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Bell steers England to victory, hosts take 2-1 Ashes lead

BIRMINGHAM - Ian Bell guided England to an eight-wicket victory over Australia in the third test at Edgbaston on Friday to put the hosts 2-1 up in the series with two matches to play.

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Wie drops out as Pettersen sets pace at windy Turnberry

TURNBERRY, Scotland - Norway's Suzann Pettersen surged two strokes clear of the field while world number 17 Michelle Wie of the U.S. pulled out with a sore ankle in the Women's British Open second round on Friday.

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Argentine exec in FIFA case pleads not guilty to U.S. charges

NEW YORK - The former chairman of an Argentina-based sports marketing business, one of 14 people indicted in a corruption case that has roiled the soccer world's governing body FIFA, pleaded not guilty in a U.S. court on Friday.

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Swede Lingmerth sets early pace as Tiger roars

- Swede David Lingmerth birdied three of his last five holes to take the clubhouse lead in the second round while tournament host Tiger Woods also charged into contention at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Friday.

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Lawrie knocked out of his own match play tournament

LONDON - An "horrendous" second-round performance sent the tournament host sliding to defeat in the inaugural Paul Lawrie Matchplay in Aberdeen on Friday.

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Lambert leaves Liverpool to join West Brom

LONDON - Rickie Lambert has left Liverpool after a solitary season at Anfield to join West Bromwich Albion on a two-year deal, the clubs said on Friday.

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