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Tartan-tastic ceremony opens Glasgow Games

GLASGOW - Glasgow welcomed a large part of the world and remembered recent tragedies as a diverse and colourful opening ceremony signalled the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on Wednesday.

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South Korea fall back on TV pundit to pick next coach

- Television pundit Lee Yong-soo was named as the South Korean Football Association's new technical chief on Thursday, charged with appointing a new head coach for the upcoming Asian Cup.

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Striker Scocco leaving Sunderland to return to Newell's

BUENOS AIRES - Striker Ignacio Scocco is returning to Argentina from English side Sunderland to sign a new deal with Newell's Old Boys, the Argentine club said on Wednesday.

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World Cup will inspire Rio Olympics - IOC's Bach

GLASGOW - Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

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Malaysian gets Commonwealth reprieve after jacket found

GLASGOW - Commonwealth Games shooting gold medallist Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim has been given a late reprieve to compete in Glasgow after her missing competition jacket was found and sent to her in Scotland.

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Mexico is back on the F1 calendar in 2015

- Mexico is to return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2015 after a 23-year absence, Alejandro Soberon, president of live events company CIE, confirmed on Wednesday.

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Dunga names former team mates as Brazil assistants

RIO DE JANEIRO - New Brazil coach Dunga has named Andrey Lopes as his assistant manager and given former World Cup winners Taffarel and Mauro Silva places on his backroom team, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.

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Vorm, Davies to Spurs in Swansea swap for Sigurdsson

LONDON - Tottenham Hotspur signed Dutch international goalkeeper Michel Vorm and Wales defender Ben Davies from Swansea City with midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson moving the other way, the two clubs confirmed on Wednesday.

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Zidane makes mystery man Markkanen his first Madrid signing

STOCKHOLM - Famed for his grace and elegance as a player, Zinedine Zidane apparently has other priorities as a coach, as on Wednesday he made brawny, bustling Finnish striker Eero Markkanen his first signing for Real Madrid's B team.

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McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.

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Tour de France underway

Cyclists chase the yellow jersey in the race across France.

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