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Hamilton vows to give everything in title fightback KUALA LUMPUR: Lewis Hamilton said he will give everything at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix as he looks to bounce back in the Formula One championship after losing his lead to a rampant Nico Rosberg.The triple world champion lies eight points behind his Mercedes team-mate after the increasingly impressive Rosberg powered to a hat-trick of victories in the last three races.The German triumphed in Belgium, Italy and in his 200th grand prix at Singapore 10 days ago where Hamilton, who finished third, was hit by mechanical problems.With six grands prix left, Hamilton knows time is running out in a rollercoaster, 21-race season that has seen the Englishman trail by as many as 43 points at one stage and lead by 19 just three races ago."Singapore was a difficult weekend for me, so to come away with a podium in the circumstances was pretty good damage limitation," Hamilton said this week."I ...

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Confident US learns from past Ryder Cup stumbles CHASKA: A US Ryder Cup team more relaxed and better prepared than past losing versions takes a confident attitude into this week's showdown against holders Europe, which happily accepts its routine underdog role.Europeans have won three in a row, six of seven and eight of the past 10 over the Americans entering Friday's start of the biennial team golf matches at Hazeltine."We're just tired of being told we haven't won one in a while," two-time ...

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NBA: Duncan to stay on with Spurs - Popovich LOS ANGELES: San Antonio Spurs coach Greg Popovich plans to tap into the experience of retired legend Tim Duncan for his coaching staff but is yet to nail down an exact role for the five-time NBA champion.Duncan, 40, called time on his glittering career with the Spurs in July after 19 seasons, but will continue his association with the team as Popovich builds a new-look side. Popovich told reporters however that Duncan's role would evolve ...

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Golf: Garcia ponders Palmer with Seve as teams plan funeral trip CHASKA: Still-mourning US and European Ryder Cup teams began planning Tuesday to attend Arnold Palmer's memorial service while Sergio Garcia pondered Palmer spiritually joining Seve Ballesteros to watch over them.Palmer, the global golf icon who died of heart problems Sunday at age 87, was featured on the practice day's pairing sheets for spectators even as US flags remained at half staff around Hazeltine in tribute to "The King.""I'm sure he will be out there looking ...

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Golf: Phelps boosts USA as rugby's O'Connell answers Europe's call CHASKA: Olympic swim star Michael Phelps delivered a message on competing for America to the US Ryder Cup team while Irish rugby union legend Paul O'Connell is supporting Europe's "shoulder-to-shoulder" theme.Retired celebrity athletes from other sports making speeches to teams, a Ryder Cup tradition, brought early support to their sides at Hazeltine ahead of this week's 41st edition of the biennial men's golf matches.Phelps, who spoke to the American squad Monday night, won a record ...

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Tennis: WTA Wuhan Open results WUHAN: Results from the third day of the Wuhan Open on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):Women's singles2nd roundAngelique Kerber (GER x1) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-4Petra Kvitova (CZE x14) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-3, 6-1Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) bt Roberta Vinci (ITA x13) 7-5, 6-2Darya Kasatkina (RUS) bt Louisa Chirico (USA) 6-1, 6-1Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x9) bt Madison Brengle (USA) 6-0, 6-4Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x3) bt Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 6-4, 6-1Barbora Strycova (CZE) bt ...

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Tennis: Kerber survives scare, Muguruza crashes at Wuhan Open WUHAN: Angelique Kerber survived a scare in her first match as world number one while French Open champion Garbine Muguruza crashed out in Wuhan on Tuesday.The US and Australian Open champion, who had a bye in the first round, made a convincing start before missing two set points and allowing Kristina Mladenovic to take the first set in a tie break.But the German then swept through the rest of the match, winning 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, ...