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Williams penalty gives England third place

EDMONTON - Fara Williams struck an extra-time winner from the penalty spot as England defeated Germany 1-0 to claim third place in the Women's World Cup on Saturday.

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Jankovic sends Kvitova tumbling out of Wimbledon

LONDON - A woman who once fumed she "needed a helicopter" to go on a Wimbledon court she called a "parking lot" could not have been happier with her surroundings on Saturday as Jelena Jankovic sent holder Petra Kvitova spinning out.

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Lost opportunity for Hurricanes but some positive signs

WELLINGTON - The Wellington Hurricanes blew their best chance of winning a maiden Super Rugby title on Saturday and the concern of their long-suffering fans is what happens next year when conditions might not be so favourable.

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Villa fires New York City to win over Montreal

- New York City continued their recent surge as Spaniard David Villa notched two classy goals, including the late winner, in a 2-1 away win over Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer (MLS) on Saturday.

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Japan finds new motivation for World Cup final

VANCOUVER - Four years ago the Japan women's soccer team, inspired by a nation recovering from a devastating earthquake and tsunami, lifted their reeling country's spirits by winning the World Cup.

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England bank on Bayliss to douse Australian fire

LONDON - A callow England team with a new coach take on a bullish and streetwise Australia in an intriguing Ashes series which should provide plenty of drama and aggressive cricket.

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