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Dimitrov downs Kyrgios for biggest career title

(Reuters) - Bulgarian seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov clinched the biggest win of his career when he beat Nick Kyrgios 6-3 7-5 in the final of the Cincinnati Open on Sunday.

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United States beat Europe to retain Solheim Cup

(Reuters) - The United States beat Europe by five points to retain the Solheim Cup in Iowa on Sunday as the Americans continued their near invincibility on home soil.

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Muguruza thumps Halep in straight sets in Cincinnati final

(Reuters) - Spanish fourth seed Garbine Muguruza played flawlessly to crush Simona Halep 6-1 6-0 in a one-sided women's final at the Cincinnati Open on Sunday.

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Former Iranian president asks Supreme Leader to end house arrests

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami has called on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to end the house arrest of opposition leaders, Khatami’s website reported Sunday, the first such public call by a senior political figure

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Athletics: Farah wins his farewell track race in Britain

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Mo Farah brought down the curtain on his peerless track career in Britain by winning his farewell race on home soil on an emotional afternoon at the Birmingham Grand Prix Diamond League meeting on Sunday.

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Leading Democrat: Critics can't conclude Trump is impaired

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Sunday that it was premature to try to remove U.S. President Donald Trump by claiming he is physically or mentally impaired.

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Qatar to build World Cup stadium shaped like Arabian cap

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar will build a stadium shaped like an Arabian skull cap for the 2022 World Cup, organizers said on Sunday, as the Gulf state moves ahead with preparations for the tournament despite a diplomatic rift with its neighbors.

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New Zealand opposition leader launches campaign for 'brave' tackling of inequality

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s 37-year-old opposition leader, Jacinda Ardern, officially launched her election campaign on Sunday, pledging her government would be “bold”, “brave” and tackle rising inequality should it win next month’s election.

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Cycling: Meares coach West dies aged 57

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Gary West, the coach who guided Anna Meares to gold at the 2012 London Olympics, has died at the age of 57, Cycling Australia said on Sunday.

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Nadal returns to Brisbane to open 2018 season

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal, who will return to the top of the world rankings for the first time in three years on Monday, announced on Sunday that he would be opening his 18th season as a professional at the Brisbane International in January.

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Golf: Stenson leads by one in Greensboro, Love three back

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Swede Henrik Stenson remained patient before reeling off three consecutive birdies to earn a one-shot lead after the third round at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

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Dimitrov beats Isner to reach first Masters 1000 final

(Reuters) - Seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov reached his first Masters 1000 final after squeezing past John Isner 7-6(4) 7-6(10) in a last-four contest at the Cincinnati Open in Ohio on Saturday.

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Israel's Netanyahu to discuss Middle East with Putin: statement

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss the Middle East with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet in the Russian resort of Sochi next week, his office said on Saturday.

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Spain, a Leader in Foiling Attacks, Falls Victim to One Anyway

Spain has a reputation as one of Europe’s most dogged counterterrorism operators, and officials are struggling to answer how a group of youths carried out a deadly attack.

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Muguruza beats Pliskova, advances to Cincinnati final

(Reuters) - Fourth seed Garbine Muguruza beat top seed Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-2 in the semi-final of the Cincinnati Open in Ohio on Saturday.

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U.S. remain three points ahead of Europe at Solheim Cup

(Reuters) - American Cristie Kerr made history as the United States retained a three-point lead at the Solheim Cup when they split the morning foursomes matches against Europe on day two in Iowa on Saturday.

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Froome off to positive start in Vuelta as BMC win team time trial

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Chris Froome's bid to win the Vuelta a Espana for the first time got off to a strong start as the Briton's Team Sky came fourth in the team time trial in stage one on Saturday in Nimes, which was won by BMC Racing.

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Lethal United hit four again, Liverpool scrape first win

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United netted four goals for the second consecutive week in the Premier League to rout Swansea City 4-0 on Saturday and ensure their highest-scoring start to a season for 110 years.

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Olympic champion Schooling apologizes to Malaysians

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Singapore's Olympic champion Joseph Schooling has apologized to Malaysians for saying he was going to teach their swimmers a lesson at the South East Asian Games, which open on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur.

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Ormsby blitzes back nine for Fiji lead

(Reuters) - Australia's Wade Ormsby tore up the back nine with five birdies to take a one-stroke lead at the end of the third round of the Fiji International at Sigatoka on Saturday.

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Granderson heads to Dodgers for post-season push

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their World Series aspirations by acquiring veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson in a trade with the New York Mets on Friday.

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Pujols ties Sosa for most homers by foreign-born player

(Reuters) - Albert Pujols hit the 609th home run of his career on Friday which tied him with Sammy Sosa for the most homers by a foreign-born player.

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Nationals' Scherzer placed on disabled list with sore neck

(Reuters) - Washington Nationals leading pitcher Max Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start against the San Diego Padres on Friday night with a sore neck.

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Trump's ex-stategist tells Weekly Standard that right-wing, populist leadership he championed is at an end

After his ouster from the West Wing on Friday, ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared the Trump presidency that his brand of populist, right-wing conservatives helped make a reality is "over."

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McIlroy plans to defend FedExCup title: report

(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy plans to play again this year after suggesting last week that he might not compete again in 2017 to aid his recovery from a back muscle injury, according to his management group.

