Arsenal and Chelsea clash to raise funds for London tower fire victims
Proceeds from a clash between London soccer giants Arsenal and Chelsea will go to support people caught up in the Grenfell Tower fire, the Football Association said on Friday. Officials said they..

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F1-Red Bull take top two spots in Azerbaijan practice
Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo finished first and second in the first practice ahead of Sunday's Azerbaijan, in a scorching session that was halted with a red flag after Sergio Perez..

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Paris turns into Olympic park as part of push to host 2024 Games
A diver plunged into the Seine while the mayor of Paris took to the river in a kayak, as the French capital transformed itself on Friday into a giant Olympic park as part of its final push to win..

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Prosecutors would swap prison for fine in Messi tax fraud case
Spain's state prosecutor would accept substituting a fine of 255,000 euros (224,554 pounds) for the 21-month prison sentence handed down by a Barcelona court to soccer player Lionel Messi for tax..

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Improving Federer beats Zverev to reach Halle quarters
Top seed Roger Federer beat Germany's Mischa Zverev 7-6(4) 6-4 to advance to the last eight of the Halle Open on Thursday as the 18-times grand slam champion sharpens his grasscourt game ahead of..

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Grand Tour teams to be reduced to eight riders from 2018
Teams will be reduced from nine riders to eight for next year's three Grand Tours while the 2018 Tour de France will start a week later to avoid clashing with the soccer World Cup. The International..

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Glasgow Rangers sign Mexican pair and take summer signings to eight
Mexicans Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera have signed three-year deals at Rangers, bringing to eight the number of players to join the Scottish side this summer as manager Pedro Caixinha overhauls..

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Read recovered and raring to go against Lions
Kieran Read has been training without any issues for the last two weeks and the All Blacks skipper says his repaired broken thumb will be able to stand the rigours of the first test against the British..

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Three Russian runners banned for four years after Beijing retests
Three Russian runners whose samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics tested positive for a banned steroid have been handed four-year suspensions after retests, Russia's athletics federation said on..

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Champion Murray falls in opening round as top three seeds exit
The top three seeds withered in the baking Queen's Club sunshine with five-times Aegon Championships winner Andy Murray following Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic through the exit door on Tuesday...

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Man United cleared in Pogba deal, FIFA open proceedings against Juventus
FIFA have cleared Manchester United of any wrongdoing in the transfer of midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus but said on Tuesday they had opened disciplinary proceedings against the Italian side..

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Perez to remain as Real Madrid president until 2021
No other candidates presented a bid to run against the long-standing president Florentino Perez will stay on as Real Madrid president until 2021 after no other candidates presented a bid to rival..

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Ronaldo seeks Real Madrid exit after tax accusations
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave the club and Spain after being accused of committing tax fraud in the country, a report in Portuguese sports daily A Bola said on Friday. The..

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Schmidt of Ireland makes six changes for Japan test
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has made six changes to the starting 15 ahead of Saturday's Japan clash at Shizuoka's Ecopa Stadium, the second of the three-match summer tour. Andrew Conway, Rory Scannell..

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Eight changes for France for second test against Springboks
France coach Guy Noves effected eight changes on Thursday, naming a markedly strengthened squad for the second test against South Africa in Durban on Saturday. Captain Guilhem Guirado returned..

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Haye fined for misconduct around Bellew fight
Britain's boxing body fined former world heavyweight champion David Haye 25,000 pounds on Wednesday for his conduct in the build-up to his defeat by underdog Tony Bellew in London last March. ''..

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Haas cuts Federer comeback short in Stuttgart
Roger Federer slumped to a shock 2-6 7-6(8) 6-4 loss to German veteran Tommy Haas at the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday in a disappointing comeback after the 18-times grand-slam champion missed the..

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Rio 2016 price tag rises to $13.2 billion
The cost of the Rio Olympics last year has risen to 43.3 billion reais (10.35 billion pounds), around 14.5 billion reais more than originally planned, according to figures published by the federal..

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Murray supports radical rule changes being tested in Milan
World number one Andy Murray has voiced his support for changes designed to speed up tennis being tested at the inaugural Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan this November. The tournament for..

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Southampton sack manager Puel after poor finish
Southampton sacked manager Claude Puel after less than a year on Wednesday as the Frenchman paid the price for a dismal end to the season. Puel led Southampton to the League Cup final in February..

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Mayweather and McGregor agree to August fight
Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor, two of the most popular athletes in their respective sports, have agreed to a crossover fight in the ring on August..

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Lions dance in background as NZ stay on toes against Samoa
The dancing in the background was undoubtedly overshadowing the All Blacks test match against Samoa but coach Steve Hansen was at pains to ensure his side did not trip over their own feet during..

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Nabuli handed Wallabies debut in Scotland test
Australia coach Michael Cheika made one change from the starting side that beat Fiji last week for Saturday's test against Scotland, handing Fiji-born Eto Nabuli his debut on the left wing. The..

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Ruthless Pakistan overwhelm shell-shocked England
Pakistan delivered an inspired all-round performance to rout a ragged England team by eight wickets in a one-sided Champions Trophy semi-final on Wednesday. Pakistan bowled and fielded tightly..

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Under-fire Pardew admits Palace are in crisis
Under-fire manager Alan Pardew said Crystal Palace are in a crisis following their six-game losing streak but refuted claims that he is a game away from being sacked. Pardew said he had talks with the..

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