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LONDON - Manchester United's fourth place in last season's Premier League was regarded as a qualified success but more importantly the launch pad to return the club to former glory.

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- Dale Steyn and AB de Villiers have been recalled to South Africa's one-day international side for the visit of New Zealand later this month, but young wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been axed after a poor run of form in Bangladesh.

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Sherwood backs Veretout to make a difference at Villa

- Aston Villa's new signing Jordan Veretout is not yet the finished article but the French midfielder can offer the Premier League club "something different", manager Tim Sherwood said on Tuesday.

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Liverpool loan goalkeeper Vigouroux to Swindon Town

- Goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux has left Liverpool to join English third-tier side Swindon Town on a season-long loan, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

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Van der Burgh in record-breaking form in Kazan heats

KAZAN, Russia - South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh became the first male swimmer to set a world record at this year's world championships on Tuesday, lowering his own 50 metre breaststroke mark to secure a semi-final berth in style. The 26-year-old defending champion touched the wall in 26.62 seconds to join Sarah Sjostrum, Katie Ledecky and Katinka Hosszu's world record efforts during the first two days of competition in Russia.

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Champions Chelsea need a fit Costa, says Redknapp

- Defending champions Chelsea's season could be in trouble if striker Diego Costa is unavailable for long, former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp said.

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