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Federer Wins Paris Masters for 69th Career Title

Roger Federer’s tough season is ending on a high note after the Swiss star beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Sunday to win his first Paris Masters title and the 69th of a glittering career.

The 16-time Grand Slam champion had never previously reached the Paris final, but gave the sixth-seeded Frenchman limited opportunities after saving two break points in his opening service game.

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Inzaghi Hints he Might Leave AC Milan in January

Veteran AC Milan forward Filippo Inzaghi has hinted he might leave the defending Serie A champions in the January transfer window.

Inzaghi signed a new one-year deal in May but has played just 34 minutes this season.

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AC Milan Football Fans Hope for Return of Berlusconi

After Silvio Berlusconi's resignation, AC Milan fans are hopeful that the billionaire tycoon could take back the reins of his beloved football club and lead it to victory next year.

In an interview before stepping down as prime minister, the 75-year-old said, "Maybe I'll be the president of AC Milan again" -- a position that he was forced to give up due to a conflict of interests after winning the 2008 elections.

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Van Der Vaart Ruled Out of German Clash

Dutch playmaker Rafael van der Vaart was on Saturday ruled out of Tuesday's high-profile friendly with Germany because of a thigh injury.

The Spurs star suffered the injury during Friday's friendly with Switzerland which ended 0-0.

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China's World Cup Dream in Tatters

China surveyed the ruins of another dismal World Cup qualifying campaign Saturday as North Korea's bid hit the wall and Australia's progress was checked by lowly Oman.

China's loss against Iraq left Juan Antonio Camacho's men all but out of the running for Brazil 2014, needing a hatful of goals in their final two matches and for other results to go their way.

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Venezuelan Police Free Major Leaguer Wilson Ramos

The kidnapping ordeal of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos ended after two days when Venezuelan police commandos swooped in to rescue him in a flurry of gunfire and arrested five alleged abductors.

Ramos said he was happy and thankful to be alive, and that the final moments had been hair-raising as police and the kidnappers exchanged heavy fire in the remote mountainous area where he was being held.

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Lebanon Earns Precious 3 Pts by Beating Kuwait 1-0 in WCup Qualifier

Lebanon beat Kuwait 1-0 on Friday to move into second place in Group B of the Asian qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup.

Mahmoud al-Ali scored the winner after 57 minutes. Abbas Atwi collected the ball on the edge of the area from Ahmed Zreik before sliding a pass through to al-Ali, who lifted the ball over the oncoming Nawaf al Khaldi.

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Bayern's Robben Injured before Key Clash

Bayern Munich's chances of having Arjen Robben back for their key clash with Dortmund suffered an injury set back on Friday, just 24 hours after he returned to training following groin surgery.

Having only rejoined the squad on Thursday, the 27-year-old quit training early on Friday, complaining of pain in the pubic bone and groin area, which was the reason for his recent operation, reported German magazine Kicker.

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Djokovic Withdraws from Paris Masters

Novak Djokovic pulled out of the Paris Masters with a nagging shoulder injury before his quarterfinal against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday.

The top-ranked Djokovic announced on his website that the injury got worse after his third-round comeback win against fellow Serb Viktor Troicki on Thursday.

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NBA: Players Get a New Deal, and a Break to Ponder it

David Stern is ready to start a 72-game season on Dec. 15.

Players, however, aren't prepared to make that happen just yet.

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