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Bucks Step up Playoff Drive with Win over Wizards

The Milwaukee Bucks gave their playoff hopes a boost by routing the Washington Wizards 112-98 Monday behind an attack led by Monta Ellis and Mike Dunleavy, who scored 17 points each.

Brandon Jennings finished with 10 points, seven assists and six rebounds, while Ersan Ilyasova had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Milwaukee, a team that is two games behind New York for the final playoff spot in the National Basketball Association's Eastern Conference. New York did not play Monday night.

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United Leave it Late to Extend Lead over City

Manchester United went five points clear at the top of the Premier League after late goals by Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young sealed a 2-0 win at struggling Blackburn on Monday.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side looked set for an evening of frustration at Ewood Park as an entertaining game appeared to be heading towards a goalless draw.

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Cassano Given Green Light to Resume Playing

AC Milan and Italy striker Antonio Cassano moved a step closer to playing again following minor heart surgery when a 10-man commission approved his return on Monday.

Milan says a panel of experts gathered by the Italian Sports Medicine Federation judged Cassano's condition to be "favorable."

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Bayern's Robben to Extend Deal until 2015

Bayern Munich's Dutch star Arjen Robben is set to sign a contract extension to keep him in Bavaria until 2015, according to a report in the German daily Bild on Monday.

The 28-year-old, who signed from Real Madrid in August 2009, has a contract until 2013 but according to the tabloid he will sign an extension deal at the end of April, keeping him in Munich for at least three more years.

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Djokovic Beats Murray to Win Miami Title for 3rd Time

World number one Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 6-1, 7-6 (7/4) on Sunday to win his second straight ATP Miami Masters title and third overall.

Djokovic, who won here for the first time in 2007, became just the third man to win the title three or more times, along with Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras.

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Barcelona in Danger ahead of Champs League 2nd Leg

Victory is the only option for Barcelona as the reigning champions welcome AC Milan to the Camp Nou in the most finely balanced of the Champions League quarterfinals this week.

With Real Madrid and Bayern Munich all but through to the semifinals and Chelsea also in a great position to progress after a first-leg away win, most attention will be on Tuesday's return match between two continental heavyweights.

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Dalglish Admits Struggling Liverpool Have Problems

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has accepted there are problems within his side after they slumped to a sixth defeat in seven Premier League matches at Newcastle United.

But the 61-year-old Anfield great has insisted he will stay calm in a bid to get the Reds back on track ahead of their FA Cup semi-final date with Merseyside rivals Everton on April 14.

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Redknapp Ready for Champions League Place Battle

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is expecting the battle for Champions League places to go right to the end of the English Premier League season.

Tottenham's 3-1 win at home to Swansea left them level on points with third-placed local rivals Arsenal and occupying the fourth and final spot on offer to English clubs.

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Juve Beat Napoli to Close Gap on Milan

Undefeated Juventus closed the gap to AC Milan at the top of the Serie A table to just two points with a 3-0 win over Napoli in Turin on Sunday.

Leonardo Bonucci, Arturo Vidal and Fabio Quagliarella scored the goals as Juve capitalized on Milan's 1-1 draw at Catania the day before.

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London Hotels: Pamper Wealthy Olympic Guests

Coming for the Olympics with money to spend? Then there's still time to ensure you can take tea at The Ritz, drink at the Savoy's American bar, or sleep in an Art Deco room at Claridge's.

Most of London's most exclusive hotels have been booked for the Olympics, snapped up by Olympic officials or companies block-booking rooms for favored customers, but there are still amazing places to stay.

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