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Japan Open: Despite tense moments, Nishikori advances

TOKYO -- Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open. Nishikori, ranked seventh in the world, used his solid baseline game to capitalize on several unforced errors by Young. With Nishikori leading 4-3 in the tiebreaker, Young double-faulted. Nishikori then ended a rally with a crosscourt...
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Barcelona defender Alves to play in Premier League next season

Barcelona defender Dani Alves says he expects to be playing in the Premier League next season. The 31-year-old full-back was strongly linked with an exit from Camp Nou over the summer after entering the final 12 months of his contract in June. The Brazil international, who has won 16 trophies at Barcelona since joining from Sevilla in 2008, is yet to receive an offer of a new...
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Guillermo Olaso's 5-year match-fixing ban upheld

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Spanish tennis player Guillermo Olaso lost his appeal against a five-year ban for match-fixing. In dismissing Olaso's case on Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said ''the sanction was proportionate and appropriate in the circumstances.'' The Tennis Integrity Unit last year found Olaso guilty of three corruption offenses dating...
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FIFA recognizes Nigerian federation elections

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) FIFA has recognized this week's Nigeria Football Federation elections and says it has sent a letter congratulating new president Amaju Pinnick. Pinnick was elected on Tuesday after months of turmoil in Nigerian football. The country - the current African champion - was banned temporarily from internationals by FIFA for government interference and threatened...
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Dutch teen Verstappen set to become youngest in F1

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) Dutch teenager Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Grand Prix weekend when he pilots a Toro Rosso in Friday morning's opening practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix. Verstappen, who turned 17 on Sept. 30, has been granted a license by the sport's governing body FIA clearing him to take part in Friday's practice. He...
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Game of the week: Won't be easy Peyton Manning to knock Cardinals from ranks of unbeaten

Strange things are happening in Arizona. If you didn’t know better, you’d swear aliens have replaced the Cardinals with an actual football team. The proof isn’t just in the 3-0 record. A crop circle was discovered outside Phoenix, and it had an amazing resemblance to Larry Fitzgerald. There’s no telling what might happen if Arizona beats Denver on Sunday in FOX’s Game of...
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Bach: IOC will not reopen 2022 Olympic bid race

LONDON (AP) IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Games after Oslo's withdrawal left just two cities in the race. Bach tells The Associated Press that the International Olympic Committee is ''sticking to its commitments'' and ''we cannot and we do not want to change the regulations in the...
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Arsenal leading race to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Manuel Pellegrini is in danger of failing to meet Manchester City's Champions League demands this season - but won't be sacked. Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is on the verge of signing a...
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CAS upholds Olaso's 5-year ban for match-fixing

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Spanish tennis player Guillermo Olaso lost his appeal against a five-year ban for match-fixing. In dismissing Olaso's case on Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said ''the sanction was proportionate and appropriate in the circumstances.'' The Tennis Integrity Unit last year found Olaso guilty of three corruption offenses dating...
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Nishikori beats Young to advance at Japan Open

TOKYO (AP) Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open. Nishikori, ranked seventh in the world, used his solid baseline game to capitalize on several unforced errors by Young. With Nishikori leading 4-3 in the tiebreaker, Young double-faulted. Nishikori then ended a rally with a crosscourt...
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Halep, Kvitova through to China Open quarters

BEIJING (AP) Romania's Simona Halep survived a topsy-turvy match against Andrea Petkovic featuring 17 breaks of serve, beating the German 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (1) to advance to the China Open quarterfinals on Thursday. The second-seeded Halep was broken as she served for the match at 5-3 in the third set, but took the tiebreaker comfortably to close out the win. Two-time Wimbledon...
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Gerrard accuses Liverpool of being soft during clash with Basel

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard blasted his side for being "soft all over the pitch" after they lost 1-0 to Basel in Switzerland. The home side were competitive, aggressive and quick on the counter-attack and took advantage of the Reds' Achilles heel of defending set-pieces to score through Marco Streller in the 53rd minute. Defeat puts Brendan Rodgers' side third...
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CAS upholds Guillermo Olaso's 5-year ban for match fixing

  The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected Spanish player Guillermo Olaso's appeal against a five-year ban and fine for match fixing. The Tennis Integrity Unit last year found Olaso guilty of three corruption offenses dating back to 2010, including directly or indirectly seeking to "contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any event." The then No. 236-ranked...
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Chiefs' Stephenson returns from 4-game suspension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Right tackle Donald Stephenson is back with the Kansas City Chiefs. He's just not back in the starting lineup. Stephenson returned from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs Wednesday, but Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Ryan Harris remains the starter on the right side and that Stephenson would have to work...
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Nebraska faces Michigan St in East-West showdown

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A look at some of the key factors to watch out for this weekend in the Big Ten: GAME OF THE WEEK: Nebraska at Michigan State. The Huskers (5-0, 1-0) and Spartans (3-1, 0-0) have looked as strong as any team in the much-maligned Big Ten, and Saturday's matchup in East Lansing could be a preview of the league title game in December. It could also be a College...
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Mississippi becomes epicenter of college football

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Former Mississippi State quarterback Matt Wyatt and his wife sometimes find time to talk a little football over breakfast while hustling around their house in Tupelo, Mississippi, getting the family ready for another day. His wife, Annabeth, is an Ole Miss graduate, so by this point in the season one of them is usually complaining. This week, he said, it's...
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China Open: Venus Williams pulls out with viral illness

  Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova. The match would have been a reprise of their third-round encounter at Wimbledon, which Kvitova won in three sets after being just two points from defeat in the second set. Kvitova then went on to win her second title at the All England Club....
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Coyotes drop exhibition in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Jesse Joensuu scored his second goal early in the third period to break a tie in the Edmonton Oilers' 3-2 exhibition victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night. Joensuu beat goalie Devan Dubnyk from the slot off Steve Pinizzotto's pass from behind the net. Benoit Pouliot also scored for the Oilers (4-2-0). Mikkel Boedker and Rob Klinkhammer scored...
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Guilty plea set in $7.5 million Miami Heat fraud

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A man preparing to plead guilty in a multimillion-dollar scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself wants to take responsibility for his actions and move on. The government alleges that Haider Zafar (HY'-dur ZAH'-fahr) defrauded players Mike Miller, James Jones and Rashard Lewis in 2013 by promising to invest $7.5 million in various...
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V. Williams out of China Open with viral illness

BEIJING (AP) Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova. The match would have been a reprise of their third-round encounter at Wimbledon, which Kvitova won in three sets after being just two points from defeat in the second set. Kvitova then went on to win her second title at the All England...
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Texts from last TUF: Episode 4

With the assistance of comedian Adam Hunter of MMA Roasted, FOX Sports has obtained the transcript of a private group text message that transpired Saturday night during The Ultimate Fighter. The texts were exchanged between Dana White, Felice Herrig, Tecia Torres and more. Warning: the screenshots below contain strong language and extremely poor taste.
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Young Lightning eager to build on success

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jon Cooper wants his Tampa Bay Lightning to know something about heightened expectations. They don't mean anything unless you prove you're as good as you think you can be. The young team led by Steven Stamkos posted the third-best record in the Eastern Conference a year ago, and Cooper is among those who believe the club is capable of contending for the...
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NLDS preview: Breaking down Nationals vs. Giants

Being an underdog in a Division Series is nothing new to the San Francisco Giants. Two years ago, they weren’t expected to beat the Reds, especially after falling behind 2-0. But San Francisco won the series by taking three games in Cincinnati and helped ride that momentum to a World Series title. After beating the Pirates in the Wild Card Game on Wednesday night, San Francisco...
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'I just want the ring' — Miggy refuses playoff bonus money (for now, anyway)

Miguel Cabrera already has millions of dollars in the bank. He's got two American League MVP Awards on his mantle, and gotta imagine his World Series ring with the Marlins is tucked away safely somewhere. Hell, he's even got a crown somewhere. But not all honors are like the others. The Triple Crown and the first MVP Award came in 2012, the second MVP given to him just last...
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A capsule look at the Giants-Nationals NLDS

A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals: --- Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Washington (3:07 p.m.); Game 2, Saturday, at Washington (5:37 p.m.) Game 3, Monday, Oct. 6, at San Francisco (TBD); x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 7, at San Francisco (TBD); x-Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 9, at Washington (TBD)...
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