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TLC plan first album since Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes' death

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Favourites Brazil face South Korea in Olympic semi-finals

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Stuart Pearce saw his Great Britain side take a step closer to an Olympic medal by beating Uruguay last night but insists gold is the only colour he is planning for.

Spain lose invincible tag after Olympic tournament elimination

World and European champions Spain were dumped out of the Olympic tournament by Honduras last night.

Olympic football round-up: Uruguay recover from early setback to beat UAE

The opposition quality in Group A was made quite clear to Stuart Pearce yesterday when Uruguay beat the United Arab Emirates 2-1 at Old Trafford, just before Britain's game with Senegal.

Esso and its contractor charged over Fawley refinery death

Esso and one of its contractors are to be prosecuted over the death of a sailor at one of Europe's largest oil refineries, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said today.

Olympic teams fail to bring doctors to treat their athletes

Some Olympic and Paralympic teams are not bringing any doctors to treat their athletes should anything go wrong during the Games.

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