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LAST_UPDATEFri, 29 Jul 2016 11am

Manchester Derby In China Called Off After Heavy Rain

The Manchester derby has been cancelled after torrential rains left the pitch unplayable. — Reuters picBEIJING: Manchester United said today that its pre-season friendly with Manchester City in Beijing has been cancelled after torrential rains soaked the turf at the Bird’s Nest Stadium venue.

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MMA: Holm Suffers Defeat Against Shevchenko At UFC Chicago

Valentina Shevchenko (right) punches Holly Holm during a women's bantamweight mixed martial arts bout in Chicago, Saturday, July 23, 2016.AMERICAN fighter Holly Holm, the one who tamed female MMA superstar Ronda Rousey last year, lost to Valentina Shevchenko in a unanimous decision at UFC Chicago, Sunday.

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Rio Scrambles To Fix Olympic Village After Australia Boycott

View of the Australian team's apartments at the Olympic Village during its inaugration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 24, 2016, ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. RIO DE JANEIRO: The official opening of the Olympic Village in Rio turned to fiasco Sunday with the discovery of blocked toilets and leaky pipes, prompting Australia to call the facility "not safe or ready."

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Japan Schoolgirl Swimmer Set To Melt Hearts In Rio

 Ikee during an awards ceremony for the women's 100m butterfly at the Japan Open swimming competition in Tokyo. TOKYO: Japanese schoolgirl Rikako Ikee, who melted the hearts of a nation when she burst into tears on qualifying for the Olympics, is set to make a big splash in Rio.

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Plane Carrying David Moyes And Sunderland Squad Forced To Make Emergency Landing

David Moyes' reign as Sunderland manager has got off to a bumpy start after the plane carrying the first-team squad to Switzerland had to make an emergency landing in Manchester on Sunday.

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Georginio Wijnaldum: Jurgen Klopp Made It Easy To Pick Liverpool

Georginio Wijnaldum says one conversation with Jurgen Klopp was all it took to convince him to join Liverpool.

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Australia Boycott Rio Athletes Village, ‘Not Safe, Not Ready’

RIO DE JANEIRO: The Australian Olympic team will not move into the athletes village in Rio after it was condemned as “not safe or ready” by the country’s chef de mission on Sunday.

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Djokovic Says Wimbledon Flop Behind Him

TORONTO: Novak Djokovic said it took him only hours to digest his early Wimbledon defeat, and his hopes are high heading into a hardcourt season that this year includes the Rio Olympics.

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Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome Cruises To Third Title

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Chris Froome secured a third Tour de France title Sunday after crossing the finish line in Paris alongside the Team Sky teammates who have helped propel him to victory.

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