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Alistair Brownlee beats brother to gold

GLASGOW - Alistair Brownlee continued England’s golden start to the Commonwealth Games when he won the triathlon with a dominant display in Glasgow on Thursday.

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Lampard joins New York City on two-year contract

NEW YORK - Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed for new Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC on a two-year contract, the team said on Thursday.

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'So happy' Perez sure 2015 Mexican Grand Prix will happen

BUDAPEST - Mexico will definitely be ready to host a Formula One grand prix next year after resolving the problems that prevented the country's return this season, Force India driver Sergio Perez said on Thursday.

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Silky Jayawardene puts Sri Lanka on top

COLOMBO - Former captain Mahela Jayawardene hit a classy unbeaten century to help Sri Lanka close on 305 for five on the first day of the second test against South Africa on Thursday.

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Japan name former Mexico boss Aguirre as coach

TOKYO - Former Mexico coach Javier Aguirre has been appointed to manage Japan's national team replacing Alberto Zaccheroni, local media reported 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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England's early World Cup exit hits UK pub operators

LONDON - England's dismal World Cup campaign in Brazil was doubly disappointing for Britain's pub operators, with the team's early exit prompting soccer fans to stay at home to watch the rest of the tournament, leading pub chains said on Thursday.

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.

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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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