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KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - A 12-year-old swimmer from Myanmar was forced to swim alone in the heats of the men's 100 meters breaststroke at the world championships before being roared home by an enthusiastic crowd at the Kazan Arena on Sunday.










KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - American teenager Katie Ledecky started her bid to defend her three world titles by qualifying fastest for the women's 400 meters freestyle final on the opening morning at the world championships in Russia.

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - South Sudan became the 206th member of the Olympic family on Friday after the International Olympic Committee approved its inclusion, despite ongoing fighting in the African country.










Paraguay backs Platini for FIFA president
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:56:09 GMT
ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay has offered to be one of the official backers of Michel Platini's bid for the FIFA presidency, the country's soccer association said in a letter sent to FIFA.

Sport rocked by 'wild' doping allegations
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:50:16 GMT
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The world of athletics was rocked on Sunday by "wild" doping allegations involving hundreds of suspect blood samples, just as global sports leaders were meeting in Malaysia.










Mobile key to growth, Sorrell tells IOC
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:41:24 GMT
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Olympic chiefs must pump more content to mobile devices, and extend the allure of the Games outside its 17-day window to stay relevant to young people, marketing guru Martin Sorrell said on Sunday.

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - There will be no referendum to decide whether Rome's 2024 summer Olympics bid should go ahead despite the city's withdrawal of a previous bid in 2012 over financial concerns, Italian bid officials said on Sunday.

(Reuters) - Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard had an unhappy Major League Soccer debut on Saturday when his new club New York City FC were beaten 3-2 by the Montreal Impact.










Isner on course for Atlanta Open hat-trick
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 03:32:31 GMT
(Reuters) - Big-serving American John Isner and Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis will meet in the final of the Atlanta Open after hard-fought three-set semi-final victories on Saturday.

(The Sports Xchange) - Rookie right-hander Raisel Iglesias pitched six solid innings while shortstop Eugenio Suarez drove in three runs to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.










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