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Wimbledon back to normal as rain delays start

LONDON - After a three-day heatwave and all-time record temperatures it was back to normal at Wimbledon on Thursday as light showers delayed the start of play on the outside courts.

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Walsh Jennings sets sight on fourth straight gold

BERLIN - Kerri Walsh Jennings is eyeing her fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro next year but the American beach volleyball champion will have to complete this remarkable feat with a new partner.

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Injured Mexico striker Hernandez set to miss Gold Cup

- Mexico striker Javier Hernandez is expected to miss this month's Gold Cup after the player suffered a fractured collarbone in the first half of an international friendly against Honduras in Houston on Wednesday.

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Spanish federation chief to step down amid finances probe

MADRID - Spanish tennis federation (RFET) president Jose Luis Escanuela opted to stand down on Thursday, one day after he was suspended for failing to cooperate in a government probe into the organisation's finances.

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Sevilla sign French defender Rami from Milan

MADRID - Europa League winners Sevilla have agreed terms to sign French defender Adil Rami from AC Milan, the Spanish club said on their website.

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Sampson draws strength from defeat, expects strong growth

EDMONTON - England coach Mark Sampson says his team's march to the last four of the Women's World Cup, which ended with a heartbreaking loss to Japan in Wednesday's semi-final, should be the catalyst for major improvements in the game back home.

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