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Tennis: Few Asians reach the top ranks

From the synthetic surfaces of Japan to the newly paved courts of Thailand and China, Asia has the most tennis players yet the worst results.

Soccer: England illuminates path from darkness

There may never have been a week of soccer to fill us with such despair and such hope as this.

Alpine skiing: Paerson defends her gold medal in super-G

The fog and snow finally lifted on Tuesday, and the 2007 world championships began at last.

U.S. investors buy Liverpool soccer club

The sports tycoons, George Gillett and Tom Hicks reached agreement with Liverpool five days after Dubai's ruler abandoned his bid.

Soccer: Italian cabinet to address hooliganism

A package of proposals includes banning all fans from matches at stadiums that do not meet required safety standards.

Roundup: Prosecutors seek prison for Hiddink


Skiing: Start of world championships delayed 3rd time

More bad weather — this time fog and drifting snow — in northern Sweden led to postponement of the men's super-giant slalom that had been scheduled for Monday.

Baseball: Atlanta Braves wonder what new owner plans

Major League Baseball wants to be sure that the club's top management stays put.

Super Bowl: Rain can't prevent Colts' celebration

The Indianapolis defense, often maligned for being too soft against the run and too unreliable in key situations, forced five turnovers and held Chicago to 3 points in the second half to secure a 29-17 victory.

Roundup: World Anti-Doping Agency seeks increased financing

The World Anti-Doping Agency is counting on more governmental backing, a revision of banned substances and more money to fight the use of banned drugs in sport.

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