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Lochte Shatters Phelps, World Record

America's Ryan Lochte shattered Michael Phelps and his own world record Thursday as he won a thrilling 200m individual medley at the world championships in Shanghai.

And Australian hotshot James Magnussen lived up to his growing reputation by winning the 100m freestyle sprint courtesy of a lightning close.

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Guy Says Farewell to Lebanon with a Football Match: One year to Go to London Olympics

With only one year to go until the greatest show on earth – the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics– the British embassy in collaboration with the Lebanese Welfare Association for the Handicapped and the Lebanese Paralympics committee organized a farewell mini football match between the British embassy team and the land mine survivors at Jamhour School in Loueize.

More than 200 people attended alongside the British ambassador Frances Guy, the head of the Lebanese Welfare Association for the Handicapped and the Paralympic Committee Randa Berri, Lebanese political and social figures, fans and friends of teams, members of the Lebanese Welfare Association for the Handicapped and various media.

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Germany's Rummenigge Urges Football ‘Revolution’

Former German international Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has launched a scathing attack on football's rulers and wants clubs to be given a bigger say in running the sport, it was reported Wednesday.

Rummenigge, the chairman of the European Club Association and chief executive of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, told The Guardian he had lost confidence in FIFA following a string of recent corruption scandals.

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Walcott Injury Scare for Arsenal

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has flown home from the club's training camp in Germany after the recurrence of a niggling ankle injury, the club confirmed Wednesday.

Walcott, 22, returned to London for further "investigation" of the injury manager Arsene Wenger said as the Gunners prepare for their season-opening Premier League game against Newcastle next month.

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Jewish Group Urges Iran be Barred from Olympics

A Jewish organization says Iran should be barred from taking part in the Olympics and other international sporting events until its athletes stop boycotting their Israeli counterparts.

The World Jewish Congress says the Iranian behavior is "unsportsmanlike and smacks of anti-Semitism."

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Spain Tops FIFA Rankings, Uruguay Up to No. 5

World and European champion Spain stays top in the latest FIFA rankings and Copa America winner Uruguay rises to its highest place in fifth spot.

The latest monthly standings will be used to help decide seedings in Saturday's World Cup qualifying draw.

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Bayern's Robben Injures Ankle in Preseason Match

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is set to miss the first round of the German Cup on Monday after injuring his ankle in a preseason tournament.

A scan on Wednesday showed that the Dutch international received a small crack in his right ankle during Bayern's match against Milan on Tuesday. He was replaced in the second half.

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U.S. Freestyle Olympic Skier Commits Suicide

Olympic silver medalist Jeret "Speedy" Peterson was found dead in a remote canyon in Utah in what police are calling a suicide.

One of the world's most risk-taking and innovative freestyle skiers, the creator of the one-of-a-kind "Hurricane" called 911 before shooting himself, police said. The 29-year-old Peterson had been cited for drunken driving Friday in Hailey, Idaho, and had pleaded not guilty.

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Thierry Henry to Finish Career in U.S.

Former France international Thierry Henry has ruled out a return to Europe and plans to finish his football career in the United States, it was reported on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old former Arsenal and Barcelona star told the Daily Express he had no plans to emulate David Beckham, who has periodically returned to Europe for loan spells with AC Milan during his time in the United States.

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Chelsea's Torres Vows 'I Will Score'

Chelsea's misfiring striker Fernando Torres on Tuesday swatted away fears over his form since his £50 million ($82 million) switch from Liverpool, vowing to end his goal drought in the new season.

Torres, who scored once in 18 appearances in a miserable four months last season, remains a concern for Chelsea after failing to find the target in the club's two Asia tour outings ahead of their Premier League start on August 14.

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