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Balotelli Blasts Bastia Fans' 'Monkey' Chants

Italian striker Mario Balotelli slammed Bastia fans and accused them of making "monkey" chants throughout Friday's 1-1 draw against Ligue 1 leaders Nice in Corsica.

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Showman Monfils Sets up Nadal showdown

French showman Gael Monfils set up a clash with Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open fourth round with a straight-sets win over Philipp Kohlschreiber on Saturday.

Monfils reached the Melbourne round of 16 for the third time following a 6-3, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 victory over the 32nd-seeded German in just under two hours on Margaret Court Arena.

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Serena Williams Reaches 4th Round Without Dropping a Set

Serena Williams made the net seem much higher and the court much smaller for Nicole Gibbs, a first-timer on Rod Laver Arena.

It is little wonder Williams has an imposing presence — she's been playing on the Australian Open center court since 1998, and has won six of her 22 Grand Slam titles there.

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Tevez Out to Prove His Worth in 'New Home' Shanghai

Argentine forward Carlos Tevez said Saturday he will have to earn every yuan of his reportedly world-leading salary as he officially joined Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, declaring it his "new home."

Tevez, who arrived to a rapturous fan welcome Thursday, is arguably the highest-profile foreign player to ever play in China, one of a slew of overseas stars lured by increasingly lavish sums that have triggered a backlash from Chinese authorities.

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Spectator Killed during 1st Stage of Monte Carlo Rally Race

A spectator was killed after being hit by a car during the first stage of the season-opening Monte Carlo rally, race organizers said.

Organizers said the spectator was struck by a car driven by New Zealand driver Hayden Paddon during the first of two night stages held on Thursday night.

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Money Man Tevez Touches Down in Shanghai

Argentine striker Carlos Tevez arrived Thursday to a rousing welcome from hundreds of fans in Shanghai, where he will join local side Shenhua in a deal that reportedly makes him the world's top-earning footballer.

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Bayern's Robben Wants Show of Strength at Freiburg

Arjen Robben is demanding a show of strength when Bayern Munich resume their hunt for a fifth straight title at Freiburg on Friday as the Bundesliga resumes after its winter break.

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Aussie Open: Djokovic Suffers Huge Shock, Serena Serene

Novak Djokovic suffered arguably the biggest defeat of his career when he crashed out of the Australian Open to 117th-ranked Uzbek Denis Istomin on Thursday, extending his mystifying slump in form.

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Defeated Real Madrid Surprise Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admitted he was surprised by his side's slow start as they slumped to a second defeat in four days, 2-1 at home to Celta Vigo in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday.

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Me Retire? Not So Fast, Says Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal says he is not definitely done with football just yet, after appearing to suggest earlier this week that he was retiring from the game at 65.

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