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Reaction to Italy’s failure to qualify for World Cup

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Milan, Nov 14 (AP) - Players from both teams slumped to the ground, the Swedes in exhausted ecstasy, the Ital-ians in losers' agony.
On a starry night in Milan, four-time champion Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades. Sweden advanced for the first time since 2006.
Despite three quarters of possession, Italy was stymied by a goalless draw in the second leg of their playoff on Monday and Sweden prevailed 1-0 on aggregate.
"It's a black moment for our...

Roger Federer wins opening match at ATP Finals

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London, Nov 13 (AP) - One break of serve, and a mini-break, was all Roger Federer needed to win his opening match at the season-ending ATP Finals on Sunday.
The 19-time Grand Slam champion broke Jack Sock at the start of his 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory at the O2 Arena. Both then held serve the rest of...

United States beats Belarus to win its 18th Fed Cup title

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Minsk, Nov 13 (AP) - A 17-year championship drought came to an end Sunday for the United States when it beat Belarus 3-2 to take its 18th Fed Cup title.
CoCo Vandeweghe and Shelby Rogers defeated Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the deciding doubles of the 2017 final. It...

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