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Court rejects Red Bull appeal for Ricciardo

Red Bull technical director Adrian Newey, right, and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner, second right, attend the International Automobile Federation (FIA) Appeal Court hearing, Paris, Monday, April 14, 2014. The dispute resolution tribunal for motorsport is hearing Red Bull's case against the disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo from the Australian Grand Prix. (AP Photo/Eric Vargiolu, Pool)

PARIS (AP) — Red Bull is “disappointed” but now focused on the upcoming Chinese Grand Prix after a court on Tuesday rejected its appeal against the disqualification of driver Daniel Ricciardo at the season-opening race in Australia.

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Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand

In this March 30, 2014 photo, Chinese tourists pose for a photograph at the main entrance to Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand. The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand’s top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists. Thousands have clambered aboard student buses at the university, made a mess in cafeterias and sneaked into classes to attend lectures. Someone even pitched a tent by a picturesque lake. The reason: “Lost in Thailand,” 2012 slapstick comedy partly shot on campus that is China’s highest-grossing homegrown movie ever. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand’s top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists.

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Fans think Banksy behind artwork mocking UK spies

A new graffiti street art piece, suspected of being a Banksy,  appeared in, Cheltenham England  Monday April 14, 2014. Street artist Banksy may have struck again, leaving an espionage-themed graffiti artwork in the hometown of Britain's electronic spy agency.  A stenciled artwork has appeared on a wall in the western England city of Cheltenham, depicting three figures in trench coats and trilbys snooping on a telephone booth.  Cheltenham is home to GCHQ, Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency. The secretive organization found itself in the spotlight after some of its covert activities were revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The work has not been claimed on Bansky's official website, but has many of the elusive artist's hallmarks, including the stenciled technique and vein of social commentary. (AP Photo/Ben Birchall/PA) Wire  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — Street artist Banksy may have struck again, leaving an espionage-themed graffiti artwork in the hometown of Britain’s electronic spy agency.

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Fognini survives scare to beat Sousa in 1st round

MONACO (AP) — Tenth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy and 11th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain reached the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters in contrasting fashion on Monday.

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Match-fixer Ante Sapina has sentence reduced

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German court has sentenced convicted match-fixer Ante Sapina to five years in prison following a new trial, a six-month reduction from his previous sentence.

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