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IOC will not impose blanket ban on Russia for Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record but will leave decisions on individual athletes' participation with their sports federations, it said on Sunday.

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Vanquished Stormers criticise Super Rugby format

CAPE TOWN Stormers coach Robbie Fleck and captain Schalk Burger joined a growing chorus of criticism of the cumbersome Super Rugby format after the undercooked South African team were dumped out of the competition at the weekend by New Zealand's Chiefs.

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Lions stand alone against NZ supremacy in Super semis

SYDNEY - Cellar dwellers for most of their current incarnation, South Africa's Lions were left standing as the only threat to New Zealand domination of Super Rugby after the weekend's first round of playoffs.

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The easiest thing to win at Rio Games? A ticket

NEW YORK Over the past few weeks, one U.S. marketing executive's phone has been ringing hot with offers that many sports fans could only dream of: an all-expenses-paid trip to watch the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next month.

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Froome poised to land third Tour title

MORZINE, France Chris Froome enhanced his reputation as one of the best Tour de France riders when he virtually secured his third title, holding on to his overall lead in the last competitive stage, won by Spain's Ion Izagirre on Saturday.

23 Jul 2016

The 888 and Rank Group join forces to bid for William Hill

LONDON Online gambling group 888 Holdings and casino operator Rank Group are joining forces with a view to making a bid for William Hill, the British bookmaker that fired its chief executive on Thursday for losing ground online to rivals.

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