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No timescale on Russia return, says IAAF head Coe

MONACO The question of whether Russia will take part in next year's Olympic Games was no clearer on Thursday after IAAF president Sebastian Coe held a news conference dominated instead by his personal relationship with Nike.

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Proper agronomy a final test for Rio Games course

With the Olympic golf course for the 2016 Rio Games now constructed, the only concern ahead is whether the agronomy plan will be properly executed, International Golf Federation vice-president Ty Votaw told Reuters.

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Brazil's Del Nero quits post on FIFA executive committee

RIO DE JANEIRO The head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has resigned his post on FIFA's Executive Committee after months of pressure to stand down, the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) said on Thursday.

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Coe quits ambassadorial role with Nike

MONACO Sebastian Coe is stepping down from his ambassadorial role with Nike, the IAAF president said on Thursday.

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Edmund faces baptism of fire in Davis Cup final

GHENT, Belgium Unheralded British youngster Kyle Edmund faces a Davis Cup baptism of fire when he makes his debut in the final on Friday against Belgium's David Goffin in the opening rubber.

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Swiss agree to send bank info regarding FIFA cases to U.S.

ZURICH Swiss justice officials have issued their first order to send bank information to U.S. prosecutors who in May charged 14 football officials and sports-rights marketers with racketeering, money laundering and bribery.

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