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INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - An obscure penalty clause, tucked away in the farthest depths of golf's rulebook, took center stage at the Presidents Cup on Friday after Phil Mickelson changed the type of ball he had been playing with mid-round.

TOKYO (Reuters) - French Open champion Stan Wawrinka sailed into the semi-finals of the Japan Open on Friday with a 6-3 6-4 win over American Austin Krajicek.

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) has approved a U.S. extradition request for soccer official Costas Takkas, one of seven individuals arrested in Zurich in May as part of a U.S. clampdown on alleged corruption in soccer.

ZURICH (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter has filed an official appeal against his suspension from soccer by FIFA's ethics committee, his friend and former public relations adviser Klaus Stoehlker said on Friday.

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's executive committee is likely to decide next week whether to hold an emergency meeting following the suspension of president Sepp Blatter, a spokesperson said on Friday.

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - A diesel spillage from a cleaning truck forced organizers to shorten Friday's first Russian Grand Prix practice session, with Force India's Nico Hulkenberg eventually ending up fastest.

Internationals storm back in Presidents Cup
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:58:54 GMT
INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - The Internationals produced a stirring fightback on day two of the Presidents Cup, cutting the United States' lead to a single point, with South Korean Bae Sang-moon grabbing a crucial win for his team by holing a pressure-packed putt on the last.

(Reuters) - France's Johann Zarco won the Moto2 title after defending champion Tito Rabat withdrew injured ahead of Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's parole board will meet again on Friday to decide whether Oscar Pistorius should be let out of jail before he serves his full five-year sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013, a statement said.

(The Sports Xchange) - George Springer and Colby Rasmus homered, and Collin McHugh pitched six solid innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Thursday night in the opener of an American League Division Series.

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