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Paris Olympics security plans stolen from train

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A bag containing a computer and two USB memory sticks holding police security plans for the Paris Olympic Games was stolen on Monday evening from a train at the capital's Gare du Nord station, police sources said Tuesday. The bag belonged to an engineer from Paris City Hall, the police… Read

BASEBALL

Ohtani hits 2-run homer in first exhibition game with Dodgers

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Shohei Ohtani needed just three exhibition at-bats to show what a $700 million man can do for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Japanese star hit a two-run homer in his first game wearing Dodger blue on Tuesday, working a full count in the fifth inning before an opposite-field shot off… Read

SOCCER

N Korean women seek Olympic 'glory' in qualifying showdown with Japan

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North Korea women's soccer coach Ri Yu Il is targeting a place at the Paris Olympics "for the glory of our country" in Wednesday's winner-takes-all qualifying showdown with Japan in Tokyo. The two sides drew 0-0 in Saturday's first leg on neutral ground in Saudi Arabia and the winners will… Read

SOCCER

Brighton's Mitoma set to miss rest of season with injury

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Brighton winger Kaoru Mitoma will miss the rest of the season due to a back injury, manager Roberto De Zerbi announced on Tuesday. "It's a bad, bad situation. It's the back injury which kept him out against Everton (at the weekend). It's an important problem. I think two or three… Read

TENNIS

Medvedev begins Dubai title defense with win in first match since losing Australian Open final

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Daniil Medvedev opened his title defense at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday by beating Alexander Shevchenko 6-3, 7-5 in his first match since losing the Australian Open final to Jannik Sinner. The top-seeded Medvedev had withdrawn from tournaments in Doha and Rotterdam because of fatigue and a right foot problem… Read

ICE HOCKEY

20 years since NHL's record-setting brawl, fighting is down across the league but not going anywhere

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Minnesota's Marcus Foligno took a hit, delivered one of his own to Chicago's Jarred Tinordi, and the two big guys dropped the gloves. Outdoors in front of 82,000 people in the Meadowlands, it took even less for Matt Rempe and Matt Martin to spice up the Rangers-Islanders showdown with a… Read

RUGBY UNION

France center Danty will miss rest of Six Nations after five-week ban

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France center Jonathan Danty was suspended for five weeks on Tuesday and will miss the rest of the Six Nations. Danty was red-carded for an upright head-on-head tackle during the game against Italy on Saturday in Lille. France led 10-3 at the time and ended up drawing 13-13. He admitted… Read

BASEBALL

Ohtani to make his spring training debut Tuesday against White Sox

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Spring training Sho-time starts Tuesday with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Shohei Ohtani will make his exhibition debut with the Dodgers when he serves as the designated hitter for Los Angeles on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. Los Angeles has been taking it slowly with the two-way star, who signed… Read

SOCCER

Former Japan international Okazaki to retire: reports

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Former Japan international Shinji Okazaki, who won the Premier League with Leicester City in 2016, is to announce he will retire at the end of the season, Japanese media reported Monday. The hard-working forward played a key role as the Foxes upset the odds to win their first league title… Read

Sports

Paris holds its breath for Olympic swimming events in murky Seine

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Organizers of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris may be feeling a little queasy over their commitment to hold open water swimming in the scenic but often polluted Seine. Last August, the marathon swimming test events were cancelled because the water was too dirty, as were the swimming legs… Read

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