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Blatter decides not to attend women's World Cup final in Canada

NEW YORK - Sepp Blatter, president of the world football governing body FIFA that is embroiled in corruption investigations, will not travel to Canada for Sunday's final of the women's World Cup for personal reasons, his U.S.-based lawyer said on Tuesday.

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Record-seeking Federer outclasses Dzumhur

LONDON - With seven Wimbledon trophies, 15 titles on grass and 136 victories on the lush green surface, there is not much that fazes Roger Federer when he turns up at the All England Club.

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Spanish federation chief to face probe over finances

BARCELONA - Spanish tennis federation (RFET) president Jose Luis Escanuela is to be investigated for alleged financial mismanagement, the country's government sports council (CSD) said on Tuesday.

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Former Russia captain Arshavin may quit football

MOSCOW - Former Russia captain Andrei Arshavin may quit playing football after his contract with champions Zenit St Petersburg expired on Tuesday.

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Insight - FIFA scandal exacerbates Canadian banks' Caribbean troubles

TORONTO/NEW YORK - An eyebrow-raising disclosure in the U.S. indictment of FIFA officials is that a representative of a Caribbean bank made it easy for one allegedly illegal transaction to be done by flying to New York to personally collect a check and then returned to deposit it in an account in the Bahamas.

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Halep checks out of hotel Wimbledon early

LONDON - Simona Halep lost her chance to go on a court she likened to "a very nice hotel" after she checked out of Wimbledon early on Tuesday following a shock 5-7 6-4 6-3 defeat by 106th-ranked Slovakian Jana Cepelova.

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