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Real Can Still Beat Bayern, Insists Mourinho

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has insisted the Spanish giants can turn things around in the return leg despite losing 2-1 at Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinal.

Germany striker Mario Gomez hit an 88th-minute winner in Tuesday night's first leg to put Bayern in pole position to reach the May 19 final at their own Allianz Arena stadium against either holders Barcelona or Chelsea.

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Del Bosque Extends Spain Contract

Vicente del Bosque revealed on Tuesday that he has renewed his contract as Spain coach, which could see him remain in the post until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

His contract had been due to expire after Euro 2012, which runs from June 8 to July 1 in Poland and the Ukraine.

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Chicago Bulls Lose as Miami Heat Win to Close NBA Gap

Struggling Washington upset injury-nagged NBA win leader Chicago 87-84 while the Miami Heat, also without a key star, rallied late behind LeBron James to defeat host New Jersey 101-98.

As a result, the Heat closed the gap on Chicago in the fight for the best overall record in the Eastern Conference and a home-court playoff advantage into the NBA Finals, Miami improving to 43-17 while the Bulls fell to 46-15.

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Bayern Ready to Topple Real in Champions League

Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger has insisted Bayern Munich must make home advantage count against Real Madrid in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first-leg.

"It's all or nothing on Tuesday," said the Germany star, with Munich's Allianz Arena set to also host this year's Champions League final on May 19.

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Postponed Serie A Fixtures to be Played April 24/25

Last weekend's postponed Italian Serie A program will now be played on April 24 and 25, the Italian Football League confirmed on Monday.

It means Italian top flight clubs will all play five times within a two week period starting this weekend.

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Cardiac Victim Muamba Discharged from Hospital

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba was finally discharged from a London hospital on Monday following his recovery from a cardiac arrest on the pitch.

The 24-year-old was left fighting for his life after collapsing during the first half of Bolton's FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham on March 17, which was subsequently abandoned.

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Wigan Stun Arsenal to Ease Relegation Worries

Wigan Athletic added to last week's surprise victory over Premier League leaders Manchester United by beating third-place Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night.

Two early goals turned out to be enough for Roberto Martinez's side to pull off an even more unexpected success which significantly improves their chances of avoiding relegation.

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England's Wilshere to Miss Euro 2012 Due to Injury

Injured midfielder Jack Wilshere ruled himself out of contention for the European Championship on Monday, robbing England of one of its most creative players for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine later this year.

The 20-year-old Wilshere hasn't played at all this season after injuring his right ankle on international duty last June. Medical tests in January then showed he had a stress fracture in his right heel.

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UAE Cancels Football Friendly with Iran

The general secretary of the United Arab Emirates Football Association says it has canceled a friendly match with Iran this week due to rising tensions over a disputed island.

Youssef Abdullah said it was "normal" to cancel Tuesday's match after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad angered the UAE last week by visiting Abu Musa island, which both countries claim as part of their territory.

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Kobe-Less Lakers Hold Off Mavs in Overtime 112-108

Sure, Pau Gasol and the Los Angeles Lakers are well aware a regular-season sweep means nothing compared to a playoff sweep.

The Lakers are still pleased they're controlling this rivalry with the Dallas Mavericks heading to another postseason in which they just might meet again — and they even did it without Kobe Bryant.

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