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Finn's five wickets put England on brink of victory

BIRMINGHAM - Paceman Steven Finn's five-wicket haul put England on the brink of a 2-1 Ashes series lead over Australia on Thursday with the tourists facing a desperate battle to avoid a humiliating third test defeat.

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Barca’s youth eager to shine during transfer ban

BARCELONA - Barcelona’s famed youth academy has taken a back seat to big-name signings in recent years but as a result of the FIFA transfer ban imposed on the club, promising youngsters have been given a chance to shine in Luis Enrique’s side.

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IOC president reminds members about responsibilities

KUALA LUMPUR - With world football's governing body FIFA embroiled in a corruption scandal, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sent a sobering reminder to global sports leaders on Thursday about their responsibilities.

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Tanvir helps Pakistan secure easy T20 win over Sri Lanka

COLOMBO - Pakistan continued their impressive tour of Sri Lanka by comprehensively beating the hosts by 29 runs in the first Twenty20 International of the two-match series on Thursday.

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Platini's FIFA candidacy fails to excite Africa

CAPE TOWN - Michel Platini’s bid for the FIFA presidency has garnered no immediate enthusiasm from Africa despite France’s strong footballing ties with the continent.

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Arsenal out to make statement of intent against Chelsea

LONDON - Old rivalries will be renewed when Arsenal play Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, with the Gunners hoping to prove they are the real deal and finally a match for the Premier League champions ahead of the new season.

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