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China Finishes 1-2 in 3-Meter Diving at World Championships

Wu Mingxia narrowly won the women's 3-meter title at the world championships, holding off teammate He Zi by 1.7 points to give China its ninth gold medal and 13th overall in diving.

Wu totaled 380.85 points in the five-dive round Saturday, while He finished with 379.15.

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Vettel on Top in Final Practice at German GP

Defending world champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany topped the times in Saturday morning's final free practice for Sunday's German Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver, who is also the runaway leader in this year's title race, clocked a best time of one minute and 30.916 seconds in the final seconds of a closely-contested session run in cold conditions.

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Barca Sell under-21 Star Krkic to Roma

Barcelona have reached a deal with AS Roma to sell their 20-year-old striker Bojan Krkic to the Italian side for 12 million euros, the Catalan club said Friday.

Under the deal, Barcelona have the right to buy back the player for 13 million euros at the end of the 2012/13 season.

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Bolt the Main Drawcard for Monaco Athletics Meet

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt might be the main drawcard for Friday's Diamond League meeting, but eyes will also be on Australian Steve Hooker's season debut in the men's pole vault.

Reigning double world and Olympic sprint champion Bolt will race the 100m in another test of his form ahead of the August 27-September 4 world championships in Daegu, South Korea.

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China Wins 8th Diving Gold Medal at Worlds

He Chong successfully defended his 3-meter title at the world championships, giving China its eighth gold medal although Qin Kai badly missed a dive that cost the Chinese another likely medal on Friday.

He totaled 554.30 points in the six-dive final, taking the lead in the fifth round when Qin dropped from first to fifth. Qin, the 2007 champion, finished fourth.

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Malaysians Play Down Booing of Chelsea's Israeli Midfielder

Malaysian sporting figures on Friday sought to play down the booing of Chelsea's Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun during a friendly in the Muslim-majority country.

Chelsea beat hosts Malaysia 1-0 Thursday in the capital Kuala Lumpur but the game was marred by racial abuse toward Benayoun as the crowd booed and jeered whenever the midfielder had the ball.

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Football Gaining Ground in Cricket-crazy India

In a country where cricket is so ingrained in the social fabric that it dwarfs every other sport and most other topics of conversation, Aayushman Chaturvedi made a decision that was almost unthinkable for his parents.

He chose football.

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Bin Hammam Determined Not to Be FIFA's Fall Guy

Mohamed Bin Hammam arrives in Zurich on Thursday desperate to save his career, as FIFA bid to draw a line beneath a corruption scandal that has blackened the image of the world's biggest sport.

The 62-year-old stands accused of attempting to bribe Caribbean football officials to vote for him in the FIFA presidential election with cash gifts of $40,000 each, during a Caribbean Football Union (CFU) summit in May.

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Bulgaria Criminalizes Match-Fixing, Illegal Betting

The Bulgarian parliament on Thursday made the fixing of football matches and illegal sports betting a crime punishable with up to eight years in jail.

In a move to clean up Bulgaria's sporting image, the parliament adopted an amendment to the penal code which meant that anyone who attempts to bribe sports officials faces fines of up to 15,000 leva (7,500 Euros, $10,700) and six years in prison.

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Tevez Unfazed by Corinthians Transfer Collapse

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is unfazed by the collapse of his transfer to Brazilian side Corinthians and is expecting fresh bids from further clubs, his representative said Thursday.

Argentinian international Tevez is seeking to engineer a move away from City, with the player reportedly desperate to join a club in South America in order to be closer to his family.

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