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Ecclestone: U.S. Grand Prix to Be Called off

The Formula One United States Grand Prix is set to be called off even before it has had its first edition the sport's supremo Bernie Ecclestone told the Press Association on Wednesday.

Ecclestone said there was no doubt that at the next meeting of the sport's governing body The FIA on December 7 the race due to be raced in Austin, Texas, in November next year would be pulled from the calendar.

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NBA Players Sue League as More Games Cancelled

As another fortnight of games disappeared from the NBA calendar on Tuesday, NBA players filed anti-trust lawsuits against the league saying the lockout denied them their right to work.

As of Tuesday evening,'s schedule for the 2011-2012 season showed the first games set for December 15 -- representing two more weeks of cancelled contests after the labor dispute wiped out all scheduled match-ups in November.

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Loew Dampens Euro Dreams despite Dutch Demolition

Coach Joachim Loew warned Germany have won nothing yet, despite his side's impressive 3-0 hammering of Euro 2012 rivals the Netherlands in a friendly.

Veteran striker Miroslav Klose maintained his astonishing international form with a goal and two assists on Tuesday against the World Cup finalists.

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S. Korean Football Fans Demand Coach's Ouster

Angry fans called Wednesday for the resignation of coach Cho Kwang-Rae after South Korea suffered a stunning 1-2 defeat to underdogs Lebanon in the third round of regional World Cup qualification.

The official website of the Korea Football Association (KFA) was flooded with critical postings, with one suggesting a petition campaign to press the KFA to dismiss Cho.

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Ten-Man Uruguay Stun Italy in Rome

Sebastian Fernandez scored the only goal of the game as Uruguay stunned Italy with a smash-and-grab 1-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico here on Tuesday.

In a game that had seven bookings and a red card for the visitors, Italy dominated for long spells but lacked the cutting edge their opponents found inside three minutes.

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Ronaldo Masterclass Dashes Bosnian Euro Dreams

A double from Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Portugal to a 6-2 victory against Bosnia-Herzegovina in the second leg of their Euro 2012 play-off here on Tuesday as they secured their place at next year's finals.

The 26-year-old's brace -- a stunning 35 yard first-half free-kick and then a slick finish in the 53rd minute -- saw him equal Luis Figo's tally of 32 international goals.

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Nadal to Face Federer in ATP Finals

Britain's Andy Murray will face world number one Novak Djokovic in the group stages of the ATP World Tour Finals, following Tuesday's draw in London.

Murray, the winner of five tour titles this season, was also drawn in the same group as Spaniard David Ferrer and Czech Tomas Berdych, who knocked him out at the quarter-final stage of the Paris Masters last week.

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Lebanon Defeats S.Korea in World Cup Qualifier

Lebanon defeated South Korea 2-1 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, sparking a wave of celebrations across Lebanon.

Held at the Cite Sportive stadium in Beirut and attended by President Michel Suleiman, Lebanon’s Ali al-Saadi scored an early goal in the fourth minute after a free kick.

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Johnson Doubts Bolt's Chances of 4 Golds in London

Former Olympic 400-meter champion Michael Johnson doubts Usain Bolt will be able to win four gold medals at the London Games.

Bolt, who won the Athlete of the Year award on Saturday, said he would like to add the 1,600-meter relay to his repertoire for next year's Olympics. Bolt won the 100, 200 and 400 relay golds at the 2008 Beijing Games.

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UK: Missiles Could be Used to Protect Olympics

Britain's Defense Secretary Philip Hammond is ruling nothing out to protect London during the 2012 Olympics, including the possible use of surface-to-air missiles.

Hammond — responding to a question from his predecessor Liam Fox, who resigned as defense secretary last month — told Parliament Monday that if the military recommends it, "appropriate ground-to-air defense" could be in place.

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