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No more 'cut-throat' grand tours, says Wiggins

LONDON - Bradley Wiggins is turning his back on "cut-throat" road racing and has ruled out competing in any more grand tours, the 2012 Tour de France champion said on Thursday.

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Injured West Ham striker Carroll out for four months

LONDON - West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has torn ankle ligaments and will be out of action for four months.

24 Jul 2014

Silver for Wiggins as Meares takes historic gold

GLASGOW - Bradley Wiggins had to settle for the silver medal on his return to track cycling as England were beaten by Australia in the Commonwealth Games 4,000 metres team pursuit on Thursday.

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Hamilton hopes to agree new deal this year

BUDAPEST - Lewis Hamilton hopes to agree a new deal with Mercedes this season even though his current contract still has more than a year to run.

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Friendly business where profit and sport collide

TORONTO - Neither Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino nor Toronto FC's Ryan Nelsen seemed particularly enthused about their mid-week friendly but smiled grudgingly while accepting the match as part of today's global football reality where new fans and revenue streams must be cultivated.

24 Jul 2014

Banned Suarez could make Barca debut in El Clasico

MADRID - Disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who is serving a four-month ban for a biting incident at the World Cup, could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico in October.

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Wenger bemoans Arsenal's pre-season tour schedule

NEW YORK - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has echoed the sentiments of new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal in criticising the demands of their pre-season tour.

Commonwealth rugby sevens gives Rio a glimpse of future

GLASGOW - Big names and strong teams from most of rugby's leading nations are set to offer Rio 2016 a glimpse of things to come in the Commonwealth Games sevens tournament.

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Lampard joins New York City on two-year contract

NEW YORK - Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed for new Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC on a two-year contract, the team said on Thursday.

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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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