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Bolt lands sprint sweep, Farah the treble double

BEIJING - Usain Bolt needed a bit of help from his American rivals to win a third gold medal but Mo Farah secured a unique "treble double" all on his own on a dramatic penultimate night of the world athletics championships on Sunday.

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Barca scrape past Malaga thanks to first Vermaelen goal

MADRID - Thomas Vermaelen struck his first goal for Barcelona in a laboured 1-0 win at home to Malaga on Saturday that maintained a perfect start to their La Liga title defence.

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Two-goal Mueller marks Bayern milestone in style

BERLIN - Thomas Mueller celebrated his 200th Bundesliga match by netting twice as Bayern Munich eased past Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 to go top of the Bundesliga on Saturday, their third win in three matches this season.

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Wales edge Ireland out in bruising World Cup warm-up

DUBLIN - Wales hung on to beat Ireland 16-10 in an intense World Cup warm-up game at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday as preparations for next month's tournament went up a few notches between two near full-strength teams.

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Scotland score six tries in rout of Italy

EDINBURGH - Scotland ran in six tries to overwhelm Italy 48-7 in a one-sided World Cup warm-up game at Murrayfield on Saturday.

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Marquez takes British GP pole in record time

LONDON - Honda's MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez smashed his own lap record to take pole position for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Saturday.

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