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McIlroy suffers ankle injury ahead of British Open

LONDON - Rory McIlroy's defence of golf's British Open and a keenly-anticipated contest with American Jordan Spieth was thrown into doubt on Monday when he revealed he had ruptured an ankle ligament while playing football with friends.

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Watford sign Capoue from Spurs for club record fee

LONDON - Newly-promoted Watford have signed France midfielder Etienne Capoue from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed club record fee, they said on Monday.

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Cummins ready to take the red ball after Ashes call-up

SYDNEY - Australian quick Pat Cummins has not played a first class match for two years but is confident his body will hold up to the rigours of test cricket should he get the call during the Ashes series against England.

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Ex-German president dismisses Blatter's claims on World Cup votes

BERLIN - Former German president Christian Wulff on Monday rejected allegations by the embattled president of world soccer's governing body, FIFA, that Wulff tried to exert political pressure before the World Cup was awarded to Russia and Qatar.

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Pakistan lose early wickets chasing 377 for victory

- Chasing a daunting 377-run victory target, Pakistan were 99 for two wickets at tea against Sri Lanka on the penultimate day of the series-deciding third and final test at Pallekele on Monday.

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Yemen forfeit World Cup qualifier over ineligible player

ZURICH - Yemen have forfeited their World Cup qualifier against North Korea, a match they made a Herculean effort to take part in, after fielding an ineligible player, FIFA said on Monday.

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