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International Olympic Committee agrees on the need to cut costs for 2020 Tokyo games

Sport fans travelling to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games might find that they have to make a small diversion - to Japan's old rival South Korea. Tokyo won the right to host the games in 2013 by promising a compact bid with 28 of the 31 competition venues within a five-mile (eight-kilometer) radius of the Olympic Village.

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Stock watch: Wolverines who helped, hurt their cases vs. Rutgers

Wilton Speight has been solid as a first year starter at quarterback for MI and has been highly accurate in the second half of games this season. "I'm glad we got a first down", Allen said when asked if he was aware that Rutgers didn't have a first down late in the game.

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Philippine President's Pivot to China Just Words - So Far

It's in the best interests of my country that I don't do that", Duterte told reporters in his hometown of Davao after returning from China. US State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Thursday that the United States would seek clarification from the Philippines about the "separation" remark.

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Pep Guardiola confirms star duo are part of his Manchester City plans

Kevin De Bruyne has defended manager Pep Guardiola's tactics following Manchester City's Champions League thrashing by the Spaniard's former club Barcelona . Decisions in that match, which include starting Sergio Aguero on the bench, have raised question-marks regarding Guardiola, and outspoken pundit Stan Collymore has weighed in on the situation - stating the Catalan boss is not a genius.

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Big blow for Barcelona as injured Andres Iniesta faces long spell out

Barcelona is one point ahead of Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid before they play their matches on Sunday. "A lot of things happened in the game, the worst of all Andres' injury", said Barca coach Luis Enrique. "It is lamentable, absolutely lamentable that refereeing decisions prevented Valencia from taking a point or more from this match", Valencia sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch told BeIN Sports Spain.

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Four Aussies in top 10 on US PGA Tour

Although he clawed back with a birdie and an eagle on the next two holes, a bogey quickly followed and Lahiri's title hopes were in dire straits. "Yeah, it was really just bad golf for the first 13 holes". duo Derek Fathauer and James Hahn joining Japan's Hideki Matsuyama on 14-under. Russell Knox played another solid round for 68 to move into a tie for second with Thomas.

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Wallabies hit out at 'clowns' jibe after All Blacks defeat

The Eden Park hoodoo continues for another year as the Wallabies have been defeated by the All Blacks 37-10. "We are proud to have got to 18 wins in a row but we had to work hard for it tonight", Hansen told a news conference. "They wouldn't respect my comment anyway, so we won't make one". Then just minutes later the All Blacks punished a Wallabies mistake with Julian Savea adding to his try scoring feats after a brilliant run from Ben Smith.

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Penn State upsets Ohio State

Although it does seem to be a recipe for a potential trap, I just don't see it. The coach also told his players, "Before you leave this locker room, nights like this don't happen very often". This time it's a Nittany Lions squad (4-2 overall, 2-1 Big Ten East) sitting a game back of Ohio State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten East) and MI in the conference standings.

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Mauricio Pochettino claims West Brom draw shows Tottenham are 'maturing'

The Belgium global looked to have given the Baggies all three points against his old club when he opened the scoring on 82 minutes at the Hawthorns, before Dele Alli squared proceedings just one minute from time . Tottenham were on the charge for the title when the two faced off in London , but a 73rd minute from Craig Dawson slowed Spurs' assault. "He had a chance in the first half when he had to score".

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Ogwumike's Shot Should Not Have Counted

The game today, it's not fair to the players. The missed call came with just more than a minute to play in regulation and while it is reviewable, the referees chose not to review it. Whalen stole the ball from Kristi Toliver and finished the fast break with a layup to tie the game at 71, setting up the final flurry. It bounced around and caromed in, giving the Sparks a 73-71 lead.

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Cubs head to World Series for the first time since 1945

Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, those "Lovable Losers" now have a chance to win it all. With the win, the Cubs will face off against the Indians in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday at 8 PM EDT.

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Vikings at Eagles: Highlights, score and recap

Yet that is exactly what the Vikings have done. The Eagles looked fantastic in his opening three games, but road games are never easy to win in the National Football League and Philadelphia just couldn't find a way to beat either the Lions or Redskins.

