Olympic Boxing : Ramirez Carrazana through to last 16

Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana produced a typically classy performance as Cuba marked their return to the Olympic Boxing ring intent on making up for their intense disappointment in Beijing. Ihab Almatbouli in action Ihab Almatbouli (left) in action against Lukmon Lawal on Day 3 of the Games. For the first time since 1972, the Cuban boxing team left the Games in the Chinese capital with no gold medals to their n ...

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France’s women basket ball edge thrilling contest

France overcame Australia 74-70 after overtime to move a step closer to a quarter-final place in the women's Basketball competition at London 2012, but there was disappointment for Team GB. France took control of the game in the third quarter, with a Celine Dumerc three-pointer sparking a 10-0 run that put them on top 43-34. Their lead was 52-39 on Emilie Gomis's free throws, but the Opals began to rally. J ...

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Australia too strong for Italy in water polo

They led for almost all of the Group A match, but the Italians kept bouncing back in a thrilling cat-and-mouse encounter. However, Australia held their nerve to close out victory. Australia captain Kate Gynther scored a hat-trick, while Nicola Zagame slotted home twice. Single goals from Holly Lincoln-Smith, Bronwen Knox, Rowie Webster, Glencora Ralph and Ash Southern completed the tally. Italy duo Federica ...

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USA Phelps going for gold

The great USA swimmer surprisingly finished fourth in the 400m Individual Medley final on Saturday night and had to settle for silver when France won the 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on Sunday evening. But the 27-year-old from Baltimore is expected to take centre stage when he bids to become the first male swimmer to win the same individual event at three successive Olympic Games in the 200m Butterfly. Phelps h ...

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Roger Federer Wins Wimbledon 2012

Andy Murray suffered more grand slam final heartbreak as Roger Federer ended Britain's hopes of a first home men's singles champion at Wimbledon for 76 years. Murray was the first British player to reach this final since Bunny Austin in 1938, two years after Fred Perry's last title, and he looked on course for a stunning victory when he won the opening set. Murray was on top for much of the second set as we ...

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Roger Federer and Andy Murray will meet in Wimbledon Tennis final

By CHRIS LEHOURITES WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Once again, Roger Federer will be playing in the Wimbledon final. For once, it will be against Andy Murray. A few hours after Federer reached his modern era-record eighth final at the All England Club, Murray advanced to his first — and the first for a British man since Bunny Austin in 1938. "There is a lot of pressure and stress around this time of year," said ...

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Cricketer Salman Butt out of jail

Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt has been released from prison early, his lawyers confirmed. The ex-Test captain was jailed for 30 months at Southwark Crown Court in November for match-fixing. But he was released on Wednesday night, his lawyers, 25 Bedford Row, said. The 27-year-old was the orchestrator of a plot to bowl deliberate no-balls in the Lord's Test against England last summer. His teammates M ...

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