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Rooney named England captain and fulfils 'dream'

LONDON - Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named the new captain of England on Thursday.

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Dream run over for Bellis as big guns advance

NEW YORK - Top seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were forced to take a backseat to America's latest tennis sweetheart on Thursday, as 15-year-old Catherine Bellis hogged the Flushing Meadows limelight once again.

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Holders Real face Liverpool in Champions League

MONACO - Champions League holders Real Madrid will face former European champions Liverpool, FC Basel and debutants Ludogorets of Bulgaria following the group stage draw on Thursday. | Video

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Swansea City sign Nottingham's Demetriou on free transfer

LONDON - Swansea City have signed Nottingham Forest striker James Demetriou on a free transfer, the Premier League side said on Friday.

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Bwin.Party plans more cost cuts, new strategy

LONDON - Online gambling company Bwin.Party said it planned further cost cuts and a new programme to boost its commercial focus after a further decline in profits.

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Gay World Cup crosses gain line with IRB support

SYDNEY - Bingham Cup organisers hailed the endorsement of the International Rugby Board (IRB) as an important breakthrough in inclusiveness in sport as the seventh version of the gay World Cup got underway on Friday.

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Best of Youth Olympics

Highlights from the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

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Young Olympians

Teenaged athletes compete in the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in China.

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