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Racquet-Smashing Serena Wins Wozniacki Thriller

World number one Serena Williams smashed a racquet and recovered from a set down as she overcame stubborn resistance from Caroline Wozniacki in a gripping semi-final at the WTA Finals on Saturday.

The two-time defending champion started poorly but after her racquet paid the price, she dominated the second set and emerged victorious from a tense deciding tie-breaker to win it 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8/6).

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UEFA: Serbia Awarded Albania Win but Docked Points

UEFA's disciplinary committee on Friday awarded Serbia a 3-0 victory in their aborted Euro 2016 qualification match with Albania, but deducted them three points.

Albania's football federation responded by saying they would appeal the decision.

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Sharapova's WTA Title Hope and No. 1 Chance Over

Maria Sharapova's hopes of winning the WTA Finals and claiming the year-end No. 1 ranking both ended on Friday despite a three-set victory over Agnieszka Radwanska.

Sharapova needed to win in straight sets to have any chance of progressing in the tournament, and had to win the title if she was to overtake Serena Williams at the top of the rankings.

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Williams Blitzes Bouchard to Keep Finals Hopes Alive

Serena Williams hit back from her embarrassing defeat at the WTA Finals by demolishing Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 to keep her campaign alive in fearsome fashion on Thursday.

After only winning two games against Simona Halep, a grimly focused Williams only lost two against Bouchard as she swept the glamorous Canadian off court and out of the tournament in 58 minutes.

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Thiago Silva and Lucas back in Brazil Squad

Paris Saint-Germain players Thiago Silva and Lucas are back in Brazil's squad for friendlies against Turkey and Austria next month.

It's their first callups by Dunga since he became coach after the World Cup. Lucas was not in the World Cup squad.

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Patience with Balotelli Wearing Thin at Liverpool

At halftime swap of shirts with a Real Madrid player provided the first flashpoint in Mario Balotelli's career at Liverpool.

In truth, it should be the least of the team's worries.

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Wozniacki Beats Radwanska at WTA Finals

Caroline Wozniacki moved closer to a place in the semifinals at the WTA Finals by beating Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday.

Wozniacki, with two wins from two matches in Singapore, will be assured of a semifinal berth if Maria Sharapova beats Petra Kvitova in the later White Group match.

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Schumacher's Doctor Sees Progress after Injury

A French physician who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after the Formula One champion struck his head in a ski accident says he is no longer in a coma and predicted a possible recovery within three years.

Jean-Francois Payen, a doctor at the Grenoble hospital that treated Schumacher after his injury in December 2013, said he has visited the Schumacher family at home in Switzerland to track his patient's progress.

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Ronaldo Scores 70th as Real Beats Liverpool 3-0 in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 70th Champions League goal and Mario Balotelli again failed to deliver as Real Madrid cruised to a 3-0 win at Liverpool on Wednesday to take complete control of Group B with a third straight win.

While Tuesday night's 40-goal bonanza never looked like being matched, there was still drama elsewhere as Arsenal scraped a 2-1 win at Anderlecht with late goals from defender Kieran Gibbs and forward Lukas Podolski — a peripheral player this season.

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Klopp Gets Job Guarantee despite Dortmund's Horror Run

Coach Jurgen Klopp still has a job guarantee at Borussia Dortmund despite their horror run of five games without a win in the Bundesliga.

Dortmund won their first two Champions League matches ahead of Wednesday's trip to Istanbul to face Galatasaray, but last season's Bundesliga runners-up are down to 14th in the German league with just two wins in their first eight matches.

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