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Defending champion Alexander Zverev reaches Citi Open final

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Washington, Aug 5 (AP) - Alexander Zverev is back in the final at the Citi Open.
The defending champion beat 10th-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals Saturday. The top-seeded German is looking to become the first back-to-back winner of the hard-court U.S. Open tuneup since Juan Martin del Potro in 2008 and 2009.
Zverev has won 15 of 17 career matches in Washington.
"I'm playing great here," Zverev said. "Hopefully, I can continue to do so (Sunday) and hopefully in the next...

Palmeiras brings back former Brazil coach Scolari

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Sao Paulo, July 28 (AP) - Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari signed a contract with Palmeiras on Thurs-day, returning home for the first time since his humiliation at the 2014 World Cup.
Scolari was contracted to 2020 for a third spell with the Sao Paulo-based giant.
On Wednesday, the club...

Russia could be reinstated in December, says IAAF

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Buenos Aires, July 28 (AP) - Russia could be provisionally reinstated to worldwide track and field competition in December if it meets certain conditions, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said Friday.
Track and field's governing body suspended Russia in November 2015...

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