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Reports: Tomic Dumped from Davis Cup Squad after Rant

Tennis Australia have reacted to Bernard Tomic's extraordinary tirade at the organization by dumping him from this month's Davis Cup home quarter-final against Kazakhstan, reports said Sunday.

Tomic was knocked out of Wimbledon by defending champion Novak Djokovic on Friday but most of his post-match news conference was consumed by a lengthy rant which accused Tennis Australia of penny-pinching and claimed he had been charged for practicing on their courts.

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Messi-Maradona Debate Rumbles on after Copa Woe

Another tournament, another shattering defeat, and another round of unfavorable comparisons to Diego Maradona.

Lionel Messi was left reflecting on another bitterly familiar failure here Saturday after Argentina suffered an agonizing penalty shoot-out defeat to Chile in the Copa America final.

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Chile Stun Argentina to Win First Copa Crown

Chile wrecked Lionel Messi's dream of a first international title with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Argentina to end their 99-year wait for a Copa America crown here Saturday.

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez struck the winning spot-kick for Chile, as the hosts clinched a 4-1 shoot-out victory when the game ended goalless after extra time.

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Williams Seals Bronze for England and First Win over Germany

A 108th-minute penalty kick by Fara Williams gave England their first ever win over top ranked Germany and a third place finish at the Women's World Cup on Saturday.

The 1-0 victory after 120 minutes of gritty battle at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium gave the sixth-ranked “Lionesses” their first win over the European champions on their 21st attempt.

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'Ghetto Cinderellas' Relish Wimbledon Spotlight

Serena and Venus Williams will clash at Wimbledon for the first time in six years on Monday, but the sisters' ferocious appetite for success suggests it might be premature to bill it as an emotional final fling.

The sisters, who meet in the most anticipated fourth round tie of the tournament, have reigned supreme for much of the last two decades at Wimbledon, lifting the aptly named Venus Rosewater Dish five times each.

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Kvitova Shattered by Surprise Wimbledon Exit

Deposed Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova admitted it will take her weeks to recover from the shock of her third round defeat against Jelena Jankovic.

Kvitova had won Wimbledon twice in the last four years and had never failed to make at least the quarter-finals in her last five visits to south-west London.

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Federer Defies Big-serving Groth, Brown ُExits

Seven-time champion Roger Federer defeated big-serving Australian Sam Groth to reach the Wimbledon last 16 on Saturday while Dustin Brown, the conqueror of Rafael Nadal returned to earth with a bump.

Second seed Federer clinched a 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 victory over world number 69 Groth who fired a 147mph ace in the third game.

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Falcao Gets Fresh Start at Chelsea

Colombian international striker Radamel Falcao said Friday he is raring to go at Chelsea after signing a one-year loan deal with the English Premier League champions.

The 29-year-old came out of a disastrous one year loan at Manchester United and is looking forward to plying his trade under Jose Mourinho for the forthcoming season.

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UEFA Lifts Man City, PSG Sanctions after Clubs Curb Spending

UEFA has lifted key Financial Fair Play sanctions from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain after both clubs met spending limits imposed last year.

UEFA's decision announced on Friday lets both clubs spend more on player transfers and wages.

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Mountaineering at 150: From Elite Hobby to Accessible Sport

A literary critic, a judge and an explorer were among a tiny group of wealthy Britons who conquered the Alps' highest peaks 150 years ago, never expecting their "gentlemen's" hobby would morph into a worldwide sport.

Mountaineering today attracts people from all walks of life, tackling summits well beyond Europe's Alpine range where it all began in 1865.

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