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Guptill, Latham fifties keep New Zealand in touch

LONDON - Openers Tom Latham and Martin Guptill made fluent half centuries to lead New Zealand to 173 for two in reply to England's 389 at tea on the second day of the first test at Lord's on Friday.

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Slump means Quiros must handle demons better

VIRGINIA WATER, England - Alvaro Quiros had the golfing world at his feet in 2011 but the big-hitting Spaniard seems a tortured soul these days and it is clear his self belief has been battered by three seasons of toil and pain.

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Sunderland have offered me new deal, says Advocaat

LONDON - Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat said on Friday he has been offered a deal to stay at the Premier League club but will make a decision on his future next week.

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Hull boss Bruce hoping for a favour in survival fight

LONDON - Hull City manager Steve Bruce is desperate for a favour in the fight for Premier League survival but friend and West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce may not be the man to offer it in the final round of matches on Sunday.

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Heaven or hell? Monaco GP offers a vision of both

MONACO - The billionaires, supermodels and suntanned celebrities sipping cocktails in the Monaco sunshine might wonder what planet Jacques Villeneuve is on.

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Monster draw for Nadal in Paris, Djokovic looms in quarters

PARIS - Rafa Nadal could face world number one Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the French Open after Friday's draw handed him the toughest of routes to a possible 10th title.

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Boston Marathon

Tens of thousands of runners brave cold rain for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.


Spieth wins Masters

Young gun Jordan Spieth adds his name to golf's record books with a stunning wire-to-wire victory by four shots.

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