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Hodgson dodges row by leaving Sturridge out of England squad

LONDON - Roy Hodgson avoided another potential confrontation with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers when he omitted Daniel Sturridge from the squad for England's upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers on Thursday.

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Benzema winner for Real right way to silence detractors

MADRID - Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has many detractors in Spain and in his native France but scoring important goals like his winner in Wednesday's Champions League game at Ludogorets will help silence them.

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FC Basel continue to offer hope for Europe's forgotten leagues

BERNE - FC Basel's shock Champions League win over Liverpool has once again shown that there is life outside Europe's big five leagues, even if it requires a constant balancing act to remain competitive.

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Oslo 2022 Winter Olympics pullout no blow but changes needed - IOC

- Oslo quitting the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics has not hurt the International Olympic Committee but has underlined that changes are needed to make the Games more attractive to bidders, president Thomas Bach told Reuters on Thursday.

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Thailand in talks to host Tour de France

BANGKOK - Thailand are in talks with Tour de France organisers about bringing the world's most prestigious cycling race to Asia for the first time and are confident of doing so by 2016, a senior tourism official said on Thursday.

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What they say about parkrun

LONDON - What people have said about parkrun, which celebrates its 10th anniversary on Oct. 4. Hugh Brasher, race director of the London Marathon, which has direct links with parkrun:

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Best of the Asian Games

Highlights from the 17th Asian Games.

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Cilic wins U.S. Open

Croatia's Marin Cilic swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the U.S. Open.

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