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Golf: At home Simpson halfway co-leader at Greensboro

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Webb Simpson recovered from two consecutive bogeys to join fellow American Ryan Armour in the lead on 13-under par after the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

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Muguruza outlasts Kuznetsova, next faces Pliskova in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Fourth-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza won a lengthy battle against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2 5-7 7-5 on a hot and windy day to reach the Cincinnati Open semi-finals on Friday.

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Nadal sets up Kyrgios quarter-final in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal defeated fellow countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets on Friday to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final against Australian Nick Kyrgios.

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Brazil police seek charges for alleged World Cup stadium graft

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Federal Police have called for the indictment of 21 people, including two ex-governors of the capital Brasilia, for allegedly overcharging 559 million reais ($178 million) in the renovation of the stadium used in the 2014 World Cup.

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Golf: Under-pressure Ogilvy fires up late to make Greensboro cut

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, his Tour card for next year on the line, responded by producing a strong finish to the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

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Golf: Underdogs Europe seize early one-point lead in Solheim Cup

(Reuters) - Underdogs Europe won the last two Solheim Cup matches in the opening foursomes session to take a 2-1/2 to 1-1/2 lead over the United States on Friday in the biennial tournament at the Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Iowa.

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Tennis: Stosur withdraws from U.S. Open with injured hand

(Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur of Australia has withdrawn from the tournament with an injured right hand, organizers said on Friday.

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Olympics: British aerial skier Wallace suffers head injury in training crash

(Reuters) - British aerial skier Lloyd Wallace has sustained a serious head injury after a training accident and is in hospital in Switzerland, the International Ski Federation and British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) said.

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Lourenço, the quiet man leading Angola’s 38-year changing of guard

MALANJE, Angola (Reuters) - On a hot morning in August, João Lourenço, a man more used to army barracks and the closed doors of party politics, rose awkwardly to address thousands of rural supporters.

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Russian triple-jumper Pyatykh gets four-year ban: CAS

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has imposed a four-year ban on Russian triple-jumper Anna Pyatykh for violating rules on prohibited substances, the tribunal said on Friday.

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Hend eyes Presidents Cup audition at Fiji International

(Reuters) - Australia's Scott Hend put his hand up for Presidents Cup selection after firing a six-under-par 66 to grab a share of the lead after the second round of the Fiji International on Friday.

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Cyclist Perkins gets nod from Putin for Russia switch

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian cyclist Shane Perkins has been given the green light to attain Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin, paving the way for the twice world champion to represent his new country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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* Other investors include Ant, GIC-affiliate City-Scape (Recasts with details of the deal, Yunfeng share price surge)

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Confederate Leaders’ Descendants Say Statues Can Come Down

Great-great-grandchildren of Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee disagree with President Trump that moving Confederate monuments destroys American history and culture.

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NFL player charged with beating sister's boyfriend

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Oakland Raiders cornerback who prosecutors say beat and stomped on his sister's boyfriend was charged on Thursday with assault and battery.

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Mayweather on putting legacy on the line: 'It's worth it'

(Reuters) - With his superfight against Conor McGregor a little over a week away, Floyd Mayweather struck a reflective tone on Thursday as he discussed the risk of coming out of retirement for a massive payday.

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Wie benched for morning matches as Europe go with rookie Hall

(Reuters) - Nine-time veteran Cristie Kerr and long-hitting Lexi Thompson will lead off for the United States against Europe's Mel Reid and Charley Hull when the 15th Solheim Cup starts in Iowa on Friday.

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Venezuela's new chief prosecutor vows to jail protest leaders

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Venezuela will hunt down and jail leaders of violent protests that have rocked the country since April, its new top prosecutor said on Thursday, a day before a hate crimes law was expected to be approved despite fears that it will be used to crush dissent.

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Pacquiao versus Horn rematch likely confirmed soon, says Arum

(Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum is "optimistic" a rematch between his fighter and Jeff Horn will be confirmed in the next few days, he told Reuters on Thursday.

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U.S. Navy to remove senior leaders of warship after deadly June crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will relieve the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that collided with a Philippine container ship in June off the coast of Japan, the Navy said on Thursday,

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USS Fitzgerald's leadership removed

The commanding officer, executive officer and senior non-commissioned officer of the USS Fitzgerald are due to be removed from their duties for cause amid the fallout surrounding the deadly collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a cargo ship off the coast of Japan on June 17.

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Becton Dickinson blood tubes not linked to inaccurate lead results: FDA

(Reuters) - Blood collection tubes made by Becton Dickinson & Co that were used in conjunction with Magellan Diagnostics' lead-testing devices were not linked to the cause of inaccurate results of lead levels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday.

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Becton Dickinson blood tubes not linked to inaccurate lead results -FDA

Aug 17 (Reuters) - Blood collection tubes made by Becton Dickinson & Co that were used in conjunction with Magellan Diagnostics' lead-testing devices were not linked to the cause of inaccurate results of lead levels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday.

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Every, driving yips cured, leads Stenson by one in Greensboro

(Reuters) - Matt Every, on the mend after a case of the driving yips so bad he said it would have driven many to quit, made a perfect start on his way to the first-round lead at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.

