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ITF appeals to world court

Updated: August 7, 2009, 9:55 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

LONDON -- The International Tennis Federation has appealed a doping ruling that essentially cleared tennis player Richard Gasquet, who was said to have inadvertently taken cocaine by kissing a woman in a nightclub.

The ITF said Thursday it was appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after an independent tribunal's decision last month exonerated Gasquet for a positive cocaine test. The Frenchman, who missed the French Open and Wimbledon, was allowed to resume playing after completing ...

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