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Russian swimmer tests positive for doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — FINA says Russian swimmer Olga Kluchnikova tested positive for a banned diuretic at the Russian national championships in May and has been serving a doping ban.

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Switzerland wins Davis Cup final

Switzerland's Roger Federer falls to the clay after defeating France's Richard Gasquet and winning the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille, northern France, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

LILLE, France (AP) — Roger Federer has now claimed all the big prizes on offer in tennis and, for once, will be happy to share his latest trophy with others.

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France captain under fire after David Cup loss

France's Richard Gasquet, left, and team captain Arnaud Clement tap their hands as he plays Switzerland's Roger Federer during the Davis Cup final match in Lille, northern France, Sunday, Nov.23, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

LILLE, France (AP) — The French tried everything to thwart Roger Federer’s attempt to win the Davis Cup.

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Koudelka wins World Cup season opener in ski jump

Winner Roman Koudelka of Czech Republic  is framed by second placed Stefan Kraft of Austria, left, and third placed Andreas Wellinger of Germany, right, during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Klingenthal, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

KLINGENTHAL, Germany (AP) — Roman Koudelka overcame blustery conditions to claim his first World Cup win at the season-opening individual ski jumping event on Sunday.

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Gasquet replaces Tsonga in Davis Cup final

France's Julien Benneteau, left, points to Richard Gasquet as they plays Switzerland's Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka  during their doubles match for the Davis Cup final in Lille, northern France, Saturday, Nov.22, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

LILLE, France (AP) — Richard Gasquet will play the first reverse singles match of the Davis Cup final against Roger Federer Sunday as France looks to overturn a 2-1 deficit against Switzerland.

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