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Platini rules out standing against Blatter

MONACO - UEFA president Michel Platini ruled himself out of the running for the FIFA presidency on Friday, the Frenchman opting not to oppose incumbent president Sepp Blatter as head of soccer's global governing body.

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Top seeds Djokovic and Williams take U.S. Open spotlight

NEW YORK - World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take centre stage at the U.S. Open on Thursday, headlining a juicy day of action at the year's final grand slam.

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Australian triathlete mistaken for illegal immigrant on Channel swim

MELBOURNE - An Australian triathlete was mistaken for an illegal immigrant by British residents and held up by border authorities when set to swim the English Channel, local media reported.

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New deals fuel Playtech optimism over year profit

LONDON - Playtech said on Thursday it was confident of beating profit forecasts this year, with new contracts underpinning optimism at the online gambling software company.

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Wenger in no rush to bolster attack despite Giroud injury

LONDON - Arsene Wenger confirmed Olivier Giroud is expected to be out until at least December with an ankle injury but the Arsenal manager stressed he was in no rush to buy another forward.

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QPR and Aston Villa shocked by lower league opposition

- Premier League Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa suffered humiliating 1-0 defeats against fourth-tier Burton Albion and third-tier Leyton Orient respectively in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday.

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Best of Youth Olympics

Highlights from the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

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Young Olympians

Teenaged athletes compete in the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in China.

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