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England’s Stimpson takes first gold medal in Glasgow

GLASGOW - England’s Jodie Stimpson claimed the first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with victory in the women's triathlon on Thursday.

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Ecuador World Cup winger Montero joins flight to Swansea

LONDON - Swansea City's spending spree continued with the arrival of Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero on Thursday, the sixth new player to arrive at the Premier League club since the end of last season.

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Croatian FA to examine Man City racism claim

ZAGREB - The Croatian FA will examine claims of racism against Manchester City teenager Seko Fofana during a friendly Under-21 match against HNK Rijeka on Tuesday which was abandoned when City coach Patrick Vieira took his players off the pitch.

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Norfolk Island's Cribb just out to make a point - or two

GLASGOW - With limited equipment and a converted dance floor to practise on, just winning a few points at the Commonwealth Games would thrill Norfolk Island shuttler Richard Cribb.

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Afghanistan crush Zimbabwe to level series

BULAWAYO, July 24 – Off-spinner Sharafuddin Ashraf took three wickets as Afghanistan skittled hosts Zimbabwe for 159 to win the fourth and final one-day international by 100 runs on Thursday and draw the series 2-2.

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Olympic champion Farah pulls out of Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW - Olympic and world middle distance champion Mo Farah withdrew from England's Commonwealth Games team on Thursday, saying he was not fully fit following a recent illness.

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South Korea fall back on TV pundit to pick next coach

- Television pundit Lee Yong-soo was named as the South Korean Football Association's new technical chief on Thursday, charged with appointing a new head coach for the upcoming Asian Cup.


World Cup will inspire Rio Olympics - IOC's Bach

GLASGOW - Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.


Dunga names former team mates as Brazil assistants

RIO DE JANEIRO - New Brazil coach Dunga has named Andrey Lopes as his assistant manager and given former World Cup winners Taffarel and Mauro Silva places on his backroom team, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.


McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.


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Cyclists chase the yellow jersey in the race across France.

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