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Monaco GP poignant for Manor F1 after Bianchi crash in Japan

MONACO (AP) — With Jules Bianchi still recovering from life-threatening head injuries in a nearby hospital, this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix will be tinged with both sadness and fond memories for the Manor team.

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Japan plans to scale back Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium

A guard stands by Japan's National Stadium which is dismantled for the renovation Wednesday, May 13, 2015. After a series of delays, demolition of Tokyo's National Stadium has been completed, clearing the way for the building of a new structure that will be the centerpiece of the 2020 Summer Games. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO (AP) — Japan plans to scale back the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the government runs short of money and time, the country’s sports minister said Monday.

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Japanese figure skater Mao Asada to attempt comeback

Japanese figure skater Mao Asada speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, May 18, 2015. Olympic silver medalist Asada will attempt a comeback to competitive skating after taking a year off from the sport. Speaking at a news conference Monday, Asada said she misses competition and decided by herself to attempt a comeback. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

TOKYO (AP) — Mao Asada is back into serious practice in a bid to return to figure skating at the elite level after taking a year off competition.

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