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SOCCER - Struggling Swansea City have sacked manager Francesco Guidolin, appointing Bob Bradley as the first American to manage a Premier League club.

CRICKET - India will reclaim the No.1 world Test ranking from Pakistan after New Zealand collapsed to 197 all out on day four of the second Test against the hosts in Kolkata. The Black Caps went down by 178 runs to hand India an insurmountable 2-0 series lead.

BOXING - Tyson Fury announced his retirement from boxing on Twitter before reversing his decision. The 28-year-old, whose career has been mired in controversy since he unexpectedly defeated Wladimir Klitschko, criticised the sport in a series of tweets.

TENNIS - Maria Sharapova will learn the result of her appeal against a two-year doping ban on Tuesday afternoon, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced.

SOCCER - Maverick forward Mario Balotelli will be in line for an Italy recall if he can keep up his current scoring spree for club side Nice, national coach Giampiero Ventura said.

SOCCER - FIFA president Gianni Infantino, whose election promises included expanding the World Cup to 40 teams, proposed an even larger tournament with 48 teams. He suggested 16 of those teams would go home after just one knockout match.

NFL - The US Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by the Washington Redskins challenging a federal agency's decision to cancel the National Football League team's trademarks after finding the name disparaging to Native Americans.

SOCCER - Cameroonian soccer legend Rigobert Song, 40, is in a serious condition after suffering a stroke and will be moved to France for treatment, according to family sources.

TENNIS - Australia's John Millman is out of the China Open after losing his opening round match 6-4 3-6 6-3 against seventh seed Roberto Bautista-Agut in Beijing.

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