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Barca appeal against transfer ban rejected - FIFA

ZURICH - Barcelona have lost an appeal against a decision to ban them from the transfer market for two consecutive windows, football's world governing body FIFA said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Modric commits to Real with new four-year deal

- Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric will remain at the European Champions for the next four years after signing a new contract, the La Liga giants announced on Wednesday.

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Dortmund suffer double injury blow as season start looms

BERLIN - Borussia Dortmund suffered a double injury blow days before the start of the Bundesliga with midfielder Oliver Kirch ruled out for two months and Ji Dong-won set to miss at least four weeks, the club said on Wednesday.

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Pieters one of four players back for Dutch

AMSTERDAM - Stoke City defender Erik Pieters is among four players who missed out on the World Cup that were called up in a provisional 25-man squad for the Netherlands' two internationals next month, the Dutch football association KNVB said on Wednesday.

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Wales prop Jones says central dispute forced Cardiff move

- Wales prop Adam Jones says the ongoing dispute between the sport's national body and its four professional regions forced his surprise move from Ospreys to the Cardiff Blues.

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Lotterer replaces Kobayashi for Belgian Grand Prix

LONDON - Three times Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer will make his Formula One debut in Belgium this weekend after Caterham announced on Wednesday the German driver would be replacing experienced Japanese Kamui Kobayashi.

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Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France.


McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.

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