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Russia accepts IAAF ban

MONACO The Russian athletics federation has accepted its ban from the sport in the wake of widespread doping revelations, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Thursday.

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Edmund faces baptism of fire in Davis Cup final

GHENT, Belgium Unheralded British youngster Kyle Edmund faces a Davis Cup baptism of fire when he makes his debut in the final on Friday against Belgium's David Goffin in the opening rubber.

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Swiss agree to send bank info regarding FIFA cases to U.S.

ZURICH Swiss justice officials have issued their first order to send bank information to U.S. prosecutors who in May charged 14 football officials and sports-rights marketers with racketeering, money laundering and bribery.

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Chamberlain to return for Arsenal's trip to Norwich

LONDON Arsenal travel to Norwich City on Sunday with no fresh injury concerns and boosted by the return of midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, manager Arsene Wenger said.

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Altice beats Canal+ to English Premier League rights in France

PARIS Telecoms group Altice has won exclusive French broadcasting rights for English soccer's Premier League for the next three seasons, dealing a blow to current broadcaster Canal Plus, owned by rival media group Vivendi.

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Thirteen could be lucky number for Sunderland - Allardyce

LONDON Sunderland will avoid relegation if they match last season's tally of 13 Premier League clean sheets, manager Sam Allardyce said on Thursday as he continued to focus on plugging the holes in his team's porous rearguard.

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