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  • Speedy Djokovic eases into Monte Carlo 3rd round

    Novak Djokovic began the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard.

  • FIFA medical chief 'hates' Brazil drug test doubts

    FIFA's medical chief is "really not happy" with drug-testing plans for the World Cup in Brazil because samples taken from players must be flown across the Atlantic for analysis at a laboratory in Switzerland, which could slow results.

  • Stanislas Wawrinka, of Switzerland, shouts after losing a game against to Mikhail Kukushkin, of Kazakhstan, during the third single match of the  tennis Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal  between Switzerland and Kazakhstan,  in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, April 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)

    Switzerland beats Kazakhstan 3-2 in Davis Cup

    Roger Federer won the decisive singles match on Sunday to give Switzerland a 3-2 win over Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup and a spot in the semifinals for the first time in 11 years.

  • France's Gael Monfils celebrates with teammates Michael llodra, left, and Julien Benneteau, right, after winning his singles match against German player Peter Gojowczyk, in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup in Nancy, eastern France, Sunday April 6, 2014. France qualifies for the semifinals with a 3-2 score.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

    Switzerland, Italy, France reach Davis Cup semis

    Roger Federer moved closer to adding one of the few trophies still missing from his cabinet by putting Switzerland into the Davis Cup semifinals on Sunday, while Italy and France also swept their reverse singles matches to complete come-from-behind victories.

  • Kazakhstan's  Andrey Golubev, left, watched by his doubles partner Aleksandr Nedovyesov, right, returns the ball to Switzerland's Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, during their doubles match of the tennis Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal match between Switzerland and Kazakhstan  in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)

    Kazakhstan leads Switzerland 2-1 in Davis Cup QF

    Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka lost the doubles match to Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov on Saturday, giving Kazakhstan a 2-1 lead over Switzerland in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

  • Britain's Andy Murray, right, throws his wristband to fans at the end of a Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal doubles match between Italy and Britain in Naples, Italy, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Britain held off a valiant comeback from Italy to win the doubles match and take a 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup quarterfinal on Saturday. Andy Murray and Colin Fleming beat Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 in three hours to boost Britain's bid to reach the semifinals for the first time since 1981. (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta)

    Czechs reach Davis Cup semis; Swiss lose doubles

    The Czech Republic became the first team to reach the Davis Cup semifinals Saturday, while heavily favored Switzerland had another disappointing loss in the doubles and France kept alive its quarterfinal against Germany.

  • Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan returns a ball to Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during the first single match of the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal match between Switzerland and Kazakhstan, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

    Switzerland, Kazakhstan level at 1-1 in Davis Cup

    Roger Federer eased to victory over Mikhail Kukushkin on Friday, bringing Switzerland level at 1-1 with Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

  • From left, Rodney Perkins, former Senior International Tax Manager for Caterpillar; Julie Lagacy, Vice President, Finance Services Division of Caterpillar;, and Robin Beran, Chief Tax Officer for Caterpillar, are sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, prior to testifying before the Senate Permanent subcommittee on Investigations hearing: "Caterpillar's Offshore Tax Strategy. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

    Sen. Paul: Give Caterpillar award for tax strategy

    Caterpillar Inc. executives defended a tax strategy Tuesday that has saved the manufacturing giant billions in U.S. taxes. They got support from Republican senators, including one who said the company deserves an award.

  • Senator says Caterpillar avoided billions in taxes

    Manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. has used an aggressive tax strategy to shift profits overseas in order to avoid paying billions in U.S. taxes, according to a new investigative report by a key Senate Democrat.

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