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Russian weightlifting team banned from Rio

Paris (AFP) - Russia's eight-strong Olympic Games weightlifting team was banned from the Rio Games on Friday in the latest doping-related blow to the sporting powerhouse.


Suns out to exorcise AFL Demons

Gold Coast forward Sam Day admits memories of a round-seven thrashing by Melbourne are fresh in the Suns' minds as they head into their return AFL clash.


Lee Mirim leads Asian cavalcade at British Open

Woburn (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Lee Mirim couldn't match her great golf of the first round, but a 71 was still good enough to hold the halfway lead on 11 under par 133 at the Women's British Open at …


Argentina 'need Messi', says acting FA chief

Buenos Aires (AFP) - The acting head of Argentina's FA, Armando Perez, insisted he would do all he could to lure Lionel Messi out of international retirement during an upcoming visit to the Barcelona …