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Serena survives, Djokovic, Sharapova ease through

LONDON - The needle on the Wimbledon Richter scale sat poised and ready but Serena Williams dug deep into her battle-hardened playbook to ensure there was no earth-shuddering shock at the hands of scurrying Briton Heather Watson on Friday.

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Astana plunged into controversy again over Boom

UTRECHT, Netherlands - The Astana team were plunged into controversy again when Dutch rider Lars Boom faced being thrown out of the Tour de France because of low Cortisol levels on the eve of the start.

03 Jul 2015

Dubuisson and Paratore steal French Open spotlight

PARIS - Home favourite Victor Dubuisson and little-known Italian Renato Paratore took centre stage in the second round of the French Open at Le Golf National on Friday.

03 Jul 2015

Twelve thousand people to carry Olympic torch in Brazil

SAO PAULO - About 12,000 people will be chosen to carry the Olympic torch around Brazil in the three months leading up to next year's Games in Rio de Janeiro, organisers announced on Friday.

03 Jul 2015

Aguero praises Chile trio ahead of Copa final

SANTIAGO - Gary Medel, Jorge Valdivia and Eduardo Vargas are three Chile players who have caught Sergio Aguero's eye at the Copa America, the Argentina striker said on Friday.

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Peanut butter days were special for Charley Hull

LONDON - Charley Hull and the Solheim Cup go together like toast and jam but for the teenage Briton the 2013 edition is almost as memorable for her first taste of peanut butter as it was for a virtuoso golfing performance.

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