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I am delighted to be here laughs lugubrious Del Bosque

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 21:10
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Spain's famously lugubrious coach Vicente Del Bosque was delighted Spain were playing Brazil in the Confederations Cup final at the Maracana on Sunday - even if he was not showing it.

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Contador down as Kittel wins chaotic Tour start

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 21:03
BASTIA, France (Reuters) - Double champion Alberto Contador took a spectacular tumble as the Tour de France got off to a chaotic start with German Marcel Kittel winning a crash-marred opening stage on Saturday.
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Park heads towards U.S. Open title

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 20:32
(Reuters) - South Korean golfer Inbee Park forged to a four-shot lead after the third round of the U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Club in New York on Saturday, giving her the chance to win the first three major championships of the year.

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Victory would regain lost credibility, says Scolari

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 19:01
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Victory over world and European champions Spain in the Confederations Cup final would help Brazil regain lost credibility and respect from their fans, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said on the eve of Sunday's match.

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Four-way tie for lead at Congressional

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 18:59
(Reuters) - A tumultuous day at the AT&T National ended with a four-way tie for the lead heading into Sunday's final round at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Ruthless Djokovic and Williams march on

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 18:26
LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic continued to match title rival Andy Murray stride for stride with a nonchalant march into the last 16 as the leading seeds flourished in the Wimbledon sunshine on Saturday.

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Serena turns on style to beat golden oldie

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 18:23
LONDON (Reuters) - After all the shocks and spills of the opening week, top seed Serena Williams remained impregnable as she unleashed her full arsenal to move almost effortlessly into the last 16 at Wimbledon on Saturday.

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Clinical Djokovic in a hurry to crush Chardy

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 17:01
LONDON (Reuters) - After a tumultuous first week when the shock Wimbledon defeats of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal upset the established order, Novak Djokovic was at his imperious best on Saturday to underline his claims to a second title.
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Resilient Ferrer outlasts Dolgopolov to make last 16

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 15:36
LONDON (Reuters) - Fourth seed David Ferrer came through a punishing five-set test against Alexandr Dolgopolov to move into the last 16 in the evening gloom at Wimbledon on Saturday.
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Contador down as Kittel wins chaotic Tour start

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 15:35
BASTIA, France (Reuters) - Double champion Alberto Contador took a spectacular tumble as the Tour de France got off to a chaotic start with German Marcel Kittel winning a crash-marred opening stage on Saturday.

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Del Potro suffers injury fright beating Zemlja

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 15:25
LONDON (Reuters) - Eighth seed Juan Martin Del Potro suffered an injury scare after moving into the last 16 at Wimbledon on Saturday with a straight sets win against Slovenia's Grega Zemlja.
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Losing records there to be broken says Anderson

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 15:24
LONDON (Reuters) - Call it a hoodoo, the Indian sign or even a curse, some players have winning records against others that go beyond plain bad luck.

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Berdych hoodoo strikes again for Anderson

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 14:54
LONDON (Reuters) - South Africa's Kevin Anderson could be forgiven for never wanting to set eyes on Tomas Berdych again after the Czech beat him for a ninth successive time on Saturday at Wimbledon.

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Beaten Keys earns Radwanska praise, Stephens splutters

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 14:47
LONDON (Reuters) - Madison Keys lost at Wimbledon on Saturday after fellow American Sloane Stephens came through her third round match but it was the teenager who got the plaudits after nearly upsetting last year's runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska.
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U.S. name Bylsma coach of 2014 ice hockey team

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 14:36
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dan Bylsma, coach of the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins, was named head coach of the 2014 U.S. Olympic men's ice hockey team, USA Hockey announced on Saturday.
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Triumphant Tomic stays focused to dad's delight

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 13:34
LONDON (Reuters) - Australian Bernard Tomic reminded tennis fans of his potential as he reached the last 16 at Wimbledon on Saturday but admitted it was hard not having his father there to watch him triumph on the sport's greatest stage.
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Britain's Robson back from brink to make last 16

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 13:15
LONDON (Reuters) - After numerous false dawns for British women's tennis, teenager Laura Robson underlined her precocious talent by displaying maturity and a fighting spirit in adversity to reach the second week of Wimbledon on Saturday.

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Spieth, Castro remain co-leaders at weather-hit event

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 13:07
(Reuters) - Teenager Jordan Spieth and second-year tour player Roberto Castro shared a one-shot lead heading into the third round of the AT&T National after completion of the weather-interrupted second round on Saturday.
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Rossi wins first MotoGP since 2010

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 12:50
(Reuters) - Yamaha's Valentino Rossi claimed his first victory since 2010 at the Dutch Grand Prix on Saturday and world champion Jorge Lorenzo finished fifth two days after breaking his collarbone.
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Ice-hockey-Swedish NHL player assaulted, robbed

Reuters Sports - June 29, 2013 - 12:38
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Three men have been arrested by Swedish police after Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom was attacked and robbed in his home town of Ornskjoldsvik on Friday, local media reported.

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