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Olympic champion Farah pulls out of Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW - Olympic and world middle distance champion Mo Farah withdrew from England's Commonwealth Games team on Thursday, saying he was not fully fit following a recent illness.

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Jayawardene ton powers Sri Lanka to 212-3 at tea

COLOMBO - Mahela Jayawardene hit a classy unbeaten century to take Sri Lanka to a strong 212 for three wickets at tea on the first day of the second test against South Africa on Thursday.

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Tartan-tastic ceremony opens Glasgow Games

GLASGOW - Glasgow welcomed a large part of the world and remembered recent tragedies as a diverse and colourful opening ceremony signalled the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on Wednesday.

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Newcastle lead the Premier League jet-setters

LONDON - By the time Newcastle United kick off their Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City in little less than a month's time the squad would have clocked up an astonishing 24,687 pre-season air miles.

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Brumbies unchanged for Sydney semi against Waratahs

SYDNEY - The ACT Brumbies have named an unchanged side for this weekend's all-Australian Super Rugby semi-final against the New South Wales Waratahs in Sydney.

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South Korea fall back on TV pundit to pick next coach

- Television pundit Lee Yong-soo was named as the South Korean Football Association's new technical chief on Thursday, charged with appointing a new head coach for the upcoming Asian Cup.

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World Cup will inspire Rio Olympics - IOC's Bach

GLASGOW - Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

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Dunga names former team mates as Brazil assistants

RIO DE JANEIRO - New Brazil coach Dunga has named Andrey Lopes as his assistant manager and given former World Cup winners Taffarel and Mauro Silva places on his backroom team, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.

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Vorm, Davies to Spurs in Swansea swap for Sigurdsson

LONDON - Tottenham Hotspur signed Dutch international goalkeeper Michel Vorm and Wales defender Ben Davies from Swansea City with midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson moving the other way, the two clubs confirmed on Wednesday.

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McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.

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Tour de France underway

Cyclists chase the yellow jersey in the race across France.

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