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Refreshed Murray beats Bachinger in straight sets

NEW YORK - Eighth seed Andy Murray, who overcame cramping in his first-round victory, roared past unseeded German Matthias Bachinger in straight sets on Thursday to reach the third round of the U.S. Open.

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Rooney named England captain and fulfils 'dream'

LONDON - Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named the new captain of England on Thursday.

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Van Gaal warns against expecting Di Maria 'miracle'

- Louis van Gaal warned Manchester United fans against regarding Angel Di Maria as "the miracle" when the Argentine was unveiled as United's new No.7 on Thursday.

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Dream run over for Bellis as big guns advance

NEW YORK - Top seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were forced to take a backseat to America's latest tennis sweetheart on Thursday, as 15-year-old Catherine Bellis hogged the Flushing Meadows limelight once again.

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OPAP to offer 40 million euros or more for Greek horse race betting licence

ATHENS - Greece's OPAP, one of Europe's biggest betting firms, has teamed up with a British fund manager to bid for the country's horse race betting licence, days after the privatisation agency scrapped a previous tender.

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Bayern reach deal with Real over Alonso move

- European champions Real Madrid have reached an agreement with German champions Bayern Munich over the transfer of former World Cup winner Xabi Alonso, the La Liga giants announced on Friday.

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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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