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Sri Lanka drop Chandimal and Mendis for Pakistan series

COLOMBO - Wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal and spinner Ajantha Mendis were left out of the Sri Lanka squad of 15 named for the two-test series against Pakistan starting at Galle next week.

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Lukaku lost focus as was not first choice - Mourinho

LONDON - Jose Mourinho says striker Romelu Lukaku is a "good kid" but was not motivated enough to fight for a starting spot at Chelsea.

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Rodgers 'pleased' with Liverpool's comeback win over City

- Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with his side's positive response to tactical changes after they twice rallied against Manchester City to edge out the Premier League champions in a New York friendly on Wednesday.

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Frenchman Renard named coach of Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, July 31 – Frenchman Herve Renard, who led Zambia to the African Nations Cup title in 2012, was on Thursday named as Ivory Coast coach.

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Former Palestinian midfielder killed when bomb hits his Gaza home

GAZA - Ahed Zaqout, a former Palestinian national team player, has been killed by an Israeli bomb that hit his apartment in Gaza, Palestinian medical officials said on Thursday.

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Soccer World Cup lifts German beer sales

BERLIN - Beer sales rose in Germany, Europe's biggest producer, in the first half of the year thanks to a big jump in demand during the soccer World Cup in June, the Statistics Office said on Thursday.

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Dida penalty save not enough for Inter

- Former Brazil and AC Milan goalkeeper Dida's first-half penalty save was not enough to stop Internacional slumping to a 2-1 home defeat against second division Ceara in the Copa Brasil.


Playtime over as jet-set Carter gets back to work

SYDNEY - Six months travelling the globe on an A-listers sabbatical have come to an end and on Saturday, Dan Carter will be back doing what he loves best, playing rugby for silverware with the Canterbury Crusaders.


Algeria's Mbolhi leaves Bulgaria for MLS

SOFIA - Algeria goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi has joined Major League Soccer side Philadelphia Union from CSKA Sofia on a three-year contract, the 31-times Bulgarian champions said on Thursday.


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Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.

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