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SUAREZ BAN RELAXED BUT NOT SHORTENED AFTER WORLD CUP BITE

The Court of Arbitration for Sport relaxes but does not shorten Luis Suarez's ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup, allowing him to train and play in friendlies for new club Barcelona.

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ROB MANFRED THE NEW COMMISSIONER OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Rob Manfred is elected the new commissioner of Major League Baseball, becoming the 10th man to hold that post.

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TONY STEWART TO SKIP NASCAR RACE AFTER SPRINT-CAR DEATH

Tony Stewart will skip the NASCAR event in Michigan after his involvement in the death of a driver in a Sprint Car race.

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DJOKOVIC'S US OPEN PREPARATIONS HIT BY ANOTHER EARLY ELIMINATION

Novak Djokovic's U.S. Open preparations take a hit with another early elimination from a tournament, beaten by Tommy Robredo in Cincinnati.

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SURPRISING ROYALS BEAT ATHLETICS TO STAY TOP OF DIVISION

Playoff-starved Kansas City stays top of division by beating majors-leading Oakland