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SYDNEY - AB de Villiers confirmed his status as the most destructive batsman in cricket with a magnificent unbeaten 162 from just 66 balls to lead South Africa to a record 257-run victory over West Indies in the World Cup on Friday.

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China says football stars of future need training from birth

BEIJING - China's footballing stars of the future need to start being trained from birth, the government said on Friday as President Xi Jinping signed off on a new plan to boost the country's much-maligned efforts at the sport.

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Cyprus referee's house in pipe bomb attack - police

NICOSIA - A pipe bomb exploded outside the home of a Cypriot soccer referee early on Friday, police said, the latest in a string of threats and attacks against referees and their families.

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Kiwis favourites to beat Australia but won't like it - Waugh

MELBOURNE - New Zealand are favourites to beat Australia in their highly anticipated World Cup clash at Eden Park on Saturday but won't like the idea, former Australia captain Steve Waugh has said.

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- New Zealand will bring an unchanged lineup to Eden Park for a fourth straight game for Saturday's highly-anticipated clash against World Cup co-hosts Australia, captain Brendon McCullum said.

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Ajax reset sights on European success

AMSTERDAM - Ajax Amsterdam have conceded their bid for a record-breaking fifth successive Dutch league title is over but are resetting their sights after progressing in the Europa League, according to coach Frank de Boer. Ajax are the only Dutch team left in European club competition this season after they beat Legia Warsaw 3-0 in Poland on Thursday to advance to the round of 16 with a convincing 4-0 aggregate triumph. However, their hopes of claiming another domestic title are a

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