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Hamilton the home hero with British GP pole

SILVERSTONE, England - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton gave the British Grand Prix crowd what they wanted by powering to pole position in a one-two with Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg on Saturday.

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Australia's Harris announces shock retirement

LONDON - Australia's injury-plagued paceman Ryan Harris announced his immediate retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, dealing a major setback to his team's defence of the Ashes starting in England next week.

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Dennis seals Tour first stage in record speed

UTRECHT, Netherlands - Australian Rohan Dennis proved too hot to handle as the Tour de France began with a 13.8-kilometre individual time trial through the sweltering streets of Utrecht on Saturday.

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South Africa start build-up to Twenty20 World Cup

- South Africa begin their build-up to next year’s Twenty20 World Cup when they take on Bangladesh in the first match of a two-game series on Sunday.

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Historic moment for Africa as Teklehaimanot starts Tour

UTRECHT, Netherlands - The sweltering conditions would have been familiar to Daniel Teklehaimanot as he rolled down the start ramp on Saturday but not the wall of noise that hit him seconds later.

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Pakistan stutter after Shah claims five wickets

- Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed his third five-wicket haul of the series but Sri Lanka took the upper hand on day two of the third and final test by restricting the visitors to 209 for nine at Pallekele on Saturday.

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