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Hamilton the home hero with British GP pole

SILVERSTONE, England - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton gave the British Grand Prix crowd what they wanted by powering to pole position in a one-two with Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg on Saturday.

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Spoils go to Viktor as Brown exits Wimbledon

LONDON - Dustin Brown's Wimbledon flame fizzled out in a four-set defeat by Viktor Troicki on Saturday, two days after the dreadlocked journeyman illuminated the All England Club by beating twice champion Rafa Nadal.

Tennis 4:36pm BST

England bank on Bayliss to douse Australian fire

LONDON - A callow England team with a new coach take on a bullish and streetwise Australia in an intriguing Ashes series which should provide plenty of drama and aggressive cricket.

Australia 10:32am BST

Cilic wins battle of Wimbledon's marathon men

LONDON - A match between two missile-serving giants had the potential to go on for hours but luckily for Marin Cilic he only needed 15 minutes and two games on Saturday to complete a 7-6(4) 6-7(6) 6-4 6-7(4) 12-10 win over John Isner.

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Australia's Harris announces shock retirement

LONDON - Australia's injury-plagued paceman Ryan Harris announced his immediate retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, dealing a major setback to his team's defence of the Ashes starting in England next week.

Australia 12:18pm BST

Stage winner Dennis a menace to Tour's top guns

UTRECHT, Netherlands, - Australian Rohan Dennis proved too hot to handle as the Tour de France began with a record-breaking 13.8-km individual time trial through the sweltering streets of Utrecht on Saturday.

Australia 7:39pm BST

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