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Olympics: Katy Perry Returns with Message of Unity

Pop superstar Katy Perry re-emerged Friday after a quiet spell with a song of unity as part of the television coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The singer -- one of the most successful artists of her generation -- offered her first new music since her blockbuster 2013 album "Prism" with the song "Rise."

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Sports World Pays Tribute to Nice Victims

France Davis Cup captain Yannick Noah, riders at the Tour de France and golfers at the British Open led tributes Friday from the world of sport to the victims of the Nice terror attack.

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Olympics: France Reportedly Informed of Planned Terror Attack on Rio Team

France was informed of a planned terror attack on its team at the Rio Olympics, according to the head of military intelligence cited in an official document.

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NBA Stars Call for End to Violence

Four NBA stars issued a plea for an end to the violence in America on Wednesday with LeBron James calling on athletes in all sports to use their influence make their cities safer.

James delivered his message of hope at the opening of the annual ESPN awards show, taking the stage alongside fellow NBA players Dwyane Wade, of the Chicago Bulls, Chris Paul, of the Los Angeles Clippers and Carmelo Anthony, of the New York Knicks.

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Davis Cup Hit by Star Pullouts, Nadal Rio Appeal

The Davis Cup quarter-finals take place this weekend but are missing the superstar pulling power of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray and potentially overshadowed by Rafael Nadal's last-ditch attempt to get to the Rio Olympics.

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Spanish League Chief Happy for Messi to Stay

Spanish League president Javier Tebas said Wednesday he does not consider Lionel Messi to be a criminal and was happy for the Barcelona star to remain in La Liga.

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China to Host International Football Tournament

China will host an annual national team football tournament starting from next year, entertainment and property conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group said Wednesday as it seeks to build a sporting empire.

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Football: Egypt Record Holder Hassan Held for Assault

A court on Tuesday handed Egypt's all-time leading goalscorer Hossam Hassan four days' detention after he allegedly assaulted an interior ministry photographer during clashes after a match involving his club.

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Formula One: McLaren's Alonso Fastest in Silverstone Testing

Fernando Alonso in a McLaren posted the quickest time on the first day of testing at Silverstone on Tuesday.

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NBA: Five-Time Champ Duncan Retires after 19 Glorious Seasons

San Antonio Spurs star power forward Tim Duncan, one of the best players in NBA history, announced his retirement Monday, ending a brilliant 19-season career that included five league titles.

The 40-year-old Duncan, who was selected as the first overall pick in the 1997 NBA draft, spent his entire career with the Spurs -- an anomaly in a league where players often change teams.

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