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Golfing great Arnold Palmer, who led 'Arnie's Army,' dies at 87

Arnold Palmer, one of golf's greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans to the game at the dawn of the age of televised sport, died of heart complications on Sunday.
He was 87. Palmer, a charismatic figure popularly known as 'The King' who accumulated 62 career victories …

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Motor racing: Mexican GP promoters would welcome more U.S. races

Mexican Grand Prix organisers hope U.S. company Liberty Media's takeover of Formula One will boost their event by expanding in the region and eventually creating a North American season similar to Europe's run of races.
Liberty, owned by cable TV mogul John Malone, agreed this month to take control …

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Soccer-Six vie for Asian spots on FIFA council after Qatari banned

Six Asian candidates will vie for three seats on the reformed FIFA Council in Goa on Tuesday after a senior Qatari official was barred from the election due to an ongoing investigation into corruption.
"FIFA has advised the Asian Football Confederation that, based on the report of the Investigatory Chamber …

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Israel qualify for World Baseball Classic

Israel qualified for their first World Baseball Classic with a 9-1 victory over Britain on Sunday to clinch the four-team qualifying tournament in Brooklyn.
Israel narrowly missed out on reaching the Classic four years ago with their inaugural team, losing to Spain in the 10th inning of the qualifying final …

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Moore earns final U.S. Ryder Cup captain's pick

Ryan Moore was named the final member of the United States Ryder Cup team on Sunday, a consolation prize after he lost a playoff two hours earlier at the Tour Championship.
Moore's clutch putting under pressure at the PGA Tour's season-ending event at East Lake did enough to impress captain …

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Team Europe stun Sweden in OT to reach ice hockey World Cup final

Team Europe extended their unthinkable run at the World Cup of Hockey with a stunning 3-2 overtime win over favoured Sweden on Sunday to earn a surprise berth in the best-of-three final against hosts Canada.
The ragtag group of players from eight different countries were the popular pick to finish …

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