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March 5, 2015 - 8:06am
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Jan-Lennard Struff will make his Davis Cup debut for Germany when he opens the best-of-five series against French player Gilles Simon.

In Friday's second singles, Philipp Kohlschreiber will play Gael Monfils.

Struff had been nominated before but has never played.

Germany's doubles players are Andre Begemann and Benjamin Becker, while Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut are slated to play for France on...

March 5, 2015 - 7:56am
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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Former Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion Andy Murray will play No. 47-ranked Donald Young in the opening singles of Britain's Davis Cup match against the United States.

John Isner, the highest-ranked U.S. player at No. 20, will play James Ward in Friday's second match at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

The draw for the first-round World Group match was held Thursday.

Murray is playing in his native Scotland...

March 5, 2015 - 7:56am
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KRALJEVO, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic will play Mate Delic in the opening singles Friday when Serbia takes on Croatia in the first round of the Davis Cup.

The draw held Thursday also pits Viktor Troicki against Croatian player Borna Coric.

In Satruday's doubles, Nenad Zimonjic and Troicki will face Marin Draganja and Franko Skugor.

The reverse singles are on Sunday.

U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic will miss...

March 5, 2015 - 7:53am
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OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Lukas Rosol will open against Thanasi Kokkinakis on Friday when the Czech Republic faces Australia in the first round of the Davis Cup.

Thursday's draw also pits Jiri Vesely against Bernard Tomic on indoor hardcourt in the eastern city of Ostrava.

The 133th-ranked Kokkinakis is a surprise choice for Australia captain Wally Masur, who also has Lleyton Hewitt and big serving Samuel Groth available.

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March 5, 2015 - 7:39am
3 min 6 sec ago

Organizers of Almaty's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics say they will save more than $500 million through several changes in their venue plans.

The Kazakh city says Thursday it has made its bid "more efficient" and "more affordable" in line with IOC reforms aimed at giving organizers more flexibility and reducing the cost of the games.

The changes include eliminating the planned venue at Shymbulak and Tau Park and relocating all Alpine skiing events...

March 5, 2015 - 7:17am
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MADRID (AP) — The regional court of northern Navarra says a former president of Spanish soccer club Osasuna and two other ex-board members have been arrested.

The court says Miguel Archanco, Txuma Peralta and Angel Vizcay were arrested Thursday by National Police and will likely have to appear before a judge within 24 hours.

All three are expected to remain in custody until Friday morning.

The arrests come as police investigate...

March 5, 2015 - 5:54am
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LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association has charged Sunderland manager Gus Poyet after a touchline incident with Hull counterpart Steve Bruce.

Poyet has until Monday to respond to the misconduct charge after being sent to the stands for kicking a water bottle holder and then arguing with Bruce during a 1-1 draw in the Premier League on Tuesday.

Bruce had to be restrained by the fourth official as he tried to confront Poyet, but the Hull...

March 5, 2015 - 4:46am
3 min 6 sec ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean organizers of this year's University Games say North Korea intends to attend the sports event.

The news comes as North Korea is angrily reacting to this week's start of annual South Korea-U.S. military drills that the North calls a rehearsal for invasion. South Korea says North Korea test-launched two short-range missiles into the sea on Monday.

The University Games' organizing committee says the North wants to...

March 5, 2015 - 4:08am
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