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Sep 23, 2011, 10:24 p.m.

Clock ticks for Gebrselassie and Radcliffe

BERLIN (Reuters) - World marathon record holders Haile Gebrselassie and Paula Radcliffe fight age and increasing susceptibility to injury as well as the clock and a host of younger opponents in Sunday's Berlin marathon. Sunday's race is the third time only that both the men's and women's world holders have started the same race.

Uneasy truce during rugby World Cup for Scott and Williams

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Australia's defeat to Ireland at the rugby World Cup was bad enough for golfer Adam Scott, but his misery was compounded by having to face his New Zealander caddy Steve Williams the next day. While the pair have kept their rugby banter to a minimum so far at the Tour Championships, Williams had obviously taken great delight in the Wallabies loss to the Irish last week.

Great Scott! Australian takes control at East Lake

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Australian Adam Scott birdied the last two holes for a second consecutive day to break one stroke clear of a tightly bunched leaderboard at the season-ending Tour Championship on Friday. The 31-year-old calmly rolled in putts from seven and 10 feet respectively at the 17th and the last to cap a sparkling five-under-par 65 in the second round at East Lake Golf Club.

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