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IOC kicks off proceedings for 2022 winter Games host vote

KUALA LUMPUR - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) kicked off proceedings for the election of the 2022 winter Olympics host city on Friday with favourites Beijing facing Kazakhstan's Almaty.

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Ex-Chelsea striker Drogba joins Montreal Impact

- Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has signed for the Montreal Impact, the club announced on Monday as the Ivorian joined a growing list of famous international players in Major League Football.

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Finn's five wickets put England on brink of victory

BIRMINGHAM - Paceman Steven Finn's five-wicket haul put England on the brink of a 2-1 Ashes series lead over Australia on Thursday with the tourists facing a desperate battle to avoid a humiliating third test defeat.

Australia 30 Jul 2015

Japan boosts 2020 logo defence, Belgian designer may take action

TOKYO - The Japanese designer of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem hit by a controversy over its similarity to a Belgian design said on Friday he had never seen the other logo, after the Belgian designer hinted at legal action.

Japan 7:29am BST

Oliver suffers Diamond Race setback, Fraser-Pryce wins

STOCKHOLM - World champion David Oliver failed in his bid to wrap up the 110 metres hurdles Diamond Race title after finishing third in the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Thursday.

30 Jul 2015

Not so hard for 'Big Easy' after kidney stone worries

- Ernie Els put behind him a fear over potential kidney stones and the disadvantage of no pre-tournament practice rounds this week as he surged into contention for the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Thursday.

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