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Cook advised to step down by former England captains

- Beleaguered England captain Alastair Cook should step down and take a break from the sport to avoid suffering from a damaging burnout that could end his career, a number of former England captains said on Tuesday.

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Tiago signs new two-year deal with Atletico

BARCELONA - Portuguese midfielder Tiago has signed a new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid, the La Liga champions confirmed on Tuesday, ruling out a possible return to former club Chelsea.

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Juve new signing Morata out for seven weeks

- Striker Alvaro Morata's 20 million euros (15.8 million pounds) move to Juventus has quickly turned sour after the Spaniard injured his knee in his first training session and was ruled out for seven weeks.

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Sharks seek repeat success in Christchurch graveyard

- Christchurch has long been a graveyard for South Africa's Super Rugby teams, but after winning their first match in the city earlier this season, the Sharks are hopeful of repeat success at the usually impenetrable fortress of New Zealand rugby.

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Kean closes in on first piece of silverware

SINGAPORE - Former Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean remains on course to win his first trophy as a manager after his Brunei DPMM side edged past Geylang International on penalties to reach Friday's Singapore League Cup final.

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Australia's Marsh ruled out for four months by surgery

SYDNEY - Australia batsman Shaun Marsh is to have surgery on an injured elbow next week and will miss October's test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday.

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Dutchman Advocaat to take over as Serbia coach – FA chief

BELGRADE - Dutchman Dick Advocaat will take over as Serbia coach to lead the team's bid to qualify for the 2016 European Championship, the Balkan country’s Football Association (FSS) president Tomislav Karadzic told Reuters.

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Fernandez heads list of possible Ivory Coast coaches

- Four Frenchmen, including former international Luis Fernandez, have been named on a shortlist of five prospective candidates to take over as national coach of the Ivory Coast, the country's football federation said.

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Queiroz u-turns, negotiating new contract to lead Iran

- Carlos Queiroz has backtracked on his decision to quit as Iran coach and is negotiating an extension through to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Iranian media reported.

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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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