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Serbia coach Krstajic axes Milivojevic after World Cup row

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Crystal Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic has been axed from Serbia's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign after falling out with coach Mladen Krstajic over their group stage exit at last year's World Cup.

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Timbersports - Aussie O'Toole's Timber title hewed in America

(Reuters) - Laurence O'Toole was following in his father's footsteps when he became a timbersports world champion on Saturday but the Australian said he owed much of his success to his training in the United States.

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Axe to grind? Paris hangout has a better idea: throw one

PARIS (Reuters) - Parisians are famous for their love of art, fashion, good food and fine wine, so obviously they'll jump at the chance to pay 19 euros (£16.81) an hour to throw an axe at a target on a wall.

Rugby

Rugby - Australia axes Western Force from Super Rugby

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian Rugby Union announced its intention to axe the Perth-based Western Force side from Super Rugby on Friday but the protracted saga may not be over yet with Rugby Western Australia pondering a legal challenge to the decision.

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SARU axes referees' chief Watson

CAPE TOWN, July 3 (Reuters) - The contract of South Africa's head of referees Andre Watson has been terminated with immediate effect, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) said on Friday.

Features

British guide believes rapid ascents of world’s tallest mountain are safer

A British guide believes that rapid ascents of the world’s tallest mountain are better. But it involves sleeping in low-oxygen tents for weeks beforehand.

Football

Serbia manager Advocaat axes misfits Subotic and Ljajic

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia's Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic and AS Roma midfielder Adem Ljajic will take no part in the Euro 2016 qualifiers under Dutchman Dick Advocaat, the Balkan nation’s coach said on Wednesday.

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UN axes Gaza marathon as Hamas bans women runners

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Gaza's third international marathon has been cancelled after the ruling Hamas movement refused to allow women to run, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday.

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Racing: Breeders' Cup keeps juvenile Lasix ban, axes sprint

LOS ANGELES: The Breeders' Cup board of directors voted Friday to keep a Lasix ban for juvenile events and decided to eliminate the juvenile sprint race from the two-day horse racing extravaganza.

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China coach Petrovic axes seven after rout in Hamburg

China coach Vladimir Petrovic has axed seven players from his squad in the wake of a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of German Bundesliga side SV Hamburg over the weekend.