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Federer's number one hopes take a hit in Paris defeat

PARIS - Roger Federer's hopes of finishing the season as world number one took a hit when the Swiss second seed was dumped out of the Paris Masters with a 7-6(5) 7-5 defeat by Canadian Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals on Friday.

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Kenya's Mutai goes for New York hat-trick

- A doping scandal threatened to overshadow Geoffrey Mutai's run at a New York City Marathon hat-trick and Wilson Kipsang's bid for an eye-popping bonus after their compatriot Rita Jeptoo failed a drugs test.

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Ferdinand calls punishment for Twitter comment 'ludicrous'

LONDON - Queens Park Rangers centre half Rio Ferdinand appeared to criticise the three-game ban he received from the Football Association for an inappropriate social media comment, describing it on Friday as "ludicrous".

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Gerrard shocked by Suarez's Ballon d'Or omission

LONDON - Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has criticised what he called FIFA's political decision not to include former team mate Luis Suarez on their shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or award as the world's best footballer.

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Arsenal can still win Premier League, says Wenger

LONDON - Arsenal are still in contention for the Premier League title and it is too soon to say that leaders Chelsea can go through the season undefeated, manager Arsene Wenger told a news conference on Friday.

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Suspect in killing of South Africa national football captain arrested

JOHANNESBURG - A suspect in the killing of the captain and goalkeeper of South Africa's national football team has been arrested after witnesses picked him out in an identity parade, police said in a statement on Friday.

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Best of the Asian Games

Highlights from the 17th Asian Games.

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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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