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Farah burns up the Bird's Nest for golden triple double

BEIJING - Britain's Mo Farah stormed to victory in the 5,000 metres on Saturday to secure an unprecedented third successive distance double at major global championships.

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Arzamasova holds on for 800 metres world title

BEIJING - Marina Arzamasova of Belarus outsprinted defending champion Eunice Sum down the home straight to win gold in the women's 800 metres at the world athletics championships on Saturday.

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Athletics-Young Russian Kuchina takes high jump gold

BEIJING - Mariya Kuchina won thewomen's high jump with a clearance of 2.01 metres on Saturday to become Russia's second gold medallist at this world championships. The 22-year-old from Moscow had a blemish-free card to that height, her lifetime best performance.

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Atletico agree to sign Argentina midfielder Kranevitter

MADRID - Atletico Madrid's busy summer in the transfer market has continued with the La Liga club's signing of Argentina midfielder Matias Kranevitter from River Plate on a five-year contract.

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Toth strolls to victory at world championships

BEIJING - Matej Toth became the first Slovakian to win a gold medal at the world athletics championships when he cruised to victory in the men's 50 km race walk on Saturday.

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Colombia drop Falcao, Cuadrado for Peru friendly in U.S

BOGOTA - Coach Jose Pekerman has dropped Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao and Juventus midfielder Juan Cuadrado as he looks to breathe new life into Colombia’s team for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

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