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Spend, Spend, Spend: Europe's Big Five Splash 570M Euros on Winter Deals

Europe's big five leagues spent 570 million euros ($642.8 million) in the winter transfer window with England writing the biggest checks, splashing out a total of $178.2 million, FIFA announced on Thursday.

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Olympic Champion Says She's 'Unquestionably a Woman'

South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya on Thursday said she was "unquestionably a woman", after the IAAF denied reports that it would argue that she should be classified as a biological male.

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Kerber Survives Scare to Reach Qatar Semi-Finals

Three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber came from a set down on Thursday to reach the Qatar Open semi-finals, in a match lasting more than two hours.

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Bale Risks Ban for 'Inciting' Atletico Fans with Derby Goal Celebration

Gareth Bale risks being banned for an upcoming Clasico against Barcelona after being reported by La Liga on Thursday for inciting Atletico Madrid supporters following his goal in Real Madrid's 3-1 derby win last weekend.

Bale scored Real's third goal after coming on as a second-half substitute in the game at the Wanda Metropolitano, but he is accused of an overly provocative goal celebration in response to jeers from home fans.

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Hamilton Fires F1 Title Warning as New Mercedes Hits Track

Lewis Hamilton has delivered an ominous warning to his Formula One rivals by vowing to improve on his almost flawless championship-winning campaign in his Mercedes car.

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Tuchel Comes Out a Winner as PSG Shine without Neymar, Cavani

Paris Saint-Germain could have feared the worst going into their Champions League trip to Manchester United without both Neymar and Edinson Cavani, but coach Thomas Tuchel deserves plaudits for finding the right formula as they came away with a commanding victory.

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Man Utd Can Still Progress despite PSG Defeat, Says Herrera

Ander Herrera believes Manchester United can still progress in the Champions League despite their chastening home loss to Paris Saint-Germain, saying it will not throw their season off track.

After winning 10 out of his first 11 matches in all competitions, caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tasted defeat for the first time in the first leg of the round of 16 tie against the French champions on Tuesday.

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'Super Tired' Pliskova Fifth Star to Pull Out of Qatar Open

Karolina Pliskova on Wednesday became the fifth player all from the world's top 20 to withdraw from an injury-ravaged Qatar Open.

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From Pele to Hurst, World's Best were Foiled by Gordon Banks

It says much about the brilliance of Gordon Banks that the World Cup-winning England goalkeeper never rated his legendary save from Pele as the greatest stop of his glittering career.

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Qatar Unveils Falcon Falah as World Championship Mascot

An "aspirational" falcon called Falah, who is also "competitive and courageous", was officially unveiled as the World Athletics Championships' mascot on Tuesday, which will take place in Qatar this year.

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