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Anderson takes six to put England in command

BIRMINGHAM - Paceman James Anderson took six wickets to skittle Australia for a paltry 136 and put England in control on the first day of the third test at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

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Szczesny moves from Arsenal to AS Roma

ROME - Arsenal's Polish international goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has joined Serie A side AS Roma on loan for the season, both clubs said on Wednesday.

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Maradona says he wants to fight FIFA 'mafia'

BUENOS AIRES - Argentine football great Diego Maradona said on Wednesday he wants to fight the "mafia" responsible for the corruption scandal that has rocked FIFA, but he stopped short of saying he wants to be the next president of global football's governing body.

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Rose 'excited' for title defence at new venue

- Justin Rose has produced sparkling form over the past three months after a slow start to the PGA Tour season and says he is "excited" about his title defence at this week's Quicken Loans National in Gainesville, Virginia.

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McIlroy pulls out of Bridgestone Invitational

LONDON - Fears about Rory McIlory's participation in the U.S. PGA Championship increased on Wednesday after the injured world number one withdrew from next week's PGA Tour event, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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Australia wrong to drop Haddin for third test - Ponting

SYDNEY - Former captain Ricky Ponting believes Australia were wrong to leave wicketkeeper Brad Haddin out of the team for the third Ashes test and says they will miss his experience when it starts at Edgbaston later on Wednesday.

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