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Inter Aiming to Transfer Champions Form to League

Inter Milan tackle Chievo at the San Siro this weekend hoping to transfer their European form into the domestic arena.

Inter have won their last two Champions League ties despite facing tricky away games but at home they have been in crisis.

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Bayern's Boateng Eager to Shut-out Hanover

Germany star Jerome Boateng wants to make sure Bayern Munich's defense keeps the team's impressive unbeaten run going at Hanover on Sunday.

Bayern's 4-0 hammering of Hertha Berlin at home last weekend opened a five-point gap at the top of the Bundesliga, but they conceded a rare goal in the 1-1 draw with Napoli on Tuesday in the Champions League.

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City, United Ready for Manchester 'Clasico'

Manchester may not yet be, as a local newspaper columnist recently declared, "the football capital of the world." But for 90 minutes at Old Trafford on Sunday, it will certainly feel like it.

A global audience of several hundred million will turn their gaze to the "Theater of Dreams" as Manchester City attempt to underscore their emergence as the rising power of English football against Manchester United.

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Girls Football Academy to ‘Kick Off’ in Lebanon

The Girls Football Academy (GFA) will be opening its doors in Lebanon as a first step for women players in the Middle East, in an attempt to promote the female athletes and improve their skills in Lebanon.

The Academy's owners, Nadia Assaf and Walid Arakji said that it is dedicated "exclusively to females who would like to play and learn how to play football at any age."

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Ronaldo Looks for Goals as Madrid Visits Malaga

Cristiano Ronaldo will try to rediscover his scoring touch when Real Madrid visits Malaga in the Spanish league, and Barcelona looks to extend its best ever start to a season against Sevilla.

Madrid, which trails Barcelona by one point, could face former players Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Julio Baptista at Malaga’s La Rosaleda stadium.

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Smoking, Tobacco Ads Banned at Euro 2012 Stadiums

UEFA has imposed a ban on smoking and tobacco advertising at next year’s European Championship.

UEFA says the ban will apply in and around all eight host stadiums in Poland and Ukraine.

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Prostitutes Face Charges for Robbing France Player

Two part-time prostitutes suspected of robbing France international midfielder Yann M’vila and a friend face charges in a court hearing on December 6, judicial sources said here Thursday.

According to the source, confirming a report in La Gazette de Montpellier, M'Vila and an unnamed friend agreed a sum with the women to provide services of a sexual nature at a Montpellier hotel following France's friendly with Chile on August 10, which ended 1-1.

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Thorpe Relaxed about Olympic Comeback

Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe has played down his chances of making a fairytale comeback at next year's Olympics, saying he is not expecting to add his tally of five gold medals.

Thorpe, who will return to swimming at the Singapore World Cup event next month, told the BBC in an interview on Thursday he is relaxed about his Olympic chances as he "expects to fail."

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Pearce Wants British Players in Olympic Team

Stuart Pearce is hopeful his squad for the 2012 Olympics will include footballers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland after he was confirmed as manager of the Great Britain team here Thursday.

The England Under-21 coach was formally unveiled as the man to lead Britain's Olympic campaign at a press conference at Wembley in an appointment that had long been predicted across English football.

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Three S. Korean Climbers Missing on Annapurna

Three South Korean mountaineers have lost contact with base camp during an attempt to scale one of the world's highest peaks in the Himalayas, the Korean Alpine Federation said Thursday.

Renowned climber Park Young-Seok and two colleagues last contacted the camp on Tuesday evening while climbing the southern flank of Annapurna, the KAF said.

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