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Murray Wins Shanghai Masters for Title Treble

Awesome Andy Murray sealed his third straight title and guaranteed that for the first time he will leapfrog Roger Federer to number three in the rankings after a 7-5, 6-4 win over David Ferrer on Sunday.

Defending champion Murray, 24, was tested by the Spaniard but ultimately had too much for the world number five, wrapping up his eighth Masters title in one hour and 45 minutes.

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Vettel Victory Hands Title to Red Bull

Double world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Korean Grand Prix in crushing fashion Sunday to help his Red Bull team retain the Formula One constructors’ title after a dominant season.

Just a week after cruising to third place in Japan, where Vettel confirmed himself as the 2011 drivers’ world champion, the 24-year-old German was uncatchable as he drove to his 10th win this year, and 20th of his career.

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Fergie Bemoans Defending after Liverpool Draw

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was critical of Ryan Giggs after the veteran winger left the wall to allow Liverpool to score at Anfield on Saturday.

Substitute Javier Hernandez preserved United's unbeaten start to the campaign with a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Anfield.

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Bayern rout Hertha to Tighten Grip on Bundesliga

Bayern Munich continued their early season charge for the Bundesliga title with a 4-0 rout of Hertha Berlin on Saturday that gave them a five-point lead at the top.

Bayern, who finished a massive 10 points off Borussia Dortmund's pace last season, were quick to extinguish any hopes of an upset by racing 3-0 up thanks to goals from Mario Gomez, Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger.

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Messi Outshines Higuain as Barca Stay Top

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 win over Racing Santander on Saturday, a victory which preserved the Spanish and European champions' one-point lead over Real Madrid in La Liga.

Messi's Argentinian international teammate Gonzalo Higuain had earlier hit his second hat-trick in a week to lead Real Madrid to a 4-1 mauling of Real Betis as Jose Mourinho's team temporarily dislodged Barcelona from top spot.

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Mancini Unsure of Tevez Future

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini said he didn't know whether Carlos Tevez would play for the club again Friday after the Argentinian striker returned to training this week.

A Manchester City official warned journalists not to ask questions about Tevez at Mancini's weekly press conference, as the club mulls action against the player over his refusal to appear as a substitute against Bayern Munich.

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Liverpool Derby Still Highlight for Fergie

Sir Alex Ferguson insists Manchester United’s meetings with Liverpool still represent the highlight of the Premier League fixture calendar despite the emergence of cross-town rivals City.

The veteran United manager takes his side to Anfield on Saturday for the first meeting between the traditional north-west rivals this season at a time when Manchester City appear to be credible title contenders.

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Ferrer Beats Roddick to Reach Shanghai Semis

Spain's David Ferrer battled back from a set down to reach the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday with a 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) win over Andy Roddick.

After a first set that went with serve, Roddick drew first blood when he clinched the tie-break but the Spanish third seed hit back strongly in the second set to break the big-serving American twice.

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Hamilton Urged to Ignore Critics

Formula One's most experienced driver urged Lewis Hamilton to ignore his critics on Friday after the Briton shrugged off a dip in form to top practice for the Korean Grand Prix.

Brazilian Rubens Barrichello, 39, who is taking part in a record 319th grand prix, gave his support to Hamilton after the McLaren man dominated a rain-hit day to lead team-mate Jenson Button and German champion Sebastian Vettel.

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Rooney Loss a 'Huge Blow' Says Shearer

Former England captain Alan Shearer said Wayne Rooney's suspension from the group stage of Euro 2012 was a "huge blow" on Friday as Football Association officials mulled their response to the ban.

Rooney was given a hefty three-match suspension by UEFA on Thursday following his dismissal for violent conduct in England's qualifier with Montenegro in Podgorica last Friday.

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