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Former No 1 Lee Chong Wei given backdated, 8-month ban

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former No. 1-ranked Lee Chong Wei has received a backdated eight-month ban for a doping violation uncovered in test at the badminton world championships last August, meaning he can return to competition on Friday.

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World badminton federation imposes backdated 8-month doping ban on former No. 1 Lee Chong Wei

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — World badminton federation imposes backdated 8-month doping ban on former No. 1 Lee Chong Wei.

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Ko wins Swinging Skirts for 2nd straight year

Lydia Ko of New Zealand laughs standing by her trophy after winning the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Daly City, Calif. Ko won the tournament for the second straight year, beating Morgan Pressel on the second hole of a playoff. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Lydia Ko twice thought someone else would leave Lake Merced with the trophy this year.

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Mickelson withdraws from Match Play Championship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the Match Play Championship because of personal reasons.

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OCA secretary says Bach visit is boost for Indian sports

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

NEW DELHI (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach’s visit to India will boost the profile of Olympic sports in the country regardless of whether it bids for the Games, according to a local official.

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