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Serena survives, Djokovic, Sharapova ease through

LONDON - The needle on the Wimbledon Richter scale sat poised and ready but Serena Williams dug deep into her battle-hardened playbook to ensure there was no earth-shuddering shock at the hands of scurrying Briton Heather Watson on Friday.

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McCullum hits second-highest T20 score of all time

LONDON - New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum smashed the second-highest Twenty20 score of all time when he hit a typically belligerent 158 not out in 64 balls for Birmingham against Derbyshire on Friday.

03 Jul 2015

No Blatter, no problem say World Cup organisers

VANCOUVER - Players do not care who hands out trophies and the absence of embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not have any impact on the Women's World Cup final, organisers said on Friday.

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Froome says GC battle will commence from day one

UTRECHT, Netherlands - Chris Froome reckons there will be no phoney war when the Tour de France begins with a 14km individual time trial through the streets of the picturesque Dutch city Utrecht on Saturday.

03 Jul 2015

Once an idol, now an enemy; Watson eyes Serena and rivals

LONDON - Serena Williams once featured among Heather Watson's bedroom posters but after the Briton almost ran her idol out of Wimbledon on Friday, the game's big hitters are now in her sights on court.

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Astana plunged into controversy again over Boom

UTRECHT, Netherlands - The Astana team were plunged into controversy again when Dutch rider Lars Boom faced being thrown out of the Tour de France because of low Cortisol levels on the eve of the start.

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