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Injured Djokovic Out of Beijing

World number one Novak Djokovic on Thursday pulled out of the China Open with injuries he aggravated during Serbia's Davis Cup semi-final defeat, the tournament website said.

The Serb, who had needed treatment on his back during his U.S. Open final win, could be joined as an absentee from next week's WTA-ATP tournament by Maria Sharapova.

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Bayern Eager to Keep Heynckes Past 2013

Bayern Munich are eager to offer coach Jupp Heynckes a contract extension following his side's impressive run of form with this week's Champions League win against Manchester City their tenth consecutive victory.

Bayern beat City 2-0 on Tuesday in Munich to take control of Group A with striker Mario Gomez scoring twice to claim 11 goals in seven games.

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Lucas, Neymar, Lift Brazil Past Argentina

Goals from Lucas and Neymar earned Brazil a 2-0 win over Argentina in the second leg of the Superclasico de las Americas friendly here on Wednesday.

Both South American giants were missing their European-based stars for the game as they had been for the first leg in Cordoba, Argentina, on September 15 which ended in a goalless draw.

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Arsenal, Marseille Put League Worries behind Them

Arsenal and Marseille set aside their poor league form so far this season with valuable home wins in their Champions League group matches on Wednesday.

Arsenal edged Greek side Olympiakos 2-1, while Marseille, who have just one league win all season, pulled off an impressive 3-0 victory at home to German champions Borussia Dortmund.

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Bayern Boss Warns Against Euphoria after City Win

Bayern Munich boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Wednesday warned against the euphoria sweeping the German giants after their impressive win over Manchester City in the Champions League.

Bayern striker Mario Gomez scored twice in their 2-0 victory over Premier League side City on Tuesday in Munich which gave the hosts their second straight win in Europe and leaves them two points clear at the top of Group A.

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'Irreplaceable' Ribery Dreams of European Glory

France midfielder Franck Ribery has said his dream is to win the Champions League and labelled his Bayern Munich team one of the best in Europe after their victory over Manchester City.

The 28-year-old worked tirelessly in both attack and defense on Tuesday in Bayern's 2-0 win at Munich's Allianz Arena and the victory leaves his side two points clear at the top of Group A.

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Tevez Denies Refusing to Play for City

Manchester City star Carlos Tevez on Wednesday denied refusing to come off the substitutes bench during his team's Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich.

City manager Roberto Mancini angrily said Tevez was "finished" at the club after accusing the Argentinian of refusing to appear in the second half of Tuesday's game with the Premier League team trailing 2-0.

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Sunderland Defender Arrested on Assault, Drugs Grounds

Sunderland defender Titus Bramble was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault and possession of hard drugs.

The 30-year-old English Premier League star was being held for questioning by Cleveland Police following an incident in the early hours.

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NBA: Talks Continue as Lockout Nears Three-Month Mark

NBA players and club owners met for talks in small groups on Tuesday as an ongoing lockout approached three months with no sign of a new contract while the planned November 1 start of the season looms.

After about two hours of meetings, negotiations were halted until Wednesday with progress needed to spark more sessions before the weekend.

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Dokic Reunites with Father after Eight Years

Australian tennis star Jelena Dokic has reunited with her volatile father Damir, eight years after severing ties due to his bizarre behavior.

"I would like to confirm media reports that I have reconciled with my father Damir Dokic," she said in a statement.

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