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Djokovic gives Serbia 1-0 lead over Croatia in Davis Cup

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball against Croatia's Mate Delic during their Davis Cup World Group first round tennis match between Serbia and Croatia, in Kraljevo, Serbia, Friday, March 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

KRALJEVO, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic gave Serbia a 1-0 lead over Croatia by beating Mate Delic 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 Friday in the first round of the Davis Cup.

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Skier Lanzinger retires, 7 years after losing leg in crash

VIENNA (AP) — Former World Cup skier Matthias Lanzinger of Austria is retiring, seven years after he had his lower left leg amputated following a crash in a race in Norway.

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Blatter urges Iran to open stadiums to women

FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks at a CONMEBOL general congress in Asuncion, Paraguay, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The 78-year-old Blatter is seeking a fifth, four-year term running football. The countries which make up the South American football confederation have decided to support Blatter in FIFA's presidential elections, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

PARIS (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter is urging Iran to end a ban preventing women from watching football in stadiums.

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Davis Cup: Kukushkin gives Kazakhstan 1-0 lead over Italy

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Italy leveled the Davis Cup first-round tie with Kazakhstan at 1-1 after Andreas Seppi defeated Andrei Golubev in the second of Friday’s singles.

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Bach: IOC doesn’t always agree with host country politics

IOC President Thomas Bach of Germany makes a  a speech at Denmark's Sports Federation's Congress  in Brondby, Denmark Thursday March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Lars Poulsen/Polfoto) DENMARK OUT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body does not necessarily condone the political or legal systems in countries it selects to host the games.

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