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Sprint queen Thompson heads Paris line-up

Paris (AFP) - Jamaica's newly-crowned double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson will headline a strong field featuring 27 Rio medallists in Friday's Diamond League meeting in Paris, event …

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Argentina coach hoping to ease Messi workload

New Argentina head coach Edgardo Bauza said on Tuesday that he wants to see his side rely less on Lionel Messi, after the Barcelona forward's brief retirement from international football.

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Triumphant Brits return from Rio in gold-nosed plane

London (AFP) - Great Britain's triumphant Olympic team returned home from the Rio Games in a gold-nosed plane Tuesday, as officials trumpeted their success as the "best sporting achievement" in the …

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Russian Paralympics ban upheld, Moscow cries foul

Geneva (AFP) - A ban on Russian athletes competing in the Rio Paralympics was upheld Tuesday, triggering anger in Moscow after the country lost an appeal against their exclusion over a vast …

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France's Calmejane claims Vuelta fourth stage

San Andres de Teixido (Spain) (AFP) - Frenchman Lilian Calmejane claimed his first ever professional stage win by breaking clear on a steep category two climb at the end the fourth stage of the …

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Brownlee aiming for triathlon treble in Tokyo

London (AFP) - Alistair Brownlee is confident of competing for a third triathlon gold at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo following his back-to-back triumphs at the London and Rio Games.

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