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Cook advised to step down by former England captains

- Beleaguered England captain Alastair Cook should step down and take a break from the sport to avoid suffering from a damaging burnout that could end his career, a number of former England captains said on Tuesday.

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Australia's Marsh ruled out for four months by surgery

SYDNEY - Australia batsman Shaun Marsh is to have surgery on an injured elbow next week and will miss October's test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday.

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South Korea in no rush to appoint new coach

- The South Korea Football Association hope to appoint a new technical chief this week, the first step in a overhaul that will end with a new head coach after their disappointing World Cup showing in Brazil.

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Dutchman Advocaat to take over as Serbia coach – FA chief

BELGRADE - Dutchman Dick Advocaat will take over as Serbia coach to lead the team's bid to qualify for the 2016 European Championship, the Balkan country’s Football Association (FSS) president Tomislav Karadzic told Reuters.

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Waratahs coach Cheika draws on Leinster lessons

MELBOURNE - Michael Cheika overcame a deflating rookie campaign before guiding Leinster to Heineken Cup glory and believes the experience has him in good stead to prepare the New South Wales Waratahs for a tilt at a maiden Super Rugby title.

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England captain Gerrard retires from internationals

LONDON - England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international soccer, the Football Association said on Monday.

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Fernandez heads list of possible Ivory Coast coaches

- Four Frenchmen, including former international Luis Fernandez, have been named on a shortlist of five prospective candidates to take over as national coach of the Ivory Coast, the country's football federation said.

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Queiroz u-turns, negotiating new contract to lead Iran

- Carlos Queiroz has backtracked on his decision to quit as Iran coach and is negotiating an extension through to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Iranian media reported.

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Moustachioed Basque seeks Bolivar's first final

- Xabier Azkargorta, the last man to coach Bolivia at the World Cup finals 20 years ago, is this month seeking to add another extraordinary milestone to his remarkable career in the South American football backwater.

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McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.

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Tour de France underway

Cyclists chase the yellow jersey in the race across France.

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