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Appeals court orders Brady to serve 'Deflategate' ban NEW YORK: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game ban for his role in the "Deflategate" scandal, an appeals court ruled Monday, delivering another twist in the long-running National Football League saga.In a 2-1 ruling in the federal US Court of Appeals in New York, the court found that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had acted properly in issuing the sanction last year.Brady had challenged the four-game suspension and won a legal victory in September when a lower court ruled in his favor, quashing the ban after judging the punishment to be unfair.However the NFL appealed and scored a victory in Monday's ruling, which found that Goodell's judgment was in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, which sets out rules for settling disputes."We hold that the commissioner properly exercised his broad discretion under the collective bargaining agreement and that his procedural rulings were properly grounded in that agreement ...

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Spain's Nadal sues ex French minister for 'defamation' MADRID: Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal said on Monday he had filed a lawsuit in Paris against former French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot after she accused him of covering up a failed drugs test."Through this case, I intend not only to defend my integrity and my image as an athlete but also the values I have defended all my career," he said in a statement announcing "a defamation lawsuit.""I also wish to prevent any public ...

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Verdasco with renewed confidence after title ESTORIL: Spain's Fernando Verdasco was headed to Portugal on Monday to take his place at the Estoril Open boosted by fresh clay confidence after winning his first ATP title in two years.The 32-year-old Spaniard, who will start as a wild card in the seaside resort venue outside Lisbon and faces eighth-seeded compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta in the first round, beat Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-3, 6-2 in a rain-delayed Monday final in Bucharest.His last trophy came ...

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Farrell and Marler run Australia risk after European citings LONDON: Owen Farrell and Joe Marler could both miss England's three-Test tour of Australia in June after being cited on Monday for alleged disciplinary offences while on European duty with their respective club sides last week.Farrell could also be sidelined from Saracens' bid to be crowned kings of Europe in next month's Champions Cup final after being cited for a dangerous tackle, according to a statement issued by European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR). Meanwhile Marler, ...

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USA basketball reveal warm-up schedule LOS ANGELES: The United States men's basketball team will play a series of five friendly internationals before heading to Rio de Janeiro to defend their Olympic title, USA Basketball announced on Monday.A statement said the 12-man squad for the games -- due to be revealed in late June -- and coach Mike Krzyzewski would hold a training camp in Las Vegas in mid-July before facing 2004 Olympic champions Argentina on July 22 in an exhibition ...

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WTA Rabat Open results MARRAKECH: Results from the first day of the WTA Rabat Open on Monday (x denotes seeding):1st roundJohanna Larsson (SWE) bt Donna Vekic (CRO) 6-2, 6-2Teliana Pereira (BRA) bt Annika Beck (GER x6) 6-3, 6-1Pauline Parmentier (FRA) bt Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 7-5, 7-5Tímea Babos (HUN x5) bt Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-3, 6-7 (8/10), 6-1Kiki Bertens (NED) bt Anna Karolína Schmiedlová (SVK x3) 6-0, 6-1Ekaterina Makarova (RUS x2) bt Alexandra Dulgheru (ROM) 6-4, 6-2Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), ...

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Froome aiming for third Romandie win as snow forecast LAUSANNE: After stretching his legs at Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday, Team Sky leader Chris Froome will be aiming for a third Tour de Romandie title this week.Froome is one of three former winners at this year's event, which begins on Tuesday and ends on Sunday.For many contenders Romandie is an early preparatory race ahead of July's Tour de France and defending Tour champion Froome will be joined by last year's Tour runner-up Nairo Quintana with top ...