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South Africa secure draw to reclaim top test ranking

COLOMBO - South Africa reclaimed top spot in cricket's test rankings after grimly hanging on for a draw in the second and final test against Sri Lanka on Monday to win the series 1-0.

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A first for female boxer Biniati - she's fighting a woman

GLASGOW - Teenage boxer Taoriba Biniati has never fought another woman - only men - because on the tiny Pacific Island where she lives there are no other female fighters.

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Judge rules tax fraud case against Messi will go ahead

MADRID - A Spanish court will push ahead with the process of prosecuting Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi for alleged tax evasion despite a recommendation from the public prosecutor the charges be dismissed.

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Mercedes team order came from panic, says Lauda

BUDAPEST - Mercedes panicked in asking Lewis Hamilton to move over for Nico Rosberg in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix and the Briton was right to ignore the request, according to Niki Lauda.

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Malik to get frozen pension funds from PCB

KARACHI - Former Pakistan captain Salim Malik, who was banned for life for match fixing in 2000, will have money from frozen pension funds released to him by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

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Atletico bolster attack with France's Griezmann

- Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have moved to bolster their attack by agreeing to sign France World Cup winger Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad.

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Experience the key for next South Korea coach- KFA

SEOUL - Experience is the top priority for choosing the next coach of South Korea's national football team, the new head of the KFA's technical committee said on Monday.

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Sabbatical pays off as Carter returns to New Zealand squad

WELLINGTON - Dan Carter's sabbatical from rugby had achieved its purpose and the next step is to watch his performance at test level after he was named in New Zealand's Rugby Championship squad on Monday, coach Steve Hansen has said.

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Liverpool sign defender Lovren from Southampton

LONDON - Liverpool's raid on Britain's south coast continued with the capture of Southampton's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren on Sunday for a reported 20 million pounds.

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Best of Tour de France

Cyclists chase the yellow jersey in the race across France.

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McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.

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