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Ronaldo Interested by top Brazilian Football Job

Former Brazil star Ronaldo, a member of the local organizing committee of the 2014 World Cup, on Monday registered his interest in becoming president of the country's football federation.

"I would like to begin my political career in football. I want to become a football politician," he was quoted as saying in an interview in the Folha de Sao Paulo daily.

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Stricken Muamba Breathing on his Own

Bolton Wanderers player Fabrice Muamba is said by doctors to be breathing on his own again, although he remains in an intensive care unit after his on-field cardiac arrest.

A statement issued late Monday by the hospital where the 23-year-old is being treated said: "Fabrice Muamba remains in intensive care at The London Chest Hospital.

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Osvaldo Boosts Roma Champions League Hopes

Roma gave their outside hopes of a top-three finish in Serie A a shot in the arm on Monday night with a 1-0 win against Genoa thanks to an early strike from Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.

The Argentine -- returning to the side after a two-match ban -- scored what proved to be the only goal of the game in the third minute to take Roma clear in sixth place with 44 points.

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Suarez Plans to Stay with Liverpool

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has insisted he is happy to stay at Anfield, following speculation linking him with a move away from the Merseyside club.

There have been reports the fall-out from the 25-year-old Uruguay international's eight-game ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra and the flak he received from opposing fans, would either lead Suarez to walk out on English football or Liverpool to sell him.

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French Women's Match Called Off over Headscarves

A referee on Sunday refused to officiate a French women's football match, when players for one of the teams took the pitch wearing Muslim headscarves, the club involved said.

The official sent a report to the Languedoc-Roussillon league in the south of the country about the incident involving players from Petit-Bard Montpellier, who had been due to play Narbonne in the regional promotion tie.

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Muamba still in 'Critical Condition'

Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba remained in a "critical condition" as he continued his fight for life on Sunday.

Muamba was rushed to hospital after collapsing towards the end of the first half of an FA Cup quarterfinal at Tottenham on Saturday.

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Cazorla Late Goal Stuns Real, Gives Barca Hope

Real Madrid's lead at the top of La Liga was cut to eight points on Sunday when a dramatic injury time goal from Santi Cazorla earned Malaga a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu.

The home side had been heading for their 12th successive win following a Karim Benzema header after 35 minutes until a Cazorla free-kick flew into the corner in the 92nd minute.

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Federer Captures Fourth Indian Wells Title

World No. 3 Roger Federer beat John Isner 7-6 (9/7), 6-3 in the Indian Wells final to capture his third tournament in a row and a record fourth Indian Wells title.

Federer has been battling a flu bug all week and said he was close to pulling out. It limited his practice time early in the event but he said he was feeling much better after beating American 11th seed Isner.

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Wade Ignites Heat to Victory over Magic

Dwyane Wade scored 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to spark the Miami Heat to a 91-81 NBA victory over the Orlando Magic, stretching the team's home-court win streak to 13 games.

Chris Bosh added 23 points while LeBron James contributed 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Heat, who improved their best-ever start to 33-11 and boosted their lead in the Southeast division to five games over the Magic, 29-17.

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Berbatov to Leave Man United at End-Season

Manchester United's Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov will leave the club at the end of this season to play elsewhere in Europe, his agent Emil Danchev said Sunday.

"I had three meetings with (Manchester United manager) Alex Ferguson. We accept that he is trying to build a new team, change the playing style, introduce more speed," Danchev told Bulgarian Canal 3 television.

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