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Majka closes in on polka dot jersey as Nibali gains more ground

ST LARY PLA D'ADET France - Poland's Rafal Majka took a big step towards winning the Tour de France polka dot jersey when he took a solo route to the stage victory on Wednesday as Italian Vincenzo Nibali strengthened his grip on the overall race.

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It’s a family affair for British Virgin Islands swimming team

GLASGOW - Swimmers Amarah and Elinah Phillip are moving the family business to Glasgow for two weeks to make history for the British Virgin Islands at the Commonwealth Games.

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Sri Lankan cycling team stopped by police on motorway

GLASGOW, July 23 – Sri Lanka’s cycling team took to the open road for training at the Commonwealth Games but prompted a police response as they rode along one of Scotland’s busiest motorways on Wednesday.

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Lonely Guyanese swimmer George aims to inspire others

GLASGOW - Teenager Onika George admitted feeling apprehensive about being Guyana's only swimmer at the Commonwealth Games but is determined to inspire people to take up the sport in her country.

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South Africa mull extra pace option

COLOMBO - South Africa, on the verge of a rare series win in Sri Lanka, are considering playing an extra fast bowler on the Singhalese SC track which is not as conducive to spin as the one in Galle.

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South African gymnasts promise no sister sledging

GLASGOW, July 23 – Sibling rivalry will be intense but will not get out of hand when South African rhythmic gymnasts Julene and Aimee van Rooyen go head-to-head at the Commonwealth Games.

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German lawmakers raise doubts about Russia hosting football World Cup

BERLIN - Several senior German lawmakers have raised the possibility of stripping Russia of its right to host the 2018 World Cup and the national football federation said it was very worried about events following the downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.


Algerian Brahimi joins Porto

LISBON - Algerian international Yacine Brahimi, who helped his country reach the second round at the World Cup, has joined Porto from Granada in a 6.5 million-euro (5.13 million pounds) deal, the Portuguese club said on Wednesday.


Injury-plagued Smith set for dramatic Springbok comeback

CAPE TOWN - Flanker Juan Smith is set for a dramatic return to the South African rugby team some 18 months after injury forced his premature retirement from the game.


McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.


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Cyclists chase the yellow jersey in the race across France.

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