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Durant won't go to White House to visit Trump

(The Sports Xchange) - If the Golden State Warriors are invited to White House, Kevin Durant said he will not visit with President Donald Trump to celebrate the team's 2017 championship.

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Dimitrov beats Del Potro for first time to reach Cincinnati quarters

(Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov beat big-hitting Argentine Juan Martin del Potro for the first time in six career attempts to book a place in the last eight at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday.

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BRIEF-FalconStor announces key executive leadership appointments

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Halep has top spot in her sights with Cincinnati win

(Reuters) - Romanian second seed Simona Halep stayed on track for a tilt at the world number one spot with a 6-4 6-3 third-round win over Anastasija Sevastova at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday.

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Canada's Shapovalov upbeat ahead of U.S Open qualifying

(Reuters) - Canadian Denis Shapovalov took the tennis world by storm last week with a run to the semi-finals in Montreal that included a win over Rafa Nadal and the teenage sensation is now eager to replicate that success on a much bigger stage.

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U.S. House Democratic leader Pelosi calls for Confederate statue removal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined calls for the immediate removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol, shortly after President Donald Trump expressed regret over statues and monuments being removed in some cities.

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Bolt reveals injury details and rounds on doubters

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt delivered a rebuke those who questioned whether he really suffered an injury in his farewell race at the World Athletics Championships by revealing details of his hamstring tear on Thursday.

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Azarenka could miss U.S. Open due to custody battle

(Reuters) - Two-time grand slam winner Victoria Azarenka said on Thursday she may withdraw from the U.S. Open as she is unwilling to part with her son during legal proceedings to separate from her former partner.

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Cycling: Former Olympic champion Sanchez fails doping test

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain's former Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez has been suspended with immediate effect after testing positive for banned growth hormones, cycling's governing body said on Thursday.

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Fredericks' temporary ban upheld by IAAF tribunal

BERLIN (Reuters) - An athletics disciplinary tribunal upheld on Thursday a ban on former Namibian sprinter and IAAF Council member Frankie Fredericks pending an investigation into potential ethics violations.

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Trump isolated as US military, business and political leaders condemn racism

US President Donald Trump found himself more isolated than at any point in his presidency on Thursday, cast aside by business allies, condemned by prominent Republicans and the subject of a rare, if coded rebuke from two living predecessors.

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Turner to launch sports streaming service in 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Turner Broadcasting System plans to launch a standalone sports streaming service for consumers in 2018, the Time Warner Inc unit said on Thursday.

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Cycling: Kittel swaps Belgium's Quick-Step for Katusha Alpecin

(Reuters) - German sprinter Marcel Kittel has left Belgium's Quick-Step Floors and signed a two-year deal with Swiss cycling team Katusha Alpecin.

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Iranian opposition leader hospitalized after hunger strike: report

ANKARA (Reuters) - Mehdi Karroubi, an elderly Iranian opposition leader under house arrest since 2011, was hospitalized on Thursday after starting a hunger strike to support his demand for a public trial, his official website reported.

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Hong Kong democracy leader defiant as three jailed for months

HONG KONG (Reuters) - An appeals court jailed three leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement for six to eight months on Thursday, dealing a blow to the Chinese-ruled city's youth-led push for universal suffrage and prompting accusations of political interference.

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Three young Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed for months

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong appeal court on Thursday jailed three prominent young Hong Kong democracy leaders for several months for "unlawful assembly" linked to the city's months-long pro-democracy protests in 2014.

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New Zealand's Pearce takes one-shot lead in Fiji

(Reuters) - New Zealand's Daniel Pearce roared up the leaderboard with a scintillating start on his back nine to card a six-under 66 for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Fiji International on Thursday.

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Lighter gloves spell quick end of Mayweather, says McGregor

(Reuters) - Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is happy about the switch to lighter gloves for his Aug. 26 fight against undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and says his opponent will now struggle to make it past the second round.

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NAFTA talks must include discussion on fintech: Mexican negotiator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) must include a discussion of new financial services, a Mexican negotiator said on Wednesday, singling out so-called fintech companies rapidly gaining ground in the region.

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Hong Kong democrat charged with 'misleading' police over abduction claim

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police have charged a democracy activist with misleading police after claiming he had been abducted and assaulted by mainland Chinese agents.

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Violence prompts U.S. Congress to discuss militant threats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional panel next month will hold a hearing on violent extremism, including threats from domestic militants, following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly.

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Dominant Madrid crush Barcelona to win Super Cup

(Reuters) - Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time with a 2-0 win over rivals Barcelona at a joyous Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to complete a 5-1 aggregate victory.

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Kisner licks PGA wounds, regroups for Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Kevin Kisner has had little time to wallow in disappointment after last week's PGA Championship and will return to action at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.

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Service chiefs' tweets show leadership

As of Wednesday, each of the four service chiefs -- the heads of the Navy, Army, Marine Corps and Air Force -- have issued statements denouncing racism and bigotry in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Opioid overdoses leading to more ICU admissions and deaths

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of Americans are needing intensive care for opioid overdoses and dying after receiving treatment for serious complications, a U.S. study suggests.

