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London,Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov admitted he had felt ''pretty nervous'' after seeing off Austrian Dominic Thiem in three dramatic sets on his ATP Finals debut.

Buenos Aires, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The former Argentinean football star Diego Armando Maradona said today on social networks that he had undergone surgery to repair the ligaments in his left shoulder and he is fine.

Polokwane, South Africa, (Prensa Latina) Senegal won its match as a visitor to South Africa 2-0 in the match of the second day of Group D in the African qualifier for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and qualified for the event.

Aigle, Switzerland, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) named Frenchman Jean-Christophe Peraud as the new director of the fight against technological doping in the bicycles.

Beijing, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Alia Atkinson won the gold medal in the women''s 50m Breaststroke, at the Swimming World Cup that takes place in this capital.

Tokyo,Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The city of Tokyo will install several polyglot robots in its main government building to test its capabilities when receiving foreign visitors with the objective that they are operational in time for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Moscow, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Research Committee reported today that after questioning more than 700 people, none of them corroborated the existence of any state doping program in that nation.

Washington, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Just two days after Shalane Flanagan became the first North American woman in 40 years to win the New York City Marathon, future prospects for the event got even more exciting as reigning Olympic triathlon champion Gwen Jorgensen,31, officially announced her intent to focus on the 26.2-mile race for the next Olympic cycle.

Moscow,Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Argentine captain Lionel Messi has underlined the importance of next year's World Cup for his career by promising to complete a 65-kilometer pilgrimage from his hometown Rosario to San Nicolás on foot in case the Albiceleste wins the World Cup in Russia.

Riyadh, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The first women''s basketball tournament in Saudi Arabia will start next Saturday with six teams and only women in the stands, capital media highlight today.

Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban men''s volleyball team is getting ready to fight for a gold medal at the classification pre-world tournament of the North, Central American and Caribbean Area (NORCECA) to be held in the Cuban western province of Pinar del Rio, from November 10 to 12.