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Tiger Upbeat about Golf Form with Cup Win

Tiger Woods believes his game is coming together after a brilliant singles victory that handed the United States their seventh triumph in The Presidents Cup over the Internationals.

The former world number one ripped around the demanding Royal Melbourne course with five birdies in his opening 11 holes as he put paid to Australian Aaron Baddeley and claimed the winning point in the Americans' 19-15 victory.

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Nadal Angered by Noah's Comments on Doping

Rafael Nadal thinks Yannick Noah should be banned from commenting in the media after the French tennis great wrote a newspaper column accusing Spanish athletes of widespread doping.

Nadal reacted angrily Sunday when asked about Noah's claim in Saturday's edition of Le Monde newspaper that French athletes no longer had a chance against their Spanish opponents because they "don't have the magic potion."

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United Sink Swans as Hernandez Strikes

A goal from Javier Hernandez at the Liberty Stadium was enough to keep Manchester United hanging on to the coat-tails of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

The 23-year-old Mexican striker struck after 11 minutes to leave United five points behind their city rivals.

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Manchester City March On as Newcastle Downed

Manchester City ended Newcastle's unbeaten start to the season on Saturday with a 3-1 victory to open up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League standings.

Goals from Mario Balotelli, Micah Richards and Sergio Aguero secured all three points for Roberto Mancini's side, who have now won 11 of their 12 games this season.

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Arsenal Down Norwich to Go Sixth

Robin van Persie scored twice as Arsenal came from behind to defeat Norwich 2-1 and move up one spot to sixth place in the Premier League standings on Saturday.

Van Persie took his goal tally for 2011 to a remarkable 31 in 29 games as Arsenal recorded their fifth consecutive league victory to leave them level on 22 points with fourth-placed Chelsea and rivals Tottenham in fifth.

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Bayern in The Black, Extend Nerlinger's Deal

German league giants Bayern Munich have recorded profits for the 19th straight year, despite the Bavarian giants enduring a season without silverware last term.

Between July 1 2010 and June 30 this year, Bayern registered a turnover of 328.5 million euros, an operating profit of 62.3m euros and a profit after tax of 1.3m euros.

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Austin Circuit Still Wants F1 Race

The Circuit of the Americas is still keen to host the U.S. Grand Prix, even if the debut of the Formula One race in Texas is moved back a year, officials said Thursday.

The remarks came in response to Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone's comments to the Press Association in Britain that the event was set to be called off even before its first scheduled edition in November of 2012.

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Robben Bemoans 'Worst Injury of My Life'

Dutch winger Arjen Robben on Friday said his latest injury, which has played havoc with his Bayern Munich and international career this season, was the worst he has ever experienced.

"It's the worst injury of my life," Robben told German daily Bild on Friday.

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Blatter Says Sorry for Racism Remark, Won't Resign

Sepp Blatter said Friday he is "sorry' for offending anyone by his comments on racism in football but will not resign as FIFA president.

Blatter told the BBC in an interview in Zurich that he "deeply regretted" using "unfortunate words" earlier this week, when he said any racist abuse on the soccer field could be settled by a handshake at the end of the match.

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Torres Eyes Return to Form against Former Club

Fernando Torres couldn't pick a better time to signal a long-awaited return to his blistering form of old when Chelsea hosts his former club Liverpool in the standout match in the English Premier League this weekend.

Since making a club-record 50-million-pound (then $81 million) move to Chelsea in January, the Spain striker has scored just three times in the league and has often looked bereft of confidence in front of goal.

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