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Tartan-tastic ceremony opens Glasgow Games

GLASGOW - Glasgow welcomed a large part of the world and remembered recent tragedies as a diverse and colourful opening ceremony signalled the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on Wednesday.

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Malaysian gets Commonwealth reprieve after jacket found

GLASGOW - Commonwealth Games shooting gold medallist Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim has been given a late reprieve to compete in Glasgow after her missing competition jacket was found and sent to her in Scotland.

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Mexico is back on the F1 calendar in 2015

- Mexico is to return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2015 after a 23-year absence, Alejandro Soberon, president of live events company CIE, confirmed on Wednesday.

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Querrey ousted at Atlanta Open, Istomin also departs

- Big serving American Sam Querrey was bounced out of the Atlanta Open in the second round on Wednesday by Israel's Dudi Sela 6-2 6-4.

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Vorm, Davies to Spurs in Swansea swap for Sigurdsson

LONDON - Tottenham Hotspur signed Dutch international goalkeeper Michel Vorm and Wales defender Ben Davies from Swansea City with midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson moving the other way, the two clubs confirmed on Wednesday.

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I'm not heading to PSG, says ex-Juventus boss Conte

ROME - Former Juventus manager Antonio Conte has dismissed reports that he is set to replace Laurent Blanc as coach of Paris Saint-Germain, saying on Wednesday that the stories are “devoid of any truth”.

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Dunga names former team mates as Brazil assistants

RIO DE JANEIRO - New Brazil coach Dunga has named Andrey Lopes as his assistant manager and given former World Cup winners Taffarel and Mauro Silva places on his backroom team, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.

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Zidane makes mystery man Markkanen his first Madrid signing

STOCKHOLM - Famed for his grace and elegance as a player, Zinedine Zidane apparently has other priorities as a coach, as on Wednesday he made brawny, bustling Finnish striker Eero Markkanen his first signing for Real Madrid's B team.

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German lawmakers raise doubts about Russia hosting football World Cup

BERLIN - Several senior German lawmakers have raised the possibility of stripping Russia of its right to host the 2018 World Cup and the national football federation said it was very worried about events following the downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.

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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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