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Basketball: Violence Mars Panathinaikos Greek Cup Triumph

Panathinaikos Athens won its 18th Greek Cup and sixth straight Saturday beating Aris Thessaloniki 68-59 in a game marred by violence.

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Bale Back with a Bang as Real Extend Lead

Gareth Bale made an instant impact on his return from injury as Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga to three points with a 2-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday.

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Giant-Killers Sutton Seek Scalp of Wavering Wenger

A plastic pitch, a vulnerable heavyweight and minnows with giant-killing pedigree could conspire to produce one of the great FA Cup shocks when Arsenal visit non-league Sutton United on Monday.

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Robinson Wins NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Glenn Robinson scored a perfect 50 on his final dunk to capture the NBA All Star Game's slam dunk title Saturday after leaping over three people for a dynamic two-handed reverse jam. 

Indiana Pacers forward Robinson jumped over teammate Paul George, the club's mascot and a Pacer cheerleader to easily win the contest over Phoenix Suns rookie Derrick Jones.

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US and Iran Face off in Wrestling Final

As the US and Iran lock horns over sanctions and missile tests, athletes from the two countries will grapple each other for real Friday in the final of wrestling's Freestyle World Cup, held in the Islamic republic.

A team of 13 US wrestlers face their Iranian counterparts in the western city of Kermanshah in a sporting event injected with political tension after relations between Tehran and Washington cratered since Donald Trump's inauguration.

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Kerber's Belated Qatar Open Start Ends in Defeat

World number two Angelique Kerber finally got to play her first match at the rain-affected Qatar Open on Thursday and promptly crashed out of the tournament.

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FIFA Boss Unworried about Russia 2018 Hooligans

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Thursday he was not worried about hooliganism at next year's Russia World Cup, amid growing fears the tournament could be blighted by fan violence.

Speaking in Qatar following a FIFA executive summit meeting, Infantino also said that football's governing body has not asked Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko to resign as the tournament's chief organizer.

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Steaua Bucharest Forced to Change Name after Court Case

Romania's giants Steaua Bucharest have changed their name to FCSB after a legal dispute with the country's Defense Ministry which founded the club, owner Gigi Becali told the website on Thursday.

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Man City Fined £35,000 for Doping Rules Breach

Manchester City have been fined £35,000 ($44,000, 41,000 euros) after accepting they breached Football Association rules on anti-doping.

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Turkey Seeks to Host Euro 2024

Turkey announced on Thursday an ambitious bid backed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to host the Euro 2024 football tournament, brushing off concerns over security and infrastructure.

The football authorities hope it will be second time lucky for the bid after losing out to France to host the 2016 event by one vote, but Turkey is likely to face strong competition from Germany.

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