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Ailing Nadal eases into Swiss Indoors second round

- Rafa Nadal did not appear to be affected by his appendicitis problems as he charged into the second round of the Swiss Indoors with a no nonsense 6-2 6-2 win over Simone Bolelli on Monday.

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Williams, Halep enjoy opening wins at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE - Serena Williams shook off the rust and a feisty challenge from Serbia's Ana Ivanovic to open the defence of her WTA Finals title with a 6-4 6-4 victory in the opening match of the elite eight-player tournament on Monday.

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Galatasaray, Basel fined over crowd trouble

BERNE - Galatasaray have been fined 50,000 euros (39,593 pounds) and ordered to pay Arsenal for damages after their fans set off fireworks and caused trouble at their Champions League in London this month, UEFA said on Monday.

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Barca clash an Ajax learning experience, says De Boer

BARCELONA - Facing Barcelona is an opportunity for Ajax to learn and realise the level they need to play at to be successful in Europe, the Dutch side's coach Frank de Boer said on Monday.

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Parnell out for Proteas but De Villiers backs depth

WELLINGTON - All rounder Wayne Parnell has failed to recover from a shoulder injury in time to play for South Africa in the first one-day international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday.

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NZ Rugby Union cancel Maori All Blacks' match in Singapore

WELLINGTON - The maligned pitch at Singapore's expensive new National Stadium has forced the cancellation of next month's Maori All Blacks clash with the invitational Asia-Pacific Barbarians, which could have ramifications for the team's Super Rugby bid.

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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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