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Gasquet replaces Tsonga in Davis Cup final

France's Julien Benneteau, left, points to Richard Gasquet as they plays Switzerland's Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka  during their doubles match for the Davis Cup final in Lille, northern France, Saturday, Nov.22, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

LILLE, France (AP) — Richard Gasquet will play the first reverse singles match of the Davis Cup final against Roger Federer Sunday as France looks to overturn a 2-1 deficit against Switzerland.

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Messi breaks Spanish league record with 253 goals

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, is lifted by his teammates after scoring against Sevilla during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla,  at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.  Messi set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals when he claimed a hat-trick in Saturday's match at the Camp Nou stadium against Sevilla. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Lionel Messi was raised aloft by his Barcelona teammates after becoming the Spanish league’s all-time leading scorer in style on Saturday.

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Radionova wins Trophee Bompard to reach GP final

Elena Radionova of Russia, competes in the Ladies' Free Skating event, during the ISU figure skating 2014 Eric Bompard Trophy competition,  at Bordeaux's skating arena, western France, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

BORDEAUX, France (AP) — Two-time junior world champion Elena Radionova of Russia landed all her jumps in the free skate to win the Trophee Bompard on Saturday and qualify for the Grand Prix Final.

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Federer fit for doubles in Davis Cup final

Switzerland's Roger Federer, left, and Stanislas Wawrinka react while playing France's Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet during their doubles match for the Davis Cup final in Lille, northern France, Saturday, Nov.22, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

LILLE, France (AP) — Roger Federer will have the chance to clinch the last big prize in tennis eluding him after putting Switzerland into a 2-1 lead against France in the Davis Cup final on Saturday.

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Wawrinka puts Switzerland ahead of France in final

Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka returns the ball to France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during the  Davis Cup final in Lille, northern France, Friday, Nov.21, 2014. Switzerland is seeking a first victory in the team competition while France is looking for a 10th title. This is the 13th meeting between the two nations, with France leading 10-2. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

LILLE, France (AP) — Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead against France in the Davis Cup final.

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