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WADA chief hits back at criticism over Russia doping decision

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World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie has described as "deeply offensive" an accusation that the agency put money over clean sport following its decision to lift a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency. The decision was taken last week at a meeting of WADA's executive committee in Victoria, the capital of… Read

SOCCER

Modric crowned FIFA world player of year

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Luka Modric broke a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after being crowned world footballer of the year by FIFA on Monday. Marta won the women's award for a sixth time. Modric was voted FIFA's best player in the 2017-18 season after winning the Champions League… Read

GOILF

Tiger Woods winning adds to Ryder Cup buzz

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Already the most intense competition in golf, the Ryder Cup doesn't need help to boost the excitement. Tiger Woods managed to take it to another level. He looked like the Woods of old by leading the final 36 holes of the Tour Championship, not letting anyone near him until it… Read

Sports

Japanese baseball results

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Results of Japanese baseball games played on Monday. CENTRAL LEAGUE DeNA BayStars 7, Hiroshima Carp 5 Yakult Swallows 6, Chunichi Dragons 1 Yomiuri Giants 0, Hanshin Tigers 0, 12 innings PACIFIC LEAGUE SoftBank Hawks 2, Nippon Ham Fighters 1 Seibu Lions 4, Rakuten Eagles 3, 10 innings Lotte Marines 8,… Read

BASEBALL

Gregorius hurt; A's wait; Phillies, Pirates, DiamondBacks out

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Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has torn cartilage in his right wrist and is unsure whether he will be able to play in the AL wild-card game on Oct. 3. Gregorius, who has 27 homers and 86 RBIs, got injured Saturday when he slid headfirst on Aaron Hicks' 11th-inning double to… Read

GOLF

Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship for 80th PGA Tour title

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A comeback not even Tiger Woods saw coming a year ago. A chaotic celebration that golf hasn't seen even in the best of times. Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days. He left… Read

SOCCER

Italy's Donadoni in talks to coach Japan's soccer team

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Former Italy soccer coach Roberto Donadoni is in talks to take over the Japan national team, according to reports in Italy on Sunday. The 55-year-old former Napoli and Bologna boss has flown to Japan for talks, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport. The ex-Italian international midfielder -- who spent… Read

BADMINTON

Ginting stuns Momota to take badminton China Open title

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Japan's Kento Momota suffered a shock loss in China on Sunday as he was bested by Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in just two sets. The third seed, who took the Japan Open title on home ground last week, was beaten by world number 13 Ginting 23-21, 21-19. In a closely… Read

TENNIS

Osaka withdraws from Wuhan Open citing viral illness

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U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka withdrew from the Wuhan Open in China on Sunday, hours after losing to former world number one Karolina Pliskova in the final of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Wuhan Open organisers said on Twitter that Osaka had withdrawn due to a viral illness. The… Read

Sports

Japanese baseball results

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Results of Japanese baseball games played on Sunday. CENTRAL LEAGUE Yakult Swallows 2, Chunichi Dragons 0 Yomiuri Giants 2, Hanshin Tigers 1 Hiroshima Carp 2, DeNA BayStars 1 PACIFIC LEAGUE SoftBank Hawks 2, Nippon Ham Fighters 0 Lotte Marines 8, Rakuten Eagles 3 Read

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