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Glazers to raise $150 million by cutting Manchester United stake

LONDON - The Glazer family will make around $150 million (£88.6 million) by selling part of its stake in Manchester United although the deal will leave the Americans firmly in control of the English soccer club.

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South Korea short-lists three foreign coaches

SEOUL - South Korea have narrowed the search for a new national team football coach to three foreign candidates, the head of the Korea Football Association's technical committee said on Thursday.

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Cho named as new head of Pyeongchang 2018 organisers

SEOUL - South Korean businessman Cho Yang-ho, who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics, has been named as the new president of the organising committee for the 2018 Games.

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Shoulder surgery set to sideline All Blacks prop Woodcock

WELLINGTON - All Blacks prop Tony Woodcock is looking increasingly likely to need surgery on his shoulder that will end his season, coach Steve Hansen said on Thursday.

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San Lorenzo pelted by fans, still reach Libertadores final

LA PAZ - Argentina's San Lorenzo were pelted with objects by rival fans and needed protection from police at halftime of their 1-0 loss to Bolivar in their Libertadores Cup semi-final second leg on Wednesday, yet still advanced to the final for the first time.

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Firestone a perfect place for Tiger to salvage season

- Tiger Woods, still tournament rusty after spending much of this year recovering from back surgery, could not have picked a better venue as he strives to turn his season around at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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Premier League to use vanishing spray from this season

LONDON - England's Premier League referees will use vanishing spray at free kicks from this season after officials saw the benefits during the World Cup finals in Brazil, chief executive Richard Scudamore said on Wednesday.

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I need a hug, says Scolari on Gremio return

SAO PAULO - Luiz Felipe Scolari said he needed a hug and some affection as the former Brazil coach returned on Wednesday to his favourite club Gremio after an 18-year absence. Scolari has endured three miserable weeks after his Brazil side crashed to an unprecedented 7-1 defeat by Germany in front of a home crowd in Belo Horizonte in their World Cup semi-final.

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Argentine FA chief, FIFA executive Grondona dies

BUENOS AIRES - Argentine Football Association president Julio Humberto Grondona died in hospital on Wednesday at the age of 82, South American football's governing body CONMEBOL said.

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Best of Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France.

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McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.

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