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BASEBALL

Kershaw gets 8 Ks, as Dodgers beat Tampa Bay 7-3

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Clayton Kershaw took a shutout into the seventh inning in his first start at Tropicana Field and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Tuesday night. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner (4-0) wound up allowing two runs, six hits, one walk and had eight… Read

OLYMPICS

IOC confident Tokyo can resolve complaints over budget cuts

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The heads of some international sports federations complained this month that Tokyo Olympic organizers were cutting too deeply to save money. One said the cost reductions could make venues look cheap, reminding of deep, last-minute budget slashing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. John Coates, the IOC member who… Read

SURFING

16-year-old Shino Matsuda eyes Olympic surf gold

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Just 16 and riding the crest of a wave, Japan's teenage surfing sensation Shino Matsuda has a secret weapon as she targets gold at next year's Tokyo Olympics -- mum's rice balls. Hot-shot Matsuda caught the surfing bug as a curious toddler and has emerged as a medal contender for… Read

TENNIS

Pain-free Murray optimistic about return to tennis

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Andy Murray is confident he can return to competitive tennis and has hinted at a doubles spot at Wimbledon, inspired by American doubles great Bob Bryan's return from hip surgery. The two-time Wimbledon champion, 32, in January announced plans to retire after this year's Wimbledon due to injury, expressing doubt… Read

TENNIS

Three weeks before final, qualifiers begin long road to French Open glory

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Almost three weeks before the world's best fight it out for the French Open titles, hundreds of players, including grizzled veterans and teenage hopefuls, have descended on Roland Garros for qualifying. The men's opening round got underway on Monday, despite the tournament proper not due to start until Sunday, with… Read

SOCCER

Shanghai, Urawa Reds advance in Asian Champions League

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Shanghai SIPG and Urawa Reds both advanced to the knockout round of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday. Former Brazil international Oscar scored a hat trick to lead Shanghai over Group H winner Ulsan Horang-i 5-0, while Urawa beat Beijing Guoan 3-0 in Group G. Oscar, who signed for the… Read

SOCCER

Make or break for cashed-up Chinese teams in Asian Champions League

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Despite the significant sums of money spent by Chinese Super League teams on big-name foreign stars, three of its four representatives in the Asian Champions League are in danger of first-round elimination this week. Only Shandong Luneng, inspired by former Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini and Italy striker Graziano Pelle… Read

Sports

Japanese baseball results

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Results of Japanese baseball games played on Tuesday. CENTRAL LEAGUE Hiroshima Carp 3, Chunichi Dragons 2 Hanshin Tigers 3, Yakult Swallows 2 PACIFIC LEAGUE Rakuten Eagles 13, Nippon Ham Fighters 3 Lotte Marines 8, Orix Buffaloes 4 Seibu Lions 7, SoftBank Hawks 6 Read

AUTO RACING

F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70

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Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. The Austria Press Agency quoted Lauda's family as saying he… Read

BASEBALL

Yankees past Orioles 10-7

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Gary Sánchez hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to cap a New York rally fueled by Baltimore gaffes, and the Yankees pulled out a 10-7 victory Monday night. Gleyber Torres homered twice for the Yankees, who trailed 6-1 after four innings and 7-3 after six. At that point,… Read

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