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Ivanovic beats Lisicki in 1st round at Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (3) to provide the first major upset at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.

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F1 boss Ecclestone goes on trial in bribery case

In this Nov. 14, 2013 file picture  President and CEO of Formula One Management Bernie Ecclestone arrives at the Circuit of the Americas for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race, in Austin, Texas. Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday, April 24, 2014, on bribery charges that could put him in prison for up to 10 years if convicted. The trial could spell the end of the 83-year-old Ecclestone’s career in the racing series that has become a lucrative business under his guidance. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

MUNICH (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday on bribery charges that could lead to a prison term of up to 10 years if he is convicted.

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Ex-champ Briggs disrupts Klitschko news conference

Former heavyweight world champion Shannon Briggs of the United States is surrounded by media as he shows up at a press conference of boxer Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine ahead of Klitschko's  IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA heavyweight title bout against  challenger Alex Leapai from Australia-Samoa in Duesseldorf, Germany, April 22, 2014. Briggs demanded a title fight against Klitschko in the US. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs disrupted a news conference on Tuesday ahead of Wladimir Klitschko’s title bout against Alex Leapai — demanding a fight of his own against the reigning champion.

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Czech Republic beats Italy 3-0 in Fed Cup semis

Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova returns a ball to Italy's Roberta Vinci during their Fed Cup semifinal tennis match in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — The Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup final by defeating defending champion Italy after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.

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Davydenko beats Mayer to win BMW Open

Nikolay Davydenko of Russia returns the ball to Florian Mayer of Germany during their final match at the ATP tennis tournament BMW Open in Munich, southern Germany, on Sunday, May 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

MUNICH (AP) — Nikolay Davydenko won his second BMW Open title on Sunday by beating Florian Mayer of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

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