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Stephanie Rice loses deal over slur

Updated: September 7, 2010, 7:29 AM ET
Associated Press

SYDNEY -- Triple Olympic swimming gold medalist Stephanie Rice has lost an endorsement contract with luxury carmaker Jaguar over a homophobic slur she made on Twitter.

The 22-year-old Rice tweeted the derogatory remark after Australia's last-minute win over South Africa in a rugby union test match at Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Rice, who reportedly is dating Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper, later deleted the tweet and apologized, saying she didn't mean to cause offense.

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