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NY Knicks Beat Utah Jazz without Grieving Stoudemire

The New York Knicks beat Utah 99-88 despite the absence of grieving Amare Stoudemire and an injury to Carmelo Anthony.

Stoudemire left the team Monday to be with his family in Florida, where his elder brother Hazell was killed in a road accident early in the day.

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Contador Suspended, Stripped of Tour de France Win

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday suspended Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador for two years for a doping offence he committed during the 2010 Tour de France, officials said.

The suspension, which runs through to August 6, 2012, means that Contador is stripped of his victory in the race that year and will be unable to take part in this year's edition.

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Juve and Milan Each Draw; Ibrahimovic Faces Ban

Juventus and AC Milan each played to scoreless draws Sunday as the top of Serie A remained unchanged, but Milan standout Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off for hitting an opponent and could face a multi-game ban.

In the 64th minute of Milan's match with Napoli, Ibrahimovic slapped his right hand on the side of Salvatore Aronica's face.

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Rooney: Fightback Could Turn Title Race

Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United's three-goal comeback against Chelsea could prove decisive in the Premier League title race, even though the champions lost ground on leaders Manchester City after a dramatic 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side now sit two points adrift of City, who beat Fulham 24 hours before the six-goal thriller in west London on Sunday.

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Bayern Draw in Hamburg to Leave Dortmund Top

Bayern Munich were held to a 1-1 draw at Hamburg on Saturday night to allow defending champions Borussia Dortmund to finish the weekend back on top of the German league.

In a tight title race, Bayern, Dotmund and Schalke all went into the weekend on 40 points, but Dortmund's 2-0 win at Nuremberg on Friday night puts them two points clear after their rivals failed to claim victories.

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Van Persie Treble Puts Arsenal in Seventh Heaven

Robin van Persie scored a hat-trick as Arsenal recorded their first Premier League win of the year by thrashing Blackburn 7-1 at the Emirates Stadium here Saturday.

There had been reports of supporters protesting against Arsene Wenger ahead of the game but there was very little to complain as Arsenal romped to their biggest win in all competitions since October 2007.

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Prosecutors Won't Charge Cyclist Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong is used to winning, but his most recent victory was unlike any he had experienced before.

Federal prosecutors dropped their investigation of the seven-time Tour de France champion Friday, ending a nearly two-year effort to determine whether the world's most famous cyclist and his teammates joined in a doping program during his greatest years.

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Boxing Champ Chavez Hopes to Keep Record Intact

Unbeaten boxing champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. hopes to go one step further than his legendary fighting father by winning a world title fight at the San Antonio Alamodome.

The 26-year-old World Boxing Council champion will take on Marco Antonio Rubio in a middleweight title fight Saturday.

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Egypt Football Federation President, Board Resign

The president of Egypt's football federation and his board of directors resigned Saturday, having already been fired by the country's prime minister following the riot at a game that left more than 70 dead.

Egyptian Football Association Samir Zaher also was reportedly banned from leaving Egypt pending an investigation into the country's worst outburst of soccer violence.

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Roma-Inter Match Postponed due to Snowstorm

Inter Milan's match at Roma on Saturday has been postponed due to a rare snowstorm in the capital.

It began snowing near midday Friday in Rome and the cobblestone streets in the capital were covered with slush, prompting the local police chief to call off the match.

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