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(Reuters) - Now that the dust has settled after a frenzied flurry of Major League Baseball deadline deals, it is game on for playoff drives.

(Reuters) - Rafael Nadal made light work of Italian Andreas Seppi to reach the final of the Hamburg Open on Saturday and will now face Fabio Fognini, who is chasing an almost unthinkable third claycourt victory over the Spaniard this season.

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Judges were forced to wear rain jackets and hold umbrellas and an underwater speaker broke during Russia’s gold-medal winning routine as bad weather and technical problems disrupted the synchronized swimming at the world championships on Sunday.

Russians end synchronized program on a high
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:14:51 GMT
KAZAN, Russia, (Reuters) - Russia ended the synchronized swimming events at the world championships on a high note by winning the women’s free combination on Saturday. Their routine to "Don Quixote" by Ludwig Minkus delighted a near-capacity crowd of 12,000 as the Russian team of 10 scored 98.30 points to take gold inside a rain-swept Kazan Arena.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Olympic 800 meters champion David Rudisha suffered his first loss on home soil as a senior runner, but his second place at the Kenyan trials on Saturday was enough to make the team for the world championships in Beijing this month.

Brazil's Cunha claims 25km open water title
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:48:50 GMT
KAZAN, Russia,(Reuters) - Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha won the women’s 25 kilometer world championship open water title on Saturday, raising the prospect of a potential gold in home waters at next year’s Rio Olympics.

(Reuters) - British prospect Adam Yates claimed the biggest victory of his career when he won the Clasica San Sebastian one-day race on Saturday.

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Olympic officials have told Japan there was no need to apologize for scrapping their original proposal for a new national stadium in Tokyo but they still need to get a hurry on to have it ready in time for the 2020 Olympics.

Hopeful sports to face Tokyo grilling
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:51:28 GMT
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Eight sports vying for inclusion in Tokyo's 2020 Olympics will be grilled by Games organizers in the Japanese capital next week.

Porte joins BMC Racing from Team Sky
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:18:10 GMT
PARIS (Reuters) - Australian Richie Porte will join the BMC Racing team from Team Sky on a one-year deal in 2016, the American outfit said on Saturday.

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