she failed to advance from the round-robin stage of the WTA Finals, a collapse which made the German determined to make amends on her return.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open Oct 23 2016

Kerber seeks reversal of fortunes in Singapore

SINGAPORE Angelique Kerber showed more passion in the media center than on the court when she crashed out of last year's WTA Finals, the German angered by the format and frustrated by her inability to win the set off an eliminated opponent she needed to advance.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open Oct 22 2016
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows in New York, in this August 31, 2008 file photo.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

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