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British taekwondo fighter approved to compete for Moldova

This is a Saturday May 5, 2012 file photo of Britain's Aaron Cook, right, as he aims a kick on his way to controversially beating Ramin Azizov of Azerbaijan in the final of the Men's -80kg competition during the European Taekwondo Championships, at the Manchester Regional Arena, Manchester, England. British Olympic officials Thursday April 16, 2015  approved top-ranked taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook’s request to switch nationalities so he can compete for Moldova.  Cook announced last month he had obtained a Moldovan passport and hoped to represent the eastern European country at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He was overlooked for a spot on the British team for the 2012 London Olympics after leaving the national training academy despite being the No. 1 athlete in his 80-kilogram category. (AP Photo/Jon Super, file)

LONDON (AP) — Top-ranked taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook can compete for Moldova in the Olympics and other international competitions after the British Olympic Association approved his request to switch nationalities.

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Buoyant United looks to stop Chelsea’s march to the title

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini, bottom right, celebrates with teammates including captain Wayne Rooney, top, after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United’s resurgence in the Premier League will be given the ultimate test when the team heads to Stamford Bridge on Saturday bidding to halt Chelsea’s march to the title.

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5 things to know about the new royal baby

This is a Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013 file photo  showing Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right, speaking with Prince William and Kate Duchess of Cambridge as they arrive with their son Prince George at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace London. Royal fans are ready to welcome Prince William and Kate’s second child _ a younger brother or sister to Prince George, whose birth two years ago whipped up a worldwide media frenzy.  (John Stillwell/Pool, via AP  File)

LONDON (AP) — Royal fans are ready to welcome Prince William and Kate’s second child — a younger brother or sister to Prince George, whose birth two years ago whipped up a worldwide media frenzy.

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Manchester United leads the AP Global Football 10

Bayern's Robert Lewandowski from Poland, right, celebrates with teammates Thomas Mueller, center, and Juan Bernat from Spain after scoring the opening goal during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on Saturday, April 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United took over the top spot in the Associated Press Global Football 10 for the first time this season after beating crosstown rival Manchester City in the Premier League.

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Conservatives push for NFL, NBA, MLB franchises in Britain

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservative Party says it will push for American football, basketball and baseball franchises to be based in the country.

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