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Dimitrov sets up last-16 clash with Del Potro

(Reuters) - Bulgarian seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov beat Feliciano Lopez 7-6(5) 6-4 at the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday to set up a last-16 clash with Juan Martin Del Potro.

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Venus upset by Australian qualifier in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Ninth seed Venus Williams was upset 6-3 2-6 6-2 by Australian qualifier Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday, hampering the American's U.S. Open preparations.

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Judy Murray tells of long battle to tennis success

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish coach Judy Murray, a driving force in British tennis and mother of world number one Andy and Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Jamie, has shaped the two most successful players Britain has produced in decades.

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South Africa's Pistorius allowed out of prison for grandmother's funeral

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympic gold medalist serving a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend, was allowed out of prison on Wednesday to attend his maternal grandmother's funeral, correctional services said on Wednesday.

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Soccer: Ronaldo loses appeal against five-match ban after pushing ref

MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo lost his appeal to the Spanish football federation of his five-match ban for pushing a referee after being sent off in the Spanish Super Cup first leg.

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Golf: Matthew to replace injured Pettersen for Europe at Solheim Cup

(Reuters) - Scotland's Catriona Matthew will replace injured Suzann Pettersen in Europe's Solheim Cup team at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, captain Annika Sorenstam said on Wednesday.

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Kenyan opposition leader will go to Supreme Court over disputed election

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would challenge last week's presidential election result in court, calming fears that further street protests by his supporters might lead to widespread violence.

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Japan's Nishikori to miss rest of season with wrist injury

(Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori will miss the rest of the 2017 season after tearing a tendon in his right wrist, his manager said on Wednesday.

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Partial lead-pipe replacements bring down levels of toxins

Reuters Health - New research clarifies the benefits of having utilities replace municipal lead water-service lines, even when the pipe that enters a home continues to be made of the metal that can impair children’s brain development.

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Trump to discuss Afghan strategy with security team on Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will meet with their national security team on Friday at Camp David to discuss U.S. strategy in South Asia, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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Kenya opposition leader will go to Supreme Court over disputed elections

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would go to court over last week's presidential election results, ignoring calls by some election observers that he concede defeat to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Trump's failure of leadership on Charlottesville violence is another sign of a presidency in peril

Donald Trump's insistence Tuesday that "both sides" were responsible for the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, has turned what was a fumbling presidency into what now appears to be one on the verge of total collapse.

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'Alt-right' leader won't speak at University of Florida

Alt-right icon Richard Spencer is running out of campuses to host him.

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With a wary eye on Iran, Saudi and Iraqi leaders draw closer

BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) - It was an unusual meeting: an Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric openly hostile to the United States sat in a palace sipping juice at the invitation of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, the Sunni kingdom that is Washington's main ally in the Middle East.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher as financials, energy stocks lead

TORONTO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose at the open on Wednesday in broad-based gains led by financials, while energy stocks were buoyed by firmer crude oil prices.

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Cycling: Preview: Froome Tour/Vuelta double

PARIS (Reuters) - The Vuelta is where everything started for Chris Froome and it could well be where he moves closer to the greatest grand tour riders as the Tour de France champion attempts a unique double in the modern era.

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Turkey says Kurdish Iraq's referendum could worsen situation, lead to civil war

ANKARA (Reuters) - A planned independence referendum in Kurdish northern Iraq could make the situation in the region worse and even lead to a civil war, Turkey's foreign minister warned on Wednesday.

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Serena eyes 'outrageous' Australian Open return

(Reuters) - Serena Williams aims to defend her Australian Open title next year, the American saying the rapid return to action would only give her around three months to prepare after giving birth to her first child.

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Bacsinszky out of U.S. Open with hand injury

(Reuters) - Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky has withdrawn from the U.S. Open due to a lingering hand injury, the world number 24 has said.

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Golf: Bae swaps firing range for driving range ahead of return

SEOUL (Reuters) - Bae Sang-moon took his first steps back into civilian life on Wednesday after completing his mandatory stint in the South Korean military and the two-time PGA Tour winner is eager to get his golfing career back on track.

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2 Sisters in Charlottesville Sue Far-Right Leaders Over Car Attack

The lawsuit names 28 defendants, including the man suspected to be the driver and organizers of the white nationalist rally.

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US Navy officer pleads guilty in 'Fat Leonard' bribery scandal

An active-duty US Navy commander pleaded guilty Tuesday in a major corruption scandal involving a Singapore-based defense contractor.

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USADA bans Goodwin but 49ers receiver says has quit long jump

(Reuters) - Former long jumper Marquise Goodwin, who is now a wide receiver for the San Francsico 49ers, was handed a one-year ban by USADA on Tuesday for not providing his whereabouts for drug testing but the NFL player said he no longer competes in athletics.

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Venus overpowers Riske at Cincinnati Masters

(Reuters) - Ninth-seeded Venus Williams used her powerful serve and pinpoint shot making to defeat fellow American Alison Riske 6-2 6-0 in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday.

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Del Potro, Kyrgios advance, Raonic withdraws in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro and Nick Kyrgios took positive steps in their U.S. Open preparation by ousting seeded opponents to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday.

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Raonic latest to withdraw from Cincinnati tournament

(The Sports Xchange) - Milos Raonic withdrew from the Western & Southern Cincinnati Open tennis tournament, pulling out on Tuesday due to a wrist injury.

