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Marseille in Dramatic Collapse against In-Form Caen

Marseille collapsed dramatically from a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Caen at the Stade Velodrome on Friday in a defeat that struck a major blow for the south coast giants' title hopes.

Andre Ayew and Andre-Pierre Gignac seemed to have sealed the deal for Marcelo Bielsa's team but Caen proved once again they were not to be underestimated.

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Nadal Cruises into Argentina Semis

Rafael Nadal, who is gunning for a record-tying 46th clay-court title, surged into the semi-finals of the Argentina Open on Friday with a 6-1, 6-1 rout of Federico Delbonis.

The world number four Nadal will face Carlos Berlocq for a berth in the final of the ATP Tour tournament. Nadal, who is playing in this event for the first time in 10 years, has won all three previous matches with Berlocq.

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IOC: Sochi Olympics Made $53 mn Profit

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Sochi made an operating profit of more than $53 million, the International Olympic Committee disclosed Thursday.

IOC director of communications Mark Adams said last year's Sochi games raked in around 3.25 billion rubles ($53.1 million) in profit.

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Fore! In Iran, Golf Remains a Game of the Elite

The bumpy fairways and patchy putting surfaces -- more burnt-out browns than grassy greens -- are not much to look at. In Iran however, this is golf at its finest.

In the same way that the streets of Tehran got new names when the Islamic republic dramatically came into being in 1979, so did the Engelhab ("Revolution" in Farsi) Club.

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Higuain Returns as Napoli Sight Second Spot

Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain returns from a one-match suspension as Napoli look to boost their Champions League qualifying bid away to Torino this weekend, when struggling title hopefuls Roma host runaway leaders Juventus.

Napoli booked their place in the last 16 of the Europa League thanks to a 5-0 aggregate victory over Trabzonspor on Thursday having dominated the first leg in Turkey 4-0.

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McIlroy Struggles in Wind, Unheralded Herman Leads

World number one Rory McIlroy battled to a three-over-par 73 at a windswept Honda Classic on Thursday in his first U.S. PGA Tour start of 2015.

Given the daunting conditions, which saw only 19 players break par, the Northern Irishman wasn't too disappointed with an effort that left him eight shots off the pace set by Tour graduate Jim Herman.

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Pirlo Sidelined for '20 Days'

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo will miss the upcoming league clash with Roma and could be a doubt for the second leg of a last 16 Champions League tie with Borussia Dortmund after being sidelined with a calf injury.

Pirlo hobbled off before half-time in Juve's 2-1 first leg win over the Germans on Tuesday after pulling up with a calf problem.

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Man Utd Youngster Blackett Extends Contract

Manchester United's 20-year-old defender Tyler Blackett has signed a two-year contract extension, the Premier League giants announced on Thursday.

Blackett, a product of United's youth academy, was handed his debut against Swansea City on the opening day of the season and has since gone on to make a further nine appearances for the club.

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McLaren Boss Confident Alonso Will Be Fit for Season Opener

McLaren chief executive Ron Dennis has insisted that Fernando Alonso should be ready to race at the opening Grand Prix of the season in Australia despite spending three nights in hospital following a crash in testing last week.

The 33-year-old Spaniard was airlifted to hospital after crashing into a wall at the Circuit de Cataluyna in Barcelona on Sunday, where he stayed until being released on Wednesday afternoon.

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WWII Bomb Found at Dortmund's Stadium

Borussia Dortmund's Westfalenstadion stadium was evacuated on Thursday after an unexploded WWII bomb was found during renovation work, the club announced.

The 250kg bomb (551 lbs) was found during morning work on the stadium's VIP area and the surrounding area was quickly evacuated with a scheduled press conference moved to the club's training ground.

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