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China's Li Na announces her retirement from tennis

BEIJING - China's Li Na, Asia's only grand slam singles champion, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, succumbing to the effect of long-term knee injuries.

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Brandao given six-month ban for Thiago Motta headbutt

PARIS - Bastia striker Brandao has been suspended for six months for his post-match headbutt on Paris St Germain's Thiago Motta in August, the French soccer league said on Thursday.

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R&A allows women members after overwhelming 'yes' vote

LONDON - After 260 years of exclusion, women will be allowed to join the Royal and Ancient golf club after an overwhelming members' vote opened the doors to the famous St Andrews clubhouse and paved the way for them to play a role in the governance of the game.

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Sevilla sparkle as Europa League returns with goal glut

LONDON - Sevilla's love affair with the Europa League was immediately rekindled as last season's champions and three-times winners began this year's group stage with a 2-0 home victory over Feyenoord on Thursday.

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Voigt sets new hour record

LONDON - German rider Jens Voigt has beaten the hour record at the velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland, covering a distance of 51.115 km in an hour, cycling's governing body the UCI said on Thursday.

18 Sep 2014

Red tape cleared for Saints' Senegalese striker

SOUTHAMPTON England - Southampton's Senegalese international striker Sadio Mane has finally received his work permit and will arrive in England on Friday, his English club said.

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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.


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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