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No more 'cut-throat' grand tours, says Wiggins

LONDON - Bradley Wiggins is turning his back on "cut-throat" road racing and has ruled out competing in any more grand tours, the 2012 Tour de France champion said on Thursday.

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Sharks to stay controlled, not likely to go into frenzy

WELLINGTON - The ACT Brumbies have abandoned his conservative game plan but Jake White's Sharks' side won't when they face the Canterbury Crusaders in their Super Rugby semi-final on Saturday.

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Isner survives Ginepri test as seeds fall in Atlanta

July 24 – Top seed American John Isner saved two match points before edging compatriot Robby Ginepri 4-6 7-6 (5) 7-5 in the second round of the Atlanta Open on Thursday.

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Pinto quits Costa Rica after 'sleeping with enemy'

SAN JOSE - Coach Jorge Luis Pinto has decided to quit World Cup quarter-finalists Costa Rica because they refused to allow him to choose his backroom staff. "I realised I would not be able to count on conditions to carry out my work," the 61-year-old Colombian said on his personal website (www.jorgeluispinto.com) on Thursday.

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Madrid's Modric says Kroos and Rodriguez are the real deal

MADRID - Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric has praised the high-profile signings of World Cup pair Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez and has targeted a clean sweep of domestic and European silverware next season.

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Injured West Ham striker Carroll out for four months

LONDON - West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has torn ankle ligaments and will be out of action for four months.

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Wenger bemoans Arsenal's pre-season tour schedule

NEW YORK - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has echoed the sentiments of new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal in criticising the demands of their pre-season tour.

Commonwealth rugby sevens gives Rio a glimpse of future

GLASGOW - Big names and strong teams from most of rugby's leading nations are set to offer Rio 2016 a glimpse of things to come in the Commonwealth Games sevens tournament.

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Banned Suarez could make Barca debut in El Clasico

MADRID - Disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who is serving a four-month ban for a biting incident at the World Cup, could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico in October.

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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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