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Van Gaal gives kids chance to shine on US tour

LONDON: Louis van Gaal will take a close look at Manchester United’s next generation of talent after including several youngsters in his squad for the club’s pre-season tour to the United States.




Flower recognizes Pakistan batting ‘challenge’

LAHORE: New Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower said improving the side’s faltering hitters would be a “challenge” as he assumed the role Friday.



Fognini apologizes for racist slur

ROME: Temperamental Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini has apologized after being heard hurling a racist insult at a Serb rival that later circulated on YouTube.



Hamilton on top in German GP practice

HOCKENHEIM, Germany: Lewis Hamilton denied Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg the satisfaction of lapping fastest at his home German Grand Prix on Friday.






Rory keeps lead as wind gets up at Open

HOYLAKE, United Kingdom: Rory McIlroy was holding onto his British Open lead on Friday as breezy conditions thwarted early second round starters with designs in replacing him.



James dethrones Jordan as most popular US athlete

LOS ANGELES: LeBron James has overtaken Michael Jordan as the United States’ most popular athlete, according to a Harris poll.

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