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Halep, Serena start off Finals with wins

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

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Masks donned at smog-hit Beijing marathon

Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon on Sunday, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level.

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Serena slams Russia chief for 'sexist' slur

World number one Serena Williams slammed Shamil Tarpishchev for using "extremely sexist, racist and bullying" comments after the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) president described her and sister Venus as the "Williams brothers".

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Russia chief banned for Williams jibe

Russian Tennis Federation head Shamil Tarpischev was unrepentant about the comments he made about the Williams sisters, saying they were only meant as jokes and that he doesn't understand why he was banned for a year by the WTA Tour.

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Suarez ready for Barca debut: Coach

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says Luis Suarez is looking a lot sharper since he returned to training and will be ready for his debut in the Clasico against Real Madrid next weekend.

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Kaymer takes two-shot Grand Slam lead

US Open champion Martin Kaymer took advantage of benign scoring conditions to grab a two-shot lead over Bubba Watson after the opening round of the four-man PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda.

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Sharks extend their winning streak

The San Jose Sharks saw their two-game shutout streak come to an end but they rode an early three-goal lead to a wild 6-5 shootout win over Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, extending their season-opening win streak to three games.

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US set up Ryder Cup Task Force

Former world number one Tiger Woods and five-time major champion Phil Mickelson have been named on an 11-man United States Ryder Cup Task Force.

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Garcia unhappy with FIFA's secrecy

FIFA's intelligence agency-style secrecy instills little confidence among football fans, according to ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia.

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Durant to miss start of the NBA season

Kevin Durant has a fractured right foot and the NBA's MVP seems likely to be sidelined for at least the start of the season.

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