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More than 250 Russian sportspeople cleared for Rio - Russian Olympic chief

MOSCOW International federations have approved the participation of more than 250 Russian sportspeople, including wrestlers, in the Rio Olympics next month, Russian Olympic Committee chief Alexander Zhukov told Rossiya-24 TV channel on Wednesday.

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Johnson sees another promising major chance at Baltusrol

SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey While many players bemoan the short turnaround between the British Open and PGA Championship, jammed closer together to accommodate the Rio Olympics golf tournament, the implacable Dustin Johnson just rolls on.

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Day gets little practice ahead of title defence

SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey Jason Day's lead-up to his PGA Championship title defence has been far from ideal as a mix of untimely circumstances, including a late-night hospital visit with his wife, kept him from seeing the course until the eve of the year's final major.

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Olympic ban on Russian athletes is result of political plot - Putin

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said a shadowy political plot had succeeded in unfairly stripping some Russian sportspeople of the right to compete at the Rio Olympics over doping allegations and promised to defend Russia's tarnished sporting reputation.

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Arnautovic signs four-year extension with Stoke

Austrian international Marko Arnautovic has signed a four-year extension with Stoke City, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

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