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Former Olympic boxing champ retires; cites brain injuries

This is a Sunday Oct. 1, 2000 file photo of Audley Harrison of  Britain celebrates his gold medal victory in the super-heavyweight division in Sydney, Australia. Former Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison has announced his retirement, saying repeated blows to the head have left him with brain injuries. The 43-year-old British fighter, who won the super-heavyweight gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, says a series of medical tests showed he was suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury.  (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)

LONDON (AP) — Former Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison has retired, saying repeated blows to the head have left him with brain injuries.

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From parking lot to cathedral, Richard III is comeback king

Sophie The Countess of Wessex arrives at Leicester Cathedral to attend a service for the re-reinterment of the mortal remains of Richard III at Leicester Cathedral, Leicester, England, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The skeleton of King Richard III was discovered in 2012 in the foundations of Greyfriars Church, Leicester, 500 years after he was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

LEICESTER, England (AP) — A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance.

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Chelsea captain John Terry signs for another season

LONDON (AP) — Captain John Terry will be at Chelsea for at least one more season after earning a contract extension in recognition of his enduring value to the team.

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Tejay Van Garderen of US wins Volta a Catalunya 4th stage

LA MOLINA, Spain (AP) — Tejay Van Garderen of the United States climbed steadily after breaking away from the pack and hung on to his lead to win the fourth stage of the Volta a Catalunya by three seconds, while Bart De Clerq of Belgium took the overall lead on Thursday.

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Glasgow, Berlin to host European Sports Championships in ’18

LONDON (AP) — Track and field and swimming are among the sports that will feature in a new European championships to be held in 2018 in Germany and Scotland.

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