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LEEDS, England - Adam Lyth upstaged his captain Alastair Cook by scoring his maiden test century to lift England to 253 for five at the close on the second day of the second test against New Zealand on Saturday.

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PARIS - Top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray slapped down a pair of Australian upstarts at the French Open but Rafa Nadal showed he is still the man to beat as he powered into the last 16 of the French Open on Saturday.

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Contador suffers but poised to win Giro

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Super Caley 'go ballistic' again after Cup triumph

LONDON - Inverness Caledonian Thistle celebrated their first Scottish Cup triumph on Saturday after a dramatic finish saw them reduced to 10 men but still recover to beat Falkirk 2-1 in the final at Hampden Park.

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Walcott starts for Arsenal in FA Cup final against Villa

LONDON - England striker Theo Walcott will lead the Arsenal attack against Aston Villa in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday after scoring a Premier League hat-trick against West Bromwich Albion last weekend.

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Chelsea beat Thai All-stars 1-0 in first tour game

BANGKOK - English champions Chelsea kicked off their end-of-season tour with a 1-0 win over a Thai All-Stars team in a friendly on Saturday less than a week after their last Premier League match.

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