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Tennis:Last two years have taken heavy toll on Murray, says mum Judy

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The last two years on the relentless ATP Tour have taken their toll on Andy Murray, the three times grand slam champion's mum Judy told Reuters.

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GOP PAC leader backs Kid Rock Senate run

The president of a Republican PAC said he's interested in Kid Rock running for Senate.

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Neymar becomes goodwill ambassador for world's disabled

GENEVA (Reuters) - Neymar, fresh from his first win with Paris St. Germain and his world-record signing for the club, became a goodwill ambassador for Handicap International on Tuesday, pledging to work for millions who are "less visible" but deserve equality.

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Sharapova awarded main draw wildcard at U.S. Open

(Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova will make her first grand slam appearance in over 18 months after she was awarded a main draw wildcard for the upcoming U.S. Open, the tournament organisers confirmed on Tuesday.

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Cycling: Landa joins Movistar from Team Sky

(Reuters) - Spanish rider Mikel Landa has left Team Sky and signed a two-year contract with rivals Movistar, the team's general manager said on Tuesday.

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South Korea’s Leader Bluntly Warns U.S. Against Striking North

President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that unilateral military action over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program would be intolerable.

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America's deadly game of follow the leader

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Former senior al Shabaab leader says militants should leave group

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The one-time deputy leader of Somali Islamist militants al Shabaab called on Tuesday for others to quit the group following his defection to the government side in Mogadishu.

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METALS-China ban order on N.Korea exports gives lead a fillip

* Chinese Jan-June lead ore imports from N.Korea up 49 pct (Adds comments, updates prices, changes dateline from SYDNEY)

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Olympics: More than 2,000 mascot applications received for Tokyo

(Reuters) - A total of 2,042 mascot designs have been received for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after a competition launched earlier this month invited Japanese residents to submit their proposals, Games organizers said on Tuesday.

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Far-left surge gives lead to Norway opposition: TV2 poll

OSLO (Reuters) - A jump in support for Norway's far-left Red Party could help the center-left opposition win a majority in parliament in the Sept. 11 election, independent TV2 reported on Tuesday.

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Querrey leads old guard into second round at Cincinnati

(Reuters) - American 15th seed Sam Querrey cruised into the second round of the Cincinnati Open with a routine 6-3 6-0 win over compatriot Stefan Kozlov on Monday on a day when the old guard dominated the younger players.

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Cycling: Australian former Olympic champion Wooldridge dies

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian cyclist Stephen Wooldridge, a former Olympic and world champion, has died at the age of 39.

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Keys beats Vandeweghe again in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Madison Keys beat fellow American CoCo Vandeweghe for the second time in eight days with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory on Monday to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Open.

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State Leaders Call for Confederate Monuments to Be Removed

The violence in Charlottesville, Va., is prompting a new push to relocate prominent symbols of the Confederacy.

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Britain's May to lead business delegation to Japan

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Japan this month for talks with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to discuss Brexit, trade and defence, her office said on Tuesday.

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Hong Kong democrat arrested for 'misleading' police after abduction claims

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police said on Tuesday they had arrested a prominent member of the opposition Democratic Party for "misleading police" after he claimed he had been assaulted and illegally detained by mainland Chinese agents in the city.

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Woods had five drugs in system at time of DUI arrest: report

(Reuters) - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in May, according to an ESPN report on Monday.

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Matsuyama announces marriage and fatherhood, surprising Japan

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Hideki Matsuyama announced on Monday that he has been married since January and is now a father, news which caught Japanese media and fans by surprise.

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Golf: Winning one major is a great year, says Spieth

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - A major season that began with the Masters favorite falling down stairs ended with one of the game’s best young players capturing the PGA Championship, a reminder of the ephemeral nature of the most unpredictable of sports.

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NFL player sits out national anthem to protest Virginia violence

(Reuters) - Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett remained seated during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before a pre-season National Football League game to protest deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend, his team said.

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Gavrilova hangs on to defeat Mladenovic at Cincinnati Open

(Reuters) - Australian Daria Gavrilova shook off an uncertain second set to defeat France's Kristina Mladenovic 6-0 7-6(6) on Monday at the Cincinnati Open.

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Olympics: Ireland's Rio ticket agent was front for banned seller, says report

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The agent at the center of an alleged scheme to illegally pass Ireland's tickets for the 2016 Rio Olympics to touts was "not genuine" and was used to hide the involvement of banned ticket reseller THG, a Irish government report said on Monday.

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America's top business leaders are turning on Trump

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DealBook: Merck’s Leader Took a Stand. What About the Other C.E.O.s?

Ken Frazier of Merck had the courage to resign as a presidential adviser, but other chief executives have been less forceful in responding to Mr. Trump.

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British cyber researcher pleads not guilty to U.S. hacking charges

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - British cyber security researcher Marcus Hutchins pleaded not guilty on Monday to federal charges he built and sold malicious code used to steal banking credentials.

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Tennis: Federer's pullout from Cincinnati hands number one spot to Nadal

(Reuters) - Roger Federer has pulled out of the Cincinnati Open with a back injury, meaning Rafa Nadal will be the new world number one in next week's rankings.

