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Spain appoints Gala Leon as Davis Cup captain

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish tennis federation says it has appointed former WTA player Gala Leon as captain of its Davis Cup team.

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France to host Switzerland on clay in Davis Cup

PARIS (AP) — France will play the Davis Cup final against Switzerland on indoor clay in a bid to thwart Roger Federer’s quest for a first win in the team competition.

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‘The Lion King’ earns record box office

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, a scene is shown during a performance of Disney's "The Lion King," in Las Vegas. With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, "The Lion King" stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment history. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush, FIle)

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: “The Lion King” is the top ticket of all time.

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Kostner called in for new doping hearing by CONI

In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, Carolina Kostner of Italy celebrates during the flower ceremony after finishing third in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner risks punishment for skipping a hearing before Italian authorities in Rome on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer. Kostner, the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist and 2012 world champion, was to be asked by CONI about allegations that she told prosecutors in Bolzano she helped Schwazer evade a test and knew he slept with a banned altitude machine. Kostner risks a ban of up to four years from all sports activities in Italy. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)

ROME (AP) — Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner has been called in for another hearing with the Italian Olympic Committee’s anti-doping prosecutor.

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Some things to know about the Spanish league

Real Madrid's coach Carlo Ancelotti takes his seat in the dugout before the Champions League Group B soccer match between Real Madrid and Basel at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid and Barcelona have been in scorching scoring form lately, and more can be expected this week in the Spanish league.

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