Posts Tagged Europe

Kosovo athletes start training for Rio Olympics

Kosovo Olympic hopeful swimmer Lum Zhaveli is reflected in pool water as he arrives to a training session in the capital Pristina in this photo taken Oct. 29, 2014. Just a week after gaining provisional recognition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Kosovo is already preparing in earnest for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. As Memli Krasniqi, Kosovo’s minister of culture, youth and sports, says "now our athletes will be able to represent their country." (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A week after gaining provisional recognition from the IOC, Kosovo is already preparing in earnest for the 2016 Olympics.

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France’s Levy leads BMW Masters in China

Alexander Levy of France tees off on the 5th hole during the first round of the BMW Masters golf tournament at the Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China Thursday Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo)

SHANGHAI (AP) — France’s Alexander Levy had five straight birdies in the middle of his round and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the lead in the BMW Masters on Thursday.

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Polish weightlifter Dolega suspended for doping

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish weightlifting federation says it has suspended three-time world champion Marcin Dolega for doping, ruling him out of next month’s world championships.

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PSG back on Marseille’s heels in French league

Marseille's Andre-Pierre Gignac, right, in action with Lyon's Milan Bisevac, left, during their French League One soccer match at Gerland stadium, in Lyon, central France, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

PARIS (AP) — After two consecutive losses in the space of four days, the joy in Marseille has given way to uncertainty about whether the team is really up for a title push.

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United looks to end poor run in Manchester derbies

Manchester United's manager Louis van Gaal waves as he walks down the touchline before his team's English Premier League soccer match against Chelsea at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Manchester derby was a fixture that filled the blue half of the city with dread during United’s glory years under Alex Ferguson.

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