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Tavecchio named Italy chief amid racism row

Carlo Tavecchio was elected president of the Italian football federation (FIGC) less than a month after he caused an outcry by referring to African players as "banana eaters".

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McIlroy recovers to win US PGA event

Pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy recovered from a stumbling start to overcome a series of challengers and clinch his fourth major title by a shot at the PGA Championship.

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Federer to meet Tsonga in the final

Roger Federer eased into the final of the Rogers Cup with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spain's Feliciano Lopez, putting the Swiss maestro on the brink of a landmark 80th career title.

Read more: Federer to meet Tsonga in the final

   

Blatter urges critics to stand against him

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to "take a risk'' and stand for election against him next year.

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Xavi retires from international football

Spain midfielder Xavi, one of the most decorated footballers of all time who defined the nation's spectacularly successful 'tiki-taka' possession-based playing style, has retired from internationals at the age of 34.

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Federer marches on in Rogers Cup

Roger Federer launched his North American hard court campaign and bid for an 80th career title in impressive style blowing past Canadian Peter Polansky 6-2 6-0 and into the third round of the Rogers Cup.

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#Israel Open axed due to #Gaza conflict

The inaugural $1 million ATP Israel Open that had been scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv next month has been cancelled because of the conflict in the Gaza Strip.

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Ecclestone case halted after $100m payment

A German court has halted a bribery trial against Bernie Ecclestone in exchange for his paying a $100 million fee, under the terms of a settlement struck agreed by prosecutors and the chief executive of Formula One.

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Serena's recovery ends with title

Serena Williams showed she has made a full recovery from recent health issues by beating Angelique Kerber 7-6, 6-3 in the final of the Stanford Classic.

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England in golden form at Games

Lizzie Armitstead led an England one-two finish in the 98km women's road race on the final day of the Commonwealth Games.

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