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International Olympic Committee boss ducks Korea row in Tokyo 2020 visit

It put the cost of hosting Tokyo 2020 at 3 trillion yen (£23bn), four times the original estimate and nearly three times higher than London 2012. On the day of their meeting, a newspaper article had caused a stir, quoting an unnamed source inside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government who alleged cost estimates for one Olympic venue had simply been made up.

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Cubs through to first World Series in over 70 years

The Dodgers couldn't muster another hit until Josh Reddick singled with one out in the eighth inning. Police said one person was arrested after climbing a traffic pole, and a couple others were taken into custody after shooting off fireworks.

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Gunners shoot blanks but go top after Boro draw

A 1-0 loss at West Ham , courtesy of a goal by Winsten Reid in the fourth minute of stoppage time , was the latest tough blow for a side that is winless and in last place on just two points from nine games. It was similar. We have to find a way to be efficient. "We must not look for excuses". The Gunners missed the Spaniard's guile in the middle of the park as they failed to open up Aitor Karanka's side, who sat deep and played on the break, causing Petr Cech a host of problems.

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Josh Brown oput n exempt list

Urquhart took issue with the NFL's statement on Thursday, which came a day after USA TODAY Sports and other outlets obtained documents where Brown admitted he had abused his then-wife Molly Brown . "I just want him to get himself right", receiver Victor Cruz said. Brown already served a one-game suspension to begin the season for violating the league's personal conduct policy, but the additional documents uncovered cast uncertainty over his future.

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Thomas bags back-to-back CIMB Classic wins in Malaysia

Thomas, who won his first PGA Tour title here a year ago in a tournament record 26-under-par 262, wasn't entirely happy with his iron shots and wedges in the second round but remains hopeful of producing some very low scores on the weekend at the par-72, 7,005-yard TPC Kuala Lumpur .

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Cubs open as heavy favorite to beat Indians in World Series

Kyle Hendricks starred in a near-flawless performance, finishing with six strikeouts, zero walks and just two hits allowed in just over seven innings. He's now rooting hard for Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and these Cubs to finally break the jinx. Rizzo then hit a fly ball to left center that Toles took his eye off of and dropped for a two-base error.

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'We'll be challenging' - Rooney makes bold Manchester United prediction

You want to use this in your defending and create some situations like this, but when you have the ball you've got to calm down immediately. Jose Mourinho's side, who had won their last four league meetings with their fierce rivals, frustrated the hosts for long spells in a tense and largely uneventful game at Anfield .

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New Zealand set India 243-run target to win 2nd ODI

A 120-run partnership followed between Tom Latham and the Kiwi skipper for the ensuing wicket, before the former was trapped in front by Kedar Jadhav for 46. India cricket players celebrate the dismissal of New Zealand's Luke Ronchi during their second one-day worldwide cricket match in New Delhi , India , Thursday, Oct.

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All Blacks not happy with 18 in a row - Read

Savea scored twice, once off Ben Smith's fabulous chip and the second time a Lomu-like destructive run down the left flank, and then almost had a third as he popped to Dane Coles for the final nail in the Australian coffin. And while the Speight no-try was a clear victor for shocker of the match, an out-of-sorts Beauden Barrett was a standout second given the fly-half's three missed conversions must have kept the spark in the Wallabies' change-room at halftime.

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Staal scores twice as Wild beat Maple Leafs, 3-2

Brian Campbell, originally thought to be a scratch, played a more regular shift during the third period, finishing the game with four shots on goal in 12:57. Minnesota needed less than a minute to forge a tie as a lead pass from Charlie Coyle sprang Staal on a breakaway, and the veteran tucked a backhand shot past Enroth.

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Sam Bradford won't "try to do anything special" because he's facing Eagles

The Eagles are 3-2, and any Eagles fan who is disappointed with that record is a bit off their rocker. His response was "lengthy", as Shurmur described it. By the time they were reunited in 2015, they each had National Football League battle scars. Bradford has thrived in Minnesota (5-0) after taking a crash course in yet another new offense - he's playing for his sixth offensive coordinator in seven seasons.

