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SPORTS


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Resurgent Woods heads to PGA with Nicklaus record back in play

Tiger Woods proved many doubters wrong with his triumph at last month’s Masters, where he not only completed a comeback story for the ages but also put Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 major titles back into play.

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Brazil stun U.S. in 4x100m final on day of upsets at IAAF World Relays

Paulo Andre Camilo de Oliveira powered Brazil to victory in the men’s 4x100m event at the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan, on Sunday as they finished ahead of a strong United States quartet and world champions Britain.


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Bucks investigating claims after partygoers become ill

As the Milwaukee Bucks prepare for their first appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals since 2001, team officials are investigating claims that drinks were spiked at a party this week outside of their home arena, Fiserv Forum.

UPCOMING

SPORTS

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Doping-Diaz and Banka make pitch to become next WADA president

The World Anti-Doping Agency will elect a new president in November but could decide on who that man will be during meetings in Montreal with Dominican Republic's Marcos Diaz and Poland's Witold Banka could be declared the preferred choice.

13 May


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Soccer-USA continues World Cup prep against South Africa

The United States enter the final phase of their run up to the women's World Cup with a friendly against South Africa.

12 May

SOCCER-BRAZIL-INL-CRZ/REPORT (PIX)

Soccer - Brasileiro Championship - Internacional v Cruzeiro

Brasileiro Championship - Internacional v Cruzeiro

12 May

SOCCER-BRAZIL-AMN-PAL/REPORT (PIX)

Soccer - Brasileiro Championship - Atletico Mineiro v Palmeiras

Brasileiro Championship - Atletico Mineiro v Palmeiras

12 May

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Soccer - Portugal - Primeira Liga title race round-up

Primeira Liga leaders Benfica visit Rio Ave on the penultimate weekend of the season, while nearest challengers Porto, two points behind, visit Nacional.

12 May

SOCCER-ITALY-ROM-JUV/REPORT

Soccer - Italy - Serie A - AS Roma v Juventus

AS Roma host Juventus in a Serie A match

12 May

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Soccer- Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga

Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga.

13 May

SOCCER-ENGLAND/

Talking points from the Premier League weekend

Five talking points from the Premier League weekend.

13 May

SOCCER-ITALY/

Soccer - Italy - Five-talking points from the Serie A weekend

Five talking-points from the weekend's Serie A matches

13 May 09:00 ET / 09:00 GMT



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Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open

Action from round one of the Italian Open - a WTA Premier 5 tournament.

13 May

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Tennis - ATP 1000 - Italian Open

Action from round one of the Italian Open - an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Rome.

13 May


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Golf - PGA Championship Monday

Lucas Glover speaks to the media at Bethpage Black, where he won the U.S. Open in 2009.

13 May

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Golf - PGA Championship: Spieth searching to regain old magic

Jordan Spieth will have a third opportunity to complete the career grand slam at the PGA Championship next week, but his game is a far cry from the form that had him ranked third in the world as recently as this time last year.

13 May

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Golf - PGA Championship: Bethpage Black a stout test

Bethpage Black, a stout par-70 that stretches for 7459 yards on rolling Long Island land, proved a beast when it hosted the U.S. Open in 2002 and 2009, but scoring might be slightly easier at this week's PGA Championship.

13 May