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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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Blatter wants 2022 World Cup final no later than Dec. 18

President of FIFA Sepp Blatter arrives at the Culloden Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  Blatter arrived for the 129th annual general meeting of The International Football Association Board that is taking place Saturday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to take place no later than Dec. 18, a date that would avoid a conflict with the powerful Premier League over the Christmas schedule in England.

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Defending champ Federer beats Coric to make Dubai final

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during a semi final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-seeded Novak Djokovic will face defending champion Roger Federer in the final of the Dubai Championships after a three-set win over Tomas Berdych on Friday.

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Venus, Azarenka set up Qatar Open semifinal

Venus Willams of the US returns the ball to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during the quarterfinals of the WTA Qatar Ladies Open in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Venus Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska for the second time this year to line up two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in the Qatar Open semifinals on Thursday.

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