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Liverpool granted planning permission for Anfield expansion

LONDON - Eighteen-times English champions Liverpool have been granted planning permission for phase one of the expansion of their Anfield stadium, Liverpool city council announced on Tuesday.

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CEO to step down of Livestrong group founded by cyclist Armstrong

AUSTIN Texas - The CEO of the Livestrong cancer foundation started by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong announced his resignation on Tuesday after a tenure in which the organisation went from a being global brand to losing millions after Armstrong's doping scandal.

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Ill Williams follows seeds out of Wuhan Open

- World number one Serena Williams added her name to the list of slain seeds at the Wuhan Open on Tuesday after the American was forced to retire from her second round match against France's Alize Cornet because of illness.

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Folau ready for running game against Springboks

CAPE TOWN - Australia fullback Israel Folau expects a more open game than in their previous encounter when the Wallabies take on South Africa in the Rugby Championship at Newlands on Saturday.

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No hair-dryer treatment as 'fun-Fergie' addresses Ryder Cup team

GLENEAGLES Scotland - Alex Ferguson was on Tuesday unmasked as the man Europe captain Paul McGinley has asked to address his team on the eve of the Ryder Cup but the former Manchester United manager will be leaving his hair dryer at home.

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Germany's Brennauer powers to world time trial gold

PONFERRADA Spain - German Lisa Brennauer added the world individual time trial title to her team gold when she finished strongly to pip Ukraine's Hanna Solovey by 18 seconds on Tuesday.

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Cilic wins U.S. Open

Croatia's Marin Cilic swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the U.S. Open.

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Williams wins 18th grand slam title

World number one Serena Williams swept past Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3 6-3 in the U.S. Open final.

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