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European coaches ponder abolition of extra-time

NYON, Switzerland Europe's top coaches pondered the idea of abolishing extra-time after drawn matches in European competition and going straight to penalties at their annual meeting on Wednesday.

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Raonic suffers shock defeat to Harrison at U.S. Open

NEW YORK American qualifier Ryan Harrison pulled off the biggest shock yet of the U.S. Open by beating fifth seed Milos Raonic 6-7(4) 7-5 7-5 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the third round of the year's final grand slam.

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Arsenal's Wilshere joins Bournemouth on loan

LONDON Arsenal's England midfielder Jack Wilshere, who has suffered a string of injuries, has joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan, the Premier League clubs said on Wednesday.

31 Aug 2016

Steady Kerber advances to third round

NEW YORK Second seed Angelique Kerber stayed on track in her quest to unseat Serena Williams as world number one by beating Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 6-2 7-6(7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the U.S. Open.

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Konta collapses on court but advances to third round

NEW YORK British 13th seed Johanna Konta recovered from a health scare at a humid U.S. Open on Wednesday to claim her place in the third round with a 6-2 5-7 6-2 win over Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova.

31 Aug 2016

Brazil's Petrobras to pay $3.25 million to aid troubled Games

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Wednesday it will spend 10.5 million reais ($3.25 million/£2.4 million) to buy marketing rights to the financially troubled Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games.

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