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Bolt lands sprint sweep, Farah the treble double

BEIJING - Usain Bolt needed a bit of help from his American rivals to win a third gold medal but Mo Farah secured a unique "treble double" all on his own on a dramatic penultimate night of the world athletics championships on Sunday.

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Wales edge Ireland out in bruising World Cup warm-up

DUBLIN - Wales hung on to beat Ireland 16-10 in an intense World Cup warm-up game at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday as preparations for next month's tournament went up a few notches between two near full-strength teams.

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Marquez takes British GP pole in record time

LONDON - Honda's MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez smashed his own lap record to take pole position for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Saturday.

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Scotland score six tries in rout of Italy

EDINBURGH - Scotland ran in six tries to overwhelm Italy 48-7 in a one-sided World Cup warm-up game at Murrayfield on Saturday.

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Fekir's hat-trick helps Lyon to win 4-0 at Caen

PARIS - France forward Nabil Fekir scored a hat-trick on Saturday to help Olympique Lyon claim a 4-0 win at Caen and gain some confidence after a stuttering start to the season.

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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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