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Moeen puts India in a spin as England level series

SOUTHAMPTON England - Spinner Moeen Ali claimed six wickets to inspire England to a crushing 266-run win over India on Thursday to level an absorbing series at 1-1 with two matches to play.

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Sri Lanka drop Chandimal and Mendis for Pakistan series

COLOMBO - Wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal and spinner Ajantha Mendis were left out of the Sri Lanka squad of 15 named for the two-test series against Pakistan starting at Galle next week.

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Top European clubs eye Norwegian teenager Odegaard

OSLO - After just four senior starts and three goals Norway's Martin Odegaard has become one of hottest properties in world football, with Europe's elite clubs queueing up to take a look at the 15-year-old Stromsgodset attacking midfielder.

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Australian international Wilshire signs for Feyenoord

AMSTERDAM - Australian international Luke Wilshire has joined Feyenoord on a one year contract, the Dutch club said on Thursday.

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Lukaku lost focus as was not first choice - Mourinho

LONDON - Jose Mourinho says striker Romelu Lukaku is a "good kid" but was not motivated enough to fight for a starting spot at Chelsea.

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Zenit look to banish last season's title loss

MOSCOW - Allowing CSKA Moscow to snatch the Russian Premier League title from under their noses last season has Zenit St Petersburg fired up for the new campaign which kicks off on Friday.

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Frenchman Renard named coach of Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, July 31 – Frenchman Herve Renard, who led Zambia to the African Nations Cup title in 2012, was on Thursday named as Ivory Coast coach.


Soccer World Cup lifts German beer sales

BERLIN - Beer sales rose in Germany, Europe's biggest producer, in the first half of the year thanks to a big jump in demand during the soccer World Cup in June, the Statistics Office said on Thursday.


Neymar aiming to return to action with Barca on Aug. 18

MADRID - Neymar's injured back is healing well and he is aiming to return to action in a friendly for his club Barcelona on Aug. 18, the Brazil forward said on Thursday.


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