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New Olympic App Lets Fans Track Favorites

The U.S. Olympic Committee is releasing a phone app that will let fans track athletes in their favorite sport on their road to the Rio Games.

The Team USA app will combine biographical and event information from the various Olympic sports and users can program it to send push notifications about specific Olympic qualifiers.

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Valencia Eliminates Monaco in Champions League Playoff

Valencia lost 2-1 at Monaco but advanced from their Champions League playoff on an aggregate 4-3 score Tuesday, giving Spain a record five teams in the group phase of Europe's top-tier competition.

Valencia had won the first leg 3-1, and Alvaro Negredo gave the visiting side a great start in the fourth minute at Stade Louis II.

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Nadal Says his Struggles are on him, Not Team

Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam titles while coached by his uncle.

A few difficult months won't change his loyalty to Toni Nadal.

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After Worlds, Kidney Transplant Awaits Hurdler Aries Merritt

No matter how many hurdles Aries Merritt clears this week at the world championships, he knows there's an even bigger one waiting for him in a few days back at home — a kidney transplant.

That's why the Olympic 110-meter hurdles champion and world-record holder is treating each race this week as if it might be his last. With his kidney function less than 20 percent, Merritt will have surgery on September 1 — four days after the final in his event. His sister, LaToya Hubbard, is donating one of her kidneys.

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Dutch Coach Bert Van Marwijk Hired by Saudi Arabia

Bert van Marwijk, who coached the Netherlands to the 2010 World Cup final, has been hired by Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Arabian football federation says Van Marwijk will sign a one-year contract.

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Athletics: Masterful Rudisha Puts Injury Woe behind him

David Rudisha displayed all his tactical nous to claim a second world 800m title in Beijing on Tuesday and bury memories of a career-threatening knee injury that has wiped out two seasons.

The Kenyan Olympic champion and world record-holder led from gun to tape, clocking a relatively slow 1min 45.84sec for victory at a packed Bird's Nest stadium.

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Milan Confirm Return of Reds Misfit Balotelli

Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli said he is ready to resurrect his career as he re-joined AC Milan on a season-long loan deal that has divided fans and pundits in Italy.

Balotelli joined Liverpool from Milan in the summer of 2014 but after a dismal season at Anfield the controversial Italian striker has rejoined the seven-time European champions on a season-long loan deal.

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West Ham's Sakho Arrested over 'Death Threats'

West Ham United's Diafra Sakho has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and witness intimidation, with his spokesman saying Tuesday that the striker denies the allegations.

Scotland Yard police headquarters said officers in east London made an arrest on Sunday.

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Fraser-Pryce Teaches Lesson in how to Get Gold at Worlds

They both lifted their arms to celebrate before the finish line.

For Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 100 meters, this was no big deal. There was so much daylight between Fraser-Pryce and the runner-up, the Jamaican could have walked the last few steps and still taken gold.

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IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Dies of Head Injury

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.

IndyCar made the announcement at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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