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NOCs confident Tokyo 2020 can overcome heat, water quality issues

Soaring temperatures have killed at least 57 people across Japan since late July, highlighting the possible health threat to athletes and fans

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IPL spot-fixing: Sreesanth's life ban reduced to seven years

Sreesanth has been accused of involvement in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal

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Manchester United 'disgusted' by racist abuse of Paul Pogba

Pogba was assailed on social media, becoming the third player in England to have received racist abuse in the past week due to missing a penalty

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India reaches final of Olympic Test Event after 6-3 win over Japan

Mandeep Singh displayed a brilliant form as he scored thrice in the game

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Steve Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test: Cricket Australia

Smith suffered concussion when he was felled by a Jofra Archer bouncer on Saturday in the first innings of the second Test at Lord's

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'It's up to them': Solskjaer refuses to blame Paul Pogba after penalty miss

Pogba wasted a chance to give United their second successive Premier League win when his penalty was saved by Wolves keeper Rui Patricio

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Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic nominated for FIFA goal of the year

The award, which was established in 2009, is named after the legendary Hungary, Spain and Real Madrid striker Ferenc Puskas

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Serena Williams to begin 2020 season with return to Auckland

The Auckland Open serves as a warm-up before the year's first Grand Slam, the Australian Open, which begins on January 20 next year

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New Zealand captain first to benefit from new maternity provisions

Amy Satterthwaite will become the first player to benefit from new contract conditions that guarantee her core salary while on maternity leave, the country's governing body (NZC) said

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Former US president Barack Obama's basketball jersey sells for $120,000

Obama is a known basketball fan and was often seen playing during his tenure at the White House

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South Korea's Lee Duck-hee becomes first deaf player to win an ATP main draw match

Diagnosed as deaf at the age of two, Lee cannot hear calls from the line judges or the umpire and relies on signals and gestures for the information

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Andy Murray falls to Sandgren as singles comeback continues

Murray feared in January that his hip trouble would end his career

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Manchester United held at Wolves after Neves strike, Pogba penalty miss

The result left United on four points from two games, while Wolves are still looking for their first win of the season, having picked up two points from two draws

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Frank Lampard pleads for patience after slow Chelsea start

Mason Mount gave Lampard the dream start on his first match in charge at Stamford Bridge after just seven minutes

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Injured Naomi Osaka maintains top spot

Madison Keys jumped eight spots and is ranked 10th after she won Cincinnati on Sunday

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