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Injured Ireland captain O'Connell out of World Cup

CARDIFF - Ireland captain Paul O'Connell's international career came to a premature end on Tuesday when he was ruled out of the rest of the Rugby World Cup in another major injury blow for the Pool D winners.

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Howe desperate to continue Bournemouth's rapid rise

- Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is "desperate" to continue the club's meteoric rise over the last three seasons and credits a collective effort is the reason for their success.

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French soccer star, others arrested over Valbuena blackmail case

PARIS - French police arrested former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse and three other people on Tuesday over a suspected attempt to blackmail France soccer international Mathieu Valbuena using sex video footage, officials said.

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We'll do it our way, say French players seeking another All Blacks upset

NEWPORT, Wales - France have a history of upsetting the All Blacks at Rugby World Cups, but they will not be dwelling on former glories when they take on New Zealand in Saturday's quarter-final.

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Allardyce calls Arsene Wenger 'arrogant' and a bad loser

- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is arrogant and a bad loser who tries to influence referees through the media, the Frenchman's newly appointed Sunderland counterpart Sam Allardyce has said.

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Bok youngster Kriel enjoying World Cup roller - coaster

BAGSHOT, England, - Young South African Jesse Kriel has had a roller-coaster Rugby World Cup but that has not stopped the centre enjoying every minute of his stay in England.

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