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Nadal withdraws from Toronto, Cincinnati with injury

TORONTO - Rafa Nadal will miss two U.S. Open tune-up events due to a wrist injury that has put his status in doubt for a title defence at the year's final grand slam.

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Kallis quits ODI cricket months before World Cup

CAPE TOWN - South Africa's Jacques Kallis has surprisingly decided to call time on his international limited overs career six months before the World Cup.

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U.S. man sues soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo over CR7 trademark

- Global soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is also known to fans by the shorthand CR7, prompting the company behind his line of sleek underwear to target a Rhode Island man who has trademarked the letter-number combination, according to a new lawsuit.

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Angry Australian boxer Lewis wants headguards to return

GLASGOW - Australian boxer Daniel Lewis has called for the return of headguards after failing a medical check and being ruled out of his Commonwealth Games welterweight quarter-final on Wednesday.

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United need time to learn my methods - Van Gaal

- New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned fans not to expect instant success, saying it will take three months for his players to get used to his style and methods.

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Greek league recruits Scottish former referee Dallas

ATHENS - Former referee Hugh Dallas has been appointed as the head referee of the Greek Super League, the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Greece's Moras donates bone marrow to brother

ATHENS - Greece international Vangelis Moras has flown to Australia to donate bone marrow to his older brother Dimitris, who is suffering from leukemia, sport FM radio reported on Wednesday.

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World Cup criticism was fair, says Belgium's Hazard

BRUSSELS - Belgium forward Eden Hazard has said criticism of his World Cup performances was justified and he was determined to shine at the European Championship in 2016.

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Gerrard says last three months 'worst of my life'

- Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out the World Cup in the group stages have contributed to what has been "probably the worst three months of my life".

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Best of Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France.

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McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.

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