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Ex-Premier League player charged in fixing probe

LONDON (AP) — A former Premier League footballer has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery as part of an ongoing investigation into the fixing of lower-league football matches in England.

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FIFA opens talks on 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will step up the search for new dates to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at talks with football officials next Monday.

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Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds

United States's Kyrie Irving, right, goes for the basket in front Turkey's Baris Hersek, left, during the Group C Basketball World Cup match, in Bilbao northern Spain, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from  last Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.

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Otto wins Italian Open; Gallacher comes up short

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Hennie Otto of South Africa held on to claim a second Italian Open victory by two shots on Sunday, while Stephen Gallacher came up just short of an automatic Ryder Cup spot after finishing third.

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Wlodarczyk’s world record provides ISTAF highlight

Anita Wlodarczyk from Poland celebrates winning the women's hammer throw competition at the ISTAF Athletics Meeting in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Wlodarczyk set a new world record with 79.58 meters. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Robert Harting delighted home fans by winning the discus at the ISTAF athletics meet Sunday, only to be overshadowed by Anita Wlodarczyk’s world record in the women’s hammer throw.

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