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U.S. General and South Korean Leader Push for Diplomacy on North Korea

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. said the priority on North Korea was to support diplomatic and economic measures. China said it would enforce new sanctions.

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Soccer: Ronaldo hit with five-match ban after shoving referee

(Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo was banned for five matches for pushing the referee after he was shown a red card against Barcelona in Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first leg victory on Sunday, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said on Monday.

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UPDATE 1-Banks lead relief rally for European stocks, fundamentals back in focus

* RWE gains after strong results, better outlook (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon - see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

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Banks lead relief rally for European stocks, RWE jumps

LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - European shares enjoyed a relief rally on Monday after geopolitical tension had sent them to their worst weekly losses of the year.

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Malaysia ruling party leaders denounce violence at Mahathir forum

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Leaders of Malaysia's ruling party have condemned violence that erupted at a forum where former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad was speaking, as political tension rises ahead of a general election that could be called in coming months.

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Golf: American Schubert wins U.S. Amateur

(Reuters) - American Sophia Schubert won the U.S. Amateur Championship on Sunday, beating Albane Valenzuela of Switzerland 6&5 in the 36-hole final at San Diego Country Club in southern California.

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Nishikori skips Cincinnati Masters due to injury

(Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori has become the latest top 10 player to pull out of this week's Cincinnati Masters after the world number nine withdrew from the U.S. Open warmup event due to pain from a long-standing right wrist injury.

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Athletics: Golden London run has triumphant Pearson eyeing Tokyo

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Sally Pearson will reward herself with "volumes" of greasy food after winning her second 100 meters hurdles world championship but plans to keep herself in top shape in the long-term for a tilt at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Civil rights leaders demand Trump disavow supremacists

A coalition of major civil rights and faith groups on Sunday called on President Donald Trump to "directly disavow the white supremacists" who participated in violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend -- a reference to Trump's remarks condemning the deadly clashes on Saturday.

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Ronaldo hogs headlines as Real beat Barca 3-1 in Clasico

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational goal and was then sent off for a combination of his provocative celebration and for diving as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in an explosive Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday.

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Ex-deputy leader of Al-Shabaab surrenders

Former Al-Shabaab deputy leader and spokesman Mukhtar Robow Ali surrendered to Somali authorities on Sunday, according to a state official.

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Bolt vows 'never again' after emotional London farewell

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt took an emotional final bow on the track at the end of the World Championships in London on Sunday before declaring that, definitely and definitively, there was no way he would ever return to sprinting.

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Federer stunned by Zverev in Montreal final

(Reuters) - German fourth seed Alexander Zverev upset Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 in the Rogers Cup final in Montreal on Sunday to join the Swiss right-hander as the most trophy-laden player on the ATP Tour this year with five titles.

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Athletics: Trinidad deny U.S. seventh successive 4x400 world title

LONDON (Reuters) - Trinidad and Tobago denied United States a seventh successive world 4x400 meters relay title when Lalonde Gordon overhauled Fred Kerley on the final straight to win a breathtaking final at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday.

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In South Korea, K-Pop Pleads for Peace

During heightened tensions, thousands of young people turned out to a concert near the demilitarized zone.

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Athletics: Manangoi brings 1,500m joy for Kenya as Kiprop flops

LONDON (Reuters) - Asbel Kiprop failed in his bid for a fourth consecutive 1,500 meters gold medal at the World Championships on Sunday - but Kenya still celebrated a dazzling one-two with new champion Elijah Manangoi leading home his friend Timothy Cheruiyot.

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U.S. reclaim 4x400m title, more injury woe for Jamaica

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic champions the United States reclaimed their women’s 4x400m relay world title as Jamaica suffered more injury heartbreak in the World Championships final on Sunday.

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Athletics: Barshim sails to dominant world high jump gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim secured the global high jump title his talent has promised for so long when he completed a faultless series in the World Championships on Sunday, culminating in a winning leap of 2.35 metres.

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Athletics: Perkovic dominates discus to clinch second world title

LONDON (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic eased her way to a second world discus title after being the only athlete to throw over 70 meters at the World Championships on Sunday.

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Golf: Kisner seeks major glory at receptive Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Overnight leader Kevin Kisner set off for what could be a riveting finish to the PGA Championship on Sunday as early starters said a Quail Hollow layout that had been mostly challenging all week was there for the taking.

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Semenya takes another 800m title in her stride

LONDON (Reuters) - Caster Semenya claimed another global title when she won the world 800 meters gold while seemingly barely taking a breath on Sunday, biding her time before surging clear to record one minute 55.16 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year.

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Svitolina dumps Wozniacki to clinch Toronto title

TORONTO (Reuters) - Ukrainian Elina Svitolina capped a remarkable week in Toronto by beating Dane Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-0 at the Rogers Cup on Sunday to capture her tour-leading fifth title of the season.

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Obiri wins 5,000 meters with astonishing last lap

LONDON (Reuters) - Kenyan Hellen Obiri produced an astonishing last lap to break Almaz Ayana's resistance, win the 5,000 meters at the World Athletics Championships and claim her first major title on Sunday.

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Coe bemoans Bolt's 'devastating moment'

LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Coe said he felt huge sympathy for Usain Bolt after the Jamaican pulled up with a hamstring problem during his final event on Saturday, but believes the great sprinter's departure will open the door for new talent to shine.

