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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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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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Holders Real face Liverpool in Champions League

MONACO - Champions League holders Real Madrid will face former European champions Liverpool, FC Basel and debutants Ludogorets of Bulgaria following the group stage draw on Thursday. | Video

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Gay World Cup crosses gain line with IRB support

SYDNEY - Bingham Cup organisers hailed the endorsement of the International Rugby Board (IRB) as an important breakthrough in inclusiveness in sport as the seventh version of the gay World Cup got underway on Friday.

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England organise prestige friendly versus world champions

MONACO - England's great football rivalry with Germany will be rekindled over the next two years after the English FA announced on Thursday it had organised four high profile friendlies against Germany, Spain, Italy and France.

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Koeman eyes victory as Boruc complains about treatment

SOUTHAMPTON England - Belief is fantastic but there is nothing like points to boost confidence and Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is banking on a win at West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday to give his side a boost.

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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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