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Record-seeking Federer outclasses Dzumhur

LONDON - Roger Federer began his 63rd consecutive grand slam tournament with a majestic 6-1 6-3 6-3 first-round win over little-known Bosnian Damir Dzumhur at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

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Umbrellas up at Wimbledon - to keep the sun off

LONDON - As is so often the case, the weather was the number one topic of conversation at Wimbledon on Tuesday but for once it was not the prospect of rain that brought out the umbrellas but a beating sun on what was forecast to be the hottest day of the year.

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Alonso faces another engine change at Silverstone

LONDON - Fernando Alonso will have yet another engine change for Sunday's British Grand Prix but Honda said the McLaren driver will escape a grid penalty because the damaged unit will be replaced with used components.

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Olympiakos Champions League spot safe for now

PRAGUE - Olympiakos Piraeus are keeping their spot in the Champions League for the time being despite investigations in Greece into the club's owner Vangelis Marinakis, UEFA said on Tuesday.

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Former Proteas all-rounder Van der Merwe makes Dutch switch

CAPE TOWN - South African limited overs specialist Roelof van der Merwe has made himself available immediately to represent the Netherlands after receiving his Dutch passport.

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CONCACAF retains adviser to help clean house after FIFA scandal

TORONTO - CONCACAF, the regional body that oversees soccer in North and Central America, said on Tuesday it has retained restructuring specialist Alvarez & Marsal to assess its operations and help it clean house in the wake of the FIFA bribery scandal.

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