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Djokovic says Wimbledon flop behind him TORONTO: Novak Djokovic said it took him only hours to digest his early Wimbledon defeat, and his hopes are high heading into a hardcourt season that this year includes the Rio Olympics.Serbia's world number one insisted his third-round loss to Sam Querrey at the All England Club -- which ended his hopes of going on to secure a rare calendar Grand Slam -- was behind him."I trust that everything happens for a reason," said Djokovic, who will have a first-round bye at the Toronto Masters before taking the court for the first time since that shocking upset."I didn't enjoy losing in the first week of a Grand Slam, but the next day it was already behind me."I had so much to do in my private life, being a father and husband. I didn't think too much about it. But I know you can always learn more from your losses than ...

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RugbyL: Toothless Dragons tamed by Widnes LONDON: Catalan Dragons were condemned to fifth place in the final Super League table as their poor run of form continued with a dismal 32-4 defeat to Widnes on Sunday.The Dragons have spent much of the season challenging at the top of the table, but five straight defeats allowed St Helens to leapfrog them in the final round of the regular season ahead of the Super Eights, with Saints benefiting from an extra home game ...

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Olympics: IOC decides against blanket doping ban for Russia LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee on Sunday decided against hitting Russia with a blanket ban from the Rio Games over state-run doping but laid out unprecedented eligibility conditions for individual Russian athletes. IOC president Thomas Bach said the body stopped short of an outright ban to protect the rights of clean Russian competitors hoping to take part at the Games which start in two weeks. But an extraordinary set of checks have been put in ...

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Record still on as Martin quits Tour de France PARIS: German time-trial specialist Tony Martin became the 14th rider to quit this year's Tour de France, incredibly pulling out just 40km from the end of the 21st and final stage.Regardless, the Tour was set to see a record number of riders cross the final finish line with 174 still in the race on Sunday's finale in Paris.The previous record was 170 in 2010.Incredibly, having covered 3,500km over three weeks, the last 40km proved beyond ...

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Formula One: Safety at risk after Rosberg decision BUDAPEST: Stewards at the Hungarian Grand Prix sent the wrong message about yellow warning flags abuse by failing to penalise Nico Rosberg, his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton said after winning Sunday's race.The defending three-time world champion and new leader of this year's title race said their failure to act had encouraged drivers, in all categories, to take scant notice of flags and endangered marshals and other on-track personnel."The fact he didn't get penalised means we ...

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South Korea, Japan advance at LPGA International Crown CHICAGO: South Korea wrapped up two rain-disrupted victories over Australia and Japan won a three-team playoff to join England, Taiwan and the United States in the final singles phase of the LPGA International Crown on Sunday.South Korea's Ryu So-Yeon and Kim Young started the day 2 up over Karrie Webb and Rebecca Artis with four holes remaining. Ryu birdied the par-four 15th and the South Koreans went on to close out a 3 and 2 ...

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Baseball: White Sox suspend Sale over reported kit fit CHICAGO: The Chicago White Sox have suspended All-Star pitcher Chris Sale for five days for "insubordination" after the left-hander reportedly destroyed "throwback" uniforms he didn't want to wear.Sale was scratched from his scheduled start and sent home on Saturday after allegedly expressing his displeasure over having to wear the team's 1976 throwback uniforms by cutting them up during pre-game batting practice."Chris has been suspended for violating team rules, for insubordination and for destroying team equipment," ...