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BEIJING - Britain's Mo Farah kicked on the final corner and stormed down the home straight to retain his 5,000 metres world title on Saturday, securing an unprecedented third successive distance double at major global championships.

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Marquez takes British GP pole in record time

LONDON - Honda's MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez smashed his own lap record to take pole position for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Saturday.

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Russian Kuchina takes high jump gold

BEIJING - Mariya Kuchina won the women's high jump with a clearance of 2.01 metres on Saturday to become Russia's second gold medallist at the Beijing world championships. The 22-year-old from Moscow had a blemish-free card to that height, her lifetime best performance. In silver and bronze positions were medal winners from this event in the Bird's Nest Stadium at the Beijing Olympics seven years ago -- 31-year-old Croatian Blanka Vlasic and 33-year-old Russia Anna Chicherova.

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Arzamasova holds on for 800 metres world title

BEIJING - Marina Arzamasova of Belarus outsprinted defending champion Eunice Sum down the home straight to win gold in the women's 800 metres at the world athletics championships on Saturday.

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Controversial penalty gives Cologne 2-1 win over Hamburg

BERLIN - Cologne came from a goal behind and scored twice in five minutes, including a controversial penalty, to beat Hamburg SV 2-1 on Saturday and climb into second place in the Bundesliga.

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