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Monaco striker Martial set to join Manchester United

PARIS - Monaco forward Anthony Martial is poised to join Manchester United after being allowed to leave the France training camp to sign his contract on deadline day, the French federation said on Monday.

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Former hat-trick record-holder Leggat dies at 81

LONDON - Graham Leggat, who held the record for the quickest English top- flight hat-trick for over 51 years until Southampton's Sadio Mane broke it in May, has died aged 81.

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Race debate clouds South Africa's Rugby World Cup preparations

CAPE TOWN - Twenty years after then-President Nelson Mandela wore a Springbok jersey to promote racial reconciliation, many South Africans are not convinced the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad has shed its reputation as a bastion of white privilege.

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Bulgarian weightlifters' bans upheld by CAS

SOFIA - Bulgarian weightlifters banned over doping violations will not compete at the world championships after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the punishments imposed by the sport's international governing body (IWF).

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Gandhi and Mandela have future test series named after them

CAPE TOWN - Australia and England might have the Ashes but India and South Africa have evoked the memory of two iconic historical figures to name future cricket series between the two countries.

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River tread water post Libertadores Cup victory

BUENOS AIRES - Newly-crowned South American champions River Plate were left literally treading water in their struggle for form in the Argentine championship.

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