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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Premier League returns with stronger Man United
The return of the Premier League this weekend cannot come quickly enough for English fans still lamenting their national team's worst-ever World Cup showing. With the league's riches, global reach and non-stop drama, it remains England's projection of footballing power.
Norwich confirmed on Monday they will probe reports of racial abuse by a handful of their supporters during Sunday's Championship defeat at Wolves.
France defender Eliaquim Mangala became Manchester City's most expensive signing of the off-season when he joined the English champions from FC Porto on Monday for a reported fee of 32 million pounds (US$54 million).
Australia will play Saudi Arabia in a friendly in London next month as part of its preparations for hosting the 2015 Asian Cup. The Socceroos will open a four-match series of away friendlies against Belgium at Liege on Sept. 4 before playing three Asian Cup
Mo Farah, the reigning world and Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m champion, missed the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because he collapsed and knocked himself out on a bathroom floor and spent four days in a hospital.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Toronto Blue Jays beat Detroit Tigers 6-5 in 19-inning marathon
Jose Bautista's single in the 19th inning drove home the winning run as the Toronto Blue Jays came back from a five-run deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 Sunday in the longest game in club history.
McIlroy wins dramatic shootout, takes PGA title
Rory McIlroy put himself among golf's greatest legends Sunday by winning his fourth major title in dramatic fashion, capturing the PGA Championship in a shotmakers' showdown at rain-softened Valhalla.
South Korea's Lee Mi-Rim birdied the second playoff hole to beat former world number one Park In-Bee Sunday, winning her first LPGA title in the inaugural Meijer Classic.
Twenty-year-old Valentin Lavigne scored with three minutes left to hand unfancied Lorient a shock 2-1 victory over Monaco in the final match of the opening weekend in Ligue 1 action on Sunday.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Toronto Masters with a win over Roger Federer, two years after injuring himself at the same event in a freak collision with a fire hydrant.
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