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Chelsea, Costa set to heap more misery on Schalke

LONDON - The good news for Schalke 04's defenders as they prepare to face Chelsea in their opening Champions League Group G match on Wednesday is that striker Diego Costa is nursing a slight hamstring injury.

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Iran equipment official charged with sexual harassment

SEOUL - South Korean police said on Tuesday they have charged an official with Iran's Asian Games delegation with sexual harassment and banned him from leaving the country following a complaint by a female volunteer at a soccer stadium.

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Lerner farewell galvanises Villa talent

LONDON - When Randy Lerner put Aston Villa up for sale last May, the end game of the American billionaire’s reign was predicted to cause only further doom and gloom for the Premier League strugglers.

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Messi-Neymar connection clicking before APOEL game

MADRID - One of the most disappointing aspects of Barcelona's failure to win major silverware last season was the lack of on-field chemistry between Lionel Messi and Neymar.

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World 100 metres champion Magnussen splits with coach

SYDNEY - World 100 metres freestyle champion swimmer James Magnussen is gambling on a new coach taking him to Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 after parting ways with his long-time mentor Brant Best.

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Australian cycling shaken up, gets A$2 million loan

MELBOURNE - Cash-strapped national governing body Cycling Australia has had a board shake-out and will receive a A$2 million (1.1 million pounds) loan to help lift the sport out of its financial struggles, officials said on Tuesday.

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Cilic wins U.S. Open

Croatia's Marin Cilic swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the U.S. Open.

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Williams wins 18th grand slam title

World number one Serena Williams swept past Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3 6-3 in the U.S. Open final.

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