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Arsenal's Jenkinson joins West Ham on season-long loan

London - West Ham United have bolstered their defensive options with the signing of England fullback Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal on a season-long loan, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

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William Hill gets boost from World Cup betting

LONDON - William Hill, Britain's largest bookmaker, said betting on the soccer World Cup this year had increased by 80 percent from the last time the tournament was played.

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Crusaders have qualities to match former champions - Blackadder

SYDNEY - Todd Blackadder believes his team have all the necessary qualities to emulate the great Canterbury Crusaders teams of the past and bring the Super Rugby trophy back to Christchurch for the eighth time this weekend.

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Wallabies fans go mobile in best seats in the house

SYDNEY - Seats on the halfway line have long been regarded as the best in the house but four Australia fans will have a glimpse of what might just be the future of prestige sports spectating in this month's test against the All Blacks.

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Mountain bikers eye $1 million in 'toughest race on earth'

JOHANNESBURG - Mountain bikers tempted by the $1 million (£592,154) in prize money up for grabs in a new South African endurance race are given a warning before they sign up: "This could change your life, or end it".

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Leishman takes early control at Firestone

- Australian Marc Leishman, maintaining his recent good form, upstaged the game's biggest names as he charged into a one-shot lead in the opening round of the elite WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio on Thursday.

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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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Expect Chelsea fight for first-choice keeper spot - Mourinho

LONDON - Petr Cech is ready to take up the challenge of competing with Thibaut Courtois for the position of Chelsea's number one goalkeeper, manager Jose Mourinho said on Thursday.

Australian international Wilshire signs for Feyenoord

AMSTERDAM - Australian international Luke Wilshire has joined Feyenoord on a one year contract, the Dutch club said on Thursday.

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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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