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The way Formula E begins: not with a whimper but a crash

BEIJING - The crowd surged to its feet with a gasp as Nicolas Prost's car struck Nick Heidfeld's as they battled for first place, sending Heidfeld into a barrier and corkscrewing into the air at the inaugural Formula E electric race in Beijing.

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Japan ready to renew rivalry with South Korea

SEOUL - Japan has stoked its sporting rivalry with neighbours South Korea ahead of this month's Asian Games and said it plans to use the multi-sport event in Incheon, west of Seoul, as a springboard to success at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Modest Malmo aim for third on Champions League debut

MILAN - Malmo reached the final of the old European Cup in 1979 but the Swedish champions are aware that the days of such fairytales are well in the past and have more modest aims on their debut in the Champions League group stage.

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Goalkeeping crisis for Liverpool's opponents

LONDON - Returning to the Champions League after a five-year absence on Tuesday, Liverpool will hope to take advantage of a goalkeeping crisis inflicting their unheralded opponents Ludogorets.

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Tired finish for McIlroy to end stellar PGA Tour season

ATLANTA - Rory McIlroy's bid to add several exclamation points to his brilliant PGA Tour season was derailed at the Tour Championship on Sunday as the world number one succumbed to mental fatigue after a hectic 10-week run.

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Real out to break holders' jinx in 60th European Cup

LONDON - It was Alex Ferguson who once noted famously that watching the World Cup was as excruciating as visiting the dentist while offering the counterpoint that the Champions League was much more fun, quite the best competition in football.

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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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