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Olympics: Federer to miss Rio, rest of season with injury PARIS: Roger Federer said on Tuesday he will miss the remainder of the season, including next month's Olympic Games in Rio, as the 17-time Grand Slam champion recovers from a knee injury.Federer, who turns 35 in August, underwent knee surgery in February before missing May's French Open with a back problem, and the Swiss star said he was calling time on his 2016 season to focus on his recovery."I'm extremely disappointed to announce that I will not be able to represent Switzerland at the Olympic Games in Rio and that I will also miss the remainder of the season," Federer said on his Facebook page."I have made the very difficult decision to call an end to my 2016 season as I need more extensive rehabilitation following my knee surgery earlier this year."The doctors advised that if I want to play on the ATP World Tour injury free for another few ...

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Golf: Love sees new culture as US seek Ryder Cup rebound SPRINGFIELD: US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love says his latest team will have better preparation and teamwork than past squads when it faces trophy holders Europe in two months at Hazeltine.Europeans have won three in a row and six of the past seven over the Americans in the biennial team golf competition entering the September 30-October 2 showdown in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota.Europe made a stunning last-day rally to beat a Love-guided 2012 team at Medinah ...

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Willett tries to move on from Masters glory SPRINGFIELD: Reigning Masters champion Danny Willett wants to move beyond the excitement of winning his first major title and concentrate on recapturing his best form.In April, the 28-year-old Englishman fired a final-round 67 at Augusta National to take advantage of a back-nine collapse by Jordan Spieth and take the green jacket from the American."It's time to move on a little bit from what we did," Willett said Tuesday. "It was fantastic and yeah, it has ...

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Kerber gunning for Rio gold after landmark year MONTREAL: Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber is targeting Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro to build on a successful 2016 that has already seen the German capture her first Grand Slam title.The 28-year-old became the first German to win a Grand Slam crown since Steffi Graf in 1999 when she beat Serena Williams in the Melbourne final in January.Kerber then lost to the American in the Wimbledon final a fortnight ago, and Williams, the top-ranked ...

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Criminal activities reported in Brazil just ahead of Rio Olympics 2016 Jiu-Jitsu athlete name Jason Lee from New Zealand was kidnapped by armed men in military police uniforms and was forced to withdraw cash from two separate ATMs in Brazil.He posted on his Twitter account, “What did you guys get up to yesterday? I got kidnapped. Go Olympics! #Rio2016”.Jason Lee, who has been living in Rio for the past ten months, but not participating in this Rio2016 Olympic, which begins on 5 August because jiu-jitsu is ...

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Olympics: Canoe federation bans five Russians from Rio LAUSANNE: The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has banned five Russians from next month's Rio Olympics after an explosive independent report revealed rampant state-run doping across Russian sport."We are clear that if you step out of line you won't make the start line," ICF secretary general Simon Toulson said, as canoeing became just the latest sport to bar Russians from the Games in the fall-out over the roiling doping controversy.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Olympics: US women's basketball dynasty rolls into Rio RIO DE JANEIRO: There has never been an Olympic dynasty quite like the US women's basketball team, which seeks a sixth consecutive gold medal in Rio to complete two decades of global domination.The American women are on a 41-game win streak, having made five unbeaten runs in a row to gold since settling for bronze at the 1992 Barcelona Games where they dropped a semi-final to the former Soviet Union team.Add in 1984 and 1988 ...