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Exhausted Murray desperate for a break

Exhausted Murray desperate for a break

Published 19/09/2016

Tennis Britain - Great Britain v Argentina - Davis Cup Semi Final - Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland - 18/9/16. Great Britain's Andy Murray applauds during Dan Evans' match against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer. Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Boyers

Andy Murray is itching for a break after an exhausting few months, the world number two said, after defending champions Britain were knocked out by Argentina 3-2 in the Davis Cup semi-final.

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European soccer split as UEFA elects new president

European soccer split as UEFA elects new president

Published 12/09/2016

A logo is pictured on UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, April 15, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

UEFA elects a new president on Wednesday whose main task will be to stop what European officials say is an inexorable slide toward a breakaway soccer Super League open only to wealthy clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester City.

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Reed seeks ‘sweet revenge’ against Europe in Ryder Cup

Reed seeks ‘sweet revenge’ against Europe in Ryder Cup

Published 29/08/2016

Aug 28, 2016- Farmingdale, NY, USA- Rickie Fowler watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the final round of The Barclays golf tournament at Bethpage State Park - Black Course. Mandatory Credit: Eric Sucar-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Reed clinched a spot on the American Ryder Cup team when he won The Barclays on Sunday and immediately set his sights on gaining "sweet revenge" when the U.S. take on Europe in five weeks' time.

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Germany’s Gabriel says poorly handled Brexit would see Europe go down the drain

Germany’s Gabriel says poorly handled Brexit would see Europe go down the drain

Published 28/08/2016

A British flag and an EU flag are seen in front of a monitor displaying a graph of the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar at a foreign exchange trading company in Tokyo, Japan, June 27, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday that if Britain's exit from the European Union was badly handled and other member countries followed its lead, Europe would go "down the drain".

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Penguin promoted to brigadier at Edinburgh Zoo

Penguin promoted to brigadier at Edinburgh Zoo

Published 24/08/2016

A king penguin named Sir Nils Olav inspects uniformed soldiers of His Majesty the King of Norway's Guard at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, in Edinburgh, Scotland in this handout photograph from August 22, 2016. RZSS/Katie Paton/Handout via REUTERS

Standing in line for a special ceremony, uniformed soldiers of His Majesty the King of Norway's Guard are carefully inspected -- by a penguin.

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Fair and foul: Shakespeare in many guises at Edinburgh Festival

Fair and foul: Shakespeare in many guises at Edinburgh Festival

Published 19/08/2016

Geoffrey Carey and Valerie Crouzet perform at the dress rehearsal of Eat a Crocodile's production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain August 11, 2016. Picture taken August 11, 2016. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Rapping, drunkenness and "Star Wars" are some of the twists given to William Shakespeare's plays at the Edinburgh festival this year, marking the 400th anniversary of his death.

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RBS says main office would move if Scotland were independent: BBC

RBS says main office would move if Scotland were independent: BBC

Published 15/08/2016

EDINBURGH Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) would move its main office from Scotland if the nation were to split from the UK after Britain's vote [more…]

Extreme runner wants to be reunited with Chinese stray dog

Extreme runner wants to be reunited with Chinese stray dog

Published 05/08/2016

Extreme marathon runner Dion Leonard hopes to bring a stray dog which followed him for 125 kilometers (77 miles) during a race across China, back [more…]

Golf: Record-breaking Stenson lands first major at Troon

Golf: Record-breaking Stenson lands first major at Troon

Published 17/07/2016

TROON, Scotland Record-breaking Swede Henrik Stenson became the first Scandinavian male to capture a major when he won the British Open on Sunday, beating Phil [more…]

McIlroy’s Postage Stamp advice: Try to hit it in the middle

McIlroy’s Postage Stamp advice: Try to hit it in the middle

Published 12/07/2016

TROON, Scotland Rory McIlroy had never played Royal Troon before he came to town last Thursday to get ready for the 145th British Open and [more…]