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Mexico defeat Jamaica in Gold Cup final

Mexico shook off two controversy-laden triumphs to defeat Jamaica 3-1 in Sunday’s Gold Cup final, hoisting a record seventh trophy and shrugging off any notion of a tainted title.
Mexican captain Andres Guardado scored in the 31st minute, Jesus Corona added another in the 47th and Oribe Peralta scored in the 61st as two defensive blunders by Michael Hector doomed Jamaica’s championship dream in the biennial North American regional football tournament.
“We’re very happy,” Mexico manager Miguel Herrera said.
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Proteas announce landmark India tour

South Africa will play four test matches in India for the first time as part of their longest ever tour to the subcontinent later this year, the country's cricket board announced yesterday.
The Proteas will also play five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 matches between October 2 and December 7 in what has been described as a landmark tour by Cricket South Africa (CSA).
"This will be the longest tour that we have undertaken to India and the first time we will play a four-Test series," CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.
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Vettel wins action-packed Hungarian GP

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won an action-packed Hungarian Grand Prix for the first time on Sunday, while Nico Rosberg saw his chance to catch Lewis Hamilton in the title race disappear with a puncture near the end.
Four-time F1 champion Vettel started third on the grid.
It was his 41st career win - moving him level with Brazilian great Ayrton Senna - and his first since the Malaysian GP in the second race of this season.
Red Bull took advantage of late chaos as Russian driver Daniil Kvyat placed second and Daniel Ricciardo, who clipped Rosberg, took third.
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Froome’s rivals not good enough

This year’s Tour de France had been advertised as an exciting battle royale between four great riders yet it panned out as an underwhelming contest as Chris Froome’s rivals failed to live up to expectations.
Team Sky’s Froome beat Nairo Quintana, who won the white jersey for the best Under-25 rider, by 1:12 after resisting the Colombian’s late charge in the Alps.
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Argentine goalkeeper Romero joins Man United

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a three-year deal, reuniting manager Louis van Gaal with a player who helped bring him a Dutch title but also caused him World Cup heartache.
The 28-year-old, who played under Van Gaal at Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, joins United as a free agent after leaving Sampdoria at the end of his contract.
“To play for the biggest club in the world is a dream come true for me,” he told United’s website.
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Pato scores again, angles for Europe return

Alexandre Pato scored Sao Paulo’s winner against champions Cruzeiro on Sunday and said he hopes his good run of form will win him a transfer back to Europe.
The former AC Milan striker has scored four goals in his last four games at loan club Sao Paulo and says he has unfinished business in Europe.
“What I did there isn’t over, I want to go back and play in Europe,” he told reporters after Sao Paulo’s 1-0 win.
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Shot of the day

I AM CUBA: Arialis Gandulla of Cuba completes her look with socks in her country flag colours as she competes during the Women's 200m round 1 at the CIBC Athletics Stadium at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada last week. Photo: NAMPA/AFP. Read more about Shot of the day

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Goeieman wins coastal Street Mile

Namibian long-distance ace Erich Goeieman added the inaugural Spar Walvis Bay Street Mile to his list of titles on Saturday.
Goeieman won the seniors category of the event sponsored by Spar, Subtech and the office of the Mayor and organised by the Ministry of Sport.
“The event provided me with a training opportunity for the upcoming Lucky Star Marathon from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay on October 2.
“The marathon serves as a qualifier for the Two Oceans and Comrades marathons,” said Goeieman.
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Thrilling end to Hage Cup

Despite having to brave a cold front at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium, a lot of fans turned up to watch the conclusion of the Dr Hage Geingob Cup at the weekend.
It is now history that South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns successfully defended their title when they beat African Stars 1-0 in Saturday’s final.
Earlier in the day, Angola’s Primeiro de Agosto defeated Julinho Sporting by the same score line to take third place.
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Scholtz, Baard impress at T20 Qualifiers

Namibia’s senior national cricket side might have missed out on qualifying for the T20 World Cup next year in India, but the team’s players made a lasting impression – especially Bernard Scholtz and Stephen Baard.
Scholtz, the younger brother of captain Nicolaas Scholtz, was named the Player of the Tournament by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday.
The prestigious title didn’t come as a surprise as the left-hand spinner took a staggering 14 wickets throughout the tournament.
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