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Tiger Woods withdraws from Safeway Open, delaying return to golf

Woods had meant to play in all three tournaments, and committed on Friday to the season-opening Safeway Open, where he was scheduled to play in the pro-am with Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry and play the first two rounds paired with Phil Mickelson .

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Wales 1 Georgia 1

To have gained a draw in the tricky environment of Vienna was a great point; to have been held, and outplayed, by a Georgia side who, although better than their world ranking of 137th suggests, should have been beaten, is a case of two points dropped.

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Cubs shut out Dodgers to advance to World Series

There are only two days to celebrate the Cubs' first trip to the World Series since 1945. However, that's an outsider's perspective - Cubs fans were more than excited, including Hillary Clinton, a long-time Cubs fan from her childhood in Chicago .

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(Football) Late Messi penalty gives Barcelona 3-2 win over Valencia

Valencia took four points from a possible six against Barca despite enduring a frightful campaign last season and have won three of their last four games, including on Prandelli's debut at Sporting Gijon last weekend. Rodrigo then powered Valencia ahead following a splendid dinked pass by Nani but the lead did not last long. Barcelona have received a boost with the news that Luis Suarez wants to end his career at the club for which he has so far scored 93 goals in 109 games.

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Air strikes, fighting mark end of Aleppo ceasefire

Smoke from reported opposition fire rises in a designated humanitarian corridor in eastern Aleppo. The pause began on Thursday, and came after Moscow announced a temporary halt to the Syrian army's campaign to recapture the divided city. David Swanson, an OCHA spokesman in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, said a four-day plan had been drawn up to begin with two days of evacuations to government-held areas of Aleppo, rebel-held Idlib province to the west or over the border to Turkey.

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PFW Matchup Breakdown: Washington vs. Detroit Lions

The Lions have won three straight meetings with the Redskins and they have covered the spread in all three wins. If so, that would keep Riddick sidelined for two more games in addition to Sunday's clash with Washington . That comes out to a 138.3 passer rating against two pretty good defenses in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. That should matchup well against Detroit which has allowed 15 sacks this season.

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Mane, Coutinho score for Liverpool in 2-1 win over West Brom

When it was pointed out that 2-0 would have seen Liverpool wake up on Sunday morning as league leaders, the German joked: "Who wants to be top in October?" Nacer Chadli had scored four times in his past four Premier League outings but stabbed over from an excellent opening four minutes later - the visitors' first attempt of the game.

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Cleveland Indians head to World Series, top Jays in ALCS

Cleveland pitching struck out eight hitters, and didn't walk one. That, however, doesn't take the sting out of Wednesday's loss for fans. Lucroy now finds himself at home and out of the playoffs, while Miller has landed his pitching prowess in the 2016 MLB World Series .

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Nolito: City must believe Barca are beatable

For Aguero, it was his second miss of the week, after he failed to convert a penalty for Argentina during a 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat at home by Paraguay on Tuesday. It's the first testing spell of Guardiola's short reign, with this draw coming after a 3-3 draw at Celtic in the Champions League and a 2-0 loss at Tottenham in the Premier League.

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Injury time penalty gives Barca key win against Valencia

During the four meetings last season, two ended in a draw with Valencia getting one victory while Barcelona getting the other. This incorporates Mario Suarez and Enzo Perez providing cover for a pact attack which includes Nani , Rodrigo and possible Barcelona target Joao Cancelo, while Munir, who is on loan for Barcelona , is now struggling for minutes.

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Rosberg on top after first day of US

The pole was the 58th of Hamilton's career, but his first at the Texas circuit and he is hopeful of translating it into the victory he needs in order to chip away at Rosberg's 33-point championship lead. "I was struggling to finish a lap without oversteer but we'll fix that for tomorrow". Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Vettel will start fifth and sixth.

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Antonio conte respects jose mourinho's chelsea past

Though there seemed something slightly theatrical about Mourinho wracking his brain for such a familiar English expression, the Portuguese indeed do have a much used phrase "Não lavo roupa suja em public". "He won three championships and I think he was an important man for the club". Current Chelsea boss Antonio Conte believes Mourinho "deserves a good reception" on his return.


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