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Blatter, Platini's suspension rocks world soccer

ZURICH - World soccer chief Sepp Blatter and European boss Michel Platini were suspended on Thursday, engulfed by a deepening corruption scandal as their sport faces criminal investigations in Switzerland and the United States.

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Final pool games loom with last-eight spots up for grabs

CARDIFF - The final Rugby World Cup pool games were looming on Thursday with two quarter-final spots to be decided and the teams already qualified preparing to try to secure the easiest path forward in the tournament.

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Djokovic extends hot streak in China Open

BEIJING - Novak Djokovic kept his juggernaut rolling at the China Open by improving to 26-0 with a 6-2 6-1 win over local hope Zhang Ze on Thursday which tied him with Jimmy Connors for the second-longest unbeaten record at an ATP Tour event.

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Del Bosque able to experiment in final two qualifiers

LOGRONO, Spain - With Spain on the verge of securing their place at Euro 2016, coach Vicente del Bosque is likely to have the luxury of trying out most of his squad members in the holders' final two Group C qualifiers against Luxembourg and Ukraine.

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Woburn wizard Fitzpatrick conjures a magical 64

WOBURN, England - Young gun Matthew Fitzpatrick fired six birdies and an eagle to sprint to the top of the leaderboard with a seven-under-par 64 in the first round of the $4.55 million British Masters on Thursday.

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El Shaawary confident Italy can get the job done

ROME - Italy are looking to confirm their place at Euro 2016 when they meet Azerbaijan in Baku on Saturday, but will have to do so without one of Serie A’s most in-form players following the withdrawal of Lorenzo Insigne.

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