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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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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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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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