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Formula One: Miami Dolphins Chief, Qatar Eye F1 Takeover

The owner of the Miami Dolphins NFL team is to join up with Qatar in a bid to take over Formula One, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.

Sports mogul Stephen Ross and his RSE Ventures, backed by Qatar Sports Investments, initially hope to buy 35.5 percent of the holding company that owns F1 from London-based private equity firm CVC Capital and ultimately buy the entire stake, the paper reported.

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USA, England through to Last Eight at Women's World Cup

The United States moved into the Women's World Cup quarter-finals on Monday with a 2-0 win over Colombia as England fought back to beat former winners Norway 2-1 to book their last eight spot.

Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd both scored in the second half of a tough game for the second-ranked Americans at Edmonton against 28th-ranked opponents who played the second half a woman down.

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Londoners Dream of Swimming in the River Thames

Work to build an open-air pool on the River Thames in central London could start this year as more Britons dip their toes into the waters of outdoor swimming.

"Thousands of people would love to swim in central London," said Caitlin Davies, author of "Downstream", a book on the history of swimming in the Thames.

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Boxing: De la Hoya 50-50 on Comeback at Age 42

Oscar de la Hoya, boxing's former "Golden Boy" who retired in 2008, is considering a comeback at age 42, telling ESPN Monday he is 50-50 on a ring return.

In a report on the sports television network's website, De la Hoya said that he is clean and sober after twice undergoing rehabilitation for drugs and alcohol and as fit as ever.

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Neymar-Less Brazil Face Tough Route to Trophy

If Brazil are to win their fifth Copa America in seven editions, they are going to have to do it the hard way.

The South American super-power decided Monday not to appeal a four-game ban handed to star striker and captain Neymar for violent conduct, meaning they will have to do without him for the knock-out stages.

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Bankrupt Parma to Start again in Amateur Leagues

Bankrupt club Parma will have to play under a new name in the fourth tier of Italian football after no buyer was found by Monday's deadline, completing the fall of one of the country's top teams in the 1990s.

Parma's hopes of avoiding demotion to the amateur division were all but ended when former Major League Baseball player Mike Piazza pulled out of talks, shortly before the deadline for the club to be sold.

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Olympics: Tokyo 2020 Chiefs Nominate Baseball for Games Return

The organizers of the 2020 Olympics on Monday nominated eight new sports for possible inclusion in the Tokyo Games, including baseball.

The list, which will be narrowed down in August before being presented to the International Olympic Committee for a decision, comprises baseball/softball, bowling, karate, roller sports, sports climbing, squash, surfing and martial arts.

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Hosts Canada keep Women's World Cup Dream Alive

A Josee Belanger second-half goal was enough to keep hosts' Canada's Women's World Cup dream alive in a slim 1-0 win over Switzerland which gave them a quarter-final spot.

The 29-year-old from Quebec scored the winner after 52 minutes to the delight of a passionate home crowd of 53,855 at Vancouver's BC Place Stadium on Sunday.

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Murray Vows to Solve Djokovic Riddle

Andy Murray set his sights on ending his barren run against Novak Djokovic after the world number three wrapped up his Wimbledon preparations with a sublime demolition of Kevin Anderson in the Queen's Club final.

Murray clinched a record-equaling fourth Queen's title in just 64 minutes as he delivered a grass-court masterclass that left world number 17 Anderson utterly bewildered.

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Brazil into Copa Quarters as Venezuela Beaten

Brazil shrugged off the absence of suspended captain Neymar to reach the Copa America quarter-finals here Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Venezuela.

Goals in each half from Paris Saint-Germain star Thiago Silva and Bundesliga-based striker Roberto Firmino clinched a win which ensured Brazil qualified for the last eight on top of Group C.

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