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Australian Olympic hurdles champion Sally Pearson has been injured during training, and the team's chef de mission said Wednesday her chance of competing in Rio "doesn't look good". Pearson, Australia's top athlete who won 100 metres hurdles gold at London in 2012, sustained a hamstring injury while training on the country's Gold Coast, News Corporation newspapers said. The reports said she would miss Rio but Athletics Australia (AA) tweeted only that Pearson "will be made available to the media" on Thursday.
Starwood Hotels on Tuesday took over management of a luxury hotel in central Havana, becoming the first big American hospitality chain with a presence on the island since the Cuban Revolution a half-century ago. The newly-rechristened Cuba Four Points by Sheraton on Havana's Quinta Avenida -- a hotel owned by the Cuban military -- now will be managed by the American hospitality giant. Located in Havana's Miramar district, the posh hotel -- formerly known as the Quinta Avenida hotel -- has rooms available from $246 per night, according to its website.
WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toyota Motor Corp has recalled 3.37 million cars worldwide over possible defects involving airbags and emissions control units. The automaker on Wednesday said it was recalling 2.87 million cars over a possible fault in emissions control units. Toyota on Wednesday said evaporative fuel emissions control units in models produced from 2006 to 2015 including the Prius, Auris compact hatchback and its popular Corolla models were prone to cracks, which could expand over time and lead to fuel leaks.