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New Zealand early winners in rugby sevens

New Zealand's Scott Curry, center, and D J Forbes, left, challenge for the ball with Canada's Mike Scholz , right, and Harry Jones during the Rugby Sevens Pool A match 1 between New Zealand and Canada at the Ibrox stadium during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — New Zealand extended its Commonwealth Games winning streak in rugby sevens to 26 matches with a 39-0 win Saturday over Canada to open the competition at Ibrox Stadium, the 115-year-old home of Rangers football club.

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Time trial stage underway at Tour de France

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides in the rain during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 208.5 kilometers (129.6 miles) with start in Maubourguet and finish in Bergerac, France, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

BERGERAC, France (AP) — Riders are setting off one-by-one in the Tour de France’s Stage 20 time trial, with two places on the final podium beneath yellow-jersey holder Vincenzo Nibali up for grabs.

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7-shot lead for Langer at Senior British Open

BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) — Bernhard Langer has a seven-stroke lead to take into the third round of the Senior British Open after shooting a 5-under 66 Friday to add to his opening 65.

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Bayreuth Wagner fest starts with stage malfunction

Guests  arrive for  opening of the Bayreuth Festival in Bayreuth, Germany,  Friday,  July 25, 2014. The  annual Richard-Wagner opera festival is one of the most important cultural a events in Germany.  Bayreuth’s annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhaeuser” kicked off.German  news agency dpa, citing its reporters at the performance, reported that the  audience was asked to leave the auditorium after about 20 minutes for safety reasons. (AP Photo/dpa,Tobias Hase)

BERLIN (AP) — Bayreuth’s annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhaeuser” kicked off.

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Rowsell gets England gold at Commonwealth Games

England's Joanna Rowsell, center, celebrates with her gold medal, Australia's Annette Edmonson, left, with her silver and Australia's Amy Cure, right, with her bronze medal after their women's 3000m Individual pursuit at the Velodrome in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Track cyclist Joanna Rowsell helped England break New Zealand and Australian domination of the individual pursuit at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.

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