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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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'Catching' a U-2 fresh back from America's air wars

AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - It may not sound possible to "catch" an American spy plane while driving a Dodge Charger. But that's precisely what we did on a sweltering August...

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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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BRIEF-B&G Foods to acquire Back To Nature Foods Company

* B&G Foods - sees deal to be immediately accretive to its earnings per share, free cash flow

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Grace Mugabe Is Back in Zimbabwe, Trailed by Assault Accusations

The South African government said it had granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s first lady, who was accused of beating up a model in a luxury hotel.

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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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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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Iraqi forces start offensive to take back IS-held city of Tal Afar

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces launched on Sunday an offensive to take back the city of Tal Afar, their next objective in the U.S.-backed campaign to defeat Islamic State militants, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said.

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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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Stephen Bannon’s Path from Breitbart to the West Wing, and Back

A guide to reporting by The New York Times about the former White House chief strategist and the news he generated during his 366 days working for President Trump.

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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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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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India's Infosys approves up to $2 billion buyback of shares

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The board of India's second biggest IT firm, Infosys Ltd , on Saturday approved a share buyback program of up to 130 billion rupees ($2.03 billion), a day after Vishal Sikka resigned as chief executive after a long-running feud with the company's founders.

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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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Amid Trump backlash, his U.N. envoy says stand up, isolate hate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told staff in an email - seen by Reuters on Friday - that everyone must stand up and condemn hate, as President Donald Trump faces a backlash for his response to violence at a protest by white nationalists.

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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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Festival at the top of the world

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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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Within hours of being fired, Trump's former chief strategist gets his old job back at far-right news site

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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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Spouse hostility may worsen chronic low back pain

(Reuters Health) - People with chronic low back pain may feel it even more sharply if their spouses are critical and unsupportive of their condition, according to a recent study.

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To Hit a Passer and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’: A Linebacker’s Two Sides

The Giants’ linebacker has created a vibrant book club on Instagram, drawing fans and fellow readers.

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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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SEC drops case against ex-JPMorgan traders over 'London Whale'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The top U.S. securities regulator on Friday dropped its civil lawsuit accusing two former JPMorgan Chase & Co traders of trying to hide some of the bank's $6.2 billion of losses tied to the 2012 "London Whale" scandal.

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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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BRIEF-Risesun Real Estate Development's unit signs strategic agreement with Alibaba-backed logistics firm

* Says unit signs strategic agreement with Alibaba-backed logistics firm on areas including internet of things, e-commerce innovation

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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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Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, key Senator under a cloud

CANBERRA/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's widening citizenship crisis entangled a seventh politician on Friday, a key independent senator whose support is critical for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to pass legislation through a hostile Senate.

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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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UPDATE 1-Jack Ma-backed Yunfeng leads $1.7 bln purchase of MassMutual Asia unit

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

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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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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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BRIEF-LiveWorld reports second quarter financial results

* Q2 revenue $2.5 million versus $2.3 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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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GOP senators strike back in Trump's public war of words

Sen. Bob Corker's questioning of the President's competence Thursday is the starkest signal yet that Republican senators are returning fire in the public and pointed battle Donald Trump has waged with members of his own party.

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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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Students head back to unfunded schools in three U.S. states

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The failure of three U.S. states to enact legislation to fund education has left hundreds of school districts scrambling for cash as students return to the classroom.

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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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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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In Backing Alt-Right, A.C.L.U. Embraces Role in Defending ‘Groups We Detest’

The group’s defense of a planned rally in Virginia, before the violence, has parallels to its seminal role in a proposed neo-Nazi gathering in Skokie, Ill., in 1977.

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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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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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How New Jersey Got 4,775 Guns Back

An M-16 and a sawed-off shotgun were among the nearly 5,000 guns collected at a two-day buyback event in New Jersey, where guns could be dropped off with no questions asked.

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World's natural wonders: The ultimate list

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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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Australia's Hanson wears burqa to parliament in bid to ban them

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian far-right senator Pauline Hanson wore a burqa to parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign to ban the all-enveloping garment worn by some Muslim women, drawing a quick rebuke from the government and Muslims.

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BRIEF-GE and AGL to develop Australia's largest wind farm in Coopers Gap, Queensland

* GE and AGL develop Australia's largest wind farm in Coopers Gap, Queensland

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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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Black Voices on Turmoil in Charlottesville: ‘The World We Live In’

African-Americans contemplate race in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Asia shares up on North Korea reprieve, dollar back in doldrums

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged up on Thursday as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea came off the boil, while worries about President Donald Trump's ability to implement his pro-growth agenda and the Federal Reserve's concerns about low U.S. inflation hit the dollar.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares up on North Korea reprieve, dollar back in doldrums

* Dollar drops after Fed minutes, Trump disbands advisory councils

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Meet the world's highest outdoor whisky bar

Does whisky taste better at higher altitudes?