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Athletics: Farah says British media trying to destroy his achievements

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Olympic and world champion Mo Farah said the British media were trying to destroy his achievements and repeated that he was a clean athlete during an emotional outburst on Sunday.

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An Ex-Shabab Leader Surrenders in Somalia, Officials Say

Abu Mansoor Mukhtar Robow surrendered to government forces on Sunday, in a surprise move that could weaken the country’s Islamist militants.

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Athletics: Colombian pride as Arevalo takes gold in men's 20km walk

LONDON (Reuters) - Eider Arevalo won Colombia’s first gold of the World Championships on Sunday by triumphing in the men’s 20 kilometer walk.

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Iraqi Shi'ite leader visits UAE, strengthening ties with Sunni states

ERBIL, Iraq, (Reuters) - An influential Iraqi Shi'ite cleric plans to visit the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, strengthening his ties with Sunni-ruled states of the Middle East.

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Opinion: Charlottesville spotlights Trump's toxic failure to lead

The roiling spectacle of racial violence that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday leaving three people dead -- one killed when a car plowed into a crowd and two Virginia State Police officers who died in a helicopter crash -- represents the culmination of naked appeals by an American president and a major political party to the most shameful aspects of our nation's history.

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Dovizioso edged Marquez to claim victory in Austria

(Reuters) - Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso held off MotoGP points leader Marc Marquez to claim his third victory of the season at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Athletics: Yang takes 20km walk gold in dramatic finish on Mall

LONDON (Reuters) - Yang Jiayu raced to gold in a thrilling finish to the 20km walk at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday but her compatriot Lyu Xiuzhi learned she had been dramatically disqualified when meters away from winning the bronze medal.

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Kenya opposition leader defies pressure to concede defeat

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Sunday called for a strike to support his claim to the presidency and accused the ruling party of "spilling the blood of innocent people", despite growing pressure on him to concede election defeat.

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Athletics: Henriques breaks own world record to win women's 50km title

LONDON (Reuters) - Ines Henriques smashed her own world record by more than two minutes to win the inaugural women’s 50 kilometer race walk at the World Championships on Sunday.

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Athletics: Race walker Diniz becomes oldest world champion at 39

LONDON (Reuters) - Yohann Diniz produced an astonishing solo tour de force to become the oldest man ever to become a world athletics champion at the age of 39 as he won the 50 kilometer walk title on Sunday.

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Exclusive: Zambia to drop treason charges against opposition leader - sources

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia plans to drop treason charges against the country's main opposition leader and free him from prison on Monday under a deal brokered by the Commonwealth secretary-general, government and legal sources told Reuters.

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Semenya leads the pack on final day of competition

LONDON (Reuters) - Caster Semenya will attempt to reclaim her 800 meters title on the final day of action of the World Championships in London on Sunday.

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Wozniacki beats Stephens to reach Toronto final

TORONTO (Reuters) - Danish sixth Caroline Wozniacki, riding high after ousting world number one Karolina Pliskova, beat American Sloane Stephens 6-2 6-3 in the Rogers Cup semi-finals in Toronto on Saturday.

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Federer dumps Haase to reach another Montreal final

(Reuters) - Swiss second seed Roger Federer used a dominant service game to earn a 6-3 7-6(5) semi-final win over Dutchman Robin Haase at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Saturday.

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U.S. reclaim 4x100m world title, Britain take silver

LONDON (Reuters) - Individual champion Tori Bowie anchored the United States to victory in the women's 4x100 meters relay at the World Championships on Saturday.

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Britain win 4x100 meters relay as Bolt pulls up

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt's final appearance on the track ended in agony on Saturday as he pulled up injured running the final leg of the World Championships 4x100 meters relay as Britain beat the United States for a shock gold medal.

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Pearson roars back to win world 100m hurdles gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Australia's Sally Pearson completed one of the great sporting comebacks when she overcame two years of injury agony to win the world 100 meters hurdles title at the age of 30 on Saturday.

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Athletics: First gold for Russian neutrals as Lasitskene retains high jump title

LONDON (Reuters) - Maria Lasitskene became the first Russian to win a gold medal at the World Championships in London after successfully defending her high jump title on Saturday.

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Farah's invincibility ended in final track race

LONDON (Reuters) - Mo Farah's aura of invincibility after six years of unrelenting success was finally cracked in his very last major track race on Saturday as he lost his world 5,000 meters title to Ethiopia's Muktar Edris.

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Golf: Kisner in sole lead after Matsuyama bogey at the first

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Hideki Matsuyama bogeyed the first hole to slip one shot behind American Kevin Kisner after the overnight co-leaders finished their first hole of Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship.

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Former KKK leader invokes Trump's name

Former KKK leader David Duke invoked President Trump's name at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Marquez claims pole ahead of Ducati duo in Austria

(Reuters) - Honda's Marc Marquez recorded his third consecutive pole of the season after setting the fastest time in qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday.

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Golf: Stroud climbs to tie for third after second round completion

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Chris Stroud, the last man to qualify for the PGA Championship, completed a three-under-par 68 on Saturday morning to join 2015 winner Jason Day in a tie for third before setting off for the third round at Quail Hollow.

