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Scotland's Murdoch wins shock gold in the pool

GLASGOW - Scotland’s Ross Murdoch upset the odds by swimming a Commonwealth Games record time to beat favourite Michael Jamieson and secure an unexpected gold in the 200 metres breaststroke in Glasgow on Thursday.

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TORONTO - Neither Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino nor Toronto FC's Ryan Nelsen seemed particularly enthused about their mid-week friendly but smiled grudgingly while accepting the match as part of today's global football reality where new fans and revenue streams must be cultivated.

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Banned Suarez could make Barca debut in El Clasico

MADRID - Disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who is serving a four-month ban for a biting incident at the World Cup, could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico in October.

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Alistair Brownlee beats brother to gold

GLASGOW - Alistair Brownlee continued England's golden start to the Commonwealth Games by winning the triathlon with a dominant display on Thursday. Olympic champion Brownlee, 26, was involved in a duel with younger brother Jonathan for much of the race before pulling away in the last five kilometres of the final segment of the competition, the 10km run.

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Peerless Nibali all but seals Tour with stage win

HAUTACAM France - Vincenzo Nibali proved once again he has no serious rivals in the Tour de France when he powered to victory in the final mountain stage on Thursday, all but securing his maiden title in impressive fashion.

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Commonwealth rugby sevens gives Rio a glimpse of future

GLASGOW - Big names and strong teams from most of rugby's leading nations are set to offer Rio 2016 a glimpse of things to come in the Commonwealth Games sevens tournament.

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Lampard joins New York City on two-year contract

NEW YORK - Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed for new Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC on a two-year contract, the team said on Thursday.

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Ecuador World Cup winger Montero joins flight to Swansea

LONDON - Swansea City's spending spree continued with the arrival of Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero on Thursday, the sixth new player to arrive at the Premier League club since the end of last season.

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Japan name former Mexico boss Aguirre as coach

TOKYO - Former Mexico coach Javier Aguirre has been appointed to manage Japan's national team replacing Alberto Zaccheroni, local media reported on Thursday.

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McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.

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Tour de France underway

Cyclists chase the yellow jersey in the race across France.

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