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Italy bobsledder Frullani could face 1-year ban

MILAN (AP) — Italian sport’s anti-doping office has asked for bobsledder William Frullani to be banned for a year after failing a doping test at the Sochi Olympics.

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Man U defeats Inter on penalties after 0-0 draw

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney kicks the ball from between Inter Milan’s Juan Jesus (5) and Inter Milan’s Zdravko Kuzmanovic during the first half of a soccer game at  the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Landover, Md. Manchester United won 5-3 in a penalty kick shootout. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Louis Van Gaal said Manchester United’s performance in Tuesday night’s scoreless draw against Inter Milan was better than each of his team’s previous preseason games.

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EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as he announces new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.

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Commonwealth Games gets 1st doping case

Andrew Riley, second left,of Jamaica, crosses the line to win the men's 110 meter hurdles from William Sharman, second right, of England, who was placed second and Shane Brathwaite, third right, who was placed third, in Hampden Park stadium at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Andrew Riley won the 110-meter hurdles gold Tuesday to complement his teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole’s 100-meter gold medal on the track at the Commonwealth Games, clinching both high-profile sprint races for Jamaica.

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Lorenzi beats 2x former champ Haase in Kitzbuehel

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Pablo Andujar beat Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-4 at the Kitzbuehel Cup on Tuesday, two days after earning his third career title in Gstaad.

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