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Beijing police clear streets of beggars for August Olympics

Beijing police have launched a campaign toclear the city's streets of beggars to create a 'civilisedand sound' environment for the August OlympicGames, state media reported yesterday.

Rugby

Good days for rugby as underdogs close World Cup gap

LONDON (Reuters) - Japan's 34-32 Rugby World Cup upset of South Africa still beggars belief, confounding all the sport's received wisdom. But the man charged with boosting rugby's development allows himself just a smile.

Cricket

Factbox - How the world reacted to Australian ball-tampering scandal

(Reuters) - Reaction after Australia's Steve Smith, who has stepped down as captain, confessed on Saturday that the team's "leadership group" had hatched a plan to alter the condition of the ball during the third day of the third test against South Africa.

Football

Mancini at short odds to become next Leicester manager

(Reuters) - Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is the bookmakers' favourite to replace compatriot Claudio Ranieri as Leicester City manager after the Italian was sacked by the Premier League champions on Thursday.

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Stoke dreaming of belated semi-final redemption

LONDON: Stoke City fans have had precious little to celebrate in 122 years but victory at Chel­sea on Sunday would put them one game away from reaching the FA Cup final for the first time while reviving some painful memories.

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Pressure easing on organisers but security remains on high alert

NEW DELHI: As the countdown to the Common­wealth Games moved into its final three days, athletes continued to flood into a heavily guarded Indian capital as the host of problems surrounding the event showed signs of easing.

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Indians want president instead of Prince Charles to open Games

NEW DELHI: A diplomatic feud is brewing amid the already existing chaos at the Commonwealth Games, this time involving Prince Charles and Indian President Pratibha Patil.

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Diplomatic feud latest woe at Commonwealth Games

NEW DELHI (AP): A diplomatic feud is brewing amid the already existing chaos at the Commonwealth Games, this time involving Prince Charles and Indian President Pratibha Patil.

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Jewell: Pathetic Derby need injection of new blood

Derby County manager Paul Jewell said only the arrival of new players during the January transfer window could spare his side Premier League relegation after a 2-1 defeat at home to Blackburn Rovers here on Sunday left the Rams eight points adrift at the foot of the table.

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England stars come under fire

FIFA president Sepp Blatter, European governing body UEFA, a swathe of the English media and dozens of callers to radio and TV phone-ins condemned England's players for threatening to boycott the decisive Euro 2004 qualifier against Turkey today.