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Schippers pips Thompson to 200 metres gold

BEIJING - Dutch sensation Dafne Schippers clocked the fourth fastest run of all time to pip Jamaica's Elaine Thompson by three-hundredths of a second to win 200 metres gold at the world championships on Friday.

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Sturridge back in training, Markovic set for exit

- Daniel Sturridge has returned to Liverpool training for the first time since undergoing hip surgery in May but the striker will not be rushed back into action.

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Januzaj and Kompany recalled by Belgium

BRUSSELS - Belgium coach Marc Wilmots made six changes when he named his squad on Friday for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia and Israel, including giving recalls to forward Adnan Januzaj and captain Vincent Kompany.

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Bayern midfielder Hojbjerg loaned to Schalke

BERLIN - Bayern Munich midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has gone on loan to Schalke 04 for the rest of the season in order to get more match practice, the German champions said on Friday.

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Newcastle must be better on the ball, says McClaren

LONDON - Manager Steve McClaren wants Newcastle United to be "better on the ball" when they host title hopefuls Arsenal at St James' Park on Saturday.

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Robben replaces Van Persie as Netherlands captain

AMSTERDAM - Arjen Robben will replace Robin van Persie as the Netherlands captain, new coach Danny Blind said on Friday after naming the squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey next month.

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