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Title holders City still looking for reinforcements

- English champions Manchester City are still in the market for new signings to boost their title defence, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Tuesday.

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South Africa mull extra pace option

COLOMBO - South Africa, on the verge of a rare series win in Sri Lanka, are considering playing an extra fast bowler on the Singhalese SC track which is not as conducive to spin as the one in Galle.

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Sri Lanka ponder keeper change for second test

COLOMBO, - Sri Lanka may hand a first test cap to 21-year-old wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella as they bid to level the two-test series against South Africa.

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Injury-plagued Smith set for dramatic Springbok comeback

CAPE TOWN - Flanker Juan Smith is set for a dramatic return to the South African rugby team some 18 months after injury forced his premature retirement from the game.

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Barcelona to sign defender Mathieu from Valencia

BARCELONA - Valencia's French defender Jeremy Mathieu will join Barcelona for a fee of 20 million euros (15.8 million pounds), the Catalan club said on Wednesday.

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Tendulkar factor adds to pressure on India's Sindhu

GLASGOW, July 23 – India’s Venkata Pusarla Sindhu has to contend not only with the hopes of her nation but the pressure of impressing her most famous fan in the Commonwealth Games badminton competition.

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Algerian Brahimi joins Porto

LISBON - Algerian international Yacine Brahimi, who helped his country reach the second round at the World Cup, has joined Porto from Granada in a 6.5 million-euro (5.13 million pounds) deal, the Portuguese club said on Wednesday.

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Long tours not good for preparations, says Van Gaal

- New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has bemoaned the club's lengthy pre-season tour to the United States and said it is not helping preparations for the English domestic campaign.

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Real Madrid sign Colombian Rodriguez

MADRID - Real Madrid have signed Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club said on Tuesday.

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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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