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Rooney inspires United win

Wayne Rooney scored twice and Juan Mata added another goal to lift Manchester United to a 3-2 friendly victory over AS Roma on Saturday. The triumph continued the winning start to new manager Louis van Gaal's tenure, which opened with a 7-0 trouncing of the Los Angeles Galaxy in the opening match of United's North American pre-season tour on Wednesday. Read more about Rooney inspires United win

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Namibia produces mixed results

Namibian athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, produced a mixed bag of results at the weekend. In the elite women’s marathon event Helalia Johannes almost bagged the country’s first medal at this year’s games, but could only finish in fifth place behind Kenya’s duo of Flomena Daniel, Caroline Kilel and Jess Trengrove of Australia. Lanni Marchant of Canada came in at fourth place. Another Namibian, Beata Naigambo, managed to finish 11th, while Ndeshimona Ekandjo failed to finish the race. Read more about Namibia produces mixed results

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Mourinho contemplating Drogba return

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho revealed on Friday that he is considering a move to bring former striker Didier Drogba back to the club after he was released by Galatasaray.
"We think about it," Mourinho told the Friday editions of several British newspapers.
"We want to win matches and win titles and Didier is one of the best strikers in Europe. He is still very adapted to the needs of the Premier League and we are thinking about it in a non-emotional way."
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Chelsea return for club great Drogba

Premier League giants Chelsea announced on Friday that their former striker Didier Drogba has returned to the club on a one-year contract.
Citing the influence of manager Jose Mourinho, Drogba told the club website: "It was an easy decision. I couldn't turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again.
"Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it has always felt like home to me. My desire to win is still the same and I look forward to the opportunity to help this team.
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Golovkin crushes Geale to retain WBA title

Unbeaten Kazakh star Gennady Golovkin stopped Australian Daniel Geale in three brutal rounds on Saturday to retain his World Boxing Association middleweight world title.
Golovkin sent Geale to the canvas in the second round with a barrage of blows.
In round three he responded to a hard right to the head from the Aussie challenger with his own punishing right to the nose, followed by a quick left that sent Geale down.
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Humbled US women seek answers after Crown ouster

American LPGA stars, hoping to restore their glory in team events, suffered a shocking setback Saturday, being eliminated before the final stage of the International Crown matches.
The top-seeded Americans, boasting four of the world's top 12 players, went 3-3 in four-ball matches and lost a playoff to second seed South Korea for the last spot in Sunday's singles matches on a tie-breaker when Lexi Thompson only parred the par-5 16th while Cristie Kerr and two Koreans made birdies.
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Waratahs ready for nemesis Crusaders

The New South Wales Waratahs face their nemesis the Canterbury Crusaders in this season's Super Rugby final after a Herculean defensive effort to overcome the ACT Brumbies this weekend.
The Waratahs displayed a solid backbone to resist the two-time champion Brumbies 26-8 in their home semi-final and set up a championship decider against the New Zealand conference champions at Sydney's Olympic stadium next weekend.
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Lampard plans September 11 memorial visit

New York City FC's new signing Frank Lampard has revealed that he intends to visit the city's memorial to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Lampard and three teammates were fined by Premier League club Chelsea in 2001 after participating in a drinking binge in front of American tourists in a hotel near London's Heathrow Airport just a day after the attacks.
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Mourinho contemplating Drogba return

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho revealed on Friday that he is considering a move to bring former striker Didier Drogba back to the club after he was released by Galatasaray.
"We think about it," Mourinho told the Friday editions of several British newspapers.
"We want to win matches and win titles and Didier is one of the best strikers in Europe. He is still very adapted to the needs of the Premier League and we are thinking about it in a non-emotional way."
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Lin excited to join Lakers

Jeremy Lin said last week he is looking to establish himself with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he won't be trying to recreate "Linsanity" on the West Coast.
The point guard whose unexpected 2012 heroics for the New York Knicks made him a global phenomenon, was traded to Los Angeles by the Houston Rockets earlier this month and was introduced by his new team last week.
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