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08/14/2003

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Khorkina Out to Take Worlds

With her bewitching smile and alluring personality, Svetlana Khorkina has made a seamless transition from Olympic champion to Playboy centerfold.

Opening Day Weather Disrupts Russian Open

Heavy rain caused the cancellation of Wednesday's Russian Open pro-am and cast doubts on whether the first European Tour event in the country would go its full 72-hole distance.

Olympic Bonuses Cause Rift Among Sports Chiefs

Russian Olympic chiefs have criticized the country's top sports official for promising huge cash bonuses to winning athletes in next year's Athens Games.

Ajax Draws; Celta, Kiev Win

Ajax Amsterdam needed a late equalizer by Wesley Sneijder to earn a 1-1 draw at Austria's Graz AK on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League third qualifying round match.

Russia, China Seek to Reassure Pyongyang

A senior Russian official said Wednesday that Moscow and Beijing may offer North Korea security guarantees as part of an international effort to ease tension over the North's nuclear programs, Itar-Tass reported.

Militants Swarm to Iraqi Cause

In much the same way as the Russian invasion of Afghanistan stirred an earlier generation of young Muslims determined to fight the infidel, the U.S. presence in Iraq is prompting a rising tide of Muslim militants to slip into the country to fight the foreign occupier, Iraqi officials and others say.

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