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Schmiedlova and Arruabarrena advance in Marrakech

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Seventh-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia and 97th-ranked Lara Arruabarrena of Spain won their opening matches at the Grand Prix SAR clay-court tournament Monday.

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Schmiedlova and Arruabarrena advance in Marrakech

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Seventh-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia and 97th-ranked Lara Arruabarrena of Spain won their opening matches at the Grand Prix SAR clay-court tournament Monday.

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Commonwealth Games officials visit Durban soon after attacks

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — A Commonwealth Games evaluation team began a four-day visit of 2022 host candidate Durban on Monday, weeks after attacks on immigrants in the South African city left six people dead.

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Dempsey’s 77th minute goal lifts Seattle past Portland 1-0

Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey celebrates after he scored a goal against the Portland Timbers in the second half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Seattle. The Sounders beat the Timbers 1-0. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — When Clint Dempsey returned to Major League Soccer, his home debut with Seattle came against Portland.

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Doping cases cast shadow on Kenya rivalry in London Marathon

Elite Kenyan athletes Wilson Kipsang, left, and Dennis Kimetto, right, who will compete in the London Marathon, pose for the media near Tower Bridge in London, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Kipsang and Kimetto, both marathon world record breakers will compete head-to-head for the first time in the 35th London Marathon which will take place on Sunday April 26. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — With a field that features five of the seven fastest men’s marathoners in history, Sunday’s race in London shapes up as a showcase of Kenyan distance running.

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