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Nishikori, Benneteau reach Malaysian Open final

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the final of the Malaysian Open on Saturday.

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Kvitova tops Bouchard to win Wuhan Open

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic returns the ball during the match against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the final of the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Kvitova claimed the title with 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Hao Tongqian)  NO SALES

WUHAN, China (AP) — Petra Kvitova backed up her lopsided win over Eugenie Bouchard at Wimbledon with another emphatic victory over the Canadian to capture the inaugural Wuhan Open title on Saturday.

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Asia football head backs Blatter for 5th FIFA term

FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter listens to journalist's questions at a press conference following a FIFA Executive Committee meeting, on Friday, Sept.26, 2014, at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter has confirmed he will stand for a fifth term as Fifa president.  (KEYSTONE/Steffen Schmidt)

The head of the Asian Football Confederation is backing Sepp Blatter’s bid for a fifth term as FIFA president.

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Nadal returns from wrist injury at China Open

Rafael Nadal of Spain speaks during a press conference for the China Open Tennis Tournament in Beijing, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

BEIJING (AP) — Rafael Nadal’s right wrist is healthy enough to allow him to compete again, the Spaniard said as he prepares for a tough first-round match against Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the China Open.

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Murray beats Monaco to reach Shenzhen Open final

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Second-seeded Andy Murray rallied from a set down to beat Juan Monaco of Argentina 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 Saturday and reach the final of the Shenzhen Open.

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