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- Experienced Australia back Matt Giteau hopes Sam Burgess is unable to show his X-factor qualities against the Wallabies after the code-switching centre was named in England's rugby World Cup squad on Thursday.

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Toth strolls to victory at world championships

BEIJING - Matej Toth became the first Slovakian to win a gold medal at the world athletics championships when he cruised to victory in the men's 50 km race walk on Saturday.

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Czech mates Kvitova, Safarova in New Haven final

- Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova will meet in an all-Czech final at the Connecticut Open after the compatriots enjoyed straight sets wins in their respective semi-final matches in New Haven on Friday.

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Ian Bell quits one-day internationals

LONDON - England batsman Ian Bell is retiring from one-day internationals to concentrate on prolonging his test career, the 33-year-old said on Friday.

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French qualifier Herbert maintains marathon run

- Marathon man Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France delivered another Houdini-like escape to reach his first ATP World Tour final with a 3-6 7-6(5) 6-2 victory over American Steve Johnson at the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina on Friday.

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Strong finish puts Tseng one ahead in Alabama

- Taiwan's Yani Tseng produced a stunning eagle-birdie finish to seize a one-stroke lead in the weather-disrupted second round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Alabama, on Friday.

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