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McIlroy and Wust take top Reuters awards

LONDON - Double major golf winner Rory McIlroy and prolific Olympic Dutch speed skater Irene Wust have been named Reuters sportsman and sportswoman of the year after a poll of the news agency's sports journalists from around the world.

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Warrior spirit leads Nishikori to new heights

LONDON - There comes a moment in all great sporting careers when the puzzle fits together and for Kei Nishikori it arrived on a sweltering early September afternoon in New York.

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Viktor vindicated as Russian switch pays off

SEOUL - Whether 'V' stands for 'victory', 'vindication' or 'vengeance', Viktor Ahn wrote his new name in the record books by winning three more short track golds at the Sochi Olympics, repaying the faith his adopted country Russia had showed in him.

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Balotelli fined 25,000 pounds and banned for one game

LONDON - Controversial Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli was suspended for one match by the FA on Thursday and fined 25,000 pounds ($39,152) after posting an offensive message on social media.

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Uncertain future for Ben Arfa as Hull loan ends early

LONDON - On-loan France midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa has played his last game for Hull City, according to manager Steve Bruce, and faces an uncertain future after parent club Newcastle United said he would not be returning there.

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Atletico win to set up King's Cup clash with Real

BARCELONA - Atletico Madrid will face holders Real Madrid in the last 16 of the King's Cup after a double from Mario Mandzukic sealed a 5-2 aggregate victory over lower league Hospitalet on Thursday.

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Harvard vs. Yale

Harvard defeats Yale again in the Ivy League title.

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