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Tennis star Andy Murray backs Scottish independence

LONDON - British tennis star Andy Murray came out in support of Scottish independence on Thursday, just hours before millions of his fellow Scots voted in a referendum on whether to end the 307-year union with England.

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Golden boot winner James starting to make Real mark

MADRID - Expectations were unsurprisingly sky high when Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez joined Real Madrid from Monaco after top scoring with six goals at the 2014 World Cup.

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Ecclestone backs radio clampdown, suggests more needed

SINGAPORE - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed a clampdown on the use of team radio to help drivers, claiming it was his idea and suggesting more restrictions should be considered.

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Smoky haze hits Singapore race

SINGAPORE - A smoky, 'unhealthy' haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state's glamour sporting spectacle - the Formula One night race.

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No excuses, Japan must produce at World Cup, says Jones

- If Japan do not reach the rugby World Cup quarter-finals next year it will not be because the players are too small or are being held back by "farmers' mentality", coach Eddie Jones said on Thursday.

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Samper the latest gem from Barca production line

BARCELONA - One thing that has stood out during the early stages of Luis Enrique's stint as Barcelona coach is the faith he is placing in recent graduates from the club's famed "La Masia" academy.

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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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