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Ivanovic Injury Puts Belgium Into Hopman Final

A stomach injury to Serbia's Ana Ivanovic has handed Belgium a place in the mixed-teams Hopman Cup final on Saturday.

The Serbian pairing of Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic were top seeds and topped Group A by winning two of their three round-robin ties, with Belgian duo Justine Henin and Ruben Bemelmans second despite beating the Serbs on Thursday.

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Bayern Keen for Robben's Return

With Arjen Robben set to return from injury, Bayern Munich officials can't wait for the Bundesliga and Champions League to resume after Germany's winter break.

Robben hasn't played since the Netherlands' World Cup final loss to Spain because of a hamstring injury, but is back in training at a camp in Qatar and is expected to play in the team's friendly against local club Al-Wakrah on Saturday.

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Jordan's Prince Ali Wins FIFA Vice-Presidency

Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al Hussein stunned powerful South Korean Chung Mong-Joon by unseating him as a FIFA vice-president on Thursday while Mohammed bin Hammam won another term as AFC chief.

Chung, the controlling shareholder in industrial giant Hyundai Heavy Industries, a major FIFA sponsor, had been in the job since 1994 and was widely expected to retain the role.

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Knicks Defeat NBA-Best Spurs

Wilson Chandler scored 31 points while Amare Stoudemire and Raymond Felton each added 28 points to spark the New York Knicks past NBA overall leader San Antonio Spurs 128-115.

The Spurs saw their four-game win streak snapped and fell to 29-5, still three games atop Dallas in the Southwest division and leading the league.

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Doctor Says Kaka in 'Perfect Shape' After Surgery

Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Kaka is in "perfect shape" following the knee surgery he underwent in August, the Belgian doctor who performed the operation said in comments published Wednesday.

"Kaka needed to have the surgery, he could not play with the pain he was feeling and the treatment he has had since the operation has been perfect," sports daily Marca quoted Doctor Marc Martens as saying.

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Chelsea Boss Ancelotti Rules Out Beckham Bid

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti insisted on Tuesday that his club will not make a bid to sign David Beckham in the January transfer window.

Beckham is keen to return to the Premier League on a three-month loan from the LA Galaxy during the MLS off-season as he tries to show England coach Fabio Capello he is still worthy of a place in his squad.

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McEnroe Says Federer-Nadal Dominance Hard to Break

American tennis legend John McEnroe said Tuesday that there were no likely challengers who could break Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's stranglehold on the game's top tournaments.

"Federer and Nadal are two of the greatest players that have ever lived," McEnroe told reporters ahead of the exhibition Hong Kong Tennis Classic.

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Kaka Back in Real Madrid

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has included Kaka in his squad for the first time this season, selecting the Brazil playmaker in his squad for the Spanish league derby against Getafe.

Kaka has not played for the Spanish club since undergoing surgery on his left knee on Aug. 5.

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Venus Looking Forward to Injury-Free Season

Venus Williams says she's looking forward to a healthy season for herself and sister Serena after an injury-plagued year for the siblings.

The Williams sisters, who have 20 Grand Slam singles titles between them, both saw their years cut short in 2010. Serena missed the rest of the season after winning Wimbledon in July, following a cut on her right foot. She is still recovering and will miss the Australian Open, which starts on Jan. 17.

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Robinho Hurt After Camera Collision

AC Milan striker Robinho had to be replaced with a knee injury after colliding with a tevelvision camera near the sidelines during the Italian team's friendly against local club Al Ahli.

The Brazil forward had to be helped off the pitch in the 85th minute and didn't return in Milan's 2-1 victory on Sunday.

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