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IAAF defends its anti-doping record after reports of widespread 'abnormal' tests

KUALA LUMPUR - The head of world athletics vigorously defended the IAAF's anti-doping record on Monday, as global sporting bodies called for a thorough probe of the latest allegations to plunge international sport into crisis.

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Rodgers delights at promising start for new strikeforce

LONDON - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has expressed his delight with Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino after the forwards made their first-team debuts in the club's final warm-up match before the new Premier League season.

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Arsenal can challenge for League title, feels Chelsea's Cahill

- Chelsea defender Gary Cahill feels Arsenal could mount a strong challenge for the Premier League title, following the champions' 1-0 defeat to their bitter rivals in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

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Sheikh Ahmad coy about who should succeed Blatter

KUALA LUMPUR - As the candidates hoping to succeed FIFA's outgoing president Sepp Blatter continue to lobby for support, the political kingmaker who could have a big influence on who gets the job says world football has more to worry about than picking its next boss.

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Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain sets sight on more goals

- Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has set himself a personal target of scoring, or at least make an assist, every time he plays for Arsenal in the new season.

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Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024

KUALA LUMPUR - The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the United States to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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