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Kean closes in on first piece of silverware

SINGAPORE - Former Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean remains on course to win his first trophy as a manager after his Brunei DPMM side edged past Geylang International on penalties to reach Friday's Singapore League Cup final.

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Veteran Crusaders eager to advance against hungry Sharks

WELLINGTON - Cold southwesterly winds are bringing snow to Christchurch but stalwarts Richie McCaw and Dan Carter are gambolling around like spring lambs as the Canterbury Crusaders prepare for their Super Rugby semi-final against a ravenous Sharks side.

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Potgieter starts but Waratahs expect Skelton impact

SYDNEY - Jacques Potgieter will start at lock for the New South Wales Waratahs in this weekend's Super Rugby semi-final against the ACT Brumbies but coach Michael Cheika thinks Will Skelton could be a matchwinner from the bench.

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Queiroz u-turns, negotiating new contract to lead Iran

- Carlos Queiroz has backtracked on his decision to quit as Iran coach and is negotiating an extension through to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Iranian media reported.

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Pinot plays down Bardet rivalry ahead of Pyrenees

CARCASSONNE France - Thibaut Pinot has played down an all-French rivalry with fellow youngster Romain Bardet by saying his compatriot is not his biggest threat for a rare home podium finish on the Tour de France.

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Sharma bowls India to victory as England crumble

LONDON - Ishant Sharma claimed seven wickets to bowl India to a 95-run victory over England in the second test at Lord's on Monday, their first overseas win since 2011.

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Moustachioed Basque seeks Bolivar's first final

- Xabier Azkargorta, the last man to coach Bolivia at the World Cup finals 20 years ago, is this month seeking to add another extraordinary milestone to his remarkable career in the South American football backwater.

Qatar 2022 ethics investigation to report in September

ZURICH - An investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, initially scheduled for completion this month, is only likely to be finished in September, FIFA said in a statement on Monday.

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Juventus sign Frenchman Evra from Man United

- French left back Patrice Evra is leaving Manchester United after eight-and-a-half seasons to join Serie A champions Juventus, the Italian club said on Monday. Juve confirmed that they had agreed a 1.2 million-pound fee for the 33-year-old, who signed a two-year contract. Juventus will pay a further 300,000 pounds to United if they qualify for the 2015-16 Champions League.

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McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.

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Tour de France underway

Cyclists chase the yellow jersey in the race across France.

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