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Athletics: Mayer's decathlon lead slashed by Freimuth after discus

LONDON (Reuters) - Kevin Mayer's lead in the World Athletics Championships decathlon was slashed by Rico Freimuth after the discus on Saturday, leaving the Frenchman 24 points ahead after seven of the 10 events.

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Athletics: Botswana miss out after baton drop, U.S. run year's fastest time

LONDON (Reuters) - Botswana missed out on the men's 4x400 meters relay final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday after dropping the baton in their semi-final heat while the United States ran the year's fastest time.

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Fans pay big money for Mayweather-McGregor tickets

(Reuters) - Fight fans attending the much-hyped boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial artist Conor McGregor will have a chance to rub shoulders with the stars in Las Vegas -- but it won't come cheap.

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U.S. looking strong in bid to reclaim 4x400m relay title

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States ran a world leading time in the women's 4x400 meters relay heats at the World Athletics Championships, having done the same in the 4x100m earlier on Saturday.

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Bolt leads Jamaica into final, U.S. run year's fastest time

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt, running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi-final in the 4x100 meters relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday while United States ran the fastest time of the year.

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Olympic champions U.S. lead the way in women's 4x100m relay heats

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States ate up the track to run a world leading time in the women's 4x100 meters relay heats at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday.

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London braced for Bolt and Farah swansongs

LONDON (Reuters) - It will be the end of an era for athletics on Saturday when Usain Bolt races for the last time in the men's 4x100 meters relay at the World Championships.

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McGregor plans to rule fight game with 'iron fist'

(Reuters) - Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor says he has become "the face of the fight game" ahead of his upcoming multi-million dollar boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas this month.

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DNC leader says GOP is 'the party of racism'

A top Democratic National Committee leader called the Republican Party "the party of racism" at a conference for liberal activists Friday, pointing to President Donald Trump's positions on immigrants and refugees.

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Ringleader of Venezuela military base attack captured: minister

CARACAS (Reuters) - The ringleader of an Aug. 6 attack on a Venezuelan military base near the city of Valencia was captured on Friday, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said in a tweet on Friday.

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Wozniacki upsets world number one Pliskova in Toronto

(Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki defeated world number one Karolina Pliskova 7-5 6-7(3) 6-4 in a marathon Rogers Cup quarter-finals match in Toronto marred by four rain delays on Friday.

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Netflix discussing keeping Disney's Marvel, 'Star Wars' films

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc is in "active discussions" with Walt Disney Co about keeping Marvel and "Star Wars" films after 2019, when new Disney and Pixar movies will stop appearing on the streaming service, a senior executive said late on Thursday.

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Iran asked to explain dropping players who faced Israeli team

ZURICH (Reuters) - Iran has been asked to provide further information to global soccer body FIFA over a decision to drop two players from the national team after they turned out against an Israeli side for their Greek club.

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Aggressive Federer cruises to semi-finals in Montreal

(Reuters) - Roger Federer reached the Rogers Cup semi-finals on Friday after coming to the net early and often in a straight sets victory over Roberto Bautista Agut on a windy day in Montreal.

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Schippers retains world 200 meters title

LONDON (Reuters) - Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands retained her world 200 meters title with a dominant display on Friday, leaving Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast to settle for another hair's breadth silver.

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Fajdek wins hat-trick of hammer golds for Poland

LONDON (Reuters) - Pawel Fajdek, the colorful hammer champion from Poland, became the first man to win three successive world championship titles with a dominant triumph on Friday.

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Coburn, Frerichs complete shock U.S. one-two in steeplechase

LONDON (Reuters) - Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs stunned the World Championships by winning gold and silver in a dramatic women's 3,000 meters steeplechase final on Friday, the first Americans to get medals in the event.

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President warns North Korean leader against overt threats to US territories or allies

President Donald Trump said Friday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "will truly regret it and he will regret it fast" if he issues an overt threat or attacks Guam or a US ally.

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Reese wins fourth long jump world title

LONDON (Reuters) - American Brittney Reese claimed her fourth world long jump title on Friday after a tense, tight contest in which only six centimeters separated the top four competitors.

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Neymar set to pay tax fine, wipe slate clean for Paris

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Paris St Germain forward Neymar has agreed to pay a fine to Brazil's tax authorities in a bid to put his legal problems behind him, his lawyers said on Friday.

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Congressional leaders say they're being left in the dark

Several key congressional leaders say they have yet to hear from the White House on the administration's North Korea strategy as President Donald Trump has ratcheted up his rhetoric threatening "fire and fury" against Pyongyang.

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Los Angeles City Council backs 2028 Olympic bid

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles City Council on Friday voted unanimously to authorize the city to sign a contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2028 Summer Games.

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Kiprop earns crack at El Guerrouj's four 1500 meters crowns

LONDON (Reuters) - Reigning champion Asbel Kiprop led a powerful trio of Kenyans into Sunday's 1,500 meters final at the World Athletics Championships, giving himself the chance of shooting for a fourth successive gold medal in the metric mile event.

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Semenya strides smoothly into 800 meters final

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic champion Caster Semenya looked ominously comfortable in advancing to the women's 800 meters final at the World Athletics Championships on Friday but a host of challengers also looked impressive and should push the South African all the way.