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  • Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Quicken Loans National scores

    Aug 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Quicken Loans National at the par-71 course on Saturday in Gainesville, Virginia -14 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 64 68 67 Troy Merritt (U.S.) 70 68 61 -13 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 67 65 68 -12 Jason Bohn (U.S.) 67 67 67 Charles Howell III (U.S.) 67 67…

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  • Dixon breaks track record to grab IndyCar Mid-Ohio pole

    New Zealand's Scott Dixon shattered the track record Saturday to seize pole position for Sunday's IndyCar race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Dixon, who has won five of the last eight IndyCar races held on the 2.258-mile (3.63 Km), 13-turn course, clocked 1min 4.5814sec to eclipse the previous…

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  • Korean Ko and Taiwanese Lu share Turnberry lead

    South Korean Ko Jin-young and Teresa Lu of Taiwan shared the lead after the third round of the Women's British Open at Turnberry on Saturday. Both players carded three-under-par 69s to finish level on 208, eight under, one ahead of overnight leader Suzann Pettersen of Norway (72). Japan's Mika…

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  • Golf-Korean Ko and Taiwanese Lu share Turnberry lead

    LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - South Korean Ko Jin-young and Teresa Lu of Taiwan shared the lead after the third round of the Women's British Open at Turnberry on Saturday. Both players carded three-under-par 69s to finish level on 208, eight under, one ahead of overnight leader Suzann Pettersen of…

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  • Olympics-Australia reaffirm interest in future Olympic bid

    By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Australia is still weighing up the possibility of mounting another bid to host the Olympics, possibly in 2028, despite knowing its two biggest cities have no real chance of being involved. Australia has hosted the Olympics twice before, in…

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  • Stars Scammed By Madoff

    Celebrities who lost big in Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme are still reeling from the losses.

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  • Australian Rules-Teams, players, fans stand with Goodes in race row

    Australian Rules fans, players and teams rallied in support of Adam Goodes on Saturday in the first round of action since the Aboriginal footballer was granted leave by the Sydney Swans because of the incessant booing he faced during matches. One of the most accomplished players to have played the…

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  • Zimbabwe look to build on India shock against Kiwis

    Zimbabwe plan to tap into the renewed energy that sparked a victory over India recently as they take on an under-strength New Zealand side in a three-match one-day international series that starts on Sunday. After sleepwalking their way through a one-day series whitewash at the hands of India,…

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  • Cricket-Australia admits: We need to talk about Michael

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Another insipid display by a once great cricketer as his side slumped to an embarrassing defeat to go 2-1 down in the Ashes series had Australian pundits questioning whether captain Michael Clarke was in terminal decline on Saturday. It remains highly…

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  • England sequence gives Australia hope of levelling Ashes

    Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Australia may have lost the third Ashes Test by eight wickets inside three days at Edgbaston on Friday, but England's extraordinary inconsistency should give them hope of squaring the five-match series at Trent Bridge next week.

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  • NASA Talk Looks at Decades of Measuring Ice Over North and South Poles

    HAMPTON, Va., July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As scientists continue to study the ever-changing volume of ice at Greenland and Antarctica, NASA has been collecting large-scale airborne measurements of polar ice since 1993 when little was known about the changes taking place there. On…

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  • Cricket-My poor form a major concern for Australia, says Clarke

    By Justin Palmer BIRMINGHAM, July 31 (Reuters) - Michael Clarke conceded his side's middle-order woes were down to his poor form with the bat and vowed to get among the runs in the last two Ashes tests after Australia lost the third match on Friday to trail England 2-1. Clarke, dismissed twice by…

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  • Bell sees England to Ashes series lead over Australia

    Ian Bell delighted a capacity crowd at his Edgbaston home ground with a sparkling unbeaten fifty as England defeated Australia by eight wickets to win the third Test on Friday. Victory, achieved with more than two days to spare, saw England go 2-1 up in the five-match Ashes series. England, set a…

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  • Cricket-Test Series England v Australia scoreboard

    July 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard at close of play on the third day in the third Test between England and Australia on Friday in Birmingham, England Australia 1st innings 136 (C. Rogers 52; J. Anderson 6-47) England 1st innings 281 (J. Root 63, M. Ali 59, I. Bell 53) Australia 2nd innings…

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  • Cricket-England beat Australia by eight wickets in third test, lead series 2-1

    BIRMINGHAM, July 31 (Reuters) - England beat Australia by eight wickets to win the third test at Edgbaston on Friday and take a 2-1 lead in the Ashes series. Set 121 to win after England bowled the tourists out for 265 in their second innings on the third morning, Ian Bell guided the hosts home…

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  • Australian tail wags, England need 121 to win third test

    By Justin Palmer BIRMINGHAM (Reuters) - Australia's tail wagged on the third morning of the third test to frustrate England's push for victory and a 2-1 Ashes series lead on Friday. England had hoped to quickly take the three remaining second innings wickets but a late-order flurry pushed…

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  • SANZAR appeals Australia flanker Hooper's 1-week ban

    SANZAR has appealed against the decision of its own judicial officer to suspend Australia forward Michael Hooper for one week for hitting an opponent, allowing him to play the Rugby Championship decider next week.

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  • Cricket-Australian tail wags, England need 121 to win third test

    By Justin Palmer BIRMINGHAM, July 31 (Reuters) - Australia's tail wagged on the third morning of the third test to frustrate England's push for victory and a 2-1 Ashes series lead on Friday. England had hoped to quickly take the three remaining second innings wickets but a late-order flurry…

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  • Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — If it's confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to trace back its path and pinpoint the bulk of the wreck?

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  • Giteau returns to Wallabies squad ahead of Bledisloe Cup

    SYDNEY (AP) — Matt Giteau has recovered from a sternum injury and been included in an extended 31-man Australia squad for the Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand.

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