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Kidnapped Mexican striker Pulido escaped by punching captor - official

MEXICO CITY The authorities billed it as a rescue, but Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido escaped his kidnappers by punching the one guarding him, snatching a cellphone and calling for help, a top official in the country's violent northeast said on Monday.

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Rio giving away 500,000 Paralympics tickets to boost support

RIO DE JANEIRO Organisers of the 2016 Paralympic Games are giving away half a million tickets 100 days before the start of competition in a bid to boost support for September's events, officials said on Monday.

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Sweden miss rested Ibrahimovic in 0-0 draw with Slovenia

Sweden missed the influence of captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was resting a sore calf muscle, as they struggled to create chances in a dull 0-0 draw with Slovenia in their penultimate Euro 2016 warm-up in Malmo on Monday.

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Cook reaches milestone as England win to clinch series

DURHAM, England Alastair Cook became the first Englishman to reach 10,000 test runs before leading his team to an emphatic nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second test on Monday to wrap up the series.

30 May 2016

Captain Cook completes special 10,000-run voyage

DURHAM, England Captain Alastair Cook savoured a special moment in his glittering career after becoming the first England cricketer to reach 10,000 test runs during the second test against Sri Lanka in Durham on Monday.

30 May 2016

Rain wipes out play at French Open; first washout since 2000

PARIS Persistent rain accompanied by a flood warning washed out an entire day's play at the French Open on Monday for the first time since 2000, throwing an unwelcome spotlight on delayed plans to build a retractable roof over Centre Court.

30 May 2016

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