Posts Tagged Western Europe

Djokovic eases into 3rd round of Monte Carlo

MONACO (AP) — Novak Djokovic began the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard.

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CAS cites doping sample flaws in Jamaican case

FILE- In this file photo dated Saturday, March 8, 2014, Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown runs in the 60m heats during the Athletics World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland. Sport’s highest appeals body, The Court of Arbitration for Sport released its full report Tuesday April 15, 2014, saying Jamaican Olympic sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible ``environmental contamination’’ of her urine sample. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, FILE)

LONDON (AP) — Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible “environmental contamination” of her urine sample, sport’s highest appeals body said Tuesday.

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Memorial service to mark Hillsborough anniversary

Before their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield Stadium against Manchester City Liverpool supporters hold banners prior to a minute's silence in tribute to the 96 supporters who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster of 25 years ago on 15 April 1989, Liverpool, England, Sunday April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — About 30,000 people, including Liverpool players past and present, are expected to attend a memorial service at Anfield marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster that killed 96 Liverpool fans.

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Court rejects Red Bull appeal for Ricciardo

Red Bull technical director Adrian Newey, right, and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner, second right, attend the International Automobile Federation (FIA) Appeal Court hearing, Paris, Monday, April 14, 2014. The dispute resolution tribunal for motorsport is hearing Red Bull's case against the disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo from the Australian Grand Prix. (AP Photo/Eric Vargiolu, Pool)

PARIS (AP) — Red Bull is “disappointed” but now focused on the upcoming Chinese Grand Prix after a court on Tuesday rejected its appeal against the disqualification of driver Daniel Ricciardo at the season-opening race in Australia.

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Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand

In this March 30, 2014 photo, Chinese tourists pose for a photograph at the main entrance to Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand. The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand’s top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists. Thousands have clambered aboard student buses at the university, made a mess in cafeterias and sneaked into classes to attend lectures. Someone even pitched a tent by a picturesque lake. The reason: “Lost in Thailand,” 2012 slapstick comedy partly shot on campus that is China’s highest-grossing homegrown movie ever. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand’s top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists.

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