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Rose takes WGC lead as Tiger Woods slips seven shots behind

- Englishman Justin Rose found his putting touch in time to take the lead during the second round at the $9 million (£5.35 million) WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio on Friday.

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Settlement of German Ecclestone bribery case possible - court

MUNICH - A bribery trial against Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone that has been threatening his hold over the motor sport may end early with a settlement, a Munich court spokeswoman said on Friday, after Ecclestone's lawyers held talks with prosecutors.

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Atletico take Argentine Ansaldi on loan from Zenit

MADRID - Atletico Madrid have taken Argentine fullback Cristian Ansaldi on a season-long loan from Russian club Zenit St Petersburg, the La Liga champions said on Friday.

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Vermaelen may leave Arsenal, says Wenger

LONDON - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hinted on Friday that defender Thomas Vermaelen could leave the Premier League club before the end of the transfer window.

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Gorecka overcomes all the odds to run in Glasgow

GLASGOW - When England’s Emelia Gorecka runs in the 5,000 metres final at the Commonwealth Games she will know any temporary pain on the track will be nothing compared to what she has been through just to get to Glasgow.

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Malaga sign Mexico World Cup goalkeeper Ochoa

MADRID - Malaga have signed Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who impressed at the World Cup finals, as a replacement for Willy Caballero after the Argentine left to join Manchester City this month.

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Van Nistelrooy named as Dutch assistant coach

AMSTERDAM - Ruud van Nistelrooy has been named as one of the Netherlands national team assistant coaches, the Dutch football association (KNVB) said on Friday.

World Cup boosts revenue for bookmaker William Hill

LONDON - Leading British bookmaker William Hill said the football World Cup had boosted revenues in the first half of the year, with growing numbers of its customers betting on matches online.

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Spanish striker Villa vows to add to legacy in New York

NEW YORK - For Spanish striker David Villa, the chance to start afresh in Major League Soccer with New York City at Yankee Stadium proved irresistible in his quest to add to his legacy.

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Best of Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France.

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McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.

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