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UPDATE 1-Australia's Wesfarmers posts record annual profit on coal, home improvement

* Coal, hardware, department stores grow; supermarkets down (Adds shares, earnings breakdown, company comment)

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These Trump voters back him on Charlottesville

Supporters in Kentucky react to President Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

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Australia's Wesfarmers posts record annual profit on coal, home improvement

Aug 17 (Reuters) - Australian retail-to-mining conglomerate Wesfarmers Ltd on Thursday posted a record annual profit but just missed analyst forecasts, boosted by the coal and home improvement units although supermarket sales were flat.

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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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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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UPDATE 1-Ireland says EU demand that Apple pay it 13 bln euros in back taxes unjustified

BERLIN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Ireland's finance minister said the European Commission's demand that Dublin collect up to 13 billion euros ($13.8 bln) in back taxes from Apple was unjustified, in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ) newspaper.

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Samsung, Foxconn to back cable-free phone tech

(Reuters) - A startup backed by Tony Fadell, one of the fathers of the Apple iPod, plans to announce Wednesday it is working with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd , Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd and others on a new way for mobile phones to transfer large amounts of data without using wires or WiFi connections.

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Backlash against Trump intensifies after his comments on Virginia violence

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several leading members of Donald Trump's Republican Party and key ally Britain sharply rebuked the U.S. president on Wednesday after he insisted that white nationalists and protesters opposed to them were both to blame for deadly violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville.

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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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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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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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World to Trump: Stand up against racism, neo-Nazis

Public figures in Israel, Germany, the United Kingdom and elsewhere have condemned President Donald Trump's latest remarks on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which he laid blame on "both sides" for the deadly violence which erupted.

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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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UPDATE 2-Australia's Woodside cashed up for long-term growth as profit soars

* Woodside eyes increased Scarborough stake (Adds CEO, analyst comments)

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Daniel Craig says he's back as James Bond

Bond, James Bond will again be played by Craig, Daniel Craig.

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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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METALS-London zinc hits highest in a decade on China construction spend

(Adds zinc high, comments, details) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Aug 16 (Reuters) - London zinc hit its highest in almost a decade on Wednesday, as Chinese infrastructure demand that has fed a rally in steel prices for months spills into markets for steelmaking raw materials. The rally in zinc, used for galvanising steel, comes as China steps up plans to develop infrastructure while capacity cuts in its steel industry reform boost prices, said analyst Daniel Hynes of ANZ in Sydney

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Pullback in U.S. fracking sand use pressures producers

Aug 16 (Reuters) - U.S. shale oil companies are pulling back on the amount of sand they use to hydraulically fracture new wells, responding to rising prices of the material that are driving up costs.

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Trump-backed candidate for Senate heads to Alabama run-off

(Reuters) - A Republican candidate backed by President Donald Trump for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama is expected to finish a distant second in a primary election on Tuesday, but will still have enough votes to advance to a run-off, local news projected.

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METALS-London zinc edges towards decade-high on back of steel price rally

MELBOURNE, Aug 16 (Reuters) - London zinc was edging towards its highest in a decade on Wednesday, boosted as a months-long rally in steel prices also pushes up markets for steelmaking raw materials.

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Work begins on the world's tallest tower

After breaking ground in October 2016, Dubai Creek Tower is on the up -- although it hasn't yet reached ground level.

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Trump infrastructure push rolls back environmental rules

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday rolled back rules regarding environmental reviews and restrictions on government-funded building projects in flood-prone areas as part of his proposal to spend $1 trillion to fix aging U.S. infrastructure.

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Brantley in Britain: Regressing in London With Meat Loaf and Adrian Mole

Stage adaptations of “Bat Out of Hell” and “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾” allow the middle-aged to retreat to the age of innocence.

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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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U.S. envoy says Iran cannot 'hold world hostage' with nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday Iran must be held responsible for "its missile launches, support for terrorism, disregard for human rights, and violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions."

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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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Trump to Roll Back Obama’s Flood Standards for Infrastructure

The White House is expected to eliminate standards set in 2015 to develop new infrastructure with climate change and sea-level rise in mind.

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BRIEF-The China Fund responds to City of London Investment Group letter

* China Fund says it had sent a response to letter that City of London Investment Group PLC had attached to its August 10, 2017 form 13D filing​

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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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Trump hits back at CEOs over response to Virginia violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit back on Tuesday at business leaders who quit a presidential advisory panel in protest over his response to a rally by far-right groups that turned deadly in Virginia, calling the executives "grandstanders."

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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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UPDATE 1-Trump hits back at CEOs over response to Virginia violence

* AMA president quits manufacturing jobs initiative (Adds Dent, Summers, Trump tweets, Scott Paul, Confederate statues)

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UPDATE 1-Massachusetts regulator investigates trade order 'kickbacks'

BOSTON/NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The top securities regulator in Massachusetts on Tuesday said he is investigating whether brokerages route trade orders in a way that gives them a potential financial advantage but may disadvantage clients.

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Algerian presidency brings Ahmed Ouyahia back as prime minister

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's presidency has named Ahmed Ouyahia as prime minister, replacing Abdelmadjid Tebboune after just three months in the job, the president's office said on Tuesday.

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London Inferno Inquiry Will Scrutinize How Officials Dealt With Complaints of Fire Risk

At least 80 people died in the blaze at Grenfell Tower, and local authorities were accused of having ignored warnings from the tenants.

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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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Macron tells Erdogan he wants detained journalist back in France

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday expressed his concerns over a French journalism student detained in Turkey in a telephone call with Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan, the Elysee Palace said.

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Massachusetts regulator investigates trade order 'kickbacks'

BOSTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The top securities regulator in Massachusetts on Tuesday said he is investigating whether brokerages route trade orders to receive what he described as kickbacks.

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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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Trump faces business backlash over handling of Charlottesville upheaval

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, facing a mounting political furor and backlash from business leaders, has explicitly condemned neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacists two days after a rally by hate groups in Virginia turned deadly.

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One U.S. Factory Goes Global, While Trump Shrinks the World

As the administration renegotiates Nafta, a fan manufacturer in Kentucky worries that its business could be hurt by rising impediments to trade.

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London's Holborn underground station closed in fire alert

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Holborn underground train station was closed on Tuesday as the emergency services responded to a fire alert and reports of smoke, the transport operator said.

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World's fastest street car costs $3 million

The Bugatti Chiron can hit a top speed of 261 mph but it's going to cost you a whopping $3 million.

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Losing London: Grenfell Tower Fire Shows Double Standard at Work in One London District

Councilors in London’s Kensington and Chelsea borough, home to some of the city’s wealthiest and poorest residents, are accused of catering to the wealthy and ignoring the poor.

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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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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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UPDATE 3-Back from holiday, Merkel shifts gear on diesel

* Tax breaks to remain in place for now (Adds comment from Volkswagen)

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Meet the world's fastest car. Price: $3 million

Driving the Bugatti Chiron provides a lesson in glorious excess.

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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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Trump Is Set to Make First Trip Back to His Manhattan Home

After a white nationalist protest in Virginia erupted into violence over the weekend, concerns have escalated over what Mr. Trump’s arrival in New York might provoke.

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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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BRIEF-DNB ASA says share buy-back programme has been finalised

* DNB ASA says total of 5.4 million shares were repurchased in open market, whereas a total of 2.7 million shares will be redeemed from state of Norway

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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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Back from holiday, Merkel shifts gear on diesel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany must eventually follow other European countries in banning new diesel cars from the roads, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, conceding for the first time that diesel's days were numbered in the wake of the emissions scandals.

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London's Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years

Big Ben will fall silent next week for four years as "major conservation works" are carried out on the tower which houses the bell, UK Parliament announced Monday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares, dollar rise after week of N.Korea-driven losses

* European shares rebound 0.8 percent, world stocks up 0.2 pct

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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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Battles between Philippine extremists, government-backed separatists kill 25

MANILA (Reuters) - Fighting between government-backed separatist rebels and pro-Islamic State militants have killed at least 25 people in the southern Philippines, the army said on Monday, as the military battles to restore order on the troubled island of Mindanao.

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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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METALS-London metals mixed after disappointing China factory report

(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Aug 14 (Reuters) - London copper was little changed on Monday, holding below recent two-year peaks on a weaker dollar, as analysts flagged prospects of a correction given August's strong price gains and disappointing factory activity from China. China's factory output grew 6.4 percent in July from a year earlier, while fixed-asset investment expanded 8.3 percent in the first seven months, both below economists' fore

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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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METALS-London metals bide time ahead of China industrial report

MELBOURNE, Aug 14 (Reuters) - London copper and aluminium rose on Monday, holding near recent two-year peaks on a weaker dollar, while markets looked to China industrial data due later for signals on demand strength in the world's top metals consumer. FUNDAMENTALS * London Metal Exchange copper edged up 0.3 percent to $6,430 a tonne by 0116 GMT, after closing slightly softer on Friday. Prices hit the highest in more than 2-1/2 years on Aug. 9 at $6,515 a tonne. * Shanghai

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top UK ministers: Brexit transition cannot be back door to staying in EU

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain needs a transition period to soften its exit from the European Union, but it cannot be used to stop Brexit, two senior British ministers said on Saturday.

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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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A bot just defeated one of the world's best video gamers

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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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American Is Cleared After Woman Is Shoved Into Path of London Bus

Lawyers for the man, an investment banker, said they had “irrefutable proof” that he was in the United States during the time of the incident in May.

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Kendall Jenner faces backlash ... again

Model and television personality Kendall Jenner faces backlash after appearing in an Adidas "Originals" commercial, months after starring in a controversial Pepsi advertisement.

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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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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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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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World's oldest man, Holocaust survivor, dies in Israel aged 113

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Holocaust survivor Israel Kristal, who last year was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday, aged 113, local news media reports said.

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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.