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7 tied for early lead at Russian Open

MOSCOW (AP) — Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg is among seven players tied for the lead with five under par 67s midway through the opening round of the Russian Open in Moscow.

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IOC: no final decision on meeting in Sochi

FILE- In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation (IJF), looks on at the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia, after he was elected as president of SportAccord, an umbrella body representing Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations. Sochi has been selected to host a major sports convention next year, despite global criticism of Russia following the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. SportAccord, an umbrella body representing Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations, announced Tuesday that it would take its annual convention in 2015 to Sochi, the Russian city which hosted the 2014 Winter Games. SportAccord President Marius Vizer says Sochi is "a city that demonstrated its passion for sport and capability through the successful organization of the Winter Olympic Games."The meeting will be held in April or May. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, file)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says no final decision has been made on holding an executive board meeting next year in Sochi, the Russian city which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Malaysia jet victims’ bodies arrive in Netherlands

Ukrainian honor guards lift up a coffin, holding the body of one of the Malaysian Airlines plane passengers, to load it onto a Dutch cargo plane in Kharkiv airport, Ukraine, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The Dutch government has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning as the country prepares for the arrival of the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. (AP Photo/ Sergei Chuzavkov)

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.

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Lewis Hamilton seeks 5th victory in Hungary

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, left, pours champagne over second place winner, Williams driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland, after winning the German Formula One Grand Prix in Hockenheim, Germany, Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to win his third straight Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday and fifth overall as he chases Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the championship lead in the last race before the summer break.

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Cilic, Rosol in Umag quarterfinals

UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia beat Dutchman Igor Sijsling 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open.

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