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Shaw made to train alone as not fit enough for Van Gaal

- Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has ordered full back Luke Shaw to train alone, saying the 19-year-old is "not very fit" and unable to meet the Dutchman's expectations.

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Nigerian teenage gold medallist Amalaha fails drugs test

GLASGOW - Nigeria teenager Chika Amalaha, at 16 the youngest female weightlifter to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal, has failed a doping test, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said on Tuesday.

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Lippi confident of Asian title defence for Guangzhou

- Guangzhou Evergrande have looked far from convincing in their AFC Champions League title defence but coach Marcello Lippi believes they can beat Western Sydney Wanderers in the quarter-finals and go on to reach the final.

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Critics claim fading stars unlikely to shine on in India

NEW DELHI - Robert Pires and Joan Capdevila will add a modicum of star quality to India's new franchise-based soccer league but critics believe the presence of such European veterans is unlikely to help develop the sport in the country.

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Waratahs have seized their destiny - Cheika

MELBOURNE - The New South Wales Waratahs' two-season transformation from Super Rugby lightweights to Australia's major force has been driven by a playing group embracing "ownership" of the club and its culture, coach Michael Cheika told Reuters.

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Golden boy Bailey-Cole steps out of Bolt’s shadow

GLASGOW - Usain Bolt's training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole took advantage of the Olympic champion's absence to coolly grab 100 metres gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday but Veronica Campbell Brown failed to seal a Jamaican double.

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Van Gaal relishes task of emulating Ferguson at United

NEW YORK - New coach Louis van Gaal has welcomed the challenge of trying to emulate the great Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and is confident his record of managing big clubs will stand him in good stead.

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Remy's failed Reds move can't be due to fitness - Redknapp

LONDON - Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has rejected suggestions that France striker Loic Remy's transfer to Liverpool collapsed due to a failed medical.

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No excuses if we fail, says new Serbia coach Advocaat

BELGRADE - Serbia have top quality players and there will be no excuse for failure to qualify for the 2016 European Championship in France, new coach Dick Advocaat said on Monday.

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Best of Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France.

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McIlroy wins British Open

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open.

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