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Police lock fans inside ground after clashes erupt outside

Police lock fans inside ground after clashes erupt outside

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian police locked Santos fans inside their home stadium for 20 minutes on Wednesday after violence erupted outside the Vila Belmiro ground following the team’s elimination from the Copa Libertadores.

Olympics: Oceania allowed small quota of athletes at 2022 Asian Games

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A small contingent of athletes from Oceania nations will be allowed to compete at the 2022 Asian Games in China so long as their qualification paths for the 2024 Paris Olympics go through Asia, the Australian Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

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Golf: Top-ranked Spieth primed for $10 million bonus at East Lake

(Reuters) – Jordan Spieth feels good about the quality of his game heading into the season-ending Tour Championship starting in Atlanta on Thursday, even if he is not holing as many long putts as when he won the event in 2015.

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McGregor could address Congress in rights campaign for fighters

(Reuters) – Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor could speak in the United States Congress to help with a campaign to extend the legal protections enjoyed by boxers to MMA fighters, according to Congressman Markwayne Mullin.

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Cycling: Europe to decide UCI election, says former chief McQuaid

BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) – France’s David Lappartient will beat incumbent Brian Cookson to be elected president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) if the body’s European delegates vote as one, former UCI chief Pat McQuaid told Reuters.

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Soccer: Madrid's Metropolitano stadium to stage 2019 Champions League final

NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid’s new Metropolitano stadium will stage the 2019 Champions League final, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin announced after an executive committee meeting on Wednesday.

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Tennis: Spain to host Britain in 2018 Davis Cup first round

LONDON (Reuters) – Five-times Davis Cup champions Spain will host Britain in the first round of the 2018 competition.

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Cycling: Dumoulin crushes opposition to win maiden time trial title

BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) – Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands crushed his rivals to claim a maiden individual time trial title at the road cycling world championships on Wednesday, crowning a superb season after he won the Giro d’Italia in May.

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Cycling: Dumoulin wins individual time trial at world championships

BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) – Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands won the gold medal in the individual time trial at the road cycling world championships on Wednesday.

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Nadal and Federer lead Europe in inaugural Laver Cup

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will set aside their long-time rivalry when they play for Europe against the rest of the world in the inaugural Laver Cup tournament which starts on Friday.

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