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Summer Olympic sports chief to Vizer: You don’t represent us

In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation, (IJF) attends the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia. The head of umbrella body SportAccord has issued Thursday May 21 2015 a 20-point plan for discussions with the IOC, including the introduction of prize money for Olympic athletes. Marius Vizer also seeks a 50 percent share for all federations in the IOC's new Olympic television channel, and wants all non-Olympic federations to be allowed to demonstrate their sport before or after each games in the host city. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

LONDON (AP) — The head of the association of summer Olympic sports has urged SportAccord chief Marius Vizer to stop speaking out on behalf of the federations, saying he does not represent their views and has shown a “lack of understanding” of the Olympic movement.

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Francesco Molinari leads by 2 after a round of 69

England's Justin Rose plays a shot during day two of the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth golf club, Virginia Water, England, Friday May 22, 2015. (Adam Davy/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Francesco Molinari recovered from two bogeys in his first three holes to shoot a 3-under 69 on Friday and retain a two-shot clubhouse lead in the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

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Nadal could face Djokovic in French Open quarterfinals

In this May 10, 2015, file photo, Rafael Nadal, of Spain, makes a speech after losing to Andy Murray of Britain during the men's final at the Madrid Open Tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain. For years and years _ a full decade, in fact _ Nadal has dominated the French Open the way no one has ever dominated a Grand Slam tennis tournament. Despite the way he's ruled Roland Garros, Novak Djokovic is considered the man to beat, (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced at Roland Garros.

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Osaka, Yokohama picked as 2015 Club World Cup host cities

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says Osaka and Yokohama will be host cities for the 2015 Club World Cup in Japan.

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Australia in Europe’s Song Contest? In a word, yes.

In this May 20, 2015 photo Australias's Guy Sebastian performs the song 'Tonight Again' during a dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria's capital Vienna. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by — Australia.

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