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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Li Na, Asia's only grand slam singles champion, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, succumbing to the effect of long-term knee injuries.

ZURICH (Reuters) - Soccer's governing body FIFA has an exemplary ethics set-up unmatched by any other sports organization, its president Sepp Blatter said on Friday.

The wit and wisdom of Li Na
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:13:55 GMT
(Reuters) - China's Li Na, the first Asian to win grand slam singles titles in tennis, announced her retirement from the sport on Friday. Known also for her wit, her wisdom and her pithy one-liners, below are a selection from her years on the tennis circuit, compiled by Simon Cambers of The Tennis Space http://www.thetennisspace.com/:

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert said that only four people have seen the report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and that he expects to complete the investigation by late October or early November.

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Rules club Essendon have failed in their bid to halt a lengthy investigation by the country's national anti-doping agency into drugs violations, leaving more than a dozen of their players facing bans from the game.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Touching feet is the traditional Indian way of showing respect to someone but, as his numerous opponents would vouch, if it's on the wrestling mat and the outstretched arms belong to Yogeshwar Dutt, it normally means danger.

(Reuters) - The Atlanta Falcons punished Tampa Bay on the ground and through the air as they blasted the Buccaneers 56-14 on Thursday with Devin Hester setting a record for touchdown returns.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Several U.S. appeals court judges appeared skeptical on Thursday about the Department of Justice's attempt to preserve a criminal conviction against baseball home run king Barry Bonds that resulted from a steroids probe.

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A frustrated Fernando Alonso reiterated his commitment to Ferrari on Thursday and took a verbal swipe at brand-damaging rumors in Italy suggesting he might swap seats with Sebastian Vettel to join Red Bull next year.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Football League is showing signs of getting off the sidelines in the brouhaha over domestic violence and taking up a new playbook.

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