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Nicol Loses To Egypt’s Raneem In Malaysian Open Semi-Final

Datuk Nicol David was defeated by Egypt’s Raneem El Weleily 7-11, 11-6, 11-8, 13-11 today. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR— Malaysia’s world number one, Datuk Nicol David, failed to make the final of the 2014 CIMB Malaysian Open Squash Championships when she was defeated by Egypt’s Raneem El Weleily today.

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Phelps Back In Winners’ Circle In International Comeback

US swimmer Michael Phelps has won 18 Olympic gold medals. — AFP picSYDNEY— It was just like old times for Michael Phelps today. The world’s most decorated swimmer was on the top of the podium at the Pan Pacific championships, collecting another gold medal after a thrilling race win.

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Reports: Good Behaviour Clause Key To Balotelli Move

Balotelli’s two-and-a-half years with Manchester City prior to returning to Italy were overshadowed by his off-pitch antics. — Reuters picLONDON— Mario Balotelli will have to agree to Liverpool’s code of conduct if his proposed £16 million (RM83.9 million) transfer from AC Milan is to be completed, according to reports in the British press today.

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Hamilton Quickest In Belgian Second Practice

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives on the track during a practice session at the Belgian F1 Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps August 22, 2014. — Reuters picBELGIUM— Lewis Hamilton topped the times ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in today’s twice red-flagged second free practice session ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.

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Mourinho: Leicester Not To Be Underestimated

Mourinho said he was impressed with Leicester’s performance in their first game last Saturday, when they drew 2-2 at home to Everton. — Reuters picLONDON— After beating one promoted club in Burnley, Chelsea must avoid the mistake of under-estimating another in their home game with Leicester City, manager Jose Mourinho told a news conference today.

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Usain Bolt Plans To Call Van Gaal If Man United Lose Against Sunderland This Weekend

Usain BoltUSAIN BOLT says he intends to call Louis van Gaal if Manchester United lose again at the weekend against Sunderland.

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Barca Need Messi, Neymar, Suarez To Mask Defensive Deficiencies

Luis Suarez of Barcelona -AFP picAFTER a year of political turmoil in the board and court rooms and disappointment on the pitch, Barcelona have not taken a first trophyless season in 6 years lying down.

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Asian Games: N. Korea Slashes Delegation; More Talks Set

SEOUL — North Korea will hold new talks with South Korea about taking part in the Incheon Asian Games after slashing the size of its delegation, a government official said today.

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Meet The Female Muslim Boxer 'Bringing Shame On Her Family'

Ambreen SadiqAMBREEN SADIQ is a boxer. She’s a former UK national champion, has her own business teaching students how to box and coaches in her spare time. A play telling her story is being shown at the Edinburgh Festival.

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Isner Pulls Out Of Winston-Salem Due To Injury

John Isner -pic ReutersWINSTON-SALEM — Two-time champion John Isner withdrew from the US Open tune-up event at Winston-Salem yesterday with a left ankle injury.

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