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Predictable Premier League excitement begins

LONDON - England's Premier League is undoubtedly one of the most exciting in world football but as it embarks on its 24th season on Aug. 8 is it also becoming one of the most predictable?

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Man City hoping Sterling proves a sound investment

LONDON - Demonised as a caricature of the highly-paid modern-day footballer whose ego dwarfs his talent, Raheem Sterling will have few fans when the Premier League begins next weekend.

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Humble Bournemouth to stick to winning formula

LONDON - True to their humble roots Bournemouth have resisted the temptation to mark their new-found Premier League status with a splurge of spending, sticking to their principles as they prepare to mix it with the big boys.

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China media says Beijing can handle any problem for Winter Games

BEIJING - Chinese state-run media on Saturday lauded the decision to award Beijing the 2022 Winter Olympics, saying the city could handle any problem thrown at it and would aim to put on a "big party".

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Rio Games torch to be lit in Olympia on April 21, 2106

KUALA LUMPUR - The Rio de Janeiro Olympics torch will be lit in Greece's ancient Olympia on April 21 next year before leaving for the South American country 12 days later, organizers said on Saturday.

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'Cliffy' back to add heft to Wallabies pack

SYDNEY - Wycliff Palu returned to the Wallabies squad after a month's rest this week, refreshed and ready to add his characteristic physicality to the Australia pack for back-to-back tests against New Zealand over the next three weeks.

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