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Long Wait over as Murray Wins Davis Cup for Britain

Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years in Ghent on Sunday when Andy Murray defeated David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 in the first of the reverse singles to take an unbeatable 3-1 lead over Belgium.

It was a fitting climax for the 28-year-old Scot to provide the winning point, having won all 11 rubbers he played in during the campaign as the British defeated heavyweights United States, France and Australia before the clincher against Belgium.

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Formula One: I was Left with Mountain to Climb, Claims Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton said his Mercedes engineers’ strategy left him "with a mountain to climb" to beat team-mate Nico Rosberg in Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The newly-crowned three-time world champion did not go so far as to blame them for his third straight defeat by the 30-year-German in succession.

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Figure skating: Japan's Hanyu Smashes Mystical 300-Point Mark

Japan's high-flying Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu became the first skater to break the 300-point mark on Saturday as he soared to victory at the NHK Trophy in breathtaking style.

The 20-year-old obliterated the mystical barrier in Nagano, posting a combined world record total of 322.40 points after a jaw-dropping free program which also smashed Canadian Patrick Chan's previous high, triggering wild cheers from thousands of squealing female fans.

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Sixers Freefall Continues as they Lose Record 27th Straight

James Harden drained a season-high 50 points as the Houston Rockets held on to beat winless Philadelphia 116-114, handing the 76ers their record 27th straight loss on Friday night.

It was the third career 50 point game for Harden, who now has the most in franchise history as he surpassed Hakeem Olajuwon, Moses Malone and Elvin Hayes who had two each.

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Traditional Pacific Farewell for Lomu Draws Thousands

Thousands of people, some wearing traditional Tongan woven mats, gathered in Auckland on Saturday for a Pacific island farewell for late rugby legend Jonah Lomu.

Former All Blacks Tana Umaga and Michael Jones led mourners at the service which Queen Elizabeth II's representative in New Zealand, Governor General Jerry Mateparae, said was a celebration because "Jonah's life is worth celebrating".

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Tennis: Brothers-in-Arms for Britain against Belgium

Andy Murray on Friday ticked off one of the three boxes he needs to fill to win Britain's first Davis Cup since 1936 and now he needs the help of older brother Jamie.

The two Scots will once again join forces in Ghent on Saturday in the doubles -- more often than not the key rubber in Davis Cup ties.

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Celtic Will Learn From Mistakes, Insists Deila

Celtic manager Ronny Deila insists his side will learn from their mistakes after the Glasgow giants were knocked out of the Europa League.

The Hoops exited the competition at the group stage following a 2-1 home defeat to Ajax on Thursday night that leaves them rooted to the bottom of Group A without a win.

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Mourinho Backs Chelsea to Subdue Red-Hot Kane

Jose Mourinho is confident his Chelsea defense can nullify the threat of in-form Harry Kane even if John Terry fails to recover in time to face London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Mourinho's side head to White Hart Lane after keeping two confidence-boosting clean sheets, first in last weekend’s victory over Norwich City and then in the midweek Champions League success at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

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Wenger Expects Title Charge from Arsenal

Arene Wenger remains confident Arsenal can shake off their inconsistent form and mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title.

Wenger's side will attempt to bounce back from last weekend's surprise loss at West Bromwich Albion when they travel to Norwich City on Sunday, five days after keeping alive their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stages with vital victory over Dinamo Zagreb.

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Klopp Tells Injury-Plagued Sturridge to Toughen up

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned Daniel Sturridge he must learn to play through the pain barrier in order to conquer his injury problems.

Sturridge pulled out of the squad for the 2-1 Europa League win over Bordeaux on Thursday after reporting discomfort in his foot.

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