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Golf: US teen rookie Korda grabs two-shot LPGA lead

WASHINGTON – US teen rookie Nelly Korda, the daughter of retired Czech tennis star Petr Korda, fired a five-under par 66 to seize a two-stroke lead after Saturday’s third round of the LPGA Marathon Classic. Korda, who turns 19 next Friday, birdied four of the first seven holes and closed ...

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Football: Neymar dazzles as Barcelona down Juventus

EAST RUTHERFORD  – Neymar gave Barcelona fans a dazzling reminder of what they could be about to lose on Saturday, scoring twice as the Spanish giants defeated Juventus 2-1 in a pre-season friendly. The 25-year-old Brazilian superstar is at the centre of frenzied speculation linking him to a gargantuan, world ...

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Tennis: Australia’s Doohan dies after short illness – TA

SYDNEY – Australian Peter Doohan, who famously upset Boris Becker at Wimbledon, has died at the age of 56, Tennis Australia said on Saturday. Doohan, dubbed the ‘Becker Wrecker’ after defeating two-time defending champion Becker at Wimbledon in 1987, passed away from motor neurone disease diagnosed just nine weeks ago. ...

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Football: Barca manager Valverde dismisses talk of Neymar move

NEW YORK- Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde swatted down talk of star striker Neymar departing for a world-record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, dismissing “rumors” Friday and saying the squad wants him to stay. Amid reports Neymar s future at the Camp Nou is in doubt, Valverde says the Brazil international is beloved ...

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Tennis: Isner fires 20 aces to blast into Newport semis

WASHINGTON  – US top seed John Isner blasted 20 aces Friday in defeating compatriot Dennis Novikov 6-4, 6-4, advancing to the ATP Hall of Fame Open semi-finals. Isner, ranked 21st, never faced a break point in the 73-minute triumph to book a Saturday date against countryman Bjorn Fratangelo on the ...

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Athletics: Bolt, Van Niekerk set to shine in Monaco

MONACO  – Usain Bolt and Wayde van Niekerk, the man tipped to take over from the retiring Jamaican as track and field s next superstar, headline a glittering cast at Friday s Diamond League meeting in Monaco. The event offers one final tune-up ahead of next month s world championships in London, from ...

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