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Pakistan can't beat Root as England take control

MANCHESTER, England Joe Root's masterful 254 and three early wickets for Chris Woakes put England in a commanding position on the second day of the second test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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Better late than never, pullout hands Australian Hearn Rio berth

SYDNEY Sixteen years after being an unused reserve at her home Sydney Olympics, Australian rider Sue Hearn will finally make her Games debut at the age of 60 in Rio.

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After headguards, vests next on Olympic hit list

LONDON Male boxers will step into the ring without headguards at the Rio Olympics for the first time since the 1980 Moscow Games, and their vests could be next on the hit list.

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American Morris soars to year's top outdoor pole vault

Rio-bound U.S. Olympian Sandi Morris soared to the highest outdoor pole vault in the world this year when she cleared 4.93 metres at Houston on Saturday.

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Nearly-man Lee to carry the burden for Malaysia again

MELBOURNE A nation's hopes of Olympic glory can be a burden for the toughest of athletes but few can know of the pressure that befalls badminton's world number one Lee Chong Wei.

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Snedeker leads Johnson, du Toit by one stroke at Canadian Open golf

OAKVILLE, Ontario American Brandt Snedeker made an easy-looking eagle at the par-five 18th at the Canadian Open on Saturday to put himself in position for his second win of the season.

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