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Swiss Watchmaker Tag Heuer Drops Tiger Woods

Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer says it's ended its 10-year commercial relationship with Tiger Woods and hopes he can "overcome his difficulties."

Tag Heuer chief executive Jean-Christophe Babin says in a statement the company is "confident that Tiger will eventually regain full trust with the public."

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Qatar Postpones Iraq Friendly After Sacking Coach

Qatar says it has postponed Wednesday's friendly match against Iraq after sacking coach Milovan Rajevac and replacing him with Brazilian Sebastiao Lazaroni.

The unexpected departure of Rajevac came late Sunday after Qatar was beaten by Vietnam last month in the second leg of its 2014 World Cup qualifier. It still advanced 4-2 on aggregate.

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Ranieri Hits Out at "Lazy" Totti

Former Roma coach Claudio Ranieri has described club icon Francesco Totti as lazy, but as one of the best players he has ever coached.

Totti, 34, was believed by many to be the undoing of Ranieri at Roma.

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Italy and Spain Top Bill in International Week

With a vital set of European Championship qualifiers to come next month, this midweek's card of friendly fixtures offers a chance for coaches across the continent to do some fine-tuning.

It may be early in the season, but there are plenty of potentially exciting games on Wednesday, in particular the visit of reigning World and European champions Spain to Italy.

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Concussed Bayer Goalkeeper Suffers Memory Blank

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Fabian Giefer revealed Tuesday he can no longer remember what has happened to him in the last month after being concussed in a collision during last weekend's German league match.

The 21-year-old insists he has suffered a memory black-out since colliding with Mainz's Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting in the 84th-minute of his team's 2-0 defeat on Sunday.

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London Violence Raises 2012 Olympic Concerns

Less than a year before London hosts the 2012 Games, scenes of rioting and looting a few miles (kilometers) from the main Olympic site have raised concerns about security and policing for the event.

Images of buildings and vehicles in flames broadcast around the world are also poor publicity for the capital as it prepares to stage the games for a third time.

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Deir al-Ahmar Holds First Mini-marathon

The municipality of the northern town of Deir al-Ahmar has organized a mini-marathon under the slogan of “Run for a Cleaner Society,” the first such event held in the village.

Around 400 people participated in Sunday’s marathon which was divided into two categories: Those under the age of 14 and those above it.

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Real Madrid Signs 7-Year-Old Football Prodigy

Real Madrid has signed a seven-year-old football prodigy from Argentina who goes by the name Leo — just like Lionel Messi.

Leonel Angel Coira signed with the Spanish club and will begin training Sept. 6, Madrid spokesman Juan Tapiador told The Associated Press on Monday.

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Del Bosque Calls up Monreal for Italy Friendly

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has called up Malaga defender Ignacio Monreal to replace the injured Sergio Ramos for the squad to face Italy in a friendly on Wednesday.

Monreal, who has four caps, will join the squad on Monday, Malaga said on its website.

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Diana Nyad, 61, Attempts Record Cuba-Florida Swim

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad stroked through the Florida Straits early Monday, trying to accomplish at 61 years old what she failed to do at 28: swim more than 100 miles from Havana to Key West.

If she makes it to the Florida Keys after an estimated 60-hour swim, Nyad would become the first person to traverse the strait without the aid of a shark cage, relying instead on technology and divers to fend off the finned predators.

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