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Safarova beats Azarenka to win the Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Fed Cup winner Lucie Safarova beat Victoria Azarenka in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the Qatar Open on Saturday.

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Defending champ Federer beats Djokovic to defend Dubai title

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Defending champion Roger Federer won his seventh Dubai Championships title and second of the year defeating No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday.

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Brazilian swimmer Joao Gomes Jr. gets 6-month doping ban

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian swimmer Joao Gomes Jr. has been banned for six months for a “doping rule violation” by swimming’s world governing body FINA.

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MLS Commissioner Garber: Hopeful season will start on time

BOSTON (AP) — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says he is still hopeful the season will start on time, even as the professional soccer league and its players head into the last week of their offseason without a collective bargaining agreement.

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Azarenka to face Safarova in Qatar Open final

Venus Willams of the U.S. returns the ball to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during the semifinal of the WTA Qatar Ladies Open in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Victoria Azarenka reached the final of the Qatar Open on Friday after recovering from one set down to beat Venus Williams.

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