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Olympic champion Farah pulls out of Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW - Olympic and world middle distance champion Mo Farah withdrew from England's Commonwealth Games team on Thursday, saying he was not fully fit following a recent illness.

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Sri Lanka 305-5 v South Africa - second test, close

COLOMBO, July 24 – Sri Lanka were 305 for five wickets at the close on the first day of the second test against South Africa on Thursday.

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Indian shuttler Kashyap hopes to be on song in Glasgow

GLASGOW - Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap has his sights set on one of Glasgow's many karaoke bars should he win gold for India at the Commonwealth Games.

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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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Lambie back at flyhalf as Sharks shuffle team

DURBAN South Africa - Pat Lambie has been restored to flyhalf and fellow international Willem Alberts has been shifted to lock as the Sharks made three changes to their starting line-up for Saturday’s Super Rugby semi-final against the Canterbury Crusaders in Christchurch.

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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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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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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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