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FIFA committed to 2018 World Cup in Russia

ZURICH - FIFA remains committed to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and says a boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region, football's world governing body said on Friday.

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Juventus sign Argentine winger Pereyra

ROME, July 25 – Juventus have signed Argentine winger Roberto Pereyra from Udinese in a 15.5 million-euro (12.25 million pounds) deal, the Italian Serie A champions said on Friday.

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Hamilton fastest in hot Hungarian practice

BUDAPEST - Lewis Hamilton started his Hungarian Grand Prix weekend as he intended to continue, leading both of Friday's free practice sessions with championship-leading Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg behind.

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World Cup bids ethics investigation to report in September

(This July 21 story has been corrected to clarify that the FIFA investigation into the World Cup bidding process relates to both the 2018 and 2022 tournaments)

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European challengers commit to America's Cup

LONDON - Four European teams promised on Friday to compete for the next America's Cup, ensuring the event would be viable after official challenger Team Australia pulled out because of rising costs.

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Malaysian cyclist warned over Gaza message

GLASGOW - A Malaysian cyclist has been reprimanded by his team after wearing gloves with "Save Gaza" written on them while riding at the Commonwealth Games but he will not be expelled from the competition, an official said on Friday.

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Old geezer Mura types Tour de France legend in modern era

ARGELES GAZOST France - Ashes fall from his cigarette as his puffy fingers play a distinctive staccato on a 38-year-old Lettera 32.

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Confident Ajmal aims to outfox Sri Lanka

KARACHI - Pakistan's leading spinner Saeed Ajmal has brushed aside concerns over his bowling form before the series in Sri Lanka, saying he can still outfox batsmen with his "doosra" delivery.

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Greece name Italian Ranieri as manager

ATHENS - Italian Claudio Ranieri has signed a two-year deal to manage the Greek national team through to the 2016 European Championship, the Hellenic football federation (EPO) said on Friday.

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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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