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Schalke's Hoewedes stays behind as team off to face Chelsea

BERLIN - Schalke 04 captain Benedikt Hoewedes has not travelled with the team to London for their Champions League opener against Chelsea on Wednesday, staying behind for further tests regarding a hip injury, the German club said.

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Afridi returns as Pakistan's T20 captain

KARACHI - Experienced all-rounder Shahid Afridi was named captain of Pakistan's Twenty20 side on Tuesday, three years after he was removed from the post due to disciplinary issues.

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FIFA executive committee probed over World Cup watches

BERNE - Football's governing body FIFA is investigating whether any ethics rules were broken when members of its executive committee received commemorative watches from sponsors of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) at the World Cup.

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F1 teams warned against coded messages

LONDON - Formula One's governing body has banned teams from sending drivers coded messages under a controversial clampdown on the use of radio communications from this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

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Halep latest to qualify for WTA Finals

SINGAPORE - World number two Simona Halep has become the third player to book her place at the WTA Tour's season ending Finals tournament in Singapore next month.

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FIFA finance watchdog member temporarily suspended during probe

BERNE - FIFA has temporarily suspended a member of its financial watchdog after he was arrested on suspicion of corruption and money-laundering in his native Cayman Islands, soccer's governing body said on Tuesday.

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Cilic wins U.S. Open

Croatia's Marin Cilic swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the U.S. Open.

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Williams wins 18th grand slam title

World number one Serena Williams swept past Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3 6-3 in the U